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US2016953A
US2016953A US19287A US1928735A US2016953A US 2016953 A US2016953 A US 2016953A US 19287 A US19287 A US 19287A US 1928735 A US1928735 A US 1928735A US 2016953 A US2016953 A US 2016953A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
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    • A47C7/16Seats made of wooden, plastics, or metal sheet material; Panel seats

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Uct. 8, 1935v M. w.A ARNOLD CHAIR Filed May l, 1955 Patented st.V 8, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Pee Dee Co., Inc., Darlington, 8. C., a

corporation of South (.lar'olina` A Application May 1, issalserial No. 19,281

construction and cheap to manufacture, and

which'may be quickly and easily secured in place upon the chair. A further object of the invention is to provide positive means for preventing the rearward creeping of the chair seat.

A further object of the invention is to so construct the chair seat and arrange the same in place that there is no tendency for the elements of the chair seat to break.

A further object of the invention is to provide a chair seat which` will possess a substantial degree of yielding action.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a chair embodying my invention,

' Figure 2 is a central vertical longitudinal sec- I' tion through the same,

Figure 3 is a horizontal section taken on line 3 3 of Figure 2,

Figure 4 is a transverse vertical section taken on line 4 4 of Figure 3, and

Figure 5 is an exploded perspective view of the seat.

In'the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, the numerals I0 and II designate the rear and front posts or uprights of the chair,

, which are rigidly connected by upper side rounds I2, a front round I3 and` a rear round I4, .and any suitable number of additional rounds I5, as shown. The uprights or posts I0 project above the upper rounds and are connected by slats I6 to form the back of the chair.

My improved seat embodies a forward attaching rail I1 and a rear attaching rail I8, which are rigid, and these rails are provided upon their inner longitudinal edges with grooves I9 and 20,

respectively, which are of substantial depth. These grooves receive the ends of slats 2I formed of woodor the like, and these slats are sufficiently stiff to support the weight of the user of the chair, bt possess substantial resiliency. These slats are preferably longitudinally curved in a horizontal plane. The ends of these slats project into the grooves I9 and 20as stated, and these ends are securely retained within the grooves and attached to the rails I1 and I8 by nails 22, which are-driven upwardly through the bottom faces of the rails, and the ends of the nails terminate below the upper surface of the rails. It has been found that the nails alone are suillcient to retain the slats properly attached to the rails, but if desired, the ends ot the slats may also be glued to the rails, within the grooves. The slats -2I may be arranged in parallel relation or they may 10 converge rearwardly, to correspond with the shapel of the chair, as shown.

The seat has its forward and rear rails I1 and I8 arranged above and in contact with the rounds I3 and I4, while the outer side slats 2l are prefer- 15 ably arranged parallel with the side rounds I2, whereby the side rounds form, in eiect, a continuation of the seat. The slats 2l are longitudinally bowed with their upper surfaces depressed. as shown. The forward rail I1 has its opposite ends cut upon a transverse curve to provide curved shoulders or lips 23, which engages with the upper ends of the forward uprights or posts II in advance of the same, sufficiently to produce wedging action, if the seat should move-rearwardly with respect to the forward uprights. This is an important feature of the invention, as there is a tendency for the seat to shift rearwardly with respect to the body of achair, during the use of the chair. The forward rail I1 is attached to 30 the upper round I3 by means of nails 24 or the like, which vare preferably driven downwardly through the upper surface of the,v rail into the upper forward round I3, and preferably pass through the central longitudinal axis of the 35 round. Particular attention is called to the fact that the slats project into the groove I9 sunlciently so that they extend over the point of contact between the rail and round I3, so that the lower thin portion I1 of the rail, produced by the 40 grooveis properly supported, and there is no liability of the same breaking o, when the chair is subjected to an excessive strain. The rear rail I8 is attached to the round I4 by similar nails 25 or the like, driven in position in' a similar man- 45 ner, and the arrangement of the ends of the slats is such that the thin portion I8 of the rail I8 is properly supported by the round against breaking action. The'nails 24 and 25 have been found ample for holding the seat in position, operating 50 in conjunction with the engaging lips or anges 23, and these nails produceV a somewhat yielding connection between the rails I1 and I8 and the rounds I3 and I4, respectively, whereby a slight rollinga'ction of the rails upon their longi- 65 tudinal axes, upon the rounds, may occur when weight is applied to the seat.

`Whil I have shown my invention as embodied' in a str ight chair, it is in no sense restricted to this embodiment, as it may be embodied in a rocking chair.

In view of the foregoing description, it is believed that the mode of assembling the chair is obvious and that the chair is used in the ordinary manner. As stated, the slats 2| are sufficiently stiif to properly support the user of the chair, but are substantially'resilient so that a slight yielding action will occur, when weight is applied to the seat. Since the rails l1 and I8 are also yieldingly secured to the rounds, these rails may partake of a limited rocking action upon the rounds, when the slats 2| flex vor yield, in a limited manner, as stated.

