Detachable rocker for chairs
US 315369 A
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G. WORK. DE TAGHABLE ROCKER FOR GHAIRS.
No. 315,369. Patented Apr. '7, 1885.
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GARDNER WORK, on ANGOLA, INDIANA.
DETACHABLE ROCKER FOR CHAIRS.
SPECIFICATION forming part. of Letters Patent No. 315,369, dated April '7, 1885.
I Application filed May 5, 1884. (No model.)
T at whom it may concern: O, which has a rounding end where it comes Be it known that I, GARDNER WORK, of in contact with the leg of the chair. This Angola, in the county of Steuben and State of rounding end of each lever forms a cam for Indiana, have invented certain new and usesecuring the clamp to the chair-leg, and the .5: ful Improvements in Detachable Rockers for clamp is in turn held in place in the slot B of Chairs; and I do hereby declare the following the rocker by the bolt H. to be a full, clear, and exact description of the The two clamps are adjusted the desired reinvention, such as will enable others skilled lation apart so as to receive the lower ends of in the art to which it pertains to make and the legs of the chair, and then the .clamping- 5 use it, reference being had to the accompanylever has its outer end depressed so as to force ing drawings, which form part of this specithe legs against the inner sides of the clamps fication. with any desired degree of force. The clamps My invention relates to an improvement in cannot rise upward because the pivotal bolt detachable rockers for chairs; and it consists catches in the open-ended slots upon opposite. 6r in a rocker which is provided with a groove sides of the rocker, and hence the chair and in its top, in which the operating-levers will the rockers are bound as firmly together as w sink,in combination with a clamp for holding though they were practically one piece. When the leg of the chair, and which clamp is reever it is desired to detach the rocker from the movably applied to the rocker, as will be chair, the clampinglevers are simply raised 6 more fully described hereinafter. out of the groove in the top of the rocker,and
The object of my invention is to provide their upward movement moves the rounding rockers which can be attached to any ordinary ends of the levers out of contact with the chair whenever desired, and thus convert the chair-legs, and they can then be lifted freely chair into a rocker. out of the clamps. The open ends of the slots 7 Figure 1 is a perspective of the rocker by may be either extended toward the center of itself. Fig. 2 is a perspective of the clamp by the chair or toward the ends of the rocker, as itself. Fig. 3 is a vertical section of the rocker, may be preferred. showing the manner of attaching it to the Having thus described my invention, I leg of a chair. claim 0 A represents a rocker, which is to be ap- 1. A detachable rocker provided withthe plied to any chair having legs that will admit cut-away portions D near each end, the open of it, and which is provided with agroove,B, slots or recesses F, the groove B in its top, in its top for the clamping-leversGto sinkinto. and a clamp, C G H, by which the chair-leg Each end of the rocker is cut away, as shown is connected to the rocker, substantially as E at D, and from this cut-away part D extend shown.
the open-ended slots or recesses F, in which 2. The combination of the rocker having'a the ends of the pivotal bolt H of the clamp groove in its top, recesses D, and slots F,with catch for the purpose of preventing the clamp the clamp, the pivotal bolt of greater length from being raised out of the recess in which than the width of the groove, and the clamp- 40 it is held. The clamp consists simply of a ing-lever, substantially as shown.
U- shaped piece of iron, G, through the ends In testimony whereof I affix my signaturein of which passes the pivotal bolt H. This bolt presence of two witnesses.
H is made long enough to project beyond the GARDNER WORK. sides of the clamp and out through the slots Witnesses: I 5 F. Upon this pivotal bolt, in between the EMMET A. BRATTON,
two ends of each clamp, is pivoted the lever J OSHUA It. DOWNING.