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US2512353A
US2512353A US66250146A US2512353A US 2512353 A US2512353 A US 2512353A US 66250146 A US66250146 A US 66250146A US 2512353 A US2512353 A US 2512353A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A47CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
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    • A47C1/02Reclining or easy chairs
    • A47C1/031Reclining or easy chairs having coupled adjustable supporting parts
    • A47C1/032Reclining or easy chairs having coupled adjustable supporting parts the parts being movably-coupled seat and back-rest
    • A47C1/03261Reclining or easy chairs having coupled adjustable supporting parts the parts being movably-coupled seat and back-rest characterised by elastic means
    • A47C1/03272Reclining or easy chairs having coupled adjustable supporting parts the parts being movably-coupled seat and back-rest characterised by elastic means with coil springs

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June 1950 A. J. MAGALDINO ET AL 2,512,353

RECLINING CHAIR Filed April 16, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet l a INVENTORS 14/7495 [Mam/we Y J/AX F7445 June 20, 1950 A. J. MAGALDINO ETAL RECLINING CHAIR Filed April 16, 1946 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 FIE J 56 INVENTORJ fl/ m'a/f Maw x/m. BY My 561% Patented June 20, 1950 men sm'rlzs PATENT. OFFICE Figge, Ulster Park, N. Y assignments, to Newbur Newburgh, N. Y., a corporation of New Application April 16, 1946, Serial No. 662,501

3 Claims. (01. 155-116) This invention relates to chair constructions and while not limited thereto the same has particular reference to a porch or lawn chair having seat and back rests carried b the chair frame for relative swinging or rocking move ment whereby the seat and back rests may be disposed in relative angular positions.

The invention comprehends the provision of a back rest which is pivoted intermediate its length to the chair frame for rocking movement thereof from a substantially upright position to a rearwardly inclined position and a seat hingedly connected to the back rest and supported by the chair for tensioned shiftin and rocking movements. 7

The invention further comprehends a chair frame of tubular construction provided with coiled expansion springs located within the side rails of the seat frame and which tension the seat frame for reciprocatory movement to permit of the positioning of the seat and back rest in relative angular positions.

The invention also resides in the provision of a seat and back rest consisting of seat and back rest frames of tubular construction and having means for supporting a flexible seat and back rest member.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, reference is now made to the following specification and accompanying drawing in which the preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated.

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Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a chair frame constructed in accordance with the invention.

Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the seat and back rests with the parts thereof shown in separated juxto-position.

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken approximately on line 33 of Fig. 1 and with the seat and back rest disposed in reclining position.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view taken approximately on line E -ll of Fig. 1,

Referring to the drawings by characters of reference, the chair consists of a Supporting frame A and a seat and back rest frame B both of which frames are preferably fashioned of metal tubing.

The supporting frame A consists of opposite side members ill of similar construction each including upwardly converging front and rear legs II and I2 and a top rail l3 integrally connected between the upper ends of the front and rear legs. A connecting bar [4 is welded or otherwise secured at its opposite ends to the front and assignors, by mesne s M aL a Co nv York I v rear legs respectively adjacent the lower ends thereof to thereby provide with the legs and top rail side frame members ofgeneral quadrilateral formation. The side frames mare connected in laterally spaced relation by a cross bar l5 which is welded or otherwise secured to the front legs ll slightly above the longitudinal centers thereof while a crossbar I'Bis weldedor otherwise secured to the rear legs [-2 slightly. below the longi-f tudinalcenters thereofhw i The seat and back restframe B :consists of a seat frame I? of general rectangular formation and a back rest frame "3 of inverted U-shaped formation. The back rest frame [8 includes a top bar [9 and opposite side stiles 20 formed integrally with the top rail [9 and which stiles are hingedly connected at their lower ends by pivot pins 2| to upstanding lugs 22 carried by the opposite side rails 23 of the seat frame ll. The seat frame I I consists of mating U-shaped members which respectively provide the front and rear bars 2t and 25of the seat frame and side rail portions 26 and 21 which together form the side rails 23 thereof The side rail portions 26 areprovided with dowels 28 projecting from the open ends thereof which are adapted to engage in the open ends of the side rail portions 27 for connecting the sections together in rectangular formation.

The back rest frameB is pivoted to the supporting frame A by pivot pins 29 engaging through the side stiles 20 thereof and through the side frame members I 0 adjacent the juncture of the rear legs l2 with the toprails l3. The seat frame I!v is supportedupon the cross bar l5 by means of bolts .30 .,protruding; through vertical apertures 3| therein with the threaded lower ends thereof engaged by the nuts 32 and the heads 33 at the upper ends thereof engaging in longitudinally extending slots 34 opening through the lower surface of the side rail portions 26. Coiled compression springs 35 are arranged within the tubular side rail portions 26 of the side rails 23 with the forward ends thereof resiliently bearing against the heads 33 of the bolts 30 and with the rear ends thereof resiliently bearing against the dowels 28. By this construction the springs 34 function to maintain the bolts 33 in engagement with the forward ends of the slots 34 in which position the seat frame H will be disposed in a rearwardly inclined position while the back rest frame 58 will be arranged in an upwardly projecting position as illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawings. By pressure against the upper portion of the back rest frame l8 the same may be swung on the pivot pins 29 to an inclined position as illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawings whereby the seat frame I! will be elevated somewhat at the rear and shifted forwardly to project the forward portion thereof farther outwardly beyond the cross bar l5 to thereby compress the springs and increase the tension against the bolts 39. When the pressure on the back frame [8 is removed the springs 35 function to return the seat and back rest to the position shown in Fig. i of the drawings.

