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Oct. 11, 1938. H, s, KaFALK " 2,133,054 GARMENT HANGER FiledMay 3, 1937 3 , 1 F1‘ .4 ,8 79 7.4.71‘? 2 ‘ INVENTOR. v BY ~ Hen/f6.‘ lfafa/k p ' M - ATTORNEY. , Patented Oct. 11, 1938 x 2,133,054 ./ UNITED STATES PATENT'OFFICE 2,133,054 GARMENT HANGER Henry S. Kofalk, Darien, Conn, assignor to Star Service Hanger Company, Detroit, Mich, a cor poration of Michigan . Application May 3, 1937, Serial No..14'o,4a2 lclaim. (Cl. 223-88) The purpose of this invention is to. provide a of the wire, with two strands of the wire ex garment or coat hanger which embodies the com I tending throughout the hook portion. bination of both the wood and wire hangers, and A further object is to provide a garment hanger also in which the hook is‘ materially'strength in which. the upper portion is formed of the central part of a strand of wire, with the ends 5 ened. . ' The invention is a hanger of the type normally adapted to be inserted in openings in a bar to referred to as a coat hanger, formed 'of a single form the straight lower portion. strand of wire bent about midway. of its length And a still further object is to provide a coat to form a hook, and withthe ends extending ‘hanger of the wire type having a stiffened and thickened straight bar forming the lower part 10 outward, sloping downward and bent inward, ex tending into the‘ends of a straight rigid bar of thereof, which is of a simple andeconomical con wood or other material. _ 7 struction. - ' Many devices have been provided for increasing With these ends in view thev invention embodies the width of the straight bar of a wire or metal 15 coat hanger, and these have been provided in the a combination wire and woodcoat or garment hanger, with the straight bar suspended be 15 tween the ends of a strand of wire forming the upon the hanger, however, this requires two upper portion, and with the hook of the upper independent articles, both being manufactured at > portion formed of a double strand. different points, and supplied independently to ‘ Other features and advantages of the inven 20 the user; and wood coat hangers, which have a tion will appear from the following description straight bar of substantial width, are relatively taken in connection with the drawing, wherein: Figure _1 is a view showing an elevation of the highin cost, so that their use for the trade is hanger. prohibitive; and, therefore, it is desirable to pro vide an inexpensive garment hanger of the wire Figure 2 is a view looking toward the open side 25 or metal type with the straight bar of substantial of a hook with the lower portion of the hanger 25 form of covers or attachments that are mounted width similar to that of the wood hanger. - It will broken away. also be noted that the inexpensive wire hanger is , Figure 3 is a cross section through one end of , formed with a hook of a single strand of wire, and the straight bar of the‘ hanger. this is necessary because itwould be impracticable 30 to stop two ends of a wire at the extreme end of Figure 4 is‘ a similar section showing an alter nate design, in which the bar is made round. the hook, whereas, by forming the hook in the I Figure 5 is a similar section showing another center of the wire strandit is possible to double alternate design in which the bar is formed of . the strength thereof by. using two strands of wire sheet material. . Figure 6 is a view similar to that shown in to form the hook, and this eliminates the neces 35‘ sity of using two hangers as are normally used for Figure ,1 showing an alternate design in which 35 heavy garments, such as overcoats and the like, loops are provided in the sides of the hanger. In the drawing the hanger is shown as it may the weight of which bends or straightens out the be made, wherein numeral l indicates the hook, hook. » The object of the invention is, therefore, to im numeral 2 the straight bar, and numerals 3 and 4 40 prove the common wire hanger by bending the wire so that it is possible to provide a double strand hook at the center, and also so that it is possible to use a straight bar of wood or other material the side bars. > The hanger is preferably made of a single strand of wire bent about midway of its length, or at the point 5 which forms a point of the hook VI, and the two sides of the strand extend around the hook and are twisted at the point 6, with each suspended between the ends of the wire. Another object is to provide a garment hanger end extending outward forming the upper sloping in which the straight bar may be made of con siderable thickness without materially increasing side bars 3 and 4, and the ends ‘I and 8 of these bars are bent inward as indicated by the dotted the cost of manufacture thereof. Another object is to provide a garment hanger ‘lines in Figure 1. In this design the bar 2 is 50 of the wire type, in which the straight bar will formed of a wood strip, shaped as shown in Figure 3, with the ends provided with recesses 9 and Ill not bend. , Another object is to provide a garment hanger into which the ends ‘I and 8 of the wire may be in which the upper portion may be made of wire, inserted, providing means holding the bar 2 in and the lower portion