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Nov, 3, 1936 2,059,858 F. R. ERNST FIXTURE sUPPORT Filed-May 28/ 1955 BY ‘ afamwm Y ATTORNEYS Patented Nov. 3, 1936 2,059,858 ‘ ‘UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ‘ FIXTURE 2,059,858v SUPPORT Frank Ernst, Woodridge, N. vJ. Application May 28, 1935,’ Serial No. 23,813 2 Claims. (Cl. 248-223) the-?xture in its illustrated form as previously stated being of the type commonly referred to ‘as a towel rack; the details and type of the‘?xture 5% are also of no importanceein' connection with The invention relates to supports for ?xtures and has for its object to provide a support of novel construction whereby the ?xture may be mounted upon a wall or equivalent element in 5 an e?icient and simple manner. The invention contemplates further the provision of a device of the indicated type which may be economically produced and which, in use, presents an orna mental and attractive appearance and requires 10 no particular skill in the operation of mounting and dismounting the various elements. Other more speci?c objects will appear from the de scription hereinafter and the features of novelty 15 will be pointed out in the claims. In the accompanying drawing, which illus trates an example of the invention without de ?ning its limits, Fig. 1 is 'a fragmentary front view of the novel ?xture support; Fig. 2 is a rear view of the ?xture showing parts of the 20 ?xture support; Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the the instant invention and may be of many difé ferent forms dependent upon the use for which the ?xture is designed. In all of its forms the ?xture is “provided with the co-operating ele ments of the ?xture support and accordingly is providedwith an undercut seat I6 which, in the 10 illustrated example, is located at the upper end of a recess H for the accommodation of the supporting member ID and in such case corre sponding to the shape thereof. To facilitate the mounting of the ?xture l5 upon the supporting device the supporting member IO- may be formed with bevelled sides We, as shown in Figs. 5 and 7. When the ?xture support is constructed in the form illustrated, the supporting member It! may be formed upon the outer surface vof the line 3~—‘3 of Fig. l with parts shown in elevation; Fig. 4 is a: similar view onthe line 4-4 of Fig. supporting disk i2 in diametric relation thereto and the recess H with‘ its undercut seat [6’ may 2;:Fig. 5 is a face view of the supporting device extend in diametral relation to a plate H! which in the form shown includes a recess 19 and is forming part of the ?xture support; Fig. 6 is aside View oi‘said device, and Fig. '7 is a sec tional view on the line 1-1 of Fig. 5. ' In the illustrated. example the novel ?xture support is shown in a form adapted particularly for that type of ?xture commonly referred to 30 as a towel rack as customarily installed in bath rooms and the like; it is to be understood that this form has been selected for purposes of il lustration and description only and that it ac cordingly is not intended to de?ne the limits of 35 the invention. As shown, the ?xture support comprises a supporting device consisting of a supporting member H) which may be of elongated form and in any case is provided with an outwardly bev 40 elled upper end ll, said supporting member in cluding attaching means whereby said member is secured to a wall or other element on which it is desired to mount the ?xture; in the illus trated example the attaching means is shown in 45 the form of a disk 12 provided with openings l3 for the accommodation of screws M whereby said supporting disk l2 may be fastened in place’ on the wall or its equivalent. It will be under stood that the supporting disk !2 may be replaced 50 by other means adapted to perform the intended functions and that other fastening devices may be substituted for the screws M if this should be desired. The ?xture 15 in the drawing com prises a bracket adapted to co-operate with a 55 duplicate bracket for the support of a bar l6, 175’ adapted in the connected condition of the ele ments‘ to set over and conceal the supporting member H) and ‘the supporting disk I2 or its equivalent. In all forms of the ?xture support the connecting means permanently carried by the supporting device and the ?xture respec tively are adapted to co-operate with each other to develop a camming action whereby the ?xture is forced toward said supporting device and ?rmly ?xed in operative position thereon as will be more particularly pointed out hereinafter. For this purpose the speci?c construction shown in the drawing illustrates the angle of the bev elled upper end H of the supporting member [0 as less than the angle of the bevelled undercut seat It with which the ?xture i5 is provided. With this arrangement