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Publication numberUS2514109 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1950
Filing dateMar 17, 1947
Priority dateMar 17, 1947
Publication numberUS 2514109 A, US 2514109A, US-A-2514109, US2514109 A, US2514109A
InventorsWilliam C Walsh
Original AssigneeWilliam C Walsh
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pedestal
US 2514109 A
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PEDESTAL Filed March 17, 1947 z m 20 Z7 a INVENTOR.

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Application-March 1'7, 1947, Serial No.-735,153

This invention relates to pedestals-particularly usable for Stools, tables, posts and the like.

The primary object of the invention is to provide an inexpensive readily manufactured and easily erected sheet metal pedestal or base particularlyusable for stools, tables, posts and the like'which employs a veneer or outer finshed c asing that becomes securely anchored and held as an integral part of the base during assembly and erection and contributes to the strength thereof responsive to being anchored in fixed relationship tothe floor or other object to which the pedestal is secured.

Other objects of theinvention will become apparent'by reference to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. -1. is a side elevational View of a pedestal embodying the invention with portions thereof broken away to show the construction.

Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line-2-2 of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary exploded sectional view showing the collar construction just prior to assembly.

Referring now to th drawing wherein like numerals refer to like and corresponding parts throughout the several views, the illustrative embodiment of the invention disclosed comprises, in general, an inner substantially frusto-conical base I having an annular top It and a central depending collar I2 into. which is welded a post orst'anchion I3, an annular collar I4 telescoped over the said post or stanchion I3 and bearing upon the annular topI'I 'of'the said base I0, an outer or finished frusto-conical outer casing I5 having an annular inturned upper depending lip I6 pressed in anchored relationship over the said annular collar I4 and wedged in anchored relationship between the said annular collar I4 and stanchion I3. A domed base plate I! around the outer periphery of which the lower periphery of the said frusto-conical base I0 and the said frusto-conical outer casing I5 are positioned and the lower periphery of the said outer casing I5 is turned under, and means such as a bolt I8, washer I 9 and nut 20 for anchoring the said base plate to a floor or the like 2|.

Th said inner substantially frusto-conical base I0 is preferably formed of either hot or cold rolled steel by drawing piercing and extruding or like operations to produce a substantially frusto-conical side and an annular top II and a centrally depending collar I2 with an inturned annular lower lip I20. The stanchion I3 is pressed into 4 Claims. (Cl. 248194') the'collar- I2 oithe'inner base I0 in abutment ,z5'asbest'illustratd in Figl'3 to permit the annular inturned upper depending lip I6 of'the outer casing I5 to bepr'e'ssed in sealed relationship into the top of the-annular collar I4 between the said collar I4 and the stanchionISf as shown in Fig. 1 Th said outer finis'hedfcasing I 5 is formed to conform with the contour of the'inner'substanti'ally. frusto-conical base l'll'andfiannular collar I4 when pressed thereoyerjthe lower annular periphery I50'for the'fsaid outer finished. casing I5 depending. below the ll'ow'er'periphery of the inner base It as indicated by'the dot and" d'ashli'nesin Fig.1. The domed base plate I! having a substantially horizontally disposed periphery I10 is then placed within'the'lowerperipheralrim. I00 of the inner substantially frusto-conicafbaseTIITand the said lower. annular periphery 1506f the said outer casing I5 is bent inwardly under the said substantially horizontally disposed periphery I I0 of the domed base plate IT. The said 'domedba's'e plate IT is preferably provided -with a plurality 'of' apertures 26 and radial cuts 21' to permit it to flex and expand slightly when 'it is drawn tightly against the floor or the like 2| during installation of the pedestal by turning the nut 20 onto the bolt I8 by means of an elongated wrench (not shown) which is extended down through the center of the stanchion I3.

The securing of the pedestal tightly to the floor or the like anchors the periphery I50 of the outer finished casing I5 under the horizontally disposed annular periphery of the base plate I! and secures the inner base I0, the stanchion I3, the annular collar I4, the finished casing I5 and base I1 into a rigid unitary whole. With standard parts throughout, the outer finished casing may be of any desired material or finish whereby to accommodate pedestals constructed in accordance with the invention to any desired design and color scheme such as stainless steel, enamel, bronz or the like with a minimum of expense.

