|Publication number||US2102449 A|
|Publication date||Dec 14, 1937|
|Filing date||Jan 21, 1937|
|Priority date||Jan 21, 1937|
|Publication number||US 2102449 A, US 2102449A, US-A-2102449, US2102449 A, US2102449A|
|Original Assignee||Zimmerman Leo|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (28), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I m A Q WITN/ESSES- iNVENTOR J/ Zzmmer'man BY m W ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 14, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.
This invention relates to combination tables, an object of the invention being to provide a table which may function as a bridge table, as a game table, and as a dining or serving table.
The invention includes an open frame in which,
a top is movably mounted, and comprises two leaves hingedly connected and reversible within the frame, each leaf being of asize to fit within.
the frame, and said leaves adapted to be positioned in aligned support on the frame and extending'beyond the frame so as to provide a relatively large dining or serving table.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of con.
struction and combinations and arrangements of parts, all of which will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings- Fig. 1 is a view in longitudinal section with the top in position to form a bridge table;
Fig. 2 is a similar view with the top in position to form a game table;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing in full lines an intermediate position of the top, and in dotand-dash lines the position of the top when forming a dining or serving table;
Fig. 4 is a view in longitudinal section with the top in position to form a dining or serving table;
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view in longitudinal section illustrating details of construction, and.
Fig. 6 is a view in transverse section on the line 6-6 of Fi 1.
The reference character A is employed generally to indicate the frame of my improved table, which is of open rectangular form and comprises parallel side bars l0, I connected by parallel end bars I l, l This frame is supported by any suitable form of legs l2 which are preferably of the folding or collapsible type so as to occupy but little space when the table is not in use.
The bars l0 and II are preferably of the general angular shape in cross section as illustrated, and the side bars l0, lfl have secured to their inner faces rails [3 having longitudinal slots l4 therein. Particular attention is called to the shape of these slots I4 and it will be noted that throughout the major portion of the slots and at one end thereof they are in a plane higher than the other end of the slots, and for convenience of description these higher portions of the slots are given the reference character I5, and the lower portions of the slots at the other ends of the rails are given the reference character l6.
These two portions l and I6 of the slots M are connected by a tapered slotted portion l1, and the higher slotted portion l5 of the slot M is provided at the center of the table with depressions or notches l8 and adjacent these notches, the slots are given a curve forming raised portions l9 atone side of the notches 18.
The reference character B is employed to indicate generally the table top, which consists of two leaves and 2|, both of a size to fit within the frame A, and these leaves 20 and 2| are connected by hinges 22., A series of angle brackets 23 are secured to the leaf 2| adjacent its hinge connection with the leaf 20,'and in these brackets 23 a transversely extending rod 24 is mounted, the, ends of the rod projecting into the slots l4 and guided by said slots to adjust the table top for its various functions. Angle brackets 25 are secured tov one end bar H to support the free ends of the leaves when functioning as a.- game table, as illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings, and straight brackets 26 are secured to the other bar H and adapted to support the free ends of the leaves when functioning as a bridge table, as shown in Fig, 1 of the drawings. In order to pre vent accidental movement of the table top when in this last named position, spring-pressed catches 28 are provided in one of the bars II to engage a socket member 29 on the free end of the leaf 20.
As illustrated in Fig. 5 of the drawings, the various surfaces of the leaves may have suitable coverings 30 thereon, but for convenience of illustration these coverings are omitted from the main figures of the drawings. The face or surface of the leaf 2| may be ornamental or contain any suitable design, such as shown at 3|, to constitute a game board.
The operation of the table is as follows: Fig. 1 illustrates the table top B within the frame A flush with the upper surface of the frame A so that the table when in this position constitutes an ordinary bridge table as it has a smooth playing surface for cards. When the table top is in this position it will be noted that the rod 24 is at the extreme end of the lower portions l6 of the slots and the free ends of the leaves are supported in the brackets 26.
When it is desired to reverse the table top, the free end of the table top is swung upwardly and the rod 24 is moved longitudinally of the slots until it reaches the extremity of the high portion l5 of the slots, and the top is then moved downwardly within the frame and the free end of the table top supported on the brackets 25. When in this position it will be noted that the table top is a plane below the upper surface of the frame A and this is very desirable as it prevents the loss of game pieces when moved or thrown across the surface of the game table.
When it is desired to extend the table top so as to form a dining or serving table, the free end i of the top is raised and the rod 24 moved along the slots until it drops into thenotches I8, and the raised portion I9 of the rails enables the manipulator of the table to readily feel or find.
the notches l8. When in this position the leaves can be' moved downwardly into a horizontal'plane in alignment with each other, resting upon the frame A and projectingbeyond the ends rof the frame A, thus providing a dining or serving table which will accommodate a number of persons.
While I have illustrated and described what I believe to be a preferred embodiment of my invention, it is'obvious that various slight changes may be made with regard to the form and arrangement of parts without departing from my invention, and hence I do not limit myself to'the precise details set forth but consider myself at' throughout the length of the inner faces of the sides of the frame and permitting the rod to move in the slots so as to position the hinged ends of the'leaves at either end of the frame to reverse the top in the frame.
'2, "A combination 'table, including an open frame, a reversible top comprising two leaves hingedly connected, each'leaf of a size to fit within the frame, a cross rod secured to one leaf adia cent its hinged end, and slotted rails secured to the-inner faces of opposite sides of the frame and receiving the ends of the rod, said slotted rails having central notches into which the ends of the rod are disposed when supporting the table top in full open position with the leaves supported on the, frame andextending beyond the same.
3. A- combination table, including an' open c frame, a reversible top comprising two leaves hingedly connected, each leaf of a size to fit Within the frame, a cross rod secured to one leaf adja- I cent its hinged'end, and slotted rails secured to o the inner faces of opposite sides of the frame and receiving. the ends of the rod, the extremities of' the slots being in different horizontal planes so that when-the rod is in one end of the slots the table top will lie flush with the top of the frame andlwhentherod is in the other end of the slots the table top will be disposed in a plane below the'upper'surface of the frame. a
4. A combination table, including an open a frame, 'a' reversible top comprising two leaves hingedly connected, each leaf of a size to fit within the frame, a cross rod secured to one leaf adjacent its hinged end, slotted mils secured to the inner faces of opposite sides of the frame and receiving the ends of the rod,'the extremities of the slots being indifferent horizontal planes so that when the rod is in one'end of the slots the table top will lie flush With the top of the frame and when the rod is in the other end of'the slots the table top will be disposed in airplane below' the upper surface of the frame, and brackets on the opposite ends of the framesupporting the free ends of the table topwithin the frame.
7 LEO ZIMMERMAN;
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|U.S. Classification||108/63, 108/75, 108/84|