US 1757398 A
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May 6, 1930. A. N. SQUIRES 1,757,398
FURNITURE Filed Feb. 14, 192B Hlilllllltqlmmlllli i f v l l antw/Kago Patented May 6, 1930 "STATES ARLEIGH N. SQUIRES, QF MILAN, MICHIGAN FURNITURE Application i'led February 14, 1928.
This invention aims to provide a simple means whereby the parts of an article of furniture may be held together by notching one part to receive another part, nails, fastening devices, and the like, being rendered unnecessary.
Although the invention is not defined to a corner bracket, another object of the invention is to supply a corner bracket of novel and improved construction.
It is within the province of the disclosure to improve generally and to enhance the utility of devices of that type to which the invention appertains.
With the above and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the de tails of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the drawings Figure 1 shows in elevation, an article of furniture constructed in accordance with the invention;
Figure 2 is a composite perspective view wherein the walls and the shelves are separated with respect to each other;
Figure 3 is a top plan showing the device in process of assembling;
Figure 4 is a fragmental top plan;
Figure 5 is a side elevation.
In the form of the invention selected as an embodiment, there appears a corner bracket comprising walls 1 disposed at an angle to each other, and shelves 3 arranged at right angles to the walls 1, each of the walls 1 having a notch 2 in its forward edge, and each of the shelves 3 having diverging notches 4 in its rear edge. The forward portion 9 of each shelf 3 is received in the notches 2 of the walls 1, and the rear portions 10 of each wall 1 is received in the diverging notches 4 of the shelf 3. The notches 2 of the walls 1 are of equal depth, and the notches 4 of the shelf 3 are of equal depth, so that the inner rear 50 longitudinal edges 6 of the Walls 1 will meet Serial No. 254,275.
along a line indicated at 7 Owing to this construction, one of the walls l does not eX- tend behind the other o-f the walls, an observation which will be understood readily when Figure 4 is noted. The walls 1, thereforef may be made exactly alike, and there is no waste of material, the walls 1 being entirely interchangeable, in the assembling of the device.
The angle 5 which is formed by the notches l 60 4 in the shelf 3 represents the angle between the walls 1. In assembling the device, one wall 1 is shoved to place, asshown in Figure 3, so as to clear the notch which is marked specifically by the numeral 11 in Figure 3, 65 and, then, the other wall, shown retracted in Figure 3, is pushed forwardly into place. rlhe device whether embodied in a corner bracket, or in any other article of furniture, affords a means whereby parts may be assembled rapidly, securely and permanently, and be held together without the use of fastening devices of any kind. Perforated suspension plates 8, generally made of metal, may be connected by means of small nails or screws (12) 75 with the edges of the uppermost shelf 3. When the device is assembled, and when the suspension plates 8 are in use, they are turned up, as shown in Figure 2, but when the bracket is knocked down, the plates 8 are 80 turned on the attaching elements 12, so that they lie in the same plane with the shelf to which they are attached.
What is claimed is 1. A corner bracket comprising walls dis- 35 posed at an angle to each other, and a shelf arranged at right angles to the walls, each of the walls having a notch in its forward edge, and the shelf having diverging notches in its` rear edge, the forward portion of the shelf"` being received in the notches of the walls, and the rear portions of the walls being received in the notches ofthe shelf, the notches of the walls being of equal depth, and the notches of the shelf being of equal depth, whereby5 the inner longitudinal edges of the walls will meet along a line.
2. In a device of the class described, walls disposed at an angle to each other, upper and lower shelves arranged transversely of the Walls, the shelves and the Walls having i11- terengaging elements, the shelves extending outwardly beyond the Walls, suspension members upstandng from the upper shelf, and means for mounting-the suspension members on the outer edge of the upper shelf.
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