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Aug. 13, 1 G. J. CHRISTENSON TABLE ATTACHMENT Filed Oct. 20, i938 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. .7 CHE/STE SON.
Aug. 13, 1940.
G. J. CHRISTENSON TABLE ATTACHMENT Filed Oct. 20, 1938 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 1m "FNTOR. GU57 J. CHE/S ENSO/V,
Patented Aug. 13, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TABLE ATTACHMENT Gust -J. Christenson, Chicago, Ill. Application October 20, 1938, Serial No. 235,970
This invention relates to improvements in table attachments and it consists of the matters pointed out in the appended claim hereinafter described and more particularly The improved attachment is especially usefulceiving cigar and cigarette and similar ashes and which means may be covered when not in use so as to be substantially flush with the top surface of the table top. A
Another object of the invention is to provide a table attachment which when operatively secured to one corner of the top of the table, serves two persons, with respect to. the drinks and smokes used by said persons.
A further object of the invention is to providean attachment of this kind which is simple in construction for low cost production and which may be r'eadilyapplied to a table top.
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. v I
Fig. 1.'s a perspective view of a table attachment embodying the preferred form of the invention, when in position at one corner of a table top-and in its open positionready for use.
Fig. 2,-is a. view similar .to Fig..-1 showing the attachment in its closed-positionofnon-use Fig. 3 is a top. plan viewof 'theattachment in its open position ready for use. v Fig. 4 is a longitudinal vertical sectional-view through theattachment when in its open position for use, the plane of the section being indicated by the line 44 on Fig. 3.
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 showing the attachment in its closed condition for non-use.
Fig. 6 is a transverse vertical detail sectional view through the attachment, on an enlarged scale, as taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 3.
Fig. '7 is a vertical detail sectional view also on an enlarged scale as taken on the line 11 of Fig. 3.
Referring now in detail to that embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings, the improved attachment includes a plate-like supporting member III and a plate-like cover member II. The member II is so operatively connected to the member III as to be moved from a position overlapping and substantially covering said member I0 to a position completely exposing the same. Preferably the member II is hinged 5 at one end to one end of the member I0 as indicated at 12 for the movement above mentioned. The member II is stiffened by means of one or more longitudinal ribs I I formed from integral parts of said member. 10
The member ID is preferably made of sheet material and is of a somewhat elongated shape and is semicircular at'that end opposite the hinged connection I2. In the semicircularend of the member I0 is a depression or recess I3 15 adapted to hold a drinking glass I4 as appears in dotted lines inFig. 1. A circular opening is formed in the member III at a point between said hinged connection I2 and recess I3,respectively and this opening is defined by an inwardly and s downwardly tapering flange I5 that best appears in Fig. 6. Said'opening removably receives an ash receiving receptacle I6 that has an upwardly and outwardly flaring flange I'I for a seating supporting engagement upon the gi'nal portion of theflange I5.
The receptacle is provided with a cross bar I8 which maybe readily grasped bythe fingers for removingthe receptacle from the flange I 5 for emptying and replacement. Thisv bar .also forms a convenient part against which the ashes on a cigar or. cigarette may be. engaged for removal. u To provide a convenient rest for cigars or cigarettes, the member In is provided on opposite sides, with transversely extendinggrooves I.9- .I 9 that are inclined downwardly to opencthrough the flange I5 at a point slightly above the top edge of the flange ll of the ash r'eceptaclei IG. Along the opposite sides, and extending about 40 a whole may be operatively secured in position 45 to a table top 2|.
The member II is of an area and shape to fit within the raised marginal flange 20. That end of the member I I opposite the hinged connection I2 is semicircular as shown and is formed on that 50 surface forming the top surface, when said plate is in its open positiomwith an upstanding annular flange 22 constituting a receiving portion for a drinking glass 23 as appears in dotted lines in Fig.v 1. The center of the: flange 22 is spaced 5;
bottom mar- 25 substantially'the same distance away from the hinged connection l2, as the center of the recess i3.
