US 1281763 A
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E. E. cARRE.
INFANTS TOILET CHAIR.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 30. 1917.
1,281,763. Patented Oct. 15, 1918.
WI T/VESSES INVE/V 7'08 wa I - ATTORNEYS EARL E. CARRE, OF CALDWELL, NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 15, 1918.
application filed March 30, 1917. Serial No. 158,640.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EARL E. CARRE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Caldwell, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Infants Toilet-Chair, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to a folding chair, and particularly to an infants toilet seat, and has for its general objects to improve the construction so as to be reliable and eflicient in use, comparatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture and of such design as to enable the chair or seat to be easily and quickly folded or unfolded and to take up comparatively little space when folded.
A more specific object of the invention is the provision of a folding chair having a novel interlocking connection between the back and side or arm members.
Another object is to provide novel means whereby the chair or seat can be effectively held on a closet seat.
With such objects in view, and others which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention comprises various novel features of construction and arrangement of parts which will be set forth with particularity in the following description and claims appended hereto.
In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates one embodiment of the invention and wherein similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views,
Figure l is a perspective view of the chair set up for use;
Fig. 2 is a rear view thereof;
Fig. 3 is a plan view showing the seat or chair with its leg members folded for application to a closet seat; and
Fig. 4 is a detail view showing the interlocking of the back and side members.
Referring to the drawing, 1 designates the seat plate which has the usual central opening 2, and fastened to the side edges are narrow strips 3 that have hinged thereto the side or arm members 4. Connected by hinges 5 with the rear portion of the seat member 1 is a back 6 which is adapted to fold forwardly and downwardly on top of the seat member 1 and to slide between the strips 3 which are of substantially the same height as the thickness of the back 6. By this arrangement the side members can fold inwardly over the back when the latter is In other words, the braces 7 brace the side and back members when the same are in setup position. The mner faces of the side members have recesses or shoulders 11, and
the side edges of the back 6 have projections 12 which engage in the recesses 11, so that the back cannot move forwardly accidentally. In order to allow the back to fold forwardly the side members must be sprung or forced outwardly to disengage the projections 12 from the recesses 11.
On the inner faces of the side members are wearing strips 13 on which the projections 12 bear when the back is swung back and forth in folding or unfolding.
The chair or seat may be provided with leg frames which are adapted'to fold under the seat member 1. Each frame comprises a horizontal bar 14, to the ends of which are fastened legs 16, the members 14 being connected by hinges 17 to the side edges of the seat member 1. Collapsible braces 18 fastened to the rear edge of the seat member 1 and to the rear legs as shown in Fig. 2, serve to hold the leg frames in vertical position. The leg frames may be provided with suitable means for adjusting the chair to a toilet seat. For this purpose blocks 19 or equivalent means are fastened to the leg frames at their upper corners, so that when the leg frames are in folded position under the seat member these blocks will project downwardly and form lugs which will engage a toilet seat at four points a, Fig. 3, so that the infants toilet seat may be effectively held in place.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the advantages of the construction and method of operation will be readily understood by those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains and while I have described the principle of operation, together with the device which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is merely illustrative and that such changes may be made when desired as fall within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, .1
wardlyonthe, back member, the uppervrear corners'of the side members having recesses in, their inner faces, pro1ect1ons onthe slde edges ofvthc backmember to engage 1n the said recesses to prevent forward movement oftthe back: froman upright position when the side members are-up, and braces located behind the back and hingedly connected with theback: edge of the seat member and hingedly connected withthe rear edge of the side members and extending across the lower corners of the back member to brace the latter against backward movement and for holding the side members with the recesses thereof engaged with the projections of the back member.
2. An article of the class described comprising; a seat member, a back hinged to swing forwardly on the seat member, strips on the seat member of substantially the same thickness as theback, sidemembers hinged on the said strips and,-- adapted to fold:
down over the folded, back member, collapsible braces pivotally' connected with the seat member and v pivotally c connected with the side members: and adaptedto extend across the lower corners of the back member when in raised'position, and means onlthe back and side members adaptedto be held in ncngagement by the braces.
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