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Publication numberUS1176588 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1916
Filing dateMay 21, 1915
Priority dateMay 21, 1915
Publication numberUS 1176588 A, US 1176588A, US-A-1176588, US1176588 A, US1176588A
InventorsFrederic M Miller, Tony J Deckert
Original AssigneeFrederic M Miller, Tony J Deckert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Show-case bracket.
US 1176588 A
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To all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that we, FREDERIC M. MILLER and 'TosiY J. Decirnnr, citizens of the United States, residing at Deming, in the county of Luna, State of New Mexico, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Show-Case Brackets; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, cleara and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains, to make and use the same.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in brackets and is particularly directed to the provision of a supportingr bracket for use in show cases.

It is the object oi the present invention to provide such a bracket which may be placed in a show case, and which is adjustably adapted to hold shelvings or to hold a plurality of rods at any desired elevation.

lt is a 'further object of the invention to provide such a bracket which is harmonious in design and which comprises a minimum number of operative parts arranged in a least conspicuous manner.

lt is a more specific object in such a bracket to provide a means for holding a plurality of rods adapted to carry ribbons or spools, wherein such rods are detachably held in such manner as to positively prevent any undesired displacement. thereof.

lilith the above and other objects and advantages in view, the invention resides more particularly in the combination, formation and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and speciilcally p'inted out in the appended claim.

Reference is had to the accompanyingT drawing wherein similar character of reference designate correspondinglr parts throughout the several views, and in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of the iniprovcd bracket. Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof, and showing a plurality of supporting rods held by the bracke Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line of Fig. 1. Fig. i is a central vertical sectional view taken through the vertical adjusting means therefor. Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the liuc 5-5 of Fig. 1. Fig. C is a perspective view of the rod holding memher detached.

lci'crring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings, 5 designates the securing strip of the bracket, to the side Specification of Letters Patent.

prises a plate 18 Patented Mar. 21, 1916. Seria1No.29,651.

edges of which are secured the edges of a pair of angular strips 6,. the other edges of which are disposed over the strip in spaced relation, A supporting arm 7 is provided for the bracket, and to adjustably hold this arm'with relation to the structure described, the inner end of the arm is provided with the furcations 8 adapted to extend between the strips 5, and having their intermediate portions connected by a plate 9 through which is loosely passed a threaded bolt 10 vthreadedly engaging through the central portion of a clamping plate 11. The end portions o? this plate are provided with openings 12 through which slidably pass the end portions of the furcations 8. This plate 11 is adapted to lie. within the strips '6 and is provided on its face with a plo-- rality of transverse teeth 13 adapted to coact with a series of similar teeth 14 formed on said strips. Thus when the bolt or screw 1() is rotated to draw the clamping plate 11 against the strips 6, the ends of the furcations will be forced against the main'securing strip 5, and the supporting arm will be lirmlv held with relation to the securing strips. 'The position of the` supporting arm may bo readily adjusted by loosening the screw and sliding the securing a-rm to a de sired position.

The outer end of the supporting arm is provided with an upstanding projection 15 which acts as a stop for any suitable shelving which may be desired to he placed there` on, and the arm further provided with a plurality of recesses 16 its top portion for seating ay number of ribbon or spool sup-- porting rods 1?. The means for holding these rods detachahly in the recesses comw disposed on the supporting arm. and provided in its top portion with relatively wide recesses 19 alining with the recesses 1G, and a Enger 2O extends across the top of one side of each of said recesses 19 whereby the plate may be slid to have its lingers close the upper portion of the` recesses 16 and thus hold the rods in place. To mount this plate for such sliding movement, it is provided with a series of slotted openings 2l, and a cover strip Q2 is disposed on the plate. and has bolts Q3 passed therethrough, and through the slotted openings and threadedly engaged at '24 in the support-arm. The plate is provided in its inner end with a handle lug 26 'whereluv it may be readily manipulated. To hold the plate in extended position to close the recesses, a paWl 27 is pivoted to the inner end of the supporting arm and is adapted to swing to engage the end of the plate, a suitable stop 28 being provided on the arm to limit its swinging movement, the plate being slotted at 29 to receive said stop when the plate is retracted. Thus an exceedingly simple and compact structure has been provided for positively holding the rods with relation to the bracket.-

It will be understood that a plurality of these brackets Will be used in a show case, and that if desired a plurality of supporting arms may be associated With a single securing strip.

What is claimed is.

In a bracket of the class described, a supporting arm provided with rod receiving recesses in its upper edge, a plate slidable on the arm and provided With relatively Wider recesses alining with the rst recesses, and a finger extending from one side of each of said wider recesses, and adapted upon sliding of said plate to extend across the first recesses.

in testimony whereof, we aflix our signatures, in the presence of two Witnesses.


TONY J. DECKERT. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification248/250
Cooperative ClassificationA47B96/027