US 2434360 A
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Jan. '13, 1948. J. HESS I ADJUSTABLE ASH TRAY AND STAND FOR BEDS Filed Feb. 5, 1947 INVENTOR: JOHN HE S Patented Jan. 13, 1948 STATES PATENT QFFICE ADJUSTABLE ASH TRAY AND STAND FOR BEDS 2 Claims.
This invention relates to ash-trays for the use of smokers, and the principal object of th invention is to provide a form of ash-tray which may be removably attached to a side rail or a bed, for the convenient use of a smoker while lying on the bed.
Another object of the invention is to provide an ash-tray and stand comprising a supporting arm, means for removably and pivotally mounting the supporting arm by its lower end to a side rail of a bed-stead in such manner that the arm may be turned and positioned vertically, or to either side of the vertical and towards the horizontal, and there releasably held, a forked yoke at the upper or free end of the arm, and an ash-tray pivotally mounted within the fork of the yoke to normally maintain a horizontal position regardless of the tilting of the said supporting arm.
Still another object of the invention is to provide in a device of the kind referred to, a relatively short and heavy basal arm for extending horizontally outward from the side rail of a bed-stead, means for removably mounting the arm by its inner end to the said side rail, an ash-tray supporting arm, means for pivotally mounting this arm by its lower end to the outer end of the horizontal basal arm, so that the ash-tray supporting arm may adjustably turn vertically or to either side of the vertical and towards the horizontal as may be desired, the said ash-tray supporting arm having a forked yoke at its free end, and an ash-tray pivotally mounted in the fork of the yoke to normally maintain a horizontal position regardless of the tilting of its supporting arm.
With the stated objects in view, together with such other and additional objects and advantages as may appear from the specification, attention is directed to the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a side elevat onal view looking inwards towards the assembled ash-tray and stand as mounted upon the side rail of a bed-stead, a fragment of the side rail being here shown, the ash-tray supporting arm being turned vertically, and alternate positions of the supporting arm being indicated in dotted lines at either side of the vertically positioned arm as shown.
Figure 2 is a view taken at an angle of ninety degrees to the view of Figure l, the device however being removed from the rail of the bed-stead and the outer end of the basal arm being shown partly in section.
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the assembly as shown in Figure 1, th side rail of the bedstead being omitted.
Figure 4 is a detail in perspective of a preferred form of clamp adapted for removably engaging the side rail of a bed-stead.
Figure 5 is a detail in perspective of the inner end of the horizontal basal arm as designed and adapted for removably mounting upon the rail engaging clamp shown in Figure 4..
Figure 6 is a detail in perspective of the outer end of the horizontal basal arm of the device, the ash-tray supporting arm being removed.
This invent on is designed for mounting upon the side rail 5 of a conventional bed-stead as indicated in Figure 1 (said bed-stead not being fully shown). For this purpose a clamp 6 is provided, the same being of flat spring-metal stock and formed and shaped up in a channeled form, U-shaped in cross section, with side webs Ba depended from the bight portion Sb, as shown, and being thus adapted to slide down over the rail 5, and frictionally grip the rail for maintaining itself in place thereon. A latch tongue is struck up medially from the inner side web 611, in alignment with the bight portion 61) of the clamp, and a pair of spaced guide tabs 6d are similarly struck up from the bight portion 61) in operative alignment with the tongue 50. A relatively heavy, basal arm I is provided, the inner end thereof being oblong in cross section, and a latch plate lb is secured by set screws lc to th squared inner end of the arm 1. A slot (d is formed in the lower extended margin of the plate 1, said slot being formed and adapted to snugly receive the latch tongue '50 of the clamp 6. Thus these elements may be readily and slidably assembled by positioning the inner end of the arm I flatly down upon the top of the clamp 6, between the tabs 6d which are spaced apart nicely to receive the arm, and then sliding the arm I outwardly for passing the tongue 6a through the slot 111.
The outer end of the arm 7 is formed and recessed as shown in Figures 5 and 6, the main recess 1e thereof being adapted to snugly engage the rounded and apertured lower end 8a of the ash-tray supporting arm 8, whereby this arm is pivotally pinned to place within thi recess by means of a heavy set screw 8b passed through the apertured lower end 8a of the arm 8 and freely and slidably through a bore If formed axially in the outer end of the arm 1 and entered into a recess lg formed in the under side of the outer end of the arm '1 (Figures 2 and 3). The set screw 8b projects into this recess as shown, a coil spring 8h i placed over this inner end and a nut 81 is then turned upon the threaded inner end of the set screw, whereby the spring 8h may be compressed, and the lower end 8a of the arm 8 may be resiliently drawn up into the recess 1e against the fiat face 111 thereof. In order to support the ash-tray supporting arm 8 in a vertical position, a vertical groove Hz is formed medially in the flat face 12 of the recess 'Ie, the same being adapted to engage an elongated boss 87'. But by pressing the set-screw 8b outwardly against the bias of the spring 8h the arm 8 may be freed for tilting laterally to either side as indicated in i dotted lines in Figure 1, and may be brought to rest almost horizontally upon the shoulder lugs 17' of the recess 1c.
The free upper end of the arm 8 is formed with a forked yoke 8k, the upturned ends of this yoke being formed as eyes 8m, and said eyes being aligned horizontally and transverse'y of the bedstead and of the side rail upon which the device is mounted. An ash-tray 9 is provided, the same being formed with journal ears 9a extended di-" ametrically outward from its upper margin and adapted to pivotally pass into the eyes 8112 of the arm 8. By this arrangement the tray 9 is pivotally suspended in the yoke 87c, and hangs always horizontally through gravity, regardless of the tilting of the arm 8.
From the foregoing description, the construction, operation and use of the invention will be fully understood. As so constructed the tray 9 itse f may be raised up vertically to the full extent of the supporting arm 8, or this arm may be lowered towards the horizontal, as above pointed out, whereby the tray 9 is lowered to either end of the bed. The various parts and elements of the invention may of course be made of any material desired, or as may be considered best suited to the purpose.
While I have herein shown and described a specific embodiment of the invention and certain structural features thereof, it is to be understood that the embodiment as shown as well as the structural features thereof, may be changed or modified as desired, within the scope however of the appended claims.
1. An ash-tray and stand for removable attachment to a bed-stead having side-rails, the same comprising a supporting arm for the tray, a forked yoke at the upper end of the arm, an ash-tray pivotally suspended within the yoke for maintaining itself horizontally positioned notwithstanding the tilting of the arm, means at the lower end of the arm for removably attaching the arm to a side rail of the bed-stead, and means for adjusting the arm to its vertical positioning or to angular positioning at either side of the vertical, the ends of the yoke when the device is mounted upon the side-rail being aligned horizontally and transversely of the said side-rail.
2. In a device according to claim 1, the said means for removably and pivotally mounting said supporting ram to the side rail including a basal arm for extending out horizontal y from the side rail, a clamp at the inner end of the basal arm for releasably engaging the side rail, and connections at the outer end of the basal arm for pivotally engaging the lower end of the ash-tray supporting arm, and means for releasabfy holding the ash-tray supporting arm to various angu lar positions relative to the said side rail of the bed.
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