US 1792247 A
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Feb. 10, 1931. J. A. scHAuss CHAIR Filed Sept.' 1, 1928 Patented Feb. .10, 1931 r-lining convenience.
JOHN A. sorrnuss, or NORWALK, orrro, Asfs'rcaven TO missionaries'r naivrrunn oo.,
OF NORWALK, OHIO, A
ere r This invention relates to furniture. This invention has utility when incorporated in variable position seats or chairs, especially of the upholstered type. having re- Referring to the drawings Fig. 1 1s a side elevation of a chair frame herein;
Fig. 2 is a view ofthe frame of Fig. 1, with the chair shifted to a reclining convenience position, as to the position in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a view in rear elevation of the frame of Fig. 1; V i
Fig. 4 is a section of'the chair on the line IVIV, Fig. 3 and 1 Fig. 5 is a detail view from the rear of the chair frame rear leg pair assembly. I
Rectangular seat comprises front bar 1, side bars 2 therefrom extending to rear cross bar 3. From the rear portions of the side bars 2 of the seat rises apair of chair back side members 1 having connecting strip-s 5, 6 7 8, therebetween from the top downward.
Extending forwardly from an intermediate height position of the members 4, are chair arin top portions 9 forwardly termlnating in drop portions 10,'tothe seat s1de bars 2. Depending from the'two front corners of the chair seatil, 2, 3, are front legs 11.
i This chair-seat, back, arms and front pair of legs are herein shown as a rlgid assembly uint, for receiving usual upholstery,"whether pair of slot shaped seats 17, and lower pair merely covered, cushioned, or overstuffed. Upholstery chair seat 12 is accordingly at all timesmaintained in the same relatively rigid set up position to chair upholstery back 13. Back-webbing or lining 14 as inwardly spaced from the rear covering 15 for the back provides space or pocket 16 in the back lower 7 portion. v
In the vicinity of this pocket 16, the chair back side members 4;, are provided w1th upper o fnormally setting up or minor notches 18,
and reclining convenience promoting or major notches 19. Countersunlr in the members 1 inner sides are reinforcing wear 'olates'2O at the seats 18, 19. p 7 In addition'to this general chair assembly 2 5 0 QHIQ I unit, incomplete as 'to rear-i support, is 'arelatively shiftable support, herein shown :as comprising a pair of rear legs 1 21 connected an auxiliarly' unit by intermediate tie piece or bar 22. #In addition to this bar 22 between the legs 21' there is upper rod 23 and lower rod 24. These-rods have in normal set up position under the nvention-- therear leg pair has thelegs 21 protrude from the lower opening 25 as the entrance to the pocket 16. In the assembly with the bar 24:
as interfitting means coacting with the seats 7 81, the upholstered seat 12 of the chair may be in normal set up position and aproximately horizontal. For obtaininga reclining convenience position for this chair, while still i maintaining the relative positions between the portions thereof with which the occupant of the'chair comes into position ofrepose, itis only necessary for one to give a slight lift and rearward shove to the chair in the region of the back thereof. The liftgshould be sufiicient to have the rod 24 shifted clear of the notches 18, and the rearward shove should be sutficient to rock the rear leg pair on; the rod 23 as an axis to bring thc rod 2-f'into the vicinity of the entrance tothe notches19 Vith the chair now settling down at the rear, the rod-2 lcomes to chair rear sustaining position at the upper ends of a rearward tilt upon the floor extremities of 7 the-front legs 11 as an axis, bringing the there i i chair back closer to the floor, as this chair comesintoreclining convenience position,- 5 For reset upof the'chalr, there is required tion, witha slight 'forward'pull, and, then a greater lift" for the chair back or rear porthe settling down'for the rod 24 to again seat plesubstantial structure.
What is claimed and it is desired to secure by Letters Patent is y 1. A chair comprising a seat and back unit,
a rear leg unit movable relatively to the back unit, means for changing the angularrelation of the chair and-rear leg embodying-guide slotmeans in one unit and a coacting'lug on the other unit, a plurality of directingslotsin 7 one of said units, and an additional coacting 10 lug intheot-her of saidunits pos'itioned-in one of said latter slots for determining one angular relation between the units and ina 7. different latter slot for determining different angular relation between-theunits.
- 2. A chair comprising a first unit embodying front legs, aseat and back; a second'rear legv unit, said first unit having ajpair of guide slots, said second unit havingrod means :coacting with theguide -slots, there being addi- 20 tional downwardly open, laterally adjacent r slots provided by the :first' unit,- and addi tional rodmeans carried bywthe second-unit veffective on relative shifting of the units to coact in difl'erentldownwardly open slotsgto 27 change the seat position. a
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