US1103906A - Couch-hammock and back-support therefor. - Google Patents

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US1103906A US1914831817A US1103906A US 1103906 A US1103906 A US 1103906A US 1914831817 A US1914831817 A US 1914831817A US 1103906 A US1103906 A US 1103906A
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v I. E. PALMER. COUCH HAMMOGK AND BACK SUPPORT THEREFOR.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 11, 1914.

1,103,906. K Patented July 14,1914.

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ISAAC E. PALMER, CF

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIG-NOR TO THE I. E.

PALMER COli/IPANY, 0F MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT, A CORPORATION OF CONNECTICUT.

COUCH-HAMMOCK AND BACK-SUPPORT THEREFOR.

Original application filed September 12, 1910, Serial No.

Serial No. 831,817.

To all whom it may concern 7 Be it known that 1, Isaac E. PALMER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Middletown, in the county of lifiddlesex and State of Connecticut, have invented an Improvement in Couch-Hammocks. and Back-Supports Therefor, of which the fol lowing description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like characters on the drawings representing like parts.

This invention relates to couch hammocks and back supports therefor.

This application is a division of my 00- pending application Serial No. 581,623, filed September 12, 1910, 1,094,921, dated Apr. 28, 1914, which is in part a division of my application co-pending therewith, Serial No. 568,682, filed June 2-1, 1910, now Patent No. 972,713, dated October 10, 1910, said latter application being a division in part of my application copending therewith, Serial No. 547,637, filed March 7, 1910, now Patent No. 972,711, dated October 10, 1910.

In order that the principle of the invention may be readily understood, I have disclosed certain embodiments thereof in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a side elevation of a couch hammock having a back support applied thereto in conformity with one type of my invention: Fig. 2 is a detail in plan representing one embodiment of means for connecting the upper portions of the back support to the upstanding hammock suspension means; Fig. 3 is a side elevation of one end of a couch hammock having a back support applied thereto in accordance with another type of my invention; Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a form of frame that may be em ployed in connection with the construction shown in Figs. 1 and 3; Fig. 5 is a side elevation of one end of a couch hammock showing a back support applied thereto in accordance with another form of my invention; Figs. 6, 7 and 9 are similar views of still further forms of m invention- Fi 8 is a detail on an enlarged scale of a por-,

tion of that form of back support shown in Fig. 7; Figs. 10 elevation representing certain forms of means for adjustably connecting the lower portion of the back support with the seat Specification of Letters Patent.

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thereof being and 11 are details in side Patented July 14,1914. 581,623. Divided and this application filed April portion of. the hammock to vary the angularity of the former, and Fig. 12 is a view in side elevation of the upper portion of the back support shown in Fig. 7

eferring more particularly to the draw ings, the frame or seat of the hammock is indicated at 1 in the several views. The said frame is preferably composed of longitudinal or side and transverse or end members, either metallic or wooden, connected together in a preferably substantially rectangular form, detachably or otherwise. The frame is preferably provided with any suitable seating, such, for example as one formed of wire links orro-peor cloth, and if desired, end and side springs may be employed to connect the seating to the frame. Upon the frame may be positioned a mat tress if desired.

The hammock is provided with two upturned suspension ends 2.-2, said ends singly and also together constituting upstanding hammock suspension means. These ends may be of any suitable character, but are preferablv of cloth, which may be individually connected to the hammock frame at its ends, or if desired the hammock may be provided with a cloth or other body underlying or applied in suitable manner to the frame, and of which the upturned ends form a continuation as in the so-called Gloucester type of hammock. The said upturned ends may be provided with spreaders and clew cords or other suitable hammock suspension means.

In accordance with my invention I provide a back support, the upper portions applied to and preferably being connected to the hammock suspension meansand preferably at a fixed height above the seat, and preferably serving as a pivotal support for the effective portion of said back support. I also provide other and adjustable basal, seat-engaging means independent of said upstanding hammock suspension means and cooperating with. the lower. part of the efi'ective portion of said back support to vary the angularity of said support, said other and adjustable means preferably cooperating directly with the seat portion of the hammock.

