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US3692269A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47FSPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, STOREHOUSES, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR THE LIKE; PAYING COUNTERS
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Plastic shirt display hangers each includes a clip hinged to a hanger body between a first position extending perpendicular to the plane of the hanger body for holding a standup shirt package, and a second position substantially parallel to the plane of the hanger body for holding a flat shirt package.

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United States Patent Hales [451 Sept. 19, 1972 SHIRT DISPLAY HANGER [72] Inventor: Paul N. Hales, 9050 S. W. Scholls Ferry Rd., Portland, Oreg. 97223 [22] Filed: June 1, 1970 [21] Appl. No.: 42,341

52 U.S.Cl.... .I ..248/360, 248/339 51 lm. Cl. ..A47g 29/00 [58] 'Field oiSearch "248/317, 360, 339, 340,214,

[56] Relerences Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3/ 1967 Brunger ..248/339 6/ 1967 Wolar ..248/339 319,233 6/1885 Green ..248/360 FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 1,403,744 5/1965 France ..248/317 Primary Examiner-Jacob L. Nackenoff Attorney-Buckhorn, Blore, Klarquist and Sparkman [57] ABSTRACT Plastic shirt display hangers each includes a clip hinged to a hanger body between a first position extending perpendicular to the plane of the hanger body for holding a standup shirt package, and a second position substantially parallel to the plane of the hanger body for holding a flat shirt package.

2 Claims, 8 Drawing Figures PATENTED'SEP 19 I912 3.692.269

FIG. 7

FIG. 8 FIG. 5 520 5 4 10 2o 64 PAUL N. HALES INVENTOR BUCKHORN, BLORE, KLARQUIST & SPARKMAN ATTORNEYS SHIRT DISPLAY HANGER DESCRIPTION This invention relates to shirt display hangers, and more particularly to shirt display hangers having multiposition clips.

An object of the invention is to provide new and improved shirt display hangers.

Another object of the invention is to provide shirt display hangers having multiposition clips.

A further object of the invention is to provide a shirt display hanger having a clip adapted to grip a collar of a standup shirt package while extending perpendicularly to a hanger body and also adapted to grip a flat shirt package while extending along the hanger body.

Another object of the invention is to provide a onepiece shirt display hanger wherein a clip is hinged to one end of a hanger body having hanging means at both ends thereof.

Another object of the invention is to provide a shirt display hanger having a hanger body provided with a hook at each end and a clip hinged to one end of the hanger body.

The invention provides shirt display hangers in which shirt-engaging clips are hinged to hanger bodies for positions for holding both upstanding shirt packages and flat shirt packages. In a one-piece, molded plastic hanger forming one specific embodiment of the invention, a clip is hinged to one end of a looped hanger body having a hook at each end thereof. In a hanger forming an alternate embodiment of the invention, a molded plastic clip has hinge pin portions which snap into sockets in a molded plastic hanger body having hooks at opposite ends thereof.

IN THE DRAWINGS:

FIG. 1 is a front elevation view of a shirt display hanger forming one embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a side elevation view of the shirt display hanger of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged, fragmentary, vertical sectional view taken along line 3-3 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a reduced, front elevation view of the hanger of FIG. 1 holding an upstanding shirt package;

FIG. 5 is a reduced, side elevation view of the hanger and shirt packages of FIG. 4;

FIG. 6 is a reduced, fragmentary, front elevation view of the hanger of FIG. 1 and a flat shirt package held thereby;

FIG. 7 is a reduced, side elevation view of the hanger and shirt package of FIG. 6; and

FIG. 8 is a front elevation view of a shirt display hanger forming an alternate embodiment of the invention.

Referring now in detail to the drawings, there is shown in FIGS. 1 to 7 a one-piece shirt display hanger 10 forming one embodiment of the invention and including a clip 12 hinged to one end of a body 14 from the ends of which hooks l6 and 18 extend. A hinge portion 20 connects the clip to the body for movement between a position of the clip in or nearly in the plane of the body, as shown in FIGS. 1, 2, 6 and 7, to suspend a flat shirt package 22 from a rack 24, and a second position of the clip in which the clip extends substantially perpendicularly to the plane of the body, as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, to suspend an upstanding shirt acka e26 fr mthe rack. p The clip 12 includes a generally I-shaped, central finger or tine 30 from a cross member 32 of which side fingers or tines 34 extend in spaced positions. The clip is of semiflexible material and is adapted to have the central finger on one side of a collar 36 and the side fingers on the other side of the collar, as illustrated in FIGS. 4 and 5, or to have the central finger on one side of the package 22 and the side fingers on the other side of the package, as shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, and to securely grip the packages in both instances. If desired, the fingers may be roughened or have tangs to grip the packages.

The hanger 10 is substantially planar, and preferably is of polypropylene. The hanger 10 may be injection molded, or may be cut from a sheet of polypropylene or other suitable plastic and the hinge 20 formed by hot pressing. The hinge 20 is preferably formed by tapered portions 40 and 42. The hanger body, in addition to or in place of the hooks, may have holes 44 and 46 in the end portions thereof for stringing the hanger on a peg or rod. The hanger body lies flat against the backs of both the package 22 and the package 26 as shown in FIGS. 6 and 7, and is hidden thereby. If desired, to hold a flat shirt package, the hanger 10 may be positioned with the tines 34 pointing upwardly and inserted under the back portion of the collar to hold the package by hooking under the collar.

