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Publication numberUS3131901 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 5, 1964
Filing dateNov 25, 1960
Priority dateNov 25, 1960
Publication numberUS 3131901 A, US 3131901A, US-A-3131901, US3131901 A, US3131901A
InventorsJames E Coleman
Original AssigneeJames E Coleman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pen stud partition wall outlet box hanger
US 3131901 A
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y 5, 1964 J. E. COLEMAN 3,131,901


James E. Coleman.

United States Patent Ofitice 3,131,901 Patented May 5, 1964 3,131,901 PEN STUD PARTITION WALL OUTLET BOX HANGER James E. Coleman, 1089 Yearling Road, Columbus 13, Ohio Filed Nov. 25, 1960, Ser. No. 71,791 1 Claim. (Cl. 248-426) This invention relates to an outlet box hanger for use with a Wall made of heavy gauge wire.

An object of the invention is to provide a hanger of the type described, having a hanger bar and end plates, the end plates having flange like clamping members at their edges for clamping to wire studs.

Another object of the invention is to provide novel structure for clamping the end plates to bifurcated ends of the clamping bar.

A further object of the invention is to provide a hanger of the type described which can be securely attached to wire studs and which will permit the outlet box to be positioned in any desired position between said studs.

Other objects will be hereinafter set forth in the accompanying specification and claim and shown in the drawings, which by way of illustration show preferred embodiments of the invention.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a front view of my outlet box hanger secured in place in a wall.

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary view of the central portion of the hanger bar.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the outlet box hanger secured to a wire stud.

FIG. 4 is a view taken on line 44 of FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is a View taken on Line 55 of FIG. 4.

Referring to FIG. 1 of the drawings, designates generally, a partition made of heavy gauge Wire. These partitions are often used in situations in which the partition does not carry any load. Elements 11 are Wire studs of the Wall. My improved outlet box support is secured to wire studs 11.

The outlet box support includes end plates 12 and hanger bar 13. The end plates 12 are substantially rectangular and have, at opposite edges, flange iike clamping elements 14. These clamping elements are bent around the Wire studs, when the end plates are in use, to clamp the end plates to the wire studs.

The end plates have substantially central openings 15. On opposite sides of openings 15, are flanges 16. Flanges 16 extend substantially at right angles to end plate 12. Flanges 16 may be integral with end plate 12 or may be secured to end plate 12 in any suitable Way such as by welding. Bolts 17 extend through openings in flanges 16 for the purpose of clamping the end plates to hanger bar 13.

Hanger bar 13 has an enlarged central portion 18, as shown in FIGS. 1, 2, and 3. This enlarged portion is substantially the same shape as the back of an outlet box. This enlarged portion 18, has large openings 19. These openings are substantially the same size as the openings in an outlet box. These openings 19 can be used in securing outlet boxes back to back, by means of a chase nipple or a short length of threaded pipe. Of course, the wires can pass through the openings 19, as desired. The smaller openings 20 can be used to secure an outlet box to the hanger bar by means of screws or bolts.

The ends of the hanger bar 13 are bifurcated to form spaced end portions 21. These end portions are notched at 22 so that the end portions can be readily broken 0d.

The hanger bar and end plates may be made of one eighth inch sheet iron or sheet steel plates.

In use, the end plates are secured to wire studs by bending flange like elements 14 around the wire studs. The outlet box or outlet boxes are secured to the center of hanger bar 13. End portions 21 of the hanger bar are broken to the desired lengths. Said end portions 21 are inserted through openings 15 in end plates 12, with end portions 21 on opposite sides of clamping screws 17. The outlet box is adjusted to the desired position laterally of the Wire studs 11 and clamping bolts 17 are tightened.

The invention has been described in detail for the purpose of illustration, but it will be obvious that numerous modifications and variations may be resorted to within the scope of the invention as set forth in the accompanying claim.

I claim:

An invention of the character described, comprising a hanger bar embodying an enlarged central portion having a plurality of large openings therein, the openings being in both horizontal and longitudinal spaced relation to each other, and a plurality of smaller openings therein, the said hanger bar having an elongated recess starting from each outer end and extending to the said central portion, the said hanger bar having a plurality of notches on each end thereof and extending inward the full length of each recess in the said hanger bar, and a square end plate pivotally bolted to each end of the said hanger bar by a centrally located fitting secured to the inward side of each said end plate, the vertical edges of each said end plate being formed at right angles to the said end plate and having a plurality of vertically spaced clamping elements formed from each inturned side of each end plate and adapted to grasp and hold in a secure manner a wire stud of the building in which it is being used, and each end plate having a centrally located rectangular opening therein for the outward projection of the ends of the said hanger bar.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,066,706 Caine July 8, 1913 1,982,957 Knell Dec. 3, 1934 1,985,582 Schwinger Dec. 25, 1934 2,788,188 Smith Apr. 9, 1957 2,962,252 Frank Nov. 29, 1960

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US1982957 *Nov 1, 1930Dec 4, 1934All Steel Equip CompanyOutlet box and hanger bar
US1985582 *May 28, 1932Dec 25, 1934Crescent Brass Mfg Co IncFixture hanger
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U.S. Classification248/231.41, 248/906, 248/909
International ClassificationH02G3/12
Cooperative ClassificationY10S248/906, H02G3/126, Y10S248/909
European ClassificationH02G3/12F4