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Feb. 14, 1950 M. T. LARlN FOLDING CHAIR Filed Dec. 4, 1945 s Sheeis-Sheet 1 NVENTOR MARcEL-nLARm ATTORNEYS M. T. LARIN FOLDING CHAIR Feb. 14, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 4, 1945 m R 0m w T. E
EL v 0 m mm M M. 'r. LARIN FOLDING CHAIR Feb. 14, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Filed Dec. 4, 1945 W W m L E C R A M F .\NVENTOR Patented Feb. 14, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EQLDING (inns Marcel 1. Latin, Sor el, .Qnebeci, Canada A plication December 4, 1915, Serial No. 632,649
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he i testine an ether features end advente es of he nvent on will be mere. read ly er- .st d from the f lowing deta le d serin ien taken i connection with the ccomp nying drewin s, n hic I Figure 1 is a perspective view of a deck chair install ti n emhedying my inv ntien,
" Figur 2 is a iew, partly in ver ical sleetiennn part y in side elevatien, of. s e of the chair un ts,
shqwing the om onent par-ts in a partly folded enhdi ion.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2, but showing the eempo e t parts of t e chai unit in .ful y set-up condi ion.
, ieu e4 is a plan View ef he as emb y s ewn F g. t Figure 5 is a, plan View 91 a. CQmbined seat ehshien and lif preserver. Figune .6 is a perspective view showin how the combined seat cushion and life preserver shown in F g, 5 is a anged when used as a life p esert r- Eteierring more pa ti ularly to the dinewins 5 de ignates is lock r eebih t provid w h end well and internal partition we s 6 dividing he inter or hereof into a s r es oi .leekers 5a, eeeh provid d w th a rear well I. a front opening 5 end .s d or for elosing said open g, A suitable hand its 'sfl ste'ned o d or 9 to f c l a se r;- eti n er of to pe or closed position.
The l k r d rs 9 swing in a. vert cal direction end are hin ed to the front wall. 5a of theeab e by hinges It located at the lower end e e ot the v v lo k d i c osed p si ieh within the'docr opening 8 by a key operated lock lei-located at the. upper ed o s i pening.
nears. Each door i Eeeh oc l i cludes a spring projected bolt -12 whi h is automstiee ly in rleeketi with a. keeper plate 13 carried by the upp r end or door 9, when the latter is swung to its closed position.
D er stop flanges 4 are previded e eng th side dge of each d or p ing .8 and ea h don; t is pref rab y provid ei' with reinfor in membe s 15 (Fig. 4) which fit bet ee the step flanges .1
wh n the do r is closed end locked Each. ieelser end its dee c nstitut comp nent par s. lot a eell psible desk cha r un t gen ra ly indica ed. a Sin e theseun ts. I are of dun ieate'eom strnetion he fo low ng deserip ien o o e w l suffice for all,
Each un i ncludes sent frame 19 flat yseente t the inner ide f he upp half ef n 'of the doors 9. The irent end. of seat frame @1 9 positien d cl se to t e upp r end of h deer and ish d theret by r m able reta n n pla s 20, .overiying the seat-frame side members 2| and vfaste o su p ing blocks 20a carr d by th The r a portion of seat frame 19 is aneher d a a h s de to kiss 23 y pivot bolts 24- A sea n te25 closes the centra open g of seat .frsme. 9 a d is welded. or otherwise seeuted theretoheck f ame 26, forming part of each unit I], ca ries a ack member 2 which is h re shown e a sheet metal plate welded or otherwise secu ed t sion members 35 extending upwardly from the upper corners thereof. These suspension members 35 are bent or shaped to provide outwardly directed horizontal end portions 36 which slide and pivot on horizontal supporting tracks 31 adjustably fastened to the upper portions of the side walls 6 of the locker. These tracks 3! extend from the rear wall 1 to the stop flanges I 4 ofthe locker and are fastened in place for vertical adjustment by means of fastening screws 39 passing through vertically elongated slots 40 provided in said tracks.
