US 2102261 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 14, 1937. H C, FOTRE 2,102,261
CHIROPODIST S STOOL Filed Maron 25, 1935 Patented Dec. 14, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE onmoroms'rs s'rool. l Harold C. Foti-e, Chicago, Ill., assignor to The Scholl Mfg. Co., Inc., Chicago, lll., a corporation of New York i Application March 25, 1935, Serial No. 12,'18'! 4 Claims. (Cl. 155-,2)
This invention relates to chiropodists' stools and stools of similar nature the invention being highly desirable for use by medical men and surgeons in connection with the examination and an intermediate point, the base swivelly carrying a removable seat adjacent an end thereof and also carrying a pivotal vertically adjustable rest adjacent the other end thereof, leaving the space 5 treatment of a patients foot or other extremital between the seat and rest substantially free to 5 portion of the body although the invention may provide ample leg room for the occupant of the have other and various uses as will be apparent seat. to one skilled in the art. A still further object of this invention is the In the past chropodists and other medical men provision 0f a chiropodists stool having a Seat l0 have had diiiiculty in properly, as well as comand a. rest in spaced relationship to each other, l0 fortably, examining extremital portions of a body, the base portOrl 0f the SOOl Comprising a pail' such as a foot. If the patient was seated upon of spaced substantially parallel rods which may an ordinary chair in his home or seated in a be disposed longitudinally upon a floor. barber chair in a beauty parlor, for example, it Also an object of this invention is the prowas extremely dimcult for the chiropodist to povision of a stool of the character described, which 15 sition himself as well as the patients foot in a is pleasing in appearance, portable and Which manner consistent with proper examination and may readily be placed in proper position even in treatment, inconvenient locations.
An object of the present invention is the pro- While some of the more salient features, charvision of a stool or similar device having a seat acteristics and advantages of the present inven- 20 for the chiropodist and a rest for the foot of the tion have been above pointed 01113, Others Will bepatient, the seat and rest being positioned relacome apparent from the following disclosures. tively to each other inv such amanner that the 'Ihe invention includes these and other, feachiropodist may comfortably make a proper extures of construction and combinations of parts amination or treatment of the patients foot. hereinafter described and shown in a preferred 25 Another object of this invention is the proviform in the drawing, as more Particularly i11- sion of a stool of the character described, indicated by the claims. cluding a seat and a rest, the construction be- On the drawing: ing such that the seat and rest are spaced apart Figure 1 is a cabinet projection view of a stool and the space therebetween is substantially unor similar device embodying features of the pres- 30 obstructed, leaving ample leg room for the occuent invention. pant of the seat. Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary part sec- Still another object of this invention is the tional, part elevational view of the upper left provision of a stool of the character described, hand portion of the structure shown in `Figure l.
. 5 including both a seat and a rest, and which stool Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary part sec- 35 may be taken down for easy transportation in an tional, part elevational View of the structure automobile to a patients home. shown in the upper right hand portion of Fig- It is also an object of this invention to proure 1. vide a stool of the character described having a Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical 0 base formed for longitudinal disposition subsectional view, with parts in elevation, of a part 40 s'tantially iiat on a oor, with a seat supported by of the base of the structure seen in Figure 1. means projecting upwardly from one end of the As shown on the drawing: base, and a rest supported by means projecting In the illustrated embodiment of this invenupwardly from the other end of the base, theretion, there is seen a stool including a base porby leaving ample leg room between the seat and tion preferably made of tubular metal which may rest and providing a device easy to position in be given an external finish, such as chromium inconvenient locations. plating, for example, very attractive in appear- Still a further object of this invention is the ance. This base comprises in general a substanprovision of a take-down stool having a swivel tially U-shaped element generally indicated by seat adjacent one end thereof and an adjustable reference numeral 5, and another substantially rest adjacent the other end thereof. U-shaped element generally indicated by ref- It is also an aim of this invention to provide erence numeral 6.
a stool of the character described which is very The element 5 is preferably of one single piece pleasing in appearance, and which may be proincluding a pair of substantially parallel hori- -v vided With a tubular metallic base separable at ,Zontal legs 'l and 8 respectively for disposition 55 flat upon a oor. The legs 1 and 9 are turned upwardly adjacent the outer ends thereof as indlcated at 9, and then, if so desired, they are turned inwardly where they merge into an integral cross-leg III.
The other substantially U-shaped element 6 includes a pair of substantially parallel legs Il 'and I2 for disposition fiat upon a floor in alignment with the legs 1 and 3, respectively. The legs II and I2 are turned upwardly as indicated at I3 adjacent the outer ends thereof, and merge into a cross-leg I4. This element 6 may be constructed in one piece if so desired, but as seen in the present instance, it is formed in two pieces for the purpose of convenience, each piece including one of the legs II or I2 and substantially half of the cross-leg I4. The structure is rendered integral by joining the ends of the cross-leg portion I4 by means of a coupling member I5.
The two elements 5 and 6 are separable one from the other substantially at an intermediate point. With reference to Figure 4, it will be seen that the leg I2 is provided with a joint member or plug I6 secured in the leg I2 by means of rivets I1 or in any other suitable manner. The plug I6 projects forwardly beyond the end of the leg so that it may be received by the leg 9 of the element 5. Secured on the outside of the leg 9 of the element 5 at any desirable location is a spring detent I8 carrying a projection I9 extending through an aperture 20 in the leg. The plug I6 is notched as at 2I to receive the detent I9 by means of which the legs 8 and I2 may be maintained in connected position. It is a simple expedient to elevate the detent I8 with the thumb and separate the legs.
