US 1577807 A
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March 23 1926. 1,577,807
N. ORWICK CAMP CHAIR Filed may 25, 1925 2 Sheets-sheet 1 1,577,807 A M QHVQHCK CAMP CHAIR 2 Smeets-Sheet 2 Filed May 25l 1925 Patented Mar. 23, 192.6.
F l Q E ar 'r NELSON, ORWICK, F FLINDLAY, O'HlO.
Application inea May 25, 1925. serial No. eases.
To all whom t may concern Be it known that l, NELSON Onwicii, a. citizen ot the United States,Y residing at Findlay, in the county et Hancock and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful LCamp Cha-ir, ot which the following is a spec-ilication.
This invention aims toA provide a novel device which may be used vat the will of an operator either as a stool having legs, or as a seat adapted to be used in a rewboat, a swivel mechanism being provided, so that the seat may be turned about, novel ieans being provided whereby the entire device may be housed in small compass when not in use'. v
Itis within theprovince of the disclosure to improve generally and to enhance the utility ot devices ol thattype to which the invention appertains.
lith the above and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment ot the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope ot what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying` drawings Figure l shows in perspective, a device constructed in accordance with the invention; Figure 2 is a vertical section taken through the structure delineated in Figur-e 1; Figure 3 is a section wherein the back has been shut down, the legs being engaged by the clamp; Figure et is a perspective view wherein the back has been closed down, the legs being in pla-ce; Figure is a bottom plan wherein the legs have been swung, with the clamp, up against the base; Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5 but showing the parte without the legs.
The device forming the subject matter of this application comprises a cup-shaped base 1. .Bearings 2 are secured to the under surface of the top of the base 1. The inner arm of a U-shaped bracket 3 is mounted to swing in the bearings 2. The outer aim of the bracket 3 carries a clamping device, such as a screw 4. There are circumferentially spaced vertical leg-holders, preterably in the form of sockets 5, on the inner surface of the riin of the base l. Into the sockets 5, the upper ends oi'Z removable legs 6 ma7 be inserted, when the devicepis to be used as a stool, as in Figure d. iVhen the parts are arranged shown in Figure il', the bracket l may be turned up parallel with the top ,o't' the base l, within the rim ot the base, and be held in that position by moving the screw 4t outwardly until it bears against the rim et the base, as shown in Figure 6. Then the device is to be mounted on the thwart 7 of a skill?, the legs 6 are removed from thersockets 5, and the clamp bracket 3 is swung' down at rio'ht angles to the top ot' the base, shown in Figure 2, the edge oi the thwart '7 being received in the bracket 3, and the screw f being advanced until it bears against the under surface ol the thwart T, to hold the device on the thwart 7 as shown in Figures l and 2. `TWhen itis desired to stow the structure in small space, the legs 6 are placed between the inner and outerV parts of the bracket 3, and .the screw l is advanced to bind the legs againstl the inner part of the bracket, as in Figure 3. The bracket v3 then is swungup parallel with the top ot' the base, within the rim ol the base, as disclosed in Figure 5, the outer end ot the screw t engaging frictionally with the rim ot the base l to hold the bracket 3 and the legs 6 parallel with the top ot' the base. The mechanism for mounting the clamping-means on the base for swinging movement, embodies the bearings 2, wherein the part 25 ot the clamping means is journaled, the aforesaid part of the clamping-means heilig provided with a projection QG which spaces the stacked legs trom the bearings, thereby enabling the clamping-means and the stacked legs to be swung freely with respect to the base.
The device comprises a rotatable seat S. The seat comprises an inverted cup-shaped body 9 litting over the base l, a bottom l() being` peripherally secured at ll to an upstanding bead on the top of the body 9n the bead being designated by the numeral l2, and there being a space is between the upperportion of the body 9 and the bottom 3 0. A pivot element 15 connects the upper portion ot the body 9 with the upper portion of the base l so that the seat 8 can rotate about a vertical axis. The space 14. between the bottom 10 and the upper portion of the body 9 accommodates the. head ofthe-pivot element l5. It is to be observed thatthe bottom extends above the upper end of the pivot element 15, and, consequently, the pivot element will not contribute to the discomfort of the user of the device. The numeral 16 .denotes a bach which is connected by a hinge 17 with the rear edge of the bottom 10. Flexible retainers 18, in the form of chains, are connected to the back 16 and to the bottom 10 of the seat S and hold the back 1G at the proper angle, as shown in Figures 1 and 3.
1n Figure et, the back 16 has been turned down on the bottom 10 of the seat, the device thus serving as a stool. It will be clear that the back 16 may be thrown into the position shown. in Figure 1, when the device is used as a stool, as in Figure 4; and it is equally clear that when the structure is mounted on the thwart 7, the baci; 1G may be turned down onto the bottom 10, into the position shown in Figure 1. ishether the article be used as a legged stool, or be employed after the manner disclosed in Figure 1, the operator can swing the seat 8 on the pivot element l5, thus acquiring' the advantages of a swivel chair. Figure 4i, compared with 'Figure will render it evident that when the occasion for Vthe use of the'article has passed, it may be stowed away in small and compact form.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is 1. A device of the class described, comprising a base, a seat carried by the base,
legs of such dimensions that they may be housed beneath the base, means on the base for receiving` the legs, a support-engaging clamping-means for receiving the legs in stacked relation when the legs are not in use, and mechanism for mounting the clampingqneans on the base for swingingl movement, to enable the clamping-means and the legs to be swung to approximate parallelism with the base.
A device of the class described, comprising a base, a seat carried by the base, legs of such dimensions that they may be housed beneath the base, means on the base for receiving` the legs, a support-engaging clamping-means for receiving the legs in stacked relation when the legs are not in use, and mechanism for mounting' the clamping-means on the base for swinging movement, to enable the ,clamping-means and the legs to be swung to approximate parallelism with the base, said mechanism embodying' bearings on the base, wherein a part ol the clamping-meansi'is journaled, the aforesaid part ot the clamping-means being' provided with a projection which spaces the stacked legs Jfrom the bearings` thereby enabling the clamping-means and the stacked lecgs to be swung freely with respect to the base.
ln testimony that l claim the foregoing; as my own, l have hereto al'iixed my signature.