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US2471646A
US2471646A US698797A US69879746A US2471646A US 2471646 A US2471646 A US 2471646A US 698797 A US698797 A US 698797A US 69879746 A US69879746 A US 69879746A US 2471646 A US2471646 A US 2471646A
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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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    • 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
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  • My present invention relates to an improved bed table especially adapted for use by persons lying in bed and the device of my invention is so arranged as to permit various adjustments so that the table may be used in several positions on the bed, and will also have uses as a drawing table and easel and the like on the extended legs not used on the bed but resting on the floor.
  • Figure l is a perspective view of the table of my invention showing the shelf in elevated position.
  • Figure 2 is a perspective View of the shelf raised upon the lowered intermediate panel, and used as a reading table.
  • Figure 3 is a transverse vertical sectional view of the table in extended position and used as a drawing table
  • Figure 4 is a partial front elevational view.
  • the cars 24 at the opposite edge of the panel are secured in pivotal relation to the flanges 26 of the shelf 28 by means of wing nuts 31). Shelf 28 can be swung to various angles relative to panel l8 up to 180.
  • the flanges 26 also have secured thereto the braces 32 by means of the pins M for engagement selectively with the series of depressions l9, and the shelf 28 may be provided with a mirror 36 suitably mounted thereon for use in shaving or dressing the hair by a person in the bed.
  • Spring clamps 38 secured to the shelf will engage a book or newspaper in reading position to relieve the person in the bed from holding the same.
  • the shelf has attached thereto collars 4
  • the intermediate panel may be adjusted upon its pivotal mountings at any desired angle, and the braces will sustain the panel in selected position.
  • the shelf being pivotally attached to the panel may be adjusted with relation thereto and supported thereon as in Figure 1, or the shelf may be fully extended and supported from the floor by its legs as in Figure 3.
  • Other obvious arrangements may be made by various position adjustments of the panel and shelf, and when not in use, the legs may be folded and the panel and shelf closely superimposed upon the base tray to effect a compact rectangle for storage.
  • a folding bed table comprising a base tray having pivotally mounted legs depending therefrom, an intermediate panel pivoted at one edge to the tray, the pivotal connection of the panel to the tray adapted to permit swinging of the panel to selected angles up to relative to the tray, a shelf pivotally mounted to the other edge of the panel, the shelf being swingable to selected angles up to 180 relative to the tray, means for adjustably supporting the panel with relation to the tray, and the shelf with relation to the panel, and legs carried by the shelf and engageable with a supporting surface.
  • a folding bed table comprising a base tray having pivotally mounted legs depending therefrom and formed with a series of depressions along the sides thereof, an intermediate panel pivoted along one edge to one edge of the tray and angularly adjustable relative to the tray up to 180, pivotal braces on the panel selectively engageable with a depression, a shelf pivotally mounted along one edge to the opposite edge of the panel for angular adjustment relative to the panel up to 180, brace means on the shelf engageable with receiving means on the panel, and supporting-surface engaging legs connected to the opposite edge of the shelf.
  • a table including a base tray, legs for the tray, a panel pivoted along one edge to one edge 3 of the tray for swinging into positions of angular adjustment relative to the tray up to 130, adjustable brace means extending between the panel and tray for retaining the panel and tray in selected positions of angular adjustment of less than perpendicularity, a shelf pivoted along one edge to the other edge of the panel for swinging into positions of angular adjustment relative to the panel up to--180, adjustable brace means extending between the shelfuand panel for retaining the shelf and panel in selected positions of angular adjustment of less than perpendicularity, and legs connected to the other edge of the shelf and engageable with a supporting surface for retaining the panel andwtray and -thei151Number 4 REFERENCES CITED UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 48,730 Hemmer July 25, 1865 749,670 Gardner Jan.

