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Publication numberUS3737131 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 5, 1973
Filing dateJun 6, 1968
Priority dateJun 6, 1968
Publication numberUS 3737131 A, US 3737131A, US-A-3737131, US3737131 A, US3737131A
InventorsLarson C
Original AssigneeLarson Co Charles O
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article support construction
US 3737131 A
Abstract
The article support construction is for use on a pegboard and comprises a base, a plurality of mounting prongs on the upper edge of the base each including a rearwardly-extending first finger and an upwardly-extending second finger on the rear end of the first finger and disposed normal thereto, a plate integral with the lower edge of the base and directed normal to the base and having an opening therein, the first and second fingers co-operating to mount the plate on the pegboard, whereby the opening can receive the shank of a headed tool with the head thereof being supported on the plate.
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United States Patent 91 Larson I 54] ARTICLE SUPPORT CONSTRUCTION [75] Inventor: Charles 0. Larson, Sterling, Ill. [73] Assignee: Chas. O. Larson C0., Sterling, Ill. [22] Filed: June 6, 1968 [2]] Appl. No.: 735,069

[52] US. Cl. ..248/223, 211/60 T, 248/DIG. 3 [51] Int. Cl. ..A47g 23/02 [58] Field of Search ..248/223, 224, 225, 248/216, 220.5, 247, 248, DIG. 3; 211/60, 60 T, 87, 90

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,766,958 10/1956 Levy ..248/223 2,815,863 12/1957 Larson ..2l l/9O FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS 778,206 7/1957 Great Britain ..248/309 June 5,1973

Primary Examiner l. Franklin Foss Att0rney-Prangley, Clayton, Mullin, Dithmar and Vogel [57] ABSTRACT The article support construction is for use on a pegboard and comprises a base, a plurality of mounting prongs on the upper edge of the base each including a rearwardly-extending first finger and an upwardly-extending second finger on the rear end of the first finger and disposed normal thereto, a plate integral with the lower edge of the base and directed normal to the base and having an opening therein, the first and second fingers co-operating to mount the plate on the pegboard, whereby the opening can receive the shank of a headed tool with the head thereof being supported on the plate.

3 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures PATENTEUJUH 5:915 3731131 I INVENTOR.

J CHARLES 0. LARSON fi glww waw A TTORNE Y5 ARTICLE SUPPORT CONSTRUETION This invention is directed to article support constructions for use on a pegboard and more particularly to an article support construction having a tool support plate thereon.

In summary, the article support construction incorporating the features of the invention is for use on an upstanding pegboard having a plurality of holes arranged in equidistantly-spaced horizontal rows and vertical columns, the article support construction comprising a base having substantially-flat front and rear surfaces, a pluraltiy of mounting prongs on one edge of the base, each of the prongs including a first finger extending from the rear surface and disposed substantially normal thereto and having a predetermined length and including a second finger on the outer end of the first finger and extending therefrom in a direction opposite to the base, each of the mounting prongs being spaced from an adjacent mounting prong by a predetermined distance, a plate integral with the edge of the base opposing the one edge thereof and directed substantially normal to the front surface of the base, the plate having at least one opening therein, the rear surface of the base bearing in use against the front surface of the associated pegboard, with the first fingers extending through associated holes in the pegboard and the second fingers extending upwardly behind the pegboard, thereby to mount the plate on the pegboard in cantilever fashion, the opening receiving in use the shank portion of a headed tool to be supported with the head of the associated tool supported by the upper surface of the plate.

Further features of the invention pertain to the particular arrangement of the parts of the article support construction whereby the above-outlined and additional operating features thereof are attained.

The invention, both as to its organization and method of operation, together with further objects and advantages thereof, will best be understood by reference to the following specification taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of one embodiment of an article support construction incorporating the features of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the article support construction of FIG. 1 along the lines 2-2 thereof;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of another embodiment of the article support construction;

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view of the article support construction of FIG. 3 along the lines 44 thereof;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of yet another embodiment of the article support construction; and

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view of the article support construction of FIG. 5 along the lines 6-6 thereof.

