US 1660743 A
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Feb. 28; 1928.
B. J. CARROLL TRAY Filed July 51. 1926 Swuehtoz i atented Feb. 28, 1928.
YBRAEDISH CARROLL, on NEW YORK, 1v. Y., ASSIGNOR 'ro MARION B. CARROLL, 0F
NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application filed July 31, 1926'. S.eria1 No. 126,114.
This invention relates to an attachment for card tables, desks or the like designed to hold ash trays, matches, glasses and similar articles conveniently at hand. It is well recognized that the conventional table used,
the players conveniently at handbut out of th way of the contestants arms when en-' gaged in play. Accordingly a tray or plate is adapted to be clamped'to the corner of the table to extend outwardly therefrom and to so co-operate with the clamping means as to adequately serve the purpose at hand. The invention also seeks to provide clamping means for the tray which shall hold it against movement in all directions and contribute to its support and the positioning of a table cover and which shall be practical from the standpoint of manufacture and use.
Reference will now be had to the accompanying drawings illustrating a preferred embodiment of the invention in which:
Figure 1 is a view showing the attachment secured to the corner of a table, looking from above.
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken in the plane indicated by the line 2-2 in Figure l and looking in the direction of the arrows. y Figure 3 is a, fragmentary detail view showing the co-operat1on of the clamp with the tray to hold it against displacement.
Figure 4 is a view showing two of the trays, enclosing the clamps between them, and secured together when not in use.
It is contemplated that one of the attachments be used at each of diagonally opposite corners of a table to be thus convenient to the hand of all players. The plate or tray a is of disk shape, adapted to overlie somewhat the corner of thetable Z) and be retained in position and retain, say, a corner of the table cover a by means of the clamp d. This clamp, which. is of generally C-shape, is
formed with a centralrib d extending out- I I wardly asat (Z to support the tray and passing through a generally triangular shaped hole a in the tray to engage by the. end" (Z the upper surface thereof. Thus thetr'ay is held clamped to the table by the end (5 it is supported further by the lug d and it is prevented from movement in its own plane by the shape of the hole a which conforms generally to the cross-sectional shape of the clamp d. It is to be noted that to this end the rib cl extends through a com-, plementary extension a of the hole a. Two
of these clamped trays at diagonally op-.
posite corners of a table of any thickness will stretch between them the table cover and prevent its displacement.
A pair of these attachments may be combined when notin use ina convenient man-- nor for storage. The clamps (Z, (Z, may be placed within one of the trays, the second tray inverted thereover as shown and the edges secured together as by resilient clips e.
It will thus be seen that a useful holder for accessories has been provided which may be secured to the corner of a table or the like and extend outwardly therefrom so as to conserve the surface of the table to other purposes. and prevented from displacement by a separable C clamp of peculiarand novel configuration whereby it is clamped to the table, supported therefrom and prevented from movementin its own plane.
Modifications in the configuration of the co-operating' elements is within the scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claim.
lVhat I claim isi 5 p c In a device of thecharacter described, a tray, a polygonally shaped hole in thebottom of the tray, a clamp freely passing through the hole andof a transverse configuration to conform to the hole whereby movements of so The holder is secured to the table the clamp to support I