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Publication numberUS2139596 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 6, 1938
Filing dateJan 11, 1937
Priority dateJan 11, 1937
Publication numberUS 2139596 A, US 2139596A, US-A-2139596, US2139596 A, US2139596A
InventorsLuppert Valentine C
Original AssigneeLuppert Valentine C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for mirrors or the like
US 2139596 A
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Dec. 1938- v. c. LUPPERT SUPPORT FOR MIRRORS OR THE LIKE Filed Jan. 11, 1937 Patented Dec. 6, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2.139596 SUPPORT FOR MIRRORS OR THE LIKE Valentine 0. Luppert, Williamsport,.Pa. Application January 11, 1937, Serial No. 120,084

9 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in supports for mirrors, pictures or the like and more particularly to adjustable supports for such articles.

6 One of the objects of the invention is to provide supporting means for adjustably holding a mirror on a bureau, dresser; vanity table or the like so as to permit adjustment of the mirror without liability of knocking over articles standing on the piece of furniture immediately in front of the mirror.

A still further object is to furnish supporting means of this type which will allow the mirror to be swung about a vertical axis if desired.

Another object is to supply mirror supporting means of such character that the mirror may be supported by a single means instead of the customary pair of supports.

A still further object is to provide supporting means which will hold the mirror firmly in any position to which it has been adjusted.

With the foregoing objects outlined and with other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the novel features hereinafter described in detail,

illustrated in the accompanying drawing and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a dresser having one form of my improved supporting means ad justably holding the mirror in place.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view of a detail. 7

Fig. 3 is a rear view of the structure.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view similar to Fig. 3 but showing a modification.

Figs. 5 and 6 are perspective views of details of said modification.

Fig. '7 is a detail of the structure shown in Fig. 3.

Fig. 8 is a rear elevation of a portion of another modification.

Referring to the drawing, 8 designates a piece of furniture, such as a bureau, dresser, vanity table or the like, which is provided with a mirror 9. The mirror is supported by my improved supporting means which includes a post Ill that is secured to the back of the piece of furniture 8 by any suitable means such as screws or nails I I.

The post extends above the backboard l2 and its front surface 13 is inclined upwardly and rearwardly from the board so as to allow the mirror to be swung backwardly.

The lower edge portion of the mirror is pivotally connected to the post by any suitable means such as small angle irons l4, and the upper edge portion of the mirror is pivotally connected by similar means IE to a rod It, the lower end portion of which extends into a vertical 5 groove "l? in the upper portion of the post. A pin 18 extends through the post and through a slot ['9 which preferably extends crosswise of the rod.

Links 20 have their lower ends pivotally con- 10 nected to the top of the post by any suitable means such as a hinged bracket 2|, and friction discs 22, such as shown in Fig. 7, surround the pivot pins 23- and are arranged between the bracket and the links for the purpose of friction-$ 15 ally holding the links in any position to which they have been swung.

The upper end portions of the links are arranged parallel to one another as shown at 24 and they frictionally engage the sides of the rod 420 It. A pin 25 passes through a slot 26 in the rod and connects the upper ends of the links so. as to frictionally hold them. in contact with the rod.

It will be noted that the slot 26 extends lengthwise of the rod so as to allow the pin to move. 5 longitudinally of the rod in adjusting the mirror.

It is believed that the operation of my improved supporting means will be obvious from the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, and it will be noted particularly that whenever the mirror is adjusted, whether forwardly or backwardly, it will swing about the horizontal pivot 21 at its lower end and this will prevent the lower edge of the mirror from-knocking over articles standing on, 5 the top of the piece of furniture directly in front of the backboard l2;

h In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in Figs. 4 to 6 inclusive, the post 39 is preferably made of a piece of cylindrical tubing so that it 40 may swing about the axis of the tube. As shown in Fig. 5, the lower end of the tubing is provided with a fixed plug 3! from which a pin 32 extends. This pin vis swiveled in a bracket 33 secured to the back of the piece of furniture 34. The post isadapted to revolve in other brackets 35 and 35 which are secured to the rear of the article 3'1 and exert sufiicient friction on the post to prevent it from accidentally rotating.

- A bracket 3'! of the type shown in Fig. 6 is 5 secured to the upper end of the post by any suitable means such as screws 38 and this bracket has upstanding apertured ears 39 that are pivotally connected by horizontally arranged pins 40 to the links 4|. Friction discs 42 are arranged on the pivot pins and cooperate with the links to frictionally hold them in any position to which they have been adjusted. The links in this embodiment function in the same manner as the links in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive and they are frictionally connected to a rod 43 which corresponds to the rod l6 and is connected to the mirror and to the post in the same manner as the rod IS in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive.

It will be obvious from the above that the supporting structure shown in Figs. 4 to 6 inclusive, not only permits the mirror to be adjusted in the manner illustrated in Fig. 1 but also allows the mirror to move about the axis of the post.

Instead of using the friction discs. 22 alone to obtain the desired friction, I may connect the links to the bracket at the upper end of the post as shown in Fig. 8. In thismodification'boltsifl pass through the ears of the bracket, the friction discs and the links, and coil springs 5| are arranged on these bolts. In order to yieldingly press the parts together, nuts 52 are arranged on the bolts for the purpose of adjusting the compression of the springs.

Theinvention isillustrated for use in supporting a mirror but it is obvious that it may be employed for supporting other similar articles, and in the appended: claims,,it is intended that the word mirror should be construed to cover a mirror or like article- While I have. illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of the invention in such manner that they-may be readily understood by those skilled in the art, I am aware that changes may DB made in the details disclosed without departing from the spirit of the invention as expressed in the claims.

