Improvement in folding rocking-chairs
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` l Folding Rocking-Chairs. No. 3'6,099. Patented Feb.18,1873g UNITED STATES PATENT GFFICE.
"ABEL RUSSELL, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO ABEL RUSSELL,
OF WILTON, MAINE, AND C. M. ALEXANDER, OF WASHINGTON, D. C.
IMPROVEMENT IN FOLDING ROCKlNG-CHAIRS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 136,099, dated February 18, 1873.
To all whom it may concern;
Be it known that 1, ABEL RUSSELL, of
Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and `useful Improvements in Folding Rocking- Chairs; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the anneXed drawing and the letters of reference marked thereon, which do accompany and form a part of this specification:
The nature of my invention consists in so constructing a folding rocking-chair as to be susceptible of being adjusted to any desired angle to suit the comfort of the invalid, and also the easy manner with which it can loe converted into the most perfect and comfortable rockin g-couch `without the necessity of the invalid being removed.
To enable others skilled in the art to make my invention, I will now proceed to describe its construction.
Figure l is a side view, showinga change of angle in dotted lines. Fig. 2 is also a side view, showing the chair so adj usted as to form a couch. Fig. 3 is a front elevation with the chair adjusted to the angle, as seen in full lines, Fig. l.
Similar characters refer to like part-s in the several gures.
Arepresent's the rockers. B are limbs of the chair, which form the rear braces, and also support the seat in front. Said limbs'B are pivoted to the rear of rockers A at a. C are also limbs ofthe chair, which form the front braces and also the back; The feet of said limbs O rest in apertures c in the forward end of the rockers when the invention is used as a chair, but when used as a couch they are thrown out, as 'seen in Fig. 2. Said limbs B and C are pivoted togetherk at b in such a manner as to form a joint. D is the arm of the chair 5 E the cushion. The dotted lines in Fig. lrepresent a change of the angle ot' adjustment.
This chair may be changed to any desired angle by simply changing the position ofthe front feet, as indicated in Fig. l; but this change of angleI do not claim when simply a change of angle is all that is effected.
I do not claim the limbs C and B pivoted at b, simply, for forming a folding chair 5 but What I do claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The combination of rockers A, limbs B and C, when the rockers A are so arranged with slots c c o and pivots a ct that limbs G may be adjusted to' different positions, thus forming a convenient invalid rocking-chair or rockin g-couch.
Witnesses J. VooRHIEs, WILLIAM STORY.