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US2741804A
US2741804A US249200A US24920051A US2741804A US 2741804 A US2741804 A US 2741804A US 249200 A US249200 A US 249200A US 24920051 A US24920051 A US 24920051A US 2741804 A US2741804 A US 2741804A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
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April 17, 1956 R. EUCKER 2,741,804
DINETTE CONSTRUCTIONS Filed Oct. 1, 1951 3 Sheets-Sheet l l WIM WI 3 28 38 INVENTOR. ROY E UCKER ZWWQW April 17, 1956 R. EUCKER DINETTE CONSTRUCTIONS 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 1, 1951 INVENTOR. E/P /V/Q/ Frffo rney April 17, 1956 EUCKER 2,741,804
DINETTE CONSTRUCTIONS Filed Oct. 1, 1951 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 INVENTOR. Roy E UCKER DINETTE (IONSTRUCTIGNS Roy Eucker, Nutwood, Ghie Application October 1, 1951, erial No. 249,2116 7 Claims. (Ci. 26-111) My invention relates to dinette constructions, more particularly to dinette constructions in combination with a structure for conservation of space, and the principal object of my invention is to provide new and improved constructions of such character.
Present day building plans call for a tendency to eliminate space not used to any great extent so as to provide more space for other living quarters. The present tendency is to eliminate dining rooms to provide for larger living rooms. In place of dining rooms a dinette section is usually placed in the kitchen or living room and such section is in most cases adequate.
.However, for more elaborate dinner entertainment, the dinette section is not only inadequate but also is not in good taste. My invention provides the spaceconserving feature of the dinette section and also makes it possible to increase space offered by the dinette section by expansion into a more attractive room, such as the living room.
In the drawings accompanying this specification and forming a part of this application, there is shown, for purposes of illustration, an embodiment which my invention may assume, and in these drawings:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a dinette construction embodying my invention, certain parts being broken away to show internal construction,
Figure 2 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional View generally corresponding to the line 22 of Figure l, certains parts being shown in compacted relation by means of dot-dash lines,
Figure 3 is an exploded perspective view of parts comprising a seat structure forming part of my improved dinette construction, parts being broken away to better illustrate the structure,
Figure 4 is a sectional view corresponding generally to the line 44 of Figure 3,
Figures 5 and 6 are fragmentary separated views of parts comprising the table structure shown in Figure 2,
Figure 7 is a sectional view taken through a structure showing the parts of my invention in generally schematic relation in one position, and
Figure 8 is a view similar to Figure 7 but showing the parts in another relation.
Referring to the drawings, the embodiment of the invention therein disclosed comprises a dinette set including a table construction 10 and seat constructions 11, 11 disposed on opposite sides of the table in dinette relationship. The seats 11, 11 are here shown to be of identical construction so description of one will also apply to the other.
The table and seat constructions are extensible and attention is directed to Figure 7 wherein the dinette set is in compacted relation and is entirely disposed Within a room, such as the kitchen 12 of a structure. The kitchen is separated from another room of the structure, such as the living room 13, by means of a wall 14, a portion of which is formed by a partition 15. The partition comprises portions 16 and 17 which are hinged together and the portion 17 is hinged to a side wall 18 2 of the structure so that the partition may be folded against the wall 18, as shown in Figure 8.
With the partition folded against the wall 18 an open space 19 is provided between the rooms 12 and 13 which affords access between such rooms. The table and seat constructions of the dinette set may then be extended, as shown in Figure 8, so that portions thereof are disposed in the kitchen and portions thereof are disposed in the living room, thus providing substantially twice the table and seating space afforded when the dinette set is in compacted relation. Thus, when unexpected company visits or when persons of a number larger than can be seated by the usual dinette set are present, accommodationsfor all persons may readily be made.
Referring particularly to Figures 1, 3 and 4, each of the seat constructions 11 comprises a frame 20 having ends 21, 21a, a back 22 and a short front 23. A narrow top 24 overhangs the frame and is provided with a downwardly extending ledge 25 formed with spaced notches 26.
A first seat portion 27, generally in the form of a shell, is adapted to fit over the frame 20, and provides a seat 28 and a back 29 The seat portion 27 also has a narrow top 31 which overlies the top 24 when the seat portion overlies the frame 20 and which forms substantially a continuation surface with the top 24 when the seat portion is extended with respect to the frame.
Runners 32, 32 are carried by an end wall 33 of the seat portion 27 and such runners slide through notches 34 in the end wall 21a of the frame 21 each of the runners having an upturned foot 35 engageable with the inner surface of the end wall 21a to prevent unintentional separation of the frame 20 and seat portion 27.
