US 965660 A
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APPLIOATIOH FILED m3. 3, 1909.
Patented July 26, 1910.
lllllllllll *RICHA'ERD SAMSON, or BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 26, 1910:.
Kppllcation filed March 3, 1909. Serial No. 481,047.
To all whom it may concern: p j
Beit known that I, RICHARD SAMSON, a citizen of the United Statesof America, residing at Burlingame, in the county of San Mateo and State of California, have in vented new and useful Improvements in Hat-Racks, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to hat racks, and one of the principal objects of the same is to provide a simple and convenient device to be secured to the back of a chair or seat in a theater, church or amusement hall, and one of the advantages of the same is to provide means whereby a hat hook may be connected to the back of a seat and swing out of the way within a recess in the base secured to the chair back.
Another object of the invention is to provide a base having a recess therein and a hat hook pivoted in said recess and adapted to be swung at right angles to the base for use or to be swung into the recess upon either side, means being provided whereby the hook may be readily engaged by the finger for swinging it outward.
These and other objects may be attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which,-
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a number of chairs or seats, one of which is provided at the back with a hat rack made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged front elevation of the hat rack removed from the seat. Fig. 3 is a central horizontal section of the hook and its base, said hook being swung outward approximately in position for use. Fig. i is a central vertical section, showing the hat rack swung outward in position for use.
Referring to the drawing, the numerals 1 designate chairs or seats arranged in position for use in a theater or public hall. Upon the back of the seats 1 myhat rack is secured.
The hat rack comprises a base 2, preferably concaved upon its rearside, as at 3, to fit the back 4 of the seat. Screw holes 5 are formed at opposite ends 'of the base, and countersink recesses 6 are provided upon the outer face of the base in order that the attaching screws 7 may not project beyond the face of said base. A recess 8 is formed in the base, said recess having oppositely disposed curved upper walls 9, and the bot tom of said recesses at the points 9 being depressed, as at 10', to provide a convenient fingerhold in operating the hat hook. The hat hook 11 is pivoted centrally in said recess 8 by means of oppositely disposed staples 12, which surround the ends 13 of the hat hook 11. The ends 13 of the hat hook are disposed in recesses 14: in the base.
It is to be noted that the recess 8 on either side of the pivotal portion of the hat hook 11 corresponds in shape to the shape of the hook, whereby the latter is snugly received by the recess on either side of the pivotal portion of the hook, the recesses forming oppositely disposed pockets for snugly receiving the latter when turned in a closed position in either direction. It will also be noted that the depressions 10 form a continuation of the upper curved walls of the oppositely disposed pockets for the purpose previously described.
The operation of my invention may be briefly described as follows: The hat hook 11 may be readily swung upon its pivotal ends by inserting the finger in the recess and depression 10. After the hat hook has been used it can be readily swung back into the recess 8 upon either side of the center.
My invention is of simple construction, can be manufactured at slight cost, is du rable and efficient for its purpose, may be secured to the back of a chair out of the way when not in use and is readily accessible whenever desired for use.
I claim The herein described hat hook designed to be attached to the back of a seat or chair and provided with a recess therein forming oppositely disposed pockets, and a hat hook composed of a single strand of wire having its ends bent in opposite directions, staples disposed centrally at the top and bottom of said recesses, said ends being pivoted in said staples, said hook conforming in shape substantially to said pockets located upon opposite sides of the pivotal points of the hook, whereby said hook is snugly received by the pockets when turned in either direction, said pockets having upper curved walls and depressions forming a continuation of the same, as and for the purpose described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
RICHARD SAMSON. Witnesses C. M. Monsn, V. J. Moonn.