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Patented Oct. 18,1938
UNI-TED' STA-TES PATENT OFFICE John n. Bushnell, Grand Rapids, Mich. Application February 15, 1937, serial Nc.1z5,'z5z
'I'his invention relates to typewriter desks having a novel structure for attaining substantially the same results as in ,my'Patent No. 2,066,608 issued January 5, 1937. .Such results are at- 5 tained in a different, better anda more practical manner by use of diirent structure.-
In the present invention, as in my issued patent above identified, the novel construction provided permits the housing of a`typewriter within l one of the pedestals of an ordinary desk without increasing the width of the typewriter housing pedestal, or 'the-,overal1 length of the desk and also substantially eliminates the previous drawer structure which at least has a partial bottom. The present structure dispenses entirely with the bottom and also with the'back and one side of the drawer so that there is no interference with the operator because of the'partial bottom to the drawer structure which carries the type- 20 Writer in my earlier structure.
It is a further. object of the present invention to provide a supporting means for the typewriter when it' is to be used which may be iirst withdrawn from tl'ledesk pedestal and which. at its outer end is supplied-with retractible leg supports so that the support for carrying the weight of ithe typewriter is withdrawn from the desk 30` typewriter .is withdrawn and moved to operative position. 'I'his eliminates the strain which, in my prior structure, must be withstood by the drawer guides. It also eliminates any possibility of the desk being overbalanced toward the f ront. 35 In a complete two pedestal desk such overb'alancing is not a serious danger, but where a typewriter desk alone is vmade of the usual 42" width, one pedestal being eliminated, the prior construction shown in my issued patent does not o have enough desk weight to insure against forward 'tipping of the entire structure when the drawer with the typewriter therein is withdrawn. But with the present invention a typewriter desk of the standard 42" width, having one pedestal in which the typewriter and -its carrying structure is mounted and within which it is housed when not in use, may be very practically produced, providing a typewriter desk which hasa fiat unbroken top which is not'changed or altered in any way whether the typewriter is housed within the desk and out of use3 or is withdrawn therefrom and in use.
' The present invention also has for an object the provision of a movable stationary receptacle en whlnh is connected to and movable withthe immediate typewriter table so as to follow it outwardly after it andthe attached typewriter are moved outwardly toward operative position a pre-r determined distance, and which is pushed back into the drawer pedestal when the typewriter is 5 returned within the pedestal. With this construction there is little unused or waste space. With a two pedestal desk the ordinary standard length of 54" for the desk is ample, and with the typewriter desk wherein there is an eliminal0 tion of one of the pedestals, a fully practical and very useful typewriter desk may be made within the standard 42 length for such desk and which will provide a full-top surface of-the desk at. all times.
The invention is directed to many novel constructions and arrangementsof parts for the attainment of the ends stated, as well as many others not enumerated, but which will appear in and be understood from the following description,n
taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Fig.,1 is a perspective view of a typewriter desk made in accordance with my invention and showing the typewriter in its position o'f use.
Fig'. 2' is a longitudinal horizontal -section through the deskA pedestal in which the typewriter is to be housed, the plane of said section being ashort distance below the top of ythe desk,
` showing the parts housed within the pedestal.
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but with the parts extended outwardly substantially as they are in Fig. l. l
Fig.'4 is a vertical transverse section from front to rear throughthe same pedestal showing the parts partially extended outwardly.
' Fig. 5 is a vertical section substantially on the plane of line 5 5 of Fig. 3, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows, and with 'the typewriter supporting shelf in raised position. 40
1 sections substantially on the planes of lines 8-8 and 9 9 of Fig. 3, in Fig. 9 the typewriter sup- 50 porting table being turned to horizontal position.
Like reference characters refer,y to likellts in the different figures of the drawings.
The desk shown in Fig. 1 has a pedestal I at one end of the desk and a top 2 which extends 55 over said pedestal, the other pedestal to ywhich my invention is applied and the space or well between the pedestals.
