|Publication number||US1929542 A|
|Publication date||Oct 10, 1933|
|Filing date||Jun 3, 1931|
|Priority date||Jun 3, 1931|
|Publication number||US 1929542 A, US 1929542A, US-A-1929542, US1929542 A, US1929542A|
|Inventors||Vandervoort Milford T|
|Original Assignee||American Seating Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (2), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
TYPEWRITER CABINET Filed June 5. 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR derz/aorZ' f0rd 77 V1 L 1933- M. T. VANDERVOORT TYPEWRITER CABINET Filed June 3. 1951 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 0rd anclizyz gi W W A TTORNEY5 Patented Oct. 10, 1933 i UNITED. ATES;
. J PEWRITEEEJABINETP Milford T. Vandervoort, Grand Rapids, Mich,
' assignor Grand Rapids,
Jerseyto American Seating Company,
Mich., a corporation of New Appl cation June 3,1931. Serial No,541,792 I 3 Claims. (eras-63.1)
The present invention relates to typewriter cabinets and the like; and its object is to provide an improved cabinet for typewriters and the like having a cover which may be readily moved to 5- and from open position; and further, to provide such a cabinet having an improved container for papers, etc. and further, to provide such a cabinet having improved means for holding a book of shorthand notes and the like.
These and any other and more specific objects hereinafter appearing are attained by, and the invention finds preferable embodiment in, the structure particularly described in the body of this specification and illustrated by the accom- 15; panying drawings, in which:-
Figure 1 is a transverse sectional view of a table desk structure taken on a vertical plane corresponding to line 11 of Figure 3 but showing the structure in closed position;
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view thereof taken on the same plane and showing the structure in open position; r
Figure 3 is' a front elevational View of the structure in open position;
2 5; Figure 4 is a vertical longitudinal sectional View of parts of the structure taken on line 'i4 of Figure 2;
' Figure 5 is a vertical transversesectional view of parts of the structure taken on line 55 of, '30 j Figure 7;
Figure 6 is a vertical transverse sectional view of parts of the same taken on line 66 of Figure 3, but showing the pivotally mounted front wall in open'position; and I Figure 7 is a rear elevational View of a corner portion of the device.
In these drawings is illustrated a box-like structure adapted to contain a typewriter'or the like and comprising a horizontal bottom or table 4 member 1 on which the typewriter is supported,
provided with the posts 2 having outward extensions or pins 3 carrying anti-friction rollers 4, the box-like structure comprising also a cover therefor designated generally 5. This cover Afijmember has opposite end walls 6 provided with upwardly-rearwardly inclined bearings-who slots 7--in their inner sides, in which the said extensions 3 or rollers 4- bearslidably and turnably, the cover member having also a rear wall 8 pivotally connected at 9 with the end walls and at 10 r with the table member, respectively, the axes of such pivotal connections being parallel and horizontal, and the pivotal connection lll'being with the downwardly extending portions 11 of the *posts. The cover member has also other walls,
viz., the top wall 12 fixed on the upper edges of the end walls, and the front wall 13 pivotally connected at 14 with the end walls as by screws passing through wear plates 28.
It will be seen that when the box-like structure is in its closed position seen in Figure 1, its cover member 5 encloses and conceals the type writer on the table member 1 and other articles inside the structure When the structure is being opened, the front portion of the cover member is lifted, said member first sliding upwardlyrearwardly on the posts extensions 3 in the slot bearings '7, and when such extensions are stopped at the ends 15 of said slots, the cover member is turned on said extensions to thestructures open 791 position shown inFigures 2 and 3, the end walls resilient stops 16 resting on the downwardly ex tending portions 11 of the posts.
In said opening movement of the cover member,'the rear wall 8 is turned on its pivotal connections 9, 10 from the vertical position shown in Figure 1 to the upwardly-forwardly reversed position seen in Figure 2. When the cover member is closed, the resilient stops 18 rest on the table member 1 as shown in Figure 1.
This structure-has inside thereof a container. for papers and the like comprising a preferably flexible sheet 19 carried. in approximately parallel relation with the topwall 12. This sheet is connected, at its forward edge (when the cover member is closed, i. e. its upper edge when the same is opened) with the front wall 13 as by its flexible strap portions 20, this sheet being connected at its opposite edge or bottom of the container at 21 with the top wall 12. V
This container being open at each side, or at its upper end 22, papers maybereadily inserted thereinto or withdrawn therefrom. When said front wall 13 is turned upwardly on its pivots 14 to the position seen in Figure 6, the upper edge of the sheet 19 is moved outwardly from the top walls inner surface thus affording ready access to the containers contents. In this position of the front wall, books and the like may rest on its d ledge 24, and letters, etc. may be inserted into its clip 25. This front wall is releasablyheld closed in the position shown in Figure 1 by its bullet catches 26 seating in the keeper sockets 27 in the end walls 6.
The invention being intended to be pointedout in the claims, is not to be limited to details of construction of the particular embodiment thereof illustrated by the drawings or hereinbefore described.
1. In a structure of the character described: a box comprising a bottom table member provided with posts having outward extensions, and a cover member having end walls provided with upwardly-rearwardly inclined bearings in which said extensions slidably and turnably bear, a top wall fixed to the end walls, and a rear wall pivotally connected with the end walls and with the table member respectively.
2. In a structure of the character described: a box comprising a bottom table member provided with posts having outward extensions, and a cover member having end walls provided with upwardly-rearwardly inclined bearings in which said extensions slidably and turnably bear, other walls including a top wall fixed to the end walls and a front wall pivotally connected with the end walls, and a rear wall pivotally connected with said extensions slidably and turnably bear, other walls including a top wall fixed to the end walls and a front wall pivotally connected with the end walls, and a rearwall pivotally connected with the end walls and with the table member respectively; and a container inside the box comprising a flexible sheet connected at its front and rear edges with said top wall and said front wall respectively.
MILFORD T. VANDERVOORT.
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|U.S. Classification||312/276, 312/233, 312/284, 312/300, 38/1.00A|
|International Classification||A47B21/00, A47B21/04|