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Publication numberUS1260929 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 26, 1918
Filing dateJul 10, 1917
Priority dateJul 10, 1917
Publication numberUS 1260929 A, US 1260929A, US-A-1260929, US1260929 A, US1260929A
InventorsMiriam A Reed Maxcy
Original AssigneeMiriam A Reed Maxcy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Head and arm rest.
US 1260929 A
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APPLICATION fiLn1uLY10.1911.

Patented Mar. 26, 1918.


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aazzwhbmemay @amm y lBe it knownthat I, Miramar A, REED Mixer-e', a Citizen fthe'Uutedgstates, re; Yefs'miiii `the county "off De Baba, State4 ofy New l\`/l`eXi co, have invented a. new and usefull-leadand'Arm Rest; and I do `hereby del'are the following tobe a full, eleaigand exact vdescription of the inven.

tion, such as-fwill enable'.V others skilled kin the art to. which it appertainsto make and .use the same.

The presentinvention relates to a head and arm rest andhas for its object to provide V,a device of this eharacter. which embodies novel features of` 'construction' whereby itcanbeused to advantage in hospitals and siek rooms where it isjdesired to `'pr'ovic'le .a .head and. arm rest for patients. u Further `objects of the invention are to provide a deviee of this charaeterwhich is comparatively siniplean'd ineXpensivein its con struction, which can be easily' and quickly adjusted to pesition the head and arm rests at the proper `elevations to accommodate the patient in the most comfortable mannen whichcan beieasily rolled from place to place, and which is held steadily in position when in use. l i l With these and otherobjects in view, the invention consistsin eertaiii `novelooinbinations' and arrangements. of the parts as will more Vfully appearv as the. description proceeds, the novel features thereof being Fig, Slis a detaiLView ofthatportion of a bayonet.. slot,

thetubular standard which is .provided'with Fig. 4 is a detailvievvmofthe head rest. u Fia 5., ie eereieeetve'A view .ehewee the heed leee .itself ee detached from fthe Stand and providedwith a `special basef'so. as to be V used -u'pon Ea bed.`

Corresponding andlike parts` arelreferred to in the following description and indicated in all the views ofthe-drawings by bodxnent 'of the invention;l the nume-nhl Specification of Letters latent. Patented Rial'. 26, 1918. .itplfon meazriig io, 11er?. seal No. 175%),70'3.

designates the top of a stool which-is provided 'witlithe legs 2, said legs having casters fitted upon the ends thereof so that the stool ca nbe easily moved from place to place. The top lof the stool is provided atsubstantially the center `thereof with a threaded socket h and a foot pad 5 isarranged upon the top, the upper surface thereof being inclined toward one 'side thereof so as to support the feet in the most comfortable manner. y i

'A tubular standard 6 projects upwardly from the stool 1 and has a rod 7 adjustably received within the upper `end thereof. This rod is normally locked against movenient by a set screw S, and the upper end' thereof is provided witha goose-'neck curve 7*?, a headrest 9 being` applied to the extremity of the rod. The gooseneck or laterally extended upper end 7at of the rod serves to throw tliehead rest 9`to one side, said head restfbeing elongatedandcurved to tit the head, and being provided at its middle portion with a socket 10 which Hts vupon the extremity ofthe rod 7 and is secured in position thereon by a set screw ll,

appliedto the head rest 9,'b'eing' held `removably in plaoe thereon by means of positioning hooks or lugs 13 at the ends of the head rest.

The lower end of the standard G is threaded at ldfor engagement with the `socket. 4 of the stool, and provided with an eXtension .15 which projects downwardly `from the stool and terminates in a head 16. `A rubber ycap .17 is preferably itted upon this head. 'Vhen it is desired to movethe stool Vthe standard G is screwed upwardly within thesooketfel to raise ,the head 16 above the surface of' the iioor, thereby enabling` the stool to be' easily moved upon the casters 3. When. the device `has been properly posi tioned for use7 the` standard 6 isscrewed downwardly within the socket et to bring therubber cap 17 of the foot 16 intojengagement with the floor, the said rubber cap then bindingfrietionally upon the floor sopas t0 holdthestool against movement and retain the device in a steady position...

