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Publication numberUS2569622 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date2 Oct 1951
Filing date24 Feb 1950
Priority date24 Feb 1950
Publication numberUS 2569622 A, US 2569622A, US-A-2569622, US2569622 A, US2569622A
InventorsTrainor Robert C
Original AssigneeTrainor Robert C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable support for mirrors
US 2569622 A
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1951 R. c. TRAINOR 1 2,569,622

ADJUSTABLE SUPPORT FOR MIRRORS Filed Feb. 24, 1950 Inventor flpberf 127291270! Attorney Patented Oct. 2, 1951 UNITED STATES.v PATENT OFFICE.

f 2,569,622 ADJUSTABLE SUPPOR -FOR MrRRoRs Robert (ls-Trainer, Fittsburgh, Pa. Application; February 24, I950, SerialNo. 146,028

1* Claim. (01. 24s 295) The present invention relates to an adjustable support for mirrors and it consists in the combinations, constructions and arrangements of parts herein described and claimed.

Generally the invention comprises a vertically extending rack adapted to be attached to a wall and provided with a longitudinally extending slot communicating with which is a series of pairs of laterally extending slots. Slidably mounted in the rack is a novel latching device carrying a mirror at one side and having novel means for selective engagement in pairs of the laterally extending slots so that the mirror may be moved upwardly from time to time to take care of the naturally increasing height of a child using the same and latched in such position until a new movement of the mirror is indicated.

It is an object of the invention to provide a device of the character set forth which is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and yet effective and eiricient in use.

Another object of the invention is the provision, in a device of the character set forth, of a novel latch forming a part of the invention.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a novel rack forming a part of the invention.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of novel means for supporting a mir ror or the like in selected adjusted positions.

Other and further objects of the invention will become apparent from a reading of the following specification taken in conjunction with the drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front elevational view of an embodiment of the invention,

Figure 2' is a side elevational view, partly broken away, of the device shown in Figure 1,

Figure 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 3-3 of Figure 2,

Figure 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken along line 4-4 of Figure 3, and

Figure 5 is a fragmentary exploded perspective view illustrating an adjustable clamp member and associated parts forming part of the invention.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, there is shown therein a vertically extending rack la having a longitudinally extending inset portion H in which is centrally located in a longitudinally extending slot l2 communicating with which and formed in the inset portion of which is a plurality of laterally extending pairs of slots l3.

Adjacent the upper and lower ends of the rack in there is afiixed by means of screws [4 or the like suction cups [5 or the like whereby the rack presented, for example, by a tiled wall. Of course,

the invention contemplates that a rack may be directly and permanently affixed to a wall by screws, nails or other conventional means.

A mirror 16 has centrally affixed to the rear face thereof a stud I! to which is, in turn, afiixed a keystone shaped plate I8. A bracket l9 having downwardly and inwardly tapering sides 20 which are inturned to receive the sides of the plate l8, has a centrally disposed inwardly extending neck [9 to the inner end of which is integrally formed a plate 22 having a pair of rearwardly directed teeth 23 at the lower end thereof. The sides of the plate 22 are adapted to snugly and slidably fit against the sides of the inset portion I! and the teeth 23 are selectively engageable in the pairs of slots l 3.

A clamp member 24 is provided with an upper rounded portion 25, a pair of integrally formed dependent legs 26 and 21 and a pair of finger pieces 28 and. 29. It will be seen that the finger pieces 28 and 29 are formed integrally with the legs 26 and 21, respectively, and that the finger piece 28 extends rearwardly and that the finger piece 29 extends forwardly. It will also be apparent that the sides of the entire clamping member 24 lie within the sides of the slot 12. Screws 2! are connected with the leg 26 through the openings 30 provided therein and through openings 3a provided in plate 22.

The leg 21 is also provided with a pair of openings, as shown at 3!, and screws 32 connect the leg 21 with a guide plate 33 through the openings 3! and a pair of openings 34 which are vertically aligned in one side of the plate 33.

In operation, it will be apparent that the rack I9 may be placed upon a wall by utilizing the suction cups IE or by permanently attaching the same to a wall by means of screws, nails or the like. Thereafter the mirror [6 may be mounted in the bracket l9 by placing the keystone shaped plate l8 therein and then adjusted to any desired height by compressing the finger pieces 28 and 29 toward each other. Such action will act to release the teeth 23 from the slots l3 whereupon the entire supporting mechanism for the mirror may be raised or lowered as the case may be and when it has reached a desired height the finger pieces 28 and 29 may be released whereupon the teeth 23 will again engage in the slots l3. If desired, the mirror l6 may be removed from the bracket I 9 during the time that the bracket and its attendant mechanisms are raised or lowered to a new position.

While but one form of the invention has been 3 shown and described herein, it will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art that many minor forms thereof may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claim.

What is claimed is:

A device of the character described comprising a vertically extending rack, an inset portion formed longitudinally in said rack and having a longitudinal slot formed therein and having a plurality of pairs of spaced relatively short laterally extending slots communicatin with the longitudinal slot, means for affixing said rack to a wall, a support, and means for adjustably positioning said support in said rack, said means 15 including a clamp member affixed to said support and vertically slidable in the longitudinal slot, teeth carried by said support and selectively engageable in said pairs of lateral slots, finger pieces carried by said clamping member for moving said teeth out of engagement with said lateral slots, a rectangular plate carried by said support and slidably contacting the sides of said inset portion, and attached to one of said finger pieces, and a backing plate attached to the other of said finger pieces and adapted to bear against that side of the rack opposite to the rectangular plate.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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U.S. Classification248/477, 248/297.21
International ClassificationA47G1/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47G1/16
European ClassificationA47G1/16