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Publication numberUS766605 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 2, 1904
Filing dateJul 1, 1903
Priority dateJul 1, 1903
Publication numberUS 766605 A, US 766605A, US-A-766605, US766605 A, US766605A
InventorsCharles H J Dilg
Original AssigneeCharles H J Dilg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable self-clamping bracket.
US 766605 A
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PATENTED AUG. 2, 1904.

C. H. J. DILG.

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Patented August 2, 1904.

PATENT OFFICE.

CHARLES H. J. DILG, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

ADJUSTABLE SELF-CLAIVIPING BRACKET.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 766,605, dated August 2, 1904.

Application filed ly 1, 1903. Serial No. 163,909. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, CHARLES H. J. DILG, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Adjustable Self-Clamping Bracket, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to supporting-plates or combination of plates ordinarily of moderate projection generally springing from a vertical surface and in particular to an adjustable metal plate of suitable configuration that may be engaged with and locked to and also detached at will from any support desired in order to serve as a means of holding articles; and it has for its object the provision of a device of the kind set forth simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, and efficient in practical use.

To attain the desired end, this my invention consists in novel devices and combinations of devices hereinafter described.

In order to enable my invention to be fully understood, 1 will proceed to explain the same by reference to the drawings, which accompany and form a part of this specification, in which- Figure 1 represents a side elevation of one of my brackets and support therefor. Fig. 1 is a plan view, and Fig. 1 a rear elevation, of the same. Fig. 1" is a view in detail of my locking-joint. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of another bracket and support constructed according to my invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view, and Fig. 2 a rear elevation, of the same. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of another one of my brackets and support. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the same, and Fig. 3 a view in detail of the end of the bracket and holding-plates therefor. Fig. 4: is a side elevation of another bracket and support constructed according to my invention. Fig. L is a plan view of the same, and Figs. 4" and 4" are respectively views in detail of my locking and clamping devices. Fig. 5 is a side elevation of another one of my brackets and support. Fig. 5 is a plan view of the same. Fig. 6 is a side elevation of another bracket and support constructed according to my invention. Fig. 6 is a plan view of the same; and Fig. 6 a View in detail, partly in section, of my clamping means. Fig. 7 is a side elevation, and Fig. 7 a plan view, of another one of my brackets and support.

Like letters of reference indicate like parts in all the views.

1 have found it desirable to produce a selfclamping bracket that may be engaged with a support and adjusted to any desired height or inclination and locked in said position and that may be also detached from the said support at will without disturbing any other brackets attached to the said support that may be located above or below the said bracket, and l have therefore constructed according to my invention a device of the class described embodying the preferred construction of parts and their mutual relationship, combination, arrangement, and organization in a composite body or structure, as hereinafter described.

Referring particularly to the drawings, A denotes a support consisting, in the present instance, of a metal rod.

B and B are my holding-plates, consisting of vertical parts curved at their rear portions in order to conform to the contour of the rod A and are preferably locked together by means of the engagement of the tongue 7) of the plate B with the slot Z) of the plate B. The plates B and B are provided with similar vertical slots o to form a seat for the pin C, the upper portion of each of which slots is extended forwardly in a horizontal direction for a short distance in order to form a pocket or seat for the pin U when the same is moved out of the slots if. The curved outer or front edges of the plates B and B are preferably provided with a series of notches or recesses 7).

My bracket l) preferably consists of a metal plate of suitable form or configuration, the rear portion of which is provided with a series of bearing-surfaces (1, preferably eccentrically disposed as regards the seat of the pin 0 in the slots ZF and intermediate recessed portions (Z and also carries a pin C. The

upper edge or face of my bracket is beveled, as at (Z and my bracket is also provided with a slot E, in the end of which is fastened a pin F, carrying a movable locking-plate f, and a spring 1, located rearward of the same.

After the plates B and B are clasped to the rod A and moved up or down, ifv necessary,

until in the required adjusted position as re-.

eccentrically engaging clamping means, .one

of the bearing-surfaces (Z will rest against the rod A and the pin C will be forced to travel into the horizontal extension of the slots 6 In order to rigidly lock the parts in the adjusted position after being thus clamped together, the locking head orplate f, which is normally held in the enlargement e of the slot E, may be released from the same, and being carried forward by the resilience of the spring f engages and is held in one of the recesses or notches b It will thus be seen that my adjustable selfclamping bracket may be attachedto and detached from the support A without the use of any extraneous parts, inasmuch as the adjustable support-engaging means, the eccentrically-working clamping means, and the locking means all form portions of my bracket, consisting in the device under consideration of three mem hers-namely, the holding-plates B and B and the bracket-plate D. In cases Where there are a number of brackets held by a support additional brackets constructed according to my invention may be added to the support or their number reduced and their height and inclination varied without disturbing any of the others.

The rod A of the bracket shown in Fig. Qis clasped by the holding-plates B and B, preferably provided with a dovetailed joint and with slots 6 The bracket D has a practically curved face consisting ordinarily of a series of eccentrically-located bearing-points (Z and a beveled portion, as (Z and also carries apin 0 My locking means consists of a series of orifices (Z formed in the bracket, and an orifice a located in the plate B and constructed and arranged to register with the former at different inclinations of the bracket. A pin G, carried by a plate g, which works on a post g, supported by theplate B is constructed and arranged to enter one of the orifices (Z and the orifice b when they register with each other and is held in a locking position by the spring When the parts are not in a locked relation, the edge of the pin G may be raised a sufficient distance to rest on the plate B In the bracket constructed according to my invention and shown in Fig. 3 the holdingplates B and B are inserted in the channelsupport A, and when the bracket D which is U-shaped in cross-section, is placed in the said support the preferably eccentric bearing-surfaces (Z work against the rear face of the channel-support and the outwardly-turned edges 6 and 7)? ofthe plates B and B bear against the inwardly-turned edges (0 of the said support.

