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Publication numberUS786693 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 4, 1905
Filing dateOct 28, 1904
Priority dateOct 28, 1904
Publication numberUS 786693 A, US 786693A, US-A-786693, US786693 A, US786693A
InventorsNathaniel B Stone
Original AssigneeNathaniel B Stone
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Convertible sofa and table.
US 786693 A
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PATENTE@ APR. 4.. 1905.

N. B. STONE. CONVERTIBLE SOFA AND TABLE.

APPLIOATION FILED 00T. 28, 1904..

2 SHEETS-SHEET l.

no, 736,593, MENTE@ APR. 1995.

' N.-B. STQNE.

GQNVERTIBLE SOFA AND TABLE,

APPLICATION FILED OUT.28, 1904.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 @LW/immo@ taohment oi' said rods trom the cams. ltwill thus be evident that by turning; the shaft the vl'ront ends olf the tracks will be raised and lowered.

ln connection with the hase member there. is employed a table member comprisinga top 35, ijn'eferahly in the l`orm ol a pool or billiard tableand having' an angular ('lciiending flange 36. ln the end portions o' this flange is journaled a shaft $3?, extending' longitudinally beneath the table-top and arranged centrali),Y tl'iereot', said sha'lt having' wheels or rollers 38, rigidly hated thereto and operating' on the tracks i9, the rollersl having' annular retaining-flanges 39. The movement of these rollers on the track is limited by stops l0, formed by upturnino' the ends ot said tracks. '.lhc table member is thus adapted to be placed in an upright position behind the base member when 'thc rollers are at the rear ends of the tracks in roar ot their pivotal supports, said table memberswinging' directly upon the sha'tt and rollers. ./"it the saine time it may be riradily swing to a substantially horizontal position and placed centrally over the base member, the tracks being elevated. Vllhen in this latter position, as shown in liig. i, the said table member can be lirinly :et upon the base member by rotating the sha'lt i253, so that the tracks are depressed.v thus pern'iit'tinig' the end portions et' the iiangg'e 3o' to rest dat upon the supporting-arms. This movement oi? the shaft preferably secured by means of a. crank-arm, (indicated in dotted lines in Fig'.

and designated ik) which eranlrg-arm provided with a suitable socket to receive angular and prel'erably n'nan'iental l'zeads l/l, located on the ends ot' the shalt outside ol: the ends ot' the base l'nomber. Suitable washerselfl are interposed between the heads and adjacent arm portions to cover the openings 29.

For the iurpose oi rigidly securing' the table member on the base member when the Vformer is in operative position there/over locking' devices are employed consisting' in the present embodiment ol shanks Iil., pivotally connected at their lower ends and, as shown at flo, to the inner sides of the elevating-rods F51. The upper ends ol these shanks have transversely-disposed heads 6, terminating' in outer teeth Ll?, tl it are arranged to engage in sooke's fill, 'hin'med in the inner sides ol" the wheels 3S, said sockets thus torming' ilaiiig'es #29, with which the said teeth will interlock. Tl

ne inner sides ot' the heads are provided with under inclined portions 5l), and located in the paths oit movement ot' said inclined portions are inclined ways 5l., formed in the opper portions ot' the inner Walls 1:3 elE the trame, said vvays slidably receiving' the Shanks elfi. Sljn'ings 5&2, interposed hetweei'i the elevating-rods 231 and sl'ianks, serve to urge said shanks outwardliv away Vtrom the wheels. "dfitl'i this sln'ucture it will he apparent that when the table member :is run to a position over the base member the sockets i8 ol5 the wheels will be in line with the teeth si of the locking devices, and when the tracks are depressed the said locking,` devices will move drnvnwardly with them. The inclined portions 50 thereupon will ride down the inclined ways 5i, and the locking devices will be positively moved in an outward direction and into interlocking' engagement With the wheels. liurthermore, as illustrated in Fig. :5, the tracks are preferably arranged to move away from the wheels after the end portions of the [la-nge 3G rest upon the arm. llhis serves to draw the looking' devices downwardly, so as to place strain thereon, and thus more securely bind the tabletop. t the same time the inner portions of the heads ride down past the inclined portions oi the Ways, so that the said looking devices are positively held in their operative positions.

