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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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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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    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
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    • A47C4/286Folding chairs with flexible coverings for the seat or back elements foldable side to side and front to back, e.g. umbrella type

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  • This invention relates to an article of furniture and is more particularly directed to a lounge chair of the contour type.
  • a principal object of the present invention is -to provide a lounge chair of the contour type which is readily collapsible and is of simple and sturdy construction.
  • a further object of the present invention is to provide a lounge chair described as above which is constructed of light weight materials such as aluminum and the like, and of plastic fabric thereby rendering the chair ideal for outdoor and portable use.
  • a still further object of the present invention is the provision of a lounge chair characterized as abovelwliich combines the features of being readily collapsible and having a contour-type seat and back rest.
  • Figure 1 is a perspective view of a lounge chair embodying our invention.
  • Figure 2 is a side elevational view showing the con tour seat and back rest in their folded position.
  • Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the structure as shown by Figure 2.
  • Figure 4 is a perspective view showing the entire chair in its folded or collapsed position.
  • Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view taken of the structure as shown in Figure 4.
  • Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along I line 66 of Figure 1.
  • Figure 7 is a fragmentary detailed view of the hinged structure of the contour seat and back rest.
  • the numeral 10 refers to the lounge generally which is provided with a contour-type seat 11 and back rest 12 each pivotally mounted to a collapsible support 13, as is explained in detail hereinafter.
  • Both inner end portions of the tubular members 14 and 15 are provided with lugs 16 and 17 respectively through which extends a pintle 18 secured to a horizontal member 19 on either side of the support 13.
  • a saddle 20 is secured to each of the members 18 at the position of the pintles 18 to provide the members 18 greater rigidity thereby.
  • the ends of the tubular members 14 and 15 form a stop for the pivoted lugs 16 and 17 so that the seat 11 and back rest 12 may not swing beyond their fully opened positions as shown by Figure 1.
  • a plurality of rows of narrow bands of webbing material 21 preferably made of woven plastic thread extends the full length of the seat 11 and the back rest 12 with the end portions thereof secured to the tubular members 14 and 15 by means of screws 22.
  • the webbing 21 extends under a cross brace 23 which has its ends secured to the tubular member 15 of the back rest 12.
  • Interwoven with the webbing 21 are similar narrow bands of webbing 24 which extend from side to side of the framework of the seat 11 and the back rest 12 where the ends of the webbing 24 are secured by screws 25.
  • the screws 22 and 25 are positioned along the rear portions of tubular members 14 and 15 so that they cannot be'viewed from the front when the lounge is in its opened position.
  • the intertwined webbing 21 and 24 form a. resilient yet firm support for a persons body reclining on the lounge 10.
  • arm rest 26 which is provided along its length with a pair of depending flanges 27 is supported on either side of the lounge 10 parallel to the horizontal members 19.
  • Thefront end support of the lounge 10 consists of a U-shaped tubular member 28 having its leg portions disposed vertically and terminating between the flanges 27,
  • the horizontal members 19 are each secured at their forwardend'portions to the legs 28 by a pivot pin 30.
  • the rear leg structure 31 consists of a U -shaped tubular member having its upper end portions pivotally secured to the flanges 27, 27 by the pins 32 at approximately the middle portion of the arm rest 26 and extending to the rear of the lounge at an oblique angle.
  • Pivot arms 33 each have one end pivotally secured to the flanges 27, 27 of each of the arm rests 26 by a pivot pin 34 and the other end pivotally secured to the horizontal member 19 by a pivot pin 35.
  • the lower end of the pivot arm 33 abuts against the rear legs 30 when the lounge 10 is in its erected position, as is best shown by Figures 1 and 2.
  • pivot arms 33 lie in a plane parallel to that of the front legs 28.
  • Each of the pivot pins 35 has mounted thereon a pivotal link 36 whose other end is pivotally secured to the rear legs 31 by a pivot pin 37.
  • Cross braces 38 and 39 are secured at their ends to the ends of the horizontal members 19, thereby providing the lounge framework with greater rigidity and strength.
