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US2001252A
US2001252A US2615A US261535A US2001252A US 2001252 A US2001252 A US 2001252A US 2615 A US2615 A US 2615A US 261535 A US261535 A US 261535A US 2001252 A US2001252 A US 2001252A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C1/00Chairs adapted for special purposes
    • A47C1/14Beach chairs ; Chairs for outdoor use, e.g. chairs for relaxation or sun-tanning
    • A47C1/146Beach chairs ; Chairs for outdoor use, e.g. chairs for relaxation or sun-tanning of legless type
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C7/00Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools
    • A47C7/02Seat parts
    • A47C7/024Seat parts with double seats
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C7/00Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools
    • A47C7/36Support for the head or the back
    • A47C7/40Support for the head or the back for the back
    • A47C7/405Support for the head or the back for the back with double backrests

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May 14, 1935.

c. E. JOHNSON FOLDABLE CHAIR ori inal Filed June'25, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet -1 M33714, 1935. Q E, JOHNSON 2,001,252

FOLDABLE CHAIR Original Filed June 25, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 gwwntoz 6, Elmo cfofivzson Patented May 14, 1935 aoqrzsz FOLDABLEECHIAVIRI w Clarence'Elmo.Johnson, Quincy, a r Refile of application SerialNo.-546,863, Julieta" 1931. This 3 Claims. .lCl. 155- 133) This application is a refile of my prior applicaxtion Serial Number 546,863,flle'd June 25, 1931.

This invention relates to seats or chairs and" particularly to a collapsible and foldable chair designed to be used in vehicles, at circuses, baseball parks, and on picnics and under like circumstances, the seat having a back portion and a seat proper but no legs. v

The general'object of the invention is to provide a very simple collapsible and foldable chair of this character which is provided with a back and a seat, the back and seat being formed primarily of a series of slats held in co-active relation to each other by fabric and by straps extending from the seat to the back in an upright posi- A further object is to provide a structure of this character in which the seat is so formed that the two lateral slats may turn upward to conform to i the body, theback being also formed so that the two lateral slats may conform to the lateral curvature of the back.

Another object is to provide a chair of this character which is so constructed that the slats may be readily removed or replaced in case of being broken, split or otherwise rendered unfit for service.

Other objects will appear in the course of the following description.

My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a chair constructed in accordance withmy invention.

Fig. 2 is a like view but with the chair folded up;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary plan view of the chair and in an open condition;

Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary vertical section thru the chair at the junction of the seat and back.

Fig. 6 is a section on the line 6-6 of Fig. 3.

Referring to these drawings, it will be seen that the back of thechair consists of a plurality of parallel slats l0, these slats being made of wood, composition or any other suitable material. The

upper ends of these slats ID are inserted in pockets ll formed in a folded piece of textile fabric, designated I2, this fabric being stitched at l3 to fonn these pockets H. The bottom of the chair is also formed of slats M of the same character as the slats II] which at their outer ends are inserted in pockets I5 formed in a folded piece of textile fabric designated generally l6 and longitudinally stitched at I! to form the pockets.

Operatively connecting the slats l0 and I4 and forming a joint between these slats, is a strip of application January 19, 1935, Serial textile fabric which is so famed as to wane,

-' when the chair is in use. an upwardlyand rearwardly extending-series of pockets l8 and a forw'ardly extending series of pockets l9. Y'I'heseries of pockets l-8receive the" lower ends ofthe slats l0 while'the pocketslS receive-the :rear ,ends of the slats H. The inner ends of thepockets l9 are sufliciently spaced from the lower ends of thepockets l8that the pockets l8 may be folded over.

flat upon the pockets l9 and thus the slats Ill 0 folded over upon the slats M. The pockets I8 and I9 are formed, as previously described, by means of stitching.

The lateral slats of the back and seat are both cut away at 20, as shown in Fig. 3, so as to per- 1 mit these lateral slats of the back and seat to swing into angular relation to the corresponding slats of the same row and thus cause the slats to conform to the body.

