US 2054487 A
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Filed April 19, 1935 Patented Sept. 15, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CUSHION FOR RAILS F ROCKING CHAIRS William Andrew Jackson Simpson, Gallatin, Tenn.
Application April 19, 1935, Serial No. 17,356
1 Claim. ((31. 45137) This invention relates to cushions for the rails face of the rocker rails is flat. Conformably fitof rocking chairs. ting to the bottom face l2 of the rocker rails is The p y obj t of e pre t inv a fiat la er of compressible or yielding material is to provide a cushion to be attached to the I3 and this layer I3 is of uniform thickness 5 faces of the rails on a rocking chair so as to throughout the length of the rocker rails. Layer prevent wear and tear on carpets and rugs, that I3 may be formed of felt or sponge rubber a d will eliminate any jar in rocking, and which is of the same width and length as the rocker will prevent scratching the floor in event it is rail. The yielding layer I3 is hermetically sealed desired to slide the chair without lifting i to the smooth lower face l2 of the rocker rails Another feature of the present invention is to by coating M of an adhesive such as glue and 10 p ovide limit stops at the ends of the rails on in the center each rail has the layer l3 addithe rocker keep f rocking b y d the limits tionally anchored thereto by nails l5 which nails of the rocker. are driven so that the heads are seated below Wi the foregoing and other objects in v the surface of the layer. At each end of each the invention consists of a novel construction, r il, 13, C, there are secured transverse abutment combination and arrangement of parts as will be strips I6, I! which are also made of yielding hereinafter more specifically described and illu material such as sponge rubber or felt. These rat d in th ac mp ny raw n wh n is strips are secured to the outer faces of the layer disclosed an embodiment of the invention, but l3 by means of nails I8, l9 which transfix the it is to be understood that changes, variations, layer and seat in the rails, The strips I6, I1 20 and modifications may be resorted to without provide dditi l anchorage at the ends of the departing from the Sp Of the C a m e u layers l3 where they are likely to separate from appended. the rocker rails when the glue coating is injured, In the drawing w ere n l ke reference and the glue coating is more likely to be injured ters denote corresponding parts throughout the at t ends of th 11 from bumping surfaces 25 several views: or objects while moving the chair from one place Figure 1 is a side elevation of a conventional t another i th room rocking chair showing an adaptation therewith Having thus described t ti h t i of the cushion in accordance with the present claimed as new invention A cushion for wooden rocker rails which have 30 Figure 2 is a fragmentary detailed vertical secsmooth, flat rocking urfa e comprising flat, 841 V w taken on a Plane of 11119 of layer of uniform thickness one for each rocker rail ure and formed of yielding material, said layer being Figure 3 1s a detailed vertical section through of the same Width and length as the rocking one of the rocker mus of the Chan" surface and conforming in shape thereto, dual Referring to the drawing in detail A indifiates means for anchoring the layer to the rocking generally rocking chair of the conventlonal surface, one of said means consisting of a con- YP having real legs and front legs tinuous coating of glue between the rocking suring a seat The Chan A is also provlded wlth face of the rail and the confronting face of the 40 the customary arms 1 and Between the layer, thereby hermetically sealing the layer to 40 4 and 5 are transverse rungs 9 and the longltu' the rocking surface, and the other of said means dinal rungs comprising a nail intermediate the ends of the In constructing the chair any suitable material layer transfixing the layer and the glue coating may be used, and oined to the lower ends of and seating in the rail, abutment strips one at 45 legs 4 and 5 m any Smtable manner h each end of the layer, bearing on the outer face pintles II are a pair of arcuate rocker rails indithereof said abutment Strips disposed trans cated generally at B and Each rock? F is versely of and anchored to the layer by nails q g i 3: 33% f i g gg gi of embedded in the strips and transfixing the layer one W1 ami iar Each of the rocker rails B and C are formed and glue coating and seatmg m the thereby 50 t providing additional anchorage for the layers at of wood and are of an arcuate configuration o the ends of the rail.
provide the desired rocking motion. The bottom WILLIAM SIMPSON