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Publication numberUS2723824 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 15, 1955
Filing dateMay 25, 1953
Priority dateMay 25, 1953
Publication numberUS 2723824 A, US 2723824A, US-A-2723824, US2723824 A, US2723824A
InventorsMartin Sidney W
Original AssigneeMartin Sidney W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support structure for shelves
US 2723824 A
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S. W; MARTIN SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR SHELVES Filed May 25, 1953 Nov. 15, 1955 NNJA @fw/W, BY

United States Patent() 2,723,824 SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR SHELVES Sidney W. Martin, Chicago, lll. Application May 25, 1953, Serial No. 356,958

3 Claims. (Cl. 248-243) This yinvention relates to `structures Aadapted for `use `in supporting shelves, hanger rods, etc., vand'more particularly `to a structure adapted'to befreadily.installedibetween vertically spacedkitchencabinets.

Many kitchens' are now'provided with vertically spaced cabinets and it is well'knownthat. such cabinets are not conveniently located to permit-readyremoval or replacement lof those kitchenutensils yfrequently :employed `in processing fand serving. food products. It is also `apparent that thespace between such cabinets could `be utilized to store certain kitchen utensils. It is, therefore, an object of the present invention Vtoprovide a `structure adapted to be mounted in the space between base and wall cabinets to suppo'rtltho'se utensils frnost frequently employed in kitchens.

Another object 'of the inventionresides in the; provision of an inexpensive support structure adapted to be-readily mounted between and `engaged to base and wallfcabinets to'support shelves, hanger rods,'etc.

AfurtherY object of the inventionresides inthe jprovision of a support structureconstructed'to permitready adjustment of the several 'parts to `suitthe space available i between cabinets.

Another object of the invention resides in the provision of a support structure embodying spaced upright bracket supporting frames, each frame being extensible and provided at its ends with locking clips for insertion between a wall and vertically spaced cabinets.

Another object of the invention resides in the provision of a support structure in which each of the bracket supporting frames comprises a pair of frame members adjustable vertically relative to each other and secured in adjusted position by locking elements.

It is a further object of the invention to provide shelfsupporting brackets on the frame members, each bracket being adjustable to dilferent positions on its related frame member.

This invention embodies other novel features, details of construction and arrangement of parts which are hereinafter set forth in the specification and claims and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. l is a front elevational view illustrating a support structure for shelves, hanger rods, etc., embodying features of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational View of same.

Fig. 3 is a side elevational view illustrating a modified form of the invention in which each side frame member comprises telescopically engaged tubular members.

Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional View illustrating another modified form of the invention in which each side frame comprises telescopically engaged channel members.

Referring now to the drawings for a better understanding of the invention, and more particularly to Figs. l and 2 therein, the support structure is shown as comprising identical side frames 6-6 adapted to extend vertically in spaced parallel relationship along a wall 7 between vertically spaced wall and base cabinets 8 and 9, respectively.

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`Each side lframe `6 islshown .as comprising .identical rin nerand.outerframefmembers 11 .and 12 formed-from nlengths of flat rstrip.rr1etal,.;the inner .member having Vits frame .members to their related cabinets.

A`Upper and'lowerlcollars v17 and-18 are ysleeved overthe framemembers 11;and-12.a.nd formed with threaded apertures to receive screws .19a to .clamp themembersagainst relative movement. Mounting clips 19 and 21 are secured 11 and 12, ,respectively,.by means of` screw/$.22,theouterends ofthe clips being disposedbetween the wall .7.and their related cabinets 8 and 9 to. securethe side frames .6 against movement outwardly .from the wall. .p

Each side frame `6 is provided with a shelf-supporting bracket 23 formed from a lengthof flat strip ...metal to provide a horizontalportion 24 ,anda vertical portion 25 adapted vtobe clamped in fixed position on the frame lby means of acollar 26.sleeved.overthe.frame members `11 and 12 andv having threaded,aperturestovreceivelocking screws 27. Ashelf 28 is-.supported atits ends-:upon rthe brackets 2k3- '23 and is engaged against outward displace- .ment therefrom iby means `of .upturned ;end portions -29 formed onl the brackets.

Each` sideframe 6..is.also .provided with arhanger rod support-ing bracket 31 .formed of .flat .strip .metal olfset intermediate `its ends, Vone endof the bracket :being clamped to the side Yframe `by means of a collar 3 2 and a screw 33, and the other. end of thefbracket being disposed to clamp a hanger rod 34 against the front sfideo'f the side frame. The hanger rod is formed with suitable apertures 36 to receive hooks (not shown) for supporting 'kitchen utensils.