What I claim and desire to-secureby Letters Patent is:

1. In combination, a post, a mirror having its lower edge portion pivotally connected to the post for movement about a horizontal axis, a rod having its upper end portion pivotally connected to the upper portion of the mirror, means pivotally and slidably connecting thelower end portion of the rod to said post, and means for yieldingly holding the mirror and rod in various positions of adjustment, said last-mentioned means comprising links pivotally and slidably connecting the medial portion of the rod with the post at a point above that where the lower end portion of the rod is connected tothe post, and friction means associated with: the links for yieldingly holding the links in various positions of adjustment.

2. In combination, a supporting structure, a mirror having its lower end portion hingedly con.- nected to the supporting structure for movement about a horizontal axis, a rod having its upper end portion pivotally'connected to the upper portion of the mirror, means-pivotally and slidably connecting the lower end portion of the rod to said supporting structure at a point above said hinged connection, links having. their upper end portions pivotally and slidably connected to the redial portion of the rod, means pivotally connecting the links to the supporting structure at a point above that where the rod is connected to the supporting structure, and friction means associated with said parts for yieldingly and frictionally holding the mirror in various positions of adjustment.

3. In combination, a post, a mirror having its lower end portion pivotally connectedto the post for movement about a horizontal axis, a rod having its upper end portion pivotally connected to the upper portion of the mirror, a pivot pin slidably connecting the lower end portion of the rod to said post, link means, a first means pivotally connecting one end of the link means to the post, a second means pivotally and slidably connecting the other end portion of the link means to the medial portion of the rod, one of said first and second connecting means being of friction type for yieldingly and adjustably holding the mirror in' various positions, the lower endiportion of the rod having a crosswise slot through which the pin passes.

4. In combination, a supporting structure, a rotatable post supported thereby, a mirror having its lower end portion hingedly connected to the post for movement about a horizontal axis, a rod having. its upper end portion pivotally connected to the upper portion of the mirror and its lower end portion pivotally and slidably connected to the post at. a point-above the hinged joint, link means including friction means for frictionally holding the mirror in various positions of adjustment, a first means pivotally and slidably connecting theupper end of. the link means to the medial portion of the rod, and a second means pivotally connecting the lower end portion of the link means to the. post at a point above that at which the rod is connected to the post.

5. In combination, a post adapted to be sup- I ported by an article of furniture, a mirror having itslower end portion hingedly connected to the post, arod having its upper endportionpivotally connected to theupper portion of the mirror, and its lower end portionpivotally and slidably connected to the post at a. point. above said hinged connection, link means. pivotally and slidably connecting the medial portion. of the rod. tothe post and arranged in its entirety above the point at which the lower. end of the rod is. connected to the post, said link means having parallel portions frictionally engaging opposite sides of the rod for yieldingly and frictionally holding the mirror in various positions. of adjustment.

6. In combination, a supporting post, a mirror having its lower end portion hingedly connected to the post. for movement about ahorizontalaxis, a rod having its upper end portion pivotally con.- nected to the upper portion of the mirror for movement about ahorizontal axis, saidpost having a vertically disposed. slot into which the lower end of the rod extends, means positioned above said hinged connection. andpivotally and slidably connecting the lower end portion of the rod. to the post, links,. a first means connecting the upper end portions of the links to the medial portion of the rod, and a second means connecting the lower end portions of the links to the post at a point above that at which the lower end. of the rodis connected to the post, one of said first and second connecting means being of friction type for yieldingly and frictionally holding the mirror in various positions of adjustment, and the other one of said connecting means being ofthe pin and slot type to permit sliding movement of. the rod. relatively to the links.

7. In combination, a supporting post, amirror having its lower end. portion hingedly connected to the post for movementabout a horizontal axis, a rod having its upper'end portion pivotally connected to the upper end portion of the mirror, a pivot connection joining the lower end portion of said rod to the post and arranged about said hinged connection, a pair of links arranged at opposite sides of'the rod, the medial portion of the rod having a lengthwise slot therein, a pin passing through said slot and connecting the upper end portions of the links to the rod, and means frictionally and pivotally connecting the lower end portions of the links to the post and positioned above the point where the rod is con nected to the post.

8. In combination, a post, a mirror having its lower edge portion pivotally connected to the post for movement about a horizontal axis, said post being provided with a vertically disposed slot, a rod having its upper end portion pivotally connected to the mirror and movable into and out of said slot, means pivotally and slidably connecting the lower end portion of the rod'to the post, link means, a first means pivotally connecting said link means to the post at a point above that at which the rod is connected to the post, a second means pivotally and slidably connecting the link means to the medial portion of the rod, one of said first and second connecting means being of frictional type for adjustably holding the mirror in various positions.

9. In combination, a post, a mirror having its lower end portion pivotally connected to the post for movement about a horizontal axis, a rod having its upper end portion pivotally connected to the upper portion of the mirror, a pivot pin slidably connecting the lower end portion of the rod to said post, link means, a first means pivotally connecting one end of the link means to the post at a point above that at which the rod is connected to the post, a second means pivotally and slidably connecting the other end portion of the link means to the medial portion of the rod, one of said first and second means being of frictional type for yieldingly and adjustably holding the mirror in various positions.

VALENTINE C. LUPPERT.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2600578 *Dec 15, 1950Jun 17, 1952Royer Richard PMeans for mounting mirrors on dressers
US5685515 *Jun 6, 1995Nov 11, 1997Kasa, Inc.Mirror tilt mechanism
US5865415 *Mar 19, 1996Feb 2, 1999Kasa, Inc.Mirror tilt mechanism
DE3402773A1 *Jan 27, 1984Aug 16, 1984Schneider & Co Ag WKippspiegel
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/486, 248/480
International ClassificationA47G1/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/16
European ClassificationA47G1/16