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Publication numberUS3244390 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1966
Filing dateSep 25, 1962
Priority dateSep 25, 1962
Publication numberUS 3244390 A, US 3244390A, US-A-3244390, US3244390 A, US3244390A
InventorsKerr Hugh E
Original AssigneeKerr Hugh E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Perforated-panel bracket
US 3244390 A
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April 5, 1966 H. E. KERR PERFORATED-PANEL BRACKET Filed Sept. 25, 1962 3 Sheets-Sheet l IN VEN TOR. HUGH E. KERR ATTORNEY April 5, 1966 H. E. KERR PERFORATED-PANEL BRACKET 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Sept. 25, 1962 FIG? FIG. 6

FIG. 8

INVENTOR. HUGH E. KERR ATTORNEY April 5, 1966 H. E. KERR PERFORATED-PANEL BRACKET 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Sept. 25, 1962 v i i 4 5? INVENTOR. HUGH E. KERR ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,244,390 PERFORATED-PANEL BRACKET Hugh E. Kerr, Shreve, Ohio Filed Sept. 25, 1962, Sel. No. 225,938 2 Claims. (Ql. 248-225) This invention relates to the combination of a bracket with a perforated panel, useful for various purposes. For

. example, the bracket can be designed for the attachment of one or more objects thereto and it can be used to clamp one or more items to the perforated panel.

The bracket is fastened to the perforated panel by one or more pegs each of which has a rear portion behind the panel, a head or front portion in front of the panel, and an ofisetting portion joining the two located in a hole in the panel.

The bracket includes a fiat base portion, preferably of sheet metal, which may be placed flat against the face of the perforated panel or it can be used for clamping the thin portion of an object to the panel by locating such thin portion between the bracket and the panel. The bracket is held to the panel by one or more pegs. It may include a projecting portion with a suitable opening through it for tying or otherwise attaching objects to it. An object clamped to the perforated panel may be equipped in any desired manner for display in a salesroom or for any other purpose.

The invention is further described in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a front view of a perforated panel with a bracket fastened to its front face, showing the peg after attachment of the bracket to the panel in full lines, and

also in a different position before attachment, in dotted bracket being omitted to show the manner of attachment of the object to the panel;

FIGURE 6 is a section of the perforated panel on the line 6-6 of FIGURE 5 showing one side of the object on the panel, with the addition of the bracket;

FIGURE 7 is a similar view but on the line 77 of FIGURE 5, showing the other side of the object;

FIGURE 8 is a section through the perforated panel on the line 8-8 of FIGURE 5 showing the bottom end of the object;

FIGURE -9 is a section on the line 9-9 of FIGURE 5;

FIGURE 10 is a front elevation of a further modification with a longer bracket held to the perforated panel by two pegs;

FIGURE 11 is a bottom plan view on the line 11-11 of FIGURE 10; and

FIGURE 12 is an end elevation of the same.

The perforated panel 1 is of any usual construction. The openings 2 may be arranged in an orderly fashion, or in any other suitable manner.

The peg 3 is of any usual construction and includes the rear portion 4, the front portion or head 5 which is parallel to the rear portion, and the offsetting porion 6 which connects the front and rear portions. The head may be provided with a hook 7 but for the purposes described the peg need not include a hook. A hook may be convenient for a variety of purposes.

The bracket 10 is preferably made of sheet metal, but

3,244,390 Patented Apr. 5, 1966 may be of glass, plastic, porcelain or other suitable material. It includes the flat base portion 11, and a projection 12 bent perpendicular thereto. The lower end 13 of the projection 12 is bent at right angles to the projection and also at right angles to the base portion 11. The end 13 approaches the base 11 preferably at a point 14 to form the notched opening 15 with the head 5 of the peg releasably engageable in the notch by sliding movement of the head over the face of the base portion 11. Thus, to attach the bracket to a perforated panel,-the bracket is placed with the base portion 11 against the face of the panel and with the opening 16 in the base portion coinciding with one of the openings 2 in the panel. The rear portion 4 of the peg is inserted through the openings in the base portion and the panel. Then the head of the peg is pressed fiat against the bracket and rotated about the offsetting portion 6 by sliding the head 5 over the face of the base portion into engagement with the notch in the opening 15. In this way the base portion 11 of the bracket is held fast against the face of the panel.

The bracket can be used for any purpose. The opening 18 is provided so that an object can'be tied to the bracket for display or any other purpose. Such an opening might be provided in the end 13. The bracket is firmly engaged against the perforated panel and will withstand any con- 7 siderable pull against any tie made through the opening It will be hold a considerable weight. Also, as explained below, the bracket can be used for attachment of anotherobject to the panel. Thus, the combination of such a bracket with the panel widens the usefulness of a panel very materially.

