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Publication numberUS2279852 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1942
Filing dateFeb 10, 1941
Priority dateFeb 10, 1941
Publication numberUS 2279852 A, US 2279852A, US-A-2279852, US2279852 A, US2279852A
InventorsWebster Thomas F
Original AssigneeWebster Thomas F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination chair and bed
US 2279852 A
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April 14, 1942. WEBSTER 2,279,852


Filed Feb. 10, 1941 s Sheets-Sheet 1 IN V EN TOR.


April 14, 1942. T. F. WEBSTER COMBINATION CHAIR AND BED 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 If? M5J'Z c7",


Filed Feb. 10, 1941 A TTORNEYS.

April 14, 1942. -r F, WEBSTER COMBINATION CHAIR AND BED Filed Fb. 10, 1941 3 Sheets-Sheet s IN V EN TOR.


Patented Apr. 14, 1942 oNi Eo STATE PATENT OFFICE} COMBINATION 01min AND BED Thomas F. Webster, Madison, N. C. fApplication February 10, 1941 Serial No. 378,279 2 Claims (01. 155-45) This invention relates to a combined folding chair and bed, the primary object of the invention being to provide a device of this'character which may be readily and easily converted from a chair to a bed, or vice versa.

An important object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which will be exceptionally light and durable, due consideration having been given to the strength of the frame of the combined chair and bed.

A still further object of the invention is to provide leg members capable of folding upwardly into parallel relation with the side rails of the main frame of the combined chair and bed,thereby providing means for strengthening the seat portion of the device when it is used as a chair.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein described, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Referring to the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the frame of the device as extended in the formation of a bed.

Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 22 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of one of the latch members used in holding the leg members in their extended or supporting positions.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the frames moved with respect to a chair.

Figure 6 is a side elevational view thereof illustrating the flexible seat portion or cover.

Figure 7 is a sectional view taken on line 1'! of Figure 8.

Figure 8 is a sectional view taken on line 8-8 of Figure 7.

Figure 9 is a fragmental perspective view illustrating one end of one of the frames, the View illustrating the end of the frame in its inverted position.

Referring to the drawings in detail, the coneach other, to provide vertible chair and bed comprises an outer frame 5 and an inner frame 6, the outer frame embodying spaced parallel side rails 1, connected at one of their respective ends by means of the transverse rail 8. A rod indicated at 9 also connects the side rails 1, at a point adjacent to the rail 8.

The inner frame also comprises spaced parallel side bars lfland ll connected at the outer; end ofthe frame by means of the bar I2 and rod'l3.

Extending longitudinally of the side rails 1 of the outer frame 5, are bayonet slots M, the right angledends I5 thereof being disposed-towards the outer end of the frame 5.

Pins [6 extend outwardly from the rails l ll of the inner frame, and are disposed'anap preciable distance from the inner ends of the rails Y ID and II, as clearly shown by Figure 1 of the drawings. These pins are formed with shanks [8 that are square in cross section, so thatthey fit within the slots I i with a sliding movement. When these pins are moved to the desired positions, within the slots, it will be seen that pivotal movement'of one frame with respect to the other will be prevented, thereby insuring against the device collapsing, when inv the formation of a 1 In order to further secure thechair, or bed. frames against collapsing, when the device is converted into a bed, pins I9 are provided and extend through registering openings in the adjacent side rails of the frames, as clearly shown by Figure 3 of the drawings. These pins H! are preferably supported on spring arms 20 and are pro vided with finger pieces 2|, so that the pins may be readily manipulated, should it be desiredto slide the sections or frames with respect to each other to convert the bed into a chair.

At the outer end of each frame, are legs 22,

the legs being connected by a transverse bar 23. The upper ends of the legs 22 are formed. with openings for the reception of the rods 24 that have their ends secured in the side rails of the frames, the rods 24 providing supports for the legs, whereby the legs may be swung upwardly from their vertical positions as shown by Figure 1 of the drawings, to their inactive positions in parallel relation with the side rails'of the frame as shown by Figure f the drawings.

In order that the legs will be secured in their upright 0r sup-porting positions, latch members indicated at 25 are provided, and extend through the bars 8, the inner ends of the latch members being formed with heads 26 adapted to be swung upwardly into engagement wit When the legs 22 are swung upwardly to the positions as shown by Figure 5 of the drawings. the latch members are turned so that the ends thereof will provide rests for the leg members.

The reference character 21 designates the flexible strip, constructed preferably of canvas, that has one of its ends secured around th rod 9 h the bars 23, holding the bars against movement.

to the flexible strip an appreciableldistance from theupper end thereof. l 1' When the frames are extended to form a bed I at one end of the outer frame 5, the opposite end of thefiexible strip being extended over the per freeend of thefiexible strip, and are secured 11" when the fiexiblestrip' is positioned to provide a chair. The socket members 29 which are sestrip, are now secured to the heads-i0 secured as shown by Figure 2 of thedrawin'gsfthe fasteners 28 and 29 are disconnected, and the loop convertible chair and bed, is believed to be 11nnecessary.

What is claimed is: 1. A convertible chair and bed comprising substantially U-shaped inner and outer frames, said ,frames embodying side rails, the side rails of the outer frame having bayonet slots and fitted incontacting parallel relation with the side rails of the inner frame, outwardly extended pins secured to the imier frame and disposed within the'slo'tssaid pins being square in cross section and adapted to slidably engage the walls of the cured adjacent to the free end of the flexible slots holding the frames against pivotal moveimentw th respect to each other, leg members F pivotally connected to the frames, and a flexible cover for the frames.

2, A convertible chair and bed, comprising pivotally connected outer and inner frames, said ,'frames'--inc1uding side rails, certain of said rails formed at' the upper end of the fiexib1e strip,.is 2?.- yhavinglongitudinauy disposed slots f d with now' positioned over the rod l3 atone end of thebed, and the socket members of the fasteners '28 are positioned over thefheads 3L0fthe fas'- teners which are spaced appreciable distances from the' end of the flexible member.

bed bottom.

In view of H. l e In' I position, the flexible member forms a yieldable 4 the foregoing det'ailed' disclosure, ayfurther disclosure as to the operation offth'e rightiangled ends, pins having squareshanks,

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U.S. Classification297/19, 297/112, 5/111, 297/118
International ClassificationA47C17/16, A47C4/40, A47C17/00, A47C4/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C4/40, A47C17/16
European ClassificationA47C17/16, A47C4/40