US 1842786 A
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Jan. 26, 1932. c. w. KIRSCH 1,842,786
MEANS FOR DETACHABLY MOUNTING BRACKETS ON WALLS, ETC
Filed July 16, L928 jufenml Fatented Jan. 26, 1932 UNETED STATES PATENT OFFICE CHARLES W. KIRSCH, OF STURGIS, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR, BY MESNE ASSIGNMENTS, TO KIR-SCH COMPANY, OF STURGIS, MICHIGAN, A CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN MEANS FOR DETACHABLY MOUNTING BRACKETS ON WALLS, ETC.
Application filed July 16,
This invention relates to means for detachably securing brackets to window-casings or other vertical surfaces and relates more par ticularly to brackets for curtain poles.
The main object of the invention is to provide a bracket support of the type referred to which includes sufficiently elastic elements to permit the bracket to be mounted to snugly bear against the surface from which it is to project.
A further object of the invention is to provide bracket supporting means which are, in the several embodiments of the invention, substantially invisible.
in the accompanying drawings illustrating the several embodiments of the invention above mentioned:
Fig. 1 is a side elevation, partly in longitudinal section of a bracket and support my therefor constructed in accordance with the invention.
Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the face of the bracket opposed to the wall or other surface.
Fig. 3 is a perspective of the wall fixture for association with the bracket of Figs. 1 and 2.
The brackets shown are usually made of wood and are adapted for attachment to window casings rather than walls.
Thus the bracket 1 which is of the conventional shape for supporting a curtain pole, is provided in the straight edge 2 adapted to be opposed to the wall or casing, with a substantially semi-cylindrical groove 3 extending from the upper end to a point near the lower end of said edge. Radially of this groove 3 and parallel with the side faces of the bracket there is provided a deep and very narrow groove 4 which is cut by means of an ordinary circular saw, this groove 4 being substantially coextensive with the groove 3 as to length. Spanning the groove 4 adjacent the upper end of same is a pin which engages in the side walls of the same.
For cooperation with the groove 4 and pin 5,1 provide a plate 6 adapted to be mounted on the wall or window casing. This plate is provided with a flange 7 which is out at from one side edge portion of said plate and 1928. Serial No. 292,993.
then bent to extend perpendicularly of the latter, thus leaving two projections 8 extending laterally of the body of said plate.
In the upper end of the flange 7 there is provided arecess 9 extending donwwardly from the upper edge of said flange, said recess being parallel with the side edges of the flange and disposed more nearly adjacent its free than its inner edge. The wall of the recess 9 nearest the outer or free edge of said flange 7 is rounded at the mouth of the recess.
The plate 6 is secured to the window casing or the like in such position that the flange 7 thereof is vertically disposed. Said flange is adapted to project into the groove or sawcut l of the bracket 1 which is primarily raised so that the pin 5 is disposed above the top of the flange 7 and is then moved to receive said flange in said groove l and is then lowered until the pin 5 engages the bottom of the recess 9. In order that the tongue 10 constituting the outer wall of said recess may yield slightly to compensate for possible inaccuracies in the spacing of the pin 5 from the edge 2 of the bracket as by swelling of the wood under the influence of atmospheric humidity, I provide a slit 11 in the flange 7 extending downwardly from the bottom of the recess 9.
I claim as my invention:
A wall bracket and means for detachably mounting the same on awall comprising a wall plate adapted to be permanently mounted on a wall, said plate equipped midway between its side edges with a vertical flange of less length than said plate and perpendicular thereto, there being a recess in the upper edge of said liange, a bracket of greater length than said plate provided in its rear edge with a sawrerf of greater length than the length of said flange, a pin spanning said saw-kerf and adapted to engage in said recess in said flange as the rear edge of said bracket contacts with said plate.
CHARLES W. KIRSCH.