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Publication numberUS3778955 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date18 Dec 1973
Filing date14 Mar 1972
Priority date14 Mar 1972
Publication numberUS 3778955 A, US 3778955A, US-A-3778955, US3778955 A, US3778955A
InventorsClose J
Original AssigneeClose J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attachment for perforated boards
US 3778955 A
Abstract
A releaseable peg means for a perforated panel or the like for attaching and supporting objects from said panels. Said peg means having a body extending through perforations in said panel and a head attached to said body for releasably attaching said peg means in position on said panel.
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United States Patent [191 Close ATTACHMENT FOR PERFORATED BOARDS [76] Inventor: James Garth Close, 3215 29th St.,

Lubbock, Tex.

[22] Filed: Mar. 14, 1972 [21] Appl. No.: 234,532

[52] US. Cl. .52/758D, 248/223, 248/DIG. 3, [51] Int. Cl. F16!) 5/00 [58] Field of Search 248/DIG. 3, 223,

248/2205, 217, 218, 219, 220, 488; 85/5 P; 287/189.35, 189.36 D; 24/735 B, 735 PP,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,565,379 12/1968 Messier 248/223 3,637,086 1/1972 Klein 211/176 gun U F\\\-\\ 1 Dec. 18, 1973 3,037,733 6/1962 Roman 248/223 3,289,991 10/ 1 965 Ka1ahar 3,244,390 3/1966 Keer 3,069,122 12/1962 Barajoff 2,987,286 6/1961 Alling 3,477,677 1 1/1969 Hindley 2,230,769 2/1941 Tegerdine .1 24/73 PP UX Primary ExaminerRoy D. Frazier Assistant ExaminerRichard L. Stroup Att0rneyD. Carl Richards et a1.

[ 5 7 ABSTRACT A releaseable peg means for a perforated panel or the like for attaching and supporting objects from said panels. Said peg means having a body extending through perforations in said panel and a head attached to said body for releasably attaching said peg means in position on said panel.

7 Claims, 3 Drawing Figures PATENTED DEC 18 I975 5 5 G -wwmwwww n \WM 0 0 0 ATTACHMENT FOR PERFORATED BOARDS BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to apparatus for displaying and storing objects on perforated panels and more particularly to an improved peg means which can releaseably attach objects to perforated panels and can secure perforated panels together so that the panels of various thickness can be easily assembled and disassembled as desired.

In the field of displaying and storing objects, it has been a common practice to construct, display and store devices with upright perforated panels to which the objects are attached. In most cases these display devices are assembled by means of conventional fasteners such as a bolt and nut assembly. Also, in some instances it is desirable to rigidly attach objects to these perforated panels by conventional fasteners to prevent the objects from being accidentally dislodged from the panel. Although these display devices have served their purpose they have not proved entirely satisfactory under all conditions of service for the reason that in many environments such as the display of items for retail sale, it is desirable to be able to easily change the size and shape of the display device as the size, shape and quantity of the objects displayed for sale changes. If conventional fasteners are used, such changes in the display can be time consuming and difficult.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The general purpose of this invention is to provide an improved perforated panel display apparatus which embraces all of the advantages of similarly employed devices yet can be easily assembled in various shapes and used in numerous applications.

OBJECTS OF THE INVENTION An object of the present invention is the provision of an improved perforated board display apparatus.

Another object of the present invention is to provide an improved perforated board display apparatus which is versatile and can be easily assembled or disassembled as desired.

A further object of the present invention is the provision of an improved perforated board display apparatus which is simple and inexpensive to manufacture, install and use.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a display device with perforated panels attached together by the attachment of the present invention,

FIG. 2 illustrates a sectional view of the attachment means of the present invention taken on line 22 of FIG. I looking in the direction of the arrows, and

FIG. 3 is a front elevation view of the attachment means shown in FIG. 2.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, there is shown in the FIG- URES, an ordinary panel with a plurality of perforations 12 therein. The panel 10 is of the type which is normally mounted in a vertical position as shown with sufficient clearance to the rear thereof to allow for the insertion of support elements, such as peg hook 14 through the perforations 12. In some situations, these panels 10 are mounted adjacent a wall or cabinet such that there is insufficient working room to the rear thereof to use ordinary fasteners to attach objects such as corrigated panel 16 to the panel 10. The corrigated panel 16 is provided with a plurality of perforations 18, therein, for attaching objects to the panel 16 by means of peg hooks l4, and the like.

