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No. 678,155. Patnted m ,9, l90l. A. BAILEY.
(Application filed May 6, 1901.)
(No llm iel.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT Onrrcn.
ALEXANDER BAILEY, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE NATIONAL BRASS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION-forming part of Letters Patent No. 678,155, dated July 9, 1901.
Application filed May 6, 1901.
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALEXANDER BAILEY, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garment-Hooks, of which the following is a specification.
The several features of my invention and the various advantages resulting from their use conjointly or otherwise will be apparent from the following description and claims.
In the accompanying drawings, making a part of this specification, and in whichsimi lar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts, Figure 1 represents a front elevation of a triple hook embodying my invention in the position it assumes when ready for use. Fig. 2 represents a rear elevation of the lower or main portion of the bracket-shield when the parts are in the same position as in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a view in perspective of the rear main portions of the device, but showing the upper middle arm out of place and in position to be readily put to place or removed altogether.
I will now proceed to describe my invention in detail. 7
A indicates the bracket-shield. The exterior outline of the bracket-shield may be altered at pleasure to suit the taste of the user. The lower parts of the shield may be provided with hooks A A for upholding any proper articles; but as these form no part of the presentinvention further mention of them is omitted. At rear'the bracket-shield A is provided with suitable notches, recesses, or channels to receive the lower portions or roots of the arms B B and of the middle arm C. The rear edge of the bracket-shield A is arranged to be close to and preferably to bear against the adjacent surface of the vertical wall to which the bracket is fixed. In the upper edge of the bracket notches or recesses N N N are preferably present and are respectively located to receive the arms B B and C. These recesses N not only allow the bracket to come close to thewall, but they perform the importantfunction of assisting in bracing the arms from lateral movement above, the lower portions of these arms being duly secured Serial No. 58,894- (No model.)
lower down. The two arms B B are continued down and arranged to engage their respective recesses, thus forming the loop B For economy in constructing, their lower ends are preferably joined. A preferred mode of thus making the loop consists in forming it and the arms in a single piece. Between these arms B B, higher up, a stud A is preferably present, bearing against and preferably integral with the bracket-shield A. The inner side of the arms B B are preferably in contact with this stud, in which event such connection is assisted in being held in position. The lower end of the loop B preferably sits between the lugs or projections A of the lower portion of the rear part of the bracket-shield but the preferred mode of securely holding the arms B B in place in the shield are the recesses or channels, continuous or at intervals, in connection with the shield, to receive the lower portion of the arms B B. Such channels D D areindicated in Figs. 2 and 3, and the outer boundaries of such channels are pointed out by the character D For the sake of improved appearance the notches N N to respectively receive the side arms are present and assist in holding these arms secure from lateral movement. The lower end of the middle arm 0 is perforated to receive the screw-bolt E. This bolt projects from the rear of the shield and preferably from the stud A; but if the arm C at base is very thick from front to rear the stud A may be omitted; but it is obviously preferably present. The arm C in the vicinity of the bolt is adapted to engage the bolt, and for this purpose it may have its lower end bent around or be perforated,as shown. When it has been slipped upon the bolt E in the manner indicated in Figs. 2 and 3 and moved toward the shield as far as it can go, it will fit clo'sely between the arms B B and then be held in place by the latter. While one part of the arm C is in the middle notch N and held thereby, the lower part is held securely by the bolt; but as I prefer to form the loop of the arms so that the sides of the latter will be close to the lower part of the arm C in the vicinity of the bolt they will relieve the bolt of strain otherwise consequent upon holding the arm C.
It is obvious that the entire device is very strong, compact, and withal simple. It'cannot get out of order and is very durable. The manner of securing it in place is as follows: A hole of a size sufficient to closely admit the screw-bolt E is made in the wall or partition which is to support this triple hook. Thef bolt E is then passed through this hole,and a nut is screwed upon the free end of the bolt and serves to clamp the tripple hook, including shield, to the wall or partition. The hole in the partition, &c., may at the rear be enlarged, so that the nut may enter this enlarged opening and be hidden from view at ter the manner of a countersunk screw head. Vhen desired, the screw-bolt may be screwed directlyinto the wooden support, and in such case the bolt E is preferably gimlet-pointedi \Vhen the shield with the arms inthe po-f sition shown in Fig. 2 is brought forcibly-(by the screw) up against the partition, allof the parts will be securely and fixedly heldinpo-i sition.
\Vhat I claim as new and of'my invention, and desire to secure byLetters P-atent, isi 1. A shield having the upper notches N, and thetriple arms, a central bolt, at the back of the shield, located between the two side arms; and thecentral arm adapted-toengagethe central bolt and lie between the side-arms; iiubstantially as and for the purposes'speci- 2. Ashield having the upper notches N;and; the triple arms, the two outer arms being: united at their lower ends forminga l0op,"and; the centralbolt, located between the two outer arms, and the central arm adapted to engage. the central bolt, and lie between the outer? arms, substantially as and for'thejpurposes specified. 3. A shield having the triple arms, and a: notch for the middle arm, the rear of the shield provided with a channel, the two-side arm's adapted to bereceived therein, abolt of the shield between the side arms and the lower part of the middle arm engaging the bolt between the side arms, substantially as and for the purposes specified.
4. A shield having the triple arms, and a notch for the middle arm, the side arms united fat'the'bottom andforming a loop, the shield having a channel into which the loop is received, the middle arm extending down between the two arms, a bolt at the back of the shield to connect the shield to the partition, substantially as and for the purposes specified.
5. A shield, and the triple arms, the shield having a notch for the middle arm, and channels for the side arms, a bolt between the side arms, the lower end of the middle arm being located betweenthe side arms, substantially as and for the purposes specified.
6. A' shield, the triple arms, the'shield having a notchfor the middle arm, 'and'provided with the recesses or channels for the side arms, a bolt betweenthe side arms, the lower end of the middle arm being adapted to be received on the bolt, and between the sidearms, substantially as and for the purposes specified.
7. In a triple hook, the combination of the recessed shieldnotched, and channeled, having'stud and bolt projecting therefrom, and the'side arms looped'and 'adaptedto fit the channel, and embrace the stud, and fit notches of the shield, the middle arm entering anotch in-the shield, and having a perforated end'received onthe bolt andresting on the studbetween the side arms, substantially as and for the purposes specified.
In testimony whereof Ihave hereuntoset my hand'to-this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
S. M. LAWSON, W. B. McOAUsLER.