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Publication numberUS1356014 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1920
Filing dateFeb 12, 1919
Priority dateFeb 12, 1919
Publication numberUS 1356014 A, US 1356014A, US-A-1356014, US1356014 A, US1356014A
InventorsReed Evan L
Original AssigneeReed Evan L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1356014 A
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Patented Oct. 19, 1920.

screws and similar articles.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 19, 1920.

Application filed. February 12, 1919. Serial No. 276,654.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EVAN L. REED, a citizen of the United States, residing at Sterling, in the county of Whiteside and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Wall-Racks, of which the following is a specification.

My invention has reference to wall racks, and aims to provide a convenient place for keeping tools of various kinds, nails, tacks,

It is more specially designed for domestic use, and is so constructed that it can be reduced to a compact space for shipment or storage. It is also simple and cheap in construction, and can be made largely from small ieces of material, such as are frequently ound 1n the scrap pile.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 shows my invention in front elevation. Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof.

1 represents a base, supported on a pair of brackets 2, which are secured removably thereto by means of pins 3 fixed in the brackets and passing through openings in the base. The brackets 2 are further united by means of a rear piece 4, secured to said brackets by screws or similar fastening means.

Mounted on the base 1 is a pair of frames, each formed of supports 5, united at intervals by rounds 6. The side supports 5 are provided at their lower ends with openings to receive the upper ends of the pins 3, and the upperends of said frames are provided with a cap 7 held in place by means of plns 8 passing upwardly into openings in such The spaces between the supports 5 are designed to contain boxes, as shown at 9, for the storage of screws, nails, and similar articles, which are found to a greater or less extent in all households. The boxes may be specially constructed for the racks, or the openings can be made of a suitable size to receive cigar boxes of usual form or similar small boxes which are frequently employed for the storage of the articles named.

Between the brackets 2 is removably held a bar 10, by means of pins 11 fixed in the brackets and projecting into openings in the ends of said bar. In the forwardedge of the bar are recesses 12 for the support of hammers, monkey-wrenches, and similar tools. The ends of the base 1 are likewise provided with recesses 13 to hold screwdrivers, awls, and articles of that class. Said brackets also contain slits 14, in which hand-saws may be supported. The back 4 has a pair of openings 15, for the use'of nalls or screws in supporting the device in position against a wall.

It will be seen that the only permanent fastening means about the rack are the screws by means of which the back 4 is held in place. For the purposes of shipment the cap 7 can be instantly removed, and the frames released from connection with the base 1. These parts and the bracket portion can then be packed in a small space. If it is desired to reduce the dimensions of the package further, the back 4 can be removed by releasing the screws, which permits the separation of the brackets 2 and bar 10. The parts can be as readily re-assembled.

Where tools and articles of the kind herein mentioned are kept in a home it is usually in a hap-hazard manner, and considerable time is lost in finding different tools as they are needed. The present invention will provide a means for keeping the same in an orderly fashion, and so that each article will be in its proper place, when wanted.

What I claim and desire to secure, is:

A device of the class described, comprising a bracket member; a pair of spacedapart skeleton frames detachably mounted on said bracket member, and formed of vertical pieces united at intervals by horizontal members adapted for the support of a plurality of boxes; and a top member detachably connected With said frames, and adapted to hold the same in proper spacedapart relation with each other.

In testimony whereof I affix my si nature.


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US4378070 *Oct 3, 1980Mar 29, 1983Matheis James MArticle supporting rack
US4848855 *Jul 13, 1987Jul 18, 1989Buckler CorporationAccessory storage device having modular construction
US6017107 *Jan 29, 1998Jan 25, 2000Elliott; Peter M.Support frame for making furniture
U.S. Classification211/87.1, 211/189
International ClassificationA47B43/04, A47B43/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B43/04
European ClassificationA47B43/04