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US1739643A
US1739643A US254789A US25478928A US1739643A US 1739643 A US1739643 A US 1739643A US 254789 A US254789 A US 254789A US 25478928 A US25478928 A US 25478928A US 1739643 A US1739643 A US 1739643A
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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
    • A47B23/00Bed-tables; Trays; Reading-racks; Book-rests, i.e. items used in combination with something else
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Dec. 17, 1929. c. F. LOWRY BOOKHOLDER AND TABLE Filed Feb. 16, 1928 IDIYENTOR.
r Mf% V QAT'I'ORMEXC {Patented Dec. 1 7 1929 UNITE STATES CLARA nowa nor nAss n, MIN'n-nsora 7 a I BOOKHOLDER AND TABLE I Applicatien filed February 16,1928) Serial no'. 254,'7s9.
- lVIy invention relates to anew and useful 7 device which is a combination book holder and table'particularly adaptable for use in homes, libraries, hospitals or anyplace Where a person Wishes to have a number of books openflbefore him and other books readily available. V I
Myldevice includes a novel, collapsible and disappearing book holding device adapted to 10 be dropped into'the tablepedestal andua s'lidable table top, for purposes hereinafter fully described and as illustrated in the accompanyingdrawing, in which,'
Fig. 1 is a' perspective view of myim- Fig. 2 is a side elevation of my device. With its top in offset position, and'the book-hold.
ing frame or rack folded up and being in- 3 'serted in the hollow pedestal. 1 a
part of Fig. 2 lookingto from the right; 1
Fig. 4 is an enlarged Ward the latter as top view of pedes 25' tal and thebook' holding framlein horizontal projecting from the said pedes-v position and tall Referring tothe drawing :by reference tically from the center of said base, Thetop of column 6 is cut. off horizontally and'has 'member 14 reenfor'cing the outer extremity of the rack and having preferably a notch: MN
affixed to it a table topsupporting plate-7 with parallel, integral and upwardly offset fiangesedges 7F. The plate? hasacircular l aperture 'YA.somewhat smaller than the inner diameter of the column 6 (see Fig. 4)and' concentric thereof, and 7A is a notch from 40 scribed.
m8 is a table size, preferably'about nine pinches-wide by twenty inches long and onthe under sideyof which is secured transversely as at 9 two parallel rails 10' to slidably engaget-he flanges 7F ofwplate 7. Thus thetopi8 may be posiproved device in position to be used for hold-v mg one or more. books in readablepositlon.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged view of the upper one side of said aperturefOr in'serting'orremoving a baril2= hereinaftenfullyde-; r
a z i: v I 'for' the'bottom 'edgexofa number'ofbooks, 7 top of suitable 'material .and'
PATE T OF Fig-l. The table top is ofcourse useful in, either position, but when it isin offset posi-' tionia certain rack device presently to be'described is accessible in the opening 7A &I1Cl
the parallel arms of said frame and on said angular part is fixed a cross member 12 of fiat-barmat'e'rial and of a length slightly less than the inside diameter of column 5. Said bar has upwardly directed shoulders llS 'at itsopposite'ends to engage the'dialnetricallyopposite edges of plate 7 in its aperture 7A while the loop end of frame 11 as 11L in Fig. 4 engages under the circular flange formed in plate 7 between its aperture allel bars 11 and the other flange bearing against and suitably secured to the near side ofthe adjacent bar 11 and saidsupportlS extendingthelength of said barsand a cross to serve as a finger hold orcatch (see 1) The web ofnsaid support is in a downwardly V and .rearwardly directed plane and desig front baryll. The weblZNV servesas a rest open or closed, and I have further provided back'rests to h'old'said'booksup in inclined position;v Said backrestsfor the books coma prises aJnumber'of upright bars-15 thelower nated as ,13WV in Fig. 1,131? is the rear flange and-13F the front flange-beaded around the ends of which are pivoted to flange 13Fand.
an end upright 15A held upright in apocket' 'lfiresemblin'g a stake pocket andfixedto lgF 'nearthemember The upper: ends of the.
