Jan. 7, 1.947. M, D, FQRTNER COAT HANGER Filed Aug. 5, 1945 ' 2,413,914 Patented Jan. 7, 1947 2,413,914 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,413,914 COAT HANGER Marion Dwight Fortner, Chicago, Ill. Application August 3, 1945, Serial No. 608,711 1 Claim. ' (Cl. 223-92) . 2 l The present invention relates to a coat hanger, in order to prevent bubbling during process of made of cast, or molded, plastic material. molding the hanger. An object of this invention is to provide a The hook indicated by line 9 of Figures 1 and 2 is slightly ?anged at the end which sets in the hanger thus preventing it from working loose and dropping out. hanger which may be made by various methods of molding and of a material not easily splintered or fractured. A further object of the invention is to provide When a coat has been worn for a number of an improved rigid coat hanger composed entirely of inexpensive non-metallic material which is hours body moisture dampens the fabric and wrinkles form just below the back of the collar. attractive in appearance and can be made to 10 Place the coat on a hanger having a flat-surface conform readily to the outline of garments of. back, and the wrinkles deepen while the fabric - various shapes. is drying; and only a skilled workman can press them out. Under the same conditions, if the coat Another advantage of my improved hanger is in a large garment supporting area, thereby keep is placed on my hanger the convex bulge will au ing the garment in better shape and freedom of 15 tomatically smooth away the wrinkles and when the fabric from breaking. the fabric dries no pressing is necessary. This Further objects and advantages of this inven tion will be apparent from the following descrip tion, taken in conjunction with the accompanying feature alone will save considerable trouble and expense for pressing. B of Figures 2, 3 and 4 indicates a hook, which 20 is inserted inside the collar to serve as a hanger for a clamp holding trousers. Thus the entire hanger showing the new and original features suit is together. No searching about in a crowd of my invention; ed closet to ?nd trousers to match coat. Fig. 2 is a front elevational view of the coat At section line 5-! my coat hanger is 1%" drawing, wherein: . , Fig. 1 is a rear elevational view of the coat hanger shown in'Fig. 1; wide, which prevents wrinkling in the shoulder of Fig. 3 is a top plan view thereof, and a coat between collar and point of shoulder. Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view thereof; The perpendicular rib in center and at back Fig. 5 represents a cross-section of the hori-, of collar, indicated at 8 of Fig. 2 is thicker than zontal lateral shown on line 5-5 of Fig. 4, be the balance of the collar, in order to better sup- ‘ tween the collar and point of shoulder, showing 30 port the hooks indicated at 'l and 8 of Figures the way the lateral is hollowed out. The thick 2 and 1. ness of the walls of the hollow lateral, or arm, The hook in the center of the curved recess, varies from 1A" at the shoulder point to %" mid which is indicated at 1 of Figures 3 and 4 is in way toward the upward turn into the collar; Va" 'serted by hand after the complete coat hanger is at lower part of collar and tapering down to 1A" 35 molded and ?nished. at the top of collar. With the exception of this hook the complete Fig. 4 shows a bar 8 running through center hanger is made at one operation, by the process of horizontal lateral, which is for re-lnforcement of injection molding. purposes. This makes the invention lend itself I claim: to either of two methods of economical produc 40 A molded coat hanger comprising a central tion: a, casting, of a material known as Catalin, ‘ body, a lateral hollow arm projecting from each or b, injection molding, of a plastic composition side of the body, an integral reinforcing rib on the that is lighter by volume and stronger than wood; ' under face of each arm; a hollowconvex bulge on will not chip ‘in falling, nor will it decay, and it one face of. the said central body, adapted to can be made in beautiful and lasting colors; no 45 stretch the collar of a garment placed upon the revarnishing from time to time. hanger, the opposite face of the central body A of Figures 1 and 4 shows a convex bulge which provided with a curved recess, an integral wedge projects out % of an inch— from the ?at surface shaped reinforcement on the curved surface of ' of the back and extends-the length of the point the said curved recess; a clothes supporting, hook - where the coat collar folds. ’ Figures _1 and 2 show how the horizontal lat erals have a domed top surfac . ' 60 attached to this said wedge-shaped reinforce ment, and a hanger supporting means projecting . - ~‘ The bottom of the convex bulge is hollowed out from the top of the said central body. _ ' ' , , MARION DWIGHT IOBTNER. . v.