US 159227 A
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Specification formingpart of Letters Patent No. 159,227. dated January 26, li875; application-filed October 21, 1874. f f
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ble, as-will be hereinafter more fully set forth. ln order to enable others skilled in the art towhich my invention appertains to make and use the same, I will now proceed to describe its construction and operation, referring to the annexed drawing, in which- Figure l is an under-side view, showing legs i folded; and Fig. 2 is a central vertical section of the same on line ai sv, Fig. 1.
A represents the table-top, constructed in any desired forni o'r shape, and of any suitable dimensions. At or near each end of the table-top A are two legs, connected at their upper ends by means 'of a cross-bar, (.5, and this barand legs are attached to the under side of the top A by means of three hinges, aonel at each end, and one in the center-constructed so that the legs can fold inward. The 'center hinge prevents the top from warping. Near each end, on the under side ofthe table-4 top A, is a recess, b, running transversely, and at such point. that, when the legs are opened, the cross-bar C will rest in said recess, whereby the strain is entirely taken off' from the hinges, rendering the table strenger and more durable. The legs B B, at each end of the table, are further connect-ed by a cross` bar or round, D, a short distance below the topv cross-bar, C; and in the center of said -round is connected the end of a brace, G, by
means of a strap-hinged. The outer ends ot' the braces G G are placed between two cleats, h h, on the under side of the table-top, near the center, and fastened by means of a pin, t, passing through them, as shown, thereby holdin g'and bracing the llegs in proper position t0 support the table. When the legs are i'olded A against the under side of the table-top .the braces G G also lie against the same, between thecleats h hf, and are fastened by the pin i passing through, each brace being prvided with two-holes, :c a2, at suitable points for the two positions, and each cleat having a single hole.
This forms a simple and cheap. yet strong and durable, table, that can be used for any `purpose desired; and the same arrangement of folding legs and braces may be applied to camp -stools or other articles of furniture, where desirable.
Having thus fully described my inventionv what l claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isiv The combination, with the top A and fold-4 ing legs B, of the rounds D, the braces Gr, cori'- nected to the rounds by strap-hinges d, and provided with petibrationsfwhe perfoata cleatsh, attached to the under side of the tablell top, and pin r', all substantially as and for the purposes herein set forth.
In testimony that I claim thev foregoing 'as i my own improvement l atix my signatur'ein presence ot' two witnesses. 'v
y y HEMAN B. SINCLAIBL. Witnesses:
.WrLLrAM Z. Coene,
W. N. BIGELOW.