Improvement in hat-racks
US 56569 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CEAS. H. KEENER, 0F BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
IMPROVEMENT IN HAT- RACKS.
To all whom 'it may concern.-
Be it known that I, CHARLES H. KEENER of Baltimore, in the county of Baltimore and State of Maryland, have invented a new and Improved Hat-Rack and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which- Figure l is a front elevation of myinvention. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the saine, showing it applied to use.
Similar letters of reference indicate like parts.
My invention consists in a ring of metal or other suitable material, which is hung in an eye or staple in such manner that the said ring may be raised and the crown of the hat thrust through it, so that when the ring has assumed its pendent or natural position the brim of the hat will rest against the wall or front of the rack, and thus be eftectually prevented from falling. It is applicable to caps and bonnets, as well as hats.
A designates a ring of metal, which is of a size to permit of there being thrust through it the crown of an ordinary gentlemans hat. This ring has a neck portion in the present instance, which is a continuation lof the piece of metal forming the ring. This extension part or loop, by which it is to be hung up, I have designated by the letter a. I will here remark that a separate piece of wire or a cord attached to the ring would answer ,the purpose.
The loop a is hung in an eye, b, or upon a staple secured to the side of a wall, or in whatever place it is designed to have hats and caps hung. The eye b is large enough to allow the loop a to move freely in it, as shown in Fig. 2.
The hat is inserted by raising the ring and putting the crown of the hat through it with its brim downward. This being done, on letting the ring fall the under side of the brim will fall against the wall, and thus hold the hat securely against falling down, as shown in Fig. 2.
This device is simple and efficient, and by its use the knocking of hats oft' of hat-racks and many other embarrassments consequent upon the present style of hooks and pegs upon which hats are hung will be obviated.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The hat-rack consisting ofthe ring A, with loop a, hanging in eye b, substantially as described, for the purpose specified.
GHAS. H. KEENER.
Witnesses M. M. LIVINGSTON, ALEX. F. ROBERTS.