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US2260478A
US2260478A US327392A US32739240A US2260478A US 2260478 A US2260478 A US 2260478A US 327392 A US327392 A US 327392A US 32739240 A US32739240 A US 32739240A US 2260478 A US2260478 A US 2260478A
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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
    • A47B3/083Folding or stowable tables with legs pivoted to top or underframe with foldable top leaves
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  • This invention relates to new and useful improvements in tables, and more especially to tables of the kind, which are carried around, or set up for temporary uses for the purpose of games, such as bridge, afternoon tea, and at improvised parties, where extra table space is required.
  • Another object of my invention is thus to provide, what for the sake of denomination may be called a bridge table, that will not, as is now commonly the case, become shaky in course of use, but Which has adjusting means that will at all times prevent such shakiness, and take up any wobbling which through extensive use and in course of time will occur with respect to the legs and the table they support.
  • the characteristic of said adjusting means is to the effect that said means will in a progressive way take up any slackness that may develop at the junction, where the legs are joined to the table.
  • a further object of the invention is to provide a table which, when not in use, may be compactly folded, and wherein a center support of said table in folding and opening the latter will automatically assume the position necessary to said table in a folded or open condition.
  • FIG. 1 is an isometric view of my invention
  • Figure 2 is an isometric view of the same.
  • Figure 3 is a transverse sectional View, taken on the line 33 in Figure 1.
  • Figure 4 illustrates the table shown in Figure 3, in folded position, part of said table having been broken off; while Figure 5 is an elevational detail View of part of my invention.
  • I0 and I0 indicate two table sections hinged together, as shown at II in Figure 3.
  • a number of legs I2 are pivotally connected to said table sections, as shownat I3, and foldable latter, as may be seen in Figure 4.
  • each side frame I6 of the table is provided with a recess somewhat V-shaped, as may especially be seen at H in Figure 3.
  • Small toothed plates I8 are arranged in close proximity to said recesses I1, and secured to the side frames I6 by screws I9.
  • Arms 20 are pivotally connected to the legs I2, as shown at 2
  • Center legs I2 of the table when two table upon the sections are employed, are pivotally secured to the sides of one of said table sections, as shown at 26.
  • a cross bar 21 connects the legs I2 together; said cross bar which has a square upper surface 30 projects half way under the end portion 28 of the table section I0, thereby securing the legs I2 in a steady position relative to said table section.
  • a spring 29 has one end secured to thetable section I0 and the other end to the cross bar 21, as indicated at 3
  • the table section ID will push the legs I2 slowly over, while in unfolding said table sections the legs I2 will automatically assume a vertical position on account of the action of the spring 29; the latter serves further to hold the center legs in an upright position.
  • the table will have an appearance as shown in Figure 2, where the said sections are held in place by means of a fastening clasp 33, and a knob 34 adapted to engage the latter for said purpose.
  • a device of the class described comprising two table sections hingedly connected, each of said sections having side frames, legs pivotally secured to the latter, each of said frames being formed with a substantially V-shaped recess oppositely in the inner surfaces thereof, toothed plates slantingly arranged upon the inner surfaces of the side frames and in close proximity to said recesses, adjustable members having one end thereof pivotally secured to the legs, each of said members terminating at the other end thereof in a hook portion adapted to engage said recesses in setting up or folding the table, and an edge section formed at the end of the hook portion and made to engage the toothed plates in adjusting said table to a rigid position.

