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Aug. 6, 1963
3,099,968
R. R. MACKLIN
DESK ATTACHMENT FOR BED
Filed Jan. 25, 1962
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Patented Aug. 6, 1963
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of the desk by slides movable lengthwise of said support
ing frame.
DEEK ATTACKS/ENE FUR BED
Rita R. Macklin, 3312 ‘Parker Ave., Royal (ink, hiich.
Filed Jan. 25, 19-52, §er. No. 153,!534
7 Claims. {ill- 1?3-—49)
FIGURE 3 is a sectional view taken substantially on
the line 3—3 of FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 4 is an enlarged fragmentary cross-sectional
view, showing one of the connections between my desk
This invention relates generally to a desk attachment
for a bed, and refers more particularly to a collapsible
attachment and a bed.
FIGURE 5 is a sectional view taken substantially on
the line 5-5 ‘of FIGURE 4.
desk capable of being moved from an operative upright
Referring now to the drawing, 14} is a substantially rec
position beside a bed to a collapsed inoperative position 10 tangular
supporting frame adapted to be supported in a
beneath the bed.
horizontal
position extending transversely beneath the
One of the essential objects of the invention is to pro
bed. As shown, this frame 10 comprises a pair of lon
vide a desk attachment having a substantially rectangular
gitudinally extending rails 11 and a pair of transversely ex
supporting frame adapted to be suspended by the side
tending rails 12 and 12a. The longitudinal rails 11 are
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boards of the bed in a horizontal position extending trans
formed from metal tubes and are provided at their op
versely beneath the bed.
posite ends with ?attened open return-bent portions 13.
Another object is to provide a desk attachment wherein
The transversely extending rails 12 and 124: are also
the rectangular frame is supported in the horizontal posi
formed from metal tubes and have ?attened ends 14- se
tion mentioned by means of a suitable hangers suspended
cured by headed elements 15 to the underside of the upper
from opposite sideboards of the bed.
arms 16 of the ?attened open return-bent portions 13.
Another object is to provide ‘a desk attachment wherein
Hangers 17 are employed at opposite ends of the sup
the hangers are provided with two vertically extending
porting frame to support it in the desired horizontal posi
substantially parallel ‘rows of spaced openings selectively
engaged by screws or the like to secure such hangers in
tion extending transversely beneath the bed. As shown,
the hangers 17 have upright strap portions 18 provided
an upright position at the proper height to the rectangular 25 with two vertically extend-ing substantially parallel rows
supporting frame.
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Another object is to provide an attachment having an
upright desk provided with two sets of pivotally connected
supporting legs, and a desk top pivotally connected adja
cent one edge thereof to one set of the supporting legs
of spaced openings 19 selectively engaged by screws 20
to secure said strap portions in an upright position at the
proper height to the upright parts 21 of the open return
bent ?attened portions 13. The hangers 17 have ?xed
open return-bent upper ends 22 engageable with the upper
edges of the sideboards 23 of the bed to hold the rectangu
and having on the underside thereof adjacent the opposite
free edge two parallel rows of sockets for the selective
lar supporting frame 10 in proper horizontal supported
reception of the other set of the supporting legs.
position extending transversely beneath the bed.
Another object is to provide an attachment wherein
The upright desk 30 is collapsible and ‘has two sets 31
one set of the pivotally connected supporting legs of the 35 and 3-2 respectively of pivotally connected supporting legs,
desk is pivotally connected to slides sleeved upon and
and a desk top 33 pivotally connected adjacent one edge
movable lengthwise of opposite side rails of the supporting
thereof to one set 31 of the supporting legs and having
frame.
on the underside theerof adjacent the opposite free edge
Another object is to provide a desk attachment where
33’ thereof two parallel rows of sockets 34 for the selec
in a crossbar ‘on the other set of the supporting legs of the 40
tive reception of the other set 32 of the pivotally con
desk may be employed to support the feet of a person
nected supporting legs.
seated upon one side of the bed when the desk is being
The connections between one set 311 of the pivotally con
used.
