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H. CHRISTIANUS. HANGER Fon'coA'rs, HATS, au.
(Application med June $23,A 1897.)
NTED STATES HUGO OHRISTIANUS,
OF NEV YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 614,933, dated November 29, 1898.
Application filed J' une 23, 1897.
To a/ZZ whom t may concern.:
Be it known that I, HUGO CHRrsTIANUs, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hangers for' Coats, Hats, and other Articles, of which the following is a full and complete specification, such as will enable those skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to hangers for coats, hats, and other articles of apparel; and the object thereof is to provide an improved device of this class by means of which a coat or similar article may be locked to the hanger and cannot be removed except by one in possession of the key by which the lock is oper- A ated.
The invention is fully disclosed in the following speeification, of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, said drawing being a sectional side view of my improved hanger.
In the drawing forming part of this specilication the separate parts of my improvement are designated by numerals of reference, and in said drawing I have shown at 5 a plate which is adapted to be secured to a wall or other support and on which is formed or secured an outwardly-directed arm 6, which is preferably provided with an upwardly-directed extension 7, and above the arm 6 is a supplemental arm 8, which projects beyond the arm 6 and is provided with an upwardly-directed portion 9.
Pivoted to the arm 8 and movable in a slot which is formed therein is a locking-bar 11, which projects downwardly below the arm 6 and on the outer side of which is formed a projection 12, in which is formed a cavity or recess 13, and passing through the lockingbar 11 is a bolt 14, provided at its outer end with a head 15, which occupies the cavity or Serial No. 641,897. (No model.)
outer portion of the arm 8 as means for suspending a hat, and when the coat or other garment is suspended from the arm 6 the locking-bar 11 is swung downwardly, the inner end of the bolt 14 is passed into the angular chamber 18 in the arm 6, and the key is then applied to the head 15 of said bolt, and said bolt is turned into the position shown in the drawing.
The supplemental arm 8 is arranged vertically above the arm 6 and extends outwardly parallel therewith and some distance beyond the extremity of the arm 6, as illustrated in the drawing. The slot 10 is formed vertically through the arm 8 and is located at a point yslightly beyond the outer face of the lug or extension 7, formed on the lower arm 6. The locking-bar 11 is loosely pivoted to the upper arm 8 Within the slot lO and normally swings away from the lug 7 and hangs vertically, leaving the hanger open, so that it is always possible to use the same as an ordinary hanger. This feature also renders it possible to tell at a glance that the hanger is open and leaves no room for uncertainty as to the manner in which it is to be used. The lug 7 extends upwardly, and the outer face thereof closely engages the swinging lockingbar when in its locked position, thus preventing the strap of the coat from becoming accidentally caught between the locking-bar and the lug 7.
The coat or other garment cannot be removed from the arm 6 without again operating the bolt 14 by means of the key, and it will be apparent that any suitable form of locking device may be substituted for the bolt 14, the only object in this connection being to provide means by which the bar 11 may-be locked to the arm 16 and which is unlocked when desired by means of the key.
My improvement is simple in construction and operation and is perfectly adapted to accomplish the result for which it is intended, and it will be apparent that changes in and modilications of the construction herein described may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.
Having fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- IOO l. Ahanger for coats, hats, dce., comprising a plate adapted to be secured to a vertical support, an arm projecting outwardly therefrom near the lower end thereof and provided with an extension to receive a coat thereon, an alining arm projecting,r outwardly from the plate near the upper end thereot` and provided with an extension to receive a hat thereon, and a swinging arm pivotally mounted to the upper arm of the device at a point forwardly of the forward end of the lower arm, said swinging arm being provided with means to lock it to the lower arm of the plate, and being so weighted that when its lower end is not locked to the lower arm of the support it will hang or depend in a perpendicular position leaving the lower arm free to receive the coat thereon, whereby the device when unlocked is normally open for the reception of the coat without manipulation, substantially as shown and described.
