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Universal Pedestal

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060151D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Leach, CR [+details]

Abstract

The pedestal 10, shown in Fig. 1, elevates a word processor cabinet 11 to allow access to disc drives that are blocked by large keyboards. It also allows a machine to fit onto an 18" typing wing. The cables coming out of the rear of the machine are routed into a cable cover 14 to conceal a bunch of cables. It makes an organized appearance. A tray 16 for a keyboard (not shown) slides out from underneath the unit in which it is normally stored. The keyboard hangs out over the edge of an 18" typing wing. The pedestal elevates the part of the machine that holds the disc drives, so that if the keyboard is too tall, the disc drive slots are not blocked, and discs can be inserted easily.