2,408,703 Patented Oct. 1, 1.946 ES PATENT ‘o1-‘Fics ` ’ 'f 2,408,703 . f WALLIBRACKET roirtïKrroIrEN U'rENslLs >AHenryKJv. VTalgefand William J. Landry, Kansas ~ City, Mo., assignors to `lohn C. Hockery, Foster.y L. Talge,-and Henry J. Talge, doing business as Rival Manufacturing Company,. Kansas pity, Mo. ApplicationV November 30, 1945, Serial-Ño. 631,874 ' 2 claims. 1 A VThis invention relates to improvements in wall (orma-28a) " of the lower portion, of the Vtubular lsupport iûb. In otherword‘s, the hole through thelock plate brackets for kitchen utensils and refers more has a shape whichv fits the lower end of the tubu particularly to» brackets for mounting such uten silsas can,` bottle and jar openers which must be f lar member when4 thememloerV and hole are rigidly positioned in the bracket while held nor- .~ brought in_to registration. The particular shape of the- aperture and registering ’portion of the mal» or at'right angles to the wall and when not in use swung to either side so the utensil is posi tubularwmember isrof little importance so long tioned substantially parallel with the wall. Anpobject ofthe invention, therefore, is to pro vide a simple,~rigid bracket for holding the uten asrthey ?ltj snugly in registration to hold the uten sil-rigid and are >easily,disengaged when the uten ing the invention upon which a can opener is sides of the tubular member in a manner that sil is vto be swungv to one side. y ' l , j To mount they bracket'on the wall the pin Il sil ñxedly in position while it is ‘being used and is removed from the upper and lower supporting one which permits a housewife to easily disengage plate of the bracket at which time the bracket the locking mechanism and swing the utensil to may be separated from the utensil. Screws are an out-of-the-way position. A further object is to provide a construction 15 inserted in the holes I3 of the bracket and the rear plate of the bracket rigidly screwed to the which is inexpensive, one which is easily assem wall. The tubular end of the utensil is then bled and disassembled, has few working parts and placed between the upper and lower support may be readily mounted upon the wall. plates of the bracket and the pivot pin Il in Other and further objects will appear from the following description. 20 serted, ñrst through the hole in the upper support plate, thence through the tubular portion Ißb of In the accompanying drawing which forms a the utensil, through the aperture in the lock plate part of the instant specification and is to be and finally through the lower support plate iZb. read in conjunction therewith, and in which like The upper and lower plates I2a and IZb of the reference numerals indicate like parts in the var 25 bracket serve as the pivot bearings for the pin. ious views, The flattened surfaces 10c are milled into the Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a bracket embody the lower end of the tubular member registers with the aperture in the lock plate only when the Fig. 2 is a top plan of the device -shown in Fig. l, Fig. 3 is a view taken along the line 3-3 in Fig. 30 utensil l0 is normal with the plane of the wall. In that position the lower end of the tube drops 1 in the direction of the arrows, and into the aperture of the lock plate as shown in Fig. 4 is a View taken along the line 4_4 in Fig. Figs. 1 and 3. When it is desired to swing the 1 in the direction of the arrows. , utensil lsideways in a position substantially par Referring to the drawing, at I0 is shown a can opener having a support plate lila. The end of 0) Ul allel to the wall the utensil is lifted slightly until the end of the tubular member disengages the the plate Ilia. is formed into a hollow cylindrical lock plate aperture when it can be swung easily or tubular member 10b. The tubular member on the pivot pin to either side and there supported j surrounds a removable pin i I carried by support with the bottom of the tubular member Ißb rest plates I2a and 12b of the bracket l2. The wall plate of the bracket is pierced with> holes I3 at 40 ing upon the top surface of the lock plate with mounted, Y the formed end out of engagement with the lock convenient locations through which screws are plate aperture. When the utensil is to be used .inserted to hold the bracket rigidly upon the wall. it is »swung out to a position of right angles to The upper and lower forwardly extending Isup the wall 'when the milled end of the tube drops port plates 12a and 42h are perforated to receive the pin H which has an enlarged head l la, which 45 into lock plate aperture and holds the utensil ' rigidly in position. seats against the top of the upper support plate. Thus it will be _seen the bracket provides a The lower portion of the cylindrical mem-ber simple, rugged and easily demountable support Hlb has flat surfaces IGC milled into the opposite for holding the utensil rigidly' in position when sides of its cylindrical surface giving the tubular support lDb a cross sectional shape at its lower end as shown in Fig. 4. Welded or otherwise rigidly attached to the lower bracket plate l2b is a _lock plate I4. rlC-his lock plate is apertured by a hole which has the in use and permitting the utensil to be swung readily to .an out-of-the-way position by simply manually lifting the utensil to disengage the reg istering parts of the utensil and locking plate. From the foregoing it will be seen that this in same configuration as the cross sectional shape 55 vention is one well :adapted to attain all of the 2,408,703 3 4 ends and objects hereinabove set forth together with other advantages which are obvious and positions only when it is out of said well, and an elongated device rigidly secured at one end to which are inherent to the structure. It will be understood that certain features and subcombinations are of utility and may be em said sleeve so said device is normal to the wall when said lower end of said sleeve is in said well. 2. A'pivotal support for a kitchen utensil com prising a bracket adapted to be secured to the ployed without reference to other features and subcombinations. This is contemplated by and is within the scope of the claims. As many possible embodiments may be made wall, said bracket having a pair of vertically spaced horizontal ears extending forward from said wall, vertically aligned apertures in the re of the invention without departing from -the 10 spective ears, a vertical hinge pin in said aper tures and having a head at its upper end whereby scope thereof it is to be understood that all mat ter herein set forth or shown in thea'ccornpany it normally depends from the upper ear, said pin 'being displaceable upwardly to remove same ing drawing is to be interpreted :as illustrative from the bracket, 'the lower ear having, around and not in a limiting sense. Having thus described our invention, We claim: 15 said pin, a shallow well with a noncircular top opening, a sleeve encircling said pin in the region 1. A pivotal support for a kitchen utensil, com betweensaid ears and having at its lower end a prising a bracket adapted to vbe secured to the noncircular exterior periphery adapted to regis wall, said bracket having a pair of vertically ter with the top opening of said well when said spaced horizontal ears extending forward from the wall, a hinge _pin carried by said ears so its 20 sleeve occupies a particular rotary position, whereby said sleeve is movable axially of said shank extends vertically from one ear to the pin in or out of said 'well when it is in said par other, the lower lear having, around said pin, ticulai- rotary position and is rotatable to other a shallow well with'a noncircular top opening, a positions only when it is out of said well, and an sleeve encircling said pin :and having at its lower elongated device -rigidly secured at one end to end a noncircular exterior periphery adapted to register with the top opening of said well when said sleevel so said device 'is normal to the wall > said sleeve occupies a particular rotary position, when the lower end of said sleeve is in said well. whereby said sleeve is movable axially of said HENRY J. VTALG‘E. pin in or out of said vwell when it is in said par ticular rotary position and is rotatable to other WILLIAM J. LANDRY.