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Publication numberUS1272187 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 9, 1918
Filing dateSep 4, 1917
Priority dateSep 4, 1917
Publication numberUS 1272187 A, US 1272187A, US-A-1272187, US1272187 A, US1272187A
InventorsHarold R Basford
Original AssigneeHarold R Basford
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding camp-table.
US 1272187 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

H. R BASFORD.

fOLDING CAMP TABLE.

APPLlcAUoN FILED SEPT. 4, 19x?.

Patented July 9, 1918.

FFME.

HAROLD R. BASFORD, 0F SAN FRANCISC, CALIFORNIA.

FOLDING CAMP-TABLE.

Specifica tien, of .Letters .e'tent.

ifatented July 9, i918.

Application filed September 4, 1917. Serial No. 189,497.

such full and clear terms as will enable those skilled 1n the art to construct and use the same.

This invention relates to a folding camp table, and its object is to produce a table which will fold into the least possible space .for camping purposes and so torth.

An object of the invention is to provide for seats as well as for a place to set out t'ood when the table 'is in use'.

Another object oi the invention is to produce a table which will be as light as it is consistent with the necessary strength to support at least six people.

Other objects of the invention will a ppcar as the description proceeds. f

An embodiment of the invention is shown in the drawings in which the same reference numeral is applied to the saine portion throughout, but I am aware that there may be modifications thereo't'.

Figure 1 is an end elevation oi the table showing the way it appears when set up,

Fig. 2 is a side elevation ot' the table shown in Fig. 1,

Fig. 3 is a plan view of one halt ot' the table frame when folded down, and

Fig. 4 is a back view and elevation ot one ot' the long hooks for the two sections torming the table.

Fig. 5 is a detail view showingr the mauner of operation oiE the top rails ot the table.

The table has t'our legs 1 to 4'inclusivc. T he legs are respectively pivotally connected near their centers to cross angle iron bars 5, 10 and 5', 10. The bar 5 is connected by means of a hinge 6 to a similar angle bar 10, and maintained in thc extended position by means of a heavy spring 8 on the end ot the bar 5, and which is adapted to engage a pin 9 on the bar 10 when said bars are extended. The position et the leg with respect to the cross bar 5 is determined by means of the brace '1l which is pivotally 'connected with the bar 2 and has a pin 12 adapted to pass through the hole 13 in the bar 5.

A similar construction is used at the 0pposite end of the bar 10 where the brace 14 is pivotally connected with the leg l, and has a pin 1:3 which engages a slot 1G in the bar 10. Boards 17 and 18 are placed upon the cross pieces 5, 5 and 10, '10 for seats, two or' the frames just described being connected together to form the complete table frame.

The legs 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively each have an angle bar pivotally 'connected te them at their upper ends as indicated at 19, 20, 21 and 22, and they are held in a horizontal position by means of the braces-23,.

24, 25 and 26. while they are connected together by means ot' the two projecting.

plates 27, 28, the former piate having a long horizontally extending slot 29 to receive e,

vpin 30. while the plate 2S has ay vertically extending slot 31 to receive apin 32 extending in back oi' the angle bar 19. The two sections of which the table is made, after being set up in the form illustrated in FiO. 1, and after having the braces connected thereto, are connected to the frame at the opposite end of the table and disconnected therefrom in the manner illustrated in Fig. 5, simply lifting up upon the horizontal members serving to disconnect them when connected and pushing down upon them serving to connect them when that is neces- 2i-t all connected together by means of the two tapes 35, 36, serves to place objects upon the table in trent of the persons seated on the boards 1.7 and 18.

lla ving thus described my invention what l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters lateut oi the United States, is as follows, express reservation being made of permissible modifications. A,

1. A camp table comprising four transverselyl extending members hinged together in pairs and adapted to provide a support for two seats. lour legs pivotally connected willi said transversely extending inembers, 'lour longitudinally extending inembers adapted to be detaehabl y connected to- Q p i 1,272,18?

gether in pairs et their'ends to support a table top, and suitable braces Jfor holding i legs and to each other, Atwo other members' pivotecl ltothe cross pairs of legs, means to detaehably connect the ,latter members A whereby a rigid table frame is produced? projections on certain of the members piv- 10 oted to the legs for a seat support, braces from the seat support to the legs, and a spring catch for locking the seat support in a horizontal position.

'ln testimony whereof' have hereunto set 15 my hand this 24th day of August A; D. 1917.

HAROLD R. BAsFoRD.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/158.4
Cooperative ClassificationA47B3/14