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Publication numberUS99672 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 8, 1870
Publication numberUS 99672 A, US 99672A, US-A-99672, US99672 A, US99672A
InventorsWilliam Hofer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improved writing-desk
US 99672 A
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To all whom it may concern..-

Beit known that I, WILLIAM HOFER, of New Haven, in the county ot' New Haven, and State of Connecticut, have invented a new ImprovementinWriting-Desks; and Ido hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, and the letters of reference marked thereon, to be afull, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent, in-

Figure l, a perspective view; and in Figure 2, a transverse section.

rIhis invention relates to an improvement in writing-desks, more especially adapted to small or portable desks, but applicable to desks or writingtables of other description, the object being to combine a blotter with the desk or table-top, so that as the paper is written upon it may be drawn under the blotter, and at the same time the paper may be held so that the writing can be done at the same place upon the table.

A is the desktop, hinged at a. A

B and C, the two blotting-rolls, gearedtogether, so that by the turning of one the other revolves, and so that the paper lying upon the desktop, and inserted between the rolls, may be drawn between the rolls by the turning of the rolls, by means ofthe knob E, or otherwise, the surface of the paper being written upon while on the table or desk-top, and drawn up as fast as written. The blotter absorbs the surplus ink, while, at the same time, the paper is iirmly held in position, and so that the writing may be done at the same part ofthe desk without moving the hand down the page.

The paper passes into the desk, as denoted in broken l1ines,Fig. 2, and when one page has been written, the paper may be taken from the desk, and another page written.

F is a receptacle for pens, Sto., arranged with a cover, G, so as to be closed, and held down by means of a spring, H, this cover also inclosing the blottingrolls, but so as to leave a space for the passage of the paper beneath the rolls.

I is the ink-well cover, connected bya crank and lever and shank through the desk to a knob, L, upon the outside, so as to be raised, as denoted in broken lines, Fig. 1, and so as to be closed or held down by a spring on the hinge, or otherwise.

I claim, as my invention* 1. The combination of the leaf or top of a table or desk, with the blottingrolls B and C, receptac1eF,andspring coverG,allconstructed and arranged so as to operate as described.

2. In combination with the leaf or top of a table or desk, and the blottingrol1s B and C,

the arrangement of the ink-well cover I, so as' to be operated in the manner described.




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US4735150 *Dec 2, 1985Apr 5, 1988Roberts Raymond PInclined desk top and work organizer
Cooperative ClassificationA47B97/08