US 1540677 A
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Patented irme 2,1925.
ersteA Fries JOHN HENRY .BALMER, OF MAPLEWOOD, NEW-JERSEY, ASS-IGNOR TO H. BALMER C0., OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION OF NEW ERSEY.
Application filed November' 11, 1924. Serial No. 749,258.
To all 'whomy t may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN H. Burman, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Maplewood, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Shelf-Supporting Bracket, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention has relation to supports and has particular reference to a shelf supporting bracket which is particularly designed for supporting glass shelves in bath rooms.
@ne of` the principal objects of the present invention is` to provide an improved shelf supporting bracket which functions to pre` vent longitudinal, lateral Vand accidental vertical displacement of a shelfwhen applied to the brackets.
As a further object the inventionv comprehends a bracket which affords means for rigidly supporting the shelf to avoid rock ing of the same on its seat.. i
The invention furthermore contemplates a shelf supporting bracket which is comparatively simple in its construction, inexpensive to manufacture and install and which is highly eliicient in itsprn'pose.
lV ith the above recited and other objects in view, the invention resides in the novel construction set forth in the following specilcation, particularly pointed out in the appended claim and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, it being understood that the right is reserved to embodiments other than those actually illustrated herein, to the full extent indicated by thc general meaning of the terms inv which the claim is expressed.
In the drawings-.-`
Figure l is a perspective view illustrating a shelf supported by brackets constructed in accordance with the invention.`
l? 2 is a plan view of one of the brackets.
Fig. 3 is a front view of the same.
Fig'. 4 is an inner side viewA of one of the brackets. j Fig. 5 is a sec-tional view taken approximately on the line 5 5 of Fig. 4t.
Referring to the drawings by characters of reference 10 designates the base of the bracket which is provided with an outwardly projecting arm 1l. having alateral `flange l2 at the inner side of its lo`weredge.,
The fia-nge 12 is provided at its outer and inner ends with bearing steps 13 upon which the shelf S 1s adapted to rest so'that the same is supported from two bearing points Y rather than throughout its entire upper surface. Atits forward extremity the flange l2 is provided with an abutmentA lug Lt .between which and the inner face of the base the shelf is received to prevent forward or rearward displacement while the ends of the shelf contact with and abut the arms ll to prevent longitudinal shifting or displacement. corners of the shelf, the bracket at the juncture of the base -10 with the arm lll is provided with an overhanging shoulder l5 which functions `to prevent accidental upward displacementof'the shelf from the brackets. l l
Under this arrangement the shelf 'S may' be applied to the brackets by inserting the Immediately above the inner v rear corners under the shoulders l5 and then C sliding` the same rearwardly kuntil the from: edge isfree of the abutment luglet. Vlo remove the same the operation is reversed namely Vthe front edge is'raised until it clears the aljiutment lugs lft after which the shelf is moved forwardlyuntil the rear corners are clear of the shoulders l5.
I claim: f* j A shelf supporting bracket comprising a base, an arm projecting outwardly from said base, the base gradually merging into the arm where connected kto said arm, a fiange projecting` inwardly from the lower marginal edge lof the arm and integrally joined to. the base member at the inner end of said arm,` the base' member being cut away where the inner end of the flange joins the buse memberto provide arpockct to receive an end of a shelf and a shoulder to prevent accidental upward displacement of the rear corner of said shelf from the bracket, bearing seats raised above thc flange at the opposite end ofv theV fiangc to provide spaced points uponwhich ther end of `the shelf is seated, and a stop lug at the* yof the arm and disposed above outer end the flange.
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