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Publication numberUS2676646 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 27, 1954
Filing dateJul 8, 1952
Priority dateJul 8, 1952
Publication numberUS 2676646 A, US 2676646A, US-A-2676646, US2676646 A, US2676646A
InventorsBrashear Jr Arthur P
Original AssigneeAmerican Desk Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chair desk supporting arm
US 2676646 A
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P '27, 1954 A. P. BRASHEAR, JR 2,676,646

CHAIR DESK SUPPORTING ARM Filed Juiy a, 1952 2 Shae'tsheet 1 Arthur R Bras/rear, Jr.

INVEN TOR.

Q BY M Ap 27, 1954 A. P. BRASHEAR, JR 2,676,646

CHAIR DESK SUPPORTING ARM Filed July 8, 1952 2 Sheets- Sheet 2' Fig. 2

Arthur P. Brasheagdrl INVENTOR.

Patented Apr. 27, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,676,646 j CHAIR DESK SUPPORTING ARM 7 Arthur P. Brashear, Jr., Temple, Tex., assignor to American Desk Manufacturing Company, Temple, Tex., a corporation of Texas Application .luly s, 1952, Serial No. 297,644

The present invention relates to combination chair and desk constructions and more particu-. larly relates to an improved desk supporting means in such constructions. The primary object of the invention is to provide an adjustable desk supporting means that will not wobble, that may be sturdily fixed in any selected adjusted position and that includes a readily accessible fastening means for holding the supporting means in selected adjusted positionsp tioned specifically is the provision of a device of the character described which is attractive in design and construction, inexpensive of manufacture and highly efficient in its operation. i 7

These, together with various ancillary objects and features of the invention whichwill later become apparent as the following description proceeds, are attained by this invention, a pr'eferred embodiment of which has been illustrated by way of example only in the accompanymg drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a combina tion desk and chair in which the present inven-,

tion is incorporated;

Figure 2 is an exploded view of a portion of the combination chair and desk disclosing the, novel chair leg and desk supporting means of the present invention;

Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional viewshcwing the interconnection between the chair leg and the desk supporting means;

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken substantially along section line 4-4 of Figure 3; and

Figure 5 is a sectional view-taken substantially along section line 5-5 of Figure 1. y j i 1 Throughout thevarious views of the drawings and in the following description, like reference numerals are utilized to designate like parts,

Referring now more specifically to the accompanying drawings in detail, the numeral designates the combination chair and desk construction in its entirety. This construction comprises generally a frame including rear legs 12,. front legs l4 and I6 and a seat supporting por-' 4 Claims. (01. 155- 12 5) tion including scroll members [8 and Ziland a book compartment pan 22. The desk supporting means indicated generally by the numeral 24 is mounted on the chair leg l6 and a desk or top 2B is mounted on the desk supporting means.

Referring now to Figures 2-5, the novel construction and arrangement of the chair leg l6 and the desk supporting means 24 will be clearly observed. Chair leg l6 comprises an angular lower section 28 and an upper tubular section 30.

'The tubular upper section 30 of the leg l6 'is'of rectangular configuration, being shown as a square in cross section in the preferred embodiment illustrated. The sections 28 and 30 of the leg I dare integrally joined to one another at the junction of the upper edges of the scroll member and the book compartment pan 22. Gusset plate '32 is spot welded as at 34 to the scroll member'zfl and the'pan 22 and is electric welded as at 36 to the rectangular, tubular upper section of the leg l6 in order to tie the tubular upper section- 30 rigidly into the frame of the chair. V

The desk. arm supporting means designated generally by the numeral 24 comprises a post 38,

consisting of a rectangular, tubular upper section '40 and an angular lower section 42. The post 38 isadapted to be telescopically received on the legit with the tubular upper section 40 of the post 38 concentrically surrounding the tubular upper section, 30 015 the leg I6.

To secure the post 38 on'the chair leg I6, th front and outer side faces of the leg Hi are provided with apertures 44 and 4G respectively.v

From an examination of Figures 2 and 3, it will be noted that the apertures 44 on the front face of the leg 16 are disposed adjacent the junction of therectangular upper section 30 and the an-' gular lower section 28, while the apertures 4t.

aredisposedon the outer side face of the leg l6 onthe angular portion 28 of the leg, being spaced somewhat below apertures 44. Post 38 is formed with aperture 48 on the front face of the' angular section 42 thereof, which aperture 48 is adapted I to'align with one of the vertically spaced apertures 44 of 'therlelg 'lfi. ,Upon'the side face of the of the chair and the angular section 42 extending chair frame thereby gaining the rigidity of .tele,

scoping sections. Further, the angular section 42 of the post 38 extends downwardly beyondthe scroll member 2i of the chair frame and overlies the angular section 28 of the leg [5 .to furtherv increase the rigidity of the post 38 by providing this post with the attributes of an elongated angular section which may adhere to the chair leg for a greater portion of its length than would a corresponding tubular section. Therefore, by providing these combined advantages, the supporting means adds greatly increased rigidity in combination chair and desk articles of furniture.

