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Publication numberUS1261040 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1918
Filing dateApr 19, 1917
Priority dateApr 19, 1917
Publication numberUS 1261040 A, US 1261040A, US-A-1261040, US1261040 A, US1261040A
InventorsSamuel Lanes
Original AssigneeSamuel Lanes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined chair and bed.
US 1261040 A
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S. LANES.

COMBINED CHAIR AND BED.

APPLICATION man APR. 19. 1917.

3 SHEETS-SHEET I.

vwemtoz S. LANES.

COMBINED CHAIR AND BED.

APPLICATION FILED APR-19,19l7.

Patented Apr. 2, 1918.

3 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

S. LANES.

COMBINED CHAIR AND BED.

APPLICATION FILED APR. 19. 19:7.

Patented Apr. 2, 1918.

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Specification of Letters Patent. 1 ywbenim 2 nkgzflfi 'Applicatiomflle'd-April 19, 1917. 'Serialiim. 163,248.

To all-whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SAMUEL LAKES, a

subject of the Emperor of Austria-Hungary,

residing at New York, in the countyof New York and State of New'York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined Chairs and Beds; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to makeand use the same.

My invention relates to that class of 'devices capable for use either as'a chair or a :bed, and foldable to compact size for stor age, moving, or whenever required.

The principal object of the invention is to provide a device of the class specified which is so constructed as to permit the, arms of the chair 'to serve as of the -bed.

Another objectis to provide novel means for operating the back of the device and the foot section'thereof simultaneously and for preventing excessivedownwatd movethereof are extended.

A further object is to construct the entire ment ofsaid back before the-'supporting'legs device in an extremely simple yet an effective manner, and with these several objects in view, the inventlon resides in the novel features of constructlon and umque combinations of parts to be hereinafter --ofthe foot-section 4 and extend rearwardly therefrom, whereas the rear ends of the fully described and claimed, the descriptive matter being supplemented by the accompanying drawings which formga part of this specification, and in which: 7 p

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved device positioned for use asa straight backed chair; I

Fi 2is a longitudinal ection of the invention with the back and foot sections thereof in position to permit the occupant torecline; l I

Fig. 3 is a side elevation-showing'the device in position to be occupied as a bed; and Fig. 4 is'a side" elevation showingthe device folded. In the drawings above briefly described, the numeral 1 designates a seat section supported on legs 2, whereas the numeral 3 and 4 have reference respectively t the back and foot sections of the improved article of furniture, both of said sections 3 and 4 being hinged to the seat section 1' so that they may swlng to and between horibraces for certain legs f zontal and vertical positions. The several sections 1, 3, and 4 each include a suitable frame preferably constructedof angle iron for rendermg the device rigid, yet at the same time comparatively light. The-specific construction of these frames is not involved in the present invention and will not therefore {be illustrated or described in detail. It is to be observed, "however, that a single sheet of canvas or the like 5 is stretched between the everal frames and is anchored "at its edges by coiled springs 6. The provision of such a sheet of material is preferable, but it will be obvious that the same could well be dispensed with and that a suitably constructed spring such as an ordin'ary'bed or act spring could be substituted,

such changes bl viously falling within the scop of {the invention.

Arms-7 are'jpivpted *at *8 to the side bars "of the back section *3 and in their front nds are/formed with T-s'haped notches 9 which, when the "device is used as a "chair,

receive therein either front Or rear studs 10 and 1-1 onthe' side bars of the seat '1. "By this arrangement, the back 3 may he held in a verticalposition as shown in Fi- 1 ,or may befinc'lined as depicted in Fig. "The foot section 14 is moved simultaneousiy with theback 3 by front and rear links'IQ and 1 3 respectively.

The links" "12 are pivoted to the side *bars links 13 areqpivoted to the sidebars of the aback section '3, the rear endsof the links12 and the front ends of 13, being piv'otally connected as "sho'wn Head'ed s'tuds or the like 14 project outwardlv from the rear legs JOEE the seat ifand slidably support the links mentof the back 3, before the supporting legs 15 thereof are extended for use The links are caused to operate in this manner by the provision of a pivoted support 16 for the foot section 4, and stops 17 for limiting the upward movement of the links 12. It will be observed that when the back and foot sections are respectively lowered and raised to place the device in condition for use as a bed,

I the front ends of the links exert an up ward stress on the rear ends of the links 12. The latter, however, have by this time come in contact with the stops 17 and similarly the support 16 vhas come into play to prevent downward movement of the foot section 4;

The front ends of the links 12- are thus prevented from moving downwardly and con-' sequently the rear ends thereofcannot yield to the upward stress exerted thereon by the The stops 17 couldwell be of any suitable port the arms 7 when the structure. is folded as shown inFig. 4.

The legs 15 are pivoted at their upper ends to the side bars of the back 3, and adjacent their lower ends, said legs are provided with headed studs-18 for reception in thejnotches 90f the arms 7 when the device is extended for use, as a bed, as illustrated in. Fi 3. The arms 7 thus serve the additional unction-ofbracing'the legs 15 althou h in some Thechair is of greatuse in apartments or types of the invention, toggle lin s 19 may be rovided as anextra precaution against accidental movement ofthese legs.

' livin' rooms where all available space must be ut1liaed,..it being obvious that the device may. be used as a straight back chair (Fig. i

1), aMorris chair (Fig. 2), or a bed or cot (Fig. 3). Furthermore, when its use is no longerlneeded, the, device may be folded compactly as illustrated in Fig. 4. When in this folded position, the back 3 rests on the seat 1 and the arms 7 are supported by the upper ends of the stops 17.

On account of the advantages derived from the specific construction shown and de-' scribed, it constitutes the preferred form of the improved combination article of furni-,

ture'. I wish it understood, however, that within the scope of the invention as claimed,

numerous minor changes may be made without sacrificing the principal advantages.

naenoao I'claim:

'1. A combined bed and chair comprising a seat supported on legs, a back and a foot section hinged to said seat, front links pivoted to said foot section and extending rearwardly, rear links, pivoted to said back at theirfrear ends and pivoted at theirfront ends to said front links, and means fixed in respect tothe' seat for slid-ably supporting said, rear links, whereby they may act as levers for operating the front links to adjust the foot section automatically upon adjustment of the back.

, 2. A combined bed and chair comprisinga seat supported on legs, a back and a foot section hinged to said seat, front links pivoted to said foot section and extending rearwardly, rear links ivoted to said back at their rear ends an pivoted at their front spect to the-seat for slidably-supporting said rear links whereby they may actas levers for operating the front linksto adjust the foot section automatically upon adjustment of the" back, means for supporting said foot section in raised position, and stops fixed in respect to the seat and positioned in the upward path of saidfront links.

3.-A.'-'combined bed and chair comprising a seat supported on legs, a back and a foot -section hinged to-said seat, front links pivoted to said foot section and extending rearwardly, rear links pivoted to --said-back. at

their rear ends and pivoted at their front ends to said front links, means fixed in reends to said front links, means fixed in respect to the seat for slidably supportingsaid rear links whereby they may act as levers for operating the front links to adjust the foot. section automatically upon adjustment of the back, means for supportin said foot" section in raised position, stops xed in respect'to the seat and positioned in the upand path of said front links, and arms piv oted to the back and detachably connected with'said seat, said stops being positioned to support said arms when the entire device is folded.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto setmy hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. v

. SAMUEL LAN ES.

' Witnesses:

DAYID A. Emnonn, 'SADIE KLEINMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/68, 297/411.32, 297/423.31, 5/618
Cooperative ClassificationA47C1/0355