EMBODIMENT OF FIG. 8

A shirt display hanger 50 (FIG. 8) forming an alternate embodiment of the invention includes a plastic clip 52 and a plastic hanger body 54 having oppositely facing hook portions 56 and 58. The clip includes three flat tines or fingers 60 extending from a base 62 having aligned pins 64 which snap into sockets in the hanger body to secure the clip hingedly to the hanger body.

The tines 30, 34 and 60 may, if desired, be molded to provide barbs to give semi-impaling effects when engaging the packages. Also, the tines may be roughened to increase their holding effect, if desired.

What is claimed is:

1. In a flexible shirt display hanger,

a body portion having hanger portions at opposite ends thereof adapted to be hung on a rod-like support, the body portion being flat and adapted to engage the back of a shirt package,

and clip means having a hinge portion secured to the body portion, the clip means having a central tine and side tines secured to the central tine at the outer end of the central tine for engaging and supporting a shirt package the side tines extending toward the hinge portion,

the hinge portion permitting the clip to be bent from the body to a first position extending at a predetermined angle from the body portion and with the tines hooking over an upstanding collar when the body is suspended from one end and also permitting the clip to be in a second position at a smaller angle to the body portion and with the tines. clampingly engaging and supporting a flat shirt package when the body is supported from the other end.

