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June 19, 1962
c. w. HOBSON
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BRACKET AND SHELF SUPPORTS
Filed June 30, 1958
5 Sheets-Sheet 1
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June 19, 1962
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C. W. HOBSON
BRACKET AND SHELF SUPPORTS
Filed June 30, 1958
3 Sheets-Sheet 2
Inventor
C. W. HOBSON
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June 19, 1962
c. w. HOBSON
3,039,622
BRACKET AND SHELF SUPPORTS
Filed June 50, 1958
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Patented June 19, 71962
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secured together at various places along their lengths,
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or they may be secured to other supports similarly to
BRACKET AND SHELF SUPPGRTS
the angle material. The angle or strip material may
Charles William Hohson, Caragh Lake, County Kerry,
Ireland, assignor to (Mrs) Nancy Hobson, Caragh
be extruded or otherwise formed to include channels at
its longitudinal edges to receive panels or the like.
Lake, Ireland
Filed June 30, 1958, Ser. No. 745,477
Claims priority, application Great Britain .inly 1, 1957
14 Claims. (Cl. 211-148)
A plurality of pairs ‘of studs or other projections or
engaging means, as the case may be, may be arranged
vertically, one above the other, in or on each of the
corner members whereby brackets or shelves may be lo
The present invention relates to arrangements for use 10 cated at any one of a number of vertical positions.
Where bracket members are supported they may be
and particularly to an arrangement to enable a shelf or
of su?icient length to project from the corner members
other horizontal member to be supported at each of its
and to be used individually to display articles, in which
four corners on a display stand or in a storage bin or
case the corner members also may be used individually
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rack or in a cabinet show case or the like. The inven
or in groups. The bracket members themselves may be
tion may also be employed to attach a top to join legs
single or multiple whereby a single bracket or a number
in supporting brackets, shelves, stands, tables and so on,
to form a table or stool; or to support a shelf on two
or more outwardly~projecting brackets.
or‘ integrally-formed brackets may project from the cor
ner member, and if desired the brackets may be adapted
to carry shelving, for which purpose they may have any
The expression “shelf or the like” is intended to de?ne
any ?at shelf-like member including a top for a table
where appropriate and may also include a framework
adapted to support a sepmate ‘member of sheet material,
desired pro?le.
Although the angle between the surfaces of the corner
member will generally be substantially 90°, I have found
eg, wood, metal, plastic or glass.
that this angle may be less than 90° and may be extended
up to about 130° if desired. .Where the angle between
rangement for use in supporting a bracket or a shelf 25 the inner faces of the corner member is less than 90°
or the like comprising one or more substantially upright
this may be obtained by making the outer longitudinal
corner members each corner member having two sur
edges of the two faces thicker than the material at the
faces at a substantial angle each to the other, the bracket,
mutually {abutting corner edge. Conveniently corner
According to the invention there is provided an ar
shelf or the like being borne by at least one support mem
members of this kind may be of extruded metal or plastic.
ber, said support member and said surfaces therefore 30 Other corner members may also be extruded or formed
constituting counterpart members and being severally
in any other manner and from any material found suit
shaped or provided with mutually inter?tting means t
able.
According to another feature of the invention, bracing
lock the bracket, shelf or the like and the corner member
in inter?tting relationship, said inter?tting means com
prising projections on each face ‘of one of the counter
part members and projecting therefrom at the same height
into the angle between the said surfaces, and engaging
F members are used between the corner members for build
ing up a rectangular or other shaped supporting frame
work and may be pro?led to provide ledges to support
shelves, and conveniently these bracing members may ?t
means on the other of said counterpart members to ?t
behind channels formed by cutting away part of the rear
severally over or behind the said projections.
face of the support member, the said bracing members
Where a shelf or the like is to be supported, four 40 thus being accommodated between the corner members
corner members may be provided, one for each corner of
and the supporting members which may be in the form
said shelf or the like, the latter having four support
of corner blocks. The depth of such channels would be
members, ‘one at each corner thereof. A shelf could
about the same as or very slightly more than the width
alternatively be supported on one or two members if
of the bracing members and if desired the channel need
desired.
