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Jul 22. 1924..
. J. I. MILLETT COLLAPS IBLE "SUPPORT Filed March 10 1923 Patented July 22, 1924.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN I. MILLETT, DE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, ASSIGNOR OF THREE-FOUBTHS '10 CARL J. IKE, OE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, JOHN I. Mnm'rr, a citiyen of the United States, and a resident of Los Angeles, in the count of Los Angeles and State of California, ave invented a certain new and useful Collapsible Support, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to collapsible cantalever supports of the kind employed to supppirt tables, chairs, ironing boards and the An object of this invention is to provide a support for a table, chair, ironing board or the like, 'which is permanently associated with the wall of a building, and which may readily be moved to the o'penposition' and readily folded into the collapsed position adjacent a 'wall of a building whereby in the collapsed position the supportdoes not occup space inthe room.
An object 0 this invention is to rovide an improved cantalever support w 'ch is both readily opened and collapsed and in the open position forms a rigid and nonshakable support for a table, chairor ironing board.
Another object of this invention is to provide a cantalever member, one end of which has a sliding engagement with a wall and which is supported by a swinging brace which brace is pivoted at its lower end and provided with a sliding engagement with the cantalever member.
Another object of this invention is to provide a support which is of the disappearing type whereby in a collapsed position the support recedes into a wall.
Another object of this invention is to provide a member which may serve as a chair top, table top or the like, with a collapsible sup-port which support is mounted in a receiving closet formed in a wall whereby the member may serve in the collapsed position as a closure or door for the closet.
Another object of this invention is to provide an arrangement of walls and disappearing collapsible cantalever supports whereby a table and chair arrangement is attained when the supports are moved to the open position.
Various other ob'ects and advantages of this invention wi ap ear from the following description of t e accompanying drawings which illustrate a preferred embodiment of the invention in which- Figurel is a prospective view of a wall and collapsible cantalever support mangement adapted to form a table and chair arrangement in the open position.
Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on the lme 22 of Fig. 1 with the collapsible disappearing cantalever table sup-port moved to the open position.-
V In the drawings I have illustrated the invention in its preferred embodiment with the supports servm or chair top w ich top likewise forms the closure of t e support receiving closet 1. The side walls of the support receiving closet 1 are recessed in the form of substanto form either a table top tially vertical slideways'2 which terminate at the bottom in forward projecting hooks 3. A-cantalever member 5,whi 'ch serves as "the top' of a table or chair, is provided with an under rib 4 substantially parallel to the wall, at each end of which is 1provided a proj'ection 6 engaging one of t e slideways 2.- While said cantalever member 5 is illustrated as comprising the top of a table or chair,-
it is obvious said member might serve as the top or support of various other articles.
Said cantalever member 5 is provided with two spaced apart-under ribs 8 which extend at right angles from the rib et and provide two slideways 9 which extend member 5 is in the horizontal position with its projections 6 in the forward end 3 of the stationary slideway, the projections 12 of the brace will engage the ends of the slideways 9 and lock the member 5 in position.
The cantalever member 5 is thus provided with a collapsible support of economical and rigid construction. The slideways 2, being formed in opposed side walls of the closet 1, are sufiiciently spaced apart so that the member 5 is held from tilting sideways,
to which end the spaced apart position of the under ribs 8, which engage the brace 10, materially aid. The sliding engagement of the brace 10 with the member 5, and the sliding engagement-of the member 5 with the wall, permit a ready movement of the cantalever member 5 to the open position. Preferabl a recess 13 is provided in the lower wa 1.015 the closet 1 so that in the closed position a member 5 may be readily engaged by the hand and pulled outwardly and upwardly 'to the open position.
Referring to Fig. 1 there is illustrated an arrangement of disappearing collapsible cantalever supports so that when the same are moved to the open position they form a complete chair and table construction. In the Fig. 1, 14 indicates the table top which is $11 ported from a closet 15 in the end wall 16. rom each side of the end wall extend at right angles two opposed side walls 17, each of which is provided with two closets 18 which receive the supports for the chair tops 19. The opposed walls 17 are spaced a proper distance apart so that upon movement to open'position, the table top 14: and chair tops 19 will be in the convenient table and chair arrangement to serve as a breakfast room, card room or the like. 7
This invention "is not limited to the articular example described by way of ilustration but may be modified in various manners and is of the scope set forth in the following claims.
I claim: v
1. In a collapsible support, the combination of a cantalever member-having projections. extending from below its rear end, means forming slideways engaging said projections and permitting the rear of the cantalever member to slide upwardly during a collapsing movement, a brace, and means pivotally mounting the brace, said cantalever member having a groove arranged to engage the brace and support the member on the brace in a horizontal movement and to permit the brace to slide during the collapsing movement of the cantalever member so that such member may completely cover said brace.
2. The combination of a receiving closet neoarea from below the top into sliding engagement with the opposed slide-ways, said projections being adapted to slide upwardly during the collapsing movement of said cantalever member, a brace, and means pivotally mounting the brace within the closet, said cantalever member having a sliding engagement with said brace.
3. In a collapsible support, the combination of a support receiving closet having substantially vertical extending slide-Ways in its opposed sides, a cantalever member adapted to be supported in a horizontal position and mounted so that the rear of the member moves upwardly inpermittingfthe member to assume a vertical position, said member being shaped to provide a closure for said closet while in the vertical position and having projections engaging said slideways to guide the rear end of the member during its motion, a brace engaging said cantalever member to support the same in.
its horizontal position, and means permitting the brace to slide so that the brace is completely covered in the collapsed position by said v cantalever member.
4. In a device of the class described, the combination of 'avsupport receiving closet having vertically extending slide-ways in its opposed sides, said slide-ways terminating in a forwardly projecting hook at their lower end, a cantalever member shaped to provide a closure for the closet in one position and provided with projections engaging said slide-ways, the slide-ways and pro jections being arranged so that the rear end of said member slides upward in the collapsing position, and a brace pivoted within the closet and engaging said cantalever member to support the same in a hori zontal position and slidable relative to said member in the collapsing motion.
Signed at Los Angeles, California, this 15th day of February, 1923;
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