ApplicationNo. 05/666204 filed on 03/12/1976
US Classes:108/62, Invertible surface108/13, Alternately usable surfaces108/157.1, Surface separable from support entity108/167, Folded along lateral center line108/67, Flexible material or hingedly interconnected slats or panels428/906ROLL OR COIL
ExaminersPrimary: Mitchell, James C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA47B 3/00 (20060101)
AbstractA table for occasional or regular use that can be easily set-up from knocked down and preferably rolled up carrying condition, and vice versa, comprises a preferably roll-up table top of side-by-side slats hingedly interconnected by a flexible sheet or strip covering, and a knock-down four-legged, supporting structure for the table top. The table top, whether roll-up or otherwise, is reversible and is securable to the set-up supporting structure by snap fasteners or the like. A male member of mating snap fasteners is secured on top and preferably at one side of one end of the supporting structure and a similar member is secured on top and preferably at the opposite side and other end of the supporting structure. Female members are secured in corresponding locations on both sides of the table top.The supporting structure preferably comprises a pair of interfitting, two-legged, mutually opposite end sections, which are similarly foldable for association with the roll-up top as a small bundle. Each section is made up of two leg members, pivotally secured to opposite ends of a table-top-receiving end member, and two table-top-receiving side members which are pivotally secured at corresponding ends to respective leg members. Foldable splice means are provided for disengageably securing together corresponding free ends of the table-top-receiving side members in interengaged relationship at opposite sides and intermediate the length of the table. Each of the pivotal securements preferably includes a spacer member of thickness equal to that of a corresponding brace member which is secured to one of the pivotally secured members and is engageable with and disengageable from the other member, whereby the brace members are accommodated in the bundle.