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Publication numberUS1979309 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 6, 1934
Filing dateJan 16, 1933
Priority dateJan 16, 1933
Publication numberUS 1979309 A, US 1979309A, US-A-1979309, US1979309 A, US1979309A
InventorsBeiger John W
Original AssigneeCarrom Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Table top construction
US 1979309 A
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Nov. 6, 1934. J. w. BEIGER TABLE TOP CONSTRUCTION Filed Jan. 16, 1933 INV}.

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RNEYS Patented Nov. 6, 1934 TABLE TOP CONSTRUCTION John W. Beiger, Ludington,

The Carrom Company,

Mich.,

assignor to Ludington, Mich.

Application January 16, 1933, Serial No. 651,872

Claims.

This invention relates to my invention set forth in my application for Letters Patent Serial No. 649,925, filed January 3, 1933, for Table top construction.

The objects of this invention are:

First, to produce a table top in which a flexible cover is stretched over an inserted top panel and held in place with the elimination of any ap between the panel and the surrounding frame wherein dust or other dirt may collect.

Second, to provide such a table top construction in which the panel and frame are wedged together and held securely.

Third, to provide such a construction in which very few parts are easily put together to obtain the desired result.

Further objects and advantages pertaining to economies of construction and operation will appear from the description to follow. A preferred construction of my device is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a partial perspective view partly in section showing my table top construction assembled.

Fig. 2 is a partial perspective view partly in section showing the parts in disassembled relation.

Fig. 3 is a bottom tion.

Fig. 4 is a bottom plan view of the top panel showing the flexible cover partly in place.

The parts will be identified by their numerals of reference which are the same in all the views.

1 is a table top panel that may be of wood, press wood, ply wood, sheet metal, or any other desired material. 2 is a frame, here shown as mitered at the corners. 3 is a flexible table top cover that may be of leatherette, fabric, or any suitable material. The frame 2 is of a size to receive the top panel 1 and has an inwardly projecting, downwardly facing beveled portion 4 and a portion 5 against which a retaining strip may be secured to retain the top panel in position, as will be described.

The table top panel 1 has a beveled edge 6 adapted to engage or mate with the beveled portion 4 of the frame so that the top of the panel 1 will be substantially flush with the top of the frame 2. The flexible cover 3 is stretched over the top of the panel 1 and over the beveled edge 6 and around the edge of the panel where it is rolled or otherwise forced into the kerf 7 on the rear side of the panel. This kerf is spaced from the edge of the panel and extends complan view of my construcpletely are of the panel. The

und the edge of the bottom portion cover 3 is cut away at the corner as at 8 to allow folding and rolling in the kerf 7, as operation,

the usual way and kerf to hold the flexible cover in place. cover is placed in the attaching strips 9 are the bottom against the is shown in Fig. 4. The rolling-in or the insertion, is accomplished in glue may be inserted in the The frame and retaining or placed in abutment with of the panel 1 to hold it tightly beveled portion 4 of the frame.

These perimetrically arranged strips not only hold the t fabric to the able top in position, but clamp the bottom of the top panel, holding the fabric securely and assuring such hoding even if the fabric comes out of the kerf 7.

The retaining strips 9 are held in place by nails 10 extending frame or b The nailing is a ferred. The panel 1 is therethrough and into the y any suitable fastening means.

simple operation and is presecurely wedged against the bevel 4 of the frame to make a tight joint in which no dust or dirt action tends to hold the table cover position and the snubbing of the will collect. The wedge 3 in proper table cover around the edge of the panel 1 makes a very desirable fastening arrangement which is much more secure than could be obtained by similar means without the snubbing.

I have described my invention in the embodiment preferred by me, but wish to claim the same broadly as well out in the as specifically as pointed appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a having a beveled edge and table top construction, a top panel a kerf on the side opposite the bevel and spaced from the edge, a flexible cover over the panel and bevel with its edges rolle extending d in said kerf, a frame adapted to panel and having an inwardlydoWnwardly-facing bevel to engage said beveled edge, and having a portion thereon to receive a retaining strip,

engagemen and nails a retaining strip in t with the bottom of said top panel, holding said retaining strip to said frame, whereby the beveled edge of said top panel is held against said downwardly-facing bevel.

2. In a table top construction, a top panel havin a beveled edge and a kerf on the side opposite the bevel and spaced from the edge, a

flexible cover over the panel and bevel with its edges rolle d in said kerf, a frame adapted to receive said top panel and having an inwardlyextending downwardly-facing bevel to engage said beveled edge, a retaining strip in engagement with the bottom of said top panel, and means for holding said retaining strip to said frame, whereby the beveled edge of said top panel is held against said downwardly-facing bevel.

3. In a table top construction, a top panel having a beveled edge, a flexible cover over the panel and bevel snubbed around the edge of and fastened to said panel by fastening means, a frame adapted to receive said top panel and having an inwardly-extending downwardly-facing bevel to engage said beveled edge, and having a portion thereon to receive retaining strips perimetrically arranged, retaining strips perimetrically arranged in engagement with the bottom of said top panel and the edge of the flexible cover, and nails holding said retaining strip to said frame, whereby the beveled edge of said top panel is held against said downwardly-facing bevel and the edge of the flexible cover is clamped against the bottom of the top panel.

4. In a table top construction, a top panel having a beveled edge, a flexible cover over the panel and bevel snubbed around the edge of and fastened to said panel with fastening means, a frame adapted to receive said top panel and having an inwardly-extending downwardly-facing bevel to engage said beveled edge, retaining strips perimetrically arranged in engagement with the bottom of said top panel and the edge of said flexible cover, and means for holding said retaining strip to said frame, whereby the beveled edge of said top panel is held against said downwardly-facing bevel and the edge of said flexible cover is clamped against the bottom of the top panel.

5. In a table top construction, a top panel hava beveled edge, a flexible cover over the panel and bevel, a frame adapted to receive said top panel and having an inwardly-extending downwardly-facing bevel to engage said beveled edge, retaining strips perimetrically arranged in engagement with the bottom of said top panel, the edge 0f said flexible cover and the inner edge of said frame, and means for holding said retaining strip to said frame, whereby the beveled edge of said top panel is held against said downwardly-facing bevel and the edge of said flexible cover is clamped against the bottom of the top panel.

JOHN W. BEIGER.

Referenced by
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US4185418 *Dec 28, 1977Jan 29, 1980Markus Hermetische Deuren B. V.Sliding door, meant especially to be used in fire protection or insulation
US4574555 *Oct 19, 1983Mar 11, 1986Donn IncorporatedAccess floor panel with edge trim
US6584739Mar 1, 2001Jul 1, 2003Maxcess Technologies, Inc.Applied edge trim
WO2001066870A1 *Mar 1, 2001Sep 13, 2001Maxcess Technologies IncImproved applied edge trim
Classifications
U.S. Classification52/782.22, 52/800.11
International ClassificationA47B13/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47B13/086
European ClassificationA47B13/08D