nected supporting legs of the collapsible desk and the side
Another object is to provide a desk attachment where 45 rails 11 of the supporting frame 10 beneath the bed are in
in the upright desk is adapted to be collapsed, then the
the form of slides 35 that are pivotally connected at 36
collapsed desk is adapted to be moved on said slides be
to said one set 31 of supporting legs adjacent their lower
neath one ‘of the transversely extending rails of the sup
ends and are sleeved upon and slidable lengthwise of the
porting frame to a position beneath the bed, and then is
side
rails 11 of the supporting frame.
moved back slightly to enable the free ends of the other
The desk top 33 and both sets ‘31 and ‘32 of pivotally
set of legs previously mentioned to be positioned upon
connected legs are adapted to be collapsed and are adapted
and supported by the one transversely extending rail
to be supported upon the transversely extending rail 12 of
aforesaid.
the
rectangular supporting frame beneath the bed.
Another object is to provide a desk attachment wherein
the collapsed desk is movable beneath the transversely 55 When it is desired to collapse the desk top 33 and both
sets 31 and 32 of legs, the upper ends of the legs 32 are
extending rail just mentioned of the rectangular support
first removed from the sockets 34 receiving them by raising
ing frame from a collapsed position to an upright opera
the free edge 33’ of the desk top. Then both sets of
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legs 31 and 3-2 are permitted to swing in opposite direc
Another object is to provide a desk attachment that is
simple in construction, economical to manufacture, and 60 tions about their pivots 37 until they assume a substan
tially horizontal position, whereupon the desk top 33 is
e?icient in operation.
swung about its pivots 38 to a horizontal position upon
Other objects, advantages and novel details of con
the set ‘32 of legs. The collapsed desk assembly is then
struction of this invention will be made more apparent as
moved on said slides 35 lengthwise of the supporting
this description proceeds, especially when considered in
tive position beside the bed.
connection with the accompanying drawing wherein:
frame 10 beneath the adjacent transversely extending rail
a bed, and showing the supporting frame carried by the
sideboards of the bed and connected to two of the legs
the transversely extending rail 12 of the rectangular frame
10 beneath the bed, as shown in FIGURE 1, the slides
FIGURE 1 is a top plan view of my desk attachment 65 12 thereof to a position beneath the bed, and then is moved
when in an inoperative fully collapsed position beneath
back a slight distance to enable the free ends of the legs
a bed, with portions of the desk top broken away to ex
32 to be positioned upon and supported by the adjacent
pose portions of the attachment.
transversely extending rail 12.
FIGURE 2 is a perspective view of my desk attach
When the desk 34} is collapsed and is supported upon
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ment when the desk thereof is in upright position beside
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35 and the set 31 of legs connected thereto are adjacent
the transversely extending rail 12a of the frame; the
other set 32 of legs extend in an opposite direction from
the set 31 of legs and rest upon the transversely extending
rail ‘12 of the'frame; and the desk top 33 rests ?at upon
the set 32 of legs.
When it is'desired to erect the desk at one side of the
bed, the collapsed desk assembly is ?rst moved on the
slides 35 a slight distance lengthwise of the supporting
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secured to the upper portions of the ‘open return-bent
portions of said transversely extending rails, means se
cured to the open return-bent portions of said transversely
extending rails for suspending said supporting frame from
opposite sideboards of said bed, a collapsible desk at
one side of said bed provided with two sets of pivotally
connected supporting legs, and a connection between said
collapsible desk and said supporting frame including slides
pivotally connected to one set of. said pivotally connected
frame 10 to remove the legs ‘32 of the desk from the 10 legs and slidably connected to said transversely extending
transversely extending rail v12 of the frame. Then the
rails, the desk when collapsed being movable on said‘ slides
collapsed desk assembly is moved on the slides 35 under
below one of said connecting rails to a- position beneath
the transversely extending rail 12 of the frame until the
the bed and then being movable back slightly to enable
offsets ‘39 in the slides 35 are adjacent to the upright parts
the free ends of the other set of legs to be positioned upon
21 of the open return-bent ?attened portions 13 of the 15 and supported by the one connecting rail aforesaid.
frame. The desk is then erected by moving the desk top
3. The desk attachment de?ned in claim 2, wherein the
33 and the set 31 of legs connected thereto upwardly, dur
suspending means includes hangers having upright strap
ing which movement the other set 32 of legs swing clock
portions secured to said open return-bent portions, and
wise until the upper ends thereof are adjacent to the
wherein said upright strap portions have open return-bent
sockets 34 in the underside of the desk top 33. The 20 upper 1ends engageable with the upper edges of the side
upper ends of the set ‘32 of legs are then engaged with
boards of said bed.
