|Publication number||US797826 A|
|Publication date||Aug 22, 1905|
|Filing date||Feb 13, 1905|
|Priority date||Feb 13, 1905|
|Publication number||US 797826 A, US 797826A, US-A-797826, US797826 A, US797826A|
|Inventors||John J Sherman Jr|
|Original Assignee||John J Sherman Jr|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (30), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No" 797,826. PATENTED AUG. 22, 19 05.
J. J. SHERMAN, JR.-
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 13,1905.
fzuenzar TTE U ll STATES JOHN J. SHERMAN, JR, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 22, 1905.
Application filed February 13, 1905. Serial No. 245,422.
To all whom if; may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN J. SHERMAN, J12,
a citizen of the United States, residing at Uhicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Furniture, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates particularly to combination articles of furniture; and my primary object is to provide an improved article of manufacture constituting a combined settee, writing-desk, and bookcase.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my invention in one embodiment, and Fig. 2 a similar view of my invention in another embodiment.
In the construction shown in Fig. 1 the article comprises settee-sections A A, arranged at right angles, and a connecting medium A constituting a writing-table and bookcase. The settee-sections are formed with backs a, seats a, and shelves to. The settee-sections are substantially and permanently joined to the part A by boards a, which form the rear sides of the settee-seetions and the writingtable, the line of junction of said boards being indicated by the dotted line a". The backs a are formed by the upper portions of the boards (0 and slightly inclined boards 0;, whose upper edges are flush with the upper edges of the boards a" and whose lower edges rest upon the seats a. The writing-desk has a top a, vertical compartment-forming boards a, and sides (4 the latter resting on the seats and having their front vertical edges flush with, the front edges of the seats a and boards (6 thus leaving an open oblique side a for the desk. The desk is supplied just beneath its top with a drawer a and is supplied with shelves a forming compartments for books or periodicals. The sides (6 of the desk also form sides for the settee-sections,as is evident. The structure is completed by ends a for the compartments a in the settee-sections. The con'ipartments are open at the front, as shown, and the drawer and all the compartments are accessible from either seat. It is obvious that in this form the combination article of furniture is adapted to occupy a corner of a room,
requiring but little wall-space at each wall.
ln the form shown in Fig. 2, B B represent the settee-sections, and B the writing-desk. Here the settee-sections and desk are in alinement. The settee-sections have backs 6, seats 7), and shelves b and they are substantially and permanently joined by a common backboard D which forms also the rear side of the desk. Inclined back boards 6 are employed, as in the other construction, and a rectangular top If for the desk is provided. The desk also has the sides 6 forming also sides for the seats. As thus described, the article has an open front side 6 A drawer b and shelves 7) complete the desk structure, and ends I) complete the settee structure, inclosing the outer ends of the compartments 6 of the settee-sections.
In one construction the article forms two sides of a rectangle from which the compartments and drawer are accessible, and in the other construction the article forms one side of a rectangle from which the drawer and com partments are accessible. In both constructions the drawer and compartments are accessible from either seat. Both constructions lend themselves to a style of finish which is exceedingly serviceable and much in voguenamely, the Weathered, antique. or non-polished finish which are so popular, especially in oak construction. Obviously economy in space is attained in each construction, and various uses may be found for each article. Thus the article may serve as a writing-desk, music-cabinet, and reading and card table, the form shown in Fig. 2 permitting the use of a chair or third seat. In the form shown in Fig. 1 the forwardly-presented corner of the desktop is cutaway on an oblique line parallel with the exposed front of the desk, as shown.
Changes in details of construction are contemplated. Hence no undue limitationshould be understood from the foregoing detailed de scription.
What I regard as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A combination article of furniture, comprising permanently-joined desk and setteesections, the desk interposed between and forming a side for each of the settee-sections, for the purpose set forth.
2. A combination article of furniture, comprising a desk and permanently-attached settee-section with compartments in both opening at the front of said article, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
3. A combination article of furniture, comprising a desk and settee-sections between which the desk is interposed, the desk and each settee-section having a common back board forming a permanentconnection between them tee-sections flanking the desk and at right angles to each other, the desk having an oblique front side and acompartment opening thereat, for the purpose set forth.
6. A combination article of furniture, comprising a desk and two flanking settee-sections at right angles to each other, the desk and each settee-section having a common backboard forming a permanent connection therebetween, the desk having an oblique front side with a compartment opening thereat and the settee-sections having compartments opening at the fronts thereof, substantially as and for the purpose set forth. 1
JOHN J. SHERMAN, JR."
In presence of J. H. LANDES, E. P. RICH.
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