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Publication numberUS3221892 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1965
Filing dateApr 30, 1964
Priority dateApr 30, 1964
Publication numberUS 3221892 A, US 3221892A, US-A-3221892, US3221892 A, US3221892A
InventorsBernard Morcheles, D Agostino Nunzio L
Original AssigneeStacor Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 3221892 A
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Dec. '7, 1965 MORCHELES ETAL 3,221,892

HOLDER FOR SHEET-LIKE MATERIAL Filed April 30, 1964 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTORS Be rnard Morchejes Nunzlo L. D'Agoshno wimp A TORNEY Dec. 7, 1965 B. MORCHELES ETAL 3,221,892

HOLDER FOR SHEET-LIKE MATERIAL Filed April 30, 1964 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTORS Berpard Morchejes BY NUflZlO L. DAgoshno ATTORNEY Dem 1965 B. MORCHELES ETAL ,2

HOLDER FOR SHEET-LIKE MATERIAL Filed April 30, 1964 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 INVENTORS Bernard Morcheles BY Nunzio L .D'Agos1'ino AT TORNEY United. States This invention relates in general to a holder, and more specifically to a holder for suspendingly supporting sheetlike material in space.

It is frequently desired to suspend sheet-like material, as for example, drawings, prints, photographs, newspapers, periodicals, plans, maps, and the like in space for either filing, drying or for ease of handling and/or storing. Such sheet-like materials are generally supported in binders provided with gripping jaws for securing the sheet material therebetween. These binders in turn are supported by a bracket from a suitable support. US. Patent No. 2,990,961, discloses generally the known type bracket construction for supporting such binders.

While the bracket disclosed by Patent 2,990,961, as evidence of the known constructions, is relatively simple and satisfactory for its intended purpose, it is an object of this invention to provide for an even more simple and more satisfactory bracket structure for supporting such binders.

Another object is to provide a supporting bracket for such binders which requires a minimum of structural material, and yet rendered rugged, simple, durable and efifective.

Still another object is to provide a supporting bracket for use with such binders which is constructed and arranged so as to enable the binder to be readily attached and detached from the bracket with a minimum of etfort and a maximum of ease.

Another object is to provide a bracket for supporting a binder having but a single point of support therefor.

Still another object is to provide a holder that is relatively simple in structure, inexpensive to manufacture, and positive in operation.

The above objects and other features and advantages are attained by a novel bracket construction comprising essentially of an end pin and having connected thereto a laterally extending elongated member provided with spaced apart means for respectively supporting and positioning the binder thereon. The arrangement is such that the end pin is detachably secured to a support means. The spaced apart means includes a binder retainer or supporting means fixed to the free end of the elongated member for detachably receiving a hanger means connected off center to the top of the binder. Co-operatively associated with the binder retainer or supporting means is a spaced restraining clip secured to the laterally extending member for assisting the maintenance of the binder in alignment with the lateral extension of the bracket.

A feature of this invention resides in the provision of a bracket provided with but a single means for detachably supporting a binder to a supporting bracket.

Other features and advantages will become more readily apparent when considered in view of the drawings in which,

FIGURE 1 is a side elevation view of the holder of this invention illustrated in conjunction with a binder for holding sheet material in space.

Patented Dec. 7, 1965 FIGURE 2 is a fragmentary plan view of one end of the holder. FIGURE 3 is a sectional view taken along line 3-3 of FIG. 1. FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of a modified form of the invention. FIGURE 5 is an enlarged side elevation view of the invention of FIG. 4. FIGURE 6 is a detail plan view of a fragmentary portion of the invention taken along line 66 of FIG. 5. FIG- URE 7 is a side elevation view of FIG. 6. FIGURE 8 is a detail sectional view of the holder taken along line 8-8 of FIG. 9. FIGURE 9 is a side elevation view of FIG. 8 with portions thereof broken away. FIGURE 10 is a side elevation view of a modified form of the invention. FIGURE 11 is a perspective view of the embodiment of FIG. 10. FIGURE 12 is a section view taken along line 12-12 of FIG. 10. FIGURE 13 illustrates a detail construction of the embodiment of FIG. 10. FIG- URE 14 is a plan view of FIG. 13.

