US 2725095 A
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Nov. 29, 1955 w RODEFELD 2,725,095
ADJUSTABLE TABLE AND SEAT COMBINATION Filed July 6, 1954 FIE}. 5
United States Patent ADJUSTABLE TABLE AND SEAT COMBINATION William H. Rodefeld, Wayne Township, Wayne County, Ind.
Application July 6, 1954, Serial No. 441,377
1 Claim. (Cl. 155-124) This invention relates to seats with work surfaces attached thereto.
The object of this invention is to provide a swivel seat with an adjustable work table attached thereto.
This invention provides a table in front of a seat with the table mounted so that it can be adjusted to such heighth and to such distance from the seat and at such angle as the user may find most convenient and least fatiguing for the work being done on the table and with the seat and the table being mounted to swivel on a vertical axis to any position where the best advantage can be had of available light.
The above object is accomplished by means of the adjustable table and seat combination shown in the accompanying drawing, in which- Fig. 1 is a side elevation of my adjustable table and seat combination;
Fig. 2 is a front elevation thereof;
Fig. 3 is a top plan view thereof, and
Fig. 4 is a partial top view showing the base and the seat support and the table supporting arm. In this partial top view the seat and the table and the table legs are removed as certain detail does not otherwise show.
Like numerals denote like parts in the several views.
Number 1 is the base, 2 is a shaft that extends vertically from the center of the base and shows only in Fig. 4. Mounted to swivel on shaft 2 is the seat support 3 which has arms 4 to which the seat 18 is fastened and also it has a side extension 15 to which are hinged the table support arm 5 and the bolt 6 with nut 7 that determines the heighth of the table supporting arm 5. The bolt 6 is an eye bolt, having an enlargement at one end and a hole therethrough at right angle to the axis of the bolt, it is hinged to the side extension 15 of the seat support 3 by the pin 19.
The nut 7 is an elongated nut with a small handwheel at one end so the nut can be turned to raise or lower the arm 5 without the use of tools.
Two legs 8 are hinged as shown to the outer end of the arm 5 and they extend upward to support the table top 9 which is hinged thereto by the pin 16.
An adjusting bolt 10 is hinged to arm 5 as shown a short distance from where the legs 8 are hinged to arm 5. Two adjusting nuts 11 on bolt 10 control the position of the table legs 8. Screwing the nuts 11 down moves the table toward the seat and vice versa.
Two brackets 12 and 13 are hinged to the top ends of table legs 8 and the table top 9 is fastened thereto. Extending from bracket 12 is a slotted quadrant 14. A wing nut 17 is on a stud set in one of the table legs 8 so as to extend through the slot in quadrant 14. By tightening the wing nut 17 the table top is locked in position, either level or tilted as desired.
Number 18 is the seat.
It can now be seen that I have a seat and table assembly that can be turned completely around on a vertical axis approximately central to the seat while the seat is occupied and that the table is adjustable as to heighth and as to nearness to the seat and as to being level or tilted and that adjusting means are part of the assembly.
Having now shown and described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States:
A seat and table assembly consisting of a supporting base, a seat support revolvably mounted thereon, a seat on the seat support, an arm extending outward from the seat support, means to raise or lower said arm, table supporting means extending upward from said arm, means to adjust said table supporting means toward or from the said seat, a table hinged to the said table supporting means and means to level or tilt the said table.
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