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Feb. 8, 1938. A. J. WILKlN ¿301404 COMBINATION DESK AND CHAIR Filed Sept. 2, 1936 2 sheets-snee: 1 ' Feb. 8, 1938. ` A. J. WILKIN I 2,307,404 COMBINATION DESK AND 'CHAIR Filed sept. 2, 193e 2 _sheets-sheet 2 59 5€/ f Y já Patented Feb. 8, 1938 2,107,404v UNITED STATES ¥PATENT OFFICE 2,107,404 COMBINATION DESK AND CHAIR Arthur J. Wilkin, San Pedro, Calif. Application September ,2,> 1936, Serial No. 99,112 3 Claims. (Cl. 155-188) Fig. 9 is a detail section enlarged, taken on My invention relates generally to furniture, the line 9-9 of Fig. 1. and more particularly to a combination desk and chair for the convenience of a person en gaged in reading, writing or drafting. 5 The principal objects of my invention, are to provide a combination desk and chair that in cludes a pair of substantially parallel vupright cabinets that provide in effect, the sides and arms of the chair, and said cabinets being pro 10 vided with shelves and compartments for the Fig. 10 is an enlarged detail section taken on the line IU-Iû of Fig. 6. Fig. 11 is a detail elevational View of an ad- 5 justable connection between the seat-black and the side braces therefor. , Fig. 12 is `a detail section showing a drawing board adjustably mounted on the board or table that normally carries the typewriter. v ' 10 Referring by numerals to the accompanying ì .accommodation of books, stationery, letter files drawings, Iii and II designate substantially rec and the like, further to arrange between said cabinets, an adjustable seat for the occupant of tangular upright cabinets that function as the the combined desk and chair, further to combine A sides of the chair, said cabinets being preferably formed of sheet metal and each cabinet is sup- 15 15 with the upright cabinets, a swinging table adapt ed to support a typewriter, a drawing board or ported by a plurality of casters I2 that enables the completed structure to be readily moved from the like, and further to combine with the cabi nets various accessories for the convenience of the user of the combined desk and chair; for 2O instance, a swinging dictionary holder, an ad justable foot and leg rest, an adjustable copy vholder and an adjustable reading lamp. Further objects of my invention are, to pro vide a combined desk and chair of the character 2 refered to that is very compact, so as to occupy comparatively little floor space, the cabinets form ing the sides of the chair being mounted on casters to facilitate movement from one posi tion to another and to construct the parts yof in the cabinets may be divided by shelves andv 20 partitions into compartments adapted to receive books, letter files and accessories generally uti lized by Writers, draftsmen and readers. In Fig. 6 the lefthand cabinet is shown in ele vation, and this cabinet is provided with three 25 horizontally disposed shelves I3 and one vertical ly disposed partition I4. .The space to one side of the partition I4 is occupied by a plurality of drawers I5, preferably may be easily and quickly disassembled and formed of sheet metal and adapted to contain writing material such as paper, carbon paper, packed so as to occupy comparatively‘little space cardboard, envelopes and the like. 30 the combined desk and chair so that the same while in storage or during transportation. With the foregoing and other objects in view 35 my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and-arrangements of parts‘that will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which: 40 Fig. 1 is a top plan View of a combined desk and chair constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is .a front elevation view. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section taken on the line 45 3-3 Of Fig. 2. ` Fig. 4 is a detail section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is an enlarged vertical section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2. 50 one position to another. These cabinets have the same over-all dimensions and the space With j, Fig. 6 is a vertical section taken approximately on the line 6-6 of Fig. 1. Fig. ‘7 is an enlarged vertical section taken on the line 'I-l of Fig. 6. ' Fig. 8 is an enlarged detail section taken onk O . Where the drawers are utilized for containing writing paper, sheets of carbon and the like, the front walls of the drawers are provided with 35 apertures I6 that are extended a short distance rearwardly in the bottoms of the drawers as illus trated in Fig. 10. Such construction enables the individual draw ers to be pulled out and the ends of the sheets of paper within the Withdrawn drawer to be pushed upward to facilitate removal. Formed in the inner edges of the front Walls I'I of the cabinets are vertically disposed rows of spaced apertures I 8, .and adapted to be re- 4 movably positioned therein, are hooks I 9 that are formed on the centers of rods 20. These rods are