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Publication numberUS1852012 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1932
Filing dateApr 2, 1929
Priority dateApr 2, 1929
Publication numberUS 1852012 A, US 1852012A, US-A-1852012, US1852012 A, US1852012A
InventorsGower Hose Henry
Original AssigneeGower Hose Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable seat
US 1852012 A
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Filed April 2. 1929 muni l T1 gj Patented Apr. 5, 1932 rr Tras isaeia HENRY GOWEB HOSE, OE BROOKLYN, NEW vom;

1 ADJUSTABLE SEAT Application filed April 2, 1929. SeriallNo. 351,872.

The invention relates to adjustable seats, and relates more particularly to devices of this kind which are capable of being used by fishermen and the like in a small boat, when out upon the wat-er and being obliged by the nature of the sport to remain quietly for considerable periods of time, but who desire to have means of from time to time adjusting the position of the device so as to render themselves as comfortable as possible.

One of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a seat of the character described which shall be provided with a support for the back of the user and which shall be capable of adjustment in height, inclination, and other ways, so as to make the same comfortable as possible.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will be in part set forth in the following specication, and in part will be obvious without being specifically pointed' out, the same being realized and attained by means of the instrumentalities and combinations pointed out in the claim hereof.

v`With the above and other objects of the invention in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of various devices, elements and parts, as set forth in the claim hereof, one embodiment of the same being illustrated in the accompanying drawings and described in this specification.

In the accompanying drawings,

Fig, 1 represents a perspective view of an adjustable seat such as is here referred to, the same being shown as located upon the seat or thwart of a small skit? or other type of boat used by a iisherman, the back-supporting member being shown elevated ata consideralf-ie angle .t

2 is a similar view, showing the backsupporting member lowered so as to be nearly horizontal 5 Fig. 3 is a similar View, showing the backsupporting member turned forward;

Fig. 4 is a bottom view of the adjustable seat. showing the back closed down and the securing clamps turned into their fiat position;

Fig. 5 is a top view of the mechanism, also folded up asabove described;

Fig. 6 is in part a vertical along the line 6-6 of Fig. 4;

F g. 7 is a plan' view of a portion of the device; and

Fig. 8 is a vertical section along the line 8-8 of Fig. 5. Y

In carrying my invention into effect in the embodiment thereof which has been selected for illustration in the accompanying drawings and for description in this speciiication, I provide a base member 12, which is provided with securing clamps 18, `which are adjustably and rotatably secured to said base member in such a way as to enable them to grip the seat or thwart of a boat, which is shown in dotted lines in Figs. 1, 2 and 3' of the drawings, but which may also be rotated so as to lie i'lat and be out of the way, as shown in F igs.v 4 and 5. The base mem-V ber 12 is provided on each side with a small groove 14 (see Figs. 1, 2 andB) into which th-e outer end -of the clamp 13 may pass when the clamps are rotated into their nonoperative position, as shown in Fig. 4. The base member 12 is shown in plan View in Fig. 7. f It is provided with a plurality of ro-ller bearings 15, so as to facilitate the rotation thereupon of the seat member 17, which is pivotally attached to the base member by a bolt `16.

Pivotally secured in any suitable manner to the back port-ion of the seat 17 is a standard 18, the oute-r end of which supports a cushioned back-support 19. This member 19 is capable of adjustment upon the standard 18, the latter being provided with a series of notches 20 and the member 19 itself being provided with a bolt and wing-nut attaching device, shown at 21in Figs. v3 and 5, by means of which the member 19 can bel connected up with the standard 18 at different heights and at different inclinations, in a manner which will be well understood. The rear part of the seat member 17 is .provided with an upwardly extending swinging link 24, of peculiar formation, which isperhaps best shown in Fig. 5. The outer end of this link is formed so asto adapt it to engage with section taken one or the other of a series of notches 22 Vin the backward edge of the standard 18, as will be perhaps best seen in Fig. 1, the purpose of these notches 22 and the therewith engaging link 24 being to allow the back-supporting member 19 to be adjusted in different positions, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

rlhe operation of my invention is as fol lows: For the easy transportation ofthe same it may be folded into the position shown in bottom View in Fig. t and intop viewA i-n Fig; 5, the gripping members 13 being folded flat into ythe same plane as the base member 12' and the outer free ends being, engaged by the, grooves 14. l/Vhen the device is to be put to use, it is placed upon the thwart 11 (shown in dotted lines in Figs. 1, 2 and 3) and ciam'ped thereto bythe gripping'members 18. The back-supportingstandard 18 may then beadjusted at any desired4 inclination, by' means of thelink 24 and the notches-22, and the. pad member 19 positioned as desired, within certain limits, both as to height and as toin'ei'ination. The seat memberV 17 with its: back,` may then be rotated upon. the base member L2', so aste; facev any direction.vr

lmay be folded forward into the position shown in Fig. Y

Certain of the. advantages' ofthe invention have already been hereind referred-to., but it may beuwell. tof call particular attent-ion to the great iiexibility of adjustment'which` is( provided for,the. device being-not only ca,- pa'b-lfe.N of rotation throughthe whole circle but of adjustment into various positions` for the sake of comfort and utility,- as: above pointed out, and also of being removed from the thwart andv foldedvinto avery compact form for the purpose of transportation'or storage'.`V rlhe low centre of "gravity of my device is also a distinct advantage.

I de not limit myself to the particularv details of construction set forth in thev foregoing specication and illustrated in the. accom panying drawings, as the same refer to and set: forth onlyone embodiment-.of the invention,r anzd'it'is obvious that the same may be modified, within'the scope of the appended claim, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. 1

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as.y new and desire to secure by Letters Patent isas follows:

In a deviceof thev character described, the

ber serving as a base for the other members and adapted to be secured to the seat of a boat or the like, a seat member rotatably attached to said first-named member, a back member notched on its rear face swingingly attached to said seat member, and a bracing member having a U-shaped upper end swinginglyattached to said seat member and adapted to adjustably engage with said back member, whereby said back member may be setat varying angles with said seat member as may be desired: said bracing member being secured to the seat member at a point substantially in the rear of the point of attachment of the back member to said seat mem ber and substantially away from the, usable portion of said seat,membenwhereby said seat member is. atv all times free .and unobf structedfor use as. a seat..

in witness whereof l have hereunto signed my name this 2d day of March 1929f.


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U.S. Classification297/344.26, 297/250.1, 297/377, D06/367, 297/378.1
International ClassificationB63B29/04, B63B29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C1/16, B63B29/04
European ClassificationB63B29/04, A47C1/16