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July 30, 1963
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G. L. KANE‘
3,099,355
PLANTE'R
Filed March 6, 1962
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
G‘a/e L. Kane
INVENTOR.
BY ?mm
aura/WW 19mm
July 30, 1963
G. L. KANE
3,099,355
PLANTER
Filed March 6, 1962
2 Sheets-Sheet 2
Gale L. Kane
INVENTOK.
BY ‘nu/yaw 15%,”
ie
United States
3,999,355
Patented July 30, 1963
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3,099,355
tion of removable soil cups or containers 1-7 of suitable
material. The disks 16 function as supporting bases for
the cups or containers 17, said cups or containers rest
PLANTER
Gale L. Kane, Bushnell, Ill., assignor of ?fty percent to
ing on said disks. The cups or containers 17 comprise
outwardly turned top flanges 18 which are adapted to
Ehrman P. Huff, Bushnell, Ill.
Filed Mar. 6, 1962, Ser. No. 177,810
8 Claims. (Cl. 211--75)
rest on the shelf ‘5.
Lt is thought that the use of the device will be readily
apparent from a consideration of the foregoing. Brie?y,
This invention relates to new and useful improvements
the cups or containers 17 are ?lled to the desirable level
in planters for indoor or outdoor use and has for its
primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set 10 with soil, etc., and the seed is planted therein. To facili~
ta-te the various operations the cups or containers 17
forth, a highly ornamental device of this character which
may, of course, be removed. In addition to ?rmly sup
comprises any desired number of separate, independently
porting the cups or containers 17, the disks 16 enhance
, removable soil cups or containers.
the appearance of the complete device. Access to‘ the
Another important object of the present invention is
to provide an improved planter of the character described 15 screws 11 may be readily had by simply removing the
cups or containers .17. Or, if desired, access holes or
which embodies a novel construction and arrangement
openings may be provided in the plate 13 for this pur
of parts for ?rmly supporting the containers.
Still ‘another important object of the invention is to
provide a planter \of the aforementioned character which
may be placed on the floor, a table, a wall or other suit
able supporting structure.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a planter
of the character set forth which is comparatively simple
pose.
The embodiment of the invention illustrated in FIG
20 URE 4 of the drawing is intended particularly, although
not necessarily, for table use and includes an ornamental
generally cross-shaped horizontal panel or shelf 19 of
suitable dimensions and material. The shelf 19 has
formed therein a multiplicity of spaced, circular open
in construction, strong, durable, compact, of light weight,
attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured 25 ings for the reception of a plurality of ?anged cups or
at low cost.
These together with other objects and advantages which
containers 20. The cups or containers 20 are substan
tially similar to the cups or containers 17. Secured be
neath the panel or shelf 19 and extending beneath the
will become subsequently apparent reside in the details
openings therein is a pair of crossed vertical plates 21
of construction and operation as more fully herein-after
described and claimed, reference being had to the ac— 30 providing what may be considered a supporting base 22
for the assembly. The base members or plates 21 have
companying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein
extending downwardly therein-to from the upper edges
like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
thereof recesses 23 for the reception of the cups 20, said
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of one of many em
recesses being substantially similar to the recesses 15.
bodiments cf the present invention;
FIGURE 2 is a View in vertical section through the 35 Then, disks 24, substantially similar to the disks 16, sup
port the cups 20' in the recesses 23.
embodiment of FIGURE 1 of the drawing, showing the
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
device mounted on a wall;
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
FIGURE -3 is a view in vertical longitudinal section,
modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
taken substantially on the line 3—3 ‘of FIGURE 2; and
FIGURE 4 is a perspective view of another embodi 40 skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention
to the exact construction and operation shown ‘and de
ment of the device.
scribed, and accordingly all suitable modi?cations and
Referring now to the drawing in detail, it
be seen
equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope
that the embodiment of the invention which has been
of the invention as claimed.
illustrated in FIGURES l, 2 and 3 of said drawing
What is claimed as new is as follows:
comprises a substantially flat, horizontal panel or shelf 45
1. A planter comprising a horizontal panel having a
5 of suitable dimensions and material, preferably wood.
plurality of openings therein, a vertical plate a?ixed to
The shelf 5 is elongated and has formed therein at longi
the underside of the panel and extending ‘beneath the
tudinally spaced points a series of. circular openings 6,
openings therein, said plate having a plurality of recesses
the purpose of which will be presently set forth.
