Electrical fixture

  • US 4,955,825 A
  • Filed: 01/14/1987
  • Issued: 09/11/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/14/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An electrical fixture for mounting a cover plate upon a wall over a wall opening located in the panel of such wall with fasteners, comprising a plate having a front surface, a rear surface, a major opening and a pair of fastener openings extending from said front surface through to said rear surface, said major opening having top, bottom and side edges, and one of said fastener openings being located adjacent said top edge and the other of said fastener openings being located adjacent said bottom edge, said side edges of said major opening each including a protruding flange which serves to align and secure said electrical fixture within such wall opening, said top and bottom edges each including a deformable finger extending essentially normal thereto in the proximity of said respective fastener opening which is adapted for insertion and deformation within such wall opening, said deformable fingers each including a slot which upon deformation of the finger around such panel and within such wall opening aligns with said respective fastener opening through a range of thicknesses of such panel such that upon insertion and driving of such fasteners within said fastener openings such fasteners are not obstructed by said deformable fingers, said major opening being rectangular and said top and bottom edges of said major opening being narrow and said side edges of said major opening being longer, each of said deformable fingers including a reduced portion connecting said deformable fingers to the respective top or bottom edge which facilitates the bending thereof.

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