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I July 1 7, 1928. 1,677,764
J. E. GLOEKLER SUPPORTING BRACKET FOR PARALLEL RAILS, RODS, AND THE LIKE Fil ed on. 9. 1925 NVENTOR. W WM/ A TTORNEY Patented July 17, 1928.
1,677,764 PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN EDWARD GLOEKLER, OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA.
SUPPORTING BRACKET FOR PARALLEL RAILS, RODS, AND THE LIKE.
Application filed October 9, 1925. Serial No. 61,522.
In the accompanying drawings wherein I have illustrated the best embodiment of the principles of my invention nowknown to me, showing the same applied to the'trayrails of a cafeteria, Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the braeketas used; Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the bracket; Fig. 3 is a plan view of the same; Fig. t is a section thereof taken along the line IV-IV in Fig. 2, and Fig. 5 is a perspective of one of the clamping plates which I employ to secure the rails to the bracket.
Referring to the drawings A represents the counter or table upon which the food is displayed and from which it is served, and B represents one of the brackets which at properly spaced intervals support the tray bracket having a pair of spaced apart lugs rails C. v
The brackets are preferably of cast metal and are provided at their butts with the flat plates 1. Said plates may be cast integral with the brackets butl prefer to attach them to the bracketsas by the screws 2. The plates 1 are provided with screw holes for the screws 3 by which they are attached to the front of the counter A.
The top surface of the bracket is preferably horizontal and provided at or near its outer end with an upwardly extending lug l having its inner face'arcuate or concavedto fit against the outside rail C. Near its inner end the top surface ofsaid bracket is provided with a second lug 5 having its outer face arcuate or concaved to similarly fit against the insiderail C.
D represents a pair of clamp-plates having their ends enlarged and provided with arcuate or concaved surfaces adapted to fit the rails, so that when the rails and the clamp-plates are in place, as shown in the drawings, the arcuate surfaces of the two lugs a and 5 and the arcuate ends of the clamp plates'D, by'their engagement, with the rails hold the latter in proper position. The centralrail C is held in place between the adjacent arcuate ends of the two clamp plates D.
The clamp plates to the top of the bracket as by screws 6 extending through holes in the clamp plates and screwed into threaded holes in the brackets.
It is evident that when the clamp plates are secured in position the rails are held rigidly in position, but the rails may be reare detachably secured leased for replacement or repairs by re-' moving the clamp plates.
lVhat I desire to claim is 1. In a support for cafeteria rails, the
" 2. In a support for supporting" parallel circular cafeteria rails, the combination of a whose adjacent faces are provided with arcuate surfaces which fit respectively against the outer sides of the rails, and clamp-means combination of a bracket having lugs theredetachably secured to the bracket intermediate of'the lugs and having its ends provided with arcuate surfaces which fit the inner sides of the rails opposite the lugs whereby the rails are fixedly held in position.
3. In a support for supporting a plurality of parallel cafeteria rails, the combination of a bracket having a pair of spaced apart lugs whose adjacent faces are provided with arcuate surfaces which fit from without the side of nails, and a pair ofAclamping-bars detachably secured to the bracket between the lugs, the outer ends of said bars having arcuate portions which fit the rails from within opposite the lugs and whose inner ends are provided with arcuate portions which grip an intermediate rail between them.
Signed at Pittsburgh, Pa, this 5th day: of October 1925.
7 JOHN EDWARD GLOEKLEIL