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Publication numberUS2814276 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 26, 1957
Filing dateDec 1, 1954
Priority dateDec 1, 1954
Publication numberUS 2814276 A, US 2814276A, US-A-2814276, US2814276 A, US2814276A
InventorsBurnie M Craig
Original AssigneeBurnie M Craig
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Desk set
US 2814276 A
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B. M. CRAIG Nov. 26, 1957 DESK SET 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Dec. 1 1954 INVENTOR.

R/VE Y Nov. 26, 1957 B. M. @RMG 2,814,216

DESK SET 1 Filed Dec. 1, 1954 v 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.

ArrMwEY ite States Pate This invention relates to a desk set.

The general object of the invention is to provide a desk set which includes a base member and a pivoted pen or pencil supportnig member and wherein novel means is provided for raising and lowering the supporting member.

Another object of the invention is to provide a desk set which includes a base having a cover mounted thereon for vertical movement and wherein the cover is provided with a pen holding receptacle or clip.

Another object of the invention is to provide a desk set wherein novel means is provided for moving a pen receptacle to and from a readily accessible position.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a central sectional view partly in elevation showing a desk set embodying the features of my invention;

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the desk set;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken on line 33, Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary section taken on line 4-4, Fig. 1 showing the roller supporting arm;

Fig. 5 is an elevation partly in section showing the pen support;

Fig. 6 is a section taken on line 6-6, Fig. 5;

Fig. 7 is an enlarged sectional view partly in elevation showing the pen support mounting; and

Fig. 8 is a top plan view showing a modification.

Referring to the drawing by reference character numerals, the invention is shown as embodied in a desk set which is indicated generally at 10. The desk set includes a base 11 which has a felt or rubber pad 12 on the lower surface thereof. The base, as shown, is provided at each end with a pair of bosses 13 which are punched up therefrom. Each boss is provided with an end 14 which has an aperture 15 therein. Each aperture 15 receives a stud 16 which may be formed integral with a top or cover member 17. A spring 18 surrounds each stud and engages the end 14 of the boss to normally urge the cover 17 upwardly. Each stud 16 has a spun or fused head 18 thereon. The base and cover may be made of suitable metal, plastic or similar material.

The cover is preferably made in two pieces which are complemental to each other. Each part of the cover includes the top portion 19 having adjacent depending lug 20 through which a fastening such as a rivet 21 extends. Bolts 22 located in thickened end portions 23 of the cover also serve to hold the cover parts assembled.

The cover has a pair of depending bosses 24 thereon, each of which has a groove 25 therein in which pivot pins 26 are arranged. The pivot pins are on a socket mounting 27 and serve to swivelly mount the socket. A spring washer 28 serves to tightly hold the parts in position.

The socket mounting 27 has a ball seat plug 29 slidable therein which is engaged by a ball member 30. A lip 31 limits outward movement of the ball member 30. A spring 32 which engages a disk 32 held in place by a spun over cover flange 32' urges the ball against the lip 31. The ball has a stem 33 thereon which supports a U-shaped holder 34 in which a pen 35 may be held by the resiliency of the parts.

The socket mounting 27 includes a pair of depending ears 36. The lower ends of the ears 36 are engaged by a leaf spring 36' to provide a toggle action, to be presently described. The spring 36' has end portion 36" held in place by screws 36 which engages bosses 36 on the cover 10. The lower end 36 of the socket mounting 27 moves from one side of the pivot 24 to the other side of the pivot whereby the spring 36' may retain it in either of the two positions.

The ears 36 support rods 37 which are held as by crimping as at 38. One of the rods 37 is extended as at 39 and is bent as 40 to engage a link 41 which is pivoted at 42 between depending ears 43 on the cover. The other rod 37 is extended as at 45 and is bent as at 46 to engage a link actuating member 47 mounted on a pivot 48 between ears 49 on the cover. Thepin portion 40 supports a roller 50 and the pin portion 46 supports a roller 51. The rollers 50 and 51 engage the base.

