US 2640750 A
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June 2, 1953' P. J. ROHDE TAILORS WORKTABLE TOP Filed Jan. 23, 1950 Patented June 2, 1953 UNIT E-D STATES ATTEN T FF ICE 2,640,750 TAILoRs-WORKTABLE'TOP Per Jack Rohde, Oslo, Norway Application January 23, 1950, Serial No. 140,118
This invention appertains to improvements in tables and particularly relates to an improved work table for tailors.
The primary object of this invention is to provide a work table having a table top, which is formed with a cut-out portion in the front edge thereof to accommodate the upper part of the body of a tailor seated at the table and performing various tailoring operations.
The work table according to the invention will allow the tailor to sit more comfortably, the instruments to be used being placed in a convenient manner on the table so that the tailor is enabled to work faster, more satisfactorily and easier than hitherto without getting tired or being restrained during the work.
These and other objects are attained by this invention, the preferred embodiments of which are described in the following specification with reference to the accompanying drawing wherein Figure 1 shows a perspective View of an embodiment of the invention, and
Figure 2 is a cross section on the line 11-11 in Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a plan view of the table-top shown in Figure 1, and
Figure 4 is a plan view of another embodiment of the table-top.
Figure 5 is a plan view of still another embodiment of the table-top, and
Figure 6 is a plan view of a further embodiment of the table-top.
Figure 1 illustrates a Work table, the table-top I of which is formed with a peripheral cut-out portion 2 in the front edge thereof. The work table has six legs and a cabinet with drawers 4 and 5 of conventional construction is formed in the table to the left of said cut-out portion. The legs of the work table are interconnected by means of rungs or brace bars 6 and I.
A support 9 for a longitudinal bar 8 is fixed to the inner surface of the bar 1, the rod or bar 8 supporting a footboard or foot rest II). A support similar to the support 9, is fastened to the inner side of said cabinet so that the bar 8 is carried at its ends by the supports. The ends of the bar 8 (Figures 1 and 2) are loosely mounted in V-shaped notches II formed vertically in the upper edges of the supports 9. The V-shaped notches II are formed in spaced fashion in the supports 9, so that the rod or bar 8 can be adjusted in spaced relation to the brace bar 6, the ends of the bar 8 resting in the notch, as seen in Figure 2. The bar 8 is rectangular in cross section with the outer side wall thereof being adapted to engage on the outer wall of one of the notches, and the end wall to seat on the opposing wall of the notch at the apex of the notch. Thus, the bar is arranged obliquely to the supports and faces upwardly toward the cut-out portion. The foot rest I0 is arcuate and consists of arcuate side bars 20 which are connected to the bar 8 in a position to underlie the cut-out portion, slats 2| being arranged in spaced fashion transversely between the side bars.
A foot-support I2 for the tailors left foot is detachably fastened to the leg I3 of the table by means of a bayonet lock (not shown) or the like. In order that the foot-support, if desired, may be fastened in different heights, more bayonet lock mountings are arranged above each other on the leg l3.
The table-top shown in Figures 1 and 3 is provided with a backwardly extending triangular extension 3 situated to the right of the cut-out portion 2. The cut-out portion is defined by an arcuate or semi-circular side 22, facing to the left of the table, and an opposing straight side 23. The inner edge of the extension constitutes a prolongation of the straight side 23, with the outer edge thereof meeting the inner edge at an obtuse angle to define the minor projecting or free end of the extension. The extension 3 makes it convenient to the tailor to work on the right part of the table with his right arm, since the extension lies directly alongside of and conveniently to the right of the cut-out portion. Further, the right part of the table owing to the extended part 3 is broader than the left part, said right part thus being adapted for placing an electric lamp and a flat-iron.
The support I2 is used when the tailor desires to place the garment to be sewn on his left knee.
The embodiments of the table-top shown in Figures 4-6 are formed to suit other purposes and are especially adapted to be used for sewing womens dresses or the like by hand. Figure 4 shows a table-top with a cut-out portion I5 and a rounded extension I6. The outer edge of the extension I6 is rounded and the free or projecting end thereof is curved, the outer edge and the end forming a continuous curved line, with the inner edge of the extension being straight. Figure 5 shows a table-top having only a cut-out portion I1 without any extended part to the right. Preferably the right side edge I8 of the incision I I is rectilinear or straight, similar to the edge 23.
The table-top shown in Figure 6 is especially 3 cut-out portion is formed with a curved side edge to the left of the table top and the right edge is straight or rectilinear and slopes to the corner of the top.
The constructive details of the invention also may be carried out in many other ways without departing from the scope of the invention.
I claim In a worktable for tailors, a table top having an edge formed with a peripheral cut-out portion to accommodate the upper portion of the body of a tailor, said out-out portion being defined by a curved side edge and an opposing straight side edge, a coplanar extension on said table top projecting outwardly from said edge adjacent to 15 2,386,092
the cut-out portion, said extension having an inner side edge constituting a prolongation of the straight side edge of the cut-out portion.
PER JACK ROHDE.
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