US 1443921 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. so, 192s.
W. H. MACKENZIE.
AWNING FOR LouNGEAND DECK CHAIRS.
FILED AUG.9 1921.
Patented Jan. 311, 1923.
- istanza WILLIAM HECTOR MACKENZIE, 'or BOUBNEIVIOUJIII, ENGLAND.
nwnmef` ron lLeviton AND v DECK CHAIRS. i
Application sied August 9j 1921.1seria1no 490,984". f
, (GRANTED UNDER THE rnovIsIon-s or runner or Manen 3; 1921, 41 STATA; I., 1313.)
Be it known that I, 'WILLIAM HECTOR Mnonmvzm, a subject ofthe King of England, residing at Gairlock,;-5T'Chatsworth Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in `Awnings for-:Lounge and Deck Chairs (for ,which I have-iled anapplication in Great Britain. August 2, 1917, Patent No. 11a-,748), of which the following is a specification;
The invention yrelateslto improvements inv or relating to lounge, deck or hammock chairs of the cross-frame folding type, prof -vided with a canopy frarne`,.,and1consists in so connecting the canopy frame to the chair frame that the canopy will be selfadjusting when the chair is erected or adjusted, and will coverthe chair, when the latter is collapsed, thereby protectingv the seat from damageydamp or dust.
The canopy frame may be integral with or form a permanent part of the chair frame, or it. may be in the form of a removable attachment thereto.
For the purpose of protectingthe back of the head of the user from wind, sun or rain, I provide a curtain extending from the back of the canopy frame to the top of the chair back. This curtain assists in covering and protecting the chair seat and back when the chair is collapsed or folded up and not in use.
The invention will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawings which show two embodiments of thevinvention.
Fig. 1 shows a sectional view of the chair open for use with the canopy in position; Fig. 2 being a front view, Fig. 3 shows a side view of the chair collapsed, but with the canopy covering omitted for the sake of clearness. Fig. et is a perspective view of the chair, Fig. 5 is a side view of a canopy frame in the form of an attachment to an ordinary existing form of deck chair.
Referring first to the example of my invention shown in Figures 1 to t, the chair comprises the usual rectangular frames d and m which are pivoted together at n, the frame m being within the frame al, and the seat g being secured at one. end to the front cross bar m of m and at its other end to the rear cross bar j of d. This construction I havetcalleda Vcross-frame chair.y The struts ,b instead ofxterminating where they arehingedy to ythe bar Z are extended up-v wardly and forwardly, to support the front part of the canopy frame, which consists of a rectangular frame a supported at'afbythe bars while its rear end is vhingedto links@ the lower l.ends 0f which are hinged the frame d by clips c. vVhileI lhave shown the canopyas `hinged to the bars b', a pin to thef upper endsrof" l* and slot or pin and hole connection may be used, or the canopy may merely rest on or clip on to the'bars bortheir cross bar.-
I have shown a curtain the'cross bar it of the frame a tov the'cross bar j ,of the'frame d in orderto protect the head of the user.`V
f as extendingfrom` It will be seen thatlby'this' constru'ction'".
and intersconnection of* parts, the ycanopy will begiven an appropriatetilt orqinclinationI inaccordance with the adjustment-of the struts b upon the frame m.
Furthermore, when the chair is folded up,
lthe longitudinal members of the canopy frame a will be moved forward and the links 0 will assume a horizontal position (Fig. 3) and lie in line with the longitudinal members of the frame a, so that the seat will be wholly covered and canopy covering and the curtain f.' It is consequently desirable to makethe canopy and curtain of waterproof or damp-proof material, so that in the event of rain the chair can befsimply collapsed and the seat will be efficiently protected.
In the modified construction illustrated Fig. 5 for attachment tov an ordinary deck or lounge chair, the rear part of the. canopy frame is provided in the manner already described or in a similar manner with link members for attachment to the chair, while a strut 7c is hinged at its upper end to each longitudinal member of the canopy frame near its forward end, the loweror free ends of the struts 7c being provided with means for attachment to the struts b to form upwardV and forward extensions thereof. In this case the canopy 4frame is made as an accessory for application to an ordinary deck or hammock chair.
What I claim `and desire to protect byy Letters Patent is protected by the y ric carried over Athe frame, al pair of braces pivoted to 'the forward end of the frame, a second pair of braces pivoted to the rear end of the frame, means for pivotallyv connecting said second pair of lbraces to one section of a collapsible Support, and ,meansfor rigidly connecting said first pair of 4braces toV a second section of said support, whereby lsaid braces may be folded against the frame and the frame folded over fthe support upon the collapsing,- of the support, substantially as :described 2. A-n awning comprising afname, :a
Vric covering the frame, .apa-ir. of' :relatively short braces lpiyoted :tothe rear portion of the frame, pivoted attaching members carried on the lower ends yof the ibraces, fand a :pair of relatively Ilong braces :piyoted to the front ,portion of the fram-ej Iand adapted 'fto beg'held rigid and in spaced relation to the shorter braces, said frame -beingy adapted to be collapsed -upon the long` braces and said short braces :being adapted to extend lengthwise from Ythe drame land over the long' braces, I-snbstantially :as described 3. An awning comprising ia'frame, a fabric covering the frame, :a pai-r of braces fpiyotally. connected to 'the forward end portion of the frame and adapted =to extend rearwardly atan inclination beneath the :frame and to be disposed continuously with the braces of a lfolding chair., @and a vsecond vpair of braces pivotally oon-neotedfo the rear end portion of the frame and adapted to be pivotally mounted upon the back of the foldable chair for cooperation with said first braces t0 maintain the frame at a suitable elevation 'above the chair, said braces and lframe beingl adapted to be folded down-p` wardly over saidohair when the latterV is collapsedL forcoyering the chair witlisaidfabric, substantially as described. i
4. .An awning for slounge landde'c'k chairs comprising, aframe, a pair of long braces. y
pivotally mounted upon' the ,forward end of vthe fframe and #adapted to be arranged continuously with san upwardly and forwardly inclined folding portion ofthe chair, a pair of short braces connected to ftbefrearfend .portion :ofthe frame Aand adapted to' be pivotallyvconnected to the foldableback portion ofthe chair, land' a flexible covering carried yby the yframe and extending downlapsed forwardly upon the `folding of the 'wardlly from the rear end thereof, sai'dvlong; 3`
and short braces being adapted to be col-4 ychair for 'carrying said frame downwardly `over the seat portion of the chair andffor stretchingfthe ooveringover the seat and the back portion of the chairfto protect the same.
In testimony whereof l afix my signature in presence :of two witnesses.
WILLIAM HECTOR MACKENZIE.
Vlitnesses:v i 1 y HARVEY J. BAVAsTooi,
Roy B, Bowne.