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Publication numberUS1937056 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 28, 1933
Filing dateJan 10, 1929
Priority dateJan 10, 1929
Publication numberUS 1937056 A, US 1937056A, US-A-1937056, US1937056 A, US1937056A
InventorsCuthell Chester W
Original AssigneeCurtiss Aerocar Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination cot and reclining chair
US 1937056 A
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" ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 28, 1933 I. 1 937 7 v7 COMBINATION cor RECLI'NI'NG cnAm Chester W. Outhell, New York,TN.' Y., assig'nor,

'by mesne assignments; 'to Curtiss Aerocar.

. :of Florida vCompany, Ina, Opa Locka; Fla., a corporation Application January' 10, 1929. Serial No. 331,555

' 1 Claim. (0115545 IMy invention relates-to chairs and more par- 'lticularly vtQacombination cot and reclining chair H .in which a multiplicity of positions of. adjust- .ment of the chair or cot parts maybe easily and 5 vquickly effected. I

'In its preferred embodiment, the invention comprises 'a supporting .frame, three relatively. adjustable'hingedly connected cot or chair parts, and a system of .bracing or underslung' truss members arranged to adequately and strongly brace said cot or chair parts in all positions of adjustment.

The advantages of the invention, essentially structural, will be hereinafter set forth.

In the drawings:

Fig. l is a plan view of the chair, adjusted to cot position, portions of the covering therefor being broken away;

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the structure illustrated in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is'a rear end elevation;

Figs. 4 and 5 are views similar to Fig. 2 showing diiferent positions of chair adjustment, and

Fig. 6 is a detail view showing the manner of fastening the chair or cot covering to the frame.

The combination cot and reclining chair (see Figs. 1 and 2) comprises a supporting frame preferably constructed of metal tubing. Said supporting frame includes two side frames 1010, which at the foot of each leg thereof, may or may not be fastened, as by screws or the like, to the floor. Each said frame 10 comprises a forward leg 11, a rear leg 12, and a diagonal brace 13 extending from the foot of one said leg to the top of the other. The forward legs 11, unlike the rear legs 12, and the diagonals 13, are adjustable. Each said leg, at its lower end, is pivoted as at 14 to an enlargement 15 formed at the lower end of each said diagonal. Both pairs of legs are ap propriately cross-braced, the forward legs as indicated at 16, and the rear legs as indicated at 1'7 and l8l8.

That part of the cot or chair intended to di-. rectly support the occupant or occupants comprises a forward part, an intermediate part, and a rear part. In the absence of a better designation said forward part will be hereinafter re,- ferred to as a leg-rest 19, said intermediate part as a seat 20, and said rear part as a head or backrest 21. Said leg-rest 19 is substantially U- shaped as is also the head or back-rest 21. Intermediately of its ends, but nearer to its open or forward end than to its rear or closed end, said head or back-rest 21 is pivotally supported as at 22 between and at the upper ends of the rear legs end to;v and between the forward-1egs-l1 of {the .12 of the side frames 10 10. supported,

said-head or back-rest 21,-in certainpositions of adjustment, very appreciably overhangs or-extends rearwardly beyond the corresponding end of its supporting frame. I

. The leg-rest 19,.tho it overhangs or is extended forwardly beyond the corresponding end of said supporting frama is pivoted nevertheless, not intermediately of; its ends, but at its extreme rear side frameslO-AOI This pointof pivotal sup-- port, designated as23, unlike the pivotal support for the head or back-rest 21, serves also as a hinge connection between the leg-rest 19 and the seat 20, whereas at the forward end of the head .70 or back-rest 21, a'distinctly separate hinge con-'- nection 24 between it and said seat is provided. Thus supported, the seat 20, in all chair positions of adjustment, is slightly backwardly and downwardly inclined from its forward point of sup. port as indicated in Figs. 4 and 5. 1

The means for bracing the connected parts 19, 20, and 21, consists of an underslung longitudinally extending brace, joined as at 25-25 to the bight portion of the leg-rest 19 at one end, of the combination cot and chair, and joined as at 26--26 to the bight portion of the head or backrest 21 at the opposite end of said combination cot and chair. Said brace, in its preferred embodiment, comprises an intermediate or'connecting member 27, two cross-frame members 28 and" 29, and end or diverging brace members 30-30 and 31-31, respectively. The diverging mem-} bers 30-30 are integral with the cross-frame member 28 which extends from one to the other: of the side frame pieces comprising the leg-rest" 19, whereas the diverging members 31--31 are integral withthe cross-frame member 29 which extends from oneto the other of the'side frame pieces comprising the head or back-rest 21. The intermediate or connecting member 27 joins the cross-frame members 28 and 29 and ispivotally fastened thereto as at 32 and '33, respectively."

By bowing said cross-frame members'28 and 29 downwardly. as shown, and by pivotally fasten-.-

ing said member 2'7 to said cross-frame members, a rigid underslung longitudinallyextending toggle-likebraee, in thefcot position of adjustment, is'established, which brace, due to said pivotal connections 32 and 33 may be disrupted and/O1.

ering 34 carried by the connected frame parts. Said covering 34 is preferably fastened to the framed parts as indicated in Fig. 6.

As a means for locking the chair parts in adjusted position, two levers 3535 are provided.

These levers 35'-35 are positioned, one each at opposite sides of the chair and are pivotally fastened to the chair frame at the hinge joints 24.

Each said lever, intermediately of its ends, and along its underneath edge, is notched as at 36 to engage with the cross-brace or brace rod. 17 extending from one tothe other of the rear legs 12--12 of the chair. By lifting said levers out of engagement with said rod and exerting either a push or a pull thereon, any position of chair or cot adjustment may be effected. If desired, the chair parts may be provided with upholstery for'added comfort.

A combination cot and reclining chair of the character above set forth is advantageous, in

"that;-adjusted to provide a cot, no part or por% support to the overhangs. As furniture for porches, steamer decks; vehicle equipment, etc.,

it is especially desirable in view of the simplicity of construction, lightness, comfort, and cheapness of manufacture.

While I have described my invention in detail in its present preferred embodiment, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art after understanding my invention, that various; changes and modifications may be made thereinwithout departing from the spirit or scope thereof. I aim in the appended claim to cover all such modifications and changes.

.. What I claim is:

A chair which comprises a supporting frame including rigid rear legs, forwardly and downwardly extending braces rigidly secured thereto, and front legs'pivoted at their lower ends to the forward ends of said braces, a back rest pivotally supported intermediate its ends between the upper ends of said rear legs, a seat hinged at its rear end to the forward end of the back rest, a leg rest hinged at its rear end to the forward end of theseat, downwardly bent transverse braces secured respectively to the back rest and leg rest, a link connecting said braces whereby movement of the back rest from a horizontal toward a ver- .tical position tilts said seat and front-legs rearwardly and said leg rest downwardly, and means to releasably lock the back rest in'a plurality of positions. i I j v CHESTER W CUTHELL. N

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U.S. Classification297/83
International ClassificationA47C4/50
Cooperative ClassificationA47C4/50
European ClassificationA47C4/50