US744149A - Support for shelves or other articles. - Google Patents

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US744149A
US744149A US13199102A US1902131991A US744149A US 744149 A US744149 A US 744149A US 13199102 A US13199102 A US 13199102A US 1902131991 A US1902131991 A US 1902131991A US 744149 A US744149 A US 744149A
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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
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    • A47B57/54Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of detachable shelf supports consisting of clamping means, e.g. with sliding bolts or sliding wedges
    • A47B57/56Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of detachable shelf supports consisting of clamping means, e.g. with sliding bolts or sliding wedges the shelf supports being cantilever brackets
    • A47B57/567Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions with means for adjusting the height of detachable shelf supports consisting of clamping means, e.g. with sliding bolts or sliding wedges the shelf supports being cantilever brackets using wedges or a wedging effect without screw means

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. PA-TENTED Nov. 17, 1903,
C. B. WILTON. SUPPORT 'POR -SHBLVES 0R OTHER ARTICLES.
APPLICATION FILED HOV. 19, 1902.
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. PATENTED NDV. 17, 1903.
. G. E. WILTON. SUPPORTy FOR. SHELVES *OTHERY ARTICLES.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 19, 1902.
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UNITED STAT-ns Patented November 17, 1.903.
PATENT Ormes.
CARL E. WILTON, OF BRISTOL, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR TO THE WILTON SHOW OASECOMPANY, A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
SUPPORTFOR SHELVES OR OTHER ARTICLES.
SPEIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 744,149, dated November 17,' 1903. Application led November i9, 1902. Serial No. 13l,991. (No model.)
To all whom, t may con/eerie:
Beit known that I, CARL E. WILTON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bristol, in the county of Bucks vand State of Pennsylvania,haveinvented newand useful Improvements in Supports for Shelves or other Articles, of which the followingis a specification.
My invention relates to supports for shelves and other articles; and it consists in a support the novelty, utility, and practical advantages of whichwill be fully understood from the following description and claims when taken -in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a view, partly in elevation and partly in vertical section, of rnyimproved support; Fig'. 2, a rear elevation of the same; Fig. 3, an enlarged transverse section taken in the plane indicated by the line 3 3 of Fig. l; Fig. e, a broken perspective view illustrating a portion of the bracket comprised in the` support; Fig. 5, a view similar to Fig. 4: of a modification Fig. 6, a similar view of another modication in connection with a post of rectangular form in cross-section, which is shown by dotted lines; Fig. 7 an enlarged transverse section taken in the plane indicated by` the line 7 7 of Fig. 6; Fig. 8, a side elevation of a modied support; Fig. 9, a vertical section of the same; Fig. l0, an enlarged section taken on the line 10 10 of Fig. 9;' Fig. 11, a view similar to Fig. 8, illustrating the bracket as fixed to the hollow post or upright; and Fig. l2, a vertical section of another modication.
Referring by letter tothe said drawings,
and more particularly to Figs. l to 3 thereof,
A is a hollow post or upright, preferably of metal and circular form in cross-section, having one or a plurality of keyhole-slots ct in its back arranged with their reduced portions down. This post may be xed or may be mounted to turn on its axis, as desired. B is a bracket, which is also preferably of metal. This bracket in the preferred embodiment of my invention comprises ai sleeve b, the back of the lower portion and the front of the upper portion of which are open, as indicated by c and d, respectively; an arm e, which ex- 5o tends from the lower portion of the sleeve and hasits portion adjacent thereto of the proportional height illust rated, so as to enable it to sustain a considerable Weight, and also has its free end turned upwardly and inwardly, as indicated byf, this latter to prevent a shelf placed on the arm from slipping therefrom; astud g,which projects forwardly from the upper portion of the sleeve and has an enlargement hat its forward end and also has a threaded bore t, and a screw j, which bears in said bore of the stud. The lower end of the back and the upper end of the front of the sleeve l) are dared, as indicated by y2 and la, respectively, in order to permit of the bracket being rocked on the post A after the manner shown by dotted lines in Fig. l.
