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Publication numberUS1156367 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 12, 1915
Filing dateDec 20, 1912
Priority dateDec 20, 1912
Publication numberUS 1156367 A, US 1156367A, US-A-1156367, US1156367 A, US1156367A
InventorsAbraham Masler
Original AssigneeAbraham Masler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined machine-cover and chair.
US 1156367 A
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APPLICATION HLED 020.20. 1912.

Patented Oct. 12, 1915.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 1 7 Inventor: m M




Patented Oct. 12, 1915.



A To all whom it may concern err rrr ion ABRAHAM A'sLEn; or NEW-YORK, 1v. Y.

i ,iaeeev.

Be it known that I, ABRAHAM Ma ma, a

citizen of the United States, and a resident.

of the borough of Manhattan, city of New York, in thecounty of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Machine-Covers,andChairs, of which the following is a specification. v

The invention relates to convertible devices adapted to be used to cover a sewing or other machine, and when removed therefrom to be used as a chair for the operator. Its objects are, among'others, to provide a device of this character of simple, strong and durable constructionand effective operation in which the parts areso constructed and arranged that those particularly designed for one purpose will not interfere in any way with the use; of the device for the other purpose,the entire device being compact, convenient and easy to' manipulate; to provide for the accommodation. of articles used in connection with the machine,

or other articles; and to further provide means whereby the cover may be locked' in its proper position and the locking parts so disposed that they will notbecome lost or will not interfere with the use or operation of the other parts, To these ends the in-' vention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed andiillustrated 1 in the accompanying drawing.

In the SttlClClltLWlIlgS, F gure 1 1s a perspective view of the device with theparts ad 1 justed and arranged to form a cha1r,l ook1ng from the back of the chair. and showing the folding braces. Fig.2 is a perspective from the same point If viewas Fig. 1,,but. with the back of the chair folded. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the device looking, from i the front and showing the door of the box open, Fig. dis a perspective view of the device with the parts adjusted arranged to form a box or cover for a sewing machine. Fig. 5 is a longitudinal vertical section of the device with the parts in the position indicated in Fig. 4;.

The device will first be described as a sewing machine cover. Whenadjusted to form such cover it consists essentially of the large .ping or abrasion ofthe floor.


box-section A having two sides,an end and v Specificationof Letters Patent. Patgnted flgtil2 igl5 Ap ncanon nea December 20,1912. SerialNo.737,877. A I A a cover A, a smaller box-section B, having also two sides, an end and a cover B. l The s des of the section B telescope within the sides of the section A and are connected therewitlrby means ofthe pivots C, while the; cover B" is in plane with the cover A and'acts as a stop to prevent pivotal movement of the section B when its inner edge comes in contact with the adjacent edge of the said cover A. p 1

Hinged to the right-hand end of the cover A (looking from the front) is the chairback D. This back is also connected to the cover by means of the collapsible bracket consisting of the arms E and E and the hinge-bar E connecting them. The oppo-. site ends of the arms E are hinged to the back of the seat-back near its middle and the ends ofthe arms E are hingedly connected to" the top or cover A, so that the back of the chairfmay-be' moved throughan are of,

180 to its two normal positions, namely, its position when forming the back ofthe chair and its position when lying horizontally on,

the top ,ofthe machine coven, Hooks F are also hingedlysecured to the ,cover A, and extend outwardly to engage the bar E when the chair-back is in its upright position, and

the said bar consequently opposite the hinge connections of said hooks in horizontal plane, for the purpose ofsecuring the chairback in position. When the said back is to be folded over on the cover A it is necessary I only to disengage the hooks Fxand oscillate it. This will carry withthe back the collapsible frame and the hooks; k

The smaller box-section B has a lid G hinged to its left-hand edge (looking from the front), the purpose of which will hereafter appear, and this lid or cover Tests against the end of the said section when the device is in use as a cover, The left-hand edges of the chair-box section A are provided with a rubberstrip A which rests upon the floor when the deviceis adjusted to forma chair and tends to prevent slips l/Vhen it is desired to convert the device section A, the lid Gwhich is of substantially the width of the section Aremaining outside and covering the gap between the .end of thesection 3 and the chair bottom end of the end of the section A. A latch H having its pivoted hook secured to the bottom of the section A near its end and its catch onthe edge of the lid G is provided for the purpose of holding the said lid, inaclosed position, and the adjacent edges ofthe lid and top B arebeveled so that the said lid'may be raised to a vertical position and will rest against the beveled edge ofthe said top B. The section B is 15.

then caused to stand on the edge which is provided with the rubber strip and the chair-back raised and secured in position in the' imanner hereinbefore described. The device is then adapted to beused as a chair.

