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Publication numberUS2628665 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 17, 1953
Filing dateNov 4, 1948
Priority dateNov 4, 1948
Publication numberUS 2628665 A, US 2628665A, US-A-2628665, US2628665 A, US2628665A
InventorsOrlando Ruth G
Original AssigneeOrlando Ruth G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Child's training chair
US 2628665 A
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Feb. 17, 1953 R. G. ORLANDO CHILDS TRAINING CHAIR Filed Nov. 4, 1948 Patented eb. 17, 1953 UNITED PATzE NTw OFFICE 2,628,665 CHILDS TRAINING CHAIR I I Giprlando, S n Raul, Minn. I Application liovember 4, 1948; Serial No. 58,287

Mywinvention relates toan, improvement, in childs training chair-eta type used in training small children. "I 1 .t Considerable .difiiculty is often experienced "in traininga: child to use the toilet; Considerable timeand eitort must be expended before thechild is completely trained so that theneed of: diapers is obviated. The present invention deals with'a device for rendering more attractive to the child the operation of'using a training-chair. v

The object of-thepresent invention liesv inthe provision. of a 'childs trainin chair. embodying a music box or similar device. This music box is p'ositioned for operation when the child enters the"training-chair. ment is provided to the .child touse the chair-and a means of amusement is provided for the period while thechild occupies the chair.

A feature of the present invention lies in the provision of' a *nursery training-"chair which serves as atoilet for the infant. A music box" is concealed within the chair in apart thereof nor mally inaccessible to the child. However, when :the child is placed upon the chair, means are provided for startin the music box. The-music box'may either play for *a' limited period .of=tirne before stopping or may operate continuously until thespring operating the samebecomes unwound. A feature of the preferredfor'm of my invention lies in the provision of a'nursery chair with arguard member'for holding the infant'in the chair. This guard member often comprises a tray supported by a pairof" parallel arm and swingable over the head of the infant into position, in front of the infant. Such a traymay serve" as a support" for toys or other objects. Means are provided for setting the music box into operation as the tray moves into place in front of the infant.

During the training period of a child it is often necessary to leave the child on the chair for considerable periods of time. By providing a music box in the chair a means is provided whereby the child can be amused for at least a part of the time during which the chair is being occupied.

These and other objects and novel features of my invention will be more clearly and fully set forth in the following specification and claims.

In the drawings forming a part of my specification:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a nursery training chair which may incorporate the music box structure.

Figure 2 is a front elevation view of a portion of my chair, a portion thereof being broken away As a result an addedinduceand shown in section'to show the arrangement of the music box therein.

' Figure '3 is a sectional viewthrough the portion of the chair containing the music box, the position of-thesection being indicated by the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

The chair A may be of any suitable style or design. In the construction illustrated the chair includes front legs Ill and rear legs i l which support the seat 124 The seat I2 is provided with an aperture 13 therethrough centrally thereof. The legs 10 and H also support a-shelr" I4 spaced below the seat l2. The shelf i4 is designed to sup-' port a suitable receptacle located beneath the aperture 13. A pair of arms I5 connect the upper ends of the front legs ill to the rear legs 5 l which extend to a higher level than the front legs It. A cross member I B connects the rear legs 1 1 near the upper end thereof and spaced upright bars I! are shown connecting the cross member 16 and the seat [2.- A back panel [9 is provided between the bars I! and hollow receptacles 21! and 2| are located between the bars I! and the'adjacent legs H; This chair structure is merely for the purpose of illustration and may be varied considerably without departing from the spirit of my in vention. r

A shelf or tray 22 is supported by spaced arms 23 and 24 pivotally connected to the legs 'I l'. The arm 23 isconnected by a pivot bolt 25 tOOne' leg II while the arm 24 is connected to the other leg I I bya' pivot bolt 26.

The pivot bolt 26 is provided with a rectangular or hexagonal head which engages in a suitable aperture 27 inthe arm Ztand is held from rotationrelative to-this arm.- A washer 29 encircles thepivot 26 inwardly of the arm H. A collar 38 is supported upon the pivot 26 andis held from rotation with respect thereto by any suitable means such as the set screw 3|. An arm 32 is integral with the collar 30 and forms a crank arm by means of which the music box structure B may be operated.

