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Publication numberUS1349710 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1920
Filing dateJul 9, 1919
Priority dateJul 9, 1919
Publication numberUS 1349710 A, US 1349710A, US-A-1349710, US1349710 A, US1349710A
InventorsPalmer Beeson Byron
Original AssigneeThomas W Mace
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bookkeeper's work-table
US 1349710 A
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Patented Aug. 17 1920.

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specification of Letters Patent.

enem Aug. 17, 1920.

Application filed July a, W19. Eterial No. 309,581.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BYRON PALME BEE- SON, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Sapulpa, in the county of Greek and State of Oklahoma, have invented cermeans whereby accountants and hookkeepers can have their books venient reach without leaving Another object is to provide a device wherein the various books can be kept con venient for use, and iii-which the books can be stored and then transferred a safe or vault.

With these and, other objects in view, my invention consists in certain novel features oi construction, arrangement and combination o-t' parts as will be hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in

which: a 4

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my inventionas in use,

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the same,

Fig. 3 is an end elevation.

in carrying out the inventive idea involved, I provide a table, the top 10 of which is made with a semi-circular outer edge 11, while the inner or working end of the table has straight end portions 12, and a semicircular central out out portion 13; thus the table top is a semi-annular blank. It is preferable to make the table which is semicircular in form, with a diameter of about six feet with the semi-circular cut-out two feet in diameter, the rear edges of the table coinciding with the diameter of the circles on which the curved edges are struck. The width of the tabletop is about two feet and the upper surface has an incline from the outer edge to the cut out the inclination being radial from all points of the periphery.

The table top is suitably secured to the supporting frame, which comprises the end boards 14:, the outer board 15, the two front boards 16, the curved board 16, disposed on opposite sides of the center cut out or well the frame lying entirely within the perimeter of the table top. The shape and disposition of the frame is plainly indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2.

The legs of the'table, of which there are six, are detachably connected with the underframe, at their upper ends, so that they may be readily removed and with the table top and frame readily packed for storage or transportation. These legs are designated by reference characters 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and the pairs 21 and 22 being utilized for rw er purpose than supporting the table .1 now appear.

c a cabinet which has a flat ircnt door, Q5, a drawer 26, and are 27 on its lower end; this cabinet is provided with the usual compartments to receive the books generally used by accountants and bookkeepers, and the pro vision of the casters is so that it can be readily rolled into a vault or safe for pro-- tecting the books from fire or burglary when not in use.

The cabinet is detachably connected to the table by means of hooks 28 and 29 pivotally secured to the front and rear faces respectively of the cabinet, and which engage the eye bolts 30 and 31 secured to the legs 22 and 21, respectively, of the table. While I have shown the ordinary hooks and eyebolts for fastening the cabinet to the table legs,

it is understood that other latch means may be used.

The top of the cabinet, it will be noted, is below the lowest level of the inclined top of the table, and the upper surface being perfectly flat books may be slid from the inclined top onto the cabinet and piled thereon to get them out ofthe way on the table, if this necessity arises.

The left hand end of the table frame is latched or coupled to the table structure forms practically an arcuate continuation of the table itself so that the accountant by simply swinging around with his chair, has the cabinet directly before him, either to place books on top thereof, or to put the same into the cabinet, or to remove from the cabinet when beginning work, the cabinet having been previously rolled from thevault to the table and coupled therewith.

The table legs and fittings may be made in standard sizes, so that they may be made in quantities and shipped to their destination and then set up for use.

By use of the device as hereinbefore set forth, an accountant or bookkeeper who has a number of books to work on successively, can have them always before him without interfering with the others, and he can by simply swinging around in his chair, reach any one of them without leaning over or occupying a strained position in writing in them.

The table legs may also be provided with casters 34, so that the table can be easily moved from one place to another.

The inner and outer edges of the table may be provided with an upwardly extending led e or flange to prevent the books slipping ,o in either direction.

The table, the cabinet or any parts thereof ma be made of wood, or of metal.

y making the opening in the rear of the table semi-circular, the entrance is the widest point, so that the user of the table can readily place himself in position to use the table, and to leave the same.

I claim 1. A device as heremscharacterized, comprising a semicircular tahld having a continuous are shaped outere'dge defining a semicircle, the inner edge including a pair of spaced apart straight alining portions and intermediate semicircular cutout portion forming a well between said alining portions, the are of said well being concentric with the aforesaid outer edge of the table, upper surface of the table inclined downwardly and radially from the said outer edge, and carrying a receiving cabinet detachably connected to the table frame at one end with its top surfaces disposed below the plane of the lowest point in the to) surface of the semicircular table, saiil cabinet forming an extension of said table to receive and support books.

2. A device as herein characterized, comprising a table having a semi-circular outer edge, the inner edge including a concentric semi-circular central portion and diametrically opposite straight portions at each side of the central portion, the upper surface of said table inclined downwardly and radially from the outer edge thereof, a framework supporting said table, and a drawer pivotally mounted in said frame to swing when not in use beneath the table top and toward the center of the are upon which the outer ed e of the table is struck.


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U.S. Classification312/277, 312/239, 211/85, 108/26, 312/329, 211/10
International ClassificationA47B17/03, A47B17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B17/036
European ClassificationA47B17/03C