|Publication number||US2108241 A|
|Publication date||Feb 15, 1938|
|Filing date||Nov 12, 1936|
|Priority date||Nov 12, 1936|
|Publication number||US 2108241 A, US 2108241A, US-A-2108241, US2108241 A, US2108241A|
|Original Assignee||Leta Wallace|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (15), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
L. WALLACE FQOTSTOOL Feb. 15, 1938.
Filed Nov. 12 1936' INVENTOR Le'fa M afla'ce BY I Z ATTORNEY" Patented Feb. 15, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT oFFicE 2,108,241 FOOTSTOOL Leta Wallace, Kansas City, Mo. 7 Application November 12, 1936, Serial No. 110,471
My invention relate-s to footstools and more particularly to an adjustable footstool.
Children taking music lessons must of necessity seat themselves sufiiciently high to enable them to reach the keys and assume a proper playing position. When in proper playing position at a. piano key board, children would have their feet dangling. The position calls for a constant balancing by the child and interferes with proper freedom of motion of arms, wrists and handsnecessary to proper playing. Then, too, the constant attention and efiort required by the child to maintain his somewhat uncomfortable position deprives the child of a full measure of ability to concentrate upon the music lesson. As a result, the child will become fatigued and fail to derive the maximum benefit and pleasure from studying the piano.
One object of my invention is to provide a footstool for children for use at the piano which can be readily adjusted to different heights to allow for the childs growth.
Another object of my invention is to provide a simplified, adjustable footstool.
Further and other objects of my invention will appear from the following description.
In the accompanying drawing, which forms a part of the instant specification and which is to be read in conjunction therewith and in which like reference numerals are used to indicate like parts in. the various views;
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a footstool embodying one form of my invention.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the footstool shown in Fig. 1 in a different position.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the footstool in Fig. 1 in a third position.
Fig. 4 is a perspective View of my footstool with upper and lower sections placed in a dilferent relative position.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of one section of my footstool adapted to be used as a footstool by itself.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of another section of my footstool, which section is adapted to be used as a footstool by itself.
In general, my invention contemplates a footstool comprising a pair of interfitting members, which are complementary frustums of a rectangular prism adapted to be detachably connected to form a rectangular prism having different dimensions of length, width and thickness. The plane of truncation is disposed at an angle to the opposed faces.
More particularly, referring now to the drawing and. particularly to- Fig. 5, one frustum comprises a structure whose length is eleven inches, whose height is three inches at its near edge and four inches at its far edge, and whose width is eight and one-half inches. The member may 5 be formed of any suitable material. It may be a solid block of wood covered with leather, fabric, imitation leather, or the like. Tabs l of flexible material are secured to the frustum 2 and carry members 3 of snap fasteners. If desired, the 10 member 2 may be made of any suitable form stuifed with mattress filling or the like. The complementary frustum 4 which is shown in Fig. 6 would have a length of eleven inches, a height at its near side of two inches, and a height at its far side of three inches, and a width of eight and one-half inches. The frustum 4 carries members 5, being the complementary members of the snap fasteners adapted to interfit with members 3. It is understood, of course, that any suitable, readily releasable, attaching means may be employed and that the dimensions given are by way of example only and not by way of limitation. With the parts assembled, as shown in Fig. 1, it will be obvious that the height of the footstool will be eleven inches. When placed in the position shown in Fig. 2, it will be clear that the height of the footstool will be eight and one-half inches. Placed in the position shown in Fig. 3, the height will be six inches. With the parts placed in the position shown in Fig. 4, that is, with both thin edges together, the height of the footstool will be five inches, there being a slight angle which will not be objectionable since it is in the right direction. Using the frustum of greater average height in the position shown in Fig. 5, the height of the footstool will be three inches, and using the frustum of lesser average height, the height of the footstool will be two inches.
It will be seen that I have accomplished the objects of my invention. It will be obvious that my construction will provide footstools of six specific heights, namely, eleven inches, eight and one-half inches, six inches, five inches, three inches and two inches, allowing the same footstool to be used as the childs growth progresses. Children usually grow more rapidly at tender ages so that the difference in heights is more marked at first. It will be further obvious that 5 my footstool can be used by piano teachers in studios where music lessons are being given to children of various ages and heights.
It will be understood that certain features and sub-combinations are of utility and may be employed without reference to other features and sub-combinations. This is contemplated by and is within the scope of my claims. It is further obvious that various changes may be made in details within the scope of my claims without departing from the spirit of my invention. It is, therefore, to be understood that my invention is not to be limited to the specific details shown and described.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
1. An adjustable footstool comprising a pair' of connected members each of which are complementary frustums of a rectangular prism, said prism having different dimensions of length,v
footstool and said frustums adapted to be turned and secured in reversed position to give a footstool of different average height,-said frustums adapted to be separated and individually used to give footstools of lower effective heights.
2. An adjustable footstool comprising a pair of connected members each of which are complementary frustums of a rectangular prism, said prism having different dimensions of length, width and height, the plane of separation of said frustums being disposed at an angle to the base, and means for detachably holding said frustums together, whereby the prism may be turned to rest on different bases to vary the height of the footstool and said frustums adapted to be turned a'ndsecured in reversed position to give a footstool a difierent average height, said frustums adapted to be separated and individually used to give footstools of varying effective height.
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|U.S. Classification||248/157, 297/1, 297/423.44|
|International Classification||A47C16/00, A47C16/02|
|Cooperative Classification||A47C16/025, A47C16/02|
|European Classification||A47C16/02B, A47C16/02|