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Publication numberUS2206225 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 2, 1940
Filing dateApr 22, 1938
Priority dateApr 22, 1938
Publication numberUS 2206225 A, US 2206225A, US-A-2206225, US2206225 A, US2206225A
InventorsGoodheart Marshall F
Original AssigneeGoodheart Marshall F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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y 1940- M. F. GOODHEART 9 3 CABINET Filed April 22, 1938 t with the chair20 shown in Fig. 2.

Patented July 2, 1940 GABINET Marshall F Goodhcart, Chicago, Ill. Application April 22 1938, Serial No. 203,527

c 11 Claims. QThisinventi on relates to a cabinet, a portion of which may be raisedandfltilted with respect to theother portion to expose the upper portion of the; relatively fixed part of the cabinet for accessibility fromfa chair. c provide a combined radio and talking machine cabinet at least a portion of which may be tilted ,to render them both more conveniently accessible 1 toroperation. A further object is to provide a table attached to,a tilting cabinetin such manner that the, table is maintained substantially level at all times. c c .Refer ringto thedrawingg.

Fig. 1 is aprespective showing one embodiment of this invention in closed position. c

Fig. 2 is a perspective of the same embodiment intermediate portionf of the cabinet tilted.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view s howingthe latch for holding the radio section in raised position. v As shown in the drawing a radio cabinet section I is mounted over the talking machine, cabinet section II, while atablelZ is mounted in a manner "to, be maintained substantially horizontal during tilting of the cabinet section l0. One or more; usual control knobs I3, is mounted on the front of the radio cabinetsection while the usual dial, i4 is located adjacent thereto. A turntable i5 is located in the upper portion of the cabinet section and is provided wit h the usual tone armfor pick up attachment IS. The lower per-'- tionof. the cabinet'section ll may house a loud speaker within or behindthe' drawer 18; The drawer l8 may be usedto contain talking machine records or for any otherpurpose. The legs I 9 support the lower cabinet section II and H at an appropriate height for convenience in placing or removing soundrecords from the turntable, the turntablebeing shown in Fig. 2 as being mounted at about the height of the seat of the l l A rigid arm 2| is pivoted at-22 to a projection 23 attached to a rearlportion of the table l2. The hinges 24 pivotally secure the table l2 to the upper front edge of the radiocabinet section In. Hinges 25 pivotally secure the radio cabinet section It) to the talking machine cabinet section. I I.

On the radio cabinet is fixed a pulley 26. A flexible tension member 21 is securedat one end to l the talking machine cabinet section H by-the pivotal connection 28. The other end of the flexible tension member 21 is passed over the pulley 26 and securedto the rigid arm '21. A

handle 29 enables the operator to easily raise the Another object is to l i all times.

radio cabinet to its inclined position. A latch 30 limits the permissible opening movement of the cabinet section and also provides a rigid support for holding the cabinet section inclined. 1 Among the advantages of this invention may be mentioned the increased ease with which the radio may betuned without having to make the radio, cabinet section high or permanently inclined. From the position shown in Fig. 1, an operator, while seated in the chair 20, may con- 10 veniently grasp the handle 29 and raise the radio cabinet section III to its inclined position. When so raised, the control knobs and tuning dial are more conveniently accessible and visible to the operator while seated. Likewise, when the radio cabinet section istilted,the turntable I5 is exposed to permit easy access to insert or remove sound records without the operator having to get out of the chair. The drawer 18 may hold records. The table I2 is held substantially level at Asthe pulley 26 is raised and moved backward on tilting the radio cabinet section the free end of the flexible tension member 27 is caused tomove upwardly and rearwardly transmitting its movement through the rigid arm 21 l to the rear portion of the table l2. By reason of this mechanismthetable I2 need not be cleared ofwhatever objects are on it. The mechanism illustrated for maintaining the table horizontal m is comparatively simpleg This supporting mechanism for the table, "including arm 2|, pulley 26 and flexible tension member 21, may if desired be inclosed within the upper and lower cabinet sections H) and 'l I, a sufficiently elongated slot being left in the upper rearportion of the radio cabinet section I0 to permit the arm 2| to project ,therethroughwhile the same is tilted. The tension member 21. is preferably athin steelribbon, though of course a chain, fabric belt, and a variety, of other well known flexible tension memit) bers might be used inplace of it. The loud speaker may be mounted in either the radio cabinet section III or the talking machine cabinet section II or both, or such loud speaker may be" separate and independent forlocation at some remote point. If one speaker is used in either section of the cabinet to supply not only apparatus in that cabinet section but also the apparatus in the other section of the cabinet, it may downwardly. Thismay be desirable where the member l2 instead of constituting a table is used as an index holder for radio stations or the like. The same effect may be obtained by not moving the location of the axis of pulley 26, but instead moving the anchored end 28 of the flexible tension member 21 to the right. Member l2 may be given a rearward and downward slope by moving the axis of pulley 26 toward the hinges 25, that is, by moving the pulley axis in an, opposite direction to that first described above. A similar result is obtainable by moving the end 28 to the left.

