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June 17,1941. SERMON SEAT ATTACHMENT FOR BUOY Filed Sept. 26, 1939 M M W Lou ise L. Sermon Patented June 17, 1941 UNITED ASTATIIES PATENT o Fi oE.
Application September 26, 1939, Serial No. 296,678
The invention relates to a novel seat attachment for buoys, primarily inflated inner tubes used by children and others in swimming pools, at bathing beaches and the like.
The object of the invention is to provide an exceptionally simple and inexpensive device of the character set forth, yet one which may be quickly and easily attached to or detached from an inner tube or other buoy, and will effectively support the occupant upon the seat, provision being made for tying the buoy-supported seat to the body of the occupant if desired.
With the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, description being accomplished by reference to the accompanying drawmg.
Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the attachment applied to a buoy.
Figure 2 is an inverted perspective view.
Figure 3 i a bottom plan view of the attachment removed from the buoy.
A preferred construction has been illustrated and will be rather specifically described, with the understanding, however, that variations may be made within the scope of the invention as claimed.
Two elongated strips 5 preferably composed from strong fabric, are centrally crossed with respect to each other and are stitched together at 6 along the edges of the crossed portions to provide a seat 1 and extensions 8, 9, l0 and I! extending from said seat, said extensions being adapted to lie upon the buoy, extend downwardly at the periphery of the latter, and then extend inwardly under said buoy. Tie means 12 con nected with the ends of the extensions 8, 9, Ill and I I, serve to draw these ends inwardly toward each other and to hold them in inwardly drawn relation, tightly holding the entire attachment on the buoy. This buoy i indicated at B in the drawing and it may well be an ordinary tire inner tube. Preferably the seat I is formed with two openings l3 to occupy positions within the confines of the buoy, to permit the legs of a child to pass through aid openings when he is placed upon the seat.
The ends of the extensions 8, 9, l0 and H are provided with tie guides 8', 9, l0 and II respectively. The tie means l2 preferably consists of a single heavy cord, the ends of which are denoted at I2 and I2 respectively. In the construction shown, the cord passes first through the guide 8, then extends at I4 to the guide 9', passes through this guide 9', extends diametrically at l5 to the guide H, passes through this guide H, extend at Hi to the guide l0, and passes through this guide l0. A loop I! of fabric or other desired material is disposed upon the diametrical portion I5 of the cord. After passing through the guide It), the cord extends from this guide at l8, passes through the loop H, extends from said loop at I9, is looped at 20 around the cord reach l4 and is then returned at 2| through the loop I1. After passing through this loop this final time, the cord (the end portion l2 thereof) extend across one side of the reach IS. The other end portion l2 of the cord passes across the opposite side of the reach l6 and extends through the loop and to the guide 8'. To prevent disarrangement of the cord, loop, etc. prior to use, the two ends of the cord may of course be temporarily tied together.
With the cord l2 loosened and slid through the guides sufficiently, and without disturbing the above described arrangement of the cord, the device may be extended sufliciently to be readily placed upon a tube or other buoy of any of various sizes and the cord 12 may then be used to draw the extensions 8, 9, l0 and II inwardly to any desired extent, according to the concavity which is desired for the seat I. The cord may then be tied to tightly hold the attachment in place, and said cord is preferably of such length that it may extend upwardly and be tied around the seat occupant, this being of particular advantage when the device is being used by infants.
When the attachment is removed from the tube or buoy, it may be dried and compactly folded into a small bundle for convenient carrying in a bathing suit bag, suit case, etc.
While excellent results have been obtained from the details disclosed and they are preferably followed, attention is again invited to the possibility of making variations within the scope of the invention as claimed.
1. A seat attachment for a buoy comprising two elongated flexible strips centrally crossing each other and having their crossed portions secured together, said strips being of such width that said crossed portions alone form a seat, the ends of said strip being extended from said seat sufficiently to lie upon the buoy, extend downwardly at the periphery of said buoy and extend inwardly under the same, and tie means engaged with the ends of said strips for connecting them.
with each other under the buoy.
2. A seat attachment for an annular buoy comprising a seat member having flexible extension to pass downwardly at the periphery of the buoy and inwardly under the same, the ends of said extensions being provided with tie guides, and a tie engaged with said tie guides for connecting said extensions with each other under the buoy.
3. A seat attachment for a buoy comprising a seat member having four flexible extensions to extend downwardly at the periphery of the buoy and inwardly under the same, said extensions being each provided with a tie guide, a tie passing through the guide of one of said extensions and the guide of the adjacent extension, then extending diametrically and passing through the guide of another of said extension and through the guide of the fourth extension, and a loop on said diametrically extending portion of said tie; one end portion of said tie, after passage through said guide of said fourth extension, being passed through said loop, looped around the. tie reach between the first and second mentioned guides, returned diametrically through said loop and passed at one side of the tie reach which extends between the other two, guides; the other end portion of said tie extending at the other side of the last mentioned tie reach, through said loop and to the first mentioned guide.
LOUISE L. SERMON.