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Publication numberUS553386 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 21, 1896
Filing dateJul 16, 1895
Publication numberUS 553386 A, US 553386A, US-A-553386, US553386 A, US553386A
InventorsFrederick W. Blair
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 553386 A
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CAR SEAT. No. 553,386. Patented Jamal, 1896.

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CAR SEAT. No. 553,386. Patented Jan; 21, 1896.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 553,386, dated January 21, 1896. Application fil d July 16,1895. Serial No. 556,115. (Nomodeh) To all whom it may concern: to provide space for the latch E and for the Be it known that I, FREDERICK \V. BLAIR, swinging of the same. hen this latch is in a citizen of the United States, residing at Reits normal position, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, vere, in the county of Suffolk and State of and 5, its outer end E bears against the un- 55 Massachusetts, have invented a new and useder side of one of the hooks D, and by pressful Improvement in Car Seats, of which the ing on the under side of said hook forces the following is a specification. plate A up with relation to the plate 13, (or

This improvement relates to a new and imthe plate 13 and seat-back E down with relaproved construction whereby the main portion to the plate.A,) so that the parts D of 60 tion or body of the seat-back is separated or the hooks overlap the inner surface of the removed from that portion which extends plate 13 and lock the two plates A and B from the back to the seat-arm, by means of firmly together, thus locking the seat-back to which the back is swung over and reversed. the swinging arms a. In order that this latch The nature of the invention is fully demay not accidentally swing or become jarred 65 scribed below, and illustrated in the accomfrom the position shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 5,

panying drawings, in whichin which position its edges E is flush with Figure 1 is an end elevation of a portion of the rear edges of the plates A B, it is rea seat-back embodying my invention. Fig. cessed at K to accommodate and lock the 2 is a rear elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a latch behind a small projection L extending 70 4s view of the inner side of the plate which is from the recessed portion H.

integral with the supporting-arm or the arm hen it is desired to separate the seat-back which swings from the seat-arm detached. from the swinging arms a and plates A, the Fig. 4 is an end elevation of a portion of a lower end E of the latch is grasped by the seat-back with the supporting-arm detached. thumb or finger or by any suitable implement 7 5 2 5 Fig. 5 is a section taken on line .r, Fig. 1. and drawn out into the position indicated in Fig. 6 is a section taken on line at, Fig. 1,with Fig. 4. As this is done the latch is forced the plate integral with the swinging arm sepsidewise by the projection L, there being arated from the seat-back. Fig. 7 is a secsufficient spring to the latch and space in the tion take on line y, Fig. 1. Fig. 8 is a perrecess to allow it. The swinging out of the 80 3o spective View of the latch removed. latch allows the plate B to be raised with re- Similar letters of reference indicate correlation to the plate A, so that the hooks D are spending parts. rendered exactly coincident with the open- A represents a metallic plate, which is inings B. The plates A and B are then easily tegral with the swinging arm a, extending -separated and the back removed from the 8 5 3 5 down to the seat-arm and swinging therefrom. rest of the seat. To reassemble the parts the B is one of the bars or plates which are seoperation is reversed. cured at b to the opposite ends of the frame Having thus fully described my invention, which supports the upholstered cushion C what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters which constitutes the seat-back. Patent, is- 90 The plate Ais provided on its inner surface 1. In a car-seat, the back and frame therewith catches D, which are bent upward at of, the plate B secured to an end of said frame right angles at D, as shown in Figs. 5 and G, and provided with the openings 13, the swingand which extend through openings B in the ing latch E pivotally secured to said plate in plate 13 and into recesses c, Figs. 5 and (3, in a recess below one of the openings and suffi- 5 the seat-frame. ciently near thereto to cause the upper end E is a latch provided with a hole E,whereof said latch to overlap a portion of said openby it swings on the pivot F extending outing when the latch is swung down into its Ward from the plate B. This pivot is located normal position, the plate A integral or rigid in a recess H in the plate B, said recess being with the swinging arm a which extends down 100 coincident with a recess H in the plate A. to the seat-arm, and the upturned hooks D These coincident recesses are of suitable shape D cxtendin g inward from the inner surface ofthe plate A and adapted to enter the openings B and to have their portions D forced up behind the rear surfaces of said plates B, substantially as set forth.

5 2. In a car-seat, the back and frame thereof, the plate B secured to an end of said frame and provided with the recess H, the locking projection L extending horizontally from said recess near the outer edge thereof, the latch E provided with the recess K shaped to fit 10 over said projection, and the plate A pro- Vided with hooks whereby it is engaged by openings in the plate 13, substantially as described. V



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Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/42