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Publication numberUS2851322 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 9, 1958
Filing dateDec 30, 1957
Priority dateDec 30, 1957
Publication numberUS 2851322 A, US 2851322A, US-A-2851322, US2851322 A, US2851322A
InventorsMolla Charles P
Original AssigneeMolla Charles P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Round metal tables
US 2851322 A
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Sept. 9,1958 c. .P. MOLLA 2,851,322

ROUND METAL 'iABLES Filed Dec 30,. 195'? INVENTOR. CHARL 5 P Mom? United States Patent O ice i ROUNDMETALTABIJES tCharles P". Molla,:.0ld:-'Westbury,N. Y. Application December '30, 1957, serin'Na; 706,018

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Thisinvention 'relatesato. rounds-metal. tables employing glass or other transparent table tops. More particularly, the invention deals-with a"rei'nforcing'*frame structure se- :1 curedwithirnthe ..ro und. .frameof .then'table to tbracei. the a. :frame; audpfurther, provide.meansfortattachmentiof. sup- 1 tporting .-:legs ...and, -further, to substantially tconc'al the r mountingjofthe. legs with.said frame.

The novel .features.of...thev invention .will beebestrunderrstood-froni the.followingdescriptiomwhen taken together with the accompanying drawing, in which certain embodiments of the invention are disclosed and, in which, the separate parts are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views and, in which:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of the table top structure, omitting the supporting legs.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional detail view of the bottom of the table top, illustrating the mounting of one of the legs in connection with the reinforcing frame of said table top, the section being on the line 2-2 of Fig. 3; and

Fig. 3 is a section on the line 33 of Fig. 2.

Considering Fig. 1 of the drawing, represents a round table frame which can be termed a main frame. This frame is L-shaped or angleiron in cross-sectional form, in other words, comprises an annular top wall member 11' and an outer depending wall member 12, as clearly noted in Fig. 3 of the drawing.

Welded to the wall 12 at four equally spaced intervals are upstanding table top retaining lugs-13 which are employed to retain a glass or other transparent or translucent table top 14 in position upon the wall 11, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawing.

Arranged within the frame 10 is a rectangular reinforcing frame 15, which is also L-shaped or angle-iron in cross-sectional form and defined by horizontal top walls 16 cut at the corner portions of the frame to form abutting surfaces, as clearly noted at 17 in Fig. 1 of the drawing; whereas, the vertical wall 18 can be continuous throughout the frame.

,The dimensions of the reinforcing frame are such as to dispose corner portions 19 upon the lower surfaces of the walls 11 of the frame 10, as clearly seen in Fig. 3 of the drawing and also illustrated in Fig. 2, and these corner portions 19 are welded to the wall 11 so that the table top will comprise the two frames 10 and 15.

The vertical wall members 18 of the frame 15, adjacent the corners 19, have rectangular apertures 20 to receive square shanks 21 of bolts 22, as clearly noted in Fig. 2 of the drawing. This prevents rotation of the bolts and, in mounting legs 23 at the corner portions of the frames 15, nuts 24 are tightened to secure the legs 23 in position. The legs 23 can be formed of cast aluminum and the upper portion of one of the legs 23 is shown in Fig. 3 of the drawing and this upper portion has a reduced L-shaped mounting portion 25, which seats snugly within the corner portions 19 of the frame 15, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawing, and is apertured, as seen at 26, to receive the bolts 22. The upper portion of each of the legs, outwardly of the L-shaped mounting 2,851,322 atented Sept. ,9, 19,58

,ipo'rtion'f25; has a shouldef"27,, upon which. the wall in; idirectlyseats, as clearly noted in 'Fig. 3 of the drawing.

It will be"seeri from the foregoing that the. frame 15, in addition. to reinforcing the circular frame 10, also provides a strong and durable support and mounting for the leg's"23,' it being-understood that, while-only one..corner portion of the 'table structure is" shown iii Figs. 2.,a'nd,v 3, .one 'of the legs 23 will be located. at: each corner portion 'It will{a1so appear', from a-con'sideration ofFig. l 'of the drawing, that the lugs 13 are disposed in 'alinementwith the corner portions 19. of the'frame 15.

" It will alsoappean from a consideration of Fig'. 2iof the 'drawingHhat'the mounting porti'oi125,.as Wellras the .bolt's"22', are concealed beneath. the wall 16."of the; fraine ""15 and this wall is spaced from the lower surfaceiof-the top 14; in other words, the top 14 issupported sdlely;.upon J the wan-11.