The shelf 5 is adapted to be mounted on a wall or other 50 in its upper edge vertically aligned with the openings and
suitable supporting structure as indicated at 7.
To
communicating directly therewith, and removable soil
containers mounted in the openings and the recesses.
ward this end, the shelf 5 is provided with a straight
2. A planter comprising a horizontal panel having a
back or rear edge 8 which is adapted to abut the wall 7.
plurality of openings therein, a vertical plate af?xed to
Angular metallic brackets ‘9 (see FIGURE 2) secure
the device to the wall 7. The brackets 9, any desired 55 the underside of the panel and extending beneath the
openings therein, said plate having a plurality of recesses
number of which may be provided, are secured beneath
in its upper edge vertically aligned with the openings and
the rear longitudinal marginal portion of the shelf ‘5
Screws 11 secure the brackets 9 to the
communicating directly therewith, and removable soil
wall 7. The shelf 5 further includes an ornamental front
containers mounted in the openings and the recesses, said
by screws 10.
edge 12'.
Af?xed longitudinally beneath the shelf 5 and depend
ing therefrom is a vertical plate 13, said plate extending
beneath the openings 6 and comprising an ornamental
lower edge 14 which is substantially similar to the edge
12 of said shelf. Extending downwardly into the vertical 65
containers including outwardly turned top ?anges resting
on the panel.
3. A planter in accordance with claim 2, together with
‘disks ?xedly mounted in the lower portions of the re
cesses ‘for supporting the containers therein.
4. A planter comprising an elongated horizontal shelf
having a series of longitudinally spaced, circular open
plate 13 from the upper edge thereof is a series of recesses
lings therein, a horizontally elongated, vertical plate
15 which are in registry and direct communication with
af?xed to the underside of the shelf and depending there
the openings 6. Fixedly mounted in the recesses 15 on
from and extending beneath the openings therein, said
the lower end walls thereof are horizontal disks 1-6. It
will be noted that the disks 16 are ‘aligned with the 70 plate having a series of recesses extending downwardly
circular openings 6.
The openings 6 and the recesses 15 are for the recep
therein from the upper edge thereof in vertical align
ment with the openings and communicating directly there
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with, horizontal disks in the recesses af?xed to the lower
walls thereof, substantially ‘cylindrical soil cups remov
ably mounted in the openings and resting on the disks,
shaped horizontal panel mounted on the plates and ex
tending over the recesses therein, said panel having open
ings therein vertically aligned with the recesses and com
and means for securing the shelf on a supporting structure.
municating directly therewith, and soil cups rernovably
5. A planter in accordance with claim 4, said soil cups
including top ?anges resting on the shelf.
6. A planter in accordance with claim 5, said means
comprising angular brackets secured beneath the shelf
mounted in the openings and recesses and resting on the
and accessible through certain of the recesses in the plate
when the cups are removed therefrom.
10
7. A planter comprising a base including a pair of
crossed, horizontally elongated vertical plates having
spaced recesses extending ‘downwardly therein from the
upper edges thereof, horizontal disks in the recesses
a?ixed to the lower end Walls thereof, a generally cross 15
disks.
8. A planter in accordance with claim 7, said cups
including top ?anges seated on the panel.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
890,354
942,602
1,904,072
Giard ____________ __,____ June 9, 1908
Twohig ______________ __ Dec. '7, 1909
Nelson et al. _________ __ Apr. 18, 1933
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