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Publication numberUS2655201 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1953
Filing dateOct 26, 1946
Priority dateOct 26, 1946
Publication numberUS 2655201 A, US 2655201A, US-A-2655201, US2655201 A, US2655201A
InventorsLorenz Anton
Original AssigneeLorenz Anton
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reclining article of furniture
US 2655201 A
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Oct. 13, 1953 A. LORENZ 2,655,201

RECLINING ARTICLE OF FURNITURE Filed Oct. 26, 1946 4 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR A ro/v Zaeavz B 96 HI ATTORNEY Oct. 13, 1953 A. LORENZ 2,

RECLINING ARTICLE OF FURNITURE Filed Oct. 26, 1946 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 FIGJ5 0 4 INVENTOR 1 fl/vm/v MPH/z ms ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 13, 1953 U ITEU STATES FATE T F FI'C E ARTICLE OF FURNITURE AntonlLorenz, Buffalo, Y.

Application October :26, 1946, SerialNn. 7105;992

.ieQlaims. (01. 155-110) the article of are very well balanced, K

so that an occupant resting in the-article of :furni-ture .may bring the movable members of the article of furniture from one position into another position without great effort.

.A -;further object of 'the present invention is to improve upon reclining articles of furniture as now ordinarily made.

With the above and other objects of the invention in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of various devices, elements and parts, as set forth in the claims hereof, certain embodiments of the same being described in the specification and being illustrated 'in the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of an adjustable reclining chair according to the invention,

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view, partly in sec-- tion, of an arm-rest and some parts connected therewith of the chair shown in Fig. 1, in an enlarged scale,

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on lin 3-3 of Fig. 2,

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary side elevational view illustrating the holding device for the leg-rest of the chair shown in l, in an enlarged scale,

Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 55 of Fig. 4,

Fig. 6' is a side eleva-tional view of a diiferen-t embodiment of an adjustable reclining chair according to the invention,

Fig. 7 is a side elevational view, partly in section, of the arm-rest and some parts connected therewith of the chair shown in Fig. 6, in an enlarged scale,

:Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken on line 8.B of Fig. 7,

Fig. 9 is a side elevational view of another embodiment of an adjustable reclining chair according to the invention, a portion of the side wall of the support being broken away,

Fig. 10 is a side elevational view, partly section of the arm-rest and some parts connected therewith of the chair shown in Fg. 9-, in an enlarged scale,

1-1 is a sectional view ,taken on .line I|--.|.| of i i :1

Fig. 12 is a sectional view taken on line 12-12 of Fig, 10,

Fig. 13 is a side elevational view of another embodiment of .areclining chair according to the invention, a portion of aside wall of the support being broken away,

Fig. 14 is a side elevational view, partly in section, of the arm-rest andsome parts connected therewith of the chair shown in Fig. -9, in an enlarged scale, and

Fig. 15 is a sectional view taken on line I 5-! 5 of .Fig. 14.

Referring now to Fig. .1, 29 generally indicates a support comprising on each side of the chair a supportin member H21. and .a supporting member 24 rigid-1y connected with each other by screws or the like. ZChe supporting members 22 are connected with each other by a bracing rod 26, and thesupporting members 2 are connected with each other by lbracing rods 28 and 3B.

The lower .end portion of .a back-rest 32 is pivoted to the support '2'!) at 34. The rear .por-

tion of a seat 33 is pivoted to 'the support 26 at 38 at a point spaced from the pivotal connection 34 between the back-rest 3 2 and the support 20. On each side of the chair the lower end portion of a front .link 40 is pivoted to the front portion of the seat 36 at 42. The upper end portion of each front link 40 is pivoted at 44 to the front portion of a top link generally indicated by 46. The .rear portion of each top link 45 arranged in a level above the plane of the seat at is pivoted at 48 to an intermediate point of the back-rest 32.

As best shown in Figs. Zand 3, an intermediate portion 5!] of the top link 46 is hollow. A guiding means or guiding rod '52 arranged within said hollow portion 50 of the top link 46 is secured to the latter by means of screws 54. A slider 56 forming the upper portion of a connecting or guiding link 58 and having bores 66 receiving the guiding rod 52 is slidably engaged with said guiding rod 52. The slider 56 .in combination with the guiding rod 15.2 represent a sliding pair of the link-system of the chair. According to the drawings, the slider 5B is integral with the guiding link 58; if

desired, however, the slider and the guiding link could be make of separate pieces of material rigidly connected with each other. The lower end portion of the guiding link 58 passing through and projecting from the slot or aperture 62 of the hollow portion 50 of the top connecting link 46 is pivoted to the supporting member 24 of the support at 64 at a point spaced from the pivotal connection 34 between the back-rest 32 and the support 29 and spaced from the pivotal connection 38 between the seat 36 and the support 20.

