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PEESLEY ALPHEUS CONGOUR, OF ENLOE, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-IIALF
TO THOMAS B. BEAUCHAMP, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 632,804, dated September 12, 1899.
Application filed November 22, 1898. Serial No. 697,161. (No model)
Toall whom t imay concern:
Be it known that I, PRESLEY ALPHEUS CON-
GOUR, a citizen of the United States, residing
at Enloe, in the county of Delta and State of
5 Texas, have invented a new and useful Ad-
justable Table, of which the following is a
The invention relates to improvements in
1o The object of the present invention is to
improve the construction of adjustable tables
and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and
efficient one adapted to be readily arranged
at the desired elevation and capable of being
15 readily adj usted to form an ordinary table, an
extension-table, artist's easel, or a desk.
Another object of the invention is to pro-
vide a table of this character in which the
top may be arranged to form a box or recep-
20 tacle to retain its contents on it.
The invention consists in the construction
and novel combination and arrangement of
parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated
in the accompanying drawings, and pointed
25 out in the claims hereto appended.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective
view of an adjustable table constructed in
accordance with this invention, the top of the
table being arranged in a horizontal position.
so Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the same,
the parts being arranged to form an exten-
sion-table and showing in dotted lines the top
arranged to form an artist's easel. Fig. 3 is
a vertical sectional view taken at right an-
35 gles to Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a detail sectional
view illustrating the manner of adjustably
mounting the shelf upon the main section or
leaf of the table. Fig. 5 is an enlarged de-
tail sectional view illustrating the arrange-
4o ment of the hinges. Fig. 6 is a plan view of
one of the hinges.
Like numerals of reference designate corre-
sponding parts in all the figures of the draw-
45 1 designates a stand provided with a pair
of vertical ears or pieces 2, extending upward
and receiving between them an adjustable
connecting-plate 3, which is similarly con-
nected with the top of the table. The top of
50 the table, which is composed of a main leaf
or section 4 and a hinged leaf or section 5, is
provided with a pair of depending ears or
pieces 6, connected with and extending from
the lower face of the main leaf or section 4 of
the top and receiving the upper end of the 55
connecting - plate 3. The ears or pieces 6,
which are spaced apart, are secured to the
opposite faces of the cleat 7, which is fas-
tened to and extends longitudinally of the
top of the table. 6o
The stand 1, which may be constructed in
any desired manner, is preferably composed
of crossed bars or pieces 8, centrally secured
together and arranged to form legs, as clearly
shown in Fig. 1 of the accompanying draw- 65
ings, and the perforated ears or pieces 2 have
their lower portions slotted or bifurcated and
arranged at opposite sides of one of the
crossed bars or pieces 8 and receiving the
other crossed bar or piece S in their slots or 70
The connecting-plate 3, which is substan-
tially diamond-shaped, is oppositely tapered,
as shown, and is provided with reversely-ar-
ranged upper and lower longitudinal slots 9 75
and 10, receiving the upper and lower pivots
11 and 12, which connect the plate with the
stand and the top of the table. These pivots,
which pass through perforations of the par-
allel ears 2 and 6, are preferably in the form 8o
of screws and are provided with suitable nuts
13 and 14, whereby the perforated ears are -
caused to clamp the coupling-plate 3 and se-
cure the table at any desired adjustment.
The nuts, which are provided with suitable 85
handles or other means whereby they may be
readily operated, engage one of the perforated
ears of each pair, and the screws or bolts
which constitute the pivots are provided with
transversely elongated heads 11" and 121, hav- 90
ing their terminals extended inward and em-
bracing the adjacent ears The inwardly-bent
terminals of the heads engage the edges of
the adjacent ears and prevent the pivots from
rotating when the nuts are being operated. 95
The slots, which are located adjacent to the
opposite edges of the plate 3, extend inward
from the terminals thereof and are provided
at their inner ends with angularly-disposed
extensions or seats 15 and 16, adapted to re- ioo
ceive the pivots when the latter are arranged
at the inner extremities of the slots. The
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Congour, Presley Alpheus. Adjustable Table., patent, September 12, 1899; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth513692/m1/2/: accessed April 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.