From the foregoing, it will be appreciated that the seat portion 27 may overlie the frame 20 and may be supported thereby and combine therewith to form a single seat which will accommodate a predetermined number of persons and this relation is generally shown in Figure 7. The seat portion 27 may be slid endwise of the frame 29 and to the right as viewed and shown in Figure 3 until the feet 35 engage the wall 21a and limit such movement and in such position the interior of the frame is exposed. One end of the seat portion 27 is now supported by the end Wall 21a and the opposite end of this seat portion rests on the floor surface, as does the back 31a.
A second seat portion 36 is carried within the frame and is movable to an exterior-position when the seatiportion 27 has been fully slid to the right. 36 comprises a back 37 and a seat 38 which preferably extend the full inside length of the frame and which are hinged together as shown at 39. A bracket 40 is secured to the under surface of the seat 38 and is hinged, as at 41, to the inner surface of the front wall 23 of the frame 20.
With the seat portion 27 slid to the right, the seat portion may be moved from folded position within the frame to position wherein it provides a seat and back for the frame. The back 37 is provided with books 42 (see Figure 4) which engage in the notches 26 to hold the seat portion 36 in outer position and in such position the seats 28, 38 and backs 29, 37 of respective seat portions genorally form continuations of each other and provide accornmodations for twice the number of persons initially accommodated. The seats 11, 11 are disclosed in extended relation in Figure 8 and as shown the seat portions 36 are disposed in the kitchen 12 and the seat portions 27 are disposed in the living room 13. It will be appreciated that the seat portion 36 may the frame 20 and the seat reduce the overall size of the The table 10 herein disclosed The seat portion be easily folded within portion 27 may be easily slid to overlying position with respect to the frame to quickly 'pin 53' extends between the legs of the brace at that portiorr thereof which projects beyond the table leg 47.
Thetable also comprises a; sub-portion 54 having, a top 55 and one leg 56. A member 57, of T cross-section, projects from the leg 56; As best seen in" Figure 6, the upper-webstops short of the end ofthe member and the upright leg 58' is; formed with a slot59 at this end;
In compactedposition, the leg 58 of'the member 57 extends-through the opening 52- of the brace 50 and the web 'of the member 57' overlies the upper web of the brace. Further, the top 55 of the sub-portion 54 overlies the top 46 0f the main portion 45- and the leg 56- is positioned 7 clear of the floor surface, all as shown in dot' dash lines in Figure 2.
To extend the-table 10, the sub-portion 54- is slid endwiseof the main portion 4-5 until the top 55 drops from support of the top 46. gagethefloor surface to support its end of the subportion 54 and the leg 58 will be dropped so: that the notch 59 fits around the pin 53'andlimits' outward movement of the sub-portion 54.
In extended position the top 55 is substantially flush with the top 46 and the latter may be provided with spaced brackets 60 (only one of which is shown) for the purpose of supporting the adjacent-end of the top '55: Each bracket mayhave-an upturnedfoot 61- which is adapted to fit in'a notch 62and thus liold the parts against disassembly; V r
As suggested in Figure 8, the=main portion 45 of the tablelll' maybe disposed in the-kitclien' 12 and the-extended sub-portion 54 may be disposed in-the'living room 13; To move the table to'compactedrelation, it ismerely" necessary to lift the top 55 to free the' feet 61 from the notches 62 and to free the pin 53"f'romits-notch 59'and the: sub-portion may then be slid to position wherein its top 55ioverliesthe top 46 0f the main-portion,- asshown in dot dash lines in Figure 2.
