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Publication numberUS1688456 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1928
Filing dateNov 1, 1926
Priority dateNov 1, 1926
Publication numberUS 1688456 A, US 1688456A, US-A-1688456, US1688456 A, US1688456A
InventorsCyrus Dolph
Original AssigneeCyrus Dolph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination dining table and cabinet
US 1688456 A
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UNITED STATES CYRUS DOLPH, OF PRESTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

COMBINATION DINING TABLE AND CABINET.

Application filed November 1, 1926. Serial No. 145 57,8.

This invention relates tothe combination with a dining table of a cabinet or cabinets adapted to contain articles generally used in setting a table,'and preferably provided also With elect-rical connections for attaching a toaster, percolator and the like.

The general 'jobjech of the invention is to provide a. device-1o this kind which is made preferably otmfet 'j an'd{ lis foldable in such a manner that it'fmaypassithrough a doorway of ordinary siZ'e .-f It 'may, therefore, be furnished in the kitchen, the necessary articles for setting the table being placed in the cabinets, and swung underneath the table. It is then rolled into the dining room, where the contents of the cabinets are placed upon the table, or returned to the cabinets, as occasion may require.- After the meal is finished, the table may be cleared, all the articles being laced in the cabinets, and the combination ta 1e and cabinet isagain folded and returned to the kitchen.

The invention consists further in various details of construction and combinations of elements, the nature and purpose of which will be more fully explained in connection with the accompanying drawings, which illustrate one form in which the invention may be embodied. I 1

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention extended.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the same folded.

Figure 3 is a plan view of the invention.

Figure 4 is a vertical section taken on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a detail sectional view, showing the means for supporting the table leaves in extended position.

Figure 6 is a detail sectional view, illustrating the means for supporting oneof the cabinets. I

Figure 7 is a detail sectional View taken on the line 77 of Figure 6.

As shown in the drawings, the table top 1 is'preferably made from metal, with a pcripheral downturned flange 2. The table top is supported by legs 3 in the shape of angle bars, and each leg is secured by a bracket 4 to the flange 2, and is provided at its lower end with a caster 5.

A cabinet 6 is supported on each leg 3 by means of brackets 7 and 8, and is adapted to be swung underneath the table, as shown in The socket 23 is electrically connected to a Figure 2, orto be swungoutwardly to the position shown in Figure 1.. The upper bracket 7 has arms 9' secured. to the sides of the cabinet, and a sleeve 10 journaled on a bearing 11 secured tothe table leg. The bracket 8 is secured to the bottom of the cabinet, and is formed with a sleeve 12 journaled on a bearing 13 securedto the table leg. For convenience in assemblingthe device, each bearing 11 and'13 is made in two sections, as shown in Figure 6, which are secured to the table'leg by pins 14. 7

The table top 1 is provided oneach side with an extension leat' 15 connected thereto by hinges 16, the separate parts of which may be stamped out of metal, forming the ed es of the leaf and table top, respectively. W on the cabinets 6 are swung ouwardly and the leaves 15 are raised, each leaf is supported at each end .by-an arm 1.7, whichis ])1V0t0(l at 18 to the side of the cabinet,- and is provided with a handle 19. The end of the arm 17, when swung upwardly, engages a'channel shaped seat 20 seemed in the outer corner, of the table leat'.

Each cabinet 6 is rectangular in shape, and provided with separator bars 21 across the front forming ways for the drawers 22. be number and depth of the several drawers mzgbe arranged as desired.

no or more of the cabinets (i is pre't'erably provided with an electric socket 23, which may be connected by a conductor 24 to any suitable outlet from the house current.

socket 25 to which may be connected a conductor '26, which is attached to any electric utensil 27, which it-may be desired to use during the meal.

In using the combined dining table and cabinet, it is brought into the kitchen, and the articles to be used during the meal are placed in the cabinets 6, and the latter swung underneath the table, as shown in Figure 2. The table is of such a size that when the cabinets are swung inwardly, and the leaves 15 lowered, the table may pass through an ordinary doorway. The legs are provided with castors 5, so that the table may be easily rolled from the kitchen to the dining room, or vice versa. When the table has been moved to the dining room, the cabinets are swung outwardly, as shown in Figure 1, and the leaves 15 are raised and held in extended position by the arms 17. In this position,

the table may be set and the meal served. At the conclusion of the meal, all of the articles may be returned to the cabinets, and the table folded and returned to the kitchen. As shown in Figure 3, the cabinets are of such size that they may all be swung underneath the table to the position shown in dotted lines.

Instead of using ordinary electric appliances to be placed upon the several cabinets and suitable electrical connection made, as shown in the drawings, said appliances may be built into the structure, in an obvious manner, and be equipped with thermostatic controlling means, if desired.

While I have shown and described in detail the preferred construction of the invention, it is to be understood that it is not limited to the precise form shown, but that modifications may be made in the size, shape and general arrangement of the various features without any material departure from the salient features of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed is:

1. Thecombination with a table including a top, legs supporting the top and extension leaves hinged to the side edges of the top, of a plurality of cabinets revolubly mounted on the respective legs so as to swing inwardly underneath the table top or outwardly beyond the same, and means connected with the cabinets to support the adjacent ends of two table leaves in extended position'when the cabinets are in their outer positions.

2. The combination with a table including a top, legs supporting the top and extension leaves hinged to the top, of cabinets associated with the respective legs, each cabinet having brackets secured thereto and each formed with a sleeve, said sleeves being in vertical alinement with each other, bearing members secured to each leg and having cylindrical surfaces on which the sleeves of the corresponding cabinet brackets are ro-- tatably mounted, so that the cabinets may be swung inwardl underneath the table top or 180 outward y beyond the same with their upper ends fully exposed, and means connected with the cabinets to support the.

'revolubly mounted on the respective legs so as to swing underneath the ta le top or outwardly beyond the same with their upper ends fully exposed, each table leaf having a recess on the underface near each end, and members pivoted to the side faces of the cabinets and moveable into the respective recesses to support the leaves in extended position after the cabinets have been swung into their outer positions, and to prevent the latter from swinging.

4c. The combination with a table including a top with legs supporting the same, of cabinets associated With the respective legs, each cabinet having brackets secured thereto and each formed with a sleeve, said sleeves being in vertical alinement with each other, bearing members secured to each leg and havingcylindrical surfaces on which the sleeves of the corresponding cabinet brackets are'rotatably mounted, so that the cabinets may be swung inwardly underneath the table top or outwardly beyond the same, each table leaf having a recessed member secured to the underface thereof near each end, and arms pivoted to the side faces of the cabinets and movable into the respective recesses to sup- 1 port the table leaves in extended position after the cabinets have been swung into their outenpositions. s 1

In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto aflixed my signature.

CYRUS DOLPH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/197, 312/282, 312/300, 312/310, 312/285, 312/201, 312/315, 312/326
International ClassificationA47B83/00, A47B83/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47B83/045
European ClassificationA47B83/04B