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N0V- 15, 1932- F. BECKERMAN HIGH CHAIR TRAY ATTACHMENT Filed April 21, 1951 IN VEN TOR.
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Patented Nov. 15, 1932 FLORENCE BECKERMAN, F ATLANTIC CITY, NYEW VJERSEY HIGH-CHAIR TRAY Azrrncriiinnrq y Application filed April 21, 1931.` Serial No. 531,781.'Vv
This invention relates to a new product of manufacture in the form of an attachment for the tray of an ordinary high-chair.
'Ihe purpose of the invention isto provide a simple and economical article which may be properly and conveniently placed in position on the `tray to function as a cover for the tray as well as a receptacle to contain edibles, whereby to promote greater sanitation.
The particular construction and method of use will become readilyvapparent from the following description and drawing.
In the drawing:
Figure l is a side elevational view of a chair with the attachment in position.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the same.
Figure 8 is a longitudinal sectional view taken approximately upon the plane of the line 3 3 of Figure 2; and
Figure 4 is a view somewhat similar to Figure 3, showing a modified form of the invention. 1
In the drawing, a high-chair is generally designated by the reference character A, the
tray is indicated at B, the attaching arms at C, the'bottom of the tray at D in Figure 3, and the rim E. In accordance with the present invention the bottom D is provided with a tapered opening, as at O.
The attachment is generally indicated by the reference character 4 and comprises a metal plate, preferably spring aluminum. This plate is of general rectangular configuration and is of an area greater than the tray and overlies and completely covers and conceals the tray. The central portion of the plate is formed with a depression providing a receptacle or cup 5 the marginal portion of which is tapered and adapted to extend down through and snugly fit in the opening in the tray bottom as shown in Figure 3. The opposite end portions of the plate embody natural resiliency which causes these ends to spring upwardly to the dotted line position shown. These end portions are provided with pivoted attaching hooks 6 and when the hooks are brought down and engaged beneath the rim of the tray the resilient action serves to hold the plate firmly in position.
`This attachment functions as a cover for the tray and prevents the accumulation of edibles in the corners of the tray as is frequently the case. Its primary purpose is however to provide a sanitary feeding cup or receptacle such as may be conveniently filled and then placed in position for convenient use. After use the plate may be conveniently removed and washed.
The embodiment of the invention shown in Figure 4 is exactly like that of Figures l to 3 inclusive, except that the metal plate has an upstanding marginal rim 7, whereby the attachment forms a detachable supplemental tray capable of removal for being easily 55 and thoroughly cleaned. In this instance, thev f rim 7 has the usual function of guarding against displacement of articles therefrom, while slits 8 may be provided in the rim to permit the ends `of the plate or bottom wall of the supplemental tray to flex or yield when engagingthe hooks 6 with theends of the vusual wooden tray B of the high chair, as explained above in connection with Figure 3.
From the foregoing description and drawing it will be seen that I have evolved and produced a practical and modern tray attachment which is eflicient and capable of fulfilling the .requirements of an invention of this class in a satisfactory manner.-
Changes in shape, size and rearrangement of details coming within the Vfield of the invention claimed may beresort'ed to in actual practice if desired. v
' What I claim as new is:
k1. In combination, a high-chair tray havying an opening formed in the bottom thereof, and an attachment on the tray embodying a coverplate having a central receptacle portion projecting downwardly through said 9'0- tray opening and contacting the edges thereof, said plate having resilient side portions extending over and normally spaced above said tray, and means carried by the sides of said plate and engageable with the sides of the v tray when the side portionsof said plate are sprung downwardly into contact with the side portions of said tray to secure the attachment in place onsaid tray.
2. In combination, a high-chair tray having an opening formed in the bottom thereof, and an attachment on the tray embodying a cover plate having a central receptacle portion projecting downwardly through said tray opening and contacting the edges thereof, said plate having resilient side portions extending over said tray, and an upwardly eX- tending rim having slits therein, and means carried by the sides of said plate and engage-v able with the sides of the tray when the side portions of said plate yare sprung downwardly to secure the attachment in place. In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
FLORENCE BECKERMAN. 4