The pedestal of the desk to which my invention is applied has vertical corner posts 3, an inner side 4, an outer side and a vertical back, as is usual, there being a horizontal bottom frame,
having front and rear side bars 8 as shown located a distance above the lower ends of the posts 3, this being conventional desk pedestal structure in which, at the open front thereof drawers! are normally inserted, mounted upon any conventional drawer guides for ease of operation in withdrawing or retracting the drawers.
In my invention, at the uppermost part of said open front and underneath the top, a horizontal cross. bar 1 (Fig. 4) is mounted between the front posts 3. The open front of this pedestal is closed by a vertically positioned front member 8, the outer side of which may simulate a series of drawer fronts one over the other as shown. 'I'he member 8 is connected near one vertical edge to a vertical side member 9 which is adapted, when within the pedestal, to lie parallel to and adjacent .the outer side 5 of the pedestal. It is guided at its upper edge in a horizontal guide IIJ and at its lower edge rides upon a side member 8 of the bottom frame previously described and held by a guide bar' II (Fig. 6). 'I'he Vertical side member 9 with the attached front member 8 may thus be moved outwardly to the position shown in Fig. 1 or inwardly to the position shown in Fig. 2, in which latter case the upper edge portions of Athe front 8 come underneath the lower edge of the bar 1, the same as the upper drawer in the pedestall comes underneath a similar bar in such other pedestal.
The vertical side member 9 of the structure so far described, at its outer side lies closely adjacent the inner side of the adjacent corner posts 3 at the outer side of the pedestal. Such outer side 5 of the' pedestal at its inside and immediately back of the front posts 3 has a block I2. permanently secured and adjacent the rear of the side member 9 is a second block I3, the outlines of which are shown best in dotted lines in Fig. 4, said blocks I2 and I3 having complementary inclined lower and upper sides respectively.A 'Ihe block I3, coming underneath the block I2 at the outermost position of said side member 9, causes the outer end of the side 9 and of the front member 8 attached thereto to be elevated or tilted upward ashort distance and in effect wedged in such position. It will be notedthat the side member 9 is tapered slightly at 58 to permit this action. It will also be-noted (referring to Fig. 6) that there is a lateral complementary inclination of the lower and upper' edges of the blocks I2 and I 3 such lthat the side member 8 is moved into a snug engagement with the adjacent front post 3 when it is withdrawn to its outermost position. The outer side of the member 9 is preferably provided with felts indicated in Fig. 6 which press against the inner sides of the adiacent post 3 when at such outermost position.
The front 8, at its rear side and adjacent its free edge, carries a wood block I 4 which .may be of the form shown having a horizontal upper end on which a support Il for the movable type` writer-carrying table or shelf is pivotally mounted. The support I5 is in the form of a U-shaped sheet metal channel having its flanges extending downwardly and coming one on each side of the, block I4 whereby 'such support normally occupies a'horizontal position asshown in Figs. 3 and 4 .cured to the guide I0 (Fig. 6). `,or rod 30 telescopes into the tube 28 and at its but may be turned upwardly away from such position. Near the upper end of the front 8 and near its upper side is a pencil rack I6 and at the corner where the front 8 and the side vil are joined together is a vertical reinforcing bar or post I1 which adds strength to the structure.
At the lower part of the front 8 and a distance above the lower edge thereof a horizontal cross bar I8 is permanently secured. A second horizontal bar I9, having legs one at each end vthereof projecting at right angles, is hinged by By turning the legs 20 in a clockwise direction the spring will pass across the pivotal axis of the hinges 2I .and will then tend to hold the legs in vertical position, as in Fig. 1,`thereby providing a solid support for the lower end of and extending downwardly from the front 8 and resting on the fioor. The slight elevation of the front 8 when it, with the connected side 9, is Withdrawn to its outermost position, due to the engagement of the blocks I2 and I3, insures that the legs 20 will turn fully to their vertical position and not be tilted slightly forward of such vertical position at their lower ends, as might be the case if the front was not thus lifted.
