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Publication numberUS1894145 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 10, 1933
Filing dateSep 9, 1930
Priority dateSep 9, 1930
Publication numberUS 1894145 A, US 1894145A, US-A-1894145, US1894145 A, US1894145A
InventorsAndler Edward J
Original AssigneeAndler Edward J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Door desk
US 1894145 A
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Jan. 10, 1933. E, J, ANDLER 1,894,145

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DOOR DESK Filed Sept. 9, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet V 2 INVENTOR W BY A856 ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 10, 1933 UNITED STATES EDWARD J. ANDLER, OF MAR-GATE CITY, NEW JERSEY DOOR DESK Application filed September 9, 1930. Serial No. 480,794.

This invention relates to a desk or table, the general object of the invention being to provide a foldable desk or table in adoor or in a panel part of a room or the like so that the table when folded will form a part of the panel or door or other part and will be practically invisible and when in use can be used as a table or desk.

Another object of the invention is to provide pockets in a part of the stile or cross piece of the panel to receive envelopes, paper or the like and to provide a door covered recess in the stile or cross piece to receive pencils, pens, ink or the like.

To the attainment of the foregoing the invention consists in the improvement hereinafter described and definitely claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a fragmentary view of a wall having a door therein and showing the invention applied to the door.

Figure 2 is a section on the line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a section on the line 33 of 2 Figure 4.

Figure 4 is aview of the door with the parts in closed position.

Figure 5 is a section on the line 55 of Figure 4.

Figure 6 is a detail sectional view showing one of the latch means.

Figure 7 is a vertical section taken on the line 77 of Figure 4.

As shown in these views the lower panel 1 of the door A is removable from the door and is hinged at its upper edge to the central cross piece or stile 2 of the door by the hinges 8 so that the member 1 can be raised and lowered and when in lowered position will have the usual appearance of the lower panel of the door. Substantially L-shaped brackets 1 are hinged at their vertical edges to the side walls of the opening which the member 1 covers so that when the member 1 is in lowered position these brackets are swung into the opening as shown in Figures 3, 4 and 5 and when the member 1 is lifted into a horizontal position the brackets are swung outwardly so as to support the member 1 in this position. Thus the member 1 forms a desk or table. A small recess 5 is formed in the outer face of the member 1 adjacent the lower edge thereof to receive a pivoted handle 6 for facilitating the manipulation of the member 1.

A recess 7 is formed in the central part of the stile 2 and forms a receptacle for receiving a pencil and pen holder 9 and the bottle of ink or the like can also be placed in such receptacle. This receptacle is closed by a door Q 10 hinged at its lower end, as shown at 11, and having a spring pressed latch member 12 therein for holding the door in closed position. A similar latch member may be provided for the member 1. The door 10 is 5. also provided with a knob 13. The hinges for both the door members 1 and 10 are hidden from view as shown. Pockets 14 extend downwardly from the upper edge of the stile 2 for receiving envelopes, sheets of paper 79 and the like. Thus it will be seen that I have provided a desk or table in a door or other panel part of a wall so that the desk or table forms a part of the door when in closed position and can be easily moved to 5, operative position when desired, with means in the door for holding pencils, pens, ink and the like and other means for holding envelopes and sheets of paper. While the drawings show the invention applied to a SQ door it will be understood that it can be applied to other panel parts of the room.

Having described the invention, I claim:

The combination of a horizontally swinging door having superposed recesses in one 8 side thereof, panels swingingly connected to the door and forming closures for the recesses and adapted to lie flush with the adjacent surface of said door when the panels are in closed position, the panels being movable 9? upon horizontal axes, brackets pivotally supported in one of the recesses for horizontal swinging movement to support one of the panels when open as a writing desk and movable into the recess on the closing of the panel to be concealed thereby, and a latch carried by the other panel and having a knob serving as a rest for said other panel to hold it in position as a rack when 0th panels are swung to open position, both panels when in open position being solely supported by said brackets.

In testimony whereof I afiix-my signature.


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US2504343 *Nov 12, 1947Apr 18, 1950Mitchell Walter CUtility shelf for filing cabinets
US2602167 *Apr 3, 1950Jul 8, 1952Muleahy David EBath table
US4286831 *Oct 15, 1980Sep 1, 1981Beers Robert EFolding furniture
US20080216369 *Mar 7, 2007Sep 11, 2008Bolls Jack TAuxiliary shelf and display
U.S. Classification108/38, 211/90.1, 108/99
International ClassificationA47B5/04, A47B5/00, A47B96/16, A47B96/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B5/04, A47B96/16
European ClassificationA47B5/04, A47B96/16