US 1361299 A
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M. R. BASEMAN'. KITCHEN TABLE. APPLICATION FILED Aue.31.192o.
1,361,299. I Patentd Dec. 7,1920.
IIIH' I W 1 Wm II MARY K. BASEMAN,.OF ST. JOHN, KANSAS.
Kuwait-T BLE. I
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. '7, 1920.
Application filed August 31, 1920. Serial no. 407,131.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MARY R. BASEMAN, a citizen of the United States of America and resident. of St. John, in the county 0 Stafford and State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements 1n Kitchen-Tables, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to furniture and particularly to kitchen tables combined with service trays, the said invention havlng for its object the provision of' novel means whereby a kitchen table can be produced.
having a top provided with depressions or receptacles intended to receive or contain food in the nature of dishes, and other depressions or receptacles intended to be used as plates for the occupants of the table.
It is a further object of this invention to provide a table top adapted to be assoclated with the tray so that the tray may remain on the table structure or frame between 'meal times and covered with an ordinary. table 'top so that the table can be employed for the preparation of the food after which the said top may be tored in the table frame or structure while the tray is being employed by the occupants of the table, thus making it possible to produce a table having the utilities indicated without very materially adding to the cost of a piece of furniture.
A- still further object of this invention is to provide means whereby the tabletop may be nested with relation to the tray while the table top is being'used and whereby thesaid top may" be supported sothat it will sustain pressure and weight incident to its With the foregoing and other objects in View, the invention consists in the details of construction, and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.
In describing-the mventlon in detail reference will be had to the accompanying rawings forming part of this specification wherein like characters denote correspondingfpartsinthe several views, and in whichigure 1 illustrates a view in elevation of a table showing the table top stored;
Fig. 2 illustrates a top plan View of the trajgy and a fragment of, the 'top; and
g. 3 illustrates a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
In these drawings 5 denotes the table structure which may comprise legs and sills or frame members, the said table having near the lower ends of the legs, cross rails 7 which will operate as supports for the table top 8, it being understood that in orderto have a table top of the proper dimensions it would probably be preferable to store it ina' diagonal position as shown in Fig. 1, although the inventor does not wish to be limited with respect to these details. It is obvious that the top may be made smaller so that it would lie flat or that it would slide between the legs of dishes which may contain the food to be.
Now, in illustrating this invention, four depressions or recesses 12 are shown and two recesses 11, but it is to be understood that these are provided for the purposes of illustration only, and that they may be increased in number or reduced in number according to the requirements in practice and the size of the, table to be made.
The table top, as well as the tray, is preferably made from metal by the stamping process, although the inventor does not wish to be limited with respect to this feature.
In the present showing of the table top 8, there is a marginal bead or rib 13 having a recess or seat 14 in its under surface shaped y I lodge the top. The table top may also have ears or lugs 15 at its edges constituting hanmoved from the tray, the said top having a dles' for convenient manipulation or hanmarginal bead with recesses in its under 10 dling of the-table top. 4 surface conforming to the contour of the I claim: bead of the tray, and means comprising a 5 In-a table, a table frame, a tray therein parteof the table for storing the said table having depressions therein forming receptop. tacles, said tray having a marginal bead, a table top adapted to be applied to or re- MARY BASEMAN.