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Publication numberUS1297018 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 11, 1919
Filing dateApr 4, 1918
Priority dateApr 4, 1918
Publication numberUS 1297018 A, US 1297018A, US-A-1297018, US1297018 A, US1297018A
InventorsJames H Scott
Original AssigneeNora E Jewett, James H Scott
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Perambulator and cradle.
US 1297018 A
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1. H. SCOTT.

PERAMBULATOR AND CRADLE. APPLICATION FILED APR. 4, 191a.

1,297,18. Pixie-med Mar. 11, .1919.

rnvirnn STATES PATENT OFFICE.

JAMES H. SCOTT, 0F LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, ASSIGNOR OFuONE-HALF TO NORA E. JEWETT, 0]? LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

PERAMBULATOB. AND CRADLE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 11, 1919.

' Application filed April 4, 1918. Serial No. 226,771.

and Cradles, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to a device for supporting a child while learning to walk and it has especial reference to a perambulator adapted for stationary erection in a nursery or other place, objects of the invention being toprovide a light, strong and durable arrangement which may be quickly set up and dismantled, and in which the weight of the child is resiliently carried during its ambulatory traverse, whereby the sudden seating of the child in the carriage of the device, due to its weak limbs, is accompanied by no shock or jar thus encouraging the child to further exertion in learning to gain the full use of its limbs.

Further objects of the invention are to provide a comfortable device for instructing children to walk and at the same time afi'ording them enjoyment and beneficial exercise, to provide a device in which the carriage may serve as a cradle or as a support for a cradle, and in which the carriage may be adjusted relatively to surface above which it is suspended. 7

My invention is also applicable and useful in surgical wards and hospitals for enabling children and others to engage in exercise and practice for regaining natural motions lost temporarily by reason of injury or operation.

Other objects will appear from the subjoined specification'in connection with the accompanying drawing, representing a preferred'embodiment of the invention.

In the drawing,

Figure 1 is a side elevation, partly in section showing my invention used either as an .ambulator or a cradle.

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary plan view showing the saddle for the person to be carried therein.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of the plate for supporting the upper end of the standard, and Fig. 4 is a side view of a modified form.

My invention comprises in general a carrier attached to a standard and rotatable in a circular plane, and specifically my invention consists of a vertical standard 1,

loosely mounted in a cup or bearing 2 in a suitable base 3,.which may be temporarily or permanently fastened to the floor or ground. The upper end of said standard 7 is provided with a collar 4: for supporting a disk 5, which is arranged to fit over the upper end of the standard. This disk is pro vided with a plurality ofholes 6 in which may be secured a plurality of guy wires or ropes 7 for maintaining the standard ina steady upright position.

Adjustable on the standard 1 is a clamp 8 adapted to be tightened thereon in adjusted position by any suitable means as a thumb screw 9, which constitutes a pivotal support for a normally horizontal rod or'bar 10, the

end of .which is formed in an annulus or hoop 11. Attached to the hoop or annulus 11, is a saddle or carrier 12, disposed at such a height from the floor or ground that comfortable walking contact therewith may be had by the child or other person occupying the same, this height obviously being regulable by the clamp 8 and by other means presentlj appearing.

The hooped end of the horizontal bar 10 may be used for supporting a cradle or may be so formed that it itself constitutes a cradle.

The horizontal bar 10 is yieldingly supported from the vertical standard 1, by the following means, consisting of preferably a tubular member 13, pivotally connected to an adjustable clamp 14, by a thumb screw 15, or other means, which is arranged to tighten the clamp 14 on the horizontal bar and on the end of the tubular member'13, which, as seen, extends outwardly at an angle to the vertical plane of the standard and is provided .with a removable apertured cap 1.6. Operable within said tubular member and relatively thereto is a rod 17 having a head 18, and a spring coiled thereabout. This rod 17 is pivotally connected to a pin or other means 20 which serves to secure an adjustable clamp 21, on the standard 1.

By' this means, the weight of the child or dition, whereby the sitting posture of the person may be as nearly parallel with the floor as practicable.

Fig. t illustrates a slightly different form of structure; It comprises a post or short coiled about said standard and exerts tension on said sleeve 24 to hold the bar 26 in normally horizontal position. A cap 28, on

said standard may serve] for adjusting the tG-BSIOILOf said spring. 7 r

The horizontal bar 26 is offset as seen, and,

the end thereof formed ina loop or hoop 29, for a saddle 30 or other oontrivance for supporting a child or other person, the loop or hoop lying in thesame, but on a higher, parallel plane than the portion connected With the standard, thereby'providing the height required by the user.

On vthe horizontal bar 26, is a roller or other rotatable element 31, constituting a fulcrum for the bar 26, WhlCh,' Wll611 the saddle is occupied, is yieldingly resisted by the spring 27.

The ambulation of the patient in this instance occurs relatively to the fixed stand zontal bar and means for adjusting ard, but'in theformer case, the"entire structure rotates. 7

WV hat I claim, is Y 1. A perambulator comprising a base, a

standard rigidly secured in said base, a"

base, a horizontal bar rot-atably attached to said standard and having anfoff-set portion the end OfWlllClljlS-fOPlDBCl lD a loop, a carrier insaid loop,.a. fulcrum Wheel intermediate said horizontal bar, a spring'on said standard exerting tension against said horithetension ofsaid spring V a In testimony WhereofI have set my hand in the presence'of' two Witnesses; r

JAMES soorr;

lVitnesses ANTON, GLoETzNna, .Jr.,

H. BUTTON,

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

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Classifications
U.S. Classification472/15, 248/580
International ClassificationA47D13/10, A47D13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47D13/107, A47D13/04
European ClassificationA47D13/04, A47D13/10F