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Dec. 26, 1950
2,535,685
w. R. KOHL ET AL
GARMENT HANGER SHIELD’
Filed Dec. 26, 1946
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Patented Dec. 26, ‘1950
2,535,685
UNITED ‘STATES PATENT OFFICE
‘Chicago, Ill., assignors to . Para-Lux ‘Products
Company, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Illinois
Application December 20, 1‘9‘4l6“, Serial No. 717,426
4 Claims. (01. 223-458)’
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‘T ‘The present invention pertains to a novel, ex
tremely simple and inexpensive garment shield
sition for receiving a garment, such garment
being indicated in broken lines.
adapted to be associated with a conventional
‘ . Referring to Fig. 1, the shield of the invention
typeof wire garment hanger in order to afford
a protector and support for a garment disposed
is ‘designated generally by the reference numeral
I0; comprising a‘blank of generally trapezoidal
thereon.
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outline which is died out from a sheet of in
l i It is an object to provide a shield of the fore
expensive ?exible, ?brous or like material, such
going character which is fabricated of ‘inexpen
ascardboard or paper board in a suitable gauge
sive’cardboard, paper board or like ?exible stock
and composition. The blank is outlined by a
and specially conformed in a manner adapting IO horizontal lower edge II from which the lateral
thesame for easy and rapid association ‘with a
margins l2 de?ning the ‘sides of garment sup
wire garment hanger.
porting wings l3 diverge upwardly. These wings
‘Afurther object is to provide a paper board
are- separated from a central, hanger engaging
shield‘ of the above‘type having provision for
neck portion'lll by‘ notches>l5 which terminate
mounting the sameon a garment hanger in such 15 in circular bays 16 at the junction of ‘the wings
manner that the shield is effectively centered
and neck, as shown. The wings I3 are of sub
and supported on the hanger so as to prevent in
advertent' displacement therefrom in use.
Moreparticularly, it is an object to provide a
?brous shield of the character referred to hav 20
ingllaterally extending wing portions of curvi
linear outline, in the operative position thereof,
stantial lateral ‘width and ‘are provided with
parallel score lines ‘ll paralleling the‘outer edges
of‘ the wings. ~ These‘ scorings extend from said
outer ends inwardly of the wings as far as the
bays I 6. Accordingly, the wings are rendered
?exible for bending‘ along score lines I‘! into an
arc of substantial curvature, for the purpose
which are adapted to protect and maintain the
shape of a garment disposed on the hanger for
which‘will be described. x
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storage or delivery, in combination with other 26 Theuneck portion l4‘ carries ‘a’ central hook
means on the shield serving to laterally locate
and shank-receiving aperture 1 l8 and the body
thegarment thereon.
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of ‘the shield designated I9 is provided with a
A_‘Sti11 further object is to provide a shield of
centrally located, relatively wide slit 20 terminat
the type described, having means for supporting
ing/in up-turned ends. A ?exible locking tab 20’
and protecting garments on a conventional wire 30 is thus de?ned on one side of the slit. Adjacent
the base of the‘ shield,‘ a pair of generally rec
sustaining related articles of apparel in a dis
tangular apertures 2| are punched out, said aper
placement resisting fashion.
tures each having a serrated lower gripping
‘The foregoing statements are indicative in a
general. way of the nature of the invention, but 35
In use, the shield is grasped by the user in the
other and more speci?c objects will be apparent
fashion illustrated ‘in Fig. 2, and curved rear
hanger, and also having further provision for
edge
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toqthose skilled in the art upon a full under
wardly to ?t the natural curl of the hand. The
standing of the construction and operation of
opening 18 is then threaded on the hook 23 ‘of a
the device.
standard metal wire hanger, generally desig
A single embodiment of the invention is pre 40 nated 24, and slipped downwardly over the
sented herein for purpose of exempli?cation,
twisted shank 2510f the hook. ‘When in the
but it will be appreciated that the invention is
position illustrated in Fig. 2, the wings 13 are
susceptible of incorporation in other modi?ed
de?ected away from the‘ user su?iciently to ale
forms coming equally within the scope of the ap
low them to be inserted underneath the down
pended claims.
