US 593609 A
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F. L. SAMPSON. TROUSERS STRETGHER.
No. 593,609. Patented Nov. 16, 1897.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
FRANK L. SAMPSON, OF BALDWINSVILLE, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO THE WIRE GOODS COMPANY, OF W OROESTER, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 593,609, dated November 16, 1897. Application filed November 4,1896. Serial No. 611,059.. or. model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, FRANK L. SAMPSON, a itizen of the United States, residing at Baldwinsville,in the county of Onondaga-and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Trousers-Stretchers;
and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and eXact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in trousers-stretchers; and it consists of certain novel constructions, combinations, and arran gements of parts, all of which willbe hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 represents a side elevation of a pair of trousers suspended by means of my improved hanger. Fig. 2 represents an enlarged perspective view of my said improved hange'nand Fig. 3 a side elevation of the same.
A in the drawings represents the trousers,
and B my improved hanger and stretcher.
Said hanger and stretcher is composed of a single piece of wire'and comprises a central spring-coil 1), extended curved ends I) b, spring-arms b and clamping-rings b The said extended ends I) b are bent upward and formed into 'eyes 12 then downward upon themselves again in opposite directions, form- 'ing arms 19 and curved hooks 12 b corresponding with the curved portions 11 12 The tension of the respective arms I) and b is such as to keep them normally separated, but when the said rings b are forced down the said arms and lower ends are brought firmly together and clamp any article that is between them securely in place. The said arms 5 are so bent as to bring the hook end 12 upon one side into alinement with the loop 19 upon the opposite side.
When this device is to be applied to a pair of trousers, the same are first folded with the creases in the proper position and the rings I) slipped upward until they contact with the eyes I). One of the curved portions b on one side and the hook end 19 upon the opposite side is then slipped into one trousers leg and the remaining hook end I? and bend b into the other trousers-leg. To accomplish this, the said extended arms I), carrying the arms 6 must be forced toward each other, thus putting the coiled spring b under tension. When the pressure upon. said arms I) is re laxed, they spring outward against the trousers and said arms fall into the creases of the same and stretch the lower portions of said trousers taut. After the arms I) andb are in proper position the rings 19 are slipped downward, thus tightening the arms upon the trousers and clasping them firmly in position.
It will be observed from the foregoing-dc scription that when a pair of trousers are so suspended the full-weight of the garment tends to straighten the legs and remove all creases or bagging from the knee portions. This tendency to remove the creases may be increased,if so desired, by slightly dampening the garment. It will also be observed that as this device is constructed of a single piece of wire it' may be manufactured very cheaply and be placed upon the market at a very low figure.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A trousers-stretcher comprising a single piece of wire formed into a spring-coil, springloops pendent from said coil, spring-eyes at the tops of said loops, and pendent springarms having inwardly-turned lower ends and lying normally beside said loops and connected to the eyes formed at the upper ends specification in the presence of two subscrib ing witnesses.
FRANK L. SAMPSON.
Witnesses: BERT SMITH,
W. W. PERKINS. I