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US2444991A
US2444991A US537054A US53705444A US2444991A US 2444991 A US2444991 A US 2444991A US 537054 A US537054 A US 537054A US 53705444 A US53705444 A US 53705444A US 2444991 A US2444991 A US 2444991A
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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
    • A47C4/02Dismountable chairs
    • A47C4/021Dismountable chairs connected by slotted joints
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
    • A47C4/00Foldable, collapsible or dismountable chairs
    • A47C4/02Dismountable chairs
    • A47C4/03Non-upholstered chairs, e.g. metal, plastic or wooden chairs

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y 1948- E. H. HUNTER I 2,444,991

mm'runn Filed May 24, 1944 www- IN VEN TOR.

Patented July 13, 1948 UNITED STATES'PATENT OFFICE FURNITURE Edgar H. Hunter, Cambridge, Mass. Application May 24, 1944, Serial No. 537,054

This invention relates to an improvement in furniture, and particularly to a demountable chair.

The object of theinvention is to provide a light weight article of furniture, such as a chair or settee, that can be moved or stored without requiring much space and which can be quickly and easily set up for use. The nature of the invention will best be understood from the followin description of an illustrative embodiment thereof shown in the accompanying drawings.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing a chair embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the chair shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a side view, and

Figs. 4 and 5 are detail views of parts of said chair.

The chair shown in the drawings has a curved seat I pivoted as by hinges 2-2 to a curved back 3 which is so formed that its rear surface matches the curve of the undersurface of the seat. The seat I has curved side pieces 44 and the back has similar side pieces 5--5. The bottom of the seat and the rear part of the back may be made of plywood or other suitable sheet material 6 fastened to the edges of the side pieces. A seat cushion 1 and a back cushion 8 are preferably used, especially where the chair is to serve as an easy chair. The back and seat are supported by two crossed members 9 and If], each of which, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5, has a middle connecting part II, two legs I2 and I3, and a back supporting projection M. The inner edge l5 of the projection I4 is curved to match the curve of the back, and the upper edge I6 of the connecting portions II is curved to match the under side of the seat. Approximately in the middle of each connecting part is a substantially vertical slot. In one supporting member the slot [1 extends upwardly from the bottom edge of the support, as shown in Fig. 4, while in the other member the slot 18 extends downwardly from the seat supporting edge as shown in Fig. 5.

In assembling the chair, the two supporting members are placed in crossed position so that each of the slots engages the uncut parts of the other supporting member and the supports are held in interlocked position. After the crossed 3 Claims. (Cl. 155-196) supports are in place, the hinged back and seat are fastened to the supports, as by a suitable slip connection IS, in the position required by the curved supporting edges. This construction makes it possible to use plyboard (preferably 5- ply or more) or other suitable sheet material for the supports, seat and back, thus cutting the cost of manufacture and reducing the number of separate parts needed.

When the chair is taken down, the back and seat are lifted off the supports and folded so that the rear of the back touches the underside of the seat, and the crossed interlocked supports are separated and placed side by side. These three pieces may then be moved or stored while laid out flat, requiring very little moving or storage space.

I claim:

1. A demountable chair having, in combination, a pair of vertical plate-like crossed supporting members each having upper curved generally horizontally and vertically extending seat and back supporting edges and having integrally formed thereon a back leg and a front leg, a pair of cooperating notches formed in said members which are interlocked to hold said members in said crossed position, a seat having a bottom surface conforming to the curvature of said seat supporting edges, a back rest having a rear surface conforming to the curvature of said back supporting edges, said rear surface being adapted to fit against the bottom surface of said seat, hinges connecting said back rest and seat at the junction of said rear surface and said bottom surface, and side elements on said back and said seat having abutting end edges when on said supporting members, said hinges being operable to swing said back and seat from the position in which said end edges abut to a position in which the rear surface of the back rest lies nested adjacent the under surface of the seat when said back and seat are removed from said supporting members.

2. A demountable chair having, in combination, a seat having a curved bottom surface, a back rest having a curved rear surface conforming to the curve of the seat bottom, a hinge connecting the lowermost rear surface of the back and the rearward edge of the bottom of the seat, a pair of integrally formed vertically and horizontally 3 extending supporting members for said seat and backhaving supporting surtaces conforming to the curve or said seat and back which hold said seat and back against pivoting about said hinge.;

cooperating notches in said supporting members which hold said members rigidly in crossed position, and means for holding said seat from slipping forwardly on said supports, said back and seat being adapted when removed from said supportingmemberstopivot aboutsaidhingesto nest together with the rear surface or the back adjacent the under surface or the seat.

