US 1701930 A
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Feb. 12, 1929 1,701,930
1... J. MULLER TABLE Filed Dec. 9, 1926 2 sheets-sheet 1 WITNESSES: IN VEN TOR:
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I ,A 0 Ex Feb. 12, 1929. 1,701,930
' L. J. MULLER TABLE Filed Dec; 9, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR:
Lewis Mal Zer,
Feb. 123, 1923,
LEVIS J. IYEULLER, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGITOR OF ONE-HALF T ALBERT L. RGT/VLAND, OF OAK LANE, PENNSYLVANIA.
Application filed December This invention relates to improvements in tables used in cafeterias, lunch-rooms, restaurants, clubs, and similar places.
The object of the invention is to provide a table and seats which are mounted upon a single pedestal, and to so arrange them that the seats can be turned on their pivots so as to be located wholly under the tabletop when not in use, and which will facilitate the cleansing of the floor under the seats and tables, by elin'iinating the usual necessity of placing the chairs on the table-tops with consequent damage to the tops during; such cleaning, and also reduce the labor involved in such cleaning.
The invention also provides seat sections which are detachable from the base, so that, in the event of breakage, one seat section can be readily detached and replaced by another section In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a plan view of the improved cafeteria table Figure 2 a side view, showing one of the seats in section;
lliggure 3 is a plan view, showing; the seats turned under the table-top, the tabletop being shown by dotted lines;
Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view of the pedestal;
Fixture bracket 77' 6 is a plan view of a seat bracket; T is a View showing a part of the e in section, and the pivot for a seat Sec- '11 full lines;
. are 8 is a sectional plan view on the line 8--d, Figure 7 and i gore 9 is a sectional view illustrating the secur ng the table-top to the pedesis detached side View of a seat It method oi tat.
The pedestal 1 has an extended base 2. and a o enlarged upper portion 3 as shown in Fire ure l. The pedestal is of metal and is made hollow. The upper portion 3 has four arms, in the present instance, which are perforated for the passage of the bolts l which secure e table-top 5 to the pedestal, as shown in re V i 7 he table-top 5 is circular in the present in- 9, 1926. Serial No. 153,522.
stance, but it will be understood that it may be made in other shapes without departing from the essential features of the invention. vThe base 2 of the pedestal has four extensions, in which are sockets 6 for the pivots '4" of the seat arms 8, which latter are curved as shown in Figures 5 and 6 so as to extend beyond the base when in use.
At the lower end of each arm is a flange 9 which rests upon the base as shown in Figure '1, and depending from each flange is :1. lug 10 which is located in an extended notch ll in the base, the end walls 01" this notch limiting the outward and inward movement of the arm, and also preventing the arm being moved in the wrong direction. By this arrangement, the seat 12, carried by the arm, is in the proper position when extended, and when turned under the table-top, as in Figure 3, its movement is limited so that the seats will not strike each other nor the pedestal.
In order to hold the seat arms in the sockets 6, set-screws 13 are provided, which are tapped into the extensions of the base and project into segmental slots 14: in the pivots '7 of the arms 8, as clearly shown in Figures 7 and 8. Go withdrawing the set-screws, the seat sections can be readily removed from the base for repairs or replacements.
Each seat arm 8 is enlarged at the upper end to form a firm support for the seat 12 to which it is secured.
The seats may he in the form of stools with out backs. or they may he made as shown in Figure 2 with backs 16, These hacks are of such height that they will pass underv the table-top 5 when the seats are moved under the table. as in Figure 3.
In equipping a cafeteria or similar place with the table above described, a minimum amount of space is occupied by the table, so that a great number of tables can be located in a comparatively small space. Then the floor is to be mopped, all that is necessary is to turn the seats under the table, the seats remaining in such position until occupied, when they can be readily withdrawn. This arrangement provides a clear aisle space when the seats are not occupied.
While the table is shown with four seat taking a particular form, it will be understood that the various parts may be changed-without departing from, the spirit thereof, and hence I do not limit myself to theprecise C011:
struction set forth, but consider that I am at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly come'within the scope of the appended claim} Having thus described my invention,- what I claim as new and desire to secureby Letters Patent is:
The combination of atable pedestal, means for attaching a top to the upper part of the pedestal, extensions at the foot of and integral with the pedestal, said extensionsbeing sub stantially perpendicular to thetable supporting portion, with their under sides in the same plane as the bottom of the table supporting.
portion, each extension having a socket therein, the axis of the socket being parallel to the axis of the table supporting portion, a seat supporting arm for each socket, the bottom of each arm having a pivot with a flange thereon, the pivot heingadapted to fit within, with the flange resting on, the socket, a lug depending-from each flange, a notch in each said extension ad acent the socket and adapted to receive the lug and limit the movement of the i lug 1n the extension, and means forpreventing the accidental removal of thepivot from t-hesocket.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.