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Sept. 7, 1948.
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E, WEIBEL
GARMENT HANGER
2,448,754
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Filed Sept. 25, 1945
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BY
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ATTORNEY
Patented Sept. 7, ‘1948
2,448,754
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,448,754
GARMENT HANGER
Emil Weibel, Paterson, N. J.
Application September 25, 1945, Serial No. 618,483
6 Claims.
(01. 223-91)
1
2
This invention relates to garment hangers of
penetrating the ?at wooden horizontal bar 1,
the type having a cross-bar on which to hang a
around which they are bent as shown. The wire
pair of trousers or it may be some other garment.
and bar thus go to impart to said member .a gen
The garment in such case is usually hung on the
erally loop-shaped form.
The other member is here formed completely
cross-bar folded about midway of its length, which
develops creasing of the garment and, in addi
of strip material, as wire, its ends being, say,
welded together to impart to it a generally loop
tion, it is usually necessary ?rst to remove the
shaped form. At 8 said wire is formed with an
hanger from the supporting closet-‘hook before
hanging the garment thereon or removing it
elongated horizontal 100p (Figs. 1 and 4) from
10 which its portions 9 then diverge downwardly to
therefrom.
meet the straight horizontal portion IU of the
By this invention the garment is adapted to
wire, the latter being formed with loops 1 I.
be clamped by the hanger (in the case of trousers
In the assembled state of the two members,
at the bottoms of the legs) and so does not un
when their portions ‘I and ID are as shown in
dergo creasing and the clamping or unclamping
clamping relation to each other the loop 8 is
is very easily effected.
engaged in the rebends 4. By pressing together
According to the invention the hanger com
the portions 3 of the one member the other mem
prises two stiff upright members at least one of
ber is released so that it may be elevated to ter
which is generally loop-shaped and has the lower
portion of its loop extending substantially straight
and horizontal and the other of which members
has a substantially straight portion in parallel
clamping relation to the ?rst-named portion; the
second-named member is independently movable
upwardly and back to retract its said portion
minate the clamping pressure on the garment as
sumed to be clamped between their clamping por
tions 1 and Ill. The loops H of one member ‘and
the portions '6 of the other (which penetrate such
loops) form one coactive means to guide the mov
able member in its up and down movement and
from and return it to said relation and is guided 25 the loop 8 of the one member and the portions
4—3 of the other form another such means super
by the ?rst-named member during such move
posed with relation to the ?rst.
ment; and said members have coactive means for
All portions of the member first described are
releasably con?ning the second-named member
preferably still‘ and the wire portion thereof some
with. its said portion in said relation. In the ex
amples herein set forth both members are gen 30 what resilient; and of course all portions of the
wire of the other member are at least stiff. It
erally loop-shaped, and are characterized in other
will be understood that the member secondly de
speci?c respects which, in the broad aspect of my
scribed above is designed to support a coat or
invention, are not essential.
equivalent garment and so has a greater reach
In the drawing,
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of one form of the 35 than the other member.
In Figs. 5 to '7 the construction of the member
improved hanger;
designated I2 is the same as that of the corre
Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof;
sponding member in Fig. 1 exceptthat the por
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary front ele
tions of the wire below the twist at N are devoid
vation of the upper part thereof, partly in sec
tion;
.
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of the rebends, though such portions diverge
downwardly at M. To the twist is welded a de
pending wire latch l5 formed with a forwardly
open rebend l5a, the latch being inclined and ly
ing forward of the plane of portions [4 (Fig. 6).
thereof; and
45 The construction of the other member I6 is also
Fig. 7 is a section on line 5—5, Fig. 6.‘
the same as that of the corresponding member in
Referring ?rst to Figs. 1 to 4:
Fig. 1 excepting that the loop I‘! is of a form, as
One of said members here comprises a ‘length
circular, to receive the portions l4 and latch H‘:
of strip material, as wire, and a flat bar. The
with Whose re'bend l5a the loop normally engages,
wire is rebent sharply at the mid-point in its
length and then bent to form a hook I, the por 50 as shown, in the garment-clamping state of the
members. In this case the member I6 is released
tions of the wire being then twisted together at
by pressing the latch toward the plane of the por
2 and then diverted at '3 and then formed with
inwardly projecting outwardly open rebends 4.
tions l4.
From these rebends the portions 5 of the wire
Having thus fully described my invention what
then diverge and then are bent downwardly at 6,
I claim is:
Fig. 4 is a section on line 4-4, Fig. 3;
Fig. 5 is a front elevation of another form;
Fig. 6 is a side elevation of the upper part
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1. A garment hanger comprising two stiif up
right members of which the ?rst is generally loop
shaped and has the lower portion of its 100p ex
lation with the straight horizontal portion of the
?rst member and to retract it therefrom, respec
straight portion parallel to the straight horizon
tively, a plurality of guiding means between the
?rst and second members to permit their rela
tive vertical movement, said guiding means be
ing positioned at a plurality of laterally spaced
tal portion of the ?rst member, the second mem
ber being movable downwardly and upwardly rel
ative to the ?rst member to advance its straight
locations of which one is substantially central
of the hanger transversely thereof, and selec
tively operable means at said one of said loca
tending substantially straight and horizontal, and
the second of which members has a substantially
horizontal portion into clamping relation with the 10 tions which is approximately ice'ntr'al of the hang
er for locking the second member to the ?rst
straight horizontal portion of the ?rst member
and to retract it therefrom, respectively, the ?rst
and second members having sliding engagement
member with the straight horizontal portions
of such members in confronting clamping rela
tionship, said locking meansv comprising at least
with each other at a plurality of locations for
guiding the second member on the ?rst member 15 one vof the parts of the guiding means at the
said central location.
during such movement, and selectively operable
5. A garment hanger comprising two stiff up
means at one of said guiding locations for look
ing the second member to the'?rst member with
the straight horizontal portions of such members
in confronting clamping position relative to each
other.
