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Nov. 26, 1946.; i‘ J. c. LA RUE > 2,411,658 KNOCKDOWN PICNIC TABLE Filed June 12, 1944 IN VEN TOR. @HN C in RUE ‘ BY. .' , - 2,411,658 > , UNITED ~ PAT-eur- - OFFICE; I, KNoonn QWN HQ ., .. CTABLET' '- Barristers‘ _ ' ‘ ‘ > Application Julian, 194.11.;E'Serial"l\<|'o;-~539,87l2'Hi .. ; time. panion case,; the .1 transverse. members 'I,iIwl-iich This invention relates tothe art of knockdown tables,'especially picnic tabl_es',~:—'a'nd is an improve maybe of lmetal'tubingghave the inverted sub ment upon my Letters Patent No. 2;362,567 issued November 14, 1944:.in fact?is a continuation in be'of metal tubing, welded thereto. :Theatable stantially. ueshaped members 2,‘ which . may also bo'ard;3 is;adapted to rest upon the‘ members .2 when employed as atable, as illustrated in Fig. l, part - 'From thereof. the other - case . above .. mentioned-At will . be seen that the table lconsists of paralleLutrans versely extending supports :upon which vhoards are placed; and that, thesesame boards may be placed upon these same-‘supports inverted,- vin 10 which case the boards occupy the same plane as thoseof theseats at the sides ‘of. the table and thusserveasabed. ,. ._ The object of the presentinvention is to; devise a means forlholding the table board or boards and the seat boards 4 are adapted ,to rest upon the end portions of the membersl. At each end of eachmember I there isv provided a T-connece tormember 5‘which' is threaded at its'upper and lower ends. The. lower ends‘of these T‘-‘members 5 are adapted toreceive the legs, .6 .while- the upper ends thereof are adapted to extend through corresponding apertures in the seat members and 15 to receive the ?anged screw-sthreaded members in proper position when serving eitheras a table or as part of a bed. v More speci?cally, the object of the'present in 8 for holding the seat membersin.position?ff If so desired, the members I can be inverted - so as to support the table and seat boards side by-side for use as a bed, as illustrated in Fig. 4. vention is to devise a means for preventing acci Now I will explain my present improvement in 20 dental movement of the table board or boards either horizontally, longitudinally or upwardly when in either of the two assemblies above re- ' connection with the structure that I have just briefly described. This improvement consists of a cleat which is attached to the under-side of ferred to. the table board 3, one near each of the four cor Another object is to devise such a means that will at the same time serve to brace the entire 25 ners thereof. Each cleat is of a substantially table structure when arranged in either of the two assemblies mentioned. _ Another object is to devise such a means that W-shape with a middle roundedportion II, sub stantially parallel portions I2 extending from the rounded portion II, and upwardly inclined por tions I3 terminating ‘in the outwardly extending is of simple construction and hence not costly 30 ?ange I4 for attachment to the under-side of the and that can be employed without interfering with the knockdown construction of the entire _ board 3 by means of screws. The rounded portion II and the parallel portions I2 together consti table. tute a substantially inverted U-shaped portion Other objects will appear from the following which is adapted to fit over the member I so description and claims when considered together 35 as to have effective snug engagement therewith. with the accompanying drawing. ‘ v ‘ Each cleat is provided with registering holes Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a knockdown through the four portions I2 and I3 to accommo-_ picnic table of the type shown in the above com date av readily removable pin I5 which may have’ panion case and to which my present improve ment is applied; effective frictional engagement therewith. This Fig. 2 is a sectional detail view taken on line 40 provision is made near the outer lower corner of the cleat, in each ‘instance, so that the pins I5 2-2 of Fig. 4; will be located closely adjacent to the upright Fig. 3 is a partial view showing one of the cleats portions 2a of the members 2. This is for the pur in elevation; Fig. 4 is an end view ofmy knockdown table, 45 pose of preventing the table board 3, to which the cleats are attached, from being accidentally referred to, with the table and seat boards ar dislodged laterally in either direction or upwardly, ranged ‘as a bed and with my present improve the pins extending beneath the top parts of mem ment; and. I bers 2. Fig. 5 is a partial view showing a modi?cation. The pins I5 have sufficiently snug fit in their It is to be understood that the present form of disclosure is merely for the purpose of illus 50 holes to remain in such assembly but they may be readily removed when it is desired to ‘dis tration and that there might be devised various assemble the table construction. modi?cations, thereof without departing from the The pins I5 will perform the same function spirit of my present invention as herein set'forth whether the members I be in upright position, as and claimed. As more fully explained in the above com 55 in Fig. 1, or in inverted position, as in Fig. 4. ' 2,411,658 3 4 The engagement of the members I within the inverted U-shaped portions of the cleats will be su?iciently snug to prevent accidental dislodge ment of the table board 3 lengthwise in either di rection. 1. An article of furniture comprising a support ing frame having spaced parallel members, dupli cate inverted substantially U-shaped members ex tending upwardly from said parallel members, the legs of said inverted U-shaped members being in Furthermore, the provision of these cleats at the four corners of the table board 3' in the man clined inwardly and upwardly, a top member dislodgement of the board in the same manner as wardly, seat members adapted to rest upon said 7 adapted to rest upon the top of said inverted U ner herein explained, with their interengagement shaped members to the full extent of said members with the members I, will serve also as a means and to have its ends inserted between the lower of bracing and hence strengthening the entire 10 ends‘ of said legs and to be supported upon said assembly. ’ ' parallel members, and cleats attached to the un In Fig. 5 I have shown the substantially U derside of said top member, each cleat having a shaped tubular portions of the frame with their substantially inverted U-shaped portion adapted side legs 20 inclined upwardly and inwardly from to snugly engage over either the top of one of said the transverse member I; and the table board 3 is 15 inverted U-shaped members or one of said par of proper width to permit it to be placed between allel members. the side legs 20 and supported upon the trans 2. An article of furniture comprising a support verse members ! without having to invert the ing frame having spaced parallel members, dupli same. The cleats are applied to the under-side cate inverted substantially U-shaped members ex of the table board in the same manner as above 20 tending upwardly‘from the middle part of said explained. When the board 3 is positioned to parallel members, the legs of said inverted U serve as a table, the pins l5 will prevent lateral shaped members being inclined inwardly and up above explained; and the engagement of the parallel members at the two sides of said inverted board 3 with the legs 26 will prevent lateral dis 25 U-shaped members, a table member adapted to lodgement thereof when it occupies position in rest upon the top of said inverted U-shaped mem dicated in dotted lines in Fig. 5. When in such dotted line position, the cleats will be engaged bers or to have its ends inserted between the lower ends of said legs and supported upon said parallel members, and cleats attached to the under-side of'said table member, each cleat hav over the members I in the same manner as they engage over the inverted Ueshaped portions when in the other position. When this modi?cation is employed, it will be embodied at both ends of ing a substantially inverted U-shaped portion adapted to snugly engage over either the top of the table; and, with this arrangement, the table one of said inverted U-shaped members or one can be converted into a bed without having to invert the members I. What I claim is: of said parallel members. 35 JOHN C. LA RUE‘.