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Publication numberUS1083797 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 6, 1914
Filing dateNov 15, 1912
Priority dateNov 15, 1912
Publication numberUS 1083797 A, US 1083797A, US-A-1083797, US1083797 A, US1083797A
InventorsSamuel E Brown
Original AssigneeSamuel E Brown
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Jan. 6, 1914.


SI n ua ntoz yam ZMZJPETQZMXI'Z To aZF tq/wn M a?) mean I I Be"it-' known that" LMSAMUE'L E.r BROWN, a citiZ'en ."of the :United States, residing at Kenos'hayin the'c'ounty' of Kenosha and State of Wieeetsii-i Improveiiife irrAfiutomobi'le-Seats, of which the, fol le w ing isf a' specification. 1

'l l 1is'inventio-n relatesntoseatsfor automobiles" similari vehicles, the object in view being to provit levav reversible front seat whereby. the person; occupyingsth'e seatfnext to the driver is enabled toeasily and quickly reverse the seat so as to cause the same to face either forward or backward, the same being combined with means for securelylocking the seat in either of said positions, and such means being capable of operationeither from the front or back 'of the seat support. 4

WVith these and other objects in view, the invent-ionconsists in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as willv be hereinafter more fully, described, illustrated in'the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.

In the accompanying drawings :Figure 1 is aside elevation of a reversible seat embodying the present inventin,'the adjacent side of the body being 2 is central vertical section through the seat taken longitudinally. of theniachine. Fig. 3 is a bottom-plan viewv of the seat cushion. Fig. a is a detail view of-the seat cushion and hinged legsupporting pad.

Fig. 5 is a detail view of the two-armed lever and its controlling spring,

also portions of the 2* and 4,30 that seat cushion- 3! 01;

showing connecting rods.

Referring to the drawings, 1 designates theseat support which is ordinarily located just 'above'the' gasol ene tank 2 and to one side of the drivers seat. Mounted upon the seat support 1 is a seat cushion 3 of any usual or preferred construction, said seat cushion beingadapted to slide in af'ore and aft direction on the support 1.

in carrying out the present invention, a. le supporting pad Lsubstantmlly wedgeshaped in ,cross'section, is hinged along its thinner edge to the, seat cushion along a central transverse line, as illustratediii Figs. said pad may bezreversed or swung toward the "frontfgon back, the. -.-th. icker edge of. the pad alway'silying adjacent to either the front or rear edge of the ,ry stitching may be employed I for h ingedyz connecting the inner ih-ave invented new and useful broken away. F-1g.

f' 1edIiovember-15, 1912,1 ,se -in et. rens'eoflf j ed desired, the pad may be provided with-afastening flap 5 provided with anjeye adapted to engage over buttons'or similar fasteners 6 at the front and back of. the seat "cushion thereby-enabling,the hinged pad tobe fas- .tened in. place.

ge of the pad a to, the 6o 1ever, essential, as; the pa'dlwill ordinarily in the position in which it is placed without the aid of a fastening device.

ward'ly extending arms 8. rigidly connected therew th and pivotally {connected at their extrem1'tres,.a shown at. 9, to uprights 10 The lseatback 7 is provided with for-.

whereby the back-"7 may be, swung over and across thetop versed top. for bottom, as will be seen by reference to Figs. 1 and 2. In its top and bottom edges the back 7 is provided with recessesll and; is also provided with keepers or catch lips 12 adapted to be engaged, by

either one ofa air of catches 13 and 14 arranged, respectively, at the back and front of the seat support, as shown in Fig. Each'of said catches is pivoted at 15 to the body of the seat support and is provided with a hand grip 16 by means of which said catch. may be rocked outv of engagement with the keeper 12 of the back 7 of the seat. In order that both ofthe catches 13 and l l'may be simultaneously operated, said catches. are operatively coupled or connected together by the following means. Pivotally mounted on' the bottom .of'the seat support .1 isa two-armed lever, shown in detail in Fig. 5, said lever com rising adisk-shaped central portion 1'? an wo.ar1ns.18 and 19 extending radially outw'ard therefrom. A... connecting rod 20 extends froni'mthe arm 18 to the catch [14 while ai si-milai' cpnnecting rod 21 extends from thea'rm '19ft'o the catch 133 p This leveris heldin a'certain' position by means of a retracting springQQ coiled around the pivot 23 ofsagid leverand having one arm 2i fastened to 'the seat-support 1 while the othergarmi25T ofithe spring is secured tothe lever, as looping the end-of. the spring around one of the arms'jof .the lever, as shOWn-in Fig; 5. The tensionf of this spring is exerted to set the lever in position as to maintain the catches" 14' in position to engage one of the keepers 12, of the seat back, so as to hold the back locked in the position in which it is set.

It will now be observed that by grasping one of the handles 16, both of the'catches 2 will be'simu1tgneous1y swung. out of engagi positionfio that the seat-back will be re -When ,the s'eat back is thrust Iownwerd. toits final position, either at the front or back'-0f'the*se 1t support, the adjajqentpatch-lfi 0r 14, as-thecase m'ay be, will tionpfr m2 catches 13 51141114,-.itrbeing ap arentthatwh'en the seat baek? is shifted or versed-from one" osition to'the other, the

ism feu'shion must ide a limited distance in "ciriierto"a ':c mr1modate itself to thekiew position of the'seagt beck.

, By"provid'm 'a' seat of. the construction.-

above; describe ,the person occupying the front sea/tfof the machine next to" the driver is not. compelled". to' twist his neck and, back;

in order to converse withthe persons occup 'ying' the rear seats of the machine. In lieu thereof, he may readily reverse the seat either from the front or back thereof without the'assistance of others in the machine.

I claim A revers ble seat for automoblles comprlsmg a seat support a seat cushion, a

seat backmounted to be swung over the seat cushion and reverse top for bottom, pivoted eatcheseachdprovided with a hand grip at the front an back of the seat support tor locking'the back to-the seat in both positions, a two-armed lever fulcrurned on the seat support, rods extending from the lever arms to said-catches, and a single retracting spring engaging said lever for simultane ously setting both catches.

in presence of two witnesses. 4





I In testimony whereof I afiix my signature 40

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US8721000Jun 1, 2012May 13, 2014Steelcase Inc.Seating system with multi-position backrest
U.S. Classification297/100, 297/452.51, 5/55.1, 297/452.21
Cooperative ClassificationB60N2/203