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US2528807A
US2528807A US70365946A US2528807A US 2528807 A US2528807 A US 2528807A US 70365946 A US70365946 A US 70365946A US 2528807 A US2528807 A US 2528807A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B57/00Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions
    • A47B57/06Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of the shelves
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Nov. 7, 1950 F. H. WHITNEY SHELVING Filed Oct. 16, 1946 II-Ill I n y l I a n n I u 1 I In I in S Y E N R 0 T T A Patented Nov. ,7, 1950 Q UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 I SHELVING Frank H. Whitney, Providence, R. I. ApplicationOctober 16, 1946, Serial No. 703,659 1-Claim. (01. 211-136) This invention relates to improvements in shelving, particularly shelving which is adapted to be mounted upon a door.

In many homes, storage space such as may provided by shelving in a closet and within easv reach, is often times limited to a single'shelf.

Accordingly, it is desirable to provide for increas A more specific object of the invention the provision of shelving which is so constructed as to be detachably supported on a door in a manner so as to move therewith.

Another object of the invention is the provision of shelving which is so constructed that the same may be transported in a knock down condition and easily assembled at the place to be used.

Another object of the invention is the. provision of shelving which is so constructed that individual shelves may be adjustable as to spacing.

Another object of the invention is the provision of shelving which is so constructed that the shelves will be detachably interlocked with the supporting structure.

Another object of the invention is the provision of shelving made of sheet material.

Another object of the invention is the provision of shelving which can be manufactured at a comparatively low cost of production and which will be durable and satisfactory in use.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claim.

In the accompanying drawings:

Fig. 1 is a view in perspective illustrating one embodiment of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a fragmental portion of a channel section forming part of the shelving frame;

Fig. 3 is a plan view of a blank employed for making a shelf;

Fig. 4.- is a perspective view of a shelf formed from its' edges.

from the blank shown in Fig. 3 and having, means for attaching the shelving to a support; r

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of an intermediate shelf; t

'Fig. 6 is a sectional view of the upper part of the shelving, showing the upper shelf as secured to the side sections; V

Fig. '7 is a sectional view of the lower part of the shelving, showing the lower shelfv as secured to the side sections; and

along line 8-8 of Fig. 1.

In carrying out my invention, one embodiment of which is illustrated in the drawings,.I provide a shelving which is of a 'size'and proportion to cover .the inner surface of'a door just inwardly The shelving is of a width'so that when the door is in closed p sition the shelveswill not extend any substantial distance beyond the edge of the casing'of the door frame.

Referring to the drawing for amore detailed description of the invention, Iii designates generally the shelving having a frame I I. The frame is made of two channel sections [2 and H3. The I sections are identical and preferably made of sheet material. The sections extend in parallel spaced relation with the arms of one section extending toward the arms of the other section.

The width'ofthe sections is preferably not much in excess to the finished thickness of the frame F of a usual door opening. In the wall it of each section which forms the bridge wall of the channel, means or supports designated generally l5 are provided for engagement with the shelves l6 for supporting the same in position.

The supports l5 may take Various forms and are herein shown as lugs or ears I! which are severed and deflected inwardly from the stock of the wall it a sufficient .distance so as to space the upper portion of the ears from the surface of the wall M. The ears I! are provided in pairs and these are spaced along the length of the wall M. The number of pairs of ears which are provided is in excess of the number of shelves normally provided, so as to permit a choice of location for the shelves and a variation of spacing between them. Thus, the distance between the two lower shelves may be chosen so as to permit the lower shelf to be employed for'storing shoes, rubbers and like articles. The other shelf may likewise be spaced an appropriate distance inaccordanoe with the kind of material to be placed upon any particular shelf. 7

The shelves l6 each may be made of sheet material from a blank [8 of the general form Fig. 8 is a' section View taken substantially shown in Fig. 3. The blanks of which the upper, lower and intermediate shelves I9, 20, 2| respectively are made, may have openings 22, 23 punched when making the blank. The openings 23 are of a bayonet opening form. In the blanks employed for making the other. shelves these openings are omitted; In folding the blanks the longitudinal edges thereof are bent upwardly at substantially right angles to the body of the blank to form a front wall 24 and a rear wall 25. The side edges of the blank are bent downwardly to form flanges 26. Each shelf is of a width to be nicely received within the arms of the channel sections.

