US 2922683 A
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Jan. 26, 1960 c. B. SCHMERTZ KITCHEN FIXTURES 2 Sheets-Sheet 1- Filed Oct. 20, 1955 INVENTOR.
CHARLES B. SCHMERTZ BY M g ATTORNEY I Jan. 26, 1960 c. B. SCHMERTZ 2,922,683
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CHARLES B. SCHMERTZ j ZZQ ATTORNEY United States KITCHEN FIXTURES Charles B. Schmertz, New York, NY.
Application October 20, 1955, Serial No. 541,605
2 Claims. (Cl. 311-19) This invention relates to kitchen fixtures such as shelves and cabinets and, more particularly, to a novel modular mounting arrangement therefor.
The fixtures of the present invention are designed to be mounted on doors and similar surfaces. For this reason, each fixture has a back or mounting panel and these panels are all the same size, such as 18 x 24". Each panel is a flat vertical surface of suitable metal such as aluminum or stainless steel, and has a rearwardly extending peripheral flange along its four edges. These flanges are formed with uniformly spaced and located holes which may be, for example, 1" apart. Thereby, the panels of adjacent fixtures may be joined to each other to form a modular assembly of fixtures. The holes also serve for attachment of mounting clips to the panels. Channel shape spacers having similar perforated flanges may be used where necessary or advisable.
The particular novel fixture of the invention is a hinged or collapsible shelf or table which may also be extended when in the horizontal position.
For an understanding of the invention principles, reference is made to the following description to typical 1 embodiments thereof as illustrated in the accompanying drawings. In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the folding extension shelf;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a front elevation view of the folding extension shelf;
Figs. 4 and 5 are sectional views taken on the correspondingly numbered lines of Figs. 1 and 3, respectively; and
Fig. 6 is a sectional view illustrating the hinge connection.
Referring to the drawings, each of the several fixtures includes a modular rectangular back or mounting panel 30, of aluminum or stainless steel, having a peripheral, rearwardly extending flange 31. Flange 31 has uniformly spaced and located holes 32 therealong to secure mounting clips to panel 30 or to receive fasteners joining the panels in a modular arrangement as described hereinafter.
Figs. 1-6 illustrate the folding extension table 90. This table includes a support shelf 91 having a depending flange 92 secured to panel 30 and a front edge bent to form hinge lugs 93 receiving a pintle 94. A leaf memher has hinge lugs 96 embracing pintle 94 between hinge lugs 93. Member 95 has secured to extend therefrom a fixed shelf section 97 having side flanges 98 and a front flange 99 with folded over edges.
Flanges 98 act as guide rails for an extensible shelf section 100 having side flanges 101 turned over flanges Section 100 has a front flange 102, folded over, with a draw handle 103. Section 100 may be pulled out relative to section 97 to extend shelf 90.
Shelf 90, in the upright position, is supported by swinging brackets 105 each comprising a rod or tube bent to triangular form to provide a vertical leg 106 and a horizontal leg 107. Brackets 105 are hinged to panel 30 by straps 104 embracing legs 106 and secured to panel 30. When brackets 105 are swung out to support shelf 90, legs 107 engage in clips 108 on the underside of shelf section 100.
When brackets 105 are swung inwardly, shelf 90 may be folded against panel 30.
While specific embodiments of the invention have been shown and described in detail to illustrate the application of the invention principles, it will be understood that the invention may be embodied. otherwise without departing from such principles.
What is'claimed is:
l. A kitchen fixture, a vertical surface mounting panel of sheet metal substantially rectangular in form; and a drop table including an elongated relatively narrow mounting section permanently secured to said panel and extending forwardly normal thereto, a table section hinged to said mounting section, and tubular support brackets hinged to said panel on vertical axes, each bracket having a pair of vertically aligned tubular legs telescoped through U-shaped straps secured to said panel and extending throughout the major part of the vertical extent of said tubular legs.
2. In a kitchen fixture as claimed in claim 1, a second ta'ble section slidably telescoped with the first-named table section.
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