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Publication numberUS334087 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 12, 1886
Publication numberUS 334087 A, US 334087A, US-A-334087, US334087 A, US334087A
InventorsIalxljni james William Price
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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GHAIR.v No. 334,087.

Patented Jen. l2, 1886.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 334,087, dated January 12, 1886.

Application inea April 22, isst.

To all whom it may concern,.-

Be it known that I, JAMES W. PRICE, of Ogden City, in the county of Weber and Ierritory of Utah, have invented an Improved Chair Convertible into a Parlor or Reclining Chair, or Settee or Bedstead, ot' which the following is a specification.

The special object of the invention is to make an article of furniture which is readily convertible into a reclini ng-chair, parlor-chai r, settee, or bedstead.

The invention will first be described in connection with the drawings, and then pointed out in the claim.

Figure 1 of the drawings is a vertical sectional elevation. Fig. 2 is a back view, and Fig. 3 is a side elevation showing the parts adjusted to form a settee.

In the drawings, A represents a four-legged fixed frame, which may have casters in front and spiral rear springs, a, to support it. To the rear upper edge of this frame I pivot the back B by means of the eye-straps b b and pivot-bolts b. The back is supported in an erect position by the bolts'l) D, carrying spiral springs ci d, and held movably in the slotted angle-.plates CC at the top and the perforated as well as pivoted guides E E at the lower end. rIhis allows the back a pleasant rocking motion, as Well as permits it to be brought nearly or quite in a horizontal position, as shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings. 'Io the back B are also pivoted the rear ends of the` arms F F, on whose front ends and on the inside are placed cross-pivots f f.

G represents uprights having hooks g g at the upper ends, so as to allow them to turn on the pivots f, while they are pivoted to the frame A at f, and made fast to the foot-rest frame H at the lower end. By these connections the frames B G may be brought praetically in the same plane with the upper part of frame A, as shoWni-n Fig. 3 of the drawings, When it may be locked by the adjustable detent I, which hooks upon the cross-bolt J, and the hook and bolt L M. In this position it may be used as the frame of a settee or bedstead.A As shown in Fig. l, it may be Serial No. 163,057.

used as the frame of a parlor-chair, or with the foot-rest frame II as a reclining-chair, the device I J enabling the latter t0 be held out at different degrees of inclination.

N is a foot-rest connected by the hooks and eyes n a with the frame H, and placed at a greater or less angle thereto, so as to be held by the pivoted det-ents C O and pins P P.

Q is the head-rest, which isl connected with the back B by the slotted plates R R and the screw-clamps S Sii-iso as to be held adjustably. It will be observed that the bolts b have elongated heads, which pass th rough corresponding slots in the straps or plates b.

T is a side table connecting detachably with the right arm of chair by projectionst and keepers t.

U is a folding frame, which is pivoted and folds within the back B, so as to form a filling thereto, as well as a support for the bedstead or settee. By means ofthe T- head bolts b and slotted plates b the frame U and the back B are rendered easily detachable for shipping or transportation.

TheI sliding detachable head-rest Q accom- (No model.)

modatesv the head of the tallest person as well as the shortest-even that of a well-grown child.,

, ,i The; foot-rest N swings and is adjustable,

so as to suit persons of varying size, and this swinging adjustment of frame H may be made by means of a -hand-cord, V, attached to the median eye, t', of the detent I, the eye-guide j on the bottom of frame A, and the eye-guide k on the chair-arm. This may be done by one as he sits in the chair, to determine and regulate his reclining position.

lWhenthe back is put down to make a bedstead, the back legs or frame, U, having a slot through which the pin works, simply swings out, and is forced up to the lower end of slot. The device which supports the back on spiral springs brings up the back of an invalid with out any effort on his part, while it may be taken out in a moment.

The spiral conical or pyramidal springs a on the lower ends of the rear legs admit of thelroclting motion in the chair, and are quite :in advantage. The m'lns F being hooked to baek B, of the open-slotted angle-plates C C, Io 'f the uprights Gare thusinade detachable therethe slide-bolts D D, carrying springs d, and

from. the pivoted guides EE, as and for the pur- Of course the chair may be upholstered in pose described. 5 any suitable manner. l

Having thus described :L11 that is necessary to a full understanding o" my invention, what I Vitnesses:v claim as new is- THOMAS C. GHAMBERLIN,

Tlie combination, with the seat-frame A and I D. W. FELSHAW.


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US7416252 *Jan 3, 2007Aug 26, 2008Green Continental Furniture (M) Sdn BhdBackpost unit of wooden dining chair with reclining mechanism
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/44