US 766026 A
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No. 766,026. PATENTED JULY 26, 1904.
c. EASTON. APPAREL HANGER.
APPLICATION FILED AUG. 13. 1903.
4 5 m /us Patented July 26, 1904.
CARRIE EASTON, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
SPEGIFICATIONforming part of Letters Patent No. 766,026, dated July 26, 1904.
Application filed August 13, 1903.
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that LCARRIE EAsToN, a citizen of the United States. residing at 1770 Pacific avenue, in the city of San Francisco, county of San Francisco, and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparel-Hangers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the said invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it most nearly appertains to make, use, and practice the same. i
This invention relates to improvements in apparel-hangers, and more particularly to a portable attaclnnent to the backs of operachairs and the like for supporting articles of apparel or convenience. In this connection attention is directed to my United States Patent No. 629,154, dated July 18, 1899.
The object of this invention is to provide a device strong, simple, varied in its application, and capable of folding into a small space.
With these objects in View the invention consists, broadly, of a bow or loop, of spring metal, adapted to engage the upper edge of a chair-back and having pivoted thereto a spring-pin adapted to swing into the loop of the supporting-loop when not in use. A clasp of any suitable character may also be suspended from the device by a chain or similar-flexible connection.
In the drawings, Figure l is a side elevation of the invention in operative position- Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the same folded into its smallest compass. Fig. A is a sectional view on the line i A, Fig. 1.
In the description with reference to the drawings similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views. In detail the construction consists of the supporting-loop A, adapted to be sprung over the edge of the back of the chair. The circular head A of the loop A is depressed in the center A where it is connected with the cir- Serial No. 169,374. (No model.)
cular head B of the spring-pin B. The head of the loop is rotatably connected with the head of the spring-pin by the shank of the eyelet C. The depression A leaves an annular overhanging flange on the head A, under which the point of the pin Bis forced through the notch A, the flange acting as a keeper for the point When the latter has been passed through said notch and the whole pin rotated on its pivot to a position within the loop A, as in Fig. 3. hen the device is unfolded, the pin by reason of its springiness automatically escapes from the keeper when in coincidence with the notch A*, which is the opera tive relation of the loop and the pin. The chain D is linked into the eyelet C and supports a suitable clasp D, adapted to sustain a theater-program or other small article.
The advantages of my invention will be apparent from the foregoing. It will be particularly observed that I have produced a simple, strong, and inexpensive device which is capable of varied application and which when not in use may be folded intoa compact form.
Having thus described this invention, What is claimed, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is
1. An apparel-hanger consisting of a suspending-loop of spring metal having a depression in one end thereof, with an annular flange extending around said depression; a spring hook member rotatably connected to the reverse face of said depression, and adapted to swing into said loop, the free end of the spring-hook being forced under said flange through a notch therein, and a clasp suspended from the said hanger.
2. An apparel-hanger comprising a suspending-loop of spring metal having aflange, and a spring-hook pivoted to said loop adjacent said flange, said hook being adapted to swing into said loop, whereby its free end will engage said flange.
3. An apparel-hanger comprising. a suspending-loop of spring metal, a notched flange,
a spring-hook pivoted to said loop adjacent said flange, said hook being adapted to swing into said loop, whereby its free end Will pass the notch of said flange and engage the latter, 5 and a clasp suspended from said loop.
4. An apparel-hanger comprising a suspending-loop having a depressed portion and an adjacent overhanging flange, and a springhook pivoted to said depressed portion and adapted to swing into said loop, whereby the 1 free end of said book will engage said flange.
In testimony whereof I have hereuntoset my hand this 5th day of August, 1903.
' CARRIE EASTON.
Witnesses WENDELL GAs'roN, BALDWIN VALE.