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Jan. 19, 1954 H. A. WILEY COMBINED CHILD'S TRAINING SEAT AND STEP-STOOL Filed May 7, 1952 INVENTOR. H. A. WILEY Patented Jan. 19, 1954 COMBINED CHILDS TRAINING SEAT AND STEP-STOOL Harry A. Wiley, Gardner, Mass., assignor to Thayer, Inc., Gardner, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application May 7, 1952, Serial No. 286,558
This invention relates to a new and improved combined childs training seat and step-stool, the same having several different functions, i. e., as. a seat or potty, as a childs seat with a backrest, or as a stool, or as a'step-stool wherein the backrest is pivoted down forming a step for the stool in the nature of a miniature kitchen stepladder.
Other objects of the invention include the provision of a generally enclosed frame comprising side walls forming supporting means, a concealing front wall located between the side walls and secured thereto, a top member formed with the usual training seat aperture, a hinged top cover member which is selectively positionable between a generally upright back-supporting member for use when the device is used as a training seat, and selectively down in horizontal position covering the aforementioned aperture so that the device may be used as an ordinary seat or stool, in combination with a pair of pivoted arm members having a cross member which may be used as a backrest instead of the first backrest described, or selectively the arm member may be pivoted downwardly so that the cross member thereof is supported on the floor in closely spaced re- 4 Claims. (Cl. 4-134) lation thereto so as to form a step for the stool,
the supporting surface of which is above the step,-rendering the device into a two-step stool or stepladder.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear hereinafter.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, in which I Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the device as it appears when in use as a chair or seat having a backrest;
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the backrest down forming a two-step stool;
Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the device with both backrests in up position for use of the device as a training seat;
Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view, taken on the lined-4 of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 5 is a cross sectional view, taken on the line 55 of Fig. 2.
This invention comprises a combined training seat and step-stool, the construction of which comprises a pair of side walls I ll, l2, each of which is continuous from front to back of the device and provided with feet [4 holding the same in substantially raised condition from the floor. Across the front of the device there is provided a solid front wall "5 which extends from the top of the legs or side walls l0, l2 to a point 2 spaced fromthe floor as clearly seen in Figs. 1 and 3. I
The top of the devicecomprises a member [8 which is provided with an aperture 20 (see Fig. 3) for training seat purposes or the like, and this member may be supported upon the top edge 22 of the front wall member [6. Other supports for the seat l8 may be provided as convenient, but in any case the members thusfa'r described are in fixed relation to each other and in and of themselves form a training seat including a pair of horizontal slides 24 (see Fig. 4) slidingly receiving the rim 26 of a pct 28.
Hingedly mounted at the rear of the device, there is a pivoted member 30 which is adapted to overlie completely the training seat member I8, as in Figs. 1 and 2, thus covering the aperture and rendering the device a conventional seat or stool. However, in its upper position, as in Fig. 3, it is supported in slightly rearwardly inclined position by means of a cross member 32 secured to and supported by a pair of pivoted arms 34 pivoted on pins, as at 36, in the side walls I ll and 12. Each side wall is provided with pins 38 that support the arms 34 selectively in down position (see Fig. 2) or in raised position as'in Figs. 1 and 3.
The member 32 forms a step as seen in Fig. 2, and the member 30 then form the second step or alternately a seat for which member 32 is a footrest. On the other hand, the device is usable as a seat having a backrest (see Fig. 1), or as a training seat with a backrest with members 32 and 30 both in operative condition (see Fig. 3).
A rear door 40 hinged at 42 to the rear edge of the fixed top member I8 may be secured in position by a clip 44, in turn fastened to a fixed bottom member 40 so as to prevent the pct 28 from sliding out when the device is picked up and carried. Of course the door also conceals the pot from the rear aspect of the device.
Having thus described my invention and the advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited to the details herein disclosed, otherwise than as set forth in the claims, but what I claim is:
1. A combined training seat, seat, and stepstool comprising a hollow base, a fixed top member therefor having an aperture therein, a hinged cover for the top member selectively overlying the latter in horizontal position or in substantially upright position for use as a backrest exposing the aperture, a pivoted backrest member, means to support the backrest member in raised condition, the cover resting against the backrest member in raised condition thereof, a portion 01 3 the backrest member forming a step for the cover when the backrest member is pivoted down to a generally horizontal position and the cover is used as a seat.
2. The device of claim 1 including rails within the base, a pot slidable on the rails, said base having an open rear-,and a door closing the open rear and preventing accidental removal of the pot.
3. A combined training seat, seat, and stepstool comprising a hollow base including sides, a front, an open rear, and an aperturedtop-mem her, a hinged cover selectively overlying the top member and covering the aperture or raised tov substantially upright condition and used as a backrest in exposed condition of the aperture, free-ended arms pivoted at the sides of the base for generally horizontal location below the plane of the top of the base, said arms being selectively movable to a generally upright location, a cross member on thearms adjacent the free ends thereof to support the cover when raised and used as a backrest and to form a step for the device when the arms are down in said. generally horizontal location when, the cover is horizontal and used as a step.
4. A combined training seat, seat, and stepstool comprising a hollow base including sides, a firont, an open rear, and. an apertured top memher, a hinged cover selectively overlying the top member and covering the aperture or raised to substantially upright condition and used as a backrest in exposed condition of the aperture, free-ended arms pivoted at the sides of the base for generally horizontal location below the plane of the top of the base, said. armsbeing selectively movable to a generally upright, location, a cross member on the arms adjacent the free ends thereof to support the cover when raised and to form a step for the device when the arms are down in said generally horizontal location, said cover being received between the arms and the cross member being located on the arms a distance from the pivots thereof to clear the cover when the latter is down.
HARRY A. WILEY.
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