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Publication numberUS3866809 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1975
Filing dateMay 22, 1973
Priority dateMay 22, 1973
Publication numberUS 3866809 A, US 3866809A, US-A-3866809, US3866809 A, US3866809A
InventorsJames Edwin E
Original AssigneeRaymond Lee Organization Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment hanger with lock
US 3866809 A
Abstract
A horizontally elongated wire body is adapted to receive a garment. A coplanar open wire suspension hook is secured to the midpoint of the upper part of the body and extends upward therefrom. The free end of the hook has an upwardly turned small auxiliary hook. A hole is formed in the structure at the point at which the open hook joins the body. An elongated closed loop has one end pivotally disposed in the hole and an opposite end detachably engageable with the auxiliary hook.
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United States Patent James Feb. 18, 1975 [54] GARMENT HANGER WITH LOCK FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 1 1 lnvemorl Edwin James, Carson, Calif- 113,779 4/1945 Sweden 223 92 Assigneez The Raymond Lee Organization 812,821 9/1951 Germany 223/92 Inc., New York, NY. a part interest Filed: May 22, 1973 Applv No.: 362,804

U.S. Cl. 223/88, 211/119, 248/316 B Int. Cl. A47j 51/098 Field of Search 223/88, 85, 92, 93, 94;

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 7/1927 Weiss 223/93 10/1949 Brill et al. 223/92 X Primary ExaminerGeorge H. Krizmanich [5 7] ABSTRACT A horizontally elongated wire body is adapted to receive a garment. A coplanar open wire suspension hook is secured to the midpoint of the upper part of the body and extends upward therefrom. The free end of the hook has an upwardly turned small auxiliary hook. A hole is formed in the structure at the point at which the open hook joins the body. An elongated closed loop has one end pivotally disposed in the hole and an opposite end detachably engageable with the auxiliary hook.

1 Claim, 3 Drawing Figures PATENTEDFIEBY8|975 3866,8055

F IG. l PRIOR-ART GARMENT HANGER wmr LOCK SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION My invention is directed toward garment hangers and is more particularly directed toward hangers having locks for securely and safely supporting the hangers on hanger bars or rods whereby the hangers cannot be accidentally knocked off or dislodged causing garments thereon to become soiled or damaged.

To this end, my garment hanger is provided with a horizontally elongated wire body which receives a garment. A coplanar open wire suspension hook detachably engages a hanger bar or rod and extends downwardly therefrom to join the midpoint of the upper part of the body. An open region is formed at the juncture of hook and body.

The open hook has an upwardly turned small auxiliary hook at its free end. An elongated closed loop has one end pivotally disposed in the region and an opposite end detachably engageable with the auxiliary hook. Once the loop is so engaged, the open hook is locked in position and the hanger cannot fall off.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a view of the prior art garment hanger;

FIG. 2 is a detail view of a hanger in accordance with my invention; and

FIG. 3 is a view taken along line 3-3 in FIG. 2.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring first to FIG. I an elongated horizontal wire body adapted to receive a garment is provided with a coplanar open wire suspension hook 12 secured to the midpoint of the upper part of the body and extending upward therefrom.

As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, this known structure is modified first by forming a hole 14 lying in the plane of hook and body and disposed at the juncture thereof; second by forming the free end of the hook 12 into a small upwardly turned auxiliary hook l6; and third by pivotally and permanently disposing one end of an elongated closed loop 18 in hole 14. The other end of loop 18 is detachably engageable with hook 16 to lock the hanger in place as previously described.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.

Having thus described this invention, what is asserted as new is:

l. A garment hanger employing a single elongated length of wire shaped to define a horizontally elongated wire body for receiving a garment and a coplanar open wire suspension main hook secured to the midpoint of the body and extending upward therefrom, the main hook being shaped from one end of the wire and having a shank integral with one end of the body, the other end of the wire being integral with the other end of the body and being wound together with the shank into a coil, the coil and the body having at the juncture thereof a hole lying in the plane of said body and said main hook, the free end of the main hook having an upwardly turned small hook coplanar with the main hook and said body, and an elongated closed flat loop pivotally disposed at one end in the hole, the other end of the loop being detachably engageable with said auxiliary hook.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1636264 *Jun 2, 1926Jul 19, 1927Weiss BenjaminLocked safety garment hanger
US2483618 *May 15, 1946Oct 4, 1949Aron BrillSafety interlocking snap hook for clothes hangers
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US3972455 *Oct 2, 1975Aug 3, 1976Collins Wesley APants and skirt hanger
US4212403 *Feb 27, 1978Jul 15, 1980Zeigler Bert ADrapery hanger
US4591420 *Oct 1, 1984May 27, 1986Horn Samuel L VanMethod and apparatus for improving electroplating and painting racks
US5083690 *Oct 23, 1990Jan 28, 1992Winskas Andrew BApparatus for detachably securing at least one garment to a supporting element
US5332802 *Jun 11, 1992Jul 26, 1994Autogenesis Technologies, Inc.Human collagen processing and autoimplant use
DE9209139U1 *Jul 8, 1992Sep 10, 1992Venhaus, Adolf, 2807 Achim, DeTitle not available
Classifications
U.S. Classification223/88, 211/119, 248/316.7, D06/317
International ClassificationA47G25/32, A47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/32
European ClassificationA47G25/32