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Publication numberUS871072 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1907
Filing dateJan 20, 1906
Priority dateJan 20, 1906
Publication numberUS 871072 A, US 871072A, US-A-871072, US871072 A, US871072A
InventorsCharles William Seidenspinner
Original AssigneeCharles William Seidenspinner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 871072 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 12, 1907.

Application filed January 20. 1906. Serial No. 296,989.

To all whom "it may con cum:

Be it known that I, CHARLES \vILLIA SEIDEN- SPINNER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Woodhaven, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Scarf-Holders, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improved scarf holder especially designed for holding scarfs or draperies in position upon mantles, pictures, chairs, and various other articles, and the object of the invention is to provide a cheap and simple device capable of ready attachment to the article and which will securely hold the scarf or drapery in position.

A further object is to provide a device that will be completely hidden from view by the scarf and one that will permit the scarf or drapery being adjusted and arranged artistically and gracefully.

Still a further object of the invention is to provide a device capable of various other uses such as photograph and price-card holders or as an attachment for store shelves to provide a hook to which price-cards, laces. hoisery, and such articles may be conveniently attached for the purpose of display.

With these briefly stated objects in view, the inven tion comprises certain peculiar details of construction and arrangements of parts as will be fully set forth in the following specification and pointed out in the claims, reference being had to the drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of one corner of a mantle illustrating a scarf draped thereon by the use of my invention. Figs. 2, 3, and l, are detail perspective views illustrating the various steps in draping a scarf upon the mantle with the use of my invention. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the holder showing the position it occupies when attached to a mantle or shelf. Fig. 6 is a similar view showing the holder adjusted for use in holding large photographs or picture-cards, and Fig. 7 is a detail perspective view of the holder arranged upon a shelf and in an inverted position to that shown in Fig. 5.

My scarf holder consists of two parallel members A and B formed of a single piece of U-shaped wire. These members have their body portions parallel to each other and have oppositely angled end portions. These angled portions are spaced apart, forming between them a hook C, for receiving a scarf.

In constructing these parallel members and the hook, I employ a single strand of spring wire of any suitable thickness which is bent intermediate its ends at the points a, a, providing a short horizontal portion a. From the points a, the wire is bent downwardly in parallel directions, to points a 11 thus providing short vertical front sections a a From one of the points a one end is bent rearwardly for a short distance as at a, to a point 0. from which the wire is extended upwardly as at a, in parallel direction with respect to the section a, to a point a from which it is bent at right angles and extended rcarwardly as at a to a point a, thence inwardly to provide an end section a, to a point a, from which the end is extended forwardly parallel with the section a as at a, to a point a, from which the end is bent downwardly as at a, and has its extreme end bent into an eye a, which encircles the rearwardly extending portion a, of the opposite ends of the wire. From the point a the said opposite end a is extendedrearwardly parallel with the section a", to a point a", from which it is bent inwardly to provide an end a, to a point a, from which the end is again bent forwardly as at a parallel with the section a and the section a of the opposite end and has its extreme end bent into an eye a which encircles the vertically extending portions a, adjacent the point a.

When my device is used for draping a scarf upon the end of a mantle, the support may be either first inserted over the end of the mantle as shown in Figs. 1, and 2, and the scarf draping around the same or the scarf may be first inserted in the hook portion 0, the central portion drawn through the front of the hook and the sides draped or caught over the outer end of the upper section forming the clamping arms, and when thus draped, the support may be adjusted over the end of the mantle so that each end of the scarf will be arranged over the corner and allowed to hang down in a graceful position. This arrangement provides for securely holding the scarf in position and after this has been done, the central portion of the scarf which has been drawn through the members C, may be twisted into a rosette or any other fanciful design.

It will thus be seen I provide an exceedingly cheap, simple and efficient device for the purpose stated, and while I have illustrated and described my invention as used principally for a scarf o1 drapery holder, I do not wish to be limited to this use, as the holder may be readily inverted and inserted upon a shelf so that the central portion a, will provide a support to which may be connected a hook for draping laces, holding price-cards, and various other articles. This use is illustrated in Fig. 7 of the drawing.

In Fig. 6 of the drawing, I show the device adjusted in a vertical position and the U-shaped member 0, employed as a clamp for attachment to a shelf with the members forming a clamp B, arranged vertically to receive photographs, cards, or other articles. From the drawings, it will also be seen I provide the upper parallel members a and a", of the clamping section of a greater length than the lower members a, and a but this is not at all essential, as both sections may be of an even length and the only purpose of this arrangement is the saving of material as it is desired to have the upper sections extend some distance back upon the mantle so that the scarf may be more artistically draped, and the lower clamping section is of course, made long enough to insure a firm grip upon the support to which it is attached.

Having thus fully described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A scarf holder comprising parallel members adapted to engage the edge of a mantle, said members having oppositely disposed angled portions parallel to and spaced from each other.

2. A device of the kind described comprising two U shaped members, provided with oppositely angled portions,

the angled portions being parallel to each other, the angled portion of one member being connected to the other 1 5 memb er.

3. A device 01 the kind described consisting of U-shaped members having end portions bent at right angles thereto, the angled portion of one member engaging-the body portion of the other member to the rear of the angled portion thereof. v

l. A device of the kind described formed of a single strand of wire which is bent intermediate its ends and each end bent downwardly and rearwardly, one end being bent upwardly, rearwardly, and forwardly, and its extreme end bent downwardly and formed into an eye which encircles the opposite end, and the said opposite end being bent rearwardly and forwardly, and its extreme end bent into an eye which encircles the said upwardly extending portion of the opposite end.



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