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Патент USA US2108678

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lï‘eb. 15, 193s.
Filéd Nov. 1o, 195e
Patented Feb. 15, 1938
Ferdinand Kulhawy, West New York, N. J.
Application November 10, 1936, Serial No. 110,093`
2 Claims.
(Cl. 211-32)
This invention relates to hat hangers, and it is
an object of the invention to provide an im
proved hat hanger whereby hats, particularly
men’s hats, can be conveniently suspended from
5 a hook, nail, peg, or from the back of a chair or
the like.
A further object of the invention
vision of an improved hat hanger
not distort the shape of the hat,
10 contrary actually aids in holding
proper shape.
In the accompanying drawing
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Fig. 1 is a side View of a hat hanger embody
ing my invention with a hat shown in dotted
15 lines in association therewith, illustrating the
manner in which the hanger is assembled in'
the hat; and
Fig. 2 is a plan View of the hanger.
My improved hanger comprises a resilient, com
20 pressible member Ill and a combined hanger and
handle II for manipulating the compressible
member and for suspending the hanger in any
convenient position. The compressible member
ll) preferably consists of a loop formed of a rela
25 tively narrow and elongated rod or strip I2
formed of some resilient material, such as metal
wire, bakelite, or other synthetic resilient mate
rial. The loop formed by the rod or strip I2
terminates at the points I4 and I5, which are
30 spaced apart so as to permit the compression of
the loop by flexing the two ends I4 and I5 to
wards each other.
In order that the device may serve not only
as a hanger for a hat, but also as a block or
35 Shaper to hold the hat in proper shape, the loop
should be slightly larger in circumference than
the inside of the hat to which it is to be applied,
so that when the loop is compressed by flexing
the two ends thereof towards each other, it may
40 be inserted inside the hat and the rod or strip
I2 forming the loop will then expand to engage
and exert pressure against the inside of the hat
around a substantial portion of the circumfer
ence thereof.
Beyond the two termini I4 and I5 of the loop,
the rod or strip I2 extends outwardly at an angle
to the loop so as to provide the handle portion
and suspending means; thus, beyond the end I5
of the loop the rod is extended up at I6 and
50 beyond the end I4 of the loop the rod or strip is
extended up at ll, the two portions I6 and I'I be
ing disposed at an angle to the loop and curving
outwardly at the points I8 and I9, and then
tapering towards each other until they meet, at
55 which point they are joined together as by means
of a collar 20. The portion I6 extends through
the collar and curves outwardly and downwardly
so as to provide a hook ZI, the hook 2| being dis
posed at substantially the same level as the
upper end of the loop I0. The portion I1 ex Ul
tends upwardly above the loop for some little
distance where it is formed into a hook 22 sub
stantially parallel to the loop I0 and substan
tially at right angles to the hook 2l. As more
particularly shown in Fig. 1, the two portions I6
and I1 from a short distance below the collar
20, extend upwardly substantially parallel to the
loop or resilient member I0 and in spaced rela
tion thereto.
In using my device, the two members I6 and 15
I'I of the handle are grasped between the curved
portions I8 and I9, the curved portions serving
to prevent the hand from slipping above these
The members I6 and Il are then ñexed
towards each other with the result that the loop 20
_or compressible member Iû is compressed. After
it has been compressed and inserted inside the
crown of the hat to the position shown in Fig.
l, the pressure upon the members I6 and Il is
then released with the result that the loop ex
pands inside the hat and it engages and exerts
pressure upon the inside of the hat throughout
its entire length. A substantial portion of the
circumference of the inside of the hat is accord
ingly engaged by the loop and thereby reshaped 30
or is held in proper shape. The hat and hanger
may then be suspended in any convenient posi
tion by means of the hooks 2l or 22.
lt will be seen that due to the fact that the
hooks 2l and 22 project in different directions,
the hanger may be suspended from many differ
ent places, such as nails, hooks, pegs, or from
the back- of chairs or the like. It will also be
seen that due to the pressure exerted by the loop
Il] on the inside of the hat not only will the hat
be firmly held against accidental displacement,
but also the hat will be held in shape or will even
be reshaped if it has become distorted.
It should be understood, of course, that modi
fications may be made in the illustrated and
described embodiment without departing from
the invention as deñned in the accompanying
I claim:
l. A hat hanger comprising a compressible
member formed of a loop of resilient material,
said loop being of a size and shape to engage
and exert pressure against the inside of a hat
throughout the greater portion of the circumfer
ence thereof when compressed, the ends of said 55
loop being spaced apart to permit compression
of the loop, and the ends of said loop extending
outwardly from the loop at an angle to provide
a handle for compressing the loop and having a
hook connected to the handle whereby the hanger
may be suspended.
2. A hat hanger comprising a relatively elon
gated, narrow, unitary strip of resilient mate
rial formed in a compressible loop ofra size and
10 shape to engage the inside of a hat when com
pressed, the ends of the loop being positioned at
the bottom thereof and being spaced apart to
permit compression of the loop, and the two ends
of the strip of material being formed so as to
extend upwardly and outwardly at an angle be
yond the ends of the loop and converging towards
each other, and being Connected together in fixed
relation so as to provide a handle whereby the
hanger may be gripped and the loop compressed,
one of the ends of said strip being formed in a
hook for suspending the hanger.
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