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Publication numberUS1887399 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1932
Filing dateMay 4, 1931
Priority dateMay 4, 1931
Publication numberUS 1887399 A, US 1887399A, US-A-1887399, US1887399 A, US1887399A
InventorsCostello William F
Original AssigneeNew Britain Machine Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for benches and the like
US 1887399 A
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wwam y Patented Nov. 8, 1932 UNITED STATES BRITAIN MACHINE COMPANY, OF NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION OF CONNECTICUT surron'r ro-n' Biiivcizns AND 'rnn LIKE Application filed; May 4, 1931. SerialiNb. 534,909. 1 J

This invention relates to upright supports such as legs for various types of shop furniture, for example, benches, workstands, tool and stock racks, etc., and more particularly to an improvement over the types heretofore used, such for example,-as the type shownin the patent to Robert S. Brown, No. 1,097 ,164, granted May 19, 1914. 7

It is the object of this invention toprovide a-leg or upright support of comparatively light construction which is strong, rigid and serviceable, and which may be easily and economically manufactured. Another object is to provide an integral structure-of simple design and pleasing appearance having smooth and continuous outer surfaces free from projecting parts, recesses and. other dirt collecting irregularities whichiinterfere with sweeping and washing around the upright.

. Further objects and advantages will be apparent from a consideration of the following description and the accompanying draw,- ings which exemplify one embodiment of the invention chosen for the purpose of illustration. -&

Inthe drawings: Fig. lis a top' plan view of a benchleg and adjuncts providing connections for the top ofthebench, I 1.

Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the bench leg viewed from the line 2 2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the same Fig. 4 isan enlarged section on theline 44ofFig.2;and i a Fig. 5is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig.4. In the illustrated embodiment, the bench leg comprises spaced parallel uprights 1 and 2 which are'made of sheet metal of the requisite thickness and shaped, by means of suitable dies or otherwise, to define a hollow or tubular column of square or rectangular cross-section, the vertical edges of eachof the uprights being contiguous to each other, as.

shown in Fig. 4, to provide a substantially continuous outer'surface.

The lower end of each upright isi-ntegral with a hollow flaring base or foot 3. Each foot comprises a piece of sheet metal expanded or drawn to a desired shape or con- OPATENTLQTOFFIOCE WILLIAM F. COSTELLO, or NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR ro THE NEW 7 figuration,by means of dies or other: salitable manner, to provide a projecting hubj4 having across section conforming ,to that at the lower end of'the uprights,}a flared intermediatewebportion 5, and a peripheral flange 6 defining the bearing surface :of the foot. Either simultaneously with, or subsequent to, the shaping operation, the web por tion '5 is provided with'embo'ssed portions having openings 7 for the "receptionof screws, bolts or other fastening means for The hub p01, 1 tion 40f the foot is butt-weldedito the end anchoringthe foot to a floor.

of the upright, as shown in Fig.5, thus providing an integral structure of relatively light Weight and of pleasing and artistic appearance. i

The opposed faces of the uprights, inter;

mediate their ends, are provided with horizontally aligned openings for the reception of the crossbar 8. These openings arepref- 'erably punchedout'previous to shapingithe' uprights andare such as to provide lateral tabs 9 integral with the opposite faces of the upright adjacent "to the opening therein- Preferably the size and: shape of these openings conform tothat of the innercross-sectional area of the uprights. :The crossbaris preferably constructed and shaped similar to that of "the uprights'but has a longitudinal,

opening in its bottom face, as shown in Figs.

. 2 and 4, to provide access to the interior of the structure for connecting brackets of the like thereto if for any "reason "such mightbe required. The opposite end portions of the crossbar fit snugly within the "openings in the uprights with its vertical or opposite faces engaging 'interiorly those of the uprightsas shown 1n Figs. 3 and 5. The crossbar is m tegrally joined to each of the uprights by welding the horizontal contiguousportions of each of the members, indicated by numeral .10 (Figs. 3 and 5), and thus provides arigid structure free from gussets orother reinforcone crossbar is shown although, if desired,

111g members. In the-present embodiment but others could be assemble'dwithi the uprights in thesame mannen.

