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Publication numberUS2017433 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 15, 1935
Filing dateJan 23, 1934
Priority dateJan 31, 1933
Publication numberUS 2017433 A, US 2017433A, US-A-2017433, US2017433 A, US2017433A
InventorsDouglas Carrington Frederick
Original AssigneeDouglas Carrington Frederick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foot stool and the like
US 2017433 A
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F. D. CARRINGTON FOOT STOOL AND THE LIKE Filed Jan. 23, 1954 Patented Oct. 15, 1935 UNITED STAT TENT OFFICE FOOT STOOL AND THE LIKE Frederick Douglas Carrington, South Croydon, England 6 Claims.

A further object of the invention is to provide a stool which can be used in a number of positions. Another object of the invention is to provide a stool which can be employed as a receptacle for a book, a pair of slippers, or other small object.

One embodiment of the invention is shewn in the accompanying drawing, of which Figure l is an elevation partly in section, of the footstool to which the invention is applied, the two main parts of the stool being separated for the sake of clearness, Figure 2 is also an elevation of the same stool, but showing the hinged top portion in a second position, while Figure 3 is an underplan with the bottom removed.

In the embodiment shewn, the footstool comprises a main box like body portion In suitably constructed and secured together. The top of the body III is adapted normally to be closed by a suitably upholstered portion II, hereinafter referred to as the seat, though it is not intended to be used solely for this purpose. The seat I I is sufiiciently long to rest upon the upper edges of the ends of the body II), but its width is less than the inner width of the body I 0. The seat II is adapted to pivot so as to permit of its being inclined in the manner indicated in Figure 2, and the means for eifecting this are as follows:

The seat on its underside has secured thereto two blocks of wood I2 by means of screws I3, one block being secured on each side as shewn in Figure 3. Each of the blocks I 2 carries a short dowel I4: it is convenient to secure this dowel in the manner shewn in Figure 1 by boring a hole in the block just large enough to receive the dowel, cutting the block through to the hole and clamping the dowel by means of a screw. The two dowels are each adapted to extend into a groove formed between a decorative moulding I5, and a block of wood I6 secured to the inner face of the longer sides of the body Ill. The block I6 is also provided with a number of depressions II in which the dowel I4 may rest.

If the seat I I is slid back from the normal position of rest on the edges of the body until the dowels I4 enter the depressions II, the seat can then be tilted in the desired manner. In order to limit the pivoting movement of the seat, an inclined rest I8 and a bottom panel I9 may be provided. When the seat I I is used as asupport for the legs, the rest I 8 serves as a rest for the feet of the user. In order to permit of the seat I I being fixed at various angles of inclination, the depressions II in the block I6 are suitably spaced, and the extremity of this block also forms a stop to limit the horizontal movement of the seat. When adjusting the angle of inclination of the seat as 5 described, one end of the seat may engage the rest I8, or the bottom panel I 9, according to which of the depressions or bearings II, the dowels or pivots, engage.

It may be required to renew or replace the up- 10 holstery of the seat II, and to facilitate this the seat portion is arranged to be removable as a whole. This removal can be effected by detaching the bottom panel I9 when the seat can be turned to a vertical position and passed through the open bottom. It will be observed that the extremities of the dowels are arranged inside the sides of the body III, and that the block I6 is so shaped as to permit of the removal.

When the seat portion of the box described is in the inclined position, the interior of the body III is accessible, and may therefore be used as a receptacle for a pair of slippers, a book, or other small object.

It will be understood that the joints and other minor practical details of the described construction may be of any suitable type, and are not part of this invention.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: 1. A footstool embodying therein a body portion of box like form, a top closure of a length to engage the ends of the top and of a width to pass between the sides of said body portion, a member on the inside of each side of the box having an elongated slot therein, bearings along said slots respectively, and co-operating pivot means on said closure, whereby said closure may be longitudinally and pivotally adjusted within said body portion to bring it to an inclined position to support the legs of a seated person, and means limiting the amount of pivotal movement of said closure.

2. A footstool embodying therein a body portion of box like form, a top closure of a length to engage the ends of the top and of a width to pass be tween the sides of said body portion, a member on the inside of each side of the box having an elongated slot therein, bearings along said slots respectively, and co-operating pivot means on said closure, whereby said closure may be longitudi- 5O nally and pivotally adjusted within said body portion to bring it to an inclined position to support the legs of a seated person, and means limiting the amount of pivotal movement of said closure including therein an inclined wall within one end of said body portion, serving as a rest for the feet 01' the user of said footstool.

3. A footstool embodying therein a body portion of box like form, blocks upon opposite sides adjacent the top of said body portion, each having bearing forming depressions in the top edge thereof, means carried by each' side wall of said body portion co-operating with the top edge of the block to form a groove above same, a top closure of a width to pass between the sides of said body, and of a length to engage the ends of the top of said body portion, bearing dowels upon opposite sides of said closure adapted to have movement in said grooves, and to engage said bearing depressions respectively, whereby said closure may be pivotally mounted and longitudinally adjustable within said body portion, and means Within the box body engageable by said closure to limit the amount of pivotal movement of said closure.

4. A footstool embodying therein a body portion of box like form, blocks upon opposite sides adjacent the top of saidbody portion, each having bearing forming depressions in the top edge thereof, means carried by each side Wall of said body portion co-operating with the top edge of the block to form a groove above same, a top closure of a width to pass between the sides of said body, and of a length to engage the ends of the top of said body portion, bearing dowels upon opposite sides of said closure adapted to have movement in said grooves, and to engage said bearing depressions respectively, whereby said closure may be pivotally mounted and longitudinally adjustable within said body portion, and means within the box body engageable by said closure to limit the amount of pivotal movement of said closure, including therein an inclined wall within one end of said body portion, serving as a rest for the feet of the user of said footstool.

5. A footstool embodying therein a body portion of box like form, a normally horizontal top closure of a length to engage the ends of the top of said body portion, and of a width less than that of said body portion, means carried by said body portion for adjustably supporting said closure through means upon said closure co-operating with said last mentioned means, and an inclined foot rest within, and adjacent one end of said body portion, said foot rest and closure providing simultaneous support for the legs and feet of a user.

6. A footstool embodying therein a body portion of box like form, a normally horizontal upholstered closure for said body portion of a length to normally engage the ends of the top of said body portion, and of a width less than that of said body portion, means for slidably and pivotally mounting said closure within said body portion and permitting a short horizontal movement of said closure, and. an inclined foot rest within, and adjacent one end of said body portion, said foot rest and said closure in the pivoted position of the latter being at an angle approximating a right angle to support both the feet and the legs of a seated person.

FREDERICK DOUGLAS CARRINGTON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/146, 297/423.46, 248/393
International ClassificationA47C16/00, A47C16/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47C16/025
European ClassificationA47C16/02B