US 2023761 A
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. 10, 1935. w. w, DRUMMEY 2,923,761
DESK AND CHAIR UNIT Filed Nov. 12, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 I nventor MW/am W. flm/m/ricj Dec. KG, %935. w w DRUMMEY 2,023,761
DESK AND CHAIR UNIT Filed Nov. 12, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor VV/W/ 27/77 W Drum/r757 Patented Dec. 10, 1935 UNHTED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
The present invention relates to a desk and chair unit particularly designed for use in a school room and the prime object of the invention resides in the provision of a unit of this nature 5 which will set securely on the floor without the necessity of fastening it to the floor in any way.
Another important object of the invention resides in the provision of a unit of this type which can be readily moved from one location to another and the flooring will not be disturbed in any way.
A further important object of the invention resides in the provision of a unit of this type wherein the height of the desk may be readily adjusted as may also the seat and further the seat may be adjusted toward or away from the desk as desired.
A still further very important object of the invention resides in the provision of a desk and chair unit of this nature which may be manufactured at low cost, comparatively simple in construction, easy to manipulate, comfortable in use, and otherwise well adapted for the purpose to which it is designed.
With the above and numerous other objects in view as will appear as the description proceeds,
the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a unit embodying the features of my invention.
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is a front elevational view thereof.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawings in detail it will be seen that the letter B denotes generally a cruciform base which is preferably in the form of a casting of suitable metal and includes the longitudinal member 5 and the two lateral arms 5. Hollow standards 'l'l rise from the end portions of the arms 6. The bottoms of these hollow standards are provided with flanges 88 which may be bolted or otherwise secured as at 9 to the arms. Y-shaped legs LL each include an elongated shank l0 and a pair of upwardly diverging arms l lll having flanges E2 on their terminals fixed under a desk panel l4. One of the arms or branches I I is shorter than the other so that this terminal will incline downwardly toward the seat which will be hereinafter described. The shanks l0 telescope into hollow standards I and may be held in different adjusted positions by set screws I5 whereby the height of the desk may be readily adjusted.
A hollow standard [6 rises from the end portion of the longitudinal member 5 of the base.
B and is provided with a flange II at the bottom end thereof which is bolted'to the base, the end portion of the member 5 being provided with a longitudinally extending slot l9 to accommodate a pair of T bolts l8 and permitting the chair standard It to be adjusted toward and away from the desk. The bottom is further held in this position by means of the oppositely disposed set screws I9. Numeral 28 denotes a seat from which depends a shank 2| which telescopes into the standard l6 and is held in different adjusted positions by set screws 22 so that the height of the seat may be adjusted. Numeral 23 denotes a back bracket rising from the rear of the seat and having a slot 24 in the upper end thereof.
The present embodiment of the invention has been described in considerable detail merely for the purposes of exemplification since in actual practice it attains the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the statement of the invention and the above description.
It will be apparent that changes in the details of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed or sacrificing any of its advantages.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is:
A desk and chair unit of the class described comprising a cruciform base including a longitudinal member and a pair of oppositely disposed laterally extending arms, a hollow standard secured to each arm adjacent the ends thereof, forked legs adjustably slidable in each standard and having desk. panel supporting arms of unt equal length, an inclined desk panel secured to said arms, the longitudinal member of said base being provided with a longitudinally extending slot extending from the free end of the longer portion of the member inwardly toward the laterit ally extending arms for a portion of the length of the member, a seat standard having a flange on the bottom thereof, a pair of bolts in alignment extending in said slot for adjustably securing the seat standard on the base, a seat support telescopically secured in the said seat standard and a seat secured to said seat support.
WILLIAM W. DRUMMEY. 7