It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. A chair comprising front and rear uprights, upper front and rear side rounds connecting the uprights, a seat comprising forward and rear rails provided upon their inner edges with grooves, slats having their ends held within said grooves, the rails being mounted upon the forward and rear rounds in such a manner that the ends of the slats extend over the points of contact between the rails and rounds, and means to yieldingly attach the rails to the rounds to permit of limited rolling movement thereon.

2. A chair comprising forward uprights and rear uprights, means connecting the uprlghts including upper side rounds and forward and rear rounds, aseat' comprising forward and rear rails provided upon their inneredges with longitudinal grooves, resilient slats having their ends held within the grooves, the rails being mounted upon the forward and rear rounds in such a manner that the ends of the slats project over the points of contact between the rails and rounds, and yielding means attaching the rails with the forward and rear rounds to permit of a Hunted rocking movement of the rails upon the rounds.

3. A chair comprising forward uprights and rear uprights, means connecting the uprights including upper side rounds and forward and rear rounds, a seat comprising forward and rear rails provided upon their inner edges with longitudi- 5 nal grooves, resilient slats having their ends held within the grooves, the rails being mounted upon the forward and rear rounds in such a manner that the ends oi' the slats project over the points of contact between the rails and rounds, yieldl0 ing means attaching the rails with the forward and rear rounds to permit of a. limited rocking movement of the rails upon the rounds, and means to limit the rearward movement of the seat with relation to the uprights. s' 15 4. A chair comprising forward and rear uprights, means connecting the uprights comprising side rounds and upper forward and rear rounds, a seat comprising forward and rear rails provided with grooves upon their inner edges, slats having their ends held within the grooves, the slats constituting the sole connecting means between the rails, the rails being mounted upon the forward and rear rounds in such a manner that the ends of the slats project over the points of contact between the rails and rounds, and elements attaching the rails to the forward and rear rounds, the side slats being generally parallel with the side rounds. y

5. A chair comprising forward and rear uprights and means connecting the uprights including upper forward and rear rounds, a seat comprising forward and rear rails provided upon their inner edges with grooves, slats having their ends inserted within the grooves, nails driven up- 85 wardlyA through the lower faces of the rails and securing the slats within the grooves, the slats constituting the sole means connecting the rails, the rails being arranged upon the forward and rear rounds so-that the ends of the slats will 4o project over the points of contact between the rails and rounds, nails attaching the rails to the forward and rear rounds and driven through the upper surface of the rails, and extensions formed upon the ends of the forward rail for engaging the forward uprights to linut the rearward movement of the forward rail.

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US2602491A (en) * 1949-07-02 1952-07-08 Rakatansky Ira Reversible chair
US2602493A (en) * 1950-09-26 1952-07-08 Shaw Walker Co Composite metal and wood chair back
US2650658A (en) * 1950-06-24 1953-09-01 Cliff May Chair with rear shelf
US2943671A (en) * 1956-07-31 1960-07-05 Hamilton Mfg Corp Article of furniture
US4584727A (en) * 1982-12-13 1986-04-29 Sealy Of Maryland And Virginia, Inc. Sofa bed spring improvements
US6036273A (en) * 1998-11-23 2000-03-14 Lin; Steve Chair structure
USD696055S1 (en) 2008-05-26 2013-12-24 Steelcase, Inc. Chair back
USD696545S1 (en) 2013-07-30 2013-12-31 Steelcase, Inc. Rear surface of a chair back
US9565946B1 (en) * 2012-02-01 2017-02-14 Jeffrey Watton Park bench

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2602491A (en) * 1949-07-02 1952-07-08 Rakatansky Ira Reversible chair
US2650658A (en) * 1950-06-24 1953-09-01 Cliff May Chair with rear shelf
US2602493A (en) * 1950-09-26 1952-07-08 Shaw Walker Co Composite metal and wood chair back
US2943671A (en) * 1956-07-31 1960-07-05 Hamilton Mfg Corp Article of furniture
US4584727A (en) * 1982-12-13 1986-04-29 Sealy Of Maryland And Virginia, Inc. Sofa bed spring improvements
US6036273A (en) * 1998-11-23 2000-03-14 Lin; Steve Chair structure
USD696055S1 (en) 2008-05-26 2013-12-24 Steelcase, Inc. Chair back
USD696546S1 (en) 2008-05-26 2013-12-31 Steelcase, Inc. Chair back
US8876209B2 (en) 2008-05-26 2014-11-04 Steelcase Inc. Conforming back for a seating unit
US9648956B2 (en) 2008-05-26 2017-05-16 Steelcase, Inc. Conforming back for a seating unit
US9565946B1 (en) * 2012-02-01 2017-02-14 Jeffrey Watton Park bench
USD696545S1 (en) 2013-07-30 2013-12-31 Steelcase, Inc. Rear surface of a chair back

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