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Publication numberUS2325716 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1943
Filing dateJul 10, 1940
Priority dateJul 10, 1940
Publication numberUS 2325716 A, US 2325716A, US-A-2325716, US2325716 A, US2325716A
InventorsStreit Carlyle F
Original AssigneeStreit Carlyle F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2325716 A
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z- 1943. c. F. swan 2,325,716

' CHAIR Filed July 10, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet l ZAZVENTCR. BY 9. 2424/ ATTORNEYS Aug. 3,1943. c. F. STREIT 2,325,716

' CHAIR Filed July 10, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR.

Mx a/M ATTORNEYS i ntoth'e higherno tibn,

ordinary easy chair. The rocker device is installedbetween the side rails. j

The adjustment or rocker device comprises, generally; a. pair of legs [Se-I6, atie bar I'll, a .painof pivot pins l8'--|8 andspring elements IS. The outline'of the legs l5l6'is best illustrated in Figures-5 and 6.;Each leg has a flat surface I 20 upon which the chair rests when the adjust- I ment device is being utilized to provide the highair, a-curyed. surface 21 isj-rocked from the h upon whi or station sition. I r e is Although not necessary, the 'conoavitv'oith legs is preferred because it providesa two-point ieh. ary position mto a lower position, and avslightly' concave surface 22 upon which the chair rests when at its lower or roclzable po 1 causes the chair to rock-down and back smooth- 7 1y on the curved surfaces 2| of the; rocker element j to a position of rest on the concavev surfaces 22,- The person then may tilt the chair'back into a higher pofiii iohtkie rear ofthe chair 7 the' floo'rf This permits the spring balanced reclined positionKFigure 4) or may tilt back and forth in a rocking motion. A foot stool, as shown in Figure 4, although not necessary,v aids materially in'attainin'g'a'restful position i'ri the chair.

. t r e e 13he its ete ie er 1 s te return the rocker element to the position wherein it contact for each leg and, consequently; a ;loetter; base upon which the chair r'ests when it i s in 71 v,

1 12s te ter elemen e we lrfmei t e ret in r Pine, I!- n the Jeiele' ra l t e .4 ti l dt tev sl e-hele fit when; a 12 s lee x ensie. e eree fie 2t oneach'pm is secured to the inner f es of th e 21 tbyterew r eth r .meen' The ded ends e ri ee fitte into ho es in the he bee e tl e ehe r- The P i of r n ef e 9a ee re te-the it es re fii er both d s P he weent e ros .12, E3

jeif de and the crossraif IT on the rocker elernent,

element is in p the stationary or Wh e the met r,- ileeer r ee' laxeethut when t e ehe i mov d. into he ewe v position (Figure 6), thelspring is compressed.

. rwheethe r a o theehair is li tedeirom e ee the Pr n move t e. roc el ment fthe supp rtxs rf e 23 h n s se on in t esh eh position t d t thenra l .23? is-icl r et a ov theleg pushed unintentionall intof rocker. position "6,-f1t;wil beenoted that-theipivot point isjQdiegtlx above;- the.surface 2 2;when the chair; is in the;l;owzor rocking position.- This'is preferred, b it providesfa more solid base uponwhich hec a r caniberocked; I

11, Inuse,-when;a person wishes to' rnove the-chair w w l e head t at'tiie l t/"ht with theieg -lezi gm the e 23.. It ,;w ,i11 be;

f t e nsei'ei eme l nivbu eh- 5. i ures?)lt zs ri e l e t e limiting rea wa ds .sur'f ee ere I ly f to "the 0t er sur he seat ofthe ingfstoofor, r e eie ii. e from the "wardly ands F ee Q i iii e w 71 provides the stationary rear. legs for the chair.

tally mounted; at the back of thelchair, said I p 7 I ofi which includes two supporting surfaces which whi h is Close flat p rtle a said: back a l e i i j front leg structure arear let, unit pivgt ed 'tg'th'e er e ePle-., The r nes stil etir at tfi-ereei. r d eme be eee d.

iee nit eru pe fieethe ree lee Ze en th dev qe is 1 mathelhi li e p sieaeer ue th rew th Wh n dlree ee H i been swung to rearward position i V L A ha Iree e1e me a {rent-lee stru tureeereen leeun tpmm .7 seat at the rear/thereof, the legs of said unit h Y J A we fietI-suriei es. n ula yrelat u te e ieh e h r ndat dif erent. distences if emit er vot as P ovide; altern tive reare l ess'oi "d fiier'ent h ghts,

' moper tines pp meanson "s d lnita y struoture PelQVided so that the chair willnot and s le eariegs respectively, said step means 7 e r v e s-t u ta y St uctur b ing. disp sed tethe' whena person; sits down'inethechair. FrorneFige rear ofthe pivot cf saidrear lee'umt endadanted to limitrearward swingin .movementoti the whereby said rear legs arexplisposed iIlPOSitiQI with one set, of fiat lsurfacesengaging thejfloor into the lower or rocking position,1it is only 119C655 s ary to-urge gthei chair rearwardlyi slightly: This;

andsaid .unitary structm'e bein adaptedeto rock.

'onsaid; pivot ofltherear legpum't when the other set of; surfaces .a e; enga ement with the floor.

fted from ing' 'a rie idseatand back'and front legs; an ad- Je feebl wit 1; V l

t providing leg structures each e ae h i sears-agemaysesame i '7 nt e ibe'reer

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2423659 *Nov 12, 1943Jul 8, 1947Rabe William HAntiskid device for chairs
US4032099 *Feb 9, 1976Jun 28, 1977James Walton MaudeRecliner platform
US4226472 *Jan 22, 1979Oct 7, 1980Mathis Eldon RUnattached base for rocking chairs
US4534591 *Oct 12, 1982Aug 13, 1985Parker Michael SControlled rocking action furniture
U.S. Classification297/131, 297/270.1, 297/325
International ClassificationA47C1/022, A47C1/029
Cooperative ClassificationA47C1/029
European ClassificationA47C1/029