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Publication numberUS1824396 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 22, 1931
Filing dateMay 12, 1930
Priority dateMay 12, 1930
Publication numberUS 1824396 A, US 1824396A, US-A-1824396, US1824396 A, US1824396A
InventorsAntoinette Erhard, Erhard John W
Original AssigneeAntoinette Erhard, Erhard John W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathtub seat
US 1824396 A
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Sept. 22, 1931. .1. w. ERHARD ET AL BATHTUB SEAT Filed May 12, 1930 S v. E m W m? 0 Emm H WE A Wmfi 0 6 Y B iii 5 Patented Sept. 22, 1931 UNITED JOHN W. ERnARn"Ann hnroinn rzrnalumni), on NE YORK, N. Y v

BATI-ITUIB SEAT Application filed May 12, 1930. Serial N0.'451,550.

This invention'relates. generally to new and novel improvements in bath tub seats.

The invention'has for anobject the provision of a bath tub seatadapte'dto be readily disposed within a bath tub soas to add to the comfort of a person taking a bath.

The invention has for a further object the provision of a bath tub'seat of simple durable construction which is desirable and convenient in use, and which can bemanu factured and soldat a reasonable costs-J" The invention consists in a seatstructure provided with means for supporting same in a 'bath tub at one'end-thereof, or theother end, or any intermediate portion. This seat structure is preferably; supported at a height convenient for a bather to sit while washing certain portions of: his body, such as his feet. The bather may use the seat as a head rest while lying-in the tub. The seat structure is provided with hooks engageable with the top 'edg'es of theba'th tub and arranged for pivoting I or} being locked in fixed positions Theseat-struc ture may also, have a'supporting'leg'engageable against the bottom of the tub.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had'to the following description and accompanying drawings, and tothe appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth;

Referring to theiaccompanying drawings,

forming a material -part of this 'disclosure i Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a bath tub provided with the device.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the bath tub seat itself.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a modified form thereof. I

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a still further modified form.

Fig. 5 is a front view of the device shown in Fig. 2, but illustrating a modification thereof.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary front view of the device shown in Fig. 3.

- Fi 7 iS-anenlarged detail fragmentary sectional view of a portion. of Fig. 6. j

. Fig. 8 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of, the hook used in the devices. I I v i Fig. 9-is a fragmentary vertical-sectional view, taken on the line 99' of Fig. 8, 1

Fig. 10 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view, taken on theline 1 01O of Fig. 8. e The reference numeral 10 indicates -gen erallya bath tub of any design or shape, having an upper rim 11 preferably of curved cross-section. A seat structure 12 is supported from this upper rim. This :seat structure consists of a seat 13, a seat back 14 connected therewith, andside arms 15 secured to the seat and seat back. Hooks .floor of the bathtub- The modificationaillustratedin 3, discloses. a seat.17 of rectangular form, provlded with a pluralityof hooks 16 connected on opposite sides by bars. 18, and

capable of supporting the seatuponthe up per edge of the tub, anywhere along its length. Fig. 4 illustrates a seat .17 of circular shape provided with'the hooks .16. The modification illustrated in Fig. 5 discloses the seat structure 12 provided with-a flange 19 attached torthe seat 13, .a rod 20 projecting from the flange, a coupling: 23 threadedly engaged to the rod, a second rod 21 .threadedlyengaged in the coupling and a flange 22 on the bottom of rod 21, the threads on rod 20being right-handed, and 0n"'21 left-handed. 3' T Figs. 6 and 7 show in detail that the hooks 16are pivotally arranged as at 16 bypintles 24 rigidly and stationarily fixed on the bottom of thehook and rotatively engaging in material, adjacent the hook. Each pintle 124 has anaperture 25- engageable, by the top, endiofz-a rod 35..- for ;holding the book in a vertical position. Each rod 35 is pivotally connected at its bottom to one end of a seat lever 36 pivoted intermediate of its ends as at 37. i

' The upper rim 11 of different bath tubs may be of diiferent'curvatures. Figs. 8, 9 and 10 illustrate the hook 16 in detail as capable of neatly engaging any upper rim 11. These hooks consist of a plurality of adjacent pieces 26, and the adjacent edges include a tongue 27'trom one piece engaged between a pair of tongues 28 from the other piece. The tongue is formed with an aperture 29 and a pluralityof keyways 30 connecting therewith. The tongues 28 are formed with apertures 31 and one keyway 32 therein, connected with the aperture. A shaft 33 with'a key 34 engages these apertures, the key 34 engaging the keyways 32 and one of the keyways 30. .The shafts and keys may be removed and reset so as to change the angular relation of the pieces.

The permanent pivotal joints 16 of the hooks are frictionally tight for maintaining vertical positions of the hooks 16 which are thus locked when a person sits on the, seat and upon the seat levers 36 which causes the-locking rods 35 to engage in the apertures25. When the seat isnot in use the hooks 16 may be manually turned downwards about hinge points 16 and thus the device conveniently stored away.

While we have above described the preferred form, construction and arrangements of the several elements employed, it will be understood that the device is, nevertheless, susceptible of considerable modification therein, and we therefore reserve the privilege of resorting to all such changes as may be fairly embodied within the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is':-

1. A bath tub seat, comprising a seatmember, arms connected therewith, a plurality of adjacent hook pieces connected to the ends of the arms, these pieces being provided at their adjacent edges with a tongue from one piece engaging between a pair of tongues from the other piece, thefirst mentioned tongue being provided with an aperture and a plurality of keyways connected therewith,'the pair of tongues being provided with an aperture and one keyway connected therewith, and a shaft with a key engaged in the said apertures, and certain of the keyways for holding the pieces at angular relations to each other.

2. A bath tub seat, comprising a seat mem her, arms connected therewith, a plurality of adjacent hook pieces connected to the 7 ends of the arms, these pieces being provided at their adjacent edges with a tongue from one piece engaging between a pair of ranged to be supported on the top rim of a bath tub by hooks pivotally mounted and arranged to frictionally maintain vertical positions, a'means for latching the hooks into vertical positions when. a person sits on the seat, comprising seat levers pivotally mounted," and rods connected with the seat levers and arranged. for engaging in apertures'in the hinge members oifthe hooks.

5. A bath tub seat,,compr ising a seat arranged to be supported-on the top rim of a bath tub by hooks. pivotally mounted and arranged to "frlCtlOI lHdly' maintain vertical positions, a means-for latching the hooks into vertical positions when a person sits on the seat, comprising seat levers pivotally mounted,l and rods connected with the seat levers and arranged .for engaging in apertures in thehinge members of the hooks, said hooks being arranged to assumevarious fixed adjustedpositions. 7

6. A bath tub seat, comprising a seat arranged to jbe-s'upport'ed on the top rim of a bath tubbyhooks pivotally mounted and arranged to frictionally maintain vertical positions, a means forl'atching the hooks into-vertical positions when a person sits on signatures. v

' JOHN W. ERHARD.

ANTOINETTE ERHARD.

Referenced by
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US4100628 *Feb 19, 1976Jul 18, 1978Franzl Gertrude KAdjustable safety seating device for bathtubs
US4837869 *Feb 29, 1988Jun 13, 1989Simmon Todd RChair for use in swimming pools
US4891849 *Aug 27, 1987Jan 9, 1990Robinson Harry WHydrotherapy patient support apparatus
US5333322 *Sep 21, 1992Aug 2, 1994Fox Pool CorporationAdd-on seat module for swimming pool
Classifications
U.S. Classification4/579
International ClassificationA47K3/12
Cooperative ClassificationA47K3/122
European ClassificationA47K3/12A