Today in 1961, US Patent 3007756 A was issued, an invention of Staton Cummings Page, for his “Keg Table.” There’s no Abstract, although in the description it includes these claims:
This invention relates to furniture used within and around buildings of various kinds including homes, offices, and other habitable quarters and particularly to the structural and ornamental features which contribute both to the appearance and utility of such furniture.
The invention relates specifically to furniture of novel or unusual appearance and structure, and which is more or less rustic or casual and therefore appropriate for use in dens, trophy rooms, cellars, patios, camp cottages, swimming pools, and the like.
Furnishings determine to a large degree the nature of living quarters including the attractiveness and individuality thereof and they exert an influence upon the spirits and attitude of those present.
It is an object of the invention to provide relatively simple, inexpensive, and sturdy furniture, of attractive and unusual appearance, and susceptible of use in various areas and locations both indoors and out.
Another object of the invention is to provide furniture which can be easily produced, of readily available materials, and will serve multiple purposes including that of a support, a work surface, a container both for liquids or solids, and as a novel decorative article.
Afurther object of the invention is to provide furniture susceptible of adjustment or slight modification for the adaptation of the same to the use for which it is to be employed and in order that by such flexibility of design a maximum use and advantage to the owner can be obtained.