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Publication numberUS1096518 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 12, 1914
Filing dateApr 6, 1912
Priority dateApr 6, 1912
Publication numberUS 1096518 A, US 1096518A, US-A-1096518, US1096518 A, US1096518A
InventorsGrant Steinbeck
Original AssigneeGrant Steinbeck
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1096518 A
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APPLICATION FILED APR. 6, 1912 1,096,518. Patented May 12,1914.


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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 12, 1914.

Application filed April 6, 1912. ScrialNo. 689,061.

away from. the side walls of a car to form an aisle along said wall for the purpose of cleansing said wall and the floor under said i seats; and, second, to provide for the union of two seats, normally separated by a central aisle, to permit of a reclining or sleeping occupation, of said seats by a passenger. l attain those objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in WlllCl1" 1 l I l l cushioned seat (not shown) 1 the SUPPOI't'S 8 8' on Figure .1, is a perspective view with parts broken away. Figs. 2 and 3 are enlarged views of details.

Simila r characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

1, represents a part of the floor of a car, broken away; 2 represents a part of one of the side walls of a car, broken away; 3 represents a pedestal, which may be of any shape, solidly bolted or otherwise attached to the floor of a car approximately midway between its central aisle and its side wall, Through the top of the pedestal 3 I provide a plurality of holes through which are passed tubes, of which I have shown but two 4, It, though as many may be used as the size of the seat and its absolute rigidity and permanency may require. The tubes 4t, t are rigidly attached to the pedestal 3 as by threadings, brazing, welding or keyed, or, they may be made as parts of the pedestal. At the extremities of the tubes 4t, 4t I prefer to attach cones 5, 5, 6, 6 within which balls or rollers (not shown) are placed in the usual way. Sleeved through the tubes el, 4 are rods '7, 7 which serve as rests for the seat supports 8, 8; the seat is not shown but may rest on the supports 8, 8 and be held in position by holes therein which fit dowels 9, 9.

The seat supports 8, 8 are more clearly shown in Fig. 2 in which appears :1 lug 10 having an elongated slot, 11; and any form of a spring, as the one represented by 12, the purpose of which is to draw the support 8, 8 down on to the rods 7, 7 and at the same time permit of a horizontal movement of the supports 8, 8, across the tops of the rods 7, 7 when the back 14, of the seat: is reversed. The back 1-:t of the seat is pirotally attached at either end to two walk over bars 15, 15' which are blocked at either side by lugs us, 16', respcctnely, attached to the sides of the seat proper. Projecting from one of said walk over bars 15, on either side of the scat, are fixed pins 17, IT which pass through the slots 11, 11 and serve to carry the lugs 10, 10, and with them the supports 8, 8, forward and back as the seats back it is moved so as to bring the well forward for the comfort of the occupant. alternately loosely locking the hooked ends 18, 18 of the rods 7, 7' to limit the forward n'iovenient of the seat.

'I have shown one end of the seat terminated by an end piece 19 hearing an arm :20, and the other end terminated by an end piece 21, extending parallel to the side wall of the car. The ends of the rods 7, 7 are, respectively, rigidly attached to the faces of the end pieces 19 and 21.

For purposes of illustration I have shown one rigid lock-lug extending perpendicularly from the end piece 21, although a plurality may be used where the strength of construction may require them. The lug has a lock-hook 23 at its end.

In Fig. 3 I have shown a snap lock 24 op erated by a lifting rod 25 connecting its up per and lower portions and surrounded by a spiral spring S, which, contacting. with the lock at one end and attached to the Wall 2 at its other end, holds the lock 24 in locked relation with the hook 523 when the latter has been forced behind it. The snap lock 24 may be attached to the face of the waist panel of the car by strips screwed thereto, especially on cheap cars, but I prefer to counter sink into the waist panel and bury the lock 24 therein, leaving a hole underneath it for the entrance of the hook 23 and providing a protruding head 27 for the rod 25, which head may be raised to unlock and release the seat when it is desirable to push it away from the side wall.

The seat, the walk over bars, the supports, locks and springs shown have been used for the purpose of illustration, and it is apparent that many other forms and melongitudinal rods connecting its ends and chanical equivalents can be substituted for them without departure from my invention.

As cars are constructed and used, especially street cars and ordinary smoking cars, it is practically impossible to keep the floors, particularly near the walls, in a sanitary condition; but it will of my invention, aisles can be formed at the bottom of both side Walls, and the corners can be perfectly cleansed at the end of each trip.

I have shown a seat with an arm rest butbe seen that by the use 1 the rest can be omitted or constructed to 5 fold down, or be removed, so as to make a double length seat of two seats by pushing i one up to the other so as to form a fairly good bed or sleeping couch for use on emigrant or tourist cars, for instance.

I claim 1. The combination with a car seat having longitudinal rods connecting its ends and supporting the cushion thereof, of tubular plurality sleeves inclosing said rods and having ball g bearing cones at their extremities, with a 1 pedestal supporting said tubes and attached I to the car floor; a lock to retain one end of said seat firmly against the side Wall of said car and means for releasing said lock.

The combination with a car seat having with a pedestal means'for locking one of said ends to the 7 side wall of the car.

The combination with a car seat having longitudinal rods connecting its ends and supporting the cushion thereof, of a pedestal attached to the car floor and having a of cylindrical bores in the head thereof for the passage of said rods therethrough, and means for locking said seat to the side wall of said car.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.



J. B. Conn, WM. FLEECE.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. 0.

Referenced by
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US4125287 *Feb 23, 1977Nov 14, 1978Heinz PaulischSeat for vehicles
US5284379 *Sep 4, 1991Feb 8, 1994The Boeing CompanyConvertible aircraft passenger seats
U.S. Classification297/461, 297/344.1
Cooperative ClassificationA47C9/00