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Publication numberUS3188039 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 8, 1965
Filing dateNov 5, 1963
Priority dateNov 16, 1962
Also published asDE1460990A1
Publication numberUS 3188039 A, US 3188039A, US-A-3188039, US3188039 A, US3188039A
InventorsVilhelm Krohn Helgo
Original AssigneeVilhelm Krohn Helgo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger suspension
US 3188039 A
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June 8, 1965 H. v. KROHN GARMENT HANGER SUSPENSION Filed Nov. 5, 1965 United States Patent F 3,188,039 GARMENT HANGER SUSPENSION Helge Vilhelm Krona, Qluf'Baraersgad Odense, Denmark 6 Claims. or. 248-317) This invent-ion relates to garment hanger suspensions.

It is a main object of the invention to provide a garment hanger suspension of such a kind that a hanger in which the hanger suspension is mounted when used out of doors will not be blown down from or moved along a substantially rectilinear support.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hanger suspension enabling that a hanger in which the hanger suspension is mounted can be fastened securely on and easily removed from a substantially rectilinear support such as a rod or a clothes-line by a person who merely seizes the hanger itself.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hanger suspension made of one piece of wire and making use of modest manufacturing devices only.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hanger suspension enabling hangers in which the hanger suspension is mounted to be securely fastened at a right angle to a rectilinear support so that such hangers can be placed side by side at small intervals.

Further objects of the invention not specifically mentioned here will be apparent from the detailed descrip tion and claims which follow, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which a preferred embodiment of the invention is shown by way of example and in which:

FIG. 1 is a side view of the preferred form of the hanger suspension carrying a hanger;

FIG. 2 is this hanger suspension and this hanger seen from the left in FIG. 1 in a preliminary stage of fastening the hanger suspension to a support;

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary view of the hanger suspension seen from the left in FIG. 1 in an intermediate stage of fastening the hanger suspension to the support;

FIG. 4 is a top view of the hanger suspension in the same stage as in FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a fragmentary view of the hanger suspension seen from the left in FIG. 1 in the final stage in which it is fastened to the support; and

FIG. 6 is a top view of the hanger suspension in the same stage as in FIG. 5.

The hanger suspension illustrated in the figures is made of a piece of metal wire 11 a portion of which is wound in the form of a helix whose turns are axially spaced from each other, and terminates in a hook 12 whose bight is open in a direction parallel to the axis of the helix. Substantially diametrally opposite the hook 12 there is a bend 14 adjacent the helix-wound part of the wire 11. The bend 14 extends in a plane which is parallel to the axis of the helix as is evident from FIG. 1.

The other end of the wire 11 constitutes a shank which is mounted in a hanger 15 as is best seen in FIG. 2. A kink 16 in the shank portion of the metal wire 11 prevents the hanger 15 from sliding up along the normally upright shank portion of the wire 1-1. The hooks'haped terminal portion 17 of the wire 11 is inserted in a hole in the hanger, thus preventing the hanger suspension from rotating about its own axis.

When the hanger 15 with the hanger suspension is to be fastened on a clothes-line 13, the clothes-line is introduced between the helix-shaped part of the wire 11 and the bend 14 which is axially aligned with the helix and axially spaced from the nearest turn thereof, as shown in FIG. 2. in the next step the hook 12 is 3,188,033 Patented June .8, 1965 tilted downwards, round the clothes-line and then upwards to the position shown in FIGS. 3 and 4. In the last step the hanger suspension is turned slightly in the direction shown by the arrow P in FIG. 1 into the final position shown in FIGS. 5 and 6. In this final position the hanger suspension will be securely fastened to the clothes-line 13 by virtue of the fact that the helix-formed part of the wire 11 and the hook 12 are in clamping engagement with the support 13 at three points spaced along the clothes-line. The hanger will be situated at a right angle to the clothes-line 13 when the hanger suspension is mounted in the hanger as shown in FIG. 2.

The hanger can be removed from the clothes-line again by a strong pull in the direction indicated by the arrow P in FIG. 1.

It will be seen that when fastening the hanger on and removing it from the clothes-line the latter will be introduced into the bend 14 which considerably facilitates the manipulations in case of a very stiff clothes-line such as a heavy steel wire.

If by some mishap the hanger should be knocked out of the clamping position shown in FIGS. 5 and 6 there is every chance that it does not fall down from the clothes-line but remains loosely suspended from the helixformed' part of the wire 1-1.

In the embodiment shown the hanger will be suspended at a right angle to the clothes-line. Therefore a plurality of such hangers can be placed side by side at small intervals.

What I claim is:

1. A garment hanger suspension essentially consisting of a unitary elongated member having two longitudinal end portions, one of said end portions constituting a shank adapted to be attached to a garment hanger, the other end portion being hook-shaped, the bight of said hook-shaped portion being open in a predetermined direction, and a portion of said member intermediate said end portions forming a helix having more than one turn about an axis extending in said predetermined direction.

2. A suspension as set forth in claim 1, wherein a portion of said elongated member interposed between said intermediate portion and said shank portion constitutes a bend, said bend defining a plane extending in said predetermined direction.

3. A suspension as set forth in claim 1, wherein said turns are axially spaced from each other.

4. A suspension as set forth in claim 3, wherein said bend is normal to an adjacent turn of said helix, and extends from the same.

5. A suspension as set forth in claim 1, wherein respective surface portions of said hook shaped end portion and of portions of said turns are aligned in a straight line for simultaneous engagement with a clothesline.

6. A garment hanger suspension essentially consisting of a unitary elongated member having two longitudinal end portions, one of said end portions constituting a shank normally extending in an upright direction and adapted to be attached to a garment hanger, the other end portion being hook-shaped, the :bight of the hookshaped portion being open in a predetermined direction transverse of said upright direction, a portion of said member intermediate said end portions constituting a helix having more than one turn about an axis extending in said predetermined direction, and a portion of said elongated member interposed between said intermediate portion and said shank portion constituting a bend defining a plane extendingin said predetermined direction, said bend being normal to an adjacent turn of said helix and extending from the same, the turns of said helix being axially spaced from each other, respective surface portions of said hook-shaped end portion :3 r r a 4L and portions of said turns being aligned in a straight line 945,729 1/ 10 Rangnow 223--92 \fO'I simultaneous alignment with a clothesline. 2,494,973 1/50 Volimer 22388 References Cited by the Examiner FOREIGN PATENTS UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 7 124,384 6/47 A-uStralia.

D. 32,038 12/99 Larsen 38-9 arnes A. Ex m n r-

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3363868 *May 16, 1966Jan 16, 1968Fukumatsu OkadaFolding device for a coat hanger
US4123900 *May 19, 1977Nov 7, 1978Sadowski Alexander MCoupling device
US7810438 *May 9, 2005Oct 12, 2010Ryberg David LSlot channel overhead storage platform
DE1579525B1 *Dec 23, 1965Mar 9, 1972Sinram & WendtWaeschebuegel
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/317
International ClassificationD06F53/00, A47G25/00, A47G25/32
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/325, D06F53/005
European ClassificationA47G25/32A, D06F53/00B