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Jan. 25, 1938.
P. M. WEGE
2,106,544
DESK STRUCTURE
Filed June 13, 1935
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Jan. 25, 1938.
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DESK STRUCTURE
Filed June 13, 1935
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Patented Jan. 25, 1938
UNITED STATES,
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PATENT‘ OFFICE’ ,
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DESK STRUCTURE
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Peter M. Wege, East Grand Ba ds, Mich, aa
signor to Metal Office
tare Company,
Grand Rapids, Mich, a
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Y Applicatioiflnne 13, 1935,- Serial No. 26,390
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' The instant invention relatesto desk struc
tures'and more particularly. to metal desks espe
Referring then to the ‘drawings in which like
indicated having a novel drawer section con
comprising a vertically disposed stamped sheet
parts of the desk structure therein shown‘ are‘
cially adapted for o?ice. use.
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designated by the same numerals in the several
The primary objects of the present invention” ‘ viewsj‘the desk top I0 is supported- at its oppo
are to provide a desk of the character above ' site ends by pedestals or drawer sections, each
7 struction; to provide such a desk having a novel
Iegconstruction; to provide such a desk hav
ing a drawer pedestal comprising a skeleton por
tion which facilitates manufacture, permits of
accuracy in alignment of component. parts,'en
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metal rear wall0 II which is curved forwardly
at its opposite marginal edges 12 to form ver
tically disposedv spaced side walls] 3 each of which
is curved'inwardly ‘toward each other at theirv
opposite forward marginal edges 14 and‘ thence
cased by an integrally‘ formed and jointless sheet ' - ?anged rearwardly as best shown in Figure 2..
metal sheath; and, to provide such _a desk which
Vertically disposedangle iron members ii, are
is attractive in appearance, rugged and sturdy ‘secured adjacent each of“ the fourv corners of
in construction and economical in manufacture; each pedestal or drawer section as by spot weld
An illustrative embodiment of the invention is ing to form vertical sleeves and drawer guide
shown in the accompanying drawings, in which:. 'supports'IS of angle iron construction are se
_Figure 1_ is' a‘ perspective view_ of the metal cured. to the opposite inside walls of the side
I desk;
walls I; ‘of the pedestals "or drawer sections‘ as '
Figure 2 is an enlargedfragmentary sectional I by spot ‘welding, all as best shown in Figure 2.
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Horizontally disposed ?anged channel bar 20
view on line 2-2 of Figure 3;
Figure 3 is a sectional view thereof on line 3
of Figure 2;
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drawer guides II. are‘ secured to the ‘oppositely
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Figure Us a fragmentary perspective sectional
view of a portion of the drawer-section of the
desk;v
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Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view’of the
leg construction on line 5—5 of Figure 6;
Figure 6 is a sectional view thereof on line 6-6
of Figure 5;
disposed forward vertical angle iron members, l5 '
and to the drawer guide supports l6 as by spot
welding, the forward ends of each drawer guide 25
being provided with a resilient drawer bumper=
I8 of rubber or the like which projects outward
ly- or forwardly therefrom and the lengths of
each drawer guide-are provided with a depend- '
ing drawer, stop l9 struck therefrom, as ‘best 30
Figure 7 is a sectional view of a portion of the shown in Figure 3.
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-' drawer section on line ‘I-‘i of Figure 3 but show
Legs for supporting the desk at each of its
ing a drawer partly drawn outwardly to its ‘(four corners comprisea tubular tapered sleeve
stop;
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Figure 8 is an enlarged sectional view of the
drawer on line 8-8 of Figure 10 and provided
with removable and adjustable plates forlvary
ing the width of the sections formed by such
plates:
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Figure 10 is a top plan view of a drawer pro
vided with removably adjustable plates where
by the drawer may be divided into sections of
varying widths;
Figure 11 is an enlarged sectional view on line‘
ll-il of Figure 10 and showing the lock there
‘of concealed by a reinforcing element in the
form of a tray;
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Figure 13 is a sectional view on line iS-IS
of Figure 11;. and
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- Figure 14 is a fragmentary top plan view of
the middle drawer.
is transversely formed of sheet metal and its
adjoining marginal edges are slightly spaced ‘
ingly compressible.
