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Publication numberUS1796526 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 17, 1931
Filing dateDec 11, 1925
Priority dateDec 11, 1925
Publication numberUS 1796526 A, US 1796526A, US-A-1796526, US1796526 A, US1796526A
InventorsLaraia Giuseppe C
Original AssigneeLaraia Giuseppe C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reclining mechanism of barber or like chairs
US 1796526 A
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March 17; 1931. G. c. LARAIA RECLINING MECHANISM OF BARBER 0R LIKE CHAIRS Original Filed Dec. 11 1925 3 Sheets-Sheet l i IN V EN TOR. Giza aeppe Carmelo Zaraz'a,

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March 17,' 1931. G. c. LARAIA 1,796,526

RECLINING MECHANISM BARBER OR 'LIKE CHAIRS Original Filed Dec. 11 19 5 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 VENW Giuseppe Ca/"meZ aZara/za/ 1 AVTTORNEYS.

March 17, 1931. 3, LARMA 1,796,526

RECLINING MECHANISM OF BARBER 0R LIKE CHAIRS Original Filed Dec. 11 1935 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 IN V EN TOR.

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Patented Mar. 17, 1931 i UNETE erase This invention relates to barber or like chairs, and more particularly to the reclining mechanism thereof, and aims to provide improvements therein. V

The invention provides an improved reclining mechanism which is strong, sate, durable and easy working, and which facilitates the manufacture of the chairs of which it is a part, by enabling said chairs to be readily assembled, the necessity for special fitting, in the process of assembling the chairs, being done away with. The manufacture is further facilitated by the fact that by the invention standard machine-made parts can be used and put together, as stated, in such a way as to avoid special fitting. The invention further provides a practical all-metal reclining mechanism, which eliminates the commonly usedupholstered block where most dust and dirt accumulates, thus achieving an important improvement in the much-sought sanitary condition of these chairs and enhancing their appearance as well.

Several embodiments are illustrated in the accompanying drawings.

Figure 1 is a view of a barber chair, seen in side elevation, and showing he novel reclining mechanism.

Figs. 2, 3, 4 and 5 are views showing in greater detail the embodiment of the reclining mechanism shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 2 being a horizontal sectional view on the line 22, Fig. 3; Fig.3 being a view partly in section and partly in front elevation, the section being on the line 33, Fig. 2; Fig. 4.- being a vertical sectional view on the line ll-,

Fig. 3; and Fig. 5 being a rear view with certain parts in'section on the line 5 5, Fig.4. I

Fig. 6 is a view similar to Fig. 4, and showing a second embodiment of the invention.

Referring to said drawings, numeral 10 designates the seat of a barber chair or the like, and 12, a base or pedestal supporting said seat, and usually comprising a hydraulic piston 13, which is elevated and lowered by suitable mechanism operated by the y handle 15. These chairs have a reclinable part, so that the occupant may be moved OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

BARBER OR LIKE CHAIRS T FFICE No. 74,800. Renewed September 18, 1929.

from an upright to a recumbent position.

Sometimesthe reclinable part is the seat and its connected parts, and sometimes, as here shown, the seat is not-made provided with a pivoted back to tilt but is 18 and a pivoted foot and leg rest :20 which are movable to and from a reclining positi ly constructed, the back 18 an on. As usuald the foot and leg rest 20 are connected so as to move together, the arm-rest 22.serving as a link to connect the said reclinable parts together.

The reclinable parts are held in desired positions by suitable. means, as a reclining bar 24 attached at one end to one able parts (usually the foot of the reclinand leg. rest 20) and sliding in a clamp 26, operated to rib or release said reclinin .L 0

.bar 24 as desired, the operation of the clamp 26'being efiected through the handle 15,

as usual.

In the present invention it is preferably through the apron, and the construction and its manner of connection are novel.

The apron or panel may be in one or more parts, as here shown. As shown in Figs. 1-5,

inclusive, the apron comprises a strain bearing part, conveniently in the form of a spider 38, and a decorated or embellished part 40.

By making said panel thus,Tthe construction may be lightened, and the "chairs may be provided with different panels without in-.

. volving any change of parts e ple part' lO. Moreover, when Xcept the simthe panel part 40 does not have to bear strain, it may be made of any suitable material such as sheetmetal covered with enamel 41, of various designs and may be decorat ed in various ways, as shown in Figs' 2 and 3, a. construction which could not be madeuse of otherwise. By the use of panels such as described the chair is made more sanitary than heretofore, and its appearance ma and greatly enhanced. i j

y be variously The spider 38 has arms or parts 42, 43, 4-1., which are attached to the two side bars 30, 31, the arms 42-45 being conveniently drilled and tapped in a jig, and fastened to said side bars by screw-bolts a7 or the like passing through said side bars 30, 31 and engaging the threads in said arms Qr-t) (Fig. 4).

