US 289267 A
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(No MbdeL) M. INGERSOLL.
COMBINED SWING AND CHAIR- UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
MONROE INGERSOLL, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO FRANCIS ROBININS, OF SAME PLACE.
COMBINED SWING AND CHAIR.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 289,267, dated November 2 7, 1883.
Application filed October 25, 1883.
to combine also with a swing-chair folding legs, which may support the chair independently of ii s swinging support, all as hereinafter fully described.
The accompanying drawings illustratemy invention.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my chair as a swing in a sitting position. Fig. 2 is a side elevation, showing the chair as a swing in a reclining position. Fig. 3 is a perspective showing the chair detached from its Twinging support and resting on its folding egs.
a is the seat; I), the back, which is pivoted to the seat near its back edge on each side at i. c. Nearthe front edge of the seat on each side are pivoted at cl uprights e e, which 8X- tend below the seat to form supports for the foot-rest f, which is rigidly secured thereto. Said uprights extend also above the seat, and form supports for the side pieces, 9 g, which are pivoted to said tprights, and also tothe back at h. A ratchet-bar, i, is pivoted to the back ath, and engages a'pin, k, projecting from the edge of the seat, for the purpose of holding the back in an upright position. At each of the four corners of the seat is secured an upright rod, 1, terminating in an eye. 011 said rods are slipped short uprights m m and crossbars n '17,, thereby forming firm side guards whenthechair is extended, as in Fig. 2. Hinged to the under side of the seat are four legs, (1 q and r r. Said legs are each formed of two pieces of nearly equal length, hinged together end to end, so as to fold one upon the other. Legs q q are permanently connected by a cross-bar, s, and are hinged to the under side of the seat near the front edge. Said cross-bar passes through said legs and projects outside far enough to receive the legs 9' 1", which are each provided with a hole at 02,
through which cross-bar 8 projects when the legs are extended, and are hinged to the seat outside of legs gq. Legs q q and r r are adapted to fold each upon itself, and up against the under side of the seat, where they are held by hooks t t.
The chair is suspended from the ceiling or other suitable support by means of double 6o cords a and o, the lower ends of which are secured by hooks or otherwise to the eyes Z. A
third pair of guard-cords, w w, are also se cured to the ceiling or other support, and attached to the upper end of back b---one on'65 each side-for the purpose of preventing the back from falling too far when extended, as shown in Fig. 2.
-As thus constructed, a comfortable swing I is formed when the device is in the position shown in Fig. 1, which may be changed to a swinging couch, without removing the occu pant, by releasing the ratchetbart' and allowing the back to fall, which at the same time raises the foot-rest f, as shown in Fig. 2.
When it is desired to form a self-supporting chair, hoolzst t are released, and the legs, unfolding, assume the position shown in Fig. 3, legs 1' 1" being sprung outward far enough to slip over the projecting ends of crossbar s.
It will be observed that the two pieces forming each leg are hinged together in such a manner that they are kept from folding together by the weight of the chair, which is de tached from the suspending-cords.
I claim as my invention- 1. The combination, with a folding recliningchair, of the suspending-cords a and o and guard-cords w to, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
2. The combination, with a folding reclining-chair, of rods Z, uprights m, and cross-bars f a, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
3. The combination, with a chair adapted 95 to be suspended by cords, of the folding legs q and r r, hinged to said chair, and cross-bar s, all combined substantially as and for the purpose specified.
H. 1?. H001), FRANK A. J ACOB.