US 366051 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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FREDERIO STUART VEATHERLEY, OF QUEBEC, QUEBEC, OANADA.
SPECIFICATION forming'part of Letters Patent No. 366,051, dated July 5,1887.
Application filed May 3, 1887. Serial No. 236,950. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, FREDERIO STUART WEATHERLEY, of Quebec, in the Province of Quebecand Dominion of Canada, have invented a new and Improved Convertible Stand, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
. and folded up into compact My invent-ion relates to the construction of a device which, while of simple and cheap design, can be quickly adjusted to form various conveniences of household, use, will possess ample strength and firmness in any one of its adjustments, and can be readily taken apart form for storage or removal.
The invention consists in the'construction, combination, and arrangement of parts and details, as hereinafter fully described, and particularly pointed out in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7,'and 8 are perspective views, hereinafter fully described, illustrating various adjustments of which the device is susceptible. Fig. 5 is detail sectional view showing the form of catch employed for holding the boards in place on the frame of the device. Fig. 9 is aperspective view illustrating the mode of taking the device apart. Fig. 10, illustrates in side view the device when folded, and Figs. 11 and 12 are detail views illustrating the form of catch used in securing the parts of the frame together.
The'frame of the stand is supported by two end pairs of vertical corner-posts, A A and B B, all of which are of equal length and exactly parallel with each other. The posts A A and B B of each pair are permanently con-.
' nected and rigidly braced by four parallel cross'bars, G, D, E, and F, the outer bars, G and F, being arranged a short distance from the respective ends of the corncr-posts and the medial bars, D E, being arranged at an equal distance from the bars 0 and F, respectively. The posts A B and A B are respectively connected and braced by longitudinal side bars, G and H, in the plane of the end bars 0 and F, respectively, the bars G- being hinged to the inner sides of the posts 13 B, the bars H similarly hinged to the posts A A, and the free end of each of said bars G- and H being formed with a tenon, K, which is received detachabl y in a corresponding slot, L, in the post thereat. A button, M, is pivoted eccentrically to the outer end of each tenon K, as shown clearlyin Figs. 11 and 12, and thus can be turned over the face of the post to securely lock the tenon therein, or swung back to allow the tenon with the button to be withdrawn from the slot when taking the frame apart,
as illustrated in Fig. 9. Three rectangular boards, N, of like size are employed in connection with the frame, and each of the boards is formed in each side edge with two slots, 0 and 1 respectively, the slots being all adapted to fit closely the posts, end, and side braces of the frame, which are of equal and uniform cross section. At the base of each of the slots 0 and P in the several boards is pivoted a catch-arm, Q, as shown in detail in Fig. 5, which is adapted to be swung into one of the angle-slots R formed in the inner corners of the side bars, G and H, and end cross-bars O D at the points at which the slots 0 and P are adapted to embrace the same, as hereinafter more fully described. Blocks S are secured in the outer angles between the end cross-barGand the corresponding end parts of the corner-posts, and extend to within a distance of the ends of the same equal to the thickness of the boards N.
In arranging the stand thus constructed as a table, as shown in Fig. 1, the frame is set up, as described, with the blocks S uppermost, and one board N is placed upon the blocks S, with its slots 0 and P embracing the projectingends of the corner-posts, so that the board is held firmly in place, while its up per surface is flush with the tops of the posts.
Another board N is rested upon the end and side bars F and H, respectively, with its slots 0 and 1 also embracing the corner-posts.
A music-stand or book-rack is formed, as in Fig. 2, by inverting the frame and arranging the three boards N vertically and crosswise of In Fig. 3 is shown a towel-raclz, formed by placing one board N upon the end and side bars G ofthe inverted frame.
In Fig. 4 the stand is shown arranged as a boot-and-shoe rack. The frameis inverted as before, and two of the boards N are rested horizontally upon the end and side bars 0 G and the end bars E, respectively, while the remaining board is placed in an inclined position, with its slots P embracing the upper 1 ends .of the posts B A, its slots 0 embracing diagonally the end cross-bars F, and its forward edge abutting against. the inner side of ihe corresponding side bar, H. A curtain can be bound between the said bar Hand the forward edge of the board, as shown in the figure.
In Fig. Gone board N is placed horizontally upon the end and side bars 0 G of the inverted frame and the other two boards arranged vertically upon and at either side of the bottom board, with their upper slots, P, embracing the end cross-barsDand the catcharms Q swung into the slots R in said bars D, as before described, so as to-constitute a con.- venient cane-and-umbrella stand.
In Fig. 7 a book-shelf is shown, formed by arrangingthe boards horizontally one above the other upon the proper end and side bars of the inverted frame with their slots-O P embracing the corner-posts, as before.
In Fig. 8 the frame is shown arranged, asin Fig. 1, with a bottom and two vertical side boards N supported upon the end cross-bars D, with the slots of the side boards embracing the end crossbars O, and having the catch- ELI'DIS Q engaged with the slots R therein to form a substantial ladies work-table or flowerpot stand.
The braced pairs of end posts, A A and B B, with their respective hinged side bars, H and G, can be readily detached from each other, as before described in connection with Fig. 9, the side bars folded upon the posts, and the same, with the boards N, arranged in the compact form shown in Fig. 10 for removal or storage.
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I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- Y 1, The herein-described convertible stand,
composed of the pairs of parallel corner-posts A A and B B, the end cross-bars, O, D, E, and F, connecting the posts of each pair, the pairs of side bars, G and H, connecting the posts 'A B and A B, respectively, and the removable boards N, having the side notches,
O and P, the said posts, end and side bars allthe end of each tenon K, substantially as shown and described.
3. In a convertible stand of the character described, the combination, with asupportingbar, as H, having a slot, R, extending through a part only'of'its cross-section, of aboard, N,
having a notch adapted to embrace the said bar, a catch-arm, K, pivoted to the board at the notchtherein and adapted to enter theslot in the bar, substantially as shown and described.
4. In a convertible stand of the class described, the' combination, with the cornerposts A A B B and the end and side bars, 0
and G, connecting the same, of blocks S, fixed in the upper angle of the posts and end bars and extending to within ashort distance of the ends of the same, and the board N, having notches O and P, adapted to embrace the end of the corner-posts and resting on the blocks S, substantially as shownand described. 1
' 'FREDERIC STUART WEATIIERLEY.
J. G. SCOTT, ERNEST F. WiiRTELE.