US 2732159 A
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1956 J. J. CONNORS ET AL 2,732,159
FIXTURE SUPPORT Filed July 15, 1952 INVENTOR .zfiamwed/ 'g United rates Patent Ofi Our invention consists in a new and useful improvement in fixture supports and is designed to provide means for mounting on a wall, or other supporting medium, a fixture more particularly for bath-room fixtures such as towel-racks, etc. The novel and useful features of our improved support are the design and relation of three elements comprising our improved device, viz. a supporting plate, a housing anda post. The plate is provided with a key-Way, the housing has an opening, and the post has a boss and a key, fitted in the opening and the key-way, respectively, whereby the post engages both the housing and the plate. The device has a single lockbolt mounted in the housing and bearing against the plate whereby the three elements are locked to one another when the support is mounted. A very desirable feature of our device is the fact that the housing and the post are separate elements. We have found it desirable to produce the housing and the post of different suitable materials.
One specific embodiment of our invention is illustrated in the drawings and hereinafter fully described, but it is to be distinctly understood that we do not consider our invention to be limited to said embodiment but refer for its scope to the claims appended hereto.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a perspective of our device.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation, partly in section.
Fig. 3 is an exploded view of the device.
Fig. 4 is a perspective of the supporting plate.
As illustrated in the drawing, our improved support comprises a supporting plate A, a housing B, and a post C.
The plate A has a pair of holes 1 through which screws 2 are passed whereby the plate A can be mounted upon a supporting medium M for the device. The plate A has a key-way 3 recessed in the face A-l of the plate A which projects outwardly of the medium M. This keyway 3 has side walls 4 which diverge inwardly from the face A-1 and converge downwardly from the top A-2 of the plate A (Figs. 3 and 4).
The housing B has a bottom wall 3-1, a top wall 3-2, and a front wall 13-3. The ends 13-4 of the wall 13-3 curve rearwardly so that the inner edges of the walls 8-1, 13-2 and B-3 lie in a common plane to the surface plane M-l of the medium M when the device is mounted on the medium M (Fig. 2). The housing B has a bracket 5 having legs 5-a suitably fixed on the bottom wall B-1 and a mid-portion 5-b spaced from the bottom wall B-1 and having a tapped opening 5-0. The bottom wall B-1 has an opening 5-d coaxial with the opening 5-1:. A lock-bolt 6 is passed loosely through the opening S-d and threaded through the opening 5-0. The housing 2,732,159 Patented Jan. 24, 1956 ice B has a rectangular opening 7 centrally disposed in the front wall B-3.
The post C has parallel top and bottom faces C-1 and C-2, side faces C-3 and C-4, and an end face 0-5 normal to the faces C-1, C-2, (3-3 and (3-4. A rectangular boss 8 projects from the face. C-5 and is suitably dimensioned to be snugly fitted into the opening 7 of the Wall 13-3 of the housing B. A key 9 projects from the boss 8 having suitable shape and dimensions to be received in the key-way 3 of the plate A.
The post C has a suitable socket 10 to receive a pin (not shown) for mounting a rod R on the post C (Fig. 1).
We will now describe the method of mounting our improved support upon the supporting medium M. The plate A is mounted upon the medium M by the screws 2 or by any other suitable means. The lock-bolt 6 is .screwed into the bracket 5. The post C is mounted on the housing B by fitting the boss 8 in the opening 7. The housing B is applied against the surface plane M-1 of the medium M and the key 9 is inserted into the key-way 3. It is to be understood that the lock-bolt. 6 is so disposed in the bracket 5, when the housing B is applied to the plane M-l, that the housing B is sufficiently elevated to facilitate the fitting of the attenuated lower portion of the key 9 into the expanded upper portion of the key-way 3. The housing B and the post C are then moved downwardly to seat the key 9 in the key-way 3. The lock-bolt 6 is then set up thereby drawing the housing B downwardly and consequently forcing the post C downwardly thereby effecting a rigid contact between the post C, through its key 9, and the plate A, and between the post C, through its boss 8 and the housing B. Thus the action of the lock-bolt 6 effects unitary action of the plate A, the housing B and the post C. It will be noted that the lock-bolt 6 can be so dimensioned that when it is set up its head passes the opening S-d so that the lock-bolt 6 is concealed in the housing B so that there is no visible evidence of the means for effecting assembly of the parts of the device.
Having described our invention, what we claim is:
In a fixture support, the combination of a plate adapted to be attached to a wall and having a downwardly convergent key-way; a convergent key removably received in said key-way; a post having a plane end face and a boss projecting rearwardly from said face, said key projecting integrally from said boss; a housing member having an outer face and edge walls, removably covering said plate and having an opening in which said boss closely fits when said end face abuts the outer face of said housing and said key is received in said key-way; and a screw-bolt threaded through one of the walls of said housing and bearing against said plate to lock said key in said key-way and said boss in said opening.
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