The above described concealed arrangement of the guiding rod 52, the slider 56 and the upper portion of the guiding link 58 makes a nice and attractive appearance of the chair.

A bar 66 of wood or other suitable material representing the arm-rest is secured to the top link 45 by screws 68.

As will be readily understood from above, the reclining chair comprises a polygonal compound linkage including the stationary portion of the support 2!} between the pivots 34 and 38, the movable back-rest 32, the movable top link 46, the movable front link 40, the movable seat 36, the sliding pair 52, 56 and the movable guiding link 58. When the occupant resting in theohair leans the weight of his body against the back-rest, the back-rest 32 may be brought into a reclined position, for example the extreme reclined position 32, and at the same time the seat 35 connected with the back-rest as described above is lifted into the position 36'.

The sitting position of the movable members of the chair shown in full lines is limited by the bracing member on which the seat comes to a rest. The extreme reclined position of the movable members of the chair shown in dash and dot lines is limited by an abutment oi the slider 56 against a stop collar Iii secured to the guiding rod 52 as best shown in Fig. 2.

The movable members of the chair may be held in any convenient position, for example the extreme reclined position shown in dash and dot lines or any other intermediate reclined position by means of a locking device generally indicated by 12 and arranged on the pivot 54 as best shown in Figs. 2 and 3. Said pivot 64 having a head i l resting against a surface of the supporting member 24 is provided with a square portion E5 inserted into a corresponding square aperture of said supporting member 24. Said square portion it prevents the pivot or bolt 64 from rotation when a lockin knob I8 is screwed on the threaded end of said bolt 64. A washer so is interposed between the guiding link 58 and the supporting member 24. When the locking knob I8 is loosened, the guiding link 58 may freely swing about the pivot 64, so that the movable members of the chair connected with said connecting link 58 in the manner described above may be freely moved from one position into another one. When the locking knob I8 is tightened, the guiding link 58 is firmly held in its position, so that the guiding link 5-8 and the movable members of the chair connected therewith are locked in their position.

Of course, a different type of locking means may be used, if desired.

Furthermore, the chair is provided with spring stops generally indicated by 82 and 84 as best shown in Fig. 2, which are useful for resiliently holding the movable members of the chair in the sitting position and the extreme reclined position when the locking knob I8 of the locking device I2 is loosened. The spring stop 82 comprises a resilient blade 86 mounted on a set collar 88 secured to the guiding rod 52. Said resilient blade 86 carries a renewed stop 90 arranged for engagement with the left-hand portion of the slider 58 when the movable members of the chair are in the sitting position shown in full lines in Fig. 1. The spring stop 84 comprises a spring blade 92 mounted on the set collar Iii. Said spring blade 92 carries a renewed stop 94 arranged for engagement with the right-hand portion of the slider 56 when the movable members of the chair are in the extreme reclined position shown in dash and dot lines in Fig. 1. Although the spring stops 82 and B4 are strong enough to hold the movable members of the chair in the sitting position and extreme reclined position when the occupant rests quietly in the chair, the resilient action of the blades as and 92 is rather weak, so that the spring stops 82 and 84 may be readily disengaged from the slider 56 by a slight pressure exerted by the occupant of the chair on a member of the link-system, when he wishes to change the position.

As best shown in Figs. 1 and 4, a leg-rest es is swingably mounted on the front portion of the seat is at 42. A lug 98 or the like mounted on the lower end portion of the front link 40 is in loose contact with said leg-rest 95 preferably held against a lug 538 by means 'of a spring not shown. A holding rod Iii! of a holding device generally indicated by I03 is pivotally connected at Hi5 with a lug I61 of the leg-rest 98. As best shown in Figs. 4 and 5, said holding rod IBI is slidably engaged with a clip I69 swingably mounted on a bolt I I I immovably connected with a bracket H3 secured to the seat 36. A locking knob H5 is screwed on the threaded end of the bolt I l l. When the locking knob I i5 is tightened, the clip IE9 firmly holds the holding rod IM and the leg-rest iii; connected therewith in its position. When the locking knob I I5 is loosened, the holding rod I6! may slide in the clip I09, so that the leg-rest as may freely swing about its pivot 42.

Thus, when the locking knob H5 of the holding device 5% is loosened, the front link 40 may swing the leg-rest 96 through the medium of the lug 538' about the pivot 42, for example into the position 96', when the movable members of the chair are brought into the extreme reclined position.

