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1954 F. A. CHAPMAN ETAL WORKTABLE 2 Sheebs-Sheet 1 Filed Oct. 19, 1951 Fig. 2 66 55 Fred A. Chapman Floyd 0. Koch INVENTORS.
Nov. 1954 F. A. CHAPMAN ETAL WORKTABLE Filed Oct. 19, 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Fred A. Chapman Floyd 0- Koch INVENTORS.
United States Patent WORKTABLE Fred A. Chapman, Hillsboro, and Floyd D. Koch, New Lisbon, Wis.
Application October 19, 1951, Serial No. 252,042
2 Claims. (Cl. 29-288) justable clips on slides that will retain flowers or the like on the work table.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a work table having a support and means for adjusting the tilt of the table top, whereby the same may be posi tioned for the comfort of a user.
A still further aim of the present invention is to provide a work table of the aforementioned character that is simple and practical in construction, strong and reliable in use, small and compact in structure, neat and attractive in appearance, inexpensive to manufacture, and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the present invention;
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially on the plane of section line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a plan view of Figure 1 with the table top in a horizontal position; and
Figure 4 is a side view of Figure 3.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, wherein, for the purpose of illustration, there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the numeral 10 represents a supporting stand including a base 12 having a vertical socket portion 14 in which the lower end of a post or tubular upright 16 is suitably fixed. A rod 18 is slidably received in the post 16 and is held in a vertically adjusted position by a set screw 20.
A U-shaped bracket 22 is fixed by welding or the like to the upper end of rod 18 and receives an ear 24 fixed to the under surface and central portion of a table top 26. A pivot 28 extends through the legs of the bracket 22 and the ear 24 to pivotally secure the table top to the rod 18.
Means is provided for retaining or locking the table top 26 adjusted about its pivot 28. This means comprises a guide 30 fixed to the bracket 22 and having a vertical flange 32 that is formed with an aperture opposing a guide sleeve 34 fixed to the bracket 22. The longer leg of an L-shaped locking pin 36 is slidably received in the guide sleeve 34 and the aperture in flange 32. A spring 38 embraces the longer leg of pin 36 and is biased between flange 32 and an abutment 40 on the pin 36 to yieldingly urge the pin 36 in the bracket 22. Bar 24 is formed with a plurality of spaced apertures 42 for selectively receiving the pin 36.
Table top 26 comprises a preferably circular panel having a cut that divides the same into a large section 44 and a small section 46. The adjacent parallel edges of the sections 44 and 46 are joined by a hinge 48, whereby sec- 2,693,635 Patented Nov. 9, 1954 tion 46 may pivot to a position perpendicular to or flush with section 44.
Means is provided for retaining section 46 raised and coplanar with section 44. This means includes an arm 50 pivoted to section 44 by a pivot 52 and spaced from section 44 by a spacer 54 about pivot 52. A channel bracket 56 is secured to the under surface of panel section 46 and will be engaged by the arm 50 as the latter is swung across hinge 48. An opening 58 in section 46 provides a means for access to the arm 50.
The table top, and more specifically section 44, is provided with a plurality of radial slots 60, beneath which guide tracks or straps 62 are suitably removably secured. Channel shaped slides 64 are slidably received on the guide tracks and. these slides are positioned and slidably adjustable in the openings or slots 60 longitudinally thereof and support integral resilient clips 66 having offset upper end portions 68 that overlie the panel section 44.
Ears 70 depend from the slides 64 and receive therebetween earns 72 that are pivoted between ears 70 by pivots 74. The cams 72 extend upwardly through the cars 70 to engage the under surfaces of the guide tracks and as the cams are manually rotated they will bind against the guide tracks to retain the slides in longitudinally adjusted position on the guide tracks.
In practical use of the present invention, the rod 18 may be raised to any convenient height, whereupon the set screw 20 is manually tightened. Then section 46 is raised and arm 50 swung under bracket 56 to hold sections 44 and 46 coplanar.
The desired vertical inclination of table top 26 is obtained by placing pin 36 in a selected one of the apertures 42. The article or articles to be worked on are next placed on the table top and the slides 64 adjusted to hold the article or articles on the table top.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A work table for florists comprising an upright, a table top, means pivotally adjustably mounting the table top on the upright, said table top having a plurality of circumferentially spaced radially disposed slots therein, guides secured to the undersurface of the top under the slots, work holding slides slidably mounted on the guides and located in the slots, a cam pivotally carried by each slide for engaging the guides to retain the slides adjusted on the guides, each of said slides having a resilient clip portion provided with an oflset end overlying the table top, said table top including two sections hingedly connected together, and means carried by one section engaging the other section to retain the sections flush with each other all of said slides being located on said one of said sections.
2. The combination of claim 1 wherein said retaining means comprises a swingable arm on one section and a lug on the other section against which said arm rides to retain the sections flush with each other, said other section having an opening in registry with said arm whereby the arm may be moved out of engagement with the lug from the top of said one section.
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