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" ‘0a, 1,1946._ _' g. F. Sm ' 2,408,697 GARMENT HANGER ATTACHMENT Filed July 23, 1945 Mew/45L FJA/mz INVHVTOR. ‘2,408,697 Patented Oct. 1, ‘1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE, 2,408,697 ' GARMENT HANGER ATTACHMENT Michael F. Smith, Los Angeles, Calif. Application July ‘23, 1945', Serial No. 606,579 6 Claimsi (Cl. 223-93) . . 1 , My invention relates to an attachment mount’ able upon a conventional garment hanger'to aid in keeping in place certain garments supportable by the hanger. . 2 , by.’ a forward approximately horizontalrun 10- at each side of the clip, said runs It also ‘being approximately parallel to the lower or basalruns 8. The upper runs it are slightly dippeddown Among important objects of the invention are: in wardly throughout their front portions, their forward ends being united by a transverse front to provide an attachmentv or clip adapted to be wire run ll, while the rear portions of‘ said runs applied adjustably to agarment hanger and in ii! are linked together by a link member l2: which cluding means for maintaining the holding means is shown as a piece of strap metal having end of the device either in a clamped closed or un clamped open relation to an arm of the hanger; to . . curls i3 securing it to said wire runs I10. Each of the basal or lower wire runs, 8' has provide in combination with the attachment a its front end portion ‘l4 directed steeply down boot or sleeve, preferably elastic, to provide in ward and terminating in an eye portion l5 where combination with the attachment a boot or sleeve, by this part of the clip is attached to a headed preferably of an elastic character to a?ord: ?rst, a protective covering for the tiltable portion of ‘i pin or rivet l6. Said pin li8 forms a pivotal support for a cam member or dog ll shaped as the attachment; secondly, a gripping action to a triangular block, the‘ pin passing through one contract the yieldable wire frame of the attach rounded corner portion or heel of said block. ment whereby to frictionally hold the-latter on One face [8 of said block-is shown ‘concave so thehanger bar when a certain link is optionally omitted; and ?nally to serve as a non-slip means -- J as to be more conveniently engaged by the thumb of the operator to operate it, while the adjoin to prevent the slipping off of silky or satiny gar ing face 19 at the opposite side of the pivot is ments from the hanger bar when such garments slightly convex southat in one adjusted position are superimposed upon shoulder strap garments of the dog the latter face will abut squarely supported on. the bar by the attachment there underneath; to provide a garment hanger clip \ against the ‘concave side of the hanger 5, 'as shown in the right hand portion of Fig. 2'. The more satisfactorily operable by a single hand . third face 20 of the-dog is alsosli'ghtly convex of the operator leaving the other hand free to to conform to the contour of the lower side of: the adjust garments on the hanger; and to provide. ' hanger. an adjustable keeper clip of a flat line character 30 The upper wire portions: Ill and. H1 together that will not distort overlying garments. ‘with the strap ‘metal link [2 of. the clip constitute Other objects, advantages and features of-in an upper stirrup shaped abutment member 21 vention will hereinafter appear. ' (Fig.2) which. overlies the upper surface of the Referring to the accompanying drawing which hanger arm when the clip is in the applied posi illustrates what is at present deemed to be a tion. Said. member 2!, being so positioned in preferred embodiment of the invention, relation to the pivot pin l5 and the triangular Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the device the dog. l1 that whenthe dog is adjusted ‘with its face keeper sleeve which may form a part thereof being l9 abutting against the hanger bar said member shown juxtaposed to the part to which it is applied. ' Fig. 2 is a side elevation of a garment hanger showing each arm of the hanger provided with the device, one of the two devices shown being in the open position and the otherin the closed position‘. 6 Referring in detail to the drawing, ‘the conven tional hanger therein shown, comprises an arou ate bar or body portion. 5 suspendable by- a wire hook 6 attached to its midlength portion. Mountable upon each end portion of‘ said hanger is the adjustable clip ‘I which forms the subject matter of this invention. Said clip 1 comprises a resilient wire frame consistingvof two approximately parallel basal wire runs 8 said runs at one end each being continued as an upward vertical run 9 which in turn is continued 2| is maintained upwardly tilted as shown in the right hand portion of Fig. 2, and when said dog is adjusted‘ with its face 29 ‘in an abutting relation to the hanger bar said member 21 is held downwardly in an overlying abutting rela tion to the upper surface of thehanger bar, as shown in the left hand portion of Fig. 2. The vertical wire runs 9 of the attachment are held closely against opposite sides of the hanger bar by means of the'link I2, thereby frictionallyrholdl ing the member 2|» in its upwardly tilted posi tion when so desired; it being understoodthat in impartingananti-clockwise movement to the dog I]. to‘ bring it tolthe position in the right hand portion of Fig. 2 the wire portion-2| of the device will be thrown upward to its tilted position. The frictional engagement of the wire runs 9 will also 2,408,697 3 4 yieldingly maintain the attachment in its ad justed position in relation to the length of the hanger bar 5. With the member 2| of the attachment up wardly tilted as just stated the shoulder strap (1 the latter runs to frictionally grip between them of a suspended garment may be inserted under said member 2| (at each end of the hanger bar) and then the clip adjusted so as to bring the mem bers 2| down snugly upon the shoulder straps of position wherein said member is upwardly tilted shoulder-strap garments. When the clips are 10 thus a‘djusted other garments may be hung upon the hanger in the usual way without being dis- , torted by the smooth underlying members 2 I. When the dog IT has been brought to the po sition shown at the left in Fig. 2, wherein its face 20 abuts the lower side of ‘the hanger bar, the wire portion of the clip as a whole is placed under tension which causes its part 2| to ?rmly grip and hold in place the aforementioned under lying shoulder straps. . together the arms of the U adjacent to the point where said wire runs depend therefrom to cause the hanger bar, and means to underlie the hanger bar and unite the lower ends of said wire runs, said attachment being adjustable to and from a at one end to admit under it a shoulder strap of a garment to be supported by the hanger. 