45 wardly ‘divergent garment supporting arms“ 26
In the drawings,
of the hanger, in the‘ manner illustrated in Fig.‘
Fig. 1 is a plan view illustrating the shield of
2. l The shield is then released and‘, holding the
the‘ present invention in its ?at, planar outline
neck portion IA of the shield and the shank 25“
as died out from a sheet of material;
of the hanger between the ?ngers of one hand,‘
yF'lgsaz and 3 are perspective views illustrating 50 the usual lower cross bar or strut ‘ll of the‘
the mode of manipulating the shield in associat
ing the same relative to a wire strand type of
garment hanger; and
Fig. 4 is a view in front elevation showing the
shield operatively mounted on the hanger in po
hanger is drawn downwardly by the other hand
sufficiently to permit the lower portion of the
shield body Hi to be biased rearwardly of the
strut, in the manner shown in Fig. 3. This posi
tions the shield as illustrated in Fig. 4, with the
aseaese
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same very effectively and positively held relative
wings integral with and connected to said body
to the hanger.
portion along angularly disposed lines, said wings
being laterally divergent from the body portion
It will be noted that the bays H5 at the junction
of wings l3 and neck portion it are snugly en
and spaced from said neck portion by inwardly
gaged with the hanger arms 26 adjacent the top 5 directed notches, said wings being provided with
thereof, thus preventing any tendency toward
spaced scores on one surface thereof and said
neck portion having an aperture therein adapted
lateral Shifting on the hanger._ In use, the wings
13 are curved forwardly as illustratedin Fig. 4 to
afford a rounded, resilient garment shoulder en
gaging area at either side of the garment collar
opening. Needless to say, 's'harp wire marks which
would mar the ?nished appearance of the gar
ment are eliminated. The scoring l’! ‘is formed
on the side of the blank facing the viewer ‘of the
various ?gures, hence the wings [3 have ‘a natural
resilient tendency which maintains théir‘snug "en'
gagement with the garment‘. ‘__',I‘he relatively wide
to embrace the shank of aigarment hanger to sup
port ‘the shield thereon, with ‘said wings flexed
along said scores and overhanging the arms of the
hanger, said notches terminating in curved bays
,atthe junction of the respective wings and the
"neck ‘portion which are engageable with said
arms, said wings terminating in outer margins
which substantially parallel the respective lines
‘of semantic-n bf the wings to the body portion
and are capable of ?exing freely relative to said
neck portion Ill engages and supports eitherfside
of the collar of the garment to prevent lateral
body portion.
other apparel, employing ‘clips,’ pins or any other
portion, said wings ‘and body p'ortio'nlb'ein'g dis-‘
3. In ‘combination with a wire garment hanger
shifting such as would destroy the shape of the n having a suspending shank, laterally divergent
garment supporting arms and ‘a ‘connecting cross
garment, and such as ‘frequently ‘occurs when
bare hanger is used.
‘strut, a ?exible ?brous shield having a ‘body pot-1
tion of substantially less width than the overall
If it is desired to suspend a belt, necktie or
other article of apparel for ‘delivery with the
width of said arms ‘and of depth slightly exceed-'
garment, this may be done by inserting said ar :1 ing the distance between said shank and ‘strut; a
medial neck portion extending from the ‘body
ticle in the ‘slit 2S and swinging the associated
portion and ‘provided with'an aperture for en
locking tab 29' downwardly into frictional en
gagement therewith. Thus ‘such articles are
gagement on said shank, and a pair of "lateral
wings diverging upwardly ‘and outwardly ‘from
securely held against loss. The further apertures
2'! may be employed for suspending a skirt ‘or w: said body portion in spaced relation to then‘eck
The exposed forward
posable in spring biased relation ‘to said ‘arms ‘and
surface of the shield presents ‘a relatively large
strut respectively by vspringing said strut away
from said shank, ‘whereby to hold ‘the shield in
?xed relation to» thehanger, said wings, bddy
portion ‘and the zone ‘of said ‘neck portion above
its aperture having spring engagement with "the
same side ‘of said'arms, strut and shank, reared-
convenient vsimilar means.
area for the reception of ‘ornamentation, adver
tising or the like.
