US 2202811 A
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June 4, 1940. 1'. c. CARNEY sr'm.
BRACKET Filed Feb. 21, 1938 EHHNE'EL 1:1 zmzasau V f HTTURNEETS- INYENTURS- THUHHS Cf- JUHIJ Patented June 4, 1940 UNITED STATES BRACKET Thomas C. Carney and John A. Peterson, Los Angeles, Calif.
Application February 21, 1938, Serial No. 191,828
This invention relates to improvements in hanging devices and has particular reference to a disappearing bracket, hook, hanger, and like devices.
The principal object of this invention is to provide means whereby a wall fixture in the shape of a bracket, hook, hanger, shelf support, and the like may be telescoped into the wall so as to be out of the way when not in use.
A further object is to produce a device of this character which may be limited in its movement, one which will be sturdy in construction, and one which will be economical to manufacture.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Fig. 1 is a side elevation, partly in cross section, of the preferred form of our device;
Fig. 2 is a similar view, showing a modified form of our device;
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of our device used as a shelf bracket or support;
Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 1, showing a modified form of face plate; and
Fig. 5 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 55 of Fig. 1.
In kitchens, bathrooms, halls, and other similar places, it is often advantageous to have supports for hanging or placing various articles on walls, or for display purposes. However, there are other times when it is desirable to have these devices removed. We have, therefore, provided means whereby the device may be telescoped into the wall when not in use.
In the accompanying drawing wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of our invention, the numeral 5. designates a tubular supporting member, externally threaded as at 5, in which member is slidably positioned a rod 6. The purpose of the threads 5' is to permit the screwing of the supporting member 5 into an orifice in a plaster wall without having to first insert a drilled wooden plug, as is the present common practice. The rod 6 is preferably square and has a pin 1 which slides in a slot 8 (see Fig. 5). This pin will contact the front plate I l, which overlies the retaining flange l2. A spring I 3 rides upon the top of the rod 6, the purpose of which is obvious. The screws shown in Fig. 1 projecting through the flange l2 are driven into the wall for the purpose of preventing the flange from turning after it has once been set in alignment. In the event that the orifice in the wall is too large and the threads 5' have nothing on which they can obtain a grip, the screws in the flange l2 can then be employed to secure the device to said wall. 6
In the modified form shown in Fig. 2, assuming that it is desired to attach the device to a metal plate, then a lock nut I4 is used. It is to be noted in Fig. 2 that the tubular member is of a reduced length and that the threads 5' act as a gripping 10 means for the lock nut l4, as it is unnecessary for them to be of any greater length due to the fact that the tubular member is entirely supported between the flange and the lock nut M. In this instance, we have also shown a double extension wherein the tube 6 slides in a telescoping member l6.
In the form shown in Fig. 3, the rod 6 has a hook II which overlies the front edge of a shelf, such as a plate glass shelf. The set screw I8 serves to lock the rod 6 in this instance so that the same will be adjusted and retained in adjustment.
In the form shown in Fig. 4, we have provided a, face plate l9 which carries a threaded extension 2|, which extension carries the rod 6 and the spring I 3. With this construction when the tubu lar member 5 is attached to or set into the wall, or other orifice, the face plate l9 and its extension together with the rod may be screwed thereunto. With this arrangement the face plate I9 and its extension 2| are'secured to the tubular member 5 by means of screw threads, thereby eliminating all fastening screws from view. If desired, the face plate l9, containing the extension rod 6, may be unscrewed from the member 5, and a flush plug, not shown in the drawings, may be inserted in its place, should it be desired to abandon the tubular member 5 without removing it from the wall.
It is tobe herein pointed out that the sturdi- 4 ness of the device resides in the fact that it does not depend upon screws for anchorage; and once the tubular member is well anchored, the device is a permanent affair. Furthermore, it will be evident that the parts other than the tubular member can be removed when repainting walls, and said parts can be refinished without affecting the wall in regards to leaving any screw hole scars on the wall.
It is to be understood that the forms of our invention herewith shown and described are to be taken as preferred examples of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claim.
Having thus described our invention, we claim:
In a device of the character described, a tubular supporting member having a threaded external surface, a freely slidable rod mounted in said supporting member and held against rotation with respect thereto, and means for limiting the sliding movement of said rod, said means including a removable front plate engaging said supporting member, and a pin mounted in said rod and engaging a slot formed in said supporting member, the end of said slot being closed by said front plate.
JOHN A. PETERSON. THOMAS C. CARNEY.