  • the cross braces 38 and 39 extend a slight distance downwardly of the horizontal members 19 and act as stops at the limiting or extreme positions for the erected seat 11 and back rest 12. In Figure 1 the back rest 12 is resting against the rear cross brace 39 while in Figure 2 the seat 11 is resting on the front cross brace 38.
  • the lounge chair 10 when erected as best shown by Figure 1 provides a reclining lounge of the contour type which is pivotable about the pivot pins 18 from a sitting position to a reclining position.
  • the back rest 12 is swung forwardly on the pivot pins 18 until it rests on the seat 11.
  • the various members will swing about their pivots and will come to rest in their completely folded position as shown by Figure 4. Since the lounge 10 is made of aluminum, the chair will be light in weight and impervious to deterioration caused by normal exposure to the weather, also because the fabric 24 is made of plastic material.
  • a collapsible lounge chair comprising a seat, a back rest, pivot means securing said seat and said back rest, a horizontal member positioned on each side of said seat and back rest, said pivot means being mounted on said horizontal members, an arm rest mounted above each of said horizontal members, front leg means pivotally mounted to each of said arm rests and to said horizontal members, rear leg means, pivot means securing said rear leg means to said arm rest, said rear leg means extending to the rear of said chair at an oblique angle, a pivot arm, pivot means mounting said pivot arm to said arm rest and said horizontal member in substantially parallel relation with said front leg means, and a link pivotally connecting said horizontal member and said rear leg means.
  • a collapsible lounge chair comprising a seat having a pair of lugs at one end, a back rest having a pair of lugs engaging said lugs of said seat, a pair of horizontal members positioned adjacent said lugs, a pivot pin mounted on each of said horizontal members pivotally engaging said lugs, an elongated member positioned above each of said horizontal members substantially parallel to said horizontal members, a pair of leg members pivotally mounted at one end to said elongated members, pivot means securing one end of each of said horizontal members to each of said leg members, a second pair of leg members, pivot means securing one end of said second pair of leg members to said elongated members, said second pair of leg members extending outwardly in a direction away from said first pair of leg members, a pair of pivot arms substantially parallel to said first leg members, each of said pivot arms having one end pivotally mounted on said elongated members and the other end pivotally secured to said horizontal members, said other end of each of said pivot arms engaging said second pair of leg members
  • a contour lounge chair comprising a seat having a pair of lugs at one end, a back rest having a second pair of lugs, pivot means engaging said lugs adapted to permit said seat and said back rest to become folded, a horizontal member supporting said pivot means, an elongated member positioned above and in substantially parallel relation with said horizontal member, a leg member pivotally mounted to said elongated member and said horizontal member, a second leg member having one end pivotally secured to said elongated member and the other end extending diagonally away from said first leg member, a pivot arm having its end portions pivotally mounted on said elongated member and said horizontal member, said pivot arm being substantially parallel to said first leg member, one of said end portions of said pivot arm abutting against said second leg member and a pivot link pivotally mounted at one end to said horizontal member and at the other end to said second leg member.

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Aug. 9, 1955 H. ROSENFELD ET AL CONTOUR LOUNGE CHAIR 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Dec. 50, 1955 INVENTORS HARRYROS'E/VFEZD V/CTOR RE'ITE'R MAX DEA/(7Z7? BY mymw,
A T'T'ORNEY g 1955 H. ROSENFELD ET AL 2,714,925
CONTOUR LOUNGE CHAIR Filed D86. 30, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 l4 lei/ 0 7 3s 6' 2| 3 J A T 1: v w F/G.6
INVENTORS W um;
ATTORNEY United States CONTOUR LOUNGE QHAIR Harry Rosenfeld, Miami Beach, Victor Reiter,
and Max Deakter, Coral Gables, Fla.
Miami,
This invention relates to an article of furniture and is more particularly directed to a lounge chair of the contour type. t 1
A principal object of the present invention is -to provide a lounge chair of the contour type which is readily collapsible and is of simple and sturdy construction.
