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n July Q, 1935. E, LEAVENS ì SERVINGv TRAY Filed May' 19, 1934 i h" 2,007,541 Patented July 9, 1935 '~ 2,007,541 PATENT »OFFICE UNITED STATES 2,007,541 SERVING TRAY Robert E. Leavens, Houston, Tex. Application May 19, 1934, seri-a1 No. 726,616 Z Claims. (Cl. 311-21) the rods 9 of the corresponding pair. The rods 9 at each end may be adjusted outwardly or in ‘ ` of the character described specially designed for wardly as a unit, the cross ribs 3, 4 forming stops use'in serving occupants of motor vehicles and against which the corresponding rod I0 abuts to l . . 5. 5 which may be readily swung from the doors of limit the adjustment. There is a hanger at each end of the tray, the vehicle at a convenient location for those 'be-V each hanger comprising the side bars l I, I l which ing served.V . Another object of the invention is to provide are pivoted to the outerl ends of the respective adjustable means for suspending the tray and rods 9 and which converge outwardly and ter This invention relates to a serving tray. An objectof the invention is to provide a tray v10 which may be accommodated to any Vtype of ve hicle. ' ' minate in the overturned hook l2, which is cov 10 ered by a suitable covering VI3 of rubber or other Another object is to provide a serving trayy similar material so as to not mar the doors of which is composed of few parts, may be Veasily In use the tray may be inserted through the handled and readily collapsed into folded posi- ‘ door of the `vehicle when the glass is lowered and 15 tion when not in use. _, VWith the above and other objects in view, the the hooks of Ythehangers engaged over the upper invention has particular relation to certain novel margins of the vehicle doors i4. As is apparent the hanger may be adjusted as features of construction, arrangement of parts and use an example of which is given in this required depending on the width of the vehicle. The drawing Vand description disclose what is 20I 20 specification and illustrated Vin the accompany the vehicle. v , . Y now considered to be a preferred form of the in-V Y vention by way of illustration, only, while the Figure 1 shows a plan view of the tray. Figure 2 shows an edge View thereof in posi-' broad principle of the invention-will be deñned ing drawing wherein: tion for use. 25 by the appended claims. . Figure 3 shows a fragmentary longitudinal sec tional view taken on the line 3-3 of` Figure 4, and Y ’ 25 What I claim is: 1.` A tray having transverse cross ribs on the underside thereof one at each end and one spaced ‘ Figure 4 shows a fragmentary bottom plan inwardly from said end ribs, a longitudinal rib on view partly in section. 30 ' . , In the drawing the numeral lI designates the tray proper which is preferably rectangular in form. The underside of the tray has the longi tudinal, marginal ribs 2, 2 and at each end has the transverse ribs 3, 4, the former of which is lo 35 cated at the end of the tray and the latter of which is spaced inwardly from the former as the underside of the tray at each margin, a cover plate' secured to said marginal ribs, the ends of the cross ribs being spaced Afrom the marginal ribs, a pair of longitudinal bearing sleeves, at each end `of the tray, located in said spaces be tweenV said’ ribs," anchor rods slidable in said sleeves, cross rods connectingk the anchorrods of each pair and whose range of movement is lim shown in Figures `3 and 4. There is a bottom ited by said cross ribs at each end of the tray, plate 5 whose margins are fastened to the mar and a hanger pivoted to the outer ends of the rods ginal ribs 2,- 2 and transverse finishing plates 6 of each pair of anchor rods. v2.‘A tray having transverse cross-ribs on the 40 are suitably secured to the ends of the tray. The ends of the ribs 3, 4 are spaced from the corre under side thereof, one at each end, and one sponding marginal ribs 2, 2 to provide spaces to spaced inwardly from each of said end ribs, a lon receive the elongated' tubular sleeves 1, 1 which gitudinal rib on the under side of the tray at each are secured therein at each end of the tray. The side margin, a cover plate secured to the marginal l 45 outer ends of these sleeves 1,11 extend through and are securely anchored to thefcorrespond ing ñnishing plates 6, The facing sides of the sleeves 1 have the longitudinal slots 8, 8 eX tending from the ribs 3 to the ribs 4. Mounted 50 in the sleeves 1 are the rods 9, 9 and connecting the rods 9, 9 of each pair at each end of the tray are the cross rods I0 which work through the corresponding slots 8 and are rigidly attached to ribs, a pair of longitudinal bearing sleeves at each 45 end of the tray'extended inwardly beyond said Y inwardly spaced ribs, anchor rods slidable inY said sleeves, cross rods connecting the anchor rods of each pair and whose range of movement is lim ited by the cross ribs at the ends of the tray, and a hanger pivoted4 to the outer ends of the rods of each pair of anchor rods. ROBERT E. LEAVENS.