3. A garment hanger attachment of the kind described comprising an upper resilient wire loop formed at one end and having side portions po sitionable along opposite upper corner portions of a conventional garment hanger bar, an elastic sleeve enveloping said wire loop, the mouth of said sleeve being contracted and ?tting around that end of the loop opposite its said closed end, said loop having a downwardly extending run lo cated at each side of the mouth of the ?tted on sleeve, said downwardly-extending runs gripping An antislip sleeve 25, preferably made of rub between them the hanger bar, means to underlie ber-like material, is provided for each attach the hanger bar and unite the lower ends of said ment to envelop the overlying wire member 2|. wire runs, said attachment being adjustable to The runs IU of each member 2| diverge slightly and from a position wherein saidv wire loop and from each other as they approach the wire run I l 25 sleeve are upwardly tilted at one end to admit and the sleeve 25 tapers slightly to its mouth po under the sleeve the shoulder strap of a garment sition so that when said sleeve is telescoped over supported by the hanger, and means to effect the the wire member 21 it will safely stay in place. adjustability of said attachment, said means in When the sleeve 25 is made a part of the device cluding a dog pivoted to said underlying means and is in the applied position, if desired, the strap 30 and adjustable to and from a position wherein metal link l2 may be omitted, because the mouth it acts against the underside of the hanger bar portion of the sleeve will function the same as when the device is in the applied position to at the link when used. such time cause said upper portion of the wire It should be understood that the present disclo frame to press down upon the upper surface of the sure is for the purpose ofillustration only and 35 hanger bar and grip therebetween said shoulder that this invention includes all modi?cations and strap. equivalents which fall within the scope of the 4. An atttachment for a conventional garment subject matter claimed. hanger, comprising a resilient wire frame having What is claimed is: an upper portion to overlie the bar of the hanger, 1. A garment hanger attachment of the kind 40 side portions to grip between them the bar of described comprising a resilient wire frame con the hanger, and a lower portion to underlie the sisting of two approximately parallel basal runs, bar of the hanger, in combination with a cam said runs at one end each being continued as member or dog pivoted to said lower portion and an upward vertical run which in turn is continued adjustable to and from a position wherein it acts by a forward approximately horizontal upper run against the underside of the hanger bar when at each side of the attachment, the latter runs the device‘is in the applied position to at such also being approximately parallel to said lower or time cause said upper portion of the wire frame basal runs, said upper runs being slightly dipped to press down upon the upper surface of the downwardly throughout their front portions, their forward ends being united by a transverse front wire run, a link linking together the rear por tions of the latter runs, each of said basal or lower runs of the wire frame having its front end por hanger bar. 5. The subject matter of claim 4 and, said cam ' member or dog being shaped with one of its cor ner portions pivotally related to said wire frame, whereby when adjusted with one of its faces in tion directed steeply downwardly and terminating an abutting relation to the hanger bar it allows an in an eye, a pin bridging the space between said 55 upward tilting of the wire frame in relation to eyes, and a triangularly shaped dog having one the hanger bar and when adjusted with another of its corner-portions pivotally related to said pin of its faces in abutment with the hanger bar, whereby said dog is adjustable to bring one of draws the upper portion of the wire frame down its faces into an abutting relation to a hanger wardly yieldingly against the upper surface of ‘bar to which the attachment is applicable, al lowing when so adjusted an upward tilting of said upper wire runs in relation to the hanger bar and when adjusted with another of its faces abut ting said hanger bar draws said upper wire runs the hanger bar. 6. A clip for application to that type of gar ment hanger which consists of a bar suspendable from its central portion in a horizontal position; consisting of an upper abutment member in an downwardly yieldingly against'the upper surface 65 abutting, tiltable relation to the upper side of said of the hanger bar. I ‘ ' 2. A garment hanger attachment of the kind described comprising an upper member consist bar, a lower portion in an underlying spaced re lation to said upper portion and rigidly secured to one end of the latter portion, and a dog piv ing of a resilient wire loop bent like a U to hori otally mounted upon said underlying portion to zontally overlie and abut a longitudinal section 70 adjust said latter portion to and from a down of the top surface of a conventional garment clamped relation to the upper surface of the hanger bar, a wire run depending downwardly hanger bar. ' from each arm of said member, a link linking ‘ MICHAEL F. SMITH.