2. The shirt display hanger of claim 1 wherein the body portion and the clip are of thick sheet material.

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1. In a flexible shirt display hanger, a body portion having hanger portions at opposite ends thereof adapted to be hung on a rod-like support, the body portion being flat and adapted to engage the back of a shirt package, and clip means having a hinge portion secured to the body portion, the clip means having a central tine and side tines secured to the central tine at the outer end of the central tine for engaging and supporting a shirt package the side tines extending toward the hinge portion, the hinge portion permitting the clip to be bent from the body to a first position extending at a predetermined angle from the body portion and with the tines hooking over an upstanding collar when the body is suspended from one end and also permitting the clip to be in a second position at a smaller angle to the body portion and with the tines clampingly engaging and supporting a flat shirt package when the body is supported from the other end.
2. The shirt display hanger of claim 1 wherein the body portion and the clip are of thick sheet material.
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US3870206A (en) * 1972-09-25 1975-03-11 Kidde Co Presto Lock Div Garment hanger frame having a hinged hook
US3870267A (en) * 1973-09-24 1975-03-11 Stoba Ag Combined product hanger and label support
US4141529A (en) * 1976-07-06 1979-02-27 Toni Casutt Banana holder
US4346825A (en) * 1979-02-23 1982-08-31 Leger Jean Paul Hat supporting device
US4718546A (en) * 1986-07-07 1988-01-12 B7G Plastics, Inc. Display hanger for suspenders
US4890809A (en) * 1988-07-13 1990-01-02 Voxcom, Inc. Folded hang tab
US4943026A (en) * 1988-05-20 1990-07-24 Gerhard Fildan Hanger for small packages
US5013004A (en) * 1989-04-13 1991-05-07 Andre Philip Wilkins Suspension pack and apparatus for producing suspension packs
US5014957A (en) * 1989-05-23 1991-05-14 Nichol Jr William H Hosiery display hanger assembly
US5054735A (en) * 1989-06-21 1991-10-08 Bayer Aktiengesellschaft Active-substance support for beehives
US5065915A (en) * 1987-09-24 1991-11-19 Roesch Wilhelm Hinged multiple garment hanger
US5626243A (en) * 1993-05-04 1997-05-06 American Greetings Corporation Gravity fed merchandising system
US5746461A (en) * 1996-12-12 1998-05-05 Broberg; James Bird feeder hanging device system
US5775553A (en) * 1995-02-02 1998-07-07 Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd. Indicator attachment mechanism
US5794363A (en) * 1988-12-20 1998-08-18 Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd. Hanger hook for a garment hanger with indicator
US6015127A (en) * 1998-04-08 2000-01-18 Carr; Jackson M. Apparatus for suspending and storing articles
US6062521A (en) * 1997-03-31 2000-05-16 Kelley; William N. Towel holder
US20030025056A1 (en) * 2000-07-24 2003-02-06 Atchley Linda C. Magnetic tool and part holder
US6651810B2 (en) 2001-03-29 2003-11-25 Kentucky Derby Hosiery Co., Inc. Hosiery displaying device with arrayed multiplicity of hosiery attachment openings
US6705496B2 (en) * 1995-02-02 2004-03-16 Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd. Indicator attachment mechanism and method and apparatus for removing indicators from hangers
US20040083584A1 (en) * 2002-03-27 2004-05-06 Ester Mastronardi Plant support J hook
US20050087662A1 (en) * 2004-10-29 2005-04-28 Boone Supply Company Collapsible hangers
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US7036695B1 (en) 2003-04-14 2006-05-02 Frye Betty F Garment hanger
US7874034B1 (en) * 2008-12-29 2011-01-25 Tony Lane Mack Bowring firefighter tool
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US20110290973A1 (en) * 2008-11-10 2011-12-01 Curlin Medical Inc. Syringe hanger
US8191849B1 (en) * 2009-02-24 2012-06-05 Nathan Lembke Adjustable hook
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US3870206A (en) * 1972-09-25 1975-03-11 Kidde Co Presto Lock Div Garment hanger frame having a hinged hook
US3837544A (en) * 1973-06-08 1974-09-24 Amtel Inc Garment display device
US3870267A (en) * 1973-09-24 1975-03-11 Stoba Ag Combined product hanger and label support
US4141529A (en) * 1976-07-06 1979-02-27 Toni Casutt Banana holder
US4346825A (en) * 1979-02-23 1982-08-31 Leger Jean Paul Hat supporting device
US4718546A (en) * 1986-07-07 1988-01-12 B7G Plastics, Inc. Display hanger for suspenders
US5065915A (en) * 1987-09-24 1991-11-19 Roesch Wilhelm Hinged multiple garment hanger
US4943026A (en) * 1988-05-20 1990-07-24 Gerhard Fildan Hanger for small packages
US4890809A (en) * 1988-07-13 1990-01-02 Voxcom, Inc. Folded hang tab
US5794363A (en) * 1988-12-20 1998-08-18 Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd. Hanger hook for a garment hanger with indicator
US5857276A (en) * 1988-12-20 1999-01-12 Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd. Hanger hook for a garment hanger with indicator
US5013004A (en) * 1989-04-13 1991-05-07 Andre Philip Wilkins Suspension pack and apparatus for producing suspension packs
US5083997A (en) * 1989-04-13 1992-01-28 Andre Philip Wilkins Suspension pack and apparatus for producing suspension packs
US5014957A (en) * 1989-05-23 1991-05-14 Nichol Jr William H Hosiery display hanger assembly
US5054735A (en) * 1989-06-21 1991-10-08 Bayer Aktiengesellschaft Active-substance support for beehives
US5626243A (en) * 1993-05-04 1997-05-06 American Greetings Corporation Gravity fed merchandising system
US5775553A (en) * 1995-02-02 1998-07-07 Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd. Indicator attachment mechanism
US6705496B2 (en) * 1995-02-02 2004-03-16 Spotless Plastics Pty. Ltd. Indicator attachment mechanism and method and apparatus for removing indicators from hangers
US5746461A (en) * 1996-12-12 1998-05-05 Broberg; James Bird feeder hanging device system
US6062521A (en) * 1997-03-31 2000-05-16 Kelley; William N. Towel holder
US6015127A (en) * 1998-04-08 2000-01-18 Carr; Jackson M. Apparatus for suspending and storing articles
US20030025056A1 (en) * 2000-07-24 2003-02-06 Atchley Linda C. Magnetic tool and part holder
US6651810B2 (en) 2001-03-29 2003-11-25 Kentucky Derby Hosiery Co., Inc. Hosiery displaying device with arrayed multiplicity of hosiery attachment openings
US20040084334A1 (en) * 2001-03-29 2004-05-06 Nichol William H. Hosiery displaying device with arrayed multiplicity of hosiery attachment openings
US6877602B2 (en) 2001-03-29 2005-04-12 Kentucky Derby Hosiery Co., Inc. Hosiery displaying device with arrayed multiplicity of hosiery attachment openings
US20040083584A1 (en) * 2002-03-27 2004-05-06 Ester Mastronardi Plant support J hook
US7152367B2 (en) * 2002-03-27 2006-12-26 Ester Mastronardi Plant support J hook
US7036695B1 (en) 2003-04-14 2006-05-02 Frye Betty F Garment hanger
US20050284903A1 (en) * 2004-06-29 2005-12-29 Knapp Christopher J Attachment for portable electronic devices and methods for using the same
US20050284904A1 (en) * 2004-06-29 2005-12-29 Knapp Christopher J Attachment for portable electronic devices and methods for using the same
US20050087662A1 (en) * 2004-10-29 2005-04-28 Boone Supply Company Collapsible hangers
US7757996B2 (en) * 2004-10-29 2010-07-20 Boone Supply Company Breakable hangers
US20110290973A1 (en) * 2008-11-10 2011-12-01 Curlin Medical Inc. Syringe hanger
US8550418B2 (en) * 2008-11-10 2013-10-08 Curlin Medical, Inc. Syringe hanger
US7874034B1 (en) * 2008-12-29 2011-01-25 Tony Lane Mack Bowring firefighter tool
US8191849B1 (en) * 2009-02-24 2012-06-05 Nathan Lembke Adjustable hook
WO2011085474A1 (en) * 2010-01-12 2011-07-21 Contech Enterprises Inc. Apparatus and method for delivering honey bee brood pheromone into a hive
WO2015095936A1 (en) * 2013-12-26 2015-07-02 Alpargatas S.A Label for hanging articles

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