US 1140940 A
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J. E. BALES.
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.. What Iclaim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is v 1. In shelving, the combination ofan upright partition having a' slot arranged V81; tically therein, said slot being of uniform width, and a. hook comprising a body portion, a headportion and a narrow connecting neck, the width of the neck being'less than the width of the slot, the neck having a bend or ofiset seating at the lower end of the slot, and the head, when the hook is in acting position, extending beyond the edge of the slot to engage the partition on'the side opposite to the body of the hook.
2. In shelving, the combination of an up right having a narrow slot arranged vertically therein, said slot being of uniform widthand a hook comprising a body portion, ahead portion and a narrow neck connecting them, the width of the neck being less than the width of the slot, the neck having a bend or offset seating at the lower.
end of the slot, the width of the head being less than the length of the,slot and greater than the width of the slot.
3. In shelving, the combination of an lipright having a narrow slot arranged vern'tically. therein, and a hook comprising a body,'a head and a narrow connecting neck all integral with each other, the width of the .neck being narrower than the narrowest part of the slot and the width of the head being greater than the widest part of the slot, and the width of the head being less than the length of the slot, said neck having ranged on either side of the slot and stand I ing out from the upright an amount approximately equal to the thickness of that portion of the hook which engages the inner side of the upright.
5. In shelving, the combination of a sheet metal' upright having a slot therein, a hook having a body engaging one side of the upright, a head engaging the other side of the upright, and an element connecting'the head with the body, said upright having vertical ribs. the .rise whereof is approxi mately equal to the thickness of that portion of the hook which engages the inner side of the upright, and a shelf having a depending flange at the end adapted to seat in said. -5
hook and adapted to bear against the ribs of the upright.
v -JAMES E. BALES.
JOHN WoRLEY, Jr,
B; L. WATERS. 1
I have hereunto subscribed 'my name in the presence of two