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Publication numberUS2606595 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1952
Filing dateJan 6, 1947
Priority dateJan 6, 1947
Publication numberUS 2606595 A, US 2606595A, US-A-2606595, US2606595 A, US2606595A
InventorsPhilip Mednick
Original AssigneePhilip Mednick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Resiliently supported tilting chair
US 2606595 A
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Aug. 12, 1952 P. MEDNICK 2,606,595


This invention relates to new and useful improvements in easy chairs, and more especially to the reclining type of chairs, and it has for its purpose to provide a chair which is comparatively simple of construction, infallible in operation and non-costly to manufacture, as it consists of but a few parts.

While the chair is mainly constructed as a reclining chair, it may also be used as an ordinary chair.

With the above and other objects in View, this invention consists of the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming part of this application, and in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all views, and in which:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of a chair constructed according to my invention.

Figure 2 is a side elevational view of same.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, the numerals I and II indicate the frame members of a chair, said members being formed with eyelets I2, I2 adapted to receive a shaft I3, which latter holds the opposite frame members together. A seat III is secured to bracket members I5 which on their downwardly projecting parts have lugs I6 at the top thereof, and lugs IB at the bottom. Springs I9 and 34 are interposed, I9 between the lugs I8 of the brackets I5 and the frame members I0 and II; and 34 between the lugs IB and said frame members.

Said springs are for the purpose of imparting springiness to the chair, when the latter is in a reclined position.

Rods 20 are mounted beneath the seat and within the said frame structure; said rods are adapted to slide through openings 22 formed in lugs 23; these lugs are integral with the bracket members I5, I5, and arranged one upon each thereof and underneath the latter; said rods further slide through openings 2| formed in lugs 35 integral with the frame member I I. The rods 20 are provided with springs 24 and have at one end collars 25.

Arms 26 are fast on the shaft I3, which latter in turn is ixedly secured to the frame member I0, as at 21, while short strong chains 28 connect one end of said rods to the arms 26.

The chair structure is provided with the usual upholstered parts 29 and 30.

The operation of my invention is as follows; when it is desired to use the chair as a reclining chair, the person sitting in the chair leans back against the rear portion 3U, whereupon the frame IU will tip back somewhat, as the movable arm 26 fixedly connected to the shaft I3 moves backward and simultaneously also pulls the rods 20 rearwardly until they are arrested by the stop collars 25 striking against the lugs 23.

The shaft I3 is also fixedly connected to the frame member I0, so that in connection with the backward movement of the arm 23, the latter will move rearwardly together with said frame member I0, and thus permit a reclining position of the chair.

It is obvious that changes may be made in the form, construction and arrangement of the several parts, as shown, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention, and I do not, therefore, wish to limit myself to the exact construction shown and described herein.

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:

1. In an easy chair of the reclining type, two partially rectangular spaced front frame members, a shaft turnably connected to the latter, two spaced rear frame members xedly secured to said shaft, and two arms fixedly mounted upon the latter, brackets arranged between the front frame members, a seat supported by said brackets, portions downwardly projecting from said brackets, lugs arranged at the top and bottom of said projecting portions, and springs mounted between each of said lugs and the respective front and rear frame members, lugs formed with openings therein and being integral with said brackets, and other lugs having openings therein and being integral with the front frame members, rods sliding in the openings in the lugs of the brackets and the openings in the lugs in the front frame members, chains securing said rods to the arms, and springs mounted on said rods between the lugs on the brackets and the lugs on said frame members.

2. In an invention, as claimed in claim 1, and wherein stop collars are mounted upon the ends of said rods, whereby to arrest the outward movement of the latter at a predetermined stage.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 510,400 Bodani Dec. 12, 1893 1,863,630 Thum Dec. 15, 1931 2,046,858 Walenta July 7, 1936 2,410,871 Fields Nov. 12, 1946

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U.S. Classification248/582, 297/316, 248/619
International ClassificationA47C3/025, A47C3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/025
European ClassificationA47C3/025