The construction is such that when the parts are in the position shown in Fig. 1, downward pressure of the cover 19 at the end near the roller 51 will cause the adjacent springs 18 to be compressed and will cause the roller 51 to engage and be rocked by the base 11, thus pulling the rod 45 against the action of the spring 36' and rocking the ears 36 and the socket housing 27 about the axis of the pins 24 to move the stem 33 and holder 34 downwardly. When the pen holder 34 is down, pressure on the cover in the vicinity of the roller 50 will cause the pen holder to be raised. This action of raising the pen holder will cause the cars 36 to move anti-clockwise to the position shown in Fig. 5 and in doing this the ears 36 will depress the spring 36' until the ears pass over the center of the pivot 26, whereupon the spring 36 will move upwardly and will hold the ears in the position shown in Fig. 1.

In Fig. 8 a modification of the invention is shown. In the modification, the cover supports a pair of pen holders 61. The pen holders are similar in all respects in construction and operation to the pen holder 34 and its mounting, as previously described. When the modified cover 60 is depressed the holders 61 will each be raised or lowered.

From the foregoing description it will be apparent that I have invented a novel desk set which can be economically manufactured and which is highly efiicient for its intended purpose.

Having thus described the invention, I claim:

1. In a pen desk set, a base, a cover, means to support the cover for movement towards and from the base, resilient means urging the cover from the base, means to limit movement of the cover from the base, a pen receptacle including a body having a socket therein open at one end for receiving a pen, pivotal support means supporting the pen receptacle on the cover for movement about a horizontal axis, an actuating member pivoted to the lower side of said cover, said actuating member being inclined with respect to the base and being adapted to engage the base and to be rocked by engagement with the base when the cover is moved towards the base, link means connecting the actuating member to the pen receptacle body at a location below the axis of said pivotal support means for moving the pen receptacle about its pivot when the actuating member is rotated upon movement of the cover towards the base and means for retaining the receptacle in the position to which it is moved.

2. In a pen desk set, a base, a cover, means mounting the cover on the base for movement to and from the base, a support member, means pivotally mounting the support member on the cover for movement about a horizontal axis to either of two positions, a pen holder on said support member and arranged above the cover and adapted to releasably hold a pen, an ear depending from said support member, means mounted on the cover and engaging the support member ear to releasably hold the support member in either of its two positions, a rod having one end thereof pivotally engaging said ear, a link inclined with respect to said base and pivotally supported at one of its ends on the underside of said cover, the other end of said rod pivotally engaging the other end of said link, a roller carried by said link and depending below the cover and adapted to engage the base to thereby rock the inclined link and to move the support member from one of its positions to its other position when the cover is depressed.

3. In a pen desk set, a base, a cover, means mounting the cover on the base for vertical movement to and from the base, means normally urging the cover away from the base, a socket mounting, means pivotally supporting the socket mounting on the cover for movement about a horizontal axis to either of two positions, said cover having a hole therein through which a portion of said socket mounting extends, a ball mounted to swivel on the socket mounting, a pen holder on said ball and arranged above the cover and adapted to releasably hold a pen, a pair of spaced ears integral with and depending from said socket mounting, a leaf spring mounted on said cover and engaging the lower portion of said ears to releasably hold the socket mounting in either of its two positions, a rod having one end thereof pivotally engaging one of said ears, a link inclined with respect to said base and pivotally supporting the other end of said rod, means pivotally supporting the inclined link on the underside of said cover, a roller carried by said inclined link and depending below the cover and adapted to engage the base to thereby rock the inclined link upwardly from a down position to an up position when the cover is depressed, a second rod having one end engaging the other ear, a second link inclined with respect to the base and pivotally engaging the other end of said second rod, means pivotally supporting the second inclined link on the underside of said cover, a second roller mounted on said second inclined link and adapted to engage said base to thereby rock the second inclined link upwardly from a down position to an up position when the cover is depressed, the direction of inclination of the first mentioned inclined link being reversed relative to the direction of inclination of the second inclined link and said rods being of a length so that when one of the rollers is moved from down to up position the other roller will be moved from up to down position and the socket mounting will be moved from one of its positions to its other position.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US416552 *Feb 9, 1889Dec 3, 1889 Case for displaying goods
US2307511 *Jul 17, 1942Jan 5, 1943Janda AHolder for articles such as pens and pencils
Referenced by
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US5921839 *Apr 9, 1997Jul 13, 1999Siren; Jay D.Simulated aircraft piloting device
Classifications
U.S. Classification211/69.6, D19/95, D19/84
International ClassificationB43M99/00
Cooperative ClassificationB43M99/001
European ClassificationB43M99/00B