US 1469587 A
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Oct; 2 1923.
W. J. NEWTON FIXTURE HOOK FIT'IING Filed July 26 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEY Oct. 2 1923. 1,469,587
w. J. NEWTON FIXTURE HOOK FITT ING Filed July 26. 1921 I 2 sheets-$11691. 2
- ATTORNEY 1 Patented Oct. 2, 1923.
UNITED STATES 1,469,587 PATENT OFFICE.
WILLIAM J'. NEWTON, OF BRIDGEPORT, CQNNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR T0 HARVEY HUB- BELL, INCORPORATED, 0F BRIDGEPOR'I', CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION OF CON- NECTICUT. 7,
Application filed Ju1y26,
" these conduitsby the electricians and are left with the free ends of. theiwires extending into the boxes." After this part of the wiring iscompleted the fixture men hang the fixtures and make the connections with the free ends of the wiresin the outlet boxes. As these are two separatejobs, there is often considerable delay, and the tendency of the times is to leaving the wiring contract complete so that the fixtures maybe installed by theglayman. ,Furtherniore, with the. old t pe of fixtures, after theyare once in place tiiey are permanent and cannot be changed without tearing down and making entirely new connections with the conse uent injury to the walls of building andt e finish as it is very diflicult to make such changes without marring and defacing the walls.
It is, therefore, an object of my invention to provide electricalfixtures which will onable the wiring men to complete the con- .7
'nections to receptacles in the outlet boxes, and to provide a fixture which may be secured in place on the wall by any one, the
electrical connection for the fixture being made by merely inserting a standard plug extension in the receptacle.
his a further object of the invention to provide afixture which may be removedat any time and another fixture of a diflferent style substituted therefonifi desired Without defacing or marring the walls. v 5
7 It is.a still further object of the-invention to provide a fixture of the type described which may ,be easily removed atan'yftime by the layman to provide the usual ,wall receptacle foiyattachment of plug extensions for electrical appliances of various kinds.
Another object of my invention is to rovide a device of the abovemeutioned c ass FIXTURE-HOOK FITTING.
1921. Serial No. 487,584.
whichwill be of simple and durable construction and capable of, being secured to the'wall or ceiling with the minimum expenditure of time and energy.
EWiththese;and othereobjects in-view I have devised the fixture fitting illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which,
: Fig. 1 is a section through a wall receptacleshowinga lighting fixture in lace.
Fig. 2 is .a perspective view of t e outlet box, as shown in Fig. 1, with'a portion of the wall thereof broken away so as to show the fixture support: i
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fi ,2 showing a slightly modified construction of the fixture support.
Fig. 4 is a verticalsection of the type of box shown in Fig.3 with the receptacle and cover in place. i i
Fig. 5 is a perspective detail view of ,the supporting member adapted for use 'for either side wall or ceilin outlet boxes.
Fig. 6 is a rearview o the canopy shown in Fig. 1 showing the cross bar incocperation with the supporting hook.
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the sup porting element shown ;in Fig. 2.
Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the cover looking from the, inner side thereof.
Fig. 9 is a perspective view of the supporting hook. l
Fig. 10 is a view showing my invention as modified for use in connection with a ceiling outlet box.
Fig. 11 is a erspecive view of the outlet box shown in ig. 10 with a portion of the walls thereof broken away to show the interior support.
Fig. 12 is a view similar to Fig. 11 showing the use of a support similar to that shown in Fig. 1. in a ceiling outlet box.
Fig. 13 shows the preferred form of supporting hooks and'their relative arrangement when used-in a ceiling outlet box.
Fig. 14 is-aperspective viewof one of these hooks. Fig. 15 is a sectional view through the cover plate showing the method of attaching it to" the-outlet box, and
.16 is a view looking from the right Fig.4. V
Reference numeral 15 represents a wall provided with a recess in which is placed an outlet box 16 connected to the usual 5 as by suitable screws 15 20" leading with the rearsurlace of Adjnstably mounted comprises a supporting conduit 17 through which the electric wires 18 extend. Within the outletbox I mount a supporting member 19, preferably by socuring it to the rear wall of the outlet box 19'. This supporting member may be in the form of a cup, as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 12, but preferably in the form of a bracket, as shown at 19 in Figs. 3 and 4 and 19" in Figs. and 11.
1 A receptacle 20 is secured to this support and the box by suitable screws 20', the receptacle carrying the usual contact members to which the lead wires 18 are connected, the receptacle also having the usual slots from the face of the receptacle to the contacts therein. The openin in the' wall of the outlet box is ordinarily llnsh with thesurface of the wall and is covcred-by means of a dished plate or cover 34 formed with a central opening 34', the outer flange 34" resting on the-gracef the wall 15 around the'opening to the outlet box. The opening his plate is of suliicient diameter to allow for the insert-ion of an attachment plug 21 carrying the usual jack blades whiclnwhen applied, are inserted in the slots in the rece tacle 20 to eoact with the contacts therein. This opening has a diameter substantially equal to that of receptacle 20 and the outer end of this'receptacle-is substantially in a plane plate 34, as shown in Fig.- 4, s0 as'to produce a neat appearance whenythe fixture is removed.
