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Publication numberUS2625986 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 20, 1953
Filing dateDec 19, 1950
Priority dateDec 19, 1950
Publication numberUS 2625986 A, US 2625986A, US-A-2625986, US2625986 A, US2625986A
InventorsBertram Siff
Original AssigneeBertram Siff
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Table for detachable connection to chairs
US 2625986 A
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Jan. 20, 1953 B. SIFF TABLE FOR DETACHABLE CONNECTION TO CHAIRS Filed Dec. 19, 1950 30 INVENTOR.

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A TTOR/VD' Patented Jan. 20, 1953 {UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,625,986 TABLE FOR DETACHABLE CONNECTION 'ro CHAIRS Bertram Sifl', New York, N. Y. 4 Application December 19, 1950, Serial No. 201,565 1 Claim. (01. 155-128) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in tables and chairs, and more especially in the co-related arrangement of such, tables and chairs, whereby individual service may be had and comfortably enjoyed by a person, or persons, instead of joining a crowded and often narrow table, where drinks and ashes are spilled careless guests, or occupants of such table. Thus by individual tables and chairs, co-related in the manner hereinafter set forth, cocktails, meals, and refreshments may be served directly at such tables brought into close proximity to comfortable chairs, deta-chably secured to the latter.

Another feature of utility due to my invention resides in the use of said table in hospitals, where, when, for instance, a patient is convalescing, said table arrangement would greatly add to the patients comfort in the way of facilitating reading, playing of games and smoking.

There are, of course, many other occasions, where my combined table and chair arrangement would be very useful, such, for instance, as at garden parties, or the like.

While the advantages of the arrangement, as set forth, would appear to be many, the cost of same would be comparatively small.

With the above and other objects in view, this invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming part of this application, and in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all views, and in which:

"Figure 1 is a somewhat perspective elevational view of a co-related arrangement of a chair and table.

Figure 2 is a view, partly in section and partly in elevation, and showing in detail the support of the table and connection of the latter to a chair, as illustrated in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary view, showing a modification of the adjustment of the height of the table.

Figure 4 shows in elevation, with parts broken off, a modification of the connection of a table to a chair.

Figure 5, which is a view similar to Figure 4,

shows a still further modification of my invention.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral l0 indicates a chair of the conventional typ while It indicates a table.

The said table comprises an upright l2, which at the bottom rests on is provided with a small tubular, threaded portion a base, or disc l3; said base l4 into which said upright is threadedly secured.

A bracket I5 is integrally secured to the upright l2, while an arm IS, in turn, is pivotally attached to said bracket 15, as shown at H. The arm I6 terminates in a clamping member l8 adapted.- to engage a leg ll! of a chair. The said clamping member is has the two conventional parts, constituting the same, covered upon their inner sides with a semi-soft material, such as sponge rubber, in order not to damage the leg of the chair.

The table top 20, which is formed with an elevated edge portion 50, has underneath a bracket 2| solidly secured thereto. A sleeve 22 is turnably mounted in a vertical bore 31 in the bracket 2|, while the upright I2 is screwed into said sleeve and secured in proper position relative to the latter by a set-screw 23. The said sleeve 22 has a number of dents 24 annularly arranged therein, while the bracket 2| is formed with a lateral bore 25. A ball 26 is arranged in said bore 25 and nearest to the sleeve 22, so as to engage one of the annularly arranged dents in the latter. The ball 26 is forced into contact with said dents by a spring 21, while the latter, in turn, is kept in place by a screw nut 28 inserted into the bore 25 from the outside thereof.

In Figure 3 has been shown a telescoping arrangement of the upright l2 relative to the sleeve 22', as in this instance a set screw 23' also secures said parts together.

In Figure 4 has been shown a base 30 adapted. to engage the upright l2, and a bracket 3| said base is formed with a plurality of holes 32 therein adapted to receive the leg 33 of a chair in different positions relative to the table.

In Figure 5 is shown the upright l2, similar to Figure 1, a bracket 34 is solidly secured to said upright and to a base plate 35 formed with a central hole 36 therein adapted to receive the leg 33 of a chair.

It is obvious that changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the several parts, as shown, within the scope of the appended claim, without departing from the spirit of the invention, and I do not, therefore, wish to limit myself to the exact construction shown and described herein.

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:

In a device of the class described, a table top, a bracket having a vertical bore and being solidly secured to said table top, a sleeve turnably mounted in said vertical bore, an upright s pporting 3 the table top and being screwed into said sleeve, a set-screw arranged through the side of the latter and adapted to secure said upright in a desired position relative to the sleeve, said sleeve having a plurality of dents annularly arranged therein, the bracket being formed with a lateral bore, a ball arranged in said latter bore and adapted for engagement with a dent in said sleeve, a spring" disposed in said latter boreand actuating said ball, and a screw securing said spring in position and controlling the pressure;

of the latter relative to said ball for the engagement with a dent in the sleeve, and means for connecting said table top to a chair.

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

Number UNITED STATES PATENTS

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US2681100 *Aug 12, 1952Jun 15, 1954American Seating CoChair-desk unit
US3025103 *Aug 17, 1960Mar 13, 1962Mohror David WTable attachment for lawn chairs
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US3179071 *Jun 24, 1963Apr 20, 1965Dale G JohnstonAdjustable table structure
US5704298 *May 16, 1996Jan 6, 1998Haworth, Inc.Computer workstation
US7798073 *May 2, 2007Sep 21, 2010Chrysler Group LlcMountable table for the rear of a vehicle
Classifications
U.S. Classification108/139, 297/170, 108/150
International ClassificationA47C7/70, A47C7/62
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/70
European ClassificationA47C7/70