positioned in hems that are formed in the ends of a flexible member 2| thus providing a foot and leg rest that may be disposed at dif- 5'()y ferent elevations between the front portions of the cabinets. (See Figs. 3 and 4.) Positioned in the partition I4 of the lefthand cabinet adjacent the inside face of said cabinet is a tube 22, and mounted to rotate freely therein, 55 2,107,404 2 is the lower'portion of a vertically disposed shaft 23. Carried by thisV shaft just above the top of the cabinet,'is the upper race 24 of a ball bearing that restsY on balls and the latter bearing on a lower race 25 that is fixed on top of the cabinet. which are formed inverted L-shaped hooks 5IV that engage, over beads on` the edges of said shelves. ` These straps are for the support of the adjust- ~ able seat and the members of the front pair of Secured to shaft 23 just above upper race 24, straps are disposed near the centers of the Vcab is a horizontally disposed table 26 that provides inets while the members of the rear paiiñof a support for a typewriting machineV T, and se _ straps `are positioned adjacent the rear ends of Vcured to the under side of this table.V are rubber said cabinets. These straps are retained in po sition on the shelves by meansof screws 52 which 10 Y10 studs 21 that form feet thatV rest on top of the front portions of the cabinets, thus cushioning pass through the intermediate portions oi said the table when the writing machine is positioned ' straps and engage beneath the edgesV of theV ad thereupon. Obviously, table 26 may be utilized K jacent shelves. Formed through the upper poras a support for writing paper or for drawing 4tions of the straps 5U are apertures 53 for the - v accommodation `of the bolts Ythat adjustably'se 15 Secured lon the upper surfaceof the ta ble 25 at the end opposite the'end that »iscon curethe seat to the straps. ` ` The seat comprises a suitable framework, pref -nectedto shaft 23, is a handle 28 by means of which the table may be conveniently swung'from` -erably formed of metal, and Ywhichincludes a one position to another. Y.pair of transverse channels 54, the ends of whichr f 20 In Figs. 1 and 6 Vthe table is shown in Van out- " are bent downwardly at right angles so as to Ylie of-the-way'position above the front end of the directly `against the faces of the strapsY 50. The lefthand cabinet, and dotted linesI in Fig. 1 downwardly bent vendsof these channels are pro-> show .the table swung into position so as to span vided with perforations that receive bolts '55, and which latter pass through any of the aper the space between the front portions of the cab 15 paper. inets.' an, 1 . Y Y , Y tures 53 ,so as torconnect the transverse channelsl .The upperportion- of shaftV 23 is threaded and to the-straps 56 Vand the threaded` ends, of .said bolts receive winged nuts '56.* ' , ' " said threadedY portion extends through an aper . Supported by the end portions of the trans-ture V2&1-,that isformed in a iìangev 30 at the lower end of anïl upwardly projecting inclined verse channelsï~54 are longitudinally disposed copy-holder-.Slyand',positioned on the threaded rails 51, which in turn support a panel 558, pref portion'of the shaft above and below >said flange 30 are ~nuts V32. erablyY of metal', that provides a seat.V ' Connected by¿a -hinge59 . to the Vrear end'Y 0f. - Such construction enables the copy-holder to Y ' the-,seat is anV upwardly andrearwardly project be raised >:or lowered to the desired convenient ing‘seat-back 60, `andsecured to the sides there position. Projecting horizontally from the up of, are staples 6|.- , Passing through each staple per ‘end of copy-holder »3| is a flange 33 in which is a >toothed bar .62,1 the teeth Vof ¿which are is formed -an >aperture 34. adapted to engage' the'lower portion of the `corre sponding staple andthe forward lower Yend ofV each ïbar is pivotally connected to an arm v63, the ` y VMounted to rotate irl-aperture 34 is a tubular VVfitting >35,«and seatednin the `upper end of this fitting -is one endïof a flexible tube 36, the oppo site Aend `of which `carries an electric lamp 31 and a reflectorj38. The-»lower portion of fitting 35 that projects- through aperture 34 is threaded for vthe receptionV of anut v40, which nut engages ¿ a Washer 4l vthat is ,positioned against the under sidefoff-flafnger33, and electric conductors 42 lead from a suitable'source of current supply through forward 'lower end of 1 which is pivotally con. nected to the intermediate portion of the of the seat frame. 40 side Y The construction just described provides sim-V' ple and effective means for adjusting the angu larity »of the seat-back, and to ñrml-y hold the 45. same in its-adjusted position. When the ytoothed rails 162 occupy inclined positions, as illustrated the fitting 35 and >through the flexible conduit ` in Fig. 6 ¿and by solid vlines in Fig. ¿1-1, the rails ~ 36 toi-lamp 31. Y Y cannot move upward-afsufiicient distance to dis By loosening nut 40,»the flexible conduit 36 carrying the electric lamp may besWung into any desired position and locked in such position afterv such movement by tightening the nut 40'.