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Publication numberUS729919 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 2, 1903
Filing dateMar 9, 1903
Priority dateMar 9, 1903
Publication numberUS 729919 A, US 729919A, US-A-729919, US729919 A, US729919A
InventorsArthur Mogg Brown
Original AssigneeArthur Mogg Brown
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable table, book-rest, &c.
US 729919 A
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No. 729,919. Patented June 2, 1903.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 729,919, dated J une 2, 1903.

Application led March 9, 1903. Serial No. 146,888. (No model.)

T0 @ZZ wiwm/ il? "my 10W/WWK g a flat surface, such as an ordinary table.

Be it known that I, ARTHUR MOGG BROWN, It will thus be obvious that as the top can be.

a subject ofthe King of Great Britain and adjusted or inclined to either side the user Ireland, residing atLansdowne, The Avenue, can easily attain the most convenient posi- Lincoln, England, have invented certain new tion or inclination to suit the particular cir- 5 5 and useful Improvements in Portable Tables, cumstances under which he may desire to use Book-Rests, and the Like, of which the followthe table, whether as a writing-desk or as a ing is a specification. book-support. The free adjustment afforded This invention relates to portable tables," also enables the user to contend with the os- 1o book-rests, or the like intended to be supcillations of the vehicle in which he may be 6o ported on the knee of the user when traveltraveling.v When out of use, the nature of the ing or reclining in a chair or couch. Rests hinges also admits ofthe flaps b being folded of this kind, comprising a pad or table-top to either' side indiscriminately, as shown by hinged to a A-shaped bracket, are already full and dotted lines in Fig. 5.

i5 known, the A-bracket when in use'resting on Instead of employing ordinary hinges (Z and 65 the knee of the user. The tops, however, are a distance-piece c, double hinges h may be so hinged to the bracket that while they are i used, as shown in Figs. l6 to 8. In this case capable of being folded flat in one direction also the table may be inclined to either side they do not admit of the top being adjusted or the iiaps b folded to either side, as desired.

zo or rocked to either side of the bracket. When the improved table is intended for 7o.

The object of the present invention is to Writing purposes, the top may be fit-ted with provide a rest of the above-described nature, corner-clips k for paper, or other useful fitbut in which the top is capable of being rocked tings may be similarly provided. i or adjusted and, if desired, folded i'iatto either Having thus described my invention, what 2 5 side ofthe bracket indiscriminately, thus af- I `claim as new, and desire to secure by Let- 75 fording much more convenience to the user, ters Patent, is especially in a traveling vehicle, the oscillal. A portable table, desk or rest, compristions of which are otherwise diiiicult to coning a top, a distance-piece on the under surrtend with, but which with a table according face thereof, supporting-flaps hinged to said 3o to the invention are practically neutralized. distance-piece and adapted to oscillate about 8o In the accompanying drawings, Figures 1 their'hinges in either direction relatively to and 2 are respectively elevation and plan of the top, and limiting-straps connecting said one form of the improved table; Figs. 3 and flaps.

4., elevations illustrating the adaptability of 2. A portable table, `desk or rest, compris- 3 5 the table; Fig. 5, an elevation illustrating the ing a top; supporting-aps connected to the 85 manner in which the table may be collapsed under surface of said top by double hinges or folded fiat. Figs. 6, 7, and 8 are detail for the purpose of allowing the flaps to oscilelevations illustrating a modified form. late in either direction relatively to the top,

In carrying out the invention in one conand limiting-straps connecting said aps.

4o venient manner` a table-top rest or pad a is 3. A portable table, desk or rest, coinpris- 9o provided with a supporting-bracket comprising a top, fittings thereon for paper, supporting two flaps, Wires, or frames b b, hinged to ing-flaps hinged to the under surface of the a distance-piece c, secured -to the top. The top by double hinges and limiting-straps flaps, made of any suitable material, are connecting the iiaps.

45 connected by limiting-straps e. The hinges In witness whereof I have hereunto set-my 9 5 CZ are of a nature admitting movement of the hand in presence of two witnesses.

iiaps ZJ in either direction in order that the ARTHUR MOGG BROIVN. top may be adjusted or inclined to either side y Witnesses: indiscriminately, as shown by Figs. 3 and 4, BERTRAM II. T. MATTHEWS,

5o where f represents the knee of the user and WALTER BROMLY.

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International ClassificationB61F3/08
Cooperative ClassificationB61F3/08
European ClassificationB61F3/08