At the top of each ofthe uprights are horizontally disposed stringers 11'-and 12 preferably comprisingangles having their depend- I stringers are provided with a plurality ofv openings l t for the reception of. suitable fas-' tening elements by means of which the'top of the bench may be fastened to the uprights.

In this. particular embodiment one-end of each of the stringers 11 and 12 projects beyond the upright 2, as shown in Figs-1 and 3,.while the opposite ends are substantially flush with the outer surface of the upright 1,

thus permitting the latter end of the bench to be juxtaposed to awall. The plate 15 1s secured to the rear of the structure by spot welding it at a plurality of points 17 to the upright 1 as shown in Fig. 2. The plate 15 is provided with a plurality of openings 16 for the reception of fastening elements by means of which a stringer may besecured to pair of rear uprights. In orderto provide a suitable reinforcement and increase the rigidity of the structure, a channel iron 18 may be interposed between the overhanging ends or the stringers 11 and 12 and firmly secured thereto by welding their contiguous depending wings, thus'providing a firm integral structure which will effectively resist 'the'thrusts and strains incidental in the use of anarticle of this character.

' It will he noted that the leg or upright thus provided is an integral structure of simple design possessing greatstrength and rigidity and yet of'compa'ratively light construction. It will be further noted that the base of the upright presents a smooth and continuous surface free from recesses and other'dirt collecting irregularities, and thus offers no inipediment to sanitation and cleanliness.

Althoughthe specific embodiment herein shown andldescribed is primarily intended for use in conjunction with shop furniture, the. broader aspects of the invention are not limited to any particular type, and I wish it understood that various changes in shape, proportion of parts, as well as the substitution of equivalent elements for those/herein Kdisclosed may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of this invention as set forthin the appended claims. 4

flaring web circumjacent to said hub, and a peripheral flange surrounding saidweb and defining the bearing surface of said foot, said hub'and lower end of said upright being welded together to provide anintegral structure having a smooth continuous surface free from recesses and dirt-collecting irregularities.

2; An upright support for a bench or the the" upright and defining therewith a unitary structure having a smooth continuous surface free from recesses and dirt coll'ecting irregularities, said uprights having horizontally aligned openings, and a substantially'tubular sheet metal crossbar having a cross section conforming to the size of said openings and disposed with its opposite ends snugly fitting therein, said uprights and crossbar being integrally joined together to provide a unitary rigid structure f a 3. An upright support for a bench or the like article comprising a pair of sheet metal tubular uprights each having a hollow foot comprising a single piece of sheet metal shaped to provide ahub portion having a cross section conforming to that of the lower end of the upright and a flanged portion cir cumjacent to said hub and defining the bearing surface of the foot, said huband lower end of said-foot being'integrally joined to provide a unitary structure having a smooth continuous surface free from recesses and dirt-collect ng irregularities, S2L1Cl uprights havlng horizontally aligned openings, and asubstantially tubular sheet metal l crossbar having a cross section conforming to the size of said openings and disposed with its opposite ends snugly fitting therein, said uprights and crossbar being integrally j oineditogether to provide a unitary rigid structure.

4. Am upright support for a bench or the i like article comprising a pair of sheet metal tubular upright-s each having a hollow'foot comprising a single piece of expanded sheet metalha-ving a hub portion with a cross section conforming to that of the lower end of 7 said upright, a flaring web circumjacent to said hub, and a peripheral flange surrounding said web and defining the bearing surface of saidfoot, said hub and lower end of the upright being welded to provide an integral 7 structure having a smooth continuous surface free from recesses and dirt-collecting irregularities, said uprights having horizontally aligned openings, and a' substantially tubular sheet metal crossbar having a cross section conforming tothe size of said openings and disposed withits opposite ends snugly fitting therein, said uprights and crossbar being integrally joined together to provide a unitary.

rigid structure.