At the inner side of the member 9 a horizontal narrow track 24 is permanently secured and above such track a length of iiat sheet metal bar 25 is permanently secured and spaced from the l side member 9 by an intervening bar 26 (Fig. 8) of less width than the bar 25, the lower edge portions of the bar 25 extending below the lower edge of the bar 26. In the upper edge of the member 9 and at the inner side two spaced apart recesses 21 are mortised as shown. The functions vof the track 24, the bar 25 and the recesses 21 will hereinafter appear.` Y
A horizontally positioned tube 28 is mounted at its rear end on the ,back of the pedestal and at its front end is carried by a bracket 29 sefront end is secured to the post I1. whereby on outward movement of the front 8 the tube 30 is drawn outwardly from the tube 28 in-which it is receivedand into which it telescopes on the inward movement of said front.
A supporting table 3l, n which the typewriter, indicated in dotted lines in Fig. l, is to be secured, has rollers 32 connected thereto and projecting from a side thereof.- said rollers being adapted to ride upon the tube 28 when the ped- A second tube' the table occupies asubstantially vertical position as shown in Figs. 2 and 3; and when moved to outermost position as in Fig. 3,.the table and typewriter maybel swung up to the horizontal position as in Fig. 1,' whereupon the rollers"32 enter the recesses at 21, the table comesimderneath the pivotal support .I5 lifting it until the table has passed by the end of such-support, whereupon the table is lowered torest -on the support and be held in horizontal position with the typewriter ready for use. \A block 33 is connected to the lower side of the table 3| and in a position such that when said table vis lifted to horizontal po'sition the block wedges between the side 9 and the tube 30 (Fig. 9) and holds the table against amless movement. A clip 34 is also ing the table with the typewriter secured there.
on outwardly from the position such as shown in Fig. 4to/'the outermost positin'in which it is to be turned upwardly and held as shownin Fig. 1. It is, of course, to be understood that'the table 3| with the typewriter secured thereto does not move outwardly with the front 8 and side member 9, these havi'ng''rs't been withdrawn and the supporting legs-26 turnedto supporting position, after which tablef3| is moved 'to outermost position. 1V l Aroller 36, .connected to the underside of the table 3|, A traverses the' tr'ack 24 as the table is moved outwardly. A Z-shaped clip 31 'is also secured t'the' underside of the table and has its ...free end-flange. in a position such that it moves between'th'e free. edge of the bar 25 and the adjacent side member 9. Until this clip has passed by the'front end of the bar 25 the table cannot be lifted to horizontal position, thereby preventing' attempted elevation of the tableuntil it has reached a predetermined outer location, and at which location, when it is lifted to horizontal, -the rollers 32 will be received in the recesses 21.
A bar 38 is mounted for sliding movement in clips 39 theref.or at the underside ofthe table 36 and -has inclined ends as Yshown Ain Fig. '1;
When the table is lifted to horizontal and brought down upon the pivoted support I5 the inner side of said supportrides upon Ythe outer inclined end of the bar 38 moving the bar longitudinally and .rod 45 is `a shoulder 41..v
pressing its opposite inclined end againstthe rod or tube 30 thereby'pinching said rod between the bar 38 and the other roller 32. This structure operates automatically and, together with the wedge block at 33, securely holds the table against aimless' movement, vibration or :wher undesired movements which might take place when the typewriter is being use'd, if such holding mechanism were not used.
