US 1375573 A
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L. D. DENNIS.
CHAIR ATTACHMENT APPLICATION FILED JULY 18, 1919- RENEWED FEB. IL 1921.
1,375,573. Patented Apr. 19, 1921.
1 Jig/ UNE'EEE STATES rarest ere-area.
LITTLE D. DENNIS, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
T 0 all 'whom z't may concern:
Be it known that I, LITTLE D. DENNIS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State vof Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Chair Attachments, of which the following is a specification.
The presentinvention comprehends generally improvements in chair attachments and as a primary aim and object contemplates the provision of a device of the'above mentioned character designed to be connected to the arm of a chair for the convenience of the occupant thereof and obviate the necessity of the occupant getting up from the chair during a conversation, etc., for the purpose of expectorating or removing the ashes from a cigar or cigarette.
More particularly this invention consists in the provision of a cuspidor attachment embodying a support and a receptacle removably receivable in the support, the latter being designed for attachment to the arm of the chair while a normally closed cover is mounted on the receptacle and is provided with a handle to facilitate the raising of the cover when desired.
It is a more specific object of'this invention to provide a device of the above mentioned character wherein the support for the cuspidor receptacle is of novel combination and is designed so as to be rigidly held in position on the arm of the chair through the instrumentality of a single fastener.
Among the other aims and objects of the present invention may be recited the provision of a device of the above mentioned character wherein the number of parts are comparatively few, the construction simple,
the 1post of production low, and the efficiency hi The improvements in the details and arrangement of parts will be apparent from an inspection of the accompanying drawings, in connection with the specific descrip-- tion hereinafter contained, and wherein the preferred embodiments of the invention are disclosed for the purpose of imparting a full understanding of the invention.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the cuspidor in position on the arm of a chair,
Specification of Letters latent. I Patgnted Apr, 19, 1921; Application filed July 18, 1919, Serial No. 311,791.
Renewed February 11, 1921. Serial No. 444,263j
Fig. 2 is a-longitudinal sectional detailed view of the cuspidor receptacle and holder therefor, applied in position on the chair,
Fig. 3 is a perspective detail of the supporting frame of the cuspidor receptacle.
Similar characters of reference are employed in all of the above described views to indicate corresponding parts.
Referring now, more particularly, to the accompanying drawings, there is provided a main support such as a chair indicated in its entirety by the numeral '1 to the arm 2 of which is connected the improved cuspidor generally designated by the numeral 3.
In reducing the present construction of cuspidor to practice there is provided a support which is formed desirably from a able fastener such as a screw 9 for engage ment with the upper surface of the arm. 2 of the chair so as to hold the shoulder in engagement with the outer side edge of the chair and thereby maintain the frame in a substantially rigid position. The other terminal portion of the wire forming the support is offset downwardly and thence extended in parallelism to the adjacent side portion to form a ledge 10 for bracing said side portion while the extreme free end of this terminal portion is reversely folded upon itself toprovide a brace 11 for reinforcing the ledge and lies in the same plane v as the portion 10 and the shoulder 6 for thereof being flared outwardly as at 13 at the upper ends or edges and abut the sides of the frame when the receptacle is inserted therein so as to properly support the receptacle. The extreme upper edges of the flared portions 13 are bent outwardly and shaped to form a groove 14: which continues about the entire upper edge and is designed to receive a padding strip 15 for a purpose that will presently appear. A' cover 16 is hinged as at 17 to the outer side edge of the receptacle and normally seats or closes against the padding strip 15 to providean effective closure for the receptacle. A handle 18 extends outwardly from therear or inner edge of the cover 16 andifacilitates the raising of the cover when pressed downwardly as is apparent. By this peculiar construction ClGSCI'lbGdflt is apparent that the occupant ofthe chair may, when desiring to expectorate, press the handle 18 downwardly and expectorate in the recep-' tacle and uponthe release of the handle the cover will automatically assume a closed position. In this manner the'cuspidor attachment will act asa convenience in that it will obviate the necessityof the'occupant disturbing thecourse of a conversation, etc. It is believed in view of the foregoing description that a further detailed description of the operation of the invention will be entirely unnecessary. Likewise it is believed that the advantages of the invention will be readily apparent.
Still further embodiments ofrthe invention thanthose herein especially defined may tour of the receptacle it .is designed to support, one end of the wire being twisted and extended outwardly substantially at right angles and flattened toprovide an attaching arm, the other end of the wire being offset outwardly and then folded upon itself and positioned below the first named end to form an abutment to engage a suitable base or support. V i
In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature hereto. I r
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