Vihcn the article ot Jfurniture is to oe used as a so't'a, the table member is ot course moved to its upright position in rear of the base member, as shown in Fig'. 2, and in order to cover the tracks and at the same time form a cushioned arm cap-pieces 3 are employed, which rest directly on the 'flat tops ot the arms and have longitudinally-disposed recesses il'in their under sides that receive the tracks, said recesses being' preferably made deeper at their rear om s., as shown at to receive thc rollers. For the purpose oiY fastoning' these caps in place socketpieces are carried by the liront upper corners of the arms, the sockets 57 thereof being' arranged to receive headed studs 5S, located at the upper front ends ot the caps. i/Vhen these caps 'aro placed in position, their rear ends bi snugly against the under side or front sid ol'l the table member, this binding' engagement serving to throw the headed studs 5S forward, so that they will interlock with the socket members. in this structure the mechanism for operating' the table member is very simple, can be easily actuated, is not exposed, and is not liable to derang'ement. rlhe detachable caps necessary to cover the arms are simple, realily positioned, and yet are securely held in place. vrShe lockinp' means is inu'iortant, as it prevents any danger et the table-top being accidentally moved or displaced when in use; but at the same time when the table-top is unlocked it may be lilted bodily from the base member '.vithont interference.

From the foregoing' it is thought that the construction, operation, and many advantages oi'v the hcrein-desoribed invention will be apparent to those 'killed in the art without linz'- ther description, and it Will be understood that various changes in the sine, sh pe, proportion, and minor details oi consti' uction may be resorted to Without departing' from the spirit or sacrilieing any oi' the advantages ol the invention,

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Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-4 l. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member, of a track pivotall y supported on the base member and carrying upstanding' stops at its opposite ends, means mounted on the base member for raising' and lowering the track, and a table member having a roller running on the track between the stops, said table member swinging on the roller from an upright to a substantially horizontal position.

2. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member having' su pports, of a track pivotally supported on the base member, and having upstanding stops at its ends, a shaft journaled in the base member and having a cam, an elevatingrod pivoted at its upper end to the track and having at its lower end a circular seat to receive the cam, and a table member having a roller ruiming on the track between the stops, said table member being arranged to rest on the support when over the same and the track depressed, and swinging on the roller from an upright to a substantially horizontal position.

3. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member having upright supporting-arms at its ends, of spaced tracks pivotally supported between their ends on the base member, said tracks having their extremities upturned forming stops, a shaft journaled longitudinally of the base member and having spaced cams, elevating-rods pivoted at their upper ends to the inner ends of the tracks and having' their lower ends surrounding the cams, and a table member having rollers disposed at substantially its longitudinal center, said rollers running on the tracks, the table member swinging` on said rollers from an upright to a substantially horizontal position and being adapted to rest on the arm-supports when disposed over the base member with the. tracks depressed.

4. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member, of a track pivotally supported on the base member, a vertically-adjustable bearing mounted on lthe base member, a shaft journaled in the bearing` an eccentric connection between the shaft and the track for elevating and lowering the latter upon the rotation of the shaft, and a table member having aroller running on the track, said table member swinging between an upright position at the rear of the base member and a substantially horizontal position over the same.

5. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member having spaced supporting-arms, of tracks pivotally supported on said arms, vertically-adjustable bearing-plates secured to the arms, a shaft journaled in said plates and vertically adjustable therewith, cams carried -b v the shaft, elevating-rods coacting with the cams and pivoted to the tracks, a table member, and rollers carried bythe table member and operating in the tracks, said table member being arranged to rest upon the supportingarms when disposed over the base member with the tracks depressed and being furthermore arranged'to swing to an upright position behind said member.

6. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member having a supporting portion provided with an opening, of a track located in said opening, a table member movable on the track, a cappiece arranged to lit upon the supporting portion and cover the opening and track, and

means for detachably connecting the cap-piece to the supporting portion.

7. In an article of furniture of the class dcscribed, the combination with a base member having a supporting-arm provided with an opening, of a vertically-movable track located in said opening, a table movable on the track, a cap-piece arranged to fit upon the supporting-arm and cover the opening and track, said cap having a recess in its under side to receive the track, and means for detachably connecting the cap-piece to the supporting portion.

8. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with abase member having a supporting-arm,of atrack associated with the arm, a table member movable on the track, a cap for covering the track, and means for detachably connecting the cap to the arm, said means comprising detachablyinterlocking headed stud and socket-piece elements, one of which is carried by the arm, the other being carried by the cap.

9. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member havinga supporting-arm andan opening' in its upper side, of a track located in said opening', a top member having a roller running on said track, said top member being movable to an upright position behind the base member and to a substantially horizontal position thereupon, a socket-piece carried by the arm member and located at the front end of the same, and a cap arranged to cover the top of the arm and having a depending stud that engages in the socket of said piece, said cap litting snugly against the top member when 'the same is in its upright position.

10. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member, of a table member movable between an upright position behind the base member and a position upon the same, means for raising' and lowering the table member upon the base member, and locking means for the table member, said raising and lowering means constituting means for operating said locking' means.

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1i. in an article ot' turnitnreot the class described, the comliiinati on with a base member, of a track located thereon, means Vtor raising and lowering the track, atable member movable on the track, a locking device for securing the table member to thebasemember, and means tor automaticallyY effecting the movement oi' the locking devicel upon the movement ot the track,

i2. ,ln an article ot' rfurniture ot' the class described, the combination with a base member, oiE a track located thereon, means for raising and lowering the track, a table member movable on the track, and a. locking device for the table member secured to and movable with said raising and lowering` means, and means whereby sai/l device engages the table member when the track lowered and disengaged therefrom the same when the track is raised.

13. ln an article of furniture ol the class described, the combination with a. base member, of a movable track located thereon, means for raising and lowering the track, a. table member movable upon the track, a locking device mounted on one member for locking the table member to the base member, and means For moving the locking device into engagement with the table member when the track is lowered.

14. .ln an article ol furniture of the class dcscribcd, tne combination with a base member, et' a movable track located thereon, means tor 'aising and lowering the track., a table member movable upon the track, a device mounted on one member for locking the table member to the base member, and means for mov-- ing the locking device onto;F engagement with the table member when the tracks are raised.

l5. ln an article ofurniture oij the class described, the combination with a base member, of a movable track located thereon, means for raising and lowering` the track, a table member movable upon the track, a device mounted on one member for locking the table meniber to the base member, means 'tor eliecting the positive movement oli the locking device into engagement with the table member when the track is lov-fered, and a spring l'or disengaging the locking device from the table member when the track is raised.

'16. in an article oi' furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member, of a track located thereon, a table member havingl a wheel running on the tracli', said wheel being provided with a llangc, and a locking device mevablv mounted on the base member and n'iovable into interlocking engagemcnt with the [lange ot the wheel to secure said wheel against movement on the traf-.k and thereby Ytasten the table member to the base men'iber.

i7. in an article oi tur scribed, the combination with a base member,

of a table member inovallv mounted thereon,

i olf the class dei a locking device carried by the base member and arranged to engage the table member, said device including a vertically-movable shank having an inclined portion, and means for moving the locking device into engagement with the table member, said means including an inclined way located in the path of movement ot' the inclined portion of the shank.

18. In an article of furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member, of a track pivotally supported thereon, an eccentric device journaled npon the base inember, a connection between the eccentric and track, a table member movably mounted on the track, a. swinging locking device pivoted to the connection and being movable into engagement with the table member, and means located in the path of movement of the locking device to swing the same into snob engagement.

i9'. ln an article ol" 'furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member,

ot' a track pivoted thereon, a shaft journalcd on the base member and having a cam, a rod connection between the cam and track, a table member having a roller movable on the track, said roller being provided with a flange, a shank pivoted to the rod connection and having a tooth at one side that is movable into interlocking engagement with the flange ol the wheel, a spring for urging the shank in one direction, and means located in the path olE movement of the upper end or' said shank lor swii'iging the same in an opposite direction when said shan l( moves down wardlv.

20. in an article ot Furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member, ot' a table member movable between an npright position at one side olf the base member and a position upon the same, relativelyv movable supporting elements respectively carried by the members, one of Said elements moving upon the other during the movement of said table member between its said positions, and means mounted on one member and engaging said element of the other member to secure said table member `upon the base member.

2l. ln an article oi" furniture of the class described, the combination with a base member, oi a table member movable between an npright position at one side of the base member and a position upon the same, a supporting element carried by the table membe and movable on the base member during the movement ol said table member between its positions, and means mountedcn the base member and engaging' the said element et' the table member to secure said table member upon the base member.

In an article of furniture ot the class described, the combination with a basemember, ot' a table meml movable between an upright position at one side ot' the base member and a position upon the same, a track snpported on the base membeiI and movable in an upright direction, a roller carried by the table member and operating on the tra-cig means for raising and lowering the track, and a lock carried by the base member and su'- iimged to engage the roller to secure Said tai- In testimony that daim I@he foregoing' es my own i have hereto affixed my signature in IO the presence of Wo Witnesses.

NATHANEL STGNE.

WV ibnesses1- o1-'1N H. SIGGERS,

FOSTER.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47B85/04