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Publication numberUS1107918 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 18, 1914
Filing dateJan 23, 1914
Priority dateJan 23, 1914
Publication numberUS 1107918 A, US 1107918A, US-A-1107918, US1107918 A, US1107918A
InventorsElizabeth M M Dimmerling
Original AssigneeElizabeth M M Dimmerling
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined chair and cradle.
US 1107918 A
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. one use to the other when S desired; The primanyobjeot of} the invention is; the f provision of-Ian article-of; furniture-of this.

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To aZZw Twm tmay c rns I ls t kn wn? t at; 2,. E i ZAB 'D M- D uMs Lm a c t zen t ieUnite St t 's. residing; at Braddock, in the county of: Alla ghe v. nd} St te fi-Eennsr van aahaste in vented certain new and useful Improve? meets: l- Combine C a and. Gra lec which the following is a specificatio np I The pre n inv n on rela es.- t n int-- proved combined?- chairand. cradle, and is es gn d spec lyo. prwiolev an a tic e; of furniture of.- this'; character that be quickly, and? with facility, con-vented from type which is comparativelycheap, in, cost of product-ion, l durable, easily and} quickly convertible for its separateuses, and simple in itsmanipulations.

The invention consists essentially-1111mm tam combinations and arrangements of parts of the device by meansfof which it is adapted for use as desired, as will be hereinaften fully, described.

In the accompanying illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention constructed according to the best mode I have so far devised for the practical application ofthe principles of the invention.

Figure 1 is a side elevation-of the device l in use as a babys cradle. Fig. 2 is a side elevation, partly in section, on an enlarged scale,'of the same device converted for use as a babys high chair. Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the highchair. Fig. 4: is a side ele-v vation of Fig. 3. Fig. 5. is a fragmentary view showing a portion of the chair seat and foot rest, in plan. Fig. 6 is a detail front;

view of Fig. 5. Fig. 7 is a detail showing the manner of detachably swinging the eradle from one of'the cross bars. Fig. 8 is a section on line'11 of Fig. 9 through the extensible and telescopic members of the device. Fig. 9 is a side elevation of the telescoping extensiblemembers. Fig. 10 shows an upright post" or leg in cross section and the manner of'hinging and-holding up the hinged foot rest. Fig. 11 isanother view detailing thefoot rest." Fig."12 is a detail view of the movable support for the foot rest, and Fig. 13 shows a portion of one of the posts in elevation with the foot-rest support jointed thereto."

In Fig. 1 the invention is embodied a drawings 3' I. have.

sw etener Letters Patent. Patented Aug..18 1914.1

enr ie ipn l d, a ua y 1. s. er l; No. 813,882

I babys; cnadle which isacsupportedrfroin the.

aqur posts; oruprightsacomprising the two short: posts I and theztwo longer rear posts 2:,1'the post's being moreclearly indicated in I Fig. 3., The front and rear: pair of posts are connected. by a. pair of telescoping extensible numbers: comprisingthe rod: ffixed to the front. post and: the hollow bar 5"i'fixe d 'to the.

rear post; and; the front posts are connected by an upperand lower cross bar 6 and 7 with an. intermediate bar 8, while the rear postsiare: connectedby'the upper and lower bars 9 and;10: The bars 6', 7, 8, 9'and 10 are :allrigidly; connected with their respective posts: and form transverse brace bars for holding thefparts on posts: firmly braced, while. diagonally arranged brace strips 11 11 are fixed to the pairs of posts and the telescoping members 4' and 5. The device is movable and for this purpose is-provided withcasters 12 in the. posts, as usual. The basket13i which formsither cradle, is prefer ablymfwicker-work, or ratan, .and is formed with a, fixed bottom 1 1, a foot board 15 hichis sli ab es an a se tional head-board comprising-members 16, and 17. In Fig. 1 it"will be seen that the cradle is suspended by foot chains 18 and headchains 19 from 1 but are detachable from the cross bars, by I meansof eyebolts 20 in the bars and spring hooks or clasp hooks 21 that are attached to the ends of the chains, thus providingan easily detachable suspending means.

In Fig. 2 which shows the device converted for use as a chair, it will be noted that a rodor Wire 22 extends along the face of the bottom board 14, having its bent end 23 secured to the board, and its other end 24 passed through the board and secured at the outer side. This rod and a complementary one for-m guides for the slidable board 15 of the cradle, which is perforated, and adapts itself to be used as the seat of the chair. The seat is shown as resting on thetop of the front or short posts at the front of the chair, and at the rear the seat is supported by a'suitable number of pins 25 which are passed through perforations in thebottom board bored for this purpose.

be so considered.

for this purpose I employ a suitable number of metallic rings 26 which are located in adj acent perforations in the two boards and permit a swing of the board 17 with rela tion to the base board 14:. The swing of the board 17 is guided and the movement steadied by means of the curved arms 27 carried at each side of the board and movable through the cleats or brackets 28 fixed to the basket 13. The tray place, 1 permanently, y the tongue and groove strips 29 and 30, the former on the tray 16 and the latter on the basket 13, and the foot board which forms the chair seat is supported as shown and described. In Fig. 2 the basket is shown as supported by a pair of lugs 32, 32 on the inner side of the hollow bar 5. A foot rest33 is provided,

and as this rest or board is foldable, it is hinged at 34 to the cross bar 8, and is supported by a movable lug 35 swiveled in the brackets 36 fixed to the post 1, andmovable from under the board when not to be used. a 7

Having thus fully described my invention, what I c aim is a l. The combination in an article of furniture of basket having a baseboard, an end board movable over the base board and portion 16 is held in adapted as a seat, a second end board having a stationary portion and a hinged portion movable relatively'thereto to give access to the seat, and supporting post therefor.

2. The combination in an article of furniture having supporting posts, of a basket having a base board, an end board movable relative to the base board and means on said" base board for guidingthe end board, means coacting with two of said postsfor supporttion, anda second end board having a stationary portion, and a movable portion hinged to said base board, to give access to the adjusted end board.

In testimony whereof I aifix mysignature in presence of two witnesses.


' Witnesses: 1


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

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U.S. Classification297/1, 297/10, 5/101
Cooperative ClassificationA47C13/00