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G. O. BUBLL.
No. 401.683.: Patented Apr. 16, 1889.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES C. BUELL, OF NElV HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 401,683, dated April 16, 1889.
Application filed January 7, 1889. erial No. 295,602. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, CHARLES O. BUELL, of New Haven, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a new Improvement in Coat and Hat Hooks; and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with accompanying drawings and the letters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent, in-
Figure 1, a side view of the hook complete; Fig. 2, a top view of the same; Fig. 3, a front view of the same; Fig. 4, a perspective view of the wire as bent to form the two hooks and the uprights; Fig. 5, the blank for the base; Fig. 6, a transverse section cutting through the base, showing it as closed upon the two uprights; Fig. 7, a modification.
This invention relates to an improvement in the construction of that class of hooks for hanging wearing-apparel in which two hooks are combined on a single base one above the otherthe upper or longer one as a hat-hook and the lower or shorter one as a coat-hookand particularly to that class of such hooks which are made from wire, the object being a simple construction which shall present an extended base by which the hook may be secured and supported; and it consists in the construction as hereinafter described, and particularly recited in the claim.
The two hooks A B and the body of the hook are inade from a single piece of wire. The wire is doubled to form the hook A, and so as to form two branches a a, (see Fig. 4,) which diverge from the end of the hook. A second similar double is made to form the hook B, producing two branches, 1) I), also diverging from the end of the hook, the wire which forms the two hooks being continued on one side to form an upright, C, and the two ends brought together to form the other upright, D, and so that the two ends meet in the said upright D. These uprights C D are distant from each other, and preferably parallel.
The base E of the hook is made from a piece of sheet metal (see Fig. 5) of a width so much greater than the space between the two uprights C D as to permit the two edges of the metal to be closed around the two uprights C D. This base is pierced at one or more places, d, for the insertion of screws. The blank for the base is laid across the back of the uprights C D, as indicated in broken lines, Fig. 6, and then the two edges are closed around the two uprights C D, so as to interlock with the two and leave the fiat portion of the base between the two uprights, and through which screws may be inserted as a means for securing the hook. The base may be made with a single screw-hole, (Z, as seen in Fig. 7, and a spur, 6, cut and turned from the metal, which, being driven in when the hook. is secured, prevents the rotation of the hook upon the screw and takes the place of the second screw. Under this construction the base presents an extended flat surface, so that when secured the hook is firmly supported. The closing of one edge of the base around the divided upright D serves as a secure union for the meeting ends of the wire.
I am aware that coat and hat hooks bent from a single piece of wire to form both hooks, combined with a metal base set around the body between the two hooks as a means for securing the hook, is a common and wellknown construction, and therefore do not claim, broadly, such a hook.
I claim The herein-described coat and hat hook, made from a single piece of wire bent to form two parallel uprights, D C, the said uprights turned outward at their upper ends to form two converging branches, on a, the said branches coming together at their outer end, and turned upward to form the hook A, the lower ends of the uprights turned outward, forming two converging branches, 1) b, united at their outer ends and turned upward to form the coathook B, combined with a sheetnnetal base, E, its two ends closed around the respective uprights C D, and so as to form a web-like connection between the said two uprights, and pierced between the said uprights as a means for securing the hook, substantially as described.
CHARLES O. BUELL.
F RED C. EARLE, J SHUMWAY.