When the member H has been swung about the hinged connection i2 into the closed position as shown in Figs. 2 and 5, wherein it overlaps the supporting member ID, and covers the recess l3 and opening as defined by the flange l5, its edges fit snugly within the inner edges of the flange 20 and the flange 22 is disposed within the recess 13. At this time, the exposed surface of the member II is flush with the top surface of the flange 20.
To releasably hold the plate member in this position, a portion 24 of the flange 22 may be bulged slightly to spring into a recess 25 formed in the upright wall of the recess i3 toward the semicircular end of the plate member 10 as best appears in Fig. 5. It is pointed out at this time that a portion of the rounded end of the plate member II is formed with a raised lip 26 under which the fingernail may be inserted to assist in opening the member 1 I against the restraining action of the parts 24 and .25 before mentioned. In applying the attachment to a table top, an opening 21 is formed in one corner thereof with its major axis disposed in a plane extending toward the diagonally opposite corner. Said opening, which best appears in Fig. 3, is of a shape to receive that part of the plate member ID within the flange 20. Thus this flange rests upon the table top about the sides and the semicircular end of the opening 21. Devices such as small screws or bolts 28 may be employed to secure the flange to the table top.
As each attachment readily serves two persons, only two of such attachments are required for each table, located at diagonally opposite corners thereof.
When the member II is in its closed position, wherein it overlaps the member Ill as before described, it is substantially flush with the top surface of the table top. When said plate member is in this position, the table may be stored in the usual manner.
When said member H is in its opened position for use as appears in Figs. 1 and 3, the member ll engages by means of its ribs H substantially flat upon and overhangs that comer of the table top, outwardly of the hinged connection 12. The attachment occupies but a small amount of space in its associated corner of the table top and forms a handy adjunct therefor.
While in describing the invention, I have re ferred in detail to the form, arrangement and construction of the attachment, the same is to be considered only in the illustrative sense so that I do not wish to be limited thereto except as may be specifically set forth in the appended claims.
I claim as my invention:
l. A table attachment of the kind described embodying therein a plate-like supporting member adapted to be operatively secured to a table top, means providing a drinking glass recess at one end of said member, a second plate-like member having a hinged connection with the other end of said member, said second plate-like member being capable of a swinging movement from a position closing said recess to a position exposing said recess for use, and means on said second plate-like member for holding a second drinking glass and so aranged thereon that when saidsecond plate-like member is in a position closing said first mentioned recess, said glass holding means on said plate-like member is disposed within said recess.
2. A table attachment of the kind described embodying therein a plate-like supporting member adapted to be operatively secured to a table top, means providing a drinking glass recess at one end of said member, a second plate-like member having a hinged connection with the other end of said member, means carried by said supporting member providing an ash receiving receptacle, said second plate-like member being capable of a swinging movement from a position closing said recess and ash receptacle to a position exposing the same for use, and glass holding means carried by said second plate-like member and so arranged thereon that when said second plate-like member is in the position closing said recess and said receptacle, said glass holding means is disposed in said recess.
3. A table attachment of the kind described, embodying therein a supporting member adapted to be operatively secured to a table top within the margin thereof, means providing a drinking glass holder in said member, a second member, means operatively connecting said two members together whereby they may be relatively swung about an axis in a plane perpendicular to the axis of said drinking glass holder from an open to a closed position and vice versa, and means providing 2. iii nge-like drinking glass holder in said second member adapted to be disposed in said first mentioned drinking glass holder when said two members are in a closed position.
4. A table attachment of the kind described, embodying therein a supporting member adapted to be operatively secured to a table top within the margin thereof, means providing a drinking glass holder in said member, means providing an ash receiving receptacle in said member, a second member, means operatively connecting said two members together whereby they may be relatively swung about an axis in a plane perpendicular to the axis of said drinking glass holder from an open to a closed position and vice versa, and
means providing a flange-like drinking glass holder in said second member adapted to be disposed in said first mentioned drinking glass holder when said two members are in a closed position.
GUST J. CHRISTENSON.