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Publication numberUS117012 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 11, 1871
Publication numberUS 117012 A, US 117012A, US-A-117012, US117012 A, US117012A
InventorsVolney Stockton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in knock-down chairs
US 117012 A
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PATENTED JUL il 1871 INVVNTO R.

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PATENT OFFICE.

VOLNEY STOOKTON, OF WILLIAMSBURG, OHIO.

IMPROVEMENT IN KNOCK-DOWN CHAIRS.

Speciiicatiou forming part of Letters Patent No. 117,012, dated July 11, 1871.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, VOLNEY STocKToN, of Williamsburg, in the county of Clermont and State of Ohio, have invented certain Improvements in Knocl{-D'o\vn Chairs, of which the following is a speciiication:

This invention is designed as an improvement in what are called knock-down chairs; and my improvement consists in a novel and secure method oi attaching the legs, rails, and stretch ers together, the details of which will be hereafter fully described, and whereby the chair may be shipped piecemeal so as to occupy the smallest possible compaiss and to be readily put together when desired for sale or use.

Figure l is a perspective view of a chair embodying my improvements, the upper portion of the near leg being represented as broken oft and a portion of the seat removed. Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view of one corner, showing the method of uniting the various members of the chair.

A Apare the front legs; B B, the rear legs; and C, the seat of al1-ordinary spring-bottom, rattan, rush, or cane-seat chair. The seat is attached to rails D D and stretcher-s E E', and both the rails and stretchers are secured to the legs of the cha-ir in the following manner: As

shown in Figs. 1 and 3, the front and rear rails D D are recessed at d, so as to fit snugly around the chair-legs, and said rails are provided at each oi' their ends with tenons F, which are adapted to enter mortises e on the innerl sides of the stretchers E E. The ends of the stretchers terminate in dowels e for insertion in holes c in the chair-legs.

rlhe front and rear rails or strctchers D D whose tenons F occupy mortises e in the side strctchers E E, and whose excavations d are formed to hug or grasp the posts or legs, are the principal features oi' my invention.

The seat may be made complete and shipped by itself so as to be attached to the legs when the chair has reached its destination7 or the seat may be secured to the front legs alone and be nested one within another for the purpose of facilitating their transportation.

I claim as -my invention The combination of the chair-legs A A B B, seat C, rails l) D d, stretchers E E, mortises c c, and tenons F e, for the object stated.

In testimony of which invention I hereunto set my hand. A

Witnesses: VOLNEY STOOKTON.

GEO. H. KNIGHT, J'AMEs H. LAYMAN.

Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/00