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Publication numberUS2055340 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 22, 1936
Filing dateNov 30, 1934
Priority dateNov 30, 1934
Publication numberUS 2055340 A, US 2055340A, US-A-2055340, US2055340 A, US2055340A
InventorsLouis Dellert
Original AssigneeLouis Dellert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nestable chair
US 2055340 A
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Sept. 22, 1936. DELLERT 'NESTAIBLIEY CHAIR Filed NOV. 50, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 [NVENTOR lam SJJeZ/e/ Z BY 2 y ATTORNEYS l L l Sept. 22, 1936. 1.. DELLERT NESTABLE CHAIR Filed Nov. 30; 1934 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR Lou zsfleZ/erf BY ATTORNEYS.


Patented Sept. 22, 1936 fjjfiEsTABLE cum Dellcrt, Brooklyn; c 13:-

, iApplicati'on November 39,1934; Se'rialNdIflSBgiW Claims. (Cl.--1 5 5-2) This invention relates to an improved nes table chair, an object being to form avery simple and strong censtructio'n which may be readily nestedj with the legs resting on the floor. 3 p 5 Another objectof the invention is to provide a nestablefchair formed topermit a plurality of identically constructed chairs to nest from the front, the structurepresenting'a comparatively wide chair at-thedro t withjthefro'nt'legs ex:

tending inwardly towards each other rr 'm' the rear edgeof the cliairf'structure.

a chair which} may T be n'ested' with similar chairs whreinthere'is use'da U l5- front legs connected tdthe. frame at theirnargin or loweredge of the frame 50 L that the respective frames of a pluralityfof chairs, may he slid to A further object, more; specifi an istopr oyide' gether during the qe tirieaction;

In the accompanying, drawings-- 2o 1 isa .to yiew of a tha isc an embodiment .jof the'in ention,1thejba cl; being,

broken away and shown in-section; andpart of the seatbeing hf'ok'en away for better illustrating:

the, frame structur and o a pm; lity o'f'epaip maybe'nestedj r v 1 2 st sl di e t ih smfcm hbwn. it? h vu p r. H il? h lb fil @1 9. an? being brokenaway and the seat member being shown somewhatiraised; Q K Fig; 3 is'a'front Fig. 4'jisja "fragmentary sectionil' mew throughi Fig.'1:on the linel-l; I

Fig.5 is an enlarged perspective of the" front of one of thesidefr'ames with its leg jfitting,

the "same being shown inconn'ection with part of the f rcnt' legiillustrated "in dot and-dash lines;

and I L Sis a perspectiveviewof the upper part of one ofthe front legs, illustratinglthejslot for receivmg part of the fitting Fig: 5;

Referring to the aecornpanyingfljdrawings"by numerals, l and? indicatelfrbnt 1'gs', a'nd 3 and t 4 indicate rear fleg'sf said. re r] sfpreferably mer i'rlgiintd a back 3, though "not necessarily. If desired, the rear legs "could be cut off and t'hef back elimingattedf"However, for ordinary use in homes and els where; the back" is very desirable and may merge 'intothere air leg'sor be con nect'd therewith inanydesir'ed' manner; The frontand rear legs are connected by a framefi, which is-formed ofmetal, while preferably the front-andiear legs areflfoimed of wood. The frame 5 includes a. U-shaped, structure, as shown Gt CTN-1;: p l IL), L 1).); I. .Y.

aped frame withthe w like. s u e w i it. in g 2, t artfof'the back being broken;

in Fig. f 1, [having side bars or' rails l1 and 8, a rear .bar 9', front fittings l ll and ll, andIrearj fittings l2 and '13.. The side bars I. and 8 are. preferably rectangular and tubulanias shown in Fig.4. These side bars are' preferably welded 5,

to the \rearbar Bfwhich is alsorrect angular.

