US 1765766 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 24, 1930. C, LYON 1,765,766
FURNITURE Filed Feb'. 18, 1929 Patented June 24,A 'I
*This'f inventionfrelates to tables, and With 4regard to 'certainfmore vspecific features, v4to foldingtables. r f y 1i Among the objects ofthe inventionmavbe i' 5 noted the provision 'of a y.table ofthe lclass describedvv'liich/is readilyA an'deasil'y fold-.
' ableto occupy a minimum'fof space, a table of they class described which'` when in olded position comprises a fiat assembly which mayY lobe easily stacked With and upon other simi- 4 lar tables',l -atablevvhich is'y readily andieasily demountedfrom its standing;,positionftofits lflat or stacking positiom and theglprovision of rkaj table of the class describedvvhich is simple'in construction andj.fe'conolmicalto'v manufacture. "Otherjobjects-jvvillv'befin-fpart obvious yandgin'partpointed 'out hereinafter.V
KThe invention accordingly comprises the elements and combinationsy of' elements, features'oi'construction, and-'arrangements of f partsvvhich vvi'll-be exemplifiedl in the struc- A ture hereinafter described', landthe scope of the; application ofvvhich will be `indicatedin the ollovvingvcla'ims.
'In the' accompanying drawings' ilfrwhich is illustrated one 'of various possible "embOd-,
ments yof thefinvention,y
Fig. l1v s a Side elevaaciiof'the "tatie in standing position, certain partsbeing"brokenv aWaYSL.: H; f. Fig'. 2' afbottom .plan vievv vofk thetable folded position; f "f Fig. 3is a cross section. takenjon line 3 3.
l `f Fig. 4 is an enlarged ksi'deielevation of a' preferred Aform ofa support orv catch, show'- na pinl'lherefor; u l
ig. 5 is aplan view o said catch' shown` l inFigjl; p 40 f Fig.y 6 is a side elevation of an alternate ormwof support orcatch and pin'therefor;L
5. top l which is rabbeted intoy or otherwise i top for kstrengthening purposes'.
. screvvedto said `cross-.piece 13. @Upon the v,lug 37 isbetvveen the two innlermost'llegs the yhandle 3,3.functioning as' a stop., There'- l ings -35 (see Fig. Thus the `p'inf3l is preaiiixed to a side frame or 'dovvnvvardlv.ezr-k a tending ledge 3. Theside frame 3 is preferably4 made of thicker material VVthan the top 1 i forstrengtheningpurposes;V` Aiixed to the y under sideof the top are tvvofsuitably braced e; Y
cross-pieces l5 which serve to hold table legs or lsupports 7 Aby means of hinges`9. `The tableglegs 7 gare. more particularly illustrated invFig. v2. lSmall bracing blocks 11 areV fixed in corners at various places around theltable 6G y Positioned substantially in 'thepeenter the under side of the tabletop 1 isa relatively thin; spacer piece 13. Mounted substantially` H centrallyion said' crossfpiece 13 isfacatch 15, v Wfhi'ch will be described moreY in detail hereinka ter. j 2 Hinged tol eachtableleg is a brace 171. f y which passes diagonally;y upwardly to theV cross-piece `r13 and through the catchil, andv 70 which serves'to vhold y,ther table asa vvhole'in a steady Vupright position.' i: :The tvvo braces. 17 fare` not positionedcentrally of theV ltop l but are located somewhattojeaehv side there-v of; "as is shown Fig; 2,V S0 that in" faded position theyyvvill be contiguous. f
f nl Figs. 1:; 11015 Visvshown the preferred" formof the Ushaped'piece or catchvl'f'ecnn prisingA 'a basefportion 25 adaptedto'fbe basev 25 'are spaced pairs-'of legs 27. adapted to receivebetweenlthe respectiveplpairs thel braces 17 therebetween. Y EachlegQ'? is prof `vided with' a ,holef29 vadapted tosli'dably receive "a pin1g31 .having a bent `lhandle '33.
