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Publication numberUS2005566 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1935
Filing dateOct 18, 1934
Priority dateOct 18, 1934
Publication numberUS 2005566 A, US 2005566A, US-A-2005566, US2005566 A, US2005566A
InventorsSchwabe Edwin J
Original AssigneeSchwabe Edwin J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding caddy wagon
US 2005566 A
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June 18, 1935. E. J. SCHWABE FOLDING CIDDY WAGON Filed Oct. 18, 1934 INVENTOR f Patented June 18, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in articles of furniture and more particularly it pertains to articles of furniture of the type known as caddy wagons, serving 5 tables and the like.

It is one object of the invention to provide a new and novel construction whereby an article of furniture of the afore-mentioned type may be folded to a position wherein it will occupy a relatively small space when not in use and yet is capable of rigid support when in its operative position.

It is another object of the invention so to construct the device that when it is in its extended or operative position, it will be rigid in its support of one or more shelves or trays in a position to support articles placed thereon.

It is a further object of the invention so to construct the device that when in its extended or operative position it will be rigidly supported and locked in such position against accidental collapsing.

It is a still further object of the invention so to construct the device that the shelves or trays which constitute an important element thereof are permanently attached to the device in such a manner that they do nothave to be removed from the device when it is operated to its collapsed position.

Other objects will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood and reference will be had to the following specification and claims and to the accompanying drawing wherein:

Fig. l is a perspectiveariew of a device constructed in accordance with the present invention, the same being illustrated in its extended or operative position.

Fig.2 is a perspective view of the device in its folded or collapsed position.

Fig. 3 is a view partly in elevation, and partly in section, of the device in its extended or operative position, and

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view on an enlarged scale.

In its present embodiment, the device comprises a frame member which consists of two side members III and I I and and members I2 50 and I3. The end member I3 is preferably spaced from the adjacent ends of the side members Ill and II for a purpose to be hereinafter described. Carried by the extended ends II) of the side members II) and II, there are wheels, casters or the like I6, by which the device may be more easily moved along a floor or other support.

The reference numeral I9 designates a swinging foot which is pivotally mounted upon the end member I3 of the frame member as at H. This foot is preferably mounted beneath the end member I3 of the frame member in the space provided by the spacing of said end member from the ends of the side members I and I I of the frame member. This construction and arrangement of parts permits of the swinging foot l9 moving into parallelism with the end member I3, to which it is pivoted, it being understood that the foot l9 will be shorter in length than the space between the extended ends I of the side members I0 and II. Suitable wheelsor castors iii are also provided upon the swinging foot I9.

Shelves or trays are so constructed and arranged within the frame member that, when the device is folded up, they will occupy a position wholly within the confines of the frame member, as illustrated in Fig. 2, and as illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3 are capable of movement to a position at an angle to the plane of the frame when the device is extended to its operative position. This is accomplished by pivotally mounting the shelvesor trays 20, as at 24, in the side members I I] and II of the frame member.

Means is provided to maintain the shelves or trays in their supporting position and this means preferably consists of a supporting leg 2| pivotally attached to the shelves or trays 29, by hinges 22, in such a. manner that when the shelves or trays are moved to the position in which. they are shown in Fig. 2, the supporting leg 2| will swing about the hinges 22 to position against the rear faces of the shelves or trays 20.

The supporting leg 2i has interengagement with the swinging ,\foot I9 to; maintain the shelves or trays in their supporting position and also to prevent swinging movement of the swinging foot I9. This interengagement of the supporting leg 2I, with the swinging foot I9, is accomplished preferably by notching the lower end of the supporting leg H, as at 25, see Fig. 4, and notching the swinging foot I9, as at 26, in order that it may be received within the notch 25 of the supporting leg I9. The supporting leg I9 is also provided with an opening 28 for the reception of a locking bolt 29, carried by the swinging foot I9, when the supporting leg and swinging foot are in interengagement with each other.

In Fig. 2 the device is illustrated in its folded or inoperative position, in which position all the movable parts are positioned in the same plane as the frame member and the device, in this position, will occupy a minimum amount of space.

When it is desired to set the device up in its operative position in which it is shown in Fig. 1, it is only necessary to move the swinging foot I! about the pivotal point I! to a position at substantially right angles to the end member l3 of the frame, rock the shelves or trays about their pivotal points until the notch 25 of the supporting leg l9 embraces the notched portion 28 of the swinging foot l9, in which position it will be apparent that the supporting leg 2| will rest upon the swinging foot I9 and will hold the shelves or trays 20 in their operative position. After the device has been operated as just described, the bolt 29 is moved into the opening 28 and the device is locked in its set up position.

It will be noted that when the device is in its set up position, the supporting leg 2 I, in addition its knock-down, or folded, position, it is only necessary to disengage the bolt 29, swing the shelves or trays to position within the frame and swing the foot l9 into parallelism with the member l3 of the frame as illustrated in Fig. 2.

While the invention has been herein illustrated in a preferred form, it is to be understood that it is not limited to the specific construction and arrangement of parts herein shown and that it may be carried out in other forms within the scope of the appended claims.

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

1. An article of furniture of the class described comprising a frame member adapted to be supported in upright position, a horizontally swinging foot pivotally mounted on one end of said frame member and adjustable to a position at an angle to the plane of said frame member to support the frame member in an upright position, a plurality of supporting shelves or trays pivotally mounted in said frame member and means carried by said shelves or trays for engagement with said swinging foot to maintain said swinging foot in adjusted position.

2. An article of furniture of the class described comprising a frame member adapted to be supported in an upright position, a horizontally swinging foot carried by one end of said frame member, said swinging foot being adjustable to a position at an angle to the frame member to support the frame member in an upright position, shelves or trays pivotally mounted in the sides of said frame member, said shelves or trays being movable to a position wholly within the confines of said frame member or to a supporting position at an angle thereto, and means carried by the shelves or trays and adapted for engagement with the afore-mentioned swinging foot for maintaining the shelves or trays in their supporting position. v

3. An article of furniture comprising a frame member adapted to be supported in an upright position, a horizontally swinging foot carried by one end of said' frame member, said swinging foot being adjustable to a position at an angle to the frame-member to support the frame membar in an upright position, shelves or trays pivotally mounted in the sides of said frame member, said shelves or trays being movable to a position wholly within the confines of said frame member or to a supporting position at an angle thereto, and a shelf or tray supporting leg carried by said shelves or trays and having interengagement with saidswinging foot to support said shelves or trays in their supporting position and to lock said swinging foot in its frame member supporting position.

4. An article of furniture comprising a frame member adapted to be supported in an upright position, a horizontally swinging foot carried by one end of said frame member, said swinging foot being adjustable to a position at an angle to the frame member to support the frame member in an upright position, shelves or trays pivotally mounted in the sides of said frame member, said shelves or trays being movable. to a

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/177, 280/641, 280/79.3, 211/132.1
International ClassificationA47B31/04, A47B31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B31/04
European ClassificationA47B31/04