US 1903026 A
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March 28, 1933. L. J. BUCKLEY COMBINATION TABLE Original Filed April 29, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet .l
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' COMBINATION TABLE Continuation of application Serial'No. 533,742, filed April 29, 1931.
"-1932. Serial ing hinged top, front and sides capable of 210 being opened out of the way so as to furnish an appearance of a table top orsurface surrounding the machine.
A further object of the invention'is the provision of an all wood hinge for the sides and front of the table which eliminates the use of metal hardware in its construction and thus improves the appearance and construction of the table while at the same time substantially reducing its cost of manufacture. The wooden hinge employed embodies a groove formed in the edge of a rail extend ing along each side of the table and a rol1er tongue formed on the edge of the side'or front and fitted into said groove, with the latter embracing the roller tongue a distance 7 of substantially more than 180 so as to se curely hold it against removal. Provision is made for limiting the swinging movement of the sides or front and .to support these parts when; moved to ahorizontal position.
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Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the invention with the parts open a a Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view through the back portion of the table;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a front corner of the table; 1
Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view through the front rail and hinge structure;
Fig. 5 is a detached perspective view of a portion of the table front and roller tongue; and
Fig. 6 is a detached perspective view partly in section of one ofthe rails for the hinges.
The table is provided with a pair of back legs 1 and a companion pair of front legs 2 as supports therefor. As shown in Fig. 1 the back legs 1 extend to points substantially higher than the front legs 2 and have the illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2.
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table back 3 rigidly mounted between the upper-ends of the back-legs 1. Mounted on dowel pins 4, carried by the upper ends of the backlegs l is a support 5 extending along the upper edge of the table back 3. The table top 6 is rigidly secured to and supported by the support 5. The table top 6 is thus supported upon the dowel pins 4 on which it may swing to vertical or horizontal positions as The upper edges of the legs 1 at the back thereof are rounded as at 7 tofacilitate this.
Attached to the front of the back legs 1 at the upper ends thereof is a strip 8 which is thus spaced forwardly from the table back 3 forming a compartment 9 'therebetween for the reception of paper or other writing materials. V 4 Extending along the sides and front of the table between each back leg 1 and its companion front-leg 2 and between the two front legs 2 are rails 10 supported by said legs and provided with shoulders 11 in the upper in ner edges thereof for receiving and support mg astationary shelf 12 and which is also supported at its back edge by the table back 3. Extending downwardly. from the lower edges of the rails 10 are ornamental strips 13 which extend between the legs and are se- 30 cured thereto.
Each of the rails 10 is provided with a oylindrical groove 14 in the upper outer edge thereof to receive a roller tongue '15 which is of complementary shape and fits in said groove to turn therein. The tongue 15 isv formed on the inner edge of'each of the front 16 and sides 17 to hingedly connect the same with the rails 10. The tongue 15 is integrally joined to the front and sides and like said parts is also constructed of wood asis also the'rails 10am other parts of the table. On opposite sides of the tongue '15 are formed opposing frooves 18 leaving a neck 19 therebetween which joins the tongue 15 with the 7 front 16 or side 17 At the opposite edges of the groove 14 wedge shaped portions 20 are formed one of which enters one of the opposing grooves 18 when the front or side is moved to an'extremehorizontal or vertical 1% swinging movement'of the front and sides and each of the latter has a notch 22 in each lower corner thereof the upper surface ofwhich is slightly rounded'as at 23 so as to allow the front and. sides to pass over the hinged to the back wall" and arranged for K rounded edges of the front legs.
The side l? and front 16, shown in-Fig. l as being lowered to horizontal positions in the same horizontal plane as theshelf 12, are adapted to be turned to vertical positions as shown in Fig. 3. The opposite sides 17 are designed to be first folded up into vertical positions after which'the front 16 may be moved upward and will be disposed in abutting relation against the ends of the sides '17. Openings 24 are formed in the inner face of the front16 at opposite ends thereof to receive dowel pins '25 extending forwardly from the edges of the sides 17 so as to lock these parts together in their upright positions. An opening 26 is also provided in the upper or inner face of the front 16 to receive a corresponding dowel pin 27 carried by the top 6 when the latter is turned downward to a horizontal position over the sides and frontto close the latter.
This application is a continuation of my application Serial No. 583,742 filed April 29, 1931 for stands and inclosed table cabinets for typewriting machines.
