EP0073640A1 - Zerlegbares Möbelstück - Google Patents

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EP0073640A1
EP0073640A1 EP82304468A EP82304468A EP0073640A1 EP 0073640 A1 EP0073640 A1 EP 0073640A1 EP 82304468 A EP82304468 A EP 82304468A EP 82304468 A EP82304468 A EP 82304468A EP 0073640 A1 EP0073640 A1 EP 0073640A1
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Barry Norman Fray
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Cessione fray Design Ltd
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
    • A47B3/00Folding or stowable tables
    • A47B3/002Folding or stowable tables with foldable underframe

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  • the present invention relates to articles of collapsible furniture particularly, but not exclusively, tables, stools, trolleys and the like.
  • trestle table which is formed from a board which is freely supported on a plurality of trestles.
  • an article of furniture comprising a flat top and a collapsible frame, the frame comprising four pairs of legs, the legs of each pair being joined together by a rigid connector to form one side, and the four sides being hinged together to form a parallelogram in which the hinges are inside the frame; and the said top having means for engaging the frame to hold the frame in its erected position.
  • the article of furniture may be in the form of a table, stool or trolley.
  • the top is removed and the frame is folded laterally to a flat position without straining or bending.
  • the method of folding is not one that can be induced accidentally to collapse the article, and the article is thus more stable than the conventional variety.
  • The-top may additionally be provided with means for trapping the frame in position once the top is located on the frame.
  • the rigid connector is at the upper end of the legs on each pair and forms an extra support for the flat top.
  • the flat top may have a lip round the outside, for example where the article is a trolley.
  • the article forms part of a kit comprising two frames and one or more linking pieces for connecting the frames,together with one or more flat tops.
  • the linking pieces may be of sufficient dimensions to support a further top or a single top may span more than one frame.
  • the table illustrated in the drawings comprises a flat surface table top 11 and a collapsible frame 12.
  • the frame 12 is a parallelogram of four sides 13 hinged internally at the corners so that the frame can be folded flat for storage or transportation, or made rectangular for use.
  • Each side 13 comprises two legs 14 and at least one rigid connector or cross member 15 which can be welded or otherwise joined to the legs 14. Alternatively the legs and rigid connector of each side can be bent out of, or formed as, a single length of material. Additional legs 14 or cross members such as the connector 15 or other strengthening bars can be provided. Means can also be provided for supporting lower shelves.
  • hinges 16 which may be a single piano hinge for each corner, or a pair or set of separate hinges at each corner.
  • the table top 11 has at least one batten 17 on each side, positioned so as to engage the connector 15 from the inside to hold the frame 12 square with respect to the table top.
  • Other engaging means could be provided such as a continuous lip on each side, and the engaging means can be inside or outside the connector 15.
  • the table frame is held square by lugs at the corners which engage inside or outside the frame. Once the table top has been located in position it may be held there, for example by pivot clips 18 which lie along the batten or lip 17 when the top 11 is being fitted and pivot to clip under the connector 15 for securing the top 11.
  • the battens 17 on the under surface of the table top may be replaced by corner pieces which fit between or over the two legs at each corner similarly to the lugs described above.
  • the connectors 15 may be partially cut away to form a horizontal seating for the table top 11 and an upright portion for engaging the sides of the table top to locate and hold it in position.
  • the table top is held on the frame by bolts or screws which pass through the table top and the connectors and the battens can be dispensed with.
  • the table top can be made out of wood, plastics material, melamine or glass, and the frame can be metal wood or plastics material or any combination of these.
  • the top can be any suitable shape.
  • the illustrated frame has been designed particularly for tables, it is envisaged for use in any situation where a detachable base is required, whether it be with or without wheels.
  • the frame collapses laterally by moving two sides towards each other as illustrated in Figure 2.
  • the folded frame can be easily stored and transported.
  • To assemble the table the frame is first made square and the top 11 is then engaged with the top of the frame with the battens 17 inside the connector 15. The top is secured on the frame by pivoting the pivot clips 18. A table thus erected is not liable to be collapsed by normal pressures on it, or by people bumping into the side of it.
  • linking pieces which can be used to connect two or more frames together so provide tables of different shapes and sizes. Although the shape of the frame is not material, small square frames are most practical. These can be used with linking pieces such as those illustrated at 20 in Figure 5 which are of sufficient dimensions to carry table topping. Whether the linking pieces be individual U-shaped pieces, or the linking pice illustrated, the pieces are attached to the frame by fitting lugs 19 into seatings at the top of the legs. Each linking piece 20 will connect one side of one frame to one side of an adjacent frame. This process can obviously be continued with several frames and connecting pieces until a table base of a suitable size and shape is formed.
  • the table top for the construction can be either in a single piece or in two or more pieces. In either case means must be provided for holding each of the frames square .
EP82304468A 1981-08-28 1982-08-25 Zerlegbares Möbelstück Expired EP0073640B1 (de)

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AT82304468T ATE19186T1 (de) 1981-08-28 1982-08-25 Zerlegbares moebelstueck.

