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Publication numberUS1069645 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 5, 1913
Filing dateApr 8, 1912
Priority dateApr 8, 1912
Publication numberUS 1069645 A, US 1069645A, US-A-1069645, US1069645 A, US1069645A
InventorsCharles Julius Pasmore
Original AssigneeJessie Evelyn Pasmore, Charles Julius Pasmore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,069,645, Patented Aug. 5, 1913.






Patented Aug. 5, 1913.







Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 5,1913.

Application filed April 8, 1912. Serial No. 689,250.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, CHARLES JULIUs Pas- Morn; of the city of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Extension-Tables, of which the following is the specification.

The invention relates to an extension table, and the object of the invention is to provide a table with disappearing leaves, the arrangement being such that the leaves can be quickly extended or as easily put away, a particular feature being that they are attached to the table proper, being normally housed beneath the top thereof.

It consists essentially in the arrangement and construction of parts hereinafter more particularly described and later pointed out in the appended claims.

Figure 1 is an inverted plan view of my complete table with the leaves housed within the same. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the table with the leaves in folded or stacked position. Fig. 8 is a longitudinal sectional view through the table showing the leaves extended. Fig. 4: is an enlarged detailed vertical sectional view through one end of the table showing the leaf in extended position. Fig. 5 is a vertical cross sectional view through a portion of the side of the table, the section being taken in the plane denoted by the line X X Fig. 1. Fig. 6 is a cross sectional view through the table showing the cross brace 11.

In the drawings like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in each figure.

1 represents the legs of the table which support the body portion 2 thereof at the corners, the body portion being formed from side beams 3 and 4t and end beams 5 and 6.

7 is the top of the table which is secured in the usual way to. the body, it being noticed that the end beams 5 and 6 are located in each instance a slight distance be low the top leaving a cross opening at each end at 8 and 9.

10 and 11 are two cross braces passing be tween the beams 3 and 4t and located immediately beneath the table top.

12 and 18 are two table leaves of the same width as the table top, which leaves are secured by hinges 14 to pairs of supporting bars 15 and 16, respectively. The supporting bars rest normally in the extended position of the leaves on the cross beams 5 and 6 and have their inner ends passing into and through openings 17 and 18 formed in the cross pieces 10 and 11, respectively.

19 are looking bars hinged at 20 to the under side of each leaf and provided also with short handles or levers 21 by which the cross bars can be readily swung on the hinges. The cross bars appear in both instances between the supporting bars 15 and 16 and the leaves. Each leaf is supplied with an extending stop plate 22 which is secured t0 the inner edge thereof and is designed to bear against the under side of the table top when the leaves are in the extended position.

The side beams 3 and 4 are notched away at 23 and 24c to receive the edges of the leaves when they are stacked beneath the table top or not in use.

25 and 26 are end flaps hinged in each instance to the cross beams 5 and 6 and de signed to swing upwardly and close over the openings 8 and 9 when the leaves are stacked.

27 and 28 are side strips secured to the top of the table and also to the beams 3 and l, which side strips close over the slots formed by cutting away the beams at the points 23 and 24. Each of the cross pieces 10. and 11 are supplied with slots 29 and 30 which receive the extending ends of the supporting bars when the leaves are closed in. Assuming that the leaves are extended and that one desires to fold them in it is only necessary for him to grasp the levers or handles 21 and swing them in an outward direction from the table. They carry with them the bars which swing on the hinges. Immediately the bars are turned flat ways the leaves are free to drop suiiiciently to allow them to be shoved under the table top through the openings 8 and 9, respectively. As they are moving the supporting bars 15 and 16 slide with them and in the final position the inner edges of the leaves are butted against the cross pieces 10 and 11, respectively, while the inner ends of the respective supporting bars are received within the slots 29 and 30 of the cross beams. The flaps 1 25 and 26 are finally turned upwardly to completely close the openings 8 and 9.

A table constructed as shown has the usual appearance of the ordinary non-extension table, the moving parts being completely hidden by the side strips and the hinged flaps so that there is nothing offensive to the e e.

What I claim as my invention is The combination with the top and side beams of a table carried by the usual legs, said side beams being cut away to form receiving slots beneath the table top, of cross beams connecting the side beams and positioned a sufiicient distance beneath the table top to produce end openings, leaves normally housed beneath the ends of the table top and having the ends thereof received Within the slots provided in the side beams, pairs of bars hinged to the outer edges of the leaves, cross pieces located beneath the table top and having openings through which the inner ends of one pair of bars slide, said cross pieces having notches therein to receive the ends of the opposing pair of bars, said leaves and bars being designed to be Withdrawn through the openings provided in the table ends between the end beams and the top thereof, cross bars hinged to the under sides of the leaves and located 2 above the former bars, a handle extending from each of the cross bars, and plates secured to the inner edge of each of the leaves, said cross bars being designed to be swung by the handles to engage With the other bars 3 when the leaves are Withdrawn and raise the leaves into the plane of the table top, said plates being designed at this time to engage With the under side of the table top, as and for the purpose specified. 3

Signed at Vinnipeg, this 29 day of December 1911.


In the presence of G. S. RoXBURGH, E. BELSl-IAM.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, I). C.

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U.S. Classification108/71
Cooperative ClassificationA47B1/05