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`6.1, CRONENBERGER. 'COMBINED KITCHEN TABLE AND* IBON|NG BOARD. APPLICATION FILED JULY I5, i919- I'IENEWED SEPT. 26 192|.
Patented May 9,1922.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 25 IIOBART G. MILLER, or CHICAGO, ILLinoIs.l y
erin-HALF To COMBINED KITCHEN TABLE .Ann IRONI'NGBOARD..
Application led July 15, 1919, Serial No. 311,003.
T 0 @ZZ whom it may concern.' i Be it known that I, GnonGn J. CnONnN- BERGER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cookand State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in CombinedKitclien Tables `and Ironing Boards, of which the following is a specication. My'primary object is to provide a novel, simple and economical construction ofthe character above referredto combining' the features of the usual kitchen table, with the feature of an ironing-board which when not in use is concealed within'the table, but which whendesired for use maybe readily moved to position for use, preferably at either end of the table, and be firmly supported in such operative position.
Fig. 1 is a bottom plan view, with certain parts in section, ofan article constructed in accordance with my invention, the ironing-` board thereof being shown ina position -for use, the parts sectioned y1n this figure being sectioned along the line 1-1 on Fig. 2, and
viewed in the direction of the arrows;-
Fig. 2 Ais a section taken at theline 2 on Fig. 1 and viewed in the direction of the arrow; Fig 3 is a perspective view ofthe struct-ure shown in Fig. 1, with the y legs broken away, thetable beingviewed from,l
a point above it; Fig.l 1 is a Section tahen at the line 4&4# on Figs. v1 and. 2 andrvi'ewed in the direction of the arrows; and Fig. 5,
a perspective view of, one of the two draw.
In the particular construction shown, the table is formed of a table-top 6 having depending apron-boards 7 and S and supported on legs v9 located at the four corners of the table as shown. The structure thus provided is equipped with a pair lof drawers 11 which extend from opposite ends of vthe table through openings 10 in the aprons 8 and are adapted to be separately drawn out from under the table-top to open position as is common in kitchen tables. Extending lengthwise of the table and in line with the openings 10 in the aprons 8, are guides 12 shown as formed'with inwardly yprojecting flanges 13 along the upper surfaces of which the drawers 11 slide. The ironing-board element of the structure is represented at Specification of Letters Patent.v
Renewed September 2G, 192.1. Serial No. 503,382.-v
GEORGE J. CRONENBERGER, orv CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, Assisivonor Patented May 9,1922." 1
stiff section 15 which may be of wood covered by an ironing-cloth16 with a pad 17 interposed betweenthese.y parts,- the covering I structure referred to being preferably provided in the form ofv a bag as showninto. which the board 15 may be inserted and a flat'lS at the end of the cover 16 then turned over to the posi-tion showny in Figs. 1 and 2 and vfastened as by the snap buttons 19. The ironing-board 14, extends through the openings 10in the aprons 8, between the table-x top Gand the drawers 11,'V and isfree to be drawn to extended position (Fig.l 1)k at either end of the table, to: position it lfor use, v
and to provide for the desiredl support of the outer,v overhanging, end of the board, In f locate the latter as above stated andv provide Referring to thek accompanying draw! for the automatic clamping ofthe board by the act of drawing out the one of the drawers at the end ofthe table ffrom which the ironing-board is caused to extend. In theV particular arrangement shown vthe lclamping action referred to is produced' byr so forming the guides 13 that their upper surfaces in# cline downwardly from theirouter 'ends-tm ward their inner ends as indicated somewhat exaggeratedly in Fig. 2 and providing va cOrrespondingftaper as indi-cated at lower edges of thevdrawers 11. y
In the use of the ironing-board it is drawn out from .below the table-top l6 .to .the 'desired extent, and the one of the drawers-11 beneath it is then `also drawn out, the drawer on .the
thus binding it against the under side of 'i the table-top '6 as shown in Fig. 2 .and vforming, by the protrusion of the drawer beyond the end of the table a support for thez over-l hanging portion of the ironing-board thus causing the board to be in operative position. I
The article is so constructed, as shown, by preference, as to provide f along opposite sides of the drawer-supporting guides 12, spaces or compartments 21 which may very conveniently serve' as a place for storing the table legs, as for example as illustrated of` the one in dotted lines in Fig. 1, for convenience and cheapness of transportation,
rigidly supported Y the several parts of the table beingthus arranged in a very compact condition and the legs beingl assembled with the other parts of the table in any suitable way, when desir d. t will be understood from the foregoing that the article as provided by reason of combining the table-top, drawer, and ironing-board features in one article, with the parts cooperating together as stated, possesses great utility and by reason of its compactness is a very desirable structure.
' lVhile I have illustrated and described a particular construction embodying my invention I do not wish to be understood as intending to limit it thereto as the same may be variously7 modified and altered without departing from the spirit of my invention. lWhat I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. In an article of the character set forth, the combination of a table having a top and drawers at opposite sides of the table, and an ironing-board supportedfon said table below the top thereof to be moved into and out of a position in which it extends laterally beyond the table at either of opposite sides thereof, said drawers being located below the board and serving, when drawn outwardly, as a support for the projecting end of the board. a
2. In an article lof the character set forth, the combination of a table havinga top and a drawer, guiding mea-ns for said drawer, an ironing-board extending above said drawer and movable into and out of a position in which it extends laterally beyond the table, and means operating upon the act of drawing said drawer outwardly to raise the latter and clamp said board in extended position.
3. In an article of the character set forth, the combination of a table having a top and a drawer, guiding means for said drawer having its upper surface inclined, the lower surface of said drawer being inclined, said inclined surfaces operating when the drawer is drawn outwardly, to lift the drawer, and an ironing-board extending above said drawer and movable into and out of a posi tion in which it extends laterally beyond the table, said drawer in its outward movement clamping said board in place.
t. In an article of the character set forth, the combination of a table having a top, an ironing-board supported on said table to be moved into and out of a position in which it extends laterally beyond the table, a member slidably mounted on the table and eX- tending beneath said ironing-board and serving when drawn outwardly, as a support for the board when the latter is in extended position for use, and means operating automatically in the act of drawing said member outwardly to clamp said board in place.
5. In an article of the character set forth, the combination of a table having top, an ironing-board supported on said table to be moved into and out of a position in which it extends laterally beyond the table, a niember slidably mounted on the table and extending beneath said ironing-board and serving when drawn outwardly, as a support for the board when the latter is in extended position for use, and wedging means operating automatically in the act of drawing said member outwardly to clamp said board in place.
G. In an article of the character setl forth, the combination of a table having a top, an ironing-board supported on said table to be moved into and out of a position in which it Vextends laterally beyond the table, a drawer slidably mounted on the table and extending beneath said ironing-board and serving,` when drawn outwardly, as a support for the board when the latter is in eX- tended position for use, and means operating automatically in the act of drawing said drawer outwardly to clamp saidboard in place.
GEORGE J. CRONENBERGER.