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Dec. 25, 1962
H. P. POST .
3,070,416
SECRETARIAL CABINET
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Filed Sept. 12, 1960
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HAROLD P. POST
ATTORNEY
United States Patent G?tiee
1
‘at,
3,070,416
SECRETARIAL CABINET
Harold P. Post, 119 Mohawk Drive,
West Hartford 17, Conn.
Filed Sept. 12, 1960, Ser. No. 55,362
2 Claims. (Cl. 312-241)
3,670,415
Patented Dec. 25, 1962
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the members 10 and 12 may be opened to a suitable angle
or closed compactly together for shipment.
Within the cabinet members It) and 12 are shelving 16
and one or more drawers 18 as may be desired. As shown
in FIG. 1 the front edges of the shelving 16 and drawer 18
are set back appreciably from the front edges of the
cabinet members for a purpose presently to be described.
This invention relates to cabinets and more particularly
to a secretarial cabinet for storing descriptive circulars,
Preferably the shelving is made slidable for convenience
parts hinged together centrally for opening and closing
15 19—21 and 23 held together in closely ?tting aligned
in obtaining access to the stored literature, etc., stored
etc., for distribution at an exhibition and adapted for fold 10 therein.
ing into compact form for shipment or storage when not
Mounted on the upper surfaces 13 of the cabinet mem
in use.
bers 10 and 12 are supports 20, two being shown on each
An object of importance of the present invention is to
cabinet member. Adapted to rest on these supports 20 is
provide a cabinet formed in two generally similar box-like
a table top member formed as shown by three members
about a vertical axis.
arrangement along adjacent edges by suitable dowels 24,
Another object of importance is to provide a table top
as shown in FIG. 4.
.
made up of sections adapted to be secured together and
The table top members 19—21 and 23 may rest on the
positioned above the cabinet sections and having its sec
supports 20 without attachment thereto. Also as shown
tions adapted to be separated and placed for compact 20 in FIG. 4 the central top member 21 has its outer edge
storage within the cabinet when the cabinet is folded for
centrally indented as shown with its side portions at an
shipment or when not in use.
obtuse angle to each other. The opposite side members
With the above and other objects in View, the invention
19 and 23 of the table top are symmetrical but reversed
may include the features of construction and operation set
relative to each other and ?ared on their end edges. The
forth in the following speci?cation and illustrated in the 25 outer edges of the side members 19 and 23 continue the
accompanying drawing.
angular sides of the central member 21.
In the accompanying drawing annexed hereto and form
Preferably and as shown in the ?gures of the drawing
ing a part of this speci?cation, I have shown the inven—
the outline of the table top formed by members 19—21
tion embodied ‘in a cabinet and table for use by an
and 23 when assembled is irregular and has its opposite
attendant or secretary at a commercial exhibition of 30 ends ?ared as shown in FIG. 4 to completely cover the
commercial merchandise on display but it will be under
stood that the invention canbe otherwise embodied and
that the drawing is not to be construed as de?ning or
cabinet members 19 and 12 when in their open position.
Adjacent one end of the table top member 19 is a slot 26
of elongated form suitable for permitting cards, etc., to be
dropped through the table top member and through an
to this speci?cation being relied upon for that purpose. 35 aligned opening in one of the supports 20 into a receptacle
In the drawing:
provided within the cabinet member.
FIG. 1 is a front perspective view showing the cabinet
When packed for shipment the three sections 19-21
members in their open position, and showing the table
and 23 of the table top are disassembled and stored within
sections in position on the cabinet members;
the front portions of the cabinet members 10 and 12.
FIG. 2 is a generally similar view of the cabinet mem 40 It is in order to store these separated top members 19-21
limiting the scope of the invention, the claims appended
and 23 that the shelving and drawer are set back from
the front edges of the cabinet members. As shown in
FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of the cabinet mem
FIG. 2 one member 23 of the table top is placed in the
bers in their closed positions; and
left hand cabinet member 14} and the other two table top
FIG. 4 is a view of the table top sections in their tas 45 members 19 and 21 are placed in the right hand cabinet
sembled operative position.
12. A door or closure 30 may be provided to close the
In the above mentioned drawing, there has been shown
front of one of the cabinet members 12. In the embodi
but one embodiment of the invention which is now deemed
ment shown, the door 30 is shown hinged along its outer
preferable, but it is to be understood that changes and
vertical edge 32. As shown in dot and dash lines, how
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modi?cations may be made within the scope of the ap
ever if preferred, the door 30 may be hinged along its
pended claims without departing from the spirit of the
upper horizontal edge in order to provide a small table
invention.
or shelf at one side of the assembled cabinet members
Referring more in detail to the ?gures of the drawing,
10 and 12.
it will be seen that the cabinet comprises two generally 55
I claim as my invention:
similar box-like shelved members 10 and 12 hinged cen
1. 'A secretarial cabinet comprising two similar shelved
trally together as shown by suitable spaced hinges 14 on
box-like members hinged together at their adjacent rear
adjacent vertical read edges of the cabinet members.
edges for pivotal movement about a vertical axis to open
Each member of the cabinet has its sides 11, top 13 and
and closed positions, a table top member removably
bottom 15 enclosed and its front face open. The back
mounted on said cabinet members, said top member com
surfaces of the cabinet members 10 and 12 are closed by
prising a central member and two side members detach
members 17 as shown in FIG. 3. On the adjacent edges
ably maintained together, supports ?xed to and extending
bers as shown in FIG. 1 with the sections of the table
top separated and housed within the cabinet members;
of the cabinet members 19 and 12 the back surface mem
bers 17 are provided with the hinges 14 by means of which
above the upper surfaces of said cabinet members on
which said table members are mounted, and means to
3,070,416
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house said top members, when separated from each other,
within said shelved members when in closed position.
2. A secretarial cabinet comprising two similar shelved
box-like members hinged together at their adjacent rear
edges for pivotal movement about a vertical axis to open
and closed positions, a table top member removably
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slots therein, and means to house said top members, when
separated from each other, within said shelved members
when in closed position.
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
mounted on said cabinet members, said top member com
1,507,760
Sutherland ___________ __ Sept. 9, 1924
prising a central member and two side members detach
ably maintained in a plane together on said cabinet mem
1,780,287
Wheeler ______________ __ Nov. 4, 1930
2,122,969
2,771,334
Whitcomb _____________ __ July 5, 1938
Wahlbom ____________ __ Nov. 20, 1956
bers, supports on the upper surfaces of said cabinet mem 10
bers on which said table members are mounted, one of
said top members and one of said supports having aligned
‘in,:1,
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