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No. 707,192. Patented Aug. I9, 1902.
J. D. AIKEN. TROUSERS SUPPOBTER.
(Application filed m is, 1901.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIC -Josn PI-I D. AIKEN, OF'TAFTVILLE, CONNECTICUT.
TRo us ERST-S uPP'o-RTERp SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Men. No. 707,192, dated August 19, 1902.
Application filed May 13, 1901.
' To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOSEPH D. AIKEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Taftville, in the county of New London and State of Connecticut,have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Trousers-Supporters, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention has for its object the production of an extremely simple and inexpensive device for suspending and supporting trousers, the said device being of such form that several pairs of trousers may be supported in a very limited space and so that either of said pairs maybe removed from or .7 inserted in the said device without in any way interfering with or disturbing the other trousers.
The drawings annexed hereto illustrate my newly-invented trousers supporter or rack, Figure 1 being a front elevation of my newlyinvented device and showing in dotted lines the manner in which trousers are supported thereby. Fig. 2 is a plan View of the said device. Fig. 3 shows detached a certain fix ture forming an element of the trousershanger and serves to explain the manner in which said fixture is produced. Fig. 4 illus-- trates in cross-section the manner in which my newly-invented device serves to support a pair of trousers.
My trousers-supporter consists,essentially, of a fixed bracket having a multiple of parallel rods projecting therefrom, the said rods 3 5 being located a little distance apart and inclined, as and for a purpose which I shall explain more fully later on. 3 r
7 Referring now to the drawings, the'letterc; indicates a bracketfornned with perforations 40 6, adapted to receive screws by means-of. which the said bracket may be fixedly-at; tached to a door or wall. As here shown, the bracket a is formed of sheet metal having perforated wings a ,-that are bent outward 5 from the central or base-portion untilthey stand parallel with eachother, and into the wing-perforations are then driven rods 0.
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These rods may be of any desired number;
said space of the thicker extreme ends of the legs; In order that the weight of the trousers may beuniformly distributed throughout the width of the leg, I incline the rods upwardthat is to say, I elevate the free ends of the rods-a distance equal to the angle which the ends of the legs are cut relatively to the length of the leg. When the flattened and doubled trousers-legs are drawn into the space between the rods 0, as explained, the turned-in portion rests throughout the entire width of the leg upon the rods and being twice the thickness of the legs proper prevents the trousers from slipping downward through the narrow space. It should also be noted that the tend ency of the inclined rods is to cause the trousers to slipinwardthat is to say, toward the bracket a-rather than outward and away from the supporter, as would be the case if the rods were depressed at their free ends instead of elevated.
While'Ihave here illustrated my device as of duplex*form-that isto say, with rods 0 extending outward from-the bracket 0. in opposite directions-it should be; understood that a supporterwhosecapacity would be 7 only half that 6f the one .illustrated'could 'be readilyfmade by 'extendi ng therods outward from'the bracket in'one direction only.
The U-shaped bracket is provided at its base with integral perforated ears b, which afford means for securing, it to the. wall or other suitable support. I Having described my invention, I claim In a device of the character described, a bracket formed from a sheet-metal blank, said blank comprising horizontal oppositely-arranged Wings having alining perforations,and vertical oppositely-arranged ears, said Wings being bent to form parallel supporting-arms and the ears to provide means to secure the bracket to a support, and spring-metal arms projected through the perforations in the Wings and projecting on either side thereof [0 and having their opposite ends bent upwardly to form trousers-supporting members.
Signed at Norwich, Connecticut, this 4th day of May, 1901.
JOSEPH D. AIKEN. Witnesses:
FRANK H. ALLEN, MAY F. RITCHIE.