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IE (1) IE53164B1 (de)

Cited By (4)

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FR2596349A1 (fr) * 1986-03-25 1987-10-02 Meunier Carus Jean Claude Appareil de stockage, de rangement, de transport ou de manutention pliable
GB2290955A (en) * 1994-07-02 1996-01-17 John Bollen Folding frame for flat top furniture
CN103120499A (zh) * 2013-01-29 2013-05-29 黄友宾 一种可折叠存放的家具框架
US10524563B2 (en) * 2017-01-24 2020-01-07 NEMO Equipement, Inc. Table top and frame

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DE102009031223A1 (de) * 2009-07-01 2011-01-05 Wagener, Birgit Der Assistent

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GB191124599A (en) * 1911-11-06 1912-10-24 Bartlett Wrangham Winder A Collapsible and Folding Table.
FR639816A (fr) * 1927-08-09 1928-06-30 Courtieu Freres Soc Armoire penderie pliante
GB396166A (en) * 1932-04-07 1933-08-03 Herbert Dunnicliff Improvements in and in the manufacture of tables
US2591797A (en) * 1946-10-24 1952-04-08 Marcus P Exline Collapsible table
GB772116A (en) * 1955-07-16 1957-04-10 Thomas Pringle Seggie Folding table
US2947587A (en) * 1959-08-24 1960-08-02 Louis E Navellier Collapsible table
DE1126085B (de) * 1962-03-22 Rudolf Probst Zusammenlegbarer Tisch
DE1946626A1 (de) * 1969-09-15 1971-03-25 Paul John Tisch,insbesondere fuer gewerbliche Zwecke
US3835795A (en) * 1973-01-05 1974-09-17 N Levenberg Rapid assembly table construction
FR2238451A1 (en) * 1973-07-26 1975-02-21 Design Dev Internal Sa Table which may be joined together - table top corners fit into detachable legs which may be joined together

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DE1126085B (de) * 1962-03-22 Rudolf Probst Zusammenlegbarer Tisch
GB191124599A (en) * 1911-11-06 1912-10-24 Bartlett Wrangham Winder A Collapsible and Folding Table.
FR639816A (fr) * 1927-08-09 1928-06-30 Courtieu Freres Soc Armoire penderie pliante
GB396166A (en) * 1932-04-07 1933-08-03 Herbert Dunnicliff Improvements in and in the manufacture of tables
US2591797A (en) * 1946-10-24 1952-04-08 Marcus P Exline Collapsible table
GB772116A (en) * 1955-07-16 1957-04-10 Thomas Pringle Seggie Folding table
US2947587A (en) * 1959-08-24 1960-08-02 Louis E Navellier Collapsible table
DE1946626A1 (de) * 1969-09-15 1971-03-25 Paul John Tisch,insbesondere fuer gewerbliche Zwecke
US3835795A (en) * 1973-01-05 1974-09-17 N Levenberg Rapid assembly table construction
FR2238451A1 (en) * 1973-07-26 1975-02-21 Design Dev Internal Sa Table which may be joined together - table top corners fit into detachable legs which may be joined together

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2596349A1 (fr) * 1986-03-25 1987-10-02 Meunier Carus Jean Claude Appareil de stockage, de rangement, de transport ou de manutention pliable
GB2290955A (en) * 1994-07-02 1996-01-17 John Bollen Folding frame for flat top furniture
GB2290955B (en) * 1994-07-02 1997-05-28 John Bollen Folding frame for flat top furniture
CN103120499A (zh) * 2013-01-29 2013-05-29 黄友宾 一种可折叠存放的家具框架
US10524563B2 (en) * 2017-01-24 2020-01-07 NEMO Equipement, Inc. Table top and frame

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DE3270635D1 (en) 1986-05-22
IE53164B1 (en) 1988-08-03
IE822088L (en) 1983-02-28

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