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Publication numberUS1507760 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 9, 1924
Filing dateDec 11, 1922
Priority dateDec 11, 1922
Publication numberUS 1507760 A, US 1507760A, US-A-1507760, US1507760 A, US1507760A
InventorsSutherland Edward E
Original AssigneeSutherland Edward E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cabinet table
US 1507760 A
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9. 1924. 7, Sept E. E. SUTHERLAND 76o CABINET TABLE Filed Dec. 11 1922 j INVENTOR I fawrafsz/Merhlrd W KW ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 9, 1924.

UNITED. STATES EDWARD E; SUTHERLAND, or s A'r'rLn, WASHINGTON; i 1 CABINET TABLE y i t i Application filed December 11, 1922. Serial v 1f1'0. 6 0 6,( )31, t

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Be itknown that I, EDWARD E. SnTHnR- LAND, a citizen of the United States, residing at-Seattle, in the county of King and State of \V-ashington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Cabinet Tables, of which the following is a specification. v T- a The present invention contemplates the provision of a cabinettable andan article of furniture of generalutility and pleasing appearance especially adaptable for use in small apartments and :bungalows for the storage of cooking utensils, food, table linen, cutlery and sundry articles or for the storage of books, for use as a dining table and as a worktable. 1

With these ends in'vieW the invention consists in providing a cabinet table embodying a plurality of storage compartments or spaces; a plurality of support members laterally disposed and slidably mounted within said cabinet table adjacent the'ends thereof; extension side leaves for said cabinet tableadapted to 'be suspendedfrom said sup port members in juxtaposition to the side walls ofthe cabinet table when not in use and to facilitate the withdrawal of said support members from said cabinet table to sup port said leaves ina-horiz'ontal planewhen in use; and in meanscarried by-thesa-id side leaves adapted toenter and engage apertures formed in the said support members to prevent the dislodgment of the leaves therefrom'when-in use, to form and provide a dining table. p

The invention further consists in providing a cabinet table embodying. a plurality of 'hingedly connected casings or sections, wl1ich ,when disposed in juxtaposition are closed andlocked, but which when unlocked and opened permit the hinged ends of the said casings or sections to abut, to form and'provide'a Work table, also to render the compartments formed therein and the contents thereof readily accessible, thus conserving the'time and energy of the user:

Theinvention' still further consists in providi'ng a cabinetEtable embodying simplicity, 'compactness,"durability and economy inconstrriction, that is sanitary and dust-proof and that embodies the maximum of housen hold utility. I

ing-.is further provided "adjacent t .end and' the lower p 'ortionl thereo 7 p hingedreceptacles or bins 2O1 fo r the .sto age WVith the foregoing in view the invention 4 F TE resides in the novel construction, combi tlon, adaptation and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter described: and sue-f cinctlydefined; in the appended claims ing wherein a preferred form of my invent onis illustrated Figurel is aperspective 7 9 ere t al y' pen P QEQQ b net table fabricated gin accordance with invention. 2,,is' a fragmentary vi'ew in vertical. transverse} section, of the; upper port on of the cabinet tab1e," as it would ap? pear when closed and Elocked' and in l the Referringnow to the aocompanying 'draw-i process,.ofconversion' to'a 'diningftable. Fig. i g 3, 1s a perspective viewfofthe' cabinet table in a closed and,locked ;position, Fig. 4, is an enlarged fragmentary view in vertical transverse section illustrating; the methodzof suspending; the side, leaves of the cabinet table, when men use. ri jaais'a n gmentary; perspective view of the outerend of one of thefsup'po'rt members of the cabi} net table andwFig. 6, is aflfr'agmentary longitudinal section taken on line, 6';'6; of Fi p i In the drawing. like.refer'encefil imerals, i

