Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2815863 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 10, 1957
Filing dateMar 31, 1953
Priority dateMar 31, 1953
Publication numberUS 2815863 A, US 2815863A, US-A-2815863, US2815863 A, US2815863A
InventorsLarson Charles O
Original AssigneeLarson Charles O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garden tool stand
US 2815863 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 10, 1957 c. o. LARsoN GARDEN Toor. STAND Filed March 3l, 1955 l IN VEN TOR. 672471@ anfam United States Patent O 2,815,863 GARDEN 'rooL STAND Charles 0. Larson, Sterling, Ill.

Application March 31, 1953, Serial No. 345,920

2 Claims. (Cl. 211-60) This invention relates to a stand or rack for various elongated articles having relatively long handles of relatively small cross section. Among articles suitable to be stored in the present rack are tools with relatively long handles, golf clubs, brooms, canes, umbrellas and the like.

One of the objects of the invention is to provide a single economical rack of sheet metal constructed and arranged to be attached to a vertical planar support, or even to a wall or partition in such a manner as adequately and simply to provide for the storage or repose of such articles.

These and other objects will be apparent from a perusal of the following specification when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the sheet metal brackets assembled and supported by a vertical support member;

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure l;

Figure 3 is a side sectional view taken on line 3--3 of Figure 1; and

Figure 4 is a view taken on line 4-4 of Figure l.

Referring now to the drawings, the invention resides in a plurality of elongated, rectangular sheet metal plates preferably of identical size and adapted to be attached in vertically spaced registration to a vertical support such as a board 8 or other support, or even to a wall, or which may be interconnected to be supported from a floor.

Each plate comprises a horizontal portion and an angularly upwardly bent flange 10. The junction of the plate and flange is formed with spaced, transverse, relatively short triangular, upstanding corrugations 12 which serve to rigidify the angular iiange. At its longitudinal margin this ilange is provided with a corrugation 14 which serves to stiien the ange.

The front free longitudinal edge of the horizontal or plate portions 2, 4 and 6 is likewise formed with a marginal corrugation 16 and the ends are corrugated as at 18 and 20. Each of the three plates is formed in the manner just described.

The upper plate 2 and the central plate 4 are identical in construction and include a plurality of spaced holes die punched in parallel rows. These holes 22 and 24 may be of Variant sizes, or as shown, the holes 22 of the front row are larger than the holes 24 of the rear row of each of the upper and central plates. The holes are in registration vertically. The holes are selected to receive therein and therethrough relatively long handles of various objects such as the handles of garden and farm tools, golf clubs, brooms, canes, umbrellas, and the like. If desired, relatively long slots such as 26 and 28 may be formed in these two uppermost plates to receive the tine of a fork or the like, as shown in Figure 1.

The bottomrnost plate is formed with integral cup-like embossed countersunk portions in the shape of cup-like depressions 30 and the bottom of each cup is formed with ice an ope-ning 3 2 for water drainage if desired. These cuplike depressions are preferably of equal size but not necessarily so and they function to receive the butt ends of the handles when inserted through and into the twosets of registering openings and into the cups of the bottommost bracket. In this manner, the handles are spacedly supported in upright position for storage or easy access for use.

The front and rear marginal corrugations may continue along the spaced parallel ends of each plate 2, 4 and 6, as illustrated.

In the method of making the plates 2, 4 and 6, the rst operation is tov cut olf each plate to size and corrugate the perimeter thereof as illustrated. While thus making the rst blank, the holes are punched on one long side, so as to be used for attaching the ange of the plate to a vertical support. The blank is then moved forwardly in a die which will bend the plate along one long edge, at right angles to form the flange and at the same time to put in the supporting spaced corrugations along the length of the bend. Such plates as thus formed (without the subsequently formed holes) may be used as a tool shelf or a broom closet shelf.

