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Publication numberUS1430732 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 3, 1922
Filing dateNov 21, 1919
Priority dateNov 21, 1919
Publication numberUS 1430732 A, US 1430732A, US-A-1430732, US1430732 A, US1430732A
InventorsElzey Edgar P
Original AssigneeElzey Edgar P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding chair
US 1430732 A
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P.' ELZEY. FOlDlNG CHAIR. APPLICATION FILED Nov.2.1. |919.

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FOLDING CHAIR.

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ELDNG CHAIR.

.Application filed November 2?., 1G19. Serie! No. 339,763.

To @ZZ @miem t may confoewt:

.Tie it ltnown that l., EDGAR l?. Eurer, a citizen of the United States of rniericzi, and resid nt of Parkersburg, llfood County,

e oi life/St Virginio.j lieve invented oernew end useful lnnriroveinente in n old- @noirs and 'the lile. of which the followe specification.

ibis invention relates; to certain improvelO ments in folding chaire end the like, and the object and nature oi. "'lie invention will be rendily underetood by those skilled in the nrt in the light oit the following explanation oi the eecoinpnnyingr'g di'iiwinggjs illustrating; what l now believe 'to be the preferred einm bodirnent ifroni einen@ other eonstrnctions within 'the spirit and Scope of iny invention.

in object of the invention ie to provide en improved settee or choir which may be readily folded into snliill space for storage nsportntion; ond which when it is desired to the seine. may be quickly returned 'to nni'folded position. the various parte ci 'the device intein ncally lssuiningtheir c,rrect relation one part to another, tliue allowing an inexperieneed person to use the chair without inconve'.` nce.

further object of 'the invention is to provide e chair oi Strong ond righi conetruction. the various ports ilorn'iing bracing; ineens one for another, and one in which when the device is folded, the various ports :tre adequately protected. ngeinet domage Yg' Subsequent trensportntion ond otor- SLi-dur o invention eo ete in certain novel :is more fully :1nd pen A :ind poii'iteil out rhereineii'einij to the accompanying drawings: g. l, is n perspective view of o. settee when up. 2. ie e einiiler view oi" the settee when iolded.

Fig. E, is o vercicol sectional View el1ow ingr :i settee in set up position. and showing in dotted lines vii-rione positions of the seat :in it ie swung' to its ifolded position.

liig. :i siniiler AView Showing the eettee in folded position.

Fig, 5n n perspective view oi u modified forni oi' the invention in Set up position.

.in the particularembodiment illustrated Figs. l, 2, 3 and Li, the invention is shown t Settee or bench arranged to accommodate several persone. it will be obiiious however, that the invention is equally es epplicnbie to choir -for o single coupant euch as illustrated in 57 forexzirnple, and which will be hereinafter more fully deecribed.

rlier illustrated in Higgs. i. 9., 3 and comprises crossed legge l end 2 each end of the settee.y et pivotal connection beine` provid fd where the iene cross,y ne by a, bolt 3 nre'terebly retained in. position by o riveted heed.V

-xWhen lthe eettee is in its the indent zich end of the saine assume e Subs Jelly X shaped formation.y the legs l which ere shown t ie outside lege,i"'orn1 the front enpport for the eettee and be- .ino` 'grn'elzeinbly connected adjacent their lower ende by brace rail and vthe legs 2 which 'torni the rezir support being connected by n similar bracing rail .5 adjacent their lower ende.

The rear lege 2 of the device preferably :ire of enel length es to terminate at their upper front ends et the desired height for n sont: while 'the rear upper ends of lege l are entenied upwardly above the plane of the sont to be connected :it their ends to the beck of the eettee.

For this purpose. the back is shown as coninin'nif eide rails G risingl to n euitzible l it, :ind conne-eed by e top riti`l l `the onine. thereby forming e. support ifortlie bziclr and providingY e. strong and rigid construction between the crossed l and 9., and 'the beek oi' the eettee wlienit is in its up position. rf'he lower ends oi the side rails nre preferably rounded oil as shown set up position, 7

at G', between the brace rail and the device.

