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(No Model.) 7 I E. W. BUEHL.
No. 510,468. Patented Dec. 12, 1893.
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EDIVARD W. BUEHL, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 510,468, dated December 12, 1893. Application filed February 7, 1893. Serial No. 461,297- (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWARD W. BUEHL, a citizen of theUnited States of America, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvementsin Display-Hangers, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to certain improvements in a display hanger or hook of that class, which are provided at one end with a spring clasp adapted to hold an article for display either in a show window or over counters, at the other end with a hook adapted to engage with a rod or wire to support the article and the clasp, and at some other point in the device with means for holding a ticket or card bearing either the price of the article or any descriptive matter that may be desired.
The purpose of theinvention is to simplify and cheapen the device, and also to provide against danger of injury to any article that maybe carelessly inserted orwithdrawn from the clasp.
To such end the invention consists in certain features of construction which will be fully described below and defined in the accompanying claims.
My preferred device is shown in the drawings by means of four figures, of which- Figure 1 is a perspective of the complete article. Fig. 2 is a section in line 2-2, of Fig. 3. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation; and Fig. 4 is a section in line 4-4, of Fig. 2.
My device in common with a great many others is preferably constructed of two members hinged together and provided with a spring to operate the clasp end. The memher, A, in the rear, is shown as terminating at the top in a hook, at, adapted to engage with any rod or wire of ordinary size, and said member has below the hook ears, a, turned up from its opposite edges and provided with holes, a The other member, B, which is much shorter than the member, A, is shown as bent outward slightly at the top, I), to enable the thumb to be easily pressed upon it, and has ears, I), turned back from its opposite edges and provided with holes adapted to register with the holes, a The tWo members are pivoted together by means of a pin, a, and a coiled spring 0, is wound about this pin as an arbor and its two ends arranged to engage with the two members of the clasp so as to press their lower ends'together. At the latter point indentations or depressions, b a are struck in toward each other from the two members, so that they may press upon each other under the tension of the spring, 0. Each member of the clasp is thus provided with a jaw raised from its surface and having no sharp edge either at its sides or ends, so that there is no chance of its cutting the most delicate fabric, even though the latter be jerked carelessly from engagement therewith. This is a point of great importance for the reason that these clasps are commonly used to hang all sorts of articles, as for instance, silk handkerchiefs, neckties, laces, and the like, upon wires strung along over the counters of stores, and it is a common thing for the salesmen to pull down any of the articles without taking the trouble to reach the clasp and disengage it.
As it is convenient to applyaprice-card or other ticket to each article that is hung up, I have provided an exceedingly simple means for the same, consisting of a tongue, b struck outward from the member, B, sufficiently to enable the lower edge of a card to be slipped behind it, where it will be firmly held between the tongue and the body of the member, B.
I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A spring clasp consisting of two members provided with a spring to press them together at one end and having indentations or depressions struck inward toward each other at said end, whereby a rounded jaw is provided upon each sufficiently raised fromthe surrounding surface to protect any article within the clasp from the sharp edges thereof 3 substantially as described.
2. As an article of manufacture, a display hanger consisting of the members, A, B, and the spring, 0, the member, A, being extended upward to form a hook and having outwardly bent ears at its opposite sides, and to press said depressions together; substanthe member, B, being pivoted to said ears by tially as described.
means of inwardly bent ears of its own, and
having a tongue, 5 struck outward from its EDWARD BUEHL' body, both of said members being provided with the depressions, a 6 struck toward each other, and the spring, 0, being applied Witnesses:
CHARLES O. SHERVEY, A. I. H. EBBESEN.