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APPLICATION FILED MAY 23, I912.
Patented Dec. 21, 1915,
3 I. BLOCK; OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 21, 1915.
Application filed. May 23, 1912. Serial N 0. 699,142.
To all whom it may concern. Be it known that 1, WILLIAM L BLOCK, a citizen of. the United States, residing at Chi: cago, in'the county of Cook andvState of Illinois,- have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Metal Tables, of which the fo owing is a specification.
This invention relates to a-table made and constructed entirely of sheet metal; and the principal object of the invention is to produce a table of this class which presents a neat and pleasing appearance, is light and strong, simple and durable in construction, and 'which may be adapted for use in a variety of ways. v A further object of the invention is to provide a new and improved construction of the I table legs whereby they are made stronger and by means of which a shelf may be suported.
For the attainment of these ends and the accomplishment of other new and useful objects, as will. appear, the invention consists in the features of novelty in the construction, combination and arrangement of the several parts generally shown in the accompanying drawing and described in the specification, but more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawing: Fi re 1 is a perspective view of a table of this class constructedin accordance with the principles of my invention. Fig. 2is a detail sectional view of one of the legs of such a table and its connection to the table and the connection of a shelf to the table leg. Fig. 3 is a side view in elevation. of one of the legs, showing the shelf and portions of the top of the table in cross section. Fig. 4 is a detail view showing the construction of the table top and its connection to the upright sides of the table when a flat top is employed. Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view of the top of the table as shown in Fig. 1, where the edge overlaps the uprightside of the table and showing a removable tray in position. Fig. 6 is a sectional view on the lme 6-6 of Fig. 2. Fig. 7 is a cross sectional view of one of the table le s showing the means for attaching a shelf to i The present invention relates to a metal 7 at the corners.
adoptedto make the construction light and strong without adding to the weight of the structure. The present exemplification of the invention is particularly adapted for use as a fireproof structure and as a support for gas or gasolene stoves,the top being recessed to form a receptacle for drippings of grease, v
dirt and the like, and also to receive combustible fluid such, for example, as gasolene or oil, which may be employed as fuel for the stove itself.
Referring now more particularly to the drawing, any desired metal of suitable kind and thickness maybe shaped to form the sides 10. These sides 10 are preferably turned inwardly as at 11 in Fig. 3, and the inner edges doubled over as at 12 to form a rounded lower edge for the sides. The sides 10 may be formed of a single strip of material bent at the corners, or may be made up of several different 'pieces and connected Secured to the sides 10 are the legs 13, preferably connected to the sides on the outside thereof and at the corners or junction points of the various side members by means of the rivets 14 or other desired or suitable means. Each leg 13 is preferably formed of a single piece of sheet material,
bent longitudinally with the bent sides, disposed at an angle to each other, substantially the same as the angle of the sides to which the leg is connected. The edges of each leg are turned over inwardly at 15 forming a groove and the bottom endof the leg is turned upwardly at 16. Disposed in the grooves of the turned-over portions 15 are sheet metal pieces 17and 18, one of which,
as 17, is formed with an inwardly extending tongue, 19, the other piece 18 being disposed between the piece 17 and the lower end of the leg where it abuts the turned-over end 16. When these pieces are in position the bentover edges 15 are clamped in position over the edges of the pieces 17 and 18, thereby binding them securely. in position and forming a solid metal leg", hollow and substantially triangular in cross section.
A shelf 20 is preferably formed of a single piece of sheet material bent over downwardly to form the sides 21 and with the sides bent upwardly at the edges as at 22 to form a smooth andiir'ounded surface. The corners. of the shelf 20;:are preferably cut away as at 23 in Fig. 7 substantially the area of the cross section of one of the legs, which leaves a space at each corner for the WlllCh all of the tonguesvare connected in any tion that the top be constructed Fig. 1, in which a sheet of material 29 (see. is bent upwardly around the edges" which the table is constructed and is pref' erably made fluid-tight, so that fluid driptongue 19 to be folded under the shelf to suitable manner, as, for example, by means of rivets 24. It will be evidentQthat any number of shelves may be secured to the table in a similar manner, it being necessary onl to provide the metal pieces in the legs wit extending tongues, or to provide a numv ber of pieces, each having a separate tongue. It will also be noticed that the pieces 17 and 18, which are secured to the leg, extend from the bottom up to the lower edge of the side.
