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Publication numberUS1104615 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1914
Filing dateSep 29, 1913
Priority dateSep 29, 1913
Publication numberUS 1104615 A, US 1104615A, US-A-1104615, US1104615 A, US1104615A
InventorsCharles C Braden
Original AssigneeCharles C Braden
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding chair.
US 1104615 A
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1 1O4,615 Patented July 21,1914.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 21, 1914.

Application filed September 29, 1913. Serial No. 792,440.

T 0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CHAnLns C. BRADEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at \Vinslow, in the county of Navajo, State of Arizona, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Folding Chairs; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The present invention is directed to improvements in folding chairs, and has for its object to provide a chair of this type particularly adapted for use in halls, theaters or other public places.

A further object of the invention is to so construct a chair that when the occupant leaves the same, the seat and arms will automatically fold so that persons can pass from the aisles with ease.

With these and other objects in view, this invention resides in the novel features of construction, formation, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the chair, showing the same in its operative po sition. Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the chair folded. Fig. 3 is a sectional view on line 33 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a similar View on line 47-4: of Fig. 2.

Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates the front legs of the chair, which are held in spaced relation by the brace bar 2, said legs terminating at their upper ends in an inverted U-shaped frame 3 which supports the veneer back 4:.

The legs 1 and frame 3 are formed from suitable metal, likewise the rear legs 5, which are curved rearwardly and arranged in converging relation to the legs 1. The upper ends of the legs 5 are suitably connected to the upper ends of the legs 1 and terminate in a yoke 6.

The seat frame 7 consists of arms 8 between which is secured the seat 9. The rear ends of the arms 8 are connected by a bar 10 to which is connected the upper end of a coil spring 11, the lower end of which is connected to the brace bar 2, said spring tending to swing the seat frame tothe position as shown in Fig. 2 upon the occupant leaving the seat.

The arms 12 are pivotally connected to the side bars 13 of the back frame 3 and are connected at their rear ends by a bar 14: which is engaged by the eyes 15 of the links 16, said links having their lower ends provided with eyes 17, which engage the bar. 10 so that when the seat frame is swung to its folded or unfolded position the arms will be correspondingly acted upon.

The arms 12 have their forward upper surfaces provided with arm rests 18 of any suitable material.

From this construction it will be seen that when it is desired to occupy the seat it is only necessary to force the seat 9 downwardly, the downward movement being limited upon the arms 8 contacting with the bight portion of the yoke 6, during which time the spring 11 is expanded. Upon the occupant leaving the seat the spring 11 will pull downwardly upon the bar 10 and swing the seat to its folded position, the links 16 causing simultaneous folding of the arms 12.

The lower ends of the legs 1 and 5 are provided with flanges 19, by which the chair may be secured to the floor.

hen the chairs are arranged in rows, it is obvious that the intermediate chairs may be provided with a single arm. Further it will be noted that the bars 14 may be employed for hanging wraps on.

What is claimed is A chair of the class described comprising front and rear legs, the upper ends of the rear legs terminating in a yoke, and the upper ends of the front legs terminating in a back supporting frame, a bar connecting the front legs, a seat frame comprising arms bar, and its lower end connected to the first having their rear ends connected by a bar, named her, as and for the purpose set forth. 10 and said arms being pivotally connected to In testimony whereof, I afiix my signathe back 'tmnie, arms pivotally connected ture, in the presence of tWo Witnesses.

to the back frame and having their rear CHARLES C. BRADEN. ends connected by a bar, links piyotally XVit-nesses: connecting said bars, a coilspring having GEO. H. Knyns, Jr.,

its upper end connected to the second named WM. H. DAGG.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing" the "Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. 0;

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U.S. Classification297/332, 297/41, 297/411.32
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/56