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Publication numberUS2456535 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 14, 1948
Filing dateOct 8, 1945
Priority dateOct 8, 1945
Publication numberUS 2456535 A, US 2456535A, US-A-2456535, US2456535 A, US2456535A
InventorsRundell Raymond R
Original AssigneeRundell Raymond R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Universal all wire bracket
US 2456535 A
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Dec. 14, 1948. R; R. RUNDELL 2,456,535

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4 Sheets-Sheet 4 Filed 00%. 8; 1945 I 314mm RZRZHuZaZZ Patented Dec. 14, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 7 Claims.

This invention relates to resilient article holders for supporting one or more articles from a wall or other support.

An object of this invention is to provide an article holder which is formed out of a single strand of resilient wire which is bent to form a bracket or article support.

Another object of this invention is to provide a holder of this kind which includes a pair of article clamping jaws and a base upon which the article is adapted to rest.

A further object of this invention is to provide a holder of this kind wherein the base on which the article rests is formed integral with the resilient jaws.

A further object of this invention is to provide a holder of this kind wherein the resilient jaws may include loops or eyes for receiving suspended articles, such as toothbrushes or the like.

To the foregoing objects, and others Which may hereinafter more fully appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as will be more specifically referred to and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to which fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a detailed side elevation of an article holder constructed according to an embodiment of this invention,

Figure 2 is a detailed front elevation of the device,

Figure 3 is a plan view of the device,

Figure 4 is a detailed side elevation of a modified form of this device,

Figure 5 is a rear elevation of the structure shown in Figure 4,

Figure 6 is a plan view of the structure shown in Figures 4 and 5.

Figure '7 is a sectional view taken on the line 1--1 of Figure 4,

Figure 8 is a plan view partl in section 0 another modification of this invention,

Figure 9 is a plan view of another modification of this invention,

Figure 10 is a detailed side elevation of a further modification of this invention,

Figure 11 is a front elevation of the structure shown in Figure 10,

Figure 12 is a top plan of the structure shown in Figures 10 and 11,

Figure 13 is a detailed side elevation of a further modification of this invention,

Figure 14 is a plan view partly broken away of the structure shown in Figure 13,

Figure 15 is a rear elevation of the structure shown in Figures 13 and 14,

Figure 16 is a plan View of another modification of this invention,

Figure 17 is a detailed side elevation of the structure shown in Figure 16,

Figure 18 is a detailed rear elevation of the structure shown in Figures 16 and 1'7.

Referring to the drawings and first to Figures 1, 2, and 3, the numerals 20 and 2i designate a pair of confronting substantial V-shaped jaw members which are formed at the angle between the sides thereof with eyes 22 and 23 respectively.

The forward end of the jaw 2|] terminates in an eye 24 and the forward end of the jaw 2i terminates in an eye 25. The rear end of the jaw 20 terminates in a coil 26, the upper end of which is formed into a loop 21. The end of the loop 2'! has a downwardly extending bar 28 Which extends through the center of the coil 25. The rear end of the jaw 2! has extending upwardly therefrom a coil 29 and a loop 30 extends upwardly from the coil 29 and terminates in a clownwardly extending bar 3! which extends through the center of the coil 29.

The bars 28 and 3| have extending from the lower ends thereof right angularly disposed bars 32 and 33 respectively which terminate in a relatively large base-forming coil 34.

Referring now to Figures 4, 5 and 6, the numerals 35 and 36 designate a pair of V-shaped jaws which have eyes 31 and 38 formed integral with the rear ends thereof. The forward end of the jaw 35 has extending downwardly therefrom a bar 39 and the forward end of the jaw 35 has extending downwardly therefrom a bar 4E5, The lower end of the bar 39 has extending rearwardly and laterally therefrom a base-forming bar 4i and the lower end of the bar 40 has extending rearwardly and laterally thereof a second base-forming bar 42 which crosses the bar 4!.

The rear end of the bar 4! has extending inwardly therefrom a bar 43 terminating in a vertically disposed coil 44. The rear end of the bar 4| has extending inwardly therefrom a bar 45 terminating in a vertically disposed bar 45. The bar 46 is continued upwardly as indicated at 4: and is then formed into a p or eye 48.