and preferably square in cross section though n ot necessarilyfso. 'l'he rear bar 9 ispreferably provided with an aperture 14 in frontof each of theurear legs for the reception (a: screwsli. 10 When the respective-rearbar 9 and side bars 1 andfiiare rectangular in cross section; a; very rigid frame is presented, the side barsl'l and 8 flaring from the {rear to the fronts The fittings l2 and I3 are welded tolthe-rear or back bar 9115 and accommodatescrews l6, which with the re-. spectiy screws l5 firmly securethe rear legs 3 and! to the bar'9; Thefittingsj wand at the front are welded to theunder surfacepf the, front of the side bars '1] andIB and provide means 20 whereby the frontflegs I and} may besecuredlin, Plac r-c I .1 i A. From Fig, 5 it will be observed thatlthe' front fittings arefleachprovided 'tjvithv a flange ,or web l1, which fits into the slot [8 iii the'lgl S'd'that 5 the screws l9 and 20 may be screwed intolthe leg and through the respective apertures zl; and v 22 for holding'the leg rigidly ;to the fitting". It' will begunderstood that the top of the leg presses tightly against the top plate 23 of the fitting and 30 one of ithefsides of the legfits against the. de ending flange 24; so thatwhenthe screws L9. am zc are'in position the leg is rigidly md inted in place. As clearly shown in Fig. 1, "the re spective legs are arranged so that their upper 5 n 'be n l e th h lq er j ii e or the seat. frame 6 so that "two 'or more chairs of identical construction maybe nested with the frames of the respective chairs sliding over the respe ctive plates"23jas they move to thedott'ed position 40 shown in'jFigil i I "1. A seatf-memlcger' 25 is provided; the same being of 4 any desired kind and being supplied with; one or more'hinges 26 'for connection with other parts of the chair. -Ifdesired, these hinges could 45 connect theseat structure 25with the frame 6, but as illustrated in the drawings, these hinges connect the seat structure with the upperpart of the rear'legs. As far as'the mounting of the seat structure is concerned, the same could "be. 50 pivotallyconnected inany desired manner, or. could. be held in place by any suitable means ,so that it would be removable when two er more chairs are to be nested. As apreferriad structure, however, the seat structu re m this results in a notch or space 21 being provided above each of the front legs I and 2. In order to permit the seat structure 25 to extend forwardly to the outer edge of the front legs and, at the same time, fill the space 21, there is provided a front block 28 for each leg, said front blocks being *connectedfin any desired manner with the-seat structure 251 When the seat structure 25 is in its lowered or operative position, the

appearance of the chair will be as shown in Fig.

3. In order to brace and also make more pleasing the front part of the chair, a bracing b ar" 29 is connected to the front edge of thefseat strife-rw ture on the lower surface thereofand alsoto the blocks 28. By this constructionfwhenever the seat structure is swung upwardly out of the way, or moved out of the way in .any other, m-anner, the 's'paceor' notchz'lfwill 'beleft unoccupied and, consequently, chairs may be readily nested without the flegs'being moved from the floor, the common nesting being. from the front. While the blocks'28 are preferably carried by the seat j structure 25, it is evident that they may be mounted {in other ways, as, 'for "i nstance, jso as.f't "o"swin g"to' one side insteadjofimoving up-j r ar l 'w t a a s c r they are preferably arranged asshown in Figsfl and 2 vThe f nished structure will appear as shown in Fig. 3, from the front and present a; chair having thede'sired width in the front and almio stthe same width in jthe'back. I In this way a d i ed and le mesha e i v e r t chair. and, at the same time, ,a very strong and rigidstrhcture presented. which maybe provided with'the ,back"5,. or thisback may be eliminated;

member. 30 is connected t o'therear legs, as shown inFigs. 1 and 2, where-V by a.,desired hat support is,provided. 1 This arrangement of Jhat support officially performs, its duties but a esv not interfere with the nesting of are ars- 1 a1m:;. l nestable chairincludingaU-shaped frame ha ng ajrearjcon-hecting transverse member and tw diverging side. members, said framebeing qps at; thejfront, a moyably'mounted seat,nor-

mally restingph said frame and movable-to a. poisitionj a'way; from, the'lframe whena plurality or; 'ef'chairs are being nested, a'pair of front legs,

