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Publication numberUS2692007 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1954
Filing dateFeb 11, 1952
Priority dateFeb 11, 1952
Publication numberUS 2692007 A, US 2692007A, US-A-2692007, US2692007 A, US2692007A
InventorsChristian William N
Original AssigneeChristian William N
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fisherman's chair
US 2692007 A
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FISHERMAN'S CHAIR Filed Feb. 11, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet l 24 I I I I William N. Christian mmvron; 36

1954 w. N. CHRISTIAN FISHERMANS CHAIR 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Feb. 11, 1952 William N. Christian IN V EN TOR.

Atlamqs Patented Oct. 19, v 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE FISHERMANSi CHAIR William N. Christian, Broken Bow, Okla.

Application February 11, 1952, Serial No. 270,952

3 Claims. 1

This invention relates in general to a fishermans chair, and more specifically to a chair which is intended to be set on the ground along the bank of a stream and in which a fiisherman may be comfortably seated while fishing.

The primary object of this invention is to provide an improved fishermans chair having transverse front and rear rungs which are provided with vertically directed notches in which fishing poles may be suitably supported, said chair being adapted to comfortably seat a fisherman while fishing along the banks of streams, lakes, beaches, etc., from piers, and from boats of various types.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved chair especially intended for use by a fisherman while fishing along a bank of a stream, said chair being provided with legs having enlarged lower end portions whereby the chair is provided with large ground engaging surfaces.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved fishermans chair having supporting surfaces under the seat portion thereof, said supporting surfaces having mounted thereon boxes in which may be stored fishing equipment.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved fishermans chair having bait storage means in the form of an elongated box for crawfish slidably mounted on a supporting surface below the seat of the chair, and hooks carried by the back of the seat having mounted thereon a minnow bag.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved chair having legs generally circular in cross-section with the forward portion of the upper part of the rear legs being removed to provide flat surfaces.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved fishermans chair which is formed of hardwood and is resistant to dampness which it will ordinarily come into contact with during the use of the same by a fisherman.

A further object of this invention is to provide an improved fishermans chair whereby a fisherman may be comfortably seated while fishing along the banks of a stream.

With these objects definitely in view, this invention resides in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of elements and portions as will be hereinafter described in detail in the specification, particularly pointed out in the appended claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings which form a material part of this application, and in which:

Figure 1 is a front perspective view of the fishermans chair which is the subject of this invention and shows the arrangement of the various elements thereof;

Figure 2 is an enlarged longitudinal tl'rtical sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indicated by the section line 2--2 of, Figure 4 and shows the general construction of the chair of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a transverse vertical sectional view taken substantially on the plane indicated by the section line 3-3 of Figure 4 and shows the manner in which storage boxes are mounted within the chair;

Figure 4 is a transverse horizontal sectional view taken substantially upon the plane indi cated by the section line 4-4 of Figure 3, parts of the storage boxes being broken away and shown in section in order to show the relation between the various portions thereof; and.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of a storage box for crawfish taken from the inner side thereof and showing the construction of the screen inner side.

Similar characters of reference designate similar or identical elements and portions throughout the specification and throughout the different views of the drawings.

Referring now to the drawings in detail, it will be seen that the chair is provided with identical front legs l0 and I2, and corresponding identical rear legs l4 and I6. In order that each of the legs may provide a suitable support for the chair when resting upon soft ground, each of the legs have enlarged lower ends in the form of large knobs l8.

Extending between the front legs [0 and [2 intermediate their ends is a front rung 20 which is generally fiat and extends vertically. The front rung 20 is provided with a pair of substantially centrally located upwardly opening notches 22 for receiving portions of fishing poles (not shown). As is best illustrated in Figure 2, a rear rung 24 similar to the front rung 20 extends be tween and is secured to the rear legs I4 and IS. The rear rung 24 is disposed below a horizontal plane passed through the front rung 20 and is provided with fishing pole receiving notches 26 legs 14 and 18.

causing the fishing poles to be retained in the notches 22 and 26.

Extending between and secured at its ends to the rear legs l4 and I6 is a substantially circular rear rung 28 which lies in a horizontal plane passed through the bottom portion of the front rung 20. Extending between the lower portion of the front rung 20 and the rear rung 28 is a pair of support members 30 and 32 which lie in the same horizontal plane as the rear rung 2B. As is best illustrated in Figure 4, the outer side edge of the supporting member 30 extends tangentially between the front leg I and the rear leg [4 and the support member 30 is secured to said legs as well as being secured to the front rung 26 and the rear rung 28. The inner side edges of the support members 30 and 32 are in spaced parallel relation, and the outer side edge of the support member 32 is tangentially to the front leg [2 and the rear leg 16 in the same manner as is the support member 30 to the front leg ill and the rear leg It. It will be noted that the support members 36 and .32 are trapezoidal in plani giew due to the fact that the front legs and' l'f are spaced further apart than the rear legs M and it.

the upper ends of the front legs [0 and I2 and the intermediate portion of the rear legs I4 and i6 is a seat referred to in general by the reference numeral 38. The seat 38 includes a frame formed of a front member 40 extending between and secured to the front legs I9 and I2 adjacent their upper ends, and a rear frame member 42 extends between and secured to the rear The frame of the seat 38 also includes .side frame members 4'4 and 46 which extend between the front leg -10 and the rear leg I4, and the front leg 12 and rear leg l6,

respectively. The frame of the seat 38 is covered with a woven seat portion 48 formed of strips of hickory bark.

