US 1700337 A
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Jan. 29, 1929.
I F. J. RENNER COMBINATION CHAIR ANDRADIO RECEIVING SET Filed April 13, 1928 for tuning devices.
Patented Jan. 29, 1929.
UNITED STATES FRANK J'. RENNER, OF J'OLIET, ILLINOIS.
COMBINATION CHAIR AND RADIO RECEIVING SET.
Application filed April 13, 1928. Serial No. 269,679.
This invention relates to an article of furniture such as an arm chair or sofa arranged for housing a radio receiving set and the objects of the invention are to provide an article of furniture of this nature having the control means for a radio set conveniently arranged in an arm of a chair, and a compartment below the seat for receiving the radio apparatus including tuning devices, batteries, speaking unit, etc.
The objects of the invention are accomplished by a construction such as shown in the drawings wherein: I
Figure 1 is a plan view of the improved article of furniture showing the seat therof partly broken away to expose the arrange ment of the radio receiving set and a lid in one of the arms also partly brokenaway to show the arrangement of the control means Fig. 2 is a view in side elevation of the chair partly broken away to disclosethe arrangeifnent of the radio set and control means there- Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the chair.
Fig. 4: is a fragmentary detail of an arm of the chair in which the controlling means for the radio set is located.
The arm chair shown in the drawings is of customary design, the frame structure of which includes a base 1 and a seat rest 2. The radio set 3, batteries 4 and 5, and speaking unit 6 are supported on base 1 and housed in the chair body. Access to the radio set and loud speaker may be had by removing the seat cushion 7. The batteries are removable through an opening in the back of the chair. This opening is normally closed by the hinged door 8.
Tuning is accomplished by a single dial or wheel 12 rotatably mounted in a hollow arm of the chair. The setting wheel 12 is arranged for making all required adjustments in less than a full turn. It is rigid with a pulley 13 to which a belt 14 is riveted at one point. The belt is also connected by a single rivet to a pulley 15 on the radio set 3. Pulley 15 by connections not shown operates the tuning elements of the radio. The on and off switch 16, local and distance switch 17 and volume and control knobs 18 and 19, are located at the side of the setting element 12.
--The switches are connected to the receiving set b conduits 11 which are hidden from view y the upholstery on the side of the chair.
A lid 20 hinged to the chair arm covers these devlces when not in use. The opposite arm of the chair is provided with a compartment I for accessories covered by a similar lid 21.
The sound outlet 22 forvthe speaking unit 6 is indicated in Fig. 8.
The operation of the control devices for the radio is not different than is customary, but these devices being located in the arm of the chair are convenient to the right hand of one sitting in the chair.
Although but one specific embodiment of this invention has been herein shown and described, it will be understood that details of the construction shown may be altered or omitted without departing from the spirit of this invention as defined by the following claims:
1. The combination with an article of furniture comprising a frame structure formed to provide an enclosed compartment, of a radio receiving set in said compartment comprising a tuning member, a hollow arm rest having an opening in the top thereof, and control mechanism for said receiving set mounted in said hollow arm comprising a setting Wheel extending into said opening and, operatively connected to said tuning member.
2. In an article of furniture comprising a frame structure formed to provide. an enclosed lower compartment, an arm rest having a top opening therein communicating with said compartment, a cover for said opening, a radio receiving set in said compartment comprising a tuning member, and control means for said receiving set comprising a setting wheel mounted in said top opening and operatively connected to the tuning member of said radio receiving set.
3. The combination with an article of furniture comprising a, frame structure formed to provide an enclosed compartment and having a hollow arm rest thereon provided with a top opening, of a radio receiving set in said compartment, and control means for said receiving set mounted in said arm rest, said control means comprising a rotatable element extending into said opening, a corresponding rotating element in the radio set, and a belt connection between said rotatable elements.
Signed at J olict, Illinois, this 16 day of March, 1928.
FRANK J RENNER.