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Publication numberUS2026011 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 31, 1935
Filing dateMay 4, 1935
Priority dateMay 4, 1935
Publication numberUS 2026011 A, US 2026011A, US-A-2026011, US2026011 A, US2026011A
InventorsWright Melton H
Original AssigneeCena Jennings
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bedside adjustable table
US 2026011 A
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Dec. 31, 1935. M. H. WRIGHT BEDSIDE ADJQSTABLE TABLE Filed May 4, 1955 HMH WH J Patented Dec. 31, 1935 UNHTEE STATES BEDSIDE ADJUSTABLE TABLE Melton H. Wright, Tupelo, Miss, assignor of onethird to Cena Jennings, Tupelo, Miss.

Application May 4, 1935, Serial No. 19,851

1 Claim.

My invention relates to improvements in tables and particularly to an adjustable table for attaching to beds.

It is an object of the invention to provide a bed table which may be easily and firmly attached to the frame of a bed consisting of a plurality of swiveled sections which permit the table to be swung over and away from the bed and which may also be vertically adjusted to raise or lower the table.

A further object of the invention is to provide a table of the above-mentioned character which is simple and durable in construction, efficient in use and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the table,

Fig. 2 is a vertical section of one of the swivel joints,

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the table, with a fragment removed,

Fig. 4 is a vertical section of another of the swivel joints, and,

Fig. 5 is a detail view of a. modified form of clamp for securing the table to the bed rail.

In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration, I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 5 denotes a clamping member for securing the table to the tubular side rail 6 of a bed, which consists of a plate I having a concaved serrated face 8 held in gripping engagement with the rail by a pair of U-bolts 9 which embrace the rail. The ends of the U-bolts pass through apertures in the plate and have nuts l5 threaded thereon, which adjustably secure the bolts and plate together. An internal screw-threaded collar l i extends laterally from the outer face of the plate I in which is fitted one end of the horizontal pipe extension l2. The opposite end of the extension I? is fitted in the lateral bore [3 of the T-joint' M which is disposed with the longitudinal bore in a vertical plane. A bearing sleeve i5 is journaled in the longitudinal bore of the joint having a collar l6 surrounding its upper end which rests on the upper end of the joint. A Vertical pipe section ii extends through the sleeve I5 and is adjust-ably secured therein by the set screw l8 passing through the collar. Thus, it is seen that the pipe section is rotatably supported in the joint it, so as to freely'turn therein. An elbow joint l9 is attached to the upper end of the pipe section I], from which extends a second horizontal pipe section 28, connected at its outer end to the T-joint 2 i. A second vertical pipe section 22 has its lower end 23 enlarged which is journaled in the vertical bore of the joint 2| and a flange Ed is formed integral with the pipe section which rests on the upper end of the joint. A second elbow joint 25 is attached to the upper end of the pipe section 22, from which extends a third horizontal pipe section 25, connected at its outer end to a third T-joint 21. The joint 2? has a bearing sleeve 28 similar to the sleeve l5, journaled in the vertical bore of the joint having a collar 29 at its upper end which rests on the upper end of the joint. A third vertical pipe section 39 passes through the sleeve 28 and is adjustably secured therein by the set screw 3| passing through the collar. The upper end of the vertical pipe 39 is connected to the lateral bore of the T-joint 32, thus disposing the longitudinal bore of the joint on a horizontal plane. A rectangular pipe frame 33 has one end passing through the longitudinal bore of the joint 32 and is firmly supported in a horizontal plane by pins 34 passing through the joint and pipe frame. A flat table top 35 is supported on the frame 33 and is fixedly secured thereto by strap clamps 38.

In Fig. 5, a modified form of clamp is shown for attaching the table to angle iron side members of a bed which consists of a fiat plate 31 for engaging the outer side of the angie iron rail 38 and two angle iron plates 39 and M], the plate 39 being disposed in the angle of the rail and the plate ii) engaging the bottom of the rail. The plates are secured in firm engagement with the rail by bolts Lil passing through the adjoining edges of the plates.

In use, the table is clamped to the side rail of the bed adjacent the head thereof and by reason of the swivel connections between the sections of pipe the table top may be easily swung over the bed into the position desired and when not in use may be swung away from the bed. The

first and third sections of vertical pipe may be adjusted vertically to raise or lower the table Having thus described my invention, I claim:

A bed table comprising a plurality of L-shaped pipe sections pivotally connected together in stepped relation, said sections being capable of individual free swinging movement, a horizontal pipe section having clamping means at one end for attachment to the side rail of a bed, a vertical bearing at the free end of said horizontal pipe section, a bearing sleeve rotatably mounted in said 10 hearing, adapted to receive the vertical member of the lower L-shaped pipe section, means for adjustably securing the vertical member in said bearing sleeve, 2, vertical pipe section rotatably mounted in the free end of the horizontal member of the upper L-shaped pipe section, a horizontal pipe frame attached to the upper end. of said vertical pipe section, and a table top covering said pipe frame and rigidly attached thereto.

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U.S. Classification108/141, 108/49, 108/152
International ClassificationA47B23/02, A47B23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B23/02
European ClassificationA47B23/02