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Publication numberUS2584107 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1952
Filing dateJul 14, 1949
Priority dateJul 14, 1949
Publication numberUS 2584107 A, US 2584107A, US-A-2584107, US2584107 A, US2584107A
InventorsBeam James R
Original AssigneeUniversal Rundle Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lavatory hanger
US 2584107 A
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Feb. 5, 1952 J. R. BEAM 2,584,107

LAVATORY HANGER Filed July 14, 1949 2 SHEETS-SI-IEET 1 =7= INVENTORI James R eam J. R. BEAM LAVATORY HANGER Feb. 5, 1952 2 SHEETS- Filed July 14, 1949 INVENTOR. James R. Beam BY 2 a z i A gents Patented Feb. 5, 1952 U NITED STATES PATENT OFFICE LAVATQRY 'JamesR. 'BeannjNevv Castle, Pa assignor toUnlversal-Rundle Corporation; 'New "Gastle, Pan, a corporation of Delaware Application lulyl i, 194a,.seria1 No. 104359 9 Claims. fl -fillhis inventionrelates to lavatoriesorstationary wash basins which are used .in bathrooms, and more particularly, to. means forsecuringsuoh Iavatories to a bathroom wall. The invention is especially useful in its application to vitreous chinav lavato'ries, to which use, however,. it is not restricted.

Various .methods are employed .for supportin a lavatory .or stationary wash basin in convenien't position ina bathroom and at the correct elevation above the. bathroom floor. .Qnemethod is to hang the lavatory .in. appropriate position from .a suitable wall.

fHeretofore, Ilavaltories have been hung from bathroom walls by means of brackets or the like which are .fixed'jto the wall and project therefrom. A simple hanger or bracketistormed as a central portion for attachment in horizontal position upon the wall, the central portion having an outwardly turned longitudinal flange over which a rearward flange of the lavatory is placed. to position the lavatory upon and. against the wall. Because of the closely textured suriace of vitreous china and enameled metal, the flang of the'lavatory does not grip the hanger; and the lavatoryiislikely to .move from its snug fitagainst the wall, to work .loose from the wall and either to drop to the .floor or .be suspended by the plumbingJsystem alone. It is, therefore, necessary to.

provide means for .holding the (lavatory down.

upon the hanger. In the past such means has been complicated or inflexible. requiring close fitting ofthe parts. Where boltsor screws have beenemployed in order to hold. the lavatory down upon the hanger. there has been a tendency, in. fitting out the bathroom, not to apply such bolts or screws in sufilcient number to accomplish their purpose.

According. to. the present invention, a simple hold-down hanger is provided, preferably in unitary form, which is very simply attached to.v the'lavatory, when in. place thereon, to hold it down upon the hanger. Register of aperturesor holes in the hold-down hanger and-in the lavatory .ne'edlnot be exact, and the hanger is constructed to enact with a variety of lavatories.

The invention is .illustrated by way of example inv the following drawings, in which Fig. .1 .is a perspective view of a hold-down Fig. 3 shows; the same hanger as. viewed irom,

the right in Fig. 2.:

fig. 4. is an elevation ofthe same hanger;

Fig. "5 illustrates. the hangeras .seen in.Fig. 2, on a reduced 'scale, showing, "in phantom view a standard lavatory applied thereto;

Fig. .6 'i's aview ofthe hanger as seen in Fig. 4. showing the hanger assembled with a lavatory illustrated in phantom iform;

Fig. 7 Tisa mideseotion through the same hanger and a lavatory carried "thereby and held down thereon; and

Fig. .8 is an enlarged broken fragmental view ilhistrating the method .ofhold'ing the lavatory down uponthehanger.

The drawings show .a hold-down hanger Ill and a lavatory it, which the hanger is constructed tosupport'upon a wall I! or upon a suitable block fixed'to the wall; Means is provided for'holding the lavatory down upon the hanger when supported by the latter, as will later be explained.

The hanger ill is preferably formed from a unitary metal strip and comprises a central portion laand integral side portions 14 and [5 which areturned. outwardly and downwardly from the central. portion IS. The side portion M has an end I5 turned outwardly thereof, and the side portion .I'E'hasa similar end 'I I turned outwardly thereof. Preferably, the side portions I4 and I5. lie in planes which are perpendicular to the central portion I3, and the outwardly turned ends 1.6 and I1 are coplanar. the plane in which they he being. perpendicular both to the plane of. the. central portion l3 and the respective planes of the side portions l4 and I5. See Fig. l.

