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Oct- 23, 1962
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Filed Jan. 18, 1960
O. P. KILLAM, JR
3,059,779
TABLE CONSTRUCTION
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KENWAY, JENNEY, WITTER & HILDRETH
Oct. 23, 1962
o. P. KlLLAM, JR
3,059,779
TABLE CONSTRUCTION
Filed Jan. 18, 1960
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3,059,779
Patented Oct. 23, 1962
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vide strong and secure fastening means and that the con
3,059,779
TABLE CONSTRUCTION
Oliver P. Killam, Jr., 269 Pleasant St.,
Marblehead, Mass.
Filed Jan. 18, 1960, Ser. No. 3,186
tacting parts are joined tightly and securely into a unit
when the bolts are tightened. The storage space between
the shelf and table top can be partitioned as at 44 if
‘desired.
Cooperating with and supporting each leg '12 at its base
3 Claims. (Cl. 211-—137)
is a foot v46 preferably comprising a shell of cast and
polished aluminum and having a hole 48 in its top
serving of such utilitarian functions requires that the table 10 face for receiving the leg. Each foot is relatively narrow
longitudinally of the table top and relatively broad trans
be of functionally conservative design and rugged con
versely
thereof to provide widely spaced ?oor engaging
struction. The table comprising my invention embodies
areas 56 for giving secure support to the table. A hori
the essential elements required to serve the functions to be
zontal ?ange 52 integral with the foot is provided at
performed and furthermore embodies novel combining
the
bottom of each hole 48 for receiving and supporting
structures adapted to bind the table elements into a rug
the leg and each leg is secured to its foot by fastening
gedly secure and compact unit of simple and pleasing
This invention relates to table construction and more
particularly to tables for business and scienti?c ‘uses. The
means of the nature above described.
design.
More speci?cally, the table embodies two plane spaced
Each such fasten
ing means comprises two bolts 54 extending through the
?ange 52 and leg and into threaded engagement with in
legs supporting a table top on their top ends and plane
cleats carried by the table top in face to face contact 20 serts 56 seated in transverse bores as illustrated in FIG. 3.
The inclined top portions of the feet are preferably ribbed
with the legs, a shelf and stretcher disposed beneath and
transversely at 58.
parallel with the table top and secured at their ends to
An important feature of the table foot construction
the legs, and all joined securely together at their contact
resides in a novel adjustment function permitting leveling
ing junctions by novel construction embodied in the in
vention and hereinafter described. The production of 25 of the table to hold it stable on uneven floors and prevent
rocking, more particularly on tables and chairs having
such construction and my improved table embodying the
four legs. It is pointed out that the construction permits
same comprises the primary object of the invention.
of the placing of packing of the required leveling thick
A further feature of the invention relates to novel
ness on the horizontal ?ange 52 at the bottom of the leg
receiving hole 48. When the bolts 54 are tightened the
supporting feet for the table legs and to the novel con
struction for locking the feet ?rmly to the legs.
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packing is gripped tightly between the ?ange and leg and
These and other features of the invention hereinafter
?rmly supports the table at the required leveling eleva
more speci?cally described will be best understood and
tion.
appreciated from the following description of a preferred
It will now be apparent that the novel fastening means
embodiment thereof selected for purposes of illustration
embodied in my invention together with the novel table
construction employing the fastening means provides a
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a table embodying my
tight
and secure joining together of the several elements
invention,
into a strong and rugged unit construction particularly
FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary view of the table
adapted to serve the functions described. Furthermore,
partially broken away and in section,
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary view of ‘a table leg and show 40 my novel bolt and insert construction provides simple
means for conveniently assembling the several parts and
ing the attached foot in sectional elevation,
for tightening any looseness that may develop and also
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the foot, and
produces an attractive and ornamental assembly partic
FIG. 5 is an enlarged and fragmentary exploded view
ularly at the exposed outer surfaces where the counter
of the table.
In the drawing 10 indicates a wood table top supported 45 sunk annulus 18 receives the bolt head thereinto sub
stantially ?ush within such exposed outer surfaces.
on the top ends of two plane and spaced wood legs 12.