When the movable members of the chair are held by means or" the locking device 1 2 in a predetermined position, for example the sitting position shown in full lines, and when the looking knob N5 of the holding device ass is loosened, the leg-rest 96 may be swung by hand into a difierent position relative to the seat, for example into the position til". wherein it may be subsequently locked by a tightening of the looking knob H5 of the holding device H33.

According to the embodiment of an adjustable reclining chair shown in Fig. 6, the support '22-;

is made of tubular material bent soas to form a rigid open structure. The side frames ofsaid support 221} are connected with each other by a transverse rod 2353. The support 22a has an upwardly extending arm 25'! on each side of the chair.

;: to the support 228 at 234 at a point spaced from the pivotal connection 238 between the seat 238 and the support 223. The front link 24G representing an upper extension of the leg-rest 286 is pivoted to the seat 235 at 242. The upper end portion of the front link 24s is pivoted at 244 to the front portion 219 of the top link 246, the rear portion 22l of which is pivoted to the back-rest 232 at 248.

The front portion 2I9 and the rear portion Hi 1. of th top link 2&5 are connected with each other answer byan. intermediate portion 252 in the shape of a guiding rod slidably engaged with the :upper por tion 256' of the guiding. link 2513 embracing said guiding rod in the shape of a slider. A bar 255 representing an aim-rest and. covering; the guiding rod 251-. from above is secured to the front portion. .213 and the rear portion 22:1 of the top link 243 by'sorews 12:33. As best shown in Figs. '7: and 8, the lower portion of-the guiding. link 258. is swingably mounted on the pivot 234 secured to the arm :2l:'l of the support 223 at a pointspaced from the pivot 234i and 233 between the support .225 and the back-rest 23,2 and seat .235 respectively. The guiding link 258 is provided with :a slot 223 for :slidable engagement with a bolt 22.5 of a locking device generally mdieated. by .212. The bolt 22-!) having a head 2.54 is poovided with a square portion 25:5 inserted into a corresponding square aperture of the. arm .21 i 01 the. support 223. The square portion 21 5 prevents the bolt 2.2.5 from rotation when a looking knob 278 screwed on the threaded end of the bolt 225 is turned. When the locking: knob 2T8v is loosened, the guiding link 215.3 and the movable members of the chair connected with said guidinglink 253 as described above may freely swing from one position into another one. When the locking knob 2553 is tightened, the guiding link 25.8 and the movable members of the chair connected with said guiding are firmly held in their positions.

' The sitting position of the movable members of: the chair shown in full lines in Fig. 6 is limited :by the cross bar 233 on which the seat 233 comes to a .rest. The extreme reclined position of the movable members of the chair shown in dash and dot lines in .Fig. 6 is limited by an abutment of the surface 22 of the front, portion 219 of the top. link against the slider 253.

The adjustable reclining chair shown in Fig.9. comprises a support 326 having side walls 321 and 32:3 connected with each other by cross-bars 32 8 and 330..

The backrest-.332 is pivoted to the support 33.3 at: 334 at a point spaced from the pivotal con,- nection 338 of the seat 333 with the support 323. .A front. link 34%! rigidly connected withv a leg-rest 396 is swingably' mounted on the seat 3315 at 342.. The upper portion of said front link 3% is pivoted to the. front portion 31:3. oi the top link 33.6 at 3144.. The rear portion 321 of the top 34 3 is pivotally connected with an intermediate point of the back-rest, 33.2 at 3.48. The front portion SP3 and the. rear. portion 321: of the top link 345 are connected with. each other by a hollow intermediate portion. 355 ofsaid top link. A portion of the inner surface of said hollow portion 359 of the top link 34-3 forms a guiding means or guiding surface .for a slider 353 rigidly connected with the upper end of a guiding link 3581, the lower end of which is swingabl-y mounted on. the support 3.23 at 36-4 at a point spaced from the pivot 3.34 and 338 between the support 323 and the back-rest 332 and the seat 336 respectively. As may be readily gathered from Figs. 10 and 12, the slider 355 and the upper portion of the guiding link -358 are concealed by the walls of the hollow portion v353 of the top link 343:; the. guiding link .358 passes through and projects from the slot 362 arranged at the lower portion of the hollow portion 353 of the top link.

