Child s chair
US 253320 A
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A. B. STEVENS.
No. 253,320. Patented Feb.'7,1882.
N. PETERS, Hlolo-hlhographnr. wminglon. D.C.
UNITED STATES PATENT Orricn.
ASHER B. STEVENS, OF STAPLETON, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO THOMPSON, PERLEY & WAITE, BALDWINSVILLE, -MASSAOHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 253,320, dated February 7, 1882.
Application filed November 10, 18 81. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ASHER B. STEVENS, of Stapleton, county of Richmond, State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Chihdrens Ghairs, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification.
This invention in childrens chairs relates to means for readily changing the same into a high chair or rolling-chair or carriage, or vice versa, as will be described.
Figure 1 represents in side elevation one of my improved chairs adapted for use as a rolling chair or carriage. Fig. 2 shows the same as a high chair; and Fig. 3, a detail showing the inner side of one of the legs and guidepieces on the dotted line as .r, Fig. 2.
The seat a has usual side arms, a, and back a The foot-restb is pivoted to the seat, swings freely on its pivots, and'when the seat is lowered for a carriage rests on the front legs, 0, which, provided with rollers or wheels are pivoted to the seat at 0 the said pivots being at or near the center of the said seat. The back legs are compound-that is, of two parts, d d, pivoted together at (1 The upper ends of leg parts d, pivoted to the seat at 0 are at their lower ends bent at d to support the large rear wheels, 6. When theseat a is raised for a high chair, as in Fig. 2, the wheels 0 are well under the seat, out of the way; but when the seat is lowered for a carriage, as it maybe, as in Fig. 1, by disconnecting the brace f from the round 9, or suitable pin of thefront legs, and turning up the parts d of the rear legs, the said wheels are thrown to the rear of the seat a. The under side of the seat at each side edge has a guide, h holding stops h, which receive against them the legs 0 d when the seat is elevatedas a high-chair, and astop, 3, which acts against the leg part d when the seat is lowered, as in Fig. 1. When the leg part 01 is inverted, as in Fig. 1, the hooked end of brace scribing witnesses.
f is engaged with a staple, i, or other suitable device attached to the rear of the back of the seat. This staple might be on the arms a or seat a, or some other fixed part of the chair. The leg part 01 has two stops, 4 5, which serve to determine the two positions of the leg part d, the short end 6 of the part dactingagainst said stops, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. Each leg 0 d opposite/the guide h has a finger, h (see detail, Fig. 3,) which laps over the said guide-piece and steadies the leg as it turns about its pivotal point 0 I claim- 1. The seat and its longfront legs, combined with the back legs composed of the twoparts d d and d, and with the wheels e. the portions 11 of the parts at of the rear legs carrying the wheels 0, while the portions d of the said rear legs are pivoted with relation to the portions '61 as described, to be turned up for a handle when the seat is lowered fora carriage, substantial] y as set forth.
2. The long front legs, a, and the wheel-carrying parts d d of the rear legs, and parts d, pivoted thereto at d combined with the brace f, pivoted to the rear legs, whereby it is adapted at times to be engaged with the front legs to keep the front and back legs together for a high chair, and at other times to be engaged with the back or other fixed part of the seat or chair, substantially as described.
3. The part d 01 ofthe rear leg, provided with the stops 4 5, combined with the part d, pivoted at 01 and having the short end 6 to engage the said stops, substantially as shown and described In testimony whereoflhave signed my name to this specification in the presence of two sub- ASHER B. STEVENS. Witnesses:
' G. W. GREGORY,
, W. H. SIGSTON.