I not extend right into the corner but may form a kind of
The expression “a substantial angle” means any angle
recess into which a part of the bracing member ?ts.
from, say, about 45° up to, say, about 130°. Generally,
The bracing members may be ?at strips but are pref
however, the angle would be substantially 90°.
erably of L, T or other pro?led section for strengthening
purposes and may be supplied in long lengths so that the
The projections referred to may be on the said surfaces
referred to above and the engaging means be provided
user may cut off any desired length to suit his require
ments, from stock. The corner members may similarly
on the support member or, alternatively, the projections
may be on the support member and the engaging means
be on the said surfaces. So that the engaging means
may engage behind the projections, the latter may be
provided with heads or upset portions.
The support members may be integral with the shelf
be supplied in long lengths and conveniently such lengths
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of both kinds of stock material may be marked off at
predetermined intervals, say 2.” intervals, as a cutting
guide for the user.
In order that the invention may be more clearly under
or may be separate therefrom.
stood reference will now be made to the accompanying
drawings which show several embodiments thereof by
If desired, means may be provided to retain or lock
the support members to the surfaces so as to avoid in 60 way of example and in which:
advertent separation of the shelf or the support members
FIGURE 1 shows a perspective view of four corner
from the corner members in an upward direction.
members and associated shelf assembly,
The corner members may comprise lengths of angle
material or two separate strip members located at a sub~
FIGURES 2, 3 and 4 show details,
FIGURE 5 shows a detail of a modi?ed corner block
stantial angle each to the other or, alternatively, the 65 and bracing members,
corner members may, in fact, be represented by corners
FIGURE 6 shows a rear view of a corner block having
of an existing article, such as a show case, cabinet or
the like, the studs or other projections being secured in
or on the surface thereof at the corners.
The angle
locating pegs,
FIGURE 7 shows a rear view of another corner block
having locating grooves,
material may be free-standing or secured to another 70 FIGURE 8 shows an end only of a bracing member
support, for example a recessed dowel or rod of any
for use in conjunction with the corner member of FIG
desired cross-section. Separate strip members may be
URE 7,
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FIGURE 9 shows a corner member associated with a
wooden or other leg,
FIGURE 10 shows a multiple bracket assembly accord
ing to the invention,
FIGURE 11 shows a single bracket assembly,
FIGURE 12 shows a detail of a modi?ed corner mem
ber,
FIGURE 13 shows a cruciform section corner member
in conjunction with bracing members radiating there
from,
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in an aperture 12. The other end of the spring would be
free and engage under the head of the stud 3.
In another embodiment, the support members are sep
arate from the shelf and may comprise for example quad
rant or other shaped corner blocks 14 (FIGURE 3)
with two vertical surfaces l5, 16 substantially at right
angles and in which oblique grooves 17 are cut to engage
the studs in the upright corner members. The angle of
grooves 17 may be about 1 to 6° or slightly more. These
10 corner blocks may be secured to the shelf or be separable
therefrom. The drawing shows a separable version. The
blocks
may have retaining means incorporated, to retain
to receive panels or the like along its edges,
them in the corner member. For example they may be
FIGURE 15 shows another construction of corner
provided with a recess 13 (FIGURE 4) accommodating
member, and
FIGURE 16 shows an arrangement for increasing the 15 the doubled shank of a bifurcated spring clip 19 arranged
so that its free ends each clip under a stud head 3. The
height of an existing framework by means of a modi?ed
bifurcated clip is pushed into recess 18 and gripped there
corner block or support member.
by, allowing the free ends to be springy. Alternatively
Referring to the drawings, in FIGURE 1 the corner
FIGURE 14 shows a modi?ed corner member adapted
members comprise lengths 1 of L-section material
mounted in relation to each other so as to form a rec
tangular framework, for example, by means of ties or
other similar members 2.
Each of the corner members
has pairs of studs 3 or similar projections projecting in
wardly and each pair being located at the same height.
a knurled head screw engaging in a threaded bore may be
20 provided to locate under the stud head. As an alterna
tive expedient, a form of spring press-stud may be used,
the male part thereof preventing inadvertent lifting of
the block.
When the blocks are separable from the shelf, the shelf
The framework is arranged to support a shelf which com 25 may be engageable therewith so as to prevent uninten
tional removal. For example the shelf may have a
depending sprung boss or plug 20 (FIGURE 3) engage
arranged downwards and having at each corner an inte
able in an aperture 21 in the upper face of the blocks.
gral downwardly-projecting lug 6 which is tapered in a
Alternatively solid bead-ended plugs may be provided
downward direction at the corner on each side of the
?ange. The angle of taper may be about 1 to 6° or more. 30 on the shelf to engage in apertures having wire springs
22 parallel to the upper face of the blocks and engage
The rectangular dimensions of the shelf match the inside
able over the bead ends for retention of the shelf.
dimensions of the corner members and in use the shelf 4
The invention may be used in connection with a dis
is placed within the con?nes of the four corner members
play device and the corner members may have different
1 and just above the projecting studs 3. The shelf is
prises a tray-like member 4 having the side ?anges 5
then pressed downwards so that the lugs engage severally 35 sections, for example T-sections and cruciform sections
in addition to the L-sections previously referred to. In
behind the heads of the studs and on further downward
this way a display device may be built up, for example,
pressure, the corner members 1 are pulled in so as to ?t
to comprise a number of contiguous frameworks by the
snugly about the edges of the shelf, by reason of the taper
selective use of sections of appropriate shape so that ad
on the depending lugs 6. Any weight placed on the shelf
jacent shelves may be in the same plane with very little
will tend to maintain or increase the inter?tting relation
separation therebetween.
ship between the corner members and the shelf.
If desired the corner members 6 may be secured to the
It is preferred to provide a plurality of pairs of studs
inside of a show case, display cabinet or the like, or, if
desired, the studs or like projections 3 may be secured
direct to the material of the case in the corners thereof.
of vertical positions.
The corner members and studs may be made from any
If desired, the lugs 6 may be straight and not tapered 45
or the like projections 3 on each corner member so that
the shelf may be placed in any one of a desired number
but this would call for greater accuracy in manufacture
to ensure a good ?t of the shelf within the corner mem
bers. 'Ilhe lugs may have bevelled or chamfered edges
at an angle to suit a similar undercut on the studs, there
by to increase the grip between the contacting parts.
desired material, the studs being formed with the mate
rial of the member e.g. by moulding or casting, or may
be secured thereto separately.
Referring to FIGURE 5, a rectangular or other shaped
50 supporting framework may be built up by using bracing
members 23 between the corner members 1 and these brac
The studs or like projections may be provided with
ing members may have any pro?le, for example L-section
heads to engage behind the material of the lugs when
as shown in the drawing so as to provide ledges to support
the shelf is in position.
shelves. Only one corner member with associated brac
The shelf may comprise a framework 7 having a rebate
8, so that the shelf surface upon which articles may be 55 ing members is shown in FIGURE 5 since it will be
obvious from the foregoing how the remaining framework
placed can comprise a sheet of separate material 9, e.g.
is built. The bracing members 23 ?t behind channels 24
glass, plastic, light metal alloy or the like whereby the
formed by cutting away part of the rear face of a corner
shelf itself can be replaced according to requirements.
block 25, which is otherwise similar to that of FIGURES
For example, where the device is used for dressing shop
60 3 ‘or 4, the said bracing members thus being accommo
windows, the shelves may be replaced to suit the com
dated between the corner blocks and the corner members.
modities being exhibited or to provide different effects.
