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Publication numberUS847758 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 19, 1907
Filing dateMay 9, 1906
Priority dateMay 9, 1906
Publication numberUS 847758 A, US 847758A, US-A-847758, US847758 A, US847758A
InventorsClara C Frye
Original AssigneeClara C Frye
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 847758 A
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PATENTBD MAR. 19, 1907.


2 sums-ennui 1.

PATENTED MAR. 19, 1907;



a. [LVENTOR Aitorney,



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented March 19, 1907.

- Application filed May 9,1906- Serial No. 316.024.

tion chair and bed.

It is an object of the invention to provide a novel device of this kind that may be employed for obstetrical purposes, in cases of fever, or in any case of sickness.

It is also an object of the invention to provide a novel device of this character employ ing a cushion that may be inflated with air or filled with hot or iced water according as the necessities of practice may require.

The invention also has for an "object the provision of a novel device of this character wherein a bed-pan may be employed with little trouble to or disturbance of the patient.

A further object of the invention is to rovide a novel device of this kind that wi be simple in construction, efficient in practice,

and economical to manufacture.

- With the above and other objects in view the invention consists in the details of construction and in the arrangement and combinati on of parts to be herelnafter more fully described.

' In describing theinvention in detail reference will be had to the accompanyin drawings, forming part of this speci 'cation,

wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a top lan view of the device, the same being in a Eat position. Fig. 2 is a view in side elevation of the main frame. Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation of secondary or sectional frame. Fig; 4 is a top plan View of the cushion employed in this invention. Fig. 5 is a view in elevation of a limb-brace employed in the invention, said brace being detached. Figs. 6 and 7 are views of the handholds employed with the invention. Fig. 8 is a i iew in elevation of the invention, showing the parts of the sectional frame in various adjustments. Fig. 9 is a view in elevation of a stand employed with the device. Figs. 10 and 11 are detail views.

In the drawings, 2 indicates the main frame of the chair, which is made of tubing or other suitable material and is preferably rectangular in contour. Extending across the frame at intervals intermediate its length are the supporting-rods 3, which may be secured to the main frame 2 in any desired manner, but preferably bythe T-joints 4. Centrally of the frame 2 at opposite sides are the 11 wardly-extending ears 5, provided with t e openings 6, in which are mounted the ends of the cross-rods 7.

The chair comprises in its construction a series of pivoted sections 8 9 10 and a pivoted head-section 11, it being understood that each section is pivoted to the next succeeding section. The section 9 may be termed the base or main section, the section 8 the foot-section, and section 10 the backpivoted-one withrelation to the other, but

this arrangement the chair-sections are held to the main frame 2. On the sides of the back section 10 of the chair are arranged the racks 11, which are engaged by the yokes 13 and 14. These yokes are for adjusting the incline of the-back. Both of the yokes are pivotally secured to the frame, yoke 13 being arger or longer than yoke 14 for the purpose which is thought to be plainly a parent. Arranged between the lower end of t e frame 2 and the adjacent cross-strip or su portingrod 3 are the rack-strips 15, whic are engaged by the end of the'foot-section 8 for the purpose of elevating the base-section for the nsertion therebeneath of the bed-pan 16. This bed-pan is made of white enamel-ware and is open at the top, so that it may be easily 0 eaned. it is hinged cover 17, having t e usual opening 18. The base-section 9 is also rovided with an opening 19, which is formed by holding within the base-section the frame of tubing or the like by means of the rods 21, which are secured to the frame 20, and-the base section 9 by the T-couplings 22. Thehead-section is adjustable wlth relation to the back-section by means of the rod 23, pivoted at one end to the head-section and having near its w iich asses the binding-screw 25. carried by the 'ack-sec'tion. Each of the chair-sections is provided with a backing of woven wire which will prove sanitary and not too rigid.

section. The sections 9 and 10 are not only rovided with the are pivotally held by the cross-rod 7.- By

o posite' end an. elongated slot 24, through- Employed with the chair isan inflatable cushion 26, which is of the same form or shape as the chair. The cushion is provided along its edges with ears or extensions 27, having the apertures 28. By means of these apertures the cushion is secured to the chair by cords or other securing means, as will, it is thought, be readily appreciated. That portion of the cushion arranged over the base section 9 of the chair is provided with an 0 ening '29 to register with the opening 19 of t e bed-pan when in position. A cover 30 is employed for said opening, this cover being also inflatable.

The cushion is formed, preferably, of rubher and is provided at one corner with a valve for admitting air when the device is to be used as an air-bed, and at the adjacent corner it is provided with a larger valve for admitting water or other fluid. When being used for fever, it may be necessary that iced water be employed, while for other diseases hot water may be necessary. It is the intention of the invention to provide a cushion for either air, hot, or cold water.

When the chair is to be used for obstetrical purposes, a stand or support is em loyed which comprises in its construction t e corner-posts 31, which are tubular to receive the extensions 32. By means of the extensions the height of the stand can be regulated. The extensions are held in their varying adjustments by means of the screws.32, which are threaded through the posts 31 and bind against the extensions 32. frame rests upon the extensions 31 and is clamped thereto in any ordinary or preferred manner. When employed for obstetrical The chair or' purposes, the limb-braces 33 are used. These races each com rise a tubular section a, which has an en bifurcated to embrace a side of'the frame, the same being clamped thereon by means of the screw 1). Adjustably held in the tubular section is an angular section 0, from which depends a padded leather bracelet d. Handholds 34 are also used. These holds each comprise a rod having one end formed to embrace the frame, the opposite end being providedwith a hand grasp. These holds are held to the frame by means of the set-screws 35. The back of the cushion 26 is-provided with a heavy canvas covering to rotect the same against wear.

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

In combination, a main frame, cross-strips carried by the main frame, ears on opposite sides of the main frame, a cross-strip secured in said ears and a secondary frame within the main frame, said secondary frame comprising sections pivotally secured one to the other and to the cross-piece of the main frame carried by the ears, one of the sections adjacent said cross-strip being provided with an opening, said main frame having a plu- .rality of-cross-strips positioned beneath the opening in said section, said cross-strips be ing intended to support a receptacle.

In testimony whereof I afiix mysignature, in the presence of two witnesses, this 25th day of April, 1906.




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Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/02