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US1300861A
US1300861A US25030218A US1300861A US 1300861 A US1300861 A US 1300861A US 25030218 A US25030218 A US 25030218A US 1300861 A US1300861 A US 1300861A
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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
    • A47B3/08Folding or stowable tables with legs pivoted to top or underframe
    • A47B3/091Folding or stowable tables with legs pivoted to top or underframe with struts supporting the legs
    • A47B3/0911Folding or stowable tables with legs pivoted to top or underframe with struts supporting the legs the struts being permanently connected to top and leg or underframe and leg
    • A47B3/0912Folding or stowable tables with legs pivoted to top or underframe with struts supporting the legs the struts being permanently connected to top and leg or underframe and leg the strut being of two parts foldable relative to one another

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0. M. OTTE.

FOLDING TABLE.

APPLICATION FILED AUG-I7. 191B- 1 ,800,86 1 o Patented Apr. 15, 1919.

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To all whom it may concern: Be it known thatI, OTHO M. Om, c tizen of the United States, residing at the clty of Jamestown, in the county of Chautauqua and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fold ing Tables, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification.

The invention relates to folding tables; and the improvement consists in provlding a simple top or tray, suitable for hospital view of the under and similar uses, with bent spring rod legs which are hinged to the under side of said top or tray by means of holding clips or hinging bracket pieces which are so shaped as to receive said spring legs into and out of hinging and latching engagement both for attachment and removal of said legs and for holding said legs in the set-up and folding positions, the integral resllience of said legs providing the expanding or contracting holding force within said hinging and latch ing clips or brackets; and the invention consists in the novel features and combinations hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of the table in the set-up position showing the-preferred form of top or tray and of the spring legs. Fig. 2 is a perspective side of the folding table showing the simple form of latching and hinging brackets at one end and the more elaborate and stronger form of brackets at the other, with the folding legs supported in different positions by said brackets. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a front corner of the top showing the tubular end of the front roll with the round headed closure plug therein.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of the preferred forms of spring'legs removed from the hinging brackets on the table top. Fig..

5 is an edgewise elevation of one of the simple or skeleton forms of hinging clips which is attached to the under side of the top or tray preferably by spot welding, and showing the end of the leg in the folded position,

' the remainder of the leg :being broken away and the set-up position shown in dotted line.

Fig. 6 is a plan view of the oppositely placed hinging clips or brackets on the underside of the top, with portions of the spring leg in dotted and solid outline to show the movement of the same from the set up to the folded position. Fig. 7. shows a perspective view of the simple or skeleton form of one hinging and looking foldable so that all that the same from the set-up-position is to comdiflerence in the v t Y Specification; of Letters Patent. Patented Apr, 15, 1919,, Application filed August 17, 1918. Serial No. 250,802..

the upturned locking point and latch for the p ng and Fig; 9 is a perspective view of a slight change of the simpler form of bracket for the spring legs which gives a la -ger and stronger weldlng attachment to the top.

Like characters of reference refer to corresponding parts in the several views.

The numeral 10 designates the top or tray which is preferably made of sheet metal of sufiicient weight and in the tray or guarded form so that it may be enameled, preferably w1th hard or vitreous same hygienic. One of the simple forms of said top is shown having an upwardly extending guard rail 11 around three sides and a downwardly extending cylindrical roll 12 across the open front edge of the same. The

. roll 12 has a round headed closure plug 13 sign from a metallic rod, preferably of spring metal, so that the leg 14 will of its own resilience spring into able holding clips or hinge holding clips may the legs 14 rigidly up position. The legs made in the U-shape with oppositely turned ends 15 so as to engage beneath said holding brackets.- They would serve a good purpose in thus being made removable without hinging to fold the same but are preferably made is necessary to fold and out of suitbrackets. These be arranged so as to hold press or expand the two arms of the prefera'bly U -shaped leg thereby releasing said spring legs from the holding notches and permltting the folding of the leg against the underside of the top 10, thespring of the coatings to render the yet removably in the set- 14 are preferably leg holding the. same in both the folded and set up positions. v

In order to so hinge the u per ends 15 of the leg 14 they are prefera 1y turned outward as shown in Fig. 4 so that the two'portions of the spring leg will lock between holding clips or brackets 16 and 17 which are shaped :nearly alike except that they are rights and lefts, there only being a sight shape of the latching rojection so as to better control the spring egs in springing them into holding engagement with the clips or hinging brackets 16 and 17 in turning from the folded to the set up position.

