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Publication numberUS2161658 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1939
Filing dateJan 30, 1937
Priority dateJan 30, 1937
Publication numberUS 2161658 A, US 2161658A, US-A-2161658, US2161658 A, US2161658A
InventorsHansburg George B
Original AssigneeMetropolis Bending Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined stool and table
US 2161658 A
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INVENTORF 62-0265 5. f/Aws 3026 ATTORNEYS June 6, 1939. G. B HANSBURG 2,161,658

COMBINED STOOL AND TABLE I I Filed Jan. 30, 195v 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 M 9-3 52 SO' INVENTOR. 62-02 s5 25. A A/Vs wee ATTORNEYS Patented June 6, 1939 common s'roor. AND TABLE George B. Hansburg, New York, N. Y., assignor, by mesne assignments, to Metropolis Bending Company, Metropolis, 111., a corporation of Illinois Application January 30, 1937, Serial No. 123,138

3 Claims.

This invention relates to a combined stool and table for infants.

An object of the present invention is the, provision of a piece of furniture which may be used 5 as an infants stool and table and which is simple in construction, attractive in design, and inexpensive to manufacture.

Another object of this invention is the provision of a piece of furniture which may be used 10 as an infants stool and which at the same time comprises a table surface sufliciently large to support the infants playthings, dishes, clothing or the like.

The above and other objects of the present in- II vention may be realized through the provision of a. combined infants stool and table which comprises a table surface surrounding a seat for the infant which is preferably located in the center of the table surface. The seat is so 10- 20 cated relatively to the table surface that the section;

40 fants stool and table of a somewhat different 45 line 1-1 of Figure 5, on a somewhat larger scale;

Figure 3 and shows a combined infants stool and table constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention;

Figure 2 shows the combined infants stool and table partly in front elevation and partly in Figure 3 is a horizontal section along the line 3-3 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the device; Figure 5 is a section through a combined inform;

Figure 6 is a section along the lines 6-6 of Figure 5;

Figure '7 is a partial sectional. view along the Figure 8 is similar to Figure 7 and shows the device with the back plank in the closed position;

Figure 9 shows the outline of the fabric constituting the infants seat shown in Figures 5 and 6;

Figure 10 shows a foot support of a somewhat different form.

The combined infants stool and table shown in Figures 1 to 4 of the drawings comprises a flat table surface 5 of a horizontal plank 6 which vided with a central opening 1.

may be rectangular in form, and which is pro- A rectangular outer frame 8 supports the plank 6 and is firmly connected therewith.

Four legs 9, HI, II and I2 are hinged at l3 to the outer frame 8 and are also connected with the frame 8 by means of pairs of links I4. Due to this arrangement, the table is made collapsible so that its legs 9 to l2 may be folded and placed within the frame 8 when the article is not being used.

The central opening 1 of the horizontal plank 6 is preferably substantially rectangular in form and is provided with rounded edges l5. A rectangular inner frame l6 surrounds the opening I and is connected by bolts with the plank 6.

The inner frame I6 serves as-a support for the infants seat which is preferably made of fabric and has the form of a bag 8 provided with two openings 9 and for the infant's legs. The feet of the infant may be supported by a plank 35 made of wood, cardboard or the like and situated within a pocket 36 which is attached by flaps 31 and 38 to the seat l8.

As shown in Figure 3, the seat I8 is suspended from-the frame I6 upon several pins or bolts 2|. The upper portion of the seat I8 is provided with a corresponding number of grommets 22, the positions of which correspond to those of the supporting bolts 2| and which are slipped over the bolts 2| when the seat I8 is attached to the device. Any number of cushions 23 and24 may be placed, if desired, upon the seat l8.

The combined infants stool and table may be provided with a canopy comprising two parallel supports 25 and 26, the lower portions of which are provided with slots 21 and 28, respectively. Thumb screws 29 and extend through the slots 21 and 28 and are firmly screwed into the outer frame 8. The supports 25 and 26 may be swung relatively to the seat l8 and may be held by the thumb screws 29 and 30 in any desired inclined position.

