US 759809 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED MAY 10 1904.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 20, 1903.
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A TTOHNE VS.
UNITED STATES Patented May 10, 1904.
JOHN C. FARLEY, OF ENNIS, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR ()F ONE-THIRD TO HYMAN PRINCE, OF HOUSTON, TEXAS.
COTTON, BERRY, OR VEGETABLE PICKING OR DAIRY STOOL.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 759,809, dated May 10, 1904.
Application filed July 20, 1903.
use where it is desirable or necessary to stoop' over and to have the hands free to perform the work.
The invention has for an object to provide a simple inexpensive construction which can be conveniently secured to the person of the wearer, can be conveniently adjusted. to form .a stool of any desired height, will not interfere with the wearer walking from place to place as may be desired in the work, and will readily adjust to position for use when the operator stoops over, as in the act of milking or picking berries, vegetables, cotton, or other objects near the ground; and the invention consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts, as will be hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure 1 illustrates the improved stool as in use. Fig. 2 is a detail perspective view of the stool. Fig. 3 is a ver tical longitudinal section of the stool, and Fig. 4 is a cross-section on about line 4 4 of Fig. 3. e
As before suggested, I aim in constructing my stoolto secure great simplicity, cheapness of construction, ease of adjustment to different heights, lightness, the greatest strength with the least weight, and to so form the seat of the stool as to render the same comfortable for the wearer, both in sitting down on the stool and in walking with the stool connected with the wearer, and also to so form said seat as to prevent it shifting from side to side and to insure its proper location when the wearer desires to sit down.
In the construction shown I prefer to make the stool of sheet metal such, for instance, as galvanized iron--forming the stool in two Serial No. 166,269. (No model.)
sections, the upper section carrying the seat 5 A and the lower section the foot B, and the leg of the stool being made in two sections C and 1), connected, respectively, with upper and lower sections of the stool, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The upper sectionA is formed with the seat E and with the tapered base portion F, the latter sloping gradually from its lower end f, where it is secured to the legsection 0 to its upper outer edge, where it unites at f" with the outer edge of the seat E. The leg-section G, being secured at by soldering or otherwise, extends upward within the base portion F and is secured at its upper end at C by soldering or otherwise to the under side of the scat E, so that the seat is supported directly on the leg of the stool, and the base portion F forms a brace to give the necessary strength to the outer edge of the seat E without necessitating the making of said seat so thick and heavy as would otherwise be necessary.
The seat E is curved generally to fit the wearer and is provided with the forwardlyprojecting horn A, which curves slightly upward toward its front end and fitting between the legs of the wearer cooperates with the side arms A, which extend up at the opposite sides of the seat, in preventing any lateral shifting oi: the seat and preserves the stool in proper position to support the wearer whenever he leans over when in the act of picking cotton and the like, as will be understood in Fig. 1. The arms A are provided at their upper ends with the loops a to which are secured the side straps (:r, connected with the belt H, fitting around the waist of the wearer in the use of the invention, as shown in Fig. 1. By means of the side straps, the side arms A and the horn A, I prevent any lateral shifting of the stool and preserve the same in proper position upon the wearer for use in the manner before described.
The foot B is in the form of a truncated cone whose broad base B rests upon the ground, and the leg-section l) is secured by B, thus increasing the strength of the lower section of the stool, as will be understood from Fig. 3 of the drawings.
The section D of the leg telescopes within the section C and is provided with a series of perforations d to receive the pin 1, carried on the lower end of the spring 1, whose upper end is secured at 2' to the leg-section O, the pin I passing through an opening in the leg-section C and into one of the perforations d in the leg D, as shown in Fig. 3. By preference the leg-sections C and D are made rectangular in cross-section in order to secure the greatest strength of the parts and also to insure the arrangement of the perforations d in position to be entered by the pin 1 in the use of the invention. When desired, the pin 1 may be sprung out of any particular hole (Z to permit the adjustment of the leg to lengthen or shorten the same, as may be desired.
Having thus described my invention, what 1 claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The improved stool herein described comprising the upper section having the seat provided with the forwardly-projecting horn and at its opposite sides with the upwardly-projecting arms, the fastening-straps secured to said upwardly-projecting arms, the base portion for the seat tapering upward from its lower to its upper edge and secured at its upper edge to the seat, the upper leg-section secured to the lower end of the base portion of the seat and extending upwardly within said base portion and secured at its upper end to the under side of the seat, the spring-latch secured to the upper leg-section and having a pin to engage the lower leg-section, said legsection being square in cross-section and the lower stool-section having the foot in the form of a truncated cone and the lower leg-section extending within said foot and secured to the bottom and upper end thereof and fitting in the upper leg-section and provided with a series of perforations'for engagement by the latch-spring thereof substantially as set forth.
JOHN C. FARLEY.
SOLON C. KEMoN, PERRY B. TURPIN.