It WilllOGIScen that the lid G fo rms a door to a compartment beneath the seat of the ch'a'ir, and in this compartment various "articles maybe stored. Sockets J are provided to receive the ends of a spool of tape,

or other rotary device, which may be mounted between these sockets if desired.

a The locking device consists essentially of the tongue llmounted to slide vertically in the front side of the box-section A and provided with a 'verticalslot at its lower v end adapted to receive a pad-lock or other securing device beneath the table'on which the machine is mounted. It also has a loop K extending through and working in a slot A in the front side of the said coversecti'on, which affords a purchase for the fingers for the purpose of sliding the tongue and also aifords a convenient place to hang the lock when it is not in use. The horizontally projecting tongue L on the lower edge or the rear side of the section A is also provided and-is adapted to be slipped under the strap 'M on the table so that the cover other articles and chair, comprising a plurality o fmov'ably connected sectionsv forming in one position a cover with an opencannot be moved when locked.

What Iclaimis: V 1 "I n a device of the cha'racter described the combination of an open-bottomed cover made in {two sections, each section having four sides and inclosing an uninterrupted space extending from the closed end of one section to the closed end of the other see- I tion, a hinged connectionbetween the two sections permitting' one section to be turned to a posit on-with n the other. v

2A combined cover for machines and ingiin one side, and another position a chair w1th an elevated compartment with inthe same and a door closing said compa'r'tme'nt, the height of the chair being less than the length ofthe cover, and thelower egaremity of the chair, which in the cover position is disposed vertically, being pro-' vided with yielding material for the purpose of preventing slipping, and serving the purpose-ofa packing between the edges dimensions thereof, and adapted to be 'moved to a position in :which it projects.

beyond the same to form a support, and

means for securing thesame in its extended position, the said movement of the said section CELUSHl a shortenm -of the len th oithe box so that when it is placed on end it will, with said back support form'a chair of suitable proportions.

4. In a device of the character described, the combination of an open-bottomed cover made in two sections, each section having four sides and inclosing anuninterrupted space extending from the closed end of one section ;to the closed end of the other section, a hinged connection between the two sections permitting one section to be turned toja position within the other, the closed end of the said inside section constructed and arranged to form a shelf or partition within the other.

5. Ina device ofthe character described the combination of an 'openbottomed cover 7 made in two sections, each section having four sides and inclosing an uninterrupted space eXtending from the closed end of one section to the closed end of the other section, a hinged ccnnection between the two sections gierinitting one section to be turned the sections adapted to rest upon the floor when the sections are in the last-named position and toform a packing between the opposite edges of the two sections when they arein another position] i 6. In a device of the character described,

the combination of a plurality of parts movto aposition withinthe other,v and a piece of yielding material on one edge of one of ably connected and forming the top and I four sides of a substantially rectangular open-bottomed cover for a sewing machine or other. article with a continuous uninterrupted space from end to endandside to side in which, the machine may be placed,

a back secured to said box or cover and adapted to be folded thereon or moved to a position in which it projects beyond one end thereof, the connection between the cover sections being such that one section may be turned so as to telescope within the other and thereby reduces the length of the cover and provide it with an interior shelf, cember 1912, at the city of New York, in and a piece of elastic nmterjifal on the lower the county and State of New York. portion of the other section orming a packing between the two sections in the cover ABRAHAM MASLER' 5 position and it non-slip base when the device is in the chair position. i

i/Vitness my hand thisl'Tth day of De- WVitnesses:


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. Classification297/188.13, 312/205, 312/208.5, 297/118, 312/235.2, 312/210, 312/240, 312/284, 297/129
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/62