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Publication numberUS1230642 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 19, 1917
Filing dateMar 12, 1917
Priority dateMar 12, 1917
Publication numberUS 1230642 A, US 1230642A, US-A-1230642, US1230642 A, US1230642A
InventorsVicente Albano
Original AssigneeVicente Albano
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1230642 A
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Patented June 19, 1917.



. To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, VICENTE ALBANo,

i subject of the King of Italy, residing at 1 for the hereinafter-described seat B, these-1 N o. 1221 San Luis st., Rosario, Argentina, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Rocking-Chairs, of which the following is a specification. The present invention relates to improvementsin rocking chairs, and it comprehends, briefly, a chair ofthe general class or char-. acter stated which is constructed in such a .way that its occupant, entirely without dam-- ger to himself, may cause the chair to turn completely over in either direction one or more times, merely by rocking it forward and backward until sufficient momentum is attained; the muscular effort involved in the production of the required momentum con stitutin'g a wholesome and beneficial exercise for the body and arms of the occupant.

The accompanying drawing shows a perspective View of one form which the invention may take in actual practice.

Referring more particularly to said draw ing, the improved chair, as therein represented, comprises two counterpart, elliptical, skeleton '01 hoop-like sides A, which are arranged in spaced parallel and are fastened together by a suitable number of horizontal cross-pieces or. tie-bars A, certain of which are utilized .as supports tie-bars being be considered A are themselves suitablybraced by means of pairs of intersecting cross-pieces A here shown as arranged co-incident with themajor and are preferably thickened centrally of their top and bottom proper A r u i The seat B is disposedbetween the sides A in suc'hfla way as to be entirely inclosed within anzzffimaginary'plane connecting the peripheral'edgesof said sides, and is held in place by ha-virggzits back and bottom members fastenedin some suitable manner to be adjacenttie-bars A.

located at such points as may Specification of Letters Patent.

vertical planes,

advisable. The elliptical sides minor axes of the ellipses, and

portions to form the rockers.

cause the chair to The back member Patented June 19, 1917.

Application filed March 12, 1917. Serial No. 154,383.

is preferably furnished with a cushion or head-rest C, which is provided, in turn, with side supports D to the occupant. The seat is also furnished with a belt E to strap the body of the occuengage the shoulders of pant thereto, the sections of the belt bein 6 here shown as fastened to the sides of the seat at an appropriate height.

In use, the occupant, when seated and securely strapped in-place, gives the chair a rocking motion by moving his body'in the usual way, the motion gradually increasing until the chair turns a complete somersault,

once, twice, orlas \often as desired,'it being possible for him to return the chair to normal position by simply reversing the direction of motion.

N o limitation to theprecise structural details shown and described is intended, since the invention is obviously susceptibleof within its legitifines of an imaginary plane connecting the peripheral edges thereof, said sides adapted to be rocked in either direction through an' arc sufliciently great to cause the turn a complete somersault.

2. A rockingphair,comprising a pair-of counterpart elliptical sides, tie-bars connecting the same, and disposed entirely withinthe confines of an imaginary plane connecting the peripheral edges thereof, and fastening means .for securing the body seat, said sides adapted to be rocked in either direction through an arc s-ufliciently great {to turn a complete somer chair to sault. v y In testimony whereof I aflix my signaturei VICENTE ALBANO. Witnesses:


a seat fixed between said sides of the occupant to said

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U.S. Classification482/142, 482/146, 482/78, 297/271.5
International ClassificationA47C3/029
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/029
European ClassificationA47C3/029