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Publication numberUS1743831 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 14, 1930
Filing dateMay 29, 1929
Priority dateMay 29, 1929
Publication numberUS 1743831 A, US 1743831A, US-A-1743831, US1743831 A, US1743831A
InventorsSchurr William H
Original AssigneeSchurr William H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fixture support
US 1743831 A
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Jan. 14, 1930. w. H. SCHURR FIXTURE SUPPORT Filed May 29, 1929 ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 14, 1930 ITE STATES WILLIAM H. SGHUR-R, OF IRVINGTON, NEW JERSEY FIXTURE SUPPORT Application filed May 29,

This invention relates to a device by which fixtures may be conveniently and neatly supported on a wall.

In the usual mounting of fixtures upon walls, especially tile and enameled walls, the customary mounting screws are visible and have an unsightly appearance, greatly detracting from the beauty of the fixture.

It is an object of this invention to provide a fixture supporting device which will be concealed, and thus have no effect upon the appearance of the fixture.

A further object is the provision of a support upon which a fixture may be securely and detachably mounted without necessitating the use of tools.

These and other objects are attained by the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawing, constituting a material part of this disclosure and in which:

Figure 1 represents a perspective View showing the exterior of a fixture embodying the invention when mounted on a wall.

Figure 2 represents a cross-sectional view of the supporting device and fixture.

Figure 3 is an exploded perspective view showing details of the fixture mounting device.

Referring to the drawings, the mounting device is shown to include a sheet metal member 3, having sides 4 with ears 5 provided with apertures 6 to receive screws for attaching the member 3 to a wall. One end of member 8 is bent at right angles to provide an end wall 7, which in turn is again bent at right angles presenting a surface 8 parallel with member 3, and provided with a locking groove 9.

End wall 7 is provided with a slot 10 and member 3 has an aperture 11 having its upper end elongated as shown at 12.

The opposite end of member 3 is bent at right angles to form a wall 13, which in turn is bent to form an arcuate resilient detent 1 1,

as shown in Figure 2.

The fixture generally comprises a casing 15, from which projects a stem 16 to support a receptacle 17 or any other desired article.

A member 18 having side walls 19 is fixed 1929. Serial No. 366,801.

securely to the casing by means of a rivet 20 or other suitable means. One end of member 18 is bent at right angles and cut to provide a T-shaped tongue 21; while the other end or" the member is bent to provide a wall 22 and parallel surface 23, which has its tree edge bent back and under to provide an elongated lug 24-. \Vall 22 has a portion cut and bent inwardly to present a lug 25 adapted to enter the slot 10 in member 8.

In operation, member 3 is securely fastened to a wall by means of screws or the like, and the casing 15, having member 18 fixed therein, is placed over member 3 and forced clownwardly. This action causes tongue 21 to enter the elongated slot 12 and be moved through aperture 11 until it snaps under the resilient detent 14. During these movements, the elongated projection 24: has snapped into the groove 9 in surface 8, and the lug 25 has entered the slot 10.

t will thus be seen that the members 3 and 18 are securely, yet detachably held together. The member 8 and its fastening screws are entirely concealed from view by the casing 15, and the outward appearance of the fixture is not affected by unsightly mounting means.

The foregoing disclosure is to be regarded as descriptive and illustrative only, and not as restrictive or limitative of the invention, of which obviously an embodiment may be constructed including many modifications without departing from the general scope herein indicated and denoted in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. A fixture support comprising a member adapted to be fastened to a wall, said member having side walls and an aperture opening into a slot, end walls integral with the me mher, said end walls being bent to form resilient detents parall l with the member, a second member adapted to be attached to the fix-i ture and having side walls cooperatlng w th the side walls on the first member for guiding purposes, an end wall on the second member shaped to provide an elongated lug to engage one of the end wall detents of the first 1nem' ber, and a T-shaped tongue on the second member adapted to enter the aperture and engage the other end Wall detent of the first member.

2. A fixture support comprising a member adapted to be fastened to a Wall, said member having an aperture opening into a slot, 21. resilient grooved detent at one end of the member, and an arcuate resilient detent at the other end of the member, a second member adapted to be attached to a fixture and having an elongated lug at one end to engage the resilient groove detent, a T-shaped tongue at the other end of the second member adapted to enter the aperture and engage the underside of the arcuate detent, and guiding means on said member.

3. A fixture support comprising a sheet metal member adapted to be fastened to a Wall, said member having one end bent to form an end Wall and a grooved surface parallel With the member, the other end of the member being bent to form an arcuate detent, said member having a T-shaped aperture, a second member adapted to be attached to a fixture, said member having one end bent to form a lug adapted to engage the grooved surface and the other end bent upwardly to form a T-shaped tongue adapted to enter the aperture and engage the arcuate detent, and cooperating guiding means on said members.

4. A fixture support comprising a sheet metal member adapted to be attached to a well, said member having one end bent to form an end Wall and a grooved surface parallel with the member, the other end of the 7 member being bent to form an arcuate detent, said member having a T-shaped aperture and the end Wall having a slot, a second member adapted to be attached to a fixture, said second member having an elongated lug adapted to engage the grooved surface and a T-shaped tongue adapted to enter the aperture and engage the arcuate detent, and a lug on said second member adapted to enter the slot in the end Wall of the first member.

5. A fixture support comprising a sheet metal member adapted to be fastened to a Wall, detents at each end of the member, said member having a T-shaped aperture, a second member adapted to be attached to the fixture and having a lug adapted to engage one of said detents, a T-shaped tongue on said second member adapted to enter the aperture and engage the other detent on the first member, and cooperating guiding means on said members. 7

This specification signed this 28th day of May, 1929.

WILLIAM H. SCHURR.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/221.11, 84/176, 248/222.41, 248/300
International ClassificationA47G29/08, A47G29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G29/08
European ClassificationA47G29/08