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Publication numberUS928726 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 20, 1909
Filing dateDec 24, 1908
Priority dateDec 24, 1908
Publication numberUS 928726 A, US 928726A, US-A-928726, US928726 A, US928726A
InventorsGuy Henry Witthaus
Original AssigneeGuy Henry Witthaus
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patnted July 20, 1909.





Patented July 20, 1909.


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.Spektificartionof Letters Patent.

' Patented ma 20, 1969.

Application filed'nec'emhex 24,1908. serial No. 669,104.

To all whom it may concem:

Be it known that I, GUY HENRY WITT 'HAUS, a citizen of the United States, and :a

tables adapted for use in launches, yachts,

apartments, automobiles and railway cars.

Oneobject of the invention is to rovide means'wh'ereby a removable section 0 a floor may be utilized as a table, reclining couch, bench, or a settee. T

Afurther object is to provide articulatedmembers for supporting the floor section, which may be received within a pitbelow the surface of the floor.

A still further objectis to provide means whereby a removable section of a floor may be connected therewith in such a manner that it may be supported; horizontally or in {in inclined position and braced against colapse.

The invention consists in the construction and combination of parts, to be more'fully described hereinafter, and particularly set forth in the claim.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters ofreference indicate corres onding parts in all the views, and in whicii- Figure 1 is a perspective view, showing the table erected in position; Fi 2 is a vertical section, showing the table collapsed and lowered to the floor level; Fig. 3 is a vertical section, showing the table partially raised, so that it may be utilized as a bench'or set't'ee; and Fig. 4 is a View showing the removable floor section inclined and braced so that it.

maybe used as a reclining couch, or as an operating table.

In said drawings, the floor 1 is shown with an opening 2, which is adapted to be fitted by a removablesection 4, which is utilized to form the top of a table. Said opening and table top may be rectangular, round, oval, or in any other desired shape. The floor may be covered by a protective covering 5, such as linoleum or any other suitable material. The table top 4 is also covered with a protective covering 6 of the same nature as the covering 5, which may be removably brace 31.

held nponsaid top bymeans of. pins or in any other suitable manner. persurfiace of the table top 4 may be polished and protected from h'eel marks by the protective covering '6, which may have a soft padding underneath ifdesi'red.

The table top 4 may he supportedgpon articulated members 8, 9, 10 and 11. ach' articulated member is com osed of two sections which are connected yhinges 14, so that the two sections may be folded down upon one another, as shown in Fig. 2. Each articulated member 8, 9, 10 and 11 is pro-- vided with a hinge 16 at its lower end, wherebyit is hinged to a bottom 'or floor 18, which forms the bottom of a pit 19 for receivin the supporting members of the table. Said oor 18 may be mounted upon cross rails or rafters 20 and 21, which may form a portion of thesupporting members of the cock-pit of a yacht or any other floor structure. The main floor. 1 may be supported upon rafters 24, which, in theipresent instance, are utilized to form the walls of the pit 19, which receives the table.

The articulated members 8 and 9 are united by a cross rail 28 having a notch 29 formed in its upper side for the rece tion of a tongue 30 formed on one end of a race 31.

-The articulated members 10 and 11 are united by a cross rail 34 having a notch 35 formed in its upper side for the reception of a tongue 36 .formed on the other end of the The rafters 24 at the ends of the pit 19 are provided with notches 38 within which the brace 31 may be allowed to rest, as shown in Fig. 2, when the table is collapsed and even with the surface of the floor.

As shown in Fig. 3, the floor section 4 is elevated partially, and the lower sections of the articulated members 10 and 11 are lying a ainst the upper surface .of the floor 18. Tie upper S6Ct10I1S Of the articulated members 8 and 9 are lying againstthe under surface of the floor section 4, In this position, the floor section 4'is of sucha height/that it may be utilized as a bench or settee, the

ositions assumed by the articulated memiiers bein such, that the section'4 is held against co apse.

As shown in Fig. 4, the floor section 4 is raised at one end and supported b the articulated members 8 and 9. The race 31 is entered in the cross rail 28 and extends to the notch 38 at the opposite side' of the pit 19. This brace normally prevents the articulated members from collapsing and the inclined surface 4 from lowering.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent v The combinationwith a floor. having an opening therein, of a bottom within said opening and spaced below the plane'of the floor, a removable section adapted to fit said opening and havin a surface in the plane of t e surfaceof the 001', articulated su porting members beneath said sections and each formed of two sections hinged together and each including two legs and a cross rail, a brace adapted for engagement with the cross rails of said members for preventing their relative movement when said removable section is in its raised position to constitute a table, and cross rails within said'opening and extending transversely of the ends thereof between the legs of the corresponding articname to this specification in the presence of two subscribin witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationA47B96/02