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No. 866,072. PATENTED SEPT. 17, 1907.
APPLICATION rum) JAIL27. 1905 RENEWED MAR. 9,1907.
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THE Nomcls P215123 60., wAsunmmli, n. c,
PATENTED SEPT. 17, 1907,
J. $ALOM0N. WIRE CHAIR.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 2'7. 1905. RENEWED MAE. 9, 1907.
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JOSEPH SALOMON, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 17, 1907.
Application filed January 27, 1905, Serial No. 242,877. Renewed March 9, 1907. Serial No. 361,593.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Josnrn SALOMON, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook and,State of Illinois, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Wire Chairs, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to that class of furniture in which the framework is largely made of wire or small metal rods. From the material used the goods so constructed are commonly known as wire furniture and a patent for improvements thereon was issued to me February 2, 1904, No. 751,419.
The object of my invention is to adapt this class of construction to chairs used in shoe cleaning and polishing parlors. For this purpose I prefer to .use a chair constructed in conformity with the principles illustrated in my said former patent. To .this end I provide it with arms, platform, foot rests, etc., adapted to fit in for the purpose stated. And my invention consists in certain novel features of construction and in form, disposition and relation of the parts, both individually and as a whole, whereby I obtain a simple, cheap, durable and graceful structure and one which easily can be kept in a clean and hygieniccondition.
The principles of my present invention are illustrated in the drawings forming a part of this specification.
In these: Figure 1 shows a perspective view of my present invention as a wholeFig. 2 is an enlarged view of a portion thereof, certain parts being broken awayFig. 3 shows one method of attaching a platform supporting beam to the main chair structure- Fig. 4 shows one form of brace and tie adapted to secure the auxiliary legs. Fig. 5 shows the same in place- Fig. 6 shows the framework of one of the armsFig. 7 is a sectional view thereof on the line 9:03, showing the finishing piece attachedFig. 8 is a similar view on the line yy, Fig. 9 is an enlarged detail of a means for fastening the foundation joists to the spider arms, Fig. 10 is a detail of a clamp to secure a platform to the spider-and Fig. 11 is a detail of a leg stiffening clamp.
Further describing my invention by reference to the drawings, in which like characters of reference denote like parts throughout: 1 is the seat, and 2 are the legs of a wire chair, the latter somewhat longer than usual. They are twisted at their lower portions 2 and spread at the upper parts for attachment to the seat as is usual in this class of construction. The bracing of the lower parts of the legs by means of a spider having duplex arms 3 and a central clamp 4 is that shown in my said former patent. Joists or beams 5 are connected to the legs of the chair and the arms of the spider in such a manner as to rest upon the latter; and a suitable method of fastening the same in place is shown where the rear ends 5 are given a quarter turn and secured to the spider arm by the bolt 5 which passes between the two strandsthereof.
In order that the nut 6 shall have a proper bearing, a washer 6 should be provided having the upturned edges 6 which are slanted to embrace the double wires of the arms 3. In this way the two portions of such arm are drawn towards each other and the solidity of the general construction of the chair increased as well as a strong clamp provided for attaching the beam 5. The said joist may be secured to the front leg by bolting therethrough as shown at 8. Another method of securing the joist in position may consist in attaching thereto, by a rivet 9, or other suitable means, an angle piece 9, which may be a section of angle iron or strip of metal bent to a similar form, by the bolt 9 which passes through the duplex arm of the spider on which the joist rests, and which should be provided with a washer clamp as shown in Fig. 9. To give the necessary firmness and stability to this joist it should be much broader in vertical than horizontal section and as shown consists of a thin strip of narrow metal set on edge. It is extended forward to a proper distance, and at the front end is supplied with perforations through which bolts may pass for the purposes hereinafter to be described. Short auxiliary legs 10 which are twisted for a portion of their length have arms 11 and 12 adapted to brace each other when attached as hereinafter described. Such arms are pro- ,vided with loops at their upper extremities corresponding to the perforationsin the said joists. Foot pieces or rests 15 having the usual top are provided at their lower extremities with similar perforations to those in the ends of the joists, and a cross-piece or tie 17 having a central portion of proper length to connect the two beams, and arms 18, turned at right angles,-is provided with similar perforations in the said arms. By using the bolts or rivets 19, which are passed through the said joist; the eyes of the short legs, the foot piece and said brace, the whole may be fastened together into a secure and solid construction. As a means of still further supporting, bracing and stiffening the-entire structure another cross-piece or tie 20 may connect the joists midway of their front ends and the forward legs of the chair. A diagonal brace 23 maybe connected to the joists by the bolt or rivet 24, which may also secure the cross-tie 20 to the joists and at the for ward and lower end to the short auxiliary or foot rest supporting legs 10. To strengthen and support the latter in a lateral direction the tie 26 may be carried from one to the other of such legs and such tie may be made, if desired, integrally with the diagonal braces 23.
as shown in Fig, 4, in which 23 are the braces connected by the transverse tie 26 offsets 27 being formed at the connecting angles. The wire may then pass through suitable openings or eyes in the twisted portion of the auxiliary legs, similar to those shown at 7 in Fig. 3.
The construction of beams and braces described provides a firm and substantial foundation for the platform 30. This may be of any suitable material, but I prefer to construct it of metal in common with the rest of the chair and its attachments. And, as shown, the said platform forms the top of a rectangular box having the sides 31, the back 32, and the bottom 33. The whole thus forms a neat and convenient receptacle for brushes, polish and other accessories.
