Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1178894 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 11, 1916
Filing dateApr 20, 1915
Priority dateApr 20, 1915
Publication numberUS 1178894 A, US 1178894A, US-A-1178894, US1178894 A, US1178894A
InventorsEthel R Wilcox
Original AssigneeEthel R Wilcox
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Table or leaf for high chairs.
US 1178894 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)




1,178,894. v Patented Apr. 11,1916.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 11, 1916.

Application filed April 20, 1915 a Serial is. 22,565.

To all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, ETHEL R. WILoox,

a citizen of the United States, residing at Concordia, in the county of Cloud and State of Kansas, have invented a new and useful. Table or Leaf for High Chairs; and I do.

hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to an improved table r leaf for high chairs, and an object of the invention is to provide a simple, ef-

ficient and practical device of this nature having improved means for attaching the leaf or table to the high chair, so it can,

i be readily detached, by simply raising the outer portion upwardly, and then slidably disconnecting the same.

A further object is to construct a table or leaf for a high chair of aluminum, thereby rendering the same light in weight and durable in use, and which may be easily washed after being used.

A further object of the invention is to provide a table or leaf constructed of aluminum having a peripheral flange, adjacent which a gully or groove is constructed,'into which the waste or spilt food may ,flow,

owing to the bottom of the table or leaf being convexed upwardly, and which bottom is provided with crossing grooves or'gullies to drain the spilt food to the gully adjacent the flange, there being an aperture adjacent the gully of the flange, through which the waste food may flow into a suitable recep-.

tacle, and this aperture may be closed by any suitable means, such as a cork or the like.

In practical fields the details of construction may necessitate alterations, falling within the scope of what is claimed.

The invention comprises further features and combination of parts, as hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.

In the drawings :Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a high chair showing the improved table or leaf applied thereto. Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail perspective view of the improved leaf or table, showing the semi-circular lugs, and a correspondingly shaped socket to receive one of the lugs. Fig. 3 is a sectional view on line 33 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4: is a sectional view on line 1 H ofFig. 2. Fig. 5 is a detail view showmg the inclination of the walls 6". i

Referr ng more especially to the drawings, 1 designates a highchair which may be of any conventional construction and provided Wltl'l the arm rests 2, each of which is cut away at 3 forming a recess, in which a plate are provided with substantially semi-circular sockets 6, to receive the'correspondingly shaped lugs 7 formed integrally upon the end portions of the leaf or table 8. This leaf or table including the lugs is stamped or pressed into the shape and construction shown from a single piece of sheet aluminum. The bottom 9 of the leaf or table is convexed slightly upwardly, from the'outer in Figs. and 4, andis provided with crossinggullies or grooves 10. Whenvthe table 4 is secured and shown at 5. These plates portions toward the center, as shown clearly or leaf is constructed or pressed into shape,

the same is formed with a flange 11, which extends upwardly, is curved at 12, and then extends downwardly forming the down wardly yieldable flange 13, on which, at the ends of the leaf or table, the semi-circular lugs 7 are formedl Adjacent the flange 11,

the leafor table is constructed with a groove or 'gulley 14, into which the crossing grooves 10 merge, so as to drain the waste orfspilt food into the groove 14, from which it may be drained, through the flanged aperture 15,

' by removing the cork or similar stopper 1.6.

Each socket 6 has an abutment wall 6*, which Is engaged by the end portion 7 of the.

lug 7, and the wall 6 of each'socket inclines downwardly and rearwardly andtoward the corresponding wall of the opposite socket, so that in arranging the leaf or cablev in place, the lugs wedge into place.

The invention having been set forth, what is claimed as new and useful is 1. A leaf for a high chair constructed or stamped upon the sheet metal comprising "a bottom, an endless flange rising upwardly from the bottom adjacent its outer portion, said flange being curved over and downwardly forming a downwardly extending yieldable flange, sockets on the arm rests of the chair, and lugs upon said downwardly extending flange at both ends of the leaf to engage said sockets, the downwardly extending flange being designed to yield as the lug enters the socket.

2. A high chair table leaf connection, comcurved from the top of the plate, which top 7 is flush with the top of the arm rest, downwardly and toward the back of the chair and terminating in abutment walls, the inner wall of each socket being inclined downwardly, rearwardly and toward the corresponding wall of the opposite socket, and lugs formed on the downwardly extendingyieldable flange upon both ends of the leaf and being oppositely disposed and being curved correspondingly to the socket and designed to wedge between the downwardly and rearwardly in clined walls of the sockets, the flange of the leaf yielding as the lugs enter the sockets.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

ETHEL R. VVILCOX. Witnesses:


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

' Washington, D. G." a

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2526576 *Jul 16, 1948Oct 17, 1950Frederick M NelsonAuxiliary tray for infants' high chairs
US2724429 *Nov 10, 1952Nov 22, 1955Rilla R WarnerTray attachment for high chairs
US4165123 *Feb 21, 1978Aug 21, 1979Hutson Howard AHigh chair apron
US5810432 *Nov 9, 1995Sep 22, 1998Graco Children's Products Inc.For a child
US5816648 *Apr 28, 1997Oct 6, 1998Baccili; Peter E.Tray system for baby strollers
US5823615 *Aug 7, 1996Oct 20, 1998Graco Children's Products Inc.Tray for a high chair
US5855384 *Oct 25, 1996Jan 5, 1999Graco Children's Products Inc.Detachable and rotatable stroller tray accessory
US6920830Sep 18, 2001Jul 26, 2005Mattel, Inc.Removable tray insert and tray set
US7328941Apr 30, 2004Feb 12, 2008Mattel, Inc.Infant support with selectively covered tray
US7490558Jul 22, 2005Feb 17, 2009Mattel, Inc.Removable tray insert and tray set
US7871125Jan 18, 2008Jan 18, 2011Mattel, Inc.Infant support with independently repositionable legs
US8152239 *Feb 23, 2007Apr 10, 2012Peter Opsvik AsSafety bow for a children's chair
US8540312Dec 10, 2010Sep 24, 2013Mattel, Inc.Infant support with independently repositionable legs
U.S. Classification297/153
Cooperative ClassificationA47D1/008
European ClassificationA47D1/00E