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Publication numberUS2115258 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1938
Filing dateAug 2, 1937
Priority dateAug 2, 1937
Publication numberUS 2115258 A, US 2115258A, US-A-2115258, US2115258 A, US2115258A
InventorsFerreira Charles E, Mcabee Louis U
Original AssigneeArt Rattan Works
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2115258 A
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April 26, 1938. c. E. FERREIRA ET AL CHAIR Filed Aug. 2, 193'? 2- Sheets-Sheet 1 mmm CHARLES E. FERWEI RA.

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Patented Apr. 26, 1938 CHAIR Charles E. Ferreira and Louis U. McAbee, Oakland, Calif., assignors to Art Rattan Works,

akland, Calif.

Application August 2, 1937, Serial No. 156,884

5 Claims.

YOur invention relates to improvements in chairs or .seats...for. use in passenger Ybusses or coaches and other places wherein-a tubular seat support is provided withv upwardly extending back supports which. operate. in conjunction with a connecting or top rail andwith securingmeans, for detachably holding, a seateback effectively locked in position with 'a minimum number of bolts, screws or other securing devices. I

The primary object of our invention is to provide .a new and improved article of manufacture comprising a seat or chair, the parts of which may be easily and quickly assembled or separated for replacement, :repair on other purposes.

Another object is to provide anew and improve-d chair construction in which a minimum number of .bolts and screws are required for securing the several partstogether.

A further object is to provide a new and improved chair construction in which no bolts or other securing devices project beyond the confines or contour of the seat or chair.

A still further object is to provide a new and improved construction of the character set forth in which the several parts may be easily and quickly interchanged or replaced.

We accomplish these and other objects by means of the improved construction and combination of parts disclosed in the drawings forming a part of the present application, and in which- Fig. 1 is a broken front elevation, partly in section, disclosing our improved construction;

Fig. 2 is an end elevation thereof; and

Fig. 3 is a broken detailed view, partly in section, disclosing several of the connecting parts separated from each other.

Referring to the drawings:

The numeral I is used to designate a seat support, from which the seat has been removed, having upwardly extending back supports 2 at each end of the back thereof, said supports 2 being preferably of tubular construction. Suitable apertured lugs 3 are provided near the base or lower portions of said back supports 2.

A tubular connecting rail 4 is provided with downwardly turned ends 5 each arranged to match with the upper ends of the back supports 2, as disclosed in Fig. l of the drawings. Each end 5 is provided with a suitable Centrally apertured plug or closure 6 which may be welded,

pinned or otherwise secured permanently within .Y

the end 5 to close the same, while a suitable bolt 'I is also secured Within each apertured plug E so as to extend axially from each end 5 of said connecting rail 4.

. A suitable sleeve 8 on each end 5 is provided With a central partition 9 in turn centrally apertured as at I0 to receive the bolt "I in a manner and for a purpose hereinafter more fully set forth. Each sleeve 8 is also provided with'an inwardly extending pintle I I from which is suspende-d from its upper portion a back I2, as disclosed in Fig'. 1 of the drawings.

In operation, the several parts are easily and rigidly connected by rst moving the pintles I I of 10 the sleeves 8 into the thimbled holes I4 in the upperportionsof the ends of the' backl 2. The downwardly turned ends 5 of the connecting rail, 4, are next inserted into the upper ends of the sleeves 8 with the bolts 'I engaging the central apertures 15 I in the partitions 9 of said sleeves 8. A thimble I6 is provided for each bolt l and rigidly held against the partition 9 by means of a suitable nut I l' which also holds said partition 9 and sleeve 8 tightly against the end 5 of the connecting rail 20 4. The outer diameter of the thimble I6 is less than the inner diameter of the sleeve S so that an annular socket is provided by said thimble I6 and sleeve 8 to effectively engage the upper end of the tubular back support 2 of the seat support I. 25

