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Publication numberUS1773815 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 26, 1930
Filing dateNov 22, 1927
Priority dateNov 22, 1927
Publication numberUS 1773815 A, US 1773815A, US-A-1773815, US1773815 A, US1773815A
InventorsJoseph A Hoegger
Original AssigneeJoseph A Hoegger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for brackets and the like
US 1773815 A
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Aug. 26, 1930. J. A. HOEGGER SUPPORT FOR BRACKETS AND THE LIKE Filed Nov. 22, 1927 L Patented 26,

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' My invention relates to improvements for supporting brackets or analogous things on a wall, and'my invention. is andevelopment of the structure disclosed in my Letters Pat- 5 ent ofthe United States July 19, 1927. The invention is an improvement .on my former disclosure referred to, and the object of the present invention is to provide a .very strong and easily applied means for securing a bracket or other fixture to awall, which means will also be ornamental and have the fastening partsconcealed; In the production of: bracket. supports and the like, it is necessary to have a structure '15 that can be made beautiful, as these things" are usually exposedjand it is desirable to have a structure comprising the advanta es of strength and ease of attachment, anda so i of such anature that they'can be easily made ornamental;

My invention duce a structure ofthe kind in whichthe supporting member which is attached to the wall is concealed by acollar in thenatureof' a faceplate or escutcheon which slips over the supporting member and which has a seat 1 enabling the supported member to be slipped on over the stern of the supporting member I v and seated in the collar or face plate. This,

arrangement enables the supported member to be very easily and accurately centered or;

seated, and in furtherance of securing it rigidly I employ means for securing the supported member to the above mentioned stem. in'a way which will draw the supported'menp' I ber towards its base and make the fastening, This'l'atterf idea is disclosed in very secure.

a somewhat analogous way in-rmy prior patent above referredto; Thefeatures of con struction. andthe method of application of the inventionwill be better understood from 1 vthe description which follows. v ,Reference is to behadto the accompanying drawings forminga part of this invention, in which similar reference characters indlcate corresponding parts In all the views. .7

' Figure 1 is a broken sideelevation of my improved structure; Figure 2 is a face view thereof.

No. 1,636,364, dated is further intended to prois preferably convex on the outside andconvice is applied to a wall. Figure 4f is a section on Figure 3, and. f v

line -4 of i .f Figure 5 is a crosssection'on the line 5 5 '55 of Figure 3. I I p I In carrying out'my invention I em lo a plate 10 whichis rigidly secured at a esired point .to a supporting wall 11, and'the plate carries a projecting stem'12 which serves as asupporting member. Thissteni is recessed on opposite'sides as shown at 13 in Figure 3, or the reces's might extend entirely around it aswell,-and the recess' produces inclined opposite walls of the stem' inthe formof a head which fits snugly in the article tobe supported as pres I ently clescribed-.-

iThe stem and-the plate 10 are concealed and covered by a face plateor collar 15 which rated to 'fit over thestem-12. The collar en- '7 tirely coneeals the plate 10, and it -has on its outer v'side and aligning with the stem, a concave seat 16 which receives the end of the member 17 which is to be supported; -In-the present instance the member. 17 isrectangu- .80 i I lar iIifCIOSS- section,- and represents one end o f 'a towel rack, butit might justias well be 7 some other bracket or like thing, and as illustratednit is-re ctangula'r'in cross section so that the sides of the seat 16,are straight as vshown in Figuref i', andthe inner end "of the member 17 'will'fit'snugly intheseatwith'its 1 1 sides in close-contact:withftheside Walls'of theseat'16. 7

As the stem 12 has flattened sides as shown 0 in: Figure 4, thehole through the colla'r15 is correspondingly shaped, "and =when thecollar is put on over the" stem it will be in the right position to receive finthe seat 16 1 the end of the member 17 and cause the latter f to be properly aligned. The inner end of the member 17 can be rounded'if desired to have it better fit the seat. Inthe instance cited the member 17 happens to behollow, but

with other forms ofsupported members all 14 on-thestem which taper 65 j 1 1 towards the baselO and leavethe outer end r (ill that would be necessary would be to have that part hollow or socketed which fits on over the stem 12. Where the member is hollow as illustrated, fillers 18 can be, if necessary, inserted in the inner end of the member 17 so as to cause the stem 12 to fit snugly between the members 18, but if the supported member is of a right size to fit the stem 12, the fillers 18 would of course be unnecessary.

The member 17 is fastened to the sup porting member or stem a set screw 19 which extends inward through a hole 20 in the member 17 and adjacent filler 18. The inner end of the set screw is preferably beveled, and it fits the inclined face 1 1 of the stem 12, and so when the screw is turned it impinges against the said inclined face, and as the supporting member 12 is fixed in position and is therefore immovable, the tightening of the screw 19 causes the member 17 to be drawn snugly into the seat 16, and at the same time the collar 15 is forced firmly against the wall. The member 17 will as already explained be further braced against any tendency to wobble by the fact that it fits snugly in the seat 16.v In this CODIIGLtlOI] it will be understood that while the outside of the recess or seat 16 is rectangular to lit the bar 17, the seat could just as well be made of other contour to fit a supported member of another cross sectional shape.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that; the fastening means for securing the supported member to the supporting member is entirely concealed, and that the parts 15 and 17 may be highly ornamental, and will not be given any ugly appearance by reasonof noticeable fastenings as is the case in many similar structures. It will be further noticed that the construction shown enables the parts to'be very easily and securely fastened and that the member 17 and collar 15 are drawn tightly in place by the simple turning of the screw 19. v

I claim I i A structure of the kind described comprising a supporting member adapted for attachment to a wall, and having an outwardly projecting stem with an inwardly inclined face thereon, acollar associated with the stem and havinga seat adjacent the stem, a .supported member fitting over the stem and shaped, to fit in the aforesaid seat, and aifastening element extending through the supported member and impinging on the inclined face of the aforesaid stem.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification this 18th day of November, 1927. a


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U.S. Classification248/222.14
International ClassificationA47G29/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47K2201/02, F16B45/00
European ClassificationF16B45/00