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Publication numberUS2430241 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 4, 1947
Filing dateDec 15, 1945
Priority dateDec 15, 1945
Publication numberUS 2430241 A, US 2430241A, US-A-2430241, US2430241 A, US2430241A
InventorsAlbert Nicholas
Original AssigneeAlbert Nicholas
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination of telephone stand, chair, and screen
US 2430241 A
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Nov" 4, 19470 A. NICHOLAS 2,430,241


CHAIR, AND SCREEN Albert Nicholas, Philadelphia, Pa.

Application December 15, 1945, Serial No. 635,238

3 Claims. 1

The object of this invention is to devise a novel hide-away constructed and arranged to conceal from view and to maintain in a sanitary condition any desired article, such as for example a telephone, a typewriter, a radio or any other household appliance, and which, when opened to provide access to the article, will provide a seat for the person intending to use the article.

A further object of the invention is to devise a novel frame adapted to be connected to a wall, having a shelf to support the article to be concealed and provided with a cover having a light which automatically lights when the cover is raised and which is automatically extinguished when the cover is closed.

A further object of the invention is to provide novel means to align and secure a seat with respect to the frame so that when the parts are in closed position the cover will cover the top of the seat.

With the foregoing and other-objects in view as will hereinafter clearly appear, my invention comprehends a novel hide-away having a part adapted to be secured to a wall and a part forming a removable seat for the person using the article concealed within the hide-away.

It further comprehends a novel frame havin a shelf and a cover with an automatic light carried by the cover, anda novel seat with means to align it with the frame.

For the purpose of illustrating the invention,

1 have shown in the accompanying drawings a preferred embodiment thereof which I have found in practice to give satisfactory and reliable results. It is, however, to be understood that the various instrumentalities of which the invention consists can be variously arranged and organized and the invention is not limited to the exact arrangement and organization of these instrumentalities as herein set forth.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a hide-away embodying my invention.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the chair in detached position.

Figure 3 is a perspective View of the frame and its adjuncts in detached position relatively to the chair.

Figure 4 is a vertical section of the hide-away.

Figure 5 is a section on lines 55 of Figure 4.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts.

Referring to the drawings:

The back of the hide-away comprises a frame I having two upright strips 2 and 3 adapted to be connected to the base board of a room by fastening devices 4 such as for example screws. The strips are connected by an upper cross bar 5 and a lower cross bar 6 which extend outwardly be-v yond the strips. In line with the cross bar 5 is a cross bar 1 secured to the strips and forming a support for a shelf 8 which carries the article to be concealed in the hide-away. A bar 9 fastened to the bar 6 spaces the two uprights and serves as a support for an upright board H) which is also fixed to the upper cross bar.

The upper cross bar carries one part of a friction hinge II, the other part of which is fixed to opposite sides of a cover l2. Concealed within the cover is the cable for a mercury switch l3 connected with an electric light It mounted on the under side of the cover, and the cable is adapted to be connected with a source of electric supply in the conventional manner.

The upper and lower cross bars are connected at their ends with finishing, upright strips 15 and I6 respectively which are cut away attheir lower ends at an angle to form a joint with the moulding of the base board of the room.

The cover is adapted to rest on the top of a chair 1! having a bottom board l8 and a seat I9 which are connected and reinforced by inwardly converging partitions 2i) which form compartments 2|, 22 and 23 to receive books or other material. The chair has an outer wall 2% fixed to the seat and the bottom board. This Wall may be of any desired material and as illustrated is made of a wall on which half round strips are mounted. v

In order to retain the frame and seat in aligned and closed position, I preferably employ an aligning member 25 fixed to the frame and provided with forwardly converging sides to frictionally engage the partitions 20.

When the article concealed within the hideaway is to be used, the cover is raised and the chair drawn out away from the frame, thereby providing a seat for the user of the article concealed. As the cover is raised the light automatically lights due to the action of the mercury switch. When a person is finished with the article on the shelf, for example a telephone, the

chair is moved forwardly against the frame and The shelf, the seat and the back of the seat as well as the upright board I0 may be covered or upholstered to improve their appearance.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a hide-away, a frame having upright members to be secured to the base board of a room, an upper and a lower cross bar connected with said members and extending outwardly beyond them, vertical finishing strips secured to the outer ends of said cross bars, an article support fixed to said frame, a cover hinged on a horizontal axis to said frame above said support so as to be disposed horizontally in its closed position, and a chair having its sides and rear portion closed by walls and its side walls merging with said finishing strips when the chair is in position to be covered by the cover resting on its top.

2. In a hide-away, a frame adapted to be connected with the wall of a room, a cover hinged on a horizontal axis to the frame to be disposed horizontally when closed and vertically when open, a chair comprising a vertical wall forming a back and side portions and having a horizontal seat REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,805,847 Reetz May 19, 1931 1,258,655 Craw Mar. 12, 1918 5, Raeuber Jan. 24, 1939 2,230,975

Gratz Feb. 4, 1941

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U.S. Classification312/210, 297/118, D06/336, 297/135, 312/313, 312/235.3, 312/198, 312/223.4, D06/335
International ClassificationA47B85/00, E04H1/14
Cooperative ClassificationA47B85/00, E04H1/14
European ClassificationE04H1/14, A47B85/00