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Feb. 8,; w38. 2,ao7,346 B. P. sKJEl'avEN STEAM TABLE 2 sneetsèsheerl Filed Jan. 15,_ 1956 ‘ ’ / TORNEYS. Feb. ë, E938. s. P. SKJERVEN 2„ì07,346 STEAM TABLE Filed Jan. 15, 1956 ‘2 Sheets-Sheet 2 'Fig'. 7 /Nvîzyïolc v \V ¿a? Y AT RNEYS. „ e Patented Feb. 8, 1938 2,107,346 UNITED STATES 4PATENT OFFICE 2,107,346' STEAM TABLE ,Betsy Skjerven, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application January 15, 1936, Serial No. 59,182 4 Claims. 'I'his invention relates to tables such as are used in massaging the body, and an object of this in vention is to provide a table which can not only be used for massaging purposes, but which is also Ul adapted for use in giving steam or vapor baths and the like without requiring the user to move to a separate room or special cabinet for that purpose. ` This and other objects which will be apparent to those skilled in the art are attained by the invention which is illustrated in the accompany ing drawings in which, ' Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a table construct ed in accordance with one embodiment of this invention, showing the steam hood in operative position over the table. A Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the table shown in Fig. 1 with the hood located half way be tween operative and inoperative positions. Fig. 3 is an end View of the table shown in Fig. 2 partly in section. ~ _ Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2, showing the hood supported in in operative position beneath the table. Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional view of the hood, showing one end plate and a supporting arm in elevation. Fig. 6 is a View partly in section from the bot tom of Fig. 5, and Fig. '7 is a bottom View of the table. The illustrated embodiment of the present in vention comprises a table I0 of suitable size for massaging purposes. A hood-supporting shaft || is rotatably mounted beneath and extends to operative position through a slot 20 extending longitudinally of the table adjacent one side edge thereof and connecting the outer ends of the transverse slots I4 and |6. While it is apparent that the present invention 5 is adapted for giving any type of vapor bath de~ sired, for the purposes of description it is as sumed to be arranged for the giving of steam baths. For this purpose a steam boiler 2| is »hung on straps 22 at one end of the table and a 10 steam supply line 23 extends from the boiler to a steam manifold 24 extending longitudinally along the side of the table and supplying a plurality of steam inlets 25 extending through the top of the table to positions located within the hood when 15 the latter is in the operative position shown in Fig. 1. The manifold 24 is inclined downwardly from its outer end toward the boiler for the re turn of condensate to the boiler by gravity. 'I‘he vlower end of the manifold is connected to a con- 20 ` densate return pipe 26 leading back to the boiler, as shown in Fig. 3. 'I‘he steam boiler is also con nected by a steam line 21 to the bottom _of a cabinet 28 for heating towels or for some similar purpose and a condensate return 29 connects the 25 bottom of the cabinet with the boiler. A three way valve 30 is provided for controlling the flow of steam from the boiler to either or both the steam manifold and towel cabinet, or for shutting olf the supply of steam entirely. ' Movement of the hood from operative position shown in Fig. 1 to inoperative position shown in Fig. 4, in which the hood, while still supported en 30 tirely from the table, is suspended beneath the longitudinally of the table top. Hood-supporting table so as to be out of the way, is accomplished 35 bracket arms I2 are secured to the shaft adjacent each end of the table. The bracket arm at the foot of the table is secured to one edge of a sub by rotating the hood-supporting shaft I I. Any stantially semi-circular end plate I3 located for movement through a slot |4 extending trans versely across approximately one-half of the table near the foot thereof. The other bracket arm _is similarly secured to one edge of an arcuate head plate I5 adapted to move through a slot I6 near 45 the head of the table. The inner edge of the head plate l5 is reinforced by a channel Il. A semi-cylindrical, sheet metal hood I8 extends between the end plates, is secured thereto and co operates therewith in forming a hood for covering 50 a patient reclining on the table when it is desired to give a steam or other form of vapor bath. The edges of the sheet metal hood I 8 are reinforced by channels I9 which are secured thereto and are fastened at their ends to the end plates I3 and I5. 