Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1043950 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1912
Filing dateMay 27, 1912
Priority dateMay 27, 1912
Publication numberUS 1043950 A, US 1043950A, US-A-1043950, US1043950 A, US1043950A
InventorsIra E Martin
Original AssigneeIra E Martin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable shelf.
US 1043950 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

"l, E. MARTIN.



Wzzzveses: Y ./22 vezzoz m@ fm .ET/Wam?? Patented Nov.12,1912.




Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 12, 1912.

l To all whom it may concern:

.Be it-known that I, IRA E.--MART1N, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the cityof Chicago, county of Cook, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Shelves, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relatesl to adjustable folding Window shelves and the object is to provide device of this character which may be easily adjusted or removed from a casing and be. eflicient in its operation. 4

The invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed. Y

The invention will be more readily understoodby reference to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specication, and in which,v

Figure l is a view, in perspective, of my device, and Fig. 2 is a transverse section taken through the telescoped portion of the shelf sections.

The preferred form of construction as illustrated in the drawing comprises two L- shaped shelf sections 1 and 2 telescoped together in order to adjust the total length of the shelf. .The section l of the shelf is provided with the edge 3 of its Shorter side turned upon said side and 'its edge-4 turned l in a manner to form a groove between such edge and its corresponding side ton engage the edge of the section V2. Section 2 of the shelf is provided with the edge 5 of 'its i longer side turned upon such side to fit the groove formed ybetween the edge 4 andthe longer side vvof section 1 and be longitudinally slidable therein. The edge 6 of the shorter side of section 2 isI bent upon itself and thefportion 7 of such shorter side is also bent to form a recess into which is slidably mounted the edge ,3 of section 1 in a manner so that the sections 1 and 2 will be telescoped together and be of rigid construction; The portions 6 and 7 of section 2 and the edge 3 of section 1 are bent as indicated .in the drawing so that the total width of the edges 3 and 6 will correspond with the width of the -portion 7 so that there willl be a sliding fit between thejportions 'ofthe section 1 and section 2. j A

An ear 9 is-secured at the free edge of each of the sections 1 and 2 and each of such ears is lprovided with an eye in which is slidaby mounted a pin 10.' 'A set screw 8 -secured in the eyes of the ears 11 by meansA of set screws 13.

In operation the device is fixed to a window casing by means of loosening the set screws 8 and extending the shelf sections l and 2 until they fit the inner sides of a window casing, the pins 10 are then driven into thewood of the casing and the set screws 8 tightened to prevent longitudinal movement of the pins 10 in the ears 9. The points on the lower ends of the 'curved arms 12 are enteredinto the outer sides of the window casing to prevent .their slippage upon the surfaces of 'the Window casing and the thumb screws 13 loosened, the shelf raised to a substantially horizontal position and thentightened to vsecure the shelfin such position. Such shelf may be inclined slightly inwardly so that any water falling og? the shelf will be automatically drained o While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying' the appended claims.

Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: Y l Y l. A device of the kind described comprising a telescoping shelf, ears on said shelf; supporting` pins slidably mounted in said ears; and arcuate supporting arms adjustably'secured to said shelf, substantially as described. a v

2. A device of thekind described comprising two shelf Vvsections substantially L'- shaped in cross section and telescoped together; an ear on the free edge of the longer side of each of said shelf sections; a supporting pin slidably mounted in each of said ears; an ear at the angular portion of each invention. I,-

of said shelf sections; and arcuate support ing arms adjustably secured in the ears secured on the angular portions of said shelf, substantially as described.

. 3. A device of the kind'described comprising two shelf sections, each substantially L- shaped in cross section., one provided with al turned edge on its shortgsideto form a groove to engage the corresponding side of the other of said sections and such other sectionis provided with a turned edge on its longer side to engage the-corresponding edge ofsaid first section and such sections telescoped together; an ear on the free edge of the longer side of each of said shelf sections;

a supporting pin slidably mounted in each of ysaid ears; an 'ear at the angular portion of each of said shelf sections; and arcuate supporting arms adjustably secured in the i A ears secured at the angular portions of said shelf sections, substantially as described.

4. 'A device' of the kind described compris.

ing two shelf 'sections substantially L-shaped in cross section, oneprovided with'the edge its shorter side turned upon itself and the 25.:v

edge of `its longer side bentl to engage the` correspondingedge of the other of said sections and such other section having the edge of its shorter side 'turned upon itself andl f sections; a supporting pin slidably mounted 3 Y j in each of said ears and adjustably secured therein; an ear at the, angular portion .ofy j i each of said shelf sections; and arcuate supporting arms adjustably secured in the ears at the angular portionsofsaid shelf Sections', substantially as described.

' In testimony whereof `I'h'ave signedlinyvv to this specification in the `presence of y two subscribing witnesses.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2527228 *Feb 12, 1948Oct 24, 1950Overman Harold SShelf
US2568046 *Sep 15, 1949Sep 18, 1951Wilkinson Gresh IncShelf for vehicle bodies
US4155312 *Jan 12, 1978May 22, 1979Thorkildson Joel BExtendable shelf
US4713949 *Oct 3, 1985Dec 22, 1987Top Shelf Company, Inc.Shelf system for appliance
US5421646 *Jul 12, 1993Jun 6, 1995Minnesota American, Inc.Legless locker shelf assembly
US5487319 *Oct 22, 1993Jan 30, 1996Cody; Delbert J.Saw guide apparatus
US8777025 *Aug 18, 2011Jul 15, 2014Whirlpool CorporationModular hanging solutions for a household appliance
US20120223038 *Mar 4, 2011Sep 6, 2012Brent BeanU-shaped shelf
U.S. Classification108/5, 211/135, 108/137, 108/152
Cooperative ClassificationA47B23/02