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Publication numberUS357074 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 1, 1887
Filing dateJun 3, 1886
Publication numberUS 357074 A, US 357074A, US-A-357074, US357074 A, US357074A
InventorsWilliam Eeid Fee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
William eeid fee
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' (No Model.)

W. R. FEE.


No. 357,074 Patented Feb. 1, 1887.

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SPECIFICATION forming part. ofLetters Patent No. 357,074, dated February 1, 1887. Application filed June a, 1ese. Serial No. 203,986. (No model.)

.To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that l, WILLIAM REID FEE, of the city of Montreal, in the district of Montreal and Province of Quebec, Canada, have 5 invented certain newand useful Improvements ill Folding Tables; and I do hereby declare that the following is a fill], clear, and exact description of the same.

My invention has reference to tables which are primarily intended for use in 'sick-rooms, hospital-wards, and in all cases in which any person is forced to remain in a recumbent position, but may also be employed as a sewingtable, and in any case in which an endless fab- I ric of any kind is to be worked upon. It will also serve as a reading-desk, and is soconstructed as to fold up into a very small space when not wanted.

My invention may be thus briefly described:

The slab or tabletop proper is mounted on two side ribs, in the under side of which are formed recesses to receive the endsof two curved legs or supports properly attached together by braces, and these legs or supports are further connected to the ribs by pivoted links. Into mortises or recesses-in the front side of these supports fit the ends of the side pieces of a frame, the other end of which is carried by short legs. Pivoted links connect the uprights and frame, which are also rigidly attached together by any suitable fastening.

Tofold up the table, all that is needed is to undo the fastening and release the ends of the legs from the ribs and the ends of the frame gether.

For full comprehension, however, of theinvehtion, reference must be had to the annexed drawings, forming part of this specification, in

Figure 1 is a view of .my table in place by a bed; Fig. 2, a side view ofsame whenpnt up, andFig. 3 a similar view when folded up.

Similar letters of reference indicate like arts.

, p p p i Ais the slab or table-top proper,of any suitable size; and B B, the ribs or side supports with braces B B, on which it is mounted.

securing it in the desired position.

0 O are the curved legs or supports, connected by braces or side bars, 0 O, and hav- 5o ing their upper ends fitting into mortises or recesses b 1;, formed in B B, D D being pivoted links connecting B B and O 0. Into recesses c c in the front sides of C 0 enter the ends of the sidebars, E, of the frame E, these being joined by crossbars E and the other end of the frame being carried on legs F. Pivoted links G attach together the frame E and legs 0. The several parts are so proportioned in length and in their connection with each other that when the apparatus is set up, as in Fig. 2, the table A will be exactly horizontal.

In some cases it may be found desirable to form a part of the table to serve as a desk, as shown in Fig. 1, the part so serving being hinged to one of the sidesupports, B, and halved, the two halves A A being connected, and the one A, which slides along-to give the desired angle of inclination, being moved in racks B formed on the upper surface of braces B, and provided with any suitable means for Beads or projections A may be placed along the lower edges of the halves A A H is any suitable fastening connecting G and E andsecuring all the parts together, and when this is disengaged the apparatus may be folded up into the position shown in Fig. 3.

Having thus described my invention, I beg to state that what I claim as new, and wish secured by Letters Patent, is as follows:

1. In a foldingtable, the combination of the liable-top, the legs having their upper ends removably connected to said top, links pivoted to said top and legs, a base-frame having one end removably connected to said legs, and links pivoted to said legs and frame, whereby the top, legs, and frame may be folded together, substantially as described.

2. Thecombination, with the table proper and side ribs, of the curved supports 0 0, connected to same by links D D, frame E, connected to supports 0 by links G, and fastening H, all as and for the purposes set forth.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47B27/00