US 1412723 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
APPLICATION FILED ocT.2a, IsfzI.
Patented Apr. M, 1922;
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i Louis, State of unirse;
ROBERT TOAL, OF ST. LO''S, MISSOUR, ASSGNOR TO THE MENGEL COMPANY, OF
LOUISVILLE, KENT'U CKY,
A CORPRATON 0F NEW JERSEY.
T0 all whom t may conce/m: a Be itv known that I, ROBERT ToAL, a citizen of the Unitedv States, residing at St. Missouri, have invented cer.- tain new and useful improvements in Childrens Rockers, of which the following` is a specification.
This invention pertains to rockers, designed more particularly for the use of children, and has .for its main object the production of a device which is simple and safe and cheap of manufacture.
A further object of the invention is the production of a structure wherein a tann dem arrangement is present, whereby two children may occupy the rocker at one a'nd the same time and either one or both take part in-the lactuation ofthe structure to cause it to rock. f
The invention'is illustrated in theacconr panying drawings, wherein,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view-of the rocker:l
Fig. 2 a longitudinal sectional view;
Fig. 3 a transverse vertical sectional view taken on the line lll- IH of 2;
Fig. 4 a like view taken ou the line 1V -JV of Fig. 2; and
Fig. 5 a vertical longitudinal sectional view of a modified form of a single seated rocker.
Referring to Figs. 1 to e inclusive, the
main supporting frame may be said to comprise two longitudinally disposed bars 1 and 2 upon which are imposed the seats 3 and d, said seats being held in position upon the bars or rails 1 and 2 by bolts 5 provided with wing nuts 6. As will be seen upon reference to Fig. 2 the side rails or bars are provided with a plurality of openings 7 so that the seats may be adjusted longitudinally of the bars and thus be brought closer together or separated, as may be desired. Journaled between the side bars or rails, at the ends thereof, are cross bars or rods 8 and 9, and secured to each of said rods are arms 10 and 11, each arm in turn having secured thereto a rocker 1:2. cross bar 13 is secured in the lower end of the oppositely disposed arms l0 and 1l, which bar 13 serves to space the rockers apart and to hold them in their proper relation to each other. To maintain the arms, and consequently the rockers in their proper relation to each other in pairs, there'is provided a platform com- Specicaton of Letters atent.
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Serial No. 511,055.
posed of two longitudinally disposed rails 14 and 15 connected to each other by a foot board 16. The rails 14 and 15 are notched adjacent each end and pass down over the cross bars 13, thus insuring uniform movement of the oppositely disposed pair of rockers. rEhe bars 111 and 15 are also notched at their mid-length to receive a cross bar 17, said cross bar being secured in the lower ends of two levers 18 and 19, the latter being fulcrumed upon a cross rod 2O secured in the side rails 1 and 2. Said levers at their upper ends carry a handle 21 which may be grasped by the occupant or occupants of the rocker and by pulling and pushing upon the same, thereby cause the rocker to function. Motion may also be imparted to the rocker by a child occupying the seat, the child placing its feet upon the foot board 16 and eX- erting a pushing motion thereon.
The rockers, as will be noted upon reference to the drawings, more particularly Fig. il, stand in vertical alinement with the side rails '1 and 2 and" consequently the ends thereof act as limiting stops to prevent the rocker from being swung too far. lt is to be noted that in this construction 'no cross bar or the like is necessary tolimit the movement, a feature commonly employed in swings or rockers of this same general type. 1t will also be noted that by the'employment of cotter pins for connecting the lever frame composed of the levers 18 and 19, the cross bar 17 and the handle 21, the structure may be readily disassembled for the purpose of shipment, the seats likewisev being readily removable, as well as the rods 8 and 9 from the'side rails in which their ends lind their bearing.
ln Fig. 5 a modification of the invention is illustrated wherein but a single seat is present. The seat, denoted by 30, is secured to the longitudinally disposed bars, only one of which, 1, is shown. rl`he rear rockers 12, as in tire former construction, are secured to arms, as 10 and 1-1, pivotally mounted at their upper ends upon the cross rod 8. The cross bar 13 is also present, attaching the rockers to each other. The forward pair of rochers, denoted in this instance by 19jl (and only one of which is shown) are secured to a pair of levers 31 which extend upwardly between the longitudinally disposed bars, being fulcrumed upon a cross rod St. A
cross bar or handle 32 connects said levers adjacent their upper ends and a trough or shelf bar 32 by a pair of hangers or plates 311 larranged at the ends of the shelf. Instead of employing a pair of supporting rails, as 14 and 15, a platform 35 of a length sufficient to span the cross bars 13, is present under this construction. A pair of cleats 36 are secured to the under' face of theV platform adjacent each end thereof, said cleats embracing' the cross bars ,and thus causing the rockers to move in unison. Turn-buckles 37 will be secured to the cleats so that when movedto the position shown in Fig. 6 they will prevent the platform 35 from being raised free .of engagement with the cross bars 13. The levers 31 are, in a sens-e, the equivalent of the upright levers 18 and 19 in the construction shown in Fig. 1, with j the forward pair of rockers secured to the lower ends of said levers 18 and 19. In other words, the structure is substantially identical with that shown in F ig. 1 except that it is shortened up one half and the rockers secured to the levers 18 and`19 instead of to a pair of levers or 11, as in Fig. 1.
l/Vhat is claimed is,-
1. ln a rocker, the combination of a main arms 10 and j supporting frame carrying oppositely disposed seats, located at its ends; a pair of rockers fulcrumed upon the frame at each end thereof; an exposed foot platform inter-connected with said rockers and causing the same to rock in unison.; and an actuating lever extending upwardly between the seats, said lever being fulcrumed upon the supporting frame intermediate the seats and attached to the platform for causing a relative movement between said platform and the 33 is pendulously supported from said Y said bars at each end thereof 5 a cross bar j ournaled inV the side bars adjacent the ends thereof; a pair of rockers located beneath yeach of said bars, arms extending upwardly from said rockers and connected to said bars; a bar extending across betweenV each pair of rockers securing the same in spaced relation; a platform comprising two longitudinally disposed cross bars, the same being notched to engage thecross bars aforesaid, and a foot-board secured to said cross bars; a pair of levers fulcrumed to the side rails of the main supporting frame at substantially their midlength; a barl attached to the lower ends of said levers, said barA passing through notches formed inthe longitudi nally disposed rails of the platform; and a handle secured to the .upper end of the levers. V v v 3. In a rocker, the combination of a main supporting frame comprising two longitud-i.-
nally disposed bars or rails, a sea-t secured thereon; a pair of ground contacting rockers ylocated adjacent each end of the frame; means for supporting said rockers inV pivotal `relation t0 the frame, said rockers being located beneath the side rails and adapted to contact the rails to limitl the rocking movement of the structure; and an eXposed foot platform connectedto the rockers and serving to hold the same in proper spaced j relation. A
In testimony whereofl I have signed my name to this speclcation.