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US1342518A
US1342518A US32027619A US1342518A US 1342518 A US1342518 A US 1342518A US 32027619 A US32027619 A US 32027619A US 1342518 A US1342518 A US 1342518A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47DFURNITURE SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN
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J. l. WEBBER.

BABY WALKER.- APPLICATION FILED AUGJZF, I919.

Patented June 8, 1920,

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BABY WALKER.

- APPLICATION FILED AUGJI. I919. 1,342,5 1 8, Patented June 8, 1920.

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BABY WALKER.

APPLICATION FILED AUG. 27, 1919.

43- SHEETS-SHEET 3.

1,342,51 8; Patented June 8, 1920.

. V 7 34 I Q To all whom it may concern:

cation, reference BABY-WALKER.

Be it known that 1, JOHN J. WEBBER, a

citizen of the United States, residing at Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Baby- Walkers, of which the following is a specifibeing had to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to certain improvements in baby walkers, and it is an object of the invention to provide a novel and improved device of this general character which may be readily collapsed or compacted when not in use so that the same can be conveniently stored within a minimum of space.

It is also an object of .the invention to provide a novel and improved device-of this general character whereby an infant is effectively supported when endeavor ng to walk and wherein a saddle is provided to afford means whereby the child may rest.

"Another object of the invention isto provide a novel and improved 'device of this general character wherein a saddle is employed, together with means whereby the saddle may be adjusted in accordance with proved baby the requirements of practice.

' The invention consistsin the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my 1mwalker whereby certain important advantages are attained and the device rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth. The novel features ofmy invention hereinafter be definitely claimed In order that my invention may be the better understood, I

will

will now proceed to describe the same with referenceto the'accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a view in top plan of a baby walker constructed inaccordance with an embodiment of my invention.

Fig. '2 is a view'in side elevation of the device as illustrated in Fig. 1.

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary view partly in section and partly'in elevation illustrating Specification of Letters Patent.

' position.

-.engaged with 'the the upper and lower flanges 5 are connected by the pins 6 or the a slide and its concomitant parts as herein included. i 7

1g. 4: is a fragmentary view partly in top plan and partly in longitudinal section illustrat ng said slide in applied position. s

Patented J une.8, 1920. Application filed August 2'7, 1919. Serial No. 320,276.

JOHN J. WEBBER, or noc'iinsrnn, NEWYORK; v

I Fig 5 is a fragmentary view partly in elevation and-partly in -sectionf illustrating the connection of a member or arm with the supporting'memjoer.

, Fig. 6 is a View in bottom'planof the structure illustrated" in Fig.5 with the supporting member omitted.

Fig. Tis a fragmentary view partly in elevation and partly in. section illustratinga connection between a second member or arm with the supporting member.

Fig. 8 :is a view in top plan of the improved device in folded or collapsed posi ti'on, certain of the parts being omitted. F g. 9-is a fragmentary view partly in sectionwaiid' partly in elevation illustrating means for holding. the saddle inworking -I- Fig. 10 is a view in perspective, of the slide comprised in the means partly illustrated in Fig. 9. i i I Fig.

lar member of desired diameter;

cally opposed points and also at one side of 11 is 'a View in perspective of the g latch member carried by the slide illus Secured to the inner face of the base B at diametrithe axial center of the base arethe'platesxl.

Each of the plates 1 is providedwith a'pair of verticallyspaced inwardly directed perforate ears 2' which afford a mounting for the shank 3 of a sligpporting caster C. 7 Also ase when the device is in working condition, are positioned substantially central between ad jacent plates 1.

Each of the gated member substantially the and said'member is substantially in cross section with its side flanges 5 extending inwardly of-the base and overlying edges thereof. The

4 longitudinally curved on same radius as the base B slides S comprises an elon-- Bare slides S which,

U-shaped like which substantially contact with the iner face of the base B whereby themember 4: is maintained in" applied position and the slide permitted to have movement alongthe base. The central portions of the flanges 5 1 are extended to afford perforate ears 7 which afford a mounting for the shank 8 of an additional caster CC Through the instrumentality of the casters C and Git will be obvious that the base Bis readily movable over 7 ofthe flanges 9. The opposite end portion v of the latch member is provided with an inwardly directed pin orl'ug;l2=which extends through an opening 14 provided in the member 4 and'whichV'is-also adapted to extend within an opening 15 in the base-B when the slide Shas beenproperly adjusted, to bring ;theopenings.1 15and 15 into register. The

- that the slides maybemovedfor-a purpose 7 "latch :member v10 is constantly urged inwardly or toward the member 4 by aiflat spring 16 having. one. end: portion anchored to the'member 1' adjacent-the pivotal connection 11 and overlying the member 4. The free end portion of thelatch-member 10 "is closed by a flange or wall 17 and the outer marginal portion of said :wall {or flange Y 17 is provided with an outstanding lip ,or

tongue '18 adapted to be grasped :by the finger so: that; thelatch member 10 maybe conveniently swung into aposition to release theilatohimember 10 from the base B so to be hereinafter referred ,to.