The music box structure B is of any suitable type or design usually incorporating an operating spring and a rotatable cylinder 33 having radially extending pins thereupon which are engageable with metallic reeds 34. Each of the reeds 34 is of slightly different length so as to produce a different sound when flexed and allowed to vibrate. The music box B is set into operation by means of a trigger 35 which is movable into or out of engagement with a rotary governor 35.

The trigger 35 is pivotally supported at 31 and engages the governor 36 at all times unless it is pivoted by means of the crank arm 32. The crank arm 32 engages the trigger to operate the same as the arms 23 and 24 pivot into the horizontal position illustrated in Figure 1 of the drawings, at which time the tray 22 is in place in front of the infant,

The operation of my device is believed obvious. Normally the arms 23 and 24 are pivoted so that the tray 22 lies rearwardly of the chair. When the child is placed upon the chair the tray is swung over the childs head pivoting the tray 22 into place as illustrated in Figure 1. As the tray moves into this horizontal position the arm 32 engages the trigger 35 and pivots this trigger out of engagement with the governor 35 thereby allowing operation of the music box as long as the tray remains in the position shown in Fi ure 1, or until the spring operating the music box unwinds.

The music box is normally wound by means of a key inserted through an aperture 38 in the enclosure 21. The manner in which the music box B is wound is believed obvious and well known in the art.

The enclosure 2| is shown as having a top wall 39, a bottom wall 49, a front wall 4!, and a rear wall 42. These walls conceal the music box from view and serve to prevent tampering or playing with the music box.

I have found that my music box forms a means of providing amusement for the infant while using the chair and as a result forms an inducement for the child to use the chair when necessary. Some of the difficulty involved in training the infant is therefore obviated. As the chair is designed for use by small children during the training period it is simple to wind the music box at the time the child is placed upon the chair.

In accordance with the patent statutes, I have.

described the principles of construction and operation of my nursery training chair, and while I have endeavored to set forth the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that these are only illustrative thereof and that obvious changes may be made within the scope of the following claims without departing from the spirit of my invention.

I claim:

1. A training chair including a chair body, a

tray swingably supported by said chair body and swingable into or out of position forwardly of a child sitting on the chair, a music box supported by the chair body, a trigger on the music box for controlling the movement thereof, a support for the tray, pivot means for said support, and means on said pivot means for actuating said trigger.

2. A training chair including a chair body, an arm supported by said chair body, a tray swingably supported by said chair body by means of said arm and swingable into or out of position forwardly of a child sitting on the chair, a music box supported by the chair body, a trigger for controlling the operation of the music box, a pivot movable with said arm supporting said tray, and a crank arm on said pivot engageable with said trigger for actuating the same.

3. A training chair including a chair body, an arm pivotally supported by said chair body, a tray carried by the arm and movable forwardly of a child sitting in the chair by the pivoting of said arm, a music box supported by the chair body, a trigger associated with the music box for operating said music box, and means movable with said arm for engaging said trigger to thereby set said music box in operation.

4. A training chair including a chair body, an arm pivotally supported by said chair body, a tray carried by the arm and movable forwardly of a child sitting in the chair by the pivoting of said arm, a music box supported by the chair body, a, trigger associated with the music box for operating said music box and means movable with the arm and ofi-set from the pivot axis of said arm to actuate said trigger.

5. A training chair comprising a chair body, means for restraining a child when seated on said chair body, said means including an arm pivotally connected to said chair body, a music box supported by the chair body, a trigger 0peratively associated with said music box, and

' means movable with said arm for engaging said trigger to thereby set said music box in operation.

RUTH G. ORLANDO.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS 1 Number Name Date 223,394 Screnkeisen Jan. 6, 1880 418,298 Teufel Dec. 31, 1889 1,292,646 Reynolds Jan. 28, 1919 1,903,579 Taylor Apr. 11, 1933 1,947,373 Bickel Feb. 13, 1934 2,251,141 Lehman July 29, 1941 2,464,513 Johnson Mar. 15, 1949 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 8,624 Great Britain of 1896

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3020528 *Apr 20, 1959Feb 6, 1962Jr Caleb V SwansonToilet training apparatus
US4538142 *Sep 30, 1982Aug 27, 1985Hamilton Scott BSignal seat for children
Classifications
U.S. Classification297/154, 297/186, 84/94.2
International ClassificationA47K11/00, A47K11/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47K11/04
European ClassificationA47K11/04