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QJ. MC. MCPHERSON MAGNETYIC HOLDING DEVICE June 23, 1953 Filed Feb. 17. 1949 JNVENTOR. Jafav' c. MsP/Yzxajv Patented June 23, 1953 ENT onirica MAGNETIC HOLDING DEVICE Y "John' C. McPherson, Bergenfield, N. J. Application February 17, 1949, Serial No. 76,979
This invention relates to a magnetic holding device.
It is an object of the present invention to proV vide a magnetic holding device adapted to be mounted on a wall or on a shelf and which has a magnet for receiving such items as tooth brushes, shaving brushes, rubber stamps, and so forth, by the mere engagement of these items or articles with the magnet contained in the device, the articles themselves having a metal adapted to be magnetized in order to be held upon the magnetic support.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a magnetic support which may receive tooth brushes and shaving brushes and which at the same time serves as a shelf for the support of a cup or the like and which is adapted for use in a bathroom and to make these articles readily accessible to the user.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a magnetic holder for shaving brushes and the like which is quickly attachable upon a wall or upon a shelf within a medicine cabinet and so constructed as to contain a magnet readily accessible to the end face of a handle of a shaving brush so that the shaving brush can be suspended downwardly for the proper drying of the same.
For other objects and for a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanyingr drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of my magnetic holder which is adapted to both tooth brushes and a shaving brush.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken on line 3-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged transverse sectional View taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. e is a perspective view of the magnet before it is embedded in the bracket material.
Fig.` 5 is a perspective view of a modified form of the invention wherein the supporting member for the magnet is adapted for attachment to a medicine cabinet shelf.
Fig. 6 is a collective View of the bracket and of the magnet removed therefrom.
Fig. '1 is a perspective and collective View of a modified form of the invention wherein the magnet is retained on the bracket by trunnion projections.
Referring now particularly to Figs. l to 4, I0 represents a wall surface on which there is mounted a plate l I by means of screws I2. This plate serves to support a bracket member I3 formed of plastic or the like material and in whichthere is embedded a magnet I4, Fig. 4. This magnet I4 has a ring portion I5 which has a straight rear side I 5 and a central disc-like portion l1 connected to the ring-like portion by conneeting portionslll` and I9. This magnet I4 is embedded into the plastic material in such a manner that the disc portion I1 will be exposed at the bottom of the bracket while the ring portion IS will beexposed around the front and sides ci the bracket while the straight portion IS will be fully embedded within the material along with the connecting portions I8 and I 9 to firmly secure the magnet within the material and prevent the release of the exposed portions I5 and I 1.
The bracket I3 has a depending portion 2| having a vertically extending keyway slot 22 for receiving the mounting plate II. The bracket is slid downwardly onto the plate Il and is held against further downward displacement by the abutment of a shoulder 23 with the upper end of the plate 2|.
In order that a shaving brush 24 can be attached'to the bottom magnetic portion I1, the handle ofthe brush is provided with a magnetizable portion 25 adapted to engage with the portion I1 whereby to retain the shaving brush when magnetized in a position as shown in Fig. 2 with the brush bristles 28 depending downwardly from the handle and in such a manner that the brush can be thoroughly dried and the moisture kept 'from the handle. I
A tooth brush 21 is also provided with a magnetizable member 28 adapted to engage with the ring portion I5 either at or at the side and can hang without the interference of the shaving brush 24.
The top of .the member I3 is dished, as indicated at 3l, to receive a cup 32. Also embedded in the member I3 is a wire bracket 33 having a loop portion 35 which is elevated from the top of the bracket I3 by laterally spaced and embedded pedestal portions 35. The cup 32 is held against displacement from the dished opening 3| in the top of the bracket I3 by the loop portion 34 in the manner as illustrated in Fig. 1.
Referring now particularly to Figs. 5 and 6, 31
y .represents a shelf of a medicine cabinet onto which is disposed a bent wire bracket 38 having a U-shaped portion 39 rounded at its closed end as indicated at 4I and wherein the legs are upwardly bent to provide top end portions 42 adapted to lie over the top of the shelf 31 while the U-shaped portion 39 extends along the bottom face of the shelf. This U-shaped member can have its leg portions sprung laterally a slight the front of the bracket With the bracket 38 in place on the shelf 3'l and with the magnet 43` mountedltherei-n, there is provided .means on the shelf 31 te which a Shavling brush 24 lwith its magnetizable member 25 can be suspended.
y in this position against outward displacement. Y
In Fig. 7, there is shown a slightly' different l form of the invention from that shown in Figs. 'and 6 where in the magnet, instead of' han?`- ing a groove for the connecting or tlf're'e magnet.' p has laterally extending trunnion projections 45 c adapted to enter holes 46 in the U-shaped bracket member upon the legs thereof being spread suiciently to receive the? projections. Oiicethe legs have been released, the projections Will be"y retained Within the openings against downward displacement. The" engagement of` theY flat top face of the magnet with the? under face' of the' shelf will retain the magnet against pivotal displacement on the bracket, The projections 44 will keep the magnet: on ther` bracket' 38 evenf though the bracket isV removedfrom the" shelf 31. The magnet, having..theprojections 44,: is indicated at 41; The bracket having the' open--k ings- 4t is indicated at 481. 'I'fhe'fupvvardly` bent portions onY the brackets 3-8' and 48 f providev atl I taching meansfor theisecurement 'of the bracket on .the shelf-31. Y
. It shoul'dpnowbe. apparent-that there lhas beenl provided a simpleimeansfor'the supporting of shaving brushes,.toothrbrushes andthe like'or for-'0.thei.l itemswithout the needf-for hooks or for thewregistering; of small openings on suchY items with the hooks and wherein thefbrushesf can. be quickly and readily supported and removed from their-supports in an easy manner] While various changes may be made in the de-J tail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be Within the spirit and scope of the present invention as dened by the appended claim. Y
What is claimed is:
A magnetic holder device of a type adapted toY receive articles having magnetizable members on the sides thereof and articles with magnetizable members in the" ends` thereof, said magnetic holder device comprising a bracket having an attaching portion adapted for the connection of the holder device to a Wall support or the like, a Iagnet'mbedded'in said bracket comprising a ring portion surrounding the sides of the bracket, a plt''prtior presentable from the bottom of Lthe'bracketand' integral portions extending radiallyl inwardlyfrom opposite sides of the ring portion-and connecting with the plate portion at the opposite sides thereof. 'g f JOHN C. MCPHERSON.
Referencesoitea in the me of this patent' NI'TED STATES PATENTS FOREIGN PATENTSV Number v Y, Country Y Date 700,570 Germany Nov. 28, 1940 199,555` Sweden Dec. 2, 1943 122,977
Sweden Oct. 12, 1948