The chair should be supplied with a suitable back and arms, and this may be done in the following manner: The seat 1 is surrounded by a metallic ring, comprising the vertical portion 40 and the horizontal flange 41, the latter being perforated to take the bolts 42 by which the legs 2 and other portions of the chair may be attached to the said ring as desired. The back may consist of the wires 43 attached at their lower extremities by means of the bolts 42. They may be centrally twisted and bent as shown or into any other desirable and agreeable form, and the free ends may be attached to and supported by the arms as hereinafter described. The latter may consist of spindles 45, suitably bent at the lower extremities and having eyes 46 turned thereupon so as to be attached to the seat ring by means of the bolts 42. In the central spindle 47 the positive attaching means may be dispensed with and the lower portion have a shoulder 49 and projecting end 50, which may be inserted into a corresponding aperture in the seat ring so that the shoulder 49 will bear against the vertical portion thereof. The upper ends of the arm spindles are secured to a foundation part 51 by being passed through apertures therein and then headed down into a counter sunk portion of such apertures as shownin Fig. 7. A hole in the arm foundation provides means by which the free ends of the back may be secured by the rivet 52 or other desired means. A finishing strip 55 by which the arm is completed, in appearance and convenience, of wood or other suitable material is fitted to the foundation strip 51 and may be secured thereto by screws 56 passing thereinto through openings 57 in the foundation strip. As the legs of my chair are extended upwardly for a considerable distance it is desirable to further stiffen and brace them, and I find it a convenient and practical method of doing so to connect the upper portions thereof 60 by the clamping strip 61. This can best be done by bringing the said parts 60 into somewhat close proximity to each other centrally of the upper portion and at such narrowed part connecting them by the clamp which may be of a thin and comparatively broad strip of metal. The ends thereof 62 should be bent around the wires 60 so as to embrace them closely and preferably to completely encircle them. In practice 1 form such clamp into the position stated by means of dies oper- When so constructed, the whole may be of wire ated by a press and use a section of metal known as a half oval. By so doing I produce a very strong and rigid structure and one which is applicable to all articles of furniture in which the legs are constructed as shown.
I have described my invention with reference to a practical and operative embodiment thereof. 1 am not to be limited, however, to the construction, forms or materials, or other arrangement thereof shown, but claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent the following:
1. The combination with a wire chair, of a foot rest comprising metallic beams and twisted wire auxiliary legs and means for rigidly securing said beams to the legs of the chair above the lower ends of the same.
2. The combination with a wire chair, of metallic beams rigidly secured to the legs of the chair between the seat frame and the lower ends of the legs, a foot-rest mounted on each of said beams, an auxiliary leg carried by each of said beams and a connection between said auxiliary legs.
The combination with a wire chair having a seat, legs and leg connections below the seat of metallic beams rigidly secured to and supported by said connections, a foot rest carried by each beam, and a twisted wire leg carried by each beam. 7
4. The combination with a wire chair, of a spider cen trail of the legs having arms in engagement therewith, beams supported by the arms of the spider, and a foot rest crried by said beams.
5. The combination with a wire chair, of a spider central of the legs having arms in engagement therewith, beams resting on the arms of the spider, and a foot rest carried by said beams.
(i. In combination with a wire chair, beams immovably secured thereto and projecting therefrom, auxiliary legs of twisted wire attached to the projecting ends of. the beams, and separate foot rests supported thereby.
T. In combination with a wire chair, metallic beams fixedly secured thereto and projecting therefrom, auxiliary twisted wire legs attached to the projecting ends or the beams, means attached to the beams for bracing the auxiliary legs, and foot rests supported by the beams and auxiliary legs each foot rest being arranged above one of the auxiliary legs.
8. In combination with a wire chair, having twisted wire legs, a plurality of beams secured thereto and projecting therefrom, auxiliary twisted wire legs attached to the projecting ends of the beams, a platform on the beams, and foot rests projecting upwardly one from each beam.
1). In combination with a wire chair; beams rigidly secured thereto and projecting therefrom, a box supported by the said beams the upper side of the box comprising a platform above the same, a brush holder therebelow. and foot rests carried by the beams beyond the outer edge of the box. A
10. In combination with a wire chair; beams secured thereto and projecting therefrom, and auxiliary legs of twisted wire having eyes at their free ends which serve as means for the attachment of the auxiliary legs to the beams, the free ends serving to brace each other when attached to the beams. Y
11. In combination with a wire chair; beams rigidly secured thereto and projecting therefrom, auxiliary wire legs to support the projecting ends of the beams, and braces for the auxiliary legs attached to the beams and to said auxiliary legs.
12. In combination with a wire chair; beams rigidly se cured thereto at one end, auxiliary wire legs to support the free ends of the beams, cross-pieces between the beams,
and a platform carried by the beams.
- box mounted on the beams and IOrIning a foot platform and a brush holder.
14. In combination with a wire chair; auxiliary legs,
beams to connect the chair and said legs, and an integrally formed brace and tie engaging said legs to secure them together and to said chair.
15. In combination with a wire chair; auxiliary legs having eyes in the twisted portion, beams to connect the chair and the upper portion of said legs, and integrally formed tie and braces to pass through the eyes and to secure them to the chair.
16. In a wire chair, the combination of legs, a spider with duplex arms to connect the legs, a foot rest beam supported by the arms of thespider, and a clamp to secure said beam to the spider arms, comprising a bolt passing between the wires of the spider, and a'washer having its inner faces up-turned and slanted to embrace the wires of said arms.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, this 23rd day of January A. D. 1905, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
C. K. CHAMBERLAIN, A. S. PHILLIPS.