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Publication numberUS1887159 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1932
Filing dateSep 22, 1931
Priority dateSep 22, 1931
Publication numberUS 1887159 A, US 1887159A, US-A-1887159, US1887159 A, US1887159A
InventorsKnight Peter L
Original AssigneeKnight Peter L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article hanger
US 1887159 A
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P. L. KNIGHT ARTICLE HANGER Nov. 8, 1932.

Filed Sept. 22. 1931 ,1. 'lll lll/I- A 3mm JD. .fz z' Patented Nov. 8, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT ,oF-Fics, f

PETER L. KNIGHT, 0F WILMINGTON, NORTH'CAROLINA ARTICLE "HANGERA Application .llled September 22,193'1. VSerial No. 564,393.

This invention relates to improvements in :hanging devices for -hanging pictures or other bodies. l n

rflhe primaryfobject of the present invention .stofprovidea device for hanging objects upon the wall, particularly pictures, in such a `man- Aner that they cannot 'easily become displaced and'they cannot move from the position in which original-ly placed. f

Another object of fthe invention isto provide a-picture Yhangingdevice formed in two parts'onefof which isgpermanently attached ito the Wall and the other is permanently attached `to fthe jpictuneframe, which parts are securely VVinterlocked when the frame vis hung.

A stil-l further object of `lthe invention is 'to provide 'a 'picture hanging deviceof theabove describedfc'haracter in which the two parts of which it is made up are resilientlyjoined so that while "they vmay fbe readily connected -or disconnected, they will not move relative `to f one another while in use.

A :stil-lfurther :object of the invention is to provide a picture'fhan-ger -of Athe fabove described character in whichone vof. the vunits is so formed that the securin'gdevice `used in association therewith 'will :be driven .into the supporting wall orother structure at a downward inclination so as to add materially to the carrying abili-ty of thedevice. A

The invention' willfbe best understood from ra consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing form-ing part of this speciication, 'with the understanding, however,

that the invention is not confined to any strict p rial departure from the salient features of they invention as expressed in the' n appended.

conformity with the showing of the drawing but may bechajnfgred Or modified S0 long as f thereof, being extensionsv of` .the outpressed such changesor modifications mark no mateclaims.

Y In the drawing z- Figure 1 is aview showing the complete device embodying the present invention, kthe wall attached vunit ythereofbe'ing. `mounted .upon .a wall while the other unit which is attached to a .picture frame isshown operatively connected therewith. n

the sloping of the device.

igure2 is a sectional View vtaken on/the line 6vc-6 of Figure 5. V

lReferring now more particularly yto the drawing wherein like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views,-the numerals 1 and 2 indicate respectively the wall and picture attached porh tions of the preferred embodiment of the de-l -vice embodying the present invention. The portion or unit l ,comprisesa central plate 3 which at one end is pressed toform'the porv'tion 4 which has its outer surface obliquelyv disposed with respect to the 'lower part of the plate so that when the plate is mounted upon a wall and a securing device such as the nail 5 is extended through a suitable aperture therein into the wall, it will go in at'adowni Ward inclination and thus more securely hold the plate than would ybe `the case if it were driven in horizontally. Of course, as shown,

upper portion 4 of the plate comprises the t p of the wal-l attached` portion 1 Formed integral with the plate 3 andeX- tending laterally from each side edge therelof is a `wing 6. These wings are preferably Aof a height substantially equal to the oblique ly'disposed or sloping portion 4 of the plate 3. It will thus be seen Vthat thefunit 1 is substantiallypiT-shaped and thelateral wings 6 f y 9 `are formed for the extension of holding ele` ments such as are indicated by the numeral 11, into the back of a frame, a portion of which is indicated by the numeral 12. This plate 8 has an integral horizontally disposed flange portion 13 which extends away from the frame 12 and formed integral with the outer edge of this flange are the depending wing plates 14. These plates are spaced apart as shown in Figures 1 and 2 and the area therebetween is at a point substantially midway between the ends of the plate 8 and is of a width to receive the plate 3 of the wall attached unit 1, the units being connected by extending the wing plates 14 of the frame attached unit 2 downwardly between the wings 6 and the wall upon which they are mounted, as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2.

In order to form a snug connection between the two units of the device the plates 14 have their adjacent edges provided with inturned fianges 15 which move across the inner surfacesof the wings 6 when the. two units are In addition to these the plates has pressed inwardly therefrom the spring tongues. 16 which engage the inner faces of the wings 6 and serve to prevent any looseness between the units. f

In Figures 5 and 6 there is shown a slightly modified form of the invention as illustrated in Figures 1 to 4 inclusive.

In this form the wall attached unit which is here indicated generally by the numeral 17 comprises a relatively thick central portion or body 18 through which is formed obliquely a passage for the reception of a securing element 19 in'sucli a manner that it will be driven into a supporting wall at a downward inclination when the device is applied, the same as described in connection with the preferred form of the invention. This central portion 18 of the unit 17 has formed integral therewith the laterally directed wings 20 which are of materially less thickness than the portion 18 so that when this portion is mounted upon a wall the wings will be spaced therefrom as illustrated in Figure 6. The

connected together. flanges 15 each of outer ends of the wings 2O are provided with integral inturned prongs or spurs 21 which are of sufficient length to be driven into the wall surface when the central portion 18 has been. secured thereto.