.A receptacle 40, having top and bottom, sides and back, but open at its front, is divided by means of partitions into several.compartments and is mounted for movement at one side' near its upper en'd by` means of rollers 4| on the tube 28. At its other side and nearits lower end rollers 42 carry 'the receptacle upon .one of the sldemembers 6 of the lower pedestal frame. A iiat metal bar43 extends along the` side of the receptacle 4l so as to serve as a support on which to mount the rollers 4| and -at its front end is turned inwardly making an ear 44, which has an opening therethrough. A rod .45 headed at its rear end passes through the opening in the ear 44, and at its front end has a loose universal connection to an eye 46 which is secured to the rear edge'of the Vtable 3|. In -the length of' the After having moved out the front 8 and the connected side member 9, and moving the supporting legs-20 to operative position, the part 35.
the .attached typewriter. When the rod 45 has progressed outwardly far enough that tne head at its rear end engages with the ear 44.the receptacle 46 is pulled outwardly. At its foremostA position, it has its open front substantially flush withthe front side of the pedestal (Fig. 1). Envelopes,'paper and the like are thereupon freely accessible for removal to be used in the typewriter. The receptacle 40 has a stop block 48 at its side (Figs. 2 and 3) which comes 'against a front post 3 (Fig. 3) when the forward movement of the table 3| has reached its desired limit. A- vertical sheet metal plate 49 is connected to the outer side member .6 of the lower pedestal frame andA has its upper free end portion turned so as to lie in a planeinclined to the horizontal plane of the side 9 andthe table 3|. The yparts having been pulled out and placed in the position shown in-Fig`. 1, and the typewriter having been used, a housing of the same within the pedestal is accomplished by lifting the outer free edge portionof the table until the support I5 may be turned upwardly, the table 3| with theattached typewriter 32 lowered to vertical position, and then by grasping the front metal plate handle 35 and pushing rearwardly, the table is moved along the rod or tube 30, receptacle 40 remaining stationary until the shoulder at 41 strikes the ear 44, whereupon said receptacle 40 and the table 3| are moved together inwardly into the pedestal.
During this movement the roller 36 rides upon the track '24' until the rar vertical edge of the table 3| comes to the inclined camiace of the member 49, whereupon the lower part of the table' is swung inwardly tothe position indicated in of movement of the parts, consisting of the .front 'dotted lines in Fig. 6. This action occurs before the time that the front 8 is moved inwardly. to a 9 with the attached legs 2 0 and the side member 9, to outr position and the turning of the legs downwardly to supporting position prior to any eiect of the weight of. the typewriter being transmitted to this supporting structure, which is initially withdrawn from the pedestal and moved outwardly and adjusted to supporting position, after which the typewriter table with the typewriter carried thereon a'nd the other`parts connected therewith are moved outwardly. It is, o f course, to be understood that in housing the typewriter within the pedestal and thenclosirig the same, after the typewriter and the receptacle 46 have been moved into the pedestal, the operating legs 20 are turned to the horizontal position of Fig. 4 prior, to moving the front 6, with the connectedvertical side member 9, to pedestal closing 'Y position.
It will be evident from the foregoing description that the construction of typewriter desk described very fully achieves the many objects and purposes described, provides i'nHa-two pedestal desk an lover-all length not' greater than the standard length oi omce desks now in use, which `is usually 5 and in a single pedestal typewriter desk provides a completely unbroken top which is usable either when the typewriter is out or is enclosed Within the pedestal; and that the space underneath the typewriter in front of the stationery receptacle 40 and back of the back 8 is wholly unoccupied and unobstructed so as not-to interfere with the operator of the typewriter in any respect. The support afforded by the legs 20 insures against any forward tipping tendency of even the small size typewriter desk.
It is to be understood that many variations in specic detail may be resorted to without departing from the invention. While the retractible supporting legs 20 are shown as hinged so as to be moved from an operative to aninoperative position and vice versa, the invention contemplates modications wherein such legs could be moved bodily upwardly or downwardly to attain the same result far as upport for the lower end ofthe'front/qis conc rned, this being a mere variation in mecha `al detail. Other details of construciion may be widely varied. Therefore, the invention is to be considered comprehensive of all forms of structure coming Within the scope of theclams appended hereto, which claims dene the invention.
I claimt l. In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open at iis iront side, a vertical side member slidably mounted in said pedestal adjacent the outer side thereof, a front member permanently secured to the iront end of said side member, a movable support mounted on said front member and adapted to be moved downwardly to engage with the oor or retracted upwardly, a table, an extensible track connected at its front end to said `front member and its rear end connected to the pedestal, means for mounting said table on the track whereby the table is movable forwardly and rearwardly thereon and is swingable to a horizontal position, said table being adapted to have a typewriter carried thereon, and means ,for releasably supporting the table in horizontal position.