If desired, the table may be provided with a flat top, as indicated in section by Fig. 4, in which case a sheet of-material 25, bent downwardly at 26 around the edges and upwardly at 27 to form a groove 28 which may be positioned over the .sides 10 and pressed firmly in connection therewith to hold the top in position. It is preferred,- however, in the present exemplification of the invenas shown by Fig. 5) at 30 and downwardlyat 31, the edge being bent upwardly at 32'to form a rounded surface and the bend 31 being adapted to receive each of the upright sides 10 and the upper ends of'the legs 13. This forms a re-' cessed top in which there is preferably disosed a removable tray 33 formed of metal y bending up the edges and turning them downwardly at 34 to-form a rounded upper edge. The corners of the tray are secured together, in any suitable manner, such, for
example, as by soldering and the tray is of a suitable size to be contained in the recess formed by the table top without extending above the top. This tray may be of the same or a diflerent material than that of pings may be received and held by the tray from any article disposed thereon or supported by the table. When the table is used to support gasolene or oil stoves, the overflow of fuel will be caught in the'tray and there will be no danger of it coming in contact with inflammable material.
It will be noticed that the edges of the sides and other parts of the table are all or nearly all turned inwardly, forming a.
Y rounded edge." This is for the purpose of much less than a woodentable of similar size and which -is much stronger and will support a much" greater weight than a wooden table of the same size. The shelf of the table also strengthens the table and tion with the legs.
While I have thus described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is obvious that those skilled in the arts to which this relates, may make various changes in the thereby forming atriangular structure, and
the strip having a tongue extending inwardly from each leg, and a metal shelf having a triangular piece cut from each cor ner substantially the cross-sectional area of the leg andsecured to the from the legs. I
' 2. A metal table having hollow triangular legs consisting of a strip of bent sheet metal, and a connecting strip of sheet metal having anextending tongue, and a shelf secured at its corners to the tongues from each of the egs.
3. A metal table having hollow triangular legs each consisting of sheet metal bent to form an angular cross section and with the edges turned over inwardly, a strip of sheet metal inserted in the turned-over edges with a tongue of metal extending inwardly from the leg, and a shelf disposed above the ,adds to the stability thereof by its connectongues extending tongues and secured thereto to hold it in place.
4.. In a metal table, the combination with legs formed of sheet metal bent longitudinally and with the edges and lower ends turned over inwardly, and a sheet metal strip disposed in the turned-over edges and bearin against the turned-over end, the said edges eing clamped against the material forming a hollow triangular leg.
5. In a sheet metal table, the combination with legs formed of sheet metal bent longitudinally and with the edges and lower ends turned over inwardly, strips of sheet'mate rial disposed between the turned-over edges and against the turned-over metal at the ends,-one of thestrips in each leg being provided with an inwardly extendmg'portion, .and a shelf secured to the inwardly extend ing portions. I
6. A metal table combining a metal top,-
sheet metal legs, and metal jsides,-gthe legs and sides being secured together and the top being secured to the legs and sides, said legs being approximately triangular and formed of an angle of sheet metal and having their edges and lower ends bent over inwardly and provided with sheet metal braces secured within the bent edges and abutting against the bent lower ends.
7. The combination of approximately triangular table legs formed of angle metal ha ring-their edges and lower ends bent over inwardly and provided with metal braces secured within the bent edges, and a metal table top, the top being secured to the legs and sides and the sides resting upon said metal braces.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, on this 18th day of May, A. D. 1912.
\VILLIAM I. BLOCK.
DAVID .M. BLOCK, C. H. SEEM.