Referring now to the drawings, and more particularly to FIGS. 1 and 2 thereof, there is shown an article support construction 15 for use on a pegboard 10, the pegboard 10 being shown in phantom and having therein a plurality of holes 11 arranged in equidistantly-spaced horizontal rows and vertical columns. The article support construction 15 comprises an elongated base 16 having a substantially-flat front surface 17 and a substantially-flat rear surface 18. There are provided four mounting prongs on one edge of the base 16, namely, the upper edge thereof as viewed in FIG. 1. Each of the mounting prongs includes a first finger 21 extending rearwardly from the rear surface 18 and disposed substantially normal thereto and having a length approximately equal to the thickness of the pegboard 10. Each of the mounting prongs 20 further includes a second finger 22 on the outer end of the first finger 21 and extending therefrom in a direction opposite to the base 16, that is, the second finger 22 extends upwardly as viewed in FIG. 1. The mounting prongs 20 are spaced from one another by distances equal to the distance between two of the pegboard holes 11' in a horizontal row.

The article support construction 15 further comprises plate 30, havinga plurality of circular openings 31 therein of various diameters. The longitudinal extent of the plate is the same as the longitudinal extent of the base 16, the plate 30 being disposed on the lower longitudinal edge of the base 16 and extending substantially normal to the front surface 17. Formed at the junction of the base 16 and the plate 30 is a set of three equally-spaced reinforcing webs 32 to strengthen the junction; the base 16, the mounting prongs 20, the plate 30 and the webs 32 being formed from a unitary metal sheet.

In use, the first fingers 21 on the base 16 extend through associated holes 111 in the pegboard 10, the second fingers 22 extend upwardly behind the peg board, and the rear surface 18 of the base 16 bears against the front surface of the pegboard 10, thereby to mount the plate 30 on the pegboard 10 in cantilever fashion. When the article support construction 15 is thusly mounted on the pegboard 10, the plate 30 extends generally horizontally, whereby the shank of a headed tool can be passed through the appropriate opening 31 with the head of the tool being supported by the upper surface of the plate 30.

Referring now to FIGS. 3 and 4 of the drawings, there is shown an article support construction 35 which comprises an elongated base 36, the base 36 having a substantially-fiat front surface 37 and a substantially-flat rear surface 38. There are provided four mounting prongs on one edge of the base 36, namely, the upper edge thereof as viewed in FIG. 3. Each of the mounting prongs 40 includes a first finger 41 extending rearwardly from the rear surface 38 and disposed substantially normal thereto and having a length approximately equal to the thickness of the pegboard 10. Each of the mounting prongs 40 further includes a second finger 42 on the outer end of the first finger 41 and extending therefrom in a direction opposite to the base 36, that is, the second finger 42 extends upwardly as viewed in FIG. 3. The mounting prongs 40 are spaced from one another by distances equal to the distance between two of the pegboard holes 1 I in a horizontal row. The article support construction 35 further comprises a pair of spaced-apart plate-like arms and 51 disposed on the lower longitudinal edge of the base 36 and extending substantially normal to the front surface thereof. Formed at the junction of the base 36 and the arms 50 and 51 is a set of three reinforcing webs 52 to strengthen the junction; the base 36, the mounting prongs 40, the arms 50 and SI, and the webs 52 being formed from a unitary metal sheet.

In use, the first fingers B1 on the base 36 extend through associated holes Ill in the pegboard 10, the second fingers 42 extend upwardly behind the pegboard, and the rear surface 38 of the base 36 bears against the front surface of the pegboard 10, thereby to mount the arms 50 and 51 on the pegboard It in cantilever fashion. When the article support construction 35 is thusly mounted on the pegboard 10, the arms 50 and 51 extend generally horizontally, whereby the shank of a headed tool can be passed'through the rearwardlyextending slot between the arms 50 and 51 with the head of the tool being supported by the upper surfaces of the arms 50 and 51.

