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Publication numberUS1066187 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1913
Filing dateApr 8, 1913
Priority dateApr 8, 1913
Publication numberUS 1066187 A, US 1066187A, US-A-1066187, US1066187 A, US1066187A
InventorsSt George Craig
Original AssigneeSt George Craig
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1066187 A
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BED TABLE. AI PLmATIoN nun APB-8.1913.

Patented July 1, 1913.

s'r. enonen CRAIG; or: cengnntrnnusssnn;

I mems am-mu s Leuersraem. Application tiled April 19 913;. Serial-Ho. 759,616;

T 0 all u-lmm, it may concern:

Be itknown' that I, ST. Gnonon CRAIG, a. citizen of the United States. and a resident of Clarksville. in the county of Montgomery, State of 'llennessee, have invented certain new and useful lniprovey'rent's in Bed- Tables, of which the fol-lowing IS, a full-and clear Specification, referenoe being bad to the accompanyingdrawings; in which-- Figure 1' is a side elevation'showing-my device applied to a bedsteado'f ordinary construction: Fig; 2 a. plan; View thereof; 1 Fig. 3 a: vertical sectional-mew on theglmef of Fig. 11; and Fig; 4* a, vertical: sectional view on the line 4& of Fig; 1.

The object of this invention is to provide a simple sanitary. table" for use in con nection witha bed, means being provided whereby thet -ablemay be adjusted to any point over the bed and whereby also the table may be-dropped' out and. swung m' wardly under the bed when the table is out "of use, the construction being such that "sanita-ry requirementsare fulfilled in the highest degree as more; fully hereinafter set fOIlilT I I Referring to the'drawmg' by reference characters, a designates a Inain standard I circular in cross section provided: atiitsfupper end with: a; knob b' threaded ontothe.

end of the standard, and having its lower end bent up'wa-rdl'y to form an elbowfor goose neck 0. This standard a is slid'ably androtatablyheld in a vertical tube or 001'- lar d' by means of a set screw 0 carried by said collard. The collar (1 is carried by a support 7 which is adapted to be detachably clamped to the outer: face of the: bed rail atany point in the length'thereof;thisclamp in de\ 'i'ce'being-t adapted for use on various styles of both woo-den and- Ineta'l'l'ic bedrai'ls. Any, suitableform of clamp may be employed without departing from: thespirit of my invention. The goose neck or bend a att'he lower end of the main standard affords a support for a supplemental standnected from the support 0..

ard 7, this standard being. swiiveled' to" the support o so: that it is free to: axially 1'0- 'tat'e. beemploye'd but]? prefer; because of its sing pli'ci t'y, a: threaded connection as shown in Fig; 3; thisconnection being desirableinotf only because" it permits the supplemental standard to readily rotated but also be; cause it permits the standardto-, be d scon- A=ny suitable swivel Connection; ma y" The standard is hollow and flown into this standard depends-a rod I'zadapted for vertical adjustment in the st q, gdardm clamp screw 2' being employed tdhold the rod at .theadj'usted point. This rod-II; is preferably held against, rotation in othe'standard 9, this being/clone in a simple manner lw flattening thesi'd f therqd against which the set screw 2' bears. The upper end of the rqd' h'lS bent atriglht angles'sto provide hollowtoslidabl y receive a-rod' X: whi0 h is looked its adjustable position by means of" a s81? screw Z. -;Fhi s r d 1 .is-likewise fitted into the tubular arm j in such manner as 'tb axroid rotation therein. thisbeing" de- -,sirabl-y accomplishedby making the rod-k. andthe socket in the arm 7' angular. in cross section; The outer end oft-he rod-k is provided with a vertica-l' hole down through .P atented JuIy1,1913

, a horizontal arm 7', and, this' arm j is'madc "which the pivotm; of a table nydepends,

l flTiS pivot m permitting the table to 'be'ro tated horizontallm By adjusting the main 8O standard upward]? in its sleeve. (Z and rotating the supplemental standard 9' on. this swivel joint, it will" be' seen: that the tablegca'n be brought to a: pointover the bed; then by means of the vertically adjustablekrod it end. the horizontally adjustable rodilz the table may be" adjusted to the point desired, thatfi's; to the point Where it will be most -convenient for th e patient. Bylowering f the main standard a: and rotasing the supp'lemen't-a'lk standard 9, the t ble be readily swung inwardly "under the bed where it will .be out of the way." fsd justedv' to a positionfunder the beditwill be observed that noflonly will the tablebe out of the way but all the supportingmembe rs, since the supplemental standard 9 and" "the parts! h-a'nd'k will be under or'gprw ticirllry under" the bed andjthe main ard' a: will be edjnsted to a." point to bring it 'd'own along'side of the Mmtirely be 'lowthemattress, 1 It "will thus be seen that obtain important advantages by employ: ing an adjustable-end rotatable main stand- 21rd and a rotatable supplemental stanclard.1 As stated; I. contemplate employing; a 1 clamp which may'fbe usedon the ai arious types of bed reils now on-the market-. With some bed rails it will: be necessary to invert j the clamp," that is, turn it upsidedoyvn-,1 sn as-to more rigid}? clampthe bedarafli Inmurder that this? inversion may be made, I, ni'a ke thel knob fbffdetaohable from the 'stand ard so that the standard may be slipped down out ofthe clamp collar d; and thenafter the clamp is reversed, the main "stand ard-may be again iuserted up through the collar, and clamped at the desired point'by the set screw 6.

7 'It will be observed thatwhen the main standard a is lowered for the purpose of-ad- 'justing the parts to a position out of the Way, the lower end of the knob b will rest upon the upper end of the sleeve (2 and prevent the bend or neck c from striking against the fioor.--

Having thus described my invention, What .I .claim as newand desire to secure by-Letters Patent, is v v 1. In a bed table, a support adapted for adjustable connection to'a bed rail, a main standard and means for vertically and rotatably adjusting the standard in said-sup lport, said support engaging the standardat a pointbetween the ends of the standard, the lower end of the main standard being provided 'With a lateral support, a supplemental standard. rotatably 'mountedon this lateral support and supported parallel to the main standard and terminating short of its upper end, and table supporting means end of adjustably connected to the upper said supplemental standard.

- 2. In combination,-a support adapted to be detachably attached to'a bed rail, a main standard adjustable rotatably and vertically in said support, said support engaging the standard at a point between the-ends of the,

standard, the upper end of the standard being pro ided with a removable stop member and the lower extremity of the standard being'provideduwith a lateral 'supporting member, a supplemental standard adj apresence of two witnesses.




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US2605155 *May 18, 1949Jul 29, 1952William H LewisTiltable and vertically adjustable bedside table
US5931102 *May 28, 1998Aug 3, 1999Grahl Industries, Inc.Ergonomic support device
U.S. Classification108/141, 248/231.71, 108/152
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/26