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Publication numberUS1391008 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 20, 1921
Filing dateApr 27, 1920
Priority dateApr 27, 1920
Publication numberUS 1391008 A, US 1391008A, US-A-1391008, US1391008 A, US1391008A
InventorsHenry E Richmond
Original AssigneeHenry E Richmond
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Child's table
US 1391008 A
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Patented Sept. 20, 1921.

Application filed April 27, 1.920. Serial No. 878,898.

To all whom it my camera:

Be it known that I, HENRY E. Rromuoxn, a citizen of the United States, a resident of Bennington, county of Bennington, State of Vermont, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Childrens Tables, of which 518 following is a specification.

The invention consists in a table made up of separable arts, the legs and feet be1ng so constructed that they can be readlly attached to and detached from the top of the table, so that the structure as a whole may be packed in a small space when the parts are separated one from the other, and which parts can be quickly assembled into a ri 'd and stron table structure.

T e table is o the knock-down variety and is so constructed that screws or bolts are unnecessary to be used.

The objects of the invention will be particularly brou ht out in the subjoined specification and c aims. p

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of the specification. I

Figure 1 is a front elevation with parts in section of a table embodying my invention.

Fig. 2 is a section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is an elevation of one of the feet of the table.

Figs. 4 and 5 are elevations of the leg ortions used in the embodiment shown in ii 1 and 2.

ig. 6 is a plan of the foot shown in Fig. 3.

ig. 7 is a section of a portion of a table showing a modified leg construction. 7

Referring to the drawings in which similar reference characters refer to like parts. 10 is the top of the table proper; 11 and 12 are strips arranged crosswise of the table top and secured underneath the same by screws 13, the heads of which are sunken in sockets 14.- in the' respective strips 11 and 12. These strips perform the double function of providing means for rigidly, and detachably securing the legs of the ta le to the top thereof and providing sliding ways 15 for the drawer 16. a

The drawer is provided with knobs 17 and 17 and is constructed and mounted so that it may be withdrawn from the table at lar d at 20 and 21 for the rece tion of close fitting blind nuts 20' and 21 which nuts and sockets are provided with straight sides, preferably four, so that they may be held snugly. and rigidl in their respective sockets without being ab e to turn on their axes.

As the legs of the table are duplicates it is only necessary to refer to the construction of one to understand the construction of the other.

The nuts 20 and 21 have screwthreaded apertures extending therethrough to engage the screwthreaded ends 22 of the rods 30 preferably of metal, which form the holding means and strengthening cores of the legs, as clearly shown. The rods 30 are of such a length as to closely fit and securely hold'the 1e 7 to the table, the lower and outer ends 0 the rods 30 being provided with straight sided heads 31, which may be integral with the rods or nuts locked thereto.

The le S consists of a metal core or rod 30' and bloc s 40 and 50, each of which latter being substantially one half the length of the entire leg, the lower block 50 being kerfed at the bottom as at 51 to fit closely vided with holes 71 and 72 at such distances apart that the rods 30 of the leg portions w1ll pass therethrough, the bridge 70 fitting snugly over the rods. The table is assembled by placing the core rod 30in position to receive the foot thereon the lower square headed portion 31 fitting in a socket 32 of square shape formed in the underside of the foot. The le ortion 50 is thus 'fitted to the'rod 30 an t e lower end thereof being fitted to the top side of the foot, as described. The bridge portion and upper leg portion are then fitted over the rod after which the screw-threaded end of the rod is fitted to the blind nut 20 and screwed into the same by turning the rod using the foot of the table as a handle for that purpose. The legs will then be firmly secured to the under side of the table top and a strong rigid structure will result.

As illustrated in Fig. 7, the structure may be so modified that only one leg portion 80 through which the rod 30 passes will suflice, the said leg portion being provided with a ters seat at the bottom thereof for the reception of the foot ortion, as will be readily understood. 'Ihis leg ma then be securely held to the table by fitting the footto the leg and inserting the screwthreaded rod therethrough, the szipare end of the rod being fitted in the soc et at the lower ortion of the foot, thereby providing a $011 structure which ma be screwed to the blind nut which is held tightly to the underside of the table, as will be readily understood. Such a table will be very compact and strong, without the provision of the central strengthening bridge. I

As changes of construction could be made within the scope of my invention it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.

Having thus described my invention what claim as new and desire to secure by Let- Patent is: 1. In a structure of the class described, a top ortion, drawer supporting means secured to the underside thereof, a nut rigidly secured in a socket of said drawer supporting means, a leg for said structure, and a metallic rod in said leg, said rod having a threaded portion adapted to engage said nut and having a head portion fitting a socket in said leg and rotatable by said leg.

2. In a structure of the class described, the combination of a top portion, strips secured to the underside of said top, adrawer slidably supported by said strips, sockets in said strips, nuts mounted in said sockets, le for said structure, and metallic rods in said legs, said rods having threaded portions adapted to engage said nuts and head portions mounted in recesses in said legs and rotatable by said legs.

with said nut to hold said legof the class described, a top portion, strips seportion at either end, a drawer slidably supported between said strips, a nut rigidly mounted in a recess in each of saidfstrips, legs for said stri' and a metallic rod ineach of said legs, li aving a head portion fitting a recess in said legs and a threaded portion fitting said nuts.

4. In a structure of the class described, the combination of a top portion, strips secured thereto, nuts mounted in said strips, upper and lower leg portions for said structure, a bridge insertible between said upper and lower leg portions and. a connecting rod having a head fitting a socket in said lower leg portion and extending through said leg portions and bridge into engagement with said nut to hold sald leg portions and bridge in a clamped and rigid position with respect to said top portion.

5. In a structure of the class described, the combination of a to portion, drawer supporting means secure thereto, a drawer slidably supported by said supporting means, nuts mounted in said drawer sup rting means, upper and lower le portions iii; said structure, a bridge insertlble between said upper and lower leg portions, and a connecting rod having a head fitting a socket in said lower leg. portion and extending through said leg portions and bridge into engagement portions and position with 3. In a structure the combination of cured to said top bridge in a clamped and rigid res ect to said top portion. Y

n witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Bennington, county of Bennington, State of Vermont, this 23 day of April,

HENRY E. RICHMOND. In presence of- KATHRYN- M. Monmssnr.

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U.S. Classification312/280, 312/257.1, 108/26, 312/246, 211/188
International ClassificationA47B3/12
Cooperative ClassificationA47B3/12, A47B2013/028
European ClassificationA47B3/12