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Oct. l0, 1950 M. GRElTzl-:R
CHAIR HAVING FRONT SEAT APRON I Filed Aug. 15, 1-94'7 Patented Oct. 10,v 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT CFFICE l 2,525,126 d `CHAIR HAVING FRoN'r SEAT APRoN Meyer Greitzer, Los Angeles, Calif. Application August 13, 1947, serial No. 768,452
l My invention relates to chairs of the type wherein the frame is formed from a single piece .from 'metal tubing, with a seat and back mounted on said frame, such forms of chairs being shown in U. S. Patents No. 2,440,470 and 2,461,055.
The principal objects of my present invention are, to generally improve upon, simplify the construction of 'the chair disclosed in my aforesaid producing a neat, nished and pleasing appearance as well as adding strength and stability to the chair structure.
Further objects of my invention are, to provide, in a chair of the character referred to, a chair back which combines simplicity of structure with comfort for the occupant of the chair; further, to provide simple and efficient means for mounting the back on the chair frame and further, to provide the edge of the chair back with a smooth iinished trim without the requirement for nails, screws, and like fastening devices, and without machining operations.
With the foregoing and other objects in View, my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts which will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective View of my improved chair. y
Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical section taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail section taken on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail section taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is a detail vertical section through the rear central portion of the chair seat frame and showing the joint forming member.
Fig. 6 is a horizontal Vsection taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5. y
Fig. 7 is an enlarged vertical section taken on the line '1 -1 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 8 is an enlarged vertical section taken on the line 8-8 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 9 is an elevational view partly in section of one of the pins which connect the chair back to the frame.
The frame of my improved chair is formed in a single piece from metal tubing, bent to form a horizontally disposed U-shaped base I0, legs Ii, horizontal seat supporting rails I2 and upstanding back supporting members I3.
3 Claims. (o1. Y15s- 194) A cushioned board or panel provides a seat |`4 and secured to the underside thereof by screws `or otherwise, is a skeleton frame, including transverse rails l5, from the ends of which depend `short legs I6 which carry at their lower ends, channel shaped side rails I1, with their flanges I8 v outwardly presented.
ymetal corrugated longitudinally to provide a decorative eiect and projecting inwardly from the upper edge of this frame, is a horizontal flange 2i that provides a support for the seat lll.
VMetal clips 22 have their inner ends secured by screws, or otherwise, to the underface of the seat with 4theouter ends of said clips underlying ilange 2,'I ,thus iirmly securing the seat to frame 2li.
The joint 23 between the ends of the member forming -frame 22, is located at a central point on the rear portions of said frame and seat, and to connect said ends, a short metal plate 24 is applied to the inner faces of the end portions of frame 2U, is located at a central point on the rear portions of said frame and seat, and to connect said ends, a short metal plate 24 is applied to the inner faces of the end portions of frame 20, with iianges 25, on the inner face of said plate interlocked with the flanges 26 on the inner face of said frame, and with screws 21 passing through the frame and seated in said plate (see Figs. 5 and 6).
Plate 24 and the ends of vframe 20 are assembled by relative longitudinal movement as the ends of said frame are brought together. In order to impart a pleasing and finished appearance to the chair, particularly the front end of the seat, an apron 28 of thin metal longitudinally corrugated, is disposed below the front portion yof frame 20 with the ends of said apron extended rearwardly a short distance, so as to close the substantially triangular spaces between the forward corners of the chair seat and the upper ends of legs I I and forward ends of rails I2.
Apron 28 is secured to frame '20 by means of 'flanges 29 which interlock with the flanges 26 0n the inner face of frame 2l] and as said apron is applied to said frame before the latter is bent into rectangular form, the frame when finished, including the apron and its curved ends, appears to be an integral member.
The back of my improved chair comprises a,
iongitudinauy Curved panel 3o, with thin sheet metal shells 3l, covering its front and rear faces with suitable padding covering said shells and applied to the top and ends of said panel, is a continuous finishing trim, preferably a band or strip of thin metal 32, with its outer face ribbed or corrugated.
Decorative welts or beads 33, preferably of flexible material are clamped between both front and rear edges of finishing band 32 and the adj acent corner edges of the seat back (see Fig. 6);
The ends of the metal strip 32 extend short distances inwardly beneath the lower corners of the seat back as seen in Fig. '7 and formed through said ends and extending into panel 30 are bores 33a into which are driven the small upper end portions 34 of pins 35, preferably of metal, the lower portions of which are slightly larger in diameter than said upper portions.
When the portions 34 of the pins 35 are driven into bores 33, the shoulders betweenv the upper and lower portions of said pins bear directly against the underfaces of the inturned ends of band32, thus rrnly securing said band to the body of the seat back and also clamping the inner edges of the decorative welts or beads, which practice eliminates the requirements for extraneous fastening devices such as nails, screws, tacks or the like.
When the chair is assembled, the larger lower portions of pins 35 are inserted in the upper portions of the upright portions of the chair, and secured by means of screws 36.
The upper portions 34 of the pins 35 are purposely made small in diameter so as to require the formation of correspondingly small bores 33a in back 30, and to reduce weight of said pins, the larger portions thereof may be bored out to form chambers such as 35a.
vThus it will be seen that I have provided a chair which is simple in structure, inexpensive of manufacture, presents a neat, pleasing and attractive appearance and which, in production, requires a minimum of machine work and the use of very few nails and like fastening devices.
Minor changes in the size, form and construction of the various parts of my improved chair, may be made and without departing from the spirit of the invention, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claims.
I claim as my invention:
1. In a chair, a frame having spaced horizontal side rails, a frame supported by said side rails and above said side rails, a seat supported by said second mentioned frame and above said second mentioned frame and disposed wholly above said rails and a separately formed decorative frame secured to the underside of the marginal portion of said seat and surrounding said first mentioned frame so as to close the space between said rails and seat.
2. A chair as set forth in claim l, with an apron secured to and depending from the front portion of said decorative frame.
3. A Chair as set forth in claim 1, with an apron secured to and depending from the front portion of said decorative frame and which apron and decorative frame have interengaging portions.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,267,306 Panzer Dec. 23, 1941 2,281,902 Witz May 5, 1942 2,306,878 Greitzer Dec. 29, 1942 2,410,727 Furbuish Nov. 5, 1946 2,440,470 Greitzer Apr. 27, 1948