US 1491918 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A ril 29, 1924. 1,491,918
H. E. NOLAN LAWN CHAIR Filed May 26. 1922 HELEE-NU1E1T1 Patented Apr. 29, 1924.
HARRY E. NOLAN, 0F DES MOINES, IOWA.
Application filed May 26,
To all whom it may con'ccrn:
Be it known that I. HARRY E. NOLAN, a citizen of the United States, residin at Des Moines, in the county of Polk and @tate of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Lawn Chairs, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to chairs and the primary object of the invention is to provide a novel lawn chair of a simple and durable construction and one which is of a resilient nature, so that the same will be comfortable for persons using the same.
Another object of the invention is the provision of an improved lawn chair in which the main body portion thereof is formed from a single strand of steel rod bent into such a form as to provide a support for a flexible backand seat rest, floor engaging supports, and resilient members interposed between the seat support and the floor engaging support, whereby a certain resiliency will be had between the seat and the floor engaging support or member.
A still further object of the invention'is the provision of novel adjustable members associated with the chair for engaging the seat portions thereof, so as to limit the move ment of the seat portion in relation to the floor engaging member.
A still further object of the invention is the provision of novel arm rests associated with the chair, which also form brace members therefor.
-A still further object of the invention is to provide a novel lawn chair, which can be placed upon the market at a low cost, and which will be simple and easy to manufacture.
'With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and formation of parts, as will be hereinafter more specifically described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved lawn chair, showing parts of the back and seat cover broken away.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary side elevation of the chair, showing the novel adjustable means for engaging the seat portion of the chair in section.
Referring to the drawings in detail, wherein similar reference Characters desig- 1922. Serial no. 583,898.
nate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the letter A indicates the im proved chalr which is preferably constructed froma single steel or similar rod.
This rod is designated by the numeral 5 and s bent to form a back portion 6, a seat port on 7, a floor or other support engaging portlon 8, and a resilient connecting portion 9.
As shown in the drawings, the back port1on 6 consists of a cross rod 10, and dependmg spaced parallel rods 11, which are bent forwardly at substantially right angles to provide the horizontalseat portion 7. The portions are then coiled to provide the shock absorbing or resilient portion 9 and the terminals of the rods are then continued rearwardly to provide the ground engaging portions 8, which are preferably flattened, as clearly shown in Figure l of the drawings.
WVhen forming the chair, it can be seen that a single length of rod is taken and bent on each side of the cross rod portion 10 and then bent at right angles to provide the seat portion 7 and then coiled as shown at 9 and then contained rearwardly as at 8 to provide the floor or other support engaging member. If desired, the portion 11 can be curved outwardly so as to form a neat appearance and conform to the configuration of a persons back, The spaced seat rods forming the seat portion which are designated by the numeral 7, are connected together by a cross rod 12 and this cross rod 12 may have its terminals oppositely threaded and fitted in suitable openings formed in the said supporting member.
The back portion 6 and the seat portion 7 are preferably covered bysome strong fiexible material, such as canvas, as shown at 13. It is desirable that the edges of the flexible covering 13 be folded over and scared, so as to form a seam for housing the r0 Suitable arm members 15 are provided for the sides of the chair, and these arm members consist of the front support 16 and rear supports 17. The supports 16 and 17 are connected together by a flexible arm rest 18, which is preferably formed of canvas or the like.
The front support 16 for each one of the arm rests includes an upstanding rod 20 having its upper end. bent to provide a loop 21 A member 22, which is threaded into the back pieces 11 and the cylindrical member can be provided with a head 23, so that the rear end of the flexible arm rest 18 cannot shde off of the same.
In some instances, the spring portion 9 of,
the chair is liable to flex to 'too great an extent, such as when a very heavy person sits on the same. In order to provide for this contingency, adjustable'supporting members i for the seat portion 7 are provided. These adjustable supporting members 25 each consist of a shank 26, which is aperture'd for receiving the spring portions 9 of the chair and the outer face of the convolutions of the spring portion is provided with a plurality of notches 27, any one of which is adapted to be engaged by a tooth 29 formed on the shank portion and if desired a set screw 30 can be carried by the shank portion for impinging against the inner surface of the convolution and for drawing the tooth in engagement with the notched portion of said spring part of the chair. The upper end of the shank portion 26 is provided with a rear wardly extending supporting arm 31, the upper surface of which is preferably grooved, as at 32 for receiving the seat supporting part 7 of the chair.
Thus it can be seen that the supporting arms 31 can be adjusted, so as to form a stop for supporting the seat portion 7 of the chair according. to the weight .of the'per'sons who are going to use the same.
From the foregoing description, it can be seen that an improved novel lawn chair has been provided, in which the frame portion thereof is constructed from a single length of steel rod, and which is of a resilient nature so as to be extremely comfortable for persons using the same.
Changes in details may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of this invention; but,
l. A chair comprising'a seat portion including a pair of spaced parallel rods, a back portion consisting of a pair of spaced parallel rods connected to the first mentioned rods, a cross rod connecting the upper ends of the second mentioned set of rods together, a pair of rearwardly extending floor engaging rods, a coiled portion'connecting the seat rods and the floor engaging rods together, adjustable supporting arm members carried .by the coiled portion for engaging the rods of the seat portions, and means for holding the arms in any preferred adjusted position on said coiled portion.
2. A chair comprising a seat portion including a pair of spaced parallel rods, a back portion consisting, of a pair of spaced parallel rods connected to the first mentioned rods, a cross rod connecting the upper ends gaging the coil portion and for forcing the tooth in engagement with one of these notches.
of the second mentioned set of rods together,