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Publication numberUS2354269 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 25, 1944
Filing dateDec 28, 1943
Priority dateDec 28, 1943
Publication numberUS 2354269 A, US 2354269A, US-A-2354269, US2354269 A, US2354269A
InventorsAdolph Marchand
Original AssigneeAdolph Marchand
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable support for shelving
US 2354269 A
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y 1944- A. MARCHAND ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT FOR SHELVING Filed Dec. 28, 1943 FIE I l IN VEN TOR.

aaaaua aaua Patented July 25, 1944 a I a ADJUs r nLE SUPPORT. ronsn nvrNG Present invention relatesto adjustablesup provide a combination which consists of "flop posed channel plates for securing to the vertical" sides of a cabinet, for example, each channel plate being provided withtwo vertically ajr j Said aperturesjre-f ranged" rows of apertures. ceive latching lug members carried by shelfholding brackets, each bracket including a pivoted member which, when swung down in line with its carrying member, will securely latch the bracket to the channel plate, and at the same time enable ready removal of the bracket and its replacement to a new position whenever required.

The invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which Figure l is a perspective view of a cabinet containing an embodiment of the invention, the figure being partly broken away.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary isometric view showing cross-section of one of the two channel plates, and one of the brackets in position thereon.

Figure 3 is a front elevation showing in full line the position of one of the brackets on a section of the channel plate appurtenant thereto and showing in dotted lines the position of the pivoted latching member of the bracket when the bracket is applied to the plate and prior to movement into locking position.

Figure 4 is a horizontal section on the line 4-4, Figure 3.

Figure 5 is an enlarged longitudinal section through one of the brackets and the holding plate.

Figure 6 is an enlarged vertical section on the line 66, Figure 5.

Referring to the drawing, I have shown at I a conventional form of cabinet having a door 2. Each of the vertical walls of the cabinet will have secured thereto, as by spot-Welding or other securing media a channel plate 3. In

many cases, however, as where the side walls i'net in or ekteridrtof a receiving recess :will enable the \pro'v 10 s "reasonable spacin between the si ga wall; an n opposite surface.

rh sheltrholding": bracketsforming the embodimentjillustrated?"in. the drawing; are designed 'to-r'eceive the shelving" and in such man-. at bp-thtop and bottom ojthejappropriate brackner that a shelf isheld 'ffinserted i ibv ajs id h jm ve 'nt.

1; The s1-,.a in, ca i ia' m. The member" 4*of the bracket consists of a plate stamped into U shape so that it has upper and lower flanges spaced to receive a shelf. Preferably, the bracket section 4 is out and punched inwardly to provide a hook 5, and it s f rme with an aperture to receive the headed latch bolt 6 which turns freely relative to said bracket member 4.

The bracket member 4a: is of similar form as to the top and bottom flanges and it receives and is secured to the said latch bolt 6 so that when bracket member 4a: is pivotally moved, the latch bolt will have corresponding movement, i. e., rotation. The latch bolt may be welded to bracket member 4. A second and convenient method is to form part of the shank of the bolt square or out-of-round, and to press such section of the bolt into a corresponding aperture in member 41:, whereupon the bolt can be headed upon bracket member 4, this arrangement being illustrated in Figure 6.

As shown in Figures 2 and 3, and also in Figure 4, part of the top flange of bracket member 4.1: will be cut away adjacent to the corresponding flange of bracket member 4, to permit member 43: to be swung to the dotted line position Figure 3.

Bracket member 4a: in the dotted line position of Figure 3 will hold the elongated latch head 6a: of latch bolt 6 in such position that it may be placed in or withdrawn from the appropriate aperture of the channel plate 3. When, however, bracket member 4x is swung to full line position, as shown in Figures 3 and 6, for example, the elongated latch head will have its ends extended above and below such aperture and the bracket will be securely latched to the channel plate.

In applying the bracket to the channel plate, member 4:1: is moved to the dotted line, position 3, and thereupon the latch hook 5 is inserted into a selected one ofthe front row apertures of the channel plate (or a corresponding aperture formed directly in a cabinet side wall), the latch head having been placed in the appropriate aperture of the second row, member 4a: is swung down to be in line with member 4 and the action is completed. Each set of two brackets will then be ready to receive a shelf 4, the latter being inserted by a sliding movement. By appropriately spacing the flanges of the brackets in accordance with the thickness of the shelving, or vice versa, the shelving is frictionally held and requires no additional holding media.

It will be understood that variouschanges may be made in the formof the bracket; without departing from the spirit of the invention. For example, the bracket members can be so made as to provide only one holding flange for the shelving, if desired. Also, when a single flange arrangement is employed, the flanges of two bracket members, or one of them may be apertured' to receive screws or studs for ent ering apertures device by which the two members are mutually pivoted, in such manner that movement of the second member imparts rotation to the Pivot device, the pivot device having an elongated latch head.

2. An adjustable support for shelving comprising a bracket consisting of two members, each formed with spaced flanges adapted to receive a shelf between them, a pivot member connecting the two bracket members and secured for rotation-with one of said bracket members, an elongated latch head being carried by said pivot member, and a latch projection carried by the bracket member companion to the bracket member which carries the pivot member.

3. An adjustable support for shelving comprising a bracket consisting of two members, each formed with spaced flanges adapted to receive a shelf between them, a pivot member connecting the two bracket members and secured for rotation with one of said bracket members, an elongated latch head being carried by said pivot member, and a latch projection carried by the bracket member companion to the bracket member which carries the pivot member, and a pair of channel plates for co-acting with a plurality of said bracket members, each channel plate having a plurality of rows of'apertures adapted to receive the projections and latch heads of said brackets.

ADOLPH MARCHAND.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2896794 *Apr 27, 1956Jul 28, 1959Standard Pressed Steel CoMetal shelving
US4540146 *Aug 29, 1983Sep 10, 1985Black & Decker, Inc.Mounting arrangement
US7562951 *Mar 18, 2005Jul 21, 2009Windquest Companies, Inc.Wall cabinet system
US20050204694 *Mar 18, 2005Sep 22, 2005Tallman Randall EWall cabinet system
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/243
International ClassificationA47B57/00, A47B57/50
Cooperative ClassificationA47B57/50
European ClassificationA47B57/50