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Publication numberUS818045 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1906
Filing dateNov 27, 1903
Priority dateNov 27, 1903
Publication numberUS 818045 A, US 818045A, US-A-818045, US818045 A, US818045A
InventorsClayton W Perry
Original AssigneeClayton W Perry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Head-rest for car-seats.
US 818045 A
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PATENTBD APR. 17, 1906.




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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented April 17, 1906.

A licatio m November 27,1903. Serial No. 182,782

To all whom it vii/(Ly concern:

Be it known that I, CLAYTON W. PERRY, a citizen of the United States, residing at South Dayton, in the county of Oattaraugus and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Head-Rests for Car-Seats; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.

This invention relates to head-rests for carseats; and its objects are to provide a portable head-rest which can be folded and conveniently carried in a valise and which can be supported on one of the arm-rests of a carseat without the inconvenience of fastening the same thereto, to provide means whereby valuables, such as jewelry or money, can be carried in the head-rest and when so carried and the head-rest is in use the valuables are inaccessible by reason of the users head lying on the cushioned covers and preventing their being opened, and to construct a simple, cheap, and durable head-rest capable of being folded within a small compass.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a car-seat having my improved headrest supported on one arm-rest thereof. Fig. 2 is a ers ective view of the head-rest when foldecfi ig. 3 is a side view of the same when unfolded. Fig. 4 is a longitudinal central sec tion taken on line 4 4, Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is an end view of the head-rest when unfolded. Fig. 6 is a transverse section showing the same unfolded. Fig. 7 is a similar view showing the cushioned covers of each section opened. Fig. 8 is a plan view of the head-rest unfolded and the cushioned covers opened.

Referring to the drawings in detail, corresponding letters of reference refer to like parts in the several figures.

The head-rest A comprises two sections B C, each in the form of a shallow receptacle having a rigid bottom a, forming the back of the section, and side walls and end walls a The sections are hinged together, as at D, to permit them to fold upon each other back to ack, and to the free or opposite sides of each section a cushioned cover E is hinged, as at F, which close inwardly and may be locked by means of clasps or any other suitable or well-known means.

The receptacle may be provided with suitable pockets G for the reception of watches, rings, and other jewelry; but any other articles may be carried in the receptacles, if desired.

By means of this arrangement the unfolding of the head-rest provides a convenient cushioned rest for the head, and when in use and the head is supported thereon the removal of the contents from the hollow receptacles is impossible, and a secure and safe place for valuables is thus provided.

The sections B O are provided mid-length with alined transverse V-shaped grooves H, in which the edge of the arm-rest of the car-seat fits, and when the head-rest is supported on the latter the lower end thereof may rest upon the seat, as shown in Fig. 1; but such exact placement is not absolutely necessary, as the grooves will hold the head-rest to the arm-rest, and when the head is resting on the head-rest the latter will accommodate itself in position for the convenience and comfort of the user. Moreover, by having the sections hinged longitudinally and the grooves H coinciding and at a right angle to the hinged edges of the sections the rest will be prevented from sliding on the arm of the seat, even though the latter be curved, as many are. In such cases the sections will accommodate themselves to the curvature of the arm and lie at a slight angle to each other, rendering the rest more comfortable than otherwise.

I wish it to be understood that I do not confine myself to the use of the hollow sections and the cushioned covers therefor, but consider a head-rest with a groove in its rear face fully within the scope of my invention.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. A head-rest for car-seats, comprising sections hinged together and provided with seat-engaging grooves extending transversely across the sections in line with each other, the engagement of the said grooves with the seat operating both to hold the sections open and to prevent the said rest from twisting out of position.

2. A head-rest comprising trays hinged together at their edges to be folded on such hinges to a closed condition, the backs of the trays being provided with grooves alined when the head-rest is unfolded, and cushions forming covers for said trays, the said grooves being adapted to inclose the longitudinal corner of the arm of the seat for preventing displacement of the head-rest.

3. A head-rest comprising elements fold- 5 able together, each of said elements being grooved transversely in such position as to produce a continuous transverse groove when the elements are unfolded, for engaging the I longitudinal corner of the arm of aseat for sus- IO taining the head-rest in position, the groove of the several foldable elements being positioned therein at such point as to be between the elements when in a folded condition.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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