US 2428088 A
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Sept. 30, 1947. A.. G. McEAHERN BABY CHAIR Fiied March 23. 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 s. WWW v Patented Sept. 30, 1947 UNITED STATES eATENT OFI-lcs BABYCHAIR Andrew G. McEachern, St. Petersburg, Fla. rApplication March 23, 194,5Seria1l No. 584,288`
This invention relates to an improved baby chair, particularly the style or type which is primarily adapted for use in automobiles, and which is constructed to be conveniently hung and safely suspended from the upstanding back of the conventional automobile seat.
if' More specifically, and as is evident from the drawings, the chair is of a form employing a. suitably shaped and proportionate hook to take over the upper edge portion of the conventional automobile seat, the frame thereof being such that the cushioned part of the seat coacts therewith informing a comfortable back rest for the occupant'of the chair.
fY-In carrying out the principles of the preferred embodiment ofthe improved chair, I employ a one-piece metal frame structure which is bent between its ends to provide the necessary part for safe and convenient attachment and suspension for the board forming the seat proper, and for the associated horizontal parallel rounds forming the arms.
Another object of the invention is to generally, specifically and otherwise improve upon baby chairs and seats now patented and in use'in the same field of endeavor, this through the medium of an unusually simple and sturdy structure which promotes desired features of safety, comfort and simplicity.
Other features and advantages will become more readily apparent from the following description and the accompanying illustrative drawings.
In the drawings, wherein like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same:
Figure 1 is a side elevational View of a baby chair constructed in accordance with the principles of the invention, showing, in dotted lines, the manner in which it is used.
Figure 2 is a front View of the same, that is, a View of Figure 1 observing same in a direction from left to right.
Figure 3 is a horizontal section taken approximately upon the plane of the line 3-3 of Figure 2, looking downwardly in the direction of 4the arrows.
Figure 4 is a sectional and elevational detail view showing the manner of connecting the outer ends of the rounds or arms with the front uprights of the frame structure.
Figure 5 is a section, suitably enlarged, on the plane of the line 5-5 of Figure 3, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 6 is a section on the line 6 6 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Figure 7 is a perspective view of one of the details.
Referring now to the drawings by distinguishing reference numerals, the frame is a unitary 101mm. (criss-Ae) x par-t and is fashioned from a single length of pipe orr tubing of appropriate material and dimensions. This frame is indicated generally by the numeral 9. The major part of the frame is of general U-shaped form and the bight or connective portionthereof I0 is bent and properly curved to provide a hook to engage over the upper rounded edge portion of the automobile seat S. The depending limbs or reaches are denoted at II and these have forwardly and outwardly eX- tending Lhorizontal end'portions I2 and vertical terminals I3, the latter forming the front uprights. Thus, the parts II can be referred to as uprights and ,also the parts I3 as uprights, and
the interconnecting members I2 Vas seat supports. It follows that the seat board I4 has its end portions resting on and protruding beyond the members I2. Said end portions are secured by suitable clips I5 to the board-supporting members I2. It will be noticed also that the longitudinal edge portions of the board are provided with notches I6 which partly embrace the respective uprights II and I3. This facilitates assembling parts and promotes stability. Also, the corners of' the seat board are suitably rounded, as indicated at I1.
The arms are in the form of wooden (preferably oak) rounds I8. The inner end of each round is connected to the threaded shank of a screw eye, the shank being indicated at I9 and the eye at 20, and the eye surrounding the upright II, as shown in Figure 6. The outer end of the arm or round is suitably convexed and rounded,'as at 2|, to minimize the presence of sharp edges. The outer end of the round is secured by a screw 22. This has its threaded shank threaded into a wooden block or peg 23 which is firmly wedged in the upper open end of the adjacent upright I3. The lower side of the round is formed with a socket receiving the upper end of the upright I3. These uprights are sometimes referred to as front posts.
I also provide safety body-encircling and retaining belts or straps 24 and 25, and these are provided with loops at their rear ends, as indicated at 2S, the loops being slidably mounted on the uprights Il. The free ends of the straps are secured together by an adjustable buckle arrangement 2l.
The chair ts on any automobile seat, hooks over the top of a seat and suspends from the top, using the automobile cushion as the back.
It can be used in the home by just hooking it illustrated in the drawings Will enable the readeri to obtain a clear understanding and impression of the alleged features of merit and novelty suf-r cient to clarify the construction of the invention as hereinafter claimed.
Minor changes in shape, size, materials and rearrangement of parts may be resorted to in actual practice so long as no departure is made from the invention as claimed.
A portable baby chair for use in automobiles and the like comprising an especially bent frame fashioned from a single length of tubular metal, the latter being bent andformed .between its ends to provide a U-shaped part functioning as a hanger, the intermediate portion of said U-shaped pari; being bent into a hook so shaped and sized as to engage over the backrest of a seat, the outer terminal ends of the end portions of said tubular metal being bent up laterally to provide vertically disposable uprights, the remaining intervening portions of said metal constituting seat board accommodating and supporting members and being horizontally disposed between the limbs of the U-shaped part and the lower end portions of said uprights, a rigid seat board having its ends mounted on and extending beyond said horizontal supporting members and secured thereto byc'lips,f.v apair of parallel arms, each arm being Vinv theforrn of a Wooden round, a screw eye at the rear end of said round vsecuring the same to the intermediate portion of an adjacent limb of said U-shaped part, the outer endibeing socketed and receiving the upper end of the coactingupright, and 4means securing said outer end to said upper end of the last-named upright. t ANDREW G. MCEACHERN.
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