wood, and in which the the side members 3 and 4 of the hanger. It will 55 parts are so arrangedthat a hook may be formed be understood, however, that the ends of the bar 45 40 2,133,054 2 may be attached to or held by the ends of the wire in any manner or by any means. In this design the wire is formed as shown, the bar 2 is also shaped and formed, and in assembling the .ends of the wire are inserted in the ends of the bar, thereby facilitating assembling of the parts, and reducing the manufacturing cost ‘to a mini mum. The hanger shown in Figure 1 is shown with bends II and I2 in'the'uppe'r parts of the 10 side bars, however, it will be understood that' , these bends may be eliminated, and it will also be understood that the side bars may be of the type described, and the upper portions may be made of wire or any suitable similar material, with the bar of wood or any other material, and these may be used by placing the trousers on the straight bar, and the coat or other garment upon the sloping bars, and it will be noted that with trousers or other garments held on the straight bar, it will not sag or bend, and, as the bar has substantial width, creases will not be formed across the legs thereof, or marks will not be 10 made across the legs or material; and with the hook formed in this manner it will not be neces shown in Figure 6, in which the bars I3 and M sary to use two hangers for heavy garments, are formed with loops l5 and I6, and with the such as overcoats and the like. 15 bars formed of spring material these loops are adapted to form spring clips under which the Forming the hook'in ‘this'manner also eliminates the objec tional free, or raw, end of wire normally posi 15 edges of a garment may be inserted to holdthe tioned at the upper end of the twist, and upon garment on the sides of the hanger. These loops which many garments catch, and dresses in par may be provided at any point or points, and may " ,ticular are often torn. , 20 be of ‘ any suitable shape or design, and it will also be understood that the sides of the hanger may be of any design and arranged in any manner. 7 It will also be understood that the straight bar 25 forming the lower side of the hanger may be shaped as shown in Figure 3, or a round bar H, as shown in Figure 4, may be used, and the ends of this bar may be provided with recesses l8. The ends 1 and 8 of the wire may be inserted; 30 or the 'bar may be made of Celluloid, paper, or any'suitable material, as shown in Figure 5, in which it is indicated by the numeral l9, and this ’may be suspended on the ends 20 of the bar with the ends bent upward as shown, or formed in any 35 manner. This provides a hollow bar, and it will be understood that it may be of any shape or design. It will also be understood that the ends of the bar may be curved as shown in‘Figure 1, Having thus fully described the invention, what 20 I'claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is: ' - A garment hanger of the type having a hook ‘ formed of a double strand of wire, with a rigid, straight, horizontal bar; comprising a single 25 length of wire bent midway of its length, with the intermediate parts thereof in parallel rela tion, shaped to form a hook, and twisted to form ' a vertical member extending downward from said hook, and with the‘individual strands bent out 30 ward from the lower end of the twist, then hori zontal'ly for a short distance, and thenlsloped downwardly to points substantially correspond ing with the ends of an independent straight member that may be mounted between the open 35 ends of said downwardly sloping members, and with the ends of both strands bent inwardly form- I ing horizontal pins adapted to be forced into the or straight as shown in Figure 6, and it will also ends of the said horizontal member, and said hori be understood that the bar may be of any shape zontal member being made of wood and of a 40 in cross section or elevation, and of any design. substantially oval shape in cross section with "It w?l be understood that other changes may the upper side of greater thickness than the be made in the construction without departing lower, providing a relatively thin lower vedge, and from'the spirit of the invention. One of which with holes in the ends into which the said hori 45 changes may be in the use of a straight, rigid bar zontal ends of the two wire strands are placed of this type in combination witlfa coat or gar-‘ ' to support the said horizontal member; said de 45 ment hanger-of any type or design, another may be ‘vice characterized in that the said horizontal in the use of this type of bar with a hook of any ends of the individual strands ?t snugly in the other type or design, and still another may be in openings in the ends of the horizontal member, the use of the hook shown in the drawing with and also in thatthe holes are positioned adjacent _ a coat hanger having a straight bar of any other the upper end of said horizontal member causing 50 type or design. said member to hang with the longer, thinner The construction will be readily understood from the foregoing description. In use coat and 55 garment hangers may be provided as shown and edge extending downward. HENRY s. KOFALK.