US 1535484 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
April 28, 1925.
' E. G.' KOHL GAME TABLE Filed Aug. 6, 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Apr. 28, 1925.
ELISABETH sonny KOHL, or BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed August 6, 1923.
i To all whom is may concern:
Be it known that I, lilnisann'rir GonuY Kenn, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Burlingame, in the county ofSan Mateo and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game Tables, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to games and toys, and particularly to a combined table and rack designed primarily for use in playing games in which pieces similar to dominoes are employed, although the inventor does not wish to be limited with respect to the use to which the table embodying the invention may be put.
It is an object of this invention to produce a table having legs that can be folded in order that the table when not in use may occupy comparatively small space, novel means being provided for holding the legs distended or in position to support the table top against accidental collapse.
It is furthermore an object of thisinvention to provide drawers particularly adapted for storing dominoes, or tiles and counters used in playing games, and the drawers may also be used for storing the counters of the players, making it unnecessary for the players to encumber the top surface of the table with the said counters.
It is a furtherobject of this invention to provide drawers, the front walls of which are sectional and in which one section of each drawer constitutes a rack or holder for game pieces similar to dominoes whereby the said game pieces may be supported in inclined positions where they can be easily read or observed by the player using the said rack; and the invention furthermore contemplates the provision of novel means whereby the said rack may be assembled with the drawer front in a manner to prevent its dislodgment when the drawer is in a closed position, yet permitting the ready removal of the rack when the drawer is opened.
The invention furthermore has for an object the provision of a table of the character indicated wherein the drawers can be readily manipulated for opening or closing them wherein the removable section of each drawer will have interlocking engagement with an anchorage for preventing the racks from being dislodged.
With the foregoing and other objects in Serial No. 655,879.
view, the invention consists in the details of construction, and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this application wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 illustrates a view in perspective of a table embodying the invention;
Figure 2 illustrates an enlarged perspective view of the rack;
Figure 3 illustrates a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1;. and
Figure d illustrates an underneath plan view of a fragment of the table, showing one of the legs in section. V
The table comprises a frame which may be made open and it may comprise a plurality of frame sections 5 and 6 that may be joined in appropriate way at their intersections, but the inventor does not wish to be limited with respect to these details of construction.
The frame is preferably provided with a removable top 7 and edge rails S that are secured in place by being attached to the frame sections, although the manner of securing the rails in place is an immateria detail of construction.
The rail on each side of the table is sectional and the sections are in spaced relation to each other. The adjacent end of each section is preferably provided with a groove 9 and a frame section corresponding to the frame section 6 is preferably arranged to ext-end inwardly from the rear surface of each section of the rail. and each of said frame sections is grooved. as shown at 10.
Each drawer 11 may have compartments which are preferably of tray-like structure and relatively shallow and are intended to store name pieces and counters. The edges of each, drawer are preferably provided with tongues 12 which slide in the grooves 10 of the frame sections. Of course it will be understood that the tongue and groove connection between the frame sections and the drawers may be changed so that the tongues are formed on the frame sections and the grooves are formed in the sides of the drawers, and one skilled in the art will be able to carry the invention into practice with this in view.
Each drawer has a stud or screw 13 extending from its under surface near the rear edge and this stud is engaged by a spring clip or fastening 1. anchored on a frame section and the clip has an aperture to receive the stud. By this means, each drawer is held closed and can be opened only when the clip is released from the stud. Of. course other means may be employed for holding the drawers closed. but it is desirable that some mechanical means be employed for retaining the drawers in closed position in order that they will not open accidentally.
Each drawer has a se-tional front. One section 15, in the present embodin'ient of the invention. is of rib-like structure and it has a beveled front surface 16 merging with a beveled top surface 17 to correspond in con tour with the inner surface. and the under surface of the rack 18 constituting the other section of the front of the drawer. Each rack has tongues 15.) which fit in the grooves i) of the rail sections. and when the drawer is closed and the tongue and groove connection between each rack and the rail sections is effected. the rack cannot be displaced. By the arrangement just indicated. therefore. it. will be apparent that when the rack is applied to the rib-like section of the front of the drawer. there is an interlocking connection which will prevent the rack from disengagement with the rib-like section. so long as the drawers are closed.
In order that the legs of the table may be. collapsed or folded. provision is made. in this embodiment of the invention. for hinging the legs. identified by the numeral 2 to the bottom plates 21 that are secured to the frame sections. The hinges 22 are so arranged that two legs on each side of the table will fold in ardly. and each pair of legs is connected by an apron or board 23 whereby the legs of each pair more in unison.
Extending at right angles to the aprons '23 are two aprons or braces 24 that fold inwardly in opposite directions. since the aprons 24 are located near the edges of the table atright. angles to those occupied by the aprons 23. Hinges such as 25 are cured to the aprons 21 and to the frame section and when they are folded or swung outwardlv to vertical positions. their ends engage the aprons 23 and hence the aprons 23 cannot be swung inwardly until the braces 24 are swung out of operative positions.
The arrangement of parts just indicated re ults in the production of a table with collapsible or foldable legs strengthened or braced against accidental collapse or closing.
1. In a game table. a table having drawers. the front of each drawer comprising a rib and a removable section constituting a rack for game pieces, means for producing interlocking connection between the sectional front of each drawer and the table to retain the sections of the drawer front assembled when the drawer is closed. and means for holding each drawer closed.
In a gan'ie table. a table comprising a frame and a top, drawer guides under the top. a sectional rail on each edge of the table. the sections being in spaced relation to each other. a drawer slidable between the sections and in the guides therefor. a sectional front for the drawer corresponding to the contour of the rail sections, and means for holding the sections of the drawer front assembled when the drawer is closed.
3. In a game table, a table comprising a frame anda top, drawer guides under the top. a sectional rail on each edge of the table. the sections being in spaced relation to each other. a drawer slidable between the sections and in the guides therefor, a sectional front for the drawer corresponding to the contour of the rail sections. means for holding the sections of the drawer front assembled when the drawer is closed. and means for holding the drawer in closed position.
1. In a game table. a frame having a top. a drawer slidably supported under the top. a sectional rail at the edge of the table. the sections of the rail being in spaced relation to each other and the clearance therebetween constituting an opening through which the the drawer, one of said sections being re movable and constituting a rack for game pieces, and means for holding the sections of the drawer front of the drawer in assembled relation to each other.
In a game table. a frame having a top, a drawer slidably supported under the top. a sectional rail at the edge of the table. the sections of the rail being in spaced relation to each other and the clearance therebetween constituting an opening through which the drawer is slidable and a sectional front for the drawer. one of said sections being removable and constituting a rack for game pieces. and a tongue and groove connection between the sectional front of the drawer and the sections of the rail for holding the sectional drawer front together when the drawer is closed.
(5. In a eame table. a frame having a top, a sectional ran at each side of the table. the sections of the rail being in spaced relation to each other. a drawer slidable through each space. between the sections of the rail. each drawer having a rib with an oppositely beveled upper surface. a combined rack and drawer front section having its lower edge shaped complemental to the shape of the rib and adapted to the interlock therewith, and means for holding the last mentioned parts assembled.
drawer is slidable and a sectional front for T.
with the contacting surfaces of the sections of the front of irregular complemental configuration to form interengaging elements, and means for retaining the said interengaging parts against movement when the drawers are closed.
ELISABETH GODEY KOHL.