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Publication numberUS1650178 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 22, 1927
Filing dateOct 3, 1925
Priority dateOct 3, 1925
Publication numberUS 1650178 A, US 1650178A, US-A-1650178, US1650178 A, US1650178A
InventorsJerome T Atkinson
Original AssigneeJerome T Atkinson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Swinging davenport
US 1650178 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov. 22, 1927. 1,650,178

J. T. ATKINSON SWINGING DAVENPORT Filed 001;. 5. 1925 Figi, H 5

j. AT NSON (s AHm'ney.

Patented Nov. 22, 1927.




Application fled October 3, 1925. Serial No. 60,889.

The present invention relates to swinging davenports and consists in the combinations and arrangements of elements hereinafter described and particularly set forth in the accompanying claims. a

The invention is proposed as a further s improvement over the types of gliding davenports disclosed in my co-pendin applications for U. S. patents, to wit: erial No. 18,846, filed March 27, 1925; Serial No.

18,847, filed March 27, 1925; Serial No. 18,848, filed March 27, 1925.-

The present invention is characterized in having the seat or lounge portion so mounted 1 on the stands or supports as to give a free and easy swinging motion to the seat, and in a manner which will always keep correct the center of mass of structure coincident withthe center of gravity of the movable load, and hereby insure a stable and rigid structure.

A further purpose of the invention resides in providing suspending elements of maximum length for the seat portion, to the end of obtaining a maximum leverage, thereby givingto the swing a motion approximatingan are or similar to the movements of a hammock. And it is further proposed to have the several points of suspen ed connections made adjustable so that the extent of swing or sweep and positioning of-the load on the seat may be varied at will.

The invention is shown by way of illustration in the accompanying drawings,


Figure 1 is a front elevational view of the davenport; and

Fi ure 2, a side elevational view thereof and igure 3, a fragmentary bottom plan 40 view of a detail in larger scale.

Referring to the construction in further detail and wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts in the different figures shown 3 indicates the seat orlounge portion that is swingingly mounted on suitable supports 4 that are located at the respective ends of and suitably spaced from said seat. Each of the sup rts 4, is

, provided with extended bases or eet 5, and

at its upper end each support has an arm rest 6 whose length is substantially the same as the width of the seat portion 8.

Figure 3, or in any suitable manner.

chains 7 have rings or links 10 adapted for removable connection with the apertured ends 11- of the two bracket-arms 12 (see Figure 2). The four bracket-arms 12 are of a length suitable for extending the chains 7 at such distance below the under side of the seat as will provide the necessary sweep or leverage for the suspending chains. It

is further provided that the suspending chains may be connected. to the supports 9 and 12 slightly back of the medial line of the seat so that in operation the davenport will be quite stable, and a relatively prolonged and easy swinging motion to the seat insured.

To vary this the several brackets 12 are adjustably mounted to the under side of the seat portion 3 and there secured by the several fastening bolts 13 running through the elongated slots (15) in the brackets, sIee 11 like mannerthis variation may be made by adjusting the chain links '8 in the several holes 9.

It is to be understood that the invention as herein disclosed is not limited to the details of construction shown and described, as these may be varied widely without departin from the spirit of the invention as define by the claims.

What is claimed as new is:

1. In a swinging davenport the combination of suitable end supports provided with horizontally) spacedapertures, a seat, brackets adapted to e secured to the underside of the seat, means for securing. said brackets adjustably to the seat in forward and rearward directions, and suspensionmembers of fixed lengthadapted to selectively engage said apertures with their upper ends and fixedly 1 said brackets with their lower ends,

-= tially as set forth.

2. In a swinging davenport the combination of suitable end supports provided with horizontally spaced apertures, a seat, brackets having depending arms, means for mounting 5 the brackets adjustably in forward and rearward directions on said seat, and chains of fixed length with their lower ends attached to said bracket arms and their upper ends adjusted to selectively. engage said apertures, whereby the extent of swm of the hammock 10 may be regulated, substantially as set forth. In witness whereof, I'have hereunto set my hand at New York city, New York. JEROME T. ATKINSON.

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U.S. Classification5/129, 5/103, 5/127
International ClassificationA47C3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/0255
European ClassificationA47C3/025C