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Publication numberUS1332618 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1920
Filing dateOct 11, 1918
Priority dateOct 11, 1918
Publication numberUS 1332618 A, US 1332618A, US-A-1332618, US1332618 A, US1332618A
InventorsDurham Clifton A
Original AssigneeAlbert W Green
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 2, 1920.

Application filed October 11, 1918; SeriaINo. 257,762.

To all whom it may concern:-

Be it known that I, CLIFTON A. DURHAM, a citizen of the United States, residing at Macon, in the county of Macon and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hangers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to supports and fastenings such as are ordinarily used behind letter boxes, telephone boxes, and other like articles which are hung up against a wall; and the object of the same is to produce a hanger particularly adapted for a telephone box and by means of which the latter can be placed in a position or taken from a position quickly.

The invention consists in providing the back of the box with a pair of brackets, each having an L-shaped slot cut into it, and seating in the wall a pair of screws appropriately spaced so that they will engage the brackets or rather so that the brackets may have their slots engaged with the screws by a proper movement of the telephone or other box.

Details are set forth below and shown in the drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a side elevation showing a telephone box as supported on the wall by means of this improvement.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged rear elevation of the back plate of the box, showing the brackets thereon.

Fig. 3 is an elevation of a portion of the wall showing the screws relatively seated therein.

Fig. 4 is a perspective detail of one of the brackets.

Fig. 5 is a detail of one of the screws.

In Fig. 1 I have used the letter WV to designate a wall or other upright support and the letter A to designate any appropriate article which it is necessary to hang on the wall. In the present instance, this article is an ordinary telephone box or casing. Applied to the fiat back of the box is a plate 1 which by preference is cupped or dished. This is brought about by providing the plate with a surrounding flange 2 projecting to the rear a slight distance and adapted to contact with the face of the wall when the box is in position. Upon this plate are mounted two brackets whereof one is shown in perspective in Fig. 4. Each bracket is of sheet metal bent into U-form, and it consists of a flat body-8 and two narrow edges or feet 4 which hold'the body out from the plate 1. These feet a should be of such length that the face of the flat body 3 projects no farther rearward than the edge of the flange 2 of the dished plate 1. The result, as seen in Fig. 1 is that the face of the flat body and the edge of the flange may rest squarely against a wall. Through the body are holes 5 and screws 6 pass through these holes and through the plate 1 and into the body of the box. Cut in the plate is an L-shaped slot whose lower arm 7 stands horizontal and is enlarged into a hole 8 at one end and whose upright arm rises from the other end of the lower arm. In the wall are headed pins in the shape of screws 9 whereof one is illustrated in detail in Fig. 5, and these are disposed at the same distance from each other as the two holes 8 of the two plates or brackets, as seen in Fig. 2.

When now a telephone box or other article A is to be applied to a wall W, a pair of screws 9 are inserted in the wall and screwed into it until their heads nearly contact therewith but not quite. Care should be taken that these screws are directly alined with each other vertically and a certain distance apart say six inches, if the two holes in the bracket are exactly six inches apart. The brackets are applied to the plate 1 and the plate is applied to the back of the article A, the screws 6 which hold the brackets being employed to hold the plate to the article. Now when the latter is brought into place, very little manipulation is necessary to place its two holes 8 over the heads of the screws; then the entire article is moved to one side so that the screws travel in the horizontal arms 7 of the slots, and then the article is moved downward so that the screws rise in the upright arms of said slots and come to rest at their upper ends. At this time the article A and its base plate 1 are held fast against the wall and cannot be accidentally displaced.

The foregoing description and the drawings have reference to what may be considered the preferred, or approved form of my invention. It is to be understood that I may make changes in construction and arrangement and combination of parts, materials, dimensions, et cetera, as may prove expedient and fall within the scope of the appended claim.

Having thus fully described my invention,

what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is A hanger, comprising a hollow base consisting of a sheet metal plate having its outer edge portion oif-standing to engage a supporting surface and space the plate therefrom, and brackets located within the hollow side of the base and attached to the plate portion thereof, each bracket consisting of a sheet metal plate having opposite edge portions off-standing and engaging the receive the head of a fastening, the outer 15 faces of the brackets being in the same plane as the edges of the off-standing edge portion of the hollow base.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



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U.S. Classification248/311.2, 248/222.41, 379/454, 248/222.51
International ClassificationH04M1/11
Cooperative ClassificationH04M1/11
European ClassificationH04M1/11