In that form of my invention shown in .Fig. 1 the back support is represented as provided with a suitable frame 3 ofgeneral their lower faces U shape and having a cloth or other suitable covering 4 applied. or secured thereto. The upper end of said cloth is provided with a hem 5 having therein a spreader 6 secured at the desired elevation or height above the seat portion of the hammock by suitable means, such as screws .7 and thumb nuts 7 indicated also in Fig. 2 As shown in the latter figure, the suspension end of the hammock, to which I have represented the back support as secured, is provided with two vertical series of holes 8, 8 for the reception of the screws? and permit vertical adjustment of the upper end of the said back support. In Fig. 1,'the"1o wer end of the back support is represented as provided with shoes 9 pivoted to the frame 3, so that may rest flatwise upon the side members of the frame with capacity to slide therealong.

\The' back support shownin Fig. 3 is provided'with a frame 10 preferably covered with cloth or otherwise, the upper end of said frame merely resting against the suspension end 2 of the hammock. The lower end of said back support is represented as provided with pins 11 pivoted to the frame of said back support and engaging any desired pair of the series of sockets'12 in the seat or frame 1 of the "hammock, thereby a-djustably connecting the lower end of the back supportto the seat in such manner as to vary theangularity of said back support. In this form of the invention I have represented the mattress frame, the at an inclination be of the general construction shown in Figs. 1, 3 and, spreader 15 positioned agalnst the outer face o-f'the'suspension end 2 so as to slide up and down thereon, said spreader being the back sup 1 The lower end ofthe frame of said back support is prosecured to the upper end of port by a suitable cord 16. added with pins 17 pivoted thereto and adapted to be received in 18 ranging longitudinally thereby permit-ting adjustment of both upper and lower ends theretoa pillow 19.

port may have attached .14: may be n Flg.

aztwise 13 as overlying the head end thereof being supported against the back support. The back support 1 1 shown in Fig. 5 may but is represented with a the desired sockets .of the frame, the I of said back support. If de s ired, the lower end of saidba'ck sup.-

' 5, it having 17 adapted to enter.

'1 mer by providing the back support with .a suitable spreader 6 positioned in a suitable hem or fold 5 and may employ bolts 7 with wing nuts 7, said bolts passing throughsuitable gromet eyes in such suspension end as indicated in Fig. 2, the said eyes being preferably near opposite edges of the suspension end when the back support is applied to one 'suspen sion end only.

In Figs. 7 8 and 12, I have represented another form of my invention. Ther'einI have represented the provision of means for projecting outward the back support, so that it may fit more snugly the back of the neck of the hammock occupant. In said figures, I have represented the frame as composed of two members 20, 21which at their meeting ends are each provided with inwardly projecting pins, 22, 23 respectively, thepins of each member bearing upon the other member, as shown, and preventing the collapse of the frame when in use; Preferably the lower frame 21is provided with acloth or other flexible covering-24. The upper member of said back support is provided with hooks 25 or other means for suspending sion means, as, for example, to one only of the upstanding ends if desired. The frame shown in said Figs. 7, 8 and 12 may underlie or overlie. the hammock mattress as 'de sired. In Fig. 7 I have representedit' as underlying the mattress 26, here shown as having a pillow 27 secured thereto along one edge only, so that the pillow may be thrown intothe full line position or into the dotted line position as desired. It is evident that the said pillow may be attached along its. upper edge only to the frame instead of to the mattress.

In Fig. 7,:where thelower end of the two-member frame is represented, I have shown the lower member 21 thereof as provided with pins 28 pivoted in eyes as in Figs. 3, 5, etc., and adapted to be received in'the desired sock6ts29 of series .of'sockets formed in the seat of the hammock, thereby permitting the inclination of said two-member frame to bechanged.

In Fig} 9,

I have represented still" another form of' my invention. Therein y, I provide a frame 30- generally similar to that shown inFi'gs. 1, 3 and 5, it being preferably provided with a suitable flexible covering 31. The upper end of said frame or thecovering thereof is connected in any suitable manner, as by a flexible strip 32 'with a series of hooks 33 adapted to be repension .means, "as for example upon one ceivedjover the spreader 3 1. The back, sup port shown in said figure may either underlie or overlie the mat-tress. I have herein itfrom the upstanding hammock susp'enlos Y "ceived upon the upstanding hammock susonly of the suspension ends 2. In said ure,.Ixhave represented the hooks as 're represented it as underlying one end of the mattress 35, here shown as having a pillow 36 connected to its head end.

