US 562606 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
No. 562,606. Patmeame 23, 1896.
FRED II. HENRY, OF WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 562,606, dated June 23, 1896. Application filed April 13, 1894:. Serial No- 507,351. (No model.)-
To aZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, FRED I-I. HENRY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wakefield, in the county of Middlesex and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Car-Seats, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to seats, more especially, but not necessarily exclusively, carseats, and particularly to double car-seats or seats adapted to accommodate two persons, this seat being adapted to revolve on a single central support, so that reversing is unnecessary, and its back and seat portion being adapted to be folded, so that the seat can be made of ample size and still revolve in a limited space without coming into contact with the seats in front and to rear of it, besides affording ample opportunity for cleaning under and around it.
The invention consists in the novel con-.
struction and arrangement of parts below described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which shows a central cross vertical section of a car-seat embodying my invention, the seat being represented as folded up, and the portions of the seat-cushion and seat-back being indicated by broken lines.
A represents the pedestal, located centrally beneath the seat and adapted to receive a pivot A, extending down from the rail or bar 13, which supports the seat-frame. This pedestal allows the seat to be rotated freely upon the removal of the locking-pin l3, and is not claimed to be new. The rail or bar B supports, by means of the castings b, the ends 0, provided with the posts 0, which support the arms 0.
D represents one of the two metallic supports or end plates which support the seat-- back, (represented by broken lines a. These back-supports swing on the arms by means of pivots d, which extend into openings in the plates cl on the arms, and the seat-back a is removablysecured to them, preferably, by
means of pockets, (indicated by broken hues,
overlapping the upper ends D of the backsupports, and pins 6, extending from the seatback into the slots D.
Each of the back-supports is provided with an integral extension F, in which is cut a curved slot F. WVithinthis slot a pin f plays, said pin extending from the rocking seat-support H of substantially the shape shown, one
being placed at each end of the seat I and sup porting it. The pins f extend through the slots E into the curved slots g, formed in the castings b. The rocking seat-supports 11 turn on pivots I-I, extending from the castings b, and hence the seat I rests on and is sustained by said pivots H and the said pins f, which extend into the slots g.
In the drawing the seat has been swung up into nearly a vertical position, this being the result of the rocking supports H swinging on the pivots H, the seat-pins f being at the lower ends of the slots F, thus causing the lower extensions F of the back-supports D to swing rearward, with the eifect of bringing the seat-back into the substantially vertical position shown. Swinging the seat I and the rocking supports H down into position for use causes the pivots f to move to the opposite ends of the slots 9 and F, theeffect of this movement in the latter slots being to draw the extensions F forward and impart a suitable rearward angle to the seat-back.
Ahorizontal foot-rest rail J is supported by hangers K, which are pivotally sustained at J by the rail B. These hangers K are provided with upward, integral, curved extensions K. When the seat is tipped up into the position shown, its rear edge, as it swings down, engages the upper ends of the extensions K and swings them down, swinging the portions J K of the foot-rest up at the same time into the position indicated.
Having thus fully described my invention,
what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The herein-described improved seat, comprising a base, the rail or bar B, the rocking seat-supports H turning on pivots 11 extending from the castings b, the pins f extending from said seat-supports, the seat-back-sup porting plates D provided with the extensions F furnished with curved slots E, the arms 0 supported by the ends 0 and provided with the plates d by means of which theback-supports are pivoted to said arms, and the castings 17 secured to said rail or bar B near its opposite ends provided with the curved slots g all arranged and constructed to operate substantially as above described.
FRED I-I. HENRY.