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Publication numberUS454100 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 16, 1891
Filing dateOct 23, 1890
Publication numberUS 454100 A, US 454100A, US-A-454100, US454100 A, US454100A
InventorsJames G. Wilson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 454100 A
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( 2 SheetsSheee 1.

J J. G. WILSON.

' CHAIR.

No. 454,100. Patented June 16,1891.

WITNESSES I I .5. L2

ATTORNEY 2 Sheets-Sheet 2.

(No Model.)

J. G. WILSON.

CHAIR. No. 454,100. Patented June 16,1891.

I INVENTOR WITNESSES: 60M

T BY ATTORNEY UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

JAMES G. WILSON, OF NEYV YORK, N. Y.

CHAIR.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 454,100, dated June 16, 1891.

Application filed October 23, 1890. Serial No- 369,038. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JAMES G. WILsoN, a subject of the Queen of Great Britain, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Chairs; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention has reference to chairs, but

particularly refers to the construction. of a chair suitable for use by gentlemen.

The object of my invention is to provide a chair upon which a man may sit astride, and which shall afford a convenient support for the thighs and legs, as well as a rest for the elbows, and also form a comfortable seat when usedin the customary manner.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective of an upholstered chair constructed in accordance with my invention; Fig. 2, a rear elevation of my newly-invented chair; Fig. 3, a perspective showing a plain chair, with no upholstering, made in accordance with my invention, the supports for the thighs being concave in cross-section. Fig. 4 is a rear View of the chair shown at Fig. 3.

Similar letters denote like parts in the several figures of the drawings.

A is the chair-seat, and B the elbow-rest, rising at the rear of said seat. On each side of the rest B are supports 0 for the legs and. thighs, which supports are declined from the horizontal plane of the seat A, and are preferably made integral with the latter.

The

supports are declined to afford a comfortable rest for the thighs and legs; but this is not absolutely essential, since in an upholstered chair such supports may be horizontal and the thighs and legs will therebybe supported with comfort and ease.

The rest 13 may contain drawers, if desired, which may be used as receptacles for cigars, cards, or other articles.

A person using my improved chair willsi t facing the rest with his thighs supported on the declined supports 0, although said rest can serve as a back if the sitter-faces in the opposite direction.

Then my improved chair is upholstered, the general appearance of the supports 0 will be as shown in Figs. 1 and 2; but in making a plain wooden chair with no upholstering I would form concavities a in said supports, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4, in order that the latter might comfortably conform to that part of the body resting therein.

I claim As a new article of manufacture, a chair having a seat, an elbow-rest rising from the rear of said seat, said rest having a narrow base and a laterally-extending upper'portion, and rearward extensions of the seat at each side of said base, substantially as shown and set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix m y sign ature in presence of two witnesses.

JAMES G. XVILSON.

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US4607882 *Dec 6, 1984Aug 26, 1986Peter OpsvikChair with saddle shaped seat and members externally transversely therefrom
US4832407 *Nov 27, 1987May 23, 1989Hector SerberVariable posture chair and method
US5542746 *Mar 17, 1994Aug 6, 1996Bujaryn; L. WalterVariable posture component system seating device
US8864233 *Sep 22, 2008Oct 21, 2014Wen WeiTattoo chair
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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/023, A47C9/025, A47C9/005
European ClassificationA47C9/02D, A47C9/00B2