US1585102A - Sectional desk - Google Patents

Sectional desk Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US1585102A
US1585102A US506947A US50694721A US1585102A US 1585102 A US1585102 A US 1585102A US 506947 A US506947 A US 506947A US 50694721 A US50694721 A US 50694721A US 1585102 A US1585102 A US 1585102A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
desk
sections
members
legs
leg
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
US506947A
Inventor
James G Langdon
Original Assignee
James G Langdon
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by James G Langdon filed Critical James G Langdon
Priority to US506947A priority Critical patent/US1585102A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US1585102A publication Critical patent/US1585102A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • 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
    • A47B17/00Writing-tables
    • A47B17/03Writing-tables with substantially horizontally extensible or adjustable parts other than drawers, e.g. leaves
    • A47B17/033Writing-tables with substantially horizontally extensible or adjustable parts other than drawers, e.g. leaves with parts added to the original furniture to enlarge its surface

Description

May 18 1926.

1,585,102 J. G. LANGDON SECTIONAL DESK Filed Oct. 11, 1921 3 SheetS-Sheetl gnvenfoz .JfimES ELarLgdnn J. G. LANGDON SECTIONAL DESK May 18, 1926.

Filed Oct. 11, 1921 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 J gmwntou, Jaw-LE5 .Langdun map,

(141 0: new

May 18 1926. 1,585,102

, J. G. LANGDON SECTIONAL DESK Filed Oct. 11, 1921 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Tam ES ELLang dun Patented May 18, 1926.

JAMES G. LANGDON, OF WEST SOMERVIL LE, MASSACHUSETTS.

UNITED S ATES PATENT OFFICE.

a sndrronar. DESK.

- Application filed October 11, 1921. Serial No. 506,947.

I ner, to provide a durable unit, capable of supporting stcnographic, typewriting, adding and bookkeeping maclnnes of considerable weight.

A further, object of the invention is the provision of a desk, including detachable legs; a bracing member of novel formation being provided for mounting of the legs to said desk. A further object of the invention is the provision of a desk of the above described character and in which a plurality of sections are provided of such a nature as to be reversible with respect to each other.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following detailed description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and wherein similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views,

Figure 1 is a perspective View showing two of the desk sections assembled to provide a desk unit.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the two sections shown in Figure 1 and assembled in diflerent manner therefrom to provide a desk unit.

Figure 3 is a cross sectional view taken transversely through the desk sections and showing the manner of detachably asscmbling the same.

- Figure 1 is a bottom plan view of the desk sections and showing the manner in which the parts of the same are assembled.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of a member used in detachably connecting the legs of the desk to the various sections thereof.

Figure 6 is a plan view of the leg connecting member, showing the same as made of sheet metal in its undeveloped form.

Figure 7 is an end view of a desk section and showing the manner in which the leg is* assembled thereto.

In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, the letter A designates the improved desk, including a section 13 for supporting a typewriting machine or the like, and adapted for detachable connection to a desk or stationary supply section C. A brace member D is providedof' novel formation and adapted for detachably mounting the legs of the table A to the various sections thereof.

The improved table A simulates somewhat the sectional typewriter desk shown in the .patent granted to me September 15, 1914, #1.,110,948. Itis the purpose of this invention to improve upon the desk shown in this patent, providing a more stable and durable connection for supporting the sections, to form a desk unit, as well as providing a better leg attaching arrangement. To this end, themachine supporting section B includes a bottom 10 and a top or support-' ing member 11 spaced therefrom as by intermediate spaced partitions 12. The side rails 14 and 15 are provided upon the right and left of the section B, respectively, and permanently attached to the bottom and top members 10 and 11 in any approved manner. The rear rail member 16 is provided for cooperation with the side rail members-14 and 15 in such manner that a marginal upwardly projecting rail enclosure is provided upon the sides and rear of the section B, and extending above the top surface of the member 11. Each of the permanently attached side rails 14 and 15 includes the lower relatively thick portion 17 and the upper reduced portion 18 to provide av shelf 19 for resting of the top member 11 thereupon; said portion 17 of the side rail members 14 and 15 being of the same height as the spacing partitions 12, and adapted to properly support the ends of the top member 11. The outside surfaces of the rail members 14 and 15 present a plain unbroken surface adapted for intimate contact in abutting a side of the desk section'C, to be subsequently described. The partition members 12 are so arranged, as to the length of the desk section C, as to provide relatively wide end compartments 20 for receiving stationery supplies, such as paper and the like; and an intermediate relatively narrow compartment 21 is provided for receiving envelopes and the like. The compartments 20 and 21,

however, may receive any articles desired, consistent with the use to which the improved sectional desk A is put.

