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Publication numberUS678112 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 9, 1901
Filing dateFeb 19, 1900
Priority dateFeb 19, 1900
Publication numberUS 678112 A, US 678112A, US-A-678112, US678112 A, US678112A
InventorsWilliam C Callender
Original AssigneeWilliam C Callender
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 678112 A
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No. 678,H2. Patented July 9, I90l. W. C. CALLENDER.


(Apglication filed Feb. 19, 1900.)

(No Model.)


SEECIFIGA'EION formingpart of Letters Eatent .NO. 678,112, dated July 9, 1901,. Application filed February 19,1900. Serial No. 6,694..- No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that LWILLIAM C. CALLENDER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Piqua, in the county of Miami and State of Ohio, have invented certain Improvements in Brackets,.of which the following is a specification. My invention relates to improvements in brackets, and more particularly to brackets used for supporting shelves and similar structures.

- The object of my invention is to provide a bracket which can be more easily adjusted to its position than those heretofore employed and to improve upon the construction of devices of this character and reduce the cost of such construction.

My invention consists in the constructions and combinations of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a side elevation of my improved device, showing the same attached to portions of shelfand wall. Figs. 2 and 3 are perspective views of portions of the same. Fig. 4 is a sectional view on linear; 0c in Fig. 1. Fig, 5 is a sectional view of the supporting-brace. FigIG is a detail View in section of the wallplate or shelf-plate.

Like parts are represented by similar letters of reference in the several views.

In this class of brackets, which are designed tobeattached to the wall and shelf or other structure by screws or similar fastening devices, difiicult-y has been experienced in conveniently securing the same in position by reason of the position of the supporting-brace, which prevents the use of the tools in a convenient manner. Inmy improved device the shelf and wall plates are first secured in position and the brace afterward attached thereto.

In the drawings, Ct represents the wall and shelf plates of my bracket, which are preferably formed of an L-shaped piece, a. representing the shelf support or plate, and a the wall-plate. Each of these plates is provided with holes a for the reception of nails or screws for securing the plates to the wall and shelf, respectively.

1) represents a detachable supporting-brace, which is preferably formed by stamping the. same from sheet metal. Said brace is prefcrably formed on the are of a circle, and the main portionis of a U shape, as shown in denew and useful angle portion constituting tail in Fig. 5, toned and provided with holes for the purose of securing the same to the respective wall and shelf plates. When the brace is in position, the respective ends thereof are adapted to rest against projections a, formed on the ends of the respective plates a and a Lugs a are also formed on shown in Figs. gage in the channeled portion of 4 and 6, which lugs will enthe brace 12 the respective ends being fiatthe respective plates,preferably by stamping or punching, as

and hold the same .from displacement by latoral strain.

In assembling my improved bracket the the wall and shelf plates is first attached to the wall and shelf c and d by screws 0 and d, 1, after which the brace is placed in position, the ends of the same engaging with the shoulders a on the ends of. the respective plates,

and the lugs or bosses on said plates engaging the channeled portion of said brace, said brace being firmly secured in position by screws 0 (1 which pass through the openings in the flattened portions thereof and corresponding openings'in the plates into the wall and shelf, respectively.

It will be understood that this bracket need not be confined to the plain construction shown in the drawings, but may be ornamented to suit the'fancy.

as shown in Fig,

Having thus described my invention, I

claim- 1. In a shelf-bracket, an inverted- L-shaped portion, shoulder-shear the extremities of the same,projectingbosses adjacent to said shoulders, a supporting-brace U-shaped in crosssection, adapted to engage said shoulders and bosses, substantially as and for the purpose specified. s

2. In a shelf-bracket, the combination of an inverted-L-shaped member having shoulders at each of its extremities and projecting bosses adjacent to said shoulders, a support* ing-brace member adapted to engage said shoulders and bosses and fastening devices passing through both members and engaging with the shelf and wall, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 10th day of February, A.D.1900.

' WILLIAM C. OALLEN-DER.- Witnessesr Class. I. WELCH,

Bonner. BOWMAN.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47B96/061