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Publication numberUS3900110 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 19, 1975
Filing dateNov 18, 1974
Priority dateNov 18, 1974
Publication numberUS 3900110 A, US 3900110A, US-A-3900110, US3900110 A, US3900110A
InventorsSoroka John
Original AssigneeJ & S Aluminum Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 3900110 A
A hanger having an elongated, vertically extending body with a plurality of sidewardly extending brackets thereon is provided with a hook at its upper end so that it can be suspended from a moving conveyor in a painting line for example, whereby a plurality of objects to be painted can be carried through the pain line thereby. The elongated, vertically extending body and the sidewardly extending brackets are formed of sections of lighweight extruded aluminum or the like so as to produce an inexpensive, expendible hanger.
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United States Patent [191 Soroka 1 1 HANGER [75] Inventor: John Soroka, Youngstown, Ohio [73] Assignee: J & S Aluminum Inc., Youngstown,


[22] Filed: Nov. 18, 1974 [21] Appl. No.: 524,938

[52] U.S.Cl. ..2ll/l13;2ll/107;2ll/l35;

248/223; 248/235; 248/247; 248/301; 248/317 [51] Int. C13. A47F 5/08; A47G 29/02 [58] Field of Search 248/235, 247, 248, 300,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,041,264 10/1915 Freud 248/245 1,533.805 4/1925 Oliver 211/113 2,088,781 8/1937 Folsom 52/290 X 2,103 l06 12/1937 Yurkovitch 248/301 X 1 Aug. 19, 1975 2,387,389 10/1945 Goldsmith 52/290 3,043,642 7/1962 Nelson et 211. 248/244 X 3,166,285 1/1965 Dowres 52/36 X 3,531,073 9/1970 Cortina... 248/300 X 3,599,920 8/1971 l-loegerl 248/300 Primary ExaminerRoy D. Frazier Assistant ExaminerTerrell P. Lewis Attorney, Agent, or FirmWebster B. Harpman 5 7 ABSTRACT 5 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures PATENTEDAUC 1 arms I'll HANGER BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention This invention relates to hangers sometimes termed racks on which articles to be painted can be hung for either spray painting or dip tank painting.

2. Description of the Prior Art Prior structures of this type are best represented by US. Pat. No. 2,196,663 on a hand dipping rack including a number of transverse rods with hooks welded thereto and a similar construction for holding water skis is seen in US. 3,527,354.

This invention provides a simple, inexpensive, expcndible hanger.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION A hanger comprising an elongated, vertically extending body preferably of a modified channel shape has a plurality of sidewardly extending brackets secured thereto by crimping portions of the channel shape of the vertically extending body thereabout with the brackets defining horizontally positioned members having upturned, outer ends so that various articles may be suspended therefrom and elongated members such as rods, tubes or the like can be positioned on pairs of the hangers and carried thereby through a production painting operation. The sidewardly extending brackets are preferably cut sections of a lightweight aluminum extrusion, the cross sectional shape of which is the same as the side elevation of one of the brackets and the elongated vertically extending body is provided with a hook at its upper end to facilitate hanging the same on a traveling conveyor.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. I is a perspective elevation with parts broken away and parts in cross section showing the hanger;

FIG. 2 is a horizontal section on the line 2-2 of FIG. I in enlarged detail;

FIG. 3 is a side elevation thereof; and

FIG. 4 is a horizontal section through a modified form of elongated. vertically extending body showing portions of oppositely disposed pairs of brackets secured thereto.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT In its simplest form the hanger of this invention is comprised of an elongated, vertically extending body which is of a modified channel shape and includes a base 11 and spaced flanges 12 and 13. Oppositely disposed spaced ribs 14 and 15 are formed on the inner sides of the flanges l2 and 13 in spaced relation to the base 1 l of the body 10. A hook member 16 is apertured at its lower end and secured in the upper end of the body 10 by a rivot 17, the uppennost portion of the hook 16 being off center with respect to the vertical axis of the body 10 and on the side thereof in which a plurality of brackets 18 are positioned in spaced vertical relation. Each of the brackets 18 provides a sidewardly extending flat upper surface with an upturned outer end 19, an oppositely disposed downturned portion 20 on its opposite end and an interconnecting, angularly positioned web 21 thcrebctween as best seen in FIG. 3 of the drawings. The brackets 18 may be inexpensively formed of a lightweight aluminum extrusion having the cross sectional configuration the same as the side elevation of the bracket as seen in FIG. 3 of the drawings and portions thereof cut therefrom to form. the individual brackets 18 as will be understood by those skilled in the art.

