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Publication numberUS1581008 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 13, 1926
Filing dateDec 13, 1923
Priority dateDec 13, 1923
Publication numberUS 1581008 A, US 1581008A, US-A-1581008, US1581008 A, US1581008A
InventorsJames L Mcnair
Original AssigneeJames L Mcnair
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Desk and seat construction
US 1581008 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

\ JAMES L. MCNAI R, OF HARTSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.

DESK AND SEAT oonsrnucrronj Application 'filed December 13, 1923 Serial No. 630,494.

and Seat Constructions; and I do hereby declare the following to be afull, clear, and

exact description of the invention, such as I will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to an article of school furniture adapted for use as a desk and also for use as a seat or bench.

A primary object is to provide a novel construction wherein the seat is compactly foldable against the remainder of the article so that it willin the latter position occupy minimum space to permit sweeping or cleaning about the article, and to enable it to occupy minimum space when stored or in shipment.

A further object is to provide a construction having novel means to provide a rack for books or the like below the main body of the desk and with a part of the rack designed to coact with the seat to limit movement thereof to seating posit-ion.

A further is to provide a novel construction wherein the front legs of the desk are inclined, have strips attached thereto to which these'at or bench is pivoted, means carried by the legs to limit the movement of the seat to a seating'position, and with the said legs cut away so as to accommodate folding movement of the seat in a path intersecting the front legs.

Various additional objects and advantages will become apparent from a consideration of the description following taken in connection with accompanying drawings illustrating an operative embodiment.

In said drawings Figure 1 is a view of the desk in perspective; V

Figure 2 is a vertically substantially central sectional view through the desk;

Figure 3 is a front elevation with the seat raised, and

Figure 4 is a section on line 44 of Figure 2.

Like reference characters designate like or similar parts in the different views.

In reducing the invention to practice, vertical rear legs 10 are provided in combina tion with inclined front legs or supports 11.

The desk body is designated 12 and has end members 13 to which the legs 10 and 11 are su tably fastened. Legs 10 and 11 are preferably interengaged at a. notch 14 of the latter. A top 15 is fastened to the end members l3 and a bottom 16 is also fastened thereto.

A panel 17 spans the legs 11 at a distance below the desk body and a panel 18 is fastened tothe rearedge of the panel 1 7 and to the rear edges ofthe legs 11 so that a rack or retaining space as at 19 is provided for books or the like. i

The structure is considerably rigidified 'by the provision of braces '20, which are preferablydiagonally disposed as shown, being in engagement with the upper edge of the'panel 18 and bolted or otherwise fastened as at 21 to the legs '10 and 11.

The frontedges of the legs ll above the panel 17 are'irregularly dished or cut away in any suitable manner so that slats 22, fastened thereto, will form a back rest andwill also form a front wall for the rack or spacelQ. V

Generally shown} at 23 is a seat'or bench which may consist of slats 24 formingthe seating surface," which are fastened to a frame consisting of 'a-front bar 25 and end bars '26. End bars 26 are disposed outwardly of thelegs 11 and as shown in Figure 2; when the seat is in a useful position,

rear end portions27, substantially inclined along their upper edges as'sho'wn, are adapt ed to engage or abut ends 28 of the panel 18 which project outwardly beyond the sides of the legs 11. Fastened in any suitable manner as at 29, against the inner surfaces of the legs 11 and preferably inclining upwardly and slightly rearwardly are supporting bars or members 30. Fastened to the part of the seat or bench 23 are filler blocks 31' which are disposed inwardly of and against the end bars 26. Bolts 32 pass through the upper ends of bars 30, filler blocks 31 and end bars 26 so as to pivotally mount the seat or bench 23 Clearance washers 32 are carried by the bolts 32 between bars 30 and blocks 31.

It is particularly to be noted that the forward edges of the legs 11 are cut away to provide clearance as at 33, so that the innermost slat 24 will be capable of movement to and from the positions contrasted in Figures 1 and 2. This particular mounting of the seat enables it to be disposed when foldpupil using the body 12 of the 'desk directly in front of him. The seat'23 when lowered as shown inFigure 2, is held in that position bytheengagement of the ends 27 of bars 26 with the projecting ends 28 of panel 18. The student may use the rack 19 to. hold books or other materials. It is to be noted that'the seat and rack are very' efficiently braced by the arrangement of the legs and position of the braces 20. The seat 23 may be readily elevated to the position shown in Figure 1 when desiredand in that position, the innermost slat 24 will move in the space or clearance 38 and folding movement of such seat will belimited by the engagement of one of the slats 24; with the lowermostslat 22.

Changes may be resorted to provided they fall within the spirit and scope of the inven tion;

. I claim as my invention 1. An article of furniture having inclined legs, supportlng bars secured to the legs at their inner surfaces, a seat having end bars pivoted to the supporting bars adjacent the upper ends'of the latter, in offset relation to the legs, filler blocks on the inner surfaces of said end bars, said legs beingcut away adjacent the pivots to permit movement of the inner ends of said blocks,'a stop means at the rear of the legs projecting beyond the sides thereof, and said end bars being extended beyond the blocks to engage the stop means. i i

2. An article of furniture having inclined legs,.supportingbars secured to the legs at their inner surfaces, a seat having end bars pivoted "to the supporting bars adjacent the upper ends of the latter in ofltset relation to the legs, filler blocks carried by said end bars, said legs being cut away adjacent the pivots to permit movementof the inner ends of the filler blocks, apanel at the rear of the legs projecting 'beyond the sides thereof, said end bars being extended beyond the 7 filler blocks to engage the panel as a stop, a panel spanning said legs and located at the base of the first mentioned panel, and a back rest secured to the legs and cooperating with the panels to "form a rack. i

3. An article of furniture having inclined legs, supporting bars secured to the legs at their inner surfaces, a seat having end bars pivoted to the supporting bars adjacent the upper ends of the latter in offset relation to the. legs, filler blocks carried by said end bars, said legs being "cut away adjacentthe pivots to permlt movement of the inner ends {of the filler blocks, a panel atthe rear of thelegs projecting beyond the sides thereof,

said end bars being extended beyond. the filler blocks .to engage the panel as a stop, a panel spanning said legs and locatedat the base of the first mentioned panel, aback rest secured to the legs fabovethe cutaway portion and cooperating with the panels to form a rack, rear legs, the front legs being disposed'at an angle to the rear legs, and an- H .gularly' disposed braces connecting the legs andbeing in contact withthe upper edge of 1 i the first mentioned panel.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

JAMES L. MONAIR.

Referenced by
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US4519646 *Nov 24, 1982May 28, 1985Audi Nsu Auto Union AktiengesellschaftRearward facing collapsible vehicle back seat
Classifications
U.S. Classification297/336, 297/167
International ClassificationA47B39/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47B39/00, A47B39/04
European ClassificationA47B39/04