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Publication numberUS3435999 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 1, 1969
Filing dateAug 2, 1967
Priority dateAug 2, 1967
Publication numberUS 3435999 A, US 3435999A, US-A-3435999, US3435999 A, US3435999A
InventorsMantell Otto B
Original AssigneeMantell Otto B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Suit hangers with double bar
US 3435999 A
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Ap i 1,1969 Q s. MANTELL 3,435,999-

' Q 7 SUIT HANGERS WITH DOUBLE BAR Filed Aug. 2, 1967 v- Sheet of 2 FIG; 1

. 2 $5 512 g/Wm ATTORNEYl 0. B. MANTELL.

SUIT HANGERS WITH'DOUBLE BAR April 1, 1969' Filed Aug. 2, 1967 INVENTOR 5%221 @LQJMZI ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,435,999 SUIT HANGERS WITH DOUBLE BAR Otto B. Mantel], 1414 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10019 Filed Aug. 2, 1967, Ser. No. 657,827 Int. Cl. A41d 27/22 U.S. Cl. 223-91 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A suit hanger having a curved upper, coat hanging bar, a fixed pants hanging bar substantially extending across the ends of the coat hanging bar, and including a second pants hanging bar which is resilient and integral with one end of the hanger, and which is free at the other end, the free end of the second bar normally extending downwardly, and having a lock at the other end which can be lifted and locked to the other end of the hanger so as to grip a pair of pants, and which permits sliding removal of the pants when the second bar is unlocked.

This invention relates to a clothes or suit hanger which accommodates a coat or jacket, and at least one pair of pants.

In transporting suits, whether by an individual or commercially, a problem has been the tendency or likelihood of the pants to slip and fall olf. This is: particularly bothersome in a factory, or warehouse, or retail store where the hung suit may require frequent transportation as, for example, when moving it from the stockroom to the salesroom.

Hangers which have pants locking means are indeed known, but they have considerable disadvantages. For example, one type which grasps the pants at their leg or cuff ends is unduly complex and expensive, formed with springs, and requiring careful and time consuming attention in operating it. Further, the pants extend their full length which increases space requirements and endangers the lowermost end, since it is free swinging and may be crushed or torn.

With the foregoing in mind, I have devised a suit hanger which has a coat or jacket hanging bar of substantially conventional form and which provided with a lower integral bar extending from one end of the coat hanging bar to the other, this combination broadly being of course well known. However, I further provide end, lower, downwardly extending posts or sections which support a second pants hanging bar. This second pants hanging bar has one end thereof integrally connected to one of the lower posts while its other end is normally free, although it is capable of being lifted and then looked to the other lower post. As will be shown hereinafter, this securely and eifectively clamps and locks the pants to the hanger in spite of the important fact that the hanger is substantially one-piece and is most inexpensive to produce. It is fabricated of resilient material so that separate springs are unnecessary.

My invention will be further understood from the following description and drawings wherein:

FIGURE 1 is an elevational view showing the hanger with the locking bar open.

FIGURE 2 is a cross-sectional view as taken along the line 2--2 of FIGURE 1.

The improved hanger has the usual hook and the substantially conventional coat or jacket support comprising topmost upper arcuate bar 11 having the usual downwardly divergent arms. At about the ends of arcuate bar 11 is the first or upper pants bar 12 integrally and fixedly 3,435,999 Patented Apr. 1, 1969 extending across the hanger and spaced downwardly of bar 11. Upper pants bar 12 might be considered essentially conventional except that it is joined to the hanger ends by short arcuate, coucavo-convex end sections 13 which serve purposes to be hereinafter described. As will be shown hereinafter, bar 12 serves as an abutment member in clamping the pants.

It will be observed that bar 12 is arcuate, being downwardly curved or bellied. This greatly enhances its function as an abutment member and has the further advantage of elevating the end sections 13 upward relative to the center or lowest level of bar 12. By thus disposing the end sections 13 upwardly, the clamp or lock is rendered eifective as will hereinafter appear.

Integrally depending downwardly from the ends of jacket upper arcuate bar 11 are the vertical side posts 14 and 14a to the respective upper ends of which are integrally connected the short, arcuate end sections 13.