any downward movement of the ?xture l5 relatively to the supporting member I!) when the parts occupy the position shown in Fig. 3 will cause the bevelled undercut seat [6 in co-operation with the bevelled upper end I l to develop a camming action which tends to force the ?xture l5 toward said supporting member or, in other words, toward the wall A 30 35 40 45 or equivalent element on which the ?xture sup port and ?xture are mounted to thereby ?rmly 50 ?x said ?xture in operative position on the sup porting device. To attain this result the ?xture i5 is provided with fastening means which in the illustrated example is shown in the form of a set screw 20 located in registry with the under 55 2 2,059,858 out seat l6 and in the speci?c illustration in registry with the recess [1. The set screw 20 is adapted to engage the lower end of the support ing member ID and to thereby not only connect the ?xture l5 with the supporting device but to plished and require no particular skill in their performance. The novel ?xture support may be utilized for ef?ciently mounting all types of bathroom and equivalent ?xtures, and further more may be utilized for correspondingly 5 force the bevelled upper end H of the support ing member Ill into the undercut seat Hi to thereby force the ?xture toward the supporting device mounting many other types of ?xtures or their and toward the wall A or its equivalent. In practice the screw 29 or equivalent fas 10 tening means is adjusted to a position to permit and described may be made within the scope of the ?xture to be placed over the supporting device with the bevelled upper end H extend ing into the undercut seat I6, it being under 15 stood that the parts are so dimensioned and designed as to readily permit these operations. equivalent. Various changes in the speci?c forms shown the claims without departing from the spirit of the invention. I claim: 1. A ?xture support comprising a supporting member having an outwardly bevelled upper end, a ?xture having a recess adapted to ac The set screw 20 or equivalent fastening means vided at one end with an outwardly bevelled is then adjusted as will be readily apparent to engage and screw against the lower end of 20 the supporting member In and to thereby ?rmly ?x the ?xture in operative position thereon, as previously set forth. The diametral recess [1 undercut seat adapted to receive said bevelled upper end, the angle of said bevelled upper end being less than the angle of said bevelled under~ cut seat whereby said bevels co-operate to de of the ?xture plate l8 in addition to accommo dating the supporting member ID serves in co 25 operation therewith to facilitate the desired introduction of the bevelled upper end ll into the undercut seat I6. When removal of the ?xture is desired for any reason the screw 20 or equivalent fastening means is adjusted or 30 unscrewed sufficiently to permit the plate l8 with the ?xture IE to be raised relatively to the supporting device to thereby withdraw the bev elled upper end I I from the undercut seat I6 and thus to disconnect the elements of the 35 ?xture support from each other and permit the ready removal of the ?xture IS. The ?xture support is simple in construction and capable of being economically produced and when the elements of said ?xture support are connected with each other the assembly presents a highly ornamental and attractive ap pearance in which the supporting elements are completely hidden from View and the ?xture is ?rmly secured in place. The arrangement fur 45 thermore is such that the operations of mount ’ ing and dismounting the ?xture IS on or from the supporting device may be readily accom 15 commodate said supporting member and pro velop a camming action, and a screw carried by said ?xture in registry with said recess and adapted to engage the lower end of said sup porting member whereby said bevelled undercut seat is drawn against said bevelled upper end to force said ?xture toward said supporting mem ber and ?rmly ?x said ?xture in operative posi tion thereon. 2. A ?xture support comprising an elon 30 gated supporting member having a bevelled up per end, a ?xture having an elongated recess adapted to accommodate said supporting mem her and provided with a bevelled undercut seat at one end adapted to receive said bevelled up per end, the angles of said bevelled upper end and bevelled undercut seat being di?erent from each other to develop a camming action in co operation with each other, and a screw carried by said ?xture in registry with said recess and 40 adapted to engage the lower end of said Sup porting member whereby said bevelled undercut seat and bevelled upper end are drawn together to force said ?xture toward said supporting member and ?rmly ?x said ?xture in opera 45 tive position thereon. FRANK R. ERNST.