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Publication numberUS1896307 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1933
Filing dateOct 13, 1930
Priority dateOct 13, 1930
Publication numberUS 1896307 A, US 1896307A, US-A-1896307, US1896307 A, US1896307A
InventorsCharles T Hatch
Original AssigneeUnion Steel Prod Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rack for refrigerators, ovens, and like compartments
US 1896307 A
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C. T. HATCH Feb. 7, 1933.

BACK FOR REFRIGERATORS, OVENS, AND LIKE GOMPARTMENTS Filed Oct. 13, 1930 m 8 ma E TH N N. R W m m 6 M 16 hm C v Patented Feb. 7, 1933 UNITED STATES CHARLES '1. HATCH, OI ALBION, MICHIGAN,YASSIGNOB 1'0 UNION STEEL PRODUCTS PATENT OFFICE COMPANY, OF ALBION, MICHIGAN RAG! FOB BEFBIGERATORS,OVENS, AND LIKE COMPABTMENTS Application filed October 18, 1980. Serial No. 488,238.

The main object of this invention is to provide a rack for refrigerator, oven and like compartments which permits the removal of the shelves for cleaning or for use as trays as occasion may require and at the same time a rack which may be freely manipulated into and out of the compartment.

A further object is to provide a structure which is well adapted for mounting in compartments having enameled or porcelain walls without injury thereto.

Objects pertaining to details and economies of m invention will definitely appear from the escription to follow. The invention is defined in the claims.

A structure embodying the features of my invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fi 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a re rigerator compartment with my improved rack structure mounted therein, the door being omitted and the refrigerator parts being shown conventionally for convenience in illustration.

Fig. 2 is a detail view tal section.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view partiall in section on line 33 of Fig. 2 with the s elf illustrated in one position by dotted lines and in another position illustrating the manner of inserting and removing it by full lines.

In the embodiment illustrated 1 represents a refri erator and 2 one of the compartments thereo My improved rack comprises strap or bar-like su port members 3 havin keyhole slots 4 ad acent the ends thereof a a ted to be engaged with studs 5 projecting rom the side walls of the compartment. Each of these supports carries shelf rails 6 formed of rods or heavy wires and have laterally turned ends 7 which are fixedly secured to the support members 3.

It will be understood that these support members are arranged on opposite side walls so that the rails' are supported in opposite pairs.

The rails are provided with downwardly rojecting loop-like offsets 8 adjacent their ont ends. These offsets provide down wardly projecting front stops. The rails are partially in horizonto the horizontal so that the arms 13 of these loops ride upon the rails constituting supporting members, while the arms 15 of the loops project under the rails constituting supporting members when the rack is drawn outwardly to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 3; that is, they support the rack against tilting movement and the rack rides on the front laterally ofi'set" portions 7 of the rails, see Fig. 2.

These parts 15; also coact with the stops 8 limiting the forward movement of the rack while the parts 13 coact with the stops9, limiting the rearward movement of the rack.

The ends of the rear frame member 10. are downwardly offset at 16 and are 'oined to the arms 7'of the offsets 12 by the loops 17, see Fig. 2. The offsets 16 engage the inner sides of the rails preventing lateral swinging of the rack as it is drawn out of or inserted into the oven or other compartment, thereby keeping the side members of the rail out of contact with the walls of the compartment and consequently preventing marrmg or injury to the walls.

To insert the rack the arm 13 of the rail offset is placed upon the rails in front of the offsets 8 thereof, the rack moved rearwardly and at the same time swung upwardly to bring the arms 15 to the rear of the stop 8 sired shall not be marred or'wbich might be injured by a blow such as bringing a rack into contact therewith with considerable force.

Racks embodying my be freely manipulated without liability of such an occurrence.

I havenot attempted to illustrate and describe my improvements in various modifications and adaptations thereof which I contemplate as it is believed that this disclosure will enable those skilled in the art to embody or ada t the same as ma be desired.

Having thus describe my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: v

1. In a rack for refrigerator, oven and like compartments, the combination of support members adapted for detachably mounting on the walls of a compartment, rod-like shelf rails having laterally turned ends secured to-said support members, said rails having downwardly projecting loop-like offsets adjacent their front ends providing downwardy projecting front stops and upwardly projecting 100 -like offsets adjacent their rear ends providing upwardly projecting rear stops, and a shelf comprising a border frame,

1 the side members of which are slidably sup- 30 ported on the laterally turned front ends of said rails and have inwardly projecting loop-like offsets at their rear ends, the bight portions of the offsets being inclined rearwardly and downwardly so that the front arms of the offsets ride upon the rails to support the shelf and coact with the rear stops and their rear arms project under the rails supporting the shelf against downward tilting when the shelf is extended and coact with the front stops, the ends of the rear border member of the shelf being downwardl offset and joined to the rear arms of the 0 sets of said border frame side members.

