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Sept. 7, 1937. E. H. BlNNS I ‘ GARMENT 2,092,635 HANGER Filéd June 12, 1936 - " INVENTOR. BY ‘ ' M07 ‘ATTORNEY _ Patented Sept. 7, 1937 2,92,.t35 UNITED STATES PATENT OF‘FlCE 2,092,635 GARMENT‘ HANGER Edward H. Biuns, Pittsburgh, Pa. Application June 12, 1936, Serial No. 84,866 5 Claims. (01. 223—98) This invention is an improvement in a com ‘bined garment support and a relatively adjustable protector cooperable therewith. The present application is a division of the ‘5 subject matter of my prior application Ser. No. As shown, the upturned hook 5 is preferably 71,617. “l0 The objects in view are to provide a supporting hanger provided with an elongated stem on which the protector may ‘be mounted for vertical ad of less length than the socket l3 and in any event should not project above it. In this man ner it avoids the possibility of interference or justment, the hanger yoke being preferably sep- tearing of the fabric, especially of dresses, wraps, 10 arably connected with the stem and protector forremoval‘ or replacement with the supported etc. By such construction the hanger may be low ered vertically over the hook 5 for ?rm support garment. In the drawings showing certain preferred em 15 bodiments of the invention: ‘ Fig, 1 is a view of the‘assembled hanger and protector in front elevation, partly in section; Fig. 2 is ‘a vertical sectional View‘ on the line II--II of Fig. 1 showing the preferred stem and. 20 The protector H is in the form of an inverted open bottom bag or pouch of comparatively shal low depth, but sufficiently ample in dimensions laterally to cover the upper shoulder portions of garment 3 when lowered thereon, as in Fig. ‘1. hanger yoke connections; Fig. 3 is a partial view in elevation like Fig. 1 ‘but showing :a modi?ed construction; ‘Fig. 4 is a similar view showing the protector ‘elevated and suspended, utilizing a modi?ed ar rangement of the lifting mechanism. The hangerin'its entirety ‘comprises the con ventional yoke 2 of any suitable construction, over ‘which the ‘garment or garments 3, as a coat, cloak, dress, suit, etc. is or are draped for nor 30 mal support, in the usual manner. The yoke 2 is provided at its upper middle portion with a central vertical opening or socket l3, entirely or only partly through it, upwardly from the lower side. Socket I3 is adapted to be engaged by a co 35 operating open hook 5 at the lower terminal of the elongated stem or shank 6, of wire or the like, as in Figs. 1 and 2. At its upper end stem 6 terminates in also}: 40 porting hook 1 adapted to engage a carrying bar or rod 8. Hook 1 is extended around in the form of an engaging loop terminating in a rounded reversed eye 9 or the like, for grasping. The inner portion of the wire forming the eye 9 45v is rounded as shown, leaving a space H] slightly less in width than the diameter of bar or rod 8, to prevent accidental removal therefrom. The hook 1 being somewhat resilient, allows for place ment over the bar as in but with outward and action. By withdrawing the rounded or any other the usual open hook form, reverse automatic spring terminal 9 of either the suitable form, the entire stem, with or without the yoke 2, may be easily 55 removed from the bar. of its load of garments as in Figs. 1 and 2, and , as easily removed by merely elevating it verti- - cally for clearance. The lower end portion of Socket I3 is preferably flared as in Fig. 2, facili tating entrance of hook 5. Such manipulation ‘avoids the necessity of any tilting or movement other than vertical, and renders placement and 20 removal extremely easy and convenient. In such ‘case also, the retaining function of hook 'I by its resilient inwardly extending termi nal is of advantage in providing for easy spring ing application over the bar 8 and preventing accidental removal of the stem by any material degree of upward movement, incident to upward 'movement of the stem or lifting of the protector on the stem. ‘ A further advantage provided by the upper 30 hook construction is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. In case the protector is freely or non-fric tionally mounted on the stem, merely by a small clearance opening I‘! for the stem, it may be raised or lowered by a pull cord l4 attached in 35 any suitable manner to- the protector, as at 15 and passed upwardly through the eye 9 and pro vided with a depending pulling terminal It. In such arrangement the protector may be ele vated and held temporarily by the hand or any 40 suitable connection for the cord, and again low ered to normal position. When thus elevated and held, it leaves the operator free to use both hands in removing the garments from or replacing them on the