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, Patented Aug. 7, I900. J. G. WEBB.
COMBINED RECLINING CHAIR AND CLOTHES BACK.
(Ap'nlimtion filed Apr. 17, 1900.)
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J. G. WEBB. COMBINED RECLINING CHAIR AND CLOTHES BACK.
(Application filed Apr. 17, 1900.)
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.IOI'IN GILBRIETH WEBB, OF WASIIBURN, WVEST VIRGINIA.
COMBINED RECLINING-CHAIR AND CLOTHES=RACK.
SEECIFZCATIQN forming part of Letters Patent No. 655,593, dated August 7, 1900.
Application filed April 17, 1900. Serial No. 13,218. (No model.)
To whom it may concern:
Be it known that LJOHN GILBRIETH WEBB, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washburn, in the county of Ritchie and State of West Virginia, have invented new and useful Improvements in a Combined Reclining- Chair and Clothes-Rack, of which the following is a specification.
M yinvention relates to combined recliningchairs and clothes-racks; and the objects of the same are to provide adevice of this character which shall be simple in construction, of comparatively few parts, which can be readily adjusted to any required degree of inclination as a chair, and can be quickly converted into a clothes-rack or crib. I attain these objects by means of the construction shown in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a convertible chair made in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal section of my invention in position to serve as a clothes-rack. Fig. 3 is a perspective View of my convertible chair when in position as an infants crib.
Like numerals designate like parts in the several views.
The numeral 1 designates the chair-seat, supported on the legs 2, the latter being connected by rungs 3, said parts being of the usual or any preferred construction. To the sides of the seat 1 cleats 4 are secured, and to the projecting front ends of these cleats a foot-rest is pivoted at 5. sists of the side strips 6, the cross-slats 7, and the sliding section 8, which may be detached or adjusted by sliding the same in or out of the guideway formed by the cleats 9, secured to the inner sides of the strips 6. The sliding section consists of the side pieces 10 and the cross-bars 11. The back of the chair consists of the side strips 12 and the cross-pieces 13. The strips 12 are pivoted intermediate their ends to the seat at 14, and their lower ends are connected to the footrest by the bars 15, pivoted to said foot-rest and to said lower ends of the strips 12. The arms of the chair consist of the bars 16 and 17, pivoted together at 18 and having their ends pivoted to the strips 12 and to the cleats This foot-rest con-Z 4, respectively. A support 19 for writing materials is adjustable in the keepers 20, secured to one of the cleats l. The foot-rest is supported upon a brace 21, pivoted at one end between the pieces 22 and provided near its opposite ends with notches 23, designed to engage the front rung 3. A support for a mosquito-netis pivoted to the chair-back upon the thumb-screws 24.. This support consists of the wire bail 25, which may be adj ust-ed at any angle by the thumb-screws 24, and the smaller bail 26, which serves to keep the net from sagging in the center.
As shown in Fig. 1, the device is adjusted as a recliningchair. The foot-rest is shown in Fig. 3 in avertical position and supported by the bail 25, in which condition the chair may be used as a crib. When the device is to be converted into a clothes-rack, the bail25 is thrown backward and down to support the back of the chair, and the brace 21 is set vertically to support the foot-rest, as shown in Fig. 2. Clothes may now be hung upon the cross-slats and upon the smaller bail 26.
From the foregoing it will be seen that my convertible chair is simple in construction, of few parts, and may be quickly converted to serve different purposes.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim is A convertible reclining-chair and clothesrack, consisting of a foot-rest having side strips and crosspieces, a chair-back having side pieces and cross-slats, said foot-rest and back being pivoted to a chair-seat and connected together by a pivoted strip, said seat and pivoted strip, the chair back having a wire bail attached thereto to serve as a support for a mosquito-net and to support said back when the chair is converted into a clothes-rack, and a brace pivoted to the footrest to adjust said foot-rest and to support it when the chair is converted into a clothes-