,4 H a pair of rear legs, 'means for rigidly ysecuringc said rearlegs to the ,ir -ear: part .of said frame, and meanslfor rigidly securing the upper ends of said'fr legs to the bottomfofthe front end of. Sn side. members, .said ;front legs having a por-- tionextending finwardly of said front endof said side members with'the side members positioned so that the side members of one chain-may fit within the side-members: of the next adjacent-chair,

saidside membersbeing also positioned in respect ,5, t saidfront legs to permit the side membersof aggivenfchair to slide over the W1 which it isbeing nested. p p 2 .,A nestable chair comprising a pair of rear legs merginginto a back, a pair of front legs, a U- shaped l fra'me, having diverging sides, said frame b eingiopenlatthe front, means for rigidly securing, therear-part of the frame to said rear-legs, means forrigidlysecuring saidfront legs tothe frontpart bf saidframe so that said front legs top. end of a chair 76 w lg xfi i flf mmt e u e r rf ce t e nt 9 V the frame inwardly topresent an even outer ap- Informing: and. pqsitioning the legs" I and 2,1

pearance to the chair, said front legs having their upper ends substantially in the same plane as the lower edge of said frame, a hingedly mounted seat normally restingon said frame, and a filler block carried by said seat acting to fill the space between the seat and the front legs when the seat is resting on the frame, said block transmitting the strain from the seat to the legs, said seat extending forwardly of the frame sufliciently to reach the front. portion; of the front legs, said seat with the filler block being adapted to be swung upwardly and against said back when two orinore chairs are to be nested in a horizontal di- 5 rectiori the side members of the respective nested chairs being positioned in respect to the front i legstt'o permit the side members of one chair to slide,. over the upper ends of the respective front legs of the next adjacent chair during the nesting operation. 1.

3 Achair having a metallic seat frame, a seat member carried'by said frameextendinga short distance' in front. thereof, a pair of rear legs/a vertical faces of its associatedifront leg, asec'tion suifici'ently long to overlap'the top of the said associ ated" front leg andjunderla'p part of said frame,and a web extending into. the front leg, screw means extending through the last-mentioned brackets and into said'front legs for rigidly holding the'fronjt legs inplace and a filling block normally resting on each of said front legs, said-fillingblock being carried by that part of said seat memberi extending beyond said.frame.

'4. A nestable chair, comprising a U-shaped,

frame open .at the vfront, said frame having side members diverging from the rear toward the front and across bar/at the rear, a pairof rear legs, a pair of front legs, said front legs extending upwardly .tothe lower surface of said frame and forwardly thereof, a bracket rigidly. secured to said front legs at the upper end, said bracket beingnalso rigidly securedto said side members at the front, means for rigidly securing the rear legs to said frame,ra seat 'movably mounted on said frame and extending over saidv front legs, and afillertblock for eachfof said front legsand extending fromfthe front legs tothe seat, said filler blocks being swingable to position away from said front legs and said seatand being mov- ,5. A nestable. chair including a seat structure,-

a substantially. u -shaped frame normally supporting, said seat structure, a palr of front legs secured to the front of said frame but extending onlyito the lower surface thereof, said front legs being positioned forwardly of said frame, a pair of rear legs secured to the rear of said frame, said U-shaped frame being open at the front and formed. with a pair of diverging side members and a rear connecting transverse member, means for securing the upper end of each of said front legs to said frame at the; lower margin of said side members, means for hingedly connecting-said seat structure to said rear legs, said seat structure normally resting on said frame and extending forwardly sufiiciently to be directly over said front legs, a filler member carried by the front part of said frame for each of said front legs, said filler members being positioned to fill the space between the top of said front legs and the bottom of said seat structure, said filler members and said seat structure being swingable to a position spaced from said front legs and said frame, said 10 diverging side members and said frame being positioned relatively to said legs to permit the diverging side members of one chair to slide horizontally over the legs of an adjacent chair and within the diverging side members of said adjacent chair when said filler members have been swung to a position away from said front legs, whereby identically constructed chairs may be nested from the front while remaining in a horizontal position.


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U.S. Classification297/239, 297/335
International ClassificationA47C3/00, A47C3/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/04
European ClassificationA47C3/04