Invented The Coat Hanger?
wire coat hanger was inspired by a clothes hook patented in 1869, by O.
A. North of New Britain, Connecticut.
Albert J. Parkhouse, an employee
of Timberlake Wire and Novelty Company in Jackson, Michigan, created a
coat hanger in 1903, in response to co-workers’ complaints of too few coat
hooks. He bent a piece of wire into two ovals with the ends twisted together
to form a hook. Parkhouse patented his invention, but it is not known if
he profited from it.
Schuyler C. Hulett received a patent
in 1932 for an improvement which involved cardboard tubes screwed onto
the upper and lower portions to prevent wrinkles in freshly laundered clothes.
Three years later Elmer D Rogers
created a hanger with a tube on the lower bar which is still used today.
Jefferson invented the the early wooden coat hanger, the hideaway bed,
the calendar clock and the dumbwaiter.
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