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Publication numberUS1051983 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 4, 1913
Filing dateMay 17, 1911
Priority dateMay 17, 1911
Publication numberUS 1051983 A, US 1051983A, US-A-1051983, US1051983 A, US1051983A
InventorsHarry Brown, Clare Brown
Original AssigneeHarry Brown, Clare Brown
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ship's table.
US 1051983 A
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H. & 0. BROWN.


APPLIOATION FILED MAY 17, 1911 1,051,983, Patented Feb. 4, 1913 2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.

H. & 0. BROWN.



1,051,983. Patented Feb. 4, 1913.



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smr's TABLE.

Specification of Letters lfatent.

Patented Feb. 4, 1913.

Application filed. May 17, 1911. Serial No. 627,661.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that we, HARRY BROWN and CLARE BROWN, citizens of the United States, residing at Decatur, in the county of Adams and State of Indiana, have invented new and useful Improvements in. Ships Tables,

of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in tables or similar devices adapted for use upon ships or other sailing vessels, the object being to provide means whereby the said table or the like is sustained in a substantially horizontal position irrespective of the rolling of the vessel.

With the above object in view, and others which will appear as the nature of the improvement progresses, the invention resides in the novel construction and combination of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the drawings, accompanying this specification, there has been illustrated a simple and preferred embodiment of the improvement, and in which drawings,

Figure l is a perspective view of a table constructed in accordance with the present invention, the same being shown as resting upon its corner legs which are adapted to be folded under the table when ,the vessel plows in turbulent waters. Fig. 2 is a similar view, the legs being folded. Fig. 3-

is a longitudinal sectional view illustrating the method of attaching the sections of the table. Fig. 4 is a central longitudinal sectional view taken through one of the table sections, and showing the same supported upon, and sustained in a horizontal position through the medium of its central leg 1 and its connections.

The improvement contemplates the employment of a plurality of sections or units,

succeeding unit when an enlarged table is desired. .Each of the sections of the table is provided adjacent its corners with hinged legs 5, the same being swung to engage with .the deck of the vessel, when the said vessel travels in smooth waters, and the said legs are adapted tobe folded under and secured to the table sections, in any desired or preferred manner, when the vessel travels in turbulent waters.

Each of the table sections is centrally provided with a rigid hollow leg member 6. ThlS leg member is of a lesser length than the leg sections 5, and the said leg section 6 projects a suitable distance above the top of the table section, as clearly illustrated in the figures of the drawings. The projecting portion, is provided with offset arms having sockets for the reception of electric bulbs 7 the wiring of the bulbs being passed through the hollow section 6. The deck 8 of the vessel is provided at spaced intervals with 11 is also preferably provided with a rod 13, which, projects through the hollow leg 6, and secured to the projecting portion of the said rod is .a fan 14.

From the above description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it will be noted that we have provided an extremely simple, as well as an effective device for the purpose intended, it being apparent that the corner legs are not employed except when the. vessel is traveling smoothly, and We have found it desirable to provide each of the table sections with electromagnets l5, whereby metallic plates or other utensils will be sustained upon the table sections whether the corner legs or the gyroscope are employed. It will also be apparent that the tables may be folded and removed when. not in use, and that it is not absolutely necessary to provide the coacting edges of the table sections with the ledges nor with the openings or projections,

as other securing elements, too numerous to mention, may be employed with equal efiiciency.

Having thus described the invention, what we claim is 2-- A balancing support for tables and the like embodying a tubular member connected with the table and projecting both above and below the table, arched members secured to the lower portion of the tube, a motor casing secured to the extremities of the arched members, a shaft connected to and projecting below the motor casing, said shaft having its lower extremity provided with a depending finger, a socket for the manned finger, a motor within the casing, a shaft connected with the motor and extending through the tube, a balance wheel secured upon the shaft and arranged between the arched members and the upper extremity being provided with angularly arranged blades, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. I

In testimony whereof We affix our signatures in presence of two witnesses.


CLARE BROWN. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification114/195, 108/64, 108/50.13
Cooperative ClassificationB63B29/12