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Publication numberUS65937 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1867
Publication numberUS 65937 A, US 65937A, US-A-65937, US65937 A, US65937A
InventorsCombined Booking Ohaie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improved bocking-chaie and tbune
US 65937 A
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Be it known that I, THOMAS NYE, of Westbrook, in the county of Cumberland, and State-of Maine, have invented a new and useful Combined RockingChair and Trunk; and I hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others to make and use my invention, reference being had to the accompanying'drawings, forming part of this specification, in which:

Figure 1 shows a view in perspective of my invention with the lid of the trunk raised and the rockers dropped.

Figure 2, a detail of the slot by which the rocker is slid in or outof the recess into which it is folded when not in use.

Figure 3 represents a portion of the edge of the trunk-lid, and the manner in which it is held upright when the lid is used forthe chair-back.

Figure 4 shows the manner in which the rockers are folded when the trunk is not in use as a choir.

Same letters refer to like parts.

My invention has for its object the combination of a trunk and rocking-chair,-as herein set forth. In fig. 1 is seen a trunk with the lid thrown up, thus'forming the back of a chair, and the top of the trunk thus uncovered forming the seat.

a showsthe back; I; b show two arms, which by means of the joints 1 2 3 fold down by the side and inside of a, when the top is-dropped. The arrangement of these arms inside of the part c is indicated hy'dotted lines in fig. 1. When the cover ci is raised, as seen in the drawings, there is thus produced the'back of a chair, and the seat 1 d, which can be upholsteredor otherwise furnished as may be desired. This back a is only the top part of what is generally termed the trunk-lid, and when raised, as in the drawing, still leaves the remaining parts of the lid over the trunk, (see fig. 1.) Upon the front side of the back a, and on the outside, are the drops e; one is represented in fig. 3. These serve to secure the cover or backnz when dropped over the trunk, by fitting over the staples f, in which staples there are to be inserted the hook's g, which together hold down both parts of the trunk-top. The drops e also serve another purpose. When the back a is raised, as seen in fig. 1, the part it is held upright by these drops turning down behind and holding the same, (see dotted lines in fig. 3.) When the topor hack a is dropped this part it falls over the; front of the trunk for a. short distance, over the portion marked 2'. Trunks are now often made with slatsnpon the top and bottom to insure greater strength and protect the leather, &c., of the trunk. I propose to apply my invention scthat these slats being attached to the side pieces I: shall be raised with these pieces, and thus form an open or slatted back if desired,

in which form the solid back will not be raised but will form the seat. In order to formthe rockers I make a recess in each end of the trunk-body at the bottom, (see fig. 1.) Over this fits the cover m. Into this recess the rocker may be folded, and the cover; m may close up the recess. 11 is the rocker with the hinge o. It has two other hinges p p connecting the rocker with the horizontal sliding-piece 1*. To place the rocker in its recess, fold the part 8 over upon 12; turn up the two parts thus folded so that they shall be in the outer end of the recess; then slide the two into the recess and close the cover m, thus leaving the end of the trunk straight.

when the rocker is folded and turned up as specified, the whole is slid into the recess on the sliding-piece 1-. The sliding-plate has attached to its upper side the plate t, shown on an enlarged scale in fig. 2, with the slot. 'In this slot is a bolt which confines the plate to its place, and by means of the slot allows it to'move in and out in order to draw out the rocker when it is to be arranged for use, and to push itin when folded up, as seen in fig, 4. I This plate, with the slot and belt, is also seen in fig: 1. To hold the rockers when adjusted for use, are the bars 1 v, fig. 1, turning on pivots. When turned out, as seen in fig. 1, they keep the rockers in place, and when the rockers are folded they are swung into the recess in the trunk and rest upon the sliding piece r. 111 shows a clamp by means of which the rockers may be permanently'attachcd to the trunk, instead of by the hinges'pp, if desired. at shows a portion of the cover in attached to the same by hinges. This is in order that the part m may close the recess when the rockers are taken out and adjusted for use, as otherwise the cover In would be too large, the sliding-piece r then occupying a portion of the space. That portion of thetop oi the trunk, besides the part a which forms the chair-back, shuts over the trunk, as is comm on, and the interior of the trunk may be made as usual.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

I 1. The movable back a and folding arms 6, operating as described and for thepnrposes specified. I

The rockers 3 71 when constructed so as to fold up, and also to fold into the recess, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

3. The drops e to hold upright the part it of the back, in the manner and for the purposes set forth 4. The double cover'm 1 when applied to the trunk-body to close the recess, suhstantiztlly as and fee the pucposeg described.




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