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1. (WO1998051194) KNOCK-DOWN HANG-ON STORAGE UNIT FOR PORTABLE PARTITION SYSTEMS

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/051194    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/009147
Publication Date: Fri Nov 20 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Sat May 09 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: A47B 47/02
A47B 96/02
E06B 3/50
F16B 12/38
Applicants: STEELCASE INC.
Inventors: MACDONALD, Douglas, B.
STICKLAND, James, L.
Title: KNOCK-DOWN HANG-ON STORAGE UNIT FOR PORTABLE PARTITION SYSTEMS
Abstract:
A knock-down hang-on storage unit (1) for portable partition systems (4) includes first and second end members (5, 6) with shelf support flanges (7) having inwardly protruding horizontal support legs (9) and vertical support legs (12) that define narrow vertical slots (13). Forward edges (14) of the end members (5, 6) have rearwardly opening notches (15) that capture the forward edge (18) of a shelf (3) that extends horizontally between the end members (5, 6). The shelf (3) includes first and second depending attachment flanges (19, 20) along opposite sides thereof that are inserted into the slots (13). The rear portion (17) of the shelf (3) is supported on the horizontal support legs (9) adjacent upstanding tabs (10) on the shelf support flanges (7) to horizontally capture the shelf member (3) between the end members (5, 6) and provide a fastenerless interconnection therebetween.