. comprising aacircular main frameof L -shapedflcross-see tional. .form, .said frame. comprising. .an .anriularwtop. wall and a'depen'ding outer wall, areinforcing frame having circumferentially spaced corner portions arranged upon and secured to the lower surface of the top wall of the main frame to brace said main frame, the main frame having .circumferentially spaced upwardly protruding lugs for definitely positioning a table top upon the upper wall of the main frame, a plurality of legs having mounting portions at their upper ends snugly fitting within the corner portions of the reinforcing frame, and fastening means for securing the mounting portions of said legs to said reinforcing frame.

2. A metal table structure of the character described, comprising a circular main frame of L-shaped cross-sectional form, said frame comprising an annular top wall and a depending outer wall, a reinforcing frame having circumferentially spaced corner portions arranged upon and secured to the lower surface of the top wall of the main frame to brace said main frame, the main frame having circumferentially spaced upwardly protruding lugs for definitely positioning a table top upon the upper wall of the main frame, a plurality of legs having mounting portions at their upper ends snugly fitting within the corner portions of the reinforcing frame, fastening means for securing the mounting portions of said legs to said reinforcing frame, said reinforcing frame being defined by a horizontal top wall and a depending outer wall, and said outer wall seating upon shoulder portions of said leg members.

3. A metal table structure of the character described, comprising a circular main frame of L-shaped cross-sectional form, said frame comprising an annular top wall and a depending outer wall, a reinforcing frame having circumferentially spaced corner portions arranged upon and secured to the lower surface of the top wall of the main frame to brace said main frame, the main frame having circumferentially spaced upwardly protruding lugs for definitely positioning a table top upon the upper wall of the main frame, a plurality of legs having mounting portions at their upper ends snugly fitting within the corner portions of the reinforcing frame, fastening means for securing the mounting portions of said legs to said reinforcing frame, said reinforcing frame being rectangular in form and defined by a horizontal top wall and a depending peripheral wall, the top wall having intersecting surfaces at corner portions of said frame, and the mounting portions of said legs fitting snugly within corner portions of said reinforcing frame.

4. A metal table structure of the character described, comprising a circular main frame of L-shaped cross-sectional form, said frame comprising an annular top wall and a depending outer wall, a reinforcing frame having circumferentially spaced corner portions arranged upon and secured to the lower surface of the top wall of the main frame to brace said main frame, the main frame having circumferentially spaced upwardly protruding lugs for definitely positioning a table top upon the upper wall of the main frame, a plurality of legs having mounting portions at their upper ends snugly fitting within the corner portions of the reinforcing frame, fastening means for securing the mounting portions of said legs to said reinforcing frame, said reinforcing frame being rectangular in form and defined by a horizontal top wall and a depending peripheral wall, the top wall having intersecting surfaces at corner portions of said frame, the mounting portions of said legs fitting snugly within corner portions of said reinforcing frame, and the fastening means comprising bolts keyed to the depending walls of the reinforcing frame and housed within the lower surface of the top walls of said reinforcing frame.

5. In tables having detachable supporting legs, a table top frame for detachable mounting of a table top, said frame comprising a peripheral main frame member of predetermined contour, a supplemental bracing frame member extending between peripheral portions of the main frame member and permanently fixed thereto, a plurality of legs having mounting portions at the upper ends thereof conforming with and seating in spaced portions of the bracing frame member, and fastening devices for detachably coupling the mounting portions of said legs with said bracing frame member.

6. In tables having detachable supporting legs, a table top frame for detachable mounting of a table top, said frame comprising a peripheral main frame member of predetermined contour, a supplemental bracing frame member extending between peripheral portions of the main frame member and permanently fixed thereto, a plurality of legs having mounting portions at the upper ends thereof conforming with and seating in spaced portions of the bracingframe member, fastening devices for detachably coupling the mounting portions of said legs with said bracing frame member, and the upper ends of said leg members having shoulder portions, upon which said bracing frame seats.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,187,972 Cook June 20, 1916 1,240,390 Uhl -a Sept. 18, 1917 1,689,645 Turk Oct. 30, 1928 1,760,036 Bellows May 27, 1930 2,230,684 Hawpe Feb. 4, 1941 2,811,402 Irwin Oct. 29, 1957

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US8671850Oct 27, 2011Mar 18, 2014Mity-Lite, Inc.Convertible tabletop with pivotal modesty panel
Classifications
U.S. Classification108/156
International ClassificationA47B13/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47B13/086
European ClassificationA47B13/08D