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US3095833A US168573A US16857362A US3095833A US 3095833 A US3095833 A US 3095833A US 168573 A US168573 A US 168573A US 16857362 A US16857362 A US 16857362A US 3095833 A US3095833 A US 3095833A
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  • it may be used as an ordinary service table, and as a writing desk, especially by giving one of its top surfaces a slanting position, and in this connection also as a pupils table for home work by arranging a blackboard upon said slanting surface of the table.
  • the table may be used as a tea table to be pushed around, with diverse articles placed beneath the surface of the table; or it may, by arranging bottles, etc., on the shelf beneath said surface, be used as an improvised bar.
  • FIGURE l is a perspective view of a table showing my new invention.
  • FIGURE 2 is an end view of same in folded position, showing some parts in elevation and some in section.
  • FIGURE 3 is a top plan view of the table showing in FIGURE 2, with parts broken olf.
  • FIGURE 4 is a detail view, with parts broken off, showing a top leaf of a table in a different position, by means of dotted lines.
  • FIGURE 5 is a detail view, substantially in section, and with parts broken olf, showing the means for adjusting the top leaves of a table.
  • FIGURE 6 is another detail view, similar to FIGURE 5, but showing means for adjusting the lower leaves of the table, and upon the sides of the latter hooks for securing said lower leaves in position.
  • FIGURE 7 shows an end view of a tab-le, with parts broken olf and in section, indicating the relative position of the top leaves to a spacer.
  • the numeral 10 indicates a table comprising two center boards 11, 11, which have attached thereto, respectively, above and below brackets 12, 12 and 12', 12'.
  • the upper and lower sections 13, 13 ⁇ and 13', 13' are pivotally joined to the brackets 12, 12 and 12', 12', respectively, in any convenient manner.
  • Legs 14, 14, provided with the conventional casters, are, in turn, secured to said sections 13, 13l and 13', 13", in any suitable way.
  • Table top leaves 15, 15 are pivotally connected to the brackets 12, 12 by pins 16, 16, while a somewhat tapered spacer 17 is secured to the upper part of the center boards 11, 11 and adapted to cooperate with said top leaves 15, 15, which upon their edges are slanting downwardly, as shown at 21 in FIGURE 7, so as to permit said leaves 15, 15 to pass said spacer in swinging downwardly and, for
  • a lower spacer 17' is likewise secured to the lower ends of the center boards 11, 11 while lower table leaves 15', 15' are pivotally connected to the brackets 12', 12' as at 16'.
  • the spacer 17' cooperating with said table leaves, tapers in this instance downwardly, or reversely to the spacer 17 on top.
  • Upper flat springs 23y and 24 are arranged upon the inner sides of the legs 14, 14 to permit the adjustment of the top leaves 15, 15 into one of two positions, as may be noted from the drawings, while springsv 25 at the inner sides of the lower parts of the legs 14, 14 support the lower leaves in one position.
  • Adjustment of the respective table leaves to the relative positions may be made by pressing upon said springs.
  • hooks 26 are provided for securing said table leaves in place.
  • top leaves are made with small metal plates 23 to offset wear and tear, while similar plates 28' are also arranged upon the lower leaves.
  • a bar 15a is fastened to the lower yand outer edge of a top leaf 15 to prevent articles placed upon the latter to slide off said top leaf, when this is in a lowered position or resting upon ysprings 23 or 24.
  • the top surface of the table will lend itself to the general uses of a table and for other purposes, as mentioned before, the lower leaves may also, when extended, be used for various purposes, such as a book shelf, for liquors, or an improvised bar, and other purposes.
  • a convertible table comprising two center boards, brackets solidly secured to the ends of the latter, sections pivotally connected to said brackets, two table top leaves pivotally attached to the upper brackets, and two table leaves pivotally attached to the lower brackets, and pins for securing said connections, rneans for arranging said table leaves in different positions, all of said leaves having their inner edges downwardly slanting, two spacers secured to the center boards, one at the top and the other at the bottom of the latter, said spacers being tapered and adapted to cooperate with the downwardly slanting edges of the table leaves in making these form a snugly tting surface, the upper one of said spacers has its tapered end extending upwardly, and the lower one of said spacers having its tapered end extending downwardly, a blackboard slantingly attached to a table top leaf; flat springs beneath the upper table top leaves, and flat springs beheath the lower table top leaves, and lists arranged near the outer edges of the table top leaves, whereby to prevent articles

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July` 2, 1963 E. PETER 3,095,833
CONVERTIBLE TABLES INVENTOR. r z /z ,l
ATTORNEY.
July 2, 1963 E. PETER CONVERTIBLE TABLES 2 sheets-shed 2 Filed Jan. 16, 1962 ATTORNEY.
United States Patent O 3,095,833 CONVERTIBLE TABLES Eugenie Peter, Spruceton, N.Y. Filed Jan. 1e, 1962, Ser. No. 168,573 1 Claim. (Cl. 10S- 3) This invention, which may be made of any suitable material, relates to tables, and it has for its object to provide a convertible table of a special construction, which is suitable for a number of purposes.
