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June 21, 1938,
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ADJUSTABLE
Filed Jan.
COUNTER
2, 1937
PARTITION
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Patented June 21, 1938'
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
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ADJUSTABLE COUNTER PARTITION
Charles B. St. John, St. Paul, Minn.
Application January 2, 1937; Serial No. 118,900
4 Claims. (Cl. 20—1.6) '
The present invention relatesv to a restaurant
counter partition and more particularly to a
counter partition movable to a position between
“ any two of a plurality of seats at said counter.
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It has been noted in restaurant work that
most people prefer the privacy of a'booth al
though from the standpoint of the restaurant
operator it is quicker and more convenient, as
well as being more economical to serve people at
a counter.
It is impractical to divide a counter with nor
mal partitions due to the fact that people group
themselves at the counter in varying numbers
so that if ?xed partitions are provided the num
ber of seats between partitions may be either too
great or too small to accommodate a particular
group which may come in.
An object of the present invention is to make
an improved, movable, adjustable restaurant
20 counter partition.
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In order to attain this object there is‘ provided
in accordance with one feature of the invention
a rail or track‘ mounted above the counter, and,
slidably supported thereon, a plurality of mov
25 able partitions which may be moved longitudi
nally oi the counter to include any desired num
ber of seats between any two partitions.
These and other features of the invention will
be more fully brought out in the following de
scriptionv and in the accompanying drawing,
wherein:
Figure l is a View in perspective of a portion
of a restaurant counter having a plurality of
movable partitions embodying the present inven
tion mounted thereon,
of light rigid material such as plywood or sheet
aluminum are each mounted on a movable sup
port member 5 which in turn is mounted on the
tubular rail 3. The carriage 5 as here illus
trated comprises a housing 6 preferably of cast 5
metal having a central opening adapted to freely
receive the tubular rail 3. A pair of rollers ‘I
and 8 may be pivotally mounted in a side of the
housing 6 to project slightly into the central op
ening so that upon pivotally moving the parti
tion outwardly to a position at right angles from
that shown in Figure 1 the rollers rest on the top
of the rail and permit the partition to be more
readily moved along the rail.
Extending downwardly from the housing 6, 15
are a pair ‘of webs 9 and Ill adapted to receive
a partition 4 therebetween. The partition 4 is
af?xed to the webs as by means of bolts mounted
in openings 12 and I3 in the webs. A socketed
handle boss I4 is provided on the rear side of
the housing 6 and is adapted to receive an oper
ating handle 15 by means of which a counter
attendant may swing the partition outwardly to a
position above the line of seats 2 and move it
along the rail to a desired position between any 25
two of said seats. The handle is held in position
in the socket in the boss M as by means of a set
screw it.
A cam clamp I‘! (see Figure 4) may be pro
vided to clamp the partition in an adjusted posi
tion. This clamp comprises a rounded eccen
trically mounted head portion l8 and a handle
portion l9. Moving the clamp IT to the solid
line position illustrated in Figure 4 forces the
rounded nose of the cam into clamping engage
Figure 2 is a view in front elevation of a slid
ment with the rail 3 to lock the partition in posi
able partition support member, afragment of a
tion. Moving the clamp to the dotted line posi
tion of Figure 4 frees the clamp from the rail
and permits the partition to be slidably moved
tubular rail on which the device is mounted
being illustrated,
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Figure 3 is a view, in side elevation of the ‘along the rail.
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It will be readily apparent to those skilled in
erating handle being broken away to increase the art that various modi?cations of the rail
structure shown in Figure 2 a portion of an op
the scale of the drawing, and
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Figure 4 is a fragmentary view of a portion
of a partition‘ support member and supporting
rail, a cam lock being illustrated in locking
position in solid lines, and in released position in
dotted lines.
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Referring to the drawing in detail a lunch
counter i may be of a conventional type with a
plurality of seats 2 mounted in front of the
counter. ‘ A tubular rail 3 is mounted above the
counter and parallel thereto.
A plurality of similar partitions 4 preferably
and carriage may be adapted without departing
from the present invention and it is therefore not
desired to limit the scope of the invention except 45
as speci?cally de?ned in the appended claims.
I claim:
1. A movable counter partition comprising in
combination with a counter having a plurality of
seats adjacent thereto, a partition supporting.
rail mounted parallel to said counter, a partition
secured to said support member in a plane at
right angles to said rail and pivotally movable
with respect to said rail, said partition being
of a length to normally rest against the forward
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edge of ‘said counter and having its center of
position to include any desired number of said
gravity forwardly of said rail.
2. A movable counter partition comprising in
support members having a cam lock thereon
seats between said partitions, each of partition
combination with a counter having a plurality of
movable to lock said partitions in adjusted posi
‘seats adjacent thereto, a partition supporting
tion.
rail mounted parallel to said counter, a partition
support member slidably mounted on said rail,
and a partition secured to said support member
in a plane at right angles to said rail and nor
10 mally positioned between any two of said seats,
to have the center of gravity of said partition
forwardly of said rail said partition being piv
otally movable to a position beyond the line of
said seats andslidably movable in said'position'
to a position between any other two of said seats.
3. A movable counter partition comprising in
combination with a counter having a plurality
of seats adjacent thereto, a partition supporting ‘
4. A.movable counter partition comprising in
combination with a counter having a plurality of
seats adjacent thereto, a partition supporting rail
mounted parallel to said counter, a partition sup
port member slidably mounted on said rail and 10
a partition secured to said support member in
plane at right angles to said rail and normally
positioned between any two of said seats said
partition having its center of gravity forwardly
of said rail said partition being pivotally mov 15
able to a position beyond the line of said seats,
for longitudinal movement on said rail and a pair
of rollers mounted in said partition support mem—
rail mounted parallel to said counter, a plurality ‘' ber and having rolling engagement with said rail, 20
of partition support members slidably mounted > said rollers having a normal non-supporting po
on said rail, a partition secured to each of said sition with respect to said rail and movable with
support members in a plane at right angles to said partition to a supporting position with re
said rail and normally positioned between two spect to said rail on a pivotal movement of said
of said seats, said partition being of a length to
extend below the top of said seats said partitions
' being pivotally movable to a position beyond the
line of said seats and slidably movable in said
partition to bring said partition beyond the line
of said seats.
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CHARLES B. ST. JOHN.
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