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Dec. 11, 1934. H, LAMAR Er AL 1,984,311
COMBINED ARMCHAIR AND BED DEVICE Filed Oct. 11, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 /w l /l/ H lll j? '//l l l if Dec. 11,1934. Hl LAMAR Er AL COMBINED ARMCHAIR AND BED DEVICE Filed Oct. 1l, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Dec. 1-1, 1934A lolv-W151i) "STATES indication October 11,
*Mariana/o; @gba sozial fno.. Leganes This invention relateslto .improvements in 4com- .bined.4 chairs and'beds, the `object. ofithe kinven rtionbeing. `to.provideanarticle l of.v this.kind..which iis:especiallyJadaptediforuse)byinvalids andwhich f is 4ambulant and .rnaytbe `readily Avmovedfby the .occupant fromtplacettoplace. L
`.With the. above .and other objectslin view, y.the invention consists :in the. construction, combination and arrangementdofY devices hereinafter described andi-claimed..
IIn the accompanying drawings Figure 1 lis -a.side.elevation of-my improved combinedv chair and =bedshowingfthe same. arranged-toruseAasaibed. y f Figure 2- is ..a-plan-of-then same. Y Figure l3- isi-a front elevation-'ofthe same arranged for--use/.asachain 4Figuresi is a 'detail elevation of the supporting 1frameaforl the rear end:A ofl the-bed-and back mem- -ber.
Figure?, is a detailelevationpartlyv -in section of the-main framaltheseat lfrarneand thelcon- -nectionsfbetweenthe seat frameand the -foot rest. lfFiguref -is a-'detailplanofthe same.4 lFigure 'T is -a =detai1 elevation-partly in section of themain frame,they-seatfranie, the backirame, the adjusting-means-fontheseat frame andthe connections between thesenat -frame and the foot rest. The main n frame 1 is z`substantially U-shaped and is open at the front side and is provided at the front ends of its side arms with brackets 2` which are secured thereto by rivets or the like and depend therefrom. Said brackets are each provided with a vertical slot 28L and through the said slots extends the cross sectionally rectangular portion of the axle 3 which is held in the bottom of the slot by any suitable means such as a block 3 which is secured by a bolt 3". Wheels 4 are mounted on the axle and are each provided on the outer side with a hoop 4 as usual, to enable the wheels to be manually turned by the occupant of the chair so that the occupant of the chair can wheel himself about. 'At the center of the rear cross bar of the frame 1, which as shown in Figure 3 is cranked or downwardly` ..bar"..11'.which.-.i's braced as shown; and saidllegs .are also r,connected.tolthe sides jo'f; .theMframe-.Qby 10 .pairs .on .links ..13 ,ai 14,;.the .said links being I pivoted `at. their .outer ...ends as .atl15 andpivotally connectedtogethenasat.l5. l,Braceslarepivotally .connected to.. the .links 14:,l .and '..theirj upper ends are` detachably .,connected .-.t the'. lpivolts .16a `by 15 .whichv the legslO; Iareconnected .to framecQ. .'Hence y.when .thea frame .9 is. iaisedtofthe position. shbwn in dotted lines in Figure 1;.andfinlful1zliii`s-in 'Figure \.3,. the .ilegstl .may..bedolded"v downwardly rout; of :i the wayrbyxrst.disengagingcthe ...braces J. `2() n 16 '.ffrom the :pivot `e169., .as wilLb e.. understood.
` 1A.. Urshaped. seattframeel which is openat ,its .rear side..and.which.inpractice.is .pre'ierablymade ofmangleriron,` israrrangedibetween.` the. side `arms .'.of:atlie...m ain.frame .\1..an'd therear" ends ofilits 25 .aside arms .arerpivotally. `vconnectedrto the ,'opp'oif. 17 Hence .the:.irontlend...ofisaidseatramel ,may -..be.. raisedftandtlowlered. eWhenLlowered.. to..,hoii -aontalnpositioni.anduarrangedsubstantially. -level `with the frame 1, the said seat frame forms a" part of a bed as shown in Figures 1 and 2. When the article is used as a chair, said seat member may be arranged either horizontally or at any desired inclination. To support said seat frame at any desired adjustment, the same is provided at its front end with depending standards 27 which are pivotally connected at their upper ends to said seat frame as aty 28 and which are each provided with a series of downwardly extending open slots 29. By appropriately engaging the axle 3 in certain of the slots 29, the seat frame may be secured in adjusted position.
