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May 17, 1938. c. SOPINSKI ET AL 2,117,771 LAUNDRY TRAY SHELF Filed July 27, 1937 L.) 1 I. Ha» (I \\\I.\ w?mwl. ‘ u a, ma” lI Ra” Yn ../ N n 8 ok.0 MK‘7 .V60 SY. 0&0M“ 3m W? w.2” .m m/ 2.w B I Patented May 17, 1938 2,117,771 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,117,771 LAUNDRY TRAY SHELF Casiinir Sopinski and Frank Vykosky, Cleveland, 1110 Application July 27, 1937, Serial No. 155,901 2 Claims.‘ This invention ‘relates to laundry trays and particularly to improvements in shelves suitable for attachment thereto so as to provide a con venient place for soap, brushes and other laundry materials. The primary object of our invention is to pro vide a shelf that is easily attached to a con ventional laundry tray and which may be also attached to an adjacent wall, and so constructed 10 that two shelves may be ganged together. Another object is to provide such shelf with suitable optional knock-out openings to accom modate various types of plumbing ?xtures. A further object is to utilize the downwardly 15 extending front, back, and sides of the shelf as clamps and braces for attachment to the tray or to the wall. v The ?nal object is to stamp an article of the type mentioned out of one piece of metal thereby inducing and furthering economy of manufac 20 ture and simplifying installation. We accomplish the objects of our invention by the devices and means set forth in the following description and which are illustrated in the ap 2 OK pended drawing, wherein like parts are designated and referred to by like reference characters, and wherein: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a laundry tray having our improved shelf mounted thereon; 30 Figure 2 is a top view- of the shelf; Figure 3 is a rear view of the shelf; Figure 4 is a cross-section of the shelf taken along the lines 4-4, of Figures 2 and 3; Figure 5 is a cross-section of the shelf taken 35 along the lines 5-5, of Figures 2 and 3; Figure 6 is an enlarged view of a portion of the shelf taken along the lines 6-6, of Figure 2, showing knock-outs; Figure 7 is an enlarged cross-sectional view of 40 the back of the shelf attached to a wall; Figure 8 is an enlarged cross-sectional View of the backs of two shelves attached together; Figure 9 is a sectional View taken along the lines 9-9, of Figure 2, showing the formation of 45 a corner of the shelf; Figure 10 is a bottom View of the Figure 9; Figure 11 is a front View of the shelf, the back inner walls of the trays and the bottom-supply faucet mounted thereon; 50 Figure 12 is a view similar to that of Figure 11, showing a top-supply faucet mounted on the tray and shelf; and Figure 13 is a partial view of‘ a top-supply faucet bracket taken along lines 13-13, of the 55 Figure 12. (Cl. 211-86) A practical embodiment of, our invention is illustrated in the Figure 1, Where we show our improved shelf 19, attached to the back of a con ventional two-part laundry tray 20. The shelf 59, consists of a piece of sheet metal stamped or 5 otherwise shaped to form a platform 2|, a front section 22, side sections 23, and a back section 24, each section extending downward from the edges of the platform 21. The top horizontal surface‘ of the platform 2|, has a bead 32, around its 10 back and side edges to facilitate draining. It also has a lower step 25, and an upper step 26, in which there is a soap receptacle 21. The shelf 19, may be plated, enameled, or otherwise coated to prevent rust and to faciliate cleaning. 15 At a distance from the corners of the front and side sections 22, and 23, respectively, correspond ing to the thickness of the back tray wall 28, the side sections 23, are cut and bent inward under the platform 2|, and made parallel to the 20 front and back sections 22 and 24, respectively. The end portions of the front section 22, are cut away as is also a middle portion of the same section in order to make the shelf 19, ?t snugly over the back wall 28, side walls 29, and the partition 39, of the tray 20. The bent in portions 31, of the side sections 23, are somewhat springy or resilient and form together with the front section 22, a clamping means for holding the shelf E9, to the'tray 29. The plumbing ?xtures used with laundry trays of this type are generally of two styles and We show in the Figure 11, an ordinary bottom-supply faucet 33, and in the Figure 12, a top-supply faucet 34. When the bottom-supply faucet is used the water pipes 35, come up through the shelf 19, just back of the rear tray wall 28, at about where the partition 30, joins the said wall. When the top-supply faucet 34, is used the ?xture is clamped to the back wall 23, by means of the brackets 36, and set-screws 3'1. 25 30 35 40 In order for one shelf I9, to accommodate either style of plumbing ?xture the platform 2|, con tains‘optional knock-outs 38, and 39. The round knock-outs 38, will take the pipes 35, and the 45 oblong knock-outs 39, will take the rear arm of the brackets 36. This construction further helps to hold the shelf 19, ?rmly to the tray 29. Ordinarily laundry trays are installed near a wall. When this is the case the shelf I9, is at- 50 tached to the wall 49, by means of the screws 4|, as shown in Figure 7, and to simplify attach ment to the wall we provide the back section 24, with slots 42. Occasionally laundry trays are in stalled back to back, away from room walls, and 55 2 2,117,771 when such is the case the shelves [9, can be ganged or attached together by simply using ordinary nuts and bolts 43 and 44, respectively through the slots 42, as illustrated in the Figure 8. It will now be clear that we have provided a shelf of the character described which will ac complish the objects of the invention hereinbefore stated. It is to be understood that the embodi ment of the invention herein disclosed is. merely 10 illustrative and is not to be considered in a ‘limit ing sense as various changes may be made with out departing from the spirit of our invention. It is, therefore, understood that the device may be modi?ed to accommodate laundry trays of any number of parts. It is, therefore, further to be understood that the invention is to be limited only in accordance with the scope of the ap pended claims. 20 We claim: 1. A laundry tray shelf of sheet metal, com prising, a rectangular horizontal platform, and vertical front, back and side sections extending downwardly from the said platform, portions of the side sections bent inwardly under the plat form at two adjacent corners and made parallel to the front and back sections, the inwardly bent portions of the side sections being resilient and ‘ forming in combination with the said front sec tion, a pair of clamps. 2. A laundry tray shelf of sheet metal, com prising, a rectangular horizontal platform hav ing edges, an upstanding bead extending around the back and side edges of the said platform, and vertical front, back and side sections extending downwardly from the said platform, portions of the side sections bent inwardly under the plat form at two adjacent corners and made parallel 15 to the front and back sections, the inwardly bent portions of the side sections being resilient ‘and forming in combination with the said front sec tion, a pair of clamps. CASIMIR SOPINSKI. FRANK VYKOSKY.