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US2440131A
US2440131A US651603A US65160346A US2440131A US 2440131 A US2440131 A US 2440131A US 651603 A US651603 A US 651603A US 65160346 A US65160346 A US 65160346A US 2440131 A US2440131 A US 2440131A
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  • This invention relates to combination furniture structures and in particular to a convertible space saving table.
  • a particular object of the invention is to provide an article of furniture which has the appearance of a chest of drawers, which affords room for the storage of linens and the like and within which is foldably positioned a table structure that can be opened to provide different areas depending upon the requirements.
  • a still further object of the invention is to provide in the combination structure of the character referred to, an auxiliary frame in which can be folded the various parts of the table forming structure.
  • a still further object of the invention is to provide a foldable table arrangement which, when open, will aiford access to a series of shelves withinthe chest, and one which may be opened only part way when the use of a small table is desired.
  • Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of a combination chest and convertible space saving table constructed in accordance withmy invention.
  • Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1 showing the table in folded position.
  • Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing one of the table leaves in open position.
  • Fig. 4 is a View in perspective showing the table extended to half opened position at a location in front of the chest.
  • Fig. 5 is a section on the line 55 of Fig. showing the relative arrangement of the parts.
  • Fig. 6 is an enlarged section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 4 showing the hinge construction neces- 2 sary in foldably mounting the table parts within the chest.
  • Fig. 7 is a fragmentary view of a corner of the structure taken on the line l'
  • Fig. 8 is a View in perspective illustrating the table in half open position and swung atan angle of ninety degrees relatively to the chest.
  • Fig. 9 is. a view in perspective showing the further opening of the table illustrated in ,Fig. 8.
  • I 0 indicates a chest which may or may not be provided with an upperdrawer ll slidable betweena top l2 of the chest and an upper shelf, l3, the latter being secured in position against -.a solid back l4 and extending between the side walls l5.
  • Other shelves I6 and ll will provide useful shelves whose front edges terminate short of the front of the chest to provide a vertical space in which a table structure, to be later described, may be housed.
  • the bottom of the chest is indicated as at IS, the whole providing a compact structure which when closed as shown in Fig. 1 is completed by the outer, upper and lower table top portions 20 and 2
  • the table structure is mounted in a swinging frame 22 which is substantially U-shaped and presents the vertical portions 23.
  • the frame is hinged as at 24 within the chest l0 so that it may swing from the full line position of Fig. '7 to the outline position.
  • the vertical portions 23 pivotally support the table structure which comprises the said upper table top 20 andlower table top 2
  • the upper table top 20 or leaf may be swung outwardly as shown in Fig. 3 and may be held up in position by a suitable prop 20 which may be attached to the chest proper and to the table top 20 in any conventional way, as by means of hinges 20 and 20.
  • the prop may be made of two parts pivotally connected to each other as at 20
  • the prop may be folded upon itself to return the table top 20 to closed position on the chest.
  • side frame strips 25 i are hinged on the same hinge pin 26 that pivotally mounts the table leaf'ZOin the frame 22.
  • the opposite ends of the strips 25 are secured in any suitable manner as at 27 to the lower table leaf 2
  • auxiliary or extension table leaf 30 is also pivoted in the frame 22 as at 3
  • frame 22 When the frame 22 is swung to the closed position illustrated in Fig. 6, its inward swinging movement is limited by contact of the table leaf 30 with the edges of the shelves l6 and [1.
  • the table is brought to the positionsshown by swinging thelleaf 2
  • the chest is closed and the table may be used as a small worktable or for any other purpose desired, :suchtas a desk. If in using the table in its half open position as illustrated in Fig. 4, access to the materialonthe shelves l6 and H of the chest is necessary, the table is .pushed.
  • v2...A conv.ertible space saving table and chest combination comprising a receptacle having an open' side, a frame hinged to the receptacle in the open side thereof and movable to a position exl-teriorly of said receptacle, a ;r ta ble structure mounted in said framez-includinga plurality .of table top members pivoted in said framezand-leg .members pivoted to said: top ⁇ members, -all.- of ,said .members beingFfQlded tonestingyosition within the.
  • a convertible :sMce-savihg ,tableand chest combination comprising, a receptacle .having an ,open side, a-framellriingedto,the;receptaclednthie open side thereofand movable tosa position-.,ex- ,ter-iorly not .said ,IeceptacJle, .-a table zstructure mounted in said frame including apluralityof tabletop members pivoted in; saidframerand. leg .members;pivotedtorsaidr top nembers all of said membersbeinggfolded to.vnesting positi-on within theifr-ame one of. said .table top'and. leg-rmenrbers l being unfoldable: to provide a. table, section at one side of said opened frame and the other tabletop Cand -leg, members being unfoldab-latq provide: an

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2 She'etsSheet 1 Filed March 2, 1946 WWW April 20, 194
A. WAYNE CONVERTIBLE SPACE SAVING TABLE Filed March 2, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 IV I "I a I!!! a IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIA II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I u I Ann-ions! Wan:-
l IIIIIIIIIIIU 5 iatentecl Apr. 20, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CONVERTIBLE SPACE SAVING TABLE Anthony Wayne, New York', N. Y.
