|Publication number||US3424421 A|
|Publication date||Jan 28, 1969|
|Filing date||Nov 1, 1966|
|Priority date||Nov 1, 1966|
|Publication number||US 3424421 A, US 3424421A, US-A-3424421, US3424421 A, US3424421A|
|Inventors||Kalbow Wayne R, Kalbow William H|
|Original Assignee||Kalbow Wayne R, Kalbow William H|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (11), Classifications (7), Legal Events (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Jan. 28, 1969 w. H. KALBow lTAl."v
l CONTAINER MOUNTING yDEVICE Filed Nov. l, 1966 United States Patent O 7 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A container mounting .device having a wire hoop for encircling the neck of the container and a hook portion of quadrilateral shape having a leg releasably connected to the hoop portion to release the hoop portion and to secure it with respect to the container.
This invention relates to a mounting device for supporting a container such as a jar from an apertured panel or other upright wall.
Devices of the class under consideration which are currently available are either costly or diicult to apply. Such devices frequently require dilerent sizes and therefore the manufacturing operations must be extensive such that the same machinery or dies cannot be used to make all of the parts.
The present invention comprehends a novel, simple hanger structure which can be easily manufactured and which requires a minimum machinery in manufacture.
A further object is to provide a novel hanger which is made from a single piece of wire.
Another object is to devise a novel hanger which cornprises a single piece of wire which is formed to provide a bottle embracing loop and a novel hook portion which is not only effective to hold the bottle from an associated support, but also serves as an anchor for the loop.
A still further object is to provide such a hanger in which the hook portion is so related to the loop so as to serve as a tightener for the loop about the neck of a bottle upon the hook being inserted over a companion support bar which is mounted upon a vertical wall structure.
A further object is to provide a novel hanger in which the loop portion is adjustable circumferentially for different size bottle necks simply by drawing the loop wire portion tightly about the neck and bending the free end of such wire portion about one of the legs of the rectangular hook portion which extends generally normal to the loop portion.
The invention contemplates providing a hanger made of a single piece of wire which is formed at one end with a hook portion including a pair of legs and a cross-element all in a common plane, said cross-element being coaxial with a loop-forming portion of the wire and the loop-forming portion being adapted to be torsionally stressed to permit the hook portion to snap behind an associated support bar so that the bottle is held tightly against the bar to prevent its accidental dislodgement.
These and other objects and advantages inherent in and encompassed in the invention will become more readily apparent from the specifications and the drawings, where- 1n:
FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view of ya peg board showing our novel invention mounting :bottles thereon.
FIGURE 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional View taken substantially on line 2-2 of FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 3 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken substantially on line 3-3 of FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of our novel hanger; and
FIGURE 5 is a side elevational view of the hanger.
3 ,424,42 l Patented Jan. 28, 1969 ICC DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION The invention is shown in association with an upright wall structure such as an apertured panel 2 which has a plurality of transverse openings 3, 3 therethrough certain of which serve to admit mounting screws 4, 4 therethrough each of which extends through a spacer 5 for mounting the board in outwardly spaced relation to a wall 6. s'
The apertured panel mounts any number of support bars 7 horizontally, which at spaced points 71, 71' is mounted with nut and bolt assemblies 8 through openings 3 to the apertured panel and spaced therefrom by spacers 9 to provide an accoirnnodation space 10 between the bar and the apertured panel to receive the hook portion 12 of our novel hanger generally designated 13.
The hanger 13 is formed from a single piece of wire which is preferably steel and this wire is formed at one end with the aforesaid hook portion 12 which is of rectangular form including a pair of vertical elongated later. ally spaced side legs 14, 15 and interconnecting generally horizontal top and bottom elements 16 and 17. The top or connecting element 16 is bent at its free end 18 as at 19 to form a loop 20 in the corner 211 formed by the upper end of leg 14 and the inner end of the hoop forming portion 21 of the wire.
The portion 21 is Wrapped about the reduced neck portion 22 of a bottle or jar 23. The body portion 24 of the jar depends below the hoop 21 'and the threaded upper portion 25 of the jar is disposed about the hoop. The hoop is drawn about the neck and the free end portion 26 is passed behind the upper end of leg 15, that is between the neck of the bottle and the leg 15 and then through the opening 28 formed in the rectangular hook portion and about the outside of the leg 15 and bent into a hook 29. Any excess length of wire may be cut oil.
It will be seen that the upper end of leg 15 is ofrset to pro-Vide a notch 30 thereby effecting a hump or cam portion 31 whereby the hook portion 29 is continuously cam- 'med upwardly toward the upper leg 16 as the hoop portion tends to expand due to the natural or inherent resiliency of the wire and because of the disposition of the hook portion upon its being wedged over the support bar as seen in FIGURE 2 wherein the hoop is drawn tightly against the neck of the bottle which has its body portion seated as at 32 against the outer side 3-3` of the bar and fthe hook portion engages the inner margin 34 ofthe upper edge of the bar and the hook portion extends diagonally downwardly into the accommodation space 10 and the lower cross-element 17 bears tightly as at 35 against the outer side 36 of the board 2.