The portions of the rear legs l4 and [6 extending upwardly above the seat 38 have the front portions thereof removed to provide fiat Vertically extending surfaces 56 and 52 to form a part of a comfortable backrest. The backrest also includes a pair of transversely curved provided with conventional opening vand .closing knobs 6!! on the front Wall thereof and have latch members on the upper portion of their front walls, the latch members 62 being engageable with keepers 64 carried by the front portion of the upper parts of the housings 56.

The support member 32 is provided with an elongated housing 66 which is opened outwardly and has slidably mounted therein a box 68. As is best illustrated in Figure 5, the box 68 has an inner wall l'll formed of screen wire. The purpose of the screen wire wall '10 is to provide air to the interior of the box as the box 68 is intended for holding bait such as crawfish. The

, recited objects and drawings.

box 66 is also provided with a conventional open-- downwardly therefrom are flat reinforcing strips 18 and 80, respectively. The flat reinforcing strips 18 and overlie the outer upper portion of the housings 56 and 66 and are secured thereto in order to reinforce the same.

The rear frame member 42 of the seat 38 is provided with a pair of spaced hook members 82, as is best illustrated in Figure 2. The hook members 82 are open upwardly and are adapted to have a bag for holding minnows supported thereby. The bag for holding the minnows may be of any conventional structure and, therefore has not been illustrated.

The rungs connecting together the legs of the chair are formed of seasoned hardwood and the legs are formed of green hardwood whereby when the legs dry and shrink the rungs are securely clamped in their respective sockets. It is intended that all of the elements of the chair be formed of hardwood so as to resist rotting due to dampness encountered along the bank of a stream while in use.

It is intended that the boxes '58 be utilized for storing all types of fishing equipment including fishing lines, hooks, flats, sinkers, etc. The boxes 58 may also be used for the storage ofbait such as worms.

The operation of this device will be 'understood from the foregoing description ofthe details thereof, taken in connection with the above Further description would appear to be unnecessary.

Minor modifications of the device, varying in minor details from the embodiment of the device illustrated and described here, may be resorted to without departure from the spirit and scope of this invention, as defined in the appended claims.

Having described the claimed as new is:

-1. .A fishermans chair comprising front and rear legs, a seat carried by said front and rear legs, a back rest carried by said rear legs, a front rung connecting said front legs, a first rear rung 'connecting said rear legs, said front and first rear rungs, providing a support for fishing poles, a second rear rung extend-ing between said rear legs, said second rear rung being in a horizontal plane passed through the lower portion of said front rung, a pair of flat sup-porting members carried by said legs, said supporting members lying in said horizonta-l plane passed through the lower portion of said front rung.

2. A fishermans chair comprising front and rear legs, a seat carried by said front and rear legs, a back rest carried by said rear legs, a front rung connecting said front legs, a first rear rung connecting said rear legs, said front and first rear rungs, providing a support for fishing poles, a second rear rung extending between said rear legs, said second rear rung being in a horizontal plane passed through the lower portion of said front rung, a pair of flat supporting members carried bysaid legs, said supporting members lying in said'horizontal plane passed invention, what is through the lower portion of said front run said supporting members having spaced parallel inner side edges to provide space for fishing poles supported by said front and first rear rung.

3. A fishermans chair comprising front and rear legs, a seat carried by said front and rear legs, a back rest carried by said rear legs, a front rung connecting said front legs, a first rear rung connecting said rear legs, said front and first rear rungs, providing a support for fishing poles, a second rear rung extending between said rear legs, said second rear rung being in a horizontal plane passed through the lower portion of said front rung, a pair of flat supporting members carried by said legs, said supportingmembers lying in said horizontal plane passed through the lower portion of said front rung, said supporting members having outer side edges extending between said front and rear legs and secured thereto, the front and rear end edges of said supporting members being secured to said front and first rear rungs.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification297/188.8, 312/235.5, 43/55, 297/447.4, 248/511, 297/188.11, 211/119.7
International ClassificationA47C9/00, A47C15/00, A47C9/10, A47C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/10, A01K97/06
European ClassificationA01K97/06, A01K97/10