The section C may conveniently be called the desk section, and is adapted for the taking of notes, writing of data, or the like. The same includes a top writing surface 25, having the skirt 26 depending from said top 25 and ofiset inwardly from the marginal edges of said top 25. A forward bottom member 26, and a rear bottom member 27 are provided for attachment to the lower marginal edges of the skirt 26 and are provided with trackways 28 there upon and adjacent the sides 29 and 30 of the skirt 26, in order to support a drawer or other sliding member 31, substantially as illustrated in the drawings.

Each of the sections B and C are rectangular in formation, and in assemblage the major axis of the section B is disposed transversely or at right angles to the major axis of the section C. The section B is to be disposed rearwardly of the front of the section C, substantially as illustrated in the drawings, and in such manner that the outer surface of one of the permanently attached rail members 14 or 15 abuts in intimate contact with the outside surface of one of the longitudinal side members 29 or 30 of the skirt 26. It is preferred that the height of the section B, between the bottom surface of the member 10 and the very top of the marginal edges ofthe rail sections 14, 15 and 16,

' be less than the height of the desk section C,

as determined by the extreme bottom surface of the member 26 and the top 25, so that when the bottom surface of the member 10 lies flush with the bottom surface of the member 26, the sections B and C will assume a position substantially as illustrated in Figure 3. V

The section B is reversible with respect the sides 29 and 30 of the desk section 0; the rail members 14 and 15 being provided for respective abutment against the-sides 29 and 30, when to the left and right respectively of the desk section C. In order to pro vide a stable and durable connection between the sections B and C, and one which is capable of supporting the excessive weight placed upon the machine supporting section B, a pair of angle brace members 35 and 36 have been provided for attachment to the bottoms 10 and 26 of the sections B and C. Each of the angle braces or connecting bars 35 and 36 are provided with a pair of securing elements 37, such as screws, bolts or the like, adapted for enga ement upwardly through the bottom 10 of t e section B. Likewise, each of the members 35 and 36 are provided with a pair of secur ing elements 38 adapted for engagement upwardly through the bottom member 26 of the section C. The brace bars 35 and 36 are provided for disposition adjacent the forward and rear edges of the machine section B, and thus providing a well balanced supporting structure by holding the outer surface of a side rail of section B in abutting relation with a side of the skirt 26.

- WVhen the sections B and C are connected to form a desk unit, a pair of legs 40 and 41 are provided upon the ends of the section C; a'single leg being provided upon the end of the section B remote from the connecting bars and 36. The leg 40 is, of course, attached to the bottom member 27 of the section C substantially as illustrated in Figure 4; the member 41 being attached to the bottom surface of the member 26, and adjacent the rear connecting bar 36. Thus, three legs are provided for a desk unit A when the sections B and C are assembled, as above described, said legs 40, 41 and 42 being properly connected to the bottom surfaces of the units B and C by the brace members D to be subsequently described.

The brace member D for attachment of the legs to the desk unit A is of novel formation, including the triangularly shaped bracing pieces 45 and 46, of like formation, and connected in diverging relation by a flat vertical attaching section 47 of rectangular appearance. The upper marginal edges of the reinforcing wings 45 and 46 are provided with horizontal attaching flanges 48 and 49 respectively, and inturned toward each other, the attaching upper surfaces of the flanges -18 and 49 lying in the same plane for attachment to the bottom of the sections 13 and C. The edges 50 of each of the flanges 43 and 49 are bevelled, as illustrated in Figures 5 and 6 of the drawings in order to provide for the even formation and bending of the bracket or brace D. It can readily be seen that the vertical attaching portion 47 of the member D is at right angles to the horizontal attaching flanges 48 and 49, and firmly and securely connected by the diverging wing portions 45 and 46. Suitable opertures 51 are provided in the flanges 48 and 49 for attachment to the bottom of the sections B and C. Similarly, suitable apertures 52 are provided in the vertical at-- taching flange 47 for receiving certain bolts or other members to be subsequently described, for securing of the member D to the legs of the improved typewriter desk A.

