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Publication numberUS2517510 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 1, 1950
Filing dateOct 27, 1948
Publication numberUS 2517510 A, US 2517510A, US-A-2517510, US2517510 A, US2517510A
InventorsEwart A. Singer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2517510 A
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Aug. 1, 1950 E. A. SINGER ADDING MACHINE STAND 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Oct. 27, 1948 i o 4 I /6 INVENTOR. EWART ALSINGER ATTK A 1950 E. A. SINGER 2,517,510

ADDING MACHINE STAND Filed Oct. 27, 1948 2 XShams-Sheet 2 l/lwnlor EWART A. SINGER Patented Aug. 1, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE a v {2,517,510 p ADDING MACHINE STAND Ewart A. Singer, Deming N. Mex. Application ctober27, 1948, Serial No. 56,840 3 Claimed (Class 45-90) ..This invention relates to supports and more particularly to a stand serving as a base upon which an adding machine or the likeumay be mounted for use. i j j One object of the invention is to provide a stand which may be set at rest upona desk and so support an adding machine that it will be disposed at a slight downward angle towards its front end and thus allow keys of the machine to be easily struck during use of the machine.

Another object of the invention is to provide a stand of such construction that when an adding machine is placed upon the stand front feet of the machine may be disposed in front of the top of the stand and rear feet of the machine engaged'back of a bar which is shiftable along the stand to a position in which the feet will be frictionally gripped and the machine prevented from slipping out of place upon the stand.

Another object of the invention is to provide a stand having upper and lower portions spaced from each other and thus forming a space into which a ledger or the like may be fitted witha column of figures to be added exposed at one side of the stand and thus allow the figures to be easily read during use of the adding machine which is mounted upon the frame.

Another object of the invention is to provide a stand having a space or pocket between upper and lower portions which serves not only as a pocket into which may be fitted a book or sheet of paper containing a column or numbers to be added but also serves as a space into which a stash of paper or the like may be placed when the adding machine is not in use and thus eliminate waste of space upon the top of a desk upon which the adding machine rests.

Another object of the invention is to provide a stand for an adding machine which is simple in construction, quite strong, and easy to adjust for gripping engagement with the feet of an adding machine set upon the stand.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:

Fig. 1 is a top plan view of the adding machine stand.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the stand with an adding machine mounted thereon indicated by dotted lines.

Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken through the stand along the line 33 of Figure 1 with the bar in elevation.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken longitudinally through the stand along the line 4-4 of Figure 1.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along the line 55 of Figure 4. i

Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the bar which is adjustably mounted across the. upper face of the stand.

Fig. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view showing the bar secured in place upon the stand with its arms projecting upwardly.

The stand constituting the subject matter of this invention may be formed of wood, plastic, metal, or other suitable material. The. stand is of such length and width that it will accommodate anadding machine of conventional size and has a base i formed with a flat under face so that it will rest firmly upon a desk or table 2 when it isin use. A shoulder 3 extends upwardly acrossthe rear portion of the base I and serves as a mounting for an upper section or board l. The upper surface of the base extends forwardly at a downward incline, as shown in Figure 2,

and the board 4 is of an even thickness throughout its length and disposed in spaced parallel relation to the upper surface of the base. The base, shoulder, and board may be formed integral as a unit or they may be formed. as individual elements and firmly secured to each other in any desired manner. The upper portion of the shoulder may be considered a portion of the upper section or board 4 which has a smooth upper surface for its entire length and width and is of such length that the base or lower section I projects forwardly from the front end of the board. It should also be noted that the base has a bevelled edge 5 across its front end so that a ledger 6 or stack of paper sheets bearing columns of numbers to be added may be easily slid upon the protruding front end portion of the base and thrust rearwardly into the space or pocket 7. After a ledger has been thrust into the space 1 it will be shifted transverselyso that a column of numbers to be added will be exposed along a side edge of the board and may be easily followed during use of the adding machine.

The adding machine 8 indicated by dotted lines in Figure 2 is of conventional construction and the stand of such size that the adding machine may be set at rest upon the upper surface of the board 4 with the rear feet 9 of the machine resting upon the board and its front feet is extending downwardly in overlapping engagement with the front edge face of the board. The adding machine is held in place upon the stand and prethereon by means of a bar ii. This bar is rec- 3 tangular in cross section and of such length that it extends across the board for the full width thereof. Inner and outer openings i2 and I 3 are formed through the end portions of the bar inwardly of the arms M to receive pins 55 and are intersected by openings It and l'l' which extend through the bar at right angles to the openings I2 and I3. The pins are of appreciably greater length than the thickness of the bar and when thrust downwardly through openings in the bar engage in selected ones-of the openings 58 and 19 formed in the board i. The openings I8 and i9 are arranged in lines extending longitudinally.

