Talk:Clothes hanger

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Does anyone know what type of wire is presently used for coat hangers? Because it is so easily bent, I suspect it is aluminum but I would like to know for sure. Thank you in advance.

I suspect there are a variety of types available, depending on your manufacturer. -Fennec (はさばくのきつね) 15:04, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Coat/clothes hangers are made of steel wire, which a simple test with a magnet will reveal -- not to mention that one can also judge this from the color of the ends of cut piece of the wire. Ordinary aluminum wire is not nearly stiff enough for this application, not to mention that aluminum is MUCH more expensive than steel.

At any rate, this is academic : Almost all coat hangers today are made of plastic : Check any Wal-Mart. Their shape is, without any exception that I have ever seen, completely hostile to whatever one wants to hang upon them -- Compare the shape of any in-store hangers used by the better Department Stores. It would cost no more to produce them in the correct shape. The sadists in Bentonville must roll on the floor with mirth contemplating the inconvenience to users and the damage to clothing which they foist on the public with this completely insane design !! Like lemmings running to the edge of the cliffs, we dummies continue to buy them. My, my !!!

I think that dry cleaners still use wire hangers -- but who can afford to use them ?

America is RACING downhill !! VROOM !!!!!

Sure is. People care WAY too much about clothes.
and business cards if american psycho is anything to go by —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:54, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

The Whoopi Goldberg sentence is a tad misleading. It could be read to suggest that she used the clothes hanger herself, which is, of course, not true. I hope. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:01, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

More Pictures[edit]

While cleaning out my closet I found a few odd ones and took a picture. I'm not sure what some of these are. Add it to the article if you find it useful. Clothes hangers-20090430-jhansonxi.jpg Jhansonxi (talk) 18:11, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

unintended uses cont.?[edit]

Coat hangers are famous for procuring abortions I'm surprised this isn't mentioned it should be. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:17, 29 September 2011 (UTC) please don't. and knitting needles are just as famous for this use81.178.150.106 (talk) 09:45, 24 January 2012 (UTC)