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Nov. 27, 1934. D. H. KING 1,982,111
AIR, IRONING BOARD, AND STEPLADDER 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 COMBINATION CH Filed Nov. 22, 1932 D. H. KING 1,982,111
IRONING BOARD, AND STEPLADDER Nov. 27, 1934.
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Patented Nov. 27, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
COMBINATION CHAIR, IRONING BOARD; AND STEPLADDER 2 Claims.
This invention relates to a combination chair,
ironing boa-rd, and step-ladder, and has for its invention, Fig. 1 represents a side elevation of my l invention, showing the parts in the positions which they assume in producing a chair; Fig. 2 a view similar to Fig. 1 and showing the parts in the positions which they assume when my invention is used for an ironing board and its support; Fig. 3 a side elevation, and Fig. 4 a front elevation, showing the parts in the positions which they assume when my invention is used to produce a step-ladder; Fig. 5 is a plan View of the device, the parts being in the positions shown in Figs. 3 and 4; and Fig. 6 a detail of one of the side linksor braces by which the upper section is connected tothe lower section of the complete article of furniture, whereby my invention may be used as an ironing board.
My invention comprises generally two sections, A and B, the first and lower section comprising a base consisting of a pair of spaced legs 1, which will be hereinafter referred to as front legs, the same being inclined upwardly and rearwardly; a 3; pair of legs 2, which will be referred to hereinafter as rear legs, and which are inclined upwardly and forwardly, the tops of the legs 2 being shown as substantially in engagement with the tops of the legs 1 and all of the legs being secured at their upper ends to a transverse memher 3 which forms the front portion of the seat of a chair when the parts of my invention are in the positions shown in Fig. 1. Intermediate of their tops and bottoms, the legs 1 and 2 are connected by braces 4, by a transversely extending front brace 5 and by a transversely extending rear brace 6, which preferably rests upon the braces 4 and constitutes the lowermost step of the step-ladder. In addition braces 3 extend beneath opposite sides of the seat member 3 and are secured to the upper ends of the legs 1 and 2.
The parts thus described in detail constitute the lower section A of the complete article of furniture. 5 The upper section B comprises the ironing board 7 which is connected.- substantially midway of its length to a transversely extending. member 8 which, when theparts are in the positions. shown in Fig. 1, cooperates with the member 3:110 form.
a complete chair seat, the front member 3 and the rear member 8 being connected by a hinge 9 at the sides thereof, the edges so connected being bevelled preferably to correspond with the inclination of the legs 2,. when the. parts are in the positions shown in Fig. 3'.
Extending; from the rear. seat member 8 toward and preferably engaging the portion of the ironing board 7 which; does not constitute a portion of the chair back. proper are inclined side legs.- 10, the legsrbeing so inclined that, when the parts are in the positions shown in Fig. 3, the legs 10 constitute a continuation of the legs 2-, respectively. At their upper'ends, the legs mare se:- cured to the step 11, which projects from the ironing board and is secured thereto in any desired manner, being braced by brackets 12 at opposite ends thereof engaging; and secured to the ironing. board.
For the purpose: of; retaining the ironing board in the operative horizontal position shown in Fig. so 2,. I have provided a pair of braces 13, preferably in the form of flat metal straps and pivotally connected to the legs 2. Each of these braces is provided with an elongated. slot. 14', and each is connected to the leg 10 corresponding to the leg 35 2 to which its opposite end is connected by means of a bolt 15 carried by the leg 10 and extending through the slot 14 of the link with which it cooperates, the outer end of each bolt being shown as provided with a wing nut 16. For the purpose of automatically holding the ironing board in a substantially horizontal or operative position, each link 13 is provided with a notch or recess 17 in what will be the lower side of the slot thereof when the ironing board is in such operative position, whereby the weight of the board will automatically cause the bolts 15 to enter the notches 17, thereby holding the board in such position. Thereafter, by setting up the wing nuts, the ironing board may be rigidly supported in this operative position.
When it is desired to convert my article of furniture into a chair, it will be necessary only to slack off the wing nuts 16, disengage the bolts 15 from the notches 17, and fold the upper section B to the position in Fig. 1 to form a chair, or fold it to the position shown in Figs. 3 and 4 to form a step-ladder. It will be noted that, when the section B is folded to the position shown in Fig. 1, the legs 10 engage the legs 1, thereby form- 1 ing a support for/the weight which may be imposed upon the chair seat 3, 8; also that the step 11 folds between the legs 2 below the braces 4 and the step 6.
When the section B is folded in the opposite direction, the rear seat member 8 will engage the front seat member 3, thereby to support the upper member of the step-ladder by the lower member, the rear seat member forming an inter mediate step. Furthermore, the ironing board '7 will preferably be of such length that, when the parts are in the positions shown in Figs. 3 and 4, what will then be the lower end of the ironing board will engage the floor thereby relieving the hinges 9 of strain when the uppermost step 11 is used. V
By virtue of the construction shown and described herein, I am able to produce a combination chair, ironing board, and step-ladder which is extremely efficient in operation for all the purposes for which it is designed and which embodies an extremely simple and economical means for supporting and bracing the ironing board when in its operative position,
claim is: v
W1. A combination chair, ironing board, and step-ladder comprising a lower section having upwardly inclined front and rear legs and having 9 at the top thereof and secured thereto a front chair seat member, an upper section having a rear chair seat member pivotally connectedto the front chair seatmember and having legs extending from therear chair seat member and adapted to form in one position a continuation of the legs of the first section with the rear chair seat member, and in another position to rest edge-to-edge thereagainst, the point of pivotal connection between the two seat members being in alignment with the contacting edges of said legs in such other position; an ironing board secured intermediate of its length to the end of the rear chair seat member which is remote from the pivoted end thereof, a step projecting from the said ironing board at the endsof the legs of the second section'which are remote from the rear chair seat member, and a pair of links pivotally connected to opposite side legs, of one of said sections in spaced relation to said contacting edges,
,Having. thus described my invention, what I.
1,982,111 a slidable connection between each of said links and a point on the corresponding legs of the other section spaced from said contacting edges, and including means for securing the said links to the legs to which they are slidably connected, thereby to hold the two sections firmly in all operative positions by the location of the three .pivot points at the apexes of a triangle in each position.
2. A combination chair, ironing board, and step-ladder comprising a lower section having upwardly inclined front and rear legs and having at the top thereof and secured thereto a front chair seat member, an upper section having a rear chair seat member pivotally connected to legs in such other position, an ironing board secured intermediate of its length to the end of the rear chair seat member which is remote from the pivoted end thereof, a step projecting from the said ironing board at the ends of the legs of the second section which are remote from the rear chair seat member, and a pair of links pivotally connected to opposite side legs of one of said sections in spaced relation to said contacting edges, a slidable connection between each of said links and a point on the corresponding legs of the other section spaced from said contacting edges, and including means for securing the said widened into a notch at the point therein occu-( pied by the pin when said ironing board is horizontal whereby to provide a positive anchorage use.
DEWEY H. KING.
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