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Publication numberUS1914721 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1933
Filing dateFeb 16, 1931
Priority dateFeb 16, 1931
Publication numberUS 1914721 A, US 1914721A, US-A-1914721, US1914721 A, US1914721A
InventorsSam Isaif
Original AssigneeSam Isaif
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Seat and concealed table
US 1914721 A
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June 20, 1933. s. ISAIF 1,914,721

SEAT AND "CONYCEALED TABLE Filed Feb. 16, 195i L 54 1 5 /8 Ari M7 01? 26 T 2, 8y grranivlfl Patented Jane 2%, i933 SEAT AIQ D GONG-BALE!) TABLE Application filed February 16, 1931.

he invention relates to a seat and concealed table therein, as described in the present specification and illustrated in the accom panying drawing that forms part of the same.

The invention consists essentially in introducing into a compartment in a piece of furniture a table and extending this table by opening the covering of the compartment as pointed out in the claims for novelty following a description in detail of the preferred form of the invention.

The objects of the invention are to conceal an extension table within a chair structure without interfering in any ray with the embellishment of the piece, that is to say, to arrange the covering of the chair in the Chesterfield style of chair in such a manner as to show no outward evidence of the table 'therewithin, and yet to actually reach said will affect the operation and that will eventually prove bulky in the seat and therefore lessen the value of the furniture as Well as spoiling the effects in sets of furniture; to enjoy the great comforts of perfect service of tea or other beverages; and generally to provide a handsome piece of furniture including an extension table equipment concealed in the interior thereof.

In the drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the chair showing the flap down for the extension of the table.

Figure 2 is a side elevational view showing the flap buttoned up.

Figure 3 a side elevational view showing the flap entirely removed to disclose the table and mechanism.

Figure 4 is a plan view of the underside of the table.

Figure 5 is a plan view of the chair with the table extended.

Like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the various figures.

Referring to the drawing, the chair illustrated is of the Chesterfield type having the Serial No. 515,950.

large arm rest structures, indicated by the numerals and 16.

The arm rest structures have the face boards 17 and 18 respectively, these boards remaining permanently in place all the time and furnishing supports for the usual upholstery.

The interior of the arm rest structure 15 behind the face board 17 forms a pocket 19 for the concealed table 20.

The concealed table 20 is folded, that is to say, it is formed of the two leaves 21 and 22, these leaves being joined by the three piece hinges 23 and 24, the middle section of tiese hinges being rigidly secured to the flat rod or bar 25 extending at one end 26 beyond the table leaves 21 and 22.

The arms 27 and 28 formed of one bar on either side of the pivot 29, swing under the bar 25 to position across the leaves 21 and 22, the end of the bar forming the arms 27 and 28 being slotted at 30 and 31 on opposite sides respectively to receive the stop pins 32 and 33 projecting from the bottom of the said leaves. Thus when the arms 27 and 28 are swung around. against the stops 32 and 33 the table leaves are in their open position and meet centrally over the hinges and over the bar 25.

The link at is pivotally secured to the projecting bar 26 of the table 20 and to the inwardly extending section 35 of an angle bar having its other section 36 rigidly secured to the inside of the frame 37 behind the face board 17, thus the link 34: will extend outwardly when swung around.

Therefore, in the operation of the invention the table which is first hanging down within the pocket 19 and supported from the section of the angle bar is first swung outwardly, but in order to do this, the flap 38 of the side covering 39 is released on two sides by undoing it from the buttons or fasteners 40. These buttons or fasteners are arranged along the side under an arm rest and downwardly therefrom at the rear, so that the flap drops over and discloses the table therebehind.

The table is then swung outwardly and in front of the person sitting on the chair and opened up, the arms 27 and 28 being turned to engage the undersides of the leaves 21 and 22.

Thus the table is readily arranged in front of the sitter and can be just as readily returned to its pocket in the interior of the arm rest structure.

Vhat I claim is:

In a seat, arm structures having on one side a recess closed by a permanent front panel, a side curtain held to its position over the recess by fasteners and capable of being opened on a plurality of sides, a bracket permanently attached to inner side of said front panel, an extensible arm having articulated sections pivotally supported by said bracket, a folding table attached to the outermost section of said extensible arm and a three piece hinge having its center section riveted to said outermost bar of said extensible arm and. its other leaves rigidly secured to the folding leaves of the table.

Signed at Montreal, Canada, this 3rd day of January 1931.


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U.S. Classification297/145, 297/188.19
International ClassificationA47C7/62, A47C7/70
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/70
European ClassificationA47C7/70