US 1803830 A
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y 5, 1931. F. R. AR'EY ETAL 1,303,830
CARD TABLE Filed Juiy 5. 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTORS .7 2.54 .5. .7 N52? l'e.
ATTORNEY May 5, 1931. F. R. AREY ET AL 1,803,830
cm) TABLE Filed July 5, 1927 2 Sheets- Shee 2 Patented May 5, 1931 UNITED STATES rum) RICHARD AREY, or OAKLAND,
Application filed July 5,
The invention forming the subject matter of this application to card tables. The card tables used at the present time very seldom differ from the ordinary tables in any other way but in size or that the card tables are foldable. It is the object of our invention to provide a card, table which is constructed with containers or receptacles thereon in order to retain articles used in card playing and games, such as coins or stack of cards.
Another object of the invention is to provide containers or receptacles for articles used in card games, said receptacles to be foldable on the card tables and to be rendered inconspicuous or decorative when not in use.
The above and other objects in view will more readily appear as the specification proceeds. Although we show and describe a preferred embodiment of our invention, it is to be understood that changes as to the form, parts, arrangements and construction thereof may be made within the scope of the claims, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention. In the accompanying two sheets of drawmgs,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the card table showing the receptacles folded,
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the card table showing the receptaclesin an unfolded position.
Figure 3 is a perspective view showing the card table, the outside receptacles thereon folded and the top of the table opened.
Figure 4 is a top plan View of the card table.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary detail of the joining means of the receptacles showing said receptacles in a folded position.
A table indicated as an entirety by the numeral 1 and consisting of a rectangular frame suitably supported on legs 2 has side members 3 hingedly connected thereto by means of hinges 4, the side members having formed in one edge, a plurality of cylindrical, open side pockets 5, having bottoms formed by a plate 6 secured to the side of the side members 3, the bottoms being notched inwardly as indicated, the pockets 5 being of suitable diameter to receive a stack of chips PATENT oFFicE TABLE 1927. Serial 110.203,?64.
AND WILLIAM EDWARD JONES, 33., 0F ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA 'l or coins. In folded position of side members I r as indicated in Fig. 1, the pockets 5 are horizontally disposed relative to the axis therethrough. In use, the side members are dropped down as indicated in Fig. 2 in which case the axes of pockets 5 are vertically disposed and adapted to receive the chips or coins, which are retained therein by bottom member 6 and the converging edges of the pockets, the notch in the bottom, and the open front pockets permitting convenient removal of the chips or coins, and providing a constant check on the chips or coins remaining in the pockets which are visible at all times through the open sides 7 of the pockets 5. c
When the pockets are not in use the side members are folded up around the hinges e and held in place by means of dowel pins 8 and latch 9. The dowel pins are so arranged that when the sides are folded the pins-extend into the holes 10 disposed in the folding member 3 opposite the pins 8.
One of the foldable side members 16 is provided with dowel pins 8 at both ends to register with holes 10 in the adjacent end of the adjoining side members 3. The dowel pins 8 protrude from the other ends of said side members 3. The folding side member 11 functions as a locking member and is provided with a hole 10 at both ends thereof to be in registry with the dowel pins 8 extending from the adjoining side members 3. I
The side member 16 is folded first, carrying the two dowel pins 8 therewith. The adjoining side members, 3 are then turned up around the hinges 4 so that the holes 10 therein engagethe dowel pins 8 on both ends of the first folded side member 16. The locking member 11 is folded lastly so that the holes 10 therein engage the dowel pins 8 in the adjoining members 3. Then the latch 9 is closed. Now the side members are secured to each'other by means of the dowels 8 engaged by the holes 10 in the adjoining ends of said side members and are fastened to the table by means of the latch 9 and hinges i.
- In Figure 5 I clearly show the construction of the locking means between twoadjoining side members. The dowel pin 8 is shown in a first side member having beyond the endsthereof, second slde memengagement with the hole 10 thereby firmly securing the side members to each other. I provide a box 12 for holding a deck of cards or score cards or coins or other playing articles therein. The box 12 is supported on cross bars 13 and 14 extending from one side of the table to the other. The top 17 of the table can be opened and turned upwardly around the hinges 18 secured to the walls of the table. It is evident that the box 12 is out of sight when the top 17 is in a closed position. Spring latch 15 holds the table cover in position when closed.
The foldable side member heretofore described may be attached to any standard table in use at present and provide a chip or coin holder thereon, which is folded ant placed out of sight when not in use.
Having thus described our invention, what we now claim as novel and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a card table, receptacles foldably secured thereto, means on said receptacles to cooperate in locking said receptacles to each other in folded position and means to lock the folded receptacles to the table, each re ceptacle comprising a side member having a plurality of pockets therein open on the top surface of the side members, the top opening of the pockets being covered by the respective edges of the table, when the receptacles are in the folded position.
2. In a card table, receptacles foldably se cured thereto, means protruding beyond the ends of said receptacles to operatively engage adjacent apertures in the adjoining receptacles in the folded position thereof and means to lock the folded receptacles to the table, each receptacle comprising a side memberhaving a plurality of pockets therein open on the top surface of the side members, the top opening of the pockets being covered by the respective edges of the table, when the receptacles are in the folded position.
3. In a card table a first receptacle having pins extending beyond the ends thereof, second receptacles each having a hole in one end thereof to receive one of said pins of said first receptacle, and a locking receptacle having holes in the ends thereof in operative relation to said pins of said second receptacle, said receptacles being foldably secured to the table.
4. Receptacles for card tables comprising pins extending bers each having holes in one end thereof in operative relation with said pins and havin pins extending beyond the other ends thereof, and a locking side member having holes in both ends thereof in operative relation with the pins extending beyond the ends of said second side members, said first, second and locking side members being foldably secured to the sides of the table and having apertures therein for receiving articles.
5. Receptacles for card tables having a removable top thereon comprising a first side member having pins extending beyond the ends thereof, second side members each having holes in one end thereof in operative relation with said pins and having pins extending beyond the other ends thereof, and a locking side member having holes in both ends thereof in operative relation with the pins extending beyond the ends of said second side members, said first, second and looking side members being foldably secured to the sides of the table and having apertures therein for receiving articles. I
6. In a card table a frame, a removable top, a first receptacle having pins extending from the ends thereof, second receptacles each having holes in one end thereof'in operative relation to said pins and having pins extending from the other ends thereof, a locking receptacle having holes in the ends thereof inoperative relation to said pins of said second receptacle, for foldablysecuring said receptacle to the side of the table, and means to lock the locking receptacle.
7. In a card table, a table top, side members secured to the edges thereof, each of said side members having a plurality of pockets therein open to the top face of the side members, said side members being so foldable relatively to the table that the table edges cover the pocket openings in the fold ed position of the side members and means for locking said side members in the folded position thereof. a
8. A card table comprising a frame, are ceptacle supported within the frame and spaced from the top thereof, acover hingedly related to the frame and means for securing the cover in closed position, side members having pockets therein and sight openings through their side wall, the side walls being hingedly relatedto the frame in such man- 1 ner as to conceal the top of the pockets by folding the side members inwardly of the table top and'means for interlocking the side members in folded position and forming a fiange circumscribing the table top.
In testimony whereof we affix our signatures. FRED RICHARD AREY;
l/VILLIAM EDWARD JONES, JR.