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Publication numberUS527145 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1894
Publication numberUS 527145 A, US 527145A, US-A-527145, US527145 A, US527145A
InventorsEdward Dempsey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Furniture-leg attachment
US 527145 A
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(No Model.)



. No. 527,145. Patented Oct. 9, 18-94.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 527,145, dated October 9, 1894.

Application filed February11,1893. seen No. 61,894. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, EDWARD DEMPSEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Furniture- Leg Attachments; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable oth- Io ers skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention has relation to devices for securing the legs-of tables or other analogous fixtures to the table or fixture-top so as to be I 5 removable therefrom for purposes of compactness in case of moving, transfer, or stor-- age purposes; and has for its object a simple, effective, durable and easily disconnected device interposed between the table and its legs, whereby the legs are firmly, securely and permanently attached to the table, and are easily and quickly removed for moving, transportation or storage purposes, and are correspondingly replaced when in position for use. 2 5 My inventionvaccordingly consists of the combinations, constructions and arrangements of parts as hereinafter more particularly described in the specification and pointed out in ,the claims.

Reference is had to the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1, is abottom plan view of that part of the fastening which is secured to the tableleg. Fig. 2, is a plan bottom view of that part 5 of the fastening which is secured to the tablebody or top. Fig. 3, is a sectional view showing my improved fastener in use and Fig. 4 is an end view illustrating a modified form of the device shown in Fig. 1.

A and B'represent respectively the separate upper and lower plates, one of which I is secured to the leg, and the other to the bottom, or underneath surface of the table or other article of furniture or fixture provided with legs or analogous supports. These plates are substantially rectangular as shown, and plate A is preferably provided with edge-guides a, and an end stop a, for guiding the movement ofplate B upon or on plate A, and for 50 limiting the extent of such movement to secure easy and quick juxtaposition of said parts for use.

The plate B on its lower surface or side 'is provided with a depending socket-flange B of aform corresponding to the cross-sectional outline of the end of the leg to which said plate is attached, see more particularly Fig.

3, which socket or-flange may be of any desired depth to afford the necessary attachment strength for rigidly holding the leg in position. Both of these plates are provided with suitably located screw openings 1), by 7 means of which the plates are attached to the top or ,to the leg of the furniture. The openings b, on the plate B, may be on the plate itself as illustrated in Fig. 1, or they may be on the socket-fiange or. extensions therefrom as hereinafter described to have said screws pass into the leg-end transversely to and not with the grain of its wood in order 'to more securely attach the plate to, the leg.

The plates A and B are formed with suitably locatedflanges E, in one of which a suitable thumb-screw or other locking-device G is provided for securing the parts together. By loosening or unfastening the screw or locking device 0, the legsv may be removed from the top of the article of the furniture, andthe separate parts, to wit, the top and, legs may be compactly put together for trans- 8o portation, storage and other purposes.

To insure a more secure union of the plate and the table leg, two or more oppositely located flanges b 1), depending from plate B, or its socket flange B, 'may be provided as shown more plainly in Fig. 4, and these flanges b b may have openings 6 which serve to admit screws or similar securing devices, to more rigidly join the plate and leg.

What I claim is- 0 1. A furniture leg attachment consisting of two substantially rectangular plates A and B, one of which is adapted to be secured to the body of the. furniture, or other fixture and having ways or guides a and a limiting stop, 5 and the other having a depending socketflange B fitting the leg, and a fastening device located at the front or outer ends of said plates for locking the leg to the body, substantially as described.


2. The combination with a substantially said flanges E in front of and outside of said rectangular plate A, having on one surface socket-flange substantially as described. [0 projecting ways or guides on a, and a limiting In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in stop intermediate of said guides, of a correpresence of two witnesses.

5 spondingly shaped plate B having on one son EDWARD DEMPSEY.

face a depending socket flange, a laterally Witnesses: projecting flange E on each of said plates, S. J. VAN STAVOREN,

and a locking screw or device 0 on one of JOHN RODGERS.

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