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Subject: Garment hangers

Garment hangers

From: Jerry Shiner <info>
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
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Thanks to everyone who responded to our Hanger Survey last spring.
Our respondents were quite varied in their descriptions of their
dream hanger. Based on the survey's questions we are now prepared to
offer the following hanger that we feel can be adapted to most

The 16 inch wide hangers will be made of polypropylene (this plastic
will not emit harmful gases as will wood and some other plastics).
These hangers will have extra wide shoulders (5/16 inch at the neck,
flaring to 1 3/8 inches about 2 inches from the shoulder tips). The
extra width at the ends of the shoulders will help to spread the
weight more evenly. Hangers will have plated steel necks measuring
around 6 3/4 inches from the top of the hook to the top of the
hanger (10 inches from the top of the hook to the bottom of the
hanger). This should be adequate for most high collars. The hanger's
shoulders will be sloped at approximately 20 degrees from the
horizontal, which is slightly more than the usual slope of modern
garment hangers. While this slope is not as severe as some modern
hangers for women's suits, it will allow for modification by the
addition of padding. The hangers may be easily cut with a
fine-toothed saw and smoothed with a file or sandpaper to size.

We will also offer quilted pads to be used with the hangers,
measuring 18 inches long by 14 inches wide by approximately 1/4 inch
thick. The pads will be made of starch and finish-free, unbleached
cotton, with a resin and starch-free polyester filling. These
generously-sized pads may be pierced, cut, folded, stacked,
machine-sewn, hand-basted, glued, wrapped, or tied to the hangers as
you see fit. (You may use one or many layers, make a roll around the
shoulders, use them for filling sleeves, etc.) With some practice,
these should save time and money.

The hangers will be packaged in boxes of 50 pieces at US$190.00/ box
($3.80/ hanger). Pads will also be packaged in boxes of 25 pads at
$160.00/ box ($6.40/ pad) No other package sizes, hangers or pads
will be available. Price does not include shipping.

But here's the rub... Due to the fact that I will be placing custom
orders directly from the manufacturers, I will proceed with the
wholesale order only when I have purchase orders for a total of at
least 1,200 hangers. As well, we will need an order of at least 300
pads in order to have them assembled and quilted. If you wish to
participate, please notify us of your intentions as soon as
possible. (We encourage you to find other buyers split a box with a

I don't want to keep stock, but I may be persuaded if these seems to
be a demand. Please let me know if you intend to make a similar
purchase within the next year, so I can make appropriate plans.

Jerry Shiner
Keepsafe Systems
Supplies and Solutions for Microclimate and Oxygen-free storage
Fax: 416-703-5991
Object and Textile Conservation Services Ltd.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:60
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 5, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-60-013
Received on Wednesday, 27 February, 2002

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