In order to disassemble the hanger from the bottle when desired or if the bottle should be broken, the user applies pressure against the corner -38 of the rectangular hook whereupon the hook is tilted circumferentially of the hoop portion allowing the hook end 29 to slide over the cam 31 below the notch 30 whereby the circumferential dimension of the structure includes the length of the hoop portion and the length of leg .15 which is sufficient to pass about the threaded upper end of the jar. It will be noted that this hook portion cants about the corner 21 through the eye 40 formed by the loop 20. To reapply the hanger to another jar the procedure is reversed. The hook portion is in the `dotted position shown in FIGURE 5 and the thus enlarged hoop is passed over the upper end of a bottle and aligned transversely with the neck. Then the hook is swung downwardly to full line position of FIGURE 4 and 5. -It will be understood that the diameter of the wire and its physical characteristics is such that it will accommodate flexing and will loosely t into the neck groove of the bottle.
The foregoing description emphasizes the preferred form of the invention. However, it will be understood that such description is not intended to limit the inventon, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claims.
1. A hanger formed of wire comprising a containerneck embracing hoop portion, and a polygonal shaped hook portion extending transversely from said hoop portion, said hook portion being dellectible about axes extending generally parallel and transversely of said hoop portion, and said hanger being formed of a single piece of wire and wherein said hook portion has a connecting member in the plane of said hoop portion serving as an interconnection between the opposite ends of the hoop portion and having another member extending angularly to the hoop portion to torsionally stress said hoop portion to the bias the hook portion toward an associated container, and said connecting member having an eye disposed at the juncture of said other member and said hoop portion.
2. The invention according to claim 1 and said connecting member having an eye at each end, and said hook portion being tiltable at one of said eyes and having a leg member slidable through the other eye to enlarge the hoop to accommodate its entry and exit to and from a narrowed neck about portions of an associated container.
3. The invention according to claim 2 and said leg member having a notch adjacent to said connecting elementing receiving said other eye and providing a cam below said notch to inhibit said last-mentioned eye from sliding down said leg member.
4. The invention according to claim 1 in combination with a support bar, means mounting said bar in outwardly spaced relation to an associated wall to provide an accommodation slot therebetween for receiving said hook portion therein, a container carried from said hoop portion and engaging the external side of the support bar, said -hoop portion and hook portion proportioned to position said hook portion in said slot wedged diagonally between the wall and the bar.
l5. The invention according to claim 4 and said hook portion having a leg integral with one end of the hoop portion and forming a corner therewith and said hook portion having another leg with a terminal portion formed Aas an eye admitting said corner therein and accommodating movement of said hook portion in the plane thereof through said eye for enlarging and reducing the diameter of: said hoop portion with attendant distortion of said corner.
6. The invention according to claim 5 and said hook portion being generally rectangular and having another leg remote from said one end of said hoop portion and said hoop portion having a free end comprising an eye receiving said other leg therethrough, said other leg slidable through said eye to elongate the hoop portion to permit its passage about an associated container.
7. A hanger formed of wire comprising a container neck embracing hoop portion, and a polygonal shaped hook portion extending transversely from said hoop portion, in combination with a support bar, means mounting said bar in outwardly spaced relation to an associated wall to provide an accommodation slot therebetween for receiving said hook portion therein, a container carried from said hoop portion and engaging the external side of the support bar, said hoop portion and hook portion proportioned to position said hook portion in said slot wedged diagonally between the wall and the bar, and said hook portion having a leg integral with one end of the hoop portion and forming a corner therewith and said hook portion having another leg with a terminal portion formed as an eye admitting said corner therein and accommodating movement of said hook portion in the plane thereof through said eye, and said hoop portion being generally rectangular and having another leg remote from said one end of said hoop portion and said hoop portion having a free end comprising an eye receiving said other leg therethrough, said other leg slidable through said eye to elongate the hoop portion to permit its passage about an associated container, and said other leg having a bend therein forming a notch for admitting one side of said other eye therein to prevent accidental sliding of said other eye along said other leg.
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|U.S. Classification||248/312, 248/220.31, 211/74|
|International Classification||A47J47/16, A47J47/00|
|Jul 15, 1985||AS02||Assignment of assignor's interest|
Owner name: BYER, WILLIAM, 528 PENNSYLVANIA GLEN ELLYN, IL 601
Effective date: 19850627
Owner name: KALBOW, WAYNE RONALD
|Jul 15, 1985||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: BYER, WILLIAM, 528 PENNSYLVANIA GLEN ELLYN, IL 601
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:KALBOW, WAYNE RONALD;REEL/FRAME:004433/0274
Effective date: 19850627