Said spider or straiirbearing part 38 bears on said side bars independently of said panel 40, and for this purpose the panel 40 is conveniently cut away, as indicated at 48, Fig. 3, and the legs or the arms l245 of the strain-bearing part 38 are provided with hearing portions 49 of greater height than the thickness of the panel l0, Figs. 2 and l. In the present instance the bearing portions 49 are shown as cast integrally on the arms l2l5 of the strain-bearing part 38. The panel or decorated part 40 is thus loosely mounted between the part 38 and the legs 3031 but is held firmly in place by suitable means. This means conveniently composes set screws 50 having threaded engagement with the arms 4l2l5 of said spider and adapted to bear on the backside of said panel 40 and press it against rearwardly facing shoulders or the like 52 on said side bars 30-31. Means are also preferably provided for holding said panel in fixed vertical position. This means conveniently comprises downwardly facing shoulders 55 on said side bars 30, 31, and the upward pressure of said panel against said shoulders 55 is efi'ected by means of an inclined plane 56, formed on the back of said panel (by bending back a piece of the metal if made of sheet-metal) on which some or all of said screw bolts 50 make contact, the resultant of forces being in directions to force said panel forward against the shoulders 52 and upwardly against the shoulders 55.

In the form of embodiment shown in Fig. (3, the panel is made heavy so as to bear the strains of the reclining bar connection and is enameled or decorated on its face, as desired.

Any suitable form of connection between the reclining-bar 2a and panel or apron 36 may be provided. It is, however, preferably a connection which allows of said parts being machine-made, drilled, etc., and fitted, and the connection made without the necessity of any fitting and subsequent machine-work. As the panel is carried by the side bars 30, 31 and the reclining bar works in the clamp 26 on the pedestal, even with machine-made parts made with the aid of jigs and fixtures, it is not possible to have the parts so accurate that the end of said reclining bar will accurately meet the part on said panel with which it is intended to connect. Accordingly the connection is of the kind which admits of lateral adjustment of the parts of the connection carried by the reclining bar and by the panel (or other part of the reclinable part 20). This adjustable connection 60 is conveniently in the form of knuckles or eyes (3263 on said spider 38 (or on the panel Fig. 6) which are spaced with relation to a knuckle or eye (A on said reclining bar 24, and with a pin passing through said eyes or knuckles, the spacing between theeyes or knuckles permitting lateral sliding movement of the knuckles on the pin to a position where there is no strain in the connection.

Between the bar 24 and spider 38 (or panel) there is preferably provided a bracket or intermediate part 78, and the eye or knuckle 64: is provided on this part 70, and a lower parallel set of eyes and pins 62, (33, ti l, 65 is preferably provided so as to hold said intermediate part stable in a vertical plane. An ordinary knuckle joint 73 may, with this construction, be provided between the bracket and reclining bar 24.

If the end of the reclining bar 24- is out of alignment with the part on the spider or panel with which it connects (as it usually is) the bracket or part 70 is slid laterally to one side or the other, on the pins 65, 65 until the two parts of the knuckle-joint 73 connect and work easily without strain. This position is best obtained by making the connection between the bracket 70 and bar 24, operating the reclining mechanism, and then restoring the parts to their original position.

After the proper position of the bracket 70 is thus ascertained, it is preferably fixed in this position. This is conveniently effected by a set screw 7 l, carried by said bracket and a lapted to be set against a part (as the bric go 75) on said spider 38 (or panel) or vice versa. It will thus be seen that the reclining mechanism and its connecting arts may all be made of machine-made standard parts, may be all metal parts, and the connection made between the reclining rod 24 and the apron or other part of the reclinable part 20 without the necessity of any fitting other than the assembling of completely manufactured parts. This saves greatly in the quantity production of these chairs, and provides a very much stronger, safe and durable connection than the usual crude construction involving a wood-block attached to the apron and to I which a bracket for connecting with the reclining rod fixed by means of wood screws The adjustable connection (10 may be embodied in the two part form of panel or apron (Figs. 15) as well as in the single-part apron (Fig. 6).

The invention may receive other embodiments than those herein specifically illustrated and described.

What is claimed is:

1. A barber chair or the like having a reclinable part, a reclining bar, a clamp therefor, and a connection between said reclinable part and said reclining bar, said reclinablc Til) part comprising side pieces, a metal piece attached to said side pieces, and an apron or panel,a part of said connection being attached to said metal piece, said metal piece bearing the strains of said connection and thereby relieving said apron of such strains, and means for fastening said apron in place, said means comprising shoulders, and means for pressing said panel against said shoulders.

