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Publication numberUS2215657 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1940
Filing dateJun 30, 1938
Priority dateJun 30, 1938
Publication numberUS 2215657 A, US 2215657A, US-A-2215657, US2215657 A, US2215657A
InventorsCarl T Anderson
Original AssigneeCarl T Anderson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2215657 A
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p 1940. c. T. ANDERSON 2,215,557

DESK Filed June so, 1958 Patented Sept. 24, 1940 UNITED STATES 1 Claim.

The present invention relates to a desk and more particularly to a unitary portable desk adapted especially for use by a child for drawing or other purposes. An object of the invention is to provide a portable desk which is of unitary construction and light in weight so as to be easily carried to the place Where it is to be used.

Another object of the invention is to provide a desk having a seat and support portion comprising a small number of interlocking parts of wood or other light, strong material which may be fitted together and retained in assembled relation by reason of the interlocking fit requiring no screws, nuts, bolts, and the like, which add to the weight of the desk and which might project therefrom to cause damage to the occupant himself or his clothes.

Another object of the invention is to provide a desk top in which may be one or a plurality of compartments and having a desk lid drawing or working surface which may be maintained in a plurality of positions as desired.

Furtherobjects are to provide a constructionof maximum simplicity, efficiency, economy and ease of assembly and operation, and such further objects, advantages and capabilities as will later more fully appear and are inherently possessed thereby.

The invention further resides in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and while I have shown therein a preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the same is susceptible of modification and change, and comprehends other details, arrangements of parts, features and constructions without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of a desk embodying the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a side view thereof partly in vertical cross section;

Fig. 3 is a plan view of the component parts of the support for the desk top in disassembled relation.

Referring more particularly to the drawing disclosing my preferred embodiment, the support for the desk top I is shown generally at 2. This support comprises front'portion 3 having legs 4, 4, central section 5, and adjoining grooves or slots 6 and I therein. The rear support is shown at 8 having legs 9, 9, and groove or slot ill in the upper portion thereof. The seat member I I comprises the seat proper l2, narrowed portion l3 extending forward thereof which is intended to be to fit in slots 6 and in of the front and back support members respectively. There is also provided a desk top supporting member or brace l8 which is adapted to rest on the seat member il,

extend through slot I in the front support member and on top of which the desk top member rests.

The desk top member I includes a substantially horizontal base IS, a substantially horizontal panel 28 spaced from the base to divide the desk top into two compartments or chambers 2| and 22. In the lower compartment 2! is slidingly fitted a drawer 23 having a knob or handle to assist in its movement in and out of the compartment M. The upper edge of the opposite sides 24 is inclined throughout the greater portion of its length. To the horizontal portion is secured the lid section 25 to which is pivotally or hingedly attached desk top or lid section 26 by means of hinge 21. The lid section 25 is provided to support copyholder 28 or the like when desired. Hinged props 29 are secured in depressions: 30 formed in the inclined upper edges of the opposite sides 24. These depressions are so formed that the hinged props 29 are adapted to fold therein when not in use so that the lid may be flush with the inclined surfaces of the sides 24 when it is desired to have the lid in inclined or closed position. Grooves 3i are provided in the underside of the desk lid 26 so that when the desk top is raised, the free end of the hinged props 29 may seat into and be retained in the grooves and hold the lid in substantially horizontal position. It is thus apparent that the desk top or lid may be quickly and easily placed in either horizontal or inclined position in accordance'with the wishes of the user and that storage space is provided in the compartment 22 as well as in the drawer 2|. Furthermore, while the lid may be placed in horizontal or inclined position, the compartments are not aiiected thereby but remain substantially horizontal at all times so that there is no danger of shifting or spilling the contents thereof.

In assembling the desk the seat supporting section I5 is attached to the front and rear supporting members 3 and 3 by a i the grooves slots 16 and I1, and the slots 6 and It, respectively, and interlocking the complementary parts or surfaces. The seat member I l is then moved into position onto the upper surface of the seat support member I5 as shown in Fig. 2, and the tongue l4 inserted through the bottom of the groove or slot I in the front supporting member 3. The desk supporting member or brace I8 is then inserted into the groove or slot 1 in the front supporting member 3 so that the lower part of this brace rests on the front portion of the seat member II and the upper surface of this brace is in a horizontal plane to additionally support and brace the desk top. Thus the brace member l8 and support member 3 provide or form a substantially T-shaped support for the desk top I. The desk top I is preferably anchored to the members 3 and 8 by means of screws or the like 32. If desired a bead 33 may be suitably afiixed to the front portion of the lid 26 to provide a ledge to hold or align articles on the lid.

Having thus disclosed my invention, I claim:

In a portable desk having a support and seat thereon consisting of interlocking parts fitted into a unitary structure, a desk top on said support and comprising a substantially horizontal base, sides having upper inclined surfaces, a compartment above the base, a drawer slidable in said compartment, a second compartment above the first, a hinged lid for said second compartment and adapted to rest on the inclined surfaces of the sides and providing an operating surface for the desk, and hinged prop members for supporting and maintaining the lid in elevated position when desired.


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U.S. Classification312/235.9, 312/316, 297/156
International ClassificationA47B39/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/68, A47B39/00
European ClassificationA47B39/00, A47C7/68