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Oct. 27, 1925.
A M GRAY COMBINED SHELF AND BRACKET Filed Oct. 15. 1924 1. The body or *atented Oct. 27, 1925.
UNITED STATES ALEXANDER M. GRAY, OF CHARLEROI, PENNSYLVANIA.
COMBINED SHELF AND BRACKET.
Application filed. October 15, 1924. Serial No. 743,831.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALEXANDER M. GRAY, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Charleroi, in the county of WVashington and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Combined Shelves and Brackets; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, exact I description thereof.
My invention relates to shelf devices.
One object'of my invention is to provide a shelf having means for engaging the edge of a window sill or the like and provided with a brace for engaging the wall beneath the window sill.
Another object of my invention is to provide a combined shelf and retaining means therefor of simplified form and cheap construction. I v
Some of the forms which my invention may take are shown in the accompanying drawing wherein Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a device made in accordance ,Withmy invention; Fig. 2 is a side elevational view showing the device in position for supporting a flowerpot or the like; Fig. 3 is a view similar to that ofFig. 1,. but showing form of structure. a
The device maybe made of sheet metal bent or stamped to the form shown in Fig. shelf portion 4 is provided with upturned edges 5. that serve as retaining flanges, and is'further provided with a and bracket rearwardly extending lip 6 that is bent downwardly at its outer end 7 so that it In!!! 9 to ho d the shelf in preferably sufliciently lace. The lip 7 is t in that it will permit closure of the window sash 10 as shown in Fig. 2. I
At its forward edge the shelf 4 is with a strut or brace 11 that exten s downwardly and rearwardly' to seat against a N en age the rear side of a window sill rovided wall 12, at a point below the casing board 13. The lower end of the strut l1 is urved to present a smooth engaging surface to the wall 12 so as not to deface the same. The shelf parts are preferably stamped from a single sheet of metal but, if desired, the brace 11, for instance, may be formed separately and may be welded or riveted to the shelf 4.
In Fi 3 I have shown a shelf 4 similar to the s elf 4, but of rectangular form and of such length that it will have greater capacity than the shelf 4. The flanges 5 function as do the flanges 5 to prevent flower pots or other objects placed on the shelf from being accidentall 3 slid therefrom, while the flange 7 may t behind a window sill, as in the case l1 correspond, in structure and function, to the struts 11 of Figs. 1 and 2.
While the device is art'icnlarly designed for use in supporting ower pots upon window sills, it may of course be employed forsupporting other objects. such as work baskets, smoking sets; and the like, and may be. conveniently moved from one window to. another or may be placed wherever suitable engaging surfaces are provided for the shelf 4- and flange 7.
I claim as my invention: 1 A. combined shelf and bracket, integral in construction, composed of sheet metal, stamped to form aflat supporting surface, :1 depending flan or hook portion at the rear edge of 'sai surface, and a yieldable strut member extendingdownwardly and rearwardlv from the front edge thereof, the lower on of the. strut being curved outwardly to. provide a curved, engaging surface audits mid portion curved to channel form.
In testimony whereof I, the said. Ann- ANDER M. GnAY,-ha've hereunto set my hand. 3 ALEXANDER M.- GR AY. J
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