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Publication numberUS357533 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 8, 1887
Filing dateMar 22, 1886
Publication numberUS 357533 A, US 357533A, US-A-357533, US357533 A, US357533A
InventorsEli As B. Glef
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 357533 A
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3 I (No Model.)


No. 357,533. Patented Feb. 8, 1887.

Zuifnes'ses. In Uenior.




- SPECIFICATIONi'orming part of Letters Patent No. 357,533, dated February 8, 1887.

Application filed March 22. 1886. Serial No. 196,054. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, MARoUs A. MILLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Binghamton, in the county of Broome and State of New York, have invented certain new and usebeing had to the accompanying drawings, and

to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

My invention relates to wall-desks which are constructed to be used either for sitting or standing.

The said invention consists, partly, in the combination of an upper table to be used as a standing desk with a lower table to be used as a sitting desk or as a support to the upper table, at will, substantially as hereinafter described and claimed.

The said invention consists, also, in a horizontally-opening door, in combination with a frame, within which said door is hung, said frame being hinged to turn down for opening the upper part of the desk.

The said invention also consists in certain details of construction and combination, hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a front view of the desk closed up, except that the lower table, B, Fig. 2, is removed, that the interior construction of the desk may be seen. Fig. 2 is a side view with the writing tables both open and the side removed to show the interior arrangement. Fig. 3 is a sectional plan of the lower part of the desk.

A, Fig. 1, is the upper door of the desk, hung in the frame F, which surrounds it, by hinges, and swinging open horizontally when desired. The books or papers in the upper part of the desk may be reached when it is not desired. to turn down the upper table to work on.

The frame F is pivoted at the bottom to open downward with the door, forming the upper table of the desk AF, Fig. 2. At each side the frame has hangers a, (shown in Fig. 2,) the straight sides standing at right angles to each other and united at their outer ends by the arc of a circle. This outer bar has at its end the hook h, to catchon a pin or catch in the frame. The lower straight bar is secured to the outer end of the table, and the curved bar works inside the frame of the desk.-

To guard against danger of the table falling open, the hook part may be made heavy enough to act as a balance to the table, holding it closed when up. Then when the table is pulled down the weight will be so nearly over the pivot that it will not draw the table up. The -hook h on the end of the hanger catches on a small pin, as shown, and prevents the table from falling farther. Thus it is ob vious that there are two methods of opening the upper part of the desk-either by swinging open the door A or leaving the door closed, unfastening the frame F at the top, and turning this down to form the upper table.

When in use as a standing desk, the upper table may be further supported bythe'lower table, B, 2, being turned up under it, as shown by the dotted lines in Fig. 2.

The lower division of the desk has through the middle a tier of pigeon-holes, 1 2 3 4. (Shown in Fig. 1.) At one side. of these pigeon-holes is a case, D, pivoted in the desk, so as to turn out, as shown by the dotted lines in Fig. 3, and containing the cells (1 d d for books. It willbe seen that this is closed when swung around into the case, though the table may be left open. At the other side of the desk is a case .for stationery, 0, having a set of boxes for the different lengths of paper and for envelopes. (Shown as turned out by the dotted lines 0 c c c, Fig. 2.)

In each side of the case are grooves 9, Fig.

2, running horizontally, but bent down at the 2 kinds of stationery, another case for books, and pigeon-holes for the other uses required. It will be noticed that the book-cell case D does not come down to the bottom of the desk; but recesses are left below it for inkstand and other needed articles.

I am aware that it is not broadly new to pro vide a desk with a door having a toilet-glass and its frame pivoted therein. This I do not claim. v

Having thus described my invention and its method of construction, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In a wall-desk, the combination of the upper table, A F, forming a standing desk, with the lower table, B, to be used as a sitting desk or as a support to the upper table all substantially as shown and described.

2. In a desk, the combination of a frame, F, hinged to turn down for opening the upper part of the case, with the door A, which is hinged in said frame to open horizontally.

3. The pivoted upper table, A F, and the pivoted lower table, B, each being provided with hangers a, having hooks h, in combination with a desk having pins for said hooks to catch on, said hangers being pivoted to said desk in order that the lower table, B, may be turned up to support table A when desired, substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix my signaturein presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47B51/00, F25D23/025