In Figs. 10 and 11 I have shown several means for adjustably connecting the lower end of the back support with the frame of I the hammock. In Fig. 10, the frame 1 is represented as provided with a plurality of sockets 37 to receive pins 38 having eyes 39 in their upper ends engaging the eyes 40 of the lower end of the frame 41 of the back support, the latter preferably having a flexible covering 42,

In Fig. 11, I have represented the lower end of the frame 43 as bent at 44 to provide depending ends 45 adapted to enter the desired sockets 46 in the frame 1. The said sockets are herein represented as flared to permit rocking movement of said ends 45 when the adjustment of the upper end of the back support is slightly altered. By positioning the depending ends 45 in different pairs of sockets 46, the inclination of the frame 43 may be varied.

While the frame shown in the several figures may be of any suitable material, it is preferably of wire, the spreaders when employed being of usual material, such as wood, such spreaders being shown in Figs. 1, 6 7 and 9.

While I have herein represented the back rest support as applied or attached to one end only of the couch hammock, my invention is not limited to such use thereof, as within the scope of the invention the back support may be so positioned as to extend either transversely or longitudinally of the seat portion of the hammock, which may be of a suitable length to accommodate such longitudinal positioning of said back support. Thus, the said support may be connected to either one or to both of the suspension ends at a suitable distance above the seat portion of the hammock.

Having thus described one illustrative embodiment of my invention, I desire it to beunderstood that although specific terms are employed, they are used in a generic and descriptive sense and not for purposes of limitation, the scope of the invention being set forth in the following claims.

I claim 1. A couch hammock comprising a seat, upstanding hammock suspension means, a back support, means for connecting the up per portions of said support to saidhammock suspension means above the seat and serving as a pivotal support for the effective portion of said back, and adjustable basal, seat-engaging means cooperating with the lower part of the effective portion of said back support to vary the angularity of the latter.

2. A couch hammock comprising a seat, upstanding hammock suspension means, a

back support, means for connecting the upper portions of said support to said hammock suspension means above the seat and serving as a pivotal support for the efiective portion of said'back, and adjustable basal, seat-engaging means independent of said upstanding hammock suspension means and directly cooperating with the seat portion of the hammock and with the lower part of said back support, to vary the angularity of the latter.

3. A couch hammock comprising a seat, upstanding hammock suspension means, a back support, means for connecting the upper portions of said support to said upstanding hammock suspension means above the said seat, and other and adjustable basal, seat-engaging means independent of said upstanding hammock suspension means and cooperating with the lower part of said back support to vary the angularity of the lower end thereof.

4. A couch hammock comprising a seat, upstanding hammock suspension means, a back support having a spreader-bar along its upper edge, means for connecting said spreader-bar to saidhammock suspension means above the said seat, and other and adjustable basal, seat-engaging means independent of said upstanding hammock sus pension means and cooperating with the lower part of said back support to vary the angularity of the lower end thereof.

5. A couch hammock comprising a seat, upstanding, flexible hammock suspension means, a back support, means for adjustably connecting the upper portions of said support to said upstanding hammock suspension means above the said seat and other and adjustable basal, seat-engaging means inde pendent of said upstanding hammock suspension means and cooperating directly with the seat portion of the hammock and with the lower part of said back support to vary the angularity of said back support at the lower portion thereof.

6. A couch hammock comprising a seat, upstanding hammock suspension means, a back support having a spreader-bar along its upper edge, means at the ends of said spreader-bar for connecting said back support to said hammock suspension means above the said seat, and other and adjustable basal, seat-engaging means independent of said upstanding hammock suspension means and cooperating directly with the seat portion of the hammock and with the lower part of said back support, to vary the angularity of said back support at the lower por tion thereof.

7. A back support adapted to be con nected to the upstanding hammock suspension means and the seat of the couch. hammock, said support comprising a back sup porting member having means for connecting the upper standing hammock suspension means above the seat thereof, said member having other vand adjustable basal, seat-engaging means adapted to cooperate with the seat of the hammock to vary the angularity of the lower end of said member.

portions thereof to the up- In testimony whereof, I have signed my um to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.

ISAAC E. PALMER. Witnesses: 7 v

Trros, WV; HALLORAN, CHARLES M. SAUER.

Copies 01 this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner oilatents, Washington, .D. G.

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