US 340921 A
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W. H. NEWTON.
TABLE. No. 340,921. Pdte'ntedApr. 27. 1886.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
IVILLIAM H. NEWTON, OF ASSUMPTION, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 340,921, dated April 27, 1886.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, WILLIAM H. NEWTON, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Assumption, in the county of Christain and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tables, of which the following is a specification, reference being bad therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention pertains to improvements in table-waiters, having for its object to enable persons seated at a table to conveniently supply themselves,and without assistance, while the center of the table may be decorated with abouquet of flowers; and theinvention consists of the combination of parts and their construction, substantially as hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a sectional elevation of my invention. Fig. 2
is a side elevation, and Fig. 3 is a plan view,
of the same.
In carrying out my invention I employ a table, A, which may have a square top surface and be beveled off from a short distance below its vertical sides toward its lower end. The leaves A, of which there are preferably four, are correspondingly recessed, to enable them to rest upon the ledges thus formed upon the sides of the table-top, said leaves being supported by the horizontal portion of angle irons a, the vertical arms of which enter or pass into sockets a, fastened to the sides of the frame of the table by set-screws passing through extension-plates of the sockets a,and to permit said leaves to be readily extended or lowered.
B B 13 are disks or shelves of varying diameters, tapering in size toward the top, the lower one or largest resting contiguously to the table-top upon a block, b, so as to revolve, andnear its outer edge upon anti-frictional rolls or wheels I), supported-in the usual way in boxes let into sockets in the table-top, which shelf may serve to hold the edibles. The intermediate shelf, or next in size,is fastened to and supported upon a tube or hollow shaft, d, extending down through an inclosing ease or post, d, resting upon the shelf B, and through the latter and its central block-support, b, to
and resting upon the table-top, which shelf may serve to hold viands or confectioneries. The uppermost shelf, or smallest,is secured to and mounted upon a similar tube or hollow shaft, e, and is disposed within the tube or shaft (2 and stands upon the table-top, said tube or shaft 6 having previously been passed through an inelosing ease or post, 6, resting upon the shelf B,and through the latter shelf, which shelf B may serve as a bouquet-holder or flowerstand. The entire superposed structure thus made is connected to the table-top and rendered stable by a rod, f, secured to the topmost shelf and extending through the innermost tube or shaft, e, and the table-top, being bolted to the under side of the tabletop frame. This disposition of parts, it is obvious, permits persons seated at the table to con venientl y wait upon themselves, and without the assistance of a servant, the rotation of the shelf having the desired article being readily effected simply by applying the hand thereto with almost unappreciable force to bring the article or articles opposite the plate, said shelves being sensitively m'ounted in the manner above described.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The anti-frictional rolls 1), secured to the table-top, in combination with the shafts d and e, supporting, respectively, the revolving shelves B and B", and the nutted'rod f, substantially as shown and described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM H. NEVTON.