Referring to the drawings, there is shown the holder 10 of this invention co-operatively associated with the binder 11 adapted to be supported therefrom. The binder 11 is specifically constructed and arranged for supporting in space sheet-like material, as for example, newspapers, periodicals, maps, plans, drawings 12 and the like. Essentially the binder 11 comprises an elongated channel shaped member 13 having a top web 14 with opposed co-extensive depending flanges 15. Movably mounted between the flanges 15 of the channel member 13 are a pair of hingedly connected gripping jaw members 16. As shown, the respective jaw members 16 are formed with outwardly extending or bowed side wall portions arranged to be disposed in camming engagement with the longitudinal edge portions 15A of the flanges 15 of the channel member 13. The respective gripper jaws 16 are suspended from the web or top 14 of the channel 13 by means of a pair of spaced apart threaded studs 17 which extend upwardly through appropriate openings formed in the web 14 of the channel 13. A wing nut 18 or the like threaded onto the upper end of the stud 17 secures the jaw members 16 to the channel member 13. It will be noted that as the respective nuts 18 are threaded or unthreaded on the stud, the gripper jaws 16 are either raised or lowered with respect to the channel member, causing the jaws to close or open accordingly. A suitable spring means 19 disposed between the jaw members 16 normally bias the same toward open position. As a result, the jaws 16 will normally open whenever the jaws are lowered by loosening the wing nuts and the jaws will close against the bias of the spring 19 whenever they are raised as by tightening the wing nuts.

In accordance with this invention, the binder 11 is provided with a single point of support by which it is supported or suspended from the holder or bracket 19 to be hereinafter described. As seen in FIGS. 1 and 2, the single point of support for the binder 11 comprises a headed stud 20 connected to the top or web 14 of the channel 13 in a manner so that the head 20A of the stud is spaced from the channel top. The stud 20 is disposed along the length of the channel so that it is located nearer to one end 13A of the channel 13 than the other end 13B thereof. As a result, the stud 20 is positioned to one side of the center of gravity of the binder 11.

To suspend the binder 11, described, in space, a novel bracket 10 is provided. The arrangement of the bracket 10 is constructed so that it can be detachably connected to a suitable Wall support 21. As shown in the drawings,

the wall support 21 may comprise simply a channel member 22 which is secured by its web portion to a wall 23 by any suitable type of fastening means. Thus the flanges 22A of the support channel are horizontally disposed. A plurality of aligned apertures 24 are formed in the respective flanges 22A of the channel support. Accordingly a plurality of apertures 24 may be spaced longitudinally along flanges 22A so that a plurality of brackets may be supported from the common support channel, if so desired.

The bracket 10 for supporting the binder 11 from the wall support channel 21 comprises an end pin 25 which has connected thereto a means extending laterally therefrom. As shown, the means is illustrated as comprising a reversly bent or hair pin shaped member or rod 26 to define a lower substantially horizontally disposed rung 26A and an upper slightly inclined rung 26B. The ends of the reversely bent or hair pin shaped member 26 are connected by suitable means, as for example, welding, brazing, soldering or the like inwardly of the ends 25A of the end pin 25. The arrangement is such that the end pin 25 is sufliciently long so that the end portions 25A thereof may be received within the aligned apertures 24 formed in the opposed flanges 22A of the wall support channel 21. If desired, a coil spring 27 may be disposed about one end 25A of the pin so that the pin 25 may be disposed between the flanges under spring tension. With the bracket 10 secured between the opposed flanges 22A,

it will be readily apparent that the bracket 10 is provided with limited pivotal movement relative to the wall sup porting channel 21 about its end pin 25.

Connected to the free end of the bracket is a retaining means or support 28 for dependently supporting the binder 11 therefrom. The retainer or support means 28 comprises essentially of a substantially Z shaped member having one leg 28A thereof secured to the lower rung 26A of the bracket 10. The other end 283 of the retainer is spaced from the lower rung and it is provided with a slotted or bifurcated end portion.

As shown, the arrangement is such that the binder 11 can be detachably secured to the hanger 10 by positioning the shank of the hanger means between the bifurcated or slotted end portions of the retainer means so that the head 20A of the hanger 20 rests on top of the retainer portion 28B. To prohibit unintentional removal of the binder 11 from its bracket support means, the ends 28C of the retainer are bent upwardly.