As illustrated in Figure 4 of the drawings, the legs 40 and 41 are attached to the bottom members 27 and 26 respectively of the section C by the brace members D. The flanges 48 and 49 of these brace members D receive suitable attaching rivets or elements 53, for securely mounting the legs 40 and 41, said legs receiving suitable detachable bolts 54 adapted for engagement in the apertures 52 oft-he vertical attaching portion47 of brace members D. It is preferred,

Ill

that the attaching ortion 47 of each of the braces D face to t e outside of the end of the section'upon which the same is placed,

apertures 59 and 60 which are shown in full lines in Figure 4.

From the foregoing, it can be seen that a in order to prevent spreading of the desk-"structure has been provided including a malegs. The leg 42 of the section B is assembled to the bottom 10 by a brace member D. The flanges,48 and 49 of this brace member D receive detachable screw or bolt elements 56, adapted for engagement in suitable apertures 58 tapped upwardly in each end of the bottom 10, and whereby the brace member D may be reversed for placing the leg 42 adjacent either of the side rails 14 and 15, said leg 42 of course, always being positioned remote from the side rail which abuts against the skirt 26. Detachable bolt elements 58 are provided for engagement of the leg 42 to the vertical attaching portion 47.

As is illustrated throughout the drawings, the section B can be reversed to the left or to the right of the desk section C. Consequently, the supporting bars and 36 are removable, suitable apertures 59 having been provided upon the bottom 26 adjacent both sides of the section C and apertures have been tapped in each end of the bottom 10, for receiving the elements 37 and 38, to selec tively mount the bars- 35 and 36, As is illustrated in Figure 4, the section B is on the left side of the section C and the positions of the various legs have been il ustrated in full lines thereon. Should it now be desired to position the unit B upon the right side of the section C, the leg 42 will necessarily have to be detached and swung into the position illustrated in dot and dash lines in Figure 4. Similarly, the bars 35 and 36 will have to be' detached from the bottom member 26, and swung into position that the same may be attached by means of the securing members 37 and 38- to the chine supporting section and a desk section, which are detachable and reversible with respect to each other to provide a unit of considerable flexibility. The retaining or connecting angles 35 and 36 securely support the sections B and 0 against liability of sag; and due to the broad area defined by the outside surfaces of the rail members 14 and 15, the joint or connection of the sections is additionally reinforced. The units A may be connected in rows, with the sections B upon each side of a section C, as is clearly brought out in my Patent #1,110,948.

Various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts, may be made to the form of the invention herein shown and described, without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the claim,

I claim:

In a desk, a machine supporting section including a top member, a bottom member, end rails securing the top member and bottom member in spaced relation so that said rails are each disposed above and below the plane of'the top member and have outside plane surfaces of the same dimensions and free of projections, a leg for detachable connection to the bottom member of said section adjacent either end rail, a second section including skirts at opposite sides thereof against which the plane outer surface of either end rail of said first mentioned section may abut, means for coupling the sections in such relation, and leg supporting means for the second section.

JAMES o. LANGDON.

US506947A 1921-10-11 1921-10-11 Sectional desk Expired - Lifetime US1585102A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US506947A US1585102A (en) 1921-10-11 1921-10-11 Sectional desk

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US506947A US1585102A (en) 1921-10-11 1921-10-11 Sectional desk

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US1585102A true US1585102A (en) 1926-05-18

Family

ID=24016626

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US506947A Expired - Lifetime US1585102A (en) 1921-10-11 1921-10-11 Sectional desk

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US1585102A (en)