As the next step, the trays if it be desired to form the stands illustrated, can alternatively be used for garden tool stands, by punching with one set of dies the holes shown in the uppermost two plates. This set of dies will also crimp the edges of the holes so formed as illustrated on the upper two plates while another set of dies will punch the holes and emboss a deep countersink as shown in the lowermost plate.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

1. A stand for garden tools comprising in combination with a vertical support two brackets attached thereto in vertical spaced apart registration, each of said brackets including a support plate, a mounting flange formed integral with said support plate along one edge thereof and disposed substantially perpendicular thereto for attachment to said vertical support, the free margin of said support plate having a part-circular reinforcing corrugation formed thereon and extending out of the plane of said support plate in the same direction as said mounting flange, the free margin of said mounting flange having a part-circular reinforcing corrugation formed thereon and extending out of the plane thereof in the same direction as said support plate, the corrugation on said support plate being continuous with the corrugation on said mounting flange, the uppermost of said brackets having a plurality of apertures formed in the support plate thereof, a flange formed on the portion of the support plate of said uppermost bracket defining each of said apertures and extending in a direction opposite to said corrugation on said uppermost support plate, the support plate of the lowermost bracket having a plurality of depressions formed therein extending in a direction opposite to the associated mounting ange, the material defining said depressions having an aperture formed therein at the point spaced farthest from the associated support plate, the apertures in said uppermost support plate being aligned with corresponding depressions in said lowermost support plate.

2. A stand for garden tools as set forth in claim l, wherein each bracket has a plurality of rigidifying corrugations at the junction of the support plate and mounting flange thereof, the apertures in the uppermost support plate being circular and having different diameters, and the depressions in the lowermost support plate being partspherical and of different sizes, the apertures in the uppermost support plate being aligned with depressions of corresponding size in the lowermost support plate.

(References on following page) UNITED STATES PATENTS Wanderer 2 June 11, 1895 Besse Dec. 31, 1889 5 Sencenbaugh et al; July 12, 1892 Flint Feb. 1, 1916 Hastings Aug. 21, 1917 4 Decker et al. Sept. 28, 1920 Anderson Dec. 18, 1923 Smith Feb. 3, 1925 Kovarik May 11, 1926 Goldstein June 20, 1933 Davey July 3, 1934 Alusas Dec. 8, 1936 Rossow Sept. 20, 1949