.Tvvlojjof' the "legs 27 comprisingfone pair, kare providedflvvith sidevyard openings35wada 'ted' to.v accommodate the passage ofva" luig 3, so that ,when Vthe pinis .ini holdingposition', the f uponithel handle. 33, may be rotatedfsofthat y 4 the Vlug 37 is. outof alignmentvvith kthe'rk openvented vrom .sliding out. y The. `handle is preferably'givena bend Iin the directiony of f the .lug 37 sothat the position loflsaid lugr may be 'determined vby"no,ting the position off the handle 33. The handlemaybe putina locked position (the lug`37 betvveenthe inner-y most of legs 27 Vwhen the tableis in V`either l:folded or in'unfolded position.. Y
Or theupper ends/ ofthe braces 17 lmay be supported' by means Vof the alternate form ing position of the'table, 'the'pin 21 passes through thegsidesof vthe U-piec 1 5, by wayofholes 19"through the holes S29- in each of. Y the braceslf.V Itgis thus seen'that a; steady structure is attained WhichQsupperts Vthe table Yfirmly in anupright position. It will 1oe-noted that the upper ends ofthe :braces 17V are chamfered y:to itj snugly vagainst the table top 1.y Thisjprovides addedrigidityn If'it is desired toffold' thetable, the pin21' or31 isremoyed and thelegsfold inwardly to the position showninlfigs. 2 and 3the braces 17l fall under the legs and rest'side'by side in a position passingthrough the .Uepiece 15.
Y The holesflV inisaid U-piecenow lie 1Vabove 1 the topsurfaceslof-thebraces 17-so that theV 12h12? mybsfellseted .in the; U-pee l5 withoutpassingf'through the vholes in fthe braces 17 (seeFig. 3) and serving toholdsaid braces 17 andlegs 7 rom falling outwardly,
' The pin 2lorf31 thus serves as alo'ck, both tohold the legs'n'standing ending-folded position, Inasmuc'hasfthe pinfQl needs; not 'be guided throughtheholes29. in the braces `for holding thebracesand legs in folded positionthe process of foldingthe table'is much simplified. It is, to be understood, thatfthe lugf317f on the pin. 31 is-adapted to pass through the openings -nV the .bracesby mak-Vv ingsaidgopenings large enough `or moving a slot for ,accommodating the ilugl when the braces are in'bracingposition, f Y VIt will be seen by re Y A' theji'olded legsY .Tand ybraces 17, do notA eX-A Y tendl beyond'the sidesfB of theftable topl; f With thisY feature `in view, itisgreadily, seen. that the foldedtables may readily'be stacked'A v with Vother like folded Stables nto occupyl .a
minimulnof space f'r I twill beseen'that, vthe Ifolded ^`table comprises substantially. only Y threeglayers, theto'p Vl', the braces 17,:and the; lgsif The' cross pieces 5 Ain folded lposiere'iice to Fig;Y that position with the'holes'lQ tlieiU-piece vand reinsert the pin 21 through kthe holes 19g` and 29.
Inview of the above, it willbe seen that'the several objectsoifl the invention are'achievedVA and other advantageous results attained. 1
Asmany changes could be made carrying, out the above constrnctionswithoutYdeparting from the scope o' the-invention. it is intended that all matter conta-ined, inthe above description-or shown inthe accompanying drawings shallbe interpretedA as illustrative and not ina limiting sense.v
1. In a catchr'or ytables having foldable Y legs and braces ofthe class; described, acatch comprising spaced ipairsof legs, adapted to receive said braces between the vrespective pin `adapted 'to pass through rsaidholesto hold the Vbraces unfolded, a lug on-the pin, openings associated' with Y at least, some of pairs, vholes in said legs-and-said braces, a Y
saidholes adapted toiaccoimlodatesaid lug in one angular position ofthepin,. saidf;lug
being positioned. between the innermost legs of the pairsy ,when 'in holding position Y so that vthefjpin may 'be turned tofanangular positionwhereby the lugprevents *with- 2. Ina catch for tables-"havingioldable legs-and braces of theclass described,.a` catch comprising spaced pairsof legs, ad apt'edto'v receive said .braces betweenthe respective pairs, holes insaidr-legs and said braces un. folded, a- 'lug onthe pin, openings associated with at least some-lofsaid gholes adapted'io accommodate said lug in onegangu'lar posi-V tion of the pin, said lugbeingpo'sitioned be-v tween the innermostV legsothe`v pairs*p When; V 105 turnedto an a ngularposition whereby the lug prevents withdrawal andjja portion onliy in holding position so (that the pin `'may :be
the Vpin'rfbent inthe rdirection ofthelug for j '1 providing a handleandindicatingithe posi-V tion of the lug` f' Vl Intestimony Iwhereof, I have signedm'y name to this speciiication,thisf`1lth.day `of February, 1929. L Y.
` tiona'regin thesarne 1plane aszthe Vbraces 1 7 i The threelayer Aconstruction makes'it simple to` reassemble the table to standing-position 7 i and tols'taclrthe folded table. j y V Y "To return :the table 4to standingposition r oin.. its foldedrpositiomA it isnecessary only V.to remove the pin21, open the legs? totheir properposition, place thegbraces 17 so Vthat 1 theholes29 thereinarein `substantial juetafv CARLOS LYoNLV. i