US 1287699 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Dec. 17, 1918.
INVEVTOR WITNESSES ATTORNEY CLARENCE W. KINSMAN, OF N EW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 17, 1918.
Application filed November 16, 1917. Serial No. 202,375.
To a]? whom it mall 0001mm:
Be it known that I, CLARENCE W. KINS- MAN, citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Adjustable Mirrors, of which the following is a specification. I
This invention relates to a mirror holder and has for its object the production of a simple and efficient mirror holder whereby the mirror may be adjusted to diiferent heights to suit the convenience of the user.
Another object of this invention is the production of a simple and efficient means for supporting a mirror in an adjusted position, and locking the same against accidental movement.
With these and other objects in view, this invention consists of certain novel constructions, combinations and arrangements of parts as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the drawings Figure 1 is a front elevation of the mirror mounted upon its support,
Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken through the mirror and 7 Fig.3 is a rear elevation of the mirror and supporting rods which are adapted to carry the same.
flgig. 4 is a section taken on the line 4.et 0 1g. 1,
Fig. 5 is a section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1,
Fig. 6 is a detail perspective view of a modified form of a guiding plate used in connection with the present invention,
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a still further modified form of a guiding bracketused in connection with the present invention.
By referrin to the drawings, it will be seen that 1 designates the mirror, which may be of ordinary construction and the guiding plate 2 is secured to the rear face of the mirror as shown in Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawings. It should be understood that one or more guiding plates may be used in connection with the present invention without departing from the spirit thereof although two guiding plates are shown in Figs. 2 and 3 of the drawings. Each guiding plate 2 is provided with laterally extending ears 3 through which ears 3 pass the securing pins for firmly securing a guiding plate 2 to the frame 1. Each guiding plate 2 is also pro- 3 vided with rearwardly extending flanges 5 at the respective ends thereof and these flanges 5 are provided with apertures 6 formed therein for ing rods 7, to pass therethrough. Each plate 2 is also provided with a centrally located lug 8 which is formed integral with the plate 2 and each lug 8 is provided with an aperture 9 through which the supporting rod 7 also passes. A locking screw 10 is also carried near the lower end of each plate 2 and this locking screw is adapted to firmly hold the plate 2 in an adjusted position.
As shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 4 a plurality of these supporting rods 7 are used and each supporting rod is provided with an inwardly extending neck at the top thereof terminat- 12 having suitable apertures 13 formed therein for receiving securing pins 14. which pins are adapted to hold the rods in engagement with a support. The lower end of each of. these rods 7 fits in a socket 15 formed in a socket plate 16. These socket plates 16 are adapted to fit snugly against a support and engage the lower ends of the rods 7 for holding these rods in proper spaced relation with respect to a support.
In Fig. 6 there is shown a modified form of the guiding bracket used in connection with the present invention wherein the guiding bracket is formed from a blank sheet of material and is provided with upper and lower flanges 17 at its respective ends having apertures 18 formed therein for receiving the guiding rod 7. The bracket 19 is also provided with an inwardly struck loop portion 20 having transversely extending in an upwardly extending flattened foot permitting the supporting bridge portions 21 formed thereon. I
These bridge portions 21 are provided with apertures 22 formed therein which apertures 22 are in alinement with the apertures 18 formed in the flanges 17 The bracket 19 is also provided with suitable apertures 23 for the purpose of permitting securing pins to pass therethrough and firmly hold the bracket 19 in engagement with a mirror or other article which is adapted to be supported thereby. A binding screw 24 is also carried by the bracket 19 and is adapted to engage the rod 7 shown in dotted lines for firmly holding the bracket against accidental sliding movement.
In view of the fact that the bracket 19 is formed of sheet metal, it should be understood that the frictional engagement thereof with the rod 7 will hold the bracket temporarily in a set position due to the fact that the rod 7 is adapted to fit snugly within the apertures 18 and 22 formed in the bracket 19.
In Fig. 7 there is shown a still further modified form of the bracket which may be used in connection with the present invention and this bracket 25 is formed of a twisted piece of fiat steel terminating in in wardly extending end flanges 26 which end flanges are provided with apertures 27 through which the rod 7 shown in dotted lines is adapted to pass. The twisted portion 28 of the bracket 25 is also provided with an aperture 29 which aperture is placed in alinement with the apertures 27 for permitting the rod T to pass therethrough. Suitable apertures 30 are also formed in the bracket 25 near its respective ends for permitting the bracket to be secured to the rear face of the mirror or other article to be supported thereby. A binding screw 31 also passes through a bracket 25 and is adapted to firmly engage the! rod 7 .for locking the bracket in engagement with the rod 7.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that a very simple and efiicient de vice has been produced for supporting a mirror, such as a shaving mirror in an adjusted position to suit the convenience of the user.
Copies of this patent may be It should be of course understood that certain obvious detail mechanical changes may be made in the present device without departing from the spirit of the invention, so long as these changes fall within the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is 1. A supporting device of the class described comprising a guiding bracket, a supporting rod, said guiding bracket provided with inwardly extending end flanges, a centrally located guiding sleeve, said end flanges and guiding sleeve provided with apertures for receiving said rod, and a bind ing screw carried by said bracket for engaging said rod and locking said bracket in an adjusted position upon said rod.
' 2. An article supporting device comprising a supporting rod, a guiding bracket for-med from a blank sheet of material, said bracket provided with inwardly extending flanges at its respective ends, and an inwardly bent loop intermediate its ends, said loop provided with transversely extending bridge portions, said bridge portions and flanged ends provided with alined apertures, and as binding screw carried by said bracket and adapted to lock said bracket in a set position. In testimony whereof I afliX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
CLARENCE V. KINSMAN. W'itnesses G; S. ArPLn'roN, THOMAS F. Jnrrcor'r.
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