US 1739366 A
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Dec. 10, "1929. cs. A. LANG CO MBINATI ON CHILD S CHAIR Filed Jan. 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet l .16 29 57 42 3 gwuwnko'o Dec. 10, 1929.
GA. LANG 1,739,366 COMBINATION CHILDS CHAIR Filed Jan. 192 6 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I I I 1/6 5 26 t 26 f X Y 15 L 5 2 L] 3 42 42 E guucnfot Patented Dec. 10, 1929 GUY A. LANG, OF SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA COMBINATION CHILDS 01mm Application filed January 7, 1926. Serial No. 79,802.
The present invention relates to a combination childs chair and aims to provide a novel and improved device of this character which can be conveniently and efficiently used as a high chair with or without tray, plain chair with or without tra commode, or sanitary seat for association with an ordinary toilet'seat.
Another object of the invention is to provide a nursery chair as above outlined which can be folded in a compact form so as to permit the convenient or easy carrying of the chair While traveling, yet providing a chair which will be rigid while in use without the 5 slightest danger of its collapsing with a child in it, said chair making traveling with a small child comfortable for both mother and child.
It is also an object of the invention to provide a chair of the above indicated character,
which is simple and substantial in construc-' tion, which can be manufactured economically, and which will be thoroughly efiicient and practical in use.
With the foregoing and other view, which will be apparent as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the construction and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention. The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved childschair, showing the same associated with an ordinary chair so as to provide a high chair, I
Figure 2 is a side elevation of my improved chair,
Figure 3 is a vertical section through the chair, showing the same in position for use upon a toilet seat so as to provide a sanitary seat for a child,
Figure 4 is a top plan showing the chair in folded position, v
Figure 5 is a bottom plan with the chair in folded position,
Figure 6 is a side elevation in like position, Figure 7 is a rear elevation showing the chair in folded position,
objects in of the side arms Figure 8 is a front elevation, the chair being arranged as an ordinary plain chair with tray attached, 7
Figure 9 is a perspective view of the device, showing the same arranged for association with a toilet seat,
Figure 10 is a fragmentary section taken on line 1010 of Figure 2, I
Figure 11 is a bottom perspective View of the tray disconnected from the chair,
Figure 12 is a fragmentary vertical section showing the manner in which the tray is attached to the side arms of the chair, and
Figure 13is a fragmentary section of the rear portion of the chair, showing the manner in which the legs are held in folded position'.
In carrying out the invention, seat 15 is provided with an opening or hole 16 extending therethrough at approximately the cen- 7 ter thereof, and at the opposite side marginal edges of said seat are arranged cleats which are of substantially U-shape formation in cross section and adapted to receive the side edges of the seat 15. Hingedly connected to the upper edges of the cleats 17 are side arms 18, provided with hand engaging openings 19 therein to permit carrying the chair from place to place. The upper forward edges 18 are cut away at 20 to receive a tray 21, which serves the purpose of holding a child in the chair, as well as a table when the child is eating. The tray 21 has a metallic strip 22 secured to the lower surface thereof and extending approximately the length thereof for reinforcing the tray against breaking or sagging while in use. At
the underside of the opposite ends of the tray are recesses 23 over which are secured metallic plates 24 having openings 25 therein for receiving the upper or free ends 26 of latches 27 secured to the inner faces of the side arms 18. It will be noted that the openings in the metallic plates 24 communicate with the recesses in the tray so that the angled portions of the latches may extend into said notches and engage the plates.
