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June 28, 1938. > E. F. HOLTHAUS 2,122,141 GARMENT HOLDER Filed Nov. 25, 1936 :34" .1. I 32g‘ .2 || " 1ll_ In h (I I , 2,122,141 Patented June 28, 1938 UNITED STATES’ PATENT OFFlCE 2,122,141 GARMENT HOLDER Eugene F. Holthaus, Los Angeles, Calif” assignor to Inviz-a-Grip Company, Los Angeles, Calif., a corporation of California Application November 23, 1936, Serial No. 112,257 6 Claims. (Cl. 24—-243) This invention relates to garment holders, and more particularly pertains to the type of holders which are used at the end of an elastic strap or similar support for attachment to the top of hose 5' or stockings for the purpose of holding them in place, such as is set forth in Reissue Patent No. 19,930, issued to James G. Tompkins April 14, 1936, and which type of supporter is character ized by the embodiment of a hose engaging yoke having an open and a closed end and pivoted at 10 its open end for swinging movement around the pivotal axis to effect wrapping of a portion of the hose or stocking around the closed end thereof. Among the salient objects of my invention are: to provide a supporting device. which can be very 15 economically made and which will have means as a part thereof for frictionally holding the mate rial of the hose or stocking as it is wrapped in the Fig. 2 is an edge view thereof; Fig. 3 is a detail in vertical section and ele vation taken on-the line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a front view of the hose-engaging yoke showing it as detached and as initially formed b1 preparatory to mounting the friction collar thereon; Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail in section and ele vation taken on the line 5--5 of Fig. 4 illustrat 10 ing the manner of applying the friction collar; Fig. 6 is an enlarged detail in. horizontal sec tion taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 1; Figs. 7, 8, and 9 are diagrammatic views show ing three steps in applying the edge of a garment 15 or stocking to the device; Fig. 10 is a detail in perspective of the friction collar shown in Figs. 1, 2, 3, and 6; Fig. 11 is a view in perspective of a modi?ed device, whereby to avoid pinching or otherwise injuring the material of which the garment is made; to provide a device which can be stamped out of sheet metal and formed into a strong, practical and relatively rigid device; to provide in a device of the kind referred to a hose engag ing yoke pivotally connected at one end and at 25 its other end having a ?nger or tongue with one free end to receive a collar or short sleeve of friction material upon which the edge of the garment or hose is to be placed and turned with said yoke to wind a part of the garment or hose 30 around said yoke; and in general, to provide a simple, economical and practical holder of the character referred to. Another object is to provide a construction in the hose engaging yoke whereby the friction col 35 lar carried thereby may be readily assembled thereon and securely retained in place against accidental removal from the yoke and afford a cushioning and gripping action on a fabric 40 wound around the yoke. Another object is to provide a construction in the friction collar whereby its cushioning and gripping action will be enhanced. 4 A further object is to provide a construction in the friction collar whereby it may be mounted on its supporting tongue without placing it under undue tension thereby increasing the life there of. With the foregoing objects in view together with such other objects and advantages as may 50 subsequently appear, the invention is‘ carried into effect as illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which: Fig. 1 is a front View of ‘the device with portions 55 broken away; form of the friction collar; Fig. 12 is a persective View of a further modi fled form of the friction collar. Referring now in detail to the drawing, A in dicates generally a supporting body which as here shown is formed of sheet metal folded upon itself with the folded end the reof rolled to form 25 a sleeve IS with one edge of the rolled portion resting inwardly against the other edge thereof, as indicated at a. in Fig. 2. A loop ll has its ends inserted into said rolled portion or sleeve and constitutes an attaching loop or means for , attachment to an elastic strap or similar sup port. The body A has two legs I8 and ill the lower ends of which are formed into sockets or bearings 20 and 21 in which are pivotally con necte-d the arms 22 and 23 of a garment engag ing yoke B whereby said yoke can turn about its axis a complete circle between said legs l8 and 19 as will be clear from the drawing and as indi cated by the broken line circle b in Fig. 2. 40 An important feature of my invention is the element on the yoke B provision of a friction which will hold or cause to adhere thereto the edge of a garment, such as a stocking or hose, engaged by the yoke. In the present showing, I 5 have shown the yoke body as having formed therein an upwardly projecting ?nger 24 with clearance space therearound and being com pletely surrounded by the body of the yoke with in which it is formed over which ?nger is placed a collar or short sleeve C of tubular rubber or similar resilient material, which projects through on both sides of the yoke body, as particularly shown in Figs. 2, 3, and 6. This provides a fric tion element which is engaged on both sides by 55 2 2,122,141 the garment as it is wound upon said yoke in the manner shown in Figs. 7, 8, and 9. In forming the yoke B to provide the mounting for the collar C it is preferably stamped from a plate of sheet metal in a fashion to produce the Pull on the garment increases the contact with the collar C, and the garment is therefore ?rmly held and without any pinching or biting of the garment in a way which would injure the mate side arms 22 and 23 of the yoke with out~turned ends at the open end of the yoke terminating in collar C‘ can be of any suitable material to create rial. I am aware that the friction element or knobs 25 and 26 and to produce a plate-like pro the necessary friction and that it can be held in jection 21 on the closed end of the yoke having formed therein a substantially rectangular open ing 28 from one margin of which the ?nger 24 place in different ways, and I do not limit the invention to the showing, except as de?ned in the projects. In initially forming the yoke the ?nger 24 is preferably extended obliquely to the plane of the yoke so that its free end will project out wardly relative to the margin of the opening 28 whereby in assembling the collar C thereon the collar may be readily slipped over the ?nger from its free end, as indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 5. On thus positioning the collar on the ?nger 20 the latter is pressed inwardly to bring its free end to a ?xed position within the space bounded by the margin of the opening 28, as particularly shown in Figs. 3 and 6', so that opposed side por tions of the collar will then protrude from oppo 25 site sides of the projection 2? on the yoke as above described. The above described mode of assembly constitutes the subject of a co-pending application for Letters Patent ?led by me the 1st day of September, 193‘? and bearing Serial Num ber 161,959. The collar C may comprise a short length of rubber tubing of circular cross section, as partic ularly shown in Figs. 10 and 11, either with the outer surface of the‘ tubing smooth, as shown at 35 c in Fig. 10, or corrugated or ribbed, as indicated at d in Fig. 11. With this type of collar the bore thereof is circular in cross section and of a diam eter less than the width of the tongue 24 which latter is of rectangular cross section, so that on mounting the collar on the ?nger it will be ex panded and placed under tension. It has been found in practice that by placing the collar under tension its wearing qualities are decreased and accordingly a feature of the pres 45 ent invention resides in providing a construction whereby this objectionable feature may be obvi ated and which is accomplished by forming the collar with a rectangular bore 6, as shown in Fig. 12, to closely conform to the contour of the ?nger 50 24 and also to form the collar with substantially ?at opposed side walls J‘ and g to snugly ?t the opposed side margins of the opening 28 parallel following claims. I claim: 1. In a garment holder, a part for holding the garment consisting of a yoke-like body having two arms, a ?nger surrounded by the body por tion, and a collar of ?exible, friction material 15 encircling said ?nger and being thicker than said body whereby to project at both sides thereof to engage a garment wound thereon. 2. A garment holder embodying two support ing arms and a body portion, said arms being 20 adapted to be pivotally supported, and said body having an opening therethrough for holding fric~ tion material therein, and friction material in said opening protruding at the opposite sides of said body to frictionally engage a garment 25 wrapped around said body. 3. In a garment supporter, a hose engaging yoke having an open end and a closed end, a sup port on which the open end of the yoke is piv otally carried, a projection on the closed end of 30 the yoke having an opening therein, a ?nger on the inner periphery of said opening, and a resili ent collar encircling said ?nger and projecting from opposite sides of said projection. '4. In a garment supporter, a hose engaging 35 yoke having an open end and a closed end, a support on which the open end of the yoke is pivotally carried, a projection on the closed end of the yoke having an opening therein, a ?nger on the inner periphery of said opening, and a 40 resilient collar encircling said ?nger and protrud ing from opposite sides of said projection, said collar having corrugations on the opposed pro truding faces thereof. 5. In a garment supporter, a hose engaging 45 end and otally carried, a projection on the closed end of the yoke having an opening therein, a ?nger on the inner periphery of said opening, and a resili 50 ent collar encircling said ?nger and protruding from opposite sides of said projection, said ?nger being of substantially rectangular cross section, 55 and said collar having its interior of rectangular cross section of dimensions to closely conform to 55 said ?nger. whereby the full inherent resiliency of the mate rial of the collar will be afforded in effecting a cushioning and frictional engagement with the material of a garment wrapped therearound. Referring to Figs. 7, 8, and 9, the garment or hose, or stocking is designated D, and is shown in light broken lines. Fig. 7 indicates the ?rst 65 step where the edge of the garment D is laid over the top side of the yoke B. The yoke with the garment held thereon is then turned through the main body A between the legs l8 and 59, as shown in Fig. 8, and continued on‘ to the straight 70 down position, as shown in Fig. 9. Thus the gar ment edge is wound in the yoke B as indicated by the light broken lines and engages both sides of the rubber friction element or collar C, which 6. In a garment supporter, a hose engaging yoke having an open end and a closed end, a support on which the open end of the yoke is pivotally carried, an end projection on said yoke 60 having an opening therein of rectangular out line, a ?nger of rectangular cross section project ing from one side margin of said opening, a collar of friction material arranged on said ?nger hav ing its interior of rectangular cross section of 65 dimensions to closely conform to‘ said ?nger, said collar having diametrically opposed ?at faces extending along side margins of said open ing, and having side faces intermediate the flat faces protruding at the opposite sides of said pro 70 jection to frictionally engage a garment Wrapped around said projection. prevents its slipping and becoming disengaged. EUGENE F. HOLTHAUS.