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Dec. 3, 1946.
Filed Feb. 12, 1945
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Patented Dec. 3, 1946
Arthur E. Sanderson, San Pedro, Calif.
Application February 12, 1945, Serial No. 577,504 "
2-Claims. (01. 211-99),
This invention relates to a garment rack of
the general character embodied in my U. S. Let
ters Patent No. 1,902,724, issued March 21, 1933,
and wherein is disclosed and claimed, a structure
by which a large number of garments can be sup
ported and compactly stored in a shallow closet
or other restricted space Without wrinkling or
Referring speci?cally to the drawing, the inven
tion in its illustrated embodiment comprises a
bracket designated generally at B and constructed
of sheet metal to provide a rectangular attach
ing plate In from one vertical edge of which pro
jects at‘ a right angle, a bearing or cheek .plate
II which has an extension along its upper hori
disarranging the garments, yet enabling the gar
zontal edge return bent downwardly and parallel
ments to be applied to and removed from the‘
rack with the utmost convenience.
It is the primary object of the present inven
tion to provide a garment rack having all the
advantages of the patented rack above set forth,
and characterized by a simpli?ed structure where
in the number of parts is greatly reduced With
out the loss of any functions essential to the
operation of the rack in supporting a large num
ber of garments and storing same compactly and
smoothly in a relatively small space, while en
to the plate so ‘as to provide a second bearing or
abling the garments to be conveniently applied‘
to and removed from the rack.
A further object of the present ‘invention is to
provide a garment rack of the above described
character whose few parts can be cheaply con
structed by quantity production methods from
sheet metal, and simply assembled to form a
rack of such structural strength and engineering
design, that when properly installed on a suit
cheek ‘plate
The plates II and [2 are in spaced relatio
to provide therebetween a guide channel I4 closed
only at the top to provide along the length of
,the latter a ?xed abutment l5.
Co-acting with the bracket B is a garment
supporting member designated generally at S.
This member is also constructed from sheet metal
of suitable gage to insure rigidity, and is of L
.‘shaped cross section to provide a relatively long
varm having a vertical ?ange 20 co-extensive in
length with the arm, and a horizontal ?ange 2|
extending. along the upper edge of the vertical
?ange; ; The horizontal ?ange’ terminates in
spaced relation to the inner end of the arm by
beingreturn bent against the vertical ?ange as
indicated by‘ 22, with theycombined thicknesses
of the ?anges enabling the inner end portion of
the arm to be closely received in the guide chan
able support, the rack will be extremely rigid un
nel 14..
der a load of garments, yet can be readily manip 30.. The ‘check plates l l and 12 are provided with
ulated to occupy a raised position for the 'ap
registering openings 25 and 26, whereas the ver—,
plication and removal of garments, or a lowered
tical ?ange 20 of the supporting member S is
position to compactly store the garments.
provided adjacent its inner end with a. horizon
With these and other objects in view, the in
tal slot 21, through all of which passes a pivot
vention resides in the combinations, arrangements 35 pin 28_which maybe in the form of a rivet or
and functional relationships of elementsas set
othersuitable fastening member. By means of
forthin the following speci?cation and particu
larly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawing,
thepin 28 ‘and ‘slot 21,‘ the supporting member‘
S is thus mounted on the bracket B for various
Figure 1 is a view of the garment rack in side 40 manipulations. With the attaching plate l0 se
cured by screws 39 or other fastening members
elevation, and installed in a shallow closet or
to a rigid support such as'a wall W, the pin and
similar restricted space; v
slot co-act to mount the supporting member for
Figure 2 is an enlarged plan view of the rack;
translatory movement horizontally which is par
Figure 3 is an enlarged side view partly broken
away, showing the rack sustained in its raised 45 allel to the length of the bracket, to occupy the
extreme position shown in Figure 3, or the ex
position for the application and removal of gar
Figure 4 is a detail sectional view taken on the
line ll—4 of Figure 3;
Figure 5 is a fragmentary view similar to Fig
ure 3 and illustrating the rack released for lower
ing movement; and
Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5, but with
the rack lowered to compactly store the garments
carried thereby.
treme position shown in Figure 5, to accordingly
sustain the member raised, or release it for piv
otal lowering movement about the axis of the
pin, as will be later fully described.
At intervals along its length, the ?ange 20 of
the supporting member S is provided with verti
cally elongated openings 3| through which the
hooks of conventional garment hangers are
55 adapted to be hooked to suspend garments from
the member in the operation of the invention
garments to- be applied to the rack, as the case
which is as follows:
may be.
It will be manifest that the essential functions
Let it be assumed that the garment rack is
as above described result from a simple construc
installed on the wall W which is shown as the
rear wall of a closet C whose depth from its door 5 tion and arrangement of elements which lend
themselves to cheap, quantity production, so that
D is so shallow as to be incapable of receiving the
the garment rack can be manufactured and sold
length of the supporting member S when occupy
at a lower cost than racks of this type heretofore
‘ ing its raised position as shown in broken lines
in Figure 1.
