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Publication numberUS883001 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1908
Filing dateMay 28, 1907
Priority dateMay 28, 1907
Publication numberUS 883001 A, US 883001A, US-A-883001, US883001 A, US883001A
InventorsGeorge W Curtis
Original AssigneeGeorge W Curtis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shelf.
US 883001 A
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APPLIOATIOH FILED KAY 28. 1907.

ATTORNEYS To all whoin it mag concern: Be it known that I, GE RGE W. Gimme, a

citizen of the United States, and a resident of New Britain, in the county of Hartford and 5 State of Connecticut, have invented a new and Improved Shelf, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

Thisinvention relates to shelves, and more particularly to that class of shelves adapted to be secured at window frames .to carry potted plants and the like. p The object of the invention is to provide a simple, strong and durable shelf, which can be removably mounted at the frame of a window and which is adapted to fit windows of different sizes.

A further object of the invention is to rovide a shelf comprisi carrying Inem ers adapted to be removab y attached to window frames and the like .without ,material m ury thereto, and extensible shelves or pans removably arranged upon said carrying members.

The invention consists in the construction,

and combination of parts to be more articularly described hereinafter and in y set forthin the claims. v Reference is to be had to the accompanyng drawlngs forming a part of this specifi cat10n,. n which similar-characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views, and in which I Figure 1 is a perspective vie'iig of a window .showing my lnventlon secured to the frame thereof; 2 is a longitudinal cross-section of the shel Fig. 3 is a side elevation 'ofa carrying member; and Fig. 4 is a cross-section ofa detail on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Before proceeding to a more detailed ex planation of my nvention, it should be understood that my shelf is particularly usefulfor supporting growingplants near win dows to permit the lants to receivefthe necessary li ht and mi" Often the plants are merely p aced upon the lower part of the wlndow casing, where theyfare in the way when it is necessary to open or close the windows, and where the are liable to beinjured window casing. My sh the window frame at any. point intermediate the height of the same, and will fit any window of ordinary size, as the shelf is extensi ble. The carrying members for sup orting the shelf proper may be secured to t e win- P dow frame at substantially any pomt thereof,

Specification og utms Patent. Application filed m a, 190m 801111.110. snow.

- consist in this operation by eing'f displatfed from dtltie e may e secure 0 sides are forme Patented March 24, 1908.

or may be secured to the wall adjacent to the window. The attaching parts of the carrying members are provided with surfaces of material such as rubber, where they engage the support, so that injury to the latter is obviated. f

Referring more particularly to. the draw-' ings, 1' re resents the frame of a Window 2 of the usua construction. At the inner edges of the window,3s'ide members of the window tions 7 near the center. The attaching Fmembers can be secured to the window frame by means of the screws or nails 3 which are arranged in the slots 6, the heads of the screws or nails passing through the enlarged rtion 7 of. the slots, while the shanks of the ormer engage the'upper ends of the slots 6- when the attaching members are in positi on.

The heads of the screws ornails reyent the displacement of the. angle mem ers there- 0 ,"unless thelatter are manipulated to ermit the heads t pass through the en- 'P nS 7 ofthe slots. It w ll be ar understood that by using angles for the attach'ing members it is possible to l-range the le can abut. he bracket has a su portingmember -8 itself to, orm a.U and having substantially parallel parts or members 9; the ends ;10 of br'ackets at angles of the window frame or upon the wall'adjacent to the frame, or n- 7 preferably 0 a" bar bent Iupon suitable rivets-11. The shelf parse c0rn' f prises relatively slidable pans l2. and 13. The

pan'12 has sides, a bottom ar'idan end, being open at the opgos'iteend. The edges of the lar fl an end. The tubular flanges 15 are of into laterally'disposed.tubuy es 14 adapted to telescope within the similar y formed tubular flanges 15- of the I pan 13, which also has a bottom, sides andcourse. ofsuitable diameter to'rec'e'ive the smaller flanges 14. At op osite ends, the

, pans 12 and .13 res ectivey have bracket plates 16 secured to t e end plates by soldermg or riveting and presenting at the upper edges outwardly grooved flanges 17 adapted to engage the carrying member to supportvention can be used together with any other similar bracket.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent I 1. In a device of the class described, a bracket comprising an angle member having flanges, one of said flanges having an opening formed to receive and operatively engage a supporting projection, and a supporting member comprising a U-shaped bar having the ends rigidly mounted at a flange of said angle member.

2. In a device of the class described, a bracket comprising an angle member having flanges presenting protective outer faces, said flanges having elongated openings presenting enlarged portions to receive supporting projections, and a supporting member com rising a U-shaped bar having-the ends rigi y mounted at a flange of said angle member.

3. In a device of the class described, a bracket comprising an angle member having flanges, one of said flanges having an opening arranged to receive and operatively engage a supporting projection, a supporting member comprising a U-shaped bar having the ends rigidly mounted at a flange of said angle member, and an extensible shelf comprising telescoping pans, one of said pans having at the end a supporting flange adapted to be removably carried by said bar.

. 4; In a device of the class described, brackets comprising angle members having flanges presenting protective outer faces, said flanges having elongated openings presenting enlarged portions to receive supporting projections, said brackets having supporting members, comprising U-shaped bars having the ends rigidly mounted at flanges of said angle members, and an extensible shelf comprising telescoping pans .having at the ends supporting flanges adapted to be removably carried by bars of said supporting members.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.

GEORGE W.' CURTIS. Witnesses:

W. L. HATCH," M. A. FINNIGAN.

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Classifications
International ClassificationA47H27/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47H27/00
European ClassificationA47H27/00