on the horizontal ortion of the supporting element 19, is a 001: 22 comprising a flat body portion having spaced elongated slots 42 t rough which may'extend' suitable screws 23 for adjustably securingthe hook to" the supp6rt19 and clamping it in adjusted position. The free end of the book 22 extends'upwardly through a notch 34" formed in the flange ofthe' late 34. n
In 1 I have shown attached over the outlet box a fixture hook fitting which conduit 29 'attached to the canopy 31 preferablyformed of sheet metal. The conduit carries at its free end a lamp-socket 29' which supports the lamp L and globe G. -Dead wires 30 extend through the conduit 29 to the lamp-socket,
and the free ends thereof are attached to the jack blades carried by the plug 21. Extending across the back of the canopy 31 'a-bove the center and secured thereto by any suitable means, is a cross bar 32] which is adapted when applying the fixture to the slide for insertion back ofthe \ertical free end of book as shown in Fig. 1, and retains the canopy Bland the lamp in place over the outlet box. It will be apparent that. all that is necessary in applying'the fixture is to insert the jack blades of the plug 21 in the receptacle 20, to place the canopy over ing the plug 21 the outlet box with the bar 32 above the hook 22, and then slide downwardly on the wall surface-to the positiomsliown in Fig.. 1. It will also be apparent th t the fixture may be remoYed just as readily by first moving the canopy '31 "upwardl parallel to the wall surface, and then w'tl idrawfrom the receptacle. When the fixture including the canopy and the lamp is removed,- extension plugs from any suitable appliance, such as fiat irons, or drop lights, may be connected with the receptacle 20. 1
The cover 34ema be conveniently and removably securedover the opening to the ox by means secured to the rear wallthereof; the free ends of these plates sliding back tapering wall 36, as shown in'- F1 15. Figs. 0
5 and 10 to 14 illustrate supporting of the of spring plates 35 elements as modified for application to ceiling outlet boxes. The. outlet box 16- is-fthe same as that-used in a vertical wall but-the support 19 has portions '28 bent at i'i ht angles-to'the body 27ithereoi oft-both si es' of the receptacle 20 and each one of these portions 28 are adapted to=haue mounted thereon 'supportin hooks38 provided..in the shanks thereof wv-ithlel'ongatedslpts-fl to receive the securing screws- 23.
method? ofsecur ng the-hooks-allows ior vertical adjustment thereotv-The hook portions of the members 38 project belewthe face ofthe ceiling, as shownvinFig. .10." a
port is somewhat fixture; shown in 'Fig. 1, and comprises a canopy 41 mounted on a' conduit 43'and'secured in position by- 1neens screw kl. 'The"lanip-'socket=45 is secured to the conduit- 13 'Secu'red to'the upper end of this conduit is'a sup" rting element provided with a cross r-'-39 -adapted to seat within the hooks 38.- "The-usual lead wires 30 extend'throufili-the' conduit 43in)!!! the lamp-'socketan'd har e 'securedto the theifixtu'resmay'be a 'pliedhy anyone.. *It willalso be apparenttliat the fixtures maybe easily removed at any timeanil new of a new style or type substituted therefor without defacing the portion of'tlie'wall Surrounding the outlet box. It will also be apparent that the securing means comprises of a suitable set- The fixture applied to this iorm-of use very few parts, and, therefore, will be comparatively cheap to manufacture, and not liable to get out of order, but will be eflicient and reliable in operation.
Having thus set forth the nature of my invention, What 1 claim is:
1. In a device of the character described an outlet box adapted to be mounted in a wall, said box being open at the front thereof, an electric receptacle, means for securin the rece Jtacle in said box a late is l a for the open side of the box and provided with an opening in alignment with the receptacle, means to removably secure said plate in position, a support secured to the box independently of the receptacle and projecting outwardly therefrom and curved to form a hook, an electric fixture including a canopy adopted to conceal the outlet box when mounted in a wall, a cross bar secured to the canopy at its rear side and adapted to seat within the hook to support the fixture against the wall and the canopy over the box and an extension plug connected with the fixture by flexible conductors and adapted for insertion in the receptacle.
2. In a device of the character described an outlet box adapted to be mounted in a recess in a wall, a supporting member se cured within the box comprising a bracket, an electric receptacle, means for securing the receptacle to the bracket, a support adjustably secured to the bracket independently of the receptacle and extending from the forward side of the box, said extension being; curved upwardly toform a hook, an electric fixture including a canopy adapted to conceal the outlet box when mounted in a wall, a cross bar secured to the canopy at its rear side and adapted to seat Within the hook to support the fixture against the wall and the canopy over the box, and an extension plug connected with the fixture by flexible conductors and adapted for insertion in the receptacle.
3. In a device of the character described an outlet box adapted to be mounted in a recess in a wall, said box being open at the front thereof and provided with an inwardly extending tapered flange about said opening, an electric receptacle, means for securing the receptacle in said box, a plate for closing the open side of the box and provided with yielding means to engage the inner walls of the flange to hold it in position, said plate being provided with an opening in alignment with the receptacle, a support secured to the box and extending forwardly of the plate where it is curved to provide a hook, a fixture including a canopy adapted to conceal the outlet box when mounted in a wall, a cross bar secured to the canopy at its rear side and adapted to seat within the hook to support the canopy over the box, and an extension plug connected with the fixture and adapted for insertion in the receptacle.
4. In a device of the character described an outlet box adapted to be mounted in a recess in a wall, said box being open at the front thereof and provided with an inwardly extending tapered flange about said opening, an electric receptacle means for securing the receptacle in said box, a plate for closing the open side of the box and provided with spring clips adapted to en gage the inner walls of the flange to hold the plate in position, said plate being provided with an opening in'alignment with the receptacle, a support secured to the box and extending forwardly of the plate where it is curved to provide a hook, a fixture including a canopy adapted to conceal the outlet box when mounted in a Wall, a cross bar secured to the canopy at its rear side and adapted to seat within the hook to support the conopy over the box, and an extension plug connected with the fixture and adapted for insertion in the receptacle.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
WILLIAM J. NEWTON.