designa views, a i The 1-efe1-eneen mem1 and -l'l nate the complemental rectangular cjasings for tef like throughout fseverafl c esigsections ofmy cabinet table, which farehingedly connected, ,as at i 12' in Fig. l,gand whjen disposed 'in juxtaposition, as illustrated in FigQB, are locked together; bya camf13 ipivotally moufrited upr'nrthe casing-'10" enlgaglng a catch '14 fixedly secured to, the k The casing; 10 is provided wit-ha plurality of shelves l5, and a partitionlti so disposed as to dividethe interior oftlie casing into v The casingfll is similarly prov ded'ivvith a --compartments of difierent sizes; forthe 'storage therein of china ware, cooking utensils and the like". drawer 17v slidabl'y disposed within the upper portionof thecasing{" 10 pluralityi of shelves 18,: and partitio'nsi ,1 9

disposedv in aflmannerl} to provide compartv ,ments of diiferent sizes for the stor 21 is slidably disposed within the upper portion of the casing 11 adjacent the outer end thereof for the storage of cutlery.

The casings l0 and 11 are each provided at the lower corners thereof with castors 22 to facilitate and expedite the moving of the cabinet table to the position selected.

Laterally disposed and fixedly secured upon the under side of the top walls of the casings 10 and 11, adjacent the ends thereof, are guideways 23 adapted to slidably re- 'ceive therein leaf support members 24. The

outer ends of the members 24 are provided with notches 25 and with rectangular plates 26 fixedly secured thereto, as by screws 27. The support members 24 are further provided substantially midway of their length with medially disposed apertures or opening's 28 for a purpose hereinafter specified. To limit the outward movement and pre-v vent the complete withdrawal of the support members 24 from the casings 10 and 11 I provide the said members upon the inner ends thereof with stop pins 29 adapted to be disposed in slots 30 formed in the guideways 23 and to abut the outer ends of said, slots when said members are fully withdrawn. To limit the inward movement of the support members 24 I provide stops or walls 31 against which the inner ends of the said members are adapted to abut when retracted. In such a retracted position the outerv ends of the support members 24 are flush with the side walls of the casings 10 and 11, as more clearly shown in Fig. 4, for a purpose hereinafter set forth.

Rectangular extension side leaves 32 are provided for the casings 10 and 11, which leaves are provided upon their inner and upper edges with hook members 33 fixedly secured thereto in spaced relation. WVhen not in use the side leaves 32 are adapted to "be suspended from the support members 24 by the hook members 33 engaging the plates 26 thereof, substantially as shown in Fig. 4. In this position the side leaves 32 are in juxtaposition with the side walls of the casings 10 and 11 and are arranged to seat in recesses or ofi'set portions 34 formed in the said side walls, to thereby present smooth and flush surfaces for the sides of plane of the upper faces of the support members 24; by having the hook members 33' mortised within the leaves 32 with the outer ends thereof flush with the upper and inner edges of said leaves; and byhaving" the outer ends of the members-24, when retracted,'flush with the side walls of the easings 10 and 11, that such construction will permit of the side leaves 32 fitting snugly within their recesses 34, substantially in the.

manner illustrated in Fig. 4.

e To utilize the cabinet table for dining,

purposes, they ends of the side leaves 32 are grasped. and an outward pull exerted there- I on, to thereby withdraw the support members 24 from the casings 10 and 11, substantially in the manner illustrated in full lines at the right hand side of Fig. 2 and in dot and dash lines in Fig. 3. The support mem-.

here 24 are withdrawn to the limit of their outward travel and the hook members 33' disengaged from their associated plates 26, the side leaves are then placed'upon the support members 24 in the position illustrated in full lines at the left hand side of Fig. 2, in which position the hookmembers 33 are caused to enter and engage the apertures 28 formed in the support members 24, to thereby prevent sidewise or endwise dislodgment of the leaves '32 therefrom, as

