US 3094892 A
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June 25, 1963 s. B. TOPF 3,094,892
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BEJAM Bil OP United ates 3,094,892 COMBINATEON SPACER ANCHOR HAVING A FRANGIBLE HEAD PORTION Sam B. Topf, Coral Gables, Fla, assignor to Jordan Industries, Inc, Miami, Fla a corporation of Florida Filed Mar. 31, 1960, Ser. No. 19,036 1 Claim. (Cl. 852.4)
This invention relates to anchors and is more particularly directed to a combination spacer anchor primarily for peg boards.
A principal object of the present invention is to provide an anchor device which permits one to secure a peg board on a wall at a certain spaced distance therefrom to permit the insertion of holders on the peg board.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a wall anchor device with a shoulder thereon which when inserted in an appropriate hole on the wall will xtend a predetermined distance beyond the surface of the wall.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a combination anchor and spacer device which is molded of plastic and the like in an integral unit and which is inexpensive in cost of manufacture and readily applied to a wall for the purpose of securing a peg board to the wall in predetermined spaced relation.
With these and other objects in view, the invention will be best understood from a consideration of the fol lowing detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
In the drawing:
FIGURE 1 is a fragmentary cross sectional View taken along the line 1-1 of FIGURE 2 showing my combination spacer anchor mounted in position on a wall for securing a peg board thereto.
FIGURE 2 is a front elevational View thereof.
FIGURE 3 is an enlarged side elevational view of my spacer anchor.
FIGURE 4 is a top plan view thereof.
FIGURE 5 is a longitudinal cross sectional view of my spacer anchor.
Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals are used to designate similar parts throughout the several views, the numeral refers to my spacer anchor used as shown by FIGURES 1 and 2 to support and secure a peg board 11 to a Wall 12 as shown. It can be readily noted that the peg board 11 must be mounted in spaced relation with the wall 12 in order to permit the insertion of hangers or pegs 13 in the bores or holes 14- in the peg board 11.
The combination spacer anchor 10 preferably made of plastic consists of a cylindrical body portion 15 which tapers slightly in the direction of a rounded end portion 16. About the body portion 15 there are a plurality of peripheral grooves 17 forming a series of spaced ridges 18 which assist in securing the anchor 10 in position as is explained hereinafter. There is a pair of oppositely disposed slots 19 which extends longitudinally 3,094,892 Patented June 25, 1963 of the body portion 15 from adjacent one end to therounded end 16.
At the head portion of the anchor 10 there is integrally attached thereto a spacer portion 20 of cylin drical configuration. The spacer portion 20 is of larger diameter than that of the body portion 15 so as to form a shoulder '21 in order to prevent any of the spacer por-' tion 20 from entering into the bore in the wall that is formed to receive the anchor 10.
The outer surface of the spacer portion 20 is scored as at 22 to permit breaking olf a part of the spacer portion at one of the selected scorings 22, thereby reducing the width of the spacer portion and consequently the distance the peg board 11 is maintained in spaced relation with the wall 12.
The anchor device It) is provided with a longitudinally disposed bore 23 which is of constant diameter within the spacer portion 20 and then tapers inwardly as at 24 to adjacent the rounded end 16 to leave the otherwise separated halves of the body portion 15 joined together at the rounded end 16 as at 25.
When it is desired to mount the peg board 11 on a wall 12, holes 30 are bored in appropriate places on the wall '12. Then the combination spacer anchors 10 are inserted in the holes 30'. The spacer portion 20 will abut against the outside surface of the wall 21. The peg board 11 is now placed against the spacer portions 20 of the anchors 10 and a screw 31 is placed in a bore 32 in the peg board 11 and threaded into the bore 23 of the anchor device 10. As the screw enters the bore 24, the two halves of the body portion 15 are forced apart separating at the portion 25 and the ridges 18 imbed themselves into the sides of the bore 30 as best shown by FIGURE 1. The peg board '11 becomes securely fastened to the wall 12 but is maintained the desired distance from the wall 12 to permit the pegs 13 to be inserted in the bores 14 in the peg board 11. The dotted line showing of the peg 13 indicates the amount of space needed behind the peg board 11 to permit the pegs 13 to be positioned in the holes 14. The width of the space can be varied by cutting the spacer portion 20 of the anchor device 10 at the appropriate scoring mark 22.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
A combination spacer-anchor device comprising an elongated body portion having an axis, said elongated body portion being tapered in the direction of one end and having a rounded end portion at said one end, a plurality of alternating ridges and grooves formed transversely of said body portion adjacent said rounded end portion, a pair of opposed slots extending longitudinally from adjacent said one end to adjacent the other end said rounded end portion being joined together, a spacer portion mounted on said other end of said elongated body portion, said spacer portion being larger in diameter than said elongated body portion thereby forming a shoulder adapted to abut against the outside surface of a wall in which said device is mounted, an axially disposed bore extending through said body portion and said spacer portion for receiving a screw bolt, said bore being of constant diameter in said spacer portion and of decreasing diameter in the direction of said rounded end portion, and a plurality of peripheral V-shaped 10 Hess Dec. 15, 1925 4 Adams July 27, 1937 Cornell Mar. 15, 1938 Guarnieri June 6, 1950 Parker Nov. 18, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain June 26, 1947 Great Britain Dec. 24, 1952 Switzerland Apr. 15, 1957