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US2154606A
US2154606A US129448A US12944837A US2154606A US 2154606 A US2154606 A US 2154606A US 129448 A US129448 A US 129448A US 12944837 A US12944837 A US 12944837A US 2154606 A US2154606 A US 2154606A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C4/00Foldable, collapsible or dismountable chairs
    • A47C4/04Folding chairs with inflexible seats
    • A47C4/18Folding chairs with inflexible seats having a frame made of metal
    • A47C4/20Folding chairs with inflexible seats having a frame made of metal with legs pivotably connected to seat or underframe
    • A47C4/24Folding chairs with inflexible seats having a frame made of metal with legs pivotably connected to seat or underframe with cross legs
    • A47C4/26Folding chairs with inflexible seats having a frame made of metal with legs pivotably connected to seat or underframe with cross legs of adjustable type

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April 1939- G. w. COVINGTON 2,154,606
CHAIR Filed March 6, 1937 INVENTOR geog W (owhgfon ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 18, 1939 UNITED STATE-S PATENT OFFICE 4 Claims.
This invention relates to chairs and more particularly to those of collapsible and adjustable type.
The principle object of the present invention is to provide a chair which simulates a saddle and which enhances the comfort of persons who have been horseback riding, together with the provision of adjustable features for the chair whereby the person using the chair may rest in an upright sitting position or reclining position.
Other objects of the present invention are to provide variously positioned foot-rests for the user of the chair and to make adequate provision for collapsing the chair in such a manner that it occupies a minimum amount of space for storage purposes.
In accomplishing these and other objects of the present invention, I have provided improved details of structure, the preferred form of which is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherem:
Fig. l is a perspective view of a chair embodying the features of the present invention, the chair being shown in substantially upright position.
Fig. 2 is a vertical cross-section through the hinge point of the chair seat on the line 2--2, Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the lower curved ends of the back-rest section support.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical cross-section on the line 1-4, Fig. 1, illustrating the mounting of the forward end of the seat on its support.
Fig. 5 is an elevation'al view of the chair illustrating same in reclining position, the upright position of the back-rest being shown in dotted lines.
Fig. 6 is a detail, perspective view of the clamp for maintaining the back-rest in reclining position.
Referring more in detail to the drawing:
The invention consists generally of a frame I provided with a seat member 2, a back-rest memher 3 and a foot-rest member 4.
The frame I preferably consists of a substantially U-shaped angle iron having a base 5 and arms 6 extending rearwardly from the base and having ightly bent outer ends I. A cross piece 8 is provided at the outer ends of the arms and is mounted on the horizontal flanges 9 of the frame.
An additional cross piece II! is mounted on the flange 9 substantially midway the length of the arms 6 and suitable braces I I are mounted on the arms 5 and connected to the cross piece H1.
The seat member 2 preferably consists of a substantially saddle-shaped portion having greater width at its rear end I2 than its forward end I 3, the lower face of the rear end l2- being provided with bored bosses I 4 for receiving a pivot rod I5 extending through the bosses and through the vertical flange I6 of the arms 6 for engagement in suitable holes in the flattened ends I! of the crossed legs I8. The legs I8 are pivotally fixed at their cross points, as at E9, and a chain 20 or similar fastening device is suitably secured to i the cross points I9 of the legs and to the cross piece It of the U-shaped frame for limiting outward pivotal movement of the legs I8 relative to the U-shaped frame I and seat 2.
The back-rest member 3 is mounted in a prefi Pivotally mounted on the arms 6 of the frame member I are connecting arms having their ends suitably pivoted to the arms 6, as at 26, and their opposite ends provided with slots 21 engageable over lugs 28 mounted on the lower outer edges of the back-rest member 3 in such a manner that when the back-rest member 3 is in raised condition, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 5, the arms 25 are engageable therewith for maintaining the back-rest in upright position, the arms 25 being removable from the back-rest member for engagement on the flange 9 in an out of the way position relative to the seat and back-rest members when the back-rest member is in reclining position, as shown in full lines in Fig. 5.
When the back-rest member is in reclining position, it is engageable with a pivoted clamp member 28, as shown in- Fig. 6, which is pivotally mounted on the lower face of the flange 9 of the frame member I and which consists of a latch member 3'0 at one end of over the flange 3! of the back-rest member frame 2| for maintaining the back-rest member in reclining position. A suitable hand-hold or levering device 32 is provided at the end of the clamp opposite the hook for facilitating manipulation of the clamp.
The forward end I3 of the seat member 2 is mounted on a support 33 by means of a fastening device 34 suitably mounted in the seat member and extending through a horizontal footing porover the ends the clamp engageable tion 35 of the support member 33. The support member 33 consists of a bent strip of sheet metal or the like which is looped as at 36 to provide the horizontal footing portion 35 and which has its ends 31 extending outwardly relatively to the seat member in downwardly spaced relation thereto for forming foot-rest members 38 for the occupant of the chair, the ends of the foot-rest being turned downwardly as at 39 and suitably secured as at 40 to the angled frame I. Casters M are also provided on the frame I for facilitating maneuvering the chair to desired positions.
