US 2847059 A
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Aug. 12, 1958 'r. A. KLINS SEAT FOR SPORTSMEN Filed May 27, 1957 FIG, 3
INVENTOR. THOMAS ALBERT KLINS BY MZM United States Patent SEAT FOR SPORTSME'N Thomas Albert Klins, Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pa.
Application May 27, 1957, Serial No. 661,835 1 Claim. (Cl. 155-78) This invention relates to supports and, more particularly, to seats for use by hunters and outdoorsmen to provide a comfortable place on which the hunter can sit while in the woods.
Outdoorsmen and, particularly, hunters find it difiicult to find a comfortable and convenient place on which to sit while waiting for game to appear. The hunter usually resorts to sitting on logs, stones, and the like. These types of seats are uncomfortable and unhealthy. Also, frequently, a suitable log, stone, or the like cannot be found in a desirable location. Conventional types of seats such as portable folding chairs rest on the ground or other supporting surface and are not suitable for hunters because they are diflicult to transport, awkward, difiicult to handle, and, in addition, do not rest evenly on rough ground.
It is, accordingly, an object of this invention to overcome the above and other disadvantages in previous types of seats for hunters and, more particularly, it is an object of this invention to provide a seat for use by hunters and other outdoorsmen which is simple in construction, economical to manufacture, and simple and efficient to use.
Another object of the invention is to provide a seat for use by outdoorsmen which can be supported on any tree, pole, or similar suitable vertical support.
A further object of the invention is to provide a seat which is compact and which can easily be stored and utilized for purposes other than as a seat when not in use as such.
With the above and other objects in view, the present invention consists of the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and more particularly pointed out in the appended claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the form, size, proportions, and minor details of construction without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the drawing:
Fig. l is a view of a seat according to the invention supported on a tree and occupied by a hunter;
Fig. 2 shows the seat portion of the seat according to the invention with the cords attached thereto shown broken away to better illustrate the invention;
Fig. 3 is a view of a sling for attaching the seat to a tree; and
Fig. 4 shows one of the rods which are attached to each end of the seat according to the invention.
Now with more particular reference to the drawing, a chair is shown having a seat 11 made of canvas, webbing material, sail cloth, or the like. The front and back edges of the seat 11 are turned back on themselves at 12 and 13 and hemmed and ends 14 and 15 are turned back on themselves and sewed in seams 16 and 17 and 18 and 19, respectively.
A hole 20 is formed in the hemmed end 14 and a hole 21 is formed in the hemmed end 15. Bindings 22 and 23 made of canvas or heavy leather can be sewn around 2 the openings 20 and 21 to reinforce the material therearound.
Rods 24 are disposed in the hems 14 and 15 and are bent at their central portions at 25 for forming a cleft for receiving the ends of a cord 26. The rods 24 are inserted in the hems 14 and 15 and the hems 12 and 13 are sewn along and completely across the width of the seat 11 at 29 and 30 to hold the rods 24 in place in the hems 14 and 15.
A sling 33 may be made of leather, webbing, or other suitable flexible material and it may have a conventional metal snap 34 on each end thereof. Hooks or other fastening members could, of course, be substituted for the snaps 34. It will be noted that the sling 33 is very much like a rifle sling and could be used as such or it could be used to loop around the neck or antlers of a deer or other heavy animal and the seat 11 could be put around the chest or midsection of the hunter so that he could conveniently drag his catch through the woods.
In Fig. 1, the chair 10 is shown in place held on a tree 36 having the sling 33 looped around the tree 36 with the snaps 34 engaging a bight portion 136 of the cord 26 with the ends of the cord 26 attached to the cleft 25 of the rod 24. The cord 26 is attached to the rod 24 by tying the cord 26 in knots 37 and by binding the ends of the cord 26 to form a loop thereon by means of a thread 38 or the like. It will be seen that when the sling 33 is put around the tree 36 and the bight portion 136 of the cord 26 is put around the front of the tree with the snap 34 engaging the bight portion 136 of the cord 26, a hunter indicated at 40 can sit on the seat 11 with his back against the support or tree as a back rest. In this way, the hunter will be able to conveniently rest and relax while waiting for the game to appear.
The foregoing specification sets forth the invention in its preferred practical forms but the structure shown is capable of modification within a range of equivalents without departing from the invention which is to be understood is broadly novel as is commensurate with the appended claim.
The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:
A chair comprising a seat made of a rectangular sheet of flexible material having two opposite edges turned back on themselves and their turned back edges attached to said sheet to each form a hem, a rigid rod disposed in each said hem, a cord, one end of said cord being attached to the central portion of one said rod, the other end being attached to the central portion of the other said rod, the bight portion of said cord adapted to be disposed against the trunk of a tree on the side thereof adjacent said seat above said seat, and a sling, said sling adapted to be disposed around the other side of said tree trunk, the ends of said sling being attached to said cord, said seat tensioning said ends to draw said bight portion and said sling tight on said tree trunk, the rear edge of said seat being adapted to be disposed adjacent said tree trunk to receive a person, the edge of said sheet remote from said tree forming the front edge of said seat.
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