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Publication numberUS177855 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1876
Publication numberUS 177855 A, US 177855A, US-A-177855, US177855 A, US177855A
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 177855 A
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COMBINED CHAIR, mum-m. No. 177,855. Patented. m 23, 1,876.


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QFIFICE JAMES H LEAMQNDQDE.ioAMDEN, New. arresting ff Specification fo r mingipart of LettersrPatent No. 177,355, dated Ma ea sm; application filed 1Eebruary12 ,1876. a

To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, JAMES H. LEAMOND, of Camden, in the county of Camden and State of New Jersey, have invented a certain new and 'useful Ghilds Chair, Crib, Cradle, Sled, Table, and Baby-Walker; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use it, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, which form part of this specification, in which Figure 1 is a longitudinal vertical section of my invention whenused as a baby -walker. Fig. 2 is the same when used-as a high and low chair and table. .Fig. 3 is the same when used as crib, cradle, or sled. Fig. 4 is an end view when used as a cradle, with the rockers .placed transversely to it. Fig. 0 is a detail view of one of the slips or slides.

My invention has for its object to provide a piece of honseholdfurniture which can be used for the purposes above indicatednamely, as a chair, table, &c. Referring to the accompanying drawings,

' A A designate the sides of the .chair, 850.,

having transverse grooves a, a, and a, and longitudinal grooves a a. B is the back of the chair, having an opening, for a purpose hereinafter described, closed by a disk, B, provided with buttons b b. C C are slides, the latter having an opening closed by a buttoned disk, c. D D are other slides cut away at d d. E E are rockers,the outer extremities of which are hinged, as shown at e, and pro-. vided with books 0 which engage with staples 6 when said-extremities are extended or thrown out. F F are rollers or wheels inserted in the sides A A, and G G are metallic rods or shoes placed on the edges of said side.

The method of operation is as follows To form achair, or chair and table, the sides AA are stood on their ends, as in Fig. 2, the rockers E E being reversed and held in place by For a low chair the slide O or O is placed in the lower groove a If necessary, remove the disk 0' for access to the opening in slide 0, to be used by the child.

To make a table with the low chair, insert one of the slides D in the groove a, adjusting its position by a pin, h. For sitting at an ordinary dining-table, insert one of the slidesO or O in the upper groove a If desired to have a separate childs table at a considerable height, insert one of the slides D in the uppermost groove a If a crib be desired, turn down the sides A, so they will rest as in Figs. 3 and 4. Insert the slides D D in the end grooves a lf it be desired to have the child rest low down in the crib, its mattress may be placed directly on the back (now bottom) B. If a higher and cooler position be desired, insertthe slides G G in the grooves a and a and crosswise said rockers should be placed trans-- I versely of the sides A A, entering the notches A of the latter, as shown in Fig. 4.

To form a sled, the slides will be as above described for the crib, one of' the slides D, if desired, being placed in one of the grooves 02, instead of the end groove a so as to allow a child to sit in front. The rockersE E may be pivoted by the pins h, so as to form shafts for pulling, or for the attachment of a dog or goat.

To form a baby-walker, the slides and rockers will be removed, and the article inverted, so as to bring the rollers or wheels F F on the floor or ground. The disk B will bethen removed, and the baby placed in the opening left by the removal of the former.

I would here remarkthat when the rockers E E are placed crosswise of the sides A A their hinged extensions will be turned in, so as not to take up too much room in the nursery or other apartment.

What I claim as my invention is-- 1. In combination with the sides A A, having grooves 00 a a a a, the slides G D for forming a low or high chair and table, substantially as shown and described. 7

2. In combination with the slides O and D, the sides A, having transverse and longitudi- 4. In combination with the sides A A, the rockers E E, having hinged extensions, so as to be lengthened or shortened for use when the crib is rocked lengthwise or crosswise, as described.

5. In combination with the sides A A and back or leaf B, having a removable disk, B, the rollers F F to enable the within-described article to be used as a baby-walker, substan tially as described. I

In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand. this 7th day of February, 1876.


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Cooperative ClassificationA47C13/00