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Publication numberUS1538408 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1925
Filing dateAug 28, 1923
Priority dateAug 28, 1923
Publication numberUS 1538408 A, US 1538408A, US-A-1538408, US1538408 A, US1538408A
InventorsElis Reed
Original AssigneeElis Reed
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chair and attachment
US 1538408 A
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my" 19, 1925. 1,538,408- E. REED CHAIR Am) ATTACHMENT Fil ed Auz. 28, 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 May 19,1925. 7

E. REED CHAIR AND ATTACHMENT Filed Aug. 28,1925 7 2 Shets-Sheet 'z Patented May 19, 1925.




Application filed Au usrzs, 1923. Serial No. 659,810.

provements in Chairs and Attachments; and

I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. p This invention relates to new and useful improvements in chairs, and attachments therefor:

- One object of the invention is to provide a chair which can be tipped back to provide comfort for the sitter; Another object is to provide a chair which has a reading stand movably carried thereby, and which is capable of being moved into and out of position before the sitter, by the manipulation of a lever carried by the side of the chair. 7

A further object is to provide a reading stand which .is in the form of a cabinet or box, within which may be kept-books, papers, and the like, the box being also provided with means'for holding a book in sitter.

Other objects and advantages. will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings. 7 f

In the drawings: Figure l is a side elevation of a chair made in accordance with the present invention, the reading stand being in elevated position.

Figure 2 is a front elevation of the same. Figure 3 is a side elevation of the chair, showing the reading stand lowered.

Figure 4 i"s-a top plan view of the chair, in the postion of Figure 3.

Figure 5 is a vertical sectional the line 5--5 of Figure 4.

Referring particularly to the accompanying drawings, there is shown a base or platform which includes the side members 10 and the front and rear transverse connecting bars 11. On the upper'faceof each of the side members 10, adjacent the front end View on thereof, there is secured. a coil spring, and

midway of the length of the member, and extending upwardlyand rearwardly, is a heavy leaf spring 13, the coil spring being spring is turnedupwardly and forwardly and is attached to the sidemember of the chair 14. The lower ends of the front legs shown at 12. The rear end of theleal't 15, ofthe chair, are secured to the upper ends of the beforementioned coil springs 12.

The chair is thus resiliently supported, and maybe readily tipped back by the sitter.

1 Pivotally connected to each of the side members 16, of the back of the chair, a short distance above the arm, is a long lever or bar17, the greater portion of which normally extends above the pivot, and the remainder below'the pivot, when the levers are in the position of Figures 1 and 2. The front or upper ends and the lower" or rear ends of the levers 17 are connected by the transverse rods l8 and 19, respectively, while another transverse bar 20 extends between the levers, a short distance inwardly of the bar 18. Extending outwardly from one of the side members 14, of the chair seat portion, is a post 22, and pivotally mounted on the outer end "of this post is a lever 23, one

end being formed with a hand grip 24, and

the other end being pivotally connected with the lowerend of the adjacent lever 17, by

means of the link 25. Arms 26 are pivotally' connected to the levers 17 at points slightly forward of the pivots of-the levers, the other ends of the arms extending transversely of the front of the chair, below the seat portion, where they'a-re pivotallyconnected with the foot-rest board 27. This board 27 is carried by the forward ends of the arms 28, which are slidably disposed between the transverse rollers 29 and 30, supported at their ends in the side members beneath the seat portion of the chair; Carried by the bars 18 and 20, andextending in parallel relation to each other, and between the levers 17, are the longitudinally slotted members .31, the same being preferably formed from springy material'whereby the walls of the slots are normally urged toward each other to frictionally engage the laterally directed pins 32 of the fiat box or cabinet 33, which is disposed between the slotted members. In the lower wallof each slot there are formed the notches 34: and 34;, within which the pins 32 are urged by the resiliency of the walls of the slot, and whereby the box may be retained in different positions, according to the position and desire of the sitter. This box 33 has its upper side provided with a lid or door 35, permitting ac- I cess to the interior of the box, for the purpose of introducing or removing paper, books, or the like.

The back of the chair carries a bracket 36, provided with an electric lamp 87, capable of being moved into and out of position over the box.

The said lid or door 35 is provided with clips or clamps 38, for holding a book or the like, in position to be easily read by the sitter.

Assuming the parts to be in the position shown in Figures 1 and 2, the person seats himself on the chair, and upon grasping the lever 23 and pushing the same forwardly, the levers 17 will swing downwardly and forwardly, disposing the cabinet directly in front of the sitter. At the same time the arms 26 slide the foot-rest forwardly for the feet of the sitter. The person then grasps the cabinet and pulls the same toward him until the pins 32 snap into the lower notches 34. The person then removes such matter as is desired, from the cabinet, and places the same on the lid, holding the same in place by the clips or clamps.

hen the person intends to leave the chair, he pushes the cabinet forwardly until the pins 32 snap into the forward notches 34, and grasps the lever 23 and pulls same rearwardly, which swings the levers 17, and the elements carried thereby, upwardly and rearwardly over the back of the chair, thus removin the said parts from contact with the head of the person, when he rises from the chair. At the same time, the arms 26 withdraw the foot-rest beneath the bottom of the chair. The lamp bracket is capable of being moved into and out of position, at will.

What is claimed is:

1. The combination with a chair, of a swingable frame including levers pivotally mounted on the back of the chair, a lever, on

r. the sideof the chair, connections between the lever and the frame for swinging the latter into vertical position above the back of the chair and in horizontal position in front of the chair, guides on theforward end of the frame, a slidable container and book holder mount-ed in the guides, and means on the container eooperable with the guides for retaining the container in adjusted position toward and away from the sitter.

2. The combination with a chair, of a frame, mounted for forward and rearward swinging movement, a resilient guide on each side of the frame provided with recesses, and a book rest and container slidable on the guides and having means engaged therebetween and movable into and out of said recesses.

3. The combination with a chair, of a frame mounted for forward and rearward swinging movement, a pair of longitudinal parallel rods on each side of the frame, one rod of each pair having a pair of spaced kinks opening toward the other rod of the pair with an intermediate flexible portion, a book rest and container slidable on the frame and having laterally directed sets of pins engaged between the pairs of rods and spaced in such manner that when one set of pins engages in corresponding kinks of said rods the other set of pins will frietionally engage the flexible intermediate portions of said kinked rods.

In testimony whereof, I affix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.



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US3101970 *Mar 27, 1961Aug 27, 1963Karmel IsraelChair unit for children
US5195801 *Oct 24, 1991Mar 23, 1993Wilkhahn Wilkening & Hahne Gmbh & Co.Tiltable chair
US6394551 *Dec 31, 1997May 28, 2002Prince CorporationMulti-function headrest
U.S. Classification297/173, 297/154, 297/146, 297/217.6
International ClassificationA47C7/62
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/62
European ClassificationA47C7/62