Where bracing members of other cross-section are used,
Alternatively the shelf is in one piece formed from sheet
obviously the block will be differently cut away. For
material such as metal in which case advantageously the
example, with a T-shaped bracing member, the head of
edges of the shelf are rigidi?ed by forming a rib 10 (FIG 65 the T will lie ?at along the corner member and the up
URE 2) slightly upstanding from the shelf surface, by
right will lie over the top of the corner block. If desired
rolling, moulding or any other convenient process de~
the bracing members may comprise a complete rectangular
pending upon the material.
frame similar to that shown in FIGURE 1 or, alterna—
To prevent inadvertent withdrawal of the shelf in an
tively, they may comprise separate parts, one for each
upward ‘direction locking means may be provided to en 70 side of the framework. The depth of the channels 24 is
gage under the heads of the studs. For example “hairpin”
about the same as or very slightly more than the width
of the bracing members and in order to secure the parts
springs 11 (FIGURE 2) could be provided on the inside
in position more rigidly the channels may taper inwardly
surface of the depending lugs to engage under the studs 3.
from the top to the bottom thereof as shown in the
One end of such springs would be anchored in an aperture
13 and cranked at the median part to pass into and pivot 75 drawing. This taper provides a wedging action when the
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bracing members are pushed home from above. The
bracing member may have a corresponding taper if
desired.
If desired, as shown in FIGURE 6, the channels 24
grooves, slots and protuberances between the support
members and the corner members ensure an adequate
locking of all the parts together. In similar fashion the
bracing members also lock the upright corner members
of the corner blocks of FIGURE 5 need not extend right
into the apex of the corner member but may form a kind
framework.
of recess 24a into which the end of the bracing members
?t but in this case obviously the bracing members must
shown in FIGURE 10 in which a multiple corner mem
be separate and not in the form of a complete framework.
The bracing members may be flat strips but they are
preferably of L-section as shown in FIGURE 5 or T or
together in a secure fashion to produce a ?rm supporting
The invention may also provide a bracket support as
ber is shown at 33‘ with locking studs at 34 whereby a
multiple bracket 35 may be secured into the angle be
tween any two adjacent faces so as to project therefrom.
FIGURE 10 shows a cruciform arrangement in which the
lengths so that the user may cut o? any desired length
angle between the surfaces of the corner member is in
to suit his requirements, from stock, where separate brac
each case 90°. Although only one multiple bracket 35
ing members are required. The corner members 1 may 15 has been shown it will be apparent that one such bracket
similarly be supplied in long lengths and conveniently
could be provided to ?t into each angle. Indeed, as many
such lengths of both kinds of stock material may be
brackets can be used as there are pairs of counterpart
marked off at predetermined intervals, say of 2", as a
locking studs 34. In a modi?cation according to FIG
cutting guide for the user,
URE 11, a single corner member which may be supported
In order to locate the bracing members in relation 20 on a suitable base may be provided and this corner mem
to the corner blocks or other support members, the latter
ber may be used to support either a single bracket mem
may be modi?ed to have one or more short pins, studs
ber 36 as shown on the pair of studs .37 .or, alternatively,
or other protuberances 26 as shown in FIGURE 6
a multiple bracket as shown in FIGURE 10 could ‘be used
projecting from each rear face of the cut-away parts form
in conjunction therewith. An appropriate base could also
ing the channels or recesses 24a these protuberances being 25 be supplied for the arrangement of FIGURE 10, but since
of any desired cross-section and arranged to engage in
its disposition will be obvious and it may take any desired
other convenient section and may be supplied in long
similarly-shaped apertures formed in the bracing mem
form, it has not been shown in either of these ?gures.
.Although reference has been made to the fact that
and suitable length of bracing member can be selected
the corner members have two opposing faces at right
or cut, due cognizance being taken of the position of the 30 angles the angle between the two surfaces need not be
said apertures. In FIGURE 6 the slots for engagement
90° but could be less than 90° as shown in the arrange
bers at intervals along their length so that a convenient
behind the studs or other protuberances 3 of the corner
members 1 are shown at 27. With this arrangement, the
bracing members and corner blocks must be engaged to
ment of FIGURE 12 in which a corner member 38 com
prises an extrusion or moulding of suitable material, the
outer edges at 39 being thicker than the inner portion
gether before assembly into the corner members, and if 35 at 40. In similar fashion the angle between the opposing
it be desired to avoid this, the apertures in the bracing
faces may be greater than 90° and I have found that
members may take the form of slots cut inwardly from
one edge of the bracing member so that the bracing mem
bers can be located in position by being pressed down
into the channel or recess at the rear face of the corner
angles of up to 130° may be used with success.