The upper end of the coil 44 is continued upwardly and outwardly as at 49 and terminates in a loop or eye 50. The 1oops or eyes 48 and are connected together by a straight upper bar 5 5.

Referring now to Figure 8, there is disclosed g another form of this invention which includes a pair of jaw members 52 and 53 of substantial V-shape and which are formed at the rear ends with eyes 50 and 55. The jaw member 52 is formed at its forward end with a downwardly extending bar 56 and the jaw member 53 is formed at its forward end with a downwardly extending bar An eye designed for receiving a tooth-brush or the like is right angularlydisposed from the lower end of the vertical bar 56 and a similar eye or loop 59 is right angularly disposed and extends from the lower end of the vertical bar 51.

A pair of crossed rearwardly extending baseforming bars 60 and GI extend from the eyes 58 and 59 and are connected together to a supporting structure similar to the structure shown in Figure 5 including the coil 62 and an upper loop bar 63 similar to the bar 5| with the loops or eyes 48 and 50.

Referring now to Figure 9, there is disclosed a bracket or clamping structure confronting V- shaped jaw members 64 and 65 which have extending from the forward ends thereof vertical bars 66 and 37. Rearwardly extending crossed bars 68 and 69 extend from the lower ends of the vertical bars 66 and 6'! and inwardly extending bars I0 and II extend from the rear divergent ends of the bars 68 and 99. A vertically disposed coil I2 extends upwardly from the inner end of the bar I0 and a vertically disposed bar I3 formed integral with the bar II extends through the coil '52. In other respects, the construction shown as to the loops 40 and 50 in Figure 5 is used at the upper ends of the coil I2 and the bar I3.

The rear ends of the jaws 64 and 05 are provided with loops I4 which engage about the coil 12 so as to anchor the rear ends of the jaws 34 and 65 and provide for pivotal movement thereof.

Referring now to Figures 10, 11 and 12, the numerals T5 and I6 designate a pair of confronting V-shaped jaws which are formed at the outer ends with eyes 11 and I8. The inner ends of the jaws I5 and I5 are formed with vertically disposed coils I9 and which have eyes 8| and 82 respectively extending upwardly therefrom. The eyes 8| and 82 have extending downwardly therefrom vertical bars 83 and 80 respectively, andthe lower ends of the bars 83 and 84 terminate in convergent extensions 05 and 85. The extensions 85 and 06 are twisted together, as at 87, and these bars are then extended downwardly, as indicated at 08 and 99 respectively. Forwardly extending base-forming bars and EH extend from the lower ends of the bars 88 and 89 and upwardly directed lug-forming loops 92 and 93 are formed at the forward ends of the arms or bars 90 and 9 I.

A U-shaped rearwardly extending member 94 extends from the inner ends of the loops 92 and 93 and is disposed between the bars 90 and 9|. The upwardly directed members 92 and 93 provide a means for holding the tumbler or article against forward movement on the base of the bracket.

Referring now to Figures 13, 14 and 15, there is disclosed a bracket structure including a pair of confronting V-shaped jaws 95 and 96 having eyes 97 and 98 in the angle thereof and also having outer eyes 99 and I00 adapted to receive a toothbrush or another article. 98 may also receive brushes or similar articles.

The rear end of the jaw 95 is formed with a vertically disposed bar I9I and the rear end of the jaw 90 is formed with an elongated coil I02. The lower ends of the bar I02 and the coil I03 terminate in lateral extensions I03 and I04 The eyes 91 and respectively and the extensions I03 and I04 have extending laterally therefrom loops I05 and I03 respectively. A pair of downwardly extending bars I01 and I08 extend from the loops I05 and I06 and forwardly extendin bars I09 and H0 extend from the lower ends of the bars I0! and I00. Upwardly inclined retaining members III and H2 are formed integral with the forward ends of the base bars I09 and H0 extending inwardly toward each other and a pair of rearwardly extending divergent bars H3 and H4 extend from the inner ends of retaining members III and H2 respectively. The rear ends of the bars H3 and H4 are connected together by a curved connecting bar I I5.