The seat of the settee is pivoted between the upper ends of legs 2 atvits front end, and loosely rests upon a stretcher rail carried between the side rails G, at its rear end. Exemglitying this construction, the seat is shown as comprising side carrier rails l0 and an intermediate carrier rail 1l, connected by a front carrier rail l2, the side carrier rails being pivot-ally connected to the respective legs 2 as by riveted pivotal bolts 13. rlhe rear ends ol the. side and intermediate carrier rails rest upon a stretcher rail 14C secured to the side rail 6 ot' the bach. The seat proper is torined ot suitable slats lo supported by the trent, side, and intermediate carrier rails.

ln order to maintain the bach of the settee in proper relation to the legs thereof, when the settee 'istolded, a link connection is to snugly lit into the angle torined the rear legs ot I areterabl i provided between the side rails ot the back andthe rear legs ot the settee. For this purpose iron straps 16 are provided, each having a suitable pivotal connection 1 7 at one end with one of the side rails oi the bach at their lower ends and a similar connection 17" at its opposite end with the adjacent leg 2.

The straps are ot such length and so positioned as to hold the side rails ot the bach in relative close proximity to the legs `2 as the settee is tolded (see Fig. l), and

to accurately guide the end of said side rails into abutting enageinent against brace rail 5 and the rear legs 2 when the settee is un Yfolded (see Fig,

The settee being in set up position as shown in Fig. l, and it being desired to told the saine, the seat is swung up and outwardly and then downwardly upon its pivots to the position shown in Fig. il, and in order to permit such movement of the seat the slats forming the baci-r rest of the settee are shown as terminating at a cross rail 1 8 a suitable distance above the seat, so as to permit the seat to swing freely. ritter the seat has been lowered, the crossed legs ot the settee are swung toward one another into close juxtaposition, the bach at the same time assuming a position between the outside legs l adjacent to and substantially parallel with the legs 2, and the seat assuming a similar position between the legs Q and in close proximity to the bach.

Then it is desired to untold the settee to its set up position, the legs are spread apart as shown in Fig. l, the bach automatically moving into engagement with brace'rail. 5 and legs 2, and the seat is then swung up and out and then down untilits carrier rails rest upon the stretcher rail 14 tor supporting the same. A structure is thus proinvention illustrated in F ig. 5, showing the invention applied to a chair, the construction is similar to that as just described, except that the intfrinediate carrier rail of the seat may be dispensed with,` and instead ol the stretcher rail il for supporting the seat, as employed in the settee construction, a turned rod or spindle le is preterably employed. rlhe ojeration construction ot this enr bodiment oi the invention, otherwise similar to that previously described.

lt is evident that variou' lications and vari/ions to without departing from the spiri i scope ot iny invention and hence l do not wish to limit myself to the exact disclosures hereof. l

l. ln `a 'folding chair combination et pivotally connected cross-ed leg ineniber arranged to be folded side by side, the upper rear portion et said leg menibers being extended above said seat, a bach including side rails pivotally connected to said leg extensions, the lower ends oit said side rails being supported upon the lower rear leg members when in set up position, links pivotally connected at opposite ends with the lower ends oit said side rails and to said lower rear leg` members respectively, said ba having a seat supporting ledge, and a seat at its liront pivotally joined to and supported by the 'front upper ends ot said leg nieiibers and at its rear removably resting on said ledge, whereby when the chair toloed said seat hangs at its upper end troin the upper ends or said leg bers.

bination, pivotally connected members, a bach pivotally joined upper rear portions et said ineinl intermediate its vertical lengthv having` seat supporting let the lower end ot said bach r inovably abutting and resting on the lower rear portions ot said leg members, a pivotal linlr connection between said lower end of said back and said lower rear portions of said leg members, and a seat at its ,trent end pivotally joined to and supported by the iront upper ends of the leg members and at its rear end removably resting on and supported by said ledge, said seat swingable upwardly and forwardly from said ledge to hang from its iront end in front of the baclr and approximately between the leg members when the chair is folded.