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the proper sockets 34 in the underside of the desk top 33
4. The desk attachment de?ned in claim 2, wherein the
to support the latter in an operative horizontal position.
suspending means includes hangers having upright strap
The crossbar 40v on the set 32 of supporting legs of the
' portions secured to said open return-bent portions, and
desk may then be employed to support the feet of a person 25 wherein said strap portions are provided at their upper
seated upon one side of the bed when the desk is being
ends with means adapted to be supported from the side- I
used.
boards of said bed.
Thus from the foregoing, it will be apparent that the
5. The desk attachment de?ned in claim 2, wherein the
substantially rectangular frame 10 is supported in a hori
suspending means includes hangers having upright strap
zontal position extending transversely beneath the bed, 30 portions
vertically adjustably connected to said open re
and the desk ‘30 is capable of being moved from an up
turn-bent
portions, and wherein said strap portions are
right operative position at one side of the bed to a col
provided at their upper ends with means adapted to be
lapsed position substantially parallel to the supporting
supported from the side ‘boards of said bed.
frame 10 beneath the bed, and vice versa. The sole con—
6. The desk attachment de?ned in claim 2, wherein the
nections between the collapsible desk and the horizontal 35
supporting frame :10 are the slides 35 that are movable
lengthwise of the longitudinally extending rails 11 of the
supporting frame 10.
What I claim as my invention is:
1. A desk attachment for a bed comprising a horizontal
suspending means includes hangers having upright strap
portions, each being provided with. a vertically extending
row ‘of spaced openings, wherein fastening elements en-.
gage selected openings in said strap portions and engage
openings in the open return-bent portions of said rails to
secure said strap portions at a predetermined height rela
tive to said rails, and wherein said strap portions are pro—
vided at their upper ends with means adapted to be sup
provided at their opposite ends with ?attened open return
ported from the sideboards of said bed.
bent portions, a pair of connecting rails extending between
7. The desk attachment de?ned in claim 2, wherein the
and secured. to the upper portions of the ?attened open 45
supporting frame having a pair of spaced rails extending
transversely beneath opposite sideboards of the bed and
return-bent portions of said transversely extending rails,
means secured tosaid ?attened open return-bent portions
collapsible desk includes a top pivotally connected adjacent
one edge to one set of said pivotally connected support
ing legs, and wherein said top is provided on the under»
side
thereof adjacent its opposite free edge with parallel
boards of said bed, a collapsible desk at one side of said
bed provided with two sets of pivotally connected support 50 rows of sockets adapted to be selectively engaged by the
other set of said pivotally connected legs.
ing legs, and a connection between said collapsible desk
and said supporting frame including slides pivotally con
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
nected to one set of. said pivotally connected legs and
slidably connected to said transversely extending rails,
UNITED STATES PATENTS
the desk when collapsed being movable on said slides 55
for suspending said supporting frame from opposite side
below one of said connecting rails to a position beneath
1,043,638
Sneed _____ __'_________ __ Nov. 5, 1912
the bed and then being movable back slightly to enable-the
free ends of the other set of legs to be positioned upon
and supported by the one connecting rail aforesaid.
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1,930,882
2,193,647
2,560,679
2,692,806
Pepler _________________ __ June 7,
McRae ______________ __ Oct. 17,
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Zalkind ______________ __ July 17,
Grace _______________ __ Oct. 26,
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1,041,325
France ______________ __ May 26, 1936
France ______________ __ Oct. 22, ‘1953
2. A desk attachment for a bed comprising a horizontal 60
supporting frame having a pair of spaced rails extending
transversely beneath opposite sideboards of the bed and
provided at their opposite ends with open return-bent
portions, a pair of connecting rails extending between and
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