|Publication number||US2191290 A|
|Publication date||Feb 20, 1940|
|Filing date||Mar 7, 1938|
|Priority date||Mar 7, 1938|
|Publication number||US 2191290 A, US 2191290A, US-A-2191290, US2191290 A, US2191290A|
|Inventors||Richardson Bayard E, Willey Richard W|
|Original Assignee||Richardson Bayard E, Willey Richard W|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (9), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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Patented Feb. 20, 1940 PATENT, OFFICE DESK CONSTRUCTION Bayard E.
Richardson and Richard W.-Willey, 1 .GrandRapids, Mich.
Application March '1, 1933, ser arno. 194,325
I n 14 Claims. This invention relates to desks and is primarily concerned with the production of a very simply constructed, economically made; yet exceptionally strong desk structure and one which presents a very pleasing appearance.
An understanding of the invention and the structure embodying the samemay be hadfrom the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figs. 1 and'2 are perspective views from the front and from the back of the-desk, respectively. Fig. 3'is a perspective view illustrating the desk I pedestals and the manner in which, they areconnected and assembled.
Fig. 4 is a longitudinal vertical sectionon a plane back of the front edge of the desk.
Fig. 5 is a transverse vertical section through the desk on a plane between the pedestals;
Fig. 6 is a perspective view illustrating the manner in which a pedestal separate from the connecting and bridging structure is assembled therewith, and
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of one form of l cabinet which may beused in the desk structure atthe rear of the desk well.
5 Like reference characters refer to like parts inthe different figures of the drawings.
' "I'hedesk' comprises in 'its ordinary form, two spaced apart pedestals with atop thereover and with a bridging and connecting structure between the pedestals located preferably between J the, front and rear ends of said pedestals. Of
' "course,;;the desk has the usual complement of drawers and" slides in the pedestals and one between the pedestalsabove the well. Each pedestal includes'a front post I and a rear post 2 at its outer side "between which at a distance I, above their'lower ends a-horizontal bar 3 is permanentlyconnected, while above said bar and between'the posts is a side panel '4, at the inner side of which the usual drawer slides'5 are secured. A vertical back 6 closes the rear end of each pedestal, said back at'its front side and adjacent its inner edge having a vertical bar I 4 .connected therewith; said bar being glued at 5 are likewise secured'to the side 8 of the pedestal at the inner-sidethereof directly opposite the like guides 5 at the inner side of the panel 4.
The inner side member 8 of the pedestalv at 60 its lower portion and a distance in front of its the inner side of -the inner side 8 of the pedestal.
asfully shown in Figs. 3 and 6. Drawer guides rear, edge has a rectangular opening ll cut therethrough, from the rear end of whicha vertical groove l2 extends'to a rectangular mortise l3 cutin the upper-edge of said side 8; while in direct horizontal alinement with the mortise IS a similar mortise M- is cut in the vertical" portion 01 the uppermost drawer'guide 5 at the inner side of each of the end panels 4 of each pedestal. The opening II is in front of the groovei2 and the mortises l3 and I4 back thereof (see Fig. 6). 'The bridging and connecting truss memberwhich extends between and is connected to the pedestals and is used to secure and assemblethem together, in structure comprises an upper flat bar l5, a lower flat bar l6' of substantially identical structure as the bar I5, and a vertical panel I! which may be of veneer andis relatively thin, in practive having a thickness dimension of approximately one quarter of an inch. The panel I! Y has a'length equal to the distance-apart that the inner sides" of the pedestals arev to -,be spaced.
At its upper edge it is secured ,to' the front edge of the upper bar and atits lower. edge to the rear edge of the lower bar IS. A covering strip portions of the bar Hipass through the rectangular openings H- in the sides 8 and the similar portions of the upper bar. l5 passthrough the mortises 13. The pedestals are moved toward the panel 11 until the vertical edges thereof are received in the grooves 12, whereupon the ends of the bars. l5 enterthe mortises I4 and lie above the uppermost drawer guides 5 .at 'the inner sides of the endpanels 4, and the ends of the bars l6 lie above the bottom bars or-rails 3 of the pedestals. ,Sand bars l5 and lB may be very securely connected with saiddrawerguides and 'rails by screws or other suitable fastenings. Likewise, the bars may be connected with the drawer guides 5 carried by the inner sides 8 of thepedestals- This'assembles the pedestals with -the bridging and connecting truss as shown in Fig. 3, with the panel I1 forming the rear side of'the well between the pedestals, and with the bar l6 ex tending forwardly from .the lower edges of the panel I! between the pedestals. Itis evident that the usual sliding drawers I9 may be put .in the pedestals at their open front sides and will go between the end portions of the bars I5 and [6. A drawer support and guide may also be attached at the inner side of each of the side's8 of the pedestals in front of the panel I! (Fig. 5) for carrying the welldrawerZliFig. 1") and desk s lides '2'2at the upper end of each pedestal may be carried by the upper guides 5 underneath the top 23' and in front of the end portions of the upper bar IS. A top 23 covers the upper ends of the pedestals and the well por tion oi the desk in the usual manner and may be secured in accordance with conventional practice.
