US 3750917 A
A device for suspending pantyhose includes a pair of U-shaped members juxtaposed to define an elongated frame capable of being inserted within the open end of the pantyhose. The members are perforated to permit air to circulate therethrough for expediting drying of the pantyhose. The frame is capable of being adjusted to accommodate pantyhose of various sizes. A hook is connected to the frame by chains to enable the frame to be suspended.
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United States Patent 1 Villani 1 1 Aug. 7, 1973  PANTY HOSE HANGER 2,885,131 5/1959 Reed 223/68  Inventor: Lydia Villani, 2241 S. 24th St.,
Philadel hia, P 19145 Primary ExaminerGeo. V. Larkiin  Filed: Mar. 21, 1972 1 21 Appl. No.1 236,656  ABSTRACT A device for suspending pantyhose includes a pair of U-shaped members juxtaposed to define an elongated (g1. frame capable of being inserted within the p end of  i 66 74 95 the pantyhose. The members are perforated to permit 223/72 air to circulate therethrough for expediting drying of the pantyhose. The frame is capable of being adjusted to accommodate pantyhose of various sizes. A hook is  Reiemnces cued connected to the frame by chains to enable the frame UNITED STATES PATENTS to be suspended 3,417,905 12/1968 Aloi l. 223/74 1,142,719 6/1915 Lynch 223/95 X 1 Claim, 3 Drawing Figures PANTYIIOSE HANGER The present invention relates to hangers, and more particularly, the present invention relates to a hanger for use in drying pantyhose.
It is a primary object of the present invention to provide a hanger which is capable of suspending pantyhose in such a manner as to afford relatively rapid drying by circulating air currents.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a pantyhose hanger which is capable of being adjusted to enable it to be used for drying pantyhose of various sizes.
As a further object the present invention provides a pantyhose hanger which is suspended by means of chains from a hook assembly.
As a still further object, the present invention pro vides a pantyhose hanger which is of a simple construction to afford economical manufacture but which is rugged in construction and relatively easy to use.
These and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention should become apparent from the following description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which:
FIG. 1 is an elevational view of a pantyhose hanger embodying the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the pantyhose hanger illustrated in FIG. 1; and
FIG. 3 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken along line 3-3 of FIG. 2.
Referring now to the drawing, there is illustrated in FIG. 1 a pantyhose hanger embodying the present invention. The hanger 10 includes a pair of U-shaped members 11 and 12, which are juxtaposed to form an elongated frame (FIG. 2). Each frame member such as the member 11 includes a plurality of openings 13,13 which afford circulation of air through the frame member 11 when the frame is inserted in the open end of a pantyhose.
In order to permit the size of the frame to be adjusted, each frame member, such as the frame member 11, has a pair of stiffening wires 17,17 which are disposed parallel to one another and adjacent upper and lower edges of the frame member 11 (see FIG. 3). The wires 17,17 are fixedly secured in one of the frame members, and the wires 17,17 are slidably received in the other frame member. As a result, the wires cooperate with the frame members 11 and 12 to permit the frame members 11 and 12 to be spread apart while maintaining the frame relatively rigid. Thus, the hanger 10 is capable of being adjusted to fit within the open end of pantyhose of various sizes.
In order to maintain the frame members 11 and 12 spread apart, a pair of strap members 14,14 are mounted on the inside of the frame members 11 and 12. The straps 14,14 are each connected at one end, in the present instance their left ends indicated at 15,15 to the frame member 12, and the straps 14,14 are releasably fastened to the frame member llby snap fasteners 16,16 which are spaced apart along the lengths of the straps 14,14. Thus, when the members 11 and 12 are spread apart, the straps 14,14 may be snapped onto the frame member 11 to maintain the frame members 11 and 12 spread apart.
For the purpose of suspending the frame, a plurality of chains 18,18 are fastened at their lower ends adjacent the ends of the frame members 11 and 12, and the chains 18,18 are fastened at their upper ends to a disc 19. A wire hook 20 is fixedly secured to the center of the disc 19. The hook 20 and the chains 18,18 permit the frame to be suspended from a suitable location to facilitate drying of pantyhose mounted on the frame.
In using the hanger 10, the frame members 11 and 12 are inserted in the open end of a pantyhose after the pantyhose is washed. .The hanger 10 may then be hung by its hook 20 at a convenient location. The openings 13 permit air to circulate freely through the upper portion of the pantyhose to facilitate the ,drying thereof.
1. A hanger for use in drying pantyhose, comprising: a pair of U-shaped members having ends juxtaposed to form an elongated frame capable of being disposed within an open end of pantyhose, each frame member having a plurality of apertures for permitting air to circulate through the frame and open end of the pantyhose to facilitate drying, telescopic means carried by said members adjacent their ends for connecting said members together, said telescopic means including a pair of stiffening wires mounted in spaced relation to said members adjacent upper and lower edges thereof, one end of each wire being fixedly mounted to one of said members and being slidably mounted at its other end to the other of said members to rigidify said frame and to permit said frame members to be spread apart for varying the size of the frame, suspension means connected to said members for suspending said frame to enable leg portions of said pantyhose to depend therefrom, and strap means carried interiorly of said frame members alongside said stiffening wires for bridging across the ends of the frame members, and fastener means carried on said strap means and said members to maintain said members spread apart, whereby mounted thereon.