US 2001864 A
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y 1935- s. BENJINSOHN 2,001,864
HINGE BRACKET Filed Aug. 16, 1934 INVENTOR Qumuelfiwji 50h? 14 4 7mm ATTORNEY Patented May 21, 1 935 UNITED TATE p HINGE BRACKET Samuel Benjinsohn, New York, N. Y., assignor to 7 Sarah Benson, Application August 16,
This invention relates to hinge brackets and is particularly adaptable for use in the mounting of window shades. The same may, however, b useful for mounting other devices.
A principal object of the invention is to provide a hinge bracket in which the bracket arm may be readily removed from and replaced on its anchor plate.
Another principal object of the invention is to construct such bracket so that the bracket arm will be held in locked position in the anchor plate, when in service, and secured against accidental removal therefrom.
Another principal object of the invention is to so design the bracket arm as to provide for limitation of the swing thereof.
Another principal object of the invention is to adapt a pair of such brackets, when their arms are swung to their outward limit, to support a shade roller or other device, and be thereby held in rigid condition.
Other objects will be apparent from reading this specification in connection with the accompanying drawing in which,
Figure 1 is a top view of a pair of brackets of the present invention supporting a window shade;
Figure 2 illustrates a bracket arm in the process of being mounted onto the anchor plate;
Figure 3 is a perspective view of a bracket arm; Figure 4 is a perspective view of an anchor plate;
Figure 5 shows a modification of the anchor plate; and
Figure 6 is a modified view of the bracket arm. Referring now in detail to the drawing in which similar characters refer to similar parts throughout, It! is a bracket'arm angularly bent at its hinge end to provide a bearing surface or stop H. Extending from such stop in a return bend is a lip l2 cut away at its upper and lower ends as shown. These cut away portions are designated l3 and I4, respectively. The cut away portion l4 causes a hook l5 tobe formed at the lower end of the lip l2.
An anchor plate i6 is angularly formed having a securing side I1 and a hinge side Ha. This anchor plate is slotted longitudinally.intermediate its length between the securing side and hinge side thereof. Such slot is shown at l8. On the securing side I! of the anchor plate I preferably provide an extension IS in the plane of the securing side, which extension projects into the slot 18 as shown. This form is illustrated in Figure 4, while Figure 5 shows an anchor plate without such extension. Screw holes 20 extend New York, N. Y. v 1934, Serial No. 740,086
through the securing side of the anchor plate 'to. facilitate the mounting of the anchor plate onto a support. i
In service, the brackets are ordinarily used in pairs. The anchor plate I 6 is, secured in any convenient way to a support 2!, a window sash for instance. The bracket arm is then mounted onto the anchor plate l5 by inserting first the hook l5 of the lip 12 through theslot I8 of the anchor plate, then following through the slot with the remainder of the lip l2. The bracket arm is then swung outwardly until it is stopped by the hearing surface H contacting with the securing side, of the anchor plate IS. A shade roller 22 or other device may then be mounted in the brackets as shown, which will hold the brackets in their limited extended position, and form a rigid support therefor, insuring a locked relationship between the bracket arm and its cooperating anchor plate.
When it is desired to take down the bracket arm ill, the window shade or other device 22 is first removed in the ordinary way. Each bracket arm is then swung inwardly so that the lip l2 thereof is substantially in line with the slot l8 of its anchor plate. The outer end of the bracket arm in is then lifted so as to enable the top end of the lip portion l2 to pass out of the slot l8 and thus permit the bottom end of such lip portion, which embodies the hook [5 to clear the bottom of the slot l8 as the bracket arm is lifted from its anchor plate. In the form of anchor plate shown in Figure 4, the extension l9 guides the arcuate movement of the bracket arm in positioning the same on the anchor plate and in removing the same therefrom, and thereby results in smoother movement thereof when being affixed to or removed from the anchor plate than is the case when the form is used which is shown in Figure 5, which latter form does not contain the extension l9. 7
When the bracket illustrated is in service position, the hinge elements have a plurality of areas of contact with each other, which give the bracket rigid support, namely, the stop I I bears upon the securing side of the anchor plate, the edges 23, 24 of the stop bear on the inside wall of the hinge side of the anchor plate, and the lip 12 bears on the edge 25 of the slot I8. In addition, the lip I2 rests on the lower edge of the slot l8, while the upper edge of the lip has a bare working space from the top wall of the said slot. The result is that the brackets when used in pairs with a mounting 22' between them will constitute a very rigid structure. Of course, it is understood that the bracket arm hinge elements are designed for either right hand or left hand use.
I have illustrated and described what I believe to be the best embodiment of my invention. I do not desire to be limited, however, to the embodiment shown and described but what I desire to cover by Letters Patent is set forth in the appended claims.
1. In a bracket hinge, an anchor plate and a bracket arm, said anchor plate being bent to form a securing side'and a hinge side, and slotted longitudinally thereof at its bend, said bracket arm being bent at its hinge end to form a stop, and further bent to form a hinge element, said hinge element being cut away along its upper side, and partially cut away along its lower side, whereby a locking projection is provided at its lower side, the hinge side of the anchor plate, through its slotted portion, being adapted to engage with 'the'liinge' element of the bracket arm, and upon the outward swing of the bracket arm to hold the arm in operative relation therewith.
2. In a bracket hinge, an anchor plate and a bracket arm, said anchor plate being bent to form a securing side and a hinge side, and slotted longitudinally of the bend, said bracket arm having a hinge end and a supporting end, and being bent at its hinge end to form a stop, and means in the bracket arm adapted to engage said anchor plate through its slotted portion, and be held in hingeable relation therewith.
3. In a bracket hinge, an anchor plate and a bracket arm, said anchor plate being bent to form a securing side and a hinge side, and slotted longitudinally of the bend, a portion of said securing side extending into the plane of the hinge side, and. means in the bracket arm adapted to engage said anchor plate through its slotted portion-and be held in hingeable relation therewith.
4. In a bracket hinge, an anchor plate and a bracket arm, said bracket arm being bent at one end to form a stop and further bent to form a hinge element, said hinge element with relation to said stop being stepped down at its upper side and stepped up and then down at its lower side, forming a locking project-ion at its lower side,' said hinge element being adapted to beconnected with the hinge side of said anchor plate and held in hingeable relation therewith.
SAMUEL BEN JINSOHN