Abstract: A plastic fastener for mounting a hand rail to a thin wall such as a tub or shower wall is provided for which comprises a rigid anchor bar having a substantially flat bearing surface to engage a back surface of the wall and which has an arcuate length for installation in narrow spaces. The plastic fastener is molded in a flat condition and comprises a fastening head integrally connected to the anchor bar by a flexible strap. The anchor bar has a transverse slot to define a rigid block and an interconnecting flexible hinge. The plastic fastener includes a bolt adapted to extend through an opening in the fastening head and to be threaded into an opening in the anchor bar as the plastic fastener is bent about the flexible hinge to form a fastener assembly. The fastener assembly is mounted to the wall so that the anchor bar is inserted through an opening in the wall to extend behind the wall as the fastening head is maintained within the opening.
Abstract: A wall bar comprising a length of tubular material the ends of which said length extend at an angle to the adjacent portions. The ends have integral flattened portions lying in a plane intersected by the inclined portions and defining an obtuse angle with the axis of the inclined portions. The flattened portions are adapted to engage a wall and be attached thereto. A cover plate is provided for each end and has an elongated opening such that the cover plate may be telescoped over the flattened portion to mount the plate on the bar after the flattened portion has been formed and the plate can be placed in position over the flattened portion after the flattened portion has been attached to a wall.
Abstract: A toilet support for use with a toilet bowl, comprising a pair of first arm portions, mounted on the toilet bowl for pivotal movement. A pair of second arm portions are mounted on said first arm portions and moveable generally axially of the first arm portions. The ends of the second arm portions are joined to one another by a connecting portion such that said first and second arm portions can be moved about the pivot and axially relative to one another such that in a first position the connecting portion of the second arm portions engages the edge of the toilet bowl and in another position the first and second arm portions are extended axially relative to one another such that the connecting portion can engage the floor adjacent the bowl and forwardly thereof. The first and second arm portions can be locked in any set axial position relative to one another.
Abstract: A hand rail for use on a wall comprising a length of tubular material including a central portion and end portions extending from the bent portions at an obtuse angle and engaging the wall. The end portions have free ends defining a plane which is at an acute angle to the plane of the central portion and end portions. The ends of said end portions engaging the wall are fastened to the wall at the ends of the end portions.
Abstract: A toilet support for use by invalids and the like wherein one or more arms are mounted on brackets supported adjacent the hinge for the seat of the toilet bowl for movement into and out of operative position such that in one position the arms can be gripped and engaged by the invalid and in another position said arms are out of the way.