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DI /5 Y o Dec. 12, 1933. c. s. PARKER 1,939,408
SHELF BRACKET Filed Jan. 3, 1933 Patented Dec. 12, 1933 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SHELF BRACKET a corporation Application January 3, 1933. Serial No. 649,875
This invention relates to an improvement in shelf brackets and particularly to brackets for supporting shelves of glass or similar material.
Various means for holding the glass in place on a pair of brackets are in use, but in most cases, the fastening means is exposed so that it is very easy to remove the shelf. One object of this invention is to provide a bracket for holding the shelf firmly in position with means not only out of sight but inaccessible without removing the brackets.
The invention consists in the construction as hereinafter described and particularly recited in the claims.
In the accompanying drawing:
Fig. 1 is a broken side view of a shelf, showing one of the supporting brackets in section; and
Fig. 2 is a top or plan view of the same.
In carrying out my invention, I employ a bracket comprising a wall plate 10 adapted to be secured to a wall or other surface. This plate is formed with an outwardly-extending stud 11 adapted to receive a bracket l2 having a flange 13 formed with a chamber 14 adapted to set over the plate 10, and this bracket is connected with the, stud preferably by means normally hidden from View.
The flange 13 is formed with a forwardlyprojecting lug 15 and below the lug the flange is formed with a threaded opening 16 to receive a screw 17 which is entered from the rear, this screw having a beveled point 18.
The bracket arm is of a length corresponding to the width of the shelf to be employed and is formed at its outer end with an overhanging hook or nose 19, beneath which the shelf 20 may be passed, the inner edge of the shelf extending beneath the lug l5 and in position to be engaged by the screw 17, the point of the screw normally extending above the plane of the top of the shelf. These shelves are commonly formed with beveled edges so that the screw 17 engages with the shelf without danger of chipping it.
In installing a shelf, two plates 10 will be properly positioned, then the shelf connected with two struction. The pressure of the screw 17 against the inner edge of the glass forces it into such contact with the nose 19 as to hold the shelf firmly in position.
l. In a shelf-bracket, the combination with a mounting-plate adapted to be attached to a wall and carrying a forwardly-projecting stud, of a horizontal bracket-arm provided at its inner end with a forwardly-extending socket and with a ange surrounding and concealing the said mounting-plate, the stud of which enters the said socket, means mounted in the said .stud for securing the said plaie and arm together, a concealed locking-screw located in the said flange in position to engage with a shelf supported in the bracket-arm and inaccessible save from the inner face ofthe said flange when the bracket is demounted, the forward end of the said screw being normally rendered inaccessible by a portion i of the said flange, and means at the outer end of the bracket-arm for holding the shelf against outward displacement.
2. In a shelf-bracket, the combination with a mounting-plate adapted to be attached to a wall and carrying a forwardly-projecting stud, of a bracket-arm for supporting a shelf in the horizontal position and formed at its inner end with a forwardly-extending socket receiving the said stud and with a flange enclosing the said mounting-plate and formed with a lug overhanging the rear edge of the shelf, a screw mounted in the stud and engaging with the bracket-arm for securing the same to the mounting-plate, a concealed locking-screw positioned in the said flange beneath the said overhanging lug thereof so as to engage with the rear edge of the shelf and accessible for turningr only from the rear face of the flange when the bracket is demounted, and means at the outer end of the bracket-arm for holding the shelf against outward displacement.
CHARLES S. PARKER.
brackets properly spaced, the screws 17 being .Y
turned inward to firmly couple the shelf with the brackets. These brackets are then set over the studs 11 and coupled therewith and, as stated before, this couplingis below the shelf and readily accessible.
Aside from this, the screw 17 being at the rear and beneath the lug 15, is hidden from view and no locking mechanism is required at the outer end of the bracket arm, thus simplifying the con-