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US418435 *Sep 16, 1889Dec 31, 1889 Display-rack for tools
US478645 *Aug 8, 1891Jul 12, 1892 Umbrella-stand
US1170231 *Apr 19, 1915Feb 1, 1916Bradford B FlintTooth-brush holder.
US1237901 *Jul 1, 1915Aug 21, 1917George T HastingsBrush-holder.
US1353898 *Dec 31, 1919Sep 28, 1920W G Nagel Electric CompanyOil-can holder
US1477799 *Oct 16, 1922Dec 18, 1923Anderson Dennis MDrain shelf
US1525330 *Mar 4, 1924Feb 3, 1925Alexander Smith GeorgeDisplay case
US1584101 *Jun 4, 1925May 11, 1926Kovarik Edward CUmbrella rack
US1915020 *Oct 4, 1929Jun 20, 1933Goldstein Simon IUmbrella holder
US1965032 *Mar 17, 1932Jul 3, 1934Great Lakes Pressed Steel CorpDrill stand
US2063289 *Jul 31, 1935Dec 8, 1936Alusas Joseph GSupport
US2482372 *Aug 2, 1946Sep 20, 1949Rossow RobertGolf club carrier
USD24378 *May 10, 1895Jun 11, 1895 Design for a ladle-holder
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3052442 *Aug 24, 1960Sep 4, 1962Rankin Jr Joseph DContainer support for use on ladders
US3103688 *Aug 21, 1962Sep 17, 1963Jay RoseDevice for holding hypodermic needles
US3298531 *Apr 11, 1966Jan 17, 1967Carl WilckeDevices for storing tools and the like
US3480152 *Jul 18, 1967Nov 25, 1969Walsh Helen AStorage rack for vessel containing unstable material
US3489382 *Mar 25, 1968Jan 13, 1970Larson Co Charles OArticle support construction
US3690609 *Jun 16, 1970Sep 12, 1972Bellon Plumbing Co IncPipe bracket
US3737131 *Jun 6, 1968Jun 5, 1973Larson Co Charles OArticle support construction
US3915308 *Oct 3, 1974Oct 28, 1975Ratzloff HarryConvertible tool storage rack
US4176819 *Dec 16, 1977Dec 4, 1979Lowe Joe APortable fishing rod holder
US4318478 *Jul 2, 1980Mar 9, 1982Copco, Inc.Utensil assembly
US4343172 *Sep 18, 1979Aug 10, 1982Svenor Modul-System AbTool holders and a method of their manufacture
US4345688 *Jul 18, 1980Aug 24, 1982Albert De BoerTool holder device
US4941577 *Jul 21, 1988Jul 17, 1990Space Industries Partnership, L.P.Portable robotic tool rack
US4947998 *Aug 24, 1989Aug 14, 1990Smeller Donald WImplement organizer
US5092463 *Feb 7, 1991Mar 3, 1992Dees Kent LTool storage container
US5129528 *Oct 28, 1991Jul 14, 1992Emerson Electric Co.Multi-tiered rack for tools
US5257700 *Nov 3, 1992Nov 2, 1993Lee Rowan CompanyFishing rod support rack
US5403555 *Oct 4, 1993Apr 4, 1995Kaltenbach & Voigt Gmbh & Co.Device for cleaning and/or disinfecting and/or maintaining medical or dental instruments
US5810177 *Feb 9, 1995Sep 22, 1998Cabiran; Michel LewisVersatile tool rack assembly
US5826762 *Sep 5, 1995Oct 27, 1998Dellinger; Loy J.Tool scabbard
US6041947 *Apr 27, 1998Mar 28, 2000Heneveld; William R.Storage rack for elongated items
US6116434 *Feb 20, 1998Sep 12, 2000Park; Hong KuArticle holder and organizer
US6250480 *Jul 29, 1999Jun 26, 2001Justin A. McGuinnessHandle supporting fishing rod rack
US6357645 *Aug 10, 2000Mar 19, 2002David KeefeRelease pull bar holster
US6386377 *Sep 25, 2000May 14, 2002Lenny YeomanMounting assembly for plurality of microphones
US6626402 *May 9, 2002Sep 30, 2003Kaminstein Imports, Inc.Cleaning tool holder
US6641099 *Jan 23, 2002Nov 4, 2003Suzanei LueBait rigging tool holder system
US6719153Jan 19, 1999Apr 13, 2004William R. HeneveldStorage rack for elongated items
US7036668Aug 25, 2003May 2, 2006Handisolutions, Inc.Tool holder and method
US7861883 *Aug 16, 2006Jan 4, 2011Electrolux Home Products, Inc.Article baskets for a dishwasher
US8522998May 1, 2008Sep 3, 2013Electrolux Home Products, Inc.Dishwasher basket assembly
US8596473 *Sep 4, 2007Dec 3, 20133M Innovative Properties CompanyHorizontally mounted shelf assembly and accessories therefor
US8636153 *Sep 16, 2012Jan 28, 2014Daniel DattiloDart and accessories display shelf
US9101228Sep 21, 2012Aug 11, 2015One Rack LlcShelf system for elongated articles
US20040035732 *Aug 25, 2003Feb 26, 2004Udy David B.Tool holder and method
US20050072354 *Nov 21, 2003Apr 7, 2005Goodwin Brad ArnoldPainter's portable jig, leg assembly, and drying rack
US20050252871 *May 11, 2004Nov 17, 2005Benoit Le RouxSystem for holding tools in a position facilitating storage
US20060151408 *Jan 7, 2005Jul 13, 2006Gaynor Lawrence DNail polish bottle display device
US20060191188 *Feb 25, 2005Aug 31, 2006Mark PeiserTackle rack for fishing equipment
US20070039971 *Aug 16, 2006Feb 22, 2007Electrolux Home Products, Inc.Article baskets for a dishwasher
US20080053931 *Sep 4, 2007Mar 6, 20083M Innovative Properties CompanyHorizontally mounted shelf assembly and accessories therefor
US20080238012 *Apr 2, 2008Oct 2, 2008Carter Mark CGarden wagon
US20080272126 *May 1, 2008Nov 6, 2008Electrolux Home Products, Inc.Dishwasher basket assembly
US20090283487 *May 16, 2008Nov 19, 2009Michael KaperstShelf system for elongated articles
USD730545 *Dec 30, 2013May 26, 2015Simpson Strong-Tie CompanyJoist and rafter connector
USD732708 *Dec 30, 2013Jun 23, 2015Simpson Strong-Tie CompanyFlared joist and rafter connector
WO2004018156A2 *Aug 26, 2003Mar 4, 2004Udy David BTool holder and method
WO2004018156A3 *Aug 26, 2003May 26, 2005David B UdyTool holder and method
U.S. Classification211/70.1, D06/572, 248/300, 211/70.6, 211/90.1, 211/70.7
International ClassificationA47B81/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B81/007
European ClassificationA47B81/00E