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Publication numberUS1282105 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 22, 1918
Filing dateSep 9, 1918
Priority dateSep 9, 1918
Publication numberUS 1282105 A, US 1282105A, US-A-1282105, US1282105 A, US1282105A
InventorsJames M Mowry
Original AssigneeJames M Mowry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Oct. 22, 1918.



3. M. MOWRY.



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Patented Oct. 22, 1918.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Get. 22, 1918.

Application filed November 16, 1916, Serial No. 131,626. Renewed September 9, 1918. Serial No. 253,327.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, JAMES M. Mower, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chillicothe, in the county of Ross and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combination-Canes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to combination canes particularly of the type consisting of a combined walking stick and stool, so arranged as to have the normal appearance of a walking stick when in collapsed position and readily facilitating its use as a chair or stool when extended.

The main object of my invention resides in the provision of a handle portion and a stock portion split into at least three longi-' tudinal sections, these sections being pivoted at their upper ends so that when their lower ends are expanded, the stool supporting structure is thereby presented. At the upper end, there is provided a plurality of seat bars also pivotally connected to the stock portion and arranged to be spread out to form a seat. My invention also resides in the structure connecting the leg members and the seat members, so that when one is expanded or contracted, the other is given a corresponding movement.

Still a further object of my invention lies in the structure whereby the stool portion of the cane is held in collapsed position and is in turn locked to the handle portion when the structure is designed to be used as a walking stick.

The preferred embodiment of my invention is shown in the accompanying sheets of drawings, in which similar characters of reference designate corresponding parts, and in which:

Figure 1 is a view in side elevation showing my invention in use as a walking stick,

Fig. 2 is a view in perspective showing the stock portion of the cane in use as a stool,

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the structure shown in Fig. 2,

Fig. 4; is a view in side elevation showing the handle portion of the cane detached from the stock portion and the cap portion out of its normal osition,

Fig. 5 is a view 1n central section through the center portion of the cane as it is shown in Fig. 1, 1

Fig. 6 is a view in central section of the upper end of the stock portion showing the seat arms spread apart,

Fig. 7 is a section taken on line 77 of Fig. 5, and,

Figs. 8 to 11 inclusive are enlarged sections taken on lines 8-8, 9-9, 10-l0 and 1111 respectively of Fig. 5.

In the drawings, the cane is shown as being formed of two main sections, the handle portion 1 and the stock portion 2. This stock portion itself comprises a body member 3 of hollow cylindrical form as shown, to which the three longitudinal sections i are pivotally attached. These longitudinal sections are pivotally attached at their upper ends as is shown at 5 to a leg supporting piece 6 confined withinthe lower end of the body member 3, and are of hollow form, as is shown, and so shaped that when they are in closed relation, the lower portion of the cane remains cylindrical in form. By this arrangement, the normal appearance of a walking stick is maintained. The upper end of this body member is slotted longitudinally as is shown at 7 and at a point adjacent the base of each of these slots there is rigidly secured the brace supporting member 8 to which the brace arms 9 are pivotally attached as shown at 10. The upper ends of these brace pieces 9 are pivoted at 11 to their respective seat members 12, which latter are in turn pivotally mounted at their inner ends at 13 to an arm supporting collar 14. slidably secured within the upper end of the body piece 3. This arm supporting collar is socketed as shown at 16 for a purpose to be later described, and is designed to abut the underside of a reinforcing member 19 rigidly secured in the uppermost end of the body member 3 as is clearly shown in Figs. 6 and 7. This reinforcing member is slotted at intervals to accommodate the pivoted ends of the seat arms and is also internally threaded as shown at 15 for a purpose to be later described. The lower end of this arm supporting collar rigidly carries a stem 17 which latter projects down through the brace and leg supporting pieces to be slidable therethrough and pivotally carries three leg braces 18 at its lower end. These leg braces are in turn pivotally connected to the legs 4 and by means of the rigid connection oi the stem 17 with the arm supporting piece and its slidable connection with the brac and leg supporting pieces, a closing movement of the seat arms will cause a corre sponding movement of the log pieces.

The handle portion 1 is providedwith a series of threads 20 and a shoulder portion 21, this shoulder portion being provided to prevent the cap piece 22 from sliding off the end of the handle portion. This cap piece is somewhat larger than the body of the handle section, but is provided with a reduced neck portion 23 which is designed to cooperate with the shoulder 21. Also, the lower end of the handle piece terminates in a stem extension 24.- which is provided with a series of threads 25 and which also termiates in a reduced portion 26.

In moving the stock portion from an open to a closed position as shown in Fig. 6, the handle portion is grasped and the reduced portion 26 caused to seat itself within the sockets" portion 1601 the arm supporting iece 1, A downward p ssure will then cause this arm supporting piece to slide down into the base piece 3 ausing the seat arms to move about their pivots toward a closed position. Similarly, the stem 17 is moved downwardly which causes a collapsing movement of the legs a. When the legs and seat arms have assumed a totally collapsed position, the handle portion is given a number of turns which causes the threads 25 to engage the threaos 15 in the reinforcing member 19, which is located at the top of the body piece 3. This structure locks the handle piece to the stock piece and after this has been accomplished, t ie cap 22 is slid into the position over the closed seatarms, as shown in Fig. 5 to bring it into engagement with the shoulder 21. The nut 27 located above this cap is then moved into position and caused to engage the threads 20 whereby this cap member is rigidly locked in position. In this n anner, the structure may be very readily converted from a chair into a 1,se..,ios

walking stick and still maintain the conventional appearance of a Walking stick.

l Vhat I claim, is:

l. in cane comprising, in combination, a tubular body, supporting legs forming an extension of said body, means for pivotally securing the upper extremities of said legs to the lower end 01"- the tubular body, a rod slidably mounted within said body, a collar carried by the upper end of said rod, seat arms having the inner extremities thereof pi ot-ally connected with said collar, braces pivoted to said arms intermediately of the length of the latter and having the lower extremities thereof pivotally connected with id body, leg braces having their inner ends pivot-ally connected with the lower end of said rod and their outer ends pivoted to said supporting legs, whereby upon the movement of said rod said arms and legs may be simultaneously moved to assume seat or cane forming positions, and a handle section removably connected with said body and having a reduced shank extension formed on the lower end thereof for eflecting the sliding movements of said rod.

2. A cane structure comprising, in combiation, tubular body, means for converting said cane into a chair structure including pivoted upper seat forming arms and lower supporting legs, an actuating member slidably mounted within said body and capable of moving said arms and logs into cane or forming positions, and a handle section removably connected with said body and formed to provide a reduced shank eX tension, the latter being capable of being connected with said actuating member to efiect the operation of the latter.

in testimony whereor I atfix my signature in presence of two witnesses.



D. Gnonmn, WALTER E. L. Boon.

Gopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the commissioner. of Patents.

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U.S. Classification248/155.2
Cooperative ClassificationA45B5/00