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Publication numberUS1879673 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 27, 1932
Filing dateOct 5, 1929
Priority dateOct 5, 1929
Publication numberUS 1879673 A, US 1879673A, US-A-1879673, US1879673 A, US1879673A
InventorsCharles W Fischer
Original AssigneeTheo A Kochs Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chaise longue
US 1879673 A
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Sept. 27, 1932. c, w, R 1,879,673-

CHAISE LONGUE Filed Oct 5, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Sept. 27, 1932. c w HSCHER 1,879,673

CHAISE LONGUE Filed Oct. 5, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Sept. 27, 1932 CHARLES w. FISCHER, or CHICAGO, ILLINO OLE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A

CHAISE LONGUEY i Application filed October 5,1929; Serial No. 397,4 74.-

This invention relates to chaiseslongues,

and its principal object is the provision of a chaise longue havi g two units capable of use independently of each other and having coupling means whereby the two units :may be coupled to form the completed chaise longue. Another object is to provide a chaise longue comprising a chair unit and an Ottoman unit, each capable of use independently of the other and each having coupling means coacting with coupling meanson the other unit, whereby the two may be readily coupled together with the seat portion of the Ottoman unit forming an extension of the seat portion of the chair unit, so that the two units may serve as a complete chaise longue. Another object is to provide coupling means between the two units of the chaise longue ac- -b cessible from either side thereof, whereby an attendant may readily couple or uncouple the two units from either side.

With these and other objects and advantages in view, this invention consistsin a chaise longue composed of a chair unit and an associated Ottoman unit which forms an extension for the seat of the chair'unit and is arranged to be readily coupled thereto and uncoupled therefrom. It further consists in a chaiselongue in which the two units are capable of conjoint and independent use. It further consists in a chaise longue having' a chair unit and an Ottoman unit provided with co-acting coupling members for detachably coupling them together with the seat portion of the Ottoman forming an extension for the seat portion of the chair.

The invention further consists inthe several novel features hereinafter fully set forth and claimed.

The invention is clearly illustrated in the drawings accompanying this specification in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a chaise longue embodying a simple form of thepresof the unit ent invention, showing the two units coupled adjacent units, the remai broken away Fig. tis' a looking NT, icE

IS, essrenon Torn'no; A. CORPORATION OEILLINQIS of Fig. 4; and

F g. 61s a detail vertical longitudinal section taken on the line 676 of Fig. v4.

- Referring to said. drawings, the reference character 7 designates thechair unit which comprises one portion of a chaiselongue embodying a simpleform of the present inven+ tion, and 8 designates the Ottoman unit which comprises I the other portion thereof. As 1 7 shown in Fig. 1', the'two units 7 and 8 are capable of being coupled or jointed together to serve asa chaiselongue, and capable'of in Figs'Q, and 3, to chair and an Ottoman.

eing disconnected from each other, as seen serve individuallyas a C The chair unit 7 comprises a seat portion 9 having the usual arm 10 and a chair back 11, preferably hingedly connected to the seat portion andprovided with adjustment means whereby it may be-heldin an as seen in- Fig. 1, or held in an upright position, as seen ttoman unit 8 isformed (not shown) inclined position approximately in Fig. 2. The O from below of the portions of the chair and Ottoman ing parts thereof being OMPA Y,

with a seat portion 12 which, when the two units are joined or extension of the seat 9 longue, 1

The two units are coupled together, forms an of the chair unit 7, thereby converting the two units-into a chaise provided with legs 13 p and 14:, and, asa preference, the legs of the Ottoman unit are provided with casters 15, whereby itmay be conveniently rolled about "on the floor. The chair legs and the Ottoman legs, together with the portthe seats of both alignment with each tions of both units may usual spring constructi casters thereof, supunits' substantially in other,

The seat porbe provided withlthe ons 16 and upholstering, as is customary in furniture of this class.

provided on the two u For coupling or joining together the two units of a chaise longue,

co-acting means are nlts, one element of which is manually operated and conveniently accessible at both sides whereby the two units of the chaise longue, may be coupled to- -the lug 17 when coupl approximately at the link 22 from which extends transverse rod bearing the units, here shown as comprising the Ottoman unit. If desired, lugs 17 maybe provided at all four sides of the Ottoman. As a preference, the lug side of the Ottoman, and said lug has a notch 20 formed at the upperend of the curved. .or cam face, the purpose of which inafter set forth. Cooperating with the'lug 17 is link mechanism 21 which is swingingly supported by the other unit, here shown as a chair unit, and said mechanism is provided withia link or yoke-like member 22 which is adapted to be moved into engagement with ing the two units together to form the chaise longue.

