Aug. 11, 1931. P, J, BURDE 1,818,193
GARMENT HANGER Filed Oct. 27, 1928 INVENTOR Pnuz. L/A CK BuRnE AT ORNEYS Patented Aug. 11, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIQE GARMENT HANGER Application filed October 27, 1928. Serial No. 315,458.
My invention relates to improvements in garment hangers, which are particularly adapted for use by manufacturers and retailers who require means whereby the greatest number of garments can be suspended from a rail of given length. The object, therefore, of the invention is to overcome the general bulkiness of hangers by forming one of wire in which substantially every portion thereof will lie in a single plane; to provide in a hanger of minimum width a swivel hook so that a garment may be readily turned around for inspection when suspended by hand; or
Without removing it from the rail, to provide means for preventing the shoulders of a garment from slipping upon the hanger and also to provide a convenient means for clipping a skirt or other garment to the lower support of the rail.
The invention consists essentially of a wire hanger having a hook by which it is adapted to be suspended, which hanger is formed to lie in a single plane, as will be more fully described in the following specification and shown in the accompanying drawings, in
which Fig. 1 is a general view of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the pivotal mounting of the hook.
In the drawings like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in each figure.
The numeral 1 indicates generally a hook having a depending shank 2 fitted with a head 3 preferably similar to the head of a finishing nail. In the body of the hanger is a piece of sheet metal 4 in the form of an inverted T, the major portion of which may usefully serve as a name plate for the manufacturer of the garments displayed upon the hanger.
Along the upper edge of the plate a substantially rectangular portion is cut away to form a gap 5 and the upper projecting portion indicated by the numeral 6 is formed into a roll 7 in alignment with the body of the plate and is apertured as at 8 to receive the shank 2 of the hook 1, which is held against downward movement by the initial bending of the metal away from the plane of the plate prior to the roll. The upper portion of the hanger consists of alength of wire 9 having its centre as a horizontal rail 10 over which a I garment may be folded, the opposing portions of the wire being bent upwardly and inwardly as at 11 to correspond to the outer shoulder portion of a garment, from thence they are downwardly turned and bent back upon themselves to form a pair of tongues 12, which tongues are so formed as to lie in sub- ,stantially the same plane as the upper portion of the hanger, so that their extremities are in resilient contact with the rail 10, the extremities of the wire 9 extend further inwards to conform substantially to the shoulders and neck of a garment as at 13 and are passed through the ends of the roll 7 of the plate 4:, being secured therein by a suitable indentation in said roll as at 14 or are downwardly turned at their extremities within the gap 5 as at 15. Suspended from the rail 10 is a skirt portion 16 which consists of a pair of sides 17 sloping upwardly and inwardly and having at their upper extremities eyes 18 which slidably engage the rail 10. The lower extremities of the sides 17 are connected together by an intermediate length of wire 19 curved in any manner so as to allow the sides to be sprung inwards as desired to conform to the waist band dimension of the skirt to be fitted thereto.
Mounted upon the shoulder portions 13 of the upper hanger and on the side members 17 of the skirt hanger are short lengths of rubber tubing 20 preferably formed with small circular corrugations for the purpose of providing whereby the garments are prevented from slipping endwise of the wire. In use the rail 10 may support a skirt or other garment folded thereover, which would be held against displacement by the tongues 12 bear- 1 ing against it. A further skirt may be fitted to the skirt portion 16 by fitting its waistband therearound and in firm contact withthe side portions 17 and their gripping members 20.
It will thus be seen that I have invented a hanger for garments which will lie close to its neighbor when in use and permit the hanging of agreater number of garments in a given space than other hangers now in common use.
gripping members to the hanger.
' That 1 claim as my invention is:
A garment hanger comprising a hook, a shoulder portion extending outwardly and donwwardly from the hook and supporting ahorizontnl rail in a plane below the shoulder portion, and a" pair of tongues formed integrally wil'h the shoulder portion extending downwardly into resilient oontact with the railfi Dated at Vancouver, B. (3., this 19th day of October, 1928.
PAUL JACK BURDE.