The corresponding legs 1 and II are equipped in'similar manner with similar means for joining them.v If so desired, the leg 1 may be equipped with a plug rather than the leg I I, so that it will be impossible to 'connect the two elements 5 and 6 in any but the proper manner.
When the legs 1 and 9 of the element 5 are connected with the legs II and I2 of the element 6, a substantially flat base is provided for longitudinal disposition flat upon a floor. The base will be in the form of a pair of substantially parallel spaced rods lying longitudinally upon the floor. Such a base construction renders the stool very stable and with the upright portions 9 and I3 spaced apart so that there is ample leg room for the occupant of the stool.
The upright portions 9 and cross-leg I0 of the element 5 carries or supports a seat 22 which may be of any suitable or desirable construction. This seat 22 may be swivelled, moved or adjusted vertically relatively to the base. Secured firmly in any desirable manner to the cross-leg I0 is a connecting bracket 23 suitably apertured for the reception of the leg. 'I'his bracket is provided with a vertical threaded aperture of suitable size for the reception of a hollow externally threaded supporting element 24 flanged at the top thereof as indicated at 25. By rotating the flange 25 which is preferably in the form of a nut, the element 24 may be vertically adjusted relatively to the base structure. To secure it in any desired position of vertical adjustment, a stud screw 26 is threadedly engaged in the member 23 transversely to the supporting element 24 and may be tightened against the supporting element.
The underside of the seat 22 carries a flange 21 thereon from which a suitable Smooth Verti- 34. This bolt passes freely through an aperture cal leg 29 depends. The leg 29 is freely rotatable within the supporting member 24 and the flange 21 rests upon the nut flange 25, lwhereby the seat 22 may be freely swivelled and may be removed from the base structure by simply rais- :i ing the depending leg 28 out of the member 24.
The upright portions I3 of the element 6 support a rest 29 for a patients foot or the like. This rest 29 is pivotally supported in a frame element 30. Angular adjustment of the rest may 10 be fixed at a desired location by means of an arm 3| flxedly carried by the rest and slotted for engagement over a bolt carried by the frame member 39. A wing nut 32 may be tightened against the arm 3| to hold the rest in the desired l5 degree of angular adjustment.
Depending from the central portion of the frame member 30 is an externally threaded bolt 33 provided with a vertically extending groove o in the coupling I5. Seated on top of the coupling I5 is a nut 35 in threaded engagement with the bolt 33 and rotation of this nut causes the bolt to move up or down vertically in accordance with the direction of rotation of the nut. Rotation of the boltA 33 is prevented by means of a stud screw' 36 threadedly engaged in a suitable transverse aperture in the coupling I5 and carrying on its inner end a key 31 which fits within the groove 34. Accordingly, upon a rotation of the nut 35, the entire rest 29 may be vertically adjusted relatively to the base structure.
It will be appreciated that various changes may be made in the adjusting mechanism associated with the seat 22 and the rest 29 within the purview of the invention. It will also be appreciated that while the stool herein shown and described is highly desirable for use by a chiropodist, it will have other and various uses. l
From the foregoing, it will be apparent that I have provided a stool of the character described herein which provides ample leg room for an occupant, which may be readily placed even in inconvenient locations, which permits the occupant to comfortably and properly examine and treat an extremital portion of the body, which may be easily and simply taken down into two or more separate pieces for easy transportation from one location to another, which is pleasing in appearance, very flexible in its various adjustments, extremely durable, and which may be economically manufactured.
I am awarethat many changes may be made and numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention, and I, therefore, do not purpose limiting the patent granted hereon otherwise than necessitated by the prior art.
I claim as my invention:
1. In a stool of the character described, a base comprising a pair of U-shaped members each having the parallel legs thereof bent at an intermediate point to elevate the cross leg' leaving the remainder of the parallel legs for disposition on the oor, the free ends of the parallel legs of each member being arranged for telescopic connection` with the legs of the other member, a seat supported by one'elevated cross leg, and a rest supported by the other elevated cross leg.
2. A stool having a base formed of a pair of U-shaped members, each of said U-shaped members being bent to provide a pair of spaced parallel and horizontally extending legs for flat disposition on a floor, and to denne a cross-bar co'nnecting a pair of vertically extending and spaced parallel legs, the free extending legs of one U-shaped member being arranged removably connectible to the free ends of the horizontally extending legs of the other U-shaped member, a seat carried by the crossbar of one U-shaped member and a rest carriedby the cross-bar of the other U-shaped member.
3. A stool having a base formed of a pair of U-shaped members each having va pair of freeended and spaced horizontally extending legs, the U-shaped members being arranged removably connectible together at the free ends of the legs to denne a pair of elongated and parallel members for at disposition on a floor, one ot said U-shaped members being bent to also denne a pair of spaced and vertically extending legs connected by a cross-bar, and the other of said U- shaped members being bent to also deilne a pair ends of the horizontally' 3 of spaced and vertically extending bowed legs connected by a cross-bar, a seat carried by one of said cross-bars, and a rest carried by the other of said crossbars.
4. In a stool of the character described, a U- shaped member having a. double bend therein leaving portions of the legs for flat disposition on the door with the cross part elevated thereabove held by leg portions substantiallyparallel to those on the floor, and a second U-shaped member bent to elevate the cross part and'leave leg portions nat on the floor, means associated with the oor leg portions of each member for selectively joining these leg portions of one member in end to end relationship with those of the other member, a seat carried by the elevated part of'one member, and a rest carried by the elevated part oi' the other member.
HAROLD C. FOTRE. 20