Having thus disclosed my invention what I claim as
Secured to and depending downwardly from the table top
new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
and in face to face contact with the legs are two plane
1. A table comprising in combination, a table top em
wood cleats 14. Each cleat and its leg are secured to
gether by two bolt and nut fasteners each comprising a 50 bodying a solid ‘wood slab having plane and parallel top
and bottom faces, two plane and broad wood legs in
threaded bolt '15 extending through the cleat and having
spaced and parallel relation and supporting the table top
its head 16 countersunk therein and secured in a counter
in horizontal position on their top ends, two plane and
sunk annulus 18. The bolt threads into a bushing 19
broad Wood cleats rigidly af?xed in parallel and spaced
countersunk into a hole 20 in the leg and having a toothed
55 relation to and depending downwardly from the bottom
head 22 drawn into butting contact with the leg.
face of the table top and in face to face contact with the
Disposed in spaced relation beneath and parallel with
legs, a plurality of threaded bolt and nut fasteners dis
the table top is a shelf 24 notched at 25 at its ends to
posed entirely through each combined cleat and leg in
receive the legs 12. The two end portions 26 at each
countersunk position therein and binding the cleat and
end of the shelf are in face to face contact with the ad
leg
into a rigid unit, a shelf disposed in spaced relation
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jacent cleats and each is secured thereto by a bolt 28 like
beneath and parallel with the table top, and having notches
the bolt 15, extending through the cleat and threaded
and shown in the accompanying drawing in Which—
into a metal insert 30 seated in a hole 31 provided in the
shelf in spaced relation from the end face of the portion
26, a hole 32 being provided in the shelf for receiving
the bolt. Disposed beneath and in contact with the shelf
is a stretcher 34 having its ends in abutting contact with
the legs 12. A bolt 36, like the bolts 15 and 28, extends
through each leg 12 and through a hole 38 in the stretcher
and into threaded engagement with an insert '40 in a hole
42. The bushing 19 and inserts 30 and 40 are threaded
to receive their bolts. It will be apparent that the bolts
together with the bushing 19 and inserts 30 and 40 pro
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in its ends receiving said legs ?ush thereinto, bolts dis
posed inwardly through each cleat at opposite margins of
the adjacent leg and each in threaded engagement with an
insert anchored in a bore in the shelf in spaced relation
inwardly from the adjacent end of the shelf and holding
the shelf ends in ?rm contact with the cleats and binding
each combined leg and cleat into a rigid unit with the
shelf, a stretcher beneath and in supporting contact with
the shelf longitudinally therealong and having its ends in
abutting contact with the legs, and a bolt disposed in
wardly through each leg and in threaded engagement
with an insert anchored in a bore in the stretcher in
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spaced relation inwardly from its adjacent end junction
porting a furniture leg, and screw threaded means includ
with the leg, the bolts having heads in binding contact
with the outer faces of the legs.
2. A table comprising in combination, an oblong table
the ?ange and thread into engagement with a member
anchored to the leg for securing the foot to the leg, the
top embodying a solid wood block having plane and
parallel top and bottom faces, two plane and broad wood
thereonto between the ?ange and leg for adjusting the
legs in spaced and parallel relation and supporting the
table top in horizontal position on their top ends, two
plane and broad wood cleats a?ixed in parallel and spaced
relation to and depending downwardly from the bottom 10
face of the table top and in face to face contact with the
legs, a plurality of threaded bolt and nut fasteners dis
posed entirely through each combined cleat and leg and in
pressure contact against the outer faces thereof at the
ends of the fasteners and binding the cleat and leg into 15
a rigid unit, two relatively long and narrow metal feet
extending transversely of the table and supporting the
legs therein, each of said feet comprising a hollow metal
shell open at its bottom face and having a top face wall
with ‘a centrally disposed leg receiving hole therethrough 20
and a leg supporting ?ange carried by the shell beneath
the hole and top face wall, and removable screw threaded
means extending upwardly through the flanges and an
chored to the legs for securing the feet to the legs.
3. A furniture leg foot comprising a one-piece hollow 25
metal shell having a top wall with a centrally disposed leg
receiving hole therethrough and spaced ?oor engaging
surfaces therebeneath at opposite sides of said hole, a
horizontal ?ange integral with and extending transversely
across the shell beneath the hole for receiving and sup 30
ing a removable bolt disposed to extend upwardly through
removable bolt permitting the ?ange to receive packing
leg to required leveling elevation.
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