With the; supporting memberibccupying the: ext-.210
treme positioniof rtran‘slatory ‘movement’ hori-w
[I claim J
a ,
"1.‘A garment rack comprisingzha‘ sheet metal
zontally as shown in Figure 3, the pin 28 will 7 bracketrincluding an attaching plate having a
be disposed at the inner end of the slot 21 so—-v . vertical cheek plate projecting at an angle there
fromsaid cheek'plate provided along its upper
edge with an extension return bent downwardly
1:-._in.spaced:parallel relation to said cheek plate to
provide asecond cheek plate; a sheet metal sup
a ofthe
of length,
of the
pin underwill
the ‘weight
its “in?
of the member and the IOad-of-garments car
ried thereby, the lever arm‘ will be forced‘ulih ‘ porting‘ arm of inverted L-shaped cross section
wardly to bear tightly against the ?xed abutment ’ providing a vertical ?ange and a horizontal ?ange
l5 formed by the closedgtop of the channel M. 20 terminating in spaced relation to one end of the
armby being "return ,bent. at said-endover the
Thus, the member2 S Wi1l"be,1;loched initsraised
vertical ?ange to‘ reinforce thehlatter; said ver-‘4
positionlby-its binding aoti'onupon the bracket
tical ?ange having. allslotvtherein adjacent said
B,’ sothat garments ‘carried by'thehangers can one end of the arm and whose length extends in
beconveniently applied to andremoved from the
supporting member.
25 the direction of. the length of the arm; andapin
mounted in said cheek'p'lates, and passing through
However, upon effecting translatory movement’,
said slot to mount the arm between: said cheek
of .the' supporting member, to its'oth'e'r extreme
position shown; in' Figure 5,vthe pin’ 28 -,.will be
disposed at the outer. end of the slot, thus shorten
plates for translation. from oneextreme horizoné c
tal position or another,“to'accordin'gly cause ‘said
ing the length of the lever arm a sufficiently for it 30 one end of the arm‘ to engage said return bendof
the cheekplates for co-action_..therewith in. sus
taining the‘ arm elevated,jor ,to freevs'aidone end
of the arm from ‘suchgreturnf bend for lowering
to beincapable of engaging the ?xed abutment
15,1 (with- the result, that the, supporting ‘member
will‘ be,_free,.jto‘ ‘gravitate about the. axis of the
movement of the arm about the axis of said pin.
pin 28 to the loweredpositionshown in Figure 6
2. A garment rack comprising; a sheetmetal
and inffull lines in Figure 1. Thesuspended gar- 35
bracket including an attaching platehaving angu
ments will now be compactly stored smoothly one
larly disposed cheek. plates in. spaced parallel re
againstanother by thejrack,v with the supporting
lation and connected .j'across the topthereoi to
member‘ entirely disposed within the shallow
depth of the “closet Cso as to permit the ‘door D
provide a ?xed abutment‘ surface; a sheetmetal“
to. be closed. ‘ '
40 " garment
As‘theg-pivotedendportion of the supporting
member,’ S is “closely ‘con?ned between the bear
ingior cheek plates Ila and-‘l2 of the bracket'B,v
and slides 'jdllli‘ingfits"tI'aIlSIQtOI‘Y movement in
closer relationship
the?xed abutment
to the surface
l5,-‘-theof member
the bracket~de7~
will be
rigidlysustained ineits lockedraised positi0n,jyet~
can be easily manipulated forgtranslatory move- r
ment to» itstreleased raised position by merely
vsupportinggarm of inverted‘ L-shaped -
cross section providing_.a_ vertical ?ange>_and-_a
horizontal ?ange return, bent» upon-thejvertical
?ange along one end portion of.- the arm; said
end portionof the arm beingrclosely receivedi-be- v,
tween saidv cheekplates and having a slot whose’
length extends. longitudinallyof the arm; and a,
pin-mounted infthe cheek plates. and- passing. N
through said-slot;- slaid-lendl'portion ofqthe arm 1
co-acting with said ?xed abutment to, sustain: the»:
exerting a slight upward pressure upon the outer~~5O.__ arm J against (lowering movement _when the‘ arm‘ 7
or freeend'of. the member as such translatory V
is longitudinally;padjustedgto disposefthe pinratr,
movementof- the member is ‘being effected; thus ‘i
the inner end of :the: slot; and; tozbe clear. of; the;
enabling the member to be-lowered- with‘ the ut-l
abutment when the, arm. :1 is~;_l0_n_gitudina1ly;j a'd-:_
mostieasew It :will be clear that thesupporting
justed todispose; the pin at theothenend o‘fsfthe
member” can be aseasily- raised and ‘restored to ~55 .slot, sothat- the arm “willbe- free to; gravitate about :
locked position.'by-reversingthelabove described ~
operation; so as- to render the stored garments
accessible 'forr'emoval from the rack, or enable v
~ the axis of the pin, ;
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