In assembling the shelving one end thereof may be first assembled with the flanges 26' of the shelves received between a pair of ears I! and the wall l4 of one of the sections. The spacing between the ears I7 and the'wall It is such as to provide firm interlocking of the flanges 25 and ears ll. The other channel section may now be placed in position with the adjacent v f1anges 26 received in the space between the ears I! and wall 14 of the section. Metalscrews 21 maynext be inserted in openings, 22 and threadedly received in the adjacent arms of the 'sections l2, 13 whereby the shelving mayrbe securely held together. In order to secure the ass'embled shelving on a support, preferably on the door D of a closet, the support or door is provided with projections 28. The projections 28 may be screws and these are properly positioned and spaced so as to ,be.detachab1y, received in .openings 22 in the upper, lower, and intermediate shelves I9, 20 and 2|.

It will be apparent thatlI have provided a shelving unit which may beshipped inlknockdown'form and easily assembled at the place of pse. It may also be. apparent that the unit is 'file of this patent:

. 4 1 tending toward each other, each section having a plurality of spaced ears deflected from the bridging portion of the stock of the. sections and extending upwardly therefrom with the pairs of ears on one section at the same horizontal position as the pairs of cars on the other section, a first shelfadjacent one end of the sections having upstanding front and rear walls and depending flanges at the ends thereof engagable into interlocking relation with one of the pairs of ears on each of said sections, additional means for fastening said shelf to said sections to prevent" lifting from said ears, a second shelf adjacent the other ends of said sections having upstanding front and rear walls and depending flanges therethrough projections on a wall for suspending said shelving in position. FRANK l-I. WHITNEY.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are UNITED STATES PATENTS 110,246 Australia Mar, 27, 1940 of record in the

