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Sept. 6, 1938. I
H_ D_ w|$EHART ET AL
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‘2,129,455
SKIRT HANGER
Filed Nov. 24, 1957
Bella's
[1014166L.
D.Wise/zar?
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Patented Sept.‘ 6,v 1938
2,129,455
v UNITED STATES -
PATENT optics
2,129,555
SKIRT HANGER.
Hollace Dale Wisehart and Hollis Lewis Wlsehart,
Trail,
Application November 24, 1937, Serial No. 176,336
5' Claim.
This invention relates to an improved skirt
hanger especially adapted for use in conjunction
with conventional wire coat hangers of the kind
atpresent so widely in vogue.
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An object of the invention is to provide a skirt
hanger which will‘ adapt the conventional wire
hanger mentioned to the dual purpose 'of. sup
porting a coat and, at the same time, also sup
porting a skirt so that the shape and neat ap
10 pearance of both will be restored and preserved.
Another object of the invention is to provide.
a skirt hanger which may be readily attached to a
‘ conventional wire coat hanger or as easily de
tached therefrom, and which will be simple,
e?icient and compact so that should a person so
desire, a pair of the devices may be carried in
a purse, for instance, and applied for use as
occasion may demand.
A further object of the invention is to provide a
20 skirt hanger which may be readily adjusted along
the bottom bar of the coat hanger to suit the
width of a skirt at the waist band thereof, so
that the device will thus be adapted for a wide
range of use, and wherein the resiliency of the
25 bottom bar of the coat hanger will be utilized to
Other'and incidental objects of the invention
will ‘appear during the course of the following
description and in the accompanying drawing,
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing our im
proved hanger in conjunction with a conventional
wire coat hanger, va portion of a skirt being illus
trated in dotted lines.
Figure 2 is a detail perspective view showing
the hanger detached.
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Figure 3 is a fragmentaryperspective view
showingla slight variation of therinvention.
Figure 4 is a ‘fragmentary perspective .view
showing another slight variation of the invention.
Referring now more particularly to Figures 1
and 2 of the drawing, it will be seen that our
improved device comprises a long arm id and a
somewhat shorter arm l I, the two arms standing
at a, slightly obtuse anglewith respect to each
other. The device is preferably formed from a
length of relatively sti?’ resilient wire of suit
able gauge and at the free‘ end of-the arm ‘it,
the wire is twisted to provide an open helical
coil I2 terminating in a curved free tip it. As
will be observed, the coil preferably comprises
only a few turns, two turns being shown in the
maintain the waist band more or less taut and ' present instance.
, thus not only tend to free the skirt of wrinkles
At the free end of the arm ii, the wire is
butalso tend to maintain the hanger, engaged
with the 'waist band.
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Still another object of the invention is to pro
vide a skirt hanger embodying a coil adapted to
be screwed onto'the bottom bar of the coat hanger
for attaching the skirt hanger thereto, but where
in said coil will be composed of. few turns of
steep pitch to thus provide, notwithstanding the
small number of turns, an elongated sleeve nor
mally connecting the hanger slidahly with said
bar to move easily therealong while, when the
skirt hanger is tilted by the weight of a skirt
40 thereon, the canting pressure on the coil will he
concentrated at the small area presented by a few
turns only, to thus a?ord a correspondingly e?ec
tive frictional grip of the coil on said bar for
1 maintaining the hanger in adjusted position sup
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45 porting the skirt.
‘ And the invention seeks, as a still further
object, to provide a, skirt hanger equipped at its
outer end with a novel spring clamp with which
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the waist band of a skirt may be readily engaged,
and wherein a clamping button will be provided
and so mounted that the weight of the shirt will
constantly tend to shift the button in a direction
to bind the button more tightly in engagement
with the waist band for e?‘ectually securing the
skirt upon the hanger.
looped upwardly or, in other words, in the direc-‘
tion of the arm it to form an inverted substan
tially U-shaped clamp M, one jaw iii of which in- 30
clines toward the arm II to abut. thereagainst
near its upper end while the other jaw it of said
clamp inclines downwardly toward the lower end
of, the jaw ld'to provide a reduced throat between
the jaws at the lower end of the clamp, the jaw
it terminating in an eye ll. Freely slidable on CO 5
the jaw it is a clamping button it which may he
of any suitable material and is limited against
displacement by the eye ll.
