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F. H. MUELLER CHAIR Filed May 5, 1942 Oct. 26, 1943. I
F H. MULLER PatentedOct.26,1943 r 2 3 3 73:
k T v CHAIR. L y '4 Frederick H. Mueller, Grand Rapids, Mich: a i l signor of one-half to Mary D. Mueller, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Application May 5, 1942, Serial No. 441,857
5 Claims. (Cl. 155-196) This invention relates to an economically proseat frame is maintained by having the front duced chair of rugged construction which may edge of the frame 2| finished with a front bar be fabricated without complicated machinery or 25 which extends outwardly beyond the bottom essential materials, The chair is of particular of the dovetail slide slots IS in the vertical 1'15". use in reasonably priced housing where it is de- 5 ers sirable to have a comfortable, rugged chair The inner faces of the upwardly extending which is readily set up or demounted. Essenoblique side bars 9 are similarly provided with tially, the present construction is such that this dovetail grooves 21 for the reception of dovetails improved chair may be made in four major 29 formed in the sides of a rectangular frame 3| pieces, namely: two side units which engage the 0 which carries a panel 33 and forms the rear por-.
ground and form the vertical sides and arms and tion or back of the chair. As shown in the drawbetween which the seat portion and back are ing, the dovetail grooves I! and 21 intersect supported by integral dovetail slots formed in and consequently the back frame 3| extends the inner surfaces of the side units. downwardly and rests on and contacts the rear In the drawing: i bar of the seat frame 2|.
Fig. 1 illustrates a side elevation of the com- It would be observed that the rearward upplete chair, showing the relationship of the sevstanding oblique arms of the side units are se-. era] units or parts, cured to the fiat longitudinal ground engaging Fig. 2 is a front elevation showing the manmembers inwardly from the rear ends thereof ner of positioning the seat and back portions and that the rear ends of the horizontal arm with respect to the side units. portions terminate slightly within the length of Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken. on line 2 -2 the ground engaging members. This creates inof Fig. 2, looking in the direction of the arrows herent stability in the chair and prevents its to disclose the relationship of the seat and back tipp over backward when in use. to one side unit. If desired, suitable pads or upholstery may be Fig, 4 is a, plan view of the inner side of one attached t0 both the bottom and back frames 01' of the side units. a single upholstery pad h'aving upper and lower Figs. 5, 6 and? are enlarged details of concushions joined by a web may e fitted across struction. the back and seat of the chair.
One of the salient features of this invention This i pr v d chair constr ction may be used is the construction and fabrication of the side for both wood and plastic structures or a comunits as illustrated in Fig. 4. Here an elongatbination thereof. The side units are easily fabed longitudinal runner or ground engaging ricated from comparatively small pieces of lummember is formed with a rounded front pO ber and are joined by suitable dowels, screws, tion 3 and a rearwardly extension 5 with a pedpins or th iike, or they may be m01ded as an estal base thereon to which is attached an uptegral it h t, and b k panels may b standing rearwardly inclined bar or side frame composed of p]ywood, fiber or imilar t member 9. At the front end of the runner 1 there is mounted acomparatively wide vertical 4" One of the advantages of the present r se and as Shown, the front a d e struction, aside from its economical construcbers 9 and II are jo ned at their pp ends by tion, is thefact that no essential materials are a one-P e e combined Side brace arm used in its manufacture and the entire piece of havin h r n s r u d to iv a pleasing pfurniture is easily constructed with unskilled pearance and a symmetrical configuration. r, labor and simple machinery. A further advan- The inner faces of each vertical member 9 and 'ta ge is t t chair may be shipped in c ll of each d unit are provided i horizon down condition and put together without the tally aligned dovetail grooves or slots l5 and I1 least dimculty I for the reception of a cooperating dovetail l9 t I claim fo ed 0n the pposite pa Sides of a 50 1. A chair comprising a pair of spaced apart fl frame 2| y ng a fl ppe panel side units, each unit comprising a flat longitudi- 23. This frame and panel with its side dovetails, nal round engaging member and having a front when inserted in the dovetail slots l5 and ll of upstanding riser and rear upstanding oblique the side units, forms the seat or weight-supportbar secured thereto, the upper ends of said riser ing portion of the chair. The position of the and bar being joined by a horizontal arm por- ,tion, horizontal aligned dovetail slots in the inner sides of said risers and rear oblique bars, a seat portion comprising a rectangular panel having complementary side projections for engaging said horizontal aligned slots, and vertical dovetail slots formed in the inner sides of said rear oblique bars, for engaging complementary projections formed on sides of a second rectanguar panel forming the back of said chair.
2. A chair as defined in claim 1, wherein the 10 horizontal and vertical slots in each rear upstanding oblique bar intersect each other.
3. A chair as defined in claim 1, wherein th'e side units, and seat and 'back panels are secured