FIGURES 5 to 8 illustrate how an object 20 can be clamped to the perforated panel by a bracket. The bracket may be the bracket 10, although a modified form 10' is shown in the drawings. In this modified form the notch 15' for releasable engagement of the headof the peg is at the base of a triangular projection 13' bent forward at an angle from the base of the bracket.

The bracket is attached horizontally to the panel instead of being vertical, but is not shown in FIGURE 5 in order to show a complete front view of the object 20. There is only one peg holding the bracket to the panel, but it holds it firmly. The foundation of the object 20 is formed of sheet metal and includes a base 21, an attaching portion 22 across its bottom, and sides 23 and 24 which are bent up perpendicularly to the base 21. The attaching portion 22 is clamped between the bracket 10' and the panel. In order to hold the object 20 in position there is an opening 26 in the attaching porion which coincides with the opening 16 in the base portion of the bracket and the opening in the panel. The peg is passed through these various openings and the head is engaged in the notch 15' of the bracket, as previously described.

To steady the object, tabs 28 (FIGURES 6, 7 and 9) cut from the attaching portion 22 and bent down between edges 29 (FIGURE 5) of the attaching portion, are engaged in two of the regular openings 2 in the perforated panel. By passing the peg through an opening in the at taching portion its vertical position is maintained and the tabs 28 prevent the object 20 from swiveling about the peg.

The construction of the object 20 is immaterial. It is shown as comprising a yoke 30 with the ends 31 bent in and engaged in openings in the projections 23 and 24. An arm 32 with a horizontal portion 33 surrounded by the coil spring 34 has a hook 35 at the end which the spring 34 tends to maintain engaged over the yoke, although the hook can be disengaged by downward pressure on the arm 32. When disengaged from the yoke the spring draws the hook 35 against the stop lug 36, and the projection 24 is bent out at 38 to hold the arm 32 in the raised position.

. the .panel. were used.

, is ienoughspringtin the peg that holds the object clamped .to the panel 'so that the same peg can be used whether or notthebracketisused for the attachment of an objectto the panel.

The-bracket .44 of FIGURES '10-12 is held in place by 1 two pegs '41. Any number of pegs may be employed. By the use of two or more pegs the bracket is held rigidly on It can not turn as it might if a single peg The bracket 40 is made of any suitable material. It

ispreferably made in one-piece but may be assembled from various parts. It includesthe base 43, the upright 4.4 and the ends 45. The ends arersimilar to the end 13 of the bracket shown 'in FIGURES -14, with a notched opening '46 between each end and the "base so that the head of each vpeg can be releasably engaged in its respective notch. When this is done the bracket is held be tied around a tool or the like for'display or the tape can be put to any other desired use. The peg 52 tied to a the other end of the tape can be engaged in any hole in the panel. The spring53 is fastened to the tape atlocations separated ;farther than the distance between the 'two ends of the unstretched spring, the purpose being to keep the tape taut wherever the peg 52 is engaged, provided only that the springtis under some tension.

The invention tislcovered in the claims which iollow. What :1 claim is: 1. The combination of a perforated panel with holes therein, a peg and a perforated panel bracket; which peg comprises a rear portion behind the panel, a head substantially parallel to said rear portion and in front of the panel, and an offsetting portion located in one of the holes in the panel, which bracket comprises a fiat base portion which is generally parallel to "the front of the panel, an opening in said base portion in which the offsetting portion of the peg is located with the peg rotatable about the oifsetting portion while in the opening with the head slidably positioned against-the front of said flat base portion, and means on the front of the bracket adjacent said flat base ,portion with which the head of the peg is releasa-bly engaged; with an object having a thin base clamped between the panel vand the'bracket.

2. The combination of a perforated panel with holes therein, two pegs and a perforated-panel bracket; which pegs each comprise a rear portion behind the panel, a :head substantially parallel to said rear portion and in front or the panel, and an o'ifs'etting portion located in 'one of the holes in the 'panel; which bracket comprises a fiat baseportion which is generally parallel to the front of the panel, two openings in said base portion in each of which is the offsetting portion of a different peg with the pegs rotatable about the oifsetting portion while in the respectiveopenings with the head slidably positioned against the front of said fiat base portion, and means on the front of the bracket adjacent said fiat base portion with which the heads of the pegs are releasably engaged.

References Cited hy the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 25841353 7/1958 JBurdick. 2,987,286. 6/1961 Alling. 2,991;96s '7/1961 Lydard. 3,069,122 12/1962 Babajoff.

FOREIGN PATENTS 1,096,254 16/1955 France.

,CLA-UDEA. LE ROY, Primary Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/220.41, 248/223.31
International ClassificationA47F5/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/0823, A47F5/08
European ClassificationA47F5/08B1A, A47F5/08