When the back-rest 332 is swung about its pivot 334, .for example from its upright. position shown in .tull lines in Fig; :9. into the extreme reclined positionshown. in dash and dot lines in Q, the seat-335' and. the: leg-rest 335 brought intothe position shown. indash and dot lines through: the. medium of above described polygonal compound linkage.

sitting position of the movable members of the chair shown in full lines is limited by the cross-bar .339" cooperating with the seat 3:35, andfthe-extreme. reclined position shown in dash and dot. lines limited by an abutment of the slider 3356 against. the. surface, 351 of the .front portion 315.9 of: the top link 34.5.

movablemembersof the chair may beheld in any desired position by means .ofa locking device. generally indicated :by 331 and arranged on the pivot 348 connecting the rear portion 321 oi the top. 34s with the back-rest 332. As best shown Figs. 9 and .11, said locking device 331 comprises a handle i333 screwed on the threaded end of the pivot i348. Said pivot 343 has a head 33'5- resting against the surface of the back-rest 332'. A square portion 331 of the pivot 3485is inserted into a corresponding square aperture of the back-rest 33 2;:whereby the pivot 348 isrprevmted fromrotation when the locking lever 333 is turned. When the user of the chair loosens the locking handle 333, the surface of the hub 339.; of said handle is disengaged from the: surface of the rear portion 321 of the top link 3.43, so that the movable members of the chair maybe-freely moved from one position into another one. When the locking handle 333 is t htened, the surface of the hub of the handle is pressed against. the rear portion 321 of the top link 34:3, whereby the latter is pressed against the-back-rest 3.32 engaged with the head 335 of the pivot 348., .so that the members of the chair are held :in their position. Of course, any other type of locking device may be used instead of said locking device 331, if desired- According to they embodiment of an adjustable reclining chair shown in Fig. 13., the support 423 comprises the. side walls 427 and 423 connected with each other by crossbars 428 and 43.0.

As best shown in Figs. 14 and .15 a guiding rod 452 arranged within a. hollow portion 44! of the top link 446 issecured to. the latter by screws 454. A hook-like member 443 is screwed into a threaded bore of the guiding rod 452.

The. lower end of the back-rest 43.2 is pivoted to. the support 420 at 4314 at a point spaced from the pivotal, connection 438 between the seat 436 and the support. The lower :end of the front link. 440 is pivoted to the front portion of the,

-, seat 436 at 44.2.. The upper portion of said front link 403 is :swingably mounted on the hook-like member 443 at 445 below the plane of the Iongitudinal axis of the top link 446. The rear portion. of the top link 446 is pivoted to an inter: mediate point of the back-rest 43.2 at 448.

Thus, the guiding :rod 452 is arranged on an extension 44! of the top link 44.6 projecting beyond the pivotal connection 445 of the from link 4.4.0 with the top link 446.

As best shown in Figs. 14 and 15, the guiding 4.5.8 is in the shape of a .clip .slidably engaged at upper end 456 with the guiding .rod 452 within the hollow extension 44! of the top link 44.6.. The lower end portion of the clip 458 is swingably mounted on the bolt 464 immovably connected with the side wall 4.27 of the support 420.. A locking knob 41B .is screwed on the threaded end of the bolt 464. When the locking knob .418 of the locking device generally indicated by .412 is tightened, the clip. B tightened on the guiding rod 452 whereby the movable members of the chair are held in their position. When the locking knob 418 is loosened, the guiding rod 452 may freely slide in the clip 458, so that the movable members of the chair may be readily moved from one position into another one.

The sitting position of the movable members of the chair shown in full lines in Fig. 13 is limited by the cross-bar 430 cooperating with the seat 436. The extreme reclined position of the movable members of the chair shown in dash and dot lines in Fig. 13 is limited by an abutment of the portion 456 of the clip 458 against a stop collar 410 secured to the guiding rod 452 as best shown in Fig. 14.

I have described preferred embodiments of my invention but it is understood that this disclosure is for the purpose of illustration, and that various omissions or changes in shape, proportion, and arrangement of parts as well as the substitution of equivalent elements for the arrangement shown and described may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claims.

For example, the guiding rod slidably engaged with the slider mounted on the guiding link must not necessarily be arranged within a hollow portion of the top link; the guiding rod could also be arranged outside the top link proper.

Furthermore, the guiding rod may be omitted entirely, and the slider may embrace a guiding surface on the body of the top link proper.

Moreover, the swingable connection between the lower end of the guiding link and the support may be arranged in coaxial alignment with the swingable connection between the rear portion of the seat and the support, if desired.

Furthermore, the invention may be applied to other articles of furniture than the type of chairs shown in the drawings, for example, to ofilce chairs, chairs for use in railroad cars, chairs for use in airplanes, lounges, etc.

What I claim is:

l. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-west pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, and a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, and the other end of said guiding link being shit"- ably engaged with said top link.

2. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, and a slidable connection between the other end of said guiding link and said top link.

3. A reclining article of furniture, comprising; a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, guiding means arranged on said top link, a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from :the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, and a slider mounted on the other end of said guiding link for a slidable engagement with said guiding means.

4. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, :top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the sup-port, at least a portion of said top link being hollow and having a slot for the passage of the other end portion of said guiding link, guiding means arranged within said hollow portion of the top link, and a slider mounted on said other end of the guiding link for a slidable engagement with said guiding means arranged within the hollow portion of the top link.

5. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link bein pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, a guiding rod mounted on said top link, a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, and a slider mounted on the other end of said guiding link and slidably engaged with said guiding rod mounted on the top link.

6. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the

link, one end of said guiding link beingpivoted.

to; said support at a point spaced from. the pivotal connection. between the back-rest and the. support, at. least a. portion of said top .link being; hollow and having a slot. for the passage of the. other end portion. of said guiding link,. a guid ing rod arranged within said hollow portionor the. top link, and a slider mounted; said. other end of the guiding link and slidably engaged with said guiding rod arranged within the-hollow portion of the top link.

- 7'. A reclining. article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest. pivoted to; said support, a seat, the. rear portion of said seat; being pivoted to said support ata point spaced from the. pivotal connection between said back-rest. and said sup. port, a front link, a top link' arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion ofnsaid front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, a guiding surface on said top link, a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support, and a slider mounted on the other end of said guiding link for, slidable engagement with said guiding. surface. of :the top link.

8. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said. seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection. between said back-rest and said. sup.- port, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front linkbeing pivoted. to said top link, the rear portion of said top link, bein pivoted to an. intermediate point of said back-rest, a guiding link, one end of. said guiding link being pivotedto said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, at least a portion of said top link being hollow and having a slot for the passage of the other end portion of said guiding link, the inner surface of said hollow portion of the top link including a guiding surface, and a slider mounted on said other end of the guiding link for slidable engagement with said guiding surface of the hollow portion of the top link.

9. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portionof said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, a slidable connection between the other end of said guiding link and said top link, and locking means associated with said guiding link and the support for locking the movable members of the article in a predetermined position.

10. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support,

a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal.

connection between said back-rest and said sup.- port, a. front" link, a top. link arranged above the plane: of. said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the. upper portion of said front, link being pivoted. to; said top link, the rear portion of. said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, guiding. means arranged on said top link, a clip, one. end. of said clip. being pivoted to said. supportv at a point spaced from the. pivotal connection between the; back-rest and the. support, the other end of'said clip being slid.-

ably engaged with said guiding meansl arranged.

on the top link, and locking means associated with said clipfor tightening same on said guiding means so as to. lock the. movable. membersof the article in a predetermined position.

11. A reclining article of'furniture, comprising. a support, a back-rest pivoted: to said support,

a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivotedv tosaidsupportat a point spaced fromthe pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said frontlink being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, guiding means arranged on said top link, a guiding link, oneend of said guiding link bein pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, a slider mounted on the other end of said guiding link for a slidable engagement with said guiding means arranged on the top link, and astop mounted on said top link for cooperation with said slider so as to limit the extreme reclined position of the movable members of the article,

1 A reclining, article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, the other end of said guiding link being shiftably engaged with said top link, and a spring catch mounted on said top link for cooperation with said shiftable connection between the guiding link and the top link so as to hold the guiding link in a predetermined position relative to the top link.

13. A reclining article of furnitureQcomprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, and a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, and the other end of said guiding link being shiftably engaged with an intermediate portion of said top link between its pivotal connections with the front link and the back-rest.

4. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, said top link having a forward extension projecting beyond its pivotal connection with the front link, and a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said sup port at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, and the other end of said guiding link'being shiftably engaged with said forward extension of the top link.

5. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, and a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support and spaced from the pivotal connection between the seat and the support, and the other end of said guiding link being shiftably connected with said top link.

16. A reclining article of furniture, comprising: a support, a back-rest pivoted to said support, a seat, the rear portion of said seat being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between said back-rest and said support, a front link, a top link arranged above the plane of said seat, the lower portion of said front link being pivoted to the front portion of said seat, the upper portion of said front link being pivoted to said top link, the rear portion of said top link being pivoted to an intermediate point of said back-rest, a guiding link, one end of said guiding link being pivoted to said support at a point spaced from the pivotal connection between the back-rest and the support, the other end of said guiding link being shiftably engaged with said top link, a leg-rest swingably mounted on the front portion of the seat, and means for controlling the movements of the leg-rest in dependence on movements of a movable member of the article.

ANTON LORENZ.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/82, 297/323, 297/359
International ClassificationA47C1/035, A47C1/031
Cooperative ClassificationA47C1/0325, A47C1/035
European ClassificationA47C1/032A14, A47C1/035