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Publication numberUS2429050 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 14, 1947
Filing dateApr 3, 1944
Priority dateApr 3, 1944
Publication numberUS 2429050 A, US 2429050A, US-A-2429050, US2429050 A, US2429050A
InventorsDecker Harry L
Original AssigneePennsylvania Railroad Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Railway car seat with compartment
US 2429050 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

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Patented Oct. 14, 11947 UNITED STATES PATEN l` 0 FFI CE f V2,429,050 Y j v RAILWAY CAR SEAT WITH COMPARTMENT VHarry L. Decker, Ardmore, Ba., assignor Lto `The v Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Philadelphia, Pa., a corporation of-Pennsy1vanra l Application April 3, 1944,'Serial'N0. 529,313

2 Claims.

This invention preferably relates to railway car-seats and hasv reference, more particularly, to such seats of the rotating and/or pedestal type, of the individualV or multiple section species, and which involve a back portion and a seat portion.

An important object of this invention is the provision of a vcar-seatjin which there has been incorporated in the upright or back portion a readilylacoessible compartment, in which the occupants coat-orotherarticles of clothing, and small packages or-otherthings may be stored.

Another object of the invention resides in the provision of Ya car-seat in which the back portion is formed hollow with the upholstered part or face formed as a closure and transversely hinged at its bottomtovsaid back portionz with capacity for limited .for-ward inclinationr to affordhaccess to the compartment, and similar rearward inclination for intertting closure of such compartment.

A further aim of this invention is to provide an improved combination car-seat and compartment that accomplishes the above noted objects, as well as others, in a manner which is simple and economical in construction, operation and maintenance; insofar as ispermissible With the character of the subject-matter herein disclosed and differing service conditions may require.

Other objects and features of advantage Will be more apparent to those skilled in the art from the following description of the accompanying drawings; in which,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a multi-section railway car-seat embodying the improvements constituting the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the improved carseat, with a portion of the upholstery broken out and other parts in section for a clearer understanding of otherwise hidden structural details; and,

Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken on the plane ldesignated by the angled-arrows III--III in In describing the form of this invention exemplied in the drawings, specific terms will be employed for the sake of clarity, but it is to be understood the scope of said invention is not thereby limited; each such term being intended to embrace all equivalents which perform the same function for an analogous purpose. l

Referring more in detail to the drawingsfthe improved railway car-seat, including a compartment, comprises a pedestal or base IlA With an associated foot-rail 5, a rigid bed-plate 6, stationary or removable upholstered seats 1, side arms The back portion of each seat 'I inaccordance with the instant improvements conveniently, al- 'though notessentially, comprises a sheet metal receptacle or compartment I0, preferably of rectangular contoundened by a wall I I with spaced vsides I2, andendsgli, I4; the former I3 of which isthe-upper andthe latter I4 the lower; while .the lower endilfis forwardly extended and inwardly turned at I5, Vto approximately parallel the confronting `wallI I, and suitablyunited to thesidesIZ in an obvious manner; thereby dei-lnfinga loyver pocke'telike section I6, Fig. 3,Y orreceptacle, [as readily'understandable by those conversant `with the', art.

The upholstery covering Il for the back portion or compartment I0 is appropriately mounted on a rigid sheet-metal or closure member I8 of a size to snugly close in that part of said compartment beyond the upper edge of the extension I5, and it is pivoted to said extension by suitable hinges IS; while the side edges of the platemember I 8` are inwardly-angled at 20 to dei-lne marginal flanges 2I for engagement within the confronting edges of the receptacle side walls I2, in an obvious manner, whereby effective closure for the compartment is assured. It is also to be particularly remarked that the confronting or inner side walls of the upholstery covering are slightly inset to define shoulder I2', for a purpose hereinafter explained.

In order to provide support within the compartment Ill for an article of clothing, such as a jacket F32, Fig. 1, use is made of an angularly formed bail 23,` preferably of inverted channellike configuration, pivoted at 24 between the side walls I2', and having attached thereto, as by a medially-located suspension-ring 25, a conventional suit hanger Z5; while forward or outward movement of the bail 23 is limited by stops 21 attached to said side walls I2, as clearly understandable on an inspection of Figs. 1 and 3.

Attention is also directed to the fact that the improved back or compartment IU may be variously mounted but it is preferably fixed in place as by welding to the rear edge 28 of the bed'- plate 6, with similar attachment to a rearward extension 29, Fig. 3, of the dividing arm-rest 9; all as readily understandable by those acquainted vvith the art.

is arrested or stopped between the arms 8, 9

whereupon the bail 23 is similarly rocked-on the pivots 24 into abutment against the stops 2l when a jacket 22, or other articles of clothing,

can be conventionally applied to the hanger 2S' and said hanger pushed back into the compartment l0; when the covering l1 is swung Aback on its hinges I9 into the normal or closed position, with respect to said compartment. Attention is also directed to the fact that shoes or other small articles canbe deposited in the pocket I6, and thereby protected from damage or loss; while appropriate locking means (not indicated) may be applied for positively securing the parts iB and `Il together, as a further safeguard.

Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. A railway car seat, comprising vertical pedestal means, Aa bed-plate and arm rests mounted on said pedestalmeans, a back, means rigidly securing said back to said bed plate, said back including a forwardly opening receptacle having a rearrmain wall with spaced forwardly extending side walls and forwardly extending upper and lower end walls, said lower end wall being upwardly and inwardly extended to formv a-pocket at the lower end of. said receptacle, a bail pivotally mounted between the side walls of said receptacle and a garment hanger suspended therefrom, an upholstered front closure member for said receptacle including a rigid plate member having marginal flanges seating on the confronting side and end walls of the receptacle, said closure member being hinged transversely across the back to the upper edge of said pocketforrning extension for forward tilting movement, means on the side walls ofsaid receptacle for engaging and stopping forward movement of the bail, and an abutment on said closure member adapted to engage an arm-rest of said seat for limiting-the forward tilting of said closure member.

2. The combination of claim 1 wherein the lower returned portion of the back is permanently fixed to the rear edge of the bed-plate and to a rearv-Jard'extension of one of the arm-rests of thecar seat; wherein the abutment is formed in one side of the closure member, and wherein said abutment is adapted to seat on top of the arni rest aforesaid.


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U.S. Classification312/235.7, 297/188.7, 297/188.3
International ClassificationB61D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationB61D33/00
European ClassificationB61D33/00