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April 15,1930., E, SWINDLER FRONT PRPELLING ROCKING CHAIR Filed May 23, 1929 2 sheets-sneet 1 April .15,'1930" E. L.. svrvnuDLEFiV f Y1V,752870.3!
FRONT PRo-ELLING ROCKING CHAIR,
Filed May 25 1929 2 sheetshgt 2 Patented Apr.,v 15, 193` AUNITED EDGAR L. SWINDLER,'OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR Olt 'ONE-THIRD TD 4 LILLIAN SWINDLER, GF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS OFFICE I FRONT-PROPELLING BOOKING-CHATEL Application filed May 23,
The invention relates to improvementsin rocking chairs and attachments therefor affording effective support for the user`s legs and providing for extreme comfort when a person occupies a chair equipped with the invention.
. One object of the invention is to provide a rockingchair which may be rocked rcarwardly to a position permitting the occupant to comfortably recline for instance when reading, and to provide a leg and foot rest so connected with the chair as to prop the latter in reclining position as long as desired,
`a forward push` on the rest with the feet how` ever, serving to again permit rocking with the rest extended in frontof the chair and moving to and fro upon the floor.
It is another object ofthe invention to provide an attachment of the type set forth which is simple and inexpensive, may be easily attached to a rocking chair, will be very comfortable and convenient when in use, and when n'ot in use may be readily folded and stored in small space.
Another object of the invention is to provide a foot-rest and associated parts which assist in the rocking operation.
. With the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, description being accomplished by reference to the accompanying drawings. y
Fig. 1 is a perspective View showing one form of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing a different form of Construction and showing the zhair substantially in reclining position.'
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view i through the vstructure illustrated in Fig. 3.
In Fig. 1, L denotes a leg-rest having parallel longitudinal bars 5 whose rear ends are pivoted by bolts or the like 6 against the inner sides of the front legs F of a rocking chair C. Near their front ends, the bars are provided with supporting legs 7 whose 1929. serial No. 365,371.
A foot-rest R is provided over the front portion of the leg-rest L, and twovertical carrying bars 13 are provided for said footrest, these bars being pivoted between their ends to the front extremities of the bars V5, as indicated at 1K1. The upper ends 15 of the bars 13 are curved rearwardly and secured to the rest R, and are connected by a transverse slat rlhe lower ends of the bars 13 are connected by transverse slats v17--18 and are NETTIIE v curved rearwardly as at 19, these rearwardly curved ends being disposed for contact with the `front edges of the legs 7. These legs 7 are connected with eachother, immediately behind the slat 18, by another slat, and these slats are loosely bolted together as indicated at 21. The front ends of the bars 5 are also preferably connected by a transverse slat.
The construction above described is rather simple and inexpensive, may be quickly and easily attached to or detached from the rooking chair, and when in use affords a convenient and comfortable support for the users `legs and feet. Due to the vertically spaced .relation of the pivots 6-12 and to the provision of the pivots. 9-11-14, swinging of the vertical bars 13 takes place when the chair equipped with the attachment is'being rocked.4 Thisswinging of the`bars 13 moves the foott roll along the floor in the saine manner as- Aao bars 5, and to the fact that the bars 10 are at the outer sides of said legs 7. Hence, these bars 10 are placed in planes outwardly spaced from said bars 5. Thus, the bars lO when pivoted to the outer sides of the legs F and the bars 5 when pivoted to the inner sides of said legs, will have no binding action upon their pivots.
In Figs. 2 and 3, the parts L-R-5 9--7-8"-ll-l06 and l2 correspond to the analogous parts above described with regard to Fig. l. The foot-rest It however, is Vrigidly supported by upward extensions 13 on the front ends of the side bars 5 of the leg-rest L In this form of construe tion, as the chair C is rocked, the rollers 8 the rollers 8 but no relative movement takes place between the foot-rest It and other parts.
The rockers of the chair C have such a throw that said chair can be rearwardly rocked to a comfortable reclining position and without danger of tipping over backwards. This reclining position is reached when the chair is rearwardly rocked slightly beyond the position shown in Figs. 2 and 3.
