US 3103899 A
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Sept. 17, 1963 DR. MACKEN 3,103,899-
TABLES OF THE COCKTAIL 0R COFFEE TYPE Original Filed Sept. 4, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. DAVID R. MACKEN ATTORNEY D. R. MACKEN 3,103,899
2 SheetsSheet 2 Sept. 17, 1963 TABLES OF THE COCKTAIL OR COFFEE TYPE Original Filed Sept. 4, 1959 ATTORNEY United States Patent O 3,103,899 TABLES OF THE COCKTAIL R COFFEE TYPE David R. Macken, 6 Edge Road, Watertown, Conn. Continuation of application Ser. No. 838,247, filed Sept. 4, 1959. This application Nov. 14, 1962, Ser. No.
6 Claims. (Cl. 10S25) The present invention relates to tables particularly those adapted for use as coifee and cocktail tables and is a continuation of my co-pending application Serial No. 838,247, filed September 4, 1959, now abandoned.
The general requirements of tables of the above type are that it combines attractive appearance, and adaptability to meet the requirements of serving a number of guests with maximum ease and convenience, while being of such general utility that it meets everyday household needs.
The principal objective of the present invention is to provide tables that meet the above generally indicated requirements. In accordance with the invention, that objective is attained by providing tables each including a base, a rotatable and translucent cover or top, preferably in the form of a wagon or ships wheel, and an intermediate annular ornamentation in the form of a light, brass or other parts of attractive appearance as utilized in the table construction, or combinations thereof.
In the accompanying drawings, there is shown an illustrative embodiment of the invention from which these and other of its objectives, novel features, and advantages will be readily apparent.
In the drawings:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a table in accordance with the invention;
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of one of the plates interconnecting the rim sections;
FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary, perspective view of a part of the wheel trim, and
FIGURE 4 is a vertical section, on an increased scale, taken centrally of the table.
In the embodiment of the invention shown in the drawings, a table base is provided that comprises a cylindrical part 5 to which four equally spaced legs 6 are attached and which are formed to define with the upper and lower ends thereof, flat upper and lower surfaces for the bottom of the convex support 7 and the centrally apertured base plate 8, respectively.
The support 7 centers the lower end of the openended globe 9, preferably of frosted glass, and it and the base part 5 have axial bores to receive the rod 10 which extends through the base plate 8 and has a nut 11 seated thereagainst. The rod 10 extends axially through the globe 9 and is provided with a plate 12 including 2. depending circular flange 13 to define a socket receiving end centering the upper end of the globe 9.
The upper art of the rod 10 is tapered as at 14 to receive a washer 15 and to provide a spindle 16 extending through an apertured plate 17 attached to the lower end of the wheel hub 18 and seated against the washer 15.
The wheel hub 18 has an axial passageway 19 enabling a nut 20 to be attached to or removed from the spindle 16 by a suitable tool, not shown, and the upper end of the passageway 19 has a counterbore 21 detachably receiving a removable unit such as the ash tray or storage chamber 22 which has a depending circular flange portion 23 into which the upper end of the wheel hub 18 is fitted. A hinged ash tray cover 24 simulates a hub cap.
It will be noted that a rod-engaging set screw 25 is threaded through the support 7 which is also provided with a bracket 26 supporting a socket 27 for the lamp 28 within the globe 9 with the cord 29 extending downwardly along a channel 30 with which the rod 10 is 3,103,899 Patented Sept. 17, 1963 ICC provided to enable it to pass through the support 7 and the base part 5.
The wheel rim parts 31 are interconnected by plates 32 attached to their inner faces while a tire-simulating trim 33'is attached by brass bolts to the outer faces of the rim parts 31. The trim 33 projects above the plane defined by the upper surface of the rim parts 31 and the squared ends 34 of the spokes 35. A circular glass cover 36 has a central opening dimensioned .to receive the wheel hub 17 and is itself dimensioned to fit within the generally indicated trim 33 and to be supported by the upper surfaces of the rim parts 31 and the spoke ends 34 to complete the table top. To facilitate insertion of and removal of the glass cover 36, the trim 33 consists of two sections 33 and 33 when ends are spaced apart as at 37 to enable the edge of the glass cover 36 that is exposed therebetween ,to be readily gripped. Each space 37 is closed by a door 38 pivoted to one trim section and releasably held to the other to swing downwardly to permit access to the glass cover.
It is preferred that .the support 7, the flange 13 of the plate 12, as well as the ash tray 22, be of brass to contrast attractively with the wood base and wood wheel parts and to offset the globe 9 so that annular bands including that established by the globe are attractively displayed through the translucent table top.
1. In a table including a base portion, a pedestal portion and a top portion, the combination comprising a plurality of outwardly radiating leg members carried by said base portion, a globe receiving support element mounted on the upper surface of the intersection of said leg members and said base portion, a translucent substantially cylindrical globe mounted with a lower open end disposed on the upper surface of said globe support and extending upwardly therefrom, a globe end enclosing and supporting washer element mounted on the upper open end of said globe, a hub member forming the central support for the top portion including a plurality of outwardly radiating spoke members rotatably mounted on said washer, hollow bolt means extending upwardly through said base portion, said globe support portion, said washer means and said hub means for securing said members in assembled relation, simulated the means extending peripherally around and connected to the outward ends of said spoke members, said tire means including a rim portion and a trim portion, said trim portion circumferentially engaging the rim portion and of greater width than the rim portion to provide an upwardly extending circumferential lip, translucent cover means adapted to overlie said radiating spokes and said rim portion and be enclosed within the upwardly extending lip portion of said trim portion and receptacle means mounted in the upper surface of said central hub.
2. The structure of claim 1 wherein electric light means are disposed within said globe means.
3. The structure of claim 1 wherein said central hub extends above the level of said translucent cover means and includes a covered receptacle mounted therewithin.
4. In a table including a pedestal portion and a top portion, the combination comprising a globe receiving support on said pedestal portion, a translucent open-ended globe mounted with a lower open end disposed on the upper surface of said globe support and extending upwardly therefrom, a globe-end enclosing and supporting washer element mounted on the upper open end of said globe, a hub member forming the central support for the top portion including a plurality of outwardly radiating spoke members, said hub member including a bottom plate rotatably mounted on said washer element, bolt means rotatably connecting said hub member to said pedestal portion, said bolt means extending upwardly through said pedestal portion and said suppoit, freely through said globe and supporting said washer element, simulated tire means extending peripherally around and connected to the outward ends of said spoke members, said tire means including a rim portion and a trim portion, said trim portion circumferentially engaging the rim portion and of greater width than the rim portion to provide an upwardly extending circumferential lip, and translucent cover means adapted to overlie said radiating spokes and said rim portion and be enclosed Within the upwardly extending lip portion of said trim portion, said cover having a control aperture upwardly through which said hub member extends.
5. The table of claim 4 in which the hub has an axial bore closed by the bottom plate and the bolt means being exposed in the bore above the plate, and a removable closure for the upper end of the bore.
4 6. The table of claim 5 in which the removable closure is a covered receptacle.
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