To mount the desk or top 26, the rectangular, tubular section iii of the desk supporting post 38 has angle brackets 54 and a6 secured to the upper end thereof. Angle, bracket 55 has one of its flanges 5t welded or otherwise secured to the outer side face of the tubular section 43 whereas the angle bracket 56 has its side face at secured to the front face of the section. Thus, brackets 55 and 56 extend perpendicularly to one another, each having an upper flat face in which apertures 62 are punched whereby the desk top 26 may be secured thereto. It is to be noted that these angle brackets 5t and 56 provide sufficient area to eliminate the need for an arm rest extending from the desk top to one of the rear legs [2 of the chair.

From the foregoing description, the construction and operation of the desk supporting means is believed to be apparent. However, since numerous modifications and changes will occur to those skilled in the art after a perusal of the foregoing specification taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described; but, all suitable modifications and changes may be resorted to falling within the scope or the appended claims.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

'1. In a combination desk and chair construction, a frame including a vertically extending chair leg, desk supporting means adjustably secured to said chair legs-aid leg comprising an angular lower section and a tubular upper section, said supporting means being vertically adjustable along said tubular upper section, said tubular upper section being rectangular in cross section and having a plurality of vertically spaced apertures therein, said support means comprising a post telescopingly received on sa'id'leg, said post having apertures therein aligning with selected apertures in said leg, fastening means extending through said aligned apertures and holding said leg and post in a selected fixed position with respect to one another, said post comprising a tubular upper section and an angular lower section concentrically surrounding said leg, a pair of braces secured to the upper end of said post, said braces being perpendicularly related to one another and being disposed on a common plane for supporting a desk.

2. In a combination desk and chair construction, a frame including a vertically extending chair leg, desk supporting means adjustably secured to said chair leg, leg comprising an angular lower section and a tubular upper section, said supporting means being vertically adjustable along said tubular upper section, said frame further including a pair of seat supporting members joining said chair leg at the junction of said upper and lower sections, a gusset plate interconnecting said chair leg and said seat supporting members to additionally rigidiry said leg.

3. In a combination desk and chair construction, a frame including a vertically extending chair leg, desk supporting means adjustably secured to said chair leg, said leg comprising an angular lower section and a tubular upper section, said supporting means being vertically adjustable along said tubular upper section, said frame further including a pair of seat supporting members joining said chair eg at the junction of said upper and lower sections, said leg having one set of vertically spaced apertures on the front face thereof at the junction of said upper and lower sections and a second set of vertically spaced apertures belo'a junction, said supporting means comprising a post teiescopingly received on said leg and having vertically spaced apertures aligned with selected apertures of said sets on said leg, said post comprising a tubular upper section and an angular "lower section, said post upper section being disposed above said seat supporting members'and said post lower section extending below said seat supporting members.

4. In a combination desk and chair construction, a frame including a vertically extending chair leg, desk supporting means adjustably secured to said chair leg, said leg comprising a lower section and a tubular upper section, said supporting means being vertically adjustable along said tubular upper section, said tubular upper section being polygonal in cross-section and having a plurality of vertically spaced apertures therein, said support means comprising a post telescopingly received on said leg, said post having apertures therein aligning with selected apertures in said leg, fastening means extending through said aligned apertures and holding said leg and post in a selected fixed position with respect to one another, said post comprising a tubular upper section and a lower section con-- centrically surrounding said leg.

References Cited in the file ofjthisnpatent UNITED STATES PATENTS Bargen July 4, 1939

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US6874429Jun 19, 2003Apr 5, 2005Krueger International, Inc.Support for a computer keyboard and mouse
US6883763Feb 5, 2004Apr 26, 2005Krueger International, Inc.End-type glide for an article of furniture
US7281476Nov 12, 2003Oct 16, 2007Virco Mgmt. CorporationBook rack and pencil tray combination
Classifications
U.S. Classification297/171
International ClassificationA47B83/00, A47B83/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47B83/02
European ClassificationA47B83/02