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Publication numberUS2106309 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1938
Filing dateOct 31, 1936
Priority dateOct 31, 1936
Publication numberUS 2106309 A, US 2106309A, US-A-2106309, US2106309 A, US2106309A
InventorsSweeney Benjamin F
Original AssigneeHenry T Barr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding table
US 2106309 A
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Jah. 25, ,1938. B, E SWEENEY 2,106,309

FOLDING TABLE Filed Oct. 5l, 1936 I /V VE /V TOR. BEMMM//v Swan/5x HTTOR/VEY.

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Calit provement in folding tables, particularly to those used for card or coffee tables.

An object of my invention isto .provide a novel folding table construction wherein the table top can be simplyand easily adjustedytotwo,different,

heights.

Another object is to provide a novel means of constructing the legs of the table providing an inexpensive yet sturdy construction. said v legs being so arranged that the height of the table can be easily changed, as desired.

Other objects, advantages and features of in- Vention may appear from the accompanying drawing, the subjoined detailed description, and. the appended claims.

In the drawing: Figure l is a side elevation of my table in unfolded position, at its maximum height.

Figure 2 is a side elevation of my table in folded position.

Figure 3 is a side elevation of same in lowermost unfolded position.

Figure 4 is an end view of my table.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary side view of the legs and yoke in assembled position.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral I indicates the table top. A pair of legs 2 2 are pivotally mounted to the lower surface of the top I by means of a clip 3. lower ends, these legs are bent outwardly as shown at 4, the purpose of this being to provide greater stability for the table. The legs 2 2 are full length and are preferably made of metal tubing, rods, or the like.

The second pair of legs 5 5 are arranged in side of the legs 2 2 and are pivotally attached to the legs 2 2 by means of a bar 6. A substantially U-shaped yoke 'l is pivotally attached to the underside of the top I by means of clips 8 8. Each of the legs 5 5 is pivotally attached to the yoke 'I adjacent the upper ends of these legs by means of a pin 9. The yoke 'I is arranged in side of the legs 5 5 as shown in Figs. 4 and 5. The lower ends of the legs 5 are also bent'outwardly, as shown at III, thus materially adding to the stability of the table. The upper ends of each of the legs 5 5 are bent as shown at II, these' pushed downwardly, the yoke 'I passes the same,v

thus permitting the ends I I of the legs 5 5 to engage the bottom of the table top I, thereby pro` fFoLnINdTABLEf A einem; sweaty] ist@ nach; can.; a v"signori of fone-half ltojllenry T.Barr,;-Long^f y, (1.; I.

l.Applicationfoetober 1,1936, serial f claims., (or 31u-szw` This invention relatesllt'a new and useful ini` At their I2 is pivoted at one end to one of the legs 5, as shown at I3, and the other cnd is slotted, as shown at I4, thereby permitting the stop to be swung into positions to either engage the yoke or to permit the yoke to pass. It will thus be evident that by merely adjusting the stop I2, the table can be held in either its maximum raised position or lowered position. In folded position, the top I extends parallel to the legs 2 and 5, substantially as shown in Fig. 2.

Having described my invention, I claim:

l. A folding table comprising a table top, a pair of legs, each pivotally connected to the bottom of said table top, a second pair of legs, each of said second pair of legs being pivotally attached to one of the first named legs, a substantially U-shaped yoke pivotally attached to the under side of said table top, each of said second pair of legs being pivotally attached to the sides of said yoke, each of said second pair of legs being curved at the upper end thereof, said curved end of the legs being engageable with the under side of the table top, and releasable stop means on said second pair of legs, said yoke being adapted to engage said stop means in one position of the table and to pass said stop means in another position of the table.

2. Afolding table comprising a table top, a pair of legs, each pivotally connected to the bottom of said table top. a second pair of legs, each of said second pair of legs being pivotally attached to one of the first named legs, a substantially U-shapcd yoke pivotally attached to the under side of said table top, each of said second pair of legs being pivotally attached to the sides of said yoke, and a stop bar extending between the second pair of legs, said stop bar being pivotally attached to one of the legs and slidably attached to the other leg, whereby said i yoke is selectively engaged by the stop bar.

3. A folding table comprising a table top, a pair of legs, each pivotally connected to the bottom of said tabletop, a second pair of legs, each of said second pair of legs being pivotally attached to one of the first named legs, a substantially U-shaped yoke pivotally attached to the under side of said table top, each of said second pair of legs being pivotally attached to the sides of said yoke, a stop bar extending between the second pair of legs, said stop bar being pivotally attached to one of the legs and slidably attached to the other leg, whereby said yoke is selectively engaged by the stop bar, and a curved upper end on each of the second pair of legs, said curved end engagi vidin'g ailoweredposition:ofthe table. The stop csnncmm oF CORRECTION.

Patent no. 2,106,509.

January 25, 1958 BENJAMIN F. SAEENEY.

It is hereby-r certified 'that the `name of the assignee in the above numbered patent was erroneously described and specified as "Henry T. Barr"I whereas said name should have been described and specified as --Harry T, Barr, as shown by the record of assignments in this office; and that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein thet the seme may conform te the record of the cas'e in the Patent Office. r

Signed and seeled this 27th dey of November, A. D. 19).;5.

Leslie Frazer l(Seal) First Assistant Commissioner of Patents.

Referenced by
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US2432192 *Nov 14, 1945Dec 9, 1947Henry V GaudetteAdjustable folding table
US2471564 *Feb 1, 1946May 31, 1949Henry V GaudetteFolding table
US2733971 *Jan 15, 1954Feb 7, 1956 house
US2757998 *Mar 29, 1954Aug 7, 1956Shwayder Brothers IncConvertible folding tray table and coffee table
US2871075 *Dec 26, 1957Jan 27, 1959Premier Materials CoCollapsible utility table or stand
US2939584 *Jun 2, 1958Jun 7, 1960Kenneth P GriswoldDisplay stands
US4095843 *Feb 2, 1977Jun 20, 1978Hirsch James CHeight adjustment apparatus for child support
Classifications
U.S. Classification108/116
International ClassificationA47B9/16, A47B9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B9/16
European ClassificationA47B9/16