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Oct. 28, 1941. K PETER 2,260,478
. TABLE Filed April 2, 1940 INVENTOR, Karl P8261 Patented Oct. 28,1941
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TAnL Kurt Peter, Bronx, N. Y. Y. Application April 2, 1940, serial N6. 327,392
I 2 Claims. (01. 311-40) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in tables, and more especially to tables of the kind, which are carried around, or set up for temporary uses for the purpose of games, such as bridge, afternoon tea, and at improvised parties, where extra table space is required.
Another object of my invention is thus to provide, what for the sake of denomination may be called a bridge table, that will not, as is now commonly the case, become shaky in course of use, but Which has adjusting means that will at all times prevent such shakiness, and take up any wobbling which through extensive use and in course of time will occur with respect to the legs and the table they support.
The characteristic of said adjusting means is to the effect that said means will in a progressive way take up any slackness that may develop at the junction, where the legs are joined to the table.
A further object of the invention is to provide a table which, when not in use, may be compactly folded, and wherein a center support of said table in folding and opening the latter will automatically assume the position necessary to said table in a folded or open condition.
While the table is shown herein, as consisting of two hinged units, this table may, of course, consist of but one unit, like an ordinary bridge table.
As my invention is comparatively simple of construction, the cost of manufacturing the same should be proportionately low.
With the above and other objects in view, this invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing forming part of this application, and in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all views, and in which:
Figure 1 is an isometric view of my invention,
Figure 2 is an isometric view of the same.
Figure 3 is a transverse sectional View, taken on the line 33 in Figure 1.
Figure 4 illustrates the table shown in Figure 3, in folded position, part of said table having been broken off; while Figure 5 is an elevational detail View of part of my invention.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, I0 and I0 indicate two table sections hinged together, as shown at II in Figure 3. A number of legs I2 are pivotally connected to said table sections, as shownat I3, and foldable latter, as may be seen in Figure 4.
The legs are at one end made with a shoulder I4, whereby to form a solid joint with the end portion I5 of the table, when said legs are in an extended position, as shown, for instance, in Figure 3. The inner surface of each side frame I6 of the table, is provided with a recess somewhat V-shaped, as may especially be seen at H in Figure 3. Small toothed plates I8 are arranged in close proximity to said recesses I1, and secured to the side frames I6 by screws I9.
Arms 20 are pivotally connected to the legs I2, as shown at 2|. Said arms are again at the front thereof joined together by means of a cross bar 22. The arms 2|] terminate at the front thereof in a hook portion 23. Said hook portion is adapted to slide with the end portion 24 thereof in the recess II, while the front portion of said hook portion terminates in an edge 25 adapted to register with and engage the teeth of the toothed plate I8 in adjusting the table.
It will thus be apparent that on account of the relative position to which the arm 20 and the slanting toothed plate I8 may be adjusted, it will be possible to take up any slack or wobble, which in course of time, during wear and tear, may occur with respect to the junction of the legs I2 and table sections III or III. Thus by raising the arm 20 the legs l2 will be pushed back to normal or tight position, relative to the table section said legs support. In folding the legs I2 upon the table sections I0 and I0',-the end portion 24 of the hook member 23 will slide forward in the recess IT, as may be noted in Figure 4.
Center legs I2 of the table, when two table upon the sections are employed, are pivotally secured to the sides of one of said table sections, as shown at 26. A cross bar 21 connects the legs I2 together; said cross bar which has a square upper surface 30 projects half way under the end portion 28 of the table section I0, thereby securing the legs I2 in a steady position relative to said table section.
A spring 29 has one end secured to thetable section I0 and the other end to the cross bar 21, as indicated at 3| and 32, respectively.
In folding the table sections together, the table section ID will push the legs I2 slowly over, while in unfolding said table sections the legs I2 will automatically assume a vertical position on account of the action of the spring 29; the latter serves further to hold the center legs in an upright position.
When the table sections are folded together,
2 the table will have an appearance as shown in Figure 2, where the said sections are held in place by means of a fastening clasp 33, and a knob 34 adapted to engage the latter for said purpose.
It is obvious that changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the parts, as shown, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention, and I do not, therefore, wish to limit myself to the. exact construction and arrangement shown and described herein.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:
1. In a device of the class described, a table end thereof in a hook portion adapted to engage said recesses in setting up or folding the table, and a sharp edge section formed at the end of the hook portion and made to engage the toothed plates in adjusting said table to a rigid position.
2. A device of the class described, comprising two table sections hingedly connected, each of said sections having side frames, legs pivotally secured to the latter, each of said frames being formed with a substantially V-shaped recess oppositely in the inner surfaces thereof, toothed plates slantingly arranged upon the inner surfaces of the side frames and in close proximity to said recesses, adjustable members having one end thereof pivotally secured to the legs, each of said members terminating at the other end thereof in a hook portion adapted to engage said recesses in setting up or folding the table, and an edge section formed at the end of the hook portion and made to engage the toothed plates in adjusting said table to a rigid position.
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Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2595725A (en) * 1949-03-23 1952-05-06 Kenneth E Sutton Two-section foldable game table
US2671000A (en) * 1950-09-05 1954-03-02 Rosen Hans Folding table with paired legs
US2721778A (en) * 1953-02-12 1955-10-25 Kermit H Wilson Table and means for controlling and guiding the folding thereof into folded position
US2730417A (en) * 1953-07-08 1956-01-10 Mitchell Mfg Company Leg and bracing mechanism for sectional folding tables or the like
US2738249A (en) * 1952-10-16 1956-03-13 Tenenblatt Louis Carrying case combined with headrest and shade
US2831741A (en) * 1957-10-25 1958-04-22 Kermit H Wilson Folding table
US20040256954A1 (en) * 2001-09-21 2004-12-23 Bjoern Magnussen Piezomotor with a guide
US7093893B1 (en) 2004-07-19 2006-08-22 Gary Bunde Folding bench
US20070102976A1 (en) * 2005-10-25 2007-05-10 Ramkoh, Inc. Portable sports bench

Cited By (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2595725A (en) * 1949-03-23 1952-05-06 Kenneth E Sutton Two-section foldable game table
US2671000A (en) * 1950-09-05 1954-03-02 Rosen Hans Folding table with paired legs
US2738249A (en) * 1952-10-16 1956-03-13 Tenenblatt Louis Carrying case combined with headrest and shade
US2721778A (en) * 1953-02-12 1955-10-25 Kermit H Wilson Table and means for controlling and guiding the folding thereof into folded position
US2730417A (en) * 1953-07-08 1956-01-10 Mitchell Mfg Company Leg and bracing mechanism for sectional folding tables or the like
US2831741A (en) * 1957-10-25 1958-04-22 Kermit H Wilson Folding table
US20040256954A1 (en) * 2001-09-21 2004-12-23 Bjoern Magnussen Piezomotor with a guide
US7093893B1 (en) 2004-07-19 2006-08-22 Gary Bunde Folding bench
US20070102976A1 (en) * 2005-10-25 2007-05-10 Ramkoh, Inc. Portable sports bench
US7497514B2 (en) * 2005-10-25 2009-03-03 Ramkoh, Inc. Portable sports bench

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