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EDWARD A. GARVEY, OF CREDIT RIVER, MINNESOTA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of LettersPatent No. 575,806, dated January 26, 1897.
Application filed July 18, 1896. Serial No. 599,724. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EDWARD A. GARVEV, a citizen of the United States, residing at Credit River, in the county of Scott and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Furniture Attachments; and I do hereby declare the followingto 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 relation to an attachment or appliance to be used in connection with furniture, and more particularly upon chairs, the object being to provide a device which will, first, prevent the wear of legs of chairs, tables, and the like, and, secondly, to compensate for such wear after it has taken place.
The details of construction involved in my furniture attachment will be fully set forth in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view showing my device applied to use upon the leg of a chair. Fig. 2 is a vertical or longitudinal section thereof through the friction-points. Fig. 3 is a transverse section on line A A of Fig. 2, showing the supporting spring-arms upon which rests the end of the leg of the chair.
Reference will be had to the several parts of my invention by figures, the same figure referring to a like part in each of the views.
In carrying out my invention I provide the body 1, which is practically cylindrical in form and varies in size to enable the lower end of the leg of the chair or other article of furniture to which it is desired to form attachment to be received.
While it will be understood that various sizes and shapes may be employed, I will confine my description to that form which is specially practicable to adapt it to the construction of the average chair-leg.
After providing the cylindrical body, as above stated, I provide in the upper section thereof a series of friction-points 2, which are formed by being struck inwardly out of the sheet metal forming the body. The said friction-points 2 are provided upon their inner faces with the series of corrugations or points 3, adapted to engage loosely with the surface of the chair-leg and yieldingly hold it at any point to which it is affiXed.
The lower section of the cylindrical body is provided with the inwardly-reaching springarms 4, which are preferably formed integral with the body and are provided with the semielliptieal section 5 and the horizontal inwardly-reaching section 6, terminating in the upwardly-extendin g end 7, provided with the series of retaining-points 8, as shown.
In applying my invention to use the leg of the chair to be protected is entered in the upper end of the cylindrical body, taking into the same until the lower end of the leg rests upon the upper ends of the spring-arms 4:. The friction-points 2 looselyengage the surface of the chair-leg, permitting the latter to have a slight reciprocatory movement within the body incident to the use of the chair. The friction-points 2 are merely intended to guard against the casual displacement of the protector.
The function of the spring-arms is to provide resiliency for the chair, thus neutralizing or taking up all jars or blows arising from contact with the floor.
In order to make the use of my protector practically noiseless, the lower end of the cylindrical body is provided with the rubber cushion 9, as shown, and said cushion also reinforces the spring-arms and adds greatly to the comfort of the use of said article of furniture.
When my furniture attachment is used in connection with a chair-leg which has been much worn, the loss resulting from wear is compensated by the proper adjustment of the rubber cushion, which may be deeply inserted in the lower end of the cylindrical body or may be arranged to protrude therefrom sufficiently to restore the original height of the chair. Said rubber cushion may be inserted in the lower end of the body and there held by friction contact, or, if preferred, may be secured in a threaded seat provided in the lower end of the body. (Not shown.)
Believing that the advantages arising from the use of my invention and its construction will be fully apparent from the foregoing de scription, considered in connection with the accompanying drawings, further reference is dispensed with.
After thus describing my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A furniture attachment consisting of the cylindrical body, having formed integrally therewith, inWardly-inclined arms and the in- Wardlyextending frictionpoints, substantially as described and for the purpose named.
2. A furniture attachment consisting" of the cylindrical body, having the inwardly-inclined arms; the in\\'ardly-extending friction-