In the practical use of the improved support it will be observed that when the rear comparatively reduced portion of the stud g rests in the reduced portion of one of the keyhole-slots a in the post A, as shown in Fig. l, the bracket B will be held against downward movement on the post and will not be liable to casually move inV any direction on the post;
also, that when weight is imposed on the bracket the front of the lower portion of the sleeve will be caused to bind against the post, with the result that strain will be removed from the stud g. When it is desired to raise or lower the bracket on the post, it is simply `necessary for the operator to raise the bracket and rock the same, as shown by dotted lines in Fig. l, so as to withdraw the stud g from the keyhole-slot, and then move the bracket to the position desiredand return it to the position shown by full lines in Fig. 1, with the stud g in another keyhole-slot of the post. When it is desired to hold the bracket on the post with the arm e tilted upwardly to a slight extent, the operator. has but to. turn the screw 7' inwardly, so as to cause it to bear against the front of the post, and press the 4upper por- IOO bind against the exterior of the post, and thereby hold the bracket against downward movement.
The bracket B', Fig. 5, differs from that shown in Figs. 1 to 4 in that it has an opening O in one side of its sleeve and also in that its stud g' is threaded and a threaded sleeve t" is arranged thereon. The opening C permits of the sleeve b of bracket B being placed on a post at an intermediate point in the length of the latter and is advantageous for such reason. The threaded sleeve t is designed to serve the same purpose as the screw j in Figs. l to 4, and in this connection I desire it understood that the'bracket B may be provided with an adjustable sleeve in lieu ofv the screwj and the bracket vB' with an ad-L justable screw in lieu of the sleeve z" without involving a departure from the scope of my` invention. The threaded sleeveL'/ also serves by extending between and engaging the front and rear portions of a post A to hold the bracket against shaking or casual movement in the post.
The post Al (shown in Figs. 6 and 7) is of rectangular form in cross-section, but is otherwise similar to the post A. The bracket B2 of said figures diers from the bracket B', Fig. 5, only in that it is of rectangular form in cross-section.
In the modification shown in Figs. 8 to ll the post A is similar to that shown in Figs. l to 3. The bracket B3 of Figs. 8 to 11, however, comprises a forward section j3,which carries an arm e, and has alined barrels 703 at its edges, a rear section Z, which is equipped with a threaded stud g and threaded sleeve fi', similar to those shown in Figs. 5 to 7, and is also equipped on its edges with barrels m, ar-
ranged to coincide with the barrels 7c3, and re' movable pins n, which rest in the coincident barrels k3 m and connect the sections js Z of the bracket. When the said sections ji Z are connected in the relative positions shown in Figs. S and 9, the bracket B3 may be rocked and adjusted on the post A in the same manner as the bracket B. When, however, the sections js Z are connected in the relative positions shown in Fig. l1, the bracket B3 will be fixed to the post and can only be adjusted or removed therefrom subsequent to the re- -moval of the pins n.
In the modied construction shown in Fig. l2 the post A2 is provided with keyhole-slots a.' in its front, and the bracket Bl comprises a sleeve-section p, having forwardly-extending lugs q and a pin r between said lugs, and an arm-section s, having a hook 25 to engage the pin r and also having a screw g2 extending rearwardly from its heel and a threaded sleeve t2 mounted on said screw and provided with a reduced portion u. When the sleeve Z2 rests in the position shown with respect to the section s and in one of the slots ct' of the post, it will be seen that the section s will be held in a horizontal position. When, however, the sleeve t2 is turned and moved in the direction indicated by arrow precedent to placing the section s in engagement with the pin r and the sleeve 722 in the 'keyhole-slot, it will be observed that when the section s is properly placed with reference to the sleeve- -secton 29 and post A2 the sections will be pitchedA slightly upward from the post.
It will be appreciated from the foregoing that I have provided a support for shelves and other articles which is at once simple and inexpensive, susceptible of ready adjustment, and perfectly safe in use; also, that the support, especially when it is nickel-plated, is handsome in appearance and is calculated to enhance rather than detract from the finish of a show-window, show-case, or the like. It will be further appreciated that those embodiments of my invention in which the slots are at the back of the posts are particularly advantageous, since the slots are hidden from view.
When desirable, the post and the sleeve of the bracket may be plain-z'. e., not provided with coacting engaging means-without involving a departure from the scope of myinvention.
I have entered into a detailed description of the construction and relative arrangement of the parts embraced in the present embodiments of my invention 'in order to impart a full, clear, and exact understanding of the same. I do not desire, however, to be understood as confining myself to such specific construction and arrangement of parts, as such changes or modifications may be made in practice as fairly fall within the scope of my claims.
Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s
l. In a support for shelves and other articles, the combination of a hollow post having an opening, and an adjustable bracket comprising a sleeve arranged on the post, and having its upper portion open at its front, and its lower portion open at its back, an arm on the lower portion of said sleeve, and an adjustable device carried by the upper portion of the sleeve, and arranged in the opening of the post in position to engage the opposite wall of the post with reference to that in which the opening is formed.
2. In a support for shelves and other articles, the combination of a hollow post having one or more openings, and a bracket having a sleeve which receives the post, and also having an adjustable device arranged in the opening of the post in position to engage the opposite side of the post with reference to that in which the opening is formed, whereby the bracket may be tilted.
3. In a support for shelves and other articles, the combination of a post having a keyhole-slot, and a bracket comprising a sleeve arranged on the post, and having its upper IOO IIO
portion open at its front, and its lower portion open at its back, and also having means on its upper portion adapted to rest in the keyhole-slot ot and engage the post, and an arm on the lower portion of said sleeve.
4. In a support for shelves and other articles, the combination of a post having a keyhole-slot, and a bracket comprising a sleeve arranged on the post, and having its upper portion open at its front, and its lowerportion open at its back, and als'o having an'opening in its side, and means on its upper portion adapted to rest in the keyhole-slot of and engage the post, and an arm on the lower portion of the sleeve.
5. In a supportforrshelves and other articles, the combination of a hollow post having a keyhole-slot in its back, and a bracket comprising a sleeve arranged on the post, and having its upper portion open at its front, and its lower portion open at its hack, and also having a device adjnstably connected to its upper portion and arranged to rest in the slot and engage the opposite side ofthe post with reference to that in which the slot is formed, and an arm on the lower portion of the sleeve.
6. Ina support for shelves and other articles, the combination of a hollow post having a keyhole-slot in its hack, and a bracket cornprising a sleeve arranged on the post, and having its upper portion open at its vfront, and its lower portion open at its back, and also having a device arranged to rest in the slot and engage the front of the post, and screw-threads connecting its upper portion and said device and an arm on the lower portion of the sleeve.
7. In a support for shelves and other articles, the combination of a post, a bracket comprising sleeve-sections, removable pins for connecting said sections in different relative positions, an arm on one sleeve-section, and coacting means on the other sleeve-section and the post for holding the bracket against downward movement on the post.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witmesses.
CARL E. WILTON.
Witnesses:
ABRAM B. HOWELL,
JOHN A. SCHAFER.
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US2486077A (en) * 1946-08-29 1949-10-25 Benjamin F Taylor Adjustable stilt
US2679370A (en) * 1950-02-25 1954-05-25 Bolser Corp Reflector signal
US2700414A (en) * 1953-04-17 1955-01-25 Robert A Bentley Adjustable armrest
US2875904A (en) * 1956-09-17 1959-03-03 Gingher Mfg Company Wardrobe rack
US4932540A (en) * 1989-04-24 1990-06-12 Armstrong Store Fixture Corporation Merchandise display fixture
US5443234A (en) * 1994-05-19 1995-08-22 Woods; David R. Adjustable shelf for a vertical post
US20070262037A1 (en) * 2006-05-12 2007-11-15 Cheng Shen-Jung Rack Fixture Structure
US20140144857A1 (en) * 2010-10-18 2014-05-29 Kesseböhmer Holding e.K. Fitting of furniture or the like
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US2486077A (en) * 1946-08-29 1949-10-25 Benjamin F Taylor Adjustable stilt
US2679370A (en) * 1950-02-25 1954-05-25 Bolser Corp Reflector signal
US2700414A (en) * 1953-04-17 1955-01-25 Robert A Bentley Adjustable armrest
US2875904A (en) * 1956-09-17 1959-03-03 Gingher Mfg Company Wardrobe rack
US4932540A (en) * 1989-04-24 1990-06-12 Armstrong Store Fixture Corporation Merchandise display fixture
US5443234A (en) * 1994-05-19 1995-08-22 Woods; David R. Adjustable shelf for a vertical post
US20070262037A1 (en) * 2006-05-12 2007-11-15 Cheng Shen-Jung Rack Fixture Structure
US20140144857A1 (en) * 2010-10-18 2014-05-29 Kesseböhmer Holding e.K. Fitting of furniture or the like
US20160018053A1 (en) * 2014-07-18 2016-01-21 Facebook, Inc. Strut hanger
US9322169B2 (en) * 2014-07-18 2016-04-26 Facebook, Inc. Strut hanger
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