US 2473895 A
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P. MEDNICK June 21, 1949.
CHAIR Filed Sept. 2, 1947 INVENTOR. PHILIP MEDN/CK ATTORNEY Patented June 21, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CHAIR Philip Mednick, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Application September 2, 1947, Serial No. 771,757
1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in easy chairs, and more especially to the reclining type of chair; it may, however, also be used as an ordinary chair.
The chair is comparatively simple of construction, and as it embodies only a few mechanical parts of a sturdy nature, it is assured of great durability, while at the same time, the cost of manufacturing will be proportionately low.
With the above and other objects in view, this invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming part of this application, and in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all views, and in which:
Figure 1 is an elevational somewhat perspective view of a chair, embodying my invention. Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the same partly in section.
Figures 3, 4 and 5 are detail views.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, l indicates the basic frame structure of a chair, while II and I2 indicate respectively, the supplementary moveable back and front structures carrying the upholstered parts l and IS. The said back and front structures II and I2, are hinged together as at M and adapted to move forward relative to the basic frame structure when a party sitting in the chair exerts a forward motion with respect to the upholstered seat i5.
The said forward movement is accomplished by means hereinafter further described.
The basic structure H3 is upon its inner side provided with casters H, H at the front, i8, it upon the side, and i9, I9 upon the back thereof.
Channels 25), 20 are secured to the part it underneath the latter, and adapted to have the casters IT, I! moving therein.
Bracket members 25 are provided with curvatures 26 and are formed at one end with semicircular recesses 21. Said members 25 are attached underneath the part l2 upon each side thereof, by any suitable means.
The semi-circular recesses 21 in the members 25 are made to engage the casters i8 when the chair is in normal position, while, when the chair is in a reclined position, that is when the seat H5 is moved forward, the curvatures 26 of the members 25 will engage the casters l8, I8, moving forward upon the latter until the stop projections 23, 29, reach said casters; simultaneously the ends 3% of the members 25 will then also engage the casters ii, i'l, thereby securing a double check upon the forward movement of the part l2 with its seat it.
When the seat, as said, is moved forward the back casters i9 will slide in channels 32; said channels terminating at their lower ends in bent portions 33 adapted to abut said casters when the chair is in normal position.
The back covering it of the chair is made large enough to cover up the space between the edges 32 and 35, shown in Figure 1, when the chair is in a reclined position as said covering then forms a fold M as shown in Figure 2.
The part I2 with the seat It is made slightly wider at the front than at the back to eliminate any friction in the relative movement of said part i2.
It is obvious that changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the several parts, as shown, within the scope of the appended claim, without departing from the spirit of the invention, and I do not, therefore, wish to limit myself to the exact construction shown and described herein.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:
A reclining chair comprising, in combination, a basic frame structure, a back and a seat supporting portion hingedly connected and slidably arranged upon said frame structure, casters mounted within said frame structure at the top of the front and upon the sides of the latter, the seat supporting portion having channels adapted to slidably engage the casters at the front of the frame structure, brackets secured underneath at the rear upon each side of the seat supporting portion, said brackets being formed with a curvature and a semi-circular recess adapted to engage the casters upon the side of the frame structure, a projection upon each rear end of said brackets adapted to engage the casters upon the sides of the frame structure and arrest the forward movement of the seat supporting portion, the opposite ends of the brackets being adapted to engage the casters at the front of the basic frame structure, whereby further to limit the forward movement shown and. described.
REFERENCES CITED The following referenrces are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Number Name Date Wright Dec. 31, 1901 Krause Apr. 28, 1931 Wohlk Jan. 10, 1939 McDaniel May 18, 1943 FOREIGN PATENTS Country Date Great Britain Dec. 20, 1937 Germany Jan. 23, 1933