For the purpose of holding the back in proper relation to the seat when in use, I provide the lateral straps 21. These are preferably formed of canvas webbing. though leather or other material might beused. Each strap 2| is preferably riveted at its opposite ends to the lateral slats and the lateral pockets l2 and I6 fit over and cover these riveted ends of the straps 2| so that they do not show.

The seat itself is formed slightly wider than the body of the person so that these lateral slats It may turn upward and outward, as shown in Fig. l, and the same is true of the lateral slats l0 and it will be obvious that when the chair is in use, the weight of a person upon the seat will hold the forward end of the seat down and the user may lean against the back of the chair and that this leaning action will cause the straps 2| to draw the lateral slats I0 and I4 into angular position shown in Fig. 1. Because of the fact that the inner and outer ends of the slats l0 and M are disposed within pockets formed in flexible strips or pieces of textile fabric, the seat and its I pact bundle, as illustrated in Fig. 2, which bundle is light in weight and can be easily carried under the. arm. The textile material from which the pockets are formed may be'oi canvas, duck, or the like.

It will be understood that this chair is adapted for use on boats; in vehicles, at beaches, and it is adaptable to a large number of different circumstances. v

I claim:

1. A chair of the character described' havin a back and a seat, the back being formed of parallel slats, the seat being formed of parallel slats, a member formed of flexiblematerial and disposed between the rear ends of the seatslats and the lower ends oi. the back slats, said member being formedto provide pockets receiving the ends oi! said slats, the lateral slats of the seat and'back at their adioiningends being angularly cut away inward from the lateral edges of the slats to'permit these lateral slats to be turned into angular relation with their companion slats,

means flexibly connecting the upper-ends of the back =slats,- means flexibly connecting the outer ends 01 the seat slats, and flexible straps connected to the upper ends or the lateral back slats v and the forward ends or the lateral seat slats.

2. A chair of the character described having a seat and a back, each formed of a plurality of parallel slats, means flexibly connecting adjoining ends of the slats of the backto each other, and flexibly connecting adjoining ends of the slats of the seat to each other and flexibly connecting the slats of the seat to-the slats of the back; straps attached to the lateral slats of the seat and the lateral slats of the back, and

members of flexible material formed with puck- -ets receiving respectively the upper ends of the back slats and the forward ends of the seat slats and enclosing the attached ends of said straps.

3. A chair of the character described having a seat and a back, each formed of a plurality of parallel slats, means flexibly connecting adjoin ing ends of the slats of the back to each other, and flexibly connecting adjoining ends of the slats of the seat toeach other and flexibly connecting the slats of the seat to .theslats of the back, straps attachedto the-lateral slats of the seat and; the lateral slats of the back,' and membersof flexible material formed with pockets receiving respectively the upper ends of the back slatsand the forward ends of the seat slats.

CLARENCE ELMO OHNSON.

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US3856349A (en) * 1970-08-12 1974-12-24 Flat Back Corp Portable vertebral column support
US4181356A (en) * 1977-01-13 1980-01-01 Henry Fleischer Folding baby carriers
US4385782A (en) * 1975-06-06 1983-05-31 Clark Jr Alexander B Folding seat structure
US4477935A (en) * 1982-01-08 1984-10-23 Griffin Gordon D Mattress support system
US4824171A (en) * 1988-03-17 1989-04-25 Hollingsworth W Dale Collapsible beach chair
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US3856349A (en) * 1970-08-12 1974-12-24 Flat Back Corp Portable vertebral column support
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US4181356A (en) * 1977-01-13 1980-01-01 Henry Fleischer Folding baby carriers
US4477935A (en) * 1982-01-08 1984-10-23 Griffin Gordon D Mattress support system
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US10072439B2 (en) 2012-10-02 2018-09-11 Shelterlogic Corp. Sliding-eave mount mechanism for canopy structure
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