As can be seen, the panel 16 is positioned with at least two of the perforations l8 aligned with two perforations 12 on the panel 10, so that the attachment means 20 can be inserted through the aligned perforations as shown in FIG. 2. The attachment means 20 is assembled from a continuous cross section wire formed into the shape shown with a rear portion 22 extending parallel to the rear of panel 10 and away from perforation 12. Extending from the rear portion 22 is a head portion 24 which extends through the perforations 12 and 18 and then along the front surface of panel 18. The head portion 24 is also shaped to form a hook portion 26 which extends in part perpendicular to the surface of panel 16 and in part extends in a spaced parallel relationship to the rest of the head portion 24.

A resilient means 30 is provided with a bore 32 of a size to receive the hook portion 26 therein. As can be seen in FIG. 3 the resilient means 30 can rotate in the direction of arrow 34 about the perpendicularly extending portion of the hook 26. In this manner, the resilient means 30 can be selectively moved between the position 30a (shown in phantom lines) wherein means 30 does not engage the end 36 of hook portion 26 and a latched position 30 (shown in solid lines) the end 36 engages the means 30 to deflect the means 30. When the means 30 is in the locked position the deflection of the means 30 will exert a resilient force on the attachment means 20 in the direction of arrow 38 (in FIG. 2), thus holding the means 30 in position and locking the panel 16 to the panel 10.

It should be noted that due to the resiliency in the means 30 the attachment means 20 can be utilized with various thickness of paneling and that the means 20 could be utilized to attach objects to a single panel.

It should be understood, of course, that the foregoing disclosure relates to only preferred embodiment of the invention and that numerous modifications or alterations may be made by those of ordinary skill in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the claims:

What is claimed and desired secured by United States letters patent is:

1. In combination a first and second panel each having perforations therein, said first and second panels having at least one of said perforations on each of said panels in alignment, attachment means extending through said aligned perforations for attaching said panels together and said attachment means comprising, a body having a rear portion extending behind said second panel in a direction parallel to said second panel and away from said aligned perforation in said second panel,

a head joined to said rear portion comprising a first head portion extending through said aligned perforations, a second head portion extending along the front of said first panel in a direction parallel to said first panel and away from said aligned perforations, a third head portion extending from said secnd portion ina direction transverse to the plane of the first panel a fourth portion extending from said third portion in a spaced parallel relationship with said second portion, and resilient means for releasably engaging said first panel, said resilient means rotatably attached to said third portion to move between a first position wherein said fourth portion engages said resilient means and a second position wherein said resilient means is remote from said fourth portion.

2. A combination as defined in claim 1 wherein said first panel has a corrugated cross section.

3. A combination as defined in claim 1 wherein said body has a continuous cross section.

4. In combination a panel having at least one perforation therein, attachment means extending through said at least one perforation for attaching an object to said panel, said attachment means comprising, a body having a rear portion extending behind said panel in a direction parallel to said panel and away from said at least one perforation in said panel,

a head portion joined to said rear portion and comprising a first head portion extending through said at least one perforation, a second head portion extending along the front of said panel in a direction parallel to said panel and away from said at least one perforation, a third head portion extending from said second portion in a direction transverse to the plane of the panel, and a fourth portion extending from said third portion in a spaced parallel relationship with said second portion, and resilient means for releasably engaging said panel, said resilient means rotatably attached to said third portion to move between a first position wherein said fourth portion engages said resilient means and a second position wherein said resilient means is remote from said fourth portion.

5. A combination as defined in claim 4 wherein said body has a continuous cross section.

6. An apparatus for attachment to a panel having at least one perforation therein comprising:

a body having a rear portion for extending behind said panel in a direction parallel to said panel and away from said at least one perforation in said panel,

a head portion joined to said rear portion and comprising a first head portion for extension through said at least one perforation, a second head portion for extending along the front of said panel in a direction parallel to said panel and away from said at least on perforation, a third head portion extending away from said second portion and a fourth portion extending from said third portion in a spaced parallel relationship with said second portion, and

resilient means for releasably engaging said panel, said resilient means rotatably attached to said third portion to move between a first position wherein said fourth portion engages said resilient means and a second position wherein said resilient means is remote from said fourth portion.

7. An apparatus as defined in claim 6 wherein said body has a continuous cross section.

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Referenced by
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US3855943 *2 Aug 197324 Dec 1974Larson C CoDisplay rack construction
US6530486 *25 Aug 200011 Mar 2003Kenney Manufacturing CompanyPegboard assembly
US65919953 Jun 200215 Jul 2003Dekalb Tool & Die, Inc.Wall mounting system and bracket
Classifications
U.S. Classification52/581, 248/222.13, 248/220.31, 52/27
International ClassificationA47F5/08, F16B5/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47F5/0815, F16B5/0664
European ClassificationF16B5/06B3J, A47F5/08B1