3'. A demountable chair having, in combination, .av hingedly connected seat and back supported on vertical plate-like crossed seat supporting members having upper curved generally horisontally and vertically extending seat and back mportingedges, andsidepiecesonsaidseat and on said back. havingmatching end edges which abut to hold said back and seat in position when onsaidsupportingmembemsaidseatandback having curved lower and rear edgesconforming 4 totheetmtureoithesupportingedges adapted toflt together innestedrelationshipwhen said chairisdismantledandthebackandseatare swung rearwardly about said hinge connection.

EDGAREHUNTER.

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US2628668A (en) * 1949-04-20 1953-02-17 Gennaro J Basile Demountable chair
US2990010A (en) * 1959-04-28 1961-06-27 John R Lincoln Foldable wagon seat
US3396933A (en) * 1967-10-31 1968-08-13 Obediah C. Ward Furniture leg construction
US3729229A (en) * 1970-10-07 1973-04-24 L Minsker Modular furniture
US5615621A (en) * 1992-04-02 1997-04-01 Mengshoel; Hans C. Arrangement in a structural element for example for use in a furniture, more specially a sitting furniture or relief furniture
US6247754B1 (en) * 1999-02-19 2001-06-19 The Board Of Trustees Of Western Michigan University Take apart chair
US20100276971A1 (en) * 2009-05-01 2010-11-04 Maxwell Matthew C Chairs
US20140165289A1 (en) * 2012-12-13 2014-06-19 BV Furniture, Inc. Modular interlocking furniture system
US20150076871A1 (en) * 2013-11-26 2015-03-19 Thomas J. Werner Portable funiture
US9874237B1 (en) * 2016-09-06 2018-01-23 Kinetic Furniture of Vermont LLC Support assembly joint and applications thereof

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US366741A (en) * 1887-07-19 Augustine sands
FR376470A (en) * 1907-03-23 1907-08-10 Societe Veuve E. Charpentier & Cie A folding stand
US1455239A (en) * 1922-01-14 1923-05-15 Childress Henderson Pierce Portable ventilated seat
US1722226A (en) * 1927-12-05 1929-07-23 Forbes Mfg Co Inc Joint cover for pews
US1888471A (en) * 1930-01-29 1932-11-22 Robbins Elmer Adjustable arm chair
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US153044A (en) * 1874-07-14 Improvement in children s carriages
US366741A (en) * 1887-07-19 Augustine sands
FR376470A (en) * 1907-03-23 1907-08-10 Societe Veuve E. Charpentier & Cie A folding stand
US1455239A (en) * 1922-01-14 1923-05-15 Childress Henderson Pierce Portable ventilated seat
US1722226A (en) * 1927-12-05 1929-07-23 Forbes Mfg Co Inc Joint cover for pews
US1888471A (en) * 1930-01-29 1932-11-22 Robbins Elmer Adjustable arm chair
US2347821A (en) * 1941-06-07 1944-05-02 Orville C Goldner Collapsible furniture

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2628668A (en) * 1949-04-20 1953-02-17 Gennaro J Basile Demountable chair
US2990010A (en) * 1959-04-28 1961-06-27 John R Lincoln Foldable wagon seat
US3396933A (en) * 1967-10-31 1968-08-13 Obediah C. Ward Furniture leg construction
US3729229A (en) * 1970-10-07 1973-04-24 L Minsker Modular furniture
US5615621A (en) * 1992-04-02 1997-04-01 Mengshoel; Hans C. Arrangement in a structural element for example for use in a furniture, more specially a sitting furniture or relief furniture
US6247754B1 (en) * 1999-02-19 2001-06-19 The Board Of Trustees Of Western Michigan University Take apart chair
US20100276971A1 (en) * 2009-05-01 2010-11-04 Maxwell Matthew C Chairs
US20140165289A1 (en) * 2012-12-13 2014-06-19 BV Furniture, Inc. Modular interlocking furniture system
US20150076871A1 (en) * 2013-11-26 2015-03-19 Thomas J. Werner Portable funiture
US9364077B2 (en) * 2013-11-26 2016-06-14 Thomas J. Werner Portable furniture
US9874237B1 (en) * 2016-09-06 2018-01-23 Kinetic Furniture of Vermont LLC Support assembly joint and applications thereof

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