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Publication numberUS1753378 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 8, 1930
Filing dateJan 16, 1928
Priority dateJan 16, 1928
Publication numberUS 1753378 A, US 1753378A, US-A-1753378, US1753378 A, US1753378A
InventorsLuther M Jones
Original AssigneeLuther M Jones
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Utility stand
US 1753378 A
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April 8, 1930. .M. JONES 1,753,378

UTILITY STAND Filed Jan. 16, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 .Zideraoz Z. UTHER M (Jo/v65 April 8, 1930. L. M. JONES 1,753,373

UTILITY STAND Filed Jan. 16, 1928 z Sheets-Sheet 2 L UTHER M dams-1s Patented Apr. 8, 1930 LUTHER M. JONES, or CHIlCAGO, ILLINOIS UTILITY STAND,

1 Application filed January 16, 1928. Serial No. 247,080.

My present invention relates to tables, stands'and other similar supports and has more particular relation to .a handy stand or table that may be placed in proper relation 5 to a bed-or'chair to receive a book, magazine or the like, so that it 1s in a convenient position for the reader, or may be adjusted to a level position for supporting dishes or other articles, or may be used for a music stand for musicians. 'In fact there are a great many usesto which the present device may be put and Ido not limit its use to those herein mentioned.

v The device consists, of a supporting standard of telescopic form so that it may be extended to the desired height'and the table.

portion is hingedly and adj ustably supported upon a lateral arm in order to overhang or extend over a bedor chair. beside which the device is placed. The structure is provided with a shelf that is mounted upon the lower portion of the standard to receive books and other articles, and the major portion of said shelf projects upon the side of the standard,

that is opposite the overhanging table there by acting as a counter-balance for the latter to prevent its tipping while-in use. Ihave numerous objects in mind, among which are dependability. and readiness of operation,

durability in construction, simplicity and sturdiness in the formation and arrangement of the parts, and the whole device is arranged,

" fabricated, and assembled in a novel and economical manner, which permits its being supporting feet, preferably, three in number,

35 retailed for a reasonable price.

I prefer to accompllsh the numerous objects and to carry out my invention 1n substantially the manner hereinafter fully de-' scribed and as more particularly pointed out a 40 in the claims, reference being made herein to .the accompanying drawings, that of this specification. In'the drawings':-- 7

Figure 1 is a perspective showing my improved stand ready for use. 1

form apart VFigure- 2 1s atop plan of thecounter-bal ance shelf and showing the arrangement of the supporting feet of the standard,

Figure 3 is' an end edge elevation of the table member.

have been employed to designate like parts wherever the same appears throughout the several views.

The extensible standard consists of a tube 10 in which an L-shaped rod or tube is telescopicallypo'sitioned, the vertical portion 11 of the latter being long enough to extend down into the tube a distance suflicient to permit the horizontal portion or lateral arm 12 to be adjusted to a wide range of vertical posi tions. To permit theadjustments of the ex- .tensible member of the standard the tube 10 is provided with an elongated slot 13 extending longitudinally of the tube to receive the shank of. a Wing bolt 14 that is screwed into the lower portion of the part'll of the extension as seen in Fig. 4 which permits the bolt to be loosened to allow the lateral arm 12 to be raised or lowered to the desired plane after which the bolt is tightened to clamp the parts 10 and 11 firmly together. A The construction and arrangement'of the standard also prevents rotational movement of theparts thereof.-

At the base of tube 10 there is a plurality of for stability, one of which, 15, is of short reach as compared to the others and projects from the side opposite thatuponwhich the arm 12 extends, and the other feet, 16, as seen 'inFigures 2 and 5 diverge from the standardupon the side below the table, and are considerably longer than the foot 15 so asv to assist in preventing the tilting of the structure due to any overbalanced weight on the table. Immedi atelyabove the .feetthere is placed a shelf 17, made from sheet 'metal and there is a flanged collar 18 secured to the underside of this shelf to surround the opening or aperture made in the plate through which the standard passes, which-collar ispinned or otherwise se- 1 articles may be stacked thereon against the walls. The narrower portion of theeshelfrl'l on the opposite side of the standard is provided with a shallow rwall auponwhich a.

