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Publication numberUS2271496 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 27, 1942
Filing dateJun 27, 1941
Priority dateJun 27, 1941
Publication numberUS 2271496 A, US 2271496A, US-A-2271496, US2271496 A, US2271496A
InventorsWincenty Hofman
Original AssigneeWincenty Hofman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Furniture support
US 2271496 A
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Jan. 27, 1942. w, op- 2,271,496

FURNI'IIIJRE SUPPORT Original Filed April 15, 1940 itkg } Patented Jan. 27, 1942 it FURNITURE SUPPORT Wincenty Hofman, South Chicago, Ill. 1 Continuation of application Serial No. 329,695,

April 15, 1940. Serial No. 400,130

2 Claims.

This application is a substitute for my prior application -upon Furniture supports, Ser. No. 329,695, filed April 15, 1940.

The present invention relates to furniture supports and has for its principal object the provision of such a support composed of parts afiixed, braced and arranged so as tomaintain rigidity with respect to a furniture piece and to withstand stresses from all directions.

A still further object of the present invention is the provision of a furnituresupport, including connected legs, and braces mounted within a furniture piece and arranged so as to withstand the maximum of stress loads fromall directions.

With the above general objects in View and others that will appear as the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the appended claims. 7

In the drawing forming a part of this application and in which like designating characters refer to corresponding parts throughout the several views,

Figure 1 is a side elevational View of my improved furniture support in its operative position with respect to a furniture piece.

Figure 2 is an edge view of the construction shown in Figure 1. I

' Figure 3 is a view on line 33 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a'perspective View of the connecting arm forming part of the support shown in Figures 1 and'2.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of one of the brace arms forming part of the said support.

Figure 6 is a perspective view of one leg constituting a part of the said furniture support; and

Figure '7 is a side elevational view of the support adapted for use in connection with a rocking chair.

Referringin detail to the present drawing, the support includes a pair of legs I0, each of which, adjacent its uper end is provided with a transverse recess II in one side thereof. In the operative position of said legs II! with respect to a furniture piece I2, which furniture may be a table, a chair, a bed, or the like, the same are in downwardly diverging relation and the upper ends thereof contact. The upper end of each of said legs I0 is likewise recessed in one side as at I3 for a purpose hereinafter described,

The device further includes a pair of upwardly diverging brace arms I4, each of which is pro- This application June 27, 1941,

vided intermediate its ends with a transverse recess I5 in one side thereof. The lower end of each brace arm I4 has its end edge I6 at an obtuse angle to the longitudinal axis of said brace arm so that when said brace arms I4 are contacted at their said end edges, they are at a right angle to each other, as clearly seen in Figure 1. Along said edge I55 each of said brace arms I4 is further recessed in one side as'at H.

The support further includes a connecting arm I3, which, on one side and adjacent the upper end thereof, is provided with a pair of triangular opposed recesses I9, and at its lower end with a chevron-like recess 20.

Said legs Ill, brace arms I4 and connecting arm I8 are arranged into mutually operative position as illustrated in Figure 1, the recesses II of legs I0 receiving and accommodating reduced body portions adjacent recesses I5 of brace arms l4 so as to form interfitting joints between said legs I0 and brace arms I4. Brace arms I4 contact at their end edges I6 and assume arelative right angle position, the recesses I'I merging to accommodate the reduced end portions I! of said brace arms I4 within chevron-like recess 20 of the connecting arm I8. Recesses I9-receive and accommodate the upper ends of legs I0.

When said legs I0, brace arms I4 and connecting arm I8 are in an operativeassembled condition and when the various recesses are-in an interfitting position, all of said parts of the support will have all of their respective side faces flush or on the same plane as is clearly seen in Figures 2 and 3.

When the support is in an operative position with respect to the furniture piece base I2, the upper ends of legs Ill, brace arms I4 and connecting arm I8 are fitted within correspondingly shaped recesses in the under side of said base I2, as is clearly seen in Figure 1, and the upper end of connecting arm I8 extends above the upper ends of legs I0 and brace arms I4.

When the support herein shown and described is used in connection with a rocking chair as illustrated in Figure 7, the construction thereof is not altered in any way from the support hereinabove described, except that the lower ends of legs ID are affixed to an arcuate rail 2|.

