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2,408,697
GARMENT HANGER ATTACHMENT
Filed July 23, 1945
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‘2,408,697
Patented Oct. 1, ‘1946
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE,
2,408,697
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GARMENT HANGER ATTACHMENT
Michael F. Smith, Los Angeles, Calif.
Application July ‘23, 1945', Serial No. 606,579
6 Claimsi (Cl. 223-93)
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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.
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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
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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.
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(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.
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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‘.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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MICHAEL F. SMITH.
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