US 2496205 A
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Jan. 3L fl Q GRHEB FOLDABLE AUXILIARY BABY SEAT 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed June 25, 1947 Cl/rQ/QLES 68/55 IN VEN TOR.
HTTOE/VEY Patented Jan. 31, 1950 piree STAT-ES PATENT OFFICE FOLDABLE SEAT Charles Grieb, Flushing, N. Y.
Application June25, 1947;-*Serial No. 156,980
2 Claims. (01. 155-131 This invention relates generally tota :combination childs chair,- but' mo'st specifically to .a childs chair adaptable for application :to a inormal sitting chair. a
The main object of*the inventionresides in the provision of a childs or nursery chair capable of being folded in a compact form to expediteportability and-capableof being used as a childs chair per se or in conjunction with the conventional sitting chair.
A furtherobject of the-invention resides in the provision of a foldable childs chair having novel and simple constructionland which can be manufactured economically and which is efficient and practical in use.
These objects andotherzzendsand advantages of the invention. will hereinafter appear .rinl :the progress of the disclosure and-.asHpointed out in the appended claims.
Accompanying this specification are drawings showing a preferred form of the invention wherein:
Figure 1 is a view in perspective showing a foldable childs chair as applied to and in operating condition with a conventional sitting chair, the latter being shown in phantom.
Figure 2 is a front view in perspective of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a front view in elevation of the chair per se when in folded position.
Figure l is a fragmentary sectional view of Figure 2 along the broken plane 4--4.
In accordance with the invention and the preferred form shown in the drawings, numeral Ill shown in phantom indicates a conventional sitting chair to which the childs chair is applicable for conversion to a high-chair.
The foldable chair adapted to rest either on the floor or on the seat H of chair Ill is provided with a flat body member l2 having a pair of notches along each of the longitudinal edges adjacent the ends; each pair of said notches being indicated by numerals l3 and [3a respectively. Each of the transverse edges of body member 12 is rounded as indicated by numerals l4 and Ma respectively.
Each pair of notches l3 and 13a is adapted to serve as the seating means for pivoted brackets which engage both the side walls and the supporting means for the childs chair. As shown in the drawings the brackets generally indicated by numerals l5 and l5a and adapted to be pivotally seated in the notches l3 and [3a along the front longitudinal edge of body member [2 are provided with pivotal plate portions and spaced and oppositely disposed channel portions. Theiupwardly disposedichannel portion of each bracket iSfilltBEldEd to .engagean edge ofqa side wall while the downwardly. disposed channel r portion .is adapted to engage .anledge of the supporting meansfor the childs chair. l hus thebraoket l5 base plate pOItiOn.3 lG. ofna width substantially equal .to the body ithickness .ofbody member A2. The plate l-6 hasaithickness equal tothat ofnotch l3 and is secured to one .end of aitransverse dowel ll within a bore l8 in bodymember i2. bymeans of a :screw :l 9, penetrating .theplate "l 6 and engaging azbushing 2E! withintheaend oflthe dowel i ll. Sufjficient-clearanceisprovided.between the dowel H and the bore l8 :to'ypermit rotation of dowel I! with therotarymovement of plate I 6.
At the inner end of plate lfiiisanlupwardly extendingmember vzlldisposed above the upper face of body-member iztoreceive the lower part of the front edge of the inner side wall 22, said member 2! being in the form of a channel. At the outer end of plate It is a downwardly extending channel 23 disposed below the underface of body member l2 to engage the front edge of the inner end front leg or supporting member E l. The channels 2! and 23 are permanently secured to the front edges of side wall 22 and of leg 24 by means of screws or nails 25. The inner notch l3 along the rear longitudinal edge carries a similar type of bracket with the upper and lower channel members facing 25 and 23 and engaging the rear edges of the inner side wall 22 and of the rear inner leg 2 3a, said bracket having a bracket plate which is engageable with the opposite end of dowel ll. The legs 24 and 24a as shown are integral with a cross piece 25a.
The outer front bracket |5a is provided with a plate member 26 in notch l3a and is similarly secured to a dowel within a transverse bore adjacent the outer end of body member i2. Plate 26 at the outer end is provided with an upwardly projecting channel 21 disposed above the face of body member l2 to engage the lower end of the front edge of the outer side wall 28. The inner end of plate 26 is provided with a downwardly projecting channel 29 which is adapted to engage the edge of the front outer leg 30. The rear outer bracket similarly secured to the other end of the dowel is identical to bracket lEa, except that the channels thereof are oppositely disposed.
As shown, side members 22 and 26 are provided with top edge rails 3| and 32 respectively beneath which are longitudinal slots 33 and 34 to effect grasping rails.
The supporting means are shown in the form of cross pieces held between each pair of transversely disposed brackets and disposed beneath the undersurface of body member I2, the ends of the cross pieces being elongated to furnish the front inner and outer legs 24 and 3E! and the rear corresponding legs exemplified by the rear outer leg 24a. The lower edges of the side walls 22 and 26 are disposed along the upper face of body member i2, and the upper edges of the cross pieces as 25a are disposed along the underface of said body member.
For securing the childs chair to a conventional sitting chair the outer faces of the cross pieces of the supporting legs are providedwith securing bands 34a and 35 which are adapted to pass under the seat I I to be secured together by means of a buckle 36. In this secured position means are provided to prevent the inward folding of the side walls 22 and 28 shown in the form of a latch arm 31 secured to the inner face of the supporting cross piece 25 and an eyelet 38 secured to the inner face of the opposite cross piece. Upon removal of the bands 3% and 35 from seat I! and upon unlatching latch arm 31 from eyelet 38 the side walls 22 and 28 are capable of folding toward each other along the upper face of body member [2 while the supporting legs and cross pieces fold oppositely and project from the underface of body member l2 all as best shown in Figure 3.
The childs chair as described is capable of functioning as a childs stool without cooperating with the conventional chair. In this event latch 31 should be engaged with eyelet 38 to maintain the side walls and the supporting means in vertical position.
I wish it understood that minor changes and variations in the integration, location, material and size of parts of the invention all may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.
1. In a foldable child's chair, a seating member provided with notches adjacent the ends of the longitudinal edges thereof, a pair of side members and a pair of lateral supports, brackets each of which is pivotally secured in a notch of the seating member, each of the side members and I corresponding supports being aflixed to the transversely alined brackets whereby the side members and the lateral supports are foldable about the supporting member.
2. In a foldable childs chair, a seating member having notches adjacent the ends of the longitudinal edges thereof, a pair of dowels penetrating and rotatable in the seating member and terminating in the transversely alined notches, a pair of side members and a pair of lateral supports, pairs of end brackets mounted within the notches and secured to the dowel terminals and to each pair of which a side member and corresponding support is secured, means to maintain the brackets in fixed position for operative use of the chair.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Morris Oct. 19, 1948