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In order to hetter‘bring out the mounting and m
use 01’ our improved skirt hanger, we have shown
the device in conjunction with a‘ conventional re
silient wire coat hanger. embodying the usual
hook it, sides 28 and bottom bar ti. To attach
the present device, the arm It, as suggested in the
Figure 20f the drawing, is disposed in alignment
with the bottom bar ti, when the tip it of the
coil it is engagedabout the adjacent end of the
bar. By then rotating the device, the coil it will
be screwed onto said bar to engage thereabout,
connecting the device with the coat hanger.
it is now to be observed that the coil 42 is of a
diameter to somewhat loosely receive the bar it
of the coat hanger so that, as shown in Figure l,
the device may cant relative to the bar. Fur
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limited area presented to the bar 2| by such small
thermore, it is to be noted that the pitch‘of the ‘ number of turns. Experiment has shown that
coil is extremely steep so that notwithstanding when a large number of turns are used, the cant
the fact the coil comprises only two complete ing pressure is distributed between the turns with
.turns, the coil is nevertheless, of suflicient length the result that no one turn is caused to fric
to form an elongated sleeve slidably mounting tionally bite the bar 2| effectually. In contrast,
the skirt hanger so that by disposing the arm III by using only two complete turns in each coil,
in parallel relation to the bar 2|, the device may .the canting pressure is intensi?ed in the small
then be freely adjusted along said bar.
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areas in e?ectlve contact with the bar so that
In practice, a pair of the devices is mounted the frictional grip of the coils on the bar is cor 10
10 upon the coat hanger, as shown in Figure 1, and, respondingly more pronounced and slipping pre- as will now be perceived, by adjusting the skirt
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hangers along the bar to the proper position, the vented.
In Figure 3 of the drawing we have shown a
waist band of ‘a skirt, as conventionally shown slight variation of the invention wherein the coil
in dotted lines at 22, may be readily slid up
|2a of the skirt hanger is provided with a ter 15
15 wardly into the clamps ll when, by spreading minal eye 24 permanently connecting the hanger
the skirt hangers, the waist band will be drawn with the bar 2| of the coat hanger. A pair of the
- taut while also, the skirt hangers will be canted skirt hangers will, of course, be employed.
downwardly. . Thus, the coils 12 will be caused to
In Figure 4 we have shown another slight vari
frictionally grip the bar 2! and, of course, upon ation wherein the bottom bar 210 of the coat
the release of the skirt by the operator, the weight hanger is bent at each end to provide a depend
of the
will serve to maintain the skirt ing stop loop 25. x As will be perceived, these loops
hangers canted and urge the coils l2 into-bind
will prevent removal of a pair of the skirt hangers
- ing engagement with the bar 2|. For such rea
from the bar. Otherwise, the variations shown inv
son, the arms Ill of the hangers are longer than Figure 3 and 4 of the drawing are identical with
the arms H, since, as will now be seen, when a
_ the construction ?rst described and the same ref
skirt is engaged with the hangers, the arms ID erence numerals have accordingly been applied
will serve as levers acting under the weight of to like parts throughout.
the'skirt to cant the coils I! with augmented force
Having, thus described our‘ invention, ‘we '
‘into engagement with the bar 2| so that slipping‘
claim:
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1. A skirt hanger including angularly disposed
30 of the skirt hangers will be effectually forestalled.
As will be appreciated, the clamps II will provide arms one terminatingima helical coil of few
handles which may be conveniently grasped be
turns but steep pitch to provide an elongated
tween the thumb and forefinger for adjusting the ‘gripping sleeve of a diameter to loosely receive
skirt hangers relative to each other.
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the bottom bar oi a coat hanger for slidably con
After the > waist- band of the skirt has ‘been
necting the skirt hanger with said bar, and the
engaged in the clamps M, as previously described, other ofrsaid arms terminating in a skirt engag
the buttons l8 are manually shifted downwardly ing clamp, the coil being movable to cant and
along the jaws It to wedge against the waist band - frictionally grip said2 bar under the weight of a
and thus tension said jaws to resiliently hold the skirt engaged with said clamp.
