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J. B. NOLAN. SHELF BRACKET.
No.v541,1 14. Patented June 18, 1895.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JUSTICE B. NOLAN, or ELKHART, INDIANA. j
SPECIFICATION forming pan of Letters Patent No. 541, 11 1, dated June 18, 1895.
Application filed an. 30, 1295. Serial No. 5432833- fl m del.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JUSTICE B. NOLAN, a
citizen of the, United States, residing at Elkhart, in the county of Elkhart and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shelf-Brackets; and I do declare the following to be a fu l, clear; and exact description of. the'invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to-the'accompanying drawings,
and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements inshelf-bracket's, and it has for its object the provision of achea'ply constructed and at the same time strong and strip.
serviceable bracket which is composed of two parts one of which is attached to the wall, the
. in the accompanying drawings, and then spe-- cifically definedvin the appended claim.
The invention is clearly-illustrated in the. accompanying drawings, which, with the let-' ters of reference marked thereon, form a part of this specification, and'in which-- Figure l is a rear perspective view of a shelfbracketembodying my improvements. Fig.
2 is a front perspective View upon a larger scale of thetwo parts of the bracket separated, but in their relative ,-positions.- Fig. 3 is a section upon the line 3 3 of Fig. 4 4
Reference now being had to the details of the drawings by letten' A designates thefpor tion. of; the bracket which is attached .to the wall, and which .I wil denominate the wail This strip hag its rear face, which is adapted to fit agains the face of-the' wall, fiat. This strip A' is provided at intervals of its length with openings B, B which are larger at their lower ends 't an'at the upper ends thus permitting the s rip ,to be readily placed ure-upon the stripwill cause the. narrow upperjends of the elongated openings ,B to engage the screw heads,thus preventing the re moval ofthe strip from the wall until the strip is forced upward so as to cause the heads of the screws or nails to again'register, with theenlarged lower ends of thesaid openings B. In order that the heads of the screws .or
nails maybe flush with or below the surface of the strip the outer edges of the openings 8 are'beveled, as shown.
' The upper end of the strip A is provided with two vertical arms or projections A, A between which is received the strip or portion 0' of the bracket 0. The rear faces of the said arms A are flush with the front face of the strip A, thus providing a space A within which is seated the extension 0 at the inner end of the'horizontal shelf supporting arm 0 of the bracket, the lower end of said portion. C being seated against the upperend of the body portion ofthe wall strip A, as shown at Aft. At a point near its lower end, the strip 0 is provided with an angular lug-D, which engages a correspondingly shapedopeningE in the wall strip thus preventing lateral movement of the lower end of the strip '0, while the upper end of the said strip is securely held in place between the arms A upon the wall strip. Y 1 1 'It'willbe seen that when in place, the strip 0 of the bracket will pass vertically downward over the longitudinal center of the wall strip A, thus covering the heads of the nails or screws which are employed in attaching the said strip A-to the-wall.
The bracket may be readily removed. from v "the wall by simply disengaging the lug-at thp lowerend of the strip 0' from the wall strip,
when the strip 'Cmay be slid upward and removed from the wall strip; By mogin the wall strip upward it will be released from the nail or screwheads which retain it in place, wheuit too may be removed from the wall;
It will be seen that the engagemeut'of the. lug D with the opening in' the lower end of the wall strip will serve to lock the two'parts of the bracket against'vertical displacement.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim to be new, and desire to secure by. Let-' .ters Patent, is-
As an improved article of manufacture a shelf bracket consisting of the portion A, the integral outwardly bulging and upwardly extending portions A, the shoulders A, com-' bined with the bracket arm having the shelf supporting portion 0 with its rear end bent V at right angles forming the Wings (3 which are integral with the-rear bulging portion of the strip 0', the said bracket supportingarm, '1
when applied to the portion A,'to have'a hearing on the tops and the backs of the portions A, and the lug D designed to beseated in an :5
aperture E, all substantially as shown and do scribed. In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JUSTICE B. NOLAN. WVitnesses:
ELLIE M. CHESTER, WILLIAM HLAND'ERSON.