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Aug. 14, 1962
W. F. TUFTS
3,049,272
GARMENT HANGER
Filed Dec. 20, 1956
INVENTOR
WILLIAM F. TUFTS
ATTORNEY-9
3,949,232
taes
Patented Aug‘. 14-, 1962
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which improvements were not obvious to those skilled in
3,049,272
GARIViENT HANGER
William F. Tufts, 2116 Peachtree Road NW.,
Atlanta, Ga.
Filed Dec. 20, 1956, Ser. No. 629,591
1 Claim. (Q1. 223-88)
This application is a continuation-in-part of my 00
the art.
Referring to the drawings:
FIGURE 1 shows this invention designed with a trouser
supporting strut.
FIGURE 2 shows the strut member of FIGURE 1.
The hanger consists of a generally triangular shaped
relatively rigid sheet of material formed with a body. The
hook or supporting means, though made of wire, may be
195 3, now abandoned. This invention pertains to garment 10 made of plastic and attached to the body in a suitable
fashion.
hangers and has as its object to provide certain hanger and
The hanger 22 of FIGURE .1 is designed with a trouser
hanger design details especially adaptable to the manufac
supporting bar 23. This trouser bar ‘or strut is shown in
ture of a garment hanger substantially from paper or other
further detail in FIGURE 2, the chief feature being that
sheet materials in order to a?ord the garment cleaning
industry a more economical and yet a suitably function 15 the ends are a reduced diameter providing the shoulders at
24. These reduced diameter ends and shoulders engage
able garment hanger.
the holes 25 of the hanger body of FIGURE 1 thus put
Practically the only type of hanger employed in the dry
pending application, Serial Number 367,425, ?led July 13,
cleaning industry today is made of wire. However, due
to limitations of such hangers, two accessories, the dress
shield and the trouser guard, are required to provide ade
ting the body in tension when under garment load when
supported by support hook 30.
A further feature of FIGURE ‘1 is that the body being
provided with a cut-away portion at 29 will stretch so that
the holes 25 can be engaged over and on the strut ends.
With the distance between the shoulders of the strut being
is commonly used to protect a dress from rust stains as
great enough, insurance can be had that accidental disen
Well as to provide the cleaner’s ?nished product with a
25 gagement will not occur.
more acceptable appearance.
The above description is not intended to include all and
Many attempts have been made to supplant the com
every possible detail and variation of this invention but
mon wire hanger with hangers constructed of paper in par
rather is meant to be exemplary of the spirit thereof.
ticular. However, due to various reasons none of such
What I claim is:
efforts have been successful.
quate protection to the garment. The guard is employed
to protect the trousers ‘from creasing and the dress shield
A careful study of the subject reveals that what is re
quired in an acceptable substitute for wire hangers is a
balanced combination of the following features: (a) Econ
omy, (b) Strength, (0) Moisture resistance, (d) Elimina
A garment hanger comprising a substantially triangular,
relatively rigid sheet-like body, supporting means attached
to said body at the apical portion thereof, said body hav
ing integral portions at the ends of the base offset laterally
from the body, openings provided in said integral portions,
tion or minimization of assembly labor required by the
cleaner, (e) Adaptability to the application of ladies’ skirts 35 and a strut received in said openings.
by the employment of common straight pins as fasteners,
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
(f) The ability of the hangers to nest and thereby to re
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quire a minimum space for shipping and storage, (g)
Features incorporated in the design of the shoulders to
1,229,371
Wordingharn _________ __ June 12, 1917
protect ladies’ light weight garment from unsightly creases 40 11,367,062
Lichter ______________ __ Feb. 1, 1921
after long periods of hanging, (h) Lightness of Weight.
Those skilled in the art have provided many hanger
designs for paper or sheet construction, but which designs
are de?cient in one or more, and in most cases several, of
1,368,843
1,470,925
1,584,311
‘1,619,742
45 1,817,621
the above set forth requirement features.
The aim of this invention, therefore, is to provide a
12,034,859
garment hanger design which can be manufactured to
2,158,465
possess all of the above established requirements.
2,306,254
On the basis of careful tests it is believed that this aim
has been achieved in the improvements of this invention 50
2,355,969
2,448,673
Rosenthal ____________ __
Klein et al. ___________ __
McKenna ____________ __
Mayhew _____________ __
Feb. 15,
Oct. 16,
May 11,
Mar. 1,
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1927
Harding _____________ __ Aug. 4, 1931
Cahn et al ____________ __ Mar. 24, 1936
Ligon ______________ __ May 16, 1939
Quackenbush _________ __ Dec. 22, 1942
Gustin ______________ __ Aug. 15, 1944
Kohl ________________ __ Sept. 7, 1948
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