5. An upright support for a b-enchor the the like article, comprising a pair of sheet metal tubular uprightsof polygonal cross section, each having a hollow flaring sheet metal foot terminating in a peripheraldefining the bearing surface of said foot, the upper end of said foot having a cross section conforming to that of the lower end of the upright and being integrally joined thereto to provide a unitary structure having asmooth continuous surface free from recesses and dirt-collecting irregularities, said up-' rights having horizontally aligned openings, and a substantially tubular sheet metalcrossbar having a cross section conforming to the size of the openings and disposed with its,

. opposite ends fitting Within and engaging the inner faces of said uprights, said cross-bar and uprights being welded together to provide a rigid structure.

6. A11 upright support for a bench or the like article, comprising a pair of sheet metal tubular uprights each having opposite vertical faces and a hollow flaring sheet metal foot terminating in a peripheral flange defining the bearing surface of said foot, the upper end of said foot having a cross section, conforming to that of the lower end of the upright and being integrally joined thereto to provide a unitary structure having a smooth continuous surface free from recesses and dirt-collecting irregularities, said uprights having horizontally aligned openings of a width equal to the distance between its opposite vertical faces, and a substantially tubular sheet metal crossbar having opposite vertical faces and a cross section conforming to the size of said openings, the ends of said crossbar fitting snugly within said openings so that its opposite vertical faces engage those of said uprights, said crossbar and upright-s being welded to provide an integral rigid structure. 7

7. An upright support for a bench or the like article, comprising a pair of sheet metal tubular uprights of rectangular cross section, each having a hollow flaring sheet metal foot terminating in a peripheral flange defining the bearing surface of said foot, the upper end of the foot having a cross section conforming to that of the lower end of the up right and being integrally joined thereto to provide a unitary structure having a smooth. continuous surface free from recesses and dirt-collecting irregularities, said uprights having horizontally aligned rectangular openings, and a substantially tubular sheet metal crossbar havinga cross section conforming to the size of said openings, the ends of said crossbar fitting within said openings so that its opposite vertical faces engage those of the uprights, said crossbar and uprights being welded to provide an integral rigid structure.

8. A support for a bench or the like article downwardly extending wall near its periphery, the upper end of the foot having a ing wall near its periphery, the upper end of the foot having a cross section conforming to that of the lower end of the upright and being integrally jointed thereto .to provide a unitary structure having a. substantially smooth. continuous surface.

Signed by me at Boston, Massachusetts this 27th day of April, 1931.

' WILLIAM ECOSTELLO. Q

comprising a sheet metal tubular upright v rectangular in cross section, having a hollowflared rectangular foot with rounded corners, embossed metal parallel to the bottom of the foot and perforated for bolts, and a @ERHFEQATE OF CORRECHUN.

Patent No. 1,887,399. Nnvember 8, 1932.

WILLIAM F. GUfaTELLO.

it is hereby certifird mar error appears in the gariizted specificatien m the above numbered pawn: rewiring correction as ffiilfiws; Page 2, line 130, claim 5, after "peripheral? inseri' the word "flange"; and that the said Letters htem: should be read with ibis scrrectian therein r512: the same may conform t0 the recard 0f the case in tha Patent (Pffice.

Signed and s-saier this 28th day of December, A. D. 1932.

J. Moore, (Seal) Acting Commissioner sf Parents.

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US4048776 *Aug 2, 1973Sep 20, 1977Kajima CorporationSteel column base member
US4068436 *Sep 15, 1975Jan 17, 1978Kajima CorporationH-shaped steel column base member and welding thereof
US4070837 *Sep 15, 1975Jan 31, 1978Kajima CorporationHollow steel column base member and welding thereof
US4136811 *Oct 31, 1977Jan 30, 1979Kajima CorporationH-shaped steel column base member and welding thereof
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/188.91, 52/292, 52/690, 144/286.1
International ClassificationA47B13/00, A47B13/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47B13/06
European ClassificationA47B13/06