Oct. 15, 1946. " ‘A. BRILL ETAL - . ’ 2,409,533 SAFETY INTERLOCKYING' CLOTHES HANGER FiledOci. 17, 1944‘ I ' ARON BRILL ' WALTER KNEISSLER ‘ ' ‘ v ‘INVENTORS WWW ' ATTORNEY moans Patented Oct. 15, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT ()FFI‘CE 2,409,538 SAFETY INTERLOCKING CLOTHES HAN GER Aron Brill, Brooklyn, N. Y., and Walter Kneissler, Roselle, N. J. Application October 17, 1944, Serial No. 558,992 2 Claims. 1 (01. 223-88) 2 This invention relates to garment hangers and 'more particularly to a garment hanger having a hook structure adapted for self-locking engage ing means. Immediately above the coiled por tion, the wire branches outwardly and upwardly at I8, I 5 in opposite directions to form a bifurca ment with a supporting bar or clothes line with tion which extends parallelly the entire height out fear of the hanger .becomingaccidentally dis of the hook I6 and all the way down to the engaged and falling to the floor. free end portion ii] of the hook. An object of this invention is to provide a A clamping member 20 preferably made of a garment hanger having a bifurcated hook and strip of sheet metal is bent around and grips an integral spring movable into the bifurcation, the upwardly extending side wall elements 2i of the hanger being attachable to a supporting bar 10 the hook 16. The clamping member 20 has by holding the hanger body in one hand and parallel side walls which are slightly spaced pressing the spring against the bar and causing apart and serve to receive therebetween a ?at swinging movement of the spring inwardly of the leaf spring 22 in suitably ?xed relation. hook sufficiently to provide passage for the bar As best shown in Figure 2, the spaced-apart into the hook, when the spring springs back into side wall elements ‘2| form a receiving means into the bifurcation and is mechanically interlocked which an extension of the spring 22 is received by the bifurcation and automatically ‘ held ‘and held from swaying to the right or left. . against sideways sway to the right or left. The clamping member 20 has vertically elon Another object of this invention is to provide gated tubular end walls 24 in which the wire is a garment hanger having a bifurcated hook and 20 held immovably ?xed. During the motion of ‘ the a leaf spring with an :angularly bent portion spring 22 into the bifurcation of the hook and which is designed to enter the bifurcated hook, the spring having an upwardly facing extension whereby the hanger can be lockably attached to, back into engagement with the bifurcated free end portion [9 of the hook, the spring 22 is pre vented by the vertically elongated end walls of or unlocked and removed from a supporting bar ‘by a single movement of one hand of the user . the clamp from swaying to the right or to the left. During the rearward movement of the and without any manual manipulation of the spring, its lower portion passes through openings locking means. 25 which extend to the clamping member 28. With the above and other objects in view, the The portion of the clamping member 20 inter invention will be hereinafter more particularly 30 mediate the tubular end walls 24 is ?attened into described, and the combination and arrange gripping engagement with the leaf spring. It is ment of parts will be shown in the accompany to be noted that the lower end of the leaf spring ing drawing and pointed out in the claims which 22 is immovably held in the clamping member form part of this speci?cation. 20 and the free upper end of the spring is held Reference will now be had to the drawing, 35 in- the bight or receiving means l9 at the free wherein like numerals of reference designate end of the hook H3. The leaf spring 22 is thus corresponding parts throughout the several securely held against sway either to the right views, in which: or the left at its upper and lower ends._ Figure l is a side view of the hanger. In operation, the leaf spring 22 moves rear~ Figure 2 is a front elevation of the hook por 40 Wardly into the hook it when forced against a tion of the hanger shown in Figure 1. supporting bar 26 to allow the bar to pass into In the illustrated embodiment of the inven the hook. ' tion, the numeral Ill indicates a clothes hanger, The user grasps one end portion of the body of formed from a single length of wire. The hanger the clothes hanger and brings the extension 2? comprises a garment supporting body having a forcibly against a supporting bar on which the horizontal portion H, and angular sides, l2, l2’. hanger is to be mounted. The pressure exerted The sides [2, l2’ converge into a straight by the user forces the extension 21 inwardly of vertical portion I3. The angular side it is the'hook sufficiently to permit the supporting twisted into a hollow coil M. bar 26 to enter the hook. The hanger is thus The vertically extending portion is of the an 50 held securely and prevented from becoming dis gular side I2’ passes through the coil Hi and is engaged and falling to the floor. bent into a hook it comprising a rear element The hanger lil is designed so that it can be I6’ and a reversely bent forward element 562. lockably attached to, or unlocked and removed The hook elements It’ and I62 are in spaced from a supporting bar by a single movement of apart relation and form a bifurcation or receiv 55 one hand of the user and without any manual 2,409,538 4 manipulation of the locking means. For this purpose the hook l6 of the hanger in is made considerably elongated. The spring 22 has an angularly bent portion 28 which is designed to enter into the free end portion IQ of the bifur cated hook l6. _ The angularly bent portion 28 of the spring 22 has an upwardly facing extension 30. The of said hook, said hanger being attachable to said bar by pressing the free end portion of said spring below said bifurcation against said bar and caus ing movement of said spring inwardly of said hook and between said parallel walls su?iciently to provide passage for said bar into said hook, said spring having an upwardly facing angularly directed extension, the free end of said extension terminating past the mid portion of said bar to free end portion 3| of the spring 22 terminates past the mid-portion of the supporting bar 26. 10 permit said hanger to be moved upwardy into disengagement from said bar by forcibly pressing When it is desired to detach the hanger In from said spring inwardly of said hook su?iciently to the supporting bar 26, the hanger i9 is moved upwardly to bring the extension 30 against the provide outward passage for said bar. bar and forcing the bent portion 28 inwardly of 2. In a clothes hanger comprising a hook for a supporting bar, said hook having parallel walls the bifurcated hook I6 su?iciently to permit the spaced apart throughout its entire extent and . free end portion it! of the hook and the spring having a, bifurcation at its free end, an elongated portion 28 in its rearward position, to clear op The hanger I6 is then leaf spring held at its lower end and intermediate of said hook walls, said spring having an an disengaged from the bar 26. In accordance with the patent statutes, we 20 gularly bent portion extending into interengage ment with said bifurcation and being held have described and illustrated the preferred em thereby against lateral sway, a clamp in fixed bodiments of our invention, but it will be under engagement with both of said walls, said clamp stood that various changes and modi?cations can holding said spring in immovable engagement be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention as de?ned by the ap with the lower end portion of said hook, said hanger being attachable to said bar by pressing pended claims. the free end portion of said spring below said We claim: 1. In a clothes hanger comprising a hook for a bifurcation against said bar and causing move supporting bar, said hook having parallel walls ment of said spring inwardly of said hook and spaced apart throughout its entire extent and 30 between said parallel walls su?iciently to provide having a bifurcation at its free end, an elongated passage for said bar into said hook, said spring having an upwardly facing angularly directed leaf spring pivotally held at its lower end and intermediate of said hook walls, said spring hav extension, the free end of said extension termi ing an angularly bent portion extending into nating past the mid portion of said bar to permit interengagement with said bifurcation and being 35 said hanger to be moved upwardly into disengage held thereby against lateral sway, a clamp having ment from said bar by forcibly pressing said spring inwardly of said hook sufficiently to pro vertically elongated tubular end walls in ?xed engagement with both of said walls, the portion vide outward passage for said bar. of said clamp intermediate said end walls being ARON BRILL. flattened, said clamp holding said spring in im 40 movable engagement with the lower end portion WALTER KNEISSLER, " posite sides of the bar 26.