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April 3, 1951 A. BUELER SKI RECLINING SEAT 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May ll, 1948 April 3, 1951 BUELER 2,547,073
SKI RECLINING SEAT Filed May ll, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 s vi/ 11 I 4.2. Ati-nap.
Patented Apr. 3, 1951 SKI RECLINING SEAT Anton Bueler, Sohwyz, Switzerland Application May 11, 1948, Serial No. 26,336 In Switzerland December 29, 1947 3 Clams.
The present invention relates 'to a folding ski reclining seat, which will enable the winter sportsman to construct a comfortable reclining chair anywhere by using his ,skis and ski-sticks.
In order to make this possible for the sportsman, it was necessary to design the parts of a reclining chair, i. e. for instance a suitably wide and long strip of cloth and two supporting bars, to fold together in such a way that they then gave a very small package with very little weight. In addition to that, it was necessary to createan arrangement for fixing the upper supporting rod which would ensure safe lying or sitting in the reclining chair, without using any clamping elements.
Some forms of execution of the object matter of the invention are given by way of example in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 shows the reclining chair rolled together,
Fig. 2 the erected reclining chair in side view, and
Fig. 3 is a plan View of the erected chair.
Figs. 4 and 5 show parts of an upper cross bar, partly in section,
Fig. 6 shows the upper cross bar covered by cloth and laid-up,`
Fig. 7 shows, in perspective, a top portion of the reclining seat,
Fig. 8 shows in elevation, a modified hollow collapsible cross stick with parts in section, and
Figs. 9 and 10 are sections thereoi on lines IX-IX and X-X of Fig. 8,
Fig. 11 shows the extendecl bar of Fig. 8 in a side View.
In Figs. 2 and 3 the reference numerals i and 2 refer to the skis and 3, 4 to the ski-sticks. The skis I and 2 are set parallel and inclined upwards. With the lower end they rest, for instance, in snow, and near the upper end 'they are Suspended in the loops E; and 'i' of the skisticks 3 and i. The forks l l, !5 provided at both ends of a bar 5 engage over the skis at the points where the skis and the ski-sticks cross, and thus determine the distance apart of the skis at the top. The bar 5 is composed of several parts, and at both ends of the middle part a a pliable supporting element ill is fixed (strap, belt, cord, or the like). This element is fixed to each of the loops I l at the points of the skis. These loops l l engage on the points of the skis and transmit to the skis the load caused by sitting or lying. The bar 5 is composed of the parts 8 and 3, connected together by the link i 2 articulated to them. O'ver the joints thus made, a bush'l3 is pushed, wherecloth [5 is fixed at one end to the bar 5 and at,
the other end to the bar ll. The bar l'l is also formed of collapsible parts 8 and 9 and its joints are also rendered rigid and resistant to bending by bushes !3 being pushed over them. The bar il is laid loose on the skis, so that, sliding loose on them, it automatically suits the cloth IG to the momentary position of the body when lying or sitting.
In order to hold the ski sticks securely and to ensure the reclining seat being steady, cords and 26 are provided, serving as stays.
The sportsman Winds the cloth [6 onto the folded-up bars 5 and ll, so that a small bundle about 21 cm. long is made, which can easily be carried in the pccket. The bundle may be held e together with a strap (Fig. 1).
In Figs. 3 to 11 an execution of the bars 5 and ll is illustrated. Here tubular parts 213, 2l and 22 made of suitable material are adopted. The tubular parts 29, Zi and 22 have partial higher and lower places (see Figs. 8, 9 and 10), which ensure secure xing when in the drawn-out position (Fig. 11). The tubular parts ai) and 22 are slotted at their ends, so that they engage the skis fork-like, just as the bar 5 does. The rest of the composition of the reclining seat is effected in the sense already described above.
What I wish to secure by U. S. Letters Patent is:
1. In a seat, designed to be borne between two spaced skis supported each inclined and with its point up by a ski pole, in conbination, a bar disposed between said skis and having near its end means for abutting against the inner edge of each ski and having means for sliding over a ski surface adjacent the edge, suspension means connected to` said bar and to said points of the skis for restraining downward sliding of said bar, strap means connecting each end of said bar with the diagonally opposite ski pole for stabilizing the positionng of said bar relative to the ski and pole supports, a exible seat portion extending downwardly from said bar, and a second bar connected to the lower end of said seat portion and slidably supported on said ski surfaces.
2. In a seat as claimed in claim 1, together with, each of said bars compesed of a plurality of links interconnected by pivots, and reinorcing sleeves each for a pivot and each sleeve being of tubular telescopic links each having means` for releasably latching onto an adjoining link.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
FOEEIGN PATENTS Country Italy Number Date Oct. 10, 1935