2. 'In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open at its front side, a vertical side member slidably mounted adjacent the outer side of the pedestal and adapted to be extended forwardly, a vertically positioned front member permanently secured at the front end of said side member and extending at right angles thereto adapted to close the pedestal when the side member is retracted therein, means for supporting said front member upon the floor below when itis extended, an extensible tracky having its front end secured to said front member and the rear end secured to the pedestal located in substantially parallel relation to said side member, a table, rollers carried at one side of said table and mounted on said track whereby the table may be moved outwardly over said track and turned into horizontal position with one edge portion thereof. lying over the upper edge of said side member, said side member in its upper edge having to receive said rollers, and means carried at the rear side of said front member for releasably supporting the table in horizontal nositiom as sneciied.
3. Aconstructioncontaining the elements in combination dened in claim 2, combined with intel-engaging means on said vertical side member and table whereby said table is held against movement .toward horizontal position until it has reached a predetermined outer position with reference to said vertical side member, thereby insuring that the said rollersy will be positioned to enter said recesses in the vertical side member,
the entrance of said rollers into said recesses locking the table against rearward movement on the track while the table is in horizontal position.
4. In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open at i at right angles thereto and adapted to close the front of the pedestal, legs hingedly connected at their upper ends to .said front member atthe rear side thereof and adapted to be turned to an up'- x per horizontal position or downwardlyn to a vertical position, spring means acting on said legs tending to hold the same in either position to which moved, stops to limit the swinging movement of said legs to said horizontal and vertical positions, a horizontal tubular track member secured at its rear end to the pedestal and located in parallel relation to the outer side of the ped`- estal, a rod telescoping into the front end of said tubular track member and connected at its front end to said Vertical front member, a table adapted to occupy a vertical position within the pedestal, rollers mounted on the outer side oi said table and near the upper edge thereof riding on said tubular track member when the table is moved into the pedestal and upon said telescoping rod when moved outwardly, said table being swingable to a horizontal position when moved outwardly on 'said rod, means for releasably supporting the typewriter in horizontal position, said vertical side member having roller receiving recesses in its upper edge into which said rollers are received when the table is swung upwardly.
5. In a typewritedesk, a desk pedestal having an open front, a vertical front member for closing said open front, a vertical side member permanently secured to the rear side and outer edge portions of said front member, means for slidably mounting said side member for movement into and out of the pedestal, an extensible track connecting the back of the pedestal and the vertical front member, a typewriter carrying table mounted for bodily movement on said track into and out of the pedestal and for swinging movement upwardly to a horizontal position, means carried by said front member at its rear side for supporting -the table in horizontal position, and movable supporting legs mounted on said front for engaging thedoor to support the same and the weightof said table and typewriter, said movable legs being retractable to an upper position prior to moving said front into pedestal closing position.-
6. In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open 'at its front side, a vertical side member slidably mounted in said pedestal adjacent a side thereof, a vertical front member permanently secured to the outer end of said side member and extending at right angles thereto, movable supporting means connected with the front member adapted to be moved to engage the iioor after the side member and front have been moved to outer-position, in-
means on the pedestal andl said side member tending to slightly elevate said front 'member during the movement' of the same to its outermost position, a typewriter table adapted to occupy a vertical position within the pedestal,
means for mounting the same for outward bodily movement and for an upward swinging'movement to' horizontal position after saidv vertical side and front have been moved outwardly, means preventing said upward swinging movement until the table has reached a predetermined outer position, and means carried by said front member for releasably supporting the table in horizontal position.
