Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent Of The Day.

On this day in 1905, John Alexander Bryant was granted U.S. Patent No. 787,559 for a CLOTHES HANGER.

The objects of this invention are to provide a coat-hanger of simple, durable, and inexpensive construction which is adapted for use in hanging a coat on it and at the same time support trousers or dress-skirts on the cross-bar, which is inside of the coat when it is upon the hanger, so that the skirt or trousers will be protected from dust or dirt to a very large extent, and which will keep the shape of the trousers or skirt perfectly when the hanger is supported by the ordinary hook.

A further object is to provide a coat hanger made of a single piece of wire so twisted as to forma hanger which will cause the shoulders of the coat which is placed over it to be kept in shape and prevent it from wrinkling.

A further and very material object is to provide a hanger in which there is a maximum amount of strength with a minimum amount of material used in the construction of the device.

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