The link mechanism is here shown as formed from a length of metal rod:bent up its middle portion to form portions 23 that are rotatably mounted in brackets 24: and 24 secured to and supported by the frame member 25 of the chair unit. The link mechanism is provided with one or more handles 26 which may be formed by bending the ends of the rod member 23 at right angles thereto," as seen in Fig. 4. If desired, the ends of said handles-may be provided with knobs or other hand holds.

For convenience in holding the link mechanism in its inoperative position, which is illustrated in Fig. 2, a downwardly extending arm 27, secured to the frame member 25 at a point between the parallel arms of the link 22, is provided, and said arm 27 is formed in one side with a notch 28 into which one arm of the link 22 is pressed by a coiled spring 29 that is interposed between one of the bearing brackets 24 and said arm of the link, or a shoulder 30 thereon. The arrangement of these parts is such that when the link 22 occupies an upright position, one arm thereof is forced into the notch 28 by the spring 29 and the link mechanism is, consequently, firmly held in inoperative position with the handles thereof extending in an upright direction in convenient position to be taken hold of by'an attendant when coupling the two units of the chaise longue together. When the link mechanism is swun'g'into position for coupling the two units together, the arm of the'link 22 moves out of the notch against the pressure of the springand rides along one side of the arm 28.

When thetwo units are coupled together, the deviceform's a complete chaise longue and the chair back 11 may be tilted downwardly, so that one may comfortablyrecline .formed which requires a seating 17 is formed witha'cam-" like face 19 which extends in a curvilinear' direction downwards and towards the outerv the lug 17 will be here cline during certain operations about her face or .head. When other service is to be perposition of the customer, the two units of thechaise 'longue are dislconnected, and this is'done by swinging'up the handle 26 from the position seenin Fig. 1 moving the link 22 out of engagement with p and moving the Ottoman unit away from the chair unit.

When the two units are againto be connected together to form the chaise longue, one side of the Ottoman'unit is moved up against thejoint side of the chair unit and a handle 26 swung down from the position seen in'Fig. 2 to that seen inFig. link 22 upward from the position seen in Fig. -6 to that seen in Fig. 5 and bringingits closed endi'ntothe notch 20 of the lug 17. Thecam face 19 on the lug 17 enables the link 22 to ride up along the efiective face of the-lug and drawthe two units together, the upholstered portion of the seats being brought into contact with each other and forming a continuousseat across the chair unit and Ottoman unit. Then the ,closed'end of the link 22 is engaged in the notch 20 in the lug 1-7,-the two units are firmly coupled together and may be moved about as a .single piece of furniture.

I claim: i 1 1. chaise longue comprising a chairunit and an Ottoman 'unit capable of'conj oint and separate use, a lug depending from one unit, and link mechanism swingingly supported by theother unit and having a link co-operating with said lug to detachably connect the two units together, said link mechanism having members extending transversely to the sides ofdthe unit and provided with handles at said s1 es. N 2. A chaise longue comprising a chair unit and an Ottoman unit capable of conjoint and separate use, a lug depending from one unit and formed with a notch on its inner side, and handle operated link mechanism swingingly mountedupon the other unit and having a link adapted to engage in the notch of said lug to thereby detachably secure thetwo units together.

3. A chaise longue comprising a chair unit and an Ottoman unit capable of conj oint and separate use, a lug depending'from one of said units and formed with a cam'face and other unit and having a link capable of riding up said cam face and entering said notch to thereby detachablyfsecure the two'units-together.

to that seen in Fig. 2, thereby 1, thereby swinging the.

the closed end of handle operated link mechanism 4. A chaise longue comprising a chair unit and an Ottoman unit capable of conjoint and separate use, a coupling member on one unit and a co-acting coupling member swingingly mounted on the other unit and having operative and inoperative positions, means for positively holding said coupling members together, and other means for holding the swinging coupling member in its inoperative position. I

5. A chaise longue comprising a chair unit and an Ottoman unit capable of conjoint and separate use, a lug depending from one unit, a having a link capable of engaging with said lug to detachably secure the two units together, a notched arm adapted to engage said link when in its inoperative position, and yielding means for urging said link into said notch.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 3rd dayof October, 1929.


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U.S. Classification297/423.4, 297/423.41, 297/248
International ClassificationA47C17/34, A47C17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C17/34, A47C7/52
European ClassificationA47C17/34, A47C7/52