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US3062494A
US3062494A US107863A US10786361A US3062494A US 3062494 A US3062494 A US 3062494A US 107863 A US107863 A US 107863A US 10786361 A US10786361 A US 10786361A US 3062494 A US3062494 A US 3062494A
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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
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    • A47B13/023Underframes with a central column
    • 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
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    • A47B13/023Underframes with a central column
    • A47B2013/025Underframes with a central column having radial feet assembled to the base of the column

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Nov. 6, 1962 w, B, FRENCH 3,062,494
PEDESTAL TYPE BASE Filed May 4, 1961 United States Patent 3,062,494 PEDESTAL TYPE BASE William B. French, R.R. 2, Fairmount, Ind. Filed May 4, 1961, Ser. No. 107,863 1 Claim. (Cl. 248158) The invention relates in general to mounting bases and in particular to legged pedestal mounting bases.
An object of this invention is to provide a base for mounting fixtures and that is comprised of a minimum of parts that can be easily assembled or disassembled by unskilled and untrained persons.
An object of this invention is to have the total cubic measurement of the combined disassembled parts be of a minimum for storing or shipping.
An object of this invention is to provide an attractive pedestal base on which may be supported such items as chair seats, table tops, display racks, and other fixtures in general that are appropriate to this type of support.
Other objects and a better understanding of the invention may be had when reference is made to the description and the drawing in which:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of my invention in fully assembled condition;
FIG. 2 is a fragmentary, exploded perspective illustrating the mode of cooperation among the two, identical leg members and the U-bolt which constitute elements of that embodiment; and
FIG. 3 is a side elevation of the structure shown in FIG. 1, parts being shown in section for clarity of illustration.
According to the present invention, I provide a pair of identical, arched leg members 2 and 3 which may be advantageously stamped from sheet or plate metal. As is most clearly to be seen in FIGS. 2 and 3, each leg member is formed to define a peak near the center point of its length, and the member 2 is formed with a notch opening through its lower edge while the member 3 is formed with a similar notch opening through its upper edge, substantially at that peak. Each notch has a width which is substantially equal to the thickness of the leg member, and has a vertical depth substantially equal to one-half the vertical width of the leg member. Thus, when the two leg members 2 and 3 are brought together with their notches in interfitting relation, each notch snugly receives a portion of the cooperating leg member, the upper and lower edges of the peak regions of the two leg members are disposed, respectively, in substantially flush relation, and the foot means 7 provided at each end of each leg member will be disposed substantially in a common plane. Additionally, the two leg members 2 and 3 will be disposed substantially perpendicular to each other to define four crotches, each in the shape of a right angle, with their apices directed inwardly and spaced 90 from each other.
A tubular upright 1 is formed at its lower end with four slots, each opening through the lower end of the upright. Said slots are disposed at 90 intervals around the periphery of the upright and are of equal vertical heights. It will be apparent that, after the leg members 2 and 3 have been assembled in the manner above described, the upright 4 can be cooperatively associated therewith, with each slot snugly receiving a portion of a leg member 2 or 3. The peripheral width of each slot "ice.
is substantially equal to the thickness of the leg members 2 and 3, and portions of each leg member equally and oppositely spaced from the center of length of said leg member are snugly received, respectively, in diametrically-opposite ones of said slots, whereby the upright acts to secure the leg members against relative movement about the vertical axis at their point of interengagement.
A U-bolt 4 may be arranged with its bight underlying the leg members 2 and 3 in the region of interengagement of said leg members, the opposite arms of the U-bolt being arranged to pass through diametrically-opposite crotches defined between the leg members as is clearly illustrated in FIGS, 2 and 3. The arms of the U-bolt 4 extend thence upwardly within the upright 1, the U-bolt being so proportioned and designed that the distal ends of its arms will extend somewhat above the upper end of the upright 1 when the bight of the U-bolt is engaged against the lower edges of the leg members 2 and 3.
A hearing plate 5 of any suitable construction is arranged to be supported at the upper end of the upright 1. The distal ends of the arms of the U-bolt 4 penetrate said plate 5; and nuts 6 may be threadedly engaged with the projecting upper ends of the U-bolt arms to bear against the plate 5 so that, as said nuts are turned home, the bight of the bolt 4 will be drawn firmly into retaining engagement with the lower edges of the leg members 2 and 3.
The foot means 7 may preferably be of the well known self-leveling type.
It will be obvious that any desired device such as a chair seat, a table top, a display rack or other supported element may be mounted upon the bearing plate 5 and will thus be supported upon the pedestal or base of the present invention.
Although the invention has been described in its preferred form with a certain degree of particularity, it is understood that the present disclosure of the preferred form has been made only by way of example and that various details of the members composing the assembly may be changed without departing from the spirit and the scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed.
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A pedestal type base comprising two identical, arched leg members, each provided with foot means at each end thereof, each leg member being provided, centrally of its length, with a notch proportioned and designed snugly to receive the thickness of the other leg member, the notch of one leg member opening through the upper edge thereof and the notch of the other leg member opening through the lower edge thereof and each notch having a vertical depth substantially equal to one-half the vertical width of its leg member whereby, when said notches are interfitted, said leg members will be assembled in perpendicular relation to each other with their four foot means disposed substantially in a common plane, a tubular upright formed at its lower end with four slots of substantially equal vertical heights opening through said lower end of said upright and spaced from each other, each such slot having a transverse width substantially equal to the thickness of a leg member and portions of each leg member equally and oppositely spaced from the center of length of said leg member being snugly received, respectively, in diametrically-opposite ones of said slots, a U-bolt having its bight engaged beneath said a e leg members in the region of their interengagement, with References Cited in the file of this patent the opposite arms of said U-bolt disposed Within said UNITED STATES PATENTS tubular upright and passing respectively through dia- A metrically-opposite crotches between said leg members, g a bearing member supported at the upper end of said 5 rouse.
. 1,783,661 Makoski Dec. 3, 1930 tubular upright, said U-bolt arms penetrating said bear- 1,802,279 Schm1tt Apr. 21, 1931 mg member, and means engaging the distal ends of said 2 482 979 Isakson Sept 27 1949 arms and cooperating with said bearing member to urge the bight of said U-bolt into cooperating engagement 10 FOREIGN PATENTS with said leg members. 5,704 Great Britain Mar 27, 1900
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US3115368A (en) * 1962-04-26 1963-12-24 Emil J Paidar Company Chair structure and support
US3139256A (en) * 1962-03-12 1964-06-30 Paul L Dodds Crow-foot base for chairs, tables and the like
US3186669A (en) * 1963-06-19 1965-06-01 All Steel Equipment Inc Chair base construction
US3240475A (en) * 1963-10-04 1966-03-15 Vegh Andrew Lawn decoration
US3273842A (en) * 1965-10-21 1966-09-20 American Metal Prod Pedestal bases
US3286965A (en) * 1966-03-03 1966-11-22 American Metal Prod Pedestal base
US3286964A (en) * 1965-10-14 1966-11-22 American Metal Prod Pedestal base
US3286966A (en) * 1966-06-01 1966-11-22 American Metal Prod Pedestal base
US3353777A (en) * 1965-10-23 1967-11-21 Knoedler Manufacturers Inc Revolving base for pool table
US3829049A (en) * 1972-09-27 1974-08-13 F Hughes Furniture support
US4712758A (en) * 1986-01-27 1987-12-15 Casper Cuschera Nested hub knock-down pedestal
US4767088A (en) * 1987-07-07 1988-08-30 Cardinal American Corporation Multistation bird feeder support
US4770380A (en) * 1987-06-22 1988-09-13 Ultimate Support Systems, Inc. Collapsible keyboard stand
US5186372A (en) * 1991-08-01 1993-02-16 Biedenharn Jr Eric C Combination backpack and stool
FR2707728A1 (en) * 1993-07-15 1995-01-20 Bourien Jean Lin Trestle for supporting boards