FIGURE 13 shows another example of the invention
in which a corner member 40 of cruciform cross-section
modi?ed so as to have grooves or slots 28 in the faces
is provided with a constituent of a multiple framework
comprising any desired number of cells or sub-frames.
For example, in the drawing there is provided a corner
block 41 in each angle of the corner member the said
corner block serving to house L-section bracing members
of the recesses or channels 29 and the bracing members
'42 located in recesses 43 behind the corner blocks and
may be provided with protuberances to ?t thereinto.
these radiating bracing members may terminate at their
In the latter case the bracing members may be corrugated
other ends (which are not illustrated), in T-section or L
section corner members as appropriate. The construc
tion will be apparent from what has gone before.
Referring now to FIGURE 14, there is shown an ar
rangement in which the corner member 44 is in the form
members from above: the studs or the like 26 could then
extend from the top to the bottom of the recess 25.
As shown in FIGURE 7, the corner block may be
or otherwise deformed as shown at FIGURE 8 to pro
vide the interengaging protuberances in the ‘form of ribs
3%) which may be set at an angle if the slots 28 in the
corner blocks of FIGURE 7 are similarly tapered.
When the channels or slots in the corner blocks or
of an extrusion or moulding of lightweight material the
other supporting members are inclined as referred to
longitudinal edges of which are channeled or recessed
above, downward pressure on the corner block forces a
at 45 so as to receive panels or the like 46. Locking
closer and ?rmer engagement with the corner member
studs 47 as previously referred to are provided on the
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and consequently serve to grip more tightly the bracing
opposing surfaces of the corner ‘member as shown.
member which is accommodated between the corner mem
Reference has been made throughout the speci?cation
ber and corner block.
to the corner blocks or support member being slotted or
Referring to FIGURE 9 a corner member 31 may be
provided with other engaging means and the corner mem
attached along one or both of its outer faces to another
bers have provided with protuberances such as studs.
member 32 which may be of wood, organic plastic mate
It will be apparent that the reverse arrangement may ob
rial or any other suitable material. The corner mem
tain, for example as shown in FIGURE 15 in which the
ber may be secured by screws or by a suitable adhesive,
corner member is provided with pairs of engaging means
or any other known means. Such an arrangement serves
in the form of slots 49 for engaging with studs 56) on the
two purposes; ?rstly to give additional strength where the
corner block 51. In order to assist the engagement, the
corner member is made ‘from lightweight sheet material 65 slots 49 taper inwardly and downwardly and are enlarged
and if it is desired to use it as a leg for a bench or table
at the point of entry of the stud, somewhat after the
like structure and secondly, to provide a different kind
fashion of a bayonet slot as shown whereby the corner
of ?nish to suit individual requirements. FIGURE 9
members will be securely wedged on full engagement
which shows only a portion of such a corner member
thereof. Moreover, the edges of the slots 49 may be in
carries studs 3 similar to the arrangement of FIGURE 1.
wardly bevelled or chamfered at those parts engaging the
Using the system according to‘ the invention, storage
shank of the stud and the stud-shank itself bevelled to
racks, tables, stands and all sorts of other possible ar
rangements may be erected Without the use of screws or
match whereby the wedging action is. increased: in sec
tion therefore the engaged stud-shank and slot would have
nuts or any tools and the arrangement of the interlocking 75 a dove-tail con?guration.
The corner member 43 may
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engaged with said at least one projection under pressure,
and a shelf supported by said framework.
be extruded or moulded to be solid or may be stamped
up from sheet metal, as shown, the slots 49 being formed
in raised strengthening ribs “52. These ribs may be in
4. A shelf support combination comprising four corner
members disposed in a rectangle, each of said corner
members having two surfaces at a substantial angle to
cured to a supporting surface 54 for example by screws 55.
each other, four support members each having two sur
Where this arrangement of the studs and slots is em
faces meeting at an apex, each of said apices being re
ployed on a display stand embodying cruciform or T
spectively engaging in one of said angles and being con
section corner members the slots may be stamped in suc
nected together to form a rectangular framework, said
cession right through the member: this method is there
fore cheaper and may also be more convenient than to 10 support members each being tapered in a downward direc
tion, and said corner members each having studs arranged
?t a number of studs or the like since it is only the corner
terrupted as at 53 to allow the corner member to be se
member that needs the studs.
