|Publication number||US370618 A|
|Publication date||Sep 27, 1887|
|Publication number||US 370618 A, US 370618A, US-A-370618, US370618 A, US370618A|
|Inventors||James M. Haebison|
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|Referenced by (3), Classifications (1)|
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J. M. HARRISON.
ented Sept. 27; 1887.
woem coz I N. PETERS, PhMo-Lilhugnpher. Washington. D. C.
UNIT D STATES PATENT GrrroE.
JAMEs HARRISON, or EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 370,618, dated September 27, 1887.
Application filed December 18, 1886.
To all whom it may concern:
Beit known that I, JAMEs M. HARRISON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Easton, in the county of Northampton, State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hat-Holders, of WhlGh the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention has relation to hat-holders, and among the objects in view are to provide a holder which is simple in construction and capable of being cheaply manufactured of inexpensive material, and capable of automatically adjusting itself for use, and occupying. when completed, the least possible space, and of suchform as to be capable of being applied to the backs of chairs in public halls, operahouses, churches, steamboats, and railroadcars.
Other objects and advantages of the invent1on will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the claims.
Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of a hat-holder constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a central section on the line X X of Fig. 1.
Like letters of reference indicate like parts in all of the figures of the drawings.
In order to provide a hat-holder which shall occupy the least possible space, I construct the holder proper of wire, having aform generally U-shaped, the legs or prongs A of which serve as the clamping arms of the holder, which prongs are, for the purpose of forming supporting-bearings for the holder, bent or coiled to form eyes A, located between the prongs and the integral portion or bar A connecting the same. The holder is mounted upon a rod or wire, B, bent at each end to form a riser, B, and an eye, B or, if
desired, the eye may be omitted and the riser pointed or otherwise adapted to be inserted into any suitable support, as shown by dotted lines B in Fig. 2. Upon the rod is mounted a coiled spring, 0, one end of which is secured to the rod and the other to a prong of the holder, the tendency of the spring being Serial No. 221,936. (No model.)
to hold the free ends of the prongs in contact with the surface to which the holder is at tached. The cross-bar A, being below the pivotal support of the holder, serves as a means for moving the free ends of the prongs away from the support, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2. The extreme ends of the prongs are bent upwardly from the support, to facilitate the introduction of the hat into the holder.
This being the construction, the operation is as follows: The holder, being secured by screws D or otherwise to the back of'the seat, chair, or upon a wall or suitable support, is ready for use, and the hat is inserted with its body between and its rim back of the prongs, which, being resilient, expand or separate, as shown by dotted lines on Fig. 1, and embrace the body of the hat at and upon the band thereof. The eyes A are loosely fitted upon the rod B, so that, if necessary, the prongs move lengthwise on the bar, the coiled spring and others than those specified are secured by the construction described, in that the holder as a whole projects but slightly from any surface to which it is secured, thereby permitting the close passage of persons when no hat is in the holder, rendering it specially adapted to opera-houses, churches, and public halls. It is not absolutely essential that the free ends of the prongs should be curved away 8 5 from the support, as the prongs may be straight, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2, and be moved away from the support by means of the connecting-bar A Having described my invention and its op- 0 eration, what I claim is 1. A hat-holder substantially U-shaped in form, the arms thereof beiu g resilient and bent to form supporting-eyes, in combination with a supporting-bar passing through the eyes, sub- 9 5 stantially as specified.
2. A hat-holder substantially U-shaped in form, the arms being resilient, curved toward each other, and bent to form eyes, in combinamovement of the eyes upon the rod is provided I0 tion with a bar adapted to be secured to a supfor, substantially as specified.
port, and a spring secured to the bar at one In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in end and to the holder at the other, substanpresence of two witnesses.
tially as specified. r 3. The combination of ahat-holder of sub- JAMES HARRISO)" stantially U shape in form and having eyes, i Witnesses:
with a rod loosely mounted on said eyes and E. B. STOCKING,
secured to the base, whereby longitudinal l XV. S. DUVALL.
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