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Publication numberUS604008 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 10, 1898
Filing dateJun 4, 1892
Publication numberUS 604008 A, US 604008A, US-A-604008, US604008 A, US604008A
InventorsEmma Hughes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Desk or table attachment for furniture
US 604008 A
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(No Model.)


No. 604,008. Patented May 10, 1898.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 664,008, dated May 10, 1898. Ap lication med June 4, 1892. Serial No. 435,488. (No model.)

To all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, EMMA HUGHES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wichita, in the county of Sedgwick and State of Kansas, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Desk or Table Attachments for Furniture, &c., of which the followingis a specification.

My invention relates to desk or bracket attachments for furniture; and the objects of my invention are to produce a superior form of supporting-bracket of this class in which is embodied my improved means for securing various adjustments of the same to different angles and for different purposes, to construct said device in a neat and inexpensive form, and to admit of its ready connection to parts of furniture or other framework, and to produce other improvements which will be more specifically pointed out hereinafter.

These objects I accomplish in the manner illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a rear elevation of my device, showing the desk top or plate supported at an angle. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a side elevation showing said device folded in a compact form, and Fig, 4 is a central longitudinal section of the upper portion of the bracket.

Similar letters refer to similar parts through out the several views.

a represents a clamping-piece having two parallel jaws projecting therefrom, as indicated at a. This clamping-piece has formed therewith on its rear side a flattened diskshaped projection or arm I), through which is formed a central opening. Through a screwthreaded opening of one of the jaws a of the clamp a passes a clamping-screw I), having a suitable clamping-head b 0 represents a supporting or bracket arm, which has formed on its lower or inner end a disk-shaped body 0, which corresponds in form with the projection 12 of the clamp. The central portion of this disk-shaped portion 0 is held in frictional contact with the clamp b by means of a suitable thumb or clamping screw d, which, passing through the central opening of the clamp projection 11, has its threaded end portion engaging with an internal threaded central opening of said portion a. The supporting-arm c, which rises from said portion 0, enters and is adj ustably supported within the lower portion of a suitvided with a set screw d, which passes through the side thereof and engages with the surface of the arm a. The upper end of this tubular. body d is provided, as shown at d with an arm which projects outwardly and upwardly from said tubular body and which has formed therewith a disk-shaped head d through which is formed centrally, as described for the clamp projection 12 and which is shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings, an opening e.

f represents a bracket-plate having a flat portion f and a projecting disk-shaped arm f Theouter or flattened portion f of this bracket-piece is secured by screws or otherwise to the under side of a desk board or top plate g, while the arm f 2 thereof is adjustably secured against the head 01 by means of a thumb-screw g, which, as shown in Fig. 4: of the drawings, passes through the opening e and engages with the internal threads of a screw-hole g formed in the disk-shaped arm f The desk top or plate 9, which is thus supported, may be of any desired length or form and'is provided, as shown at h,-with a small doorway or opening therein and .a hinged door adapted to close said opening. This desk top or plate may also be provided with a ledge or cleat i on one or more sides or edges thereof.

From the construction herein shown and described it will be seen that the clamp portion may be readily connected with any projecting part of a piece of furniture or any framework, such as indicated at by inserting said framework between the head b of the screw b and the upper jaw a of the clamp a and turning said screw against said framework. It is evident that by loosening. the screw (1, moving the arm 0 to the desired position, and again tightening said screw said arm 0 and the tubular portion at may be supported at any desired angle with the clamp. It is also evident that by loosening the setscrew (1 the tubular portion (1 may be adj usted vertically on the arm a, while the adjustable connection of the head of said tubular portion at with the bracket-piece f affords 755 able tubular body d, the latter being proa means of adjusting the desk-top portion 9 to any desired angle. In this manner it will be seen that my device is capable of a number of different adjustments and that the means employed for effecting said adj ustments are simple and easily operated.

In case the desk-top g is used as a photographers retouching-frame the door it may be dropped downward, as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, and the doorway covered in the usual manner by the negative to be retouched.

In the construction herein shown and described it will be seen that my improved furniture attachment will admit of the desk-top g being supported at such varying heights and angles as may adapt the same for use for dilferent purposes, and, as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings, said device may be secured *in an exceedingly compact form for shipping or storing.

Having now fully described my invention,

what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

A table-adj usti ng device comprising a clamp adapted to be secured to a fixed support and formed with a vertically-projecting disk, a rod provided with a vertically-projecting disk on its lower end, said disk being adapted to coact with the disk on the clamp to form a hinge, a sleeve adapted to loosely receive the rod, a thumb-screw for binding the rod in the sleeve, a disk formed on the upper end of the sleeve, a plate adapt-ed to be secured to the under side of a table and formed with a depending disk adapted to coact with the disk on the sleeve to form a hinge, and thumb-screws uniting the respective pairs of disks, substan tially as and for the purposes stated.


In presence of LoU. K. MOCALLA, J. H. TUCKER.

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