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Publication numberUS1843814 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1932
Filing dateDec 12, 1929
Priority dateDec 12, 1929
Publication numberUS 1843814 A, US 1843814A, US-A-1843814, US1843814 A, US1843814A
InventorsFrank Bennett, Hallowell Howard T
Original AssigneeStandard Pressed Steel Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1843814 A
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Feb- 2, 1932. H. T, HALLOWELL ET AL 1,843,814



CORPORATION F PENNSYLVANIA BENcH Our invention relates to certain improvements in benches, particularly those used 1n locker-rooms or shops where theyare subjected to rough usage. Y

The object of our invention is to malte a bench of sheet metal bent into shape, so that while it will be very substantial, it will be comparatively light.

In the accompanying drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of our improved bench; l

Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view;

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional View 0f one end of the bench;

Fig. 4L is a sectional plan viewv` on the line Alf-Ll, Fig. 2; and

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one of the feet secured to the bottom of the legs of the bench.

Referring to the drawings, l is the top of the bench made in a single-piece 0f sheet metal, bent at each side to form flanges 2, which are turned at 3 some distance from the edge vof the bench, and a deep flange 4 depends from the inturned portion, as clearly shown in Fig. 2. This construction provides a deep angle beam extending substantially the full length of the bench.

Secured to the inturned flanges are the legs 5, located some distance from each end of the bench and arranged at a slight angle as shown in Fig. 3. These legs are flanged at each side 6, and the ends of the flanges are turned inwards as at 7 so as to make the legls1 very substantial and yet comparatively lig t.

Bolts, rivets or other fastenings 8 extend through the flanges 6 of the legs and through the flange 4 of the top section, firmly securing the two parts together. The part 9 0f the body portion of each leg 5, extends beyond the flange 6 and rests against'the underside of the top of the bench. and is secured thereto by a rivet 10, or other fastenln of the legs 5, and these feet are formed by U-shape pieces of metal, which are forced into the channel of each leg, as shown in Fig. 4f, and held in place by friction, but in some A bers.

g l We preferably locate feet 11 at the bottom instances they may be welded to the legs.

In Fig. 6 We have shown a bench having a wooden top and metallic legs and side memmanner as the legs shown in Figs. 2 and 3, and are secured to the angle beams 4a, which extend the full length of the beams'and are beveled at each end as shown in Fig. 7 AThe upper flanges 4b of the angle beams are secured to a top la of wood or other suitable material, by screws 10a. The portion 9a of Ythe body of the leg is bent in the same manner as the portion 9 of the leg 5, and is secured to the upper flanges 4b 0f the angle beams 4a, as clearly shown n Figs. 6 and 7.-

W'e claim:

l. The combination in a bench, of a onepiece top section made of sheet metal, bent at each side to form llanges and bent inwards and then downwards to form a deep flange Some distance from the edge of the top section; legs having flanges at each side with inturned edges, a portion of each le being bent to rest against the underside o.

the top; means securing the said portion to the top of the bench; and means securing the flanges of the legs to the flanges ofthe l top section.

The legs 5a are shown in the sanie-

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US3093096 *Aug 11, 1960Jun 11, 1963American Seating CoSimulated slat bench construction
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U.S. Classification108/161, 248/174
International ClassificationA47C11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C11/00
European ClassificationA47C11/00