The desk as thus constructed has a space underneath the top back of the panel I! wherein a cabinet may be placed if desired. In Fig. 7 I
one type of cabinet is shown having vertical ends 24, a bottom 25, a top 26 and a pigeon-hole compartment; structure 21 within the space enclosed by the frame provided by said ends, top and bottom. The upper member 26 is narrower in width than the bottom 25 by a distance equal substantially to the width of the bar I5 which extends rearwardly from the panel ll, so that when the cabinet is located underneath the rear portion of the top between the pedestals, theiront edge of the upper member 26 comes against the rear edge of the bar l5, as in Fig. 5. The cabinet is preferably suspended from the top 23, as shown in Fig. 5, but of course is not necessarily subject to this one single means of support or connection. The cabinet as to its interior structure may take many forms, it may include drawers, have doors to close its rear side, or otherwise. The desk without such cabinet is a complete and finished article and the cabinet may be used or. it may be not, as may be desired.
The desk structure described is of a particularly economical construction, the advantages of simplicity in structure and in assembly are evident. The bridging and connecting truss between the pedestals and located asit is between the front and rear ends of said pedestals provides a very strong structure and one which is capable of sustaining very long and eflective use.
The invention is defined in the appended claims and is to be considered comprehensive of all forms of structure coming within their scope.
1. In a desk structure,'twc spaced apart desk pedestals, and connecting supporting bars, one above the other, said bars being located in front of the rear ends 01' said pedestals and extending between the pedestals and secured at their ends to the outer sides thereof.
2. In a desk, two spaced apart desk pedestals, and upper and lower bars extending between the pedestals and through the inner sides of said pedestals and having connection to said pedestals at their ends and between their ends at the inner sides of the pedestals.
3. In a desk, spaced apart desk pedestals adapted to receive drawers, and connecting bars, one located at the upper portion of the pedestals and extending between the same and to the outer sides of each 01 said pedestals, and the other being located at the lower part of the pedestals and extending through the inner sides and.
substantially to the outer sides 01' said pedestals and permanently secured to said pedestals at their outer ends and at the inner sides of the pedestals.
4. A construction containing the elements in combination defined in claim 3, said bars being located between the front and rear ends of said pedestals.
5. In a desk structure, two spaced apart desk pedestals each adapted to receive drawers and to have a top applied thereto over said pedestals and over the space between them, a bar located immediately underneath the top and extending from the outer side of one pedestal to the outer side of the other, the inner sides of, the pedestals being recessed for reception of said bar, a second bar located below the first bar extending through the inner sides of the pedestals and at its ends extending to the outer sides of said pedestals and means securing said bars to the pedestals, said bars being located in front of the rear ends of said pedestals.
6. A construction containing the elements in combination defined in claim 5, the inner sides ofeach of said pedestals beingvertically grooved,
and a panel having its vertical edges received in said grooves and extending between said upper and lower bars and secured thereto at its upper and lower edges, respectively.
7. In a desk, a pedestal, upper and lower bars extending from the outer side of said pedestal and through the inner side of the pedestal and beyond the same, said bars being located in front of the rear end of the pedestal, said pedestal being adapted to receive drawers slidably inserted therein at its front end,'the rear portions of the drawers at their inner position being below the upper bar and above the lower bar, and a top covering the upper side of said pedestal and extending laterally over said bars, as specified.
8. In a desk, spaced apart desk pedestals having open ends into which drawers are adapted to be slidably received, vertically spaced bracing means extending between the inner sides of the pedestals and through said inner sides substantially to the outer sides thereof and having connection to said inner and outer sides of the pedestals, and a top covering the upper ends of the pedestals and the space between.
9. A construction containing the elements in combination defined in claim 8, said bracing means being located a distance in front of the rear ends of said pedestals.
10. A construction containing the elements in combination defined in claim 8, said bracing means being located a distance forwardly of the rear ends of the pedestals and including a substantially vertical panel extending between the inner sides of said pedestals.
11. A desk comprising two spaced apart pedestals, a top covering said pedestals and the space between them, spaced. bracing means extending between said pedestals, a vertical panel extending across the space between said pedestals and between saidbracing means only and located inwardly from the back sides of said pedestals, and a cupboard structure located in the rear of said vertical panel betweensaid pedestalsand beneath said top.
12. The elements in combination defined in claim 11 in which said cupboard structure is secured to and suspended from the underside of said top.
13. The elements in combination defined in claim 11 in which said panel constitutes the inner closure of said cupboard structure.
14. A desk construction comprising, spaced apart pedestals, bracing means extending between the inner sides of the pedestals and through said inner sides substantially to the outer sides thereof, a top covering the upper ends of said pedestals and the space between, and a partition extending between the pedestals spaced forwardly from the rear ends thereof to provide shelf space.
. BAYARD E. RICHARDSON.
RICHARD W. WILLEY.
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|U.S. Classification||312/194, 312/287|