A further object of the present invention is to provide a lounge chair described as above which is constructed of light weight materials such as aluminum and the like, and of plastic fabric thereby rendering the chair ideal for outdoor and portable use. j i
A still further object of the present invention is the provision of a lounge chair characterized as abovelwliich combines the features of being readily collapsible and having a contour-type seat and back rest.
With these and other objects in view, the invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming a part of the present specification with the understanding however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawings, but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a lounge chair embodying our invention.
Figure 2 is a side elevational view showing the con tour seat and back rest in their folded position.
Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the structure as shown by Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a perspective view showing the entire chair in its folded or collapsed position.
Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view taken of the structure as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along I line 66 of Figure 1.
Figure 7 is a fragmentary detailed view of the hinged structure of the contour seat and back rest.
Referring now to the drawings wherein like numerals are used to designate similar parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 refers to the lounge generally which is provided with a contour-type seat 11 and back rest 12 each pivotally mounted to a collapsible support 13, as is explained in detail hereinafter. The seat 11 and the back rest 12 of a frame work of tubular members 14 and 15 respectively, formed into the conventional and well known contour-type chair design as best shown by Figure 1. Both inner end portions of the tubular members 14 and 15 are provided with lugs 16 and 17 respectively through which extends a pintle 18 secured to a horizontal member 19 on either side of the support 13. A saddle 20 is secured to each of the members 18 at the position of the pintles 18 to provide the members 18 greater rigidity thereby. The ends of the tubular members 14 and 15 form a stop for the pivoted lugs 16 and 17 so that the seat 11 and back rest 12 may not swing beyond their fully opened positions as shown by Figure 1.
2,7 14,925 Patented Aug. 9, 1955 A plurality of rows of narrow bands of webbing material 21 preferably made of woven plastic thread extends the full length of the seat 11 and the back rest 12 with the end portions thereof secured to the tubular members 14 and 15 by means of screws 22. The webbing 21 extends under a cross brace 23 which has its ends secured to the tubular member 15 of the back rest 12. Interwoven with the webbing 21 are similar narrow bands of webbing 24 which extend from side to side of the framework of the seat 11 and the back rest 12 where the ends of the webbing 24 are secured by screws 25. The screws 22 and 25 are positioned along the rear portions of tubular members 14 and 15 so that they cannot be'viewed from the front when the lounge is in its opened position. The intertwined webbing 21 and 24 form a. resilient yet firm support for a persons body reclining on the lounge 10.
arm rest 26 which is provided along its length with a pair of depending flanges 27 is supported on either side of the lounge 10 parallel to the horizontal members 19.
Thefront end support of the lounge 10 consists of a U-shaped tubular member 28 having its leg portions disposed vertically and terminating between the flanges 27,
27 of the arm rest 26 where each is secured by a pin 2910 permit pivotal movement of the leg structure 28.
The horizontal members 19 are each secured at their forwardend'portions to the legs 28 by a pivot pin 30.
. The rear leg structure 31 consists of a U -shaped tubular member having its upper end portions pivotally secured to the flanges 27, 27 by the pins 32 at approximately the middle portion of the arm rest 26 and extending to the rear of the lounge at an oblique angle. Pivot arms 33 each have one end pivotally secured to the flanges 27, 27 of each of the arm rests 26 by a pivot pin 34 and the other end pivotally secured to the horizontal member 19 by a pivot pin 35. The lower end of the pivot arm 33 abuts against the rear legs 30 when the lounge 10 is in its erected position, as is best shown by Figures 1 and 2. In all positions of the lounge 10 from its collapsed position to its erected position the pivot arms 33 lie in a plane parallel to that of the front legs 28. Each of the pivot pins 35 has mounted thereon a pivotal link 36 whose other end is pivotally secured to the rear legs 31 by a pivot pin 37. Cross braces 38 and 39 are secured at their ends to the ends of the horizontal members 19, thereby providing the lounge framework with greater rigidity and strength. The cross braces 38 and 39 extend a slight distance downwardly of the horizontal members 19 and act as stops at the limiting or extreme positions for the erected seat 11 and back rest 12. In Figure 1 the back rest 12 is resting against the rear cross brace 39 while in Figure 2 the seat 11 is resting on the front cross brace 38.