2. A garment hanger comprising two stiff up
right members of which the ?rst is generally loop
shaped and has the lower portion of its loop ex
tending substantially straight and horizontal, and
the second of which members has a substantially
straight portion parallel to .the straight horizontal
portion of the ?rst member, the second member
being movable downwardly and upwardly relative
to the ?rst member to advance its straight hori~
zontal portion into clamping relation with the
straight horizontal portion of the ?rst member
and to retract it therefrom, respectively, a plu
rality of guiding means between the ?rst and
second members to permit their relative‘ verti
cal movement, said' guiding means being posi
tioned at a plurality of laterally spaced locations,
and selectively operable means at one of said lo~
cations for locking the second member to the ?rst
right members of which the ?rst is generally loop
shaped and has the lower portion of its loop ex
20
tending substantially straight and horizontal, the
upper portion of such loop being provided with a
centrally located, vertically extending, neck por
tion and means af?xed to the upper end of such
neck for suspending the hanger, the second of
25 said ‘members having a substantially straight por
tion parallel to the straight‘ horizontal portion
of the ?rst member, the second member being
movable downwardly and upwardly relative to
the ?rst member to advance its ‘straight horizon
30 tal portion into confronting clamping relation
ship with the corresponding portion of the ?rst
member and to retract it therefrom, respectively,
a plurality of guiding means between the ?rst
and second members allowing such relative move
35 ment of the members, such guiding means being
positioned at a plurality of laterally spaced loca
tions and including a guide member located at
the top of the second member and centrally
thereof, said guiding member slidably engaging
member with the straight horizontal portions of 40 the n'eck‘on'the ?rst member, and selectively oper
able means at ‘said ‘centrally located guiding
such members in confronting clamping relation
means for locking the second member to the
ship.
?rst mem‘ber‘wi'th the straight horizontal portions
3. A garment hanger comprising two stiii up
of such members in confronting clamping rela
right members of which the ?rst is generally
loop-shaped and has the lower portion of its loop .45 tionship, said locking means comprising the neck
extending substantially straight and horizontal,
on the ‘?rst ‘member and the guide member on
and the second of which members has a substan
the second member which engages said neck.
6. A garment hanger ‘comprising two s'ti? up
right members of which the ?rst is generally
loop-shaped and has the lower portion of its
tially straight portion parallel to the straight
horizontal portion of the ?rst member, the second
member being movable downwardly and upward
loop existing substantially straight and hori
ly relative to the ?rst member to advance its
'zontal, the upper portion of ‘such loop being
straight horizontal portion into clamping rela
provided with a centrally located, vertically ex
tion with the straight horizontal portion of the
tending, neck portion ~cbmprising upwardly con
?rst member and to retract it therefrom, respec
tively, a plurality of guiding means between the 55 verging portions of the loop, and means aflixed
?rst and second members to permit their rela
to the upper end of such neck for suspend
tive vertical movement, said guiding means be
ing the hanger, the second of said members hav
ing positioned at a plurality of laterally spaced
ing a substantially straight portion parallel to
locations of which one is substantially central of
the straight horizontal portion ‘of the ?rst mem
the hanger transversely thereof, and selectively 60 ber, the second member being movable down
operable‘means at said one of said locations which
wardly and upwardly relative to the ?rst mem
is approximately central of the hanger for lock
ber to advance its straight horizontal portion
ing the second member to the ?rst member with
into ‘confronting clamping ‘relationship with the
the straight horizontal portions of such mem
corresponding portion of the ?rst member and
bers in confronting clamping relationship.
65 to retract it therefrom, respectively, a plural
4. A garment hanger comprising two sti? up
ity of guiding means between the ?rst and sec
right members of which the ?rst is generally loop
ond members allowing such relative movement of
shaped and has the lower portion of its loop ex
the members, such guiding means being posi
tending substantially straight and horizontal, and
tioned at'a plurality of laterally spaced locations,
the ‘second of which members has a substan
the guiding means including a centrally located
tially straight portion parallel to thestraight
horizontal portion of the ?rst ‘member, the sec
ond member being movable downwardly and up
guiding member slidably engaging and substan
tially surrounding the neck on the ?rst member,
and selectively operable means ‘for locking the
second member to» the ?rst member withthe
wardly relative to the ?rst member to advance
its straight horizontal portion into clamping re 75 straight horizontal portions of such members in
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confronting clamping relationship, said last
REFERENCES CITED
tending ‘confronting bends in the portions of the
The following references are of record in the
loop of the ?rst member forming the neck, such
bent portions forming a seat, the neck engaging 5 ?le of this patent:
guiding means on the second member being in
named means comprising sharp inwardly ex
UNITED STATES PATENTS
the form of a ring of such size and shape that
movement of the horizontal portions of the ?rst
Number
Name
Date
and second members into confronting clamping
Sevigny _________ __ Apr. 17, 1934
relationship and of the ring into the seat is per- 10 1,955,205
Pfeiffer ___________ __ May 4, 1937
2,079,036
mitted only upon pinching together of the loop
portions forming the neck.
EMIL WEIBEL.
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