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Oct. 18, 1960 A. BRUDERER EIAL ,6
COMBINATION TABLE AND FOLDING CHAIR Filed Dec. 22, 1958 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTORS fizrgzfl Ezwazgzg 12 011091 17 flzlamfi ATTORNEYS Oct. 18, 1960 A. BRUDERER ETAL COMBINATION TABLE AND FOLDING CHAIR 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 22, 1958 INVENTORS ATTORNEYS Oct. 18, 1960 A. BRUDERER ErAL 2,956,617
COMBINATION TABLE AND FOLDING CHAIR Filed Dec. 22, 1958 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 A mm 0 m6 \\h M m M m i W Y MR 0 D J E g e 4 MW A I 2,956,617 coMniNArroN TABLE AND FOLDING CHAIR- 7 2,956,617 Patented Oct. 18, 1960 the underside of the' table top 21 in laterally spaced aligned pairs. The brackets 23 are each provided with a plurality of vertically spaced bores 24, as can be clearly seen in Figure 3.
A pair of spaced apart inwardly opening channel tracks 25 are arranged in spaced apart parallel relation and are Alfred Brnderer, 20 Montclair Ave-., Oak Tree, Metuchen,
NJ;, and Edward Dziomb'ak, 72 Hunt St.,.Iselin, NJ.
- Filed Dec. 22, 1958, Ser. No. 782,166
1' Claim. (Cl.- 155-123) The present invention relates to ababy chair and particularly to a baby chair mounted on a table.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a baby chair which is mounted on a table and which can be folded into a collapsed position underlying the table.
Another object of the invention isto provide a baby chair of the class described above which is supported on tracks suspended beneath the table for moving from a stored position to an extended position.
A further object of the invention is to provide a baby chair of the class described above having removable upholstered back, seat and leg support members to facilitate their cleaning.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a baby chair of the class described above which is inexpensive to manufacture, simple to operate and which is completely. 'safefor supporting a baby in adjacent relation to the table. I
Other objects and advantages will become apparent in the following specification when considered in light of the attached drawings, in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of the invention with the; chair shown in extended position;
Figure 2 is a rear elevation of the chair and table shown partially broken away for convenience of illustration';
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken along the line 33 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 with the chair in collapsed position beneath the table;
Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view of the foot rest shown in folded position on the seat;
Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken along the line 66 of Figure 3, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 7 is an enlarged fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken along the line 77 of Figure 3, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 8 is an enlarged fragmentary vertical sectional view taken along the line 88 of Figure 3, looking in the direction of the arrows;
Figure 9 is a perspective view of the foot rest link removed from the chair;
Figure 10 is a top plan View of the foot rest link shown in Figure 9; and
Figure 11 is a rear elevation of the link shown in Figure 9.
Referring now to the drawings in detail wherein like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several figures, the reference numeral 20 indicates generally a combined baby chair and table constructed in accordance with the invention.
The combined baby chair and table 20 includes a generally rectangular table top 21 having a plurality of legs 22 secured to the underside thereof. Four generally L-shaped brackets 23 are secured in depending relation to supported on the aligned pairs of brackets 23 by means of bolts 26' which extend through the channel tracks 25 and through the bracke'ts23;
A support roller 27 is mounted in each of the channel tracks 25 and journalled on a bolt 28', for reasons to be assigned. A generally U-shaped outwardly opening chan-' nel 29 is telescopically mounted in each of the channel tracks 25 and is" supported on the roller 27, as is shown in Figure 6. The channel 29 has a roller 30 journalled on the inner end thereof by means of a bolt 31 and the rollers 27, 30 guide the channel 29 in the channel 25 pre venting friction therebetween. The channels 29 are freely movable in the channels 25 and a clamp, generally indi c'at'ed at 32-, is providedfor releasably securing the channel 29 in adjusted position in the channel 25.
The horizontal channel members 29 form the arms for a baby chair, generally indicated at 33, and have an angle iron generally rectangular back frame 34 secured to the outer ends thereof by pivot pins 35.
A pair of links 36 are secured to the channels 29 by means of pivot pins 37 at apoint spaced inwardly from the back frame 34. i
A generally rectangular angle iron seat frame 38 is secured at its forward end to the lower ends of the links 36* by means of pivot pins 39 and to the lower end of the back frame 34 by means of pivot pins 40. The seat frame 38 is parallel to the channels 29 and can be swung on the backframe 34 and the links 36 to a position as illustrated in Figure 4, lying between the channels 29. A U shaped angle iron leg rest frame 41 is positioned to underlie the inner end of the seat frame 38 and has the opposite sides connected thereto by means of a pair of links42.