Referring now to Figures 16, 17 and 18, there is disclosed another form of bracket including a pair of confronting V-shaped jaw members IE6 and I H. The rear end of the jaw I H terminates in a vertically disposed coil I I8 and the rear end of the jaw I I6 terminates in a vertical bar I I9 extending through the coil IIB. Laterally extending bars I20 and I2I extend from the coil H8 and bar H9 and terminate in eyes I22 and I23.

The forward ends of the jaws I I6 have extending downwardly therefrom a front bar I24 and the forward end of the jaw I IT has extending downwardly therefrom a front bar I25. The lower end of the front bar I20 has extending rearwardly and outwardly therefrom a bar I26 which is connected to a forwardly extending inner bar IT! by a curved connecting member I28.

The forward end of the bar I21 has extending obtusely therefrom a bar I29 and the later is reverted at its inner end and extended rearwardly to form a bar I30. The bars I27 and I30 form base bars on which the article engaged with the jaws is adapted to rest. The rear end of the bar I30 has extending inwardly therefrom a bar I 3| and a coil I32 extends downwardly from the bar I3I. The lower end of the front bar I25 has extending rearwardly and outwardly a bar I33 and an obtusely disposed bar I34 extends from the rear end of the bar I33. A right angularly disposed bar I35 is formed integral with the rear endof the bar I33 and the bar I35 is reversed to form a rear bar I33 which terminates in an inwardly extending bar Ill].

The bar I3! is formed with a downwardly extending bar I38 which extends through the coil I32 and forms an elongated loop I39 for receiving a fastening device or the like. The eyes I22 and I23 and the loop I39 are rearwardly ofiset from the coils II8 and I32 as shown more clearly in Figure 17.

What I claim is:

1. A wire bracket comprising a pair of crossed base-forming members, a pair of confronting V- shaped article-gripping jaw members, means integral with the forward ends of said baseforming members and said jaw members supporting the latter above said base-forming members, confronting extensions carried by the rear ends of said base-forming members, a vertical bar integral with one extension, a resilient coil integral with the other extension and engaging about said bar, and a right angularly disposed looped supporting member'integral with said coil and said bar.

2. A wire bracket as set forth in claim 2 wherein the rear end of said jaw members include eyes loosely engaging about said coil.

3. A wire bracket comprising a pair of horizontal outwardly convergent base bars, a U-shaped inner base member between said bars, upwardly extending stop members connecting the outer ends of said bars with the free outer ends of said U-shaped member, a pair of vertical supporting bars integral with the rear ends of said first bars, said supporting bars including a twisted intermediate portion and spaced upper and lower portions, a pair of V-shaped confronting jaws, and means resiliently supporting said jaws from the upper portion of said supporting bars.

4. A wire bracket as set forth in claim 3 wherein said latter named means includes a coil loosely engaging about the upper portion of a supporting bar and integral with the rear end of a jaw.

5. A wire bracket comprising a pair of vertical supporting bars, a circular base extending forwardly of the lower ends of said bars, a pair of confronting V-shaped jaw members, and means resiliently securing said jaw members to said bars adjacent the upper ends of the latter, each jaw including a loop at the apex of the V.

6. A wire bracket comprising a pair of base forming members, a pair of confronting V-shaped article gripping jaw members, means integral with said base forming members and said jaw members supporting the latter above said base H forming members, confronting extensions carried by the rear ends of said base forming members, a vertical bar integral with at least one extension, a resilient coil integral with another extension 6 and engaging about said bar, and a looped supportin member integral with said coil and said bar, said looped member being disposed perpendicular to the axis of said coil.

7. A wire bracket comprising a pair of crossed base forming members, a pair of confronting V- shaped article gripping jaw members, means integral with said base forming members and said jaw members supporting the latter above said base forming members, confronting extensions carried by the rear ends of said base forming members, a vertical bar integral with at least one extension, a resilient coil integral with another extension and engaging about said bar, and a looped supporting member integral with said coil and said bar, said looped member being disposed perpendicular to the axis of said coil.

RAYMOND R. RUNDELL.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 743,746 McKellar Nov. 10, 1903 1,329,186 Kindig Jan. 27, 1920 1,564,440 Perkins Dec. 8, 1925

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/302, 211/106, 211/65, 211/85.31, 248/311.2, 248/112
International ClassificationA47J47/00, A47J47/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47J47/16
European ClassificationA47J47/16