The lower portion of back frame 26 is positioned in front of the central portion 42 of a U-shaped arm-rest frame 43. The side arms 44 of frame 43 carry suitable arm rests 45 welded or otherwise secured thereto. When the chair unit is in the set-up condition the side arms 44 of the arm-rest frame 43 extend forwardly from the back frame choring the rear end of seat frame I9 to the door 9. The rear supporting posts 49 of arm-rest frame 43 are also intermediately pivoted to the lower portion of the back frame 26 by pivots indicated at 52.
' Each chair unit I! also includes a foot-rest frame 53 to which a foot-rest plate 54 is welded or otherwise secured. The foot-rest frame 53 is also equipped with a foldable U-shaped supporting leg 55 having'the free-ends of its side arms 56 pivoted to the sides of frame 53 adjacent the forward end thereof. The rear end member of foot-rest frame 53 includes a tubular sleeve 58 rotatably mounted on the central portion of a bail-shaped hinge or pivot member 59 having ter- -minal trunnions 60 journalled in sectional trunnion bearings 6| carried by door 9 at points adjacent the front end of seat frame I9. The leg 55 is narrower than frame 53 and is foldable to a collapsed position in which it lies between the sides of frame 53 and against the bottom of the foot-rest plate 54. The hinge or pivot member 59 permits frame 53 to be moved to or from a folded position overlying seat frame l9.
When each chair unit I? is in its set-up condition the relative arrangement of the component parts is substantially as shown in Figs. 1, 3 and 4.
On referring to these figures it will be noted that 'the back frame 26 is suspended from the track members 31 by the suspension members 35 which, in the set-up condition of the unit, are positioned with their end portions 36 located at the front ends of the track members 31 and against the upper end portions of the door stop flanges l4.
The back frame 26 also serves to support the door 9 in the open position since the door and the lower portion of the back frame are interconnected by the rear supporting posts 49 of the arm-rest frame 43.
It will also be noted that, in the set-up condition of unit I1, foot-rest frame 53 is unfolded and extends forwardly beyond the adjacent end of door 9, being supported in this position by the supporting leg 55 which is unfolded to extend downwardly therefrom.
When not required for use chair unit I! is collapsed by closing door 9 so that all the component parts except said door are folded into the locker 5a and concealed from view. In this connection it will be understood that, prior to closing door 9, the foot-rest frame 53 and its supporting leg 55 are folded together and then swung to a position overlying the seat frame I! as shown to advantage in Fig. 2.
During closing of door 9, the back frame 26 initially pivots on track members 31 so that the lower portion of the back frame swings rearwardly and acts through the pivotal connections 52 to collapse arm-rest frame 43 and its supporting posts 48 and 49 so that these parts are disposed in the dotted line position shown in Fig. 3 when door 9 is fully closed and locked. As door 9 moves to its finally closed position against the door stop flanges [4 the suspension members and the upper end of back frame 26 are forced rearwardly along tracks 31 to a position adjacent the rear wall I of the locker.
When it is desired to set up the chair unit I! the door 9 is unlocked and swung downwardly to the position shown in Fig. 3. During the early part of the opening movement of the door the upper end of the back frame 26 and its suspension members 35 are pulled forwardly along the tracks 31 until further forward movement thereof is arrested by the end portions 36 of the suspension members coming in contact with the upper portions of the door stop flanges I4. When this occurs the continued downward movement of door 9 causes the back frame 26 to pivot on the tracks supporting legs are then swung from the folded and collapsed position shown 'in Fig. 2 to the extended operative position shown in Fig. 3.
In Figs. 5 and 6 I have shown a combined cushion and life belt designed to cover the back, seat and foot-rest frames of the collapsible chair unit previously described. This combined cushion and life belt comprises a back-frame covering portion 66, a seat-frame covering portion 61, and a foot-rest frame-covering portion 69. The back-framecovering portion 66 is provided with fastening straps 69 and also with a flap extension 10 equipped with fastening straps II. The foot-rest frame covering portion 98 is formed with a pocket 12 and with straps 13. The combined cushion and life belt 65 is also provided with suitable shoulder straps 14 adapted to be engaged over the shoulders of the wearer when the sections 66, 61 and 68 are wrapped around the body of the wearer and secured in place by tying the straps 69 to the straps 13 to provide a life belt.