An armsupporting shelf 18 is adjustably mounted upon the upper endlofthe stand arde, preferably .having a padlapplied to' the top thereof. ',The standard ,passes through a central opening in the shelf 18", 'afgudef SleeYeQQ belegffpeeferelely, ttedin the-.said opening for slidably engaging the standard. Braces 21 connect the lower face of the shelf 18 to a collar 22 which is arranged below the shelf and is slidable upon the standard. A set screw 23 may be applied to the collar 22 for locking the arm supporting shelf in an adjusted position. "With this construction it will be obvious that both the head rest 9 and the arm supporting shelf 18 can be raised and lowered and set at the proper elevation for accomifnodating the patient with the greatest com- 'ort.

Means is preferably Vprovided for locking the standard 6 against accidental rotation in the threaded sleeve L1 of the stool when thc device is in usc. For this purpose the lower end of tho sleeve may be provided with a clutch face la for coperation with a clutch collar 221 surrounding the eX- tension 15 of the standard and connected by a cross head 25 to a plunger 26 which eX- tends upwardly through the tubular standard. The cross head 25 operates within slots 25n formed in the sides of the standard so that the clutch collar 2d and can be moved into and out of operative position by manipulating the plunger 26. rIhe upper end of the plunger 2G has a swivel connection with an arm 27 projecting from a sleeve 28 which is rotatable upon the exterior of the standard 6, said arm being received within a cam slot 29 in the standard. When this sleeve 28 is rotated in one direction the arm 27 will coperate with the cam slot 29 to lift the clutch collar 24 upwardly into an operative engagement with the lower end Ll of the sleeve 4, while when the collar 28 is operated in the opposite direction this clutch connection will be broken. The standard G can thus be securely locked against accidental rotation within the threaded sleeve 4 when the device is in use, and this clutch locking means can be easily manipulated without inconvenience or stooping. The lower extremity of the rod 7 may be threaded so that the rod can be withdrawn from the standard and screwed into the socket 30 of a foot 3l, thereby enabling the head rest to be used in bed, independently of the standard, in the form shown by Fig. 5.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:-

1. A head and arm rest including a stool j supported on casters and provided with a @aptes of this patent may be obtained, for ve cents each, by addressing v, 'WashingtomGJ-N l v l s. 1. v

standard against-J rotation within the socket, an arm rest carried bythe standard, a rod projecting upwardly above the standard, and av head rest fitted upon the rod.

2. A head and arm rest including a stool supported on casters and provided with a threaded socket, an upright standard projecting from the Vstool and formed with a threaded portion which is received within the socket, the lower end of the standard terminating in a foot adapted to be screwed into and out of a binding engagement with the floor, a clutch collar slidable upon the lower end of the standard and adapted to be moved into and out of engagement with the threaded end of the socket for locking the standard against rotation within the socket or releasing the standard, a sleeve mounted upon an upper portion 01:' the standard and operatively connected to the clutch collar for manipulating the same, an arm rest upon the standard, a rod projecthead rest litted upon the rod.

3. A head and arm rest including a stool mounted on casters and provided with a threaded socket, an upright tubular standing upwardly above the standard, and a c v ard projecting from the stool and provided with a threaded portion received within the socket of the stool, thelower end of the standard terminating in a foot adapted to be screwed into or out of a binding engagement with the floor, and an upper portion of the standard being provided with. a bayonet slot, a clutch collar mounted upon per portion ofthe tubular standard and i formed with an inwardly extending armv which projects'through the bayonet slot of the standard and loosely engages the upper end ofthe rod, said sleeve providing a means for manipulating the clutch collar and the arm thereof being adapted to be rotated into the lateral portion of the bayonet-slot to lock the clutch collar in operative position,

an arm rest upon an upper portion of the standard, a rod extending upwardly above the standard, anda head rest fitted upon the extremity of the rod.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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U.S. Classification297/394, 5/636, 5/657, 248/118, 5/644, 188/5
Cooperative ClassificationB60N2/4879