pivoted arm 21 is mounted in a frictional mannersothat the latter lee-raised to the positionshown in Figure '-1't'o afiordra restorretainer for newspapers, music sheetsyan'd the *like whichgmay be pl'a cedbetweentheanmand -tlie-standard The table portion of the structure'is prefer-ably in the former a metal plate 22 rthatis tin suitably mounted :u-pon the arm '12 and the edgethereoi which isto be positionednearest the person usin the stand is provided witlra lateral fianger23 to ailord a Test for "a book or magazine whenthetable isti lted; and there'is a spring bar as, frictionally pivoted upon the *plat'eytha't 'nia'y'be moved-tea position to engagethe leavesof anopen'book,magazine, or the like'ancl retainthe: same irra flattened position/ This-arrangement is obviouslyquite h andy :for sick, infirm, or crippled persons as '.it'-relieves "them of *the physical strain or exertion'usuallyrequired'tohold an-opened book tin the handsitonan-y lengthohtime. Anelectric-bulb is -mounted in a reflector socket 255 that is secured by 'meansof= a flexible -j o'int'26 to-an'edgeportion oftheplatefland the conductors 2'7 there-from pass *through the hol- *lowextensions Hand 12 and 'down through the "tube 10,, fronrthe lower end of'which they "emerge and leadto: any suitablesourceofielectric supply. lhe reflector socket and -the uni- *versal j oint permits :the "light to be directed uponthematter-on the table and will shield the eyes of the-person using'thesame thereby relieving-them-oi eyestrai-n.

flhe'table plate is hingedly -1n'ounted upon a bracket '01 "bar 28 that projects laterally fromithe arm =12 of-the standard. This bar 28 ma 1 ibermade as -'a part of the arm or it niay'ib'e separate piece, as *shown -herein, that is firn'ily 'cllampejd "to t'he arm {by means er 'a fsiibsta ntia-lly id-shaped strap "29, the parallel farms "of which "are bolted to the upper and'ilower edges of the'ba-r with its ourived intermediate portion partly "encircling the l ,adj acent portion of the arm an'd 'in orderto PIOVldBjEL r gid construction or assembly the adjacent end wof *thebar is set into -a --vertical 'transrerse'slot orrecess cut III the-armg'assseen f n F gure .jTh'e itable p'l'alte 22 19, "pIQVIlECl W h a p'air teatime stampedzeut perfsr'ated ears 3%) thatpro' ect I I tel-ally tram the underside thereof and carry a hinge rod 81, which rod intermediate its ends passes through and is retained in a transverse aperture in the supporting bar 28. This permits the hinging or tilting of the table to the desired angle as seen in Figure 1 or the table may be placed flat or horizontal as in Figure 3, in which po 'sition its-rear will be supported by a block 32. The means for maintaining the table or plateiinitilted,positions consists of a brace formed 0? aU-shaped wire rod the parallel Harms -33 of which have laterally bent ends that enter bearing holes in a pair of apertn'redstampedsoutilngs 34 disposed in about the same manner as the ears 30 hereinbefore mentioned. ""Ehetransverse member 3510fthe lij sh'a'ped brace is adapted ts he placed an any tone of a plurality notches "36 made *in the "upper edge of the bar .28 and thus a'djustably maintain the table as *desired, and

-llatthebracewillbe maintazined'in thisnotch as shown 'in dotted lines in Figure '3.

It is ohviousthat modifications or changes may "be made, and the specific-structureherein shown'may be altered 'as desired. The foregoing detailed description and drawings have 'been given "for the purpose of 'clearness or" understanding only, and no unnecessary limitation 'should be :understood Stherefrom, but the appended claims should be construed as broadly asjpermiss iblein view'ofthe prior art.

7 'What I claim 1. A utility stand comprising anaextensible standard having an upper member having a laterally extending supporting arm, a bar projecting from said arm andhav'ing notches in its longitudinal edge, at'ab'l'e plate having 7 ears upon its bottom surface, a hinge-rod connecting said ears and 'intermetliately connected .tosaid bar, and a brace swingingly mounted on said table-plate and adapted -to the selectively positioned .in said notches,

whereby said ztab le plate may be tilted 'to cestended laterally dromrsaidsarm, aaU-ss'haped st-r'ap the ends ref which are secured to maid bar and the zinterm'efdiam mention and which embraces ears star Soar to said arm, whereby said bar connected to said arm, and a table mounted on said bar.

3. A utility stand comprising a standard,

a lateral arm at the upper end thereofhaving a transverse recess intermediate its ends, a.

with respect to the'bar.

Signed at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, this 12thday of J anuary, 1928;


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U.S. Classification108/10, 33/8
International ClassificationA47B23/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47B23/046, A47B2220/0094, A47B23/04
European ClassificationA47B23/04