The - upper ‘portion of the
tubular element, 23 is inserted and secured, with
in vertically disposed sleeves formed by the an
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gle, iron members l5 secured to the side walls 3
l3 and to theseveral side walls l3v and the end '
wall It at their junctures or'at each of the four 45
corners of the drawer'pedestalt as best. shown
in Figures 5 vand 6.
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‘Drawers for the several pedestals ‘or drawer
sections comprise spaced parallel sidewalls 24 ' '
Figure 12 is a sectional view thereof on line
l2-l2 of Figure 11;
having a ring 22 likewise spring pressed to the 35
upper end thereof. An inner tubular element 23
apart rendering the lower tubular portion yield
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Figure 9 is a sectional view thereof on lines
9—9 of Figures 8 and 10;
" 20 having a foot 2| spring pressed thereon and
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whose upper marginal edgesv 25 are ?anged‘ in 50
wardly thence downwardly, a front ‘_wall- 26, a
rear wall 21 whose upper ima'rginal edge 28 ex
' tends above the upper marginal edges 25 ‘of the '
vside walls for contacting the'atops I! when the
drawer is slid outwardly (see Figure'i), and a
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folded plate being oppositely turned outwardly
bottom 29. The bottoms of the several drawers
adjacent each of their opposite marginal lengths
at one end thereof.
It will thus’be seen that the desk structure
herein shown and described has a novel drawer
at I00 are ?rst angularly formed downwardly,
thence upwardly, thence outwardly, and ?nally‘
section construction, a novel leg construction,"
Cl upwardly to form the side‘ walls 24, all as best
shown in Figures 8 and 12. The drawer bottoms that the desk may if desired be provided with
when thus slidably supported at III by their . sectional drawers which drawer sections may be
readily changed as to sectional width, and that
oppositely disposed drawer guides I‘! have a por
tion disposed between-and ‘depending below the in desks which are provided with a lock, the
10 oppositely disposed guide supports l‘l which con
struction provides for rigidity and nonbinding
sliding operation.
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~ lockmay, if desired, be concealed by a reinforc
ing element in the form of a tray.
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While but several speci?c embodiments of this
The several desk drawers may if‘ ,desiredbe ‘ I invention have beenherein shown and described,
provided with oppositely disposed spring ten
it will be understood that numerous details of the
sioned arcuate plates 3] adjustably sprungvbew constructions shown'may be altered or omitted
tween the upper marginal edges 2! and the ‘without departing from the‘spirit of this inven
groove ‘formed by the‘depressed‘ formation III
in the'lower marginallengths of the opposite _
side walls 24 of the draweryasv best’ shown in'
Figures 8' and 9; These arcuate plates‘ are pro; ~ '
vided with integrally formed and spaced inward
ly extending transverse portions ‘3 I , I! and spacer‘
plates 33 may be detachably disposed therebe
‘ tween.
Since these arcuate plates areadjust
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1; a ‘drawer . pedestal ‘including a skeleton
frame provided with tubular corner posts, tubu
sleeves ?tted on the tubular members, and means.
carried by the upper ends of the sleeves and sup
tional drawer thus
formed.
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with a lock 34 re'arwardly of its inside panel, the
same may if desired be concealed by a tray II
disposed‘ rearwardly thereof which likewise re
inforces the drawer as best shown in Figures
10-14. The tray best shown in Figure 11 is
provided with oppositely disposed slits 36 and a
transverse plate formed by folding its sides 31, 38
against themselves has ‘its opposite. ends extend~
ing through the slits, the corners 80, ll of the
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lar members having upper portions longitudié
nally split and compressibly ?tted within and de-1
pending from each tubular corner post, tubular
porting the skeleton frame. .
In instances where 'the desk drawer is provided
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wardly or rearwardly along the insides of the
double ended arrows in Figure 10_ for readily
changing .the widths of the "pockets at the sec
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ably sprung into place, they may be moved ‘for
- side walls. of the draweras indicated by the
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tion as de?ned by the followingclaims.‘
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2. A drawer pedestal including a skeleton- I‘
frame provided with tubular corner posts, tubu
lar members having upper portions longitudi
nally split and compressibly ?tted within‘ and de
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pending from each tubular corner post, down- >
wardly tapered tubular sleeves having their
lower ends ?tted on the tubular members and
their upper ends spaced therefrom, and means
carried by the upper ends of the sleeves and clos
ing the space between .the upper ends ‘of the'
sleeves and the tubular members and support- 7
ing the corner posts and the skeleton frame.‘
PETER M. WEGE.
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