US 2037634 A
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April 14, 1936. A. KLAzKlN 2,037,634
CONVERTIBLE HIGH CHAIR AND BABY WALKER Filed June 26, 1954 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORN EY April 14, 1936. A. KLAzKlN CONVERTIBLE HIGH CHAIR AND BABY WALKER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 lv///V/////A //////y//Z Filed June 26, 1934 NVENTOR BYWI ATTOR N EY Patented Apr. 14, 1936 UNITED STATES CONVERTIBLE man cllAntv AND BABY WALKER Alfred Klazkin, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application June 2s, 1934, sei-m No. 132,522
2 claims.` ((1155-41) This invention relates to convertible infants high chairs and has for its principal object to provide a high chair which by a simple adjustment may be easily converted into a baby walker which will ail'ord to the infant adequate protection against injury during the period in which the infant is learning to walk.
A furtherobject of my invention is to provide a high chair in combination with a. baby walker,
both of which may be conveniently adjusted to any desired height, the chair being easily changeable to provide a toilet seat for the infant.'
The invention will be fully and comprehensively understood from a consideration of the following detailed description when read in connection with the accompanying drawings which form part of the application, with the understanding, however, that the improvement is capable of extended applicatlon and is not confined to the exact showing of the drawings nor to the precise construction described and, therefore, such changes and modiilcations may be made therein as do not aiect the spirit of the invention nor exceed the scope thereof as expressed in the appended claims.
In describing the invention in detail and the particular physical embodiment illustrating the invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts thruout the several views.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my device used as a high chair.
Fig. 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view of the device as shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view illustrating the adjustment mechanism.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the device used as a baby walker.
Fig. 5 is a vertical transverse sectional view of the baby walker as shown in Fig. 4; and
Fig. 6 is a horizontal sectional view taken on line 8--8 of Fig. 5.
Referring to the drawings for a more detailed description thereof, the convertible high chair of my invention comprises substantially two units, a lower section or base 'I and an upper section 8 adapted to be lowered and telescope into the lower section 1, the desired relative position of the sections being secured by the adjustment 4mechanism 8 illustrated in detail in Fig. 8; The upper section is provided at its top with a frame or rim III to which is hingedly mounted at its rear interior edge a seat II, the center of which is provided with a removable oval cover I2. The
seat II has a spring latch IIa on its lower surface, adjacent its front edge, and is adapted to enter an opening IIb in the front member of the flange. I0 for the purpose of holding the seat in horizontal position. A back rest I8 is rigidly 5 secured to the rear of frame I0 and provides partial support for a tray I4, which tray is pivotally mounted to the back rest I8, the front edge of the tray I4 being supported on the hinged strap I5, the same being removably secured to tray I4 by the pin I6. A pair of flanged cleats Il are fastened to the underside of the seat II to facilitate the placement of a chamber in place within the chair, a door I8 being provided in one side of upper section 8 for access to same.
In the physical embodiment of my invention the construction of the upper and lower sections comprises vertical corner members 28 and 2|, respectively, the lower corner members being joined by side panels 22 and the upper corner members being joined by panels 23. As shown clearly in Figs. 3 and 6, corner members 2I of the upper section 8 are slidably held by the interior surfaces of the corner members 28 of the lower section 1.
To facilitate the convenient setting of the chair to any desired height or the conversion of same to be used as a baby carrier, I have provided an adjustment mechanism 9, illustrated in Fig. 3. This mechanism comprises substantially two laterally disposed ratchet rods 24 in axial alignment, their adjacent ends being engaged -by a compression spring 25 provided to push the rods outwardly. Rods 24 are provided with handles 28 extending thru a slot 28, the handles providing means by which the rods may be readily moved toward each other against the pressure of spring 25. The free ends of the rods 24 pass thru corners 2i of the upper section 8 and engage in ratchets 2'l formed in the interior surface of corner members 20 of the lower section 1- A walker saddle 30, being resiliently suspended on the upper section 8 by straps 3l and springs 32, is of such shape that the child may sit astrlde of same, thus permitting its legs to touch the floor so that altho the major portion of the childs weight is supported on the saddle the child may attempt to walk without any danger of falling.
To convert my adjustable high chair to a baby twalker it is necessary merely to swing back tray I4 to the position shown in Fig. 5, release seat II to its vertical position and then lower the entire upper section by releasing the adjustment mechanism 9. The setting of my device for this par-'- ticular use is shown clearly in Figs. 4 and 5.
It is obvious from the drawings that the ad- Justment of the high chair to any desired elevation may be easily accomplished and further that the conversion of the high chair into a baby walker can easily be done without the removal of any o! the parts.
What is claimed as new and useful is:
l. An article of the character described as a combination high chair and walker, comprising a rst hollow structure open throughout from top to bottom, both inclusive, so that a child may be placed therein with its feet on .the oor, said rst structure being provided with wheels for contact with the floor, a second hollow structure open at the top and bottom and telescoping with said first structure and adjustable vertically relative thereto, a seat closing the top of said second structure for use when the article is used as a high chair, said seat being movable from operative position to open the top of said upper structure, and a. second seat for use when the article is used as a walker and secured to said second structure below the first mentioned seat, there being spaces.
for the legs oi' the child between said second seat and the walls of said second structure.
2. An article of the character described-as a combination high chair and walker, comprising a ilrst hollow structure open thruout from top to bottom, both inclusive, so that a child may be placed therein with its feet on the oor, said structure being provided with wheels for contact with the door, a second hollow structure open at the top and bottom and supported by said rst structure and adjustable vertically relative thereto, a. seat closing the top of said second structure for use when the article is used as a high chair, said seat being movable from operative position to open the top of said upper structure, and a second seat -for use when the article is used as a walker and secured to one of said structures below the first mentioned seat, there being spaces for