=M denotes an annular supporting member of desired diameter. but of a diameter materially less than. the diameter ofthe baseB.

The member "M, when in workingposition,

i, is held'at a-desired distance above the central portion of the base' B and said member "is supported in its raised or elevatedpositi'onsthrongh the V-instrumentality' of the elongatedmembers or arms 18.

The upper end: portion of eachof the members or arms18 is providedwith-a flattened portion 6 .andthe portion 6 of one of thearms or members 18 extends bet-ween a pair of depending ears 19 and pivotally engaged therewith as at 20; The earsll9 de- 7 pend from the plate-21 fixed to:the under p 18 extends between 'a' pair oftransversely surface of' the member M. The. portion 7) of eachofthe remamlng arms or Jmembers spaced ears 22 extending outwardly from a I plate 23" and the portion 4) between the ears 22 is pivotally engagedtherewith .asat 24,

:iprovided with a depending three. innumbere and; the portion '0 of the remaining two members-orarms 18 V extends between and is pivotally connected as at 31 with the upstandingsand 'transc versely spaced ears-32 carried byyan end iportionof a plate: 3.3 .The opposite end portion of'the platew33-is-pivotally engaged dled'; by; the child or infant when 1,342,5is I The end portion of the plate 23 remotefrom the'ears 19 is pivotally engaged as at25. to a plate26 secured to the under face of the supporting member M. The plate 26 is 1 lug 27 with which the plate 23 engages'so that the swing ing movement of the plate 28 past the cen- 'ter in one direction is prevented.

The opposite or lower end portion of each with a flattened portion 0. The flattened portion CgOfthQfitStgIlflIIlBd member or arm I 18 extends between upstanding ears 28 car ried by a plate 29 and is pivotally connected therewithasat 30; The:plate 29 is provided with 'a depending flangeQBO overlying-the outerface of the baseB and secured thereto at a point. remoteifrom the slides S and sub stantially midwaythereof.v I

The members 1 or; arms 18 are preferably of each the members or arms 18 is alsoprovided as atv34-with theupper flange 5 of themember 41: of; a slide B.

When the slides S are locked against movement bythe' latch members =10, the sup porting memberlMis held inits'raisedor elevatedzposition, butwhen itis desired to c I collapse ror compact the device, thelatch members I10 9 are 1 disengaged from f the base i B and moved toward 1 the plate 29, which movement permits the member -;Mto=v drop down to aposition. closely {adjacent to the Theuopposite end portion of 2 ea h. of the members or arms 118 is base so that ,when the device is not in use i the same 1 Wlll occupy (a -mm1mum of space. a

. I e prov1dedw1th a c straight; edge 35, which stEMghtedgesserve V Theimember 'Mlwhen raised-or. elevated surrounds the body ofthe child to hold the as stops tolimit the relative separating movement ofthe baseB and the member-M. 11o

same from falling wvhen endeavoring to" the steps which the child maytake. v In order, that the child. or infant may rest walk and vthe diameter of the base-B is such 1 as 1 to offer no hindrance ;;or obstruction to w when desired, I provijde asaddle A having (a restricted portion;36-; adapted to be strad- As herein disclosed the saddle Axis supported below the member M v by the flexible walking. 1

straps 37, preferably rubber, secured to the I saddle and extending upwardly-and through the loop or guide members-38c depending from, the plates '21 and 23. ;Each of the straps 37 extends "downwardly from its. no-

:actingloop or guide38'along aimember or arm. 1"8 and, is anchored to slide -D movable longitudinally of said member or arm 18. By adjusting the slides D longitudinally of the members or arms 18 the saddle A may of ractice may necessitate.

ach of the slides D comprises an elongated member -substantially U-shaped in cross section which straddles from above a member or arm 18 and the side flanges 39 below or inwardly of the arm or member 18 are connected by the cross pins 40 or the like. One of said pins substantially contacts with the arm or member 18 to facilitate the maintenance thereof in working po sition while a strap 37 is suitably secured to a second of such pins.