Although but a single embodiment of the invention has been disclosed and described in detail, it is obvious that many changes may be made in the size, shape, arrangement and detail of the various elements of the invention without departing from the spirit and scope thereof as defined by the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A pedestal comprising an inner substantially frusto-conical base, a stanchion fixed centrally therein and extending thereabove, a collar disposed around said stanchion bearing against the top of the said frusto-conical base, an outer finished frusto-conical casing having an upper annular inturned depending lip wedged in anchored relationship between the inner periphery of the said collar and the said stanchion, the lower peripheries of the said inner frusto-conical base 1 become secured into a rigid unitary whole.

and the outer finished frusto-cohical casing hav- T ing inwardly turned over-lapping peripheries, and

means engaging the said over-lapping peripheries for anchoring. the said pedestal to a floor or like structure whereupon the entire pedestal components become secured into a rigid unitary whole.

2. Apedestal comprising an inner substantially frusto-conical base, a stanchion fixed centrally therein and extending thereabove, a collar disposed around said stanchion bearing against the top of the said frusto-conical base having the inner periphery of the top thereof formed slightly inwardly tapered and larger than the said stanchion providing an annular wedge recess around the top of the said collar adjacent the said stanchion, an outer finished frusto-conical casing having an upper annular inturneddepending lip wedged in anchored relationship between the inner periphery of the said collar and the said stanchion, the lower peripheries of the said inner irusto-conical base and the outer finished irusto-conical casing having turned over-lapping peripheries, and means engaging the .said over-lapping peripheries for anchoring the said pedestal to a fioor or like structure whereupon the entire pedestal com- 4. A pedestal comprising an inner substantially irusto-conical base, a stanchion fixed centrally 15 therein and extending thereabove, a collar disposed around said stanchion bearing against the top of the said frusto-conical base having the inner periphery of the top thereof formed slightly inwardly I ponents become secured into a rigid unitary whole.

3; A pedestal comprising an inne substantially frusto-conical base, a stanchion fixed centrally therein and extending thereabove, a ;collar disposed .around said stanchion bearing against the top of the said frusto-conical base, an outer finished frusto-conical casing having an upper annular inturned depending lip wedged in anchored relationship between the inner periphery of the said collar and the said stanchion, a domed base inwardly tapered and larger than the said stanchion providing an annular wedge recess around the top of the said collar adjacent the said stanchion, an outer finished frusto-conical casing having an upper annular inturned depending lip wedged in anchored relationship between the inner periphery of the said collar and the said stanchion, an apertured domed base plate having a radially slotted and substantially horizontally the said substantially horizontal periphery of the said domed base plate, and means engaging the central portion of the said domed base plate for anchoring the said pedestal to a floor or like structure whereupon the inner base, the stanchion, the annular collar, the finished casing and the domed base plate become secured into a rigid unitary whole.

WILLIAM C. WALSH.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 938,219 Crumb Oct. 26, 1909 I 1,719,098 Carnmichael et a1. July 2, 1929 1,877,098 Washburn Sept. 13, 1932 2,248,068 Devore et a1 July 8, 1941 2,364,?94 Koch Dec. 12, 1944

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US2916081 *Apr 25, 1955Dec 8, 1959Isadore I PinkelCrash resistant seat
US2947586 *May 18, 1955Aug 2, 1960American Seating CoTable or the like having its top supported by spaced pedestals each comprising a horizontally elongated base and a pair of vertical columns
US3391660 *May 5, 1967Jul 9, 1968Anthony F. StewartKnockdown pedestal table for camper and trailer vehicles
US4117784 *Jul 26, 1976Oct 3, 1978Societa Anonima Castelli s.a.s. Di C. Castelli & C.Disassemblable table
US7886674 *Dec 4, 2006Feb 15, 2011L&P Property Management CompanyInterlocking, interchangeable support base system
US8132519 *Feb 14, 2011Mar 13, 2012L&P Property Management CompanyInterlocking, interchangeable support base system
US20120085880 *Oct 5, 2011Apr 12, 2012William James LewisFooting for boat cover support
DE202009005069U1 *Jul 27, 2009Sep 23, 2010Warendorfer Küchen GmbHUnterbauelement nach Art eines Gestellelementes vorzugsweise für ein freistehendes Küchenblockmöbel
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/158, 248/910
International ClassificationA47B91/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47B91/08, Y10S248/91
European ClassificationA47B91/08