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Allggzl, 1937- P. R. HOLLAENDER 2,091,098
BATHTUB HANGER FIXTURE Filed Sept. 25, 1955 Inventor P 7?. Haz/Mer y QM A torneys Patented Aug. 24, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to a novel and improved fixture which is especially constructed for supporting and holding in place one side of the rim of a conventional bath tub.
5 The purpose of the invention is to provide a simple, inexpensive, and eicient hanger device such as may be aptly and satisfactorily used to cooperate with the rim portion of a bath tub to facilitate maintaining the tub in a properly l anchored or stationary position.
The preferred embodiment of the invention comprises a simple attaching bracket connectible with a Wall stud while constructing the wall, said bracket having associated therewith a vertically l adjustable hanger rod adapted to accommodate a hooked foot such as may be engaged with the rim of the tub.
Other features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and drawing.
In the drawing:-
Figure 1 is an elevational view of the hanger device, showing the manner in which it is associated with a vertical wall stud and further showing how the hooked foot is connected with the rim of the tub.
Figs. 2 and 3 are perspective views of the essential details individually illustrated.
Attention is first called to the numeral 4 which designates the attaching bracket. This comprises a one-piece casting or equivalent body having an attaching flange 5 adapted to be nailed or otherwise secured toa vertical wall stud E. The outstanding body 'I terminates in a tubular member 8 having a passage 9 therethrough to accommodate the relatively slidable bolt I0. The threaded portion of the bolt indicated at II extends above the adapter member 8 where it carries retaining nuts I2 so as to permit the elevation of the bolt desired in relation to the xed attaching bracket 4.
Associated with the head I3 of the bolt is the tub engaging foot I4, this being disposed at right angles to the bolt Ill and having a longitudinally bored portion I5 to accommodate the headed end of the bolt. The foot terminates in an upstanding detent or hook I6 designed to eectively engage beneath the rolled rim I'I of the tub I8.
The object of the invention is to eliminate hours of labor ordinarily spent in preparing a level base for the bathtub legs. Instead of using legs, and by placing the bathtub directly on the floor, and substituting the hanger xture,the work is greatly simplified. That is to say, all that is necessary is to attach the bracket I2 to the studding 6, after which the hooked member I4 can be properly leveled to adequately engage and hold the rim I'I in place.
Experience shows that this type of installation is simple and economical and denitely prevents sagging and separating from cement, plaster or tile surfaces.
It is thought that persons skilled in the art to 15 which the invention relates will be able to obtain a clear understanding of the invention after considering the description in connection with the drawing. Therefore, a more lengthy description is regarded as unnecessary.
Minor changes in shape, size and rearrange- 20 ment of details coming within the field of invention claimed may be resorted toy in actual practice, if desired.
What is claimed as new iszl. A device of the classV described comprising 25 a hanger bolt screw-threaded at one end and having a square head at the opposite end, a hooked foot carried thereby for sliding movement thereon and adapted for engagement with the rim of a conventional bathtub, said foot having 30 a correspondingly shaped recess to seat the head of the bolt and being rotatable on the bolt when in unseating relation to said head, and means for adjustably attaching the bolt to a relatively stationary support. 35
2. A device of the class described comprising a bracket including attaching anges and a vertically bored tubular portion, a bolt slidable through said tubular portion, the lower end of the bolt being headed and the upper end of the bolt being screw threaded and provided with adjusting and retaining nuts, a horizontally disposed foot having a bored portion through which said bolt extends, said foot having a recess in its underside for seating the headed end of the bolt, and said foot being provided with a detent to hook under the rim of a conventional tub as described.
PETER R. HOLLAENDER.