upright position and as they are preferably 1 members 15-15A are all connected pivotally p .18 areauxiliary book or pamphlet holding means; comprising pairs of} metal bars pivotally secured in pairs to bar-v17. as at '19 and said "pairs of bars in spaced relation to each other. Each said pair' of bars it will be readily understood are one bar on each side of bar 17 and both adapted to be swung to madeof spring bar stock it is obvious that they arereadily adapted for'hold'ing abooklet, pamphlet or the like,,designatedgflhin upright pla-ne and; above thenb'ooks .-(not} shown) supported on 13W and propped up. by the'bracket member 15 47; 1v 21 i's'a rowjofupavardly-directed projections in the upper front part of web-13W,
preferably struck: up. of the metal. therein andserving as obstructions to prevent leaves of r v 25 an open book on theiback from springing out-- 7 wardly. i
The entire book-holding rack isreadilycollapsed fiSfOl'l'OIVS'I' I F-irst; propi 15Aiswithdrawnupwardly from the pocket I6,fth.en it (-15A')Jal1dllt-S admembers are s'wungdown with props 15 tov lie fiat Within; thean glejofflange 13F andweb 13W (seeA in Fig; 4"). Then the. operator grasps thebar '14 andirai-se sthe entire folded) book holding rack to vertical position (see Fig. 2) concentric over aperture .7 A and; low- V I V cm it into, thebolummw'lhe rack should. of 1 4 coursebs of such dimensions and proportions that (when folded) it willtreadily slide down 1 intoth e tubular col'umngand.come-torestwith thefinger hold bar 1 4 accessiblein; the aperture-7A.." NVith the bookrack thus :placedout:
o'f'thevway the board 8-ean be-movcd overto position concentrically overthe, column. 5 completely: coveringthe plate 7. It will further be readily understood that the book rack of:
my device maybe 'sWun-g to various angles,
and said'variabl'e-positions beingrlimitedonly "by thesizeof'said plate 7,3 '1 'i ,v w g f The 'use ofgmy device. :h-as been fully m;
i plclai'm? i I 1; In areadingstandiof the class described,
'-.a suitable base] a tubular columnamounted I I vealed in the foregoing description. Itinighfi '1 bestated further, however, that has a mul-- tiplicity of uses, "parti'cularly as? statedplin.
homes," libraries arttf leqspitalsand in the lat;
ter places maybe e A sa combination meal tray holder and rea' invention.
joining bar 17 are folded togetheryandiparallel to the nextsection of bar-1 7. after which these,
a horizontal plane, while-resting on: platel'l 11g 'rack.- .Variations. in constructionmay also be incorporated- :with 1 out departing-from, the scope'and spirit of the forth;
' a v M 1 In testimony whereoflflafiix my'signature;
vertically on'said base, a horizontal two-rail plate fixed on top of saidrcolumn-and having anaperture over the top opening ofsaid column but smaller than said la'tt er'op'ening, a
table top mounted to beslidably guided in V '7 horizontal plane on saidra l-plate a book holding-rack adapted tobereta-ined, in said hollow colu'mnjand to be slidably'removable therefrom, and means for. holding said rack with itsbase inhorizontal positionand out- Wardly from the'column, and collapsible book supporting andiresting means on said rack,
2. The structure. specifiedin claim 1 in which; said. book-holding rack comprises an elongated .U-shaped frame support an elonproximately 'Z-shape in cross section,1,saidgated base plate on'saidu frame and of apmeans. for holdingthe book rack horizontally 7 comprising a cross-memberfixed on the arms:
ofsaid lU-fram'e near its closed end and said.
member having at each end ajshouldier to en gage the metal of the rail plate underneath its aperture when the adj acent parts ofthe U- proximately, Z-shapein cross section, said means for holding the book rack horizontally 1 comprisinga crossmember fiired on the arms: of said Uf-fram'e nearits'clo'sed end and said] member having at eacli end ashou'lder tO-Q II-i gage th'emetal ofth railplate underneathfits aperture. 7 when the adj a'eent'; parts- "ofithe U5 frame outwardly thereof'rest onlthe rail plate and the balance of the rack member extends "simultaneously outwardly and, horizontally" therefrom, said collapsible book rest means comprising a series of pivotally connected.
bars, a number offsaid bars.r pivotallyrconnected: to an upright, flange ofsaidbase plate,
said bars arrangedto be swung upwardly in a common plane'or: folded downwardlyeselecF tively-to folded position within'theb ase -plate,'. 7
and-finger engaging ,meanson'sthe outer end-1 of said'rack; x V
:45; The stru;cture' in an inclined plane and fi'irth er rest means.
comprising p irs of e bars ipivoellyr fixed .to the upp rmost bars of a d quadrangularframeand' arrangedtofbe extended upwardly; from said framein -pairs, for the purpose set LOW-REY; I
I specified, in claim 1' in I iwhich "said-collapsible means providingfa Ibook rest, comprisesja, quadrangular frame-of pivotally connected barsi'falso Y 'pivotally' con} F nected to the base of the rack to be swung into.
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US3217670A (en) * 1964-06-04 1965-11-16 Arthur E Struensee Article support and clothes hanger
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US20190061954A1 (en) * 2017-08-29 2019-02-28 Zodiac Seats Uk Limited Deployable table assembly
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