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Publication numberUS2931686 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1960
Filing dateJan 13, 1958
Priority dateJan 19, 1957
Publication numberUS 2931686 A, US 2931686A, US-A-2931686, US2931686 A, US2931686A
InventorsTorbjorn Afdal
Original AssigneeTorbjorn Afdal
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fastening device for cupboards, cabinets and similar furniture
US 2931686 A
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April 5, 1960 T. AFDAL 2,931,686 FASTENING DEVICE FOR cuPBoARDs, cABINETs AND SIMILAR FURNITURE Filed Jan. 13, 1958 FASTENINGDEVICE Fon cUPnoARbs, CABI- NErs AND rSIMILAR FURNITURE- Torbjrn Afdal, Oslo, Norway Application January 1s, 195s, soriaiNo. 708,601 clairnsprioriiy, application Norway January 19, 1951 4 claims. (ci. :i12- 245) The present invention relates to. a device for fastening cupboards, ,cabinets and similar furniture detachably and adjustably to a support, such asa-wall, by means of posts or pillars secured thereto and each side of whichV is providedl with holes, which preferably are uniformly spaced.

An object of this invention is to provide a fastening device which makesfit possible that a cupboard or cabinet may be secured detachably in an easy manner at the desired level in engagement with said posts.

A further object of the invention is to provide fastening means which are not visible from the outer sides of the cabinet and which will not prevent cabinets from being mounted side by side close together.

The invention will be more fully described with reference to the accompanying drawing in which:

Figure 1 is a view in perspective of two Wall cabinets mounted side by side.

Figure 2 is a side view in vertical section of a cabinet,

Figure 3 is a horizontal section along the line III- III in Fig. 2, and

Figure 4 is a detail view taken along the line IV-IV in Fig. 3. I

In the drawing numeral 1 indicates support posts or pillars adapted to be secured to a wall 2 or similar'support, and each post is spaced from its neighbour by a distance depending on the width of the cupboard or cabinet to be used. Each post 1, which preferably is square in section, is provided with a series of holes 3 ICC forwardly yand downwardly inclinedposition, as shown'VY in Fig. 2,l when the cabinet is suspended thereby resting 4bers in operative position.

v the rear edge surface of the side wall 4 and secured preferably uniformly spaced and extending horizontally through the post parallel with the wall 2. The holes of one post are aligned with the holes of its neighbour.

The cupboard or cabinet comprises side walls 4, top and bottom walls 5 and 6, respectively, and a door 8. The width of the cabinet is such that the distance between the inner surface of the side walls 4 is equal to the distance between the posts 1 secured to the wall. Shoulders 5' are cut at the inner corners of the top and bottom walls so that the rear edge portions thereof extend between the posts 1. If so desired the top and bottom walls may be interconnected by a rear wall 7, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2.

The cabinet is secured to or suspended from the posts by means of stay members 9, made from any suitable material, such as for example heavy gauge metal wire. Each of said stay members 9 has its free ends bent at right angles to create pegs 9 adapted to be received in a hole 10 in the inner surface of one of the side walls 4 and in one of the holes 3 in the adjacent posts 1, respectively.

The distance between the pegs 9 of the member 9 is somewhat greater than the horizontal distance between the series of holes 3 in the post 1 and the hole 10 in the wall 4, when said wall is resting against the front side of said post so that said stay members 9 obtain a thereto by screws 12. Each of the members 11 has an upper inwardly directed hook-shaped portion 11 gripping-the adjacent member 9 and preventing movement thereof normal to the surface of the ,side wall 4. l

In mounting the cabinet it is held in a lifted position in which the holes 10 in the side walls 4 are approximately horizontally aligned with the desired holes 3 in the posts, thereafter the stay members 9 are placed in position with the pegs 9 thereof inserted into said holes 1,0 and 3, respectively, and when the cabinet Vthen is lowered it is drawn into close engagement with the posts 1, at the same time as the hooks 11' catch the members 9 and lock these in operative position.

The cabinet may also in a similar easy manner be demounted for moving, by being lifted until the hooks 11 are released from the members 9 which thereafter may be removed and placed in other of the holes of the posts 1.

As a consequence of the fastening or stay members 9 being arranged at the inner side of the walls 4 of the cabinet, cabinets may be mounted side by side close together, whereby each of the posts 1 may be provided with a width adapted to support the side walls of adjacent cabinets, as will be easily understood.

I claim: Y

1. In apparatus for fastening cabinets to walls, a pair of rods secured to a wall spaced apart and extending vertically approximately parallel with each other, each of said rods having a hole therein extending through a side surface thereof facingl the other rod respectively, a cabinet having vertically extending side walls spaced apart with their inner surfaces spaced at approximately the same interval as said facing side surfaces of said rods, said side walls of said cabinets each having a hole in its inner surface located forwardly of said holes in said rods respectively, stay members having laterally extending end portions respectively extending into said holes in said rods and side walls, and said side walls each having supports extending inwardly from their inner faces and engaging and resting upon said stays and maintaining said cabinet supported by said rods on said wall.

2. Apparatus according to claim 1, and in which said supports are located atthe rear of said side walls closely adjacent said rods.

3. Apparatus according to claim l, and in which said supports are hook shaped and the hooks thereof engage over the stays and hold them with their end portions engaged in said holes.

4. Apparatus according to claim 1 and in which said supports are recessed in the rear edge faces of the side walls of the cabinet.

References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Erisula Jan. 21, 1958 liatentedl Apr. 5, 1960

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/245, 312/111
International ClassificationA47B67/02, A47G29/00, A47G29/02, A47B67/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B67/02
European ClassificationA47B67/02