hanger, or in removing the hanger itself and its load entirely from the stem terminal, or in replacing it thereon. I show in Fig. 3 a further modi?cation utiliz ing the same general combination of elements,’ but in which the stem 6 is twisted on itself to 50 provide a looped eye 911. Such loop is made in the shank of the stem, preferably closely below the hook ‘I, through which the cord I4 is passed in the manner above described. I The eye 91; thus provides a rounded bearing 55 2 2,092,635 for the cord, closely adjacent the stem, ensuring stability and substantially vertical disposition of the supporting cord. In place of the terminal I6, the free end of the cord is provided with a counterweight l6a, properly proportioned as to weight and design as to counterbalance the protector, and to hold it suspended at any desired elevated, lowered, 01' intermediate position. In Fig. 4 the same construction is shown except that in this case the cord I4 is provided with a terminal cross bar 86b. The terminal cross bar may be inserted end wise through loop 9a and will then prevent com 15 plete withdrawal unless properly manipulated, thus avoiding undesired disconnection. With such form, or either of the others, the cord may be looped around eye 9 as shown su?i ciently to provide a holding connection, thus 20 ensuring elevated support of the protector II until it is desired to lower it. The cord may be then unwound and will resume its normal free sliding relation. The advantage and usefulness of the inven 25 tion will be easily understood and appreciated by all those familiar with the use of coat hangers, especially in connection with the merchandising of clothing, or its storage. It is especially useful where a series of hangers are suspended side by 30 side in a limited space. The upper hook terminal provides for easy placement or removal and avoids undesired dis connection. The hook and eye connection, or the vertical hook and socket connection, between 35 the lower end of the elongated stem 6 and hanger 2 facilitates connection and disconnection in the manner stated. The elongated stem allows for vertical movement and arresting support of the protector, and the entire assemblage of these 40 elements provides a compact and very effective convenient means for the purpose intended. The protector itself may be made of any suit able flexible material, conveniently shaped and in appropriate sizes, and forms a practically com plete protection for the upper portions of sus pended garments. I prefer to utilize in its manu facture any well known commercially available material, having the advantages of transparency, lightness, strength and pliability. The design, shape, proportions, size, or mate rial of the protector and its associated elements may be varied to suit varying conditions of use, and it will be understood that the invention is not limited to the exact construction disclosed. What I claim is: 1. In combination with a garment hanger yoke and an elongated stem having separable connec tion with the yoke and an upper terminal hook provided with an endmost eye, a garment pro_ 10 tector slidably mounted on the stem, and means for raising and lowering it thereon connected with the protector and engaging said eye. 2. In combination with a garment hanger and an elongated supporting stem having at its upper 15 end a rod engaging hook provided with a looped eye, a garment protector slidably mounted on the stem, and a raising and lowering cord con nect-ed with the protector and passing through said eye. 20 3. In combination with a garment hanger and an elongated supporting stem having at its upper portion a rod engaging hook and a looped eye, a garment protector slidably mounted on the stem, and a raising and lowering cord connected 25 with the protector and passing through the eye. 4. In combination with a garment hanger and an elongated stem having at its upper portion a rod engaging hook terminating in a rounded end and a lower looped bearing in the stem, a gar 30 ment protector slidably mounted on the stem, and 2. raising and lowering cord connected with the protector passing through the looped bear ing and wound about the rounded end of the hook for temporary holding suspension of the protec tor when raised. 5. In combination with a garment hanger yoke and an elongated stem having separable connec tion with the yoke and an upper terminal hook provided with an inwardly disposed resilient 110 rounded end retaining portion facilitating open ing placement over a supporting bar and having a looped eye, a garment protector slidably mount ed on the stem, and a cord connected with the protector and engaging the eye for, raising and lowering the protector on the stem. EDWARD H. BINNS.