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US1875635A
US1875635A US355708A US35570829A US1875635A US 1875635 A US1875635 A US 1875635A US 355708 A US355708 A US 355708A US 35570829 A US35570829 A US 35570829A US 1875635 A US1875635 A US 1875635A
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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
    • A47B13/00Details of tables or desks
    • A47B13/02Underframes
    • A47B13/06Underframes of metal
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T16/00Miscellaneous hardware [e.g., bushing, carpet fastener, caster, door closer, panel hanger, attachable or adjunct handle, hinge, window sash balance, etc.]
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P 1932- R. K. MERRILL 1,875,635
FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION Filed April 17, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 um-inunm mvzmoga WIT/less BY Sept. 6, 1932. R. K. MERRILL FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION Filed April 1'7 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR rr1// 124% K BY ATTORNEYS.
Patented Sept. 6, 1932.
RALPII K. MERRILL, or GRAND RAPIDS, MIGHIGAN, ssIGNoR TO AMEa cAnsEArINe rs: COMPANY, or GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN,:A ,coRPonA'rIoN OF NEW JERSEY FURNITURE oonsrnucrxon I v A Application filed April 17, "1929. .Serial lto."35 5, fi08.
This invention relates to furniture construction.
The main objects of this invention are to provide an improved construction of table,
desk in which a center rib is used in place of a depending apron around the marginal edges; to provide an improved construction which secures a maximum of knee room for the user thereof and is therefore especially suitable for kindergartens; and to provide an improved construction of supporting standard which can be fabricatedfrom relatively light-weight sheet metal but which will be rigid and steady.
An illustrative embodiment of this invention is shown in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a view in end elevation of my improved table desk.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on the 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view tak en on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary thin sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
In the construction shown in the drawings, my improved table desk comprises a rectangular shaped horizontally disposed table top 1 supported by vertically disposed end standards 2 attached to the under side thereof adjacent the ends of said top. These standards are of identical construction, merely being made in rights and lefts, therefore the particular description of one standard will sufiice for both.
The inner side of the standard 2 closely adjacent the table top 1 is provided with an inwardly facing U-shaped bracket clip 3 which embraces the abutting end of a longitudinally extending bracing rib 4. The rib 4 is rectangular in cross section and disposed in vertical edgewise position with the top edge 5 thereof abutting against the under side of the table top 1. Bolts 6 and 7 pass through the clip 3 and through the end of the rib 4 which is embraced thereby for securing the rib in position in snugly abutting relationship against the supporting standards 2.
Means are provided for securing the bracline strips 14 and 15 disposed in spacedparallel post members'16 and 17. The strips ltrand "15'have rectangular shaped panel portions "18 ing rib 4 in abutting relationship against the under side of the table top 1 and comprise Z-clips'8 and 9 which have one arm thereof secured by screws 10 and 11 respectively to the table top'and the other. arm'thereof extending into kerfs 12 and '13 formed inthe opposite sides ofthe rib 4," i
Theend standards 2 are fabricated from a pair" of relatively light-weight sheet metal registering relation with their lateral marginal edges spot welded or otherwisesuitably secured to vertically disposed semi-tubular and 19 respectively depressed inwardly in reglstryso as to contact and these contacting panels are spot welded or otherwise suitably secured together, preferably at the points 20,
21; 22, 23 and 24:, these points being in the middle and'at the four'corners of lthe contacting panel portions.
The semi-tubular member 16is provided with afisupporting foot 25 which hasits upthe I like.
I per end 26 telesco'ped a ort distance into the?" The upper end of thesuppor'tingstandard 2 has a furniture attachingbracket '28 spot welded or otherwise suitably secured thereto which is provided with a horizontally disposed flange 29" through which a series of apertures '30 are formed. 7 IScrews 31 are provided to pass through the apertures 30 for securing the flange .and supporting standard to the underside of the table top 1. f
In the useof this device, it is particularly suitable for kindergartens in which instances the table top is from eighteen to twenty-four inches-from'the floor. By eliminating the usual marginal depending apron present in structures of this character, a maximum amount of room is provided for the knees of the children.
Extreme rigidity is secured by having the top edge of the bracing rib 4: abutting against? V 2 Y I 1,875,635
and secured firmly to the under side of the eliminates relative shifting of the sheet metal strips 14 and 15.
' "Although-but one specificembodimentof this invention has been herein shown andde- 1 scribed, it will be understood that numerous details of the construction shown may be altered or omitted without departing from the spirit of this invention as defined bythe i 7 .following claims. 1 r V Z W rlclaimz" 1 11. In metal structure ofthe character-specified, a standard comprising a pair ofsheet metal strips disposed in parallel relation with their marginal edge portions spacedapart andthe intermediate portions pressed inward- "ly' and connected: to provide a. panel, post members connected to. opposite marginal edges of the strips and closing the space there- -between, a foot attached to the lower end of each post member, a'bracket at the top and outer side of the standard and attached to the postmembers and outer strip, anda U-shaped -clip at the top and inner side of the standard and attached to the inner strip. a
I 2. The combination with a table top and a 'rib secured to the bottom side thereof, of a standardone at each end of the rib-abutting the bottom side of the table top and end of the rib and attached thereto, said standard comprising a pair of sheet'metal, stripshaving their marginal edge portions spaced apart and the intermediate portions pressed inwardlyand connected to form a panel, post members connecting opposite marginal edge portions. of the strips and closing the space therebetween, a foot at the lower end of each post member, a U-shaped clip attached to the standard adjacent 'thetop thereof and em- I bracing the sides of the contiguous end of the rib and connected thereto, and a bracket attached to the standard adjacent the top thereof and underlapping the table top and connected thereto.
In'testimony'whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Grand R higan this 15 y of pril, 1929. a l V a I RALPH K. MERRILL
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Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2499668A (en) * 1947-05-06 1950-03-07 American Seating Co Service table
US2547296A (en) * 1948-05-17 1951-04-03 James E White Vertically adjustable table
US2614013A (en) * 1948-12-11 1952-10-14 Langius Manuel Extension table with detachable end leaves
US2631076A (en) * 1949-09-08 1953-03-10 Redlich Mfg Company Leg connector for table tops
US2671002A (en) * 1950-03-04 1954-03-02 John W Chaney Table leg mounting arrangement
US2726126A (en) * 1952-01-24 1955-12-06 American Seating Co Vertically adjustable table
US2943898A (en) * 1958-09-04 1960-07-05 Lyon Metal Products Inc Sheet metal table having hollow end panels supporting the table top
US2947586A (en) * 1955-05-18 1960-08-02 American Seating Co Table or the like having its top supported by spaced pedestals each comprising a horizontally elongated base and a pair of vertical columns

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2499668A (en) * 1947-05-06 1950-03-07 American Seating Co Service table
US2547296A (en) * 1948-05-17 1951-04-03 James E White Vertically adjustable table
US2614013A (en) * 1948-12-11 1952-10-14 Langius Manuel Extension table with detachable end leaves
US2631076A (en) * 1949-09-08 1953-03-10 Redlich Mfg Company Leg connector for table tops
US2671002A (en) * 1950-03-04 1954-03-02 John W Chaney Table leg mounting arrangement
US2726126A (en) * 1952-01-24 1955-12-06 American Seating Co Vertically adjustable table
US2947586A (en) * 1955-05-18 1960-08-02 American Seating Co Table or the like having its top supported by spaced pedestals each comprising a horizontally elongated base and a pair of vertical columns
US2943898A (en) * 1958-09-04 1960-07-05 Lyon Metal Products Inc Sheet metal table having hollow end panels supporting the table top

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