With either forni of the invention, the bars 10 and 10 as the case maybe, then prop the chair as long as thev occupant wishes to reeline, for instance when reading. When it is again desired to rock, it is only necessary to push forwardly upon the foot-rest with the feet. When this is done, the rollers 8 and 8 roll forwardly, allowing forward rocking of the chair and the foot and leg rest then occupies its original position in front of the chair and t0 and fro rocking may again take place.
On account of advantages existing for the features of construction shown, they are preferably followed. However, within the scope of the invention as claimed, variations may be made.
I claim 1. .Incombination with a rocking chair; a leg support extending forwardly'from the chair and having longitudinal side bars, two legs pivoted at their upper ends to said side bars on transverse axes, floor-engaging rollers on the lower ends of said legs, two rearwardly inclined bars pivoted on transverse axes to the lower ends of said legs, and means pivoting the rear ends of said inclined bars and the rear ends of the aforesaid side bars to the upper front portion o f the rocking chair on transverse axes.
2, In combination with a rocking chair; a leg support extending forwardly from said chair and having longitudinal side bars,-two legs pivoted at their upper ends to said side bars on transverse axes, floor-engaging rollers on the lower ends of said legs, two rear- 'wardly inclined bars pivoted at their lower ends to the lower ends of said legs, means pivoting the rear ends of said longitudinal bars to the front portion of the rocking chair, y
whose rockers have such throw as to permit rearward rocking of the chair to a comfort? able reclining position without danger of tipping over backwards; a leg and foot support pivoted to and extending forwardly from the front portion of said rocking chair, legs connected with and projecting downwardly from the front portion of said foot and leg rest, rollers on the lower ends of said legs to move forwardly and rearwardly upon the floor when rocking, and rearwardly inclined bars connected at their front ends with the lower ends of said legs, the upper rear ends of said inclined bars being pivoted to said front por' tion of the chair; saidfoot and leg rest, said legsand said inclined bars being swingable to a position at which the latter serve to prop said rocking chair in the aforesaid reclining position until such position is no longer desired, whereupon forward push with the feet upon said rest will permit restoration of the parts to their normal positions.
4. A rocking chair attachment comprising a leg support to extend forwardly from a chair, said support having longitudinal side bars, two legs pivoted at their upper ends to A 'said side bars on transverse axes, floorengaging rollers on the lower ends of said legs, two bars pivoted on transverse axes to and inclining rearwardly from the lower ends of said legs, and means for pivoting the rear ends of said inclined bars and the rear ends of the aforesaid side bars to the upper front portion of the chair on transverse axes.
5. Arocking chair attachment comprising a leg support to extend forwardly from a rocking chair, said support having longitudinal side bars, means for pivoting the rear ends of said bars against the inner sides of the front legs of the chair, two legs pivoted to said side bars and provided at their lower ends with Hoor-engaging rollers, two bars pivoted to and inclined rearwardly from the lower ends of the lastnamedrle'gs, these legs being disposed at the outer sides of said side bars and said inclined bars being disposed at the outer sides of said last-named legs, whereby said inclined bars are positioned in,planes spaced outwardly from said side bars, permitting disposal of their rear yends at the outer sides of the front chairv legs, and means for pivoting said rear ends of saidinclined bars to said chairlegs.' .e
6. A' rocking chair attachment comprising a leg support to extend forwardly from a chair, said support having longitudinal side bars, two legs pivoted at their upper ends to said side bars on transverse axes, Hoor-engaging rollers on the lower ends of said legs, two bars pivoted on transverse axes to and inolining' rearwardly from the lower ends of said legs, means for pivoting the rear ends of said inclined bars and the aforesaid side bars to the upper front portion of the chair on 5 vertically spaced axes respectively, a foot-rest over the front portion of said leg-rest, and two carrying bars for said foot-rest pivoted loetweentheir ends to the front ends of said side bars, the upper ends of said carrying w bars eing curved rearwardly and secured to said oot-rest, the lower ends of said carrying laars being curved rearwardly and bearing against the lower portions of said legs.
p In testimony whereof ll have hereunto aiu 151 xed my signature.
\ EDGAR L. SVVNDLER.