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Publication numberUS2375819 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1945
Filing dateSep 5, 1941
Priority dateSep 5, 1941
Publication numberUS 2375819 A, US 2375819A, US-A-2375819, US2375819 A, US2375819A
InventorsReid Edward S
Original AssigneeReid Edward S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination stool
US 2375819 A
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May 15, 1945. I D 2,375,819

COMBINATION STOOL Filed Sept. 5, 1941 Summer EDWARD S. REID Qttorneg atente May 15, 1 945 COMBINATION STOOL Edward S. Reid, Charlotte, N. 0.

Application September 5, 1941, Serial No. 409,617

3 Claims.

My invention relates to a stool and more particularly to an improved utility type of combination stool having a flexible seat portion, and a depending kit portion for holding various articles such as gardening tools, clothes, gun shells, etc.

The stool of my invention is light weight, collapsible, and easily carried by a hunter, gardener. or nurse for use as a seat during their occupation or rest periods and is especially useful as a convenient means of holding and carrying the usual articles connected with their work or avocation.

I have found this stool to be of exceptional usefulness when shooting birds such as ducks and doves, that require the hunter to wait long periods of time in one place and to carry a number of shot gun shells. The flexible seat portion of the stool, which may be made of fabric, leather or the like, provides a comfortable seat and the kit portion of the stool contains separate, sizable pockets that will accommodate the shells, dead birds, and other hunters supplies.

A feature of the kit portion of my stool is that substantially the entire space underneath the seat portion and extending down to the lower part of the stool is made available for housing and carrying the various types of articles mentioned above or other articles. The surface area of this portion may be several times as large as the seat portion but yet is entirely out ofthe way and does not interfere with the desired comfortable use of the seat portion. The depending, collapsible, kit portion may be made 'of the same or different material as the seat portion and may be connected therewith by stitching, adhesive, stapling or any other suitable means.

Some of the novel features of my invention are set forth with particularity in the appended claims; the mode of construction and use of my invention will be more clearly understood from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing that illustrates a typical but non-limiting embodiment of the invention and in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the stool shown in seating position;

Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along lines 2-2 of Fig. 1, and

Fig. 3 is an isometric view of the stool in collapsed position for ease of carrying.

Referring now to the several figures in the drawing, the stool comprises in thisembodiment a seat portion Ill made of fabric such as canvas. duck, or similar strong, wear resisting materials. The seat portion I0 is suitably fastened to the supporting legs I! which consist of a pair of rectangular shaped members l2 and I3 made of wood, metal or other suitable materials. The legs are pivotally joined as indicated at H, at a point located at approximately the center of the members l2 and i3. Handles l5 which may be made of the same material as the seat portion ID are provided for carrying the stool; and when these handles are pulled together or toward each other the supporting frame portions [2 and 43 approach a single parallel position and the stool thereby collapses into an easily transportable form as indicated in Figure 3.

The depending kit portion of the stool is indicated generally at I6. This kit portion may be made in rectangular, triangular or any other desired general shape so long as it will depend or hang from the seat portion l0 and stay out of the way of the seat portion, and away from the legs of the person sitting on the stool. In practice I have found that the substantially triangular shape indicated in the drawing is very useful and convenient to handle. As suggested, however, this portion may be made more oval or more rectangular if desired,

The kit portion l6 of the stool in the embodiment shown is connected to the seat portion III by stitching, indicated at H, along the edges of the seat portion. The preferred arrangement for connectingthe kit portion to the seat portion is shown more in detail in Figure 2 wherein it will be noted that the end of the seat portion l0 extends substantially completely around the cross member of the supporting frame 13 and overlaps, as shown at [8, the connecting edge 19 of the portion 2| which forms one side of the kit l6. By stitching through the edges l8 and I9 and the edge of the seat portion ID in the arrangement shown at HA in Figure 2, the seat portion and the kit portion of the stool are securely joined together and anchored around the support [3. The same arrangement is of course employed at the other edge of the seat portion III with respect to the supporting member l2.

The kit portion I6 of my stool may, as indicated in the drawing, be made in three main pieces; that is, two sides or end pieces 20 and one continuous piece of material 2| that extends from one top cross member of the support l2 around to the corresponding top cross member of the support 13. This portion 2| is fastened to each end portion 20 by means of stitching as shown at 22. It is also fastened to the seat portion Ill by means of stitching A as described above.

The end portions 20 are also fastened to the seat portion by stitching along the outer edges thereof as indicated at 23.

The depending kit I8 is provided with several sizable pockets for receiving the articles described above. For example, one side of the kithas a pocket 24 shown in Figure 3. This pocket is formed by means of an extra piece of fabric 25 which is stitched to the longer fabric portion 2| along the side edges thereof as indicated at 25A and also along the bottom edge thereof as indicated at 26.

The other side of the kit is provided with two or more pockets 2'! and 28 which are formed by an extension of the same piece of fabric 25 referred to above and are separated by means of stitching along the line indicated at 29. Ifhis extension is also stitched along the edges 30.

The largest compartment in the kit and which utilizes substantially the entire volume formed by the side and end portions described above is made available by means of an opening shown at 3|. This opening may be provided with a zipper shown at 32 or with other closing means. This compartment of the kit is sufficient in size to accommodate articles of clothing for hunters or nurses, or for dead birds.

Various modifications and changes maybe made in the above described stool without departing from the scope of my invention, some of the novel features of which are defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A collapsible combination stool and kit ba structure, comprising a pair of crossed pivotally connected frames'having top bars, a fabric seat having its end edges fixedly secured to the top bars of the frames, a depending bag secured to said seat, said bag comprising fabric side walls secured at their upper edges to the side edges of the seat, and an elongated fabric. strip forming in continuity the end and bottom walls of the ba'g, said strip being secured at its upper edges to the end edges of the seat and along its side edges to the adjacent edges of the side walls of the bag, and an access opening in a depending wall portion of the bag.

2. A collapsible combination stool and kit bag structure, comprising a pair of crossed pivotally connected frames having top bars, a fabric seat having its end edges fixedly secured to the top bars of the frames, a depending bag secured to said seat, said bag comprising generally triangular fabric side walls secured at their upper edges to the side edges of the seat, and a fabric strip forming in continuity the end walls and bottom of the bag, said strip being secured at its upper edges to the end edges of the seat and along its side edges to the adjacent edges of the side walls of the bag, and an access opening in a depending wall portion of the bag.

3. A collapsible combination stool and kit bag structure, comprising a foldable supporting structure including a pair of frames each having a top bar and the frames being connected for collapsibility' with their top bars spread apart in use. a fabric seat having its end edges fixedly secured to the top bars of the frames, 9. depending bag secured to said seat, said bag comprising fabric side walls secured at their upper edges to the side edges of the seat, and an elongated fabric strip forming in continuity the end and bottom walls of the bag, said strip being secured at its upper edges to the end edges of the seat and along its side edges to the adjacent edges of the side walls of the bag, and an access opening in 9. dependin wall portion of the bag.

I EDWARD S. REID.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/115, 383/7, 297/188.13, 297/16.1, 383/38, 190/8, 294/142, 297/188.8
International ClassificationA47C9/00, A47C9/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47C9/10
European ClassificationA47C9/10