7. In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open at its front side, a vertical side member slidably mount d in said pedestal adjacent one side thereof,- a ont member permanently secured to the outer end of said side member and extending at right angles thereto, movable means adapted to be moved into position to engage the floor and support the front member after the same has been moved to its outmost position, a typewriter carrying table adapted to be locatedvertically when housed within the pedestal, means for mounting the same for outward movements to a position outside of the pedestal after the said vertical front and side member have e n move to outermost position, said mountin the table also permitting an upward swingin ovement of the table to horizontal position after it is outside the pedestal, interengaging means on the table and vertical side member preventing movement. of the table to horizontal position until it has reached a predetermined position with reference to said front member, and means carried by the front a telescoping tubular extensible track connected is moved forward in the pedestal when the table at its front end to said front member and at its rear end to the pedestal, rollers carried .by the table traversing said track, areceptacle within said pedestal open at its front side, means for mounting said receptacleat one sideand near its upper end on said track and at its opposite side on said pedestal, and connections between the table and receptacle whereby the receptacle is moved outwardly thereirom.
10. In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open at its front side, a verticall side member slidably mounted in said pedestal adjacent a side thereof, a front member secured to the outer end of said side member and located at rlghteangles thereto, manually movable means connected to said front and adapted to be moved downwardly to engage the iioor lwhen saidfront has been moved to outer position, an extensible track connecting said front member and the pedestal substantially paralleling and located adjacent the upper edge of said side member, a typewriter i carrying table, rollers thereon at one side riding on said track whereby the table iin .vertical position may be received within .the pedestal, said rollers permitting swinging upward movement of 4the table to a. horizontal position when moved outside `of the pedestal, means for holding the table from movement to horizontal position until it has reached a predetermined outer position with reference to said front member, means for releasably-supDOrting the table in horizontal position, a receptacle having an open front adapted to be positioned in the rearmost part-,of the pedestal when the same is closed by the frontinember,'means for mounting said receptacle for for-4 ward and rearward movements on the pedestal and on said track, a rod swivelly secured at its front end to the rear edge portion of the table, said rod having a head at its rear end, and an ear having an opening therethrough connected with said receptacle through which said rod slidably passes, whereby on forward movement of the table the rod slides -through said ear for a distance and thereafter continued forward movement of the table moves the said receptacle for-- ward therewith.
l1. Inv a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open' Iat its Vfront side, a vertical side member slidably mounted in said pedestal adjacent and parallel-' ling one side thereof, a vertical front member to adapted to close the front of the pedestal when at inner position, a horizontal telescoping track connecting said vertical front member andthe rear part of the pedestal, said track being located 1 substantially parallel to and adjacent the upper edge of the vertical side member, a typewriter carrying table adapted to occupy a vertical posi tion' Within the pedestal, rollers at the outer side of said vertically positioned table mounted-on said telescoping track,4 a horizontal bar at the 'inner side of said vertical side member located adjacent the lower end of said table, a roller carried by said table to ride on the side of said bar, Ia cam member mounted within the pedestal in position to engage with the outer side and the 'rear part of the vertically positioned table whenv it is moved to innermost position within the pedestal, to move said last mentioned roller away from said bar, as specified.
12. In -a typewriter desk,'a'desk pedestal havving an open front, a vertical front member for closing said open front, a vertical side member permanently secured at the rear side and adjacent a vertical edge portion of said front member, means for slidably mounting said side member for movement into and out of the pedestal, an extensible track connecting the back of the pedestal and the vertical frontmember, a typesaid table supporting means and movable-thereby into engagement with said track'to bind said track between it and one of said rollers ,and thereby stabilize the table lwith reference to said track, as speciiied. Y
13. In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal having an-open front, a verticalfront member forclosing said open front of vthe pedestal, a vertical side member permanently secured to the rear side and at a vertical edge portion of said front member, means for slidably` mounting vsaid sidev member to move into and out ofthe pedestal, an extensible horizontal track connecting the back o'f the pedestal and front member, a typewriter carrying table mounted for bodily movement on said track into and out of the pedestal and for swinging movement upwardly to 'a horizontal 'Il position, and means carried by said front member for supporting the table in horizontal position.