Each of the clips 16 and 17 in their simple form as provided for the lighter tables are provided with a raised portion 18, and open ended slot 19 extending up into the raised ortion 18 sufiiciently to permit the angular eg end 15 of the leg 14 to extend into the slot 19 from the inner side. The side 20 of the raised portion 18 is made at an inclined angle so that when the spring leg 14 is turned to the folded position it will. lock ingly hold in said folded position beneath the incline 20 of the clips 16 and 17. The

slot 19 permits the end 15 to hingingly spring thereinto so that it may be turned from the folded to the set up positions or the reverse, a preferably V-shaped notch 21 being provided in the raised portion 18 at one side into which the leg 14 springs and resiliently holds one arm of said leg 14, the other arm being held in the similar notch 21 in the opposite clip; thus the two clips 16 and 17 firmly hold the resilient leg 14 in either the folded or set up position. The projections 22 and 23 are made slightly different on clips 16 and 17, the pro]ection 22 not being used as the riding or leading edge for the leg 14 on that side, while the projection 23 is more rounded and the outer edge is flanged upward slightly so as to form a convenient surface for leading the spring arm of the leg into the notch 21, thus when the le 14 is raised from the folded position t e arm of said leg which engages in the notch 21 in the clip 16 is first inserted I and the opposite arm naturally follows as it is press around the turned up or cam shaped point 23. Both the clips 16 and 17 are attached to the under side'of the top preferably by spot welding through the attaching lugs 24.

A slight .change of the simpler form of clip shown in Figs. 6-8 is shown in Fig. 9, in which the slot 19 and notch 21 with latchin'g projection is made substantially the same. The attaching or welding part of the clip or bracket is closed and braced to 've a larger welding surface which is partlcularly'useful in large tables where strongly attached clips are used.

The lower ends or feet 30 of the legs 14 are preferably turned to one side to both 56 give a larger and firmer supporting surface and provide a sidewise hand grip for operating and controlling said legs in raising them from the folding position against the underside of the top 10 or replacing them in said folded position.

I claim as new 1. In a folding table, a top, legs for the top having out-turned inner ends, and sheet metal clips for each leg having attaching portions and having the part between its endsextended inwardly on one side at an incline, then approximately parallel to the attaching portlons and connected at its opposite side to the adjacent attaching portions, the last named side being cut-away to leave the adjacent edge of the parallel art exposed, said edge being cut-away to orm a socket for receiving the side of the leg, the inclined side bein also cut-away to receive the out-turned on of the leg.

2. In a folding table, a top, resilient legs having substantially right angular ends, and sheet metal clips each having a pair of spaced attaching lugs at one end and a body having an inclined part extending inwardly from the inner ends of the lugs, said inclined part having an a erture alined with the space between the ugs and being extended outwardl and approximately parallel to the top and aving a free edge formed with a notch, said apertures and, the spaces between the lugs being formed to receive the right angular ends 'of the legs and the notches being formed to have the leg sides snap thereinto.

3. In a folding table, a top, resilient legs having substantially ri ht angular ends, and sheet metal clips eac having a pair of spaced attaching portions and a bowed portion which latter 1s connected on one side to the inner end of each of said attaching portion and has an aperture on said side registering with the space between the attaching portions to receive the right angular leg ends and having the opposite side of its. bowed portion formed with a free edge provided with a notch to receive the side of the leg.

In testimony whereof I have afiixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.

OTHO M. OTTE.

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H. A. SANDBERG, I. E. Nonns'mom.