A preferably rectangular canopy frame 3| carries the canopy fabric 32 and is pivotally connected with the supports 25 and 26 by means of thumb screws 33 and 34. Due to this arrangetating the carrying of ,the device. Obviously, the

canopy and its supports 26 and 21 may be removed, if the combined stool and table are to be used indoors.

Figures 5 to 9 illustrate parts of a piece of furniture which comprise a horizontal plank 40 having a fiat table surface 4| and provided with a central opening 42. A rectangular inner frame 43 surrounds the opening 42 and is connected by any suitable means with the lower surface of the plank 40.

The frame 43 is used as a support for the infants seat which has the form of a bag made of fabric and comprises a seat portion 44, a back portion 45, two side portions 46 and 41, a front portion 48 adapted to pass between the legs of the infant and a foot rest portion 49 terminating in a pocket 50. The upper portion of the frame 43 is provided with recesses, so that slots 5| are formedbetween the lower surface of the plank 40 and the upper surfaces of the frame 43. The upper ends of the seat portions 45 to 48 extend through the slots 5| and have the form of pockets 52. Dowels 53 are situated in the pockets 5! and are used for holding the seat portions in their respective positions.

The feet of the infant are supported by a plank 54 made of wood, cardboard or the like which is inserted into the pocket 50. The plank 54 is held in place by two metallic side pieces or brackets 55 and 56 (Figs. 5 and 6) which are pivotally connected at 51 and 58, with two supports 59 and 60 so that the blank support can swing around the pivots 51 and 58. The upper ends of the supports 59 and 60 are suspended from pivots SI and 62, respectively, which are carried by the frame 43.

A U-shaped' rod 63 is used for adjusting the position of the foot support. The intermediate lowerportion 64 of the rod 63 passes through openings formed in the lower ends of the supports 59 and 60. The upper bent ends 55 of the U-shaped rod 63 may be inserted into several openings 66 provided in the frame 43, thereby adjusting the position of the foot support depending upon the height of the infant.

A plank 61 carrying a cushion 68 is used to support the back of the infant and constitutes a able means. The plank I is supported by metallic angular side pieces or brackets 13, only one of which is shown in the drawings. The side pieces 13 are provided with horizontal flanges upon which the plank I0 rests. The upper end of each side piece 13 carries a bolt 14 passing through a slot I provided in a vertical support I6; which is similar to the support 60 shown in Figure 5. The position of the foot support may be adjusted by winged nuts TI carried by the bolts 14. The construction is otherwise substantially similar to that shown in Figures 5 to 9.

As is apparent from the foregoing description, one of the characteristic features of the present invention is the provision of an infant's seat which is surrounded by or conveniently combined with a substantially large table surface capable of serving as a support for the infant's play' things, his dishes or his garments, and preventing the infant from dropping his playthings or other objects on the floor. The device may be used outdoors, since the adjustable canopy will prevent exposure of the infant to the sun, and since the construction of the seat is such that it is impossible for the infant to lift himself out of the seat.

Of course, the described constructions may be modified in various particulars or be applied in many varied relations without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed, the practical embodiments herein illustrated merely showing some of the various features of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. In combination, a table, an opening in the table top thereof, a bag type seat suspended by said table beneath said opening and a substantially rigid back rest extending from the bottom of said seat upwardly through said opening, and

detachably connected to said seat- I 2. In combination, a table, an opening in the table top thereof, a bag type seat suspended by said table beneath said opening and a substantially rigid back rest extending from the bottom of said seat upwardly through said opening, said back rest being removably secured to said seat and of a size to close said opening.

3. In combination, a table, an opening in the table top thereof, a bag type seat suspended by said table beneath said opening and a substantially rigid back rest extending from the bottom of said seat upwardly through said opening, said back rest being removably secured to said seat and of a size to close said opening, and means for supporting said back rest in position to close said opening and complete the table surface.

GEORGE B. HANSBURG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/125, 297/136, 297/275, 297/184.11
International ClassificationA47D3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D3/005
European ClassificationA47D3/00B