oppositely in pairs on said surfaces along the height there
However, if the slots are
stamped right through the material of the corner member
of, said tapering support members locking against said
thus in certain circumstances, a shelf could be supported
member and said bracket member in mutual co-operation
studs in mutual co-operation when said support members
it would not be possible to engage two corner blocks in
adjacent angles of the corner member at the same height. 15 are engaged with said studs under pressure, and a shelf
supported by said framework.
‘To circumvent this disadvantage, the slots may be recesesd
5. A bracket and support combination, comprising a
into the thickness of the material of the corner member
corner member having two surfaces at a substantial angle
which are made thicker for this purpose.
to each other, a load-carrying bracket member having two
From the foregoing it will be apparent that a shelf may
surfaces meeting at an apex, said apex engaging in said
readily be supported on two bracket members projecting
angle, one of said corner member and said bracket mem
outwardly from two corner members. Such brackets
her having at least one projection, and the other of said
could be secured to separate corner blocks or be formed
corner member and said bracket member being shaped
somewhat as shown in FIGURE 11 to engage directly
with at least one edge for engagement with said at least
each in a corner member. The shelf may merely rest on
the brackets or be secured thereto in any desired way: 25 one projection, said at least one edge wedging said corner
when said at least one edge is engaged with said at least
one projection under pressure, said bracket member pro
on a single bracket.
if it is desired to join two corner members together end
to end, for example when an additional tier is required
to be erected on to an existing framework so as to in
jecting outwardly from said angle.
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crease the height thereof, the corner block or other sup
6. A bracket and support combination, comprising a
corner member having two surfaces at a substantial angle
to each other, a load-carrying bracket member having
porting member may be increased in height as shown in
two surfaces meeting at an apex, said apex being engage
FIGURE 16 and may be slot-ted or channeled at 56 to
able in said angle, one of said corner member and said
engage the rivets, studs or other protuberances 57 on each
of the abutting corner members as shown in the draw 35 bracket member having at least one projection, and the
other of said corner member and said bracket member
ing. In such cases the slots or channels 56 on the corner
being shaped with at least one edge for engagement with
block or support member as the case may be are formed
said at least one project-ion, said at least one edge wedging
in the upper and lower opposing ends with an inclination
said corner member and said support member in mutual
towards the centre as shown in dotted lines. In erection
co-operation when said at least one edge is engaged with
the corner block would be associated with the lower
said at least one projection under pressure, said bracket
corner member 58 and then the upper corner member
member comprising a plurality of bracket arms, said
59 would be engaged with the upper part of the lengthened
bracket arms projecting outwardly from said angle in dif
corner block.
ferent directions.
I claim:
7. In a storage or display device, a load-carrying
1. In a storage or display device, a load-carrying
bracket and shelf support comprising a corner member
bracket and shelf support comprising a corner member
having two surfaces rigidly secured together at a substan
having two surfaces rigidly secured together at a substan
tial angle to each other, a support member having two
tial angle to each other, a support member having two
surfaces meeting at an apex, said apex being engageable
surfaces meeting at an apex, said apex being engageable
in said angle, one of said corner member and said sup 50 in said angle, one of said corner member and said sup
port member having at least one projection, and the other
port member having at least one projection, and the
of said corner member and said support member being
other of said corner member and said support member
shaped with at least one edge for engagement with said
being shaped with at least one side edge for engagement
at least one projection, said at least one edge being in
with said at least one projection, said at least one side edge
clined
to the vertical to wedge said corner member and
wedging said corner member and said support member in 55
said support member in mutual co-operation when said
mutual co-operation when said at least one side edge is
at least one edge is engaged with said at least one pro
engaged with said at least one projection under pressure.
2. A load-carrying bracket and shelf support having
all the features set forth in claim 1, and said corner mem
jection under pressure.