In order to hold the side arms 18 against inward movement while the chair is in use as well as provide a back rest board 28 is attached to the rear end off the seat 15, by
hinges 29, said board or back extending between the side arms when they are raised to operative position also permitting the folding of the'back 28 downwardly upon the seat before ,the side arms are folded it being noted that the latter are hinged at a higher elevation by reason of the battens 17 attached to the side edges of the seat. Inorder to lock the side arms 18 against outward movement-when the back 28 is swung to an operative position, apair of metal hooks 30 are attached to the opposite edges of the back by screws 30, and the bills 30" of these hooks interlock with hooks 31 secured to the side arms by screws 31". By referring-to. Fig. 10, it can be seen that by use of these interlocking hooks the back is held against backward movement and the 2 side arms against outward movement, which will relieve strain on the hinges connecting the back and side arms respectively to the seat 15, and to prevent forward movement of the back 28, which would cause disconnection '25 of the side arms, a spring clip 32 is connected to the rear end of one of the side arms, with the free end or yieldab le portion 32 thereof adapted to spring outwardly in the path of movement of the back 28 in a forward direc- 30 tion, thus preventing such forward movement of the back. The side arm 18 is recessed in the rear of the free end of this clip, as at 32, to permit said free end to be manually forced into said recess when the back is From the foregoing, it can be seen that when the backjand side arms are in operative position they are connected in such a manner as to rigidly support or brace each other in upright position. The back 28 is also provided wlth a hand hole 33 for convenience in graspiililg the upper end of said back in lifting the 0 air.
Connected to the seat 15 sli htly forward of the hinges 29, by means of inges 34, is a cover member 35 for closing the opening 16 in the seat providing an auxiliary. seat so that the chair may be used either as an ordinary chair or as a commode, the seats in connection with the side arms and back being also usable on an ordinary toilet seat, the cover or auxiliary seat 35 being constructed of relatively thin material so as to not interfere with the folding of the back and sides upon the same.
Hingedly connected to the lower edges of the cleats 17 is a pair of leg .sections 36 adapted to fold inwardly and unden the seat15 'when not in use, and cut out at their lower ends centrally, as at 37 so as not to clOsethe opening 16 in the seat when said leg sections are in folded position. A brace or supporting member 38 is hin ed under the rear end of the seat 15 and is adapted to extend down- .65 wardly between the leg sections '36 when the for bracing the parts and swung forward or folded down upon the seat.
chair is in use, for bracing the leg sections or.
preventing them from folding inward. The
brace or supporting member 38 is also cut out at its lower end centrally, as at 39, so as not to close the opening 16 in the main seat when said brace or supporting member is folded upwardly against the same, it being noted that in this instance, as in the connection of the side arms tothe cleat, the latter disposes the hinges connecting the legs below the hinges connecting the brace for folding of the parts as shown in Fig. 3. The leg sections '36'are also provided with metal hooks similar to those connecting the back and side 38 through which are extended i secured to the seat of the chair, and the latter serves as a foot rest for a child occupying my improved chair; On-the outer sides of the leg sections 36 are resilient cushions 42 in the usualform of semi-spherical rubber blocks for engaging an ordinary toilet seat so as to prevent slipping of my improved chair off the toilet seat or marring the same when my improved chair is used as an auxiliary sanitary seat.
In order that the leg sections as well as the brace or supporting sections 38 may be held against the underside of the seat 15 when the device is to be associated with toilet seat, I have provided a pivoted catch 4:3 on the rear end of the seat 15 and having a bent end 44 engaging apertured plates 45 on an ordinary.
the leg sections 36 at the rear ends thereof,
as clearly illustrated in Figures 3 and 13 of the drawings. a r
The battens 17 at opposite sides of the seat 15 are grooved at their inner edges to receive the edges of the seat and provide portions projecting above and below the seat equal to the combined thickness of the lid 35 and back 28 in one instance and that of the brace 38 in the other, whereby the side arms and lugs of the chair form the top and bottom of the device when the parts are folded, and as the outer end of the back 28 pro ects beyond the seat the hand hole 33 provides for conveniently grasping said projecting end of the back in carrylng the chair when folded.
In operation, when my improved chair is to be used in association with an ordinary chair to provide a high chair, the leg sections, side arms, and back are swung to open position and the tray placed on the side arms.
