US 1407463 A
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C. R. FETTERMAN.
APPLICATION FILED APR.21,1921.
Patented Feb. 21, 1922.
nears CHAIR-LES R. FET'I'ERMAN, OF BUTTE, MONTILN'A.
CAMPING nunrnrnnn. 1
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 21, 1922.
Application filed Apn'l 21, 1921. Serial No. 463,368.
To all whom it may-concern:
Be it known thatl, Crrannns R. Fnrrnn- MAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Butte, in the county of Silver Bow and State ofMontana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Camping Furniture, of which the following is a specifi V the class mentioned, and one embodying a table combined with seats or benches disposed at both sides and ends thereof, all
constructed and arranged in a manner to permit of the folding of the supporting legs of the table and the seats or benches carried thereby inwardof the side and end edges of table top, whereby to facilitate the storage of the same in a relatively small space as compared to that occupied by the article when set up, and to otherwise reduce thearticle to compact form for the trans portation or shipment of the same from one point to another.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention resides in the certain novel and useful construction and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, set forth in the appended claims, and illustrated in the accompanying" drawing, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of the preferred embodiment of the invention when set up for use, one of the supporting legs with the seat or bench carried thereby being shown in dotted lines as positioned when folded, and,
Fig. 2 is a bottom plan View of the same with all of the supporting legs and the seats or benches carried thereby in folded position.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral 10 indicates a table top having side and end rails 11 depending from the under face of the side and end edges thereof, and depending from the side and end rails 11, and at points medially of their opposite ends, are relatively short leg stubs 12 to which are connected, by means of hinges 13, main supporting legs '14:, the hinges 13 being secured in proper position on the adjacent inner faces of the stubs 12 and the main legs whereby the latter may be swung inwardly of the lower face of the table top 10.
A. seat or bench board or member 15 is adapted to be supported at the opposite sides and ends of the table, and each are provided with a transversely extending slot 16 through which the main supporting legs 1 are passed. These boards or members 15 are adapted to be normally supported in position above and on basesor frames carried by the main legs 14, and each of these frames consists of a horizontally disposed cross bar 17 extending through the main legs 14, and secured in position thereon at points medially of their opposite ends, and supporting legs or members 18 which depend from their opposite ends in spaced parallel relation to the main legs 14: of the table, the connected ends of the bars 17 and the legs or members 18 being further connected together by means 01' metal corner braces 19. These bases or frames are of a height to support the/seat or bench boards or members 15 at a distance from the floor or ground level convenient for the seating of persons at the table in the usual manner.
For retaining the table in set-up position, and otherwise prevent the accidentally hinging movement of the main supporting legs is, each of the latter are provided with sleeve members 20' which are mounted for sliding movement to and from overlapping or enclosing relation in the respect to the hinged joint between the same and the leg stubs l2, and are to be held iii such position by means of suitable fastenings 21, such as screws or the like, one of which fastenings being passed through the sleeves for engagement in the leg stubs l2, and the other in the upper portion of the main legs 14:,
Vi/ith the article of furniture thus provided, and setup as in Figure 1, and it is desired to fold the same into compact form for storage or shipment purposes, the seat or bench boards 15 are moved upward of the main supporting legs 14; onto the leg stubs 12 and into contacting relation with the lower edges of the rails 11, the slots 16 of the same bein "of a suiiicient area to give clearance for the passage of the sleeves 20 through the same, after which, the fastenings 21 are removed, or otherwise manipulated, and the sleeves 20 allowed to drop into abutting relation with the top edges of the bars 17, when the main legs 14: and the seat or bench boa-rd supporting bases or frames carried thereby may be swung inwardly of the lower face of the table top, substantially as shown in the drawing, and may be suitably secured in such position against accidental displacement during transportation or shipment; The transverse elongation of the slots 16 ofthe seat or bench boards admits of the latter being slid inwardly of the adjacent edges of the table top 10, when the legs are folded, and
I outwardlyof the main supporting legs 1a to the table a movement inwardly of the lower faceof said top, means for reventing accidental hinging movement of said supporting legs from operative position, bench boards loosely car ried on said supporting legs and extending parallel to thesideand end edges of said top and normally in a common plane below the lower-face of the same, and supporting bases for said bench boards carried by saidjsupporting legs, said bench boards being movable vertically and inwardly of said supporting legs when the latter are folded inwardly of the lower face of said top.
2. An article of furniture comprising a. table top, rigid leg stubs disposed medially of the opposite endslof the side and end edges of said top, supportinglegs hingedly connected with said leg'stub for folding movement inwardly ofthe lower face of said table s top, means carried by said supporting legs and movable to and from engagement with said leg stubs for preventing accidentalhinging movement of said supporting legs from operative posltion and to permit of the folding of the latter to inoperative position, bench boards loosely carried on said supporting legs and extending parallel to the side and end edges of said top and normally disposed in a common plane below the lower faceof the same, and supporting bases for'said bench boards carried'bysaid supporting legs,
said bench boards being movablei vertically and inwardly of said leg stubs when the supporting legs and the basescarried thereby V are folded inwardly ofthe lower face'of',
said top 3. An a tabletop, rigid leg stubsdisposed medially of the opposite ends of the side and'end. edges of said top, supporting legs, hingedly connected withsaid leg stubs for folding, movement inwardly of the'lower face of said table top, locking. sleeves carried by said sup porting legs and-movable to andfromengagement with sand, leg stubs; for preyenting acing legs fromoperatiye position, and toperr mit oflthe folding of the latter to inoperative position, bench boards loosely carried on said rticle of furniture comprising a- 7 cidental hinging movement oflsaid support- 7 r supporting legs. and. extending parallel; to
the sidea'nd end edges of saidtopand. nor;
mally in a common plane below the lower face of the same, and, supporting'basesfcr said benchboards carried. by said' supporting legs, said bench boarde -being movable vertically of said supporting legs and onto said leg stubs and inwardly thereof whenthe supporting legs are folded inwardly of the lower face of said top, said bench boardsbeing movable downwardly onto theupper ends of,
said supporting legs and. adapted to rest on said, supporting bases. when said supporting legs are moved to operative position, V In testimony whereof, I affix my slgnatnre hereto.