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Publication numberUS933643 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 7, 1909
Filing dateMar 3, 1908
Priority dateMar 3, 1908
Publication numberUS 933643 A, US 933643A, US-A-933643, US933643 A, US933643A
InventorsFred H Gnekow
Original AssigneeFred H Gnekow
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 933643 A
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Patented Sept. 7, 1909.

3 wvantoz F. H. GNEKOW.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Sept. '7, 1909.

Application filed March 3, 1908. Serial No. 419,032.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, F RED H. GNEKOW, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bradley, in the county of Kankakee and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Window-Shelves, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to window shelves, and the object of the invention is to provide a window with supporting devices adapted for the reception of a shelf for flowers or the like which is so constructed that the shelf may be readily and easily removed and the device swung against the wall away from the window, or if desired the brackets of the device readily removed from their support.

With these and other objects in view the invention resides in the novel construction and arrangement of elements hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the drawings the numeral 1 designates view of a window shelf and support therefor constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a detail sectional view upon the line 22 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of one of the brackets or arms employed with my device.

In the drawings the numeral 1 designates a window of an ordinary brick dwelling. Upon each side of the window opening the dwelling is supplied with a pair of eyes 2, and suitably positioned in a direct vertical line below the eyes 2 are located a pair of hooks 3. Secured to the eyes 2 are links l, constructed of suitable metal and having their lower ends provided with eyes 5, and their upper ends with the eyes 6 by which they are secured to the members 2. The hooks 3 are substantially L-shaped, and the vertical members of the hooks are adapted for the reception of the perforated ears 7 of the bracket members 8. The bracket members 8 are provided at their free eX- tremities with an upstanding portion 9, having a suitable inclined slot 10, adapted for the reception of the eyes 5 provided upon the links 4. With this construction it will be seen that the brackets are supported in pivotal connection with the hook 3 and the eye 2 through the medium of the link 4, and that the brackets may be swung away from the window and against the wall of the dwelling should it be desired, or that the brackets may be readily disengaged from the hook 3 and the eye 5 of the links and be entirely removed from the device. The eye 6 of the links may be also readily disconnected from the eye 2 and easily removed, thus leaving only the eye .2 and the book 3 upon the wall.

The shelf or box 11, employed with my device, may be of any ordinary or preferred construction, and is provided upon its ends with overlapping portions or hooks 12, adapted to engage the brackets 8, and securely retain the device in position. It will be noted that the shelf 11 is easily and quickly applied upon the brackets by merely engaging the overlapped portions 12 with the upper edge and sides of the brackets, and that the shelf may be readily removed when desired. It will be still further noted that the upstanding portion 9 and the ear 7 of each of the bracket members 8 provide means for successfully preventing the movement of the overlapping portions 12 of the shelf or box 11 in either a forward or a rearward direction, and it will be apparent that the said overlapping portions 12 engaging the flattened body portion of the brackets 8 a lateral swinging movement is entirely overcome.

Having thus fully described the invention what is claimed as new is:

The combination with a window having spaced hooks and eyes, rods having both of their ends provided with eyes engaging the eyes of the window, flattened bracket members having one of theirends provided with enlarged ears engaging the hooks of the window, the opposite ends of the bracket members being provided with offset portions forming hooks, the hooks of the brackets being each adapted to engage the free eyes of the rods, and a box having overlapping ends adapted to be positioned upon the body of the brackets and to lie between the enlarged ears and the upstanding portions of the brackets.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47H27/00