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Publication numberUS1482742 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1924
Filing dateOct 27, 1921
Priority dateOct 27, 1921
Publication numberUS 1482742 A, US 1482742A, US-A-1482742, US1482742 A, US1482742A
InventorsJohn F Gilchrist
Original AssigneeFed Electric Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination washing machine and table
US 1482742 A
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Feb. 5, 1924.

J. F. GILCHRIST COMBINATION WASHING MACHINE AND TABLE Filed Oct. 27,

v Patented Feb. 5, 1924.

UNITED STATES 1,482,742 PATENT. OFFICE.

JOHN 1:. GILCHRIST, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO FEDERAL ELECTRIC COM- 1 OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS,

.A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS.

COMBINATION WASHING MACHINE AND TABLE.

Application filed October 27, 1921. Serial No. 510,938.

, To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, JOHN F. Gincums'r, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, county of Cook, and State of 5 Illinois, have invented certain novel and Imroved Combination Washing Machines and ables; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

This invention relates to a novel combined washing machine and table and consists of 1 the matters hereinafter described and more giarticularly pointed out in the appended c alms.

- It has been found that in a great many cases, as in apartment buildings and small 2 houses, a washing machine is located and operated in the kitchen, rather than in a separate room used for laundry purposes only.

In such instances, the washing machine,

when not in' use, is pushed aside against the wall or in a corner and is a useless incumbrance and which is much in the road-during the reater part of the week.

T e object of the invention is to provide an attachment for the washing machine body, namely atable top, which may be attached tothe washing machine body, when it is not being used for purposes of washing, so that the washing machine may be used as a kitchen table, thereby doing away with the necessity for that useful and necessary article of kitchen furniture; Thus the washing machine is in effect made to disa pear and to be replaced by a kitchen tab e, exce t during the comparatively short time 49 in t e week, when it is functioning as a washing machine. v

The advantages of my invention will appear as I proceed with my specification.

In the drawings 2- Fi binatlon washing machine and table, as it appears when in use as a table;

Figure 2 is a rspective view of the table top, detached bottom and faced bottom up;

Figure 3 isa view representing a side elevation of the upper part of the washing machine body with the table top attached thereto, shown in longitudinal section. as

' 13 as usua re 1 is a perspective view of my comv rom the washing machine- Referring now to that embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings :l0 indicates. the washing machine body which as shown is rectangular and which has upright supporting legs 11 at or near its four corners, The washing machine may be the usual power machine with a swin 'ng wringer, shown in dotted lines at 12 in igure 1, mounted to swing about a vertical 8X18, on a boss 13 in a familiar manner. The washing machine body'may if desired be made of sheet metal and has a hinged cover or top 14, which is hinged at one end to the one end edge of the open top of the body, with its other end extending towards but stopping shortpf the boss 13 and of the usual drip board 15 locat a d below the space occupied by the wringer. Said cover closes at its sides on top of the side edges of the ppen top'of the body. The hinge connectlon of the cover presents a narrow, generally rounded flange 14 along the top of the washing machine body when the cover isclosed.

- The wringer 12 is removable from the boss but .in addition, the wringer is so connected to the gearing contained in the washing machine body below the boss 13, that when the wringer is removed, nothmg remains to extend above the boss 13, which itself generally stands somewhat above the top of the washing machine body andits cover. y 16 indicates a table top, This is preferably made of enameled sheet metal and is provided at its margins with dependin flanges 18, 18 which strengthen and finis, the top.- The top is made onger than it is wlde, its width preferably being just sufii cient so that the flanges 18, 18" at its sides embrace the sides of the open top' of the washing machine body. The top is preferabl made lon enough to extend at each en somewhat yond the ends of the washing machine body. Madein these pro ortionswith reference to a washing mac ine of the usual kind as shown, the table top will approximate the dimensions of the usual kitchen table.

Blocks 19, 19 are attached to the bottom of the table top near one end and at equal distances from that end. As shown, and by preference, these blocks are attached by screws to the inside faces of the side flanges 18. Each block is provided at its inner end with a projection 20 which presents a boss 13, whereupon the adjusti downwardly facing-shoulder 2.1- at a level 22 below the shoulder 21, which recess is adapted to engage the flange it formed by the hinge of the cover when the inner end of the bottom of the block is brought against the upright end wall of the body adjacent said flange. The projection is of such thickness that the table top will be supported by it at a distance above the cover 1% equal to the distance that the boss 13 rises above the level of said cover.

- Near the other end of the table top. and secured, as shown, to its side flanges 18 are located a second pair of blocks 23, 23, which are opposed to the first air, and are spaced therefrom a distance slightly greater than the length of the washin machine body, Said blocks each have a epending ear 2% through which is threaded a horizontal adjusting bolt or screw with a butterfly headsaid bolts extending towards the first named pair or" blocks l9, 19.

To apply the table top 16 to the washing machine body, it is pl thereon (the cover of the washing machine first having been closed) with its side flanges l8, l8 embracing the sides of the washing body at the top and with the projections 21 of the blocks 19, 19 and the recesses 22 of said blocks 19 engaged on the cover it and on the flange M respectively as described. The other end or the table top is then lowered until it comes to bear upon the g: of the H 25 are screwed into ement wi the end wall of the washing machine body,-thus securely locking the table top in position.

The ends of the bolts 25 will, in use, soon provide seats for themselves in the wall of thewashing machine body so as to resist any dispment due to a load on the table top. block 23 may be provided, however, W1,

the '0 er pair of blocks and which present horizontal 'shoulde'rs 23 for ing en-- rejections 23, which extend toward gagement with the top edge of the washing machine body, as shown iii-Fig. 3. Such shoulders, together with the like shoulders on the blocks 19, 19, insure a horizontal, level position for the table top.

When'the washing machine is to be used as such, the table to may be readily and quickly deed by oosening the bolts 25 and disenng the block 19, 19 from the flange it, after which it may be set to one side on its so against a wall, where it will be entirely out of the road and ready for replacement and use when thewashing is done. 4

ll claim as my invention l. A table top adapted for detachable engageinent upon a support, said table top comprising a; tlat plane with dependin side and end flanges, pairs or onposing blochs at tachable engagement with a fixed part of one end of said support, a second pair of blocks carried on the underside of said top member near the opposite end thereof, and means carri by said second pair of blocks and capable of manipulation to be engaged with and from mid support and to coact with first mentioned pair of blocks to detachably lockthe top member to said support.

In testimony that I claim the foregoingas my invention, it afiix my signature, this 20th day of her, A. D, 1921.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/158, 68/272, 68/239
International ClassificationA47B35/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B35/00
European ClassificationA47B35/00