US 1508888 A
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sept. 16, 1924. 1,508,888
A. H. KLATT l.
AUXILIARY SEAT FOR AUTOMOBILES Filed Sept. 8, 1922 A from/K5 Patented Sept. 16, 1924..
.Unire 1,508,888 TENT OFFICE.
ALBERT H. KLATT, or Los ANGELES, oALrFoRNrA.
AUXILIARY SEAT FOR`A'UTOMOBILES.
Application filed September 8, 1922. Serial No.V 586,831.
To all whom it may concern.'
Be it known that. I, ALBERT I-I. KLATT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new andV Although I will describe only one formV of combined seat and storage receptacle, and will point out the novel features thereof in claims, it is to be understood that various changes and modifications may be made Without departing from the spirit of the invention and the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings,
Figure 1 is a vertical sectional View of the combined seat and receptacle embodying my invention;
Figure 2 is a perspective View of the seat and receptacle shown in Figure 1 in closed position;
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, showing the seat in open position.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts in each of the several views.
Referring specifically to the drawings, my invention, in its present embodiment, comprises a storage receptacle designated at 15, and which in the present instance is shown as being of rectangular formation, with its upper side open to allow of the introduction or removal of articles to and from the receptacle. This receptacle is formed of any suitable material, preferably wood, and may not be covered with a cloth or other suit.
The receptacle 15 constitutes a standard or support for the auxiliary seat which is shown as comprising the seat portion 16 and a back portion 17. The seat portion 16 includes a padded portion 16a secured to a panel 16b which constitutes a cover for thc open top of the receptacle 15. This panel 161 is hingedly secured to thereceptacle as indicated at 18, so as to allow of the cover occupying closed position as show n in Fig. 2, or open position as shown in Fig. 3. In the closed position of the cover or panel, it
cooperates with the receptacle to provide a support for the seat portion 16, and when in open position it permits access to the interior of the receptacle 15.k The panel 161.
is adapted kto be limited in its open position by meansof a bracket 19 secured to the panel and a connecting bar y20 slotted to receive a screw or other fastening member 21 secured'to `the inner side of the receptacle 15 and` operating to limit the upwardmovement of the bar 20, sothat the open position of the panel 16b is defined.
' The back portion 17 is constructed in anyV suitable manner, and preferably in the manner shown in Fig. 1, where it will be seen that a rectangular metallic frame 22 isprovided and which is spannedby a sheet of fabric 23. The iframe V22 is hingedlysupported upon the seat portion 16 so asto occupy a folded position, as 'shown in Fig. 3, or an extended position, as shown in Fig. 2, the means of connection being such as to limit the extended position to a substantially vertical one.
The rear wall of the receptacle is provided with an opening 29 controlled by a door 30 hingedly supported upon the wall as indicated at 31. This opening is provided for the purpose of allowing the insertion or removal of a receptacle 32 into or out of the receptacle 15. The receptacle 32 is adapted to be properly positioned with relation to the lower end of the spout 33 by means of a U-shaped rib 34 secured to the inner side of the bottom of the receptacle 15. The spout 33 is sustained in vertical osition within the receptacle by means of a ange 35 formed integrally with the spout and engaging the upper side of a rectangular rib 36. A seat portion 37 is superimposed upon the flange 35 but removably associated there with so as to allow the removal of the spout for cleaning purposes.
A lock 38 may be provided upon the receptacle 15 at its upper edge so as to secure the cover panel 161 in closed position upon the receptacle.
In practice, the auxiliary seat and recepthe receptaclel can be employed to completely conceal a portable toilet or a food container. The invention is obviously not limited for use Within an automobile, but it can also be used upon the ground, as When picnicing.
I claim as my invention: Y
l. In combination, a receptacle having an open top and an opening in one side thereof, a door controlling said opening, a receptacle Within the first receptacle, a rib Within the receptacle adjacentr the open top thereof, a spout including a flange engaging said rib,
' a seat member engaging said flange and supportedon said rib, and a Seat including` a seat portion hingedly sustained upon the firstreceptacle and normally closing the top of said receptacle and a back portion hingedly supported upon the seat portion.
Q. In combination, a receptacle having an open top and an opening in one side thereof, a` door controlling said opening, a receptacle Within the first receptacle, a positioning rib on the bottom of the first receptacle which is adapted to be engaged by the second receptacle, a second rib Within the receptacle adjacent the open top thereof, a spout including a flange engaging said Second rib7 a seat member engaging said fiange and supported on said rib, and a seat including a seat portion hingedly sustained upon the first receptacle and normally closing the top of said receptacle and a back portion hingedly supported upon the seat portion.
3. An auxiliary seat comprising a. rectangular receptacle having a closed bottom and an open top` and an opening in one side, a door for said opening, a positioning rib upon the bottom at the opposite side from the door7 a second receptacle removably mounted through the door against the positioning rib, a second rib Within the first receptacle adjacent the top thereof, a spout discharging into 'the second receptacle and including a flange resting upon said second rib, an open seat member engaging said flange and supported on said second rib, a seat construction including a seat proper hingedly sustained upon the first receptacle and normally closing the topl of said receptacle, and a back hingedly supported upon the seat proper yand adapted to swing to a vertical position and to be held from swing ing backwardly beyond the vertical position.
In testimony whereof have signed my name to this specification.
ALBERT n. KLATT.