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E. E. CASSELL.'
` f SHPLP SUPPORT.
Patented May 29,1883.4
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" UNITED STATES PATENT' OFFICE.
EDWIN E. oAss'ELI., 0E PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming pare of Letters Patent No. 278,506, dated May 29, 1883.
Application filed December 11, 1882. (No model.) i
To all whom it mag/concern Be it known that I, EDWIN E. CAssELI., a subject of the Queen of Great Britainand Ire- Y land,and a resident ofPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., have invented an `Improved Shelf-Support, of which the following is a specication.
' shown in Fig. 2, consists of two inclined bars,v
being cast or forged in one piece.
AMy invention consists of a simple device,` fuliy described hereinafter, for readilysuspending shelves from joists. In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a side View of the shelf-supporter; Fig. 2, a perspective View of one ofthe hangers, and Fig. 3 asectional `view of the same.
A A represent the 4joists of a oor, from which the shelf B has to be suspended, and D D the supporting-hangers, eachof which, as
a a, connected together at the top by a plate, b, and below by the cross-piece d, the whole The bars a a. are far enough' apart where they meet the cross-piece d to admit the shelf B, and the plate b is provided at the top with a hook,- e, and at the rear with one or more spurs, f, both hook and spurs being cast on the hanger. A staple, m, is driven into or otherwise secured to each of the joists A A for the reception of the hook e of one ofthe hangers, and `when the latter 3o are in their places they will occupy the posi- -scribing witnesses.
tions shown in Fig. 1, the shelf resting on the cross-bars of the hangers, and any Weight placed on the shelf tending to force the spurs into the joists and to render the attachment of 2. The hangers DD, each composed of the plate b, provided with a hook, e, and spur or spurs f,the inclined bars t a, and cross-bar d, incombination with the shelf' B and staples or eyes m m in the joists to which the hanger is attached, all substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two sub- EDwIN EA oAssELL.
HARRY DRURY, HARRY SMITH.