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No. 834,988. 'PATENTED-NOV. 6,' 1906. I
11. H. MALLORY.
DRAWER ATTACHMENT FOR CHAIRS.
APPLICATION FILED MAB-.9, 1906.
, Drawer Attachment for Chairs, of which the To all whom it may cancer n: v Beit known that I, HARRY H.'MALL0RY, a
- HARRY Hf'MAL 'Q OF CHICAGO; ILLINOIS- i nasseesa citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State ofIllinois, have invented; a new and useful following is a specification.
My invention relates to chairs of any kind;
and it consists in providing an chair with a drawer or drawers sliding un er the seat "of the chair and being adapted to 'be easily and conveniently drawn out and swung forward by any occupant of the chair, so that the contents of thedrawer may be readily accessible to such occupant.
In the accompanying -.drawings, which X illustrate my invention, Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a chair equipped with my inyentron, showing the drawer closed. Fig. 2 1s a similar view showing the drawer entirely opened and swung forward. Fig. 3 is a detailed view of the side .of the drawer which is attached to the chair. Fig. 4 is a detailed view of the flanged block on which the drawerslides and swings, showing the means of attaching said block to the chair and Fig. 5 is a detailed view of the flanged block on which the drawer slides and swings, showing a modified method of attaching said block to the chair.
. Similar letters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the drawings.
The drawer slides under the seat of the chair with its front toward one side, prefer-- ably the right side, its back towardthe other side, and its two'sidestoward the front and back, respectivel of the chair. The side of the drawer whic is toward the back of the chair is sup orted simply b a board or strip extending f-om one side of the chair to the other and on which the bottom of the drawer rests. front of the chair is equipped both at the top of the dawer and at the bottom of the drawer with outwardly-extending flanges,
the edge of the up or flange being bent downwardly and the or ge of the lower flange being bent u wardly." These flanges engage with and slide on a T-shapcd block, through which passes a pivot made of strong wire, the
ends of which are bent and fastened to the.
front leg of the chair, which is on the side of the chair next the front of the drawer. When the drawer is pulled out, the flanges which engage with the T-shaped block slide along on the T-shaped block until the drawer has The side of the drawer toward the DnAwEaA-ri'AcHmEN FOR CHAIRS.
Patented Nov. 6; 1906.
been pulled out sufficiently for its rear end to clear the back leg of the chair, which is atthe front of the drawer. Then the block will swing around on the wire ivot, and the drawer will be entirely out i i-om under'the person who may be seated 1n the chair.
Referrin more particularly to'the drawings, A is t e drawer which may be made of an suitable material and which may beprovi ed with any suitable form of handle.
B is the board or strip, attachedfrom round to round at the back of the chair in order to more securely support the drawer when it is closed. ,a v
' O is the outwardly-extending flange on the top of .the side of the drawer toward the front of the chair, and Dis the outwardly extending flange on the bottom of the side of the drawer toward the front of the chair.
preferably metal, because when made of such material they may be thinner and take up less room. r
E is the T-shaped' block, the edges of which engage the turned-down edges of the flanges on the side of the drawer. This block is of course much shorter than the side of the drawer, and is only made of suflicient length to affordan adequate support for the drawer when it is swung outwardly and to the front. This block may also be made of wood or metal.
F is the wire pivot, which passes through the block E andthe edges of which are then ri idly securedto the front leg of the chair, .w is closed. I
In Fig. 5 of the drawings is shown a modification of the method in which the T- shaped block is secured to the leg of the chair. Referring to that figure of the drawings, Gris an ordinary hinge one leaf of which chair'and the other leaf of which is secured to the T-shaped block, so that when the drawer is pulled out the block may swing out on the hinge and the drawer swing to the front the cured to the leg of the chair by the wire piyot.
drawer can in this wa be secured under the seat of a chair or stoo also that any form of chair, as a straight-back chair or a rockingchair, can be provided with such drawer 'or is secured to the rear side of the leg of the seat of the chair and swung to the front,-so that its contents are readily accessible to the These flanges may be made of wood or metal, f
sameas in the case where the block is se- It will be readily seen that more thanone IIO ' stantially asdescribed.
drawers. It will also be appreciated that the attachment of such a sliding and swmging drawer to a chair will be a great convenience, particularly in the case of women who sew. A chair so equipped might also be advantageously used as an invalid s chair.
Having now fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is
i. The combination of a chair, and al drawer, under the seat of the chair, with, flanges'on the top and bottom of one side of I the drawer, the outer edges of which flanges are bent downwardly and upwardly, res ectively, a T-shaped block, the edges of w h engage the said flanges, and on which the drawer .slides,'a pivot extending vertically; through said T-shaped block and rigidly secured to the leg of the chair, on which said. block may swing, substantially as described.
2. The combination of a ohair, a drawer under the seat of said chair, flanges on the top and bottom of one of the sides of said: drawer, the outer edges of which flanges are 1 bent downwardly and u wardly, res eetively, a T-shaped block, the edges of ich engage said flanges, which block 1s secured to a one of the legs of said chair by a hinge, subi 3. The combination of a chair, a drawer under the seat of said chair, a strip under to the chair, adapted to sup ort the drawer when it is closed, flanges on t e top and bot- -tom of one side of said drawer the outer edges of which flanges are bent downwardly and upwardly, respectively, a T shaped block, the edges of which are adapted to engage said flanges, and a ivot extendin vertieal'l through said b ock and rigid y secure to one of the legs of said chair, substantially as described.
4. The combination of a chair, a drawer under the seat of said chair, a board or strip on one side of the drawer, attached to the chair, and adapted to support the bottom of the drawer when the drawer is closed, flanges on the top and bottom of the other side of said drawer, the outer edges of which flanges .are bent downwardly and wardly, respectivel and a T-shaped block, the edges of whic engage said flanges, said T-s'haped block being hinged to one of the legs of said chair, substantially as described.
- HARRY H. MALLORY.
GEORGE B. POWER.
said drawer on one side thereof, and attached