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Publication numberUS388191 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1888
Filing dateMay 5, 1888
Publication numberUS 388191 A, US 388191A, US-A-388191, US388191 A, US388191A
InventorsCombined Cradle
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 388,191, dated August 21, 1888.

Application filed May 1888. Serial No. 272N180. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, VVILLIAM FURL and RUDOLPH FRAENZEL, citizens of the United States, residing at Lock Haven, in the county of Clinton and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Combined Cradle and Rocking-Chair, of which the following is a specification.

Our invention is an improvement in combined cradles and rockingchairs.

The invention seeks to provide improvements in the construction of the chair, whereby it may be conveniently drawn out and adjusted for use and will be comfortable and easy and firm when set in position for use, and yet may be easily adjusted fortelcscopi ng into the crib-frame.

The invention also has for an object to so arrange the several rockersas to insure a strong firm Support for both the chair and the cradle when the chair is being used, and to so construct the chair-frame that it will brace the crib-frame when the chair-frame is in both its inner and outer position.

The invention has for further objects other improvements; and it consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts, as will be hereinafter described and claimed.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of our improvement, the chair and seat being adjusted into position for use. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the cradle and chair with the chair closed into the cradle. Fig-3 is a plan view of the chair with the seatbottom removed. Fig. 4 is a detail section on line 00 m, Fig. 2; and Fig. 5 is a section on lineyy, Fig. 3, the chair-bottom being shown in position.

The cradle A has its frame formed with guides or ways a for the chair-frame B,which slides into the cradle-frame from one end,a,of the latter, a suitable rocker, C, being provided to support the opposite end, a, of the cradle. The end a of the cradle-frame is practically recessed at A to receive the cl1air-back, hereinafter described.

The chair-frame is provided with ascat, D, and has a rocker, C, at its outer end or edge, and also a rocker, C", at the inner edge of the seat D. This inner rocker, C", in the open position of the partsthat is, when the seat is adjusted out to position for use-rests under and supports the end of the cradle-frame next the chair. \Ve thus provide the movable chair-frame with a rocker which supports one end of the cradle. The chair-frame, it will be seen, has an extension, B, beyond the inner end of the seat, which extension, resting in the guides or ways of the cradle-frame, operates to brace the said cradle-fran'ie and give greater Strength and firmness to the connection between the cradle and chair frames. Such extension also serves as a guide in moving or telescoping the chair and its frame in the cradle-frame, as will be readily understood. This chair-frame has a front bar, I), and also across-bar, b, the latter being formed with a recess, 7)", in its upper face, the walls of which recess are beveled at b, as shown.

The seat D is pivotaliy supported on the chair-frame, so that it can be turned for use at right angles to the direction of length of the said fran1e,or into line with said frame, to permit its telescopic movement into the cradle frame. By preference the back D is fixed to the seat. \Ve also prefer to provide the seat with a depending projection or block, (I, at or near its front edge, which block in the use of the seat rests on front bar, I), and supports the seat at the desired rearward inclination, rendering it comfortable and easy. This projection or block (I, when the seat is turned into line with the ehair-frame, rests down in the space between the front and rear bars of such frame, thus permitting the seat to be lowered at its said edge to properly pass into the eradle-frame. 0n the chair-frame we fix headed studs E and 6, having their heads arranged sutliciently high to permit a plate or bar, F, to pass under them. This bar F is fixed to the under side of the seat, and has slots or notches 1 and e to engage, respectively, the studs E e and serve to hold down the bar F, and consequently the seat when the said seat is in use or is turned for adjustment into the cradle-frame.

In pivoting the seat to its frame we prefer to provideapivotbolt,G,passed down through the bar or plate F, thence through an opening formed through the base-wall of the recess If, and secured below said bar by a nut,g,a spring, 9', being arranged to bear between not 9 and the bar I), and operating to hold the seatdown in its frame. The bar F, when the seat is adjusted into line with the chair-frame, is drawn into the recess 1), but may in turning the seat readily ride up the beveled sides of the said recess. On the crossbar we also provide headed stud fin or near to the recess b. Such stud fcoacts with stud e in holding the bar F and the seat when the latter is turned into line with the chairframe.

In operation the chairframe may be drawn out and the seat turned at right angles to the chair-frame when the mother or other attendant of the child can sit in the chair, and by rocking in same rock the cradle. When the chair is not in use, the seat is turned into line with the chairfr'an'1c and the latter moved into the cradle-frame, the chair-back resting in the recess formed in the end of the cradle-frame, effecting a compact arrangement and giving the parts a neat appearance.

In order to permit the seat to be moved con veniently out to position for use, we bevel or incline the end of the block (I at d, so that it will rideup easilyon the front bar, b, and incidentally we also bevel or incline the opposite end of part d, as shown. Manifestly the rockers might be mounted on platforms without involving any departure from the spirit of our invention.

It will be understood that the chair may be arranged and supported so that its seat can be turned to the right of the cradle, when so desired, instead of to the left, as shown.

Having thus fully described our invention, What we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent. is-

l. The combination of the cradle-frame, the chair-frame movable into and out of the eradle-frame, and the chair-seat pivotally supported 0n the chair-frame, whereby it may be turned for use at right; angles to the cradle frame, or may when not in use be adjusted into line with and telescoped in said cradle-frame, substantially as set forth.

2. The combination of the cradle frame having ways for the chair frame extending to one end of the cradleframe, and having such end of the frame practically recessed, the chairframe fitted to said ways, and the scat pivotally supported on the chair-frame and having a back fixed to it and fitted to the recess of the cradle-frame, the chair-frame being movable into the cradle-frame,substantially as set forth.

3. The combination of the cradle-frame, the chair-frame movable within said cradle-frame,

and the seat pivotally supported on the chairframe and having a depending projection or supporting-block at its front edge, the chairframe being provided with a bar or bearing for engagement by said supporting-b1ock,substantially as set forth.

4. In combination with the cradle-frame and the chair-frame, the seat on said chair-frame, and the back supported pivotally on said chairframe, whereby it may be turned from its normal position to one at right angles thereto, the chair-frame being movable with reference to the cradle-frame, whereby the chairback when adjusted to its latter position may be ad justed flat against the end of the cradle-frame, substantially as set forth.

5. The combination, with the chair-frame having a headed stud or studs and the seat pivotally supported on said frame, and having a piece or plate fixed to it and notched to engage the said stud below its head, substantially as set forth.

6. The combination of the chair-frame hav ing the headed studs, the seat, the bar or plate fixed to the under side of the seat and having slots to receive the headed studs, and the pivotbolt, substantially as set forth.

7. In a combined chair and cradle, the combination of the cradle-frame, the chair-frame movable into and out of the cradle-frame, and the seat pivotally supported on the chairframe and having a depending projection or block at or near its front edge, the front bar of the chair-frame being arranged for engagement by and to provide a bearing for the supportingblock when the seat is adjusted to position for use, substantially as set forth.

8. The combination, in a combined cradle and chair, of the cradle'frame, the chai r-frame movable into and out of the cradleframe, the seat, the bolt pivoting said seat to its frame, and the spring on said bolt, substantially as set forth.

9. Thechair-framehavingacross-barformed with a recess in its upper side having beveled or inclined walls, the seat supported on said frame and having a bar or plate fitted to enter the recess in the cross-bar, and the pivotbolt passed through the base wall of the recess, substantially as set forth.


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Cooperative ClassificationA47D9/02