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July 13, 19 65 551 511 A 3,194,405
HANGER Filed Dec. 4, 1963 United States Patent 3,194,406 HANGER Samuel Simeti, 41 Ave. I, Farmingdale, N.Y., and John Vitkevich, 59 Gridley St., West lslip, N.Y.
Filed Dec. 4, 1963, Ser. No. 328,080
1 Claim. (Cl. 211-100) This invention relates to a hanger and more particularly to a small hanger for small objects such as hosiery, etc.
It is an object of this invention to provide a hanger or drying rack for supporting and drying a womans hosiery.
It is another object to provide a portable hanger easily and rapidly assembled and disassembled.
It is a further object to provide a two piece hanger preferably molded of plastic material.
It is another object to provide a two piece plastic hanger which can be disassembled and stored in a flat box of minimum size.
These and other objects of this invention will become apparent upon reading the following descriptive disclosure taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which:
FIG. 1 is a disassembled view of the two piece hanger showing the wall support having a pair of studs for engaging a pair of suction cups and showing the removable bracket and its finger elements in a horizontal elevation,
FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the hanger of FIG. 1 showing the means of disposing the finger elements in a pinnate manner,
FIG. 3 is a horizontal elevation view showing the manner of engaging the bracket through the aperture of the wall support,
FIG. 4 shows the manner of disposing the bracket when not in use, and
FIG. 5 is a side elevation view of a modified wall support having pressure sensitive adhesive for securing to a smooth surface.
The hanger of this invention is generally used in bathrooms. It is generally secured to the tile adjacent and above the tube'so that hosiery dripping with water may be dried.
The hanger may be left in place permanently in its bathroom location as the bracket may be folded upwardly into a horizontal plane against the wall surface.
Turning to the drawing, a wall support generally of an L-shape configuration'is provided with a vertical relatively long wall plate 11 and a horizontal integral relatively short holder plate 12 having a square aperture 13 therein of suitable size.
The wall support 10 is preferably molded from suitable plastic material, which may be dye colored or pigmented with colored material.
Where suction-employing cups are desired for securing to a Wall the plate 11 is provided on its rear surface with a pair of spaced-apart studs 14 of molded integral construction with stud plate 11.
A pair of suitably soft conventional rubber suction cups (shown in dotted outline, FIG. 1) are Secured to said studs and to the wall of the bathroom.
The wall support 10 is also provided with a pair of integral re-iuforcements 15 located between the edges of the wall plate 11 and the edges of the holder plate 12 where they meet.
A bracket is provided with a pinnate configuration by disposing holding fingers 21 on each side of a central rib 22.
3,194,4fi6 Patented July 13, 1965 "ice The rib 22 and fingers 21 are of integral molded construction. Preferably a pair of fingers are disposed in opposed relationship on each side of the rib 22. A plurality of opposed pair of fingers 21 are molded to the rib 22 as shown in FIGS. 1 and 2. V
Preferably the fingers 21 are semi-round in cross section as is also the rib 22 so that bracket is flat at its bottom 23.
The bracket 20 comprises an integral hook 24 molded to said rib 22. The hook 24 has a width slightly less than a side of the square aperture 13 so that it may be inserted therein.
The hook 24 has a step like appearance (FIG. 1) and includes a flat topmost horizontal flat surface 25 of suitable length engaging a vertical wall 26.
The bottom surface of the hook 24 is substantially semi-circular 27 extending from the toe 28 to the heel 29 where the bracket becomes flat and in the same plane as the flat surface of the rib 22.
The hook 24 has a rear bulk portion 30 of a square transverse section having a fiat top surface 31 for engaging the wall plate 11 when not in use (FIG. 4) and a bottom flat surface 32 for engaging the holder plate 12 (FIG. 3) when the bracket is in use.
To insert the hook 24 into the aperture 13, insert the toe 28 into the aperture 13 until the wall 26 engages wall 12 (FIG. 4). Now rotate the bracket away from the wall until surfaces 25 and 32 engage the bottom and the top surfaces respectively of the holder plate 12.
In this position the bracket 20 hook 24 is held firmly against the holder plate 12 of the wall support 10.
In lieu of suction cups secured studs 14-, the Wall support 10 may be provided with pressure sensitive adhesive 35 for securing to a vertical wall.
The aperture 13 is preferably of square configuration to prevent rotation of the bracket. However, modifications of these embodiments are possible within the scope of this invention.
A two piece upwardly foldable bathroom hanger for drying hosiery comprising an L-shaped plate having a relatively long vertical plate integral with a relatively short horizontal plate, said horizontal plate having a square aperture centrally disposed therein and in suitable space relationship to the vertical plate, means for securing said vertical plate to a vertical wall and an integral pinnate removable arm having a central rib having a lurality of opposed lateral fingers and an offset hook portion, said hook portion being adapted to be rotatably disposed within a limit of ninety degrees of rotation in said square aperture, said hook portion having a front toe, said toe being integral at the top thereof to a flat first top wall, said top wall being integral to a perpendicular wall, said perpendicular wall being integral curvingly to a second flat top wall parallel and off-set to said first top wall and adapted to engage said vertical wall of said L- shaped plate, said toe being integral at the bottom thereof to a semi-circular wall, a heel wall integral to said semicircular wall in opposed relationship to said toe, said heel wall being parallel to said perpendicular wall, and a bottom fiat wall disposed beneath and parallel to said second flat top wall of said hook portion, whereby in storage said second fiat top wall of said hook portion is adapted to be disposed in planar contact to said vertical wall of said L-shaped plate with said pinnate fingers dis posed in space relationship thereto.
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