With the connecting rail, 4, sleeves 8, pintles I and back I2 thus rigidly connected, the assembly is placed with the back i2 between the back supports 2 and the lower ends of the sleeves 8 are placed upon the upper ends of the back supports 30 2 and moved downwardly until the upper ends of said back supports 2 are rmly seated within the annular socket or channel between the thimble i6 and the sleeve 8. As the back portion l2 Y is now between the back supports 2 and is sus- 35 pended from the pintles II, the lower portion of said back I2 may easily be moved into proper alignment or relative position with the lower portions of said back supports 2 and may then be effectively and rigidly connected and secured in position by means of any suitable securing devices, such, for instance, as the lag screws I8 passing through the apertured lugs 3 which may be welded or otherwise permanently secured to the lower portions of said back' supports 2. 45

As the back I2 is thus secured against movement relatively to the back supports 2, which are integral with the seat support I, it is obvious that the sleeves 8 and the connecting rail 5 are also elfectively held rigidly in place as said sleeves 8 50 and rail 4 are secured to the back I2 which, in turn, is rigidly secured to the back supports 2.

By means of this improved construction it is possible to easily connect various and different nishes or types of parts, such as enameled or io Y l of saidV rail; a back pivotally suspended from said painted hack supports 2 andV chromium or plated f; top or conncting'rails 4, and to assemble or separate, for replacement, repairs or other purposes,

the several parts of the construction.V

Y' Having'described our invention, we claim- Y, Y 1. A chair comprising a seat'support havingY back supports extending upwardly therefrom; a connecting rail having a socket in each end for Vengaging the upper end of each back support;

inwardly extending pintles mounted near the ends pintles; and means for securing said back to said back supports to VVretain'said sockets'in engaging relationwith said supports.v Y o 2. VA'chair comprising a'seat support having back supports 'extending upwardly at each'end thereof; a connecting rail having downwardly turned ends each vprovided Awitha socket for eno jY gaging 'thefupper end of each back 'supportran inwardly extending pintle mounted near each end of said railymeans for detachablyfsecuring said pintles to said rail;A a back suspended at the a top thereof from said pintles topermit the lowerY Y endoi ksaidbacl: to be swunginto position relatively v to said back supports; and means for se# Y curing said back to said supports to retain the rail in engaging relation with said supports.

3.V A chair comprising a seatY support having Y Vtubular back supports extending upwardly Vtherefrom; a connecting rail having downwardly Y turned ends, each'of said ends beingy provided with an annular socket forengagingthe upper end of each back support; an inwardly .extending pintle mounted nearV each end of said rail; a back suspended from said pintles and'between said back supports; and'connecting means'for connecting the lower end of said back with said "supports,

' 4. vA chair seat comprising a seatv support having a tubular back support extending upwardly?.V

from each Yend of the back thereof; a tubular .connecting rail having downwardlyrturned ends each provided withan annular socket for engag- Y Y ingthe upper end Vof each back supportyan in- Vwardlyextending pintle mounted near each'end of said rail; a backk suspended atY its upper` end from said pintles to permit the'lower end ofjsa'idV i back to be moved into position relatively toithe i Y lower portion of said back supports; and securing means for securing the lower end of said back to said back supports toretain the ends ofthe connecting raii'in'engaging relation with the endsofsaid'back supports. I

5. A chair comprising a Yseat support having a upper` is Y tubular back .support extending upwardly lfrom eachY end `of the back thereof; a tubularf con-Q" necting rail having downwardly;Y turnedfends ports; an axiallyA disposed boltV extendingY from, each endjof said rail; 'a' centrally` partitioned' sleeve detachably mounted upon each end of vsaid rail and detachably engaging the upperend of each back support, said sleeve partltionbeingV centrally 4aperturedto engage said bolt;V means for detachablyV securing said sleeves Ytosaid'ail ends;V an inwardlyr extending pintleA on eadh;

back to be positioned relatively to the lower porl LOUIS U. MeAisEny sleeve; a back suspended at itsjup'per portion fronj, said pintles to permit the Vlower portion o f said 's CHARLES

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U.S. Classification297/447.3, 297/448.1, 297/440.2, 297/440.24
International ClassificationB60N2/68
Cooperative ClassificationB60N2/686
European ClassificationB60N2/68P