From the hereinabove description it will be seen that by virtue of the construction of the furniture support herein described, the legs III are capable of withstanding stresses, from various directions. The upper ends of said legs ID are firmly embedded within correspondingly shaped recesses in base I2, and are rigidly braced by the brace arms I4 and connecting arms I8 with respect to the furniture piece.

Any spreading of legs In at their lower ends will be prevented by their rigid connection with brace arms 14 through the medium of the interfitting joints afforded by recesses II and I5. These joints likewise tend to hold brace arms I4 in a rigid position with respect to base I2. As the upper ends of said brace arms I4 are in snug engagement with said base I 2, and as their lower ends are in mutual contacting relation, they will likewise remain in a rigid position with respect to base I2 as well as with respect to legs III. A further strengthening between said legs I and brace arms I4 is afforded by the connecting arm I8. The parts of the furniture support may be made of wood or any other material of sufficient limited flexibility to permit them to be sprung and assembled in proper interfitting relation to each other and with respect to the base I2 before securely fastening said parts together and in the base I 2. For securing the parts in the base I2 and for securing them together at the joints, any suitable means may be used, including gluing or screws, dowels, or the like. As an example of fitting the support parts within base I2, it is suggested that legs I0 and connecting arm I8 when in the relative position shown in Fig. 1 be first inserted by their upper ends within an accommodating recess made in said base I2 for accommodating said upper ends of legs I0 and connecting arm I 8. Thereupon one and then the other brace arm I4 may be inserted by its upper end within a correspondingly shaped recess made in base I2 as shown in Fig. 1. During this latter operation each of said brace arms I4 may be laterally flexed to a suflicient degree and away from the plane of legs I0 and connecting arm I8 so as not to interfere therewith during the insertion of said brace arms I4 within base I2. Upon insertion of said brace arms I4 within base I2, the same may be permitted to spring towards legs I0 and connecting arm I8 until they become interconnected by their recesses I and H with recesses II and 20, respectively. At the interconnecting points glue, cement or screws may be used as hereinabove indicated.

While there is described herein a preferred embodiment of the present invention, it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made therein provided they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

What I claim as new is:

1. In an article of furniture, a base having recesses in the under side thereof, a pair of legs arranged in downwardly diverging relation and with their upper ends fitted and secured in certain of said recesses, said legs having transverse recesses in corresponding sides thereof near the upper ends of the same, a pair of upwardly diverging brace arms having their upper ends fitted and secured in others of said recesses of the base and their lower ends in contacting relation, said brace arms having transverse recesses in corresponding sides thereof intermediate the ends of the same and receiving and having secured thereto the reduced portions of the legs where the transverse recesses are provided in the latter near their upper ends, said brace arms further having recesses in corresponding sides of their lower ends, and a vertical connecting arm having its upper end fitted and secured in a further recess of the base, the lower end of said connecting arm having a chevron-like recess in one side thereof receiving the reduced lower ends of said brace arms, said lower ends of the brace arms being secured to the lower end of said connecting arm.

2. In an article'of furniture, a base having recesses in the under side thereof, a pair of legs arranged in downwardly diverging relation and with their upper ends contacting and fitted and secured in certain of said recesses, the upper ends of said legs having transverse recesses in corresponding sides thereof, said legs having further transverse recesses in corresponding sides thereof near the upper ends of the same, a pair of upwardly diverging brace arms having their upper ends fitted and secured in others of said recesses of the base and their lower ends in contacting relation, said brace arms having transverse recesses in corresponding sides thereof intermediate the ends of the same and receiving and having secured thereto the reduced portions of the legs where the transverse recesses are provided in the latter near their upper ends, said brace arms further having recesses in corresponding sides of their lower ends, and a vertical connecting arm having its upper end fitted and secured in a further recess of the base and having a pair of triangular recesses in one side thereof near its upper end receiving the reduced upper ends of said legs, the lower end of said connecting arm having a chevron-like recess in one side thereof receiving the reduced lower ends of said brace arms, said lower ends of the brace arms being secured to the lower end of said connecting arm.

WINCENTY' HOFMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/188.1, 297/271.6, 297/440.13
International ClassificationA47B13/00, A47B13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47B13/04
European ClassificationA47B13/04