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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47BTABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE
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D. M. BEAIRD.

WRITING DESK.

APPLICATION mm 0cr.2s.1914.

1,267,046. Patented May 21,1918.

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1/944614 cases UNITED" STATES DAVID M. BEAIBD, OF COLUMBUS, OHIO.

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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, DAVID M. BEAIRD, a citizen of the United States, residing at C0- lumbus, in the county of Franklin and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Writing-Desks, of which the followingis a specification.

My invention relates to writing desks and is, in nature, an attachment deslgned-to be used in connection with beds of a well known type. Myinvention is particularly desirable for use among soldiers to be attached to the beds used by them in their barracks.

The main object of my invention resides in the provision of a structure of this type which wi l mainta' degree of firmness sufiicient for the purpose, but which may be Figure 1 is a central vertical the cot portion of a bed, showing my in.-.

, parts thereof which ma be readily hung in position and such position with a removed whenever desired without the use ofjany tools whatever.

A further object of my invention resides in making this structure collapsible, so that it will require very little space when in its collapsed position, but which may be moved to an operative position and be made to kee this position as long as desired.

'Ihe preferred embodiment of my invention is shown in the accompanying sheet of drawings, in which similar characters of reference designate corresponding parts, and in which: 1

' section of attached and also in section,

Fig. 2 is a view in perspective of one of the supporting members used in the construction of my de'vice showing the movable in two positions, one being in the other in broken lines,

structure vention full lines and Fig. 3 is an end view of the I shown in Fig. 1 on a reduced scale, and,

\ Fig.4 is a plan view of the shown in Fig. 3.

In the drawings, the foot frame of a well known tyipe of bed is shown as comprising legs 1 an superstructure being braced by a cross rod 3 and tie rods 4, each shown as extending vertically between the cross piece 5of'the U-shape member and the cross member 3.

In order th readily applied, I have provided a plurality of s aced'hanger members 6, these hanger members being formed at their upper ends Specification of Letters Patent.

' bracket arms are designed to be attached to structure a U-shaped superstructure 2, this,

at -my. attachment may be.

Patented May 2 1,- 1918.

Application filed October 28, 1914. Serial No. 869,119.

to assume the-shape of a book 7 for embracing the portion 5 of the foot piece. Extending rearwardly from the rear side of each of these han er members, I have also provided a pluraIity of ears 8 arranged in pairs and the two ears forming each pair being spaced from each other and disposed along opposite edges of the hangers 6, thus provlding a space to receive the rods 4 as more clearly shown in Fig. 2. Theopposite face of each of the hangers 6 is also provided with two sets of pierced ears 9 and 10, the former bein provided to ivotally receive an outwar ly extending racket arm 11. These the underside of a table or desk element shown at 12 and their ivotal connection is provided so that this diask element may be swung to assume either a horizontal or a vertical osition,

In or er that thedesk element 12 may be securely locked in its horizontal position, I have provided a brace member for each hanger, these brace members being formed of levers 13 and Hand bein I respectively attached to the hanger mem ers and the bracket arms at 15 and 16. In addition, the opposite ends of each air of levers are pivotally connected toget er as is shown at 17 thus providing brace members which may be made to assume the position shown in Fig. 1, whereby the desk as held in horizontal position, or the may be broken as shown in full lines in Fig. 2 prior to the lowering of the desk to make it assume avertical position. In order to lock the levers 13 and 14 against accidental breaking, I have extended the end 18- of the lever 14 to-a considerable distance beyond pivot point and have provided this extenslon with a lip 19 designed to overlie the top edge of the lever 13 after the manner shown in Figs.

comprising spaced hanger members each provided with means at its top for attachment to the upper portion of the foot piece of a bed, a pair of rearwardly projhecting ears spaced along opposite edges of, t e upper portion of each of said hangers, a air of rearwardly projecting ears spaced a onfi opposite edges of the lower portionof eac of said hangers, the ears of each pair being spaced from each other to receive the rods forming a portion of the foot of the bed between them, an outwardly extendin br cket arm pivoted to the upper end 0 eac hanger, a table element attached to said arms, and a collapsible brace membertween t rearwardly extending earsspaced along opposite edges of the lower ortion of each of said hangers, the ears 0 each pair bein spaced from each other to receive the r s formingl a portion of the foot of the bed heem an outwardly extendin bracket arm pivoted to the upper end of eac of said hangers, a table element attached to said arms, a brace member for each arm formed of a pair of'levers, pivoted together at one of their ends and pivotally connected at their other ends to said'hanger and arm respectively, one end of one ofsaid levers being extended beyond the first named pivota connection, and a lip on the extended portion of such lever over-lyingv its compl mental lever to limit the movement of'said levers when they are pivoted together.

In testimony whereof I aifix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

DAVID M. BEAIRD. Witnesses:

WALTER E. L, BOOK, A. L. PHELPs.