I claim:

1. The combination with a cabinet having up per and lower sections hinged together along their rear edges, of a table hingedtothe none upper edge portion of the upper cabinet section, 7

means for holding the upper cabinet section raised and tilted with respect to the lower cabinet section, and means for supporting said table in a substantially horizontal position while the upper spect to the lower section, a latch for holding said upper section in tilted position, a table pivoted to the upper section adjacent the upper edge thereof which isremote from and opposite the pivot between the sections of said cabinet, a rigid arm pivotally secured to the-table away from its pivot, a pulley secured adjacent a side of the upper section of the cabinet, below said arm and intermediate the ends thereof,.and a flexible tension member passingover said pulley secured at one end to the free end of said arm and atits other end to the lower section of said cabinet, said tension member being so located and of such length that the table is maintained. substantially level regardless of whether the upper section of the cabinet is tilted. v

3. The combination with a talking ,machine cabinet section having a turntable in the upper portion thereof, of a radio cabinet section having a control knob on the front thereof, a pivotal connection between said cabinetsections adjacent their rear edges, a latch for holding the radio cabinet section in raised tilted position for operation, a table, a pivotal connection between the table and radio cabinet sectionadjacent the front upper edge of the radio cabinet section,,and means for maintaining said table level in all positions of said radio cabinet section, said means including a rigid arm pivotally secured adjacent the rear portion of the table and extending forwardly and downwardly, a pulley secured to the radio cabinet beneath said arm intermediate its ends, and a flexible tension member passing over said pulley with one end thereof secured to the lower forward end portion of said arm and the other end thereof secured to said talking machine cabinet section beneath the pulley, said tension member being so located and of a length to maintain the table level during tilting of said radio cabinet section.

4. A radio cabinet section having a control knob on the front, a support section below the cabinet section and to which it is pivotally attached adjacent a rear edge for tilting, means for holding the upper front edge thereof, and means connecting said table, cabinet and support sections in s'uchgn'tianner that" said table is maintained substantially horizontal in "all positions of said cabinet section, said last mentioned means including a rigid arm pivotally attached adjacent a rear portion of said table, a pulley secured to said cabinet section and a flexible tension member passing 'over'said pulley with one end secured to said rigid-arm in front of said pulley and with the other end of tension member secured to said support section.

6. A talking machine cabinet section including the usual turntable, a cover section for said cabinetsection pivoted thereto, a table pivoted to an edge of the cover section opposite the cover section pivot, a rigid arm pivotally secured to said table adjacent an edge thereof remotefrom the table pivot, a pulley secured ,to said cover section, a flexible tension member having one end secured to and adjacent alower end of said rigid arm, passingover the said pulley and having its other end secured to said cabinet section below the cover section, and a latch for holding the cover section tilted, said pulley, tension member and arm being of such length and location that said table is maintained level-during raising of said cover section. l

7. A talking machine cabinet section including the usual turntable, a cover section for said cabinet section pivoted thereto, a table pivoted to an edge of the cover section opposite the cover sectable pivot,,a pulley secured to said cover section, a flexible tension member having. one end secured to and'adjacent a lower endof said rigid arm, passing over the said pulley and having its other endsecuredto said cabinet section below thecover section, vand a latch for holding the cover section tilted, said pulley, tension member and arm being of such length. and location that said table is maintained level during raising of said cover section, said cover section enclosing a radio and being provided with a control knob on a side thereof adjacent said table pivot.

8. The combination with a support section, of an intermediatesection, a connection hingedly securing said support section and intermediate sections whereby said'intermediate section is adapted to be ang ularly displaced with respect to said support section, and a top section hingedly secured to the intermediate section on a side thereof opposite said connection, and mechanism for maintaining said top section'and support section substantially parallel, said mechanism including a pulley attached to said intermediate section, an arm pivoted to said top section, and a flexible tension member passing around the pulley, se-

cured to said-arm adjacent its free end and se-' cured to said support section at the other end.

9. The combination with a support section, of a second section hinged adjacent the upper rear portion of saidisupport section for tilting rearwardly and upwardlywith respect to said support section, a top section hinged to said second section adjacent the front and top thereof and means for changing; the angle between the top and second sections as the second section tilts, said means including a link pivotallysecured to the top section remote from its pivotal connection to the second section, a pulley rotatably fixed to the second section, and a flexible tension member "secured to said support section passing around the pulley and secured to the free end of said link.

10. The combination with a cabinet section, of

a supporting section therefor, means connecting saidcabinet section with its supporting section and enabling the cabinet section to be tilted and held in tilted position With respect to its supporting section, a table carried by said cabinet section, and means connecting said table, cabinet section, and supporting section for maintaining a supporting section therefor, means connecting 1 said cabinet section with its supporting section and enabling the cabinet section to be tilted and held in tilted position, a member pivotally attached to said cabinet section and carried thereby, means for changing the angular relationship between said member and cabinet section as the cabinet section is tilted, said last mentioned means including a link pivoted to said member, a cooperating member swiveled to said cabinet section, and a tension member connecting said link and supporting section and swiveled member on the cabinet.

, MARSHALL F. GOODHEART.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3704050 *Apr 2, 1971Nov 28, 1972Matsushita Electric Ind Co LtdSound reproduction system
US4150861 *May 20, 1977Apr 24, 1979Michel DufrancatelArticle of furniture for campers
US5368379 *Feb 11, 1992Nov 29, 1994Aktiebolaget ElectroluxDishwasher chassis
Classifications
U.S. Classification312/7.1, 312/266, 312/199, 312/276, 312/8.1, 369/75.11, 312/271
International ClassificationA47B81/06, A47B81/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B81/065
European ClassificationA47B81/06A6