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Publication numberUS761514 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 31, 1904
Filing dateFeb 15, 1904
Priority dateFeb 15, 1904
Publication numberUS 761514 A, US 761514A, US-A-761514, US761514 A, US761514A
InventorsBenjamin Leininger
Original AssigneeBenjamin Leininger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 761514 A
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UN TED [STATE Patented May 31, 1904.



SPECIFICATION forming" part of Letters Patent No. 761,514, dated May 31', I904. Application filed February 15,1904-- Serial No. 193,655. (No model.)

To all whom, it may concern,-

Be it known that I, BENJAMIN LEININGER, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at East McKeesport, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Baby-Walkers, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

This invention has relation to baby-walkers,

and has for its object the provision of adevice can bear the major portion of its weight upon the board and by touching its feet to the floor propel itself backward and forward.

My invention further consists in the combinationfwith a frame having a slidable board with a hole. to receive the bodyof the infant,

- of hinged and adjustable legs and means for holding the legs in the adjusted position, so that the frame may be sustained at a greater or less distance from the floor to accommodate the device to infants of different size.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improvements. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same. Fig. 3is a vertical central sectional view, and Fig. 4 is a detailview, of the leg-adjusting devices.

In the accompanyingd rawings, A designates a rectangular frame the sides of wh1ch have cleats B fixed upon top of the same, said cleats being formed with slots C C on their inner sides. A flat board D, having an opening F in its center and flanges E E on its front and rear edges, is arranged to slide in the frame, the side edges of. the board fitting in the slots 0 C of the cleats B B. The slots C C in the cleats B B do not extend to the ends of the cleats, but only to a point on a line with the inner sides of the end pieces of the frame, so that the movement of the board I) is limited to the length of the slots in the cleats. The

frame Ais supported on legs G at each corner,

the legs being attached to the bottom of the frame by hinges H H. Cross-pieces I con-.

weight and permits the infant to move backward and forward by walking on the floor. The flanges E E serve to keep any toys .or other articles in position that may be placed upon the board for the amusement of the child, and the board forms a firm support devoid of projecting portions or movable parts that would cause injury to the child or its garments. The device is shown in its lowermost working position in the drawings, and if it is desired to elevate the frame so .as to raise it slightly higher the screws M M are loosened and the legs Gr Gr moved inwardly, which will result in their assuming a more nearly vertical position than that shown in the drawings and Wl11Cl1 w1ll raise the frame more or less, according to the amount of inward movement of the legs. When the legs have been moved sofar as is necessary to secure the required elevation of the frame, they are locked in position by tightening up the screws M. If it bedesired to remove the device from room to room or store it out of the way, the screws M M may be removed, and this will permit the legs to be folded up" flat against the side faces of the frame, so that the latter will occupy but very little space. and may be easily handled.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. In adevice of the character described, the combination with a frame and a device slidably mounted therein and adapted to support an infant, of legs hinged to the bottom of the arms and adapted to hold said legs in the ad- IO justed position, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA63B22/001