US 1973229 A
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Sept; 11, 1934.
1; SMITH GLIDER Filed Margh 18, 19:55 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 s p 1 3 mam. 1 73,229
Patented Sept. 11, 1934 PATENT OFFICE GLIDER Isidore P. Smith, Perrysburg, Ohio, assignor to The Hettrick Manufacturing Company, Toledo,
Ohio, a. corporation of Ohio Application March 18, 1933, Serial No. 661,461
This invention relates to gliders wherein the seat is mounted for horizontal swinging movements between end supporting frames, and an object is to produce a glider of" this character which can be readily and conveniently converted into a double bed, or, if desired, can be changed to produce two single cots, and, in this manner provide an article of furniture which, although ordi narily used as a glider, can be quickly and easily converted into either a double bed or two separate cots.
Other objects and advantages will hereinafter appear, and, for purposes of illustration, but not of limitation, an embodiment of the invention is shown on the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of a glider frame in accordance with this invention, the cushions being removed and some of the parts broken away;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the glider frame converted into a double bed; v
Figure 3 is a perspective view of the glider frame with the back frame removed;
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the back frame of the glider removed and showing the legs extended to provide a cot; and
Figuref is an enlarged fragmentary view showing a tongue and slot connection between the back and seat frames.
The illustrated embodiment of the invention comprises a glider having a pair of upright end frames A and B, which are supported in longitudinally spaced relation by a pair of horizontal braces 10, which are suitably secured to the end frames adjacent their lower ends. Forming a part of each end frame and fixed to the upper end thereof is a horizontal brace 11, to the under side of which is pivoted a U-shaped cradle or suspension bar 12, one being disposed at each end of the member 11. It will be seen that two cradle bars 12 are pivoted one at each end of the braces 11, the horizontal portion 13 being spaced upwardly so that in the swinging movement they do not extend outwardly from the front of the seat. Supported by the cradle bars 12 is a seat frame C, which. is of substantially rectangular construction and has legs 14 depending from the corners, each leg being pivotally mounted in the U-shaped cradles 12, thereby enabling the seat frame to swing to and'fro horizontally between the end frames. r
The seat frame C is formed from angle irons, which may be welded or riveted together, and a spring structure 15 of any suitable construction extends lengthwise of the structure. Formed in the angle iron, which provides the rear longitudinal portion of the seat frame. is a pair of slots 16, into which tongues 17, secured to the back frame D, are adapted to extend. As shown in Figure 5, the tongues 15 at their free ends curve downwardly and inwardly to facilitate the mounting of the back frame D on the seat frame C, and for other reasons which will hereinafter appear.
The back frame D is rectangular in shape and constructed from angle irons, and is braced in upright position by two braces 18, one pivoted to 55 each end of the back frame D. Each brace 18 is provided with notches 19 and 20 arranged on opposite side edges thereof. The notches 19 are engageable with rivets secured to and extending laterally from the ends of'the seat frame C. It m will be apparent from the above description that in order to mount the back frame D on the seat frame C, it is merely necessary to insert the tongues 17 into the slots 16, and thereafter swing the braces 18 to engage the rivets on the seat frame as above mentioned.
Pivotally connected to the rear side of the back frame D are U-shaped legs 21 and 22, which are pivotally connected to the back frame to swing toward each other to lie within the channel irons in order to be normally out of sight. A pair of toggle braces 23 are provided for each leg, and are adapteds'to retain them in position of use. In order further to brace and reinforce the legs, the braces 18 are swung rearwardly, and the notch 35 portions 20 engage rivets 24 on the legs when the latter are extended to position of use. It will be noted that a suitable spring structure 25 on the back frame enables the back, when disconnected from the seat and with the legs thereof extended to position of use, to be used for sleeping purposes. I As shown in Figure 2, the tongues 1'? may be hooked into the slots 16 owing to the curved construction of the frames, thereby to retain the back frame substantially in alignment with the seat frame to provide a double bed. However, if desired, the back frame may be wholly separated from the seat frame C. as shown in Figure 4, and used wherever desired as a single cot.
In order to retain the seat structure C against swinging movements when the latter is used as a bed, a catch 26 is provided to an upright of one ofthe end frames, and is adapted to be swung isothat a notch portion 27 engages a headed rivet 28 on the seat frame C. In this manner the seat frame can be held stationary when the glider is converted into a bed, or whenever desired.
It will be seen from the abgize description that I have=pr0vided an article of furniture which may normally be used as a couch hammock or glider,
but can be readily and conveniently converted, when desired, into either a double bed, with the back frame along side of and attached to the seat upright end frames, a seat frame disposed between said end frames, horizontally disposed t ie meansdisposed beneath said seat frame and connecting said end frames, supporting hangers pivoted to said end frames and seat frames respectively to afford swinging movement of said seat frame relative to said end frames, a back frame in upwardly disposed relation to said seat frame,
inwardly curved tongues on the lower edge of said back frame, said seat frame having slots to receive said tongues, braces pivoted to opposite ends of said back frame and engageable with said seat frame for holding said back frame in upright position, legs pivoted to opposite ends of said back frame for swinging movements in directions longitudinally of said back frame and adapted to be folded against said back frame when not in use, said braces being engageable with said legs respectively for holding same in extended or useful position, and a catch on said seat frame detachahly engageable with the adjacent end frame for holding same against swinging movements, whereby when the back is in upwardly disposed relation the structure can be used as a glider, and upon disengaging the back frame from the seat frame and extending the legs, the structure can be used either as a double bed with said tongues inserted in the respective slots or separate cots with the back frame providing one cot and the seat frame providing the other cot.
ISIDORE P. SMITH.