US 2450722 A
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OCt.` 5, 1948. M DRIJE v 2,450,722
BRACKET Filed Nov. 3. 1945 '//WENTOE Ma E5 DRA/E A HTTX Patented Oct. 5, 1,948
BRACKET Miles Drije, Berwyn, Ill. Application November 3, 1945,"Se1ia`lN1:.62651i"I UNITED STATES PATENr oFFICEf This "invention relates to a bracket, and more specifically to a bracket adapted to support a radio cabinet or other receptacle on a wall or similar supporting surface.
The practice of carrying a Vsmall radio around with the listener` has-become commonplace. It is particularly prevalent on farms, Where the listener-"may have to work inseveral different locations throughout the day. Some buildings on affarm do Inoi-have any convenient placefor a radio anditis .not always safe to put it von the iioor .because it may be accidentally damaged. It willbe 'understood that my .invention is 'particularly concerned with small rra-dios, but that ythe same problem may exist in Iconnection with other cabinets or receptacles and the principles of my invention may be utilized in connection with any such article. In some cases, even when a radio does not-have to be moved around'it may be advantageous to use my bracket to support it on the side of a desk or table to keep it handy and yet out of the way when there is no room for it on the top. In cases of institutions such as hospitals, or hotels where radios are rented on a day to day basis a bracket may he placed in every room to provide a safe, out-of-the-way support for such radios.
It is an object of this invention to provide simple and eflicient means for mounting any article such as a small radio in a number of different locations in accordance with the convenience of the user. It is a further object of this invention to provide an inexpensive support that will hold such articles safely out of the Way but in readily accessible places. It is a further object of this invention to provide supports to which the article to be supported may be readily secured and from which it may be quickly removed. It is a further object of this invention to provide a support in which a radio may be reversed, if desired, to make the dials more accessible in cases Iwhere the radio must necessarily be mounted at greater than normal heights because of unusual conditions. Other objects of this invention will become apparent upon reading the following description, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a cabinet and supporting bracket;
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the cabinet secured to a supporting surface;
Figure 3 is a side elevation showing the cabinet and bracket in disassembled position; and
Figure 4 is a front elevation of another embodiment of the supporting bracket.
1 Claim. (Cl. 24S-"300)l In the drawings, tlie'ref'erenc'e numeralz in-` dicates a vertical mem-ber which may ``=be1se'cured to any supporting surface 3 by means of screws or 'nails tpassingthroughjthe.apertures 5.' The member 2 ispreferably formed OfsteeLbutmay bei-cf any/suitable material. The supporting sar face may be the wall ofabarmthe `sideof a desk, `or k'any other surface where it "is 'desiredfto support a radio or other article. Eachiend' of the vertical member? is bent at right anglesto formy flanges, truncatedy aia-'t1l and 1. I
A horizontal bottom-bar is secured to' the liange 'B' riveting or i welding, as indicated ati 9. The bar 8 is preferablylmade loi? the saine mate-V rial fas the member2. 'A pairof studs II), 'II is permanently securedltothefbar so as tol proj-ect upwardly at equal distances `from `thecenter of the bar. The upper flange '1 'has a bar 'r2 secured tof it as indicated at "I Sandprovided with studs I4, I 5 permanently secured thereto and projecting downwardly in axial alignment with the studs I0, II, respectively. The upper bar I2 is formed of spring steel and is preferably bowed upwardly between each stud III, I5 and the flange 'I, is indicated at I6, I'I.
In the embodiment illustrated in the drawings the cabinet I8 adapted for use with the bracket is indicated as a radio but it is obvious that the specific nature of the receptacle or cabinet is not essential to the invention. The cabinet I8 is provided with a pair of apertures I9 in its top surface and a similar pair of apertures 20 in its bottom surface. The apertures I9 and 20 are adapted to nt on the studs I0, II, I4 and I5. Whenever it is necessary, for any reason whatever, to mount the bracket at a height greater than normal the radio I8 may be mounted up side down in the bracket so as to make the dials 2| more easily accessible than they would be if the radio were mounted in normal manner.
The cabinet I8 is mounted in the bracket by fitting either pair of apertures I9 or 2D over the studs I0 and II and holding the cabinet adjacent the upper bar I2 with the hands while the ends of the bar I2, which preferably project laterally beyond the edges of the cabinet, are lifted by the thumbs, as indicated in dotted lines at the upper right hand part of Figure 1. While the ends of the bar are held in lifted position the cabinet is pushed backwards and the studs I4 and I5 snap into the apertures I9 or 20 when. the ends of the bar I2 are released. To remove the cabinet from the bracket the above described procedure is reversed.
The studs I0, II, I4 and I5 are spaced forward of the vertical member 2 a distance slightly greater than the distance between the apertures I9, 20 and the rear edge of the cabinet I8 so that when the cabinet is mounted in the bracket the cabinet will be spaced from the supporting surface 3 to permit dissipation of the heat generated by the radio tubes. The cabinet |'8 is preferably provided with a handle 22 to facilitate carrying. l
The embodiment of Figure 4 operates in exactly the same manner as that previously described and differs therefrom only in the structure of the vertical member that replaces the vertical member 2. In this embodiment the vertical member comprises two separate parts 23 and 24. The part 23 is bifurcated to provider-a pair of legs 25, 26 between which the part 24 ts snugly in order to insure proper alignment of the bars 8 and I2 and the axial alignment of the studs I 0, Il with the studs I4, l5 respectively.
Theparts 23 and 24 are secured to the supporting surface by screws pr .nails 21 at any desired vertical spacing to iit cabinets of different heights. It will be apparent that once the bracket is secured tothe supporting surface it will accommodate cabinets of only one height, but it is always possible to reposition either half of the bracket to make it t a different sizeV cabinet. The embodiment of Figure 4 is necessary to accommodate cabinets that do not fit any fixed size bracket. Apertures i9 and 20 can be drilled in the cabinet at the top and bottom to t the studs l0, Il, i4 and I5.
Although I have described two embodiments of my invention in considerable detail, it will be understood that the description thereof is illustrative, rather than restrictive, as many details may be-modied or changed without departing 4 from the spirit or scope of my invention. Accordingly I do not desire to be restricted to the exact structure described, except as limited by the appended claim.
In combination, a cabinet provided with a pair of apertures in two opposite Walls, one aperture of each of said pairs of apertures being axially aligned with one aperture of said other pair, a bracket comprising a pair of bars parallel to each other, a pair of studs rigid with each of said bars, the opposite studs of each pair projecting towards each other in axial alignment and spaced to coincide with the lateral spacing between said apertures, one of said bars being resilient, whereby .either pair of studs may be positioned in either pair of apertures in order to secure said cabinet to said bracket in either upright or upside down relationship, i
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