3. ln a folding chair and the like, in combination, pivotally-connected crossed 'folding and the like, the i leg members, a fixed eross bar secured on the lower rear portions of the leg members, a back intermediate its vertical length pivotally joined to the upper rear ends of the leg members and at its lower end removably abutting and resting` on both said rear portions of the leg members and said cross bar, substantially as set forth, links pivotally joining said rear portions of the leg members and said lower end of the back, and a seat.

il In a folding chair and the like, in combination, pivotally connected crossed leg members arranged to be folded side by side, the upper rear portion of said leg members being extended, a back including side rails pivotally connected to said leg extensions, aliXed cross bar secured on the lower rear portions oi the leg members adapted to stiften said members against lateral movement, the lower ends of the side rails of said bac-k abutting` and resting on both said rear portions ot' the leg members and said cross bar, links pivotally connected at opposite ends with the lower ends of said side rails and to said lower rear leg members, respectively, said back having a seat supporting ledge, and a seat at its front pivotally joined to and supported by the front upper ends of said leg members and at its rear removably resting on said ledge, said seat swingable upnfardly, forwardly and downwardly to bang from its front end approximately between the leg members and protected thereby.

5. In a folding chair and the like, in combination, pivotally connected crossed folding leg members, the upper rear portion or said leg members being extended, a back intein mediate its Vertical length pivotally joined to the upper rear portions of leg members, said back having a seat supporting ledge, and a seat at its front end pivotally connected to the upper iront ends ot said members and at its rear end removably resting on said supporting ledge, said seat swingable upwardly` forwardly and downwardly `to hang in front of and below said back, approximately between said leg members and protected in folded position by the said extended leg members.

6. ln combination, in a folding chair and the like, crossed pivotally-joined folding leg members, a cross bar lined on the lower rear portions of the leg members and stitlening 'the same and forming an abutment, a back pivotally joined to the upper rear portions of the leg members and extended down wardly to seat against said abutment and maintain the chair against collapse from set up position, and guide links pivotally joining the back and leg members to control the movements of the leg members and back and assure tbe seating of the bac-k against said abutment. i

7. in a folding chair and the like, in eombination, leg members embodying two sets ot folding crossed legs, the rear ends ot the outside legs beingextended upwardly and rearwardly, a cross bar fined to and bracing the lower rear portions ot the leg members, a back arranged between and pivotally joined to said upwardly extended leg ends, the lower end of the back arranged to seat against said bar, vertically swingable guide links coupling said back to the said leg members, said back provided with a ,seat-` upholding ledge, and `a tree-end verticallys'wingable seat at its front. end located between the upper front ends of tbe inside legs and pir-.Totally joined thereto, the liree rear end of said seat arranged between said extended rear leg ends and normally resting on` said ledge, said seat being freely and in dependently swingable vertically.

8. In a folding chair and the like, in combination, crossed pivoted folding leg members, the outside leg members being extended upwardly and rearwardly, a back arranged between and pivoted to said extended leg member ends, the lower rear portions of the inside legl members providing top abutments, the lower ends of the back arranged to seat a gainst said abutments to maintain the cliair against collapse from set up position, guide links pivotally joining the inside leg meinbers and said back ends to assure seating ot said back ends against said abutments, said back providing a seat supporting ledge, and a seat at its liront arranged between and pivoted to the Jfront upper ends or the leg members, the seat being otherwise :tree to normally rest on said ledge and to swing freely and indepeiuilently extending upwardly in trent oit the back or downwardly between the inside leg members, the seat ends being protected by the outside leg members.

EDGAR P. ELZEY.

Referenced by
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US7387334 *Feb 22, 2005Jun 17, 2008Jake PhippsFolding chair
US20060186711 *Feb 22, 2005Aug 24, 2006Jake PhippsFolding chair
Classifications
U.S. Classification297/49
International ClassificationA47C4/14, A47C4/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C4/14
European ClassificationA47C4/14