US 29038 A
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'UNITED STATES PATE OFFICE.
GEORGE A. KEENE, OF LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF AND SETH D. WOODBURY, OF SAME PLACE- COMBINED BED AND CHAIR.
Specification of Letters Patent No. 29,038, dated July 3, 1860.
To all whom it may concern.'
Be it known that I, GEORGE A. KEENE, of Lynn, in the county of Essex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Reclining Chair and Extension-Bed Combined; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a partof this specification, in which- Figure l is a perspective view, showing the extension drawn outso as to be used as a couch or bed; Fig. 2, a similar view of the same with the extension, when used as a reclining chair for invalids or watchers; and Fig. 3 is a top view with the extension pushed under so that the whole shall occupy no more area than the bed itself. The bottom slats are not represented.
Like parts are indicated by the same letters in all the figures.
To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, I will now describe its construction and operation.
The nat-ure of my improvement consists in the use of a frame, or suitably upholstered extension, arranged in such a manner as to slide under, and from, the bed on one side of the same, so that it may be used to move an invalid on, when the bed is to be made, or for a watcher, a child, or whenever occasion requires a wider bed; and second, so constructing said extension as to operate either as a bed and couch or a reclining chair, substantially as hereinafter described; and third, the combination and arrangement, in one article of furniture, of a cabinet chair, reclining-chair, and extension bed or couch.
The bedstead, A, is constructed like those in common use, except that the connecting bars, at the head and foot, are a little deeper.
B is a frame just long enough to slide in between the posts, as shown in the drawings, and supported by means of cleats attached to the lower edge of the inner sides of the bars, at the head and foot of the bedstead.
B is an arm, or continuation, of the frame, B, to support the back of the chair, D, when in a horizontal position, as represented in Fig. 1.
O is the seat of the chair which is made fast to the side of the frame, B, near its center, as seen in Fig. 2. This seat, as also the frame, B, when drawn out, is supported by the legs, I.
D is the back piece hinged at CZ il to the seat, C.
E is the leg-rest hinged at i z' to the frontof the seat.
e is a foot-rest, or foot-board, hinged so as to drop down when required, as shown in Fig. l.
The parts, C, D and E, may, of course, be upholstered in any suitable manner.
F is a flat piece of iron, the lower end of which is pivoted to the leg-rest, E, as sho-wn in Figs. l and 2; it is also slotted near the center and at the upper end, so that pins or screws, f and g, may pass through it into seat, C, and back, D. Thus it is evident that the back, D, and rest, E, may have any desired degree of inclination from a perpendicular to a horizontal, and be held in place by tightening either of the screws, f, or g, so that it will not slide in the slot.
b is a button attached to the under side of the frame, B, to hold up the leg-rest, E, when the latter is in a horizontal position.
G is a box for holding' a chamber vessel, t, being a hinged cover.
Thus we have several very useful and convenient articles of furniture combined.
lVliat I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The combination and arrangement of a bedstead, extension bed, or couch, and chair, substantially as specified.
GEORGE A. KEENE.
lVitnesses Sn'rH H. lVoonURY, N. AMES.