Spaced from the retainer means 28 is a restraining means 29. As shown, the restraining means comprises an inverted U shaped clip which is connected to the lower rung 26B by its web portion 29A so that its opposed flanges 29B depend downwardly therefrom. As it will be seen in FIG. 1, the binder 11 is detachably connected to the bracket 10 simply by positioning the stud 26 between the bifurcated ends of the retainer 28 and suspending the binder 11 therefrom. The short end 13A of the binder 11 is received between the flanges 29B of the restraining clip 29. Thus, the clip 29 restrains any tendency of a rotary movement of the binder 11 about its hanger support 20. Because the hanger means or stud 20 is placed oif center, the longer end 13B of the binder 11 projects outwardly from the free end of the bracket 10 and consequently, normally will tend to rotate the binder about its point of support in a clockwise direction as viewed in FIG. 1. For this reason, the short end 13A of the binder is positively positioned and maintained between the flanges 29B of the restraining clip 29.

From the foregoing, it will be readily apparent that the binder 11 is rendered detachably connected to the holder means 10, mainly by the single supporting stud 20. Because the nut 13 of one of the adjusting means of the binder extends above the top of the web, the end of the nut will function as a stop as it engages the lower rung 26A to thereby serve as a means to maintain the channel member 13 of the binder 11 in a substantially horizontal position. If desired, a resilient pad 30 of sponge rubber or the like may be positioned about the rung 26A in the vicinity in which the wing nut 18 engages the same, or conversely, the tip of the nut 18 may be provided with a sponge rubber pad to buffer the same against the lower rung 26A of the hanger.

It will therefore be noted that the binder 11 can be readily disconnected from the holder 10 merely by rotating the binder slightly in a counterclockwise direction, as viewed in FIG. 1, to free end 13A from the restraining means 29 and the headed portion 20A of the stud 20 from the upwardly turned end portion of the retainer means 28.

The bracket 10 in turn can be readily disassembled from its wall support 21 merely by raising the pin 25 against the biased spring 27 to free the lower end of the pin 25 from its aperture 24 in the lower flange of the wall support channel, and thereafter by lowering the pin 25 to release the upper end 25A from its retaining aperture 24.

From the foregoing, it will be readily apparent that the novel support hanger is relatively simple in construction as it can be formed of any suitable wire or rod. The arrangement is such that the binder 11 can be positively maintained in a substantially horizontal position with but a single point of support. Consequently, detaching the binder from its holder whenever desired to change or release the sheet material from the gripping jaws can be readily attained with a maximum of ease and a minimum of effort.

FIGS. 4 to 9 illustrate a modified form of the invention. In this form of the invention, the binder is similar in construction With that hereinbefore described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 3. It too is provided with a similar single point of support by which it is supported or suspended from a slightly modified bracket construction 51 as will be hereinafter described. As shown, the single point of support for the binder 50 comprises a headed stud 52 connected to the top of the binder channel so that the head of the stud is spaced from the top of the binder. The arrangement is such that the stud 52 disposed along the length of the binder 50 so that it is located nearer to one end 50A of the binder than the other end 50B thereof. Consequently, the stud 52, as hereinbefore described, is positioned to one side of the center of gravity of the binder.

To suspend the binder 50 described in space, a modified bracket 51 as depicted in FIGS. 4 through 9 is provided. In this form the bracket 51 comprises a vertically disposed end pin 53 which has connected thereto laterally extending means which comprises a reversely bent rod having a substantially horizontally disposed upper rung 54 and a connected inclined lower rung 55. Accordingly, the free ends of the reversely bent rod or rungs 54, 55 are connected by suitable means intermediate the ends of the end pin 53. The arrangement is such that the end pin 53 is sufliciently long so that its end portions may be received within aligned apertures 56 formed in the opposed flanges 57 of a wall supporting channel means 58 as hereinbefore described. If desired, a coil spring (not shown) may be disposed about one end of the pin so that the bracket be disposed between the flanges of the channel under spring tension. It will thus be noted that with the end pin 53, when disposed between the flanges 57 of the wall supporting channel 58, will provide for limited pivotal movement of the bracket 50 relative to its supporting channel.

Connected to the horizontal rung adjacent the free end of the bracket 51 is a retaining or support means 59 from which the binder 50 is dependently supported. As best seen in FIGS. 6 and 7, the support means 59 comprises a substantially inverted angled member having relatively short depending leg portions 59A connected to a relatively broad web portion 59B. As shown, the means 59 is suitably connected to the horizontal rung 54 of the bracket so that the web portion 593 of the retainer means 59 extends laterally to one side of the rung 54. Preferably the rung 54 is secured to the retainer means at the junction of the web and its leg portions so that the other leg of the retainer means is laterally disposed in spaced relationship with respect to the horizontal rung of the bracket. A slot 60 is formed in the offset web portion 59B so as to be laterally spaced from the horizontal rung.

