US 2036184 A
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pnl 7, 1936 M. ARMSWTRONG Zwm CORNER SHELF Filed sept. 30, 1935 Patented Apr. 71. 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFlcE "l Claims.
This invention relates to an improved corner shelf and one object of the invention is to provide a shelf of the type adapted to be ounted in a corner portion of a room, the shell including an improved bracket to which side plates in the form of mirrors are detachably secured by improved securing means and also including substantially triangular or segmental upper and lower shelves detachably mounted yhetween and in front of the side plates.
Another object oi the invention is to so form.- the main bracket oi the corner shelf that the side plates or mirrors may be firmly but detachably secured thereto by securing strips which serve not only as means for gripping inner side edge portions of the mirrors but also serve as supports for the inner ends or apexes of the upper and lower shelves.
Another object of the invention is to provide supporting lugs or blocks for the forward corner portions of the upper and lower shelves which are held against the outer faces of the mirrors by fasteners which pass through the mirrors and together with the blocks serve as means ior holding the mirrors iirmly in place against arms constituting portions of the main bracket.
Another object of the invention is to provide a corner mirror which may be very easily assembled when it is to be used and may, therefore, be sold in a knock-down condition.
The invention ls illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure l is a perspective view looking at the front of the` improved corner shelf.
Figure 2 is a perspective view looking at the back of the corner shelf.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken vertically 1through the corner shelf along the line 3-3 of Figure l.
Figure 4 is a horizontal section taken along the line 4-4 of Figure 3. v
Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view upon an enlarged scale taken along the line 5-5 of Figure l.
This improved corner bracket has a main frame which is formed of metal, or any other desired material, and has a standard l which is angular in cross section, as shown in Figure 4, to provide side wings 2 between which the standard is thickened to provide a forwardly projecting rib 3 extending longitudinally of the standard for the full height thereof. Upper and lower arms 4 and 5 project from opposite sides of the standard in spaced relation thereto and the lower arms are preferably of greater length than the upper arms. .adjacent its upper and lower ends, the standard has been termed with openings ii to receive securing screws l, the heads of which are ccuntersunh so that when the screws are in place, the heads will not project and interfere with proper mounting of the securing strips t, 9 and it which are disposed against the rib and detachably secured by machine screws ii. By this arrangement, the main bracket may be secured in a corner of a room formed by meeting walls and when the strips t, t and it are applied and secured by the screws i i, the securing screws 'l will he concealed.
The side plates l2 which are in the form of plate glass mirrors may be of any width desired and of a height corresponding to the standard of the main hraclret have been shown rectangular in outline, but it is to be understood that they may have any outline desired provided they have straight cut inner side edges so that when the plates are applied to the bracket, their inner side edges may have flat contacting engagement with the rib d. These side plates it flat against the front faces of the wings t and are firmly clamped against the wings by the strips i when the strips are applied and secured by the screws il. The plates also fit fiat against the arms 4 and 5 and are formed with openings i3 through which bolts I4 are passed and upon referring to Figure 5 it will be seen that the bolts i4 have their threaded end portions screwed into threaded sockets I5 formed in blocks it. These blocks I6 are of metal and when the screws i4 are tightened, the plates or mirrors will be iirrnly clamped against the arms 4 and 5. Upstanding flanges il are formed upon the blocks i6 to overlap forward edge faces of upper and lower shelves I 3 and i9 and prevent these shelves from slipping forwardly out of a position in which the apexes or rear ends of the shelves will extend between spaced ends of the strips t, 9 and i0 and rest upon upper ends of the strips 9 and Ill. While the shelves have been shown segmental in outline, it will be obvious that they may be triangular or any other desired outline which will include rearwardly converging side edges. The shelves when set in place will be firmly supportedl and prevented from sliding forwardly out of a position in which they rest upon the blocks and upper ends of the strips 9 and ill but they may be easily removed by grasping their forward portions and after tilting them upwardly, shifting them forwardly so that their rear ends or apexes will be withdrawn from between the strips 8, 9
and I0. The shelves may be formed of clear glass or any other material desired.
By removing or omitting the shelves, the device may be used as a double reector mirror having its reflecting plates disposed in such angular relation to each other that portions of a persons head or body which cannot be viewed with a single mirror may be seen. If the mirrors are large enough they may be set up on a floor in facing relation to each other and a person standing between the mirrors can view himself from all directions.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A corner shelf comprising a standard having leaves diverging forwardly from each other and a forwardly projecting rib between the leaves, arms projecting from other side edges of the leaves in the planes of the leaves, plates disposed vertically with their inner side edge portions bearing against front faces of the leaves and arms and abutting opposite sides of the rib, securing strips disposed against the front of the rib with their side portions overlapping front faces of said plates, adjoining ends of said strips being spaced from each other, fasteners passed through said strips and securing the same to the rib, lugs disposed against front faces of said plates and having fasteners passed through the plates and arms, and shelves resting upon said lugs with portions engaged in spaces between said strips and resting upon upper ends of the strips.
2. A corner shelf comprising a standard having upper and lower arms projecting transversely from opposite sides thereof, plates disposed vertically and bearing against front faces of the standard and arms, strips disposed vertically in front of the standard and overlapping inner side edge portions of the plates, fasteners passing through the strips and securing the strips to the standard in gripping engagement with side edge portions of the plates, adjoining edges of the strips being spaced from each other, blocks disposed against the front faces of said plates in spaced relation to said strips and in the plane of space between the strips, fasteners for said blocks engaged through the plates and arms, and shelves resting upon said blocks with portions engaged between the spaced ends of the strips and resting upon certain of the strips.
3. A corner shelf comprising a standard having side arms, plates disposed against front faces of the standard and side arms, strips extending vertically in front of said standard with their adjoining ends spaced from each other and detachably secured to the standard with portions overlapping inner side edge portions of the plates and gripping the same, supports mounted against front faces of said plates in spaced relation to opposite sides of said strips, and shelves resting upon said supports with portions engaged between spaced ends of said strips and resting upon upper ends of certain of the strips.
4. A corner shelf comprising a standard having diverging side portions, side plates disposed against front faces of the diverging side portions with their inner side edges abutting the standard, strips detachably secured against said standard in clamping engagement with the side plates, said strips having adjoining ends spacedv from each other, blocks mounted in front of the side plates in alinement with spaces between the side plates having their forward portions resting upon said blocks and their rear portions extending between and resting upon the strips.
5. A corner shelf comprising a standard, side plates disposed transversely of each other and converging rearwardly with their rear side edge portions bearing against the standard, strips adjustably securedagainst said standard between the side plates with portions overlapping and clamping the rear side edge portions of the plates against the standard, said strips being disposed one above another with adjoining ends spaced from each other, supports mounted in front of the side plates, and shelves between the side lates resting upon the supports and having rear ends engaged between and resting upon said strips.
6. A corner shelf comprising a standard, fa;- teners for securing the standard against a wall, strips secured against said standard in covering relation to the fasteners and having ends spaced from each other, side plates converging rearwardly toward said standard with their rear side edge portions extending between and gripped by the standard and strips, supports in front of said plates, and shelves between the plates resting upon the supports and tapered rearwardly with their rear ends engaged between and resting upon ends of the strips.
'7. A corner shelf including a standard having a rib and side wings, arms carried by the standard, side plates carried by the standard and secured to the arms with marginal portions bearing against the side wings, strips carried by the rib and engaging the said marginal portions of the plates, and a shelf extending between the side plates with a portion extending between the strips and resting upon one strip.