8. A bracket and support combination, comprising a
member having two surfaces at a substantial angle
ber having a longitudinal channel along each of its edges 60 corner
to each other, a load-carrying bracket member having two
to receive panel members in said channels.
surfaces meeting at an apex, said apex engaging in said
3. A shelf and support combination comprising four
corner members disposed in a rectangle, each of said
angle, one of said corner member and said bracket mem
ber having at least one projection, and the other of said
member and said bracket member being shaped
angle to each other, four support members each having 65 corner
with
at
‘least one edge for engagement with said at least
two surfaces meeting at an apex, each of said apices re
one projection, said at least one edge being inclined to the
spectively engaging in one of said angles and being con
vertical to wedge said corner member and said bracket
nected together to form a rectangular ‘framework, one of
member
in mutual co-operation when said at least one
said corner members and said support members severally
having at least one projection, and the other of said cor 70 edge is engaged with said at least one projection under
pressure, said bracket member projecting outwardly from
ner members and said support members being severally
said angle.
shaped with at least one side edge for engagement with
9. A bracket ‘and support combination, comprising a
said at least one projection, said at least one side edge
corner member having two surfaces at a substantial angle
wedging said corner members and said support members
to each other, a load-carrying bracket member having two
in mutual co-operation when said at least one side edge is
corner members having two surfaces at a substantial
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surfaces meeting at an apex, said apex being engageable
said mounting member for wedging said support in posi
in said angle, one of said corner member and said bracket
member having at least one projection, and the other of
said corner member and said bracket member being
shaped with at least one edge for engagement with said
at least one projection, said at least one edge being in
clined to the vertical to wedge said corner member and
said bracket member in mutual cooperation when said
tion on said mounting member, and said means on said
mounting member being multiplicated to allow the height
of said support to be varied at will with respect to said
mounting member.
13. In a storage or display device, an arrangement for
supporting a load-carrying member, comprising a load
carrying support, a substantially upright mounting mem
at least one edge is engaged with said at least one pro
ber, including two internal faces at a substantial angle
jection under pressure, said bracket member comprising a 10 each to the other, and said support having two external
plurality of bracket arms, said bracket arms projecting
faces respectively at an angle that corresponds to the
outwardly from said angle in different directions.
angle between said faces of said mounting member, a
10. A bracket and shelf support comprising a corner
plurality of vertically-separated projections on said faces
member having two surfaces at a substantial angle to each
other, a support member engageable in said angle and
having two faces at a substantial angle to each other, a
plurality of pairs of studs, one on each of said surfaces,
secured at spaced intervals vertically along said corner
of said mounting member and an oblique slot in at least
one face of said support so that said support is engage
able with ‘said mounting member for wedging said sup
port in any one of a number of selectable vertical posi
tions on said mounting member.
14. In a storage or display device, an arrangement for
member, said support member being shaped with two
edges one on each of said faces for selective engagement
with at least one pair of said projections, said edges being
inclined to the vertical to wedge said corner member and
said support member in mutual co-operation when said
edges are engaged with said pair of projections under
pressure.
11. A shelf and support combination, comprising four
supporting a load-carrying member, comprising a load
carrying support, a substantially upright mounting mem
ber, including two internal faces at a substantial ‘angle
each to the other, and said support having two external
faces respectively at an angle that corresponds to the
25 angle between said faces of said mounting member, a
plurality of vertically-separated inwardly oblique slots on
corner members disposed in a rectangle, each of said
said faces of said mounting member and a projection on
corner members having two surfaces at a substantial angle
at least one face of said support so that said support is
to each other, four support members each having two sur
engageable with said mounting member for wedging said
faces meeting at an apex, each of said apices respectively 30 support in any one of a number of selectable vertical posi
engaging in one of said angles and being connected to
tions on said mounting member.
gether to form a rectangular framework, one of said cor
ner members and said support members severally having
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12. In a storage or display device, an arrangement for
supporting a load-carrying member, comprising a load
carrying support, a substantially upright mounting mem
ber, including two internal faces at a substantial angle
each to the other, and said support having two external
faces respectively at an angle that corresponds to the angle
between said faces of said mounting member, said faces
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