US 1420511 A
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O. A. ARMSTRONG.
APPLICATION FILED hAPR. 22 1921.
1,420,5 1 1 Patented Jim@ 20, 1922 ATTQRN IY table particularly designedv for use by camp- OFFICE.`
oo'rAvIA A. ARMSTRONG, or HAY SPRINGS, NEBRASKA.
To all whom t concern:V l.
Be it known that I, OoTAvIA A. ARM- sfrRoNG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hay Springs, in the countyV of Sheriing parties, tourists, picnicers or for analogous purposes and an object of the invention is to provide a table structure which is collapsible and is carried by a vsuitable car-` rying case similar to an ordinaryV suitcase, which case, beside providing a table structure, provides suitable containers such as drawers for retaining dishes, table equipment, edibles or the like.
Another object of this invention is to provide a combined table and container structure which is designed to render it particu-A larly applicable for carrying about in motor vehicles and one which will eliminate the inconvenience contingent with eating on outdoor parties or'trips and also one in which the forward edges of the case or container structure are arranged to form extensions of the table top when the table is in open or extended position.
Other objects of the invention will appear Vin the following detailed description and in.
the accompanying ldrawing wherein:
Fig. 1 is a side elevation ofA my improved table.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the improved table showing it in an extended position.
Fig. 3 is a cross section through the improved table when collapsed.
Fig. 4 is a plan view of the table partially collapsed showing the carrying case open to illustrate, in conjunction with Fig. 3, the manner of nesting the table legs in the container or case. f
Fig. 5 is a vertical section through the table in an extended position.
Referring more particularly to the drawing the improved collapsible table comprises a carrying case 1l which is formed fof hingedly connected sections 2 and 3. The sections 2 and 3 are held in closed positions as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing by suitable clasps 4 similar to those used on an ordinary suit case or hand luggage and handles 5 are provided for facilitating carrying of the improved collapsible table.
Each of the sections 2 and 3 has ribs 6 Specification of Letters Patent. .PgmtQn-ed June 20, 1922 Application ined April 22, 1921; serial No. 453,730.
extending' along their vouter edges and ends f as vclearly shown in Figs. -3 and 5 ofthe drawing'the said ribs forming supports for drawers 7 which are slidably carried within the sections 2' and 3. The portions of the sections 2 and 3 outwardly of the. ribs 6` Vand'of the bottoms ofthe drawers 7 provide spaces` for receiving the supporting legs 8 of the tablestructure. The supporting vlegs 8 are connected in pairs, by suitable cross braces 9 and their pivotal supporting rodsn 10. The ends of the rods 10 are journaled in.
suitable bearings 11 carried by the case 1 to permit the legs 8 to be swung outwardly into supporting positions as shown in Figs.
2 and 5 of the drawing or'collapsed to fold within the carrying case 1 as shown in Fi s. 3 and 4 ofthe drawing. The forward si es of the edges 11 of the carrying case 1 are hingedly connected as shown at 12 to the bottoms 13 of the sections 2, and 3 of the sides.
'carrying case 1 which bottoms 13 form the them and to permit access to the containers of the drawers.
It is, of course, to be `understood that the i invention may be constructed in various other manners and the parts associated in dif-.
ferent relations and, therefore, I do not desire to be limited in any manner except as set forth in the claims hereunto appended.
Having thus described my invention what I claim is: y
1. In a collapsible table, a carrying case formed of hingedly connected sections, the
bottoms of said sections adapted to form a table top, supporting legs, the outer 'sides of said sectionshingedly connected to said bottoms, and drawers slidably carried by said sections and adapted to be partly withdrawn to'support said hinged sides flush with said bottoms.
2. In a collapsible table, a carrying case formed of hingedly connected sections, the,`
bottoms of said sections adapted to form a table top, legs pivotally carried by said sections and adapted to nest in the sections or be extended therefrom, the outer Sides of Said carrying ease sections being hingedly Connected to the bottoms thereof and adapted to be extended to lie flush With said botl5 toms to provide extensions .for the table top.
8.1m a collapsible table, a carrying oase formed of hingedly connected sections, the bottoms of said sections adapted toy form .5L
lOtable top,- legs pivotally carried by Said seo- .'/tons and adapted to nest in the sectionsor -be .extended therefrom, the outer sides of Said. carrying ease `sections being hingedly connected tofthe bottoms thereof and adapt 15ged to be extendedto lie lushwvith said bottoms'to provide extensions for the tabletop,
Y `turd.:drawers,sldably Carried by saidearryingease.seot1ons. v D Y connected tog the bottoms thereof and adapt-- ed to be extended to lie Hush with Said bottoms to provide extensions forl the table top, and drawers slidably carriedby said oarry ing oase sections, said ldrawers `atrranged'to form supportsfor, said hinged sides to snpport the later flush with; said Asection bot y toms.
. y,OC'IAVIA A. ARMSTRONG.
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