A substantially U-shaped foot frame 23 which is open at its rear side and which is preferably y made of angle iron is arranged in front of the seat frame andis connected thereto by links 21, the front ends of said links being pivotally connected to the rear ends of the arms of said foot frame by pivots 22, and their rear ends being secured as at 20 to corner brackets 19, which brackets are secured as by means of rivets o-r the like to the front side of the seat frame. Hence the foot frame may be arranged either in horizontal position as shown in Figures 1 and 2 to form in con- 55 nection with the frames 18 and 9 a bed frame, or said foot frame may be swung downwardly to any desired inclined position. Said foot frame is held in any desired adjusted position by braces 26, each of which is pivotally connected at its rear end as at 26b to the lower end of one of the standards 27 and is adjustably and detachably pivotally connected at its front end to one side of the foot frame 23. Each said brace has a pivot stud 26a at its front end which may be engaged in any of the series of adjusting openings 23a with which the sides of the foot frame are provided. At the front end of thefoot frame is a foot rest 25 which has irons 24 at its ends, the lower ends of which are pivotally and adjustably connected to the sides of the foot frame 23 at points near the front end lof said foot frame. suitable fabric 30 for the bed, the foot frame, and
the chair seat and back is arranged longitudinally in the frames 9, 18 and 23, and is here shown as held by spring links 31.
The frame v9 when in raised position is held adjustably by links 32, the lower ends of which are pivotally connected to the sides of the frame 1 by pivots 33 and the upper ends of which are provided with pivot studs 34 which may be inserted in any of series of adjusting openings 34n with which the sides of said frame 9 are provided.
The arms 35 may be of the form here shown or any other suitable form and are hingedly connected as'at 36 to the upper ends of standards 37, i the lower ends of which are secured to the sides of the frame 1. Cross braces 38, 39 are provided for said standards and are secured thereto and also to the sides offrame 1 as shown. Said arms may be arranged either in horizontal or in Vertical position, as will be understood, and as shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3.
Having thus described our invention, we claim:
1. Acombined chair and bed, comprising a main frame, an axle andwheels carrying the main frame, a frame composed of a seat member, a member adapted to have a horizontal position and when in horizontal position to form a portion of a bed and when in inclined position to form a back, and a foot member, the said seat.
and bed and back forming members being pivotally connected on adjacent points to the main frame and the foot member being pivotally connected to the bed and back forming member, standard links secured to the sides of the seat `member and provided with a series of open lof the cross portion of said main frame, a third wheel rotatably mounted on said fork, a frame composed of a seat member, a member adapted -to have a horizontal position and when in horizontal position to form a portion of a bed and when in an inclined position to form a back, and a foot member, each of said members being U- shaped end of angular transverse cross section, said seat and said bed and back forming members being pivotally connected in opposite relation to each other on adjacent points of the main frame and said foot memberbeing pivotallyconnected by links to the seat member, standard links secured `to and hanging from the sides of the seat member and each provided at one lateral edge with a series of open notches adapted to engage the axle in order to adjust the inclination of the seat member with respect to the main frame, braces connecting the sides of the foot member to said standard links, legs pivotally connected to the bed and back forming members, uprights connected` by screw bolts to the sides of the main frame, supporting pieces secured to said uprights and horizontal boards hinged to said supporting pieces.
3. In a wheel chair, a main frame, an axle connected to said main frame, a seat frame pivotally connected to the main frame for angular movement in a vertical plane, standard links depending from the seat frame and adjustably connected to the axle, a foot frame pivotally connectedl to the front end of the seat frame and braces connecting the sides of the foot frame and thevfree ends of the standard links.
HORTENSIA LAMAR. FRANCISCO DE P. MORENO.