US 829332 A
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. W MW N0- 829,332. PATENTED AUG. 21, 1906.
J. A. HAMMER. HARNESS HANGER.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 16, 1906.
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JOHN A. HAMMER, OF ELKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO ANDREW P. BERTELSEN, OF BROOKINGS COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 21, 1906.
Application filed January 16, 1906. Serial No. 296,351.
To (LZZ whom; it may concern Be it known that I, JOHN A. HAMMER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Elkton, in the county of Brookings and State of South Dakota, have invented a new and Improved Harness-Hanger, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to devices for supporting harness in a stall or stable and which are therefore usually termed harness hangers or pegs. It is requisite that such device should be so constructed that the harness shall be held securely, but may be easily applied to and removed from the support.
With these ends in view I have adopted the construction hereinafter described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view oi" my improved hanger or peg, the same being shown attached to a wall or fixed support and the hinged end extended upward in the position required for holding harness in place on the body of the hanger. Fig. 2 is a partlysec tional side view showing the hinged end of the hanger or peg extended horizontally.
The body of the hanger or peg is a metal bar or rod having a base portion 2, which is perpendicular thereto and provided with holes for receiving screws, by which it is secured to a wall or other fixed vertical support. It is to be understood, however, that any preferred means for securing the device to a fixed support may be adopted. For the sake of economy of manufacture the body 1 and base 2 are preferably cast integral. The tapered outer end 1 of the hanger or peg is hinged to the body 1, the joint being preferably such as is ordinarily known as a rule joint. A plate-spring 3 is secured to the under side of the body portion 1, and its free end extends beyond the joint and is adapted to engage a shoulder 4 of the hinged end 1' when the same is thrown down to'the horizontal position, as indicated in Fig. 2, and to abut the flat lower end '5 of the part 1 when the latter is in the vertical position. (Shown in Fig. 1.) The spring 1s preferably arranged in a shallow groove, so as to lie flush with the under side of the part 1. It will be seen that when the hinged end 1 is turned down to horizontal position it is supported by the spring, and harness may be easily and quickly passed over the same and on the peg proper, 1, and then the end 1 is turned up to horizontal position, as indicated by full lines, Fig. 1, and dotted lines, Fig. 2, it being held normally in such position by the elastic pressure of the spring 3, so that the harness will be prevented from sliding oil the hanger or peg or becoming otherwise accidentally detached therefrom; yet when it is desired to remove the harness it is only necessary to pull the same toward and against the hinged standing end portion 1, when the same will be drawn down to the horizontal position, so that the harness may be slid oil the same. My improved hangcr or peg is thus constructed in such manner as to allow harness to be easily and quickly slid on the peg and removed therefrom, while when the hinged part 1 is turned up it holds the harness securely in place.
It is obvious that the hanger or ,peg may be made 01'' difl erent sizes as conditions may require and of iron or other suitable material.
What I claim is- The improved harness hanger or peg, comprising a body portion having a base which is perpendicular thereto and adapted to be secured to a vertical support, an outer piece hinged to the said body portion and having a square lower end and provided with a shoulder on the outer side exterior to the joint, and a spring secured to the under side of the body portion and its free end extended beyond. the joint so that it may engage the said shoulder or the end ol the hinged portion, for supporting the latter in either of the two positions which it assumes in use, substantially as described.
JOHN A. HAMMER. WVitnesses A. P. BERTELSEN, FRED W. Oocxow.