‘Dec. 24, 1946. I E, R ELSTON 2,413,221 GARMENT HANGER Filed April 6, I945 may. Patented Dec. 24, 1946 2,413,221 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,413,221 GARMENT HANGER Edward Percy Elston, Bradmore, Wolverhampton, England Application April 6, 1945, Serial No. 586,958 In Great Britain October 21, 1944 3 Claims. ( Cl. 223-89) 1 2 This invention comprises improvements con nected with garment and like hangers of the folding type comprising two pivoted arms which two parts ll, l8 of the pivoted strut together, are connected together with a pivoted strut member. The object of the present invention is to pro will be led into the inverted channel part 12 of the supporting member and thus prevent the strut parts l7, I8 being forced out sideways and strain ing the pivots time the risk of distorting the hanger when opening same is obviated, owing to the means Recesses 19, 2B are provided in the pivoted arms 5, 6 which may be used for the positioning of shoulder straps or the like of ladies’ garment on the hanger, whilst projections 2!, 22 are formed in the strut members I1, I 8 which are for locating the strut connection in the con necting member for the pivoted arms, when the hanger is closed. adapted for use, for instance, for the suspension of ladies’ skirts by the loops of same. I claim: vide a hanger which is adapted to be folded in a very compact manner, whilst at the same Referring to the drawing“ _ Figure 1 is an elevation of a hanger according to this invention, in its extended position. Figure 2 is an elevation of the hanger shown in Figure 1, in its folded position. 1. A garment or like hanger, comprising in com bination a supporting member which is (formed with a tubular part therein, a member rotatably mounted in the tubular part of the supporting member which is frictionally gripped by the sup Figure 3 is a sectional end view, taken on the porting member, a suspension hook mounted in line 3—3, in Figure 1, and _ 20 the rotatable member mounted in the supporting Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the llne member and a pair of arms rotatably mounted 4—4 in Figure 1. _ _ on pivots carried by the supporting member. In carrying the present invention into practice as shown upon the accompanying drawing, the garment hanger comprises two pivoted arms 5, 6 which at their upper ends are pivotally mounted 2. A garment or like hanger, comprising in com bination a supporting member which is formed with a tubular part therein, a member rotatably mounted in the tubular part of the supporting in a sheet metal supporting member which. is folded so as to form at its upper part a tubular formation 8 in which is rotatably mounted a bular part, a suspension hook mounted in the ro tatable member mounted in the supporting mem member which is frictionally gripped by the tu tubular part 9, carrying the suspension hook 18, ber, a ?anged extension to the supporting member, this hook being rotatably mounted in the tubular 30 a pair of arms rotatably mounted on pivots car art 9. ried by the supporting member and two members p The tubular part 9 is frictionally held in the pivoted together at their adjacent ends and at tubular formation 8, so that the hook Ii! W111 their opposite ends to the arms pivoted in the be normally retained in the positions as shown 35 suspension member to form a strut between the in the drawing. two pivotally mounted arms, the centre pivoted The sheet metal supporting member under the part of the strut being adapted to enter the ?ared part of tubular formation 8 is closed to form extension of the supporting member when the the part I! and is then opened out to form an hanger is folded for the purpose of giving rigid inverted channel part i2 in which is pivotally 40 ity to the strut parts. mounted the two upper ends of the pivoted 3. A garment or like hanger, comprising in arms 5, 6 of the hanger. combination a supporting member folded from In the part 8 of the sheet metal supporting sheet metal with a channeled part therein, a pair member is formed a radial slot l3 along which of arms rotatably mounted on pivots carried in can pass the straight part M of the suspension 45 the channeled part of the supporting member, a hook it, when it is folded down for packing as tubular part formed in said supporting member, shown in Figures 2 and 3 of the drawing. a member rotatably mounted in said tubular part The two ends of the inverted channel part H of the supporting member and frictionally held of the sheet metal supporting member are ?ared therein, a suspension hook rotatably mounted in at 15, so as to form a lead, for the member it 50 the rotatable member, a ?ared entrance to the which comprises a sheet metal tubular part of channeled part of the supporting member, and rectangular formation, in which are pivotally a strut member pivoted at its centre and at its mounted the one end of the parts ll, 18 form ends pivotally connected to the rotatably mounted ing the strut, which connects the lower ends of arms, so that on the arms being folded, the the pivoted arms 5, 6 together. 55 centre pivoted part of the strut member will enter The beforementioned lead E5, in the sheet metal the ?ared part of the channel of the supporting supporting member is adapted for use when the member for the purpose of giving rigidity to the garment hanger is folded as shown in Figures 2 strut parts when the hanger is folded. and 3', as when the hanger is being folded, the rectangular tubular part "5 which connects the EDWARD PERCY ELSTON.