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Publication numberUS1295073 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1919
Filing dateJul 15, 1918
Priority dateJul 15, 1918
Publication numberUS 1295073 A, US 1295073A, US-A-1295073, US1295073 A, US1295073A
InventorsIgnatz Schwartz, Abraham Klein
Original AssigneeIgnatz Schwartz, Abraham Klein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding stool.
US 1295073 A
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Application filed July 15, 1918. Serial No..245,066.

The. present invention relatesto improve ments in folding stools, andhas for oneof its objects to provide a construction which is light, durable, simple, inexpensive to manufacture, and which can bereadily folded so that it will occupy a small space only.

Another object oflthe invention is to so arrange the several elements of the stool, whereby the latter, when in position for .use, will be rigid andhave all its parts securely held in place.

With these and other objects in View,

which will more fully appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists 1n the combination, arrangement and construction of parts hereinafter fully described, pointed out in the appended claim and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, it being understood, that many changes may be made in the size and proportion of the several parts and details of construction within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

One of the many possible embodiments of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which z Figure 1 is a side elevation of a stool, constructed in accordance with the present in vention, in its extended position Fig. 2 is a front elevation thereof; Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 2; Fig. 4 is side elevation of the stool, in the process of being folded; Fig. 5 is a side elevation of thestool in its folded position; and Fig. 6 is vertical central section taken through the stool in its folded state.

The stool comprises two pairs of legs, denoted by the numerals 10 and 11. These legs may be made of any suitable material, for instance wood. The legs of each pair cross each other and are pivoted together at 12 about midway their ends, thereby forming Xshaped supports for the seat 13, as clearly shown in Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive, of the drawings. Thevonter. members of the1two pairs of legsare, connectedneartheir lower ends by a tie-bar Mandnear; their upper ends by a tierbar 15. The. tie-bars mentionedaredisposed at opposite .endfaces of the; outer legs, for a purpose hereinafter to be described. The inner members of the two pairs of legs are, connected ,near their. lower. ends. by a, tiebar 16,.andmore particularly. onthatend: facewhich faces,below the pivots 12, the bar 14. The tie-bars 1pI'Oj.8Ct..bGyOnd the 1egs,.as appearsfrom Fig.2 of the drawings, fora pu igoseihereinafterv to be referred to. strips. 17 .Eachvof these strips ispivoted at 18,-to one of the inner members of the two pains ,ofllegs, said strips abutting, against the innerfacesv of said leg members. are connected by transverse slats 19, which are disposed: upon the underfacesof said strips and are each of a length so as not to protrude. beyond the said strips. The slat near the free ends of the strips has a beveled inner edge 20, the said edge being when the stool is extended, parallel to the juxtaposed front face of the tie-bar 15. The upper face 21 of the last-named bar is also beveled, and extends parallel, when the stool is extended, to the under faces of the strips 17. When in extended position, the said strips rest upon the tie-bar 15 and the front slat 19 abuts against the front face of this tie-bar, whereby the stool is prevented from collapsing.

e seat13is attached to two-supporting The, strips.

The operation of this stool is as follows:

Normally, that is to say when the two pairs of legs are in their extended positions (Figs. 1 to 3 inclusive), the front'or free ends of the seat supporting strips rest upon the transverse tie-bar 15.. Inasmuch. as the front slat 19 is disposed in front of the said bar, a disengagement of the seat from the outer members of the leg pairs is prevented or,

in other words, all elements of the stool will fold the stool, first folded legs (Figs. 5 and 6), in which posi tion the strips 17 are located between the inner members ofthe leg pairs.

the outer members ofthe leg pairs around the pivots '12, when collapsing the stool. The tie-bars project beyond the leg members, to afiord convenient means for grasping the said leg members when extending the appliance.

What we claim is A folding stool-comprising two pairs of legs, each pair consisting of an outer and an inner member crossing each other and being pivoted together, a tie-bar attached to said outermembers near their upper ends, a tiebar secured to said outer members near their lower ends, said two tie-bars being disposed on opposite end-faces ofsaid outer members, two seat-supporting strips pivoted to the upper ends of said inner members, said strips abutting against the inner faces of said inner members, transverse slats upon the under faces of said strips connecting the same, the free ends of said seat-supporting strips resting on the tie-bar on the upper ends of said outer members, when the stool is extended, and the front slat on the under faces of said supporting strips abutting, in extended position, against the front face of the tie-bar on the upper ends of said outer members, and a tie-bar connecting the lower ends of said inner members, said last-named tiebar being on that end-face of said inner members which faces below the pivots of said legs the tie-bar on the lower ends of said outer members when the stool is in its extended position, said legs being adapted to be folded so that the tie-bar attached to the outer members near their upper ends is brought opposite to the tie-bar connecting the lower ends of said inner members, whereby the said supporting strips are adapted, when folded, to be located between the inner members of the leg pairs.

Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 10th day of July, A. D. 1918.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification108/119, 182/154
Cooperative ClassificationA47B3/02