The slide D is also provided with a pair of transversely spaced and outstanding ears 41 with which are pivotally engaged the outstanding ears 42 carried by a latch member 43. The latch member 43 is provided with an inwardly directed pin or lug 44 which passes through an opening 45 in the slide D and extends within an opening 46 in the member or arm 18 and in register with the opening 45. Each of the members or arms 18 is provided with a series of longitudinally spaced openings 46 so that the slide carried thereby may be locked against movement at different points therealong so that the saddle A may be held in its desired vertical adjustment.

The latch member 43 is provided at its opposite sides with the inwardly directed flanges 47 which overlie the flanges 39 of the slide D when the latch member 43 is in working position.

Coacting with the latch member 43 is a spring 48 which operates to constantly urge the member 43 toward the member or arm 18. The upper flange 5 of each of the slides S is provided with an upstanding pin or lug 49 which serves as a stop to limit the swinging movement of the plate 33 in one direction and which positive limitation of movement is necessary to keep the member M from rocking sidewise when the slide S is locked against movement.

In other words, the stops 49 of the slides I S cooperate with theMplates 33 to make the supporting member rigid with respect to the base B.

From the foregoing description, it is thought to be obvious that a baby walker constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated and that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification without departing from the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in be raised or lowered as the occasions carryingout my. invention in practice except asvhereinafter claimed.

. I claim: 7 i v 1. A baby walker comprising a base, a supporting member positioned thereabove, supporting arms base and the supporting member, a saddle positioned below the supporting member, and supporting members for the saddle coacting with the first named supporting member and the legs.

interposed between the 2. A baby walker comprising a portable base, a supporting member positioned thereabove, legs connecting the base and supporting member, slides carried by the legs, guides carried by the supporting member, and flexible members connecting the slides and the saddle and passing through the guides. A

3. A baby walker comprising a portable base, a supporting member positioned thereabove, legs connecting the base and supporting member, slides carried by the legs, guides carried by the supporting member, flexible members connecting the slides and the saddle and passing through the guides, and means for holding the slides against movement.

4. A baby walker comprising a portable base, a supporting member positioned thereabove, legs connecting the base and supporting member, slides carried by the legs, guides carried by the supporting member, flexible members connecting the slides and the saddle and passing through the guides, means for holding the slides against movement, and means for locking the slides against movement at different points along the legs.

5. A baby walker comprising a base, a supporting member, an arm pivotally engaged with the base and supporting member about substantially horizontal axes, plates pivotally engaged with the supporting member and base about substantially vertical axes, and arms connecting the base and the supporting member and pivotally engaged with the plates about substantially horizontal axes, and slides engaged with the base and to. which certain ofthe plates are directly pivoted.

6. A baby walker comprising a base, a supporting member, an arm pivotally engaged with the base and supporting member about substantially horizontal axes, plates pivotally engaged with the supporting member and base about substantially vertical axes, arms connecting the base and thesupporting member and pivotally engaged with the supporting member, an arm. operativelyengaged with the base and supporting mem ber, slides engaged With the base, and arms operatively engaged with the supporting member and the slides.

8. A baby Walker comprising a base, a supporting member, an arm operatively engaged with the base and supporting member, slides engaged 'Withthe base, arms 0p eratively engage'd'with the supperting mem 10 ber and the slides, and means for holding the slides against'movement;

In testimony whereof I hereunte aflix m y slgnature- JOHN J. WEBBERQ.

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Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2884046A (en) * 1953-11-04 1959-04-28 Francis J Boeh Collapsible baby stroller and walker
US3504927A (en) * 1968-04-10 1970-04-07 Showa Motsuku Kaisha Baby walker
US4019756A (en) * 1975-08-18 1977-04-26 Tomy Kogyo Co., Ltd. Baby walker
US4359242A (en) * 1981-09-14 1982-11-16 Cosco, Inc. Collapsible baby walker-jumper
US5938878A (en) * 1996-08-16 1999-08-17 Sentinel Products Corp. Polymer structures with enhanced properties

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2884046A (en) * 1953-11-04 1959-04-28 Francis J Boeh Collapsible baby stroller and walker
US3504927A (en) * 1968-04-10 1970-04-07 Showa Motsuku Kaisha Baby walker
US4019756A (en) * 1975-08-18 1977-04-26 Tomy Kogyo Co., Ltd. Baby walker
US4359242A (en) * 1981-09-14 1982-11-16 Cosco, Inc. Collapsible baby walker-jumper
US5938878A (en) * 1996-08-16 1999-08-17 Sentinel Products Corp. Polymer structures with enhanced properties
US6054005A (en) * 1996-08-16 2000-04-25 Sentinel Products Corp. Polymer structures with enhanced properties

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