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Nov. 10, 1953 ANDROSIGLIO 2,658,562
FOLDING CHAIR Filed June 30, 1948 JNVENTOR.
ATTORNEY lllllllfllllllllllllfllllllllIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIXEIIIIIII Patented Nov. 10, 1953 UNITED STATES EFATENT OFFICE FOLDING CHAIR Lucio Androsiglio, Hoboken, N. J.
Application June 30, 1948, Serial No. 36,211
My invention relates generally to folding chairs and specifically to a folding chair having a cooperating canopy and a table, with room for several persons to seat themselves thereon.
It is among the objects of my invention to provide a chair combined with a table and canopy that folds into a compact unit.
It is another object of my invention to provide a foldable chair that seats more than one person.
It is yet another object of my invention to provide a folding chair which when folded includes a table and canopy without substantially additional bulk.
It is a still further object of my invention to provide a foldable chair, table, and canopy, which is simple in form, easy to erect, strong, and durable.
These objects and advantages may be achieved through the device illustrated in the drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation of my folding chair;
Figure 2 is a View of my chair folded into a compact mass including the table and canopy supports;
Figure 3 is a partial front View of one of the legs and back; and
Figure 4 is a view of the base frame and supports.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, my folding chair has at each end, a pair of legs H, l2 each pair of which are pivotally connected at about their mid-point by a bolt IS. The top ends of each pair of the legs ll, l2 are connected together with cross rungs l4, l5. The bottom ends of the leg H, are also connected together with a cross rung it. A bracket ll is connected to each of the opposite ends of the base frame l8 and the bottom front ends of the legs 12 are pivotally connected to the brackets. has reinforcing cross bars [9. The cross bars l9 have slots 2G to receive the cross rung I8, whereby the legs are maintained in erect position. A plurality of cross bars I9 may be used, one of which should be at the mid-point of the frame. A pair of supporting members 2i may be hinged to the center cross bar 19. When erected, the supporting members 2! will engage the cross rungs l4, 15 to provide strength for the chair so that it can be made large enough to hold two or more persons. The cross rungs l4, ill will rest on the supporting members 2 i. At the front of the base frame 3, brackets 22 are provided to which table arms 23 are bolted at opposite ends of the frame. A table 24 has brackets 25 at opposite ends to which the table arms 23 are bolted.
The base frame l8 2 Likewise, legs 26 are bolted to the brackets 25.. A latch Zl will maintain the table top level.
At the upper end of the legs I2, back frame members 28 are pivotally connected. At the top of the back frame members 28, a cross rung 29 is connected. The lower ends of the back frame members 28 each have a pin 30 whereby the back is erected, to, and not beyond the proper position, when the pins 3|] engage with the legs [2. In order to prevent the back frame members 28 from moving forward, latches 3| are attached to the back frame members 28 in slots 32 and pivot forward to engage pins 33 on the legs l2. A fabric web to is attached to cross rung 29 and extends downward and forward around the cross rung l4 and then passes rearwardly to be connected to the cross rung 55. A seat is thereby formed by the Web 3 5.
All of these members are proportioned so as to fold within each other as shown in Figure 2. In order to provide a canopy, the back frame members 28 must be extended. To make the canopy supports foldable without extending beyond the same space as the previously described structure, a canopy support may not be integral with the back frame members 28. Therefore, brackets 35 are attached to the back frame members 28. Arms 36 are pivotally connected to the brackets 35. The upper ends of the arms 36 are also provided with brackets 31. Pivotally connected to these brackets are canopy supports 38. The canopy supports each have a pair of bolts 39, and a cross rung ll! connects said supports. Extension arms M are provided with slots 42 in which the bolts slide. The ends of the extension arms 4! have a cross rung 43 connecting them together. A canopy 44 fits over the canopy supports 38 and extension arms 4!. Latches d5 affirmatively position the arms 36 in an upright position. Other latches 46 position the canopy supports 38 at the proper angle with respect to the arms 35.
This structure is erectable to the form shown in Figure l, and. foldable to the form shown in Figure 2. The structure may be made large enough to support two or more persons.
Many changes may be made in the construction, selection and arrangement of the various parts, all within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit of the invention.
1. A folding chair comprising pairs of pivotally connected legs, said pairs having the upper ends connected by cross rungs, and their lower rear ends connected by a cross rung, a base frame pivotally connected with the pairs of legs at the lower front ends, said base frame having a slot for receiving the cross rung connecting the lower rear ends of the pairs, supporting members medially pivoted on the base frame and enga able with the upper cross rungs of the legs, back frame members pivotally connected with the legs and having their upper ends connected by a cross rung, table arms pivotally connected at their lower ends with the base frame, a table top pivotally connected with the upper end of each of the table arms, table legs depending therefrom, a web connected to the cross rung of the back frame members and extending downward and forward around the upper front cross rung of the legs and rearward to be connected to the rear upper cross rung of the legs.
2. A folding chair comprising pairs of plvotally connected legs connected by cross rungs, a base frame connected with the legs, supporting mem bers connected with the base frameand detachably engaged with the rungs. back frame members connected to the legs, a table connected to the base frame, a web connected with the back frame members and the legs defining a seat, a canopy supporting means connected to the back frame members, and a canopy on the supporting means.
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