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Publication numberUS2115115 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1938
Filing dateSep 28, 1935
Priority dateSep 28, 1935
Publication numberUS 2115115 A, US 2115115A, US-A-2115115, US2115115 A, US2115115A
InventorsHansen Peter M, Matteson Jesse O
Original AssigneeBrunswick Balke Collender Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Billiard table construction
US 2115115 A
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April 26, 1938. J. b. MATTESON Er AL 151,115

B ILLIARD TABLE CONSTRUCTION 4 Filed Sept. 28, 1955 2 sheets-sheet 1 April 26, 1938. J. O MATTESON AL 2,115,115

B ILLIARD TABLE CONSTRUCTION Filed Sept. 28, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 dfddf O. MATTEJON PETER M HANSEN INVENTO/Td ,4 TTORA/f) Patented Apr. 26, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Jesse O. Matteson and gun, Mich., assignors Collender Company, Chicago,

of Delaware Peter M. Hansen, Musketo The Brunswick-Ballro- Ill., a corporation Application September 28, 1935, Serial No. 42,614

1 Claim.

This invention relates to an improved billiard table construction and has for one of its principal objects the provision of a table which will eliminate the use of a slate bed and which furthermore shall be simple and more economical of construction.

One of the important objects of the invention. is to provide a billiard table which can be built in standard parts, which parts can be assembled upon delivery without the necessity of skilled or technical workmen and which parts when assembled will immediately provide a playable billiard table.

Another object of the invention is the provision, in connection with a billiard table, of a removable top whereby the same can be adapted for other games, such as table tennis, or whereby the same can be used for further purposes, as, for example, a dining-room table. 2 A still further object of the invention is the provision of a new type of supporting legs for billiard tables whereby adjustment of the level or height of the table can be readily accomplished and whereby a very solid and practically immovable foundation results.

Other and further important objects of the invention will be apparent from the disclosures in the accompanying drawings and following specification.

30 The invention, in a preferred form, is illustrated in the drawings and hereinafter more fully described.

In the drawings- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved billiard table of this invention, parts being broken away toshow the removable top.

Figure 2 is an end view of the table, showing an improved feature.

Figure 3 is a sectional view of one end of the table showing the interior details of construction and also illustrating the leg mounting.

Figure 4 is a bottom view ofthe legs shown in Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a top plan view of a representative corner of the table showing, particularly, the leg and frame construction.

As shown in the drawings:

The reference numeral Ill indicates generally the improved bed or playing surface of the billiard table of this invention, the same comprising laminations of metal l2 and wood or similar material I4, instead of the usual slate. The usual cloth covering is applied to the bed and the same is provided with the usual side rails l6 and cushions l8. Pockets 2|] are provided as. in the ordinary construction.

Fastened to the under-face of the bed is a series of angle irons 22 having openings therein through which bolts 24 pass, these bolts, being screw-threaded at each end, the upper end fitted into a corresponding screw-threaded metal plug 26 which has coarse screw-threads 28 on the outside thereof and which is in turn so. screwthreadedly mounted in the rail l6. has a nut 30 thereon which when turned up tightly fastens the bed, the angle iron. 22 and the rail 16 together into a unitary construction.

A frame, rectangular in shape, corresponding to the size of the table, is provided, this being 5 also composed of angle irons 32 having corner plates 34 for bracing purposes, and in each of the four corners is mounted a. vertical leg 36, preferably composed of tubular metal, with its upper end screw-threaded as at 38 and so mounted into a support 40. .Openings 42 are provided in the upper end of the leg or post 36 for the: insertion of a rod or the like whereby the same may be turned to adjust the effective height. The lower end of the tubular leg or post 36 is rotatably mounted into a supporting plate or base 44 (Figure 4).

Also mounted in each of the base plates 44 is a pair of angular bracing legs 46 which cooperate with the upright leg 36, bracing the same against rocking or shaking movement in either direction, and the upper ends of these slop-ing or angular legs are positioned in brackets 48 fastened to the angle iron 32, and set screws 50 are provided in the brackets whereby the legs 46 may be fastened against movement with respect to these brackets.

A depending skirt 52 is fastened to the outer edges of the bed 10 mainly for ornamental purposes and to conceal the metal structure and the same may be of any design and may be of any suitable or desired material, either with or with-- out additional ornamentation.

' A set of shelves or receiving pockets 54 can be provided in either or both ends, as best shown in Figure 2, for the reception of balls, chalk and the like.

The table itself is provided with a removable cover 56 which can be made in two or more portions hinged together, as at 58 in Figure 1, and this cover is provided with supports 60, underneath the same, which rest on the table bed (Figure 3) thereby protecting the rails l6 and pockets 20. The supports 60 are of a height greater than the balls used, so that the balls The bOlt 24 10 may be lefton thetable if desired. This cover may'be used for other games, as, for example,

table tennis wherein a; net 62 is used, or, as hereinbefore stated, the cover; may be adapted for other purposes, as, for example, the table itselfmay be conyerted into a dining table or the like; It will be evident that herein is provided a simplified formof billiard'tablewhich can be man- 1 ufactured complete at the factory, shipped to any desired point and then 'set up by any person without the-necessity of an experiencedor technical Workman, which has heretoforeheenf considered necessary in connectionwith th'e'a'ssembly of tables having slate bedsf A more e00- '15 nom-ic structure is alsoppvided whilea't the same time a very satisfactory, playing surface results and one which is not liable to warping, or

.crequiredi purposes.

, Weare aware that manyichanges mayhe'made and numerousdetails of construction varied throughout a wide rangewithout departing from the principles of thisiinvention; and we there.-

f0re donot purpose limitjing the patent granted.

[ frame; the bolts Which hdld frame portion;

thereon otherwise than asc-necessitated by the prior art. 7

We claim as our invention:

A billiard table, including asupportingframe,

tubular legs rotatably mounted in the corners of the frame, for leveling purposes; a flat base at the lower end of each leg, in which the leg 'is rotatable; a pair of 'angularly extending tubular,

braces for each leg, oneof said bracesrotatably mounted on the side J of the frame and one on the end of the rame; means for adjustablyfix- 'ing said braceelementsin position; a composi- 'tion' top removably mounted onthe frame, said 7 compositiomtop comprising a bed, side rails and cushions; bolts fastening through the bed intothe side 'rails'for retaining the partsin assem bled position; andangle-irons extending trans: V ve s ytifi ea h positioned on the bed in such spaced relationship as to forma close fitting receptacle for the also serving toc position said sociated with the rails 7 PETER MQ NSE JEssE o. MA'I'I'EsON, V

end .andalong'each' side'ofthe V 5 bed on the under-face thereof, saidfangle ironsthe rails on theflbed angledzfon's; "andi'a Y? a I dependingfiskirtaround the edge of the bed,

and adapted to conceal the

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U.S. Classification473/14, 473/496, 248/188
International ClassificationA63D15/00, A63D15/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63D15/04
European ClassificationA63D15/04