US 1770942 A
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July 22, 1930. E. MORRIS ADJUSTABLE PARTITION SUPPORT Filed June 11, 1928 \noerITot 1d mund Morris XlTomeL a Patented July 22,1930
top of the counter U T T S FAT'FEN EDMUND MORRIS, or GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN; essrenoa fro GR ND, RAPIDS sTonE EQUIPMENT COBPORATION, or GRAND moment: ADJUSTABLE ran ap ii ationi filed June 11,
This invention relates to an adjustable partition support which is particularly useful inconnection with supporting Vertical glass partitions across the tops of counters, tables or the likeused in stores to carry and. display articles of merchandise. It is an object and purpose of the present invention to provide a simple and effective construction whereby the partitionsmay be securely. held in vertical position but can be adjusted to a large number of dilierent positions over the or table very quickly and. easily. v
An understanding of the'invention may be had from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which, i
Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view illustrating an embodiment of my invention for adjustably mounting and holding ver- 1 and illustrating the 'tical' partitions above and across a counter or table top.
F ig. 2 is a fragmentary vertical section taken through the auxiliary top shown in Fig. immediate partition. holder member in elevation.
Fig. 3 is afragmentary perspective View showing the bar on which the immediate partition holding members is adpistably mounted together with said member, and
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective View showing a different form of bar on which to mount the partition holders. 1
Like reference characters refer to like parts The counter or table top 1 at its opposite side edges has vertical border members 2 secured thereto and at its opposite end edges similar Vertical border members 3, these bors der members being secured in any suitable and desired manner.
In the illustration of the invention as shown in Fig. 1, an auxiliary top is placed over the main top 1 and located above its upper side within the surrounding border members.
of the cleats while a Wider panel is Said auxiliary member includes a plurality of cleats or sills 4 spaced apart fromeach other and extending across the top To these cleats panels '5 are attached adjacent the ends I of glass,
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tachedtosaid cleats overlt 'heir intermediate portions" being; spaced at its edges a distance fromthe adjacent edges of the side panels '5, In practice the'panelsaand 6 are made of multiple ply 'veneer though it is to :be understood that the particularjmaterials used in making the panels is" .no feature I of' thepresent invention.
. In the elongated spaces between the adjacent edges ofthe panels 5 and (3 at each side of the auxiliarytop, a sheet metal supporting baris located. In) practice the bar'con;
provide. an upper. narrower flange 9; The} width of the flange 7 is equal tofthe distance between the adjacent edges ofthe panels 5'. and 6. "Suitable openmgs 10 are made in the lower fiangej'r'at points over the cleats 4 in order that fastenlngdevices, suchas screws.
can be passed through the openings to se- T F I E sists of an under flange? which at one edgeis cure the supporting bars to the cleat l. The
upper flange QislOcated with its upper side fiushorinthe same horizontal plane with the upper sides of the panels 15 and 6. Verticals lyalined openings 11 spaced short distances about aremade through the flanges 7 and 9. p I
as fullyIshown in Fig.3. The immediate partition'holders comprise U-shaped spring clips each having a horizontal bottom 12 from which vertical fingers extend "upwardly substantially parallel to each other but normally converging slightly toward their upperfends, but directly at the upper ends being bent'outwardly as shown in Fig. 3. .A pinlt is connected with and extends downwardly from the bottom 12 of eachzpartition holding member; The pins 14 are of asize to be freely received in any two vertically alined openings '11 in the flanges 7 and 9, and can be shifted from one position to another along the lengths of the supporting barstherefo V It is evident thatwith two of the partition holding members suitably located at opposite sides of theauxiliary topfthe holding mem bers for a partition 15, which preferably is may be turnedso as to readily re -i 1 ce'ive the partition which is placedfdownends in substantially close engagement wardly between fingers 13. The partition 15 is of a length to be received between the opposite side border members 2 and be at itls wit 1 the inner sides of the members 2. 'By adjusting thepartition holding members to ditferentpositions, the widths of the compartments made between. said partitions or tween the same and the end border members 3 may be varied and changed asis'evident.
Instead of making the barotthe sheet metal form as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 8, it may be a solid bar 16 of metal-,asshown in Fig. 4, rectangular in cross section and having the same thickness as the panels '5 and 6 and with openings 11 to receive the pins 14;
while the openings 10? will be countersunk at their upper ends inorder that the screws attaching the bar to the cleat 4 may have the upper sides oftheir headsflush with the upper side ot'the'bar; '7 j "Vhile thisconstructionhas beenlfillus trated as applicable to an lauxiliary top it is evident that it may be used quite as effectively by placing the supporting bars for the immediate partition holding members in" grooves cut in the upper side of the main topl. 'f f The invention permits the quick and easy adjustment of vertical partitions as described and at the same time serves to hold said partitions securely, in any positionin which placed. The invention may be varied in many particulars from t-he specific disclosure made and is, therefore,-to be considered comprehensive of all forms of structure coming within the scope of the appended claims definingthe'invention. V Iclaim:m-: 1. In combination with a horizontaltop member, a bar located: adjacent a sideedge of said member, said bar having a plurality of spaced apart vertical openings therein and having its upper side substantially flush with the upper side of the top member, a U-shaped clip located above the bar comprising, a base and upwardly extending spaced apart fingers anda pm connected to and extending downwardly from said base,said pin being removable from and receivedwitlnn any of said vertical. openingsin said'bar,
2-111 combination with aflhorizontal top member a horizontal bar v located adjacent each side edge of thetop member, said barv being of sheet metal and comprising a lower horizontal flange, a'vertical web at one side edge, OtthelowerLflang and an upper horizontal flange slocatedrabove andv parallel to the lower flange, said upper flange having a plurality of; :spaced,:apart ,openings in. its length, a partition @holding and receiving means located above theupper. flange of the bar andTe-Xten ding.upwardly therefrom, and
a pin connected tojthe lowerportion of said partition holding means adapted to be received in or removed from any of said open ings in'said upper flange.
3. A- construction containing the elements in combination defined in claim 2, said lower flange of the bar having a plurality of openings therein in. vertical alinement with the openings in the upper flange, said pin-when applied to the bar extending through the opening in the upper flange and mto an opening in the lower flange. i i
4. In a device 'ofthe character described, a her having a series of openings therein, a U-shaped clip located above the bar comprising, a base and upwardly extending spaced apart' fingers; and a pin extending. iromsaidbase, said pin being removable from and received within any of said vertical openings in said bar.
In testimony whereofI atfix my signature.v
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