US 1408408 A
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Patented Feb. 28, 1922.
G. A. SCOTT. WORKBENCH. APPLICATION FILED MAR, 29. 1921.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb.'28, 1922.
Application filed March 29,1921. Serial No; 456,522. a
Be it known that I, GLENN A. Scorer, a citizen of, the United States, and a resident of Marion, in the county of Grant andState of Indiana, have invented a new and Improved Workbench, of which the following is a full,wclear, and exact description.
This invention relates to improvements in work benches, an object of the invention being to provide'a bench which is primarily designed for supporting a motorcycle at a convenient'elevation above the floor while it is being repaired.
further object is to provide a pivoted bench, which may be tilted to form a runway for a motorcycle so that the motorcycle may be rolled upon the bench and the inconvenience of manually lifting the machine is done away with.
A still further object is to provide a device of the character stated, which will be simple and practical in construction, strong, durable and efiicient in use, neat and attractive in appearance and comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.
- With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts as will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a perspective View of my improved work bench in position to support a motorcycle;
Figure 2 is a view in longitudinal section through the bench;
Figure 3 is asimilar View illustrating the platform in inclined position; and
Figure 4 is a view in transverse section on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.
Referring in detail to the drawings, 1 represents a supporting frame comprising a pair of upright sidemembers 2 connected at their lower edges by a base member 3.
The uprights 2 are formed at their upper edges with horizontal intermediate portions 4 and inclined bevelled end portions such as 4. Strengthening transverse braces 5 con nect the upright members 2. A pair of boards such as 6 connected by transverse members 6 support a platform 7 between them. The boards 6 include adjacent one end horizontal lower edges which rest upon the horizontal intermediate portions of the upright side members 2.
The other ends of the boards extend for a considerable distance beyond the ends of the frame 1 and are ordinarily supported by a pair of legs. 8, hinged to the under face of the table, as indicated A pair of standards 10 are secured against the inner faces of the uprights 2, the upper ends of the standards. extending above the corner formed by the. horizontal edge 4 and the bevelled edge 4'1 v of the uprights. The upper ends of the standards 10 are provided with aligned openings to accommodate a transverse rod 11., This rod is preferably in the form of a pipe. Gaskets 14 around the pipe arelocated against the inner faces of the standards 10, Cotter pins 12 passed through the pipe serve to hold the gaskets in place and prevent lateral movement of the p1pe and its associated parts. i The ends of the rods project through the boards 6 so that the boards are free to pivot on the rod. Legs 18 secured to the inner faces of the boards 6 are normally concealed within the boxlike frame 1 and serve to guide the pivotalt movement of the table upon its suppor In using the work bench or table for the purpose of repairing motorcycles, the legs 8 are folded under the platform 7. The boards 6 are pivoted on the rod 11 until their free ends engage the floor, as indicated in Figure 4, the legs 8 in this position engaging the ends of the base member 3 and strengthening the assemblage. A motorcycle, indicated at 15, is then rolled on to the inclined platform. The platform is restored to its horizontal position and the legs 8 swung to operative position. The weight of the motorcycle will assist materially in restoring the platform to its horizontal position, as the motorcycle is rolled up the incline.
It will thus be seen that I have provided I a work bench, which will support a motor-' horizontal or inclined position upon said faces. ,h N
- 2. In a Work bench, at base frame including a pair of upright boards, said boards including inclined and horizontal faces at their upper edges, a platform, boards fixed to the sides of the platform and resting selectively on either the inclined or horizontal faces,
and means pivotally connecting said platform and base frame and guide members carried by the platform guiding the pivotal movement thereof.
3. In a work bench, a base frame including a pair of upright boards, said boards including iinclined and horizontal faces at their upper edges, a platform, boards fixed to the sides of the platform and resting selectively on either the inclined or horizontal faces, and means pivotally connecting said platform and base frame, said means comprising standards fixed to the inner faces of the upright boards, a transverse rod located through the standards and through those boards which are fixed t0 the platform, and means preventing lateral movement of the rod. r
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