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1950 e. v. CALVERT 2,517,284
DEEP RECESS SHELF Filed Feb. 2a, 1946 FIG 20 /7 1a 1 I L lli-18 [m /5 1} w 1 7 FIG. 2.
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Elma Wow 0 E0 RC E V. CALVERT Patented Aug. 1, 1950 2,517,284 DEEP nnonss SHELF George v. Calvert, Tulsa, on Application February 26, 1946, Serial No. 650,209 4 Claims. (01. 211-453) UNITED STATES PATENT OF-FICE l This invention relates to article supports, and with a rear leg portion provided with rollers more particularly to shelves. bearing on rails H. Any desired number of shelf A main object of the invention is to provide sections may be employed. The last shelf seea novel andimproved adjustable shelf structure tion is formed with an upstanding rear wall which maybe employed to utilize deep recesses 5. element 2| to prevent articles from dropping in closets or similar locations which are normally rearwardly off the last shelf section. not readily accessible for the storage of articles. When the shelves are to be loaded, the sections A further object of the invention is to provide are first arranged in nested position as shown in an improved collapsible shelf structure which Figure 3. Articles are deposited on the topmost may be employed to store articles in deep resection 2e until said section 20 is filled. Then cesses, said shelf structure being progressively said topmost section is disengaged and moved extensible in accordance with the amount of rearwardly until its front leg portion is interstorage space required, and being easily retractlooks with the channel-shaped rear leg portion able when it is desired to unload the shelves, the i8 of the adjacent shelf section I! which has now empty shelf sections being received beneath the become the topmost section of the nested shelf front loaded shelf section so as to facilitate access elements at the forward end of rails Ill. The to said front loaded shelf section. process of loading section I! is completed and Further objects and advantages of the inventhen said section I! is disengaged and moved tion will become apparent from the following rearwardly, together with the previously loaded des ption and claims, and from the accompanyrear section 20. Front leg portion I6 of section ing drawing, wherein: l! is interlocked with channel-shaped portion 15 Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a row of nd the front remaining shelf section l3 may shelf sections constructed in accordance with the then be loaded. To unload the shelves this propresent invention. cedure is reversed, the final nested configuration ur 2 is a 1 P a V w Of a Side e ge of the unloaded shelf sections being shown in portion of the row of shelves of Figure 1. Figure 3.
Figure 3 is a side elevational View of t e r w Any desired number of shelf sections may be of shelves of Figure 1 shown in retracted and empleyed three sections being shown in the nested position. drawing only by way of example. The sections Ref rrin o he drawin s, ll esignates a supmay be fabricated of any suitable material such Porting rail for the shelf sections, said rai being as sheet steel, built-up steel rods, plywood, or the one of a pair mounted opposite each other on lik the side walls of a closet, cabinet, receptacle, or While a pecific embodiment of eouapsible other stor e compartment of ub an depthshelf structure for deep recess storage compart- The front Wal Of e Storage compartment is ments has been disclosed in the foregoing dedes gna all Said from? Well being Provided scription, it will be understood that various with a suitable door or Ope not Shown, modifications within the spirit of the invention allowi access 130 the 1111391101 of the Storage may occur to those skilled in the art. Therefore Compartmentit is intended that no limitations be placed on Positioned on the guide rails and secured in stationary position adjacent the forward wall I? and the access opening in said forward wall is a first shelf section l3. Said section is provided with an inturned front leg portion I4 which is bolted to rails II and a channel-shaped rear leg the invention other than as defined by the scope of the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
l. A collapsible shelf structure, comprising a pair of guide rails adapted to be secured to the portion I5, likewise bolted to rails ll. Engaged opposite side Walls of e r e t front in channebshaped portion 5 is the depending shelf sectlon secured to said guide rails, said front front leg portion [6 of a succeeding shelf section Section being formed h a -s p d ear l'l, said succeeding shelf section I! being slightly leg portion, and a second shelf section movably wider than first shelf section l3 and being formed supported on said guide rails, said second shelf with a channel-shaped rear leg portion [8 prosection having a front leg portion received in said vided with suitable rollers bearing on rails ll. channel-Shaped t said second Section ag C a e ap Portion I8 is the front ing longer than the front shelf section in an l p r i n 19 of a next succeeding shelf section, amount sufficient to permit the second shelf secslightly wider than section I! and also formed tion, when picked u and disengaged from the front shelf section, to be placed over said front shelf section in nesting relation.
2. The structure of claim 1, wherein said second shelf section is formed with a channel-shaped rear leg portion, and wherein a third shelf section having a front leg portion is removably interlocked with the rear leg portion of said second section, said third section being longer than the second shelf section in an amount sufficient to permit the third shelf section, when picked 'up and disengaged from the second shelf section, to be placed over said second shelf section in nesting relation.
3. The structure of claim 1, wherein said second shelf section is formed with a channel-shaped rear leg portion, and wherein a third shelf section having a front leg portion is removably interlocked with the rear leg portion of said second section, said third section being formed at its rear edge with an upstanding Wall element.
4. A collapsible shelf structure, comprising a pair of supporting members, a front shelf section secured to said supporting members and having a recessed rear edge portion, and a second shelf section having a front leg portion adapted to be 4 removably interlocked with the rear edge portion of said front shelf and slidably supported on said supporting members, said second section being longer than the front shelf section in an amount sufficient to permit the second shelf section, when picked up and disengaged from the front shelf section, to be placed over the front shelf section in nesting relation.
" GEORGE V. CALVERT.
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