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Publication numberUS1969313 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1934
Filing dateMay 27, 1933
Priority dateMay 27, 1933
Publication numberUS 1969313 A, US 1969313A, US-A-1969313, US1969313 A, US1969313A
InventorsMeeker Charles E
Original AssigneeMeeker Charles E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination camp chair and rocker
US 1969313 A
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Aug. 7, 1934. 'c. E. MEr-:KER

COMBINATION CAMP CHAIR AND ROCKER Filed May 27, 1933 MW y Patented Aug. 7, 1934 UNITED STATES new PATENTY E The present invention relates to improvements in camp chairs and provides a device of this character embodying a combination reclining chair and rocker that collapsible so thatv it v may be packed into a small compact bundle for.

, through with the cloth being supported as indivarious transportation purposes. Another advantage of the invention isv that it is very durable and when dismantled and packed for'storage or otherwise, the space required is so small that a number of the chairs may be stored in a comparatively limited space, consequently a quantity sufficient for camping purposes may be likewise carried within the au- W tomobile or other means of transportation. 'v With reference to the drawing:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the complete invention normally ready for use.

Figure 2 is a fragmentary view of the cloth n supporting members with said cloth being indi- 203 cated by dotted lines, and broken as shown.

Figure 3 is a view showing one unit of the chair supporting members ready to be packed.

Figure 4 is an enlarged transverse section Myiew of one of the chair supporting members ""showing the pivotal connection with the lower connecting bar.

Figure 5 is a sectional view of one of the chair supporting members, indicating the upper chain 4hook arrangement.

Figure 6 is a similar view of said member showing the lower chain hook arrangement.

Figure 7 is a view indicating how the complete device will appear when dismantled and packed 7" Figure 8 is a sectional view of a modied form of a portion of the chair supporting members making a collapsible stationary chair.

The invention comprises a long frame unit having long standards 1 and 1A, and a short `frame unit having short standards 2 respectively. One end of all of said standards being tapered as at 3 and 3A respectively, and the ends 3 being adapted to detachably engage simi- Mlar tapered socket 4 of tubular member 5, and 'kewise ends 3A being adapted to detachably engage similar tapered socket 6 of tubular member '7, and with reference to Figure 2 it is clearly observed that both ends of members 5 l and 7 are split as at 8 and are accordingly Vwelded to the respective sockets 4 and 6 as indicated, and which provides a light weight, and very substantial form of construction for said members.

lReferring to Figure 1 it is observed that cloth 9 is employed, which provides the seat and back for the chair and may be ,of preferably a suit-j able canvas, or ofV any cloth'materialadapted for the' purpose. Said cloth having pocket 10T stitched thereon and which is of adequate proportion to admit of member to pass therecated in this view. Similar pocket 11 is also" stitched upon said cloth and v,is "similarly "re-1 lated to imember '7 asindicated.

The lower end of standards 1 and 1A are cut as at 12 in order that the chair will stand upon the floor normally as shown in Figure 1, and while not indicated in the drawing it is to be understood that a metal ferrule may be used or each or" the ends 3 and 3A, if preferred.

In order to accomplish the rocking feature of the device, standards 1 and 2 are not adapted to be pivoted relative to each other, on the contrary, chains 13 are provided, one being for each chair supporting unit and one end of said chains being adapted to detachably engage hook 14, which is secured to standards 1 and 1A respectively, and the opposite end of saidA chains being permanently secured to lug 15 upon sockets 6 of member 7 as indicated. The manner in which hook 14 is secured to respective standards 1 and 1A is clearly shown in Figure 5.

In this position standards 1, 1A and 2 are supported at their lower end 12 by the respective chains 16, one end of which is permanently secured to standard 1 by connection 17 thereon and the opposite end of said chain being permanently secured to connection 18 upon standard 2, and it is understood that standards 1 and 2 remain permanently engaged as a single unit and being dismantled in this manner as indicated in Figure 3. It is further understood that there are two complete units of this character required for the chair. Connections 17 and 18 are clearly shown in Figure 6.

The lower end portions of standards 1 and 1A are rigidly reinforced when the chair is assembled and ready for use, by virtue of bar 19, one end of which is deflected as at 20, and adapted to pivotally engage 1a transversely arranged passage in standard 1 and forming head 21 with washer 22, as clearly indicated in Figure 4. The opposite end of bar 19 is deiiected simi-v lar to end 20, and adapted to detachably engage aperture 23 in standard 1A.

With particular reference to Figure 8 a modied form of construction is shown. In this construction the chair is made stationary with standards 1 and 2 being pivotally engaged at the position of A in Figure 1, by virtue of rivet or bolt B with washers C as indicated. In the stationary construction just described the chair becomes collapsible, identically as in the major construction.

Again referring to Figure 1, in the act of dismantling the chair, the end opposite the pivoted end of bar 19 is detached from standard 1A, chains 13 are detached from hooks 14, members 5 and '7 are likewise disengaged from standards 1, 1A and 2 respectively, with cloth -9 remaining upon said members. The elements are then rolled Within said cloth and by means of strap 24 or any suitablev cord, the chair presents a neat compact bundle as indicated in Figure 7.

Having thus described my invention,zwhatl claim as new is:


1. An oscillating chair comprising along frame unit and a sho-rt frame'unit in crossed diagonal relation, said long frame unit comprising a `pair of side standards and means detachably connecting-the upper ends of said standar@` and a brace bar connecting the lower ends of said side standards, said 1brace' bar .having a pivotal connection with one of said long frame standards and detachably connected to the other of said long frame standards, said short frame unit comprising a pair of short side standards and means detachably connecting the upper ends of the same, flexible means connecting the lower ends of the side standards of said frame units at each side of the chair, other exible means connecting the upper ends of each short standard to an intermediate portion of a corresponding long standard, and a fabric seat and back member suspended between the means detachably connecting the upper ends of the side standards of each frame unit, said means detachably connecting the upper, ends of the standards of each frame unit comprising a tie bary having tapered sockets at each end thereof and extending transversely of the bar, the upper ends of said standards being tapered and engaged in said sockets.

2. In an oscillating chair of the type comprising along kfram-e Vfunit and a short frame unit in diagonal crossed relation and means interconnecting the frame units whereby said units may oscillate .within limits relative to each other and in which each frame unit comprises a side standard at each side of the chair and a tie bar connecting the upper ends of the side standards and va fabric seat and back member hung ybetweenV said tie bars, the Yprovision of tapered sockets Vat each end Iof each of said tie bars and the further provision of a tapered end portion at the upper end of each of said standards engaged in a socket of the corresponding tie bar.


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U.S. Classification297/17, 297/440.11, 297/18, 297/452.13, D06/368
International ClassificationA47C4/40
Cooperative ClassificationA47C4/40
European ClassificationA47C4/40