It will be observed that the downturned portions 20 of each of the brackets 18 willregister against the oppositely disposed ribs 14 and 15 and that the downturned portion 20 as well as the remainder of the bracket 18 including the angular web 21 are of the same width as the space between the flanges l2 and 13 of the elongated body 10. When the brackets 18 are positioned partially between the flanges l2 and 13 of the body member 10 with their downturned portions 20 abutting the ribs 14 and 15 as seen in FIGS. 2 and 3 of the drawings, the portions of the flanges l2 and 13 between the horizontal portion of the bracket 18 and the angular web 21 thereof may be crimped inwardly toward one another as seen in solid lines in FIGS. 1 and 3 of the drawings and in broken lines in FIG. 2 of the drawings, the crimped portions of the flanges 12 and 13 being indicated by the numerals 12A and 13A respectively.

The resulting structure as best illustrated in FIG. 1 of the drawings is extremely rigid and of very light weight and is capable of carrying relatively heavy objects through a paint line as hereinbefore described. The hanger as disclosed herein may thus be economically and quickly formed of sections of two lightweight aluminum extrusions or the like and when the hanger becomes loaded with paint from successive uses or passes through a paint line, it may be discarded and replaced with a new item.

Those skilled in the art will observe the modifications in the construction of the elongated body member 10 can be made and by referring to FIG. 4 of the drawings one such modification is illustrated which retains the structural advantages and particular rigidity of the preferred form of the invention as heretofore described. In FIG. 4 of the drawings, a modified, elongated, vertical extending body is shown in cross section and generally indicated by the numeral 23. The structure is that of a modified I-beam with an interconnecting web 24 and spaced, parallel flanges 25 and 26. Brackets 18, the same as those hereinbefore described in connection with FIGS. l-3 of the drawings, may be positioned on both sides of the web 24 and portions of the flanges 25 and 26 crimped inwardly thereon exactly as heretofore described in connection with the preferred embodiment of the invention.

The resulting modification provides oppositely disposed and oppositely, sidewardly extending brackets 18 and is suitable when lightweight articles are being suspended from the hanger or lightweight elongated members are carried on two or more of the hangers in a painting operation or the like.

It will thus be seen that a hanger of inexpensive, lightweight construction has been disclosed which may be easily fabricated and discarded when loaded with paint and that the structure disclosed is strong and rigid and efficient in that it adds very little weight to a paint line conveyor painting system.

Having thus described my invention what I claim is:

l. A hanger for suspending articles from a conveyor and consisting of a vertically positioned elongated body having spaced parallel flanges and a plurality of brackets, each of said brackets having a horizontal portion and a vertical portion, the vertical portions of the brackets being positioned between the spaced flanges of the elongated body and portions of the spaced flanges crimped thereagainst to retain the brackets in position thereon and a hook on one end of said elongated .body.

2. The hanger set forth in claim 1 wherein each bracket has a web portion interconnecting the horizontal and vertical portions thereof and wherein vthe crimped portions of the spaced flanges engage the vertical portions of the brackets between the horizontal and web portions thereof.

3. The hanger set forth in claim 1 and wherein the elongated body has a pair of oppositely disposed, in-

wardly extending ribs on the spaced parallel flanges thereof and wherein the vertical portions of the brackets are positioned in abutting relation with said ribs.

4. The hanger set forth in claim 1 and wherein the elongated body is channel-shaped in cross section with the sides of the channel shape defining said parallel flanges.

5. The hanger set forth in claim 1 and wherein the elongated body is l-shaped in cross section defining a center web portion and two pairs of outwardly and oppositely disposed parallel flanges thereon, said brackets being positioned between both pairs of said spaced parallel flanges.

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U.S. Classification211/113, 211/135, 248/317, 211/107, D08/381, 248/225.21, 248/247, D08/373, 248/301, 248/235
International ClassificationA47F5/00, B05C13/00
Cooperative ClassificationB05C13/00, A47F5/0006
European ClassificationA47F5/00B, B05C13/00