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Publication numberUS3358959 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 19, 1967
Filing dateNov 9, 1966
Priority dateNov 9, 1966
Publication numberUS 3358959 A, US 3358959A, US-A-3358959, US3358959 A, US3358959A
InventorsWilliam Saling
Original AssigneeJordan Ind Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mating wall hangers
US 3358959 A
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Dec. 19, 1967 w. SALING MATING WALL HANGERS Filed Nov. 9, 1966 IN VE/V TOR United States Patent 3,358,959 MA'IING WALL HANGERS William Saling, Miami, Fla., assignor to Jordan Industries, Inc., Miami, Fla., a corporation of Florida Filed Nov. 9, 1966, Ser. No. 593,062 4 Claims. (Cl. 248-467) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Mating wall hangers consisting of a fiat sheet material having a hook adjacent one edge and means for fastening the fiat sheet material to a pliable sheet material to the other edge for attaching the wall hanger to a surface, the fastening means consisting of folding over of the first named edge of the fiat sheet material with one edge of the pliable sheet material engaged therebetween and then striking tabs at said folded edge and folding over said tabs whereby the pliable sheet is firmly secured to the flat sheet material.

This invention relates to wall hangers for pictures and the like and is more particularly directed to mating anchors which are mounted on walls without damaging, or otherwise marring the surfaces thereof.

A principal object of the present invention is to provide mating wall hangers which are mounted on a wall without injuring or penetrating the wall yet strong enough to support a picture and the like.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a mating wall hanger having a gummed cloth aiiixed to a metallic hook member whereby the metallic hook member engages the gummed cloth along its full width so that the entire edge of the gummed cloth acts as a weight carrier to reduce the danger of tearing or otherwise failing to a minimum.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a mating wall hanger that is simple in construction and capable of being manufactured by a continuous and progressive stamping operation whereby the cost of manufacture is low yet the wall hanger is most effective to support a picture and the like on a wall.

With these and other objects in view, the invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.

In the drawing:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a pair of interengaged mating wall hangers and constructed in accordance with my invention.

FIGURES 26 inclusive are perspective views of the progressive steps of manufacture of my wall hanger in the continuous stamping operation, the last figure partially broken away.

FIGURE 7 is a cross sectional view taken along the line 77 of FIGURE 6.

Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals are used to designate similar parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 refers to a mating wall hanger consisting of a metallic member M and a cloth member C.

The metallic member M consists of a body portion 11 which has been blanked out by a stamping process as is explained in detail hereinafter and is provided with a hook portion 12 having a pointed hook 13 out of coplanar relation with body portion 11 to form an opening 19. The hook portion 12 is pressed away from the body portion 11 so that the hook 13 lies in a plane that is substantially spaced and parallel to that of the body portion as best shown by FIGURE 7.

Along the lower edge portion 14 of the body portion 11, means are provided for fastening the cloth member C thereto consisting of a plurality of tabs 15 which have been stamped from the metal of body portion 11 and folded on itself over the edge 18 of the cloth member C along with the edge portion 14 which also has been folded on itself to securely grip the edge 18 of the cloth member C. The wall hanger 10 is manufactured by a continuous and progressive stamping operation in which a length of flat sheet metal of the proper width is fed into a stamping machine. In the first blanking operation, as shown by FIGURE 2, the hook 13 and the arcuate peripheral shape 16 of the hanger 10 are stamped as well as the tabs 15 are cut forming the closed slots 17. In the next step of the stamping operation the hook portion 12 is pressed outwardly out of coplanar relative with body portion 11 and the free ends of the tabs 15 are cut or foreshortened so that the tabs 15 are slightly shorter than the length of the slots 17. See FIGURE 3. In the next step of operation, the cloth member C is placed into position on the body portion 11 with an edge 18 of the cloth member C lying along approximately the mid-portion of the tabs 15. The edge 14 of the body portion 11 is then bent upwardly at the position of the edge 18 of the cloth member C, as best shown by FIGURE 4. The lower edge 14 of the body portion 11 is then folded over on itself to the position whereby the edge portion 18 of the cloth member C is engaged securely between the surfaces of the metallic Walls of the body portion 11 as best shown by FIGURE 5. The tabs 15 are then bent downwardly over the edge portion 14 to engage same as best shown by FIGURE 6.

The cloth member C is provided with a glue or gum surface 20 on one side thereof so that when it is desired to use the wall hanger 10, the gum surface 20 is moistened and made to adhere onto a wall exposing the hook 13 which extends away from the walls. A second wall hanger 10 is afiixed in the same manner to a picture or other article that is to be hung on the wall. Each of the two hook members 13 are inserted into the opening 19 of the other hook member so as to become interengaged thereby. In view of the hooks 13 being pointed, upon placing a hook 13 of one hanger 10 into the opening 19 of another hanger 10, the hooks 13 will become centered into the openings 19 of the wall hangers 10. By crimping the edge portion 14 of the wall hangers 10 and the tabs 15, a continuous edge is afforded the hanger 10 which entire edge acts as a weight carrier across the entire width of the tape. Consequently, there is no danger of the tape becoming torn or that it be incapable of sustaining a heavy weight.

What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A mating wall hanger comprising a substantially flat sheet material body having opposite edge portions, hook means mounted adjacent one edge portion and extending in the direction of said other edge portion, pliable means for attaching said body to a surface, said means comprising a flexible sheet having width and end portions, mounted along said other edge portion of said flat body, said other edge portion of said flat body being folded on itself and engaging an end portion of said pliable means, a plurality of tabs struck in proximity of said other edge portion of said flat body, each of said tabs being folded on itself and engaging said other edge portion whereby said pliable means are gripped firmly at said end portion along full width of said pliable means.

2. The structure as recited by claim 1 wherein said hook means is struck from said flat body and lying in spaced relation to said flat body for providing an opening in said flat body for receiving hook means of another mating wall hanger whereby said wall hangers may become securely interengaged for mounting an article on a wall.

3. The structure as recited by claim 2 wherein said pliable means comprise a fabric having gum on one of its surfaces for securing said wall hanger to a Wall.

4. The structure as recited by claim 2 wherein said tabs struck from said flat body forms closed slotted portions in said flat body whereby said other edge portion is uncut along its full width and when each of said tabs is folded on itself, said tabs engage said other edge portion in alignment with said closed slotted portions.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,647,711 8/1953 Margulis 248--467 3,174,210 3/1965 Margulis 248467 3,241,795 3/1966 Frye 248-467 3,294,355 12/1966 Topf 248 467 JOHN PETO, Primary Examiner.

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U.S. Classification248/467, 248/301
International ClassificationA47G1/20, A47G1/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/20
European ClassificationA47G1/20