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Publication numberUS2162560 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 13, 1939
Filing dateAug 1, 1936
Priority dateAug 1, 1936
Publication numberUS 2162560 A, US 2162560A, US-A-2162560, US2162560 A, US2162560A
InventorsLarsen Lewis
Original AssigneeHeywood Wakefield Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined chair and table
US 2162560 A
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June 13, 1939. L.. LARSEN COMBINED CHAIR AND TABLE Filed Aug. l, 1936 in Fig. 1.

Patented June 13, 1939 UNITED- STATES PATENT OFFICE COMBINED CHAIR AND TABLE corporation of Massachusetts Application August 1, 1936, Serial No. 93,82

1 Claim.

This invention relates to improvements in a combined chair and table vand it consists of the matters hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a structure forming a chair and a table as a unitary article of furniture, with the chair and table arranged in a manner not only permitting an easy and comfortable occupancy in use, but also one insuring stability of the structure whether occupied or not.

Another object of the invention is to provide a structure of this kind consisting of but a few parts, so arranged as to mutually coact in a manner insuring strength and rigidity and still be relatively light in weight so that it may be easily moved about from one place of use to another.

A further object of the invention is to provide a combined chair and table which follows the modern trend in appearance, which may be made at a relatively low cost, and which shall be adapted to many uses about the home, school, shop and other establishments.

The above mentioned objects of the invention, as well as others, together with the advantages thereof, will more fully appear as I proceed with my specification.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a combined chair and table embodying the preferred form of the invention;

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the same, and

Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical section through the structure as taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Referring now in detail to that embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawing, 5 and t indicate respectively, the laterally spaced side frames of the combined Ytable and chair each of which is preferably made of a suitably bent metallic element such as tubing. Each side frame includes a horizontally disposed floor engaging member I and 8 respectively, one of which is of a length greater than the other as best appears At one .endof both floor engaging members 'I and 8, are upright members 9 and I0 respectively. A cross bar II connects the members 9 and Ill at a point about midway between their top and bottom ends.

The end I2 of the floor engaging member 1, opposite the upright member 9, is bent at a right angle to extend inwardly toward the plane of the floor engaging member 8 of the other side frame 6. At the extremity of said end I2 is an upright member I3 of a height less than that of the upassociated with the seat.

right members 9 and IIJ. At the top end of said upright member I3 is a horizontally disposed, outward extension I4, arranged in the vertical plane of the end I2. Preferably, the floor en-Y gaging member l, the upright memberk 9, the end I2, the upright member I3 and the extension I4 are made by bending a single length of tubing into the desired shape, the corners between the various associated parts mentioned each being formed on a generous curve.

An intermediate upright member I5 rises from the floor engaging member I at a point between its ends. At the top end of said upright member I5 is a horizontally disposed inward extension I6. Said extension is arranged parallel with but faces in a direction opposite the extension I4. The upright member I5 is preferably offset slightly outwardly from the plane of the floor engaging member 'I and the bottom end of said upright member is bent'inwardly to engage and is preferably welded to the side of said oor engaging side member 1. f

The floor engaging member 8 of the frame 6 is of such length that its inner end terminates in substantially the transverse plane of the upright member I5. At said end of said floor engaging side member 8 is an upright member II, which includes a horizontal extension I8 at its top end that is welded to the upright member I5. The side frame 6 constitutes a single length 30 of tubing, suitably bent to provide the parts 8,

I0, I'I and I8 thereof respectively.

The extension I8 is arranged in substantially the horizontal plane of the cross bar II and coacts therewith in supporting the front and rear ends of a seat I9 of any suitable kind, as best appears in Fig. 1.

Those parts of the upright members 9 and I0 above'the cross bar are bent outwardly to a suitable inclination and serve to support a back rest The back rest member is secured to said top end parts of said upright members 9 and IIJ in any suitable manner.

Supported upon the transverse horizontal extensions I4 and I6 before mentioned, is a table top 2I,.screws 22 (see Fig. 3) passing up through said extensions from below into the table top to secure the top in position. The extensions I4 and I6 are connected together by a pair of shallow U shaped straps, the upright parts 23 of 50 which are secured in any suitable manner to the inner sides of said extensions. The cross bars 24 of both of said shallow U shaped straps are disposed a suitable distance below the plane of said extensions and serve to support a pair of 55 rails 25-25. Said rails which are arranged parallel with said extensions I4 and I6 respectively are secured to the bars 24 in any suitable manner. A drawer 26 slides on said rails, into and out of operative position beneath the table top 2l.

It is to be noted that the upright members I3 and I are associated with diagonally opposite corners of the table top. This arrangement, in connection with the horizontal extensions I4 and I6, which are tied together by the previously mentioned U straps, provides a rigid structure for supporting the table top without tilting.

By reason of the free open space between the upright members I3 and II of both side frames, a person desiring to occupy the seat has full access thereto through said open space before mentioned. When the seat is thus occupied, the table is disposed in convenient and operative relation for the occupant of said seat.

The structure described is light in weight and may be easily moved about from one place of use to another, the oor engaging side members I and serving as runners for this purpose. The parts are so correlated as to afford mutuality in bracing eiect and support so that the structure possesses not only stability but great strength and rigidity for its weight. The structure is adapted for many uses in the home, school, shop and elsewhere and as it has a modern appearance, it its well with other articles of furniture With which it is associated.

Again, there are no bolts, joints or other projections to engage and tear the clothing or to injure the occupant.

While in describing the invention, I have referred in detail to the form, arrangement and construction of the parts embodied therein, the same is to be considered only in the illustrative sense so that I do not Wish to be limited thereby except as may be specifically set forth in the appended claim.

I claim as my invention:

A combined chair and table embodying therein laterally spaced, relatively long and short side frames, the long side frame including a horizontal bottom member and end and intermediate upright members connected thereto, the short side frame including a horizontal bottom member and end upright members connected thereto, a seat, means for supporting one end of the seat from one upright end member of both side frames, the other upright end member and the upright inter mediate member of the longer frame carrying oppositely directed horizontal, extensions, a table top supported by said extensions, and means connecting the other upright end me-mber of the short frame with the intermediate upright mem- `ber of the long frame and which connecting means supports the other end of the seat.


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U.S. Classification297/171, 297/172, 312/235.2, 312/330.1, 297/448.2
International ClassificationA47B23/02, A47B39/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B23/02, A47B39/00
European ClassificationA47B23/02, A47B39/00