US 1887234 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 8, 1932.
P. A. COPENHAVER 1,887,234
HIGH CHAIR Filed oct. 18, 1928 ,ja/@22551 L Wm @y Patented Nov. 8, 1932 UNITED Yfrrnmr aoorENHAvERlor cmcAGoJLLrNois l .HIGH C3513 Application mea october 18.1928. serial No. 31:5;210.
The invention relates to high chairs for infants. Y i Infants, Vduring use oftheir highV chairs,
often stamp and exert considerable-pressure' for angularly adjusting the vfoot rest so ,that `the force required toexpandthe springs may4 be varied. i
f Afurther object of the' invention is to form i3 the foot rest as lan attachment which may be applied to chairs of differentconstructions and sizes, and is adjustable vertically relatively to the seat so that the foot rest may beV adjusted in a manner that is best suited to the requirements of the infant.
Other objects of the invention will be apparent from a consideration of the following detailed description.
The invention consists in the several novel 30 features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by the claims at the conclusion hereof. p
In the drawing: Fig. 1 is a perspective of a high chair embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the foot rest. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation of the back ofthe chair.
The invention is exemplified in connectionV with a high chair Comprising a seat l5; apair of front legs 6; a pair of rear legs 7 crossbraces 8 which extend between the legs;
ter of the present invention comprises a rectan gular member 13 which is provided at the uta rear thereof with a pair of pivotlugs14. The
lthestrips toslide therein. p has Ybeen found that ywhen the infant findsk vthat member 13 is resiliently supported, he or `she will operate the member Vas an exerou latter are disposed adjacent to the sides: of Y member 13 and are provided .with right angle flanges 15 which are secured to thebottomface of the member by screwsl.- The rear end of member-13 issupported by a rodd'iI which 55 f extends longitudinally of the memberand rhas its endsbent forWardlyand then inwardly to Y form pivotpins 17? which; pljtiinto. soc iets- 14a in lugs 14.;v Rod y1.7 is rigidly connected to the fr ont legs 6 of thechairfby a-pair of-'C- "60` Yclamps 18. The front legs-ofthe latter'are slidably mounted fon rod 17 so that theclamps may beapplied to cha-ir legs kwhich are spaced different distances apart.v Clamps 18 are 'secured-in their? assigned positions by set screws f9.5. 19. To prevent relative rotation ofclamps; 18 and'rod 17 the latterZisl provided with Vlongitudinal'grooves 20 into which the set screws extend. Therear legsof the clamps gare"providedwith-thumb screws 21 forsecur- 'im ing the clamps to the vchair legs. A ch-aracteristic of utilizing C fclamps for connecting rod 17 to the'legs of thechairis thatmember V13 may be readilypositioned vertically soasto- 75 -iit thelegs-of the infant.` l Member 1 3is supported at the front thereofgby'a pair of Aconnections 22; whichjl' extend upwardly between the trayfand arms ofthe Y Y chair kand are anchored tothe rest 10 'which' vformsja part-ofthe chairback 9. Eachcon- 80 `nection comprises a flexiblefstrip 23 which has its front end securedA vto the bottom face thereofto the rear end d ofstripl 23;v and a 18.5
flexible strip 25 which-is connected at its front/end tothe otherVA end "of: spring 241. TheA rear ends fof.- strips 25'y are connected. to-
getherbyany,suitable-rdevicersuch, ifor ex.
ample, f as a buckle 26 which lpermits the '90' length oftheconnectionsz22to be-variedsoas Vto change ftheangular position of mem' ber 13.' The rear ends of strips 25am-supported byafpairof straps 27 which areV securedto the rest 1 0 byscrews 28- and permit In-v practice, it
eiser to Ystrengthen his or her ankles or legs. i'
If desired, a corrugated or ribbed strip 29 of rubber or any other suitable material may be secured to the top face of member 13 to prevent the infants feet from sliding or *Y falling off.
` In use, member 13 is adaptedV to bel applied as anattachment tov avhighchair of any type or size by sliding the C-clamps 18 around the legs of the chair and securing them in their assignedv positions byetightening set screws 19. Member 13 is then ade` justed vertically to iit the legs of the infant and secured in its adjusted position by tight? ening thumb screws 21. Connections 22 are .then secured in place by means of straps 27 and theirl length is adjusted by buckle 26 to bringmember 13 intoV theV desired 'angular position; If it' is desired to increasejthe forcefnecessary to operate member V13, connections 22 may be shortened so as to=in` crease the angle of member V13. This will 'raise the legs Vof thefinfant and make it more Ydii'cult'for him or ,her tofoperate or push downwardly member 13. rIf it is desired -to 'decrease the operative force, connections 22V 3.V A high chair for an infant, comprising a seat, supporting legs for the seat, a back, v a rest for the infants feet positioned beneath the front partof the seat and provided at the rear portion thereof with means whereby it is pivotally connected to the front supporting legs, a pair of eXible connections for supporting the rest at the proper angle for use by. the infant, said connections being anchored tothe outer portion ofthe rest and extending upwardlyand around the back,
and a device for adj ustably securing together the distal ends of the connections.
a foot rest, a rod having the ends thereof pivotally connected tothe rest`,a pair; of clamps vmountedon the rod and adapted toy rest and adapted to be 'connected to the chair e e so las to support the rest at the proper or desiredangle. Y. v '5; attachment fora.` chair, comprising afoot rest, a rod having the ends thereof pivotally connected to therest, a pair of clamps slidably mounted.y on the` rod and adapted to be sec-ured to the front legs' of the chair, and a flexibleV connecting means attached to the rest and adapted to be connectedto'the'chair so as tosupport the rest at the proper or desired angle. f l
Signed at Chicago, Illinois, lthis 13th day of June,'1927. i IkI-IILIP A.A COPENHAVER.
' I Having thus described the invention, what Iclaim as new and 'desire `to secure byv Letters 1 Patent, is:
1. A high chair for an infant, comprising 'a seat, supporting legs for the seat, a-rigid, board-like restffor the infants feet positioned fbeneath'the front part ofthe seat and having theback portion thereof connected pivotally to vth'efront supporting legs, and means apf f' 'plied tothe front Yportionfofl the rest for v supporting said'rest-'at the'proper angle for use bythe infant, said-'means including a spring operative'to vpermit the rest to be depressed bythe infants feet and used as an 'exercisen i 2. A highY chair for an infant, comprising a seat, supporting'legs for l the seat, a back, a' rigid, board-like rest forthe'infants feet positioned beneathl and in frontV of the front part of the seat Vand provided at the rear por- 'tionf thereof 'with means whereby it isY cond' nected pivotally to the front supporting legs,
f extending between the front'portion' of the depressed 5 exerclser. 'Y
"a spring operative to, permit the rest to be `and a exible connection for supporting the i rest'at the proper angle for use by the infant,
by the infants feetV and used asan i' -4;.'Anat tachmentzfor a chair, comprising e