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March 8,1938. ~ J_ D, HOGAN _ 2,110,666 SKIRT BLOCKER Filed June 15, 11936 . Jar/j .D. H054/; ATTORNEYj 2,110,666 Patented Mar. 8, 1938 UNITED STATES rATENT Fries 2,110,666 SKIRT BLOOKER ' Jerry D. Hogan, Beaumont, Tex. Application June 15, 1936, Serial No. 85,206 3 Claims. (01. 223-69) This invention relates to a garment stretcher of a class embodying a plurality of frame mem bers over which a garment is placed and held in a desired stretched position, particularly after 5 cleaning and during drying thereof. The in vention is particularly adapted to drying of women’s skirts of crocheted or knitted fabric and will be described as embodied in such device. The invention contemplates and therefore has ends of the members are slotted as shown at 5. The slot at the lower end, 6, terminates short of the end of the member and is provided with suitable graduation 9 whereby proper adjustment is facilitated. The ends of the member 3 are centrally grooved to a depth shown by dotted line H to receive the reduced end ‘E of the side member. The. lower edge !2 is conto-ured'to be suitable for stretching a garment of a given type. For example, if a skirt is to be stretched, a suitable arcuate con tour is given edge l2, as shown, to conform with that after removing the garment it will have the the waistband when the garment is. in a ?at stretched condition. Slots G3, which are general desired shape. A further object of the invention is the pro ' ly parallel with edge l2, are provided to facilitate vision of a simple and inexpensive device that is adjustment. End member 4, similar to end member 3, has foldable into a small space when not in use and adapted for use by the average woman in the its ends centrally grooved as shown at I9 in Fig. 3, the grooves terminating as shown by home. ' dotted lines I4 in Fig. 1. This end member is The objects of the invention are obtained by providing suitably contoured side bars to apply also provided with a suitable contoured upper transverse tension on the garment to be blocked. edge i5 to conform with the desired shape of End bars are suitably secured to the side bars to the edge of the garment to be stretched. Again, hold such side bars in spaced relation and to if the article to be stretched is a skirt, a suit provide means for longitudinally tensioning the able arcuate curve is provided. The radius of garment being blocked. The desirable contour curvature in such instance would approximate of a garment, for example a skirt, is not obtained that of edge I2 but would provide a concave edge, whereas the edge of the member 3 is con when placed upon a blocker that holds the gar vex. The ends of the member 4 are also slotted ment edges in a straight line. I therefore pro vide suitable contour of the end members to as shown at 26, the slots being generally parallel conform with the contour of the article being to edge l5. Edges I2 and i5 are provided with fasteners stretched. Fasteners are then provided upon 56. Any suitable fasteners may be used instead the end members so that the garment may be easily attached to maintain the desired shape. A of hooks 56 as shown. Two rows of fasteners construction within the purview of the invention are provided in order that attachment to the is hereafter more fully described and illustrated garment may be made at frequent intervals throughout its circumference. These fasteners in the drawing, in which: i Fig. 1 is a plan view of an embodiment of my are located at regularly spaced intervals and 10 as an object a skirt blocker for stretching a gar ment longitudinally and transversely and holding the stretched garment in such blocked condition 15 20 25 35 invention. 40 ~ Fig. 2 is a sideview 0f the embodiment shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1. s Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line (‘P-1S of 45 Fig. 2. i, 2 are side members and 3, 4 are end mem here which are assembled to form a generally rectangular device. The upper and lower ends of the side members are reduced in sections as shown at l and 8 in Fig. 2. The outer edges of said side members are, however, rounded, as shown at H) in Fig. 4, and this contour is main tained throughout the reduced sections 1, 8. The ends of these members are slotted to fa~ 55 cilitate adjustment and assembly. The upper also serve as a scale for suitable transverse ad justment of the blocker. ‘ 40 The stretcher members are secured together by any suitable means such as bolts 1‘! provided with wing nuts 18. By merely loosening the wing nuts on the bolts H the blocker may be readily adjusted, measurements being marked along the hooks it from the center to the ends of the top and bottom bars to correspond with the graduations 9 on the side bars. Or, member 3 may readily be removed by virtue of the open slots 5. Member 4 may be readily detached 50 from side members 3, 4 by removing the bolts from slots 6. The device can be thus readily stored in a small space when not in use. The construction employed is capable of a cer tain range of change and modi?cation without 55 2 2,110,666 a material departure from the spirit of the in vention, and I do not limit myself to the speci?c structure disclosed except as hereinafter claimed. What is claimed is as follows: 1. A garment form comprising a pair of side members having slots in their opposite ends, a pair of end members having their ends bifur cated to receive and adjustably connect said side members in variously spaced relation, said end 10 members having their opposed edges arcuate and means for securing the garment edges to the arcuate faces of the end members. 2. A garment form comprising a pair of side bars adapted to receive a garment to be 15 stretched, an upper end member adjustably con nected to the upper ends of said side bars, said member having its lower edge convex, a lower end member adjustably connected to the lower ends of said side members and having its upper edge concave and means on the opposed curved edges of said members and adjacent the oppo~ site faces thereof for securing a garment thereto with the opposite sides of the garment in parallel planes. 3. A skirt stretcher including a pair of side members, and a pair of end members, means to connect the end members and said side members 10 together for adjustment both laterally and 1on gitudinally, the adjacent sides of said end mem bers being curved downwardly, and means on said curved sides of said end members to secure the upper and lower ends of a skirt thereto. 15 JERRY D. HOGAN.