US 1701684 A
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Feb. 12, 1929. 1 1,701,684
E. C. LEE
CHAIR FOR USE IN CANOEIS AND THE LIKE Filed March 1928 1mm Q 0 7 e f z gnucutoz Patented Feb. 12, 1929.
EDWIN 0. LEE, or AUGUSTA, MAINE.
CHAIR- FOR USE IN CANOES AND THE LIKE.
Application filed March 8, 1928.
This invention relates to chairs for use in canoes or other smallboats and has for an important object thereof the provision of a device of this character which might likewise be conveniently employed as a beach chair or as a fireside chair or in the camp.
An important object of the invention is to provide a structure .which will provide a comfortable seatand back therefor which will be substantially unaffected by changing weather conditions. I
A. still further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which may be relatively cheaply manufactured and which, at the same time, will be durable and efficient in service.
A. further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is foldable, so that it may be stored in a comparative- 1y small space. v
These and other objects I attain by the construction shown in the accompanying drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention and wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a chair constructed in accordance with my invention;
Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof, the back of the chair being illustrated in solid lines in its normal position and in dotted lines in the position which it assumes for storage.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, the numeral 10 generally designates a base comprising side members 11 connected by rungs or dowels 12. Adjacent their rear ends, these side members are connected by a transversely extending rustproof metal bar 13, the purpose of which will presently appear.
The side members 11 are preferably relatively shallow. Secured to the upper surface of the side members is a U-shaped bow 14:, the open end of which is directed towardthe rear end of the base. The arms of the bow adjacent the open end thereof are connected by a transverse bar 15 and upon this bar and the bow is mounted a woven rawhide or gut seat 16, the weave of which preferably corresponds to that employed in the construction of snowshoes.
Serial No. 260,050.
A back bow 17 is provided, the arms 18 of which, adjacent their lower ends, are pivoted at 19 to blocks 20 secured to the upper surface of the arms of the bow 14; adjacent the rear ends thereof. Above the pivots, the arms 18 are connected by a cross bar 20 and this cross bar and the bow provide supports for a woven of the back. From this position, the bow 1'?" may be swung to a position where it is superimposed upon the bow 14 and the device is collapsed for transportation.
It will be obvious that a device of this char acter may be relatively cheaply produced and will be very durable and efficient in service since the woven back and seat are of such character that they will not be affected by moisture or changes in temperature.
Since the construction hereinbefore set forth is capable of a certain range of change and modification without materially depart ing from the spirit of the invention, I do not limit myself to such specific structure except as hereinafter claimed. i
I claim In a device of the type described, a base including side members, a U-shaped bowsecured to the upper surfaces of the side members and having its open end rearwardly directed, a second U-shaped bow operatively pivotally connected with the first named bow at the rear endthereof and swingable about the pivots thereof from a position where it is substantially vertically disposed to a position where it overlies and issuperimposed upon the first named bow, transverse bars extending across the open mouths of the bows and a woven net connecting said bows and their associated bars.
In testimony whereof" I hereunto afliz: my signature.
EDWIN 0. LEE.