Itwill be evident, from the foregoingidescription, that my. invention provides means-to-increase the livable 'space of a dwelling by omitting the: dining room =but'without sacrificing advantages provided by such 'roomz For ordi- V narypurposes, the-dinette-setwilhbe in compacted rela' tion; as=shown in= Figure 7"and the partition 15 will 'close' communicaiionrbetween the kitchen and living room;
For, unusual. purposes, the partition 15 may" folded At such time the leg 56 will enagainsttheawall 18 to open the kitchen to the' livingroom a and thus: provide forth'e extension .of the dinette 'set-"to' withimthenlivinglroom;
In view of the foregoing it will be apparent to those skilledjinthe artx'that I have;accomplished at least the principal objectofamy invention: and 'iitiwill -also be apparenttto .thoseskilled: in the art that'the embodiment herein described may be :variouslychanged:and rnodified;' without;departingxfromihe spirit oflthe; invention, and" that.-.:the invention is capableiofiusesfand has advantages not herein specifically described,;.henceit will-baappreci ated that-the herein ,:disclosedi;emhodimentfivillustrative only, and that my inventioniscnot .limited 'ith'ereto;
I claim:
v1r In'combination: aistructure having a pa'rtition' dividing-an interiorspaceof the. structure into adjoiningro'oms; said partition being 1 movable to provide communication between said rooms; anextensible dinette construction di'sposedinone -ofsaid roomsaandcompris'mg an exten' sibleseat including a-frame; a first seat portiomsuplpo'r'ted" by said frame and generally comprising aishelhproviding' edgewise of'said frame to an extended position wherein it is disposedin the other of'said rooms and is supported by said frame and the floor surface of the other of said rooms, and a second seat portion cooperable with said frame when said first seat portion has been moved edgewise, said second seat portion providing a back and a seat disposed within said one room and generally forming a continuation of the back and seat of the extended first seat portion disposed in said one room. 7
2. In combination: a structure having a partition dividing an interior space of the structure into adjoining rooms, said partition being movable to provide communication between said rooms, an extensible dinette" construction disposed in one of said rooms, and comprising an extensible table structure and an extensible seat structure, said table structure comprising a main portion provided with a top and spaced legs and a sub-portion having a top and one leg, the top of said sub-portion overlying and being supportedby the top of said main portion and'said ens-re said one leg rests against the floor surface'pand said sear structure comprising a frame disposed in said answers; a" first portion supported by'said frameand gene'rally'coni i prising a shell providing a back and a' seat, s'aidfif'st seat portion being movable'edgewise of s'aid fraine t'oan ex:
' tended position wherein it is'disposedin' thebtheiof'saitl ro'oms'and is suppo'rtedby saidframe'andthe'fioorshrfaoe" of the other of said room's,-v and' a second seat portion" cooperablewith said frame" when said first seat' pofiioh ha'sbee'n' moved ed'gewise', said s'e'condse'arportion pro 7 viding a back'an'd a seat disposed within said one'roo'rh and generally forming .a continuation of the back and eat" of the extended first seat portion disposed "in" said other room. 7 r
3; 'For'use'vvith an extensible dinetteconst'ructiori an extensible seat comprising a frame, a first seat portion supported on said frame and movable laterally thereof to an extended position withrespecttojsaidfi'aiiie, aiida second seat portion car'riedwithin' saidframeaiidniCSif able to' an exterior position to'fornr'a' continuatioifof the extended first seat portion. v
4; For-use'with an extensible dinetfe const'ruction, an extensible seat comprising a frame, a first" seat 'p supported byfsaid fra'me to form 'a' seat of predete'rm d length and being-movablelaterally of said frameto" pose=the-interior thereof, anda secondse'atportiofic ried withintsaid frame and movable tbah'ex'ti'idtp tion when the interior of saidfIameiseXPosed, sa'idfirst and second seat portions cooperating'toipfovid 'a seat" of 'length greater than said predetermined length;
5. Forusew'ith'an extensibledinette"constructionjan' extensible seat comprising a frame; a first seat pairing 7 supported by said-frame and generally; comprising ashell 7 providing a back and a seat, said first sea't portion be'ing movableedgewiseof said frame to an 'exteinded position wherein it is supported by said fi'ar'ne"andiheffloor" surface}and a' -second'seat portion cooperable withsaid frame when said first seat portion has been "moved edge wiseg said secondseat 'portion providing 'a back andseat 5 generally forming a continuation ofthe back 3 and seat movable edge'wis'e of'saidfrarne to aware ess easanwhfeifidtis "supported by. said name and th near; surface and wherein it-exposes the interior ofsaid frame,
and a second seat portion disposed within said frame and movable exteriorly of said frame, when the 'interionof the top or safe s'ribfthe latter is exposed, to form a seat and back for said frame in generally continuous relation with the seat and back of the extended first seat portion.
7. For use with an extensible dinette construction, an extensible seat comprising a frame, a first seat portion supported by said frame and generally comprising a shell providing a back and a seat, said first seat portion being movable edgewise of said frame to an extended position wherein it is supported by said frame and the floor surface and wherein it exposes the interior of said frame, and a second seat portion disposed in folded relation within said frame and comprising a pivotally connected seat and back, said seat being pivotally connected to said frame so that said second seat portion may be unfolded when the interior of said frame is exposed and moved to position to form a seat and back for said frame in generally continuous relation with the seat and back of the extended first seat portion.
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