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Publication numberUS1629306 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 17, 1927
Filing dateJun 10, 1926
Priority dateJun 10, 1926
Publication numberUS 1629306 A, US 1629306A, US-A-1629306, US1629306 A, US1629306A
InventorsReeder John J
Original AssigneeReeder John J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Headrest for barber chairs
US 1629306 A
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May 17, 1927.

J. J. REEDER HEADREST FOR BARBER CHAIRS 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 10. 1926 v May 17, 1927.

I 1,629,306 J. J. REEDER HEADREST FOR BARBER CHAIRS Fi led fine 1a. 1926 '2 Shegts-Sheet 2 Iiwerztor Fr ar JOHNJ; REEDER, OF WEST UNION, IOWA.


A lication-filed June .10, 1926. Serial No. 115,049.

This invention relates to an improved head rest which is especially, but not necessarily, designed for use inassociation with barber chairs and similar appliances where the occupant is called upon to assume a reclined position to facilitate work'of the attend-ant and comfort of the occupant.

My principal aim is to generally improve upon structures of this class by providing one of comparative simplicity and durability including novel details arranged in an improved combination of parts serving to produce a highly practical structure and one which will serve to permit the head of a stooped person to be arrangedin a convenient position for shaving.

Other objects and advantages of the invent-ion will become apparent from the tollowing description.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same:'

Figure 1 15 a view on a small scale show head rest adjusted.

Figure 3 is an enlarged detail view in section and elevation showing the construction and arrangement of parts more plainly.

Figure l is a rear elevation of Figure 3, looking in a direction from left to right.

Figure is an enlarged detail section showing the release,mechanism.

Figurefi is a perspective view of one of the area-ate adjusting arms.

Referring to the drawings in detail, and to Figures 1 and 9. it will be seen that the reference character ldesignates a back rest of a chair which, as is usual, is provided with an appropriate cushion 2. The invention, which is in the form of an attachment is designated generally by the reference nating at its lower end in a tongue 6 (see Figure 4) which ispivotally mounted be tween the bifurcated head 7 on the upper end of the rack bar 8. This rack bar telescopes into a socket provided in the back rest 1 and an appropriate pawl (not shown) is associated with the teeth of the rack bar to permit it to be easily pulled out or shoved in. Also attached to the head? is a substantially right angular bracket 9, the long arm of which is disposed in spaced parallelism with the plate 5,'when the latter is in longitudinal alignment with the rack bar 8." This bracket is provided witli'guides 10 as shown time attention is directed to Figure 5 wherer in this construction 'is shown plainly. As indicated here, a suitable metal housing 16 is provided and is mounted on the upper ends of the brackets 9, and this serves to house a pair of pivoted operating members 17 which are actuated by finger pieces .18.

The arms 17 are of course pivotallyconnected to the inner ends of the latch bolts 14.

It is obvious from the release mechanism shown in Figure 5 and the pivotal connection of the arcuate arms 12 with the aforesaid plate 5 that this plate can be raised from the position shown in Figure 1 to the position shown in Figure 2 or any inter mediate position by pressing inwardly upon the finger pieces 18 in order to release the latch bolt 14 and to allow tree sliding of the arcuate arms which serve as props. Then by releasing the finger pieces, the spring 15 serves to project the latch boltinto engagement with the adjacent retaining shoulder 13 to hold the arms 12 in the positions to which they havebeen moved. In this way the head rest 4 can be arranged at a suitable elevation to accommodate the neck and head of the particular occupant of the chair. It is therefore clear that the head rest can be adjusted to each and every occupant to dispose his head at the proper elevation to facilitate shaving, facial treatments, and other operations performed by a barber. Moreover, the device will permitthe occupant to recline in a very con'ifortable 'position. In this connection it will be remembered that many persons inhabiting barber shops and the like are in such physical condition as to make itimpossible for them to lie in the same position as persons enjoying normal health and stature. For instance, we final persons that are naturally stoop shouldered, or their head positioned in such re,- lationto the body that it is substantially impossible for them to rest their heads upon the ordinary head rest. \Vith this device however the head can always bepositioned in the most convenient manner to facilitate operations of the barber. As before stated, however, the invention is not restricted to use on barber chairs, but may be used on operating tables, or similar appliances'.

lvh ile the preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and described, it is to be understood that the relative proportions, size, and arrangement of parts may be varied within thescope ot the adj oined claims. I

Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by LettersjPatent is 1,. In a head rest structure of the class described, a rack bar adapted'to be adjustably mounted on a chair back or the like, a plate. pivotally connected to the outer end of said rack bar, a head rest carried by said plate, arcuate arms, pivotally connected to said: plate, said arms being provided with longitudinally spaced shoulders, brackets carried by said rack bar, guides on said brackets between which said arms are, slidalo 1y mounted, and releasable retaining means, carried. by said brackets and includ;

ing spring pressed retaining bolts passing through the brackets and engaging the shoulders on said arms, whereby to permit said plate to, be held in various adjusted positions.

2. In a head rest structure of the class described, a rack bar adapted .to be adjust-- ably mounted on a chair back, a plate pivotally connected to the outer end of said rack bar, a head rest carried by said plate, a pair of right angular brackets connected to the rack bar and having their long portions disposed in parallelisn'i to said plate when the plate is in alinement with the racl';

bar, arcuate arms pivotally connected to the intermediate portion of the plate and hav-' ing grooves in their edges, guides carried by said brackets and having portions extending into said grooves, said arms being provided with longitudinally spaced shoulders,

spring pressed latch bolts extending through i the brackets and cooperable with the shoulders on said arms, a casing carried by the brackets, a pair of plvotally mounted op cfating members in said casing connected with said latch bolts for retracting the lat ter, and linger-pieces carried by said operating members and extending outwardly through openings in said casing, whereby when linger pieces are pressed inwardly,

P the operating members will retract the latch bolts for permitting adjustment of the arms- JOHN J. REEDER.

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U.S. Classification297/408, 27/13
International ClassificationA47C1/00, A47C1/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47C1/10
European ClassificationA47C1/10