The holding-plates B and B and the bracket D (shown in Fig. 4) are loosely held to the support A by means of the screw H and wing-nut H, and after the bracket is positioned by operating the eccentrically-located engaging clamping means the parts are rigidly locked in position by the engagement with the milled hearing it of the screw H of the serrated orifices 6 and (Z of the bracket 1) and holding-plates B and B D is provided with a slot cl, the lower part of which is turned rearwardly, and also with a dog J, carrying a locking-pin (Z and a spring (Z gaged with the support is held in a vertical position or parallel to the support A, the smaller end of the same extending upwardly. The locking-pin C 42 is held away from the end of the slot d and the part cl is entered between the two sides of my bracket, the pin The bracket D upon being en-.

a entering the longer portion of the slot (Z which now lies in a horizontal position. By now pushing the bracket toward the support and turning the same a little the pin a will enter the shorter part of the slot and rest against the end of the same, which forms a seat or hearing for the pin (0. Then by turning the bracket in a downward direction the preferably eccentrically located engaging bearing-surface c of the bracketwill engage with the outer face of the channelsupport;

whereby the bracket may be clamped to the support in any one of a number of desired predetermined positions or at any predetermined inclination with respect thereto, the bracket being thus held in a relatively changeable and detachable relation. After the bracket has been adjusted or moved to any desired height and predetermined inclination or position the pin cl may be entered in the slot 6 and engaged with anyone of the series of recesses a, thus locking the parts rigidly together. By manipulating the locking-pin c and moving the bracket upwardly again it may be readily and quickly disengaged from the support.

The bracket shown in Fig. 6 is provided with a slot 0Z having rearwardly-extending recesses (Z and carries a bifurcated T-shaped pivoted dog J and a loose eccentrically-disposed dog K, provided with a pin Z. working in the slot (Z the two dogs being preferably connected by a spring L. The head or free end of the dog J is rectangular in form and is so constructed and arranged that when held lengthwise with and parallel to the channel-support A the bracket being in a vertical position, it may be slipped in the slot thereof, after which the bracket may be turned around so as to assume a horizontal direction, whereupon the ends of the dog J will bear against the interior of the front wall of the channel-support A and the neck of the same will work in the channel-slot. The end of the preferably eccentrically-disposed dog K is formed with a central projection or nose is to enter the slot of the channel and with preferably milled portions 7: to bear against the preferably milled outer face of the channel-support. After the bracket is positioned the parts may be locked by the engagement of the pin X with one of the recesses d and the end of the dog K with the channel-support and the neck of the dog J. In Fig. 7 the bracket is similarly formed except that the end of the dog K is curved or formed in hook shape in order to he slipped on and off the supporting-rod A, and the face of the dog K is made concave in crosssection in order to conform to the curved face of the support.

It is manifest that various omissions of some particulars could be made without materially affecting the essential features of my invention or the operation of the remaining parts, and I do not, therefore, wish to be limited to the specific structural details of the organization herein set forth. Obviously the elements of the structure described may be located at an angle to the plane in which they are shown. I accordingly use the words horizontal, vertical, and the like in a relative sense.

In operation a bracket constructed according to my invention may be applied to a support at any point of the said support in the manner describedthat is to say, it may be inserted between two brackets already positioned in a show case or window and serving to display articles of wear or other goods without disturbing any of the said brackets or rearranging the said window display, or one of the group of brackets may be removed without having to manipulate the other brackets. My bracket may be disengaged from the support by reversing the operation described of engaging and attaching the bracket to the said support.

Inasmuch as my bracket preferably engages the support eccentrically in order to clamp the bracket thereto, it may be not only attached to and detached from the support without disturbing the other brackets by which it may be surrounded, but it may also be rigidly locked to the support at any height or at any inclination desired in respect to the said support.

As it is evident that many changes in the construction, form, proportion, and relative arrangement of parts might be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention, I would have it understood that I do not restrict myself to the particular construction and arrangement of parts shown and described; but that such changes and elquivalents may be substituted therefor, and t 1at What 1 claim as my invention is 1. A support, in combination with an adjustable self-clamping bracket provided with means to lock the bracket to the support at different heights and inclinations.

2. In combination, a support and a bracket, and means constructed and arranged to engage the support at any point of said support to clamp the bracket thereto and also to rigidly lock the parts together at a number of predetermined inclinations of the bracket with respect to the support, and also to detach the bracket from the support at will.

3. A support, in combination with an adjustable self-clamping bracket provided with means to engage the support at any point of said supportat a number of desired inclinatlOlIiS, and to detach the bracket therefrom at w1 4. In combination, a support and a bracket, and means constructed and arranged to engage the support eccentrically to clamp the bracket thereto and to rigidly lock the parts together at a number of desired inclinations.

5. In combination a support and a bracket, and means constructed and arranged to engage the support eccentrically at any point of said support to clamp the bracket thereto, and to rigidly lock the parts together at a number of desired inclinations, and to detach the bracket from the support at will.

In testimony of the foregoing specification I do hereby sign the same, in the city of New York, county and State of New York, this th day of May, .A. I). 1903.

CHARLES H. J. DILG.

WVitnesses:

FRANCIS KEIL, F. A. WVURZBACH.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47B57/56