US 1419006 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. J. BARRETT.
CHAIR 0R SEAT.
APPLICATION FILED Aue.3|. 1921.
L419,06, PatentedJune 6, 1922.
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HOLLIS J. BARRETT, OF LA GRANGE, TLLINOIS.
CHAIR OR SEAT.
To all whom it may concern:
Be itknown that I, Ho msJ. BARRETT a citizen of the United States, residin at a Grange, in the county of Cook and arranged to be spaced away from the normal back of the chair to permit circulation of air and ventilation,-especially useful when in driving an automobile in hot weather, and: for protecting easilyv soiled wearing apparel of the occupant of the chair.
Another object is to provide a device of the character described that is light, durable and inexpensive.
Other, further and more specific objects of the invention will become readily apparent, to persons sln'll'ed in the art from a consideration of the following description when taken in conjunction with the drawings, wherein v v Fig. 1 shows in elevation a drivers seat 'or chair of an automobile with the auxiliary separable backrest in place therein.
Fig. 2 is a section taken on line 2-2 of Fi 1.
In all the views the same reference charactors are employed to indicate similar parts. I In the structure shown 5 is the upholstered seat of-an automobile and fixed thereto is the normal back 6. The distance between the front surface of the backand the front of the seat is longer than in chairs of the I usual type. In driving automobiles it is I necessary thatthe -driver should use his feet in controll' jets m of the pedals; there fore persons aving relatively short nether extremities-orlimbs find it very diificult for v themto reachxthe pedals and rest their backs I Specification of Letters ratent.
tate of 5 Illinois, hav'einvented certain new and usea reticulate resiliig. 3 is an enlarged fragment of ads Patented June 6,1922.'
Application filed August 31, 1921. Serial No. 497,259.
against the normal back of the seat; and,
for this reason, the separable backrest 7 'is provided to serve as means for extending the back rest of the chair forwardly and effectuatllly shortening the length of the normal sea The rest 7 provides two spaced-apartve-r tical frame supports 8- and 9 having curved portions 10 fit into the curvature of the upholstered portion 11 of the chair back. The frame supports 8 and-9 are wider'near their bottom ends and contain openings 12 through which air may pass and they are elongated'to a point, asat 13, to enter the space between the normal back and seat of the chair, thereby to hold the rest more securely in place. 7
To be frame supporting members 8 and 9 is secured a rectangular frame 14 having a reticulate fabric stretched across it more or less yielding, and of suitable mesh, included between the members of the frame 14 and serving as the rest for the back of the occu hind the back of the occupant of the chair,
and contributing largely to the comfort of the occupant by the cooling efi'ect produced by the circulation of air. The back fabric 15 may be made of rattan, or the like, and bein more or less resilient, serves as a very com ortable support for the back of the occupant.
Around the edge of the auxiliary removable baok rest a strip of felt or the like may be secured, so that contact of the removable structure will not in'ure ordisfigure the seat in which it is placed.
While I have herein shown a single embodiment of my invention for the purpose of clear disclosure, it'will be manifest, to persons skilled in the art, that considerable variation in the configuration and arran ment of the parts may be made within t e soo of the appended claim. v
ving described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
In a device of the character described the combination of two parallel vertical side members each having a curved back surface 1 and a relatively wider base extending rearwardly at an acute angle to enter the space between the back and seat of an upholstered chair and each having an opening through the base portion for ventilation; a rectangular frame, the vertical portions of which are secured to the side members; a reticulate HOLLIS J. BARRETT.