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Publication numberUS1044879 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 19, 1912
Filing dateMay 25, 1912
Priority dateMay 25, 1912
Publication numberUS 1044879 A, US 1044879A, US-A-1044879, US1044879 A, US1044879A
InventorsBurdette Fye
Original AssigneeBurdette Fye
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding support.
US 1044879 A
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Patented 017.19, 1912.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed May 25, 1912. Serial No. 699,663.

Patented Nov. 12, 1212.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BURDETTE FYE, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Reynoldsville, in the county of Jefferson and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Folding Supports, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to foldable supports especially designed for tables, chairs and other furniture.

The primary object of my invention is to provide a corner bracket with a foldable leg holder that can be locked in a rigid posi: tion relatively to the bracket, whereby a table or other piece of furniture can be safely supported by legs connected to said holders.

Another object of this invention is to provide a corner bracket for furniture that permits of the support of a piece of furniture being folded, whereby it will occupy a comparatively small space in storage or during transportation.

A further object of this invention is to accomplish the above results by a mechanical construction that is durable, easy to install and inexpensive to manufacture.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention resides in a novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter specifically described and then claimed.

Reference will now be had to the drawing, wherein t Figure 1 is a perspective view of the foldable support. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view of the support, and Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view of a portion of the same showing a leg attached thereto.

The reference numeral 1 denotes a corner or angle bracket that has side walls 2. This bracket is adapted to be secured to the underneath side of the table top or other piece of furniture by screws or other fastening means that extends through openings 3 provided therefor in the top of the bracket. The underneath side of the bracket 1 is provided with depending apertured parallel lug 4 and pivotally mounted between said lug by a bolt 5 and a nut 6 is an apertured lug 7, carried by the upper end of a rectangular support 8 that fits in the angle of the walls 2 of the bracket. The lower end of the support 8 has a socket 9 to recelve the stem 10 of a ,leg 11, said stem being retained within the socket by a set screw 12 or other fastening means.

The support 8, at the walls 2, is beveled, as at 13 and the beveled walls'of said support are provided with sockets 14.

Formed integral with the inner sides of the walls 2 are longitudinal housings 15, said housings having the inner ends beveled, as at 16 to engage the beveled walls of the support 8. The housings 15 have longitudinal bores 17 and longitudinal slots 18 in communication with said bores. The outer ends of the bores 17 are closed by screw plugs 19 provided with longitudinal openings 20. Slidably mounted within the bores 17 are looking bolts 21 having stems 22 extending through the openings 20 of the plugs 19. Encircling the stems 22, between the bolts 21 and the plugs 19 are colled compression springs 23 that hold the bolts 21 in a normally extended position. Each of the bolts 21 has a hand piece 24 that extends through the slots 18 to permit of the bolts being retracted. The ends of the bolts 21 extend into the sockets 14 of the support 8 and lock said support in the angle of the walls 2.

With the bolts 21 withdrawn from the,

sockets 14, the support 8 and the leg 11 attached thereto can be swung inwardly, consequently the table provided with the foldable support will occupy a comparatively small space with the leg thereof folded under the top of the table.

While in the drawing there is illustrated a preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that the structural elements are susceptible to such changes as fall within the scope of the appended claim.

What I claim is A folding support comprising a bracket including a pair of side arms integral with and disposed at right angles with respect to each other and further including a top plate integral with the top edges of said arms, a supporting member adapted to abut against said arms at the intersection thereof and having a portion of the opposite corners thereof beveled, said support provided with sockets, means for pivotally connecting one corner of said support to the lower face of said top plate, housings carried by the inner feces of said arms in proximity to supporting member in a vertical position their lower edges and having beveled ends between said arms. 1 engaging the beveled portions of said mem- In testimony whereof ,I aflix my signature her when the latter is moved to engage said in the presence of two witnesses.

arms thereby preventing the shiftmg of v BURDETTE. FYE.

said member, and sprlng pressed bolts slid- Witnesses: ably mounted in said housings and'adapted E. C. BURNS,

to engage in said sockets for retaining the RICHARDSON RAMSEY.

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U.S. Classification248/188.6, 5/315.2
Cooperative ClassificationA47B3/0915