US 749176 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED JAN. 12, 1904.
`GOAT, HANGER. APLIA'LTION FILED JULY 22, 1903.
' 3 is a view of the hanger when folded.
Patented .anary 12, 1904.
ROBERT EYRES, OF AURORA, NEBRASKA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 749,176, dated January 12, 1904.
Application filed .T ul'y 22, 190.3. Serial No. 166,578. (No model.)
To all 1.071.077?, t may concer-n:
Be it known that I, ROBERT EYREs, a citi- Zen of the United States, residing at Aurora, in the county of Hamilton, State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Coat-Hangers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and eX- act description of the invention, such as will enable others -skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
rIhis invention relates to coat-hangers; vand it has for its object to provide a device of this nature which will be simple of construction and cheap of manufacture, which may be folded into compact form for shipment, and which will hold an overcoat or similar garment in such a way that one may readily insert his arms in the sleeve-openings to put on the coat.
In the drawings forming a portion of this specification, in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, Figure 1 is a view of the device with a coat engaged therewith. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the device With the coat removed. Fig.
its union with the loop 8 and being turned atv right angles to the other loops. One of these clips is disposed upon each end of the bar, with the loops 8 lying in the grooves 6. Engaged with one of the loops 8 isahook 9, which is carried by the end of a rod 10, the other end of the rod being formed into a ring 11, which lies at right angles to the hook 9,
as shown. The remaining loop 8 has engaged therewith the hook 12 of a similar rod 13,'the remaining end of which is formed into a loop or hanger 14, which lies in a plane with hook 12. The rod 13 has a convolution 13 adja- Fig. 4
cent to the loop 14 and with this convolution is engaged the ring 11 of the rod 10.
In connection with the clips 8 there are eml ployed a pair of U-shaped members 15, comprising spaced arms 16 and 17, having hooks 1 6 and 17 upon their fre-e ends and connected by a bight 18. These U-shaped members are formed of stiff wire or other bendable material and their bights are given a half-turn to cross the spaced members, thus forming an eye 19 at the end of the member. These U-shaped members are disposed with their eyes 19 engaged upon the split loops 8b of the clips 8.
With the central perforations 7 of the bar 5 there is engaged the shank of an eye 20, and with this eye 20 there is engaged the ring of a hook 21.
In operation the hanger 14 is engaged with a hook secured to a wall or other supporting means, and the hooks 16 and 17 of the members 15 are engaged with the sleeve-openings of a coat, and the hook 21 is engaged under the collar of the garment, as shown in Fig. l of the drawings. In this position the garment may be readily put on, and when it has been thus donned the'hangers are disengaged from the sleeves. f
In folding the hanger for shipment the hook 9 is disengaged from the loop 8a and the rod 10 is folded to lie against the rod 13, after which both of these rods are folded to lie against the bar 5. The members 15, being loosely connected to the bar 5 through the medium of the loops 8b, may also be folded to lie against the bar 5.
In Fig. 4 of the drawings there is shown a modified form of the invention in which the rods, U-shaped members, &c., are substituted by chains.
In practice modifications of the specific construction shown may be made and any suitable materials and proportions may be used for the various parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is'- 1. A coat-hanger comprising abar, clips disposed upon the ends of the bar, rods pivotally connected with the clips and detachable therefrom, said rods being pivotally connected at their outer ends to form a hanger, and hooks connected to the clips and depending therefrom and adapted for engagement with the sleeve-openings of a garment.
2. A coat-hanger comprising a bar, clips disposed upon the ends of the bar, a rod having a hook upon the end thereof disposed With its hook in engagement with one of the clips, the other end of the rod carrying a loop and having a convolution adjacent thereto, a second rod having a ring at one of its ends and a hook at its remaining end disposed with its hook in engagement with the remaining clip and with its ring in engagement with the convolution of the first-named rod and hooks connected to the clips and depending therefrom and adapted for engagement with the sleeve-openings of a garment.
3. A coat-hanger comprising a bar, clips cornprising a central loop and supplemental side loops engaged with their central loops upon the ends of the bar, rods engaged with one of the supplemental loops of each clip and connected at their free ends to form a hanger and hooks connected to the remaining side loops of the clips and adapted for engagement with the sleeve-openings of a garment.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
n ROBERT EYRES.
FRED JEFFERS, J. H. EDMoNDsoN.