We ‘are ‘aware that those skilled in the art will
perceive various possible modi?cations and a1‘
terations of the above ‘dc-scribed structure, all
within the principle ‘of the invention. We there
fore desire that the ‘same be not unduly limitedly
construed, but only as indicated by the reason
able scope of the appended ‘claims.
we
claim:
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_ l. A garment supportingfshiel'd of the type de
scribed, ‘comprising ‘a flexible body portion of ‘sub
stantial depth and ‘of width exceeding ‘said depth,
a central, garment centering neck portion of sub;
stantial ‘width integral with and ‘extending from
said ‘body portion, and a pair bilaterally divergent
wings integral with 'andconn‘ected to said body
portion along angularly disposed lines, said wings
being laterally ‘divergent from the body portion
spaced from said neck portion by inwardly
directed, acutely angled notches, said wings being
provided with ‘spaced scores ‘on one surface there
of and ‘said neck portion having an aperture
therein adapted to embrace the shank of a gar
ment hanger tosupport the shield thereon, with
said wingsilexed along said scores and overhang
ing the arms of the hanger, said wings terminat
may, said wings being bendable ‘out 'df'thé plahe
of the 'bod'y'p'ortion to aifor'd curved garment ‘sup’;
porting ‘surfaces overhanging the hanger ‘arms.
a. A garment ‘supporting shieldof 'uietypeae
scribed, ‘comprising a flexible beds/‘persona sun’
sta‘nti'al depth 'and'o‘f ‘width exceeding s‘aid‘de‘p'th',
a ‘central, garmentce'ntering neck points of sub;
stantial width integral with ‘and ‘extending nan
said body portion, and a pair of‘l'at'e’ ‘ y‘uivjergént
wings integral ‘with and laterally '_ivergent ‘from
the body portien 'andspa‘ce‘d from s'a‘
one'surface thereof and ‘saidne‘ck portion hav ng
an aperture therein ‘adapted to senses the
shank ‘of agerment hanger teammates a1 ld
thereon, with'sai’d wi‘ngis'?exed along said so
and cvernangmg ‘cheering or the hang” said
wings terminating in outer free mafginslca able
of ?exing freely relative to'sai‘d body as 6%‘;
when said wings are so ?exed along said sbbres;
WILLIAM R. ‘Kjo'Hn.
ing in outer margins ‘which substantially parallel
the respective lines of connection of the wings to
the body portion and arecapable of ?exing freely
relative 'toysaid body portion. _ n,
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Zuni garment‘supporting shield of the type de—
‘ARDEN ‘L. ivLiRsoN.
REFERENCES CITED
?leThe
of this
following
patent:
‘referent-‘es ‘are is seen in
scribed, comprising a flexible bodyportion of sub
stantial depth and of width exceeding said depth,
a central, garment centering neck portion of sub
stantial width integral with and extending from
said body'portion, and a pair of laterally divergent 70
easter
ti‘o'n by'inw'ardly "directed; acutely angled notches»,
said wings being'pr'ovided’with ‘spaced scores
UNITED STATES PATENTS
Number
Name
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Date,
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1,663,573
Tharp ;_‘_'__‘_'_'__'__'_ ‘Mar. 2'7; 1.92248‘
2,218,816
Fleischer 'et'al; ___‘_; Oct; ‘22, ‘19401
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