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Publication numberUS213512 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 25, 1879
Filing dateNov 18, 1878
Publication numberUS 213512 A, US 213512A, US-A-213512, US213512 A, US213512A
InventorsNathan Y. Landis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in adjustable ottomans
US 213512 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

N. Y. LANDIS. I Adjustable-Ottoman.

No. 213,512. Patented Mar. 25,1879.



Specification forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 213,512,

dated March 25, 1879; application filed November 18, 1878.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, NATHAN Y. LANDIS, of the city and county of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Combined Ottoman and Leg-Rest, which is fully set forth in the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawlugs.

The invention is an article of furniture which combines all the advantages of an ottoman and a leg-rest. When upward pressure is applied to the seat of the ottoman it can be raised on hinged elevators and retained in position by detent-braces, the lower ends of which fall into serrations of bars or racks placed on the ends of the ottoman, while their upper ends bear against the under side of the seat oppositely to that of the elevators.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the ottoman closed. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the ottoman with its seat raised to form a legrest. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the ottoman and leg-rest, in which the upholstering is removed for the purpose of making the invention more obvious; and Figs. 4., 5, 6, 7 are views of the different devices apart from the ottoman, for showing more clearly the nature and construction of the same.

A is the base of the ottoman, and B its top, which, when raised, forms a leg-rest. G are diagonal braces or supports, hinged to the base and the top, as shown at ab, Fig. 4. D are diagonal detent-braces on a rod, E, supported by proper bearings of the braces 0. Their top ends bear against the under side of the seat B, oppositely to the elevators, while their bottom ends fall into the notches or serrations of the racks F, placed at the respective ends of the base A, as shown at Figs. 4, 5, 6, 7. One of the detent-braces D has a bolt, 0, projecting sidewise into a recess, d, formed in the end of the base, and also a cross-bolt, e, which takes into a recessed groove, f, formed in the bottom of the seat B, for keeping the ends of the detent in contact with the racks F and butted against the bottom of the seat, respectively. Only one detent is provided with bolts, though both can be, if necessary.

Viewing the several parts as they are represented, it is evident that the seat B can be raised to any desired height consequent upon the size of the ottoman, and retained horizontally in that position by the detent-braces.

When weight is placed on the seat B the thrust or pressure on the braces and detents is caught by the side of the ottoman and the racks. The ottoman is closed by the simple movement of pressing on the contrary edge of the top, which will suffice to lift the detents from the racks and permit the top, the braces, and the detents to fold on and into the body of the ottoman.

I make no claim to the combination of a base, vertically-adj ustable seat, and centrallypivoted crossed braces uniting the same, and provided with a segmental ratchet-toothed support carried by the pivot and engaging with said base; but

I claim as my invention 1. The combination, with the top B and base A, the latter having the racks F at the respective sides thereof, of the braces D, the lower ends of which engage with the racks, while the upper ends move freely in the groove f, and the braces O, pivoted to brace 1), and hinged to the base and top at b and a, respectively, substantially as specified.

2. The base A, having the racks F and groove d, top B, provided with the groove f, braces D, one of which has the bolts 0 and c, for operation in said grooves, and braces O, pivoted to braces D and to the base and top, all combined substantially as set forth.

In testimony whereof I hereunto sign my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.


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Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/28