2. Ahangerforcoats, hats, &c., comprising a plate adapted to be secured to a vertical support, an arm projecting outwardly therefrom near the lower end thereof and provided with an oblique upward extension, an alining arm projecting outwardly from the plate near the upper end thereof and provided with an extension to receive a hat thereon, and a swinging arm pivotally mounted to the upper arm of the device at a point forwardly of the forward end of the lower arm, said swinging arm being so weighted that when its lower end is not locked to the lower arm of the support it will hang or depend in a perpendicular position leavin g the lower arm free to receive the coat thereon, whereby the devicewhen unlocked is normally open for the reception of the coat without manipulation, and a bolt 14 revolubly mounted in said arm, the same being formed with a head 15 adapted to be engaged by an instrument and provided upon its inner end with a collar 16 and a lug or projection adapted to engage or disengage the lower arm by a partial turn of the head 15 when the swinging arm is retracted against the said lower arm, substantially as shown and described.
3. In a hanger for coats, hats, dac., the combination with a plate, an outwardly-directed arm (5, having a socket therein, an upwardlydirected projection thereon, and an arm substantially parallel therewith having a slot therein at a point beyond the end of said arm (5, of an arm pivotally mounted in said slot, a cavity or recess therein, a revoluble bolt having an abutment thereon seated in said cavity or recess, and adapted in conjunction with said socket to lock said parts in the closed position, the said pivoted arm being so weighted that when its lower end is not locked to the said outwardly-directed arm 6, it will hang or depend in a perpendicular position leaving the said arm 6 free to receive a coat thereon, whereby the device when unlocked is normally opened for the reception of the coat without manipulation, substantially as shown and described.
4C. rlhe herein-described hanger for coats, hats, the. comprising a plate adapted to be secured to a wall or other support, and having an outwardly-directed arm 6, provided with an upwardly-directed extension 7, said plate being also provided with an arm 8 which projects beyond the said arm (i, and having an upwardly-directed portion 9, and a longitudinal slot or opening 10 at a greater distance from the said plate than the outer end of the said arm 6, a lock-bar 11 pivotally mounted in said longitudinal opening, and projecting downwardly below the said arm 6, and adapted to be swung inwardly against the outer end of the same, the said loclcbar being provided on the outer side thereof with a projection 12, having a cavity or recess 13 formed therein, a bolt 14 mounted in said cavity and adapted to engage an opening formed in the outer end of said arm 6 when the lower end of the lock-bar 11 is swung inwardly, substantially as and for the purpose described.
5. In a hanger for coats and hats, a baseplate two arms projecting therefrom, a lockbar pivotally mounted in the longer arm at a greater distance from the said base-plate than the outer end of the shorter arm, said locking-bar being provided with a projection or boss adjacent to said shorter arm in which is formed a cavity or recess, a bore or passage communicating therewith, the said shorter arm being provided at the outer end with a chamber and with a communicating bore or passage adapted to register with the said bore or passage formed in the lock-bar, a bolt mounted in said recesses and passage of the lock-bar, and provided with an extension adapted to engage a wall of the chamber formed in the outer end of said shorter arm,` the head of said bolt being angular in form, substantially as and for the purpose de scribed.
6. The herein-described hanger for coats, hats, &c. comprising a plate adapted tobe secured to a wall or other support, and having an outwardly-directed arm G provided with; an upwardly-directed extension 7 said plate being` also provided with an arm S, which` projects beyond the said arm G, and having an u pwardly-directed portion 0, and a longitudinal slot or opening 1,0y at a greater distance from the said plate than the outer end` of the said arm 6, a lock-bar 1L pivotally mounted. in said longitudinal opening and` projecting downwardly below. the said arm (hand adapted to be swung inwardly against the outer. end of the same, the said. lock-bar beingprovided on the outer side thereof wit-ha pnojection 12, having a cavity or recess lformed: therein, a bolt 14 mounted in saidcavity and: adapted to engage an opening formed intheouter end of said arm G, whenthe lower end: of the lock-bar 11 is swung inwardly., sul stantially as and for the purpose described.
7. A hanger for coats, hats, &c., comprising a plate adapted to be secured to a suitable support, an upper arm integral with said plate adapted to receive a hat and provided with a slot, a swinging arm pivoted Within said slot,a locking-pin extending transverselythrough said swinging arm, a lower arm ntegral with said plate and extending parallel with and vertically beneath said upper arm and an upwardly extending lug arranged upon the outer end of said lower arm adapted to retain a coat and affording an abutment for the swinging arm, the said lug being provided With a slot adapted to be engaged by said locking-pin, substantially as described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name, in presence of the subscribing Witnesses, this 21st day of June, 1897.
C. GERST, A. C. VAN BLARcoM.