The lounge chair 10 when erected as best shown by Figure 1 provides a reclining lounge of the contour type which is pivotable about the pivot pins 18 from a sitting position to a reclining position. To fold or collapse the lounge 10, the back rest 12 is swung forwardly on the pivot pins 18 until it rests on the seat 11. Then by applying a downward pressure on the rear portion of the arm rests 26 with the front legs 28 acting as a fulcrum or by pushing forwardly on the pivot arms 33 at the top portion thereof and pulling towards the rear on the cross brace 39, the various members will swing about their pivots and will come to rest in their completely folded position as shown by Figure 4. Since the lounge 10 is made of aluminum, the chair will be light in weight and impervious to deterioration caused by normal exposure to the weather, also because the fabric 24 is made of plastic material.
Having described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: v
1. A collapsible lounge chair comprising a seat, a back rest, pivot means securing said seat and said back rest, a horizontal member positioned on each side of said seat and back rest, said pivot means being mounted on said horizontal members, an arm rest mounted above each of said horizontal members, front leg means pivotally mounted to each of said arm rests and to said horizontal members, rear leg means, pivot means securing said rear leg means to said arm rest, said rear leg means extending to the rear of said chair at an oblique angle, a pivot arm, pivot means mounting said pivot arm to said arm rest and said horizontal member in substantially parallel relation with said front leg means, and a link pivotally connecting said horizontal member and said rear leg means.
2. A collapsible lounge chair comprising a seat having a pair of lugs at one end, a back rest having a pair of lugs engaging said lugs of said seat, a pair of horizontal members positioned adjacent said lugs, a pivot pin mounted on each of said horizontal members pivotally engaging said lugs, an elongated member positioned above each of said horizontal members substantially parallel to said horizontal members, a pair of leg members pivotally mounted at one end to said elongated members, pivot means securing one end of each of said horizontal members to each of said leg members, a second pair of leg members, pivot means securing one end of said second pair of leg members to said elongated members, said second pair of leg members extending outwardly in a direction away from said first pair of leg members, a pair of pivot arms substantially parallel to said first leg members, each of said pivot arms having one end pivotally mounted on said elongated members and the other end pivotally secured to said horizontal members, said other end of each of said pivot arms engaging said second pair of leg members, a pair of links, and pivot means securing one end 'of each of said links to said horizontal members and the other end to said second pair of leg members.
3. A contour lounge chair comprising a seat having a pair of lugs at one end, a back rest having a second pair of lugs, pivot means engaging said lugs adapted to permit said seat and said back rest to become folded, a horizontal member supporting said pivot means, an elongated member positioned above and in substantially parallel relation with said horizontal member, a leg member pivotally mounted to said elongated member and said horizontal member, a second leg member having one end pivotally secured to said elongated member and the other end extending diagonally away from said first leg member, a pivot arm having its end portions pivotally mounted on said elongated member and said horizontal member, said pivot arm being substantially parallel to said first leg member, one of said end portions of said pivot arm abutting against said second leg member and a pivot link pivotally mounted at one end to said horizontal member and at the other end to said second leg member.
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US3099478A (en) * 1962-12-17 1963-07-30 Bunting Company Inc Folding contour chaise
US3165354A (en) * 1962-07-17 1965-01-12 Rothenbuhler Alfred Jean Collapsible deck chair
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US2952302A (en) * 1956-08-02 1960-09-13 Mittlieder Jacob Chair
US2877826A (en) * 1956-08-24 1959-03-17 Bunting Company Inc Foldable contour-type chair
US3165354A (en) * 1962-07-17 1965-01-12 Rothenbuhler Alfred Jean Collapsible deck chair
US3099478A (en) * 1962-12-17 1963-07-30 Bunting Company Inc Folding contour chaise
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