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June 26, 1928. 1,674,741
J. ROSMAN CHILD s CONVERTIBLE ROCKER Filed NOV. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 iNVENTOR: iwpwa z g BYWSATTORNEY/ June26, 1928. I 1,674,741
J. ROSMAN I CHILDS CONVERTIBLE ROCKER Filed Nov. 8, 192a 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. Jump Bogman,
BY ATTORNEY I flamg Patented June 26, 1928. V:
UNITED STATES JOSEPH ROSMAN, on NEW YOR QN. Y.
Y CHILDS CONVERTIBLE ROCKER.
- Application filed November 8, 1926. Serial No.'146,8 97.
forth, the invention consisting essentially in the particular construction, combination and arrangement of component parts and appurtenances described and claimed, whereby the rocker may be made to function for the several purposes specified.
In the accompanying drawings I illustrate a practical embodiment'of the essential fea tures in a convertible twin rocker of the character designated, although I do not limit myself to the identical form and 'construction of component parts shown by way of exemplification, since changes may be made in minor details, and equivalent me chanical expedients resorted to, with like results and without departing from the spirit and intent of my invention in this respect.
Fig. 1, represents a side elevation of my twin rocker with the running gear retracted; Fig. 2, is a top view of the rocker as shown in Fig. 1; I
Fig. 3, is a central longitudinal section taken upon plane of line 3 3, Fig. 4, and, p e
the rockers R, R, as will be understood by reference more particlarly to Fig. 3, of the drawings.
indicating ning gear;
Fig. 4, is an end elevation of the rocker as shown in Fig. 3.
Rigidly mounted on therockers R, R, are the upright standards R. R, to which the longitudinal sidev girders R R are secured. The seats S, S, are rigidly attached to said standards R, R, and to the girders R R and are provided with back and side rails S, S, for the protection and support, of the occupants, the seats being arranged to face inward centrally with a foot board S between them, as shown more particularly in Fig. 3, of the drawings. v I
When it is desired to convert the rocker into a cradle or lounge the space betweenvthe seats S, S, is bridged .over by means of an extension. panel E, which may be slidably supported, when not in use, under one of the seats 'S, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, or foldably'hinged to one of the seats as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, of the drawings,the obthe operative positions of the runject in either case being to provide a medial support for a mattress, rug, or bedding spread over the seats-and said panel E, to
afford a suitable body rest for a child when recumbent thereon.
Four wheels W, W, are retractably mounted between the rockers R, R, preferably upon transverse members 1", 1', rigidly secured thereto as in the drawings. When not in actual use these wheels W, W, are positioned above the tread surfaces of the rockers and immediately under the seats S, S, as indicated in 1, of the drawings. When required for traction purposes the wheels W, W, are lowered into positions for contact withthe ground as indicated in Figs. 3 and 4, and retained temporarily in. such opera tive positions by suitable means.
In order to attain these results various mechanical expedients may be resorted to in mounting the wheels W, W. In the ar rangement shown in the drawings the axle w, of each pair of wheels W, W, is journalled in and between the outer endsof suspender arms a, a, the inner ends of which are pivotally connected with toggle arms a, a, which are in turn pivotally connected with journal'straps 7", r, rigidly attached to the aforesaid transverse members 1", 1", between In thisposition also, the toggle arms a, a, are rigidly coupled together by means of pins a engaging coincident holes in the said arms, as shown in Fig. 3, said coupling pins (1 being provided with-flexible connections a pendent from a fixed part of the rocker so as to insure its availability upon occasion' When the wheels W, are not required for use the pins (1 and. bolt 6, are withdrawn, and the togglearms andwheels folded up and tucked under the seats as in Fig. 1, after which the bolt ,6, is replaced on the rockers in readiness for future service upon occasion.
It Will thus be seen that my twin rocker is part hingedly connected arms hinged to said convertible to function also as a carriage, body structure, Wheels carried by said arms,
and likewise as a couch. and means for rigidly connecting said 10 WVhat I claim as my invention and desire hingedly connected arms for the purpose de- 5 to secure by Letters Patent, is: I scribed.
A convertible rocker of the character I v designated including a body structure, two JOSEPH ROSMAN.