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Publication numberUS850453 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1907
Filing dateMar 23, 1906
Priority dateMar 23, 1906
Publication numberUS 850453 A, US 850453A, US-A-850453, US850453 A, US850453A
InventorsWesley G Winans
Original AssigneeFrank R Culbertson, Lee Eisenberg, Wesley G Winans
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 850453 A
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PATENTED APR. 16, 1907.




m/vz /vron, WESLEY G. WINANS WITNESSES: H 852. 6 I

A TTOHNE Y8 No. 850,453. PATENTED APR. 16; .1907.






are permanently fastened to the floor and are counter, so it can be shifted therewith, and



it 0. 850,453. Patented April 16, 1907.

Specification of Letters iTjatent.

Application filed March 23,1906. Serial No. 307,611.

To all 1/0771, it 'nt/t concern: 1

means of the keeper-plate C, secured at C to Be it known that I, WESLEY G. WINANS, a

extend over the upper side of the pedestal A citizen of the United States, and a resident of and form a keeper within which the slide B Spokane, in the county of Spokane and State i may move back and forth, as will be underof lVashington, have made certain new and Stood from Figs. 2, 3, 4, and 6 of the drawings. useful Improvements in Counter-Stools, of i This keeper C is slotted loi'igitudinally in its which the following is a specification. upper side at C to receive the stud projection My inventionis an improvement in counteri B on the Slide B, the end walls of the slot C stools, and consists in certain novel con- 1 forming abutments for engagement by the structions and combinations of parts, as will stud B to limit the inner and outer movebe hereinafter described and claimed. ments of the slide B in the adjustment there- In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective of between the positions shown in Figs. 2 and view of my improvement as in use. Fig. 2 is 3 of the drawings. By this means the stool a vertical crosssection of the counter with may be drawn out to position for use, as shown the stool adjusted to position for use. Fig. 3 in Fig. 2, or pushe'v in out of the way, as is a similar view with the stool pushed in to the counter. Fig. 4 is a detail horizontal plan view on about line 4 d of Fig. 3. Fig. 5 is an inverted perspective view of the stooltop. Fig. 6 is a cross-section on about line 6 6 of Fig. 4, and Fig. 7 is a detail perspective View of the stool-carrying slide.

My invention seeks to avoid some of the objections incident to Stools in common uSesuch, for instance, which are permanently fastened to the floor, where they cannot be readily removed, and others fastened to the front of the counters, where the weight of persons sitting on them exerts a severe strain on the counter Sufficient in some instances to cause the counter to tilt over. Other stools movements in both directions.

The stud'B is preferably adjustable along the slide B, so the latterand the stool connected therewith may be stopped in different positions, and this is preferably effected by providing the slide B with a series of sockets Z), in which the Stop B may be threaded, as will be understood from Figs. 3 and 7 of the drawings. This. enables the stop B to be readily removed for adjustment into any desired one of the Sockets 6 and to permit the removal and application of the slide B whenever desired. At its outer end the slide B is connected with the standard D of the stool D, this being preferably effected by providing at B near the outer end of the slide B a spring-actuated, so that when not in use they vertical sleeve, which embraces the standard will be forced up against the front of the D, so the said standard may be slipped into counter. This is undesirable and annoying, and out of engagement with the slide B and because the stools must be held down before so Said standard may be raised, if desired, to sitting down on them and the moment they lift its feet d from the floor in adjusting the are released spring back against the counter stool in or out, as may be desired. If deand are not in position when required, maksired, however, a collar D? may be fitted ing them dangerous and unsafe for use. around the standard D below the sleeve B By my invention I provide a revolving and secured by a screw d to prevent any verstool which can be adjusted as to height, can tical movement of the Standard within the be easily removed, and readily adjusted to sleeve B when the stool is adjusted for use, position for use or up against the counter out 7 as shown in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings. of the way, all of which will be described. The stool has the seat E, which is prefer- In carrying out my invention I provide a V ably pivotally connected with its depending pedestal A, which may be in the form of a shank F, so the stool may be tilted between block and may, if desired, be secured to the the positions Shown in Figs. 2 and 3. The

shank F fits and turns within the upper end of the tubular standard B and is provided near its upper end with lateral pivot-studs f and the stop-pins f, and'the seat E is prothis block A is adapted on its upper side to form a guide and support for the stool-carrying slide B. This is preferably effected by vided with depending lugs E, which are pro- I vided with vertically-elongated slots E", pivoting on the studs f, and in their lower edges the lugs E have the notches E which receive the stop-pins when the seat is adjusted for use, as shown in Fig. 2. The lower edges of the lugs 15 are rounded, so that when the seat is raised to free its notches E from engagement with the stop-pins F the seat may be tilted to the position shown in Fig. 3 and then may be readily tilted back to position for use, as shown in Fig. 2, the rounded edges sliding on the stop-pins f and guiding the latter into engagement with the notches E By this construction it will be noticed the seat when in the position shown in Fig. 3 may be readily tilted to the position shown in Fig. 2, and the stop-pinsj" by engaging in the notches E will securely hold the seat in the position for use.

By means of the stool-carrying slide 1 am able to use the stool at any desired distance from the counter and limit the extent to which the stool may be pulled from the counter, thus regulating the width of the aisles and providing for the stools taking up just the amount of space allotted to them.

The lugs on the seat cooperating with the pivot-studs and stop-pins on the shank F form a locking device, so that when the seat is raised to the proper position for use it may automatically drop into position and be locked until raised for the purpose of tilting it to the position shown in Fig' 3 when the stool 1S not 1n. use.

What I claim is 1. The combination substantially as herein described, of a pedestal, a keeper extending over the upper edge of and secured to said pedestal and having a longitudinal slot, a stool-carrying slide operating at its inner end within said keeper and having a series of sockets and a stop-pin fitted thereto and operating in the slot of the keeper, the said slide being provided at its outer end with an upright tubular portion to receive a standard, a stoolstandard fittingin said upright tubular portion, the seat provided on its under side with depending lugs having slotted pivot-openings and the notches in their lower edges, and the shank having the pivot-studs and stoppins and fitting and turning in the upper'end of the standard, all substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

2. The combination, of a pedestal, a keeper extending over the upper edge of, and secured to, said pedestal, and having a longitudinal slot, a stool-carrying slide operating at its inner end within said keeper and having a series of sockets, and a stop-pin fitted thereto and operating in the slot of-the keeper, the said slide being provided at its outer end with an upright tubular portion to receive a standard, and a stool-carrying standard fitted in said tubular portion, substantially as described.

VVESLEY G. WVINANS. Vitnesses F. P. GREENE, H. A. Row.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47C9/007
European ClassificationA47C9/00F