US 2287452 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 23, 1942. l. c. RossoM V COMB INATION CRIB AND PLAY TABLE Filed Oct. 24, 1940 Patented June 23, 1942 1 Claim.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in a combination crib and play table.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a combination crib and play table wherein the superstructure or vertical rail portion of the crib is detachably mounted upon a base portion so that the latter may be used as a play table while the upper structure may be utilized as a baby pen.
A further object of the invention is to provide a combination crib and play table of the foregoing character wherein the upper crib structure may be removed from the base crib structure with the latter utilized as. a play table for children or as a settee, the base structure also being collapsible for storage when desired.
With the above and other objects in view that will become apparent as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in general of certain novel details of construction and combination of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically claimed.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a combination crib and play table constructed in accordance with the present invention, a mattress and pillow being illustrated by dotted lines,
Figure 2 is a Vertical longitudinal sectional view showing the upper structure of the crib removably mounted upon the base structure or table portion and a board or panel carried by the base portion for the support of a mattress and pillow that are illustrated by dotted lines,
Figure 3 is a horizontal detail sectional view taken on line 33 of Figure 1,
Figure 4 is a detail sectional view taken on line 44 of Figure 3, showing the detachable connection between the end and side boards of the base portion of the crib with the upper structure removably supported on the base structure,
Figure 5 is an inner side elevational view of one of the side boards and end supporting legs of the base structure of the crib,
Figure 6 is an inner side elevational view of the connecting end board of the base portion of the crib, and
Figure 7 is a reduced side elevational view of the upper portion of the crib removed from the base portion and utilizable as a baby pen.
Referring more in detail to the accompanying drawing, the combination crib and play table comprises a base portion designated in general by the reference character I0 upper portion II. p
The base portion of the crib comprises a pair of side boards l2 shown in detail in Figure 5 and a pair of connecting end boards [3 shown in detail in Figure 6. Each end of the side board [2 of the base portion ID of the crib carries a depending leg [4 and each side board l2 carries on its inner face at a point spaced slightly below the upper edge thereof, a longitudinally extending cleat l5 secured to the side board by nails it or the like. The upper end of each leg I4 at each end of the side board I2 is provided with a socket ll shown more clearly in Figure 4 that is covered by a metallic plate l8 having a slotted opening I!) therein, the plates l8 being secured in position on the legs by anchor screws 2|].
The end board l3 has a metallic plate 2| countersunk in each end thereof and retained by the anchor screws 22, each plate 2| carrying an outwardly and downwardly directed book 23 adapted for passage through the opening IS in the plate l8 carried by the adjacent leg I 4 for support on the lower edge of the plate slot IQ for holding the end boards I3 in assembled relation with the side boards l2 of the base portion In of the crib. As shown in Figure 6, the inner face of each end board l3 has a longitudinally extending cleat 24 secured thereto in slightly spaced relation to the upper edge of the end board by means of nails 25 or the like.
A rectangular board or panel 26 is supported at its marginal edges on the cleats l5 and 24, the corner edges of the panel 26 being cut away to provide clearances for the upper ends of the supporting legs M as shown in Figure 3. The board or panel 26 provides a support for the mattress 21 and pillow 28.
The upper structure ll of the crib comprises vertical corner posts formed of right angularly disposed strips 29 and 30, the strips being connected by top and bottom horizontal side rails 3| and 32 and top and bottom horizontal end rails 33 and 34, the top and bottom rails of the sides and ends of the upper portion ll being connected by spaced vertical slats 35. The upper portion H of the crib is over-sized with respect to the lower portion I0 and as shown more clearly in Figures 3 and 4, a pair of blocks 36 is secured to the inner faces of each of the vertical strips 29 and 30 of the corner posts with the lower edges of the blocks substantially in the plane of the upper edges of the bottom horizontal side and end rails 32 and 34, respectively. When the upper portion II is mounted and a removable facilitate storage or shipment thereof.
upon the base portion I0, the blocks 36 are engaged with the upper ends of adjacent legs I4 of the base portion for supporting the upper portion on the base portion. The lower portions of the corner posts of the upper crib structure together with the lower horizontal rails 32 and 34 surround in close relationship the side and end boards l2 and 13 of the base portion of the crib for a steady and substantial support of the removable upper portion upon the base portion.
The upper portion ll of the crib is readily removable from the base portion Ill and the latter can then be used as a settee. The mattress and pillow may be removed from the base portion and the latter with its panel top 26 used as a play table for children. The collapsibility of the base portion permits disassembly of the parts to When the upper and base portions of the crib are assembled the overlapping relationship provides a substantial mounting for the upper portion II, the assembly being such as to obviate accidental displacement.
From the above detailed description of the invention, it is believed that the construction and operation thereof will at once be apparent, and while there is herein shown and described the preferred embodiment thereof, it is to be understood that minor changes may be made in the details of construction, such as will fall Within the scope of the invention claimed.
In a combination crib and play table, a crib having an upper inclosing rail portion and a lower portion, said lower portion having side and end boards, legs depending from the side boards of the lower portion, the lower end of the upper portion detachably inclosing the upper end of the lower portion and blocks carried by the upper portion for supporting engagement with the upper ends of the legs carried by the lower portion, the upper inclosing rail portion including corner posts, upper and lower side rails and spaced vertical slats, the corner posts comprising angularly disposed strips, said supporting blocks being secured to the inner faces of the angularly disposed strips with the lower ends of the blocks substantially in the horizontal plane of the upper edges of the lower side rails when the upper portion is mounted on the lower portion and the blocks are engaged with the legs, the lower side rails and lower ends of the corner post strips overlapping the side and end boards of the lower portion of the crib and a mattress supporting panel removably carried by the side boards of the lower portion.-
IDA C. ROSSOM.