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E. R. NORWOOD BED TABLE Filed Sept. 25, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 awuentoz E R .[Voruzood Patented May 31, 1949 U TED STATES PATENT ,FFICE.
3 Claims.
My present invention relates to an improved bed table especially adapted for use by persons lying in bed and the device of my invention is so arranged as to permit various adjustments so that the table may be used in several positions on the bed, and will also have uses as a drawing table and easel and the like on the extended legs not used on the bed but resting on the floor.
In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention according to the best mode I have thus far devised but it will be understood that various changes and alterations may be made in the exemplified structure within the scope of the appended claims.
In the drawings:
Figure l is a perspective view of the table of my invention showing the shelf in elevated position.
Figure 2 is a perspective View of the shelf raised upon the lowered intermediate panel, and used as a reading table.
Figure 3 is a transverse vertical sectional view of the table in extended position and used as a drawing table; and
Figure 4 is a partial front elevational view.
Referring now to the drawings wherein like characters indicate like parts I have illustrated the present preferred embodiment of my invention as comprising a base tray 2 to which are attached the tubular legs 4 having telescoping rods 6 with feet 1 through the pivoted collars 8. Drawers as It may be suitably supported beneath the tray, and the upper surface of the tray is fashioned with series of depressions l2. The ears M of the tray receive in pivotal relation the ears it of the intermediate panel l8 which is thus swingable to various angles relative to tray 2 up to 180. Panel I8 is also formed with series of depressions l9, and the braces 20 of the panel engage a selected depression of the series l2 to support the panel in angular position, and these braces are secured by means of ears 22.
The cars 24 at the opposite edge of the panel are secured in pivotal relation to the flanges 26 of the shelf 28 by means of wing nuts 31). Shelf 28 can be swung to various angles relative to panel l8 up to 180.
The flanges 26 also have secured thereto the braces 32 by means of the pins M for engagement selectively with the series of depressions l9, and the shelf 28 may be provided with a mirror 36 suitably mounted thereon for use in shaving or dressing the hair by a person in the bed.
Spring clamps 38 secured to the shelf will engage a book or newspaper in reading position to relieve the person in the bed from holding the same.
The shelf has attached thereto collars 4|] by pivot pins 42 and these collars are suitably secured to the tubular legs 44 having extensions 46 pivotally attached as at 48 and the telescoping rods 50 having feet 52 may be extended from the tubular legs Ml as desired.
As seen in the drawings the intermediate panel may be adjusted upon its pivotal mountings at any desired angle, and the braces will sustain the panel in selected position. The shelf being pivotally attached to the panel may be adjusted with relation thereto and supported thereon as in Figure 1, or the shelf may be fully extended and supported from the floor by its legs as in Figure 3. Other obvious arrangements may be made by various position adjustments of the panel and shelf, and when not in use, the legs may be folded and the panel and shelf closely superimposed upon the base tray to effect a compact rectangle for storage.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A folding bed table comprising a base tray having pivotally mounted legs depending therefrom, an intermediate panel pivoted at one edge to the tray, the pivotal connection of the panel to the tray adapted to permit swinging of the panel to selected angles up to relative to the tray, a shelf pivotally mounted to the other edge of the panel, the shelf being swingable to selected angles up to 180 relative to the tray, means for adjustably supporting the panel with relation to the tray, and the shelf with relation to the panel, and legs carried by the shelf and engageable with a supporting surface.
2. A folding bed table comprising a base tray having pivotally mounted legs depending therefrom and formed with a series of depressions along the sides thereof, an intermediate panel pivoted along one edge to one edge of the tray and angularly adjustable relative to the tray up to 180, pivotal braces on the panel selectively engageable with a depression, a shelf pivotally mounted along one edge to the opposite edge of the panel for angular adjustment relative to the panel up to 180, brace means on the shelf engageable with receiving means on the panel, and supporting-surface engaging legs connected to the opposite edge of the shelf.
3. A table including a base tray, legs for the tray, a panel pivoted along one edge to one edge 3 of the tray for swinging into positions of angular adjustment relative to the tray up to 130, adjustable brace means extending between the panel and tray for retaining the panel and tray in selected positions of angular adjustment of less than perpendicularity, a shelf pivoted along one edge to the other edge of the panel for swinging into positions of angular adjustment relative to the panel up to--180, adjustable brace means extending between the shelfuand panel for retaining the shelf and panel in selected positions of angular adjustment of less than perpendicularity, and legs connected to the other edge of the shelf and engageable with a supporting surface for retaining the panel andwtray and -thei151Number 4 REFERENCES CITED UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 48,730 Hemmer July 25, 1865 749,670 Gardner Jan. 12, 1904 1,'046;604 Kensit Dec. 10, 1912 "1299,1134 Fraser Apr. 1, 1919 1,598,569 Fitzhugh Aug. 31, 1926 2,198,661 Dubilier Apr. 30, 1940 FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date 420,153 Great Britain Nov. 16, 1934
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US2569716A (en) * 1948-11-19 1951-10-02 Blaine W Hawk Mobile parts order pad holder
US2685486A (en) * 1949-08-24 1954-08-03 Simmons Co Tiltable table top structure
US2691559A (en) * 1952-07-16 1954-10-12 Geoffrey M Harry Adjustable table top
US2848290A (en) * 1955-11-18 1958-08-19 Hard Mfg Company Supporting mechanism for tiltable table tops and the like
ES2221768A1 (en) * 2002-01-28 2005-01-01 Irwin Seating Europe, S.L. Table lectern, has tabletop attached to top of foot with double articulation that allows switching of tabletop from working position to inactivated table position to open up tabletop during emergency situation

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US48730A (en) * 1865-07-11 Improvement in low-water signals
US749670A (en) * 1904-01-12 James gardner
US1046604A (en) * 1912-03-16 1912-12-10 Henry Edward Mordaunt Kensit Draining-table for sinks.
US1299164A (en) * 1918-03-18 1919-04-01 William C Fraser Combination tray and book-rack.
US1598569A (en) * 1925-09-23 1926-08-31 Fitzhugh Champe Geraldine Combined table and bookrest
GB420153A (en) * 1933-05-16 1934-11-16 Josef Barmettler Improvements in or relating to tables, more particularly tables for draughtsmen's use
US2198661A (en) * 1937-11-08 1940-04-30 Dubilier William Collapsible table

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US48730A (en) * 1865-07-11 Improvement in low-water signals
US749670A (en) * 1904-01-12 James gardner
US1046604A (en) * 1912-03-16 1912-12-10 Henry Edward Mordaunt Kensit Draining-table for sinks.
US1299164A (en) * 1918-03-18 1919-04-01 William C Fraser Combination tray and book-rack.
US1598569A (en) * 1925-09-23 1926-08-31 Fitzhugh Champe Geraldine Combined table and bookrest
GB420153A (en) * 1933-05-16 1934-11-16 Josef Barmettler Improvements in or relating to tables, more particularly tables for draughtsmen's use
US2198661A (en) * 1937-11-08 1940-04-30 Dubilier William Collapsible table

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2569716A (en) * 1948-11-19 1951-10-02 Blaine W Hawk Mobile parts order pad holder
US2685486A (en) * 1949-08-24 1954-08-03 Simmons Co Tiltable table top structure
US2691559A (en) * 1952-07-16 1954-10-12 Geoffrey M Harry Adjustable table top
US2848290A (en) * 1955-11-18 1958-08-19 Hard Mfg Company Supporting mechanism for tiltable table tops and the like
ES2221768A1 (en) * 2002-01-28 2005-01-01 Irwin Seating Europe, S.L. Table lectern, has tabletop attached to top of foot with double articulation that allows switching of tabletop from working position to inactivated table position to open up tabletop during emergency situation

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