- Application March 2, 1946, Serial No. 651,603
4 Claims. 1
This invention relates to combination furniture structures and in particular to a convertible space saving table.
A particular object of the invention is to provide an article of furniture which has the appearance of a chest of drawers, which affords room for the storage of linens and the like and within which is foldably positioned a table structure that can be opened to provide different areas depending upon the requirements.
A still further object of the invention is to provide in the combination structure of the character referred to, an auxiliary frame in which can be folded the various parts of the table forming structure.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a foldable table arrangement which, when open, will aiford access to a series of shelves withinthe chest, and one which may be opened only part way when the use of a small table is desired.
Other important objects of my invention are the provision of a swinging frame mounting for pivotal movement within the chest and in which is supported the complete table structure so that the table parts may be opened up without much expenditure of effort and the table may be positioned before it is fully opened to its extreme position; and to provide a combination storage chest that is ornamental as well as useful and in which the table may be compactly folded in such a manner as to completely close the front of the chest.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of a combination chest and convertible space saving table constructed in accordance withmy invention.
Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line 22 of Fig. 1 showing the table in folded position.
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing one of the table leaves in open position.
Fig. 4 is a View in perspective showing the table extended to half opened position at a location in front of the chest. i
Fig. 5 is a section on the line 55 of Fig. showing the relative arrangement of the parts.
Fig. 6 is an enlarged section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 4 showing the hinge construction neces- 2 sary in foldably mounting the table parts within the chest. v
Fig. 7 is a fragmentary view of a corner of the structure taken on the line l'| of Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a View in perspective illustrating the table in half open position and swung atan angle of ninety degrees relatively to the chest.
Fig. 9 is. a view in perspective showing the further opening of the table illustrated in ,Fig. 8.
Referring to the drawings in detail ,I 0 indicates a chest which may or may not be provided with an upperdrawer ll slidable betweena top l2 of the chest and an upper shelf, l3, the latter being secured in position against -.a solid back l4 and extending between the side walls l5. Other shelves I6 and ll will provide useful shelves whose front edges terminate short of the front of the chest to provide a vertical space in which a table structure, to be later described, may be housed.
The bottom of the chest is indicated as at IS, the whole providing a compact structure which when closed as shown in Fig. 1 is completed by the outer, upper and lower table top portions 20 and 2| respectively. While I have not shown that these table top portions may be provided with pull knobs it is to be understood that they may be so provided in order that the effect of a chest of drawers may be carried out. p
The table structure is mounted in a swinging frame 22 which is substantially U-shaped and presents the vertical portions 23. The frame is hinged as at 24 within the chest l0 so that it may swing from the full line position of Fig. '7 to the outline position. The vertical portions 23 pivotally support the table structure which comprises the said upper table top 20 andlower table top 2|. The upper table top 20 or leaf may be swung outwardly as shown in Fig. 3 and may be held up in position by a suitable prop 20 which may be attached to the chest proper and to the table top 20 in any conventional way, as by means of hinges 20 and 20. It will be noted that the prop may be made of two parts pivotally connected to each other as at 20 The prop may be folded upon itself to return the table top 20 to closed position on the chest. In order that both leaves or table top portions 20 and 2| can be swung outwardly in unison, side frame strips 25 i are hinged on the same hinge pin 26 that pivotally mounts the table leaf'ZOin the frame 22. The opposite ends of the strips 25 are secured in any suitable manner as at 27 to the lower table leaf 2| and in turn have pivoted thereto as at 28 the opposite corners of a table leg 29. An
. 3 auxiliary or extension table leaf 30 is also pivoted in the frame 22 as at 3| and has pivoted thereto as at 32 a similar table leg 33. When the frame 22 is swung to the closed position illustrated in Fig. 6, its inward swinging movement is limited by contact of the table leaf 30 with the edges of the shelves l6 and [1.
Referring to Fig, 4, the table is brought to the positionsshown by swinging thelleaf 2| outwardly and upwardlyisoithat the stripsifi .swingabout the pivot 26 and raise'the le'af z'o'to formthe table structure illustrated, the leg member 29 being pulled downwardly about its pivot point 28 until the bottom edge of member i29irestsiion :th'e floor. In this position the chestis closed and the table may be used as a small worktable or for any other purpose desired, :suchtas a desk. If in using the table in its half open position as illustrated in Fig. 4, access to the materialonthe shelves l6 and H of the chest is necessary, the table is .pushed. around :to r the 1 position: shown :in Fig. 8. This pushing movement at one sidezo :the table acts-to 'swingithe framerzlabout its" pins 24 to position itras shown; i butlineinrflig. 7. This'movement of the fra'm'e willacarriy with it the auxiliary table .top::30 l and exposei the -'shelv.es
I6 and I1.
