|Publication number||US156004 A|
|Publication date||Oct 13, 1874|
|Filing date||Apr 11, 1874|
|Publication number||US 156004 A, US 156004A, US-A-156004, US156004 A, US156004A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (21), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Fuut-Rests for Chairs.
Patented Oct. 13, 1874.
THE GRAPHIG CO. PKOT 'LITHBl-H PARK PLACLBKY.
UNITED STATES c PATENT QEEcE.
JAMES WAYLAND, OF JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY.
IMPROVEMENT IN FOOT-RESTS FOR CHAIRS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 156,004, dated October 13, 1874; application tiled I April 11, 1874.
ments designed more particularly for application to the chair for which Letters Patent were granted to me under date of April 7,
` 1874, although the invention may be readily applied to chairs of wany ordinary suitable construction.
The invention consists in, first, a foot-rest pivoted or hinged to the chair, and connected by a bar or bars with a lever engaging with a notchedplate attached to the seat, whereby the footfrest may be adjusted at different angles of inclination; second, a foot-rest composed of an outer section pivoted or hinged to the chair, and an inner section sliding in the outer one, and provided with an apron having one end attached to a bar at the lower end of the inner section, and passing around a bar or roller on the outer section, and having its other end attached to a bar at the upper end of the inner section, whereby the apron is stretched taut when the foot-rest is extended or shortened.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure l is a side elevation of my invention as applied to a chair. Fig. 2 is a top view of the saine. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the footrest on an enlarged scale. Fig. 4 is ahorizontal section of the same.
The chair A may be similar to that described in my Letters Patent before referred to, or it may be of any ordinary suitable construction. In the seat of the chair on one side is a slot7 a, over which is secured a plate, B, formed with notches b. On the under side of the chair-seat are lugs d, in which is journaled a shaft, D, to one end of which is attached a lever, C, which extends upward through the slot a, so as to engage with the notches b in the plate B. To the other end of the shaft D is attached the upper end of .a lever, E, which extends downward and is pivoted to the united ends of the two bars, G, the outer ends of which are pivoted to the foot-rest. By moving the lever C forward or backward the foot-rest is inclined at diiferent angles, and by the engagement of the said lever with the notches b the said foot-rest is held in place at different angles of inclination. Instead of the shaft D, with the lever G at one end, and the lever E at the other end, the bars G may be connected with an ordinary elbow-lever pivoted to the seat and arranged to engage with the notched plate. The footrest is composed of two sections, I J, the outer section having its upper end suitably pivoted or hinged to the seat, and the inner section sliding' within the outer one. The outer section I is formed of two flanged or grooved bars or plates, with a rod at the upper end which may form the pivot or hinge-pin for attaching the foot-rest to the seat, anda rod at the lower end which may form the pivot 0r means of connection of the bars G, and may pass through lugs formed on the side plates or bars. The inner section J is composed of two flat bars, connected by a rod at the lower end, and another at the upper end, and having a foot-board, K, at the lower end. The rods at the upper and lower ends of the outer section I may, if desired, have rollers arranged to revolve around them. To the lower rod of the inner section is attached one end of an apron, L, of leather, carpet, or any other suitable fabric, which is 'passed upward and around the upper rod of the outer section, then downward and around the lower rod of 'the outer section, and its other end is attached to the upper rod of the inner section. By this arrangement the apron L is always stretched taut, whether the foot-rest is lengthened or shortened. To the lower end of the inner section is attached one end of a strap, M, in the upper portion of which are holes for engagement with a stud in the seat, by which means the inner section is held in place when the foot-rest is adjusted at different lengths. The bars I and J, of which the sections of the foot-rest are composed, are made preferably of malleable cast iron or steel. The grooved or flanged bars l are elliptical in their cross-section, and the iiat barsJ have their edges rounded to correspond. The outer bars I are formed with slots or with openings extending their entire length on the inner sides, to allow the connecting-rods of the inner section to lnove freely therein.
NVhat I clailn as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
l. The combination of a foot-rest, pivoted or hinged to a chair, with the bar or bars G, the pivoted lever G E, and the notched plate B, attached to the seat of the chair, all being constructed to operate substantially as described.
2. A foot-rest composed of an outer section pivoted or hinged to the chair, and an inner section sliding in the outer one, and provided with an apron having one end attached to the lower end of the inner section, passing around a bar or roller on the outer section, and having its other end attached to the upper end of the inner section, substantially as and for the purpose shown and described.
J AMES VAYLAND. Witnesses:
M. RYAN, A. H. Nonnis,
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