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Publication numberUS2332291 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1943
Filing dateAug 11, 1941
Priority dateAug 11, 1941
Publication numberUS 2332291 A, US 2332291A, US-A-2332291, US2332291 A, US2332291A
InventorsHarder Binz Gustave
Original AssigneeHarder Binz Gustave
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Movable table top
US 2332291 A
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Oct. 19, 1943. G. H. BINZ 2,332,291

MOVABLE TABLE TOP Filed Aug. 11, 1941 ZSheets-Sheet 1 W I ,c "1 J 4 "mum's I nazzerEO-l Oct. 19, 71943. G. H. BINZ 2,332,291

MOVABLE TABLE TOP Filed Aug. 11, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IF'IIIIIIIIIIIIIISII I may be extended Patented Oct. 19, 1943 UNITED sTATE MOVABLE TABLE Tor lGilstave Harder Binz, Chicago, Ill.

Application August 11,

19411 Serial Nb, 40 ,289- I 8 Claims. (01-. si-1-fs5)-- This" invention relates l tof improvements in tables, and particularlyxto a' movable table top which: maybe shifted successively first in a straight line and thereafter While so extended in a direction laterally or angularly to its first lineof movement. u v

The invention is particularly adapted for use in'combination with tables whose bases are set in a relatively fixed position adjacent to and for use with relatively fixed seats.

, Such tables are ften'used' in combinationjwith relatively fixed seats both by reason of ornamental design or economy or both.

For exampleat present much use is made in restaurants andin places of amusement of circular or'disk like table tops supported on a single standard, the tables beingpositioned adjacent "to semi-circular or arcuatefixed seats It is: evidentthatl for convenience in the use of such tables'adjacent to such seats that-the clearance between the periphery of the table and the back of the seat must ,be limited, andthat occupants must enteribetween suchseats and tables Also to permit individually and successively" egress of one of the intermediate occupants from around'such a circular table requires occupants to arise and evenprecede him in the direction of his desired exit. The use of tables adjacent to such fixed" seats even though the base of the tablebe not firmlysecured to the floor, often causes adisturbahce of the contents of the table when an intermediate occupant of the seat or bench attempts -to'-. ariseand leave the table. I

Tables of this nature whether their standards are fixed or relatively fixed to the floor often also find use in connection with stationary elongated breakfast nooks of many seats in the socalled homes either by reason of economy of. space or design and like problems .of ingress or egress I from the table are present. The same holds tr'ue of similar seating arrangements in automobile trailers and the like compactfinstallations.

It is therefore an object of'imy invention to provide a table top which may be mounted on a standard or alike mounting" support therefor, such standard being either fixed 01' positioned adjacent to an elongated continuous seat which with its back is substantially parallel to a'peripheral or side edge portion of' the table top, the table top being provided with means fwherebyl' it first in'a straight line a di-, rection away from the seat, on "an axis passing through the center of the table and through the center of the seat, so asto providefanm maged spaee; andthereafter may be additionally moved laterally or pivote'd'angularlyto said axis ofii'rst movement, this; second movement providing an enlarged spacein' the direction wherefrom'a person may enter or turbin'g'other oocupantsoi the seat, or without disturbing. articles supported on. the table, Such as would be occasioned'by'movement of the table standard and top simultaneously. f

Other objects relate to" the economies of con struction and the details and'arrang'ement oi; parts, and particularly the means whereb'y'the table top may be returned in a'continuous guided movement from its extended position as. aforesaid to its normal centeredpositional-id as. more particularly set forth in the followingspecifica f tion and drawings wherein:

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the other Fig. 1 is a, sectional view of my novel table top taken on the line l-i ofiFig. 2, shown its normal position and straight slidably extended position in dotted lines. I Fig. 2,15'3 side elevational view with parts in section of my novel table. I v

Fig. 3 is' a view similar toFigr 2 showingemy novel'table top in "pivotally' extended position, and its normal position in dotted. lines. j

Fig. 4, is a section on the line' 4 of Fig. 2.,

' Fig 51s a fragmentary view partly iii-section on'thefline 5'--5 of Fig, 2; and Fig. 1.

Referring to the; drawings, it elongated semi-,circular'or arcuate seat or bench having asimilarl'y cates a' circular or disk-like table top. Itwillbe understood, however, "that" the seat was illustrated isppurely diagrammatic and may be, of longer or'shorter arc, and that the table top i2 is not of necessity circular. Thus, .forexample,

a plurality ofrectangularor substantially reotangul'arly topped tablesmay' be. positioned close to each other with but little endwise clearanceadjacent to a s ngle elongated seat whichfxnay be straight for curved. to a more or less degree on;

a large radius, such as is common in many places affording entertainment in combination with restaurant facilities, that rectangular tables may be used with, straight seats in small apartments or trailers and the like places, and other intermediate shapes of'tables and seats may likewise be usecl, and it willthe're iore be understood that thelform of circular table top and arcuate elongated seat shown in the drawings and hereinafter describedis solely for the purpose of illustration {and not by way oflimitation. d a v' u 1 v v My novel slidable andpivotal table topand its leave without dis;

indicates an shaped back H, and lZfindiit is also contemplated and arranged in I top may be urged cuspath.

