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Publication numberUS1895338 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 24, 1933
Filing dateJan 29, 1930
Priority dateDec 11, 1928
Publication numberUS 1895338 A, US 1895338A, US-A-1895338, US1895338 A, US1895338A
InventorsGeorg Neumann
Original AssigneeGeorg Neumann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable traveler's table and the like
US 1895338 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Jan. 24, 1933.


' z ontal' position.

Patented Jan. 2 4, 1933 ,GEORG NEUMANN', or rennin, G am-lay FOLDABLE rm vnrnn's rants nn ran LIKE I Application filed. January 29, 1930, Serial No.

The present invention relates to a tableattachment for chairs or benches whichem bodies novel features of construction whereby it can be readily used in'connection with any chair or seat and will readily provide a very convenient rest for supporting books, lunches or the like in front of the occupant of the chair.

Further objects of the invention are to provide a'device of this character which is comparatively simple and inexpensive in its construction, which can be readily placed inposi-. tion on the chair and whichcan be folded into a small amount of space when not in use.

For-a full understanding of the invention reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing in which a Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the table. Fig. 2 is a view showing the table in hori- Fig. 3 is a view showing the table in aninclined position for reading. 7 Figs. 4 and 5 show the base portion. Figs. 6 to 9 show the table carrying portion. Fig. 10 is a cross section of the table carrying' portion;

Fig. lliis tion'. i

. Figs. 12, 13, 14: are a vertical showing of the complete device wlth a modified form'of parts 1 l of the bar 5" and-function to rece ve thekbars 1 Y of the base in cross section and with a modified form of the table carrying portion.

Fig. 13a shows an alternative use of the form of Fig. 18. l 1 Figs. 15, 16 and 17 areshowings of anotheriform of table carrying portion.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indicated on all views of the drawing by like reference characters.

The base of the device isin the formof a rectangular bar 10 and is providedwith vertical opeiiings 8, 9 as shown in Fig. 4.

The table carrying portion of the preferred form of my device is a rectangular bar 5 in shape of the base "portion. The member 5 is provided on its under side with 'a pair of hingedsupports 6 and 7. The ,memberfi is the as. portion in 'folded posi 424,291; anti-in 'Ge'rma yme mw ii, i928.

also provided with twopair oflintersecting 7 slots 3 and lmostg clearly shown Fig. 10..

; The table member 1 is composedofthree panels la, 10,1d. .The panels 10 and 1d are hinged to opposite edgesof'the' panella; The panels lcfand ldeach .carry at their'lowelj edges a ban: The bars aredesignated as 2 .andIQcrJ; The bars 2 and 2a a'readaptedto i be receiVedby either theislots. 3 or 1 flotsam; I

,eofthe member 5.- v To assemble and use theitableof my inven tion the base member :10is placed upon a chair or seat. The supportsfl and .7 are inserted'irr the vertical, slots Band ,9. of member 10$ 1. The a table portion 1 may he unfolded and the Inem= 65 here 2 and-2a inserted in the slots 3'and4ii When inserted inthe slots 4 the table assumes a substantially horizontal position andiwhen in the slotsS the table-is inclined for reading orlike nsesJ Tokeep' the table from tipping i about the. base :10, the 'base 10. is placedhe heath the body ofthe' usenasvshown in Figs "zial dfiq f In-th form 13, blocks 17. and 18'provided with Yemenopenings aremounted on the-base 10 and said r I opanin'gsfu-nction tofre ceive the snpportsfi V I .an .I i V bias;Saar-s ngs .12 ine...

= In the form V of" table"carrying:v lnieniber shown in'Figs. 12, .13, 13a and llmeinbers 80 155.1561 and.16,=l6a aremounted exteriorly 2 and "2a in the; same inanneras the'slots 3 I In thevfoil-ii of table swa -a ate 8 shown. in Fig's.= 15, 16. and 17: a curved shell bar 5 is slotted to' receive themembers 2 and;

Having thus described my invention what I claimlasnew andg'desiretosecure byLetters 0 Patent is: V 1 1 11-. In a. device-o'fthe'ki-nd described incombination, a substantially beam-like supporting'base, and a substantially beam-like top w portion "above the base portion. and parallel therewith, a pair .of upright, downwardly diverging, spaced supporting legs on the top portion, a detachable table are, pro;

jectin'g fasteningmeans' at one edge portion: 60 w ofthe table vplate, and securing means 01; ij ,1 v p r 1,895,338"

" one edgeof said table, andseeurin means on the top portion engaging saidta 1e fa'stening means. J p r v 3. nadevice of the'kinddesoribedgin cornbination afdiSmOuntabIe, upright,. substan5 tiallyquadrangular, rigid supporting frame;

hinge-conneotlon of-the sides of the" frame" l with t p e g arly and intersectingly'bored sectionson'the top of the I 'frame, a table-associated therewith, 'and'out- I T War dlyprojecting'fastening meansatan edge portion of the'table "and engageable with-the bored seetions.

iri 4'gilnia device of thelkind desc ribedgasupv -por'ting' base; and aisupportin'g-topparallel itherewith, vertically bored, spaced sections fon said base slantingly and convergingly dis- 7 posed legs in the'vertical boresof said'section j and? secured to the topportion,"atablep'late,,

and'means' to detachably connect'a terminal I portionof saidtable plate to the supporting top-I s m ;5.- In;-a device'fof the kind 7 described, a

substantially oblong, plank-like 1 supporting b386,.i311d' a similar supporting top,'substan-1 tially pa-rallelf'therewith; vertically :bored,

and retaining-means" for 'the'uppergends of 4. theilegs, disposed on said top above l Y 'with, at able-plate, and connectingmeans do I V 5 tachablysecuring. the terminal portion of longitudinally spaced. o ket o id base p I supporting legs adapted to'the bores" of said I :sookets and mounted therein, and enga i sockets-and. out of ertioal 'alignment theref. it?

" saiditable plate tothe supportingtop.

45,,16; 1116a devioevof the kindJdescribedQav i plank-like supportingbase, and'ai'sirnilarsup- I v 1 name-to thisspecificat 1- y fJanuary; 1930..

, p'orting ttop, substantiallyparalleltherewith;

apairnofipivotally disposedlongitudinally spaeed'depending legs on said-top and clamp ing-means-on said base somewhat out of-ve'r- V tical alignment with the pivoting pointsof said legs andz engaging said"l egs,iand a -de-' i tachable table on the supporting top. :"In testimonyWhereofl'I- have signed my ion at-'Ber1in,this21st Y GEORG'i'NEUMA NN. f v i

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U.S. Classification297/174.00R, 297/163
International ClassificationA47B3/10, A47B3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B3/10
European ClassificationA47B3/10