My improved chair is then mounted upon then the tray or either as an ordinary add to the comfort of gage the hooks wardly against the underside of the the seat of'an ordinary dining room chair, or the like, and the straps 41 passed through the elongated openings 40 in the leg sections and around rounds of the chair, as illustrated in Figure 1 of the drawings to secure both chairs together, the seat of the ordinary chair serving as a foot rest for a child climbing into the chair. or seated therein. When it is desired to use my improved chair as a commode, the lid 35is swung upwardly and a vessel placed under the opening 16 in the seat 15 upon the seat of the dining room or ordinary chair.
When my improved chair is to be used as a childs chair the leg sections 36 rest directly upon the. floor, and of course the tray may be removed by forcing the forward ends of the side arms 18 slightly inwardly to disen- 26 from the keeper plates on said tray. The chair may also be used as a commode when it is resting on the floor, in this instance the vessel also resting on the floor beneath the seat 15, .the leg sections being of sufiicient height for the purpose.
In usingmy improvedchair as a sanitary seat upon toilet seats, the brace or supporting member 38 and the leg sections are swung upseat and held in place by engagement of the catches 43. It will be noted that when the leg sections are locked in this position the brace or supportng member 38 is held in place by said leg sections, and that'said brace as well as the leg sections being cut away centrally will not interfere with the opening 16 in the seat, and when the chair in the form of an auxiliary seat is placed upon a toilet seat it is ready for use after swinging the cover or 11d 35 upwardly. The cushions 42 prevent accidental sliding of the auxiliary seat on the toilet seat as well as marring thereof. It is .to be noted that when used as a seat upon toilet seats the upstanding side arms and back will prevent a childs clothes from coming in contact with the seat of the toilet, thus increasing its safe use as a sanitary device.
If desired, a cloth padmay be placed over the seat 15 to prevent the childs skin coming in contact therewith, and of course a cushion maybe placed in the chair when it is used chair or high chair to the occupant.
lrVhile the tray is preferably constructed of wood, it is to be understood that it may be made of aluminum or any other metal found desirable and may be depressed to prevent li uid food when s ilt u on the tra from 1 P P y runningofl' onto the childs floor.
When the chair is not in use. and it is declothes or the sired to store or ship the same, or for convenience in carrying it, the, leg sections are folded inwardly after the brace or supporting member is swung against the seat, and
table 21 being removed the I trally back 28 is swung downwardly on releasing the metal clips 32 permitting the side arms to be swung downwardl thus folding the parts in knockdown con ition as illustrated in Figures 4, 5, 6, and 7 of the drawings. It is obvious that when the chair is folded it will be compact for storage and shipment and may be easily carried from place to place, and if it should be-desired to cover the same the straps 41 maybe employed for securing the cover in place.
Having thus described I- claim as new is:
1. A low chair for children comprising a seat with a central opening therein, grooved cleats fitted at the opposite side edges of said seat to provide portions thereof projecting above and below the seat, a back hinged to the rear end of the seat and adapted to be folded between thecleats, side arms hinged to the upper edges of the cleats to fold on the back, side pieces forming the legs hinged to the lower edges of the cleats to fold inward, and an end piece adapted to brace the legs apart hinged to the underside of the rear end of the seat to fold against the latter between the cleats and lie between said seat and folded legs, the end piece and side pieces or legs being cut away cenmy invention, what ing in cleats fitted at the opposite side edges of said seat to provide portions thereof projecting above and below the seat, an auxiliary seat-hinged near the rear end of the main seat to fold thereon between the cleats, a back hinged to the rear end of the main seat beyondthe auxiliary seat to fold upon the latter between the cleats, side pieces forming the arms of the' chair hinged to the upper edges of the cleats to fold on the back, side pieces forming the legs hinged to the lower edges of the cleats to fold inward, and an end piece adapted to brace the legs apart hinged to the underside of the rear end of the seatto fold against the same between the cleats and lie between said seat and foldedlegs, the end piece and side pieces or legs being cut away centrally so they will not obstruct the o ening in the main seat; together with inter ocking catch members on the parts cooperating when the foldable parts are extended from the main seat to hold them 'in this position.
GUY A. LANG.
so they will not obstruct the openthe seat; together with cooperating catch members on the several parts for holdwhereof, I have aflixed my