purposes, the said cabinet table is opened up substantially in the manner illustratedin Fig. 1, and when fully open the hinged ends of the casings 10 and 11 are caused to abut, to thereby provide a work table of ample length and to secure additional width the leaves 32 may be elevated while the saidcasings are thus disposed. Manifestly with the casings 10 and 11 disposed in the open 'position described ready access is had to the compartments formed therein and the contents thereof readilyv and quickly obtainable, so that by storing the cooking and bak} ing utensils and materials therein lunchtime and energy is conserved during cooking and baking operations, further the cabinet table may be moved to any desired position ,or location, such as neara cooking stove or range to still further decrease the expenditure of time and energy. Similarly in preparing the table for dining purposes the entire setting may be made with the same minimum expenditure of time and effort.v It will thus be obvious that such a device'as herein described embodies .the maximum of utility for household purposes.

While I have shown and described a cabinet table for householduses and purposes I desire to have it understood that the structure disclosed herein, when made in small s zes, prov des a very useful, interesting and instructive toy for children.

From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the advantages of construction and method of operation of my improved cabinet table will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art to which the invention pertains, but while I have described the principle of construction and operation of the invention, together with the structure which I now consider to be the best embodiihent thereof, I desire to have itunderstood that the structure shown is m'erelyiillustrative and that such changes may be made therein when desired as are within the scope of the invention and embodied in the appended claims.

What I claim is 1. A cabinet table comprising a casing having a. plurality of compartments formed therein; support members laterally disposed and slidably mounted upon the underside of the. top wall ofsaid casing adjacent the ends thereof; extensionside leaves for said cabinet table; hook members fixedly secured in spaced relation upon the upper and inner edges of said side leaves adapted to engage the outer ends of said support members to suspend said side leaves therefrom in juxtaposition to the side walls of said casing when not in use and to withdraw said support members from said casing to support said side leaves in a normally horizontal plane when in use.

2. A cabinet table comprising a casing having a plurality of compartments formed therein; support members laterally disposed. and slidably mounted upon the underside.

of the top wall of said casing adjacent the ends thereof, said support members having notched outer ends and medially disposed apertures formed therein substantially midway of their length; plates fixedly secured to the outer notched ends of said support members; extension side leaves for said cabinet table; hook members fixedly secured in spaced relation uponthe upper and inner edges of said side leaves adapted to engage the plates secured to the outerends of said support members to suspend said side leaves therefrom in juxtaposition to the side walls of said casing when not in use and to withdraw said support members from said casing to support said side leaves in the plane of the top wall of said casing and in prolongation thereto when in use, said side leaves being retained against dislodgment when in use by the associated hookinembers thereof engaging within the apertures formed in said support members.

3. A cabinet-table comprising a plurality of hingedly connected casings having a plurality of compartments formed therein; support members slidably mounted upon the underside of the top walls of said casings adjacent the ends thereof; extension side leaves for said casings; hook members fixedly secured in spaced relation upon'the upper and inner edges of said side leaves adapted to engage'the outer ends of said support members to suspend said side leaves therefrom in juxtaposition to the side wallsof said casings when not in use and to withdraw said support members from said casings to support the side leaves in a normally,

walls of said casings adjacent the ends there-' of, said support members having notched outer ends andmedially disposed apertures formed therein substantially midway of their length; plates fixedly secured to the outer notched ends of said support members; extension side leaves for said cabinet table; hook members fixedly secured in spaced relation upon the upper and inner edges of said side leaves adapted to engagethe plates secured to the outer ends, of said support members to suspend said side leaves there-' from in juxtaposition to the side walls of said casings when not in use and to withdraw said support members from said casings to support said side leaves in the plane of the top walls of said casings and in prolongation thereto when in use, said side leaves being retained against dislodgment when in use by the associated hook'members thereof engaging within the apertures formed insaid support members, and means to retain said casings in juxtaposed and locked relation.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afiixm'y signature.

EDWARD E. SUVTHE'RLA'ND.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/200, 312/282, 108/78, 108/64, 312/283
International ClassificationA47B85/00, A47B85/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47B85/06
European ClassificationA47B85/06