|Publication number||US2706517 A|
|Publication date||Apr 19, 1955|
|Filing date||Feb 8, 1954|
|Priority date||Feb 8, 1954|
|Publication number||US 2706517 A, US 2706517A, US-A-2706517, US2706517 A, US2706517A|
|Inventors||Dexter John C, Henrikson Bror W, Humphries Douglas N|
|Original Assignee||American Seating Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (42), Classifications (8)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
April 1955 J. c. DEXTER ET AL BOOKRACK ACCESSORY FOR A CHAIR Filed Feb. 8, 1954 INVENTORS U. Dexl-er firor Wflenrilason Jahn ATTORNEY United States Patent BOOKRACK ACCESSORY FOR A CHAIR John C. Dexter, Bror W. Henrikson, and Douglas N.
Humphries, Grand Rapids, Mich., assignors to American Seating Company, Grand Rapids, Mich., a corporation of New Jersey Application February 8, 1954, Serial No. 408,802
1 Claim. ,(Cl. 155188) The present invention relates to chairs and more particularly to a bookrack accessory adapted for attachment to chairs.
The primary objects of the invention are to provide an accessory especially adapted for attachment to chairs of the folding or portable type, the accessory being intended for the reception of books or the like and being attachble to the rear of such a chair for the use of an occupant of another chair disposed rearwardly of the chair to which the accessory is attached; to provide such an accessory which may readily and easily be attached to the chair or detached therefrom; and in general to provide such an accessory which is convenient in use, reasonably economical in manufacture and attractive in appearance.
An illustrative embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a rear perspective view of a folding chair having the new bookrack accessory attached to the rear thereof and a book positioned therein;
Figure 2 is a fragmentary sectional view of the chair and the bookrack taken on line 22 of Figure 1; and
Figure 3 is a fragmentary rear elevational view of the same.
Referring now in detail to this drawing, the folding chair there shown is of a more or less conventional type comprising a tubular metal front frame forming spaced front legs and a backrest support 11, a backrest 12 mounted on the backrest support 11, upstanding tubular metal rear legs 13 hingedly connected at 14 to the front legs 10, a seat 15 having suitable folding chair connections to the front and rear legs, a tiebar 16 connecting the front legs 10, and a pair of vertically spaced horizontally disposed tiebars 17, 18 connecting the rear legs 13.
The new accessory bookrack generally comprises an upper hook portion adapted to hook over the chairs upper rear tiebar 17, a middle portion depending from the upper hook portion and adapted to contain a book 19 or the like, and a lower hook portion adapted to hook underneath the chairs lower rear tiebar 18 in clamping engagement therewith.
Specifically the bookrack per se comprises two sections of metal rod stock. The upper section of rod stock is bent to form a horizontal rear part 20 and upper side parts which extend from the opposite ends of the rear part 20 downwardly at 21, then forwardly at 22 and then upwardly at 23, thus forming spaced supports for the book 19 or other article. The upward extensions 23 terminate in forwardly and downwardly extending hook ICC portions 24 which are adapted to hook over the chairs tiebar 17 as shown. The lower section of rod stock is bent to form a horizontal upper part 25 which extends between the upward extensions 23 of the upper rod sections side parts, and to form lower side parts 26 which extend downwardly from the opposite ends of the horizontal upper part 25. These lower side parts 26 are secured to the upward extensions 23 of the upper side parts as by welding at their adjoining surfaces indicated at 27 on the drawing. The lower ends of the lower side parts 26 terminate in forwardly and upwardly extending hook portions 28 which are adapted to hook underneath the chairs lower rear tiebar 18.
The bookrack is attached to the chair by first hooking its spaced upper hook portions 24 over the upper tiebar 17 as illustrated in dotted lines in Figure 2, and then hookin the lower hook portions 28 under the lower tiebar 18 as illustrated in solid lines. The lower hook portions 28 are preferably so formed, and so spaced from the upper hook portions 24 of the device, that the lower hook portions clampingly engage the lower tiebar 18 thus to secfirely, although removably, attach the bookrack to the c air.
It will thus be seen that the invention provides a novel and convenient bookrack accessory for chairs, which is of simple yet sturdy construction, and while but one specific embodiment of the invention has been herein shown and described it will be understood that details thereof may be altered or omitted without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined by the following claim.
A bookrack accessory for a chair having spaced upstanding rear legs connected by a pair of vertically spaced horizontally disposed tiebars, said accessory comprising an upper section of rod stock bent to form a horizontal rear part and upper side parts extending from the opposite ends of the horizontal rear part downwardly, then forwardly and then upwardly to form spaced supports for a book or the like, said upward extensions terminating in forwardly and downwardly extending hook portions adapted to hook over the upper tiebar, and a lower section of rod stock bent to form a horizontal upper part extending between the upward extensions of the upper sections upper side parts and to form lower side parts extending downwardly from opposite ends of said horizontal upper part, said lower side-parts being secured to the upward extensions of said upper side parts and having their lower ends terminating in forwardly and upwardly extending hook portions adapted to hook underneath the lower tiebar.
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|U.S. Classification||297/188.2, D06/336, 211/50, 248/303, 211/42|