14. A construction containing the elements in combination dened in claim 13, said table having o rollers thereon to traverse said track, a bar with inclined ends slidably mounted at the same side of the table as said rollers, with the track between one end of the bar and one of saidrollers, the opposite end oi said bar being positioned so as to engage the table supporting means when the ,table is held thereby in horizontal position to move the bar longitudinally and bring the end thereof `adjacent said track into engagement with said track thereby locking the table against limited movements toward and away from said track.
15. l'n a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal having an open front, a vertical front member for closing said open front of the pedestal, a vertical side member permanently secured to v`the rear side and at a vertical edge portion of said front member, means for slidably mounting said side member for movement into and out of the pedestal, an extensible horizontal track connecting the back of the pedestal and the front member, a typewriter carrying table mounted on said track by means of rollers whereby said table may be' moved into and out of the pedestal and may be swung upwardly to a'horizontal position when in a position outside of the pedestal, means carried by said front memberfor supporting the table in horizontal position, and means for-automatically stabilizing the table and rollers with reference to said track when the table is carried to horizontal position and engages with said table supporting means.
16. In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open at its front slide, a side member' slidably mounted withinthe opening of said pedestal, a front member secured, to said side member, a table mounted on said side' member and slidable with respect thereto whereby said table is movable into and out of said pedestal and is swingable to a horizontal positionand means for releasably supporting the table in a horizontal position..
17. A construction containing the elements in combination defined in claim 16,` and means to prevent the upward swinging movement of 'said table until said table has reached a predetermined outward position.
18. The elements as defined in claim 16 and means for automatically stabilizing the table and rollers with reference to said side memberA when Athe table is carried to horizontal position and engages .the said tatie supporting means.
19. The elements in combination as dened in claim 16 and means for preventing rearward movement ofl the table when in horizontal position.
20. The elements' in combination as deilned in claim 16 provided with interengagingsmeans between the pedestal and said side member tendthe movement of the same to its outermost position. i
within said pedestal open at -itsiront side, means and rearward movement and connections between the table and receptacle whereby the receptacle is moved forward in the pedestal when the table is moved outwardly therefrom.
22. In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open at its front side, a vertical side member slidably mounted in said pedestal adjacent the side thereof, a front member permanently secured to the outer end of said side member and extending at right angles thereto, a typewriter table adapted to be located vertically and housed within the pedestal, means whereby vthe same is mounted for outward movement to a position outside the pedestal after the said vertical front and side members have been moved to outermost position, said mounting means for the table also permitting an upward turning movement of the table to horizontal position after it is outside the pedestal, and means carried by the front member for supporting the table in horizontal position.
23. A desk pedestal open at its front side, a side member slidably mounted in said pedestal, an extensible track connected at its front end to the front edge of said side member and at its rear end connected to the pedestal, a table, means whereby said table is mounted on the track whereby the table is movable forwardly and rearwardly thereon and is swingable to a horizontal position, and means for releasably-supportng the table in horizontal position.
24. In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open movable within and out of said pedestal and is swingable to a horizontal position, means'for releasably supporting the table in horizontal position, said table when in outer vertical position resting against the vertical side member, and means for moving said table from its resting position on the vertical side member when the table' is moved within the pedestal.
25.| In a typewriter desk, a desk pedestal open at its front side, a side member slidably mounted within said desk pedestal. to move within and without of the pedestal, a front member permanently secured to the front end of said side memat its front side, a side member slidably mounted ber, an extensible track having `its front end secured to said frontmemberand the rear end vsecured to the pedestal and being located in substantially parallel relation to said side members, a table, rollers carried at one side of said table and mounted on saidtrack whereby the table may be moved within or out 'of said 'pedestal and turned into horizontal position with one ledge portion thereof lying over the upper edge of said side members, said side member at its upper edge ing to slightly elevate said front member during having recesses to receive said rollers, and means carried at the rear side of said front member for releasably supporting the table in horizontal position. L l
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