Mounted on the U-shaped frame member I substantially at the base thereof is a substantially U-shaped foot-rest 42 having arms 43 fixed as at 40 to the frame member I and having support at 44 on the floor or the like. The connected ends 45 of the arms are curved upwardly to form a bearing for the legs 46 of the foot-rest 4 which is mounted on a horizontal loop portion 41 of the foot-rest support 48, the support 48 being substantially similar to the support 33 previously described and having outwardly extending portions 49 and 5D to form foot-rest portions other than the foot-rest 4 for an occupant of the chair.
The foot-rest support is preferably pivotally mounted on the arms 43, as at 5 I, additional holes 52 being provided in the arms to allow adjustment of the position of the foot-rest relative to the seat member by moving the support to the other set of holes.
The operation of a chair constructed as described is as follows:
Assuming the chair to be in reclining condition, as shown in full lines in Fig. 5; when it is desired to adjust the chair to upright condition the finger portion of the clamp 29 is moved to the right, Fig. 6, to release the hook from en gagement with the frame and back-rest angles and the back-rest member 3 is merely lifted in such a manner that it pivots on the pivot rod I5 through engagement of the slotted ends 23 therewith, after which the arms are engaged by their slotted upper ends with the lugs on the back-rest member 3.
It is apparent that the occupant of the chair may rest his feet in saddle fashion on the footrest 38 or he may stretch his legs for resting his feet on the foot-rest portions 49 and 58, or the foot-rest member 4, such support for the occupants feet being available when the chair is in reclining or upright position. 7
When the chair is to be collapsed the seat and the support are disconnected and folded onto the frame. The arms 25 are removed from engagement with the back-rest member 3 and pivoted forwardly for support on the flanges 9 of the frame member I. The back-rest member 3 is moved forwardly relative to the seat member 2 and brought into engagement with the seat member. The foot-rest member 4 is pivoted rearwardly on the pivot points and .5I for engagement over the upper rear face of the collapsed back-rest member 3 whereupon the legs I8 are pivoted forwardly on the pivot points II into engagement with the frame I to collapse the chair into a condition which requires a minimum amount of storage space. The operation is reversible to change the chair from collapsed to extreme reclining position whereupon the clamp 29 is moved to the left, Fig. 6, to secure the flange 3I of the back-rest member in engagement with the flange 9 of the U-shaped frame member.
The principal advantages in a chair embodying the features of the present invention are that a novel chair is provided which is peculiarly adapted for use by patrons of horseback riding academics and the like, which adds to the comfort of the patrons, and which is durable and easily collapsible when not desired for use.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In a collapsible chair of the character 'de scribed, an inclined frame having its front end resting on a floor, members pivotally mounted on the frame and supporting the rear end of the frame, means limiting the spread of the pivoted members from the frame, a seat member having its rear end pivoted to the upper end of the frame, a seat support pivoted to the frame and detachably supporting the front end of the seat; said pivotal frame support comprising crossed leg members connected substantially at their midportions.
2. In a chair of the character described, a seat member having greater width at its rear end than at its front end, means supporting the rear end of the seat member, and means supporting the front end of the seat member, said last named means including a member having a loop at its upper end engaged with the bottom of the seat member at the fore end thereof, and having legs at its lower end, and having outwardly extending foot rest members connecting the ends of said loop with said legs.
3. In a chair of the character described, a seat member having greater width at its rear end than at its front end, means supporting the rear end of the seat member, and means supporting the front end of the seat member, said last named means including a member having a loop at its;
upper end engaged with the bottom of the seat member at the fore end thereof, and having legs at its lower end, and having outwardly extending foot rest members connecting the ends of said loop with said legs, said loop being detachably r connected with said seat member and said legs being pivotally engaged with the means supporting the rear end of the seat member for collapsing the chair at will.
4. In a chair comprising a seat member and:
a frame supporting the seat member, means for supporting the feet of a person sitting in the chair including a pair of spaced legs engaged with the frame adjacent to the forward end of the chair and extending upwardly relative to the frame, said legs being turned inwardly toward each other substantially midway their length to form foot rest members, said legs being turned upwardly at the inner ends of said foot rest members and terminating in a loop joining said legs.
GEORGE W. COVINGTON.
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Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2469559A (en) * 1945-10-29 1949-05-10 Imagineering Corp Ladder
US2727563A (en) * 1953-01-28 1955-12-20 Frederick C Cook Adjustable folding chair
US2834400A (en) * 1955-09-19 1958-05-13 Siegmund Werner Ltd Lounge chairs
US2860688A (en) * 1957-04-04 1958-11-18 Jack C Edge Leg and footrest device
US3669493A (en) * 1970-11-03 1972-06-13 J Harding Vowles Chair
US4943117A (en) * 1989-07-24 1990-07-24 Brown Shawn W Body weight distribution support chair
US5733011A (en) * 1997-02-06 1998-03-31 Richard A. Young Multiple position tool caddy seat

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2469559A (en) * 1945-10-29 1949-05-10 Imagineering Corp Ladder
US2727563A (en) * 1953-01-28 1955-12-20 Frederick C Cook Adjustable folding chair
US2834400A (en) * 1955-09-19 1958-05-13 Siegmund Werner Ltd Lounge chairs
US2860688A (en) * 1957-04-04 1958-11-18 Jack C Edge Leg and footrest device
US3669493A (en) * 1970-11-03 1972-06-13 J Harding Vowles Chair
US4943117A (en) * 1989-07-24 1990-07-24 Brown Shawn W Body weight distribution support chair
US5733011A (en) * 1997-02-06 1998-03-31 Richard A. Young Multiple position tool caddy seat

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