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Publication numberUS715055 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 2, 1902
Filing dateMar 17, 1902
Priority dateMar 17, 1902
Publication numberUS 715055 A, US 715055A, US-A-715055, US715055 A, US715055A
InventorsFrances A Greenlaw, Mansfield E Holmes
Original AssigneeFrances A Greenlaw, Mansfield E Holmes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 715,055. Patented Dec. 2. I902.

F. A. GREENLAW G. M. E. HOLMES.

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UNTTED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

FRANCES A. GREEN'LAWV AND MANSFIELD E. HOLMES, OF MARINETTE, WISCONSIN,-

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SPEGIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 715,055, dated December 2, 1902.

Application filed March 17,1902.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that We,FRANCES A. GREENLAW and MANSFIELD E. HOLMES, citizens of the United States, residing at Marinette, in the county of Marinette and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Tables, of which the following is a specification.

Our invention relates to improvements in tables; and it consists in a certain peculiar table designed more particularly for use in kindergartens and similar institutions.

The novelty, utility, and practical advantages of the invention will be fully understood from the following description and claims when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of our improved table as it appears when the top is in position on the hollow body or receptacle and the table is to be used for the purposes of an ordinary kindergarten-table; Fig. 2, a vertical longitudinal section of the table, taken in the plane indicated by the broken line 2 2 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 3, an end elevation, partly in section, of the table as it appears when the top is swung off the hollow body or receptacle to permit of children playing with sand or other substance contained in the latter.

Similar letters of reference designate corresponding parts in all of the views of the drawings, referring to which-- A is the hollow body or receptacle of our improved table, which is preferably of wood and rectangular in form; B B, legs connected to and constituting the preferred support of the hollow body or receptacle and having casters a, so as to admit of the table being moved with but little effort when the body or receptacle is filled with sand or other heavy substance; O, a top, also preferably of wood, removably mounted on the hollow body or receptacle and having by preference one-inch squares grooved or marked on its upper side, as indicated by b; D D, lugs disposed on the under side of the extended end portions of the top 0 and arranged when the top is in the position shown in Figs. 1 and 2 to hold the top against casual endwise movement with respect to the body, and E E swinging arms Serial No. 98,603. (No model.)

pivoted to the body A at o and to the lugs of the top at d. The lugs and arms are preferably of metal, and the former are connected to the top by screws 6 or other suitable means. Said lugs are also preferably recessed at their inner sides, as indicated byf, this to afford play-spaces for the upper ends of the arms E, which in the preferred embodiment of the invention are pivotally connected to the lugs, and hence to the top, by trunnions g, journaled in the lugs. The points at which the arms E are pivotally connected to the top 0 are preferably disposed in the same plane as the longitudinal median line of the top, as best shown in Fig. 3, this in order to enable the top to bear on the corner of the body incident to the movements of the top off and on said body and permit of such movements of the top being effected with ease and facility. We also prefer to make the top 0 of a width corresponding to the distance from the floor to the upper side of the body A in order that when the top is moved off the body its lower edge will bear on the floor, as shown in Fig. 3, and its weight will be removed from the arms 0. This provision is materially advantageous, since it prolongs the usefulness of the arms E and the connections between the same and the body and top.

When the top is in the position shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the table may be used for the same purposes. as the ordinary table, While when said top is in the position shown in Fig. 3 the table serves as a holder for sand or other substance in which children grouped about the table may conveniently play, and the top 0 does not interfere with children standing at the side of the tableat which it is placed and playing in the sand in body A. From this it follows that the improved table is useful as a table and a sand holder or tray of corresponding size. This will be appreciated as a material and important advantage when it is remembered that the floorspace in the average kindergarten is small and that kindergarten-tables and sand-trays have to be large enough to enable a number of children to assemble about them.

The hollow body A is preferably lined with sheet metal h, Fig. 2, to prevent leakage when water is mixed with the sand, clay, or other substance contained therein, and the under side of the top 0 is preferably covered with sheet metal- 5. e., the latter to prevent the water mixed with the sand or clay from warping the top.

When desired, the body A may be equipped with a staple and lock and the top 0 with a hasp, Fig. 3, so that the top may be conveniently locked in the position shown in Figs. 1 and 2 when it is desired to prevent the children from raising it.

Notwithstanding its advantages as pointed out in the foregoing it will be appreciated that our improved table is simple and inexpensive in construction and quite as durable as the ordinary kindergarten-table.

While designed more particularly for kindergarten purposes, the improved table may obviously be used in any other connection for which it is adapted.

We have entered into a detailed description of the construction and relative arrangement of parts embraced in this the preferred embodiment of our invention in order to impart a full, clear, and exact understanding of the same. We do notdesire, however, to be understood as confining ourselves to such specific construction and arrangement of parts, as such changes or modifications may be made in practice as fairly fall within the scope of our claims.

Having described our invention, what we claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-- 1. In a table, the combination of a suitablysupported receptacle, a top removably arranged on and covering the receptacle; said top being of a Width corresponding to the distance between the upper side of the receptacle and the floor on which the same is supported, and Vertically-swinging arms pivotally connected to the receptacle, and pivotally connected to the top at points in the same plane as the longitudinal median line of the top.

2. In a table, the combination of a suitablysupported receptacle formed of wood and lined with sheet metal, a top arranged on and covering the receptacle; said top being formed of Wood and having its under side covered with sheet metal, and being of a width corresponding to the combined height of the receptacle and the support thereof, and vertically-swinging arms pivotally connected to the receptacle, and pivotally connected to the top at points in the same plane as the longitudinal median line of the top.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands in presence of two subscribing witnesses.

FRANCES A. GREENLAW. MANSFIELD E. HOLMES. Witnesses:

JULIA E. GULLIOKSON, CLARENCE W. INGRAM.

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US7785208May 28, 2008Aug 31, 2010Voden Justin LRotary game table
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US8398499 *Jun 13, 2011Mar 19, 2013Triumph Sports Usa, Inc.Rotary game table
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47L15/4246, Y10S100/91