Lunch box holder

Abstract

A holder for a lunch box adaptable for fitting over the back rest of an automobile seat that provides a resting place and support for a lunch box, and prevents the lunch box from shifting position while the automobile is in motion.

Claims

1. A bracket device adaptable for hanging from the top of a backrest of an automobile seat which retains a box in place so as to prevent horizontal motion of the retained box, said bracket device consisting of two inverted U-shaped members, each of a size to hang over the top of an automobile seat back, with the said two members joined together at a spaced distance from each other by a bar fastened with one rivet to each member, THE LOWER SECTIONS OF THE DEVICE, WHEN INSTALLED ON AN AUTOMOBILE SEAT BACK, SHAPED TO PROJECT IN A HORIZONTAL PLANE AWAY FROM THE SEAT BACK, SAID LOWER SECTIONS EACH FITTED WITH AN END STOP AND SIDE STOP DISPOSED SO AS TO FIT RESPECTIVELY ABOUT A SIDE AND AN END OF A BOX RESTING ON SAID LOWER SECTIONS, EACH SAID SIDE STOP BEING FOMED OF A BENT FLANGE AT THE END OF A LOWER SECTION OF ONE OF THE INVERTED U-shaped members, and each said end stop formed of a bent clip fastened by one rivet to the lower section of an inverted U-shaped member. 2. The combination as recited in claim 1 together with a conventional lunch box resting on the lower sections of the device. 3. The combination as recited in claim 2 installed on the backrest of an automobile seat.
Umted States Patent 1191 1111 3,920,21 1 Knight Nov. 18, 1975 LUNCH BOX HOLDER 2,499,103 2/1950 Love 248/310 x 2,673,057 3/1954 Morris 248/311 [75] Inventor' Kmght Leesvlne 2,784,889 3/1957 Kennedy 224/4245 B [73] Assignee: The Raymond Lee Organization Inc. New York NY a p FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS interest 376,490 5/1923 Germany 248/311 [22] Filed: 1974 Primary ExaminerJ. Franklin Fess [21] Appl. No.: 448,804 Attorney, Agent, or FirmI-Ioward I. Podell [52] US. Cl. 248/311; 224/45 B [57] ABSTRACT [51] l F16m 13/02; A47b 73/00; A47c A holder for a lunch box adaptable for fitting over the [58] Fleld of Search 248/311, 309, 310, 215, b k f t th 211/88 75 224/42 45 B 42 43 42 44 ac rest 0 an au omo 1e seat at provl es a restmg place and support for a lunch box, and prevents the [56] References Cited lunch bo2 from sh1ftmg posmon wh le the automobrle 1s 1n motlon. UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,474,943 7/1949 Hedger 248/311 ux 3 Clam! 2 D'awmg Flgul'es U.S.- Patent Nov. 18, 1975 3,920,211 LUNCH BOX HOLDER SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION: My invention relates to a holder for a lunch box in the form of a pair of brackets which hook over the back rest of an automobile seat that provides a support and resting place for a lunch box. An advantage of this. invention is that a fastened lunch box is restrainedfrom shifting while the automobile is under way preventing breakage or spillage of the contents of the lunch box. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING: The objects and features of theinvention may be understood with reference to the following detailed description of an illustrative embodiment of the invention, taken together with the accompanying drawings in which: FIG. I is a perspective view of the invention in use; and FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the invention. DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT: Turning now descriptively to the drawings, in which similar reference characters denote similar elements throughout the several views, FIGS. 1-2 illustrate the device which consists of two brackets 10 in the form of inverted ,U-shaped members 21 at their upper ends and terminating each in an L-shaped extension 22 at their lower ends, with the L-shaped extensions 22 projecting away from the U-shaped members. A brace member 11 is riveted to each bracket 10 to join the brackets 10 together. The lower extremity of each L-shaped extension 22 of brackets 10 is bent up to form a stop 24 so that a lunch box of conventional size may rest on horizontal section 22 of brackets 10 between the vertical stops 2 In use, the device 20 is hung from the U-shaped ends 21 of brackets 10 over the top of a backrest 15 of an automobile seat, with the L-shaped extensions 22 projecting in a horizontal plane over and above the seat 16, as shown in FIG. 1. The lunch box 30 is restrained from motion in any horizontal direction and may be readily lifted out of, or inserted into the device 20. Since obvious changes may be made in the specific embodiment of the invention described herein, such modifications being within the spirit and scope of the invention claimed, it is indicated that all matter contained herein is intended as illustrative and not as limiting in scope. Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is: 1. A bracket device adaptable for hanging from the top of a backrest of an automobile seat which retains a box in place so as to prevent horizontal motion of the retained box, said bracket device consisting of two inverted U-shaped members, each of a size to hang over the top of an automobile seat back, with the said two members joined together at a spaced distance from each other by a bar fastened with one rivet to each member, the lower sections of the device, when installed on an automobile seat back, shaped to project in a horizontal plane away from the seat back, said lower sections each fitted with an end stop and side stop disposed so as to fit respectively about a side and an end of a box resting on said lower sections, each said side stop being fomed of a bent flange at the end of a lower section of one of the inverted U- shaped members, and each said end stop formed of a bent clip fastened by one rivet to the lower section of an inverted U- shaped member. 2. The combination as recited in claim 1 together with a conventional lunch box resting on the lower sections of the device. 3. The combination as recited in claim 2 installed on the backrest of an automobile seat.

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