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Oct. 14, 1952 E. M. FISHER 2,613,735
SHOE SUPPORTING DEVICE FOR FURNITURE Filed Sept. 24, 1949 rial.
fc/l'ffi Nay F/Isher A rronryEY Patented Oct. 14, 1952 SHOE SUPPORTING'DEVIGE F FURNITURE Edith my Fisher, Toledo, Ohio I Application September 24, 1949, Serial No; 117,639
This invention relates to articles of furniture, but more particularly to those equipped with shoe-supporting devices, and an object is to produce an article of furniture having .a shoe support by which a number of pairs of shoes can be supported inan. extremely .small space-by arranging same in a new and improved, manner so that portions of the shoes are in overlapped, tier-like arrangement.
Another object is to provide an article of furniture with a turntable normally'concealed and which is so constructed and arranged that two annular rows of shoes can be stored with toe portions of one row elevated'out of the way of shoes in the other row, thereby enabling a large number of shoes to be stored in a relatively small space.
A further object is to provide a chair with a shoe-supporting turntable mounted beneath the seat having the new and improved features of construction and arrangement enabling a large number of pairs of shoes to be stored in a small space.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear, and for purposes of illustration but not of limitation, an embodiment of the invention is shown on the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is an elevation of a chair having a shoe-supporting turntable, a portion of the valance being broken away for clarity; and
Figure 2 is a transverse section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
The illustrated embodiment of the invention comprises a chair C which has a seat to, arms H and back [2. Supporting the chair are four vertically disposed legs l3. Partially concealing the legs and depending from the seat is a valance IA. The inside portions of the legs l3 adjacent their lower end are recessed to receive wooden strips I5 which extend radially from their respective legs and are suitably connected adjacent their inner ends in any suitable manner so as to produce a platform, the upper surface of which is flush. The lower surface of the platform may rest upon the supporting surface or be slightly elevated from it as desired.
Arranged centrally of the platform is an upstanding dowel or pin (not shown) to fit into an inverted cup-shaped socket member l6 mounted on the upper side of a circular turntable l1, it being understood that the turntable is apertured to allow the pin to extend therethrough. The diameter of the turntable I1 is substantially less than the diameter of the platform and as mount- 4 Claims. (01. 155-190 ed it can be rotated-in one direction or theother as desired The upper surface oftheturntable I1 .is flat and supported thereon isia superstruc ture generally designated by the reference-humber 18.- The superstructure: in top plan-vie'w, as shown inFigure 2, is -cross-..shaped and in-this instance, is made up of four ramps'or'shoe sup-e ports l9. f 1- Each-ramp i9 has an upwardly i-nclinediflat shoe supporting surface 20, the inner endibeing higher than the outer end and the; outer .end being supported by a guard wall 21-, a portionof which overlaps the peripheral edgeportion of-the turntable I'landythe upper edgeextendingabove the adjacent portion of the shoe supporting surface 20. Opposite sides.- ofthe supportingsurface 29 aresupported by vertically disposed-wall portions 22, the bottom edges of whichrestand are suitably secured: to the top of the turntable IT. The inner, ends of the walls :22 abut against adjacent walls and in this instance are at right angles thereto, to afford a space S on the turntable l'l between these walls. Each of the walls 22 has a semi-circular cut-out 23 to accommodate the toe portion of a shoe supported on the space S. Thus a pair of shoes can be supported on each space S with the toe portions extending respectively through the cut-out portions of the walls 22 to lie beneath the adjacent ramp l9.
Each ramp is adapted to support a pair of shoes with the heel portions resting against the inner side of the guard wall .2! at the upper portion thereof with the toe portions upwardly inclined. On each side of each ramp I9 is an upstanding shield or wall 24 for preventing lateral movement of the shoes mounted thereon. The top of each ramp I9 is suitably connected by a central wall portion 25.
From the above description, it will be apparent that I have produced an exceedingly compact and convenient shoe support which is adapted to support a large number of shoes. In the form shown, it will be apparent that eight pairs of shoes may be supported by the turntable and its superstructure and this is made possible by enabling the toe portions of the shoes mounted on the surfaces S to extend beneath the adjacent ramps. It will further be apparent that the valance l4 normally conceals the turntable so that the chair normally resembles any other chair. Access to the shoe storage can be readily had by lifting the valance and rotating the turntable as desired so that a particular pair of shoes may be selected.
Although a boudoir chair has been illustrated and is particularly useful because the person may in details of construction, arrangement and operation may be effected without departing from the spirit of the invention especially as defined in the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. An article of manufacture comprising a chair having a seat and supporting legs, a support arranged beneath said seat and connected to said legs, a turntable rotatable on said support having relatively flat shoe supporting surfaces, and a superstructure on said turntable having radially disposed shoe supporting platforms inclined upwardly from the peripheral portion of the turntable, each platform being spaced atits outer end from adjacent platforms to enable shoes to be mounted directly on the shoe supporting surfaces of said turntable in such a manner that the toe portions of such shoes are disposed beneath inner portions of the superstructure.
2. An article of -manufacture comprising a chair having a seat and supporting legs, a support arranged beneath said seat and connected to said legs, a'turntable rotatable on said support having relatively flat shoe supporting surfaces, and a superstructure on said turntable having radially disposed shoe supporting, upwardly inclined ramps, each ramp being spaced at its outer end from adjacent ramps, and radially disposed vertically arranged supporting webs for said ramps, each web having a cut-away portion to receive the toe portion of a shoe supported on said fiat surfaces of the turntable.
3. An article of manufacture comprising a piece of furniture having a supported part and vertically disposed supporting legs, a turntable beneath said supported part having flat shoe supporting surfaces, a support for the turntable, a superstructure on the turntable having radially arranged shoe supports with the inner ends elevated and the outer ends spaced from each other, and shields on opposite side of each shoe support for preventing lateral shifting of the shoes thereon, said shoe supporting surfaces being disposed between adjacent shoe supports and accommodating a pair of shoes with the toe portions thereof disposed beneath the superstructure. I
4. A shoe support comprising a platform, and a superstructure on said platform having radially arranged shoe supports with the inner ends elevated and contiguous and the outer ends spaced below the inner ends, the sides of said supports being spaced fromeach other to provide a sector-shaped shoe-receiving space on the platform, said sides having relieved portions to receive the toe portions of the shoes on the platform.
EDITH MAY FISHER.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Kimball Jan. 13, 1942