As seen in FIGS. 6 and 7, the leading edge of the web is provided with a raised or shoulder portion 61 which forms a stop to prevent unintentional disengagement of the hanging stud 52 of the binder when the latter is received therein. As shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, the arrangement is such that the binder 51) can be detachably secured to the bracket of the holder by simply positioning the shank end of the hanging stud 52 into the slot 69 so that the head of the hanging stud 52 rests on top of the web portion 593 of the retaining means 59. In operative position, it will be noted that the head of the hanging stud 52 engages the shoulder portion 61 of the support means to thereby prohibit unintentional or accidental removal of the binder from its bracket support means.

Spaced from the retainer or support means 59 there is provided a positioning or restraining means 63. As shown in this form of the invention, the restraining means 63 comprises a U shaped clip which is connected to the horizontal rung 54 of the hanging bracket in spaced relationship with respect to the support means.

As shown in FIGS. 8 and 9, the U shaped clip is secured to the horizontal rung 54 so that the web portion 63A thereof extends laterally therefrom a distnace substantially equal to that of the support means. Accordingly, the horizontal rung 54 is secured to the restraining clip 63 at a junction formed between the web portion 63A and one of its depending leg portions 6313. The arrangement is such that the center of the support member 59 and the positioning means 63 are disposed in axial alignment and parallel to the horizontal rung 54.

Accordingly, the binder 59 is detachably connected to the bracket 51 simply by positioning the head of the stud 52 between the ends of the slot 69 of the retaining means 59 to suspend the binder 50 therefrom. The shorter end 50A of the binder 5% is then received between the depending leg portions of the positioning clip 63. Thus the clip 63 functions to restrain any tendency of the binder 5% to rotate about the restraining means which constitute its single point of support.

As hereinbefore described, because the stud 52 is placed off-center, the longer end 598 of the binder will project forwardly of the free end of the bracket and consequently, unless restrained by the clip 63 there is imposed on the binder a normal tendency to rotate about its support point in a counterclockwise direction as viewed in FIG. 5. By restraining the short end 50A of the binder between the depending leg portions of the positioning means 63, the rotation of the binder is prohibited or restrained. Lateral movement thereof is also restrained.

To prevent banging of the binder against the restraining means, the latter may be provided with a bumper or pad 64 of resilient material, such as, foam or sponge rubber.

It will therefore be apparent that the binder 50 is rendered detachably connected to the holder means 51 -mainly by a single supporting stud 52. In this form of 6 by rotating the binder slightly in a clockwise direction as viewed in FIG. 5 to free its short end 56A from the positioning means 63. Thereafter head portion of the stud is freed from the slot 60 of its support means 59.

The bracket 51 in turn can be readily disassembled from its wall support 58 merely by shifting the end pin 53 so as to free one end thereof from the flange of the Wall support, and thereafter shifting it in the opposite direction to release the other end from the opposing flange portion of the wall support.

FIGS. 10 through 14 illustrate a further modified embodiment of the invention. In this form of the invention, the binder 70 is similar in construction with that hereinbefore described with the exception that the web 71A of the channel member 71 is provided with means for defining a holder for retaining an identifying card or indica. As best seen in FIGS. 11 and 12, means defining such holder comprises vertical extensions 72A of the opposed flange portions 72 which are formed with opposed recesses or grooves 73 to define a slideway in which an index card 74 or the like may be inserted from either end of the channel. In this manner, suitable identification cards or indexes 74 can be removably secured to the web 71A of a channel to identify the sheet material held thereby.

In this form of the invention, the binder 70 is also supported or suspended by a single or one point support means. The single point support for the binder 70 comprises a tapered stud 75 connected to the top of the channel. As shown, the stud 75 tapers downwardly and inwardly so that the enlarged end portion is spaced from the web. Thus, the stud 75 is shaped in the form of an inverted cone with the base of the cone defining the enlarged head end of the stud. The arrangement is such that the stud 74, herein described, is disposed intermediate the length of the binder channel 71 so that it is located nearer to one end than the other end. Consequently, the stud 75 is disposed or off-set to one side of the center of gravity of the binder.

