US 909796 A
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TYPE WRITER CABINET. APPLICATION FILED 11:11.3, 1903f Patented Jan. 12, 1909.
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WILLIAM HETTERSCHIED, OF. GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.
Specification of Letters Patent.
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nnd State of Michigamheve invented cer tain new and useful .lmproveinents'in' Type l v riter Cabinets, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to iinptovetneivts intypewriter cabinets to? the support and storage 01 type-Writers, and its objects are: First,
. to provide an all metal cabinet: Second,
to provide a cabinet whose sides, cover, and front. portions may be readily converted into side shelves or trays "for receiving the panes to be written upon, and into to copy holder for retaining the copy in inconvenient posi-' tion when the cabinet is open, and third, to provide a. type-writer cahinel: that mey be readily adjusted in height, and that is easily transportable from one position in tin otiice to another. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in-the accompanying drawings in which:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the cabinet complete, with its open osition shown in outline. Fig. 2 is a side c-evation of the cabinet portion opened to show the copy holder, and with lts closed position shown in outline. Fig. 3 is a frontrelevation of the cabinet portion, partly in perspective, showing the side shelves or trays in position "for receiving paper, &c. Fig. 4 is an edge View of the front of the cabinet showing the application of rollers to form a complete and convenient copy-holder, and Fig. 5 is n Inn of the clamping bolts hymeans of w ich the top. and the front of the cabinet are so cured and supported.
Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the severalitiews.
The sides A A of the 'cabinet are pivotall connected with the bottom C, as at c 0, hot front and back, in such a menus: that they may he swung down to the position indicated in Fig. 3, and by the dotted lines in Fig. l and Will be there supported as shelves or trays, by the projecting ends a a bearing: upon the lower surface of the bottom (1 of the cabinet, and thus form deep trays for the reception of paper &C.. that is to he used upon the type-writer, while the bottom C" of the cabinet is plain upon its upper surface ior the reception of n type-writer or other desired article oi its kind. When the cahinot is closed the sides A A assume the position Show in l if l, against-the projecting sides iii no? the heck and the cover is closed down upon its upper edges with the front ll 'in position between the front edges of the sides, so indiceted, so that cabinet Hoof, The top l) of the cabinet in pivotslly secured between the sides lit means the rigidly secured to the position shownby the sold lines in Fig. 2, or may he loosened up so that; it may he closed, as shown in Figt 1, and tli'e'iiont of the cabinet is pivotally secured between the sides of the covet" l3 means of the bolt G and nut so that it looseourely clamped to plane to form a copy hot-den, as in Figs-2 and 8, or it may be closed to tocmthe front of the cabinet, as in Figs ii The hitch, E, of the cabinet is stationery and has the eight angled wings E E theough which the bolt i passes and,
snthe nnt F on the othei side, in combine -tion "with the lon central cylinder l between the sides 01 the cover, the cover and sides oi the hack may he rigidl secured to place Without. danger of dcfornung the sides E, and a like condition exists with the bolt G, having the head 7 and the nut G, that presses through the sides of the cover and the cylindrical end B of the front'li so as to press the sides of the cover D firmly be tween the cylindrical end of the front and the head g, on one side, and the nut G on friction joint for holding the cover.
'With my better cabinets l place a "permanent roller N upon the front ll and secure an adjustable roller N to the front. by means of springs O for the purpose of forming a cheap, convenient and thoroughly operative cop holder with which the copy P may be rea il y manipulated, as desired, when copying it with the type-Writer. I
l find it very advantageous to form outwardly projecting wings (E Z upon the edgy-es of the sides of the cover D to project out over the edge of the top of the sides A it when the cabinet is closed, as it makes a better appearance than a. thin edge would, and assists greatly in forming dust prooft joints at. these lines of connection.
Fm the putpose of melting; the eahinet as useful u'nd convenient as po sihleQll have extended the cross ha'r li down for enough is closed so as to concede practically (lust' bolt. F, in such a instinct tint. it may by the pressure of the neatlf on one side,
the other side of the cabinet, forming in to permit me to place a drawer H below the j cylinder and engaging the forwardly procabinet and, if desired, a slide it may be placed between the drawer, and the bottom of the cabinet.
My appliance for rendering the cabinet vertically adjustable consists of the standard J having diverging legs K secured to the standard by the clamping ring L. The up- 1 per end of the standard J is slotted at the top, as at 7', so that it may be clamped firmly to the screw standard I by means of the,
clamping ring M to prevent the cabinet from turning aroundwhen in use, and the up end of the screw I is secured in the bearing It so that the bearing cannot be made to revolve except as the screw revolves with it. The screw thread on the screw I should be formed at asgreat an incline as possible so that it will require but a few revolutions of the screw to raise or lower the cabinet to the position desired.
n, in F ig. 3, represents a small wheel, knob or hand piece with which to manipulate the rollers N and N to adjust the copy as desired.
Hating thus fully describedmy invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent 01' the United States, is:
1. In a type-writer cabinet, a permanent bottom, a back extending up at right angles from the bottom and having its side edges projected forward at right angles with the back, a cover having a cylinder formed across per its back end, a bolt passing through said ecting edges of the back, a front pivotally lsecured'to the cover with a securing bolt 5 and nut, and ar 'anged to form a copy holder,
'and sides pivotally secured to the bottom to I i fold down and form trays.
2. In a type-writer cabinet, a bottom having sides pivoted thereto and a back proi jecting upward from its rear edge, forwardly projecting sides connected with the l back, a cover pivotally secured between the projecting sides, a front pivotally secured to the cover, a bolt for clamping the front firmly in place to form a closed front or an adjustable copyholder for the cabinet.
3. In a type-writer cabinet, a bottom having an upward] projecting back with forclamped at one end between the V rojecting sides, a front clamped at one e ge to the front end of the cover, to form a front when the cabinet is closed, and an adjustable c0 y holder when the cabinet is open, and sit es pivotally secured to thflbOttOlll in p0- each side of the bottom..
Signed at Grand uary 25 71908. 7
WILLIAM HETTERSCHIED. In presence of-' ITHIEL J. CILLEY, E. J. Nouns.
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