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Feb, 22, 1949,
A.‘ ROSEN
2,462,778
COLLAPSIBLE HANGER
Filed. Sept. 12, 1947
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INVENTOR.
Patented Feb. 22, 1949
2,462,778
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,462,778
COLLAPSIBLE HANGER
Al Rosen, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application September 12, 1947, Serial No. 773,560
7 Claims. (01. 223-94)
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This invention relates to new and useful im
For further comprehension of the invention,
and of the objects and advantages thereof, refer
provements in collapsible neckline garment
hangers.
The invention provides a relatively simple and
inexpensive hanger, particularly valuable for dis
accompanying drawing and to the appended
play or demonstration use in a garment shop,
invention are more particularly set forth.
which is readily collapsible when required, but
In the accompanying drawing forming a mate
rial part of this disclosure:
which when expanded presents a contour at and
ence will be had to the following description and
claims in which the various novel features of the
Fig. 1 shows an embodiment of the invention as
above the breast portion of the garment which is
in close simulation of that portion of the human 10 now preferred, in front elevation, and expanded,
but with the sac omitted.
body. The new hanger thus may have such con
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the hanger, expanded
tour in conformity with a woman's body at and
as in Fig. l, and with the sac shown in section.
above the bust; and the embodiment of the inven
Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the parts seen in
tion herein illustrated is shown as thus contoured
when expanded.
15 Fig. i.
Fig. ll is a fragmentary section, taken on the
The hanger may be suspended by the conven
line ?—4 of Fig. 3.
tional upstanding hook, such hook secured at the
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary section, taken on the
central upper portion of the rearmost one of a
line 5-5 of Fig. 3.
plurality of sections. Each section ahead of an
Fig. 6 is a ‘perspective view of a plate several
other one is lowerable relative to the latter, 20
of which are placed as shown in Figs. 4 and 5.
whereby, say with a hanger of three sections, the
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary section, taken on the
hanger may be vertically expanded to a consider
line ‘1-4 of Fig. 1.
able extent yet with each section always in over
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary section, taken on the
lapping relation with the adjoining section or
sections.
25 line 8--8 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 9 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but showing
A feature of the invention is a means whereby
the hanger collapsed.
a downpull on the outermost section results in
Referring to the drawing more in detail, the
moving all but the rearmost section downward
hanger shown is one comprising three sections
to expand the hanger, and yet the sections remain
in overlapped relation without chance of sepa 80 marked, respectively, l5, I6 and I1.
Upstanding from the rearmost section I5 is
ration of one section from another.
the conventional hook IS.
Another feature is a resilient means so ar
The section l5 at its front face has a pair of
ranged that when the hanger is expanded, but
vertical grooves 59 of dovetail cross-section, these
without the weight of the garment thereon, the
sections will tend to return to normal full over 35 grooves extending throughout the width of the
section. Slidable in the grooves 19 are projections
lapping to collapse the hanger, yet, when a gar
of matching dovetail cross-section, on the rear
ment is on the hanger, the weight of the garment
face of the section [6.
will either expand the hanger or, after the hanger
To limit the upward movement of the section I6
has been manually expanded by downpull on the
relative to the section l5, plates 2| are set into
outermost section, such weight will be sufficient
and secured to the top surface of the section 15,
to ccact with the friction between the parts to
one such plate adjacent the top of each groove
hold the hanger expanded.
A further feature of the invention is a sheath
or sac of ?exible material, and a material which
89 so as to project into said groove a nose 2P1
said edges and with a convexity or convexities at
to a point such that when the upper end-of such
offset from said plate.
preferably is resiliently stretchable, enclosing all 45 To limit downward movement of the section l5
relative to the section l5, two plates 22, similar:
the sections; such sac when of resiliently stretch
to the plates 2i, are set into and secured to the
able material forming part of the means tending
bottom surface of the section I5, one such ‘plate
automatically to place the hanger in collapsed
adjacent the bottom of each groove l9 so as to
condition on removal of a garment therefrom,
and at the same time also forming a connecting 50 project its nose 22% into a groove 23 of half-round
crossesection in and extended lengthwise of each
surface member between edge portions of the
projection 29 from the bottom of the latter up
expanded sections so disposed as to coact with
a groove 23 abuts the nose 22a of the associated
the outer side of the outermost section to mold
the entire front of the hanger to conformity with 55 plate 22, the section 15 has reached the limit of its
downward movement relative to the section l5.
the breast or bust of a person. Further to in
Similarly, the section 11 is slidably connected
crease the eifectiveness of the garment display,
to the section l6, by means of grooves 24, projec
and to augment the value and attractiveness of
tions 25 therein having grooves 25, top plates 21
the demonstration of how the garment will look
on a wearer, said sac is preferably ?esh colored. 60 and bottom plates 28, corresponding, respectively,
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lowered relative to a section immediately in rear
thereof.
to the grooves IS, the projections 20, the grooves 23
in the latter, and the plates 2| and 22.
