US 224007 A
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I W. FAY.
No. 224,007. Patented Feb. 3, 1880.
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WILLIAM FAY, or ST; LOUIS, MISSOURI.
SPECIFECATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 224,007, dated February 3, i880.
' Application filed April 4, 1879.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I,'WILLIAM FAY, of the city of St. Louis, Missouri, have made a new and useful Improvement in Extension-Tables, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the an-. nexed drawings, making a part of this specification, in which H Figure 1 is a view, in perspectivefof a table having the improvements, the table being opened out and the leaves being removed. The dotted lines indicate the position of the extension-strips just before being drawn out in straight lines. Fig. 2 is a plan of the table as opened out in a curve, the leaves being removed 5 Fig. 3, a plan of the table as opened out partly in a straight direction and partly in a curved direction; Fig. 4, a plan of the table extended in a straight direction, the top being formed with tapered leaves; and Figs. 5 and 6,- details in perspective, being, respectively, a view showing the latch holding the end extenis extended in a curve and a view showing the manner of attaching one of the tie-rods to an extension-strip.
The same letters denote the same parts.
The present invention is an improvementin extension-tables having the ends connected by folding strips.
Referring to the drawings, A, Fig. 1, represents a table having the improved extension-strips. B B represent the two ends of the table, and which, except as modified by the present improvement, may be of the usual construction.
(l 0 represent the strips used in extending the table and connecting the ends B B. Instead of sliding upon each other in the manner termed telescoping, the strips, by means of the hinges c c, are hinged to each other and to the ends B B, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3. A portion, 0, of the hinges is arranged for every oth er pair of strips to fold outwardly, and the other portion, 0, for the alternate pairs of strips to fold inwardly. The strips legs 0 0 When the ends B B are closed together the strips'fold upon each other, and when thus folded they occupy the space a beneath the tops to a of the ends B B.
If desired, a portion of the space a may be taken for a drawer, D, for, by reason of the compactness of the strips when folded, there .is ample room afforded for a drawer.
As the ends B B are drawn apart the strips 0 O unfold.
If it is desired to have a straight table, the strips are drawn out straight and evenlyon both sides of the table, as shown in Fig. 1. The top of the table is then completed by means of the leaves E E, which are laid upon the strips.
By means of the strips (3 O the table can also be extended in a curved direction, (shown in Fig. 2,) in which case the outer line, C, of the strips will be drawn out more than the inner line, G..
"The strips are held in place in the following manner: Rods F F F F, having endsff suitably shaped to engage in perforations f in the strips, as indicated in Fig. 6, extend from one line of strips to the other line, serving to tie the lines together. The rods cross each other, their preferable arrangement and connection with the strips being that shown made tapering, and are arranged as indicated by the dotted lines of Fig. 2, and they are fastened together by means of clips.
The tapering leaves G G can, by arranging them as in Fig. 4, be used to form a straight table.
The extension of the table can be further modified, as shown in Fig. 3-that is, the table can be extended partly in a straight direction and partly in a curve, in which case the strips 0 O in the straight part H are extended as in Fig. 1, and in the curved part I as in Fig.. 2. Straight leaves F F can be used upon the straight part H, and tapering leaves G are used upon the part I. I
When any part of the table is extended in a curved form, it is desirable, for the purpose of more firmly holding the strips in place, to employ the device shown more distinctly in Fig. 5. The end strip, 0 is provided with a having the latch 0 and the end B, having latch, 0 the free end of which, after the strip the groove 0 substantially as described.
is turned to the proper angle, is made to en- 2. The combination of the end B, strips 0 gage in a groove, 0 in the end B, and there- 0, tie-rods F F, strip 0 having the latch I 5 5 by hold the strip firmly. c and the end B, having the groove 0 for the I am aware that extension-tables having purpose described. folding strips for connecting the ends of the table have heretofore been used. l WILLIAM I claim- Witnesses: to 1. The combination of the ends B B, strips CHAS. D. MOODY,
O C, tie-rods F F, leaves G G, the strip 0 CARL OTTO.