A flexible member such as a strip of canvas 36 or the like is secured to the seat and back rest frame l8 for supporting an individual in A the chair. The strip of material or canvas 36 doubled upon itself and secured by lines of'stitching 31 to form tunnels 38 and 39 at the opposite ends thereof through which are received metal bars 40 and 4| secured at their ends in openings 42 and 43 in the side stiles 20 and side rails i7 adjacent the upper and forward ends thereof re-'- spectively. A similar tunnel is formed by a line of stitching 45 in which is received a 'metal bar 46 secured at its ends in openings 41 in the side rails 28 of the seat frame 11 adjacent the rear thereof.

What is claimed is:

1. In a chair construction, a supporting frame including opposite side frame portions and front and rear transversely extendmg members connected at their opposite ends to the side frame portions, a seat including tubular side rails, a back rest including: side stiles hingedly connected intermediate their length to the side frame portions of said supporting frame and hingedly connected at their lower ends to the side rails of said seat, guide elements rigidly affixed to said transversely extending front member adjacent the opposite ends thereof and protruding upwardly through longitudinally extending slots in the tubular side rails of said seat and helical compression springs located in said side rails and resiliently pressing against the upper ends of said guide elementsso as to permit of spring opposed movement of the seat with reference to the supporting frame from a retracted position with the back rest disposed substantially upright to an extended position with the forward end of the seat projecting outwardly a greater distance beyond the said frdnt member and with the back rest swung on its pivotal connection, with the said upright position to 'a reclining frame from position.

2. In a chair construction, a supporting frame, a seat including tubular side rails, a back rest including side stiles 'hingedly connected intermediate their length to the supporting frame and hingedly connected at their lower ends to the side rails of said seat, guide elements rigidly affixed to said supporting frame adjacent the opposite sides thereof and protruding upwardly through longitudinally extending slots in the tubular side rails of said seat and helical compression springs located in said side rails and resiliently pressing against the upper ends of said guide elements so as to permit of spring opposed movement of the seat with reference to the supporting frame from aretracted position with the back rest disposed substantially upright to an extended position with the forward end of the seat projecting outwardly a greater distance beyond said supporting frame and with the back rest swung on its pivotal connection therewith fromsaid upright position to a reclining position. 3. In a chair construction, a supporting frame, a seat including a frame having tubular side rails, a back rest including a frame having side stiles hingedly connected intermediate their length to the supporting frame and hingedly connected at their lower ends to the side rails of the seat frame, guide elements rigidly affixed to said supporting frame and protruding upwardly through longitudinally extending slots in the tubular side rails of said seat frame and helical compression springs located in said side stiles and resiliently pressing against the upper ends of said guide elements so as to permit of spring opposed movement of the seat frame with refer ence to the supporting frame from a retracted position with the back rest disposd substantially upright to an extended position with the forward end of the seat frame projecting outwardly agreater distance beyond the supporting frame and with the back rest frame swung on its pivotal connection with the supporting frame from saidupright position to a reclining position.

ANDREW J MAGALDINO. MAX FIGGE.

nnnnnnnpns errata) She following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,020,207 Platter Nov. 5, 1935 2,143,098 Wohlk Jan. 10, 1939 2,263,450 Anderson NOV. 18, 1941 2,300,561 Ferreira Nov. 3, 1942 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 526,350 Great Britain Sept. 17, 1940

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US2760556A (en) * 1953-05-14 1956-08-28 American Seating Co Chair structure
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US4068888A (en) * 1976-01-07 1978-01-17 Homecrest Industries, Inc. Recliner chair
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US2643396A (en) * 1950-06-10 1953-06-30 Stanley J Post Bedstead
US2649901A (en) * 1952-10-31 1953-08-25 Daniel R Johnson Chair structure
US2773544A (en) * 1953-05-13 1956-12-11 George A Dusenbury Flexible chairs
US2760556A (en) * 1953-05-14 1956-08-28 American Seating Co Chair structure
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US4045081A (en) * 1975-06-24 1977-08-30 Nhk Spring Co., Ltd. Reclining chair
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US4660884A (en) * 1985-01-30 1987-04-28 Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd. Reclining chair
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USD696546S1 (en) 2008-05-26 2013-12-31 Steelcase, Inc. Chair back
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US20090302649A1 (en) * 2008-06-04 2009-12-10 Russell Holdredge Chair with control system
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