US 1286588 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
. r. A. GOODYKOONTZ.
COLLAPSIBLE SHELF. APPLICATION FILED MAY 14. l9l8.
.1 ,286,588. 1 Patehted Dec. 3, 1918.
. gvwautoz FRANK A. oooroyxoon'raor MIAMI, ARIZONA.
Specification of Letterr'ratent.
Patented Dec. 3, 1918.
Application filed May 14, 1918. Serial No. 234,432.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FRANK A. GooDY- KooN'rz, a citizen of the United States, residing at Miami, in the county'of Gila and State of Arizona, have invented new and useful Improvements in Collapsible Shelves, of which the following is a specification;
This invention relates to a collapsible shelf, and has for'its object to produce an article of this character which may be easily,
quickly and securely set up without the employment of auxiliary securing means, and which may be likewise detached and folded into a com act package for storage or transportation.
In carrying out my invention it is my purpose to produce a corner shelf comprising two hinged members formed with entering prongs, one of the said members having hingedly connected thereto a stay designed to engage with a rack surface of the other member to hold the said members straight in hugging contact with the angle walls of a room, each of the members being reinforced adjacent the hinged connection thereof, the said reinforcements serving also as a support for a'shelf, and the members being formed with hooks or other suitable projections whereby articles of clothing, and the like may be supported therefrom.
I accomplish the foregoing ob ects and others by a simple construction, combination and arrangement of parts, a satisfactory embodiment of which being illustrated by the drawings.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the im provement in its set up position.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the same.
Fig. 3 is an inner face view of the improvement, the elements comprising the same being in their open and spread condition. a
While my improvement is especially desirable for transient guests in hotels, boarding houses, etc., wherein a temporary shelf and hanger for clothing or toilet articles is desirable, the improvement may, of course, remain a permanent fixture 1f desired.
The improvement may be constructed of any desired material, but preferably the same is formed of metal.
As disclosed by the drawings the improvement embodies two substantially rec- I t'angular members 5 and 6 respectively which have their inner ends hingedly connected, as at 7. The knuckle of the hinge of one of the members has secured thereon an angularly extending outwardly projecting prong 8, andboth of the members, adjacent the outer ends thereof are provided with similar prongs 9. The prong 8 is designed to be received in the Wall of the corher of the room, and the prongs 9 in the angular side walls of the room 10.
The member 5, upon its outer face, and adjacent its outer end is provided with a rack surface 10. The member 6, at its outer end has hingedly secured thereto, as at 11 a prop or stay rod 12, the same comprising two sections 13 and 14 respectively, the sections being hingedly connected, as at 15, and the outer section 14 at the outer end thereof being formed with an angular surface or tooth 16 which is designed to be engaged between certain of the teeth of the rack surface 10 of the member 5. The hinged connection between the members 13 and 14 of the stay 12 is preferablysuch that the members can be folded or swung away from each other in one direction only, being in the nature of a rule joint, but this, of course, is not essential as when the section 14 is arranged at an angle with respect to the section 13, as indicated by the dotted lines in, Fig. 2 of the drawings, and the members forced into alinement the sections 5 and 6 will be swung away from each other from their hinge 7 so that the spurs 9 will enter the side walls of the room 10', the spur 8 entering the corner .of the walls, and the deviceelfectively held upon the walls.
As disclosed by the drawings each of the members 5 and-6 is provided, upon its inner face with a plurality of outwardly extending hooks 17, and these hooks are designed to provide a support for toilet articles or for articles of clothing.
The members 5 and 6 are slitted from their upper edges at spaced intervals and the metal bounded by the slits is bent in wardly at a substantially right angle with contacting with the outer edge of the sub-.
respect to the said members, providing horistantially triangular shelf 20 holds the same vagainst outward movement upon the supporting frame.
It is believed, from the foregoing description, when taken in connection With the drawings, the simplicity and advantages of the construction will be apparent wlthout further detailed description.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:
1. Ina corner shelf, a frame comprising two hinged members having inwardly projecting spurs, one of said members having a rack surface, a stay hingedly secured to the other member, and said stay comprising two hingedly connected members the outer one of which is designed to engage'with the referred to rack surface to hold the first named members atan angle with respect to each other.. l
2. In a corner shelf, a frame comprising two substantially rectangular members having their inner ends hingedly connected, a spur on the end of each of the members, a spur at the hinged connection between the members, hooks on the inner faces of the members, one of said members being depressed to provide a rack surface on its inner face, and the outer member having a stay hingedly connected to the end thereof, said stay comprising two hinged members, a toothed surface on the end of the outer member designed to engage with the rack, when the sections of the stay are brought to alinement to hold the frame members at an angle with respect to each other.
3. In a corner "shelf, a frame comprising two substantially rectangular members which are hingedly connected, spurs projecting from said members, one of said members havinga rack surface, the other member having a stay rod hingedly connected to the outer end thereof, said rod comprising two hinged members, the outer member having its end formed'with a tooth to engage the referred to rack, hookson both the said members, integrally formed ledges on both of said members, flanges on the ends of said ledges, and a shelf designed to rest on said ledges and be engaged by the flanges to hold said shelf against movement in the direction of the flanges.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
FRANK A. GOODYKOONTZ.