In order to provide a resilient means for urging
3. A collapsible garment hanger comprising a
plurality of overlapping sections, one horizontally
ahead of another and in face to face contact with
each immediately adjacent section, means for
suspending the rearmost section, and coperatlng
the sections [5 and [6 to collapsed condition, the
front face of the section l5 has two further verti
cal grooves 29, in the upper end of each of which
is fastened a screw-eye 3B. To such eye is attached,
the upper end of a retractile coil spring 3|, the
‘ means carried by each pair of adjoining sections
for connecting said sections to prevent their sep
lower end of said spring being attached to a screw
eye 32 fastened to the rear side of the section I6. 10 aration while permitting each section to be
lowered relative to a section immediately in rear
Similarly, the sections 46 and I‘! are urged to‘
thereof, and resilient means for urging said sec
collapsed condition by means of springs 33, hous-,
tions toward relative movement to collapse the
ing grooves therefor, and screw-eyes 35 and 36,,
corresponding, respectively, to the springs 3|,’
hanger.
grooves 29 and screw-eyes 3i and 32.
A sac 31 of resiliently stretchable ?esh colored
plurality of overlapping sections, one horizontally
material of any suitable kind, as rubberized tex
ahead of another and in face'to face contact with
each immediately adjacent section, means for
4. A collapsible garment hanger comprising a
tile fabric, is shaped and placed over all the sec
tions of the hanger, such sac being so formed that
suspending the rearmost section, and cooperating
when said sections are expanded as in Figs. 1 and 20 mens carried by each pair of adjoining sections for
connecting said sections to prevent their separa
2, the sac becomes disposed as shown in Fig. 2.
tion while permitting each section to be lowered
At a central low portion at the rear side of the:
relative to a section immediately in rear thereof,
section I'l, a pair of depressions 38 are provided,
and a sac of ?exible material enclosing all said
for affording a ?nger hold to pull down on the
section [1 thereby as already explained to expand 25
sections.
ahead of another and'in face to face contact with
each immediately adjacent section, means for
suspending the rearmost section, and cooperating
means carried by each pair of adjoining sections
for connecting said sections to prevent their
separation while. permitting'each section to be
l5’ which are slidably held in the end portions of
lowered relative to a section immediately in rear
thereof, and resilient means for urging, said sec
section l5.
It is to be understood that this hanger may be
coveredby a sac made of any suitable ?nishing
sheet material to simulate a. persons skin or
garment. vThe sac may be made su?iciently
stretchable to return sections l5, l6 and I‘! to
tionstoward relative movement torcollapse the
hanger, said resilient means including a sac of
resiliently stretchable material enclosing all said
sections.
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6. A collapsible garment hanger comprising a
plurality of overlapping sections, one horizontally
ahead of another, means for suspending the rear
normally aligned position without the aid of
-
By separating sections l5, l6 and I1, the hanger
is used to more advantageously display the
garment.
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plurality of overlapping sections, one horizontally
the condition illustrated. When this operation is
performed, the hanger is then, of course, col
lapsed; and the sac 31, being also collapsed, per
mits easy entry of the ?ngers into the depressions
38 with portions of the sac intervening.
Section I5 is provided with extendable terminals
springs.
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5. A collapsible garment hanger comprising a
the entire hanger and stretch or tauten the sac to i
mostsection, and cooperating means carried by
each pair of adjoining sections for connecting said
.
While I have illustrated and described the pre 45 sections to prevent their separation while per
mitting each section to be lowered relative to a
ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be
understood that I do not limit myself to the
section immediately in rear thereof, said means
comprising dovetail grooves and dovetail projec
precise constructions herein disclosed, and the
right is'reserved to all changes and modi?cations
tions coupling said sections.
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7. A collapsible garment hanger comprising a
coming within the scope of the invention as de 50
plurality of overlapping sections, one horizontally
?ned in the appended claims.
ahead of another, means for suspending the rear
Having thus described my invention, what I
most‘section, and cooperating means carried by
claim as new, and desire to secure by United
each pair of adjoining sections for connecting
States Letters Patent is:
said sections to prevent their separation While per
l. A collapsible garment hanger comprising a
mitting each section to be lowered relative to a
plurality of overlapping sections, one horizontally
section immediately in rear thereof, said means
ahead of another and in face to face contact with
comprising dovetail grooves and dovetail projec
each immediately adjacent section, means for
tions'coupling said sections and stop means for
suspending one of said sections, and cooperating ,
limiting upward and downward movement of each
means carried by each pair of adjoining sections
for connecting said sections to prevent their
separation while permitting each section to be
lowered relative to an immediately adjoining sec
tion.
2. A collapsible garment hanger comprising a
plurality of overlapping sections, one horizontally ‘
ahead of another and in face to face contact with
each immediately adjacent section, means for
suspending the rearmost section, and cooperating
such projection in its groove.
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REFERENCES CITED
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rllhefollowing’ references are of record in the
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UNITED STATES PATENTS
means carried by each pair of adjoining sections 70 Number
for connecting said sections to prevent their sep
1,184,743
aration while permitting each section to be
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Name
Date
Griffiths __________ __ May 30, 1916
Herbert _‘ __________ __ Nov. 21, 1922
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