US 622149 A
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No. 622,l49. Patented Mar. 23, I899. w.. B. noun".
ADJUSTABLE ROCKING CHAIR.
(Appiication filed Sept. 1, 1898.) (No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet I.
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No. 622,!49. Patented Mar. 28, I899.
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ADJUSTABLE ROCKING CHAIR.
(Application filed Sept. 1, 1898.) (No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet 2.
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NITED STATES \VINFRED B. I'IOLTON, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 622,149, dated March 28, 1899.
Application filed September 1, 1898. Serial No. 690,059. (No model.)
To (LZZ whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, WINFRED B. HOLTON, of Indianapolis, county of Marion, and State of Indiana, have invented a certain new and useful Adjustable Rocking-Chair; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof,reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which like numerals refer to like parts.
My invention relates to improvements in adjustable rocking-chairs that can be converted into reclining-chairs. Its object is to cause the back and seat to connect and form a continuous support in a reclining position and also to make a light easily-manipulated springy chair of this variety.
The features of invention more fully appear in the accompanying drawings and the description and claims following.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective of the chair in its upright position. Fig. 2 is a perspective of the chair in a reclining position. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the chair when folded down. Fig. 4is a central longitudinal section of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is a section on line A A of Fig. 1. Fig. 6 is a vertical section through the lower part of the back and back of the seat when the chair is upright.
In detail the back is formed of two side cross-bar 3. The slats 4 are dovetailed or mortised into the cross-bars 2 and 3 after being curved and conform to and are parallel with the sides. bars 5, with only a front cross-bar 6, and with elastic slats 7 ,dovetailed or mortised into the cross-bars 6 and extendingrearward without any normal support at the rear and over the cross-bar 3 of the back. They extend about two inches above said cross-bar, and when one occupies the chair said seat-slats bend down until their rear ends rest upon said cross-bar 3.
The side bars 1 of the back are extended to form the front legs 8, while the side bars 5 of the seat are extended to form the rear legs 9. The side bars of the back and seat cross each other, and at their crossing are pivoted together by the pivot 10. The arran gement of seat-slats is such that they may The seat consists of the side extend between the back-slats, and to that end the seat-slats are pointed at the rear.
The pair of rockers 11 are connected by a pair of rungs 12. They are pivoted to the rear legs 13, but are not secured to the front legs. They are provided with racks 14, secured to them near their front ends. The racks have a rib 20 along their upper edge and across the front end, as seen in Fig. 5. These racks are engaged by a toothed foot 15, secured to the lower end of the front legs and having a downwardly-extending guide point or extension 16, that extends to the inner side of the rockers and has on it a laterallyextending projection or pin 21, that operates under the rib 20, and thereby prevents the front legs from escaping from the rockers unless withdrawn to the rear.
The chair is also provided with arms 17, pivoted at the rear ends of the side bars of the back and at their front ends to the links 18, which are pivoted to the seat.
From this description it is obvious that when the front legs rest on the rear portion of the racks 14 the chair will be in an upright position, as seen in Fig. 1. By moving the front legs to the forward end of the rack 14 the chair will be caused to take an inclined position, as shown in Fig. 2. In this position the back and seat are lowered so the legs rest comfortably on the floor, and no additional leg-rest is needed.
By the arrangement of the ribbed racks and the foot with its guide extensions the legs cannot escape from the rockers under weight or while in use. This arrangement permits a wide range of positions-from the upright to the nearly horizontal position.
The seat is quite springy, with the slats secured only at the front end, and their breaking is avoided by the cross-bar taking the strain on the rear ends when great enough, and when the rear ends of the seat-slats rest on the cross-bar the slats are still springy, because their rear ends are not secured, and therefore permit some play.
To prevent the escape of the front legs from the rack-pin 21 to the rear, a stop 20 is screwed into the rocker, having an arm that may be turned up into the path of the extension 16 on the front legs if they should try to escape.
By turning the arm on the stop down out of the way the front legs can be disengaged from the racks.
The arm 17 is provided with an extension or swell immediately under the point of its pivotal connection with'the link 18, so that when the chair assumes a reclining position, as in Fig. 3, said extension will rest upon the bars 5 and 9, thus causing the parts 17 and 18 to brace the other parts and also to transfer much of the strain on the back of the chair when occupied in the reclining position to a point nearer the pivot connecting the two side bars of the chair.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- 1. An adjustable rocking-chair including a back and a seat with their side bars crossing and pivoted together and extended to form legs, said back being formed of vertical slats slats.
In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature in the presence of the witnesses herein named.
WVINFRED B. I'IOLTON.
M. O. BUCK, V. H. LooKWooD.