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Nov. 5, 1946.
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_w. FRIEGEL
2,410,648
SHELF ORRACK FOR REFRIGERATORS, OVENS, AND THE LIKE
Filed, Aug. 4 , 1945
IN VEN TOR.
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2,410,648
Patented Nov. 5, 1946
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SHELF OR RACK FOR REFRIGERATORS,
OVENS, AND THE LIKE
William Fricgel, Detroit, Mich., assignor to L. A.
Young Spring and Wire Corporation, Detroit,
Mich., a corporation of Michigan
Application August 4, 1945, Serial No. 608,916
6 Claims.
(01. 211-453)
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This invention relates to improvements in shelf
set ends 3 preferably by welding thereto as shown
in Fig. 6.
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or rack for refrigerators, ovens, and the like.
The grid bars Bare welded to the underside of
The main objects of this invention are:
the rear frame member l and to the lower arm of
First, to provide a shelf or rack having an
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ornamental front member attached or mounted 5 the front frame member 4.
The auxiliary front member 6 is formed as a
to supporting portions in a manner that does not
sheet metal stamping and is desirably chrome
result in abrasion or injury that would be likely
plated or ‘is of other material and ?nish to pro
to result in rusting or injuring its appearance.
vide an ornamental front as well as a guard for
Second, to provide a structure of this character
in which the means for attaching the front mem 10 the front end of the‘ rack. This front member
ber are concealed.
Third, to provide a structure having these ad
vantages which is economical in its parts and in
has a downwardly and forwardly projecting
?ange portion 1 which projects below the front
ends of the side members 2 and the rack bars
concealing and guarding the same.
the assembly thereof.
Objects relating to details and economies of the 15 The rear edge of the member 6 is turned down
wardly and forwardly to provide an underlying
invention will appear from the description to fol
?ange 8' which is disposed within the channel of
low. The invention is de?ned and pointed out in
the front member 4, these parts being pressed
the claims.
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into clamping engagement-that is, the ?ange B
A preferred embodiment of the invention is il
lustrated in the accompanying drawing,
20., is clamped in the channel with the ?nish member
?rmly supported by the top of the frame mem
which:
Fig. 1 is a plan View of a refrigerator shelf or
rack embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary view in sec
tion on a line corresponding to line 2--2 of Fig. 1.
_Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary inverted
view.
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Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the ornamental
ber 4.
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The bottom arm of the member 4 is upset at
a plurality of longitudinally spaced points 9 into
‘ embedding engagement with the ?ange 8 of the
member 6. This may be done by means of a
prick punch. The auxiliary front ?nishing mem
ber is thus secured ?rmly to the supporting parts
front or ?nish member.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view partially in sec
and constitutes a reinforcing member for the
front member 4 so thatthat member may be
tion on line 5-5 of'Fig. 3.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view in section on line
6—6 of Fig. 1.
In the manufacture of refrigerator shelves, it
made of comparatively light sheet metal. I have
illustrated the same as being of substantially the
is desirable to provide the same with an orna
mental front or ?nish member which adds to the
appearance of the structure and also serves as a
same gauge as the member 6 but it may be even,
lighter if desired.
I have illustrated and described my invention
in a, very practical embodiment thereof. I have
not attempted to illustrate the various adapta
tions as it is believed that this disclosure will
enable those skilled in the art to embody or adapt
guard for the front ends of the side members of
the frame and the grid bars. Stainless steel is
favored material but when stainless steel is 40 my invention as may be desired.
Having thus described my invention, what I
welded it results in rust spots, destroying the ap
claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat
pearance of the structure and eventually may re
ent is:
sult in actual structural damage.
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1. In a shelf or rack, the combination of a bor
In the accompanying drawing I have illus
trated my invention as embodied in a refrigerator 45 der frame comprising integral rear and side mem
bers formed of rod stock, the side members be
rack or shelf but it will be understood that my
ing downwardly offset at their front ends, a front
invention may be readily adapted for ovens and
frame member of channel shape in cross section
cabinets.
and having a lower arm and a rearwardly facing
In the accompanying drawing, the border
channel and lapped upon and ?xedly secured to
frame comprises a rear member I and side mem
bers 2 formed integrally of rod stock.