Referring now to FIGS. and 6 of the drawings, there is shown an article support construction 55 which is generally similar in construction to the article support construction 35 and comprises an elongaged base 56, the base 56 having a substantially-flat front surface 57 and a substantially-flat rear surface 58. There are provided three mounting prongs 60 on the upper edge of the base 56, each including a first finger 61 extending rearwardly from the rear surface 58 and disposed substantially normal thereto and having a length approximately equal to the thickness of the pegboard 10. Each of the mounting prongs 60 further includes a second finger 62 on the outer end of the first finger 61 and extending therefrom upwardly as viewed in FIGS. 5 and 6. The mounting prongs 60 are spaced from one an other by distances equal to the distance between two of the pegboard holes 11 in a horizontal row.

The article support construction 55 further comprises a pair of spaced-apart plate-like arms 70 and 71 disposed on the lower longitudinal edge of the base 56 and extending substantially normal to the front surface thereof. Two flat retaining portions 70a and 71a are respectively disposed on the free ends of the arms 70 and 71 and form a continuation thereof, the portions 70a and 71a being curved forwardly and upwardly as viewed in FIGS. 5 and 6. Formed at the junction of the base 56 and the arms 70 and 71 is a pair of reinforcing webs 72 to strengthen the junction; the base 56, the mouning prongs 60, the arms 70 and 71, the retaining portions 70a and 71a, and the webs 72 being formed from a unitary metal sheet.

In use the first fingers 61 on the base 56 extend through associated holes 11 in the pegboard 10, the second fingers 62 extend upwardly behind the pegboard, and the rear surface 58 of the base 56 bears against the front surface of the pegboard 10, thereby to mount the arms 70 and 71 on the pegboard in cantilever fashion. When the article support construction 55 is thus mounted on the pegboard 10, the arms 70 and 71 extend generally horizontally, whereby the shank of a headed tool can be passed through the rearwardlyextending slot between the arms 70 and 71 with the head of the tool being supported by the upper surface of the arms 70 and 71, the retaining portions 70a and 71a preventing the tool from accidentally falling off the arms and 71.

While there have been described what are at present considered to be the preferred embodiments of the invention, it will be understood that various modifications may be made therein, and it is intended to cover in the appended claims all such modifications as fall within the true spirit and scope of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. An article support construction adapted for use on an upstanding pegboard having a plurality of holes arranged in equidistantly-spaced horizontal rows and vertical columns and adapted to support a headed tool thereon, said article support construction comprising a base of predetermined longitudinal extent and having substantially flat front and rear surfaces, at least three mounting prongs on one edge of said base, each of said prongs including a first finger extending from said rear surface and disposed substantially normal thereto and having a predetermined length and including a second finger on the outer end of said first finger and extending therefrom in a direction opposite to said base, each of said mounting prongs being spaced from an adjacent mounting prong by a predetermined distance, a plate integral with the edge of said base opposite said one edge thereof and directed substantially normal to the front surface of said base and substantially equal in longitudinal extent thereto, a plurality of spaced-apart reinforcing webs formed at the junction of said base and said plate to strengthen said junction, said plate having at least one opening therein, the rear surface of said base bearing in use against the front surface of the associated pegboard, with said first fingers extending through associated holes in the pegboard and said second fingers extending upwardly behind the pegboard, thereby to mount said plate on the pegboard in cantilever fashion, said opening receiving in use the shank portion of a headed tool to be supported with the head of the associated tool supported by the upper surface of said plate.

2. The article support construction set forth in claim 1, wherein said plate has a plurality of circular openings therein of various diameters.

3. The article support construction set forth in claim 1, wherein the central part of said plate is rearwardly slotted from the forward edge thereof so as to define a pair of spaced-apart plate-like arms, and further comprising two flat retaining portions respectively on the forward ends of said arms and being a continuation thereof and being curved forwardly and toward said one edge of said base.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/220.41, 211/70.6
International ClassificationB25H3/00, A47F5/08, B25H3/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/0823, B25H3/04
European ClassificationB25H3/04, A47F5/08B1A