US 2039805 A
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May 5, 1936. J KNIGHT 2,039,805-
BEACH UMBRELLA TABLE Filed April 17, 1934 INVENTOR 'RQBERTJ, Kmq-HT TORNE y Patented May 5, 1936 UNITED STATES BEACH UMBRELLA TABLE Robert J. Knight, Inglewood, Calif.
Application April 17,
An object of this invention is to provide an adjustable, collapsible table adapted to be used in conjunction with beach umbrellas, tents, or similar camp equipment or that may be mounted 5 on an ordinary pole.
Another object of the invention is lightness, spaciousness and when folded up may be carried in a compact manner with the umbrella.
An object of this invention is to so construct l and arrange the rib members that the fabric forming the table top will be stretched to drum tightness and will hold dishes etc. without defiecting and when the pole or umbrella stafi is inclined at an angle the table top retains its horizontal position.
An advantage of the invention is that means are provided to prevent the table from assuming other than a horizontal position when opened for use. 20 Other objects, advantages and features of invention may appear from the accompanying drawing, the subjoined detailed description and the appended claims.
The accompanying drawing illustrates the invention.
Figure 1 is a view of the invention showing how it is used upon the beach and in conjunction with an umbrella at lunch time.
Fig. 2 is an isometric view of the invention 30 showing the poles in dotted lines denoting two extreme positions of the poles.
Fig. 3 shows the table in folded position on the umbrella pole.
Fig. 4 shows how the invention is folded and a assembled to an umbrella for carrying.
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the invention partly in section showing the stop chain and open position of the table top and rib units.
Fig. 6 is a plan View of the invention with a fragment of the fabric broken away to expose interior construction.
Fig. '1 is an enlarged plan section detail view on line X'l-X'l Fig. 5.
Fig. 8 is an enlarged section on line X8-X8 Fig. 7 showing the sleeve and oblong housing.
Fig. 9 is an enlarged fragmental detail view showing the hinge and supporting and stretching ribs.
Fig. 10 is a side elevation of Fig. 9.
5 Fig. 11 is an enlarged sectional detail view of the collar showing how the fabric or table top is held thereto, a fragment of which is shown.
Fig. 12 is an enlarged fragmental detail in section showing the tip construction.
1934, Serial No. 720,969
Fig. 13 is an enlarged fragmental detail view of one of the card pockets looking from the underside of the table top.
Fig. 14 is a side elevation of Fig. 13.
Fig. 1 shows the invention in use at the beach with an umbrella 2 fixed to a pole 3 and shows food l upon a table top- 5 ready to be consumed by the lady 6 and man 1.
The table top 5 may be of fabric, canvas or any suitable material and is centrally fastened to a collar 8 by washer 8a and retained in position by tabs 8b at the top of the collar and at its ends to the tips 9 that are provided with slots it? into which the ends of the stretching ribs Ii fit. Stretching ribs II being hingeably fixed at l2 to a wire l3 that passes through the spaced extensions M of the collar 8 at its top end.
Mounted upon and fixed to each stretching rib H are hinges l5 that hingeably support the supporting ribs I6 at I! and the other end of the ribs I6 being hingeably connected to the wire l8 that passes through the spaced extensions I9 of oblong housing 20.
Slidably mounted within the oblong housing is a sleeve 2| that is provided with a threaded extension 22 having a threaded bore 23 into which is placed the thumb screw 24. The extension 22 extends through a slot 25 in the oblong housing 20 and is held in place by the thumb nut 26 and washer 26a.
The table is mounted in the folded position upon the pole 3 passing through the collar 8 and sleeve 2| to the approximate height and is fixed thereto by the thumb screw 2! in the collar.
To open the table the housing 20 is pulled down until the stop chain 28 is tight which brings the table top to the fiat position and the sleeve 2| is then locked by the thumb screw 24 to the pole.
To raise or lower the table release screws 24 and 21 and lock said screws when the desired height is obtained.
For any angle of the pole the adjustment is taken up by moving the sleeve 2| along the oblong housing 20 to that position which will permit the table top to be horizontal, the sleeve 2| being locked to the housing by the thumb nut 26 and washer 260..
A stop chain 28 is provided that is fixed to the collar 8 at 29 and to the oblong housing at 30 that prevents the table from assuming other than a horizontal position when opened for use.
The oblong housing 20 also forms a retainer between the umbrella and table when in carrying position as shown in Fig. 4 of the drawing.
Fig. 6 shows a means for carrying playing cards, said means being in the form of pockets 3| that are fixed to the underside of the table top.
1. The combination with an umbrella having a collapsible table comprising a table top mounted on aplurality of ribs; a collar provided to slip over the umbrella pole having means to fix it thereto and a housing adjustably mounted on said pole; a sleeve mounted within said housing and means to adjust said sleeve in the housing to keep the table top in position regardless of the angle of the umbrella pole.
2. The combination with an umbrella having a collapsible table mounted upon the umbrella pole; said table comprising a table top mounted on and fixed to a collar that is slidably mounted on said pole; a plurality of stretching ribs fixed to said table top and hinged to said collar; a plurality of supporting ribs hinged at one end to said stretching ribs and at the other end to an adjustable oblong housing; a sleeve mounted within said housing and means to adjust said sleeve in the housing; and a stop chain fixed to the collar and to said housing to prevent the table top from assuming other than a horizontal position when opened for use.
3. A device of the character set forth comprising a collapsible table top; means comprising a plurality of ribs to support said table top and means comprising an oblong housing and a sleeve within said housing to lower said top; a collar mounted on a pole and having screw means to fix said top to said pole and means to hold said top in a flat drum tight position regardless of the angle of said pole when in use.
ROBERT J. KNIGHT.