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US2640751A (en) * 1951-07-16 1953-06-02 Motor Products Corp Refrigerator cabinet structure, including receptacle and mounting therefor
US2690266A (en) * 1952-05-08 1954-09-28 Donald E Johnson Auxiliary shelving
US2720318A (en) * 1954-05-17 1955-10-11 Etrick Clemens Shelf structure
US2741370A (en) * 1953-05-25 1956-04-10 Gen Electric Adjustable shelf
US2746828A (en) * 1952-07-28 1956-05-22 Philco Corp Cabinet construction
US2784044A (en) * 1954-06-28 1957-03-05 Gen Electric Refrigerator door construction
US2834317A (en) * 1954-07-01 1958-05-13 Western Electric Co Wound capacitor racks
US2957587A (en) * 1957-04-15 1960-10-25 Tobin Arthur Guard and shelf for shower handles
US3182809A (en) * 1963-04-01 1965-05-11 Edward N Getoor Locker caddy
US3216586A (en) * 1963-09-16 1965-11-09 Candle Lite Inc Convertible display stand
US3340829A (en) * 1966-05-31 1967-09-12 Donald G Palmer Suspended shelving
US4101105A (en) * 1975-07-28 1978-07-18 Dicenzo Guy J Shelving structure
US4378070A (en) * 1980-10-03 1983-03-29 Matheis James M Article supporting rack
US4558838A (en) * 1984-10-30 1985-12-17 Unarco Industries, Inc. Storage rack with wood cross bars and end bracket for the same
US6582038B2 (en) * 2001-07-12 2003-06-24 Comercial Acros Whirlpool, S.A. De C.V. Storage bin mounting system for a refrigerator door
US20050194871A1 (en) * 2002-03-12 2005-09-08 Youngs Bradley D. Modular storage system
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US20070214929A1 (en) * 2006-03-15 2007-09-20 Durq Machinery Corp. Sawing machine with combination stand
US20130134116A1 (en) * 2008-09-05 2013-05-30 Adc Gmbh Frame with cable management
US9345321B1 (en) * 2015-05-19 2016-05-24 Denise J. Yennie Low profile cabinet rack
US20160198848A1 (en) * 2013-08-21 2016-07-14 Lcc 2015 Aps A system for the mounting of shelves
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US1164439A (en) * 1915-01-27 1915-12-14 Hans W Hansen Shelving.
US1577066A (en) * 1924-09-15 1926-03-16 Fred Medart Mfg Company Metallic shelving
US2026223A (en) * 1933-06-27 1935-12-31 Frank A Donnelly Shelving
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US2640751A (en) * 1951-07-16 1953-06-02 Motor Products Corp Refrigerator cabinet structure, including receptacle and mounting therefor
US2690266A (en) * 1952-05-08 1954-09-28 Donald E Johnson Auxiliary shelving
US2746828A (en) * 1952-07-28 1956-05-22 Philco Corp Cabinet construction
US2741370A (en) * 1953-05-25 1956-04-10 Gen Electric Adjustable shelf
US2720318A (en) * 1954-05-17 1955-10-11 Etrick Clemens Shelf structure
US2784044A (en) * 1954-06-28 1957-03-05 Gen Electric Refrigerator door construction
US2834317A (en) * 1954-07-01 1958-05-13 Western Electric Co Wound capacitor racks
US2957587A (en) * 1957-04-15 1960-10-25 Tobin Arthur Guard and shelf for shower handles
US3182809A (en) * 1963-04-01 1965-05-11 Edward N Getoor Locker caddy
US3216586A (en) * 1963-09-16 1965-11-09 Candle Lite Inc Convertible display stand
US3340829A (en) * 1966-05-31 1967-09-12 Donald G Palmer Suspended shelving
US4101105A (en) * 1975-07-28 1978-07-18 Dicenzo Guy J Shelving structure
US4378070A (en) * 1980-10-03 1983-03-29 Matheis James M Article supporting rack
US4558838A (en) * 1984-10-30 1985-12-17 Unarco Industries, Inc. Storage rack with wood cross bars and end bracket for the same
US6582038B2 (en) * 2001-07-12 2003-06-24 Comercial Acros Whirlpool, S.A. De C.V. Storage bin mounting system for a refrigerator door
US7837282B2 (en) 2002-03-12 2010-11-23 Steelcase Inc. Modular storage system
US6942306B2 (en) 2002-03-12 2005-09-13 Steelcase Development Company Modular storage system
US20050194871A1 (en) * 2002-03-12 2005-09-08 Youngs Bradley D. Modular storage system
US7228612B2 (en) 2004-03-23 2007-06-12 Viking Range Corporation Methods of making refrigerator storage assemblies
US20070266543A1 (en) * 2004-03-23 2007-11-22 Daniel Lyvers Methods Of Making Refrigerator Storage Assemblies
US20050210655A1 (en) * 2004-03-23 2005-09-29 Daniel Lyvers Methods of making refrigerator storage assemblies
US20060213848A1 (en) * 2005-03-24 2006-09-28 Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Inc. Support mechanism for holding a component in a component rack and a method of manufacture therefor
US20070214929A1 (en) * 2006-03-15 2007-09-20 Durq Machinery Corp. Sawing machine with combination stand
US20130134116A1 (en) * 2008-09-05 2013-05-30 Adc Gmbh Frame with cable management
US8746466B2 (en) * 2008-09-05 2014-06-10 Adc Gmbh Frame with cable management
US20160198848A1 (en) * 2013-08-21 2016-07-14 Lcc 2015 Aps A system for the mounting of shelves
US9775436B2 (en) 2013-08-21 2017-10-03 Lcc 2015 Aps Shelf
US9781998B2 (en) * 2013-08-21 2017-10-10 Lcc 2015 Aps System for the mounting of shelves
US9345321B1 (en) * 2015-05-19 2016-05-24 Denise J. Yennie Low profile cabinet rack

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