A longitudinal flange, Iii turned outwardly frnmtlietop'oithe centralportion ['3 and. serves to give-immediatesupp'ort'to the lavatory H and. toholdfithe'lhttr snugly against the wall l2, as will later be explained. It willbe obvious that the holdi-downfh'anger Ill may be stamped. or outfrom asinglestrip of material andbent into the Iormillus'trated. At the 'timeoi forming the hangenirseries of perforations [.9 may bepieroed throughi'ts oentralportion '13, to accommodate screws or. like for attaching the hanger to the wall. Iti's. preferred to providea'considerable. number of such perforations and to position them. longitudinally of. the central portion it in two rows, vertically spaced and staggered, in order to insure adequate supporting connection with the wall. .It .is thus possible, as where metal studding in the wall isv encountered behind the hold' -down hangenjo employ suiilcient screws or the; tesuppnrr'rne hanger'firmly upon the war... Eurlthermoreg'thedouble row of perforations provides additional. opportunity for securtions, the holds 20 may be positioned in desirable location beneath the lavatory ,I l.

The lavatory itself is of standardjforr'n and need not be described in detail. It is to be noted, however, that at the rear of the lavatory H a downwardly projectingflange 2| isv pro vided which extends transversely of the lavatory hanger of resilient material, as sheet steel, a certain resiliency of connection between the holddown hanger and the lavatory may be effected.

From the foregoing it will be evident that the invention provides simple and effective means for supporting a lavatory upon a wall and for holdingthe lavatory securely upon its support. Accurate fitting and register of parts is not required. For example, the opening 24 need not be precisely coaxial with the hole 26 in the end I! of the hanger. Slight variations are easily compensated for by the flexibility of the toggle nut and slight angular movement of the bolt 25 with respect to the hole 20. Furthermore, the hold-down hanger i is of exceedingly simple construction and may be easily and inexpensively produced.

and substantially horizontally. Thus the flange 7 2| may be hooked over thelongitudinal flange l8 of the hanger H) to support the lavatory upon the wall l2. The flange 21 is preferably of wedgeshaped section, as best shown in Fig. 7, and flts snugly behind the longitudinal flange l8. of the hanger along which it slides tightly against the wall 12. y

In order that the lavatory may be held down firmly upon the hanger with the downwardlyprojecting flange 2| of the former securely wedged between the longitudinal flange l8 of the latter and,the wall l2, special means is provided for coaction between the lavatory and the hanger. Accordingly, the lavatory is provided with lower side flanges 22 and 23 lying substantially horizontally above the positions of the ends l6 and I1, respectively, of the hanger when the latter is fixed to the wall and the lavatory is hung thereon. As illustrated inFigs. 6, 7 and 8, these side flanges comprise the bottom walls of completely enclosed chambers formed in the lavatory. However, it is not necessary that the lower side flanges 22 and 23 be so formed.

The lower side flanges 22. and 23 of the lavatory have openings formed therein, as the opening 24 in the flange 23. These openings are formed substantially coaxially with the holes 20 in the respective ends l6 and I! of the hold-down hanger with the lavatory and the hanger in their positions when secured to the wall l2.

In order to hold the lavatory down upon the hanger with the downwardly projecting flange 2! of the lavatory snugly in place against the longitudinal flange [8 of the hanger and against the wall 12, a bolt 25 is passed upwardly through each of the holes and through the corresponding opening in the adjacent lower side flange. oi the lavatory. A toggle nut 26 of well-known construction is threaded upon each bolt .25. and is thrust upwardly through thejopening in each of the side flanges by thebolt upon which it is threaded. See Fig. 8,. I, Upon passing through the opening in the lower side flange, the toggle bolt 26 opens in well-known manner'and bears upon theupper side'of the flange as the bolt is tightened. See Fig. 6. A washer 21 positioned between the head of each bolt 25 and thehole 20 through which it extends, functions in the usual manner between the bolt head and the end of the hold-down hanger. I

Thus, each bolt 25 maybe turnedto tighten the connection between the hanger; end through, which it, passes and the adjacent lower side flange of the lavatory, the togglenut bearing against the inside of the lower side flange as the bolt is turned through it. By making the hold-down 'from each end of said central portion, each of said side portions having an end turned outwardly thereof, said central portion being per foratecl to accommodate screws or the like f0 r attaching the hanger to a walland having an upper outwardly-turned longitudinal flange for hanging a lavatory or the like thereon, and the end of each of said side portions havin a hole therein through which a bolt may project for holding the lavatory or the like down upon the hanger.

