US 1241732 A
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C. F. HENDERSON.
APPLICATION FILED mus. 1914.
Patented Oct. 2, 1917.
UN STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES IE. HENDERSON, OF MADISONVILLE, OHIO, ASSIGNOR TO THE KEMPER- THOMAS COMPANY, OF NOR-WOOD, OHIO, A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 2, 1917.
Application filed January 9, 1914. Serial No. 811,134.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, OrmnLEs F. HENDER- soN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Madisonville, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Wall-Brackets, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.
It is the object of this invention to provide a knockdown wall bracket having a pocket which is of substantial, useful and yet of inexpensive structure. In the past, it has been attempted, without any success, to mount wall pockets on cardboard for use in advertising. The brackets of this nature all used a hinge for securing a flap of cardboard to the base of such wall piece, so that in packing, the flap would close up. A flap of this kind could not be secured in a way to give any degree of permanency and it made too small a pocket'to be of use. Moreover such a flap could not be bent to give more ca pacity because then the means of attachment would be inadequate to support it in knockdown condition. Thus a valuable line of the advertising business has been practically closed from extensive use.
The special purpose of this invention is to provide a means for mounting a capacious pocket on a backing, and this is accomplished by that certain condition and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter speeifically pointed out and claimed.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the bracket, set up. 4
Fig. 2 is a central vertical section thereof.
F ig. 3 is a perspective View of the bracket knocked down.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged view of one of the staples for securing the bracket arms to the backing.
In the preferred form of applying my invention, I provide a piece of cardboard or like material 1, designed to carry advertising matter; and on the lower end of this piece I mount the pocket and the bracket arms to support it. The whole, when set up, may be hung on a wall by placing the aperture 2 over a nail or hook.
The bracket arms are preferably two in number and comprise vertical portions 3, 3, to be secured to the board, and outwardly and upwardly extending portions 4, 4', to hold the pocket. A head 5 is provided for each of the vertical portions, and a hooked end (S for the pocket holding portion.
Staples formed with heads 7 and shanks 8, 8, are employed to secure the vertical portions to the board 1. Their shanks are inserted over these portions, and clenched at the back of the board to provide a loose mounting. The heads 5 then rest against the top staple and the arms may be swung so as to lie flat on the board 1 (Fig. 3). This is the knockdown position.
The pocket is formed preferably of a curved piece of cardboard 9 of a segmental cross section. This is provided with notches 10, 10, to seat over the bracket arms at the base of the board 1, and with apertures 11, 11., to engage the hooked ends 6, 6 of the said bracket piece. To mount the pocket, the bracket arms are swung out from the knockdown position, the ends 6, 6, inserted in the apertures 11, 11, and the notches 10, 10 placed over the arms at the point where they leave the backing.
The pocket portion is, of course, shipped detached. Any flattening out of its segmental shape, which may occur in shipping, is of no disadvantage. The means of attachment holds the pocket at both sides so that it is kept or forced as the case may be in its semi-cylindrical form.
The difference between this pocket as far as capacity and convenience is concerned, over the narrow V-shaped pocket formed by a hinged flap, is very obvious. It will be observed that a good close fit of the lower edge of the pocket piece may be gained by a proper adjustment of size of bracket arms and pocket piece. These wall pockets or brackets may be manufactured in large quantities at a small expense, without gluing of hinges or necessity of assembling the parts, and are therefore very valuable in the novelty advertising business.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. In a device of the character described, a backing piece adapted to hang on a wall, a plurality of supporting members having arms adapted to lie along the backing and return bend extensions, means for revolubly mounting the said members on the backing so that the extensions will swing away from lit) the board, a pocket formingpiece andmeans for detachably mounting it on the extensions comprising devices to engage the pocket forming piece to hold the same in place.
2. A Wall vbracket comprising a board 7 adapted to hang against a Wall, a separate pocket forming piece formed in a curve shape and means for detachably mounting the pocket forming piece on the board, comprising members having a straight portion and a return bend in the same plane to the straight portion, and means on the board for revolubly mounting the straight portion so that when the pocket forming piece is detached the return bend may be swung so as to lie along the board for shipment, said pocket forming piece having apertures and hooks on the ends of the return bends to en gage said apertures to secure the pocket forming piece thereto.
3. A Wall bracket comprising a board adapted to hang against a Wall, a separate pocket forming piece formed in a curve shape and means for detachably mounting the pocket forming piece on the board, comprising members having a straight portion, and a return bend in the same plane to the straight portion, and means on the board for revolubly mounting the straight portion so that When the pocket forming piece is detach-ed the return bend may be swung so as to lie along the board for shipment, said pocket forming piece having notches to engage over the straight portions of said meme bers, when in operative position, hooks onthe ends of the return bends and apertures in the pocket forming piece to engages-aid hooks.
1 CHARLES F. HENDERSON." Attest:
I'IARRY DETWILER, JACOB SCHMIDT.
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