.Shoulda table. of larger dimensions be required, the solid .table top or .auxiliary leaf 33:6 is 1111111611 upwardly and outwardly about its ipivottfii l' fl-and 5 at thee same time -';the tableleg133; isiswiingadown- "wardly about its apivot L312 and the tableaassumes tthe appearance illustrated: imFig; 9:3,ndi'the area =ofrthe tableisdoubledand-maybeusedbyianumibe'rvof people.
;In..'folding1-up-ithe: table: it" wouldxbe ne'cessar'yzto ,first. fold the legistructure 233 and then the 2 table leaf '30. If :desired, :at' this time the;-legii29 ;c'oul'd also :be folded up and the i table; leavesizllsand 2i folded down so that a compact structure isz'made .within :the .frame 22 '.which .is then; swung .into spositionvwithin' the :chest asrshown-in Fig. 6.
' It :is evident, .there'fore, athata I :havecprovided ia convertible space saving table which may be .ppenedztola rnumber of positions and \which. need r .ion'ly be :partlysopened to meet the; requirements ref*thezindividuaLthat isithe table mambe opned GtoTth'eJfirSt position shown in i-Eig. 4,;or -tozthe position shown in Figs. :311O'I :QJdepending upon :the reqnirements. It: is-aevidehtmlso-rthat Izh'ave .zprovided .a compact :ta'ble. structure'avhichtzmay :beemounted in any particulamarticieeofi furniture, =itcbeingzzshown 'herein employed withsaachestrfor iilllStIJtiOILIflLlld-Itd take advantage :ofrtheistorage space within the chest; in which .it: is :mounted.
;The:top"-,drawer;of7the chest-may; besaomittediif M :rdesiredraridin:alli instances where the: partszmeet foldirigpthe opposedisurfacesrmaypbe provided rubber bumper-buttons.
fIfiit-isidesired. tense-the:tableiapartfrom chest Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
1. A convertible space saving table and chest combination comprising a receptacle having an open side, a frame hinged to the receptacle in the open side thereof and movable to a position exteriorly of said receptacle, a table structure mounted in said frame including a plurality of etabl'etoparnmliers pivotedinsaidgframe and leg "members-pivotedto saidtop members, all of said members being folded to nesting position within the frame and unfoldable to provide a table ex- :teriorlyof saidrreceptacle and said table structure forming a closure for said receptacle when the =members=are folded.
v2...A conv.ertible space saving table and chest combination comprising a receptacle having an open' side, a frame hinged to the receptacle in the open side thereof and movable to a position exl-teriorly of said receptacle, a ;r ta ble structure mounted in said framez-includinga plurality .of table top members pivoted in said framezand-leg .members pivoted to said: top\members, -all.- of ,said .members beingFfQlded tonestingyosition within the. frame, one ofssaidtable-:topwand'leg members :forming at table :exteriorl-y- ,ofsaid-rreceptacle when ,unfoldedand theothertable top: and'leg members 1 forming.aclosure-for.theireceptacle, I
3. A convertible :sMce-savihg ,tableand chest combination, comprising, a receptacle .having an ,open side, a-framellriingedto,the;receptaclednthie open side thereofand movable tosa position-.,ex- ,ter-iorly not .said ,IeceptacJle, .-a table zstructure mounted in said frame including apluralityof tabletop members pivoted in; saidframerand. leg .members;pivotedtorsaidr top nembers all of said membersbeinggfolded to.vnesting positi-on within theifr-ame one of. said .table top'and. leg-rmenrbers l being unfoldable: to provide a. table, section at one side of said opened frame and the other tabletop Cand -leg, members being unfoldab-latq provide: an
extension to-saidtablesection at'thoOPDOSite side i imnl p W V o 4 ,-A convertible space; saving ,tab le ;and;,-chest combination comprising 'a recep tacle havin an .open .sideg-a-frame hinged to thereceptacle in the .c r en;;sid athere Land movable to a-position-exlteriorly ,of said .receptacla sa table structure Wa te 4 sa d e a land a; plurality of ,tableztop memberspi-voted-in-said frameqand leg v mbers pivoted tosaidtop: members, all of-psaid members being folded to nesting position within theiframe land :unfoldable-to provider a ,tableex- ,teriorlyofisaid receptacle and --:said table struc- ;ture tormingla closure fortsaid z-receptaclewhen -:-th'e-;.members are folded, and onev pf said table stop;- members 1 being mounted 'for free swinging movement outwardl 'jofxsaid receptacle to, provide la'leaf table --when j:said table;;str-ucture forms a closure for said receptacle. .7
ANTHONY WAYNE.
:aEEEnENcEsnIrEn :Ihe following-rreferences-dare of record in the file of thissipatentz 1 time];anaesthetics Hamberg :June Edda-951,4
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US2996345A (en) * 1958-10-21 1961-08-15 Sommers J Gostin Combination table
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