2. A barber chair or the like having a reclinable part, a reclining bar, a clamp therefor, and a connection between said reclinable part and said reclining bar, said reclinable part comprising side pieces, a metal piece attached to said side pieces, and an apron or panel, a part of said connection being attached to said metal piece, said metal piece bearing the strains of said connection and thereby relieving said apron of such strains, and means for fastening said apron in place, said means comprising shoulders and facing the face of said apron, shoulders facing the edge of said apron, and means for pressing said panel against both said shoulders.

3. A barber chair or the like having a reclinable part, a reclining bar, a clamp therefor, and a connection between saidvre clinable part and said reclining bar, said reclinable part comprising side pieces, a metal piece attached to said side pieces, and an apron or panel, a part of said connection being attached to said metal piece, said metal piece bearing the strains of said connection and thereby relieving said apron of such strains, and means for fastening said apron in place, comprising shoulders facing the face of said apron and shoulders facing the edge of said apron, and means on said metal piece bearing against the back of said apron for pressing it against said shoulders.

4'. A barber chair or the like having a reclinable part, a reclining bar, a clamp there for, and a connection between said reclinable part and said reclining bar, said reclinable part, comprising side pieces, a metal piece attached to said side pieces, and an apron or panel, a part of said connection be ing attached to said metal piece, said metal piece bearing the strains of said connection, and thereby relieving said apron of such strains, and means for fastening said apron in place comprising shoulders and means on said metal piece bearing against the back of said panel and pressing it against said shoulders.

5. A barber chair or the like having a reclinable part, a clamp mounted on said chair, a reclining bar adapted to be held by said clamp in different positions corresponding to the positions of adjustment of said reclinable part, and a connection between said bar and said reclinable part, said connection comprising an intermediate part connected to said reclining bar and to said reclinable part, one of said connections being a pivotal connection, and the other being ashiftable connection permitting alinement of said bar with said clamp in assembled position of the parts. i

6. A barber chair or the like having a reclinable part, a clamp mounted on said chair, a reclining bar adapted to be held by said clamp indifferent positions corresponding to the positions of adjustment of said reclinable part, and a connection between said bar and said reclinable part, said connection comprisin an intermediate part connected to said reclining bar and to said reclinable part, one of said connections being a pivotal connection, and the other beinga shiftable connection permitting alinement of said bar with clamp in assembled position of the parts, and fastening means adapted to fix the parts of said shiftable connection in a position corresponding to the position of alinement of said reclining bar and clamp.

7. A barber chair or the like having a reclinable part, a clamp mounted on said chair, a reclining bar adapted to be held by said clamp in different positions corresponding to the positions of adjustment of said reclinable part, and a connection between said bar and said reclinable part, said connection comprising an intermediate part connected to said reclining bar and to said reclinable part, one of said connections being a pivotal connection, and the other being a shiftable connection permitting alinenient of said bar with said clamp in assembled position of the parts, said shiftable connection comprising pin and eye connections between said intermediate part and said reclinable part.

8. A barber chair or the like having a reclinable part comprising pivoted side bars one at each side of the chair, a foot-rest attached to said side bars and having a fixed longitudinal position thereon, a rigid metal frame connecting said side bars at a point intermediate the pivotal connections thereof and said foot-rest, means controlling the position of inclination of said reclinable part, a connection between said means and frame, and a decorative metal panel over said rigid frame adapted to cover the same, and means for fastening said metal panel to said rigid frame, said rigid frame being adapted to sustain the strains of said assembled parts and relieve said panel therefrom.

9. A barber chair or the like having a reclinable part comprising a pair of side bars each pivotally connected at one side of said chair, a foot-rest attached to the free ends of said side bars, a rigid metal frame connecting said side bars intermediate said foot-rest and pivotal connections, means controlling the position of inclination of said reclinable part, a connection between said means and frame, a decorative metal panel of substantially the area of said rigid frame over the latter, and means for fastening said panel to said rigid frame, said rigid frame being adapted to sustain the strains of said assen1- bled parts and relieve said panel therefrom.

10. A barber chair or the like having a reelinable part comprising a pair of side bars each pivotally connected at one side of said chair, a foot-rest attached to the free ends of said side bars, a metal frame connecting said side bars intermediate said foot-rest and pivotal connections said frame and bars constituting a rigid structure, means controlling the position of inclination of said reclinable part, a connection between said means and frame, a decorative metal panel over said frame of substantially the area of the latter, and means for fastening said panel to said rigid structure, said rigid structure being adapted to sustain the strains on said assembled parts and relieve said panel therefrom.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed my name.

GIUSEPPE C. LARAIA.

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US6533360Jul 27, 2000Mar 18, 2003Yvonne ParkelChair footrest
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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/423.33, 297/80
International ClassificationA47C1/00, A47C1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA47C1/06
European ClassificationA47C1/06