Patents Examined by B. M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4595105
    Abstract: For supporting hard- and soft-covered books, magazines, catalogs and other reading material of various sizes and shapes in an upright position on a bookshelf, table or desktop, this bookrack may be stored or shipped in knocked-down form, easily assembled without need for tools or fastening hardware. Sheet metal divider plates are held parallel to each other by sheet metal bottom and rear spacers, attached to the dividers by concealed fastenings, the bottom spacers being held in place by the rear spacers, which are in turn held in place by gravity and friction, holding the bookrack together in an interlocked assembly. The bookrack may be easily retrofitted into an existing bookcase without need for tools, fastening hardware or modifications to the bookcase. Spacers, available in different widths, may be tandemed together to build up the bookrack to any desired total width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Gold