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Publication numberUS2445136 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 13, 1948
Filing dateApr 10, 1948
Priority dateApr 10, 1948
Publication numberUS 2445136 A, US 2445136A, US-A-2445136, US2445136 A, US2445136A
InventorsDominic Egyed
Original AssigneeDominic Egyed
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Easel
US 2445136 A
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Patented July 13, 1948 omreo OFFICE Application April 10, 1948, Serial No. 20,209

3 Claims. 1

This invention relates to improvements in easels and has particular reference to a folding easel.

The principal object of this invention is to provide an easel wherein the same serves to support material such as canvas, upon which two students may work, or, by changing the position of one of the work surfaces, the same becomes a table upon which material may be placed.

A further object is to produce a device of this character which is compact and, therefore, one which may be readily carried from place to place.

A further object is to produce an easel which is economical to manufacture, one which is easy to manipulate and one which takes up a minimum of space in storage.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my easel in expanded position,

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of my easel in closed position,

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of my easel, showing a portion thereof folded to form a flat supporting surface,

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary rear elevation, and partly in cross-section, showing an auxiliary material holder, and

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.

In teaching music, drafting, painting and similar studies, it is often necessary that the student support music, canvas, etc., upon which he is to work as he stands or sits facing the same. It is obvious that, when a large number of students are assembled, such students take up a great deal of room.

I have, therefore, devised a stand or easel, which will accommodate two students at the same time; or a student and his paraphernalia, as the case may be.

In the accompanying drawings, wherein, for the purpose of illustration, is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be noted that I have provided legs 5 and 8, which are pivoted as at 1, and alsoa pair of legs 8 and 9, which are pivoted as at I I, through the medium of a spacer bar I2.

Braces I 3 and I4, extend between each pair of pivoted legs, to which braces are secured the edges of a fabric strip, l6. This strip, when in extended position, serves to prevent further spreading of the legs, as shown in Fig. 1.

Pivoted as at IT to the upper ends of the legs 6 and 9, is a box-like member I8, having a ledge I9, secured to its bottom edge. Pivoted, as at 2|, to the upper ends of the legs 5 and 8, is a board 22, also having a ledge 23, secured to its bottom edge.

The free end of the board 22, is slideably held in position by wing nuts 24, positioned upon bolts 26, which extend through slots 21, formed in each side of the box-like structure 18.

Positioned on each end of the box-like structure is a T-shaped fixture 28, through the medium of which an end of the work board 29, may be secured by a forked clip 3|.

The result of this construction is that, when the parts are assembled, as shown in Fig. 2, the user may readily transport or store the easel and, at this time it will be noted that the board 22, is telescoped into the box-like portion l8, so that the entire easel folds into a minimum amount of space.

When it is desired to use the easel, the wing nuts 24, are loosened and the parts are pivoted so that the legs are spread to the position of Fig. 1, which causes the box-like structure and the board 22, to both form working surfaces, whereby sheets of music or canvas may be placed thereon, resting against the ledge 19 or 23, as the case may be.

When the board 29, is held in place, as shown in Fig. 3, a third student may use the same as a work support, or a teacher may stand at this position and teach two students at the same time.

Or, if desired, the board 22, may be moved to a horizontal position, as shown in Fig. 3, when the same becomes a table top upon which material may be placed, as, for instance, the paints or other paraphernalia used by an artist.

A groove is formed in the top, as shown at 32, which groove may serve to hold a pencil, a baton, or any other elongated object.

The fabric strip l6, may also serve as a support upon which material may be placed.

It will thus be seen that I have produced a device which will accomplish all of the objects above set forth.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes relative to the material, size, shape and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. An easel, comprising a pair of spaced, pivoted legs, each pair of legs having a working surface pivoted thereto, the free ends of said working surfaces being slideably pivoted to each other.

2. An easel, comprising a pair of spaced, pivoted legs, each pair of legs having a working surface pivoted thereto, the free ends of said working surfaces being slideably pivoted to each other, one of said working surfaces being a box-like structure into which the other of said working surfaces folds when said easel is in non-working position.

3. An easel, comprising a pair of spaced, pivoted legs, each pair of legs having a working surface pivoted thereto, the free ends of said working surfaces being siideabiy pivoted to each other, one of said working surfaces being a box-like structure into which the other of said working surfaces folds when said easel is in non-working position, said box-like structure having slots formed in its edges in which the pivotal connection between said working surfaces may be adjustably positioned.

DOIVDINIC EGYED.

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US6045108 *Nov 30, 1998Apr 4, 2000Binney & Smith Inc.Inclined adjustable easel with slidably drawer
US20050098703 *Nov 10, 2003May 12, 2005Binney & Smith Inc.Portable easel
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/464
International ClassificationA47B97/08, A47B97/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B97/08
European ClassificationA47B97/08