US 871207 A
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PATENTED NOV. 19. 1907. J. W. OONNATY & W. E. RENO.
APPLICATION FILED 00115. 1906.
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JAMES w. CONNATY AND WILLIAM E. RENO, or INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
,Patented Nov. 19, 1907.
' Application filed October 16. 1906- Serial No. 839.003.
To all whom ti may concern:
' ments in Table-Tops, of which the fol owing is a specification.
The object of our invention is to produce a sheet metal covering for tabletops of such form that it may be securely attached to a wooden or other core without nails or screws especially along its exposed edges.
The further object of our invention is to produce a metal covering of the kind-indicated of such form that when applied to a core it will present visible edges of considerably greater vertical dimension than the thickness of the core.
The accompanying drawings illustrate our invention.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a tabletop having our improved metal cover; Fig. 2, a erspective view of the underside and rear e go of such a covering; Fig. 3, a section on an enlarged scale on line 3 3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4, a section on line 4 4 of Fig. 2; and Fig. 5 a detail of a modification.
1n the drawings, 10 indicates-the top or core-to be covered said core having its front edge 11 and side edges 12 12 rounded substantially as shown while its rear edge is provided with a longitudinal groove 13. The covering is made of a metal sheet 20 which, in the corners is cut out, so as to form a front lip 23 and end lips 24 24 and a rear lip 25.
The front lip 23 is bent into a curved form ending in an abruptly upwardl Y extending tip 23 the end of which lies a little nearer the underside of the sheet 20 than the thickness of the core or top 10 and lips 24 correspondingly bent so as to iit the bent li 23 at its ends. The end of the lips he a little closer to the underside of the sheet 20 than the thick ness of the top or core 10. 'lhcrcupon the forward and side edgesoi' the core are introduced between the underside of the main body 20 and the inner ends of the tips 23 and 24 said tips being sprung outwardly a little to permit such insertion and the core pushed on to the position shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4.
' Thereupon the rear lip 25 is doubled down and around into the groove. 13 thus, by a sin gle operation, securing the metal cover to the top or core without the use ofnails or screws at any point. i
There is 'ust-sufiicient spring in the lips 23 and 24 to old the tips 23 and 24 tightly against the underside of the core and the upward inclination of these tips is such as to stiffen the lower edge-of the cover so that it will not collapse in case the article of furniture is lifted by placing the fingers beneath the core or cover and exerting force upon the corner X of the cover. If desired, however, short strips 30, having bent inner ends 36}: may be slipped beneath the tips 23 and 251; soldered thereto and then secured to-the core by a tack 31. It will be noticed that the dis tance of the edge X from the top or the main body of the cover sheet 20 is greater than the thickness of the core 10 the difference being as great or as little as may be desired, and by this means a comparatively massive top effect may be obtained still using comparatively thin, and consequently cheaper material for the cover or core.
We claim as our invention.
1. A table top comprising a comparatively thin core, and a s iect metal cover the main body of which is coextensive with the more and three edges 0'. which are turned d'ownwa' dly and projected beyond the thicknfess of the core with the ti oi such downwardly turned edge inwan ly turned at a comparatively sharp angle and engaging the underside of the core, whereby the cover may be slipped upon the core, substantially as describe 2. A table top com )rising a comparatively thin core, and asilect metal cover the main body 0 which is coextensive with the core and three edges of which are turned downwardly and proiccted beyond the thickmess of the core with the tip of such downwardly turned edge inwardly turned at a comparatively sharp angle and engaging the underside of the core, and the fourth edge of which is turned downwardly over the adjacent edge of the core and turned inwardly into a groove formed llllfittltl adjacent edge, wherebythe cover maybe sli iped upon the core, substantially as describe In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals at Indianapolis, Indiana, this 11th day of October, A. Dfione thousand nine hundred and six.