Cited By (18)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2587469A (en) * 1947-11-12 1952-02-26 Wayland F Herring Typewriter support
US2746109A (en) * 1951-08-23 1956-05-22 Globe Wernicke Co Structural fastener elements
US2755155A (en) * 1953-10-02 1956-07-17 Designs For Business Inc Suspended file for l-shaped desks
US2757996A (en) * 1954-04-30 1956-08-07 Robert F Kozelka Sectional desk
US2759779A (en) * 1954-03-30 1956-08-21 Art Steel Sales Corp Devices for connecting desk tops together
US2793926A (en) * 1954-07-12 1957-05-28 Charles U Deaton Stenographer's desk
US2812991A (en) * 1953-05-13 1957-11-12 Art Steel Co Inc Knock-down office equipment
US2840431A (en) * 1951-11-14 1958-06-24 Globe Wernicke Co Modular office work space and partition structure
US3042218A (en) * 1958-09-06 1962-07-03 Pohjaniemi Antti Aaroni Toilet shelf
DE1136464B (en) * 1958-09-04 1962-09-13 Pohlschroeder & Co Kg Buerotischanordnung consisting of a desk and a side table
US3079207A (en) * 1961-03-08 1963-02-26 Charles U Deaton Bi-level desk
US3192884A (en) * 1963-06-12 1965-07-06 Hamilton Cosco Inc Desk structure
US3964401A (en) * 1970-06-25 1976-06-22 Firma Karl Gutmann Kg Typewriter and bookkeeping machine work unit for the formation of a work unit chain
US4449762A (en) * 1981-03-23 1984-05-22 Turner Jeffrey A Computer desk
US4560215A (en) * 1981-03-23 1985-12-24 Turner Jeffrey A Computer desk
US4680948A (en) * 1985-01-10 1987-07-21 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Dryer mounting bracket assembly
US4821535A (en) * 1987-12-29 1989-04-18 Whirlpool Corporation Coupling device for washer and dryer
US4989426A (en) * 1989-05-12 1991-02-05 Whirlpool Corporation Washer/dryer frame construction

Cited By (19)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2587469A (en) * 1947-11-12 1952-02-26 Wayland F Herring Typewriter support
US2746109A (en) * 1951-08-23 1956-05-22 Globe Wernicke Co Structural fastener elements
US2930665A (en) * 1951-08-23 1960-03-29 Globe Wernicke Co Flexible office work space and partition structure
US2840431A (en) * 1951-11-14 1958-06-24 Globe Wernicke Co Modular office work space and partition structure
US2812991A (en) * 1953-05-13 1957-11-12 Art Steel Co Inc Knock-down office equipment
US2755155A (en) * 1953-10-02 1956-07-17 Designs For Business Inc Suspended file for l-shaped desks
US2759779A (en) * 1954-03-30 1956-08-21 Art Steel Sales Corp Devices for connecting desk tops together
US2757996A (en) * 1954-04-30 1956-08-07 Robert F Kozelka Sectional desk
US2793926A (en) * 1954-07-12 1957-05-28 Charles U Deaton Stenographer's desk
DE1136464B (en) * 1958-09-04 1962-09-13 Pohlschroeder & Co Kg Buerotischanordnung consisting of a desk and a side table
US3042218A (en) * 1958-09-06 1962-07-03 Pohjaniemi Antti Aaroni Toilet shelf
US3079207A (en) * 1961-03-08 1963-02-26 Charles U Deaton Bi-level desk
US3192884A (en) * 1963-06-12 1965-07-06 Hamilton Cosco Inc Desk structure
US3964401A (en) * 1970-06-25 1976-06-22 Firma Karl Gutmann Kg Typewriter and bookkeeping machine work unit for the formation of a work unit chain
US4449762A (en) * 1981-03-23 1984-05-22 Turner Jeffrey A Computer desk
US4560215A (en) * 1981-03-23 1985-12-24 Turner Jeffrey A Computer desk
US4680948A (en) * 1985-01-10 1987-07-21 White Consolidated Industries, Inc. Dryer mounting bracket assembly
US4821535A (en) * 1987-12-29 1989-04-18 Whirlpool Corporation Coupling device for washer and dryer
US4989426A (en) * 1989-05-12 1991-02-05 Whirlpool Corporation Washer/dryer frame construction

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US2788902A (en) Attachment mechanism
US4030219A (en) Portable display apparatus
US2872239A (en) Vehicle body extension
US2930665A (en) Flexible office work space and partition structure
US2772846A (en) Shelf bracket
US2648442A (en) Display stand
US1793036A (en) Shelf
FI68166C (en) Hylla
US2576750A (en) Collapsible cabinet
US2054098A (en) Lap table
US2109869A (en) Article of furniture
US8944444B1 (en) Vertical tool box
US3490393A (en) Construction for shelves and/or cabinets
US2933195A (en) Shelves and adjustable partitions therefor
US2375726A (en) Wooden shelving
US1667657A (en) Wall table, shelf, or rack
US1652774A (en) Desk
US3127216A (en) Modular furniture
US2256004A (en) Movable support
US1599653A (en) Shelf and similar structure
US3598064A (en) Shelving
US3269558A (en) Compartmented shelf device
GB1244166A (en) A plurality of elements to form articles of furniture
US2438257A (en) Knockdown sheet metal cabinet
US797826A (en) Furniture.