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Publication numberUS2427416 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1947
Filing dateFeb 26, 1945
Priority dateFeb 26, 1945
Publication numberUS 2427416 A, US 2427416A, US-A-2427416, US2427416 A, US2427416A
InventorsPetersen Henry O
Original AssigneePetersen Henry O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2427416 A
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Sept, 16, 1947. H. o. PETERS'E'N 2,427,416

SUPPORT i Filed Feb. 26, 1945V "Y, ,2 'HENRY E ETEREEN Patented Sept. 16, 1947 UNIT STATES PATENT OFFICE SUPPORT Henry 0. Petersen, Jackson, Mich. Application February 26, 1945, Serial No. 579,710

1 Claim.

The present invention relates to improvements in container supporting structure, such as wastebaskets and the like, particularly adapted to being secured to the wall or the back side of a closet door, making it possible to support the receptacle ofi the floor in an out-of-the-way place.

Thus, one of the objects of the present invention is to provide a support for such receptacles as wastepaper baskets and the like capable of being used with receptacles of various size and shape.

Another object is to provide a support for a receptacle, such as a wastepaper basket and the like, which is capable of securely engaging with the receptacle at the bottom and top, yet from which the receptacle may be readily disengaged.

Another object of the invention is to provide a receptacle support which is of simple construction, yet capable of securely supporting receptacles of widely varied shapes and sizes.V

A further object of the invention resides in the construction, combination and arrangement' of structural parts as will be fully understood from a consideration of the following specification.

In the drawings,

Fig. 1 is a front elevational View of a support.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational View of a support shown attached to the inside of a closet door for a wastepaper basket,

Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken on line III- III of Fig. 1,

Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on line IV-IV of Fig. 1,

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the bottom supporting member, and

Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 5 of the upper supporting member.

Referring to the drawing, the support generally designated by reference character I8 comprises the back portion I2 and spaced iront portions I4 and I6, spaced and shaped to provide a Tslot I8. The parts I2, I4 and I6 maybe conveniently fabricated of ply wood. It should be readily apparent, however, that in lieu of separate sections nailed, glued or otherwise secured together, the aforesaid may be fabricated from an integral piece of material.

At the lower end of the support I a stop 20 is tted into the T-slot I8 to provide a support for the bottom ledge member 22 shown in Fig. 5. As should be apparent from a consideration of Fig. 5, the ledge member 22 is of T-shaped section at 24 to be slidably received in the groove I8 by insertion at the upper end of the groove, the ledge 22 being slid down into supporting relation with the stop 20.

The upper supporting member 26 has a downwardly extending hooked portion 28 and a T- shape back structure 30 to permit the same to be slidably received within the T-groove I8. Holes 32 at the upper and lower ends of the support I8 are yadapted to receive screws 34 for mounting the support I0 to a surface 36, which very advantageously may be the inside of a closet door.

In Fig. 2 a Wastepaper basket 38 of conventional construction is shown supported between the members 22 and 28. In attaching the basket 38, it is only necessary to adjust the bottom over the supporting member 22 and then permit the upper hook shaped member 26 to slide down the groove I8 to clear the hooked portion 28 engaging over the top edge of the basket 38. With a smaller basket or other receptacle, the member 28 is slid lower in the groove I8 until it engages with the top edge of the receptacle. It will also be appreciated from the construction and the method of attachment that the diameter of the receptacle may vary over a wide range and yet be capable of being supported between the members 22 and 26. Wherer the support I8 is secured to the backside of a closet door or the like, a wastepaper basket may be readily supported out of sight and up 01T of the floor. When it is to be used the door can be swung open and the wastepaper basket brought out into the room for convenience.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to cover by Letters Patent is:

A support for wastepaper baskets and the like comprising a vertical member having a vertical groove therein with a restricted throat, a supporting structure to engage with the bottom of the receptacle to be supported, bodily received in said groove and projecting outwardly to present a supporting surface, an upper supporting member in the form of a hook bodily supported in said groove and freely slidable therein and having a downwardly extending hook portion eX- tending outwardly from said groove, a stop for limiting the downward movement of said rst supporting member, and means for installing said support in a vertical position.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are oi record in the file of this patent:

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U.S. Classification248/312.1, 220/481, 211/75
International ClassificationA47G29/06, A47G29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G29/06
European ClassificationA47G29/06