Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS735618 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1903
Filing dateMar 31, 1902
Priority dateMar 31, 1902
Publication numberUS 735618 A, US 735618A, US-A-735618, US735618 A, US735618A
InventorsEdward Tannewitz
Original AssigneeDavid W Kendall, Edward Tannewitz
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Furniture-coupling.
US 735618 A
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

PATENTED AUG. 4, 1908.

B. TANNEWITZ. I FURNITURE COUPLING.

APPLICATION FILED MAR. 31. 1902.

N0 MODEL.

IIIIIIIII Inventor.

Edward Ennewibz W it nesses Attorney.

' NITED STATES Patented August 4, 1903.

PATENT DFFICE.

EDWARD TANNEWITZ, OF GRAND RAPIDS,.MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR OF. ONE- HALF TO DAVID W. KENDALL, OF GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.

COUPLING.

SPEGIFIOATIONfQrming part of Letters Patent No. 735,618, dated August 4, 1903.

Application filed March 31, 1902.

To all whmn it ntcty concern:

Be it known that I, EDWARD TANNEWITZ, a citizen of the United States, residing at Grand Rapids, in the county of Kent and State of Michigan, have invented "certain new and useful Improvements in Furniture-Couplings, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in appliances for temporarily securing or uniting one portion of a wooden frame or case,

as the looking-glass frame, to the top of a bureau or other frame or case; and its object is to provide a fastening device with which the parts may be easily, readily, and conveniently connected and held 'firmly to place and as easily and quickly disconnected. I attain this object by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a front plan of my device. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same on the line 00 x of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a side view of the same attached to portions of a frame. Fig. 4; is a section of the same on the line 00% of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a back plan of the device,- and Fig. 6 is a plan of the slide in use. Without the plate.

Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

A represents the base or back plate, that is designed to be secured to the under side of the bureau-top E as a foundation and support for the slide or wedge B. This base has preferablya right-angle projection a, that is designed to project back over the edge of the bureau-top E and avert the danger of the base being slid alongwith the Wedge when it is be ingdriven to place under the head of the bolt DD,'as hereinafter more fully described.

The base A has also guideways or guards ct and a" struck up from the surface for guiding the slide B and holding it to place when not confined by the strain of the bolt and has an aperture 0 for the passage of the bolt. This aperture should be of a proper size to allow the bolt to pass through freely, but closely. The slidejB has also a right-angle projection I), designed to lie parallel with the projection Ct, and is curved so that a flat in.- strument may be passed into the opening I) to start the slide back when desired to release the parts. It is provided also with a slot 0,

Serial No. 100,861- (No model.)

that is of a proper size to admit the neck (1 of the bolt. One end of this slot is enlarged, as at C, so that the head D of the bolt will pass through. The body of the slide adjacent this slot is offset to form the incline or wedge B, so formed that when the bolt has been passed through and the wedge is forced to the position indicated in Figs. 1 and 2 it will draw firmly upon the bolt and hold the end of the mirror-frame F firmly against the surface of the bureau-top E. This slide passes under the guides a and between the guides a, and is provided with a stop or guard I),

designed to come in contact with the ends of the guides and prevent the slide from dropping out of or away from the base when not in use.

The boltD DD must be securelyfastened into or to the mirror-frame F. In the drawing Fig. 4 I have shown it as secured by meansof a wood-screw D, and the body D and headD should be of a proper size to fit closely in the aperture e in the bureau-top E and the apertures C and O in the slide and plate, so

that it will tend greatly to strengthen the joint by reason of such close fit. Between the head and the bodyI form a small neck 01 of a proper size to allow the slot b in the slide and wedge to pass freely along under the head.

In the application of this device the several parts are assembled substantialy as indicated in Fig. 4: and the wedge driven to place, as

indicated in Fig. 3, in which position the dotted lines in Figs. 1 and 3 or as indicated c in Fig. 4.

