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Publication numberUS1096327 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 12, 1914
Filing dateAug 19, 1913
Priority dateAug 19, 1913
Publication numberUS 1096327 A, US 1096327A, US-A-1096327, US1096327 A, US1096327A
InventorsClarence W Thorniley
Original AssigneeClarence W Thorniley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Table attachment for beds.
US 1096327 A
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Application filed August 15, 1913. Serial He. 785,529.

Be it .inon'n that Guns-non EV. .nonsunny. :2 citizen of the United States. residing at Electra, in the county of TJichita, State of To'zas, have invented certain new and usei'ui -mprovements in Table Attaclr uicnts for Bees; I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will on able others skilled in the art to which it nppertains to make and use the same.

The present invention is directed to improvements in table attachments for beds, and has for its object to so construct a device of this charucicr that the same can be easily and quickly attached to the bed, and when in place thereon the same can be adjusted for different uses.

A. further object or" the invention is to provide zntachnient tor beds which will serve to support medicines and also an atbe used for supporting tachmcnt which a food tray, Writing material, and will serve as a hook rest. i

A still further object of the invention is to provide an attachment of this nature so constructed that the same can be adjusted so as to be in a convenient position to a person in the bed.

Vv'ith these and other objects in view, this invention resides in the novel features of construction, formation, combination and arrangement of parts to he hereinafter more fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure l is a side elevation of'the .(lQViCB. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the same. Fig. 3 is a. sectional VlBW- on line of Fig. 1. Fig. 1 is a similar'v-iew on line 4% of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a. sideelevation of a slightly modified form of the invention.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates a bed post, to which are connected clamps 2, said clamps consisting of jaws 3,

one of said jaws terminating in bearings 4, for supporting the rod 5.

Mount-ed upon the rod 5 is a sleeve 8, the same being held in adjusted positions upon said rod by the set screw which is provided with an operating handle 8, the inner end oi said screw being adapted to bind against the rod 5 to hold said sleeve in its adgusted positions. An arm 9 is provided and has or end 1 provided with a sleeve 10; which engages the rod 5, said sleeve being provided wiih a s t screw 11. the same being operable to hind against the rod 5 so as to hold she (firm 9' against swinging movement when The other end of the arm 9 is provided with a head 12 in which is formed a socket 13 for receiving the vertical extension 14:


formed upon one end of the arm 15. A set provided with loops 20 for thecorners of the table 21, which is preferably formed from glass, but it is of course und rstood that any other material may he substituted therefor. The opposite ends of the arms 19 are adjustably connected by sleeves 19.

In the modified form of the invention the rod 5 extends beyond the uppermost clump 2 so that the arm 9 can be readily adjusted upon the extended end of the rod 5, the arm being mounted in this manner only ineases Where the bed posts are unusually short.

lirotally connected to the lower end of the rod 5 is a table 22', which is adapted to support medicines so that the same will be in convenient reach at all iirnes.

From this construction itwill he seen that the arms 9 and 15 can be adjusted vertically and swung so that the table 21 will be in convenient reach of the person in the bed. What is claimed is In a device of the class described, the combination with a support, clamps connected to the support, sockets carried bythe clamps, a rod having its ends supported in the sockets, a sleeve adjustably mounted on the rod,

" a seeond sleeve mounted on the rod, an arm end table pivotally connect-ed belew the first 1:)

carried 'by the secondsleeve, a head carried named table, as and for the purpose set -by the arm, a second arm pivotall'y connectforthp ed to the head, said arm having a sleeve ad- 'In testimony whereof, I afiix my fsignm v justably mounted thereon, a cashing rota- 'ture, inthepresenceof two witnesses.

tably engaged upon said sleeve, arms radi v CLARENCE W. TI-IORNILEY; ating'from'said casting and having loqps; Witnesses? formed upon their outer ends, a table having LEE Gninensri cnvn,

its corners engaged by said loops, and :r'sec- .D. TL C anes.

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U.S. Classification108/141, 248/279.1
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/26