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US2502746A (en) * 1947-03-27 1950-04-04 Anton U Peterson Portable shelf
US2568598A (en) * 1949-06-03 1951-09-18 Traverso Louis Window laundry drier
US2666213A (en) * 1950-04-15 1954-01-19 D Arle G Bash Bed construction
US2712872A (en) * 1952-06-19 1955-07-12 Englander Co Inc Article of furniture with removable supporting structures
US2782086A (en) * 1956-01-18 1957-02-19 Paul S Gaston Supporting hinge brackets for drop leaves
US2858056A (en) * 1957-02-06 1958-10-28 Leo B Ownby Folding stool
US2861765A (en) * 1956-04-30 1958-11-25 John R Kolb Bracket support for suspended article
US2988232A (en) * 1958-08-19 1961-06-13 Albert C Koett Adjustable folding shelf
US3037214A (en) * 1960-11-07 1962-06-05 Staiger Leo Tray attachment for a patient's bed
US3205006A (en) * 1964-01-30 1965-09-07 Metal Matic Inc Detachable accessory for wheel chairs
US3259923A (en) * 1964-06-19 1966-07-12 Carl J Batteram Bed attached shelf
US3400829A (en) * 1966-09-12 1968-09-10 Sydney M. Youngson Baby crib tray
US4357881A (en) * 1980-11-03 1982-11-09 Long Harold D De Hospital bed tray
US4573653A (en) * 1984-04-09 1986-03-04 Boettger Conrad H Urinal holder for hospital overbed stand and the like
US4691397A (en) * 1986-06-09 1987-09-08 Netzer Ronald G Life support carrying apparatus
US4756500A (en) * 1987-06-02 1988-07-12 Baker Charles F Support device for a work tool
US5509158A (en) * 1995-05-12 1996-04-23 Morrison; William L. Bed supported storage platform
US6708832B1 (en) * 2000-10-23 2004-03-23 Shawn Hannon Device for hanging objects on a vertical support
US7036160B1 (en) 2005-02-16 2006-05-02 Pecoraro Deborah S Footboard desk
US20060282945A1 (en) * 2005-06-15 2006-12-21 Mike Gallawa Footboard supporting a stowable bench
US20120055889A1 (en) * 2010-09-07 2012-03-08 Shu-Yi Li Rack Assembly that can be Folded Partially
GB2520524A (en) * 2013-11-22 2015-05-27 Paul Hopkins Pat table
US9072372B2 (en) * 2013-07-08 2015-07-07 Eugene B. Ashley Hanging tray device
US20170042337A1 (en) * 2015-08-11 2017-02-16 Furniture of America, Inc. Bed Set with Footboard Bench

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2502746A (en) * 1947-03-27 1950-04-04 Anton U Peterson Portable shelf
US2568598A (en) * 1949-06-03 1951-09-18 Traverso Louis Window laundry drier
US2666213A (en) * 1950-04-15 1954-01-19 D Arle G Bash Bed construction
US2712872A (en) * 1952-06-19 1955-07-12 Englander Co Inc Article of furniture with removable supporting structures
US2782086A (en) * 1956-01-18 1957-02-19 Paul S Gaston Supporting hinge brackets for drop leaves
US2861765A (en) * 1956-04-30 1958-11-25 John R Kolb Bracket support for suspended article
US2858056A (en) * 1957-02-06 1958-10-28 Leo B Ownby Folding stool
US2988232A (en) * 1958-08-19 1961-06-13 Albert C Koett Adjustable folding shelf
US3037214A (en) * 1960-11-07 1962-06-05 Staiger Leo Tray attachment for a patient's bed
US3205006A (en) * 1964-01-30 1965-09-07 Metal Matic Inc Detachable accessory for wheel chairs
US3259923A (en) * 1964-06-19 1966-07-12 Carl J Batteram Bed attached shelf
US3400829A (en) * 1966-09-12 1968-09-10 Sydney M. Youngson Baby crib tray
US4357881A (en) * 1980-11-03 1982-11-09 Long Harold D De Hospital bed tray
US4573653A (en) * 1984-04-09 1986-03-04 Boettger Conrad H Urinal holder for hospital overbed stand and the like
US4691397A (en) * 1986-06-09 1987-09-08 Netzer Ronald G Life support carrying apparatus
US4756500A (en) * 1987-06-02 1988-07-12 Baker Charles F Support device for a work tool
US5509158A (en) * 1995-05-12 1996-04-23 Morrison; William L. Bed supported storage platform
US6708832B1 (en) * 2000-10-23 2004-03-23 Shawn Hannon Device for hanging objects on a vertical support
US7036160B1 (en) 2005-02-16 2006-05-02 Pecoraro Deborah S Footboard desk
US20060282945A1 (en) * 2005-06-15 2006-12-21 Mike Gallawa Footboard supporting a stowable bench
US7360260B2 (en) * 2005-06-15 2008-04-22 Night And Day Furniture Llc Footboard supporting a stowable bench
US20120055889A1 (en) * 2010-09-07 2012-03-08 Shu-Yi Li Rack Assembly that can be Folded Partially
US9072372B2 (en) * 2013-07-08 2015-07-07 Eugene B. Ashley Hanging tray device
GB2520524A (en) * 2013-11-22 2015-05-27 Paul Hopkins Pat table
US20170042337A1 (en) * 2015-08-11 2017-02-16 Furniture of America, Inc. Bed Set with Footboard Bench
US10104980B2 (en) * 2015-08-11 2018-10-23 Furniture of America, Inc. Bed set with footboard bench

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