Associated with the unit 17 is a frame attached unit which is indicated generallyby the numeral 22 and which consists of an upper plate portion 23 which at its lower edge has an outwardly extending fiange'24 similar Vto the fiange of the preferred form and formed integral with the outer edge of this flange 24 are the inner spaced depending wings 25 and the terminal depending wings 26 which are spaced from the wings 25 in the manner illustrated.

It 4will be readily seen from the foregoing i that when the unit 22 of the modified form of unit 17 may body, a

the hanger device is coupled with the unit 17 the wings 25 will pass on opposite sides of the central portion 18 of the wall attached unit between the wings 20 and the wall, and the prongs or spurs 21 will be received in the areas between the outer wings 26 and the adjacent wings 25. lith this construction a single central attaching member for the be employed and the shifting or rocking of the unit 17 from said position is prevented by the spurs 21 at the ends of the wing portions 2O thereof.

From the foregoing it will be readily apparent that by the use of devices of the character embodying the present invention pictures, or other bodies which are hung up, may be hung in such a manner that although they may be readily removed and replaced as necessary, they will not move from proper position as pictures do when suspended by cords or wires in the usual manner.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is 1. A picture supporting device comprising a plate having a portion obliquely directed and apertured for the reception of a securing element, a laterally extending ear carried by said plate, a second unit comprising a plate,

means for attaching said last plate to a body,- a wing member carried by said last men-- it is supported, and resilient means for maintaining a tight connection between the said wing members.

2. A picture hanging device comprising a plate member adapted to be secured to a supporting body, a pair of wings carried by said plate and extending laterally from opposite sides thereof and disposed relative to the plate to stand away from the supporting second plate adapted to be secured to a body, and a pair of wing members suspended from said second plate in offset parallel relation thereto, said second wing members being in spaced relation and adapted to be engaged between said first wings and the first mentioned supporting body.

3. A picture hanging device comprising a plate member adapted to be secured to a supporting body, a pair of wings carried by said plate and extending laterally from opposite sides thereof and disposed relative to the plate to stand away from the supporting body, a second plate adapted to be secured to a body, a pair of wing members suspended from said second plate in offset parallel rei lation thereto, said second wing members being in spaced relation and adapted to be engaged between said first wings and the first mentioned supporting body, and resilient fingers carried by each of said second mentioned wing members, arranged for engagev ment with the first mentioned wing members vzo when the two portions of the device are joined together.

4. A picture hanging device comprising a plate member adapted to be secured to a supporting body, a pair of wings carried by said plate and extending laterally from opposite sides thereof and disposed relative to the plate to stand away from the supporting body, a second plate adapted to be securedto a body, a pair of wing members suspended from said second plate in offset parallel relation thereto, said second wing members being in spaced relation and adapted to be engaged between said first wings and the first mentioned supporting body, laterally directed ianges formed along the adjacent edges of said second mentioned wing members and directed for contact with the first mentioned wing members, and a resilient finger carried by each of the second mentioned wing members for contact with the adjacent first mentioned wing members.

5. A supporting deviceof the character described, comprising awall attaching unit comprising a central body having laterally directed wings of materally reduced thickness, means facilitating the attachment of said central body to a wall, spur elements carried by the wings at their outer ends for engagement in a wall, said wings being arranged to be spaced from the adjacent wall, and a second unit having a top plate, an outwardly extending fiange along the lower edge of the top plate, and a wing members formed integral with the outer edge of said flange, said wing members being arranged in spaced relation and certain thereof being designed for extension between the .tirst mentioned wing members and the adjacent wall.

6. A hanger, comprising a wall attached portion consisting of a substantially T- `shaped plate having a center portion and wing portions, the area of the center portion lying between the wing portions being pressed to lie in a plane oblique to the plane of the wings and having an aperture for the 'extension of a fastener therethrough, and an article attached portion comprising two 'spaced Hat portions connected together for attachment to an article and held in spaced relation to the article for frictional engagemeilt between said wings and the adjacent wa 7 A hanger, comprising a wall attached portion consisting of a substantially T- shaped plate having a center portion and wing portions, the said wing portions being arranged to lie in a plane spaced from the plane occupied by the center portion, means for attaching the said center portion to a face of a supporting body, and an article attached portion comprising an elongated plate, a pair of spaced flat members disposed 'in a common plane and in a plane spaced from the plane of thelast mentioned plate, said flat members being designed to position between said wings and the adjacent wall, and resilient elements forming an integral part of the flat members for frictional contact with the adjacent wings.

8. A hanger, comprising a wall attached portion consisting of a substantially T- shaped plate having a center portion and wing portions, the said wing portions being arranged to lie in a plane spaced from the plane occupied by the center portion, means for attaching the said center portion to a face of a supporting body, and an article attached portion comprising an elongated plate, a pair of spaced flat members disposed in a common plane and in a plane spaced from the plane of the last mentioned plate, said fiat members being designed to position between said wings and the adjacent wall, andmeans extending longitudinally of one face of each of said fiat members for engaging the opposed face v of a wing member when the portions of the hanger are in operative relation.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afHX my signature. Y

PETER L. KNIGHT.

plurality of depending c

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/489, 248/225.21, 211/87.1
International ClassificationA47G1/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/16
European ClassificationA47G1/16