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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. so, rare.
Application filed December 13, 1917. Serial No. 207,000.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE LARD, a citizen of the United States, residing in the city of Arbuckle, county of Murray, State of Oklahoma, have invented new and useful Improvements in Folding Rocking- Chairs, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in rocking chairs.
The primary object of the invention is the provision of a rocking chair so constructed. that it can be folded upon itself into a compact device taking up very little room for convenience in storing or shipping.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a rocking chair which is so constructed that the rockers can be folded against the back and sides of the same and the seat folded against the front of the same.
Another object of the invention is the provision of means whereby when in extended position the same will be locked With the above andother objects in view the present invention resides in the novel features of construction, formations, combinations and arrangements of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming a part of the present invention and in which;
Figure 1 is a side elevation of'the chair in extended position;
Fig. 2 is a side view thereof the same being partly folded;
Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the same folded;
Fig. 4 is a detail perspective view showing one of the seat brackets removed;
Fig. 5 is a front elevation of the chair;
Fig. 6 is a similar view of the same folded;
Fig. 7 is a rear elevation of the same folded; and
Fig. 8 is a detail view of one of the rocker engaging brackets.
Referring now to the accompanying drawings by corresponding characters of reference throughout the several views, the numeral 10 designates in general my improved rocking chair which consists of a pair of side members or bars 1.1 connected by a suitable back 12 the lower portion of which is cut away as at 13 for receiving the ends of the rockers when the chair is folded as will be presently described.
These side members 11 are connected by spaced rods 14-, 15, 16 and 17.
The rods 1% and 15 secure the back in normal position while'the rod 16 hingedl supports the seat 18 while the rod 1 hingedly supports the forward end of the rockers l9.
Brackets 20 are connected to the under side of the seat and have channeled extensions 21 to the lower ends of which are pivoted brackets 22 which in turn are connected to the rockers.
The brackets 20 and 22 are connected by rod 23 which prevents any undesired displacement of the same.
lVhen in extended position as shown in Fig. 2 the brackets 20 and 22 are so arranged that they are moved beyond the dead center and pressure upon the seat locks the chair in extended position and prevents the same from collapsing.
When it is desired to fold the chair the seat 18 is moved upwardly against the for ward side of the chair while the rockers are moved upwardly against the inner sides of the bars 11 fitting within the cut away portions 13 of the back 12.
When in this position the brackets 22 fold within the channeled extensions 21 p of the brackets 20.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings it will thus be seen that a rocking chair is provided which will readily fold as clearly shown and described and when so folded will remain in a compact device taking up very little room for storing or ship ping purposes.
It should be understood in this connection that various minor changes in the specific details of construction can be resorted to within the scope of the appended claim, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
Having thus fully described the invention What I claim as new and desire to protect by Letters Patent is:
The combination in a folding rocking chair of a pair of side members, rods connecting the same, a back secured to certain of said rods, a seat pivotally connected to one of said rods, rockers pivotally connected to one of said rods, brackets secured to theseat and rockers and pivotally con- 10 nected, saidbrackets carried by the seat in cluding channeled portions adapted to receive the brackets carried by the rockers when the chair is folded and means for pre venting the collapsing of said chair including said brackets and their structure.
GEORGE W. LARD.
W. H. WIMBERLY, H. C. LEDBETTER.
Gopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,
Washington, D. 0.