US 1594714 A
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J. P. EUSTIS TOWEL BAR Aug. 3 1926.
Filed July 6 1923 AT ORNEY Patented Aug. 3, 1926.
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JQHN IE. IEUSTIS, DECEASED, LATE 0F NEVTDN, MASSACHUSETTS; BY JAMES W. EH 5)- TIS, CAMBRIDGE, WARNER EUSTIS, OF NEWTON, GRANT B. EUSTIS, OF WA- TERTOWN, AND FRANK OWEN WHITE,
OF BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS, EXECU- TOWEL BAR.
Application filed July 6,
Glass towelbars in which the glass bar itself is straight and has metal supports at each end, are known, but towel bars in which the bar itself is of glass with glass crooks or elbows formed integrally therewith at each end, are believed to be novel. Therefore one of the objects of the present invention is to provide a glass towel bar with integral glass elbows at each end, the extremities of the elbows being secured in suitable mountings to be affixed to a support such as a wall. Another object of the present invention is to providesimple and practical means for attaching a holder member of glass, such as a glass towel bar, to a wall-attaching member, in a way which is not possible with the known means for securing similarly shaped metal bars to their wall-attaching members.
These being among the objects of the present invention, the same consist of certain features of construction and combinations of parts to be hereinafter described and then claimed with reference to the accompanying drawings illustrating a desirable embodiment of the invention, and in which Fig. 1 is a plan of a towel bar, according to the present invention, which bar may be of any desired length as indicated by the break in the middle of the figure;
Fig. 2 is a side view of the same;
Fig. 3 is a sectional view of disassembled parts of the wall-attaching member; and
Fig. 4iis a detail sectional elevation showing the assembled parts at one end of the bar.
Referring to the drawings the preferably glass bar or holder member comprises a main body 10, elbows 11, and end portions 12, all formed as one integral bar.
When the bar or other holder member is provided with two elbows 11 there are two sheet-metal attaching members 18, each formed with a struck-up boss 14. A central opening 15 is formed in each boss for the urpose of receiving a neck 16 on a cylindrical shell 17. The neck 16 and the shell 17 provide a ferrule or tubular connecting member preferably of sheet-metal which is drawn to the desired shape.
The opening 15 and the neck 16 are of 1923. Serial No. 649,956..
such relative close dimensions that they may be connected by a drive-fit to provide permanent and immovable attaching means, and preferably the neck 16 is driven far enough into the opening 15 so that the closed end of the neck and the inner surface of the attaching member 13 are approximately flush with each other. An annular shoulder 18 limits the extent to which the neck 16 is driven into the attaching member 13 and when the said parts are attached the shoulder 18 will close the joint around the opening 15.
The cylindrical shell 17 is formed somewhat larger than the diameter of the glass bar, and connection of the end portion 12 of the bar with the shell 17 is made by inserting said end portion thereinto until the eX- treme end surfaceof the bar is in contact with the inner surface of the annular shoul der 18. To complete a permanent connection the space between the cylindrical shell 17 and the bar is preferably made by filling the space between the two with a special cement 19, peculiarly adapted for cementing glass to metal. When the filling 19 is completed the edge 20 of the cylindrical sheet-metal shell 17 is upset inwardly so as to close the space occupied by thecement filling 19. It will be seen that the shell 17, with the preferably closed end of the neck 16, constitutes a cup-like member for holding the cement.
The metal parts herein described are preferably composed of sheet brass which may be either nickeled or white enamelled, the finishing coating covering and sealing up the joints.
What is claimed as new is 1. In a supporting device, the combination of two attaching members, each having a central boss, a glass bar having integral elbows at each end, sheet-metal connecting members in the formof ferrules, and cement fillings in the ferrules for cementing them to the ends of the glass elbows, the said bosses having central openin s in which said ferrules are rigid-1y securec.
2. In a supporting device, the combina-- tion of a sheet-metal attaching member having a struck-up boss provided with an opening, a holder member, a connecting member ing upset over said means and toward said or ferrule comprising a shell, a neck and holder-member.
a shoulder adjoining the shell and neck, the JAMES W. 'EUSTIS,
neck fitted rigidly in said opening and the XNARNER EUSTIS, shoulder bearing on said boss, means Within GRANT B. EUSTIS,
said shell for uniting the holder-member FRANK OWEN WHITE,
with it, and the outer edge of said shell be- V Emecutors of J 07m P; Euetis, deceased.