` Seated -in the outer portion of the' partition l I4a inthe- rig-hthand cabinet, and which parti tion corresponds with the partition I4 in the left hand cabinet, is a tubef43 thatprovides a bear *ing for a vertically disposed shaft 44, >and pro .jecting upwardly and inclined from said shaft 60 ’is an arm ‘45.7 The upper end'of-this arm is po engage the teeth Y,from 'the IOWSI” portions of the Vstaples 6|. » .. - Y Y A . Whenfit -is desired to change »the inclination of i’ the set-back, the rear vendsof thearms 63 `are swung upwardly and forwardly ythereby swing ing> the notched bars 62 into practically `hori 55 zontal'planes or lpositions substantially at right angles >to the plane occupied'by the staples 6l, , and when so positioned the'notched bars may be lifted a sufficient distance to disengage the teeth thereof from- the lower> portions of the staples 60 sitioned between bracketsH 46 that are secured to and thus permitting said bars to be moved for the under side -of -an inclined ~holder41 that is adapted to receive ya large book such as a dic wardly or backwardly to effect the desired ad- y tionaryVV and passing through said brackets 46 65 and the yupper end of arm 45,~is a `bolt 48„ the threaded end of which receives a` winged >nut 49. ' `The construction just described provides justrnent.Y The position of the toothed bar when shifted as just described, is illustrated by dotted lines in 65 Fig.1'1. - ' means VVwhereby the book lsupport 41 may be In Fig. 12 I have illustrated .a drawing board 'y adjustably mountedon a modifiedtable that sup swung about'the axis formed-byV the shaft 44, ports the typewriterand in this construction Ythe 70 and Vsaid ïsupport may be' shifted into different inclined 'positions 'and locked after such/'adjust rnent by tightening winged nut 49 on `the bolt 48. Positioned directly against the inner edges rof theshelves I3Üof Yboth cabinets are vertically dis 76 posed .seat Vhangers»comprising ¿straps-50 -on endsïof-the modified table ZlìaareY extended up 70 wardly to form ears 65ftha't are perforated as designated by 66 and passing through said per forations are bolts 61 that .also pass through aperturesin brackets 68 that are secured to and depend from the under side of a drawing board 75 2,107,404 69. Except as mentioned above the table 26a is the same and is mounted in the same manner as the table 26. y By providing a plurality of apertures in the ears 65, the drawing board 69 may be adjusted vertically for a certain distance and the bolts 6l provide an axis upon which the board may be tilted to adjust its inclined position. Thus it will be seen that I have provided a relatively simple, practical and inexpensive com bination desk and seat that is particularly appli cable for the use of persons engaged in reading, writing, drawing and the like, and the cabinets that form the sides or arms of the seat being 3 and chair may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described Without departing from the spirit of the invention, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claims. I claim as my invention: 1. A knockdown article of furniture, compris ing a spaced pair of cabinets provided with in wardly facing shelves andvstorage compartments, opposed and vertically disposed seat mounting hangers removably secured to shelves of each 10 cabinet, a seat removably Aand adjustably secured y to said hangers between said cabinets, said cabi- Y nets having the same over-all size and shape to permit the consolidation thereof into a compact 15 provided with shelves and compartments for the assembly for convenient storage upon the re_- 15 accommodation of books, writing material and accessories generally used by the occupant of the seat. The table that provides a support for a type 20 writing machine or the like, may be readily moval of said seat. swung so as to bring the typewriting machine into and out of position for use and the occu pant of the seat between the cabinets may con veniently reach all of the equipment and acces 25 so-ries that are mounted upon and stored within the cabinets. ' Thus it will be understood that minor changes in the size, form and construction of the var ious parts of my improved combination desk' 2. The structure of claim 1, said hangers each having a plurality of spaced apertures formed therein, and said seat having means adapted for selective seating in said apertures. 20 3. The structure of claim 1, said hangers each having a plurality of spaced apertures formed therein, and said seat having means adapted for selective seating in said apertures, and means connecting the front portions of said cabinets to 25 gether, said means comprising a removable foot rest. ARTHUR J. WILKIN.