2. A hold-down hanger for a lavatory or the like comprising a substantially flat central portion, and integral flat side portions turned out wardly and downwardly from each end of said central portion substantially at right angles thereto, each of said side portions having an end turned outwardly thereof substantially at right angles to said side portions and to said central portion, said central portion being perforated to accommodate screws or the like for attaching the hanger to a Wall and having an upper outwardly-turned longitudinal flange for hanging a lavatory or the like thereon, and the end of each of said side portions having a hole therein through which a bolt may projection holding the lavatory or the like down upon the h 3. A hold-down hanger for a lavatory or'the like formed from a strip of resilientmaterial and'comprising a central portion, and integral side portions turned outwardlyand downwardly from each end of said central portion, each of said side portions having an end turned out wardly thereof, said central portion being per forated to accommodate screws or the like for attaching the hanger to a Wall. and having an upper outwardly-turned longitudinal flange for hanging a lavatory or the like thereon, and the end of each of said side portions having a hole therein through which a bolt may project for. holding the lavatory or the like resiliently down upon the hanger. a I

4. A lavatory hanger comprising an'elongated central portion for attachment in horizontal po sition to a wall, said central portion having its upper edge bent outwardly to permit a lavatory to be hung over its top; a resilient arm downwardly and outwardly extending from each end of said portion; and a tightening element for connecting each of said arms with the lavatory, whereby the lavatory may be resiliently held down upon said hanger.

5. A lavatory hanger comprising an elongated central portion for attachment in horizontal position to a wall, said central portion having its upper edge bent outwardly to permit a lavatory 3:;

to be hung over its top; a resilient arm downwardly and outwardly extending from each end of said portion, the ends of said arms bein turned outwardly thereof and having holes therein; and bolts projecting through the holes in the ends of said arms for coacting with nuts in the lavatory, whereby the lavatory may be resiliently held down upon said hanger.

6. A lavatory hanger comprising an elongated central portion for attachment in horizontal position to a wall, said central portion having its upper edge bent outwardly to permit a lavatory to be hung over its top; a resilient arm downwardly and outwardly extending from each end of said portion; the ends of said arms being turned outwardly thereof and having holes there-- in; bolts projecting through the holes in the ends of said arms; and toggle nuts threaded upon said bolts for passing through openings in the lavatory and expanding, whereby tightening said bolts in said toggle nuts will resiliently hold the lavatory down upon said hanger.

'7. In combination, a lavatory and means for supporting said lavatory upon a wall in operative position; said lavatory having a rear. transverse, downwardly-projecting flange, and substantially horizontal lower side flanges each having a hole therein; said supporting means comprising a central portion 'being perforated to receive screws or the like for attaching said portion to the wall, and having an outwardly projecting upper longitudinal flange for receiving the rear flange of said lavatory when said portion is fixed horizontally to the wall with its longitudinal flange extending upwardly away from the wall; side portions turned outwardly and downwardly from each end of said central portion; end portions extending outwardly from said side portions substantially at right angles thereto, said end portions extending beneath the from the heads of said bolts, whereby tightening said nuts upon said bolts will pull said lavatory downwardly upon the hold-down hanger by a force opposite to the supporting force of the longitudinal flange on said central portion.

8. In combination, a lavatory, and means for supporting said lavatory upon a wall in operative position; said lavatory having a rear, transverse, downwardly-projecting flange of wedgeshaped section, and substantially horizontal lower side flanges each having a hole therein; and said supporting means comprisin a central strip-like portion having an outwardly-projecting upper longitudinal flange for receiving the lower part of the rear flange of said lavatory when said portion is fixed horizontally to the wallwith its longitudinal flange extending upwardly away from the wall, said portion being perforated to receive screws or the like for attaching said portion to the wall; integral flat side portions turned outwardly and downwardly from each end of said central portion substantially at right angles thereto; integral end portions extending outwardly from said side portions substantially at right angles thereto and substantially at right angles to said central portion, said end portions extending beneath the lower side flanges of said lavatory, each of said end portions having a hole therein beneath the hole in a side flange of said lavatory; bolts projecting through the holes in said end portions and through the corresponding holes in the lower side flanges of said lavatory; and nuts on said bolts for urging said lavatory down upon said supporting means.

9. A lavatory hanger comprising an elongated portion for attachment in horizontal position to a wall, said portion having its upper edge bent outwardly to permit a lavatory to be hung over its top; a resilient arm' downwardly and outwardly extendin from said elongated portion;

and a tightening element for connecting said' arm with the lavatory, whereby the lavatory may be resiliently held down upon said hanger.

JAMES R. BEAM.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 906,247 Mahoney Dec. 8, 1908 1,039,903 Crane Oct. 1, 1912 1,600,852 Shafier Sept. 21, 1926 2,361,604 Coordes Oct. 31, 1944 2,448,798 Haberstump Sept. 7, 1948 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 29,284 Great Britain Dec. 29, 1911 5,505 Great Britain Apr. 12, 1915

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Classifications
U.S. Classification4/647
International ClassificationE03C1/322, E03C1/12
Cooperative ClassificationE03C1/322
European ClassificationE03C1/322