The combined cushion and life belt is applied to the chair as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 3, the-outer end of the foot-rest frame 53 being fitted in the pocket 12 and the flap extension H1 bein passed rearwardly over the top member 28 of the back frame 26 and secured in place by the straps H. The combined cushion and life belt preferably includes a leatherette covering with a slowburning asbestos base and is filled with kapok or other suitable filling material. The combined cushion and life belt 65 is thinned down and seamed at critical points as indicated at H to permit of easy folding of the cushion with the chair unit when the latter is collapsed into the locker.
Having thus described the nature of my invention and a preferred embodiment thereof, it will be understood that various modifications may be resorted to within the scope and spirit of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
1. A collapsible deck chair installation comprising a locker provided with a front opening and a door for said opening hinged at its lower end, a seat structure carried by the door at the inner side thereof, a back structure mounted for swinging movement into and out of said locker by supporting the back member and within the upper portion of the locker, and a collapsible arm-rest structure comprising a U-shaped arm-rest frame including a central portion positioned rearwardly of the lower portion of the back structure and side arms which project forwardly from the back structure in the set-up condition of said armrest structure, front and rear supporting posts for each side arm of said arm-rest frame, the front supporting posts having their upper ends pivoted to the sides of the arm-rest frame and their lower ends pivoted to said door, the rear supporting posts also having their upper ends pivoted to the sides of the arm-rest frame and their lower ends pivoted to said door, said rear posts being also intermediately pivoted to said back structure.
2. A collapsible deck chair installation comprising a locker provided with a front opening and a. door for said opening hinged at its lower end, a seat structure carried by the door at the inner side thereof, horizontal track members secured to the upper portions of the side walls of the locker and extending from the rear to the front of the locker, a back member provided, at its upper corners, with rigid suspension members provided with track-engaging portions resting on and movable along said tracks, said suspension members being free to turn on said track members to permit the back member to swing into and out of the locker,
a U-shaped arm-rest frame member including a central portion positionedrearwardly of the lower portion of the back member and side arms which extend forwardly. from the back membenin the set-up condition of the chair installation,'a pair of front supporting posts having their upper ends pivoted to the sides of the arm-rest frame and their lower ends pivoted to the door, and a pair of rear supporting posts having their upper ends pivoted to the sides of the arm-rest frame and their lower ends pivoted to the door, intermediate portions of said rear posts being pivoted to side portions of the back frame.
3. A collapsible deck chair installation comprising a locker provided with a front opening means located at the upper end of V and a door for said opening hinged at its lower end, a seat structure carried by the door at the inner side thereof, a foot-rest member hinged to the door by a bail-shaped hinge or pivot member having terminal trunnions mounted in trunnion bearings carried by the door adjacent the front end of the seat structure, a foldable leg pivotally connected to said foot-rest member, a U-shaped arm-rest frame, a pair of front supporting posts having their upper ends pivoted to the side members of the arm-rest frame and their lower ends pivoted to the inner side of said door, a pair of rear supporting posts also having their upper ends pivoted to the sides of the arm-rest frame and their lower ends pivoted to said door, said arm-rest frame being arranged with its side portions extending in the direction of the upper end of the door and a back member mounted for swinging movement into and out of said locker by supporting means located at the upper end of the back member and within the upper portion of the locker, the lower portion of said back member being positioned forwardly of the central portion of the arm-rest frame and being pivotally secured to intermediate portions of said rear supporting posts.
4. A collapsible deck chair installation comprising a locker provided with a front opening and a door for said opening hinged at its lower end, horizontal track members secured to the upper portions of the side walls of the locker and extending from the rear to the front opening of the locker, stop members located at the front ends of said track members, a back member having its upper portion suspended from the track members by suspension members rigidly attached to the back member and provided with trackengaging portions arranged to slide forwardly and rearwardly along the track members and to turn thereon to permit of swinging movement of the back member into and out of the locker, a pair of rear post members having their lower ends pivoted to the inner side of said door and having intermediate portions thereof pivoted to the sides of the lower portion of the back member, a pair of front post members having their ends pivoted to the inner side of said door, a U-shaped arm-rest frame including a central portion positioned rearwardly of the lower portion of the back member and side arms carried by and pivoted to the upper ends of said post members.
MARCEL T. LARIN.
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