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Publication numberUS358466 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 1, 1887
Filing dateJan 25, 1886
Publication numberUS 358466 A, US 358466A, US-A-358466, US358466 A, US358466A
InventorsJulia Ltjeders
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 358466 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part o Letters Patent No. 358,466, dated March l, 1887.

Serial No. 189,677. (N0 model.)

To all whom, t may concern.-

Be it known that I, JULIA LUEDERs, of the city of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, have invented certain newand useful Improvements in Chairs, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, and in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation ofmy improved chair. Fig. 2 is a similar view with the body lowered and the back and foot-rest inclined. Fig.V 3 is a view of the seat and foot-rest removed. Fig. 4 is a front View. Fig. 5 `is a top view with bot-h of the arms opened and the pivoted arm swung partly around into position for use as a table. Fig. 6 is a vertical section taken on line 6 6, Fig. 2. Fig. 7 is an enlarged detail vertical section taken on line 7 7, Fig. 2.

My invention relates to a chair intended for use by invalids or for ordinary use as a reclining yor parlor chair; and my invention consists in features of novelty` hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claims.

Referring to thedrawings, A represents the body of the chair, connected by vertical posts B to the removable rockers G by spring-pins D. `The forni of these pins is illustrated in Fig. 7. Y

A spiral spring, E, fitting within a pocket, F, between a plate, G, is secured to the outside ofthe rocker and transverse pin H. The action of the spring is to hold the pin D in its inner position,which lits inholes B', made in the posts B. There are preferably four oi" these posts and a pin for each post, as shown, and by pulling outward on the pin the body of the chair may be raised or lowered to any desired height.

the rockers in Fig. 2.

I represents the back of the chair, hinged tothe body at I, and held to any desired inclination by a ratchet-bar, J, engaging` pins J on and pivoted at J'l to the back. By raising upward on the inner free ends of the bars they are released from the pins J and the back allowed to recline more or less. By pushing upward or forward on theback the bar slips over the pins J and holds the back to any de- K represents the head-rest of the back. It

is provided with plates K2 and pivoted to the back at K. The plates K have perforations K3, in which t spring-pins l", that pass through the back, as shown. The form of these pins is the same as those, D, shown in Fig. 7, and are operated in the same manner. By pulling out on the pins the head-rest may be adjusted from the position shown in Fig. 1 to that shown in Fig. 2.

L represents the seat of the chair removably supported on the body by a wooden base, L', fitting in Inortises L2 in the body A. (See Fig. 6.) It is supported by a seat, M, having a hole or opening, M, beneath which is a com' mode, M2., in a box, M3. (See Fig. i.) Said box is provided with ribs or flanges m, which slide in grooves m in the strips or projections m`l on the under side of seat M, thus enabling its removal. When the seat proper, L, is in place, the seat M andthe commode are entirely hid from view. N represents one of the arm-rests, which is pivoted at N tothe body A, so that it is capable of being swung around in front of the person using the chair to serve as a table. It is made in two parts, hinged together at N2. The under part of the one that does not fold is provided with an opening, N, which may be used for any desired purpose. The free end of the one that swings around has an extension, N4, which fits over the body A on the other side 'of the chair, at N5, to support it.

O representsa foot-rest, pivoted at O to the seat, and provided with a plate, O2, having perforations O, to receive spring-pins 0*, of the form and operating in the saine manner as the pins D, Fig. 7. By the use of these pins the foot-rest may be held in any desired position, as shown in Figs. l and 2.

The rockers C rest upon a base, l), that may be provided with casters, if desired, and this base may be provided with hooks Q, which may be engaged with the front pin, D, by pulling the latter out to receive the hooks. The object of this is to prevent the chair from rocking when desired. The hooks are pivoted forward of the pins D, so that should the chair rock forward the pins will not fall down out of engagement,but will remain in the upper position to Stop the chair from rocking backward.

The rockers G are provided with plates C', in which t the posts B, and in which the ICO 3. A chair having removable rockers and a 15 body connected to the rockers by means of vertical perforated posts and pins, substantially as shown and described, for the purpose set forth.

4. A ehairhavng abase, rookerssupported 20 on the base, body connected to the rockers by perforated posts and pins, and a hook on the base to engage one of the pins on the rockers, for the purpose set forth.


In presence of- Giro. H. KNIGHT, EDW. S. KNIGHT.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/027