55 'I‘he hood section I8 is movable from inoperative desired type of mechanism can be employed for this purpose, such, for example, as the counter balanced crank arm 3| secured to a projecting end of the shaft II and having a counter balance 32 40 for counter balancing the weight of the hood to permit easy rotation of the shaft. Operation of the device and the method of its use will be apparent. It is to be noted that the slot I6 through which the arcuate head‘plate 45 I5 moves is spaced from the head of the table a distance suñîcient to provide a head rest 33 for the user. When the hood is in the inoperative position shown in Fig. 4, beneath the table, it is entirely out of the way and yet takes up no more 50 space in the room than that occupied by the table itself. When the table is to be used for a steam or other type of vapor bath, the crank 3| is op erated to rotate the hood-supporting shaft and. move thehood through the intermediate position 55 2,107,346 2 shown in Figs. 2 and 3 to the operative position Y table having a substantially unobstructed top ' shown in Fig. 1 in which the free edge of the hood adapted to be used for massage purposes and pro rests on the table top and forms with the table vided with a transverse slot extending part way top an enclosed cabinet. This movement of the across said table spaced from one end thereof hood from inoperative to operative position, andV sumciently to provide a head rest between said vice versa, is accomplished without causing the hood at any time to project beyond the conñnes of the table edge. In other words, the device is operative without requiring any space in the room 10 other than that taken up byïthe table alone. The patient’s head on the head rest 33 is outside of the steam hood and towels or the like can be se cured to the inner ñange I1 of the arcuate head piece to prevent the escape of steam. ` It will be apparent that the invention be 15 variously modified within the scope of the ap pended claims. ' ` slot and the end of said table and a longitudinal ' slot extending lengthwise of said table adjacent one edge thereof and communicating with said transverse slot, a hood including a substantially semi-cylindrical body portion slidable through 10 said longitudinally extending slot from an ín operative position beneath said table top to an >operative position over said table top in which it vcooperates therewith to form a bath cabinet, end plates connected to said body portion including an v,arcuate end plate movable through said trans verse'slot, means beneath said table top con nectedto said end plates for movably support 1. An article of manufacture comprising a Y ing said hood, and means for moving said hood 20 from `one position to the other.y 20 table, a hood adapted to cover a person reclining on said table and to cooperate with the table top to form a vapor bath cabinet, a hood-supporting shaft mounted on said table, hood-'supporting arms mounted on said shaft, Vend plates mounted v25 on said arms for movement through slots ex tending transversely of the table, a semi-cylin drical body member supported between said end plates and movable through a longitudinally ex tending slot in said table and means for moving 30 the hood formed thereby into and` out of oper ative position over the table. Y 2. An article of manufacture comprising a table, a hood cooperating with the top of said table to form a vapor bath cabinet for the treat 235 ment of a person reclining on said table, a source of steam, a steam manifold connected to said source of steam and >extending alongysaid table in an upwardly Vinclined direction, steam inlets connecting said manifold with the interior .of said cabinet, and a -condensate return connect YLio Ving the'lower end of said manifold with -said source of steam. 3. An article of manufacture comprising a 4. An article of manufacture comprising a table `having a substantially unobstructed top adapted to be used for `massage purposes and provided lwith spaced transverse slots extending part way across said table top, one of >said slots being located adjacent one end of said table and the other of said slots- being spaced from the other end of said table a distance sufficient to provide a head rest between said slot and the end of said table, a vhood including a substantially semi 30 cylindrical body portion movable from an in operative position beneath ï-said table top to an operative `position over said table top in which it cooperates therewith to form -a bath cabinet, end plates connected to said body portion and movable through said slots including an arcuate end plate movable through said second men tioned slot, a hood supporting rod beneath said table top, means connected to said end plates for supporting said hood von said rod for Amovement 40 from one position to the other. BETSY P. SKJERVEN.