' prising a to the under side of said in said guideway on a relatively stationary standard be axially securedto extending axially of said plate, an abutment and the root thereof for limiting said pivotal movement by abutment against shoulders extending movement thereof with respect to'a standard or the like supporting means therefor, said means comprising a mounting plate, an axially positioned keeper pin thereon, a slotted guideway member having a mouth: opening adjacent said keeper pin, and a complementary slotted slideway tongue secured to said table top and slid ably and pivotally engaged to said keeper pin for slidable movement within said guideway and for pivotal movement exteriorly thereof in a clockwiseand counter-clockwise direction about said keeperpin as a pivot, the said tongue bei'ng provided with laterally extending rocker arms at the root thereof for limiting said pivotal movement by abutment against shoulders extending from said guideway, the terminus of said tongue and the mouth of said guideway being constructed from its extended limits to its normally centered position in a guided continu- 4. A table having a standard and a top in slidableand pivotal engagement therewith and commounting plate secured over said standard, a keeper pin extending axially of said plate, an abutment and table top centering and supporting slotted guideway member formed with a mouth opening from one side thereof and secured to said mounting plate in a manner whereby the said keeper pin extends medially of and adjacent to the mouth of said slot, and a com plementary slotted tongue slidable in way having laterally extending arms table top, the said keeper pin extending within said slot andretaining said tongue in slidable'engagement withp and in pivotal engagement exteriorly thereof, the said mounting plate, and the said tongue and arms thereof being constructed and arranged whereby pivotal movement in a' clockwise and counter-clockwise direction is limited by abutment of said laterally extending arms against said guideway member.

5. A circular tabletop adapted to be positioned support therefor in operative position adjacent 1 a relatively fixed seatand having means for per-' mitting said table top to be moved successively away from said'seat on an axis extending through a manner whereby the table said guideand secured or the likethe center of said table and said adjacent seat and thereafter at an angle to said axis, said means comprising a mounting plate adapted to said support, a keeper pin of and adjacent to the mouthv tending arms supporting means pivotally retained by angular increased slidable in said guideway having laterally exand secured to the underside of said table top, the said keeper pin vextending within said slot able engagement within said guideway and in pivotal engagement exteriorly thereof, the said mounting plate, and the said tongue and arms I 7 thereof being constructed and arranged whereby pivotal movement in a clockwise and counterclockwise direction is limited by abutment of said laterally extending arms against said guideway member.

6. A table top adapted for relative movement thereof with respect to a standard or the like therefor whereby said table top may be successively shifted in a straight line and then laterally at an angle to said first direc tion of movement, comprising a mounting surface for said'top adapted to be fixedly secured to said standard, an axially positioned keeper pin on said mounting surface, guideway means on said mounting surface extending radially from said keeper pin,and a complementary slotted slideway tongue secured to said top and slidably and said keeper pin forslidable movement within said guideway means and pivoted movement outwardly thereof. v

7. A table having a standard and a top in relative movable engagement therewith whereby said top may be successivelyshifted from its nor-' mal position with respect to said standard in a straight line and thereafter laterally and 'angu- I larly about the normal axis of the standard, and comprising a mounting surface for said top fixedly secured to said standard, an axially positioned and slidably and pivotally retained by said keeper pin for slidable movement within said guideway means and pivoted movement outwardly thereof. I n

8. A table having a circular top adapted to be positioned adjacent a seat of generally arcuate contour, said table comprising a top, a standard, a mounting surface for said top secured to said standard, an axially positioned keeper pin on said mounting surface, guideway'meanson said mounting surface extending radially of said keeper pin, a complementary slotted slideway tongue secured to said. table top and slidably and pivotally engaged to said keeper pin for slidable movement within said guideway means and eccentric limited pivotal movement I outwardly thereof, whereby said table top may be first shifted radiallyin a direction away from said seat to uniformly increase the spacing therebetween, and then pivotally about the normal axis of the table top on its supporting standard to said seat.

' GUSTAVE HARDER BINZ.

and retaining said tongue in slidprovidean spacing between said top and

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/140
International ClassificationA47B13/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47B13/081
European ClassificationA47B13/08B