2. In a rack for refrigerator, oven or like compartments, the combination of support members adapted for detachably mounting on the walls of a compartment, rod-like shelf rails having laterally turned ends secured to said sup ort members, said rails having downwar 1y projecting loop-like offsets adjacent their front ends providing downwardly projecting front stops and upwardly projecting loop-like offsets adjacent their rear ends providing upwardly projecting rear stops, and a shelf comprising side members slidably supported on the laterally turned front ends of said rails, said members having inwardly projecting loop-like ofi'sets at their rear ends, the bight portions of the offsets being inclined rearwardly and downwardly so that the front arms of the offsets ride upon the rails to support the shelf and coact with the rear stops and their rear arms project under the rails supporting the shelf improvements may.

against downward tiltin when the shelf is extended and coact with t e front stops.

3. In a rack for refrigerator, oven and like compartments, the combination of rod-like shelf rails having laterally turned ends, said rails having downwardly projecting loop-like offsets adjacent their front ends providing downwardly projecting front stops and upwardly projecting loop-like ifsets adjacent their rear ends providing upwardly projecting rear stops, and a shelf comprising a border frame, the side members of which are slidably supported on the laterally turned front ends of said rails and have inwardly projecting 100 -like offsets at their rear ends, the bight portlons of the offsets being inclined rearwardly and downwardly so that the front arms of the offsets ride uponthe rails.

to support the shelf and coact with the rear stops and their rear arms project under the rails supporting the shelf against downward tiltingwhen the shelf is extended and coact with the front sto s, the ends of the rear border member of t e shelf being downwardly offset and joined to the rear arms of the offsets of said border frame side members.

4. In a rack for refri erator, oven or like compartments, the com ination of rod-like' shelf rails having laterally turned ends, said rails having downwardl projecting loop-like offsets ad'acent their ont ends providing downwar ly projecting front stops and upwardly projecting loop-like ofi'sets adjacent their rear ends providing upwardly projecting rear stops and a shelf comprising side members slidably supported on the laterally turned front ends of said rails, said members having inwardly projecting loop-like ofisets at their rear ends, the bight portions of the offsets bein inclined rearwardly and downwardly so t at the front arms of the offsets ride upon the rails to support the shelf and coact with the rear stops and their rear arms project under the rails supporting the shelf against downward tiltin when the shelf is extended and coact with t e front stops.

5. In a rack for refrigerator, oven and like compartments, the combination of shelf rails having downwardly projecting loop-like ofisets adjacent their front ends providing downwardly projecting stops, and a shelf comprising a border frame, the side members of which have inwardly projecting loop-like offsets disposed with their bights inclined so that one arm of each offset rides upon the rails to support the shelf and the other arm projects under the rails supporting the shelf against downward tilting movement when the shelf is extended and coacts with the stops limiting the movement of the shelf, the ends of the rear border member of the shelf being downwardly oifset and joined to the rear arms of the offsets of said border frame side members.

6. In a rack for refrigerator, oven and like compartments, the combination of shelf rails having downwardly projecting loop-like ofisets adjacent their front ends providing downwardly projecting stops, and a shelf comprising side members having longitudi nal inwardly projecting loop-like ofl'setsdisposed with their'bights inclined so that one arm of each ofi'set rides upon the rails to support the shelf and the other arm projects under the rails supporting the shelf against downward tilting movement when the shelf is extended and coacts with the stops limiting the movement of the shelf, said arms disposed under the rails being in the form of loops, whereby to slidably engage said rails at longitudinally spaced points.

7. In a rack for refrigerator, oven and like compartments, the combination of shelf rails having projecting loop-like offsets providing stops, and a she f comprising side members havin longitudinal inwardly projecting loop-like ofisets disposed with their bights inclined so that one arm of each offset rides upon the rails to sup ort the shelf and the other arm projects un er the rails supporting the shelf against downward tilting movement when the shelf is extended and one arm coacts with the stops limiting themovement of the shelf, said arms disposed under the rails being in the form of loops, whereby to slidably engage said rails at longitudinally spaced points.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.

-' CHARLES T. HATCH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/408, 126/337.00R, 126/339
International ClassificationF25D25/02, F24C15/16
Cooperative ClassificationF25D25/02, F25D2325/023, F24C15/16
European ClassificationF25D25/02, F24C15/16