A modified bracket construction is provided to support the binder 70 described in space. In this form of the invention, the bracket 76 comprises a vertically disposed pin 77 by which it is removably secured between opposed parallel disposed flanges 78, 79 of a channel wall support 80 of the type hereinbefore described. However, as shown in FIGS. 10 and 11, the wall support channel 80 has one of its flanges 78 provided with means for supporting thereon an indexing tab 81. The means for holding the tab 81 comprise opposed rails 82 which define therebetween a guideway or slide in which a strip of identifying indicia or indexing tab 81 may be inserted. Thus the material or sheets supported in the binder can be readily identified.

Connected to the pin 77 intermediate the ends thereof is a reversely bent member or rod 83 having its end portions suitably connected to adjacent end portions of the pin 77. The reversely bent rod 83 thus defines an integrally connected upper rung 83A and lower rung 83B with the lower rung 83B inclined at an angle with respect to its connected horizontal upper rung 83A. If desired, a coil spring 84 may be interposed about one end of the pin 77 so that the bracket 76 may be retained between the flanges 78, 79 of the channel 80 under spring tension. Thus as hereinbefore described, with the end pin 77 extended through the aligned apertures in the opposed flanges of the wall supporting chamber, the bracket 76 has limited pivotal movement relative to its supporting channel 80.

Connected to the upper rung 83A in horizontally spaced relationship is a retaining or supporting means 85 from which the binder is dependently supported, and a restraining means 86 for prohibiting lateral movement of the binder 70 dependently supported on the bracket 76. As best seen in FIGS. 11, 13 and 14, the supporting means 85 comprises a bent or angle plate member 85A which is secured adjacent the outer ends of the rungs 83A, 83B. As shown, the support member 85A is secured to the adjacent end portions of the upper and lower rung so that the horizontal leg portion 85B thereof extends to one side of the upper rung 83A. As best seen in FIG. 14, the horizontal leg portion 853 is provided with a key hole shaped slot 87 which opens to the leading edge of the extended portion 85B. In accordance with this invention, as is clearly seen in FIGS. 10 and 11, the reduced or narrow end of the tapered stud of the binder is adapted to be detachably received within the reduced neck portion 87A of the slot 87 formed in the support member. Because of the configuration of the tapered supporting stud 75 and the key hole shaped slot 87, it will be readily apparent that to position the stud 75 of the binder into the slot 87 of the supporting means, the reduced or narrow end of the stud is disposed to permit the same to pass through the restricted or narrow opening 87A of the slot. When the stud has been so aligned and inserted to the enlarged opening of the slot, the weight of the binder 70 will cause the enlarged portion of the stud 75 to seat itself into the enlarged opening of the slot, thereby positively supporting the binder on the bracket in the manner so that the binder is detachably locked in position thereof.

To prevent lateral displacement of the near end of the binder 70, relative to the bracket 76, a modified restraining means 86 is provided. As best seen in FIGS. 10, 11 and 12, the modified restraining means comprises a bail hook member 88 interconnected between the upper and lower rungs of the bracket as shown in FIG. 10. To provide clearance for the binder, the connected leg portion 88A of the restraining means between the upper and lower rung may be formed with a slight off-set as shown in FIG. 12. The hook portion 883 of the restraining means 86 is laterally extended to one side of the upper rung 83A in the same direction as that of the support member 85 and the hook 883 is constructed so that it embraces the near end of the binder 70. Thus lateral movement thereof is prohibited as clearly shown in FIGS. 11 and 12.

Accordingly, the binder 70 is detachably connected to the bracket 76 simply by positioning the head of the stud 75 within the slot 87 of the restraining or supporting means 85 so as to dependently suspend the binder '70 therefrom. The shorter end of the binder 70 is then arranged so that it is received within the hook portion 88B of the restraining means. As hereinbefore described, the binder 70 is supported at a single point of support, and the restraining means functions to restrain any tendency of the binder to rotate about either the vertical or horizontal axis. With the construction described, it is to be noted that the binder 70 is supported in a substantially horizontally disposed position and in a manner so that the adjusting screws 90 for effecting adjustment of the jaw members are free and clear of the bracket means 7 6. Also, this form of the invention provides means whereby the binder 70 and the wall support may be each provided with means for supporting thereon indexing tabs for identification of the subject matter of the holder and respective binders. Thus the particular location of the bracket along the support wall can be readily identified to facilitate the removal and replacement of the binders and/ or the sheet material therefrom. In all other respects, the construction and operation of the assembly described with reference to FIGS. 10 through 14 is similar to that hereinbefore described.