The for- '
ward ends of the side members are downwardly
offset at 3. The front frame member 4 is of rear
wardly facing U-section. Its ends are disposed
upon and ?xedly secured to the downwardly off
the downwardly offset front ends of said frame
side members, grid members welded to the lower
arm of said front frame member and to said rear
frame member, and an auxiliary front mem
ber having a downwardly and forwardly pro
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jecting front edge and a down-turned forwardly
projecting ?ange at its rear edge engaged in the
ment with the ?ange of said front trim member.
channel of said front frame member and closely
embraced thereby, the lower arm of’ said front
frame member being upset at a plurality of lon
der frame comprising side members, a front frame
member of channel shape in cross section and
gitudinally spaced points into indenting engage
ment with‘_~\_the “?ange _, of said auxiliary front
memberfthé toploflsaid auxiliaryifr'ont' member
being substantially flush with the tops of said
frame side members.
.2. In a shelf or rack, the combinationofabor- ‘
der frame comprising integral rear andsideTmem
bers formed of rod stock, a front frame member
of channel shape in cross.sectionendhavinga
4. In a shelf or rack, the combination of a bor
having a lower arm and a rearwardly facing
channel and having its lower arm welded to the
front ends of said side, members, ?gr‘id members
.welded to the lower arm of, said front frame mem
her, and a front trim member having a depend
10 ing portion concealing said front frame member
and "a forwardly projecting concealed flange at
Litsrear. edge engaged in the channel of said front
frame member.
;5. In a shelf orrack, the combination of a border
lower arm and a rearwardlylfacingchannelhand 15 framescomprisingside members, a front frame
?xedly secured to the front ends of saidffran‘ie
member of channel shape in cross section and
side members, grid memberstsecluredv to the under
having a lower arm and a rearwardly facing chan
nel and having its lower arm ?xedly secured to
side of said front frame member and'to said rear
frame member, and an auxiliary front,member
the front ends of said side members, grid mem
having a downturned forwardly projecting ?ange 20 bers ?xedly secured to the lower arm of said
fat. its rrearoedge engagedinthe channel ,of, said
frontv frame member,‘ and a; front trim member
front frame member and closely embracedthere
havingla portion tconpealinglthe frontandwtop
.by,,the.lower arm .of. said front frame member be
of said front‘, frame‘v member, and having‘ its rear
ing upset atvai plurality 0f _,19n8it1ld_in:a11r SP‘TiQed
points into indenting engagementwith theflange
._.of said auxiliary front member.
;3;;In a Shel-for racknthe combinationpf a
> bonder frame ,comprising ,side ‘members, at front
frame memberuof channel shape in cross section
andhavinga lower armiand a rearwardlyfacine
channel and having: its;lower arm Welded; to. the
frontuends of .saidside members, grid members
. welded to the lower armof said front frame mem
ber, and a front._.trim, memberv having a, depend
edge engaged in thechannei ofsaid front-frame
member, the lower arm of saidfront framemem
her being upsetiat a plurality of longitudinally
spaeed,_points,int<> indenting. ensaeemeritwith the
?ange ofsaidfront' trim member.
_-6--In.a shelf lor,ra_ck,,~thé eembinatien pf a
border frame , comprising» sidev members, ; a; front
frame member of channel shapeuilnucross section
and having a lower’ armandia-rearwardly facing
, channel and having-its lower'arml fixedly secured
to‘ the front ends of said sidemernbers; grid‘rnem
‘hers ?xedly secured to thelower arm of saidfront
ing portion concealing;said-front frame member
and. a forwardly ‘projecting, concealed ?ange at
its-rear_,edge engaged in the channel of, said
-frame member, anda; front torimrmember having
vfrontifraniel. member, the lower arm ofsaicl front
'framermember .being ,upset, atta plurality .of Ion
front frame member and having its rearedge en
lgitudinally; spaced." points. into i indenting engage- I
a portion concealing the front and/topv of, said
gaged in the channel of said front frame, member,
FRIEQEL.
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