US 1586355 A
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May 25 1926.
P. DEFRANCO COMBINATION CHAIR BED Filed Sept. 8, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 May 25 1926. 1586,1355
'- v P. DEFRANCO COMBINATION CHAIR BED Filed Sent. 8, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 J I I 9 Chicane Patcpted May 25, 1926.
srar'es PATENT PIETRO DEFRANCO, 0F .HURLEY, WISfiONSIN.
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Application filed September a, 1925. semi No. 55,019.
The present invention relates -to com bination chair-beds and hasfor its primary object the provision of convertiblc chair whereby the same may be rcadily arranged in the form of a bed when found desirable, the entire structure being compactly foldablewhen not in use. Another very important object of the device'is the provision of a foldable piece of furniture adapted for assuming the form of a chair, the bottom of which is extensible and the back of which is extensible.
Another very important object of the invention is the provision of a foldable piece of furniture adapted for assuming the form of a bed, the length of which may be adjustcd.
A further important object of the inventicn is the provision of a foldable chair and bed structure that possesses great strength, and is comfortable and serviceable when not in use, the same being also easy and inexpensive to manufacture.
A still furtherimportant object of the invention is to provide a device of this nature which is exceedingly simple in its construction, efficient and reliable in use, easy to manipulate, not likely to-casily become out of order, attractive in appearance, and otherwise well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.
WVith the above and numerous other objects in view as will appear as the descrip-' tion proceeds, the invention resides in certain novel features of construction, and in the combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed. v
In the drawin Figure 1 is atop plan view of the structure showing the same arranged as a bed,
Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof, Fig. 3 is a side elevationthereof showingthe structure arranged as a chair,
Fig. 4 is a transverse vertical section substantially on the line H of Fig. 2,
Fig. 5' is a perspective View of one of the 1e; supporting structures, Fig. 6 is a perspective view of one of the extensible sides of the body frame, and
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the auxilia-ry back frame.
Referring to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the body frame 5 is U-sha ed in formation and'formed of angle iron. canflexible seat is stretched across the body frame, being held in place by twine 7 passing' through openings in the frame and openings in the edges of the Studs 8 are provided .in the sides of the frame 5 adjacent the intermediate portion for pivotah ly recei'vin a leg supporting structure which will" e specificaliv described herein after, and being here indicated generally by the letter A.
Extendible side bars 9 ar ""SQCittti-Bft with the frame 5, one with es 'de thereof. Each bar 9 is formed of iron, having the vertical portion ther Tonggitudinally slotted as at it and provided adjacent one end with an inwardly curved hooked extension l1 for engaging thesunder edge oi the respective side of the frame 5.
.A hinge leaf 12 is mounted on the upper portion thereof at the other end. A leg supporting structure B is pivotally engaged with the hinged ends of the bars 9. A back frame 13 is constructed .of angle iron, and has hinge leaves 14 onits extremity pivotally engaged with hinge ,lea-ves. 12115. is indicated at 15. A canvas or the like seat 16' is stretched between the bars 9 and the sides and intermediate portion of the frame 13 by means of twine 17. A leg supporting structure C is pivotally engaged with the frame 13 adjacent its intermediate portion. Chains 19 are attached to the frame 13 end are engageahle with hooks 20 provided on the bars 9; so that the back frame 13 may be disposed; in the same plane with the frame- 5 or at an angle thereto to form a reclining couch or chair, as is indicated to. advantage 22 and the sides thereof'are slotted as at 23.
Bolts 94 from the sides of frame 13 pass through the slot 23. It is to be noted at this time that rivets or like elements 24 pass throughthe sides. of the vtrains 5 and through the slots. A canvas or the like sheet 25 is stretched across the frame 22 by means of twine 26.
It is apparent that the bars til-may adjusted in relation tothe frame 5 and that.
relation to the frame 13. p
Particular attention 15- now. directed, to
the auxiliarv'frame 22 may be adjusted in" the leg supporting structures'A, B and' C. be
which are practically identical in construction, so that a description of one willsufi vas seat 6 or any other suitable servigeable, 'fi'cefor all three. The supporting structure A. includes a base plate 27 having legs 28 rising from the end thereof and terminating in loops '29 merging into extensions 30 disposed transversel of the legs for abutting the sides of the frame These le support.- in structures. when the extensions 30 abut the frame, are inclined so as to prevent their aecidental swinging to a folded position when the chair-bed is in use.
The construction, operation. and .utility, as well as the advantages of this invention will now be clearly understood without a more detailed description thereof. It is desired, however, to point out I designed the present structure particularly for use by automobile tourists, as the structure is very useful as a bed, reclining couch, and furthermore, is capable of being compactly folded in order that it will not take up much rooin in the automobile when not in use.
Of course, the device'is capable of different other and desirable usages which I need not enume ate herein. The present our bodiment of the invention has been disclosed in detail merely hv way of example since I a in actual practice it attains the features of advantage enumerated as desirable in the statei'nent of the invention and the above description. It will be apparent that. numer ous changes in the details oteonstruction, and in the materials, in the-sizes and in the combination and arrangemenhor the parts nlay be resorted to without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as hereinafter claimed, or sacrificing any of its ad 'antages. 1
Having thus described my invention. what I claim as new is t- 1. A conibinaiimi' chair-bed including, in combination, a bottom t1'aine, l)ai's slidably mounted on the bottom frame, a main hack i'ranie hinged to the bars, an auxiliary back frame slidahly mounted on the main back 't'ramc, leg; supporting;- structures, one hinged to the bottom trame, one'hinged to the bars, ne'hing'ed to the main hack frame, each leg supporting structure including a base plate, legs rising at an incline from the base plate and terminating in loops merging into extensions disposed transversty tot-he legs.
A. combination chair-bed including, in combination. a bottom frame, bars slidably mounted on the sides of the frame, a back 'l'raine hinged to the bars, leg supporting structures, one hinged to the bottom frame, one hinged to the bars, and one hinged to the back frame, each leg supporting structure including a base plate having a pair of legg'srising on. an incline therefrom and tern'iinating in loops merging into extensions transversely disposed to the legs.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature.