Dec. 24, 1946. Q FREDRIKSEN 2,413,139 ‘OUTLET BOX AND ANCHOR THEREFOR Filed June 14, 1944 J0 y *“190 6% J5 21 J9 .16, 20 I ' INVENTOR. ?fe?'zkserz, A'I'I'EI RN EYS 4 2,413,139 Patented Dec. 24, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,413,139 OUTLET BOX AND ANCHOR THEREFOR Clyde Fredriksen, Gurney, Wis. Y , Application June 14, 1944, Serial No. 540,345 1 Claim. (01. 220—3.6) 1 2 Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of the The invention relates to a junction box, and more especially to outlet boxes for electrical switches and receptacles. The primary object of the invention is the pro anchoring wings detached. Similar reference characters indicate corre sponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing, Referring to the drawing in detail A designates generally a junction or outlet box, having its body 10 of the ordinary well known construction, vision of a box of this character, wherein it can be readily and easily secured in place within a Wall opening, with dispatch, and without regard to the thickness of the wall having the opening which at opposite end walls H thereof at the for the box, the latter being held ?rm and secure 10 open front of such box are the outturned inner when within the opening. and outer ears l2 and I3, respectively, the outer Another object of the invention is the provision ears l3 being adaptable for fasteners M which of a box of this character, wherein the anchor secure the said box to the wall [5 at the outer ing adjuncts thereto are a part of the said box face thereof, while the inner ears l2 are for fas- , when distributed by the mater or trademan, and teners, not shown, to detachably secure cover such box can be slipped into place within a wall plate, not shown, over the front Opening to the opening without damaging the wall fabrication, box, the electrical switch or receptacle, not and can be anchored thereto within the least pos sible time, and requiring minimum labor for so shown being housed as usual within the said doing. A further object of the invention is the provi 20 sion of a box of this character, wherein the an choring thereof is accomplished without the same, so that the inside dimensions are undis turbed, thereby providing adequate space for in body 10 of the box. The wall i5 is formed with a suitable opening I 6 into which is slipped the body Ill of the box A, which is the ordinary way of placing the latter in place. The side walls I’! of the body In at the open front thereof is provided with out turned ears IS, in which are received loose threaded I stallation of ?xtures therein, the box being held 25 bolts l9, being rather long, or of a. length slight fast. ly greater than the depth of the body l0, and are A still further object of the invention is the in threaded connection with anchoring wings 20, provision of a box of this character, which is simthe bolts I!) being formed with rivet heads 2| at ple in construction, thoroughly reliable and ef? 30 their inner ends, while the outer ends of such cient in its purposes, strong, durable, easily set bolts are provided with screw driver receiving in place with dispatch, it being resistant to out heads 22. Normally the wings 20 which are adapted for lateral off-setting outwardly from ward pull thereon, and inexpensive to manufac the sides or walls ll of the body Ill, are turned ture and install. With these and other objects in view the in CA5 UT inwardly against the bottom 23 of the latter, to overlap such bottom, until the body l0 has ‘been vention consists in the features of construction, fully inserted in the wall opening 16, and there combination and arrangement of parts as will be after on turning the bolts IS the said wings 20 hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in are thrown outwardly, clearing the side walls of the accompanying drawing, which shows the pre ferred embodiment of the invention, and pointed 40 the body H1, so that they may be clamped against the inner face of the wall l5. In this manner the out in the claims hereunto appended. body H! of the box is ?rmly and securely an Figure l is a front elevation of a junction box chored to the Wall l5 for con?nement within the constructed in accordance with the invention opening I6 therein, as will best be seen in Fig showing by dotted lines the normal position of the anchoring medium, while by full lines is 45 ures 2 and 3 of the drawing. The rivet heads 2| function to retain the wings shown the anchoring medium being moved to a. 20 on the bolts I9, and also through friction will clamping position. tend to cause the turning of the wings off and Figure 2 is a fragmentary vertical sectional from the bottom 23, which is the normal position view through a wall opening showing the box placed therein, the anchoring medium being 50 of such wings, to bring these clear of the side walls ll of the body ID to have them come to shown by full lines in anchoring position and by clamping position against the wall I5 at its in dotted lines in normal released position. ner face, as will be clearly seen in Figures 2 and Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3—3 of Figure 2 looking in the direction of the arrows. 55 3 of the drawing. The manner of anchoring the body I0 is effec 2,413,139 3 4 tive to resist an outward pull thereon, to which it is often subjected, and the anchorage is as strong as the material to which it is secured. The anchorage can be had with varying thick the open front, bolts screwed through said short ears and extending beyond the end of the body and having heads, wide thin wings thread nesses of wall structures, and is ?rm and secure. What is claimed is: ed on said bolts and prevented from passing from (p A box of the kind described, comprising a body having an open front, an end wall and side walls, attaching ears carried by the open front, a second set of short ears carried by 10 the bolts by the heads, said Wings being normally held inwardly against the face of the end wall of the body and turnable outwardly to operative po sition by said bolts. CLYDE FREDRIKSEN.