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July 3, 1962
A. VOLK
3,042,276
CLOTHES HANGER ATTACHMENT
Filed July 6, 1960
INVENTOR.
United .States Patent 0
1
3,042,276
Patented July 3, 1962
2
measured straight, is less than the‘ length of the hanger,
3,042,276
as distinguished from the distance between the extreme
ends of the slots shown in the patent mentioned above.
In said patent, there is ‘a groove in the intermediate por
tion of the attachment, in which the horizontal portion
of the hanger rests, with slots or openings in the end
portions only of the attachment, to receive the end or
CLOTHES HANGER ATTACHMENT
Albert Volk, Belleville, NJ.
Filed July 6, 1960, Ser. No. 41,124
1 Ciaim. (Cl. 223—-98)
This invention relates to an attachment for wire clothes,
hangers, and is, in certain respects, an improvement over
the attachment shown in my Patent No. 2,931,548.
Among the objects accomplished by this invention are:
to provide a simple, inexpensive, and lightweight attach
ment for the common wire clothes hanger such as used by
dry cleaning establishments to return cleaned garments
to customers, and subsequently used in the home; to pro
angular portions of the hanger, whereas, in the present
structure, the single opening or slot receives both the
intermediate portion 13 and the end portions of the
hanger. In the present attachment, the horizontal part 13
of the hanger lies in the slot, and rests on the vreenfo‘rcing
cross pieces 3, 4 and 5 of the attachment, the latter pieces
therefore having ‘a double function, and their upper edges
vide, by means of this attachment, additional, rounded, 15 being low enough so that the part 13 of the hanger does
:fuller, and more rigid shoulder support, so that the usual
not rise above the horizontal part 10' of the attachment.
distortion and wrinkling of clothes, resulting ‘from the
In combining the hanger and the attachment, as shown
use of wire clothes hangers, is eliminated, and instead, a
in FIG. 4, one end portion of the hanger is pushed into
normal, full shoulder form is achieved; to give rigidity to
an end portion of slot 16, so it extends to the left end of
the horizontal portion of wire hangers normally support 20 the attachment, the shoulder portion 11 being pressed
ing trousers, skirts, etc., thereby to prevent slipping, wrin
against shoulder 14 with the horizontal part 13 of the
kling, crimping, etc., and obviating the necessity of con
hanger riding on reenforcing cross piece 5, whereby the
stant pressing before garments can be worn again; to
right end portion of the hanger is inside the shoulder 15,
provide ‘an attachment for a wire type clothes hanger
and may therefore be brought down so that it may be
which, by providing graceful, rounded support to shoulder 25 placed in the right end portion of the slot, with the hori
and bar areas, enhances the appearance of the garments,
zontal part 13 of the hanger within its part of the slot,
to make them more appealing to the eye at the site of
as stated above, whereupon the hanger and the attach
sale in retail establishments such as department stores,
ment are securely combined, the concerned dimensions
being such that there is ‘a mutual pressure between the
clothing stores, etc.; to provide a non-slip hanger for
sleeveless dresses, slips, gowns, etc.; and to provide an 30 shoulder portions of the hanger and the end portions of
the attachment. It will be seen from FIG. 1 that the end
attachment, of the character mentioned, which may be
used in combination with hangers of different sizes, and
which may quickly be attached and detached.
The drawings illustrate the invention, and in these:
FIGURE 1 is a front elevation showing the combina
tion of the attachment with a wire clothes hanger;
or shoulder portions 14 and 15 of the attachment rise
slightly above the shoulder portions 11 and 12 of the
hanger. The purpose of such ‘feature is to prevent certain
35 types of garments, as women’s sleeveless garments, for
FIG. 2 is a plan view taken on the horizontal line 2-2
of FIG. 1;
example, from falling off the hanger.
What is claimed is:
The combination with a resilient wire clothes hanger
FIG. 3 is ‘a view taken on vertical line 3-3 of FIG. 1,
having a body portion of triangular form and comprising
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looking in the direction of the arrows; and
a pair of oppositely sloping shoulder portions and a hori
FIG. 4 is a front elevation showing how the wire
zontal portion joining ends of the shoulder portions, of
hanger is connected to, and disconnected from, the at
an attachment for the hanger, said attachment having an
tachment.
inverted U or channel form and comprising a straight
Referring to the drawings for a detailed description,
intermediate portion and end portions extending there
the numerals 1 ‘and 2 designate respectively a common 45 above and beyond the ends of the same, said attachment
type of wire clothes hanger, of triangular ‘form, and an
having an opening entirely the length of said intermedi
attachment therefor. The hanger is a common type,
ate portion and extending into said end portions ‘and termi
made ‘from a single piece of resilient wire, to form a hook
nating therein, at least one internal reenforcing cross piece
7 and a triangular body comprising sloping shoulder por 50
tions 11 and 12 ‘and a horizontal portion or cross wire 13.
The attachment 2 is considerably wider than the diameter
of the wire of the hanger and is, cross sectionally, in the
form of an inverted channel, and is substantially rigid to
between the depending sides of the intermediate portion
of the attachment ‘and below the opening therein, said
horizontal portion of the hanger lying in the opening of
the intermediate portion of the attachment and supported
by said cross piece, the length of said opening in the
vertical pressure; for the latter purpose it is reenforced 55 attachment being less than the length of the horizontal
by internal crOss pieces 3, 4 and 5 which are joined to the
portion of the hanger, the shoulder portions of the latter
flanges of the channel form.
being at the ends of said opening and adjoining the end
The ‘attachment comprises a straight intermediate por
portions of the attachment, whereby there is a mutual
tion 10 and end portions 14 and 15. The latter rise ‘from
pressure between said end portions of the attachment and
the intermediate portion 10 ‘and are in alignment there~ 60 the corresponding shoulder portions of the hanger.
with, and extend respectively to left and right thereof to
form shoulder portions. The length of the intermediate
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
portion 10 is less than the length of the horizontal por
UNITED STATES PATENTS
tion 13 of the hanger, but the length of the attachment is
Mason ______________ __ Oct. 25, 1955
greater, the end portions 14 and 15 extending beyond the 65 2,721,679
ends of the hanger. The attachment has a single elongate
2,813,668
Gri?is _______________ __ Nov. 19, 1957
opening or slot 16, which runs through the middle of the
intermediate portion 10 and extends part way into the
shoulder portions 14 and 15. The length of the slot 16,
2,910,215
2,931,548
2,960,262
Auten _______________ __ Oct. 27, 1959
Volk ________________ __ Apr. 15, 1960
Cavender ____________ .__ Nov. 15, 1960
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