The lower end of post 14 then extends laterally inwardly to form detent or locking arm section 15, said arm section 15 having a depression 16 for this purpose. The lower end of post 14a also extends laterally inwardly to form long, locking pants bar 17, said bar 17 having a short tongue 18 designed to nest within. and be engaged by depression 16. Bar 17 is thus swingably connected to the post 14a. Bar 17 is straight and lies in the same vertical plane as the arcuate bar 12 which is downwardly curved along its entire length. Thus the arcuate abutment bar 12 has its central portion lowermost and it is this central lowermost portion which effects firm gripping contact with abutment bar 12 when bar 17 is locked as hereinafter described.

The entire hanger is formed of a resilient material. If from plastic, it may be formed of linear polyethylene, or nylon, or polystyrene, or the like, said materials being satisfactorily resilient yet sturdy enough to support the clothing if the bars are about square in cross-section, although this dimension is purely representtaive and is not to be construed as a requirement. The hanger may also be fabricated of aluminum alloy or spring steel if desired.

It willl be observed that the confronting surfaces 121: and 17a may have gripping means. I have determined that the said surfaces may have anti-skid ribs 19 from one end to the other which may respectively intermesh so as not to form objectionable pressure marks on the pants. Said ribs 19 extend parallel to the longitudinal axis of the re'spective pants bars; an advantage thereof is that when looking pants bar 17 descends to its normal lowermost position, the pants simply slide sidewise downwardly to be caught by the users hand. I have determined that sidewise removal of the pants is most expeditious and convenient.

As above explained, FIGURE 1 discloses the normal lowermost position of locking or clamping pants bar 17. The pants may then be slid thereover and bar 17 may be manually lifted against the normal resiliency thereof and engaged by locking section 15 to firmly grasp the pants against accidental displacement.

Arcuate sections 13 serve at least two functions: Thus they serve as strengthening braces while providing better resiliency for clamping bar 17 and at the locking end, providing operating space. It may be noted that in the closed position of the clamping bar 17, its ends are spaced from the arcuate sections 13.

The downward bellying of arcuate bar 12 serves to elfect a firm grip on the pants, such gripping being much less eifective or even absent were the bar 12 to be straight. At the some time the locking chamber defined by the section 13 at the locking end is relatively elevated. This produces a \firm clamping action on the pants.

I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, but is is obvious that numerous changes and omissions may be made therein without departing from its spirit.

What is claimed is:

1. A clothes hanger comprising a topmost coat hanging bar having two downwardly divergent arms and an upper centrally disposed hook, an abutment member fixedly extending across the lower ends of said divergent arms, a pants clamping bar having one end thereof swingably connected adjacent to one end of said abutment member, said pants clamping bar being below and in the same vertical plane as said abutment member and extending across said coat hanging bar coextensively with said abutment member, and complementary lock means respectively disposed adjacent the other end of said abutment member and the other end of said pants clamping bar whereby a pair of pants may be gripped and locked between said abutment member and said pants clamping bar, said abutment member being downwardly arcuato along its entire length, the central portion of said abutment member being both arcuate and being the lowermost point of said abutment member so that a pair of pants may be firmly clamped between said pants clamping bar and said central portion, said lock means being elevated relative to said lowermost central point, and said pants clamping bar being straight.

2. A clothes hanger according to claim 1 and wherein said hanger is formed of resilient material, the normal position of said pants clamping bar being downwardly biased and being liftable from its said normal position to the locking and gripping position thereof.

3. A clothes hanger according to claim 2 and including two vertical posts extending downwardly from the respective ends of said coat hanger bar, said abutment member comprising a bar connected to and fixedly extending from one of said vertical posts to the other, said pants clamping bar being swingably connected at one end thereof to one of said vertical posts, and said complementary lock means being respectively disposed at the free other end of said pants clamping bar and the other of said vertical posts.

4. A clothes hanger according to claim 3 and including short, arcuate, concavo-convex sections at the opposite ends of said abutment member and respectively connected to said vertical posts and extending inwardly and upwardly therefrom whereby, in the locked positions of said clamping bar, the ends of said clamping bar and spaced from said concavo-convex sections.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,049,647 1/1913 Batson 223-91 1,110,387 9/1914 Gates et al. 223-96 2,244,355 6/ 1941 Britner 223-91 2,998,173 8/1961 Lutz, 223-91 JORDAN FRANKLIN, Primary Examiner.

GEORGE H. KRIZMANICH, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification223/91
International ClassificationA47G25/48, A47G25/00, A47G25/28
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/28, A47G25/487
European ClassificationA47G25/48G, A47G25/28