US 2006823 A
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July 2, 1935. A, BEESKOW 2,006,823
COLLAPSIBLE CHAIR Filed April 7, 1933 flLBERr 1555512014 INVENTOR ATTOR N EY Patented July 2, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COLLAPSIBLE CHAIR Albert Beeskow, New York, N. Y.
Application April 7, 1933, Serial No. 664,990
This invention relates to collapsible chairs and it has for one of its objects the provision of a chair which may be collapsed or folded into a small space.
The invention will be fully and comprehensively understood from a consideration of the following detailed description when read in connection with the accompanying drawing which forms part of the application, with the understanding, however, that the improvement is capable of extended application and is not confined to the exact showing of the drawing nor to the precise construction described and, therefore, such changes and modifications may be made therein as do not affect the spirit of the invention nor exceed the scope thereof as expressed in the appended claim.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a side elevation of my improved collapsible chair.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of a locking construction employed in the chair.
Fig. 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a plan view of another connection employed in my invention; and
Fig. 5 is a view taken on line 55 of Fig. 4.
Referring to the drawing for a more detailed description thereof, the chair comprises frames A and B pivotally connected at 1. Frame A consists of a forward and upper part Al and a rear and lower part A2, the latter being connected to the former by sleeves 8 in which the frame part A2 is slidable so that the latter part of the frame A may be moved into the part AI. Said sleeves are secured to the part Al of the frame A and have forward and rear slots 8a and 8b, respectively, formed in their inner faces, the rear slots 81) being provided to accommodate the cross-piece 9 of the frame part A2 when the latter part of the frame is collapsed into the forward and upper part Al of the frame A. The forward recesses 8a are provided to accommodate the ends of a cross-piece I!) which forms the forward end of the frame part A2, the engagement of the crosspiece ID in the recesses 80. looks the frame parts AI and A2 together. The frame B comprises a lower frame portion BI and an upper frame portion B2 which are pivotally connected at H and which are locked at their pivotal points by means of members l2 swingably connected on pins l3 to the upper portion B2 of the frame B. Said members l2 have slots M so that they may be pushed upwardly onto frame part B2, the pins [3 remaining in the slots l4, it being necessary to push back the swingable members I2 when the frame parts BI and B2 are to be collapsed. Said members I2 are punched to provide detents l5 which snap into notches l6 formed in the frame portion BI and thereby lock together the frame parts BI and B2.
A brace l'lis pivotally connected at [8 to the frame part B2 and is adapted to engage any one of the recesses [8 formed in the frame member A2. A canopy I9 is pivotally connected to the top of the frame part B2 and may be held in adjusted position by means of a fastening element 20. A sheet of flexible material 2| is secured to the cross-piece 22 of the frame part B2 and is also fastened tothe cross-piece 23 of the frame part Al and forms the back and the seat of the chair. The frame A is within the frame B and the brace is pivotally secured to the outer sides of the frame B.
When collapsed, the frame part A2 is within frame part Al and both-of these are within frame part Bl, while frame'BZ is folded back on frame part BI, the brace I 1 is swung over the top of frame part B2 and is outside of BI, and the canopy l9 rests on B2.
What is claimed is:
A collapsible chair comprising a first frame including members functioning as back posts and front legs, a second frame within said first frame and pivotally connected thereto, said second frame including slidably connected front and rear parts of which the latter functions as rear legs, flexible material secured to the top of said first frame and to the front of said second frame and forming the seat and the back of the chair, said first frame including upper and lower hinged parts adapted to be swung one onto the other, and a brace pivotally connected to said first frame and engaging said second frame, and means for locking together the hinged parts of said first frame, said locking means comprising members pivotally secured to one of the parts of the first frame and slidable relative to that part and having detents engaging notches in the other part of the same frame, sleeves secured to the front part of the second frame, the rear part of the second frame including side members and front and rear cross pieces connecting the side members adjacent their ends, said side members passing thru and being slidable in said sleeves, the latter having front and rear slots at the ends of their inner faces, the front slots being adapted to receive the end portions of the front cross piece when the parts of the second frame are in extended relation and the rear slots of the sleeves being adapted to receive the end portions of the rear cross piece when the parts of the second frame are in relatively collapsed position.