While the foregoing invention has been described and illustrated with particular reference to several embodiments thereof, it will be understood that variations and modifications thereof may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. A holder for suspendingly supporting sheet material in space comprising,

(a) a binder means including an elongated channel having opposed flanges, and a pair of co-operating jaws disposed between the flanges of said channel member whereby said sheet material is gripped between said jaws,

(b) means fOnsecuring and actuating said jaws with respect to said channel,

(c) a means for hanging said binder means connected to the top of said channel,

(d) said hanging means being disposed nearer to one end of said binder means than the other end thereof,

(e) and a bracket means for suspending said binder means in space,

(f) said bracket means including a member adapted to be supported at one end and having its other end arranged to detachably engage the hanger means of said binder means,

(g) and means connected to said bracket to restrain lateral movement of the end of the binder means nearest said hanging means,

(h) said hanging means including a headed stud, the head of said stud being spaced from the top of said channel member.

2. The invention as defined in claim 1 wherein said bracket means includes,

(a) a retainer connected to the free end of said memher, said retainer having a slot therein adapted to receive the said stud for dependingly supporting said binder means therefrom.

3. A holder for sheet-like material as for example newsprint, drawings and the like, comprising,

(a) a bracket adapted to be detachably connected to a support,

(b) said bracket including an end pin by which said bracket is pivotally and detachably connected to the support,

(c) a member connected to said pin intermediate the ends thereof, said member extending laterally therefrom,

(d) a slotted retainer connected to the free end of said member,

(e) a positioning means connected to said member adjacent the other end thereof,

(f) and a binder means including an elongated channel shaped member and co-operating jaw members for receiving and securing therebetween said sheet-like material,

(g) a headed stud connected to said channel member, said stud being secured to one side of the mid point of said channel shaped member whereby said stud is adapted to be received in said slotted retainer with the nearer end of said channel member received in said positioning means.

4. A device for hanging sheet-like material in space comprising,

(a) a binder means having co-operating jaw members for retaining therebetween said sheet-like material,

(b) a holder for said binder means,

(c) said holder including a support adapted to be secured to a supporting surface,

(d) said support having opposed flanges formed with aligned apertures therein,

(e) a bracket including an end pin having its end adapted to be received in said aligned apertures,

(f) a member connected to said pin intermediate the ends thereof, said member extending laterally therefrom,

(g) spaced apart means connected to said member,

(h) said latter means including a slotted retainer connected adjacent the free end of said member and a restraining clip connected adjacent the other end of said member, said clip including a U-shaped member having opposed depending leg portions,

(i) said binder means having a headed stud connected intermediate the ends thereof whereby said stud is 9 received in said slotted retainer for dependingly supporting said binder means from said bracket, and one end of said binder means being disposed between the ileg portions of said clip to prohibit rotation of said binder means about the axis of said stud.

5. The invention as defined in claim 4 wherein said 6. A device for hanging sheet-like material in space comprising,

(a) a bind-er means including an elongated channel having opposed flanges and co-operating jaws for retaining therebetween said sheet-like material disposed between the flanges of said channel, and means for adjusting the opening of said jaws,

(b) a holder for said binder means,

(c) said holder including a support adapted to be secured to a supporting surface,

(d) said support having opposed flanges having aligned apertures formed therein,

(e) a bracket including an end pin having its ends adapted to be received in said aligned apertures, (f) a member connected to said pin intermediate the ends thereof, said member extending laterally therefrom,

(g) spaced apart means connected to said member for positioning said binder means to said bracket,

(h) said latter means including a slotted retainer connected adjacent the free end of said member and a restraining stop connected adjacent the other end of said member, said stop including a U shaped member having depending leg portions,

(i) said channel having a headed stud connected thereto intermediate the ends thereof whereby said stud is disposed in the slot of said retainer for dependingly supporting said binder from said holder, said stud being disposed nearer to one end of the channel and said nearer end of said binder being disposed between the leg portions of said lateral stop to prohibit rotation of said binder about the axis of said stud.

7. The invention as defined in claim 6 wherein said retainer includes,

(a) a Z shaped member having one of its leg portions secured to the free end of said member, and having its other leg portions extending beyond the free end of said member,

(b) said extended end having a slot formed thereon for receiving the headed stud of said binder means.