To install the support structure, the frame members 11 and 12 are moved to engage their respective clips 19 and 21 between the wall 7 and cabinets 8 and 9 and the screws 19 are tightened to clamp the frame members against relative movement. The brackets 23 and 31 are then secured in adjusted position on their respective side frames 6 and secured in fixed position by the collars 26 and 32 and screws 27 and 33.

In the event the cabinets are liush against the wall 7, the clips 19 and 21 may be omitted from the side frames and the latter may be secured to the cabinets by the screws 16.

Fig. 3 illustrates a modified form of the invention in which identical side frames 36-36 are shown as comprising inner and outer frame members 37 and 38 formed of metal tubing of different diameters whereby the inner member may be telescopically adjusted within the outer member and secured in adjusted position by means of a split collar 39 and screw 41.

Identical mounting clips 42 and 43 are provided at opposite ends of each side frame, each clip being preferably formed from a length of strip metal to provide U-shaped body portion 44, a vertical leg portion 46 and a horizontal leg portion 47. The body portions of the clips are slidably mounted within the ends of their related frame members, and the vertical leg portions 46 are disposed between the wall 7 and their related cabinets 8 and 9. If desired, the leg portions 47 may be formed with apertures to receive screws 48 for engagement with the cabinets.

An angle-shaped bracket 49 is provided on each side frame 36 to support a shelf 51, each bracket having a C-shaped clip 52 secured thereto snugly embrace the outer frame member 38, and each bracket being secured in adjustedp'osition on its related side frame by means of a split collar 53 and screw 54.

Fig. 4 illustrates another modified form of the invention in which each side frame 56 comprises inner and `outer side frame members 57 and 58 of channel section,

the inner member being slidably engaged within the outer member. This form of the invention is otherwise similar to the form heretofore described and illustrated in Fig. 3 in the drawings.

In each of the several forms of the invention herein shown and described, it will be noted that the side frames are adapted to be installed for use by merely moving the side frame members relative to each other to engage their respective mounting clips between a wall and the vertically spaced cabinets, and then locking the frame members and shelf brackets against movement relative to each other by means of the clamping collars and locking screws.

While this invention has been shown in several forms, it is obvious to those skilled in the art that it is not so limited, but is susceptible of various changes and modifications without departing from the spirit and scope of the claimed invention.

I claim as my invention:

1. In a support structure for shelves, side frames including interconnected side frame members adjustable longitudinally relative to each other, mounting clips pro vided at opposite ends of each side frame, and brackets provided on said side frames to support a shelf, said side frame members being formed from lengths of metal tubing telescopically engaged for longitudinal movement relative to each other, each mounting clip being generally U-shape to provide a pair of legs and a U-shaped loop portion snugly telescopically engaged within its related side frame member, one of said legs having an outer end portion offset from and parallel to its related side frame member, and the other of said legs having an end portion disposed in a plane normal to its related side frame.

2. In a support structure for shelves, side frames including interconnected side frame members adjustable longitudinally relative to each other, mounting clips provided at opposite ends of each side frame, and brackets provided on said side frames to support a shelf, said side frame members being formed from lengths of metal of generally channel section telescopically engaged for longitudinal movement relative to each other, each mounting clip being generally U-shape to provide a pair of legs and a U-shaped loop portion snugly telescopically engaged within its related side frame member, one of said legs having an outer end portion olset from and parallel to its related side frame member, and the other of said legs having an end portion disposed in a plane normal to its related side frame.

3. In a support structure for shelves, side frames including interconnected side frame members adjustable longitudinally relative to each other, mounting clips provided at opposite ends of each side frame, and brackets provided on said side frames to support a shelf, said side frame members being formed from lengths of metal telescopically engaged for longitudinal movement relative to each other, each mounting clip being generally U-shape to provide a pair of legs and a U-shaped loop portion snugly telescopically engaged within its related side frame member, one of said legsl having an outer end portion offset from and parallel to its related side frame member, and the other of said legs having an end portion disposed in a plane normal to its related side frame.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 541,323 Gewiss June 18, 1895 842,490 Poggi Jan. 29, 1907 1,613,477 Olson Jan. 4, 1927 2,095,882 Max Oct. 12, 1937 2,117,127 Yarger May 10, 1938 2,256,856 Zwald Sept. 23, 1941 2,461,722 Coons Feb. 15, 1949 2,514,790 Ostrow July 11, 1950

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2902241 *Jun 21, 1954Sep 1, 1959Spitko Kenneth FSign holding device
US3319378 *Mar 3, 1966May 16, 1967American Cyanamid CoGarden window
US5592886 *Jan 31, 1994Jan 14, 1997Amco CorporationAdjustable wall-mounted system for shelves
US6527682 *Jun 16, 2000Mar 4, 2003Roberto J. GomezSupport rack for disc-like weight members
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/243, 248/200.1
International ClassificationA47B77/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47B77/02
European ClassificationA47B77/02