Detachable hook.



W. C. BENNETT. k DETACHABLE HOOK. t APPLICATION FILED MAY 16, 1916. LQWJH'YW Patented Mar. 27,1917. ' the support, that is to say, WILL G. BENNETT, OF RHINELANDEB, WISCUNSIN. nn'racnnnnn noon. ' masonic. ' Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Mar. 2%, T917. Application filed May 16, 1916. Serial No. 97,932. To all whom it may concern." Be it known that I, WILLIAM G. BENNETT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Rhinelander, in the county of Oneida and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Detachable Hooks, of which the following is a specification. The invention relates to a hook, and more particularly to the class of detachable hooks. The primary object of the invention is the provision of a hook which may be readily and easily attached to a cleat or other sta-' tionary support irrespective of the shape of .whether the same is in horizontally or vertically disposed position or is square or round or irregular, and this hook can be used as an ordinary clothes hook or in a kitchen or pantry for hanging cooking utensils and dishes thereon. Another object of the invention is the provision of a hook of this character wherein the construction thereof is novel in form so as to permit the easy application of the same or 1ts removal when the occasion requires and is adapted for use in stores, barns," tool houses, sheds, etc; for the hanging of harness, blankets, straps, lanterns, nets or mercantile ware, in fact the hook is adapted for numerous uses. Afurther object of the invention is the provision of a hook of this character which is extremely simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and efficient in its purpose, strong, durable and inexpensive of manu-- facture. Other objects will be in part obvious and in part hereinafter set forth. The invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combination of elements and arrangement'of parts which will beexemplified in the construction hereinafter set forth, and in the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the appended claims. In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a stationary support showing a hook constructed in accordance with the invention applied thereto. Edlig. 2 is a front elevation of the hook an Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing a slight modification of the invention. Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing. Referring to the drawing in detail, and more particularly to Figs. 1 and 2, A designates a portion of a support which is in the form of a board-like section or cleat which is detachably mounted the hook here i inafter fully described. The detachablehook comprises a single strand of relatively stiff resilient wire B bent to form spaced sidelimbs 5, a lower depending hook 6, medial inwardly curved clamping prongs 7 in the form of loops and spaced inwardly curved upper gripping prongs 8, the prongs 7 and 8 being adapted to frictionally engage upon opposite faces of the support A for the suspension of the hook 6 therefrom so that in this manner the device can be detachably secured to a horizontal shelf, table top or other support, as will be clearly obvious. The upper prongs 8 are formed with pointed tips 9 which will bite into a vertical support when the side limbs 5 are spread apart for the mounting of the detachable hook on said vertical support as will be clearly obvious. a When the detachable hook is mounted upon a horizontal support as at A, the curvature of the upper prongs 8' will form a broad bank for said hook at its upper end. In Fig. 3 there is shown a slight modification of the invention, wherein the hook 10 is disposed horizontally in contra-distinction to the vertical disposition of the hook 6 hereinbefore described; otherwise the make-up of the hook is identical to the previously described hook. lit is to be understood, of course, that the prongs 7 and 8 of the hook can "be covered with a suitable resilient tubing so as to assure against marring or scratching of a polished support to which it is attached, such as a table or the like. The upper prongs 8 are of an open larger loop like contour than the lower prongs 7 which are slightly contracted, yet are of loop form. It is, ofcourse, understood that the book can be of any size and made from any suitable wire material, giving strength and durability thereto. From the foregoing description, taken in and on connection with the accompanying draw ings, the construction and the manner of the use of the herein described hook will be readily apparent and therefore, a more extended explanation has been omitted. What is claimed is 1. A hook comprising a single strand of relatively stifl' resilient wire bent to form a hook proper, spaced parallel side limbs, medial and upper prongs, said upper prongs being of larger size than the lower prongs, and inwardly directed pointed tips on the upper prongs. 2. A. detachable hook comprising a single strand of relatively stiff resilient wire bent to form spaced pairs of gripping portions for clamping engagement with a support, the uppermost pair of gripping portions being inwardly curved and pointed tips formed on said pair of-gripping portions. 3. A detachable hook comprising a strip of relatively stiff resilient material bent to form spaced parallel limbs terminating at one end in a hook, oppositely curved clamping loops in the medial portion of said limbs arranged in opposed relation, and oppositely curved gripping prongs on said limbs spaced from said 'loops and having pointed ends normally held in contacting relation. In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses. WILLIAM C. BENNETT. Witnesses Row. M. S UIER, V. E. Asn'roN.



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