8. The invention as defined in claim 6 wherein said retainer member includes,

(a) an angle member having a depending leg portion and a broad connecting web portion,

(b) means for securing said angle member to said laterally extending member at the junction of said web portion and leg portion whereby the web portion extends laterally of said extending member,

() said angle member having a slot formed in its web portion in laterally spaced relationship to said extending member,

(d) said slot being adapted to receive the headed stud of said binder,

(e) and said restraining member including an inverted U shaped member connected to said extending member in lateral olfset relationship so that the binder is positioned therebetween in laterally ofi'set relationship with respect to said extending member.

9. The invention as defined in claim 8, including,

(a) a resilient bumper connected to the undersurface of said restraining member.

10. A holder for sheet-like material comprising,

(a) a binder means for securing said sheet material,

(b) means for hanging said binder means in space,

(c) said means including a cantileverly supported bracket,

(d) means connected to the end of said bracket for dependingly supporting said binder means therefrom,

(e) said latter means including a laterally extending support member having a key hole shaped slot opening to one edge thereof,

(f) and said binder having a tapered stud connected thereto whereby said stud is received in said slot to detachably support the binder therefrom,

(g) and means on the holder for restraining lateral movement of said binder.

11. A holder for sheet-like material comprising,

(a) a bracket adapted to be detachably connected to a support means,

(b) said bracket including a mounting pin and a connected supporting rung extending laterally therefrom,

(c) a retainer connected to the free end of said rung, said retainer extending laterally to one side of said rung,

(d) said retainer having formed therein a keyhole shaped slotted opening,

(e) and a restraining means connected to said rung in spaced relationship to said retainer, said restraining means extending laterally to the same side of said rung as said retainer,

(f) a binder including an elongated channel shaped member and cooperating jaw members associated therewith for securing therebetween sheet-like material,

(g) hanging means connected to said binder, said hanging means being disposed nearer to one end of said binder means than the other,

(h) said hanging means including a tapered stud detachably connected within the slot of said retainer so that the near end of said binder means is laterally restrained by said restraining means.

12. The invention as defined in claim 11 wherein said channel shaped members of said binder include means defining an index holder for receiving and retaining thereon an identifying index.

13. A holder for sheet-like material comprising,

(a) a wall support having opposed substantially parallel horizontally disposed flanges, said flanges having aligned apertures formed therein,

(b) one of said flanges having a laterally turned end portion,

(c) means formed on said end portion to define an index holder,

(d) a bracket means detachably connected to said wall support,

(c) said bracket means including a mounting pin retained between the aligned openings of said flanges, and a laterally extending member connected to said end pin, said member including a reversely bent rod to define an upper and lower extending rung,

(f) a supporting means connected adjacent the free end of said upper rung,

(g) said supporting means including a laterally extending plate member having a key hole shaped slot formed therein,

(h) a binder means including an elongated channel having a web portion with connected opposed flanges and cooperating jaw means disposed between said flanges for retaining therebetween said sheet-like material, and means for effecting adjustment of said jaws,

(i) said web of said channel having formed thereon means for receiving and holding thereon an identifying indicia card.

(j) said channel having a taper stud connected intermediate the ends of said channel, said stud being disposed nearer to one end of said channel whereby 11 12 said stud is detachably secured in the slot of said References Cited by the Examiner tsl l grrgggglg means for hanging said binder means UNITED STATES PATENTS k g 1 1 t f 1,653,325 12/1927 Watts 211-169X gaiZ gi EZQ for restramm atara movemen O 5 1,899,942 3/1933 Claflin 211 9 (1) said restraining means including a hook shaped 1;; l a g "Zia-17246; b tdbt th f 'clb kt 'rmefg 1mm er connece e Ween enmgso a m e 2,990,961 7/1961 Schneider 21148 in spaced relationship relative said retainer, said member having a laterally extending hook portion adapted to embrace the nearer end of said binder to 10 CLAUDE LE Primary Examiner prohibit lateral movement thereof. CHANCELLOR E. HARRIS, Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification211/48, 248/316.2, D19/92, 248/316.7, 248/225.11
International ClassificationB42F15/06, B42F15/00
Cooperative ClassificationB42F15/06
European ClassificationB42F15/06
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Oct 18, 1990ASAssignment
Owner name: FREMONT FINANCIAL CORPORATION, ILLINOIS
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:STACOR CORPORATION;REEL/FRAME:005477/0056
Effective date: 19900801