' 1. In a cabinet, the combination of a shelf, a back, and front walls, and sides, a top hinged to the back wall and arranged for.
closing the walls and sides and for raising to an elevated position, and a. hinge for the lower edge of the front wall arranged to lower said wall to an approximately horizon tal position. p r
2. In a cabinet, the combination of'a shelf, a back, and front walls, and-sides, a top closing the walls and sides and for raising to an elevated position, a'hinge for the lower edge of the front wall arranged to lowersaid wall to an approximately horizontal position, and hinges for the lower edges of the sides arranged to swing said sides to approximately horizontal positions. A
p 3. In a cabinet, the combination of a shelf, a back, and front walls, and'sides, a top hinged to the back wall. and arranged. for closing the walls and sides and for raising V to an elevated position, a hinge for the lower edge of the front wall arranged to lower said wall to an approximately horizontal posilegs,'the body. having a top mounted on a support extending between the rear legs and pivoted thereon, a shelf portion mounted between the legs below the pivoted top, end pieces pivotally mounted and adapted to open horizontally in alignment with the shelf surface, and a front piece pivotally mounted and adapted to open outwardly and rest in alignment with the shelf surface.
5. In a cabinet for typewriters, a body portion supported upon front and rear legs, a
top mounted on across support, and pivotally positioned between the rear legs, a shelf mounted between the legs and spaced below the pivoted top, end pieces pivotally supported between'the rear legs and front legs and adapted to open outward and rest in horizontal alignment with the shelf surface, a front piece mounted between the front legs and having a curved recess in the edge thereof in alignment with the bottom of the shelf, the lower edge of the front piece having an inner rounded edge resting'in the curved upper edge of the front piece, and pivoted to the edge of the shelf and adapted to turn, outward and downward and supported by contact with the front piece when in alignment with the surface of the bottom shelf. 7
6. In a cabinet for typewriters, a body supported by vertical legs, the body comprising 7 In a. cabinet for typewriters, a shelf supported by legs, pivotally mounted side and front pieces, said front pieces having a recess in the edge thereof, a vertical back piece in alignment with the back of the shelf,
a hinged pivotally mounted top, and a lug mounted on the top adapted to enter the recess in the edge of the pivotal front piece.
8. In a cabinet for typewriters, a shelf supported between front and rear vertical legs,
a back piece between the rear legs above the' shelf, a top connected with a horizontal support pivotally mounted between theback legs,
opposite side pieces pivotally mounted on the shelf, the forward edge of the shelf having contactwith a vertical front piece, and
a pivotally hinged top, a shelf within the having a curved edge channel horizontally therethrough, and a pivotal front piece having a rounded edge resting in said channel, and adapted to be turned therein outward to horizontal alignment with the shelf surface.
9. In a cabinet, the combination of a shelf portion and a panel to be hingedly connected therewith, said panel having a semi-rounded portion greater than 180 at an edge thereof of approximately the same diameter as the thickness of the panel, and means for embracing said portion and holding the panel for turning movement therein.
10. In a. cabinet, the combination of a shelf portion and a panel to be hingedly connected therewith, said panel having a semirounded portion greater than 180 at an edge thereof of approximately the same diameteras the thickness of the panel, and means for embracing said portion and holding the panel for turning movement therein, said embracing means having provision for engaging a side of the panel upon movement thereof to a horizontal or vertical position and limit said movement of the panel.
11. In a cabinet, the combination of a shelf portion, and a wooden panel to be hingely connected at an edge thereof, said panel having a wooden semi-rounded portion extending along an edge thereof, approximately throughout the length of said panel, said semi-rounded portion being of approximate. ly the same diameter as the thickness of the panel and a seat at the edge of the shelf portion receiving and embracing the semi rounded portion of the panel throughout more than 180.
12. In a cabinet, the combination of a shelf portion, and a wooden panel to be hingedly connected at an edge thereof, said panel hav-- ing a wooden semi-rounded portion extending along an edge thereof, approximately throughout the length of said panel, and a seat at the edge of the shelf portion receiving and embracing the semi-rounded portion of the panel throughout more than 180, the opposite edges of said seat being disposed for engaging the opposite sides of the panel upon movement thereof to horizontal and vertical positions and limit said movement of the panel.
13. In a cabinet, the combination with parts to be hingedly connected together, one of said parts having a groove therein, and the other part having a rounded edge disposed in said groove and a neck of less thickness than said last-mentioned part and rounded edge and joining the same together, the edges of the groove embracing the rounded edge throughout a distance substantially greater than 180, and at least one of bers having a wooden cylindrical groove sition to engage the sides of the neck for limiting relative movement of the members.
15. In a cabinet structure, supporting legs, a supporting portion connected therewith, and a hinged side having the inner edge thereof arranged and hinged between adjacent legs, said side having notches in oppo site ends thereof to receive the legs, the corners of the legs being rounded, and the upper edges of the notches being rounded to cooperate with said rounded corners in turning of the side.
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said edges entering a recess formed by said neck.
14. In a cabinet structure, a supporting member, a hinged member, one of said mem-