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Publication numberUS3472385 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 14, 1969
Filing dateApr 18, 1967
Priority dateApr 18, 1967
Publication numberUS 3472385 A, US 3472385A, US-A-3472385, US3472385 A, US3472385A
InventorsParillo Vincent, Shapiro Laurence L
Original AssigneeBond Stores Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hanger bar lock
US 3472385 A
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Oct. 14, 1969 sHAPlRO ET AL 3,472,385

HANGER BAR LOCK Filed April 18. 1967 INVENT LAURENCE L. SHA 5%0 VINCE/YT PAR/LLO Jim r h GYM A TTORNEY United States Patent 3,472,385 HANGER BAR LOCK Laurence L. Shapiro, East Rockaway, N.Y., and Vincent Parillo, Highland Park, N.J., assignors to Bond Stores,

Incorporated, New York, N.Y., a corporation of Maryland Filed Apr. 18, 1967, Ser. No. 631,706 Int. Cl. Eb 73/00 US. Cl. 211-7 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A device for locking a plurality of hangers onto a display bar which includes a guard rail removably and pivotally mounted on one end of the bar, the guard rail having secured thereto a show case lock adapted to receive the bolt for the purpose of holding the rail in locking position relative to the bar.

This invention relates to security devices and more particularly to devices for securing garment hangers in place on a display case support bar.

According to the present invention, there is provided a guard rail juxtaposed to a hanger bar in such a manner that hangers suspended from the bar may not be removed either singly or collectively while the rail is in locking position but are removable collectively, if desired, or individually when the rail is raised from looking position. It is frequently necessary in department stores show cases to change garment displays, the individual units of which are hung from separate hangers. It may be appreciated that this procedure requires inordinate time if each hanger must be separately suspended within the case. Means for individually securing the hangers against unwanted removal from the display case are known. Such means, however, prevent collective removal and assembly of the hangers within the case. It is the special advantage of the present invention that there is provided a hanger security device which allows such collective removal and assembly, thereby contributing to the efiiciency of department store employees and to that extent of the overall eificiency of store operation while concurrently providing against loss due to theft and negligence.

One object of the invention is to provide a garment hanger security device which as a single unit locks as many hangers as are required to a support bar within a display case.

Other objects and advantages of the invention may be appreciated on reading the following description of an embodiment thereof which is taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing the complete hanger bar security device;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary view showing principally the locking and other control features associated with the guard rail;

FIG. 3 is a section taken on the line 3-3 of FIG. 2, the locking position of the guard rail being shown in dotted line;

FIG. 4 is a similar section but taken on line 4--4 of FIG. 2; and

FIG. 5 is a similar section but taken on line 5--5 of FIG. 2.


between a pair of upright members 12 and 14. To one end of the bar 10 is secured pivot support 16 through which there is extended pivot pin 18 provided underneath guard rail 20 proximate the member 14.

Partially secured to support member 21 and mounted on the other end of the bar 10 is slide bolt 22 having ratchet teeth formed in one longitudinal edge thereof. Both supports 12 and 21 are adapted to be mounted on any conventional hanger bars. Show case lock 26 operated by key 28 is mounted on guard rail 20 being positioned to slidably receive bolt 22. An internal locking pin (not shown) is adapted to engage the teeth 24 for locking purposes. In its locking position, the bolt 22 extends through the lock to its lowermost teeth as shown in dotted lines in FIG. 1. In this position the concavity of the rail 20 lies nearly flush on the hanger bar impinging in locking position on the hooks of hangers being supported thereby.

Extending between the guard rail and the hanger bar is compression spring 30 mounted about the bolt 22 which extends through the lock 26. The spring is used to urge the rail to open position on opening the lock 26. This feature enables the user to use both hands when I removing and assembling hangers on the bar due to the fact that the rail is raised automatically on opening lock 26 which is an important convenience to the person with the responsibility for making display changes.

As shown in FIG. 1, the rail is strengthened by being slightly bowed intermediately in the direction of the bar 10 to prevent forced distortion of the rail away from the bar at unsupported points which would enable unwanted removal of the hangers from the bar when the guard rail is in locked position.

.It is clear that various modifications in the structure could be effected by persons skilled in the art without departing from the scope and principle of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A garment hanger security device comprising a hanger bar, a guard rail bowed intermediately and extending substantially the longitudinal length of said hanger bar and supported thereover, said guard rail having means for moving relative to the bar from a locking to an open position, and locking means for securing said guard rail in looking position with respect to said hanger bar, one end of said rail being pivotally supported on said bar and said securing means includes a showcase lock mounted on said rail, a slide bolt extending through said lock and pivotally mounted on said bar, and means mounted on said slide bolt are provided for biasing said guard rail into open position relative to said bar.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,233,576 7/1917 Higgins 211-7 3,297,165 1/1967 Radek 211-46 FOREIGN PATENTS 176,150 5/ 1952 Austria.

MARVIN A. CHAMPION, Primary Examiner R. L. WOLFE, Assistant Examiner US. Cl. X.R.

Referring to the drawings, hanger bar 10 is supported 21.1-124

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U.S. Classification211/7, 211/124
International ClassificationA47F7/24, A47F7/19
Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/24
European ClassificationA47F7/24