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buttons engaged with the waist band. Further
2. A skirt hanger including angularly disposed
40 more, any tendency of the waist band to slip
arms one terminating in' a helical coil .of few
downwardly, under the weight of the skirt, will turns but steep pitch and open at its free end to
tend to shift the buttons further downwardly on wind about the bottom bar of a coat hanger as
the jaws l6 and thus increase‘the tension of the the coil is rotated for connecting the coil with 45
jaws on the buttons so that the skirt will be said bar,'and the other. of said arms terminating
45 securely held on the hangers. Also, in this con
in a skirt engaging clamp, the coii'being of a
nection, it is to be noted that due to the upward _ diameter to loosely receive said bar for slidably
inclination of the jaws IS, the loops at ‘the connectingthe skirt hanger therewith and being
lower ends of said jaws provide humps 23 over movable to cant and frictionally grip the bar
which the waist band of the skirt extends. Thus, under the weight of a skirt engaged with said
50 the distance between the humps 23 of the two
clamp.
hangers is greater than the distance between the
3. Askirt hanger formed from a length of wire
upper ends of the jaws I! of said hangers so that bent. to provide angularly disposed arms one,
the waist band, after being drawn tautibetween longer than the other and twisted to form an
the hangers, cannot ride over the humps 23- to elongated helical coil of few turns but steep pitch
become accidentally released.
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to provide an elongated gripping sleeve of a
As will be appreciated, tension on the waist diameter to loosely receivethe bottom bar of a
band of the skirt 22 will not only tend to elimi
coat hanger for slidably connecting the skirt
nate wrinkles about the waist of the skirt but hanger with said bar, and the wire being looped
will also tend to cause the coils It t'o‘grip the bar
the lower end of the other. of said arms to
- 2| more solidly to'obviate slipping and by slightly , at
form an inverted substantially U-shaped skirt .
- bowing the bar 21 upwardly at the time the engaging clamp having downwardly converging
' skirt is engagedwith the skirt hangers. the re-'
jaws one of which is free, and a clamping button
siliency of said bar may be utilized to. augment slidableon said-free jaw, the coil being movable
skirt
on
said
coils.
As‘
the canting action of the‘
to cant and frictionally grip said bar under the
will be perceived,‘ the bowed bar II will, upon
the release thereof, tend to straighten and thus
resiliently urge the clamps "of the two hangers
apart against the limiting "action of the‘ waist
band of the skirt, thus tending to further cant the
.arms II of the hangers with consequent increased
gripping of the coils on the bar 2|.‘
weight of a skirt disposed between the jaws of
said clamp and engaged by said button.
4.‘ A skirt hanger including angularly disposed
‘arms Ione terminating in a helical coil of few 70
turns but steep pitch tov provide an elongated
gripping sleevelof a'diameter to loosely receive
the bottom bar of a coat, ‘hanger for slldably
7 The coils |2_ each comprise only a few turns. a!
connecting the skirt hanger with said bar and
stated. so that the cantlngpressure onth'p coils
willbe
concentrated-in the corre:
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terminatlnlinanere'limitingtheskirthanger
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against removal from said her, and the other of
said arms terminating inn skirt engaging clamp,
the coil being movable to cunt and frictionaiiy
grip said bar under the weight oi’ a skirt engaged
with said clamp.
5. The combination with a coat hanger having
a bottom bar, of ,a skirt hanger having angularly
ahly connect the skirt hanger therewith, the her
being turned at its. ends with stop loops limiting
the‘coil against removal from said ‘her, and the
other of said arms terminating in a. skirt engag
ing clamp, the coil being movable to cent and
frictionaiiy grip said her under‘ the weight of a
skirt engaged with said clamp.
disposed arms one terminating in a; heiicalsooil of
few turns ‘but steep pitch to provide an elongated
10 gripping sleeve loosely receiving said her to slid
‘ Homes DALE ‘WISEHART.
‘ DELLIB LEWIS wmmnm'r.
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