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Publication numberUS3581905 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1971
Filing dateApr 21, 1969
Priority dateApr 21, 1969
Publication numberUS 3581905 A, US 3581905A, US-A-3581905, US3581905 A, US3581905A
InventorsParillo Vincent, Shapiro Laurence L
Original AssigneeBond Stores Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment display case
US 3581905 A
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United States Patent [72] Inventors Laurence L. Shapiro Massapequa Park. 4.Y.: Vincent Parillo. Highland Park. NJ. [21] App1.No 817,707 [22] Filed Apr. 21. 1969 [45] Patented June 1, 1971 [73] Assignee Bond Stores, Incorporated NY, N.Y.

[54] GARMENT DISPLAY CASE 2 Claims, 4 Drawing Figs.

[52] U.S.Cl 211/7 [51] Int. Cl E05b 13/00 [50] Field ofSearch 21l/7,8

[56] References Cited 9 UNITED STATES PATENTS 862,505 8/1907 Perrin 211/8 Swikard...

Shupp Brazeanr.

Primary Examiner-Nile Cr Byers, .lr. Attorney-Bust and Borst GARMENT DISPLAY CASE This invention relates to security devices and more particularly to devices for securing garment hangers in a display case.

According to the present invention, there is provided a guard rail juxtaposed to a hanger bar in a garment display case in such a manner that garment hangers suspended from the bar may not be removed either singly or collectively from the case while the rail is in lock position but are removable collectively, if desired, or individually when the rail is raised from such 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 and individually removed from the case. Means for pivoting the guard rail from lock to unlock position on the hanger bar are known. In the unlock position garments are collectively removable allowing the store employee the use of both hands. However, in lock position it has been found that hangers are individually removable due to the fact that there is sufficient space at the pivot end between rail and bar in their lock position through which the hooks of the hangers may be forced. The security of the display case is thus jeopardized. According to the present invention the guard rail remains parallel with the hanger bar as it is moving away and toward the bar thus eliminating the disadvantage of a pivot arrangement. The locking components are disposed intermediate the ends of the bar and rail which prevents the rail from being forcibly bent away from the bar at some intermediate point while the two members are in lock position thus permitting removal of hangers. The rail is specially designed to afford additional security for the display case.

One object of the invention is to provide an improved 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 one 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 broken view showing the device;

H6. 3 is a section taken on the line 3-3 of FIG. 2; and

FIG. 4 is a section taken on the line 4-4 of FIG. 2 showing the lock position of the guard rail in lock position.

Referring to the drawings, hanger bar is supported between a pair of upright members 12 and 14. Slide bolts 16 and 18 extend through opposing apertures in the hanger bar at each end thereof. The bolts 16 and 18 have a bottom head 17 and 19, respectively, to prevent the bolts from sliding completely through the bar apertures while in use. The bolts 16 and 18 also have lock nuts 20 and 21, respectively. Mounted on the bolts 16 and 18 and extending between the hanger bar and the lock nuts are compression springs 22 and 23.

Guard rail 24 having a relatively deep foreside 24a, a top portion 24b and shallow, rear lip 24c is mounted on the slide bolts atop the lock nuts 20 and 21. Due to the compression spring, the guard rail is normally in raised position. In its down or lock position the lip 24c actually contacts the hanger hooks which embrace the bar in order to positively prevent the hanger from being tilted on the bar and thence twisted and pulled off the bar and thereby removed from the display case.

Secured to the inner sidewall 24a of the rail 24 and central of its two ends is latching bar 26 having ratchet teeth 26a formed in one edge. Mounted underneath the hanger bar and secured to bracket 27 is showcase lock 28 positioned to receive the member 26. An internal locking pin (not shown) is adapted to contact the teeth 26a for locking purposes when the bolt is in its lowermost position and the display case is secured.

in operation the guard rail is sprung from closed to open position on turning the key1 in the lock 28. This enables the user to easily remove all t e hangers as a group using both hands which is desirable when making display changes. The fact that the rail is uniformly spaced from the bar in open position facilitates the making of such changes. in returning the rail to lock position, contact pressure of the rail on the hanger hooks is uniform along its entire length thus assuring that the hangers are equally secure.

Various modifications in the structure of the case 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.

We claim:

1. A garment hanger security device comprising a hanger bar, a guard rail disposed over the bar, mounting means for allowing the rail to move to and away from the bar while remaining parallel thereto, and locking means on said bar and rail being located substantially at the center of said bar and rail whereby the rail may not be forced away from said bar at some intermediate point thereof.

2. A garment hanger device as defined in claim 1, wherein said mounting means include biasing means for urging the rail to open position.

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U.S. Classification211/7
International ClassificationE05B69/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B69/006
European ClassificationE05B69/00H