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Patented Apr. 10, 1928.
UNITED STATE DAVID' ZORK, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application filed September 12, 1924. Serial No. 737,251.
This invention relates to a. novel and im-4 proved extension table and has for its primary object the provision ot such a table which may be used in extended position Wit-hout the necessity ot' moving the supporting legs or base.
A further object is to provide an extension table to which leaves may be added without marring the ornamental appearance thereof.
A still further object is to provide a table which will, in its normal position, give no indication of being an extension table, and Which, When extended, will still preserve its good appearance.
Another object is to provide means for extending a table Which will not require .fastening means such as those commonly used.
Still another object is to provide an extension table which shall be rigid in construeq tion and wherein the extended portion will not sag.
In the drawings in which I have illustrated one embodiment of my invention,
Fig. 1 is a. plan view of my improved table Without the extension leaves.
Fig. 2 is an elevation of my improved table, a portion thereof being shown in section, and showing the exten-sion leaves in position.
Fig. 3 is a section Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a section Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2, and
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one of the extension leaves.
Referring now to the dra-Wings, the nu` meral 1 designates any suitable rigid base which, in this embodiment, I have shown as comprising a plurality of legs 2, and on this base I mount a frame comprising side mcm bers 3 and end members et which support the sides 5 and ends 6, respectively.
The sides 5 are rigidly connected to the side members 3 and are preferably recessed as at 7 to receive said side members. Similarly, the ends 6 are recessed as at 8 to receive the end members 4t but they are not rigidly secured thereto, for a purpose which Will present-ly appear. Supported on the sides and ends are beaded members 9 which inturn carry the top 10. The beaded members are secured together by the tie members on the line 3-3 of on the line tf1 of 11 and the side members 3 are secured together by the tiel members 12.
Mounted on the side members 3 oi the frame are a plurality ot guide strips 13 forming guides for the slides 141 and. 15, as will be noted. These slides are snugly received in the spacebetiveen the frame members 3 and the tie members 11, only as much play being allowed as is necessary to permit sliding movement therebetween. As will `be best seen from an inspection ot Fig. 1, the slides 14 support one of the ends 6 and the -slides 15 support the other oi" said ends, whereby said ends may be drawn out to the positions shown in ydotted lines in Fig. 1. Longitudinal movement of the slides is limited by means of the. pins 16 which engage stops 17 secured to the guide members 1301' to any other fixed part of the table.
When the slides are in theirI extended position they are held irmly therein not only by engagement with the member-s 3 and 11, as stated above, but also by snug` engagement with the guide members 13 so that lea-ves placed. on the slides will form a perfeet continuation of the top 10. Vhen the slides are in their innermost position the ends are supported by the end members 4 through engagement of said members in the recesses 8, and are preferably beveled, as shown at 18, to tit the sides so that a very close inspection, indeed, is necessary to dis tinguish the table from one which is not adapted to be extender.
As I have shown in this embodiment, the top and beaded members overlie the sides to a substantial extent, thus further concealine the joints between the ends and sides.
When the slides are in the extended position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1, they are adapted to receive leaves. One of these leaves is shown in Figs. 5 aud 6, and referring thereto it will be seen that it comprises a top 19 supported by beaded members 20 which correspond to and match With the beaded members 9 and which are supported by sides 21 corresponding to and matching with the sides 5. On the underside of each top are secured spacing members 22 to lill the space between the underside of the top and the upper side of the slides. Carried by said spacing members 22 are guiding members 23 adapted to contact With the sides of the slides and maintain the leaves against lateral movement with respect thereto. By
providing these guiding members and placing them so that they lit snugly against the slides I find it unnecessary to provide other fastening means, such as the dowels which are common in extension tables now in use and the disadvantages of which are wellknown. The sides 21 are beveled at their end edges to register with the beveled edges 18 of the ends 6 and with the correspondingly beveled edges of the sides 5 or other sides 21, as the case may be. The beaded members Q0 of the leaves will match with the beaded members 9 and the beveled ed e 19 of the top 19 will register with the ec ge of the top 10, thereby providing a structure which ives to the eye the appearance 0f havingeen built in that form. i
From the above it will be seen that I have provided a novel and improved table which may be extended without depriving it vof its ornamental appearance and without lesseninv its rigidity. The base is stationary at al times and does not have' to be disturbed in order to extend the table, as is customary with the type of extension table now in general use and lose its rigidity after in use a short time.
V'By providing the guiding members 23 I make it possible,ias I have noted above,'to
dispense with the common fastening and` alignment meansnormally placed between the edges of the leaves and which would obviously mar the edge of a. table of the type which I have' illustrated. I have found my table, as described above, to be extremewhich has been found to quickly ly satisfactory in use and to satisfy all requirements of rigidity and appearance which may be made by the most critical purchaser of high-class furniture.
VI am aware that changes in the form, construction and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and without sacrificing the advantages of the inventionA and I reserve the right to make all such changes as fairly fall within the scope of the following claim.
I claimz- Y An extension table comprising a. plurality of legs, longitudinal side members rigidly mounted thereon, transverse tie members connecting said side members, sides fixedly secured to said side members, beaded members fixed to said sides on the top thereof, top tie members connecting said beaded members, slides mounted on said side members between the top and transverse tie meinbers and being wholly supported thereby, guides for said slides, means, for limiting the movement of said slides, .ends rigidly connected to said slides and movable therewith and removable leaves mounted on the slides when extended, said leaves having an apron depending from each side thereof corresponding to said sides and spacing members secured to the under Vsurface at the sides thereof to contact with said extended slides to position said leaves in the same plane as the table top, and guides secured to said under surface for contactingwith said slides.