of the board and are spaced from each other transversely of the board a distance equalto the distance between the openings I2 and. IE or the,

other openings IE and H, and upon referrin to Figure 1 it will be seen that the line of open ings I8 are in staggered relation to the line of openings l9. Therefore when the adding machine is set upon the stand with its front feet 10 extending downwardly in front :of the front end of the board the .;bar may bevshifted rearwardly along the board until it. is in engagement withzthe rear feetwS and I the pins passed downwardly through the bar and into openings or sockets: lBwor-Jl:according -to whieh of the openings M3 or iii causes the closest fit between the bar and the rear; feet of the-adding machine. The feet-ofsthe adding machine will then be in frictionalgripping engagement with the bar and the-front .edgelface of thetboard as shown in Figure-:2, and will 4 not I be liable to slip longitudinally ortransversely upon the board and it will be held iniatdesired position thereon. The bar is usuallyplaced upon the board as shownv in Figures 11 throughae [with-its armsextendingforwardlyandlresting againststhe vhoard, butif an adding-machine .or other. machines having an oil pan or .otheriobstructioniunderw-it is to be mounted upon .the standvthe bar will be turned to the position shown in -JFigure l7 and the machine will restsuponthesupwardly. proj ectingv arms with its rear feeteeng agedv withwrean-faces vof the arms. The .rear. .end of the machine .will then be held atla higher elevation,.and the oil pan prevented from having. contact with thefront .edge l;por- 'tionlpf sthe .JOa-r between the arms When the adding vmachine :iswnotiin i use .-books, stacks-of paper, or i theilike may bethrust into the. pocket Pl *wh eiitiwil sber u .Qf .the.way. t convenient when needed; Ittwill thussbeseen that thestand will .not interfere with juselof sp ce-upon a desk which would; he va lab e .if th .standwver not up n; the-de k.-

Hay ris thus des ribed t e. nv n ion; what. is claimedissi 1,. In a support. fq addingamac in a th like, a board .fomnedt with, comp nion rows hf SQQkEtsfiXhSlldiIl longitudinally-iofstheboard,

the -;sockets-of each ;row beingvin staggered, rela tionto-the s0 5kQ12SJ ompani n row, a bar.

resting upon said board and extending transversely thereof and formed with sets of openings spaced from each other longitudinally of the bar and in position to alternately register with staggered sockets in the companion rows of sockets of the board when the bar is shifted along the board between front and rear ends thereof, and pins passed through the openings in the bar and removably engaged in selected ones of the sockets to releasably hold the bar in adj lsted positions upon'the board.

2. In a support for adding machines and the like, a board, a bar resting upon said board transversely thereof and shiftable along the l.boa-rdubetirzeen front and rear ends thereof to adjusted positions, arms extending from end portions of the bar, the bar being formed with: open-ingswextending transversely through the bar in one direction and with other openings extending transversely through the bar transversely of the first openings, said board being formedwith sockets arranged in rows vextending longitudinally of the board,.:the arms beingdisposed flat :uporr the .-boa-rd and :pro-

jecting forwardly from the bar when the first openings of the bar are vin registry with sockets of the board, saidarms extending upwardly from the bar when the second openingsof the bar are in registry with sockets of .l the .board,-:andlpins passedithrough selected openings. ofthe bar and removably-t-engaged in selected vsockets .of :the board i to -re'leasablyi holdthe barin an adjusted position upon the .board in ;desired.spaced relation to the front end of the boardand with the arms-extending .inla dpredeterminedone of the said directions.

3. In a support for adding machines-and thelike. a board, abar resting. upon said board. transverse- 1ythereof and =shifta-ble a'longathe board between front and rear. ends thereof to adjusted positions, said jbEtI' having flat sidefaces at right angleslto each othersand being ,providedat its uendslwith arms .extendinggxlaterall-y; from thebar, atthe ends of one of the saidiflat; faces of theban the said armsextendingl forwardly. from thebar when one fiati lcdthcrepf is r sting on hfib ardxand up: wardlynwhen. a face a rr gl t ansl sto hetla mentioned f ace is resting rup on, the; hoard, and means for r mpra resent ng heib rhponi board in rpred t a m d spa ed e a on to t front end ther o ridwith the a s extendin in ,a predetermined oneof the said directions WABT AHS G REFERENQE S CITED The following references. "are .of record .in the file. ofithis patent:


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U.S. Classification248/670, 400/613.2, 248/672, 400/691, 248/678
Cooperative ClassificationF16M5/00