Thus, it may be used as an ordinary service table, and as a writing desk, especially by giving one of its top surfaces a slanting position, and in this connection also as a pupils table for home work by arranging a blackboard upon said slanting surface of the table.
Furthermore, the table may be used as a tea table to be pushed around, with diverse articles placed beneath the surface of the table; or it may, by arranging bottles, etc., on the shelf beneath said surface, be used as an improvised bar.
As this convertible table may be completely collapsed, thus requiring only little space, it is also most suitable for a camping table.
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 drawings, forming parts of this application, and in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all views, and in which:
FIGURE l is a perspective view of a table showing my new invention.
FIGURE 2 is an end view of same in folded position, showing some parts in elevation and some in section.
FIGURE 3 is a top plan view of the table showing in FIGURE 2, with parts broken olf.
FIGURE 4 is a detail view, with parts broken off, showing a top leaf of a table in a different position, by means of dotted lines.
FIGURE 5 is a detail view, substantially in section, and with parts broken olf, showing the means for adjusting the top leaves of a table.
FIGURE 6 is another detail view, similar to FIGURE 5, but showing means for adjusting the lower leaves of the table, and upon the sides of the latter hooks for securing said lower leaves in position.
FIGURE 7 shows an end view of a tab-le, with parts broken olf and in section, indicating the relative position of the top leaves to a spacer.
Referring more particularly `to the drawings, the numeral 10 indicates a table comprising two center boards 11, 11, which have attached thereto, respectively, above and below brackets 12, 12 and 12', 12'.
The upper and lower sections 13, 13` and 13', 13' are pivotally joined to the brackets 12, 12 and 12', 12', respectively, in any convenient manner. Legs 14, 14, provided with the conventional casters, are, in turn, secured to said sections 13, 13l and 13', 13", in any suitable way.
Table top leaves 15, 15 are pivotally connected to the brackets 12, 12 by pins 16, 16, while a somewhat tapered spacer 17 is secured to the upper part of the center boards 11, 11 and adapted to cooperate with said top leaves 15, 15, which upon their edges are slanting downwardly, as shown at 21 in FIGURE 7, so as to permit said leaves 15, 15 to pass said spacer in swinging downwardly and, for
instance in this position form a writing table, or swinging upwardly in support of a blackboard 18, which is held in place upon said leaf 15 by list 19.
A lower spacer 17' is likewise secured to the lower ends of the center boards 11, 11 while lower table leaves 15', 15' are pivotally connected to the brackets 12', 12' as at 16'.
However, While also in this instance the lower table leaves have slanting edges, the spacer 17', cooperating with said table leaves, tapers in this instance downwardly, or reversely to the spacer 17 on top.
Upper flat springs 23y and 24 are arranged upon the inner sides of the legs 14, 14 to permit the adjustment of the top leaves 15, 15 into one of two positions, as may be noted from the drawings, while springsv 25 at the inner sides of the lower parts of the legs 14, 14 support the lower leaves in one position.
Adjustment of the respective table leaves to the relative positions may be made by pressing upon said springs.
When the lower table leaves are in extended position, hooks 26 are provided for securing said table leaves in place.
The top leaves are made with small metal plates 23 to offset wear and tear, while similar plates 28' are also arranged upon the lower leaves.
A bar 15a is fastened to the lower yand outer edge of a top leaf 15 to prevent articles placed upon the latter to slide off said top leaf, when this is in a lowered position or resting upon ysprings 23 or 24.
While it is obvious that the top surface of the table will lend itself to the general uses of a table and for other purposes, as mentioned before, the lower leaves may also, when extended, be used for various purposes, such as a book shelf, for liquors, or an improvised bar, and other purposes.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
A convertible table comprising two center boards, brackets solidly secured to the ends of the latter, sections pivotally connected to said brackets, two table top leaves pivotally attached to the upper brackets, and two table leaves pivotally attached to the lower brackets, and pins for securing said connections, rneans for arranging said table leaves in different positions, all of said leaves having their inner edges downwardly slanting, two spacers secured to the center boards, one at the top and the other at the bottom of the latter, said spacers being tapered and adapted to cooperate with the downwardly slanting edges of the table leaves in making these form a snugly tting surface, the upper one of said spacers has its tapered end extending upwardly, and the lower one of said spacers having its tapered end extending downwardly, a blackboard slantingly attached to a table top leaf; flat springs beneath the upper table top leaves, and flat springs beheath the lower table top leaves, and lists arranged near the outer edges of the table top leaves, whereby to prevent articles from sliding olf said leaves, when the latter are adjusted into slanting positions.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,015,182 Herbin Ian. 16, 1912 1,516,323 Bilton Nov. 18, 1924 2,644,590 Baxter July 7, 1953 2,844,257 Friedman July 22, 1958
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