The slide B may be used with very good results without the plate A; but I greatly prefer the use of the plate with the slide, as the working of the slide upon the wood is likely to wear the wood away in time to such an extent as to render the wedge inoperative,and, further, without the plate to securethe slide to the wood the slide is likely to be misplaced when not in actual use and be lost, and thus I00 cause great inconvenience and loss of time, while with the plate it is always in place. 1

When using the slide without the plate, I prefer that it be secured to the Wood E by means of screws 0 in slots 0 or with broad-headed brads, as 0 as indicated in Fig. 6, as by this means it is prevented from becoming disconnected from the wood and lost when the bolt is removed. v

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-

The combination, with a bureau-top and a mirror-frame, of an apertured plate secured to the under side of the bureau-top, a bolt screw-threaded at one end and having an annular groove, forming a neck and a head, at the other end, and a slide movably held to said plate, said slide having a slotted wedge- EDWARD TANNEWITZ.

In presence of- ROBERT E. GRANT, I. J. CILLEY.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2604213 *Mar 16, 1945Jul 22, 1952Lyon Metal Products IncCommercial shelving
US2708292 *Nov 14, 1951May 17, 1955Globe Wernicke CoModular office work space and partition structure
US2747236 *Sep 30, 1952May 29, 1956Aetna Steel Products CorpWork station fixtures
US2839809 *Apr 1, 1953Jun 24, 1958Capewell Mfg CompanySeparable link
US3173224 *Sep 6, 1961Mar 16, 1965Schonberg Aagaard Georg ChristRoof structure
US3229334 *Dec 27, 1962Jan 18, 1966Thome Kommanditgesellschaft GeCorner or butt joint
US3365224 *Jan 7, 1966Jan 23, 1968Thome GebCorner or butt joint
US3380212 *Oct 23, 1964Apr 30, 1968Frank J. BompadreClamped corner joint
US3387529 *Sep 23, 1966Jun 11, 1968Tinnerman Products IncSlide-type fastening device
US4209874 *Feb 9, 1979Jul 1, 1980Societe D'exploitation De Brevets J.B.Windscreen-wiper blade
US4332205 *Sep 13, 1979Jun 1, 1982Modular Systems, Inc.Interlocking furniture assembly and method
US4470716 *Jun 1, 1982Sep 11, 1984Modular Systems, Inc.Fastener clip with slip-proof locking feature, joint structure using same and method for making same
US4591289 *Aug 17, 1983May 27, 1986Bernhardt IndustriesAttaching device for modular furniture
US5163642 *Mar 12, 1991Nov 17, 1992Bev TorrensPipe support bridge
US5184862 *May 21, 1990Feb 9, 1993Itw-Ateco GmbhCarrier device
US5335887 *Dec 24, 1991Aug 9, 1994Beverly TorrensPipe support bridge
US5397092 *Jul 14, 1993Mar 14, 1995Black; Barbara A.Artwork mounting peg
US5740650 *Dec 26, 1995Apr 21, 1998Steelcase Inc.Partition system
US5746035 *Dec 26, 1995May 5, 1998Steelcase Inc.Partition system
US5934204 *Jan 22, 1997Aug 10, 1999Steelcase StraforSystem for joining two parts along the facing planar surfaces thereof
US6134845 *Jun 17, 1999Oct 24, 2000Steelcase Development Inc.Partitions with connecting structure
US6134852 *Jun 17, 1999Oct 24, 2000Steelcase Development Inc.Partition frame construction having wireways and off-module connection
US6167676Jun 17, 1999Jan 2, 2001Steelcase Development, Inc.Method of connecting partitions
US6397532Jun 1, 2000Jun 4, 2002Steelcase Development CorporationPartition frame construction having wireways and off-module connection
US6595733Oct 27, 1998Jul 22, 2003Wayne A. WillertFastener having torque reducing thread
US6928785Apr 17, 2002Aug 16, 2005Steelcase Development CorporationMethod of connecting partition panels
US7249811 *May 12, 2003Jul 31, 2007Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Apparatus for assembling/disassembling screen of projection television
US20100189492 *Jan 26, 2010Jul 29, 2010Bush Industries, Inc.Quick Assembly Desk System And Components Therefor
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationF16B1/00, B64G1/645