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GB190005704A (en) * 1900-03-27 1900-04-28 John Seabourne Improvements in Means or Apparatus for Fastening Scaffolding and the like.
US828616A (en) * 1904-11-03 1906-08-14 William Louden Cross-timber clamp.
US1481075A (en) * 1923-03-14 1924-01-15 George C Strouse Pendulum-demonstrating apparatus
US1783661A (en) * 1927-05-16 1930-12-02 Said Walter J Makoski Adjustable typewriter stand
US1802279A (en) * 1928-02-18 1931-04-21 Schmitt Charles Joseph Iron base for tables
US2482979A (en) * 1946-06-11 1949-09-27 George W Schumacher Support for pedestals

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GB190005704A (en) * 1900-03-27 1900-04-28 John Seabourne Improvements in Means or Apparatus for Fastening Scaffolding and the like.
US828616A (en) * 1904-11-03 1906-08-14 William Louden Cross-timber clamp.
US1481075A (en) * 1923-03-14 1924-01-15 George C Strouse Pendulum-demonstrating apparatus
US1783661A (en) * 1927-05-16 1930-12-02 Said Walter J Makoski Adjustable typewriter stand
US1802279A (en) * 1928-02-18 1931-04-21 Schmitt Charles Joseph Iron base for tables
US2482979A (en) * 1946-06-11 1949-09-27 George W Schumacher Support for pedestals

Cited By (15)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3139256A (en) * 1962-03-12 1964-06-30 Paul L Dodds Crow-foot base for chairs, tables and the like
US3115368A (en) * 1962-04-26 1963-12-24 Emil J Paidar Company Chair structure and support
US3186669A (en) * 1963-06-19 1965-06-01 All Steel Equipment Inc Chair base construction
US3240475A (en) * 1963-10-04 1966-03-15 Vegh Andrew Lawn decoration
US3286964A (en) * 1965-10-14 1966-11-22 American Metal Prod Pedestal base
US3273842A (en) * 1965-10-21 1966-09-20 American Metal Prod Pedestal bases
US3353777A (en) * 1965-10-23 1967-11-21 Knoedler Manufacturers Inc Revolving base for pool table
US3286965A (en) * 1966-03-03 1966-11-22 American Metal Prod Pedestal base
US3286966A (en) * 1966-06-01 1966-11-22 American Metal Prod Pedestal base
US3829049A (en) * 1972-09-27 1974-08-13 F Hughes Furniture support
US4712758A (en) * 1986-01-27 1987-12-15 Casper Cuschera Nested hub knock-down pedestal
US4770380A (en) * 1987-06-22 1988-09-13 Ultimate Support Systems, Inc. Collapsible keyboard stand
US4767088A (en) * 1987-07-07 1988-08-30 Cardinal American Corporation Multistation bird feeder support
US5186372A (en) * 1991-08-01 1993-02-16 Biedenharn Jr Eric C Combination backpack and stool
FR2707728A1 (en) * 1993-07-15 1995-01-20 Bourien Jean Lin Trestle for supporting boards

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