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March 13, 1951 c, EMBREE 2,545,347
FURNITURE ASSEMBLY BRACKET Filed Sept. 2'7, 1949 IN VENTOR.
CRAIGE. LWBERT EMBREE A; T ORNEX Patented Mar. 13, 1951 FURNITURE ASSEMBLY'BBACKET 4 Craige L. Embree, Philadelphia, Pa., assignor to Max Bogaev, Philadelphia, Pa.
Application September 27, 1949, Serial No. 118,020
3 Claims. (01. 248-300) My invention relates to furniture hardware, and relates particularly to a bracket for assembling a leg to an article of furniture.
Heretofore in the manufacture of forms, stands and racks used for the display of merchandise it has been customary to ship the display apparatus in a knocked-down state to the user, who then assembles the component parts of the display with nails, screws orglue. Frequently it happens that the user is unable to assemble the display without splitting or breaking a part thereof, and it is, therefore, desirable to provide a simplified construction which may be assembled more easily.
Therefore, an object of my invention is to provide a bracket whereby the component parts (particularly the legs) of a display may be easily Another object of' my invention is to provide a bracket of the character described which may be applied to the assembly of display forms and also furniture and toys and which may also be used as a bracket to detachably support articles upon the Walls and doors of a home.
Other objects of my invention are to provide an improved device of the character described, that is easily and economically produced, which is sturdy in construction, and which is highly effective in operation.
With the above and related objects in view, my invention consists in the details of construction and combination ,of parts, as will be more fully understood from the following description,
when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which: r
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a typical displa stand embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of my invention seen from above.
Fig. 3 is a sectional side view of my invention. Referring now to the drawing, wherein similar reference characters refer to similar parts, I show a display stand, generally designated as A, which is used to support and display merchandise in a shop window. The stand comprises a flat rectangular top I0, which is supported at its corners by legs, the pair of longer legs being each designated 12, and the pair of shorter legs being each designated I l. These legs l2 and I4 are attached to the top I!) by means of my brackets B, which will be described presently in detail.
Since Fig. 1 is a side view, only one leg l2 and one leg M are shown.
he shorte legs 14 rest u on a mal er table having a rectangular top I6 and four corner legs eachdesignated as [8. These legs [8 are also fastened to their top it by smaller brackets C of my invention. The legs are supported at an angle so that they diverge from their points of attachment, to form a stable base. The brackets C are similar in shape to brackets B, but are of smaller size.
The bracket itself, illustrated in detail in Figs.
or bolted to thetable top or other supporting structure. The flat middle portion 2a of the bracket has a central clearance hole 30 through which the leg bolt passes. The flanges 22 and 2t arealigned in the same plane, which makes a small angle with the plane of the middle portion 28, so that the leg will be supported thereon at a diverging angle as previously described. A boss or socket 32 having a flange 34 and an internallythreaded bore 36 is fastened (as by spotwelding) to the upper surface of the stamping, the bore 3% being coaxial with the clearance hole 36.
In the manufacture of a display rack or window decoration form, the bracket is screwed or nailed to the supporting structure (such as a table top) and a bolt havin a mating thread is screwed or pressed into the component member to be attached thereto (such as a leg). display is now forwarded to the user.
To assemble or disassemble the leg upon the table top, the user merely screws or unscrews the leg bolt into the bracket socket, until the leg is correctly positioned therein.
In addition to the application described above, the bracket may also he used to support any article where a detachable supporting feature is useful.
Although my invention has been described in considerable detail, such description is intended as being illustrative rather than limiting, since the invention may be variously embodied, and the scope of the invention is to be determined as claimed.
I claim as my invention:
1. A metal bracket having a flat, substantially rectangular middle portion, a first flange located at one end of said middle portion, and disposed at an angle thereto and offset therefrom, a sec- The p 3 0nd flange, said second flange located at the other end of said middle portion and inclined thereto, each flange having means for attachment to a fiat surface, and an internally threaded socket centrally located upon said middle portion 5 4 being of a diameter sufilcient to pass a bolt threadable in said socket.
CRAIGE L. EMBREE.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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