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Publication numberUS841565 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 15, 1907
Filing dateJul 13, 1906
Priority dateJul 13, 1906
Publication numberUS 841565 A, US 841565A, US-A-841565, US841565 A, US841565A
InventorsSamuel Orr
Original AssigneeSamuel Orr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatically-folding step and seat.
US 841565 A
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PATENTED JAN.,15, 1907.

Wi t" ease:


EPATE T M Nll l ED .tllfir i htd No. 8f1,565,

T aZZf'r ohom it may concern:

. Beit'hnown the-t i SAMUEL ORR, acitizen or" the United States, residing at Nashville,

the oountycf lgsvidson and State of Tennessee, have invented certain new and useind irnnrovelnents I in Automatically-Folding =Stepi end Seats; and I do hereby declare the stores to enable persons to reach objects at .iollowing/to be a full, clear, and exact decription "oi the invention, such as will enable :others'slfilled in theert to which it sppertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to @118 letters of reference marked thereon, which form a. part of this specification.

Thisinyention relates to new and useful im rovercents m automatic folding steps seets;des1gn'ed for use especially in higher elevations then possible When standthe drawings by letter, A designates a strip m t e sppended olenns.

upon a floor, and comprises a simple and elhcient device of this cherecter whic :not in use will he held by a spring in a folded h when position and out of the Way.

The invention relates to various details of construction, combinations, and arrangements of parts, as will he hereinsfter more described and then; specifically defined "I illustrete'myinvention in the itCCQIl1-' penying drswin s, which, with the letters of reference marks thereon, form a part of this application, endinwhich- Figure 1 is a. side elevation of my invention, showing the seat or step open in solid lines and closed ,or foldedin dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the step or seat folded. Fig. 3 is 3. sections View on line 3 3 of Fig. 1, endFigl i is a perspective View of the bracket-arm to which the seat or step is fastened.

Reference now being had to the details of which may represent any fixed object to which it may be desired to attach the device, and B is a bracket member haying. two arms B, which are spaced epsrt and flare outa The upper snrfeces of said arms wardlty, vnertr eir ends are flattened and are adepted to form e support for the seat or step C.

is a coiled saying the central portion of which is bent to orm a 100 D, supported by it screw E passing throngs the orecketerrn, and each arm l) oi said spring is fastened to the under siirisce ofthe seat in such e mennertliet the seat will be normally held by the tension 01' the spring in an upright or Gl0$43i Specificetion of Letters 2stent.

Application filed July 13, 1906. Serial No. 326,123. I



Patented Jan. 15, 1907.

position, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1 of the drawings, said spring being of suflicient strength to hold the step or seat, as shown and described. The arms of the spring When the step is lowered Will contact With the inner edges of the arms of said bracket member adjacent to the flattened portions thereof and Will serve to prevent lateral movement of the step, the under surface of the latter resting upon the flattened portions of the breoket-srms when the step is in a horizontal position.

H is 9. support which is hinged at H to the under surface of the step, and the lower portions thereof are formedimto legs whereby the step maybe supported in a horizontal sit-ion. An opening N is formed in the eddy portion of said support of sufiicient size to receive the foot of a. person and affording means whereby a person may place his or her foot therein as the first step. As pressure is enplied thereto the seat or step proper Will he drawn down to a horizontal position, whereby the person may ascend still higher. Said opening also allows the bracket-arms to pass thcrethrough When the step is folded. The Peer end of the step or sent C has a recess Q adopted to allow the step to turn back without interference with the upper end of the bracket member.

What I claim is.'

11 in combination with a bracket member having outwardly-extending arms which are spaced "ll-pert, 3. spring supported by said brscket member, portions or" said spring forming arms, a. step to which said arms are fastened, said arms of the spring adapted to contact with the arms of the brecket memher to prevent lateral movement of the step,-

and s hinged support fastened to the step, as set forth. g H i 2. in combination with sewers member having outwardly flaring" "arms, a coiled spring having at central portion thereof bent to form a loop, omholt secured to the bracket member, end or 'i'on which said loop is mounted, 9. steptovlhichthe arms of said spring are fastened, end a hinged support for the step, as set forth. in testimony whereof I hereunto sifix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses: i

E3. GIJUED, M. S. Ween.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47C9/06