The links 42" are secured to the seat frame 3 8' by pivots 43 which extend through a bore 44 in one end of the link 42. The opposite end of the link 42 is inwardly offset at 45 and the inwardly offset portion 45 has a bore 46 through which a pivot pin 47 extends to pivotally secure the links 42 to the U-shaped frame 41. A detent D is integrally formed on the rear edge of the links 42 adjacent the bore 44 to engage the under edge of the seat frame 38 and to limit the rearward swinging movement of the links 42. The olfset ends 45 of the links 42 engage the U-shaped frame 41 so as to also limit the rearward swinging movement of the U-shaped frame 41 with respect to the seat frame 38.
A foot rest board 48 is secured to the lower end of the leg rest frame 41 by a hinge 49 to permit the foot rest 48 to be folded into generally parallel relation to the leg rest frame 41.
The links 42 are each provided with a bore 50 intermediate the upper and lower ends thereof and a shaft 51 extends through the bores 50 and maintains the links 42 in aligned relation. An upholstered seat 52 is removably supported in the seat frame 38 and is secured therein by spring pressed detents 53 which engage in recesses 54 formed in the seat frame 38. An upholstered back 55 is detachably supported in the back frame 34 in the same manner as the upholstered seat 52 is supported in the seat frame 38. An upholstered leg rest pad 56 is detachably supported in the leg rest frame 41 in the same manner as the upholstered seat 52 is supported in the seat frame 38. By having the upholstered seat 52, the upholstered back 55 and the leg rest pad 56 removably secured in the frames 38, 34 and 41, respectively, the
chair 33 may be readily disassembled to permit the elements thereof to be washed as required.
A spring pressed detent 57 is mounted on each side of the seat frame 38 adjacent the pivots 40 and is arranged to cooperate with a bore 58 formed in the channels 29 to releasably secure the seat frame 38 and the back frame 34 in folded position, as illustrated in Figure 4. In the use and operation of the invention beginning with the chair 33 in collapsed position, as illustratedin Figure 4, the clamps 32 are loosened and the operator engages his fingers in the finger openings 59 formedin thev upholstered back 55 and the chair 33 is moved outwardly with the channels 29 sliding in the channel tracks 25 supported on the rollers 27, 30. Outward movement-of the channel 29 with respect to the channel track 25 is limited by contact between the rollers 27, 30 and in this position the clamps 32 are tightened to secure the chair 33 in its exto without departing from the scope of the appended claim.
What is claimed is:
A combination table and folding baby chair comprising a table top, aligned pairs of depending brackets secured to the underside of said table top, a pair of spaced apart parallel generally. horizontal channel tracks suspended from said brackets beneath said table top, a pair of spaced apart parallel channels telescopically mounted in said channel tracks for horizontal sliding movement therein, a vertically positioned anti-friction roller carried by each channel, a back frame pivotally supported at an intermediatepointby the outer-ends 'of said chantended position. The seat frame 38 is then swung down- Wardly and the back frame 34 is swung simultaneously to its upright position. The U-shaped frame 41 is then swung out of its position overlying the seat 52 into its erected position, as seen in Figure 3. With the chair 33 in this position, the baby may be seated therein and then by loosening the clamps 32, the chair 33 may be adjusted with respect to the table top 21 so that the baby will have the proper relationship thereto for normal use of the table top 21. After the chair 33 has been adjusted with the child therein, the clamps 32 are again tightened and the chair 33 remains stationary until the baby is re moved and the chair is stored by reversing the opening steps.
It should be understood that the brackets 23. may
be formed with score lines (not shown) to permit the exstructural modifications and adaptations may be resorted nels, a seat frame arranged in parallel relation to said channels having the outer end thereof pivotally secured to the lower end of said back frame, a pair of links pivotally securing the forward end of said seat frame to said channels, a leg rest frame pivotally'suspended from the inner end of said seat frame by a pair of links each having one end pivotally secured to said seat frame and the opposite end pivotally secured to said leg rest frame for folding said foot rest to horizontal position overlying said seat frame, said back frame and said seat frame being foldable to a generallyhorizontal position between said channels, a foot rest hingedly secured to the lower end of said leg rest frame and foldable into aligned substantially parallel relation relative thereto, and spring biased threaded clamps on saidchannel tracks for releasably securing said channel tracks and said channels in a selected position, and spring pressed detents' carried by said seat frame securing said seat'frame and said back frame in folded position. a
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