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US2426573A (en) * 1946-02-04 1947-08-26 Tel O Post Company Collapsible bench
US2692174A (en) * 1952-10-31 1954-10-19 Herbert A Whitehead Armchair tray table
US2707664A (en) * 1953-09-21 1955-05-03 Woodstock Metal Products Inc Folding legs for collapsible table
US2743147A (en) * 1954-02-23 1956-04-24 Howard Elmer Mounting means for folding table legs
US2746823A (en) * 1955-02-24 1956-05-22 Brunhoff Mfg Company Collapsible table
US2796268A (en) * 1955-01-18 1957-06-18 Charles O Larson Folding table leg bracket
US2812916A (en) * 1954-06-01 1957-11-12 Axel V Jonasson Support for a christmas tree
US2876828A (en) * 1955-03-09 1959-03-10 Mayer Nathan Knock down chair and stool assemblies
US3163296A (en) * 1963-06-04 1964-12-29 Hohnstein Paul Collapsible rack
US3614042A (en) * 1970-01-02 1971-10-19 Mobil Oil Corp Foldable frame structure for combination with a limp bag of plastic material to retain the bag in extended position above a support surface
WO1981000678A1 (en) * 1979-09-10 1981-03-19 R Spademan Ski brake
US5367962A (en) * 1993-06-14 1994-11-29 Tseng; Chun-Chu Table with a foldable leg assembly
US5938878A (en) * 1996-08-16 1999-08-17 Sentinel Products Corp. Polymer structures with enhanced properties
US6561107B1 (en) * 2000-05-19 2003-05-13 Lockermate Corporation Foldable shelf assembly
US6712009B2 (en) * 2000-10-09 2004-03-30 Sedus Stoll Ag Table with folding legs
US20040112263A1 (en) * 2002-12-16 2004-06-17 Edward Zheng Foldable panel supporter
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US2426573A (en) * 1946-02-04 1947-08-26 Tel O Post Company Collapsible bench
US2692174A (en) * 1952-10-31 1954-10-19 Herbert A Whitehead Armchair tray table
US2707664A (en) * 1953-09-21 1955-05-03 Woodstock Metal Products Inc Folding legs for collapsible table
US2743147A (en) * 1954-02-23 1956-04-24 Howard Elmer Mounting means for folding table legs
US2812916A (en) * 1954-06-01 1957-11-12 Axel V Jonasson Support for a christmas tree
US2796268A (en) * 1955-01-18 1957-06-18 Charles O Larson Folding table leg bracket
US2746823A (en) * 1955-02-24 1956-05-22 Brunhoff Mfg Company Collapsible table
US2876828A (en) * 1955-03-09 1959-03-10 Mayer Nathan Knock down chair and stool assemblies
US3163296A (en) * 1963-06-04 1964-12-29 Hohnstein Paul Collapsible rack
US3614042A (en) * 1970-01-02 1971-10-19 Mobil Oil Corp Foldable frame structure for combination with a limp bag of plastic material to retain the bag in extended position above a support surface
US4322089A (en) * 1979-09-10 1982-03-30 Spademan Richard George Ski brake
WO1981000678A1 (en) * 1979-09-10 1981-03-19 R Spademan Ski brake
US5367962A (en) * 1993-06-14 1994-11-29 Tseng; Chun-Chu Table with a foldable leg assembly
US5938878A (en) * 1996-08-16 1999-08-17 Sentinel Products Corp. Polymer structures with enhanced properties
US6054005A (en) * 1996-08-16 2000-04-25 Sentinel Products Corp. Polymer structures with enhanced properties
US6561107B1 (en) * 2000-05-19 2003-05-13 Lockermate Corporation Foldable shelf assembly
US6712009B2 (en) * 2000-10-09 2004-03-30 Sedus Stoll Ag Table with folding legs
US20040112263A1 (en) * 2002-12-16 2004-06-17 Edward Zheng Foldable panel supporter
US6865985B2 (en) * 2002-12-16 2005-03-15 Edward Zheng Foldable panel supporter
US20130105645A1 (en) * 2011-11-01 2013-05-02 Kiosky Chung Foldable support assembly
US8960614B2 (en) * 2011-11-01 2015-02-24 Kiosky Chung Foldable support assembly

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