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Publication numberUS596986 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1898
Filing dateMar 27, 1897
Publication numberUS 596986 A, US 596986A, US-A-596986, US596986 A, US596986A
InventorsCornelius B. Demarest
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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DEPOT SEATING No. 596,986. Patented Jan. 11 1898.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 596,986, dated January 11, 1898, Application filed March 27, 1897i Serial No. 629,566. (No model.)

To a/ZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CORNELIUS B. DEMA- REST, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county of N ew York and State of New York, have invented certain' new and useful Improvements in Depot-Seatingsj. 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, reference beingv had to the accompanying drawings,which form part of this speciiication.

My invention relates to benches or seats particularly adapted for usein railroad-depots and other like places, and has for its object, iirst, to provide a seat which will be supported entirely from the wall, thereby taking up none of the door-space and interposing no barrier whatever to the proper cleaning of the door, and which is adjustable to suit various thicknesses of base-boards; second, to provide a seat which may readily be taken apart for transportation, storage, or repairs and quickly put together for use when desired, and which will be strong and durable, and, third, to provide a seat of that class of veneers for the seat and back in which the necessity of using a continuous piece for the seat or back is obviated; and to this end the invention consists in the construction hereinafter described, and more particularly pointed out in the claims.

Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of a depot-bench constructed in accordance with my invention and shows the same properly supported for use. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same on the line e .a of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of the lower end of one of the brackets, showing the adjustable foot therefor adapt* ing the device for attachment to base-boards of various thicknesses. Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line a'. a; of Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the line y y of Fig. 2; and Fig. (l is a section taken on a line similar to that of Fig. 5, but shows a slightly-different construction of bracket.

Like reference-n umerals designate the sam parts in each figure of the drawings.

The end'brackets 1 are formed with arms 2 for attachment to a wall or other support and have at their upper ends sockets 3, which receive the ends of a grooved strip li, of wood or other suitable material. Said brackets are also formed at the bases of arms 2 with sockets 5 to receive the ends or" grooved bars 6, and the portions of the bracket beneath said sockets are bent to form the arms 7. The brackets are also formed with the horizontal arms 9, which extend outward from said sockets 5, and with the arms 10, which incline upward from the lower ends of the arms '7 to the outer ends of said arms 9, and at the junction of said arms 9 and 10 the brackets are provided with sockets 11 to receive the ends of the grooved bar 12. The brackets are also provided with arm-rests 13.

14 and 15 respectively designate the back and seat portions of the bench, each of which is formed of one piece or strip oi veneer, straw or paper board, or any other well-known material, and have their end edges inserted within grooves 16 and 17, formed on the inner faces of the arms 2 and 9, respectively. The upper longitudinal edge of said back portion 14 is inserted within a groove 1S, formed in the lower edge of strip 4, and its lower edge is inserted in a groove 19, formed in the edge of the bar 6.. The front edge of the veneer seat 15 is inserted in a groove 20, formed in the bar 12, while its rear edge is inserted in a groove 21, formed in the'bar (i.

From' the foregoing description the mode of uniting the parts to form a complete bench will be apparent, and it will be seen that a strong, durable, ornamental, and cheap device is formed and one which will not be in the way of cleaning the door of the room within which it is placed an d which may be shipped or stored in knockdown condition.

' It will further be seen that as the back 14 and seat 15 are formed of separate pieces of veneer the original construction of the device is cheapened as far as these parts are concerned, and breakage of one of said parts does not necessitate the replacement of the other.

In Fig. 5 the arms 9 are shown as formed to provide a ledge 3i for the seat 15 to rest on. This construction has the advantage of permitting the seat to be removed without disturbing any of the other elements; but-.l prefer the construction shown in Fig. G, in which said arms are formed with the grooves 17, ar-


ranged toprovide iianges 35 both above and below theedge ofsaid seat: portion, as the rgroove is iin portant in holding theveneer seat k,according to the length of veneers desired for c the back 14 and seat 15, and this seating can rin place. f f c c The brackets are preferably all ofthe sainey construction, so they can be placed at a greater or less distance apart in makingnp a seating,

be continued in oneline to any` length desired.

- In order to adapt the lower end of the device for attachlnentfto various thicknesses of base-boards y8 and,r prevent the seat portion f from being located out of proper horizontal .f

position, the lower rearwardlyextending end of each ybracket 23 (shown ascontinnations of rib 25. Said end 23 and foot portion 26 are formed with yregistering elongated rslot-e212),

rthrough which extendsa bolt 30, ythat coperates with said teeth in locking the foot-'piece rigidly in any adjusted position.y f Said footy, piece terminates ina plater 3,1, having open,-

3o., f ,,videdwithlugs32 for securinggthem tothe ings for the screws serving'tofasten the lower end of the brackets tothe ybase-board, while theupper arms 2 of the brackets may be prothey may be attached. f f f I do notwish to be understood as limiting myself to the exact details herein shown and described., as many of therny mayy ybe varied stripy 33 orl othersuitable support to which without departing from the spirit of the in-r vention. l

Having thus fully described my invention,

in presence of two witnesses.

l. A bench or seat having brackets formed l, with horizontal parts and provided with sockets at their upper ends and at each end of their horizontal parts, the grooved bars having their ends inserted in said sockets, the intermediate barbeing grooved on two faces. and the separatelyornied seat and back portions having their edges 'inserted yin said f Y grooves, substantially asy and for the purposes set forth. f f 'f f f i 2. A knockdownkr benchfor seat, havingy brackets formed with horizontal parts and i provided with sockets at their upper ends and at the frontr and rear end of their horizontal f parts with groovesbetween said sockets, lonf gitudinal' grooved bars removably inserted in f said sockets, the back havingits upper edge inserted in' the ygroove of the upper strip and its lower edge inthe groove of the yrear bar. f and its transverse edges inthe groove in the brackets, theseat having its front edge 1n-y serted in the groove of ther front bar and its rearfedge in the groove in the rear bar, subr f stantially as and for the purpose described'.

' 3. An end bracket for a bench 'construction to be attached to awall and clearof the door,

gitudinal rib adjacent to said teetlnan adjustable foot-piec'efhaving teeth to engage 'f those of' the bracket anda groove toreceive rsaid rib, and a bolt extending ytliirongh slotsr *f f in the brackety and foot-piece, substantially as and for the purposes described. f f

f i. An end bracketfor a bench, constructed yto be attached toa walland clear of the' door'.

said ,bracket having a rearwardly-'extending ylower end formed with a longitudinal rib along oney edge, affootpieoe mounted adj ustably on said lower endy and having at one side a groove receiving the rib thereof, and means for se curing Ysaid foot-piece in' adjusted position,

substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature CORNELIUS B. DEMAREST.



,f said bracket having a rearwardly-extending lower 'end formed withteethy and with 'a'lon-f f f f

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US3343870 *Sep 28, 1965Sep 26, 1967Stauber Terence RStadium seating
US3619004 *Dec 23, 1969Nov 9, 1971American Seating CoCantilever seat structure
US3625565 *Jun 2, 1970Dec 7, 1971American Seating CoBack-suspended cantilever seat
US4422691 *Jun 17, 1981Dec 27, 1983Ignaz VogelPassenger seat
Cooperative ClassificationA47C4/02