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y 16, 1939- L. J. SLADEK 2,158,734
BRACKET FOR BATHROOM ACCESSORIES Filed June 27, 1938 Patented May 16, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Louis J.
Sladek, Chicago, Ill.
Application June 27, 1938, Serial No. 216,085
Ihis invention relates to improvements in bathroom and the like accessories and has special reference to improvements in brackets for such devices, the main parts of which brackets shall be easily removable from the wall without the necessity of using a screw driver when painting or decorating or for replacement or for any other purpose.
The object of the invention is to provide such 10 a bracket which shall not require any screw which can be seen, for securing it in place; which shall adapt itself to a smooth artistic finish without unsightly projections of screw heads etc; which shall be capable of being pushed onto a fixed base and will be securely held thereon until intentionally released; and Which can be made to support glass or metal towel bars, tooth brush holders, metal or glass shelves, soap holders, as well as other accessories.
s The invention will be more readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and the following description, and the appended claims.
In said drawing:
25 Fig. 1 is a plan view of a towel rack in which the bar is held by brackets made in accordance with the invention and showing a square metal bar;
Fig. 2 is a similar view of a bracket in which 30 a square glass bar is mounted;
Fig. 3 is a horizontal section taken on the line 33 of Fig. 4;
Fig. 4. is a vertical section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;
35 Fig. 5 is a vertical, transverse section on the line 55 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 6 is a vertical, transverse section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 7 is a detail, fragmentary section on the 40 line T1 of Fig. 2;
Fig. 8 is a perspective view of a preferred base plate;
Fig. 9 is a vertical, longitudinal section of a bracket formed to hold a glass shelf;
45 Fig. 10 is a transverse, vertical section on the line Ill-l of Fig. 9;
Fig. 11 is a View similar to Fig. 8 and showing a slightly modified structure; and
Fig. 12 is a section similar to Fig. and show- 50 ing the application of the modified structure shown in Fig. 11.
My improved bracket as shown in the drawing, includes a base member I5 adapted to be secured to the wall by two screws [6. The base 55 member l5 has a base plate I! which is relatively thin and circular in shape. and carries a central projection 18 secured rigidly thereto or formed integrally therewith and projecting out at a right angle to the base plate [1.
In the form shown in Figs. 1 to 10, the pro- 5 jection IB is circular in cross section. The base member [5 is intended to be permanently secured in place by the screws l6 and I provide means for covering this base member and which means are readily removable for redecorating purposes.
This covering means includes first a base cover plate 19 which is flat and preferably diamond shaped, as shown, and is thick enough to be provided with a recess on its wall side to receive the base plate I! and the outer edge portion of the plate I!) is adapted to contact with the wall upon which the plate I! is secured.
In order to hold the plate 19 from rotating out of its true position, that is, the long points set vertically, I provide a small, peripheral pro- 20 iection 20 on the upper part of the base I! and I provide a co-operating notch 2i in the base cover member IQ for interlocking these parts.
The stem or post [8 extends out quite a distance and serves to receive and support the 5 bracket proper 22 which is provided with a central bore 23 to fit upon this stem.
The base 24 of the bracket 22 is enlarged to provide a chamber 25 for a disc-like member or locking washer 26.
The washer 26 has a central hole fitting loosely upon the stem l8 and is held in position by a headed pin 21 secured in the bracket 22 at one side of the chamber. I provide a push spring 28 mounted in an extension 29 of the chamber 25 and which tends to cramp or bias the washer 26 into gripping engagement with the stem l8 when once the bracket .22 has been pushed onto the stem with its inner end in contact with the cover plate I9.
To prevent the bracket 22 rotating on the stem, I dowel its base to the plate [9, by a pin 3!] fixed in the base of the bracket 22 and adapted to project into a hole 3| provided in the cover plate Hi. This pin and its co-operating hole 3| are concealed by the base 24 of the bracket.
To release the bracket from the stem I8, I provide a hole 32 in the wall of the bracket at its lower side and placed opposite the edge of the washer 25, and with any small pointed instrument such as a nail, I can contact the edge of the washer and straighten it to a position at a right angle to the stem I8 in which position the removable part of the bracket is not held but can be slid off.
The outer or free ends of the brackets as shown in Figs. 1 to 4 have openings or eyes 33 to receive the towel rods. In Fig. l, I have indicated a square metal rod 34 and in this instance it adds to the appearance of the bracket to close the outer end of the opening 33 by an integral wall 35.
In Fig. 2 I have indicated a square glass towel rod and in this form I prefer to have the end portions beveled back a short distance as shown at 36 and set the brackets so that these beveled end portions will project beyond the brackets.
When using glass rods, I have found that it is best to provide a slight friction on the glass rod to prevent its easy endwise movement and I do this by providing a semi-soft rubber plug 31 having an inner end 38 fitting within the bore 23 of the bracket and a head 39 which projects into the opening in the bracket prepared for the glass rod.
Figs. 11 and 12 show a modification illustrating slightly diiferent means for preventing the relative rotation of the various parts.
This means comprises a polygonal shaped stem 40 which is illustrated by a square stem, and in this form the clamping washer 26 preferably has a similar shaped central hole, also the cover plate and the bracket have holes fitting on the polygonal stem and which prevents relative turning of these parts. Such construction does away with or does not need the several doweling devices hereinbefore described.
As an illustration of another use of such brackets, I have shown, in Figs. 9 and a bracket 4| provided with an extended part 42 in which is provided a horizontal slot 43 to receive the edge of a glass plate 44 to provide a bathroom shelf.
It is obvious that many difierent shapes will suggest themselves to those skilled in the art, for using such brackets for supporting soap holders, toothbrush holders, etc.
As many modifications of the invention will readily suggest themselves to one skilled in the art, I do not limit or confine the invention to the specific details of construction except within the scope of the appended claims.
1. In a bracket embodying a base adapted to be secured to a wall or the like and a post projecting from said base, and a removable part having a socket therein into which said post may be passed, said removable part having a recess therein adjacent an end thereof and means for locking said post in said socket, said means comprising a disclike member having an opening therein through which said post is passed as it is inserted into said socket, means for loosely securing said disclike member in said recess, and resilient means urging said disc-like member outwardly of said recess and operable to bias an edge of said disclike member into gripping engagement with said post, said removable part having an opening therein through which an implement may be inserted to force said disc-like member out of gripping engagement with said post to thereby enable said removable part to be withdrawn from said post.
2. In a bracket embodying a base adapted to be secured to a wall or the like and a post projecting from said base and wherein the base has a projection thereon adapted to be disposed in predetermined relation with the wall or the like to which the base is secured, a cover plate having an opening therein through which said post may be passed and having a recess therein to receive and conceal said base when the cover plate is disposed thereover, said cover plate having a, pocket therein at a predetermined position and adapted to receive the projection on said base to thereby dispose said cover plate in predetermined relation with the wall or the like, said cover plate having an opening therein at a predetermined position, a removable part having a socket therein adapted to receive said post and having a part thereon adapted to seat in the opening in said cover plate to thereby dispose the removable part in predetermined relation with the wall or the like, and means for securing said removable part to said post and said cover plate over said base and including a member loosely secured in said removable part and spring biased into gripping engagement with said post, said removable part having an opening therein through which an implement may be passed to force said member out of gripping engagement with said post to thereby enable said removable part to be withdrawn from said post.
LOUIS J. SLADEK.