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Publication numberUS910818 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1909
Filing dateNov 4, 1907
Priority dateNov 4, 1907
Publication numberUS 910818 A, US 910818A, US-A-910818, US910818 A, US910818A
InventorsDavid W Hook
Original AssigneeDavid W Hook
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding chair.
US 910818 A
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l/VVENTOR A Home naioiasis.

To allwlwm it may. concern: Be it known that I, DAVID W. HOOK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Old For e, in the county-of Herkimer and State of ew York, have invented certain new and useful Improvernentsin Folding Chairs,- of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to household furniture, and more particularly to a combination chair, and has for its object to provide a chair of pivoted sections which may be folded to form, as desired: a blacking box; step ladder, and a support for a sewin table,

aming table ironing board or awing hoard. --Anot er ob'ect is to provide such an article which be of simple structure and easy to manufacture from stock material- Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, and it will be understood that changes in the speeific structure shown and described may be made'within, the scope of the claim without de arting from the s irit of the invention.

11 the drawings orming a part of. this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, Figure 1 is a sectional view of the chair from one side, Fig. 2 isva erspective view illustrating the use of the ox in the seat, Fig. 3 is a similar view showing the chair in use as a step-ladder, Fig. 4 is a side elevation illustrating its use as a standard for an ironing board, Fig. 5 is a similar view illustrating its use with a drawing board, Fig. 6 is a similar view, showing it used as a sewing table, Fig. 7 is a similar view, showing it infuse as a aming table, and Fig. 8 is a detail view of t e means for securing the table portion upon the chair.

Referrin now to the drawin there is shown a f0 ding chair of the usual t pe, having a front section 10 and a back section 11 hinged thereto at the middle of the seat, 12, the back section bein' arran ed to fold over the front section unt comp etely inverted, to form a ladder as shown in Fig. 3. The back section 11 includes uprights 13, on the upper ends and inwardly of which rods 14 are pivotally secured, in the lower end portions of each of, which there is a series of openings 15. The n ose of these rods will be subsequently disc osed. A step piece A is secured across the bases of the u rights 13 projecting backwardly thereof and being p Epoch-leation 0! Letters Patent. Application nits November 4, 1901. swarm. 400,688.

Patented Jan. 26, 1909.

carried between the uprights 13 midway between their bases and the seat 12.

The front section 10 includes two legs 16 having enlarged and rearwardly extendin upper portions 17 having backwardly an downwardly extending diagonal members 18 secured outwardly thereof and arranged to receive thereagainst like members 19 carried by the back section 11. Between the enlarged portions 17 of the'legs 16 a box 16 is formed by means of front and rear boards 20 and a bottom board 21, which extends rearwardly of the box to form a part of the ladder, as shown. A strip 22 is hinged upon the upper edge of the front board 20 having aboard 23 secured thereto extending laterally and inbraced by the foot pieces=B. A step C is I wardly thereof at right angles to form the forward portion of the seat 12 and serve as a lid for the box 16, a fastening means being provided at 12 to keep the lid closed. A look 32, shaped to receive the heel and sole of a shoe is secured laterally upon the under side of the board 23, a blacking box thus being formed beneath the seat.

inwardly projecting pins 33 are secured upon the legs 16 below the box 16, for a purpose to be described. On the lower end of the adjacent diagonal members 18', outwardly projecting pins 18 are 'securedsthese being oval in cross section and having their major transverse dimension extending longitudinally of the members 18. The function of these pins will be indicated subsequently. i A table particularly ada ted to use as a sewing table may be forms by first bringing the rods 14 forward to extend in front of the chair, and swinging the back section forward until the rods rest upon the floor. The

uprights 13 Will then lie in a horizontal position, and the board 41 may be positioned thereupon by engaging the castings 35 slide ably between the upright 13 and against the pivoted ends of the rods 14 and engaging the far end edge of the board against the projecting step piece 45, as shown in Fig. 6. In

this way a space is provided between the rods 14 and the legs 16 for the comfortable disposition of the feet of a person, allowing such person to 'sit close to the table, as is customary in sewing.

A gaming table may be uickly formed of the chair by bringing the ack section forward and engaging the rods 14 over the pins 33, as shown, then .plaoing'the board 41 t ereupon, and engaging the castings 35 be-. t een the uprights 13. The boar held against lateral movement, and a table rovided around which four or more persons may sit closely.

It will be apparent from the foregoingthat a chair is presented which is foldab e to form several useful household. articles, each of which is peculiarly adapted to theservi'ce for which it is arranged. v In order to ho d the chair securel 1n the positions shown in Figs. 6 and 7, w en'the rods. 14 are not available for that purpose,

- tends a tongue 37, having near itsbuterl end hooks 42 are provided, carried by the diagonal members 19 and arranged to engageupon 'pins 43, carried by the front section, as shown.,

There is shown an ironing board 34 of the usual type, having castings 35 secured to. one face thereof spaced laterally of the boardand adj acent' to one end, which receives therebetween,

prise a base portion 36 from which 't here exa lateral slot 38 with an oval longitudinalex: tension 38' in which the pins 18? are engaged.

- In the base 36, on each side of thejtongue 37,

perforations 39 are provided through which screws 40 are engaged to secure the castings to the board.

A drawing board 41 is also shown, whichis provided with castings 35 spaced similarly to those on the ironing board, and similarly en aged upon the ins 18.

. t will be seen tllat the back section 11 of the chair may be turned over the front section 10 until completely invented, and when in that position a serviceable ladder is formed.

- When it is desired to use the chair to sup port the ironing. board, the rods 14 are swung is thus .ment is not possible the base portions oi the diagonal members 18. The castings 35 each -oo'rncastings 35 msfieiithseis the' pins 18. c

The board is then swung downwardly to rest upon the upwardly projecting legs 16, the

pins .18 thus becommg engaged in the oval i extensions of the slots 38 so that disengageuntil brought into'a vertical position.

'. The use ofthe drawing theboard is again board is similar to .thatlofithe ironing board, the slant of the v.boaardbeing governed by the selectionof the o ening's 15 in the rods 14 in. which to engage r as t Wins 33., v

' hat'is claimed is:

folding chair including a front section having legs rovided wit wardly'sexten 'ng upper portions said rearwardly extending portions having a-forward seat ortion secured thereon, diagonal downwar y' 'extending supports carried-by "the enlarged rearlegs a step piece earned between said diag- 'on supports, a rear section pivoted-to the front section and including uprights, diagoonal-upwardly extending supports parried' y the uprights, a rear seat portion carried-between the upright and the iip'per end offthe la'st named support, a ste. "ipiece-secured across the bases of the u 'ri ts-,- 'a ste piece carriedmidway of the said last name die 0- nal su ports, said rear section being-folds; le over t e front section to form a ladder, 'a rod ivoted on one of the said sections, means or securin the rod against the opposite section to hol the sections in various ositions in relation-to each other and partic arlypositions in which a plurality of supportmg portions are presented in a "common plane, hooks carried by one of said sections, means for securing the hooks, against the opposite section to hold the sections in various additional positions with relation to each other, pins carried by certain of the "support ortions, brackets arranged to receive and ock the pins removably therein by rotative movement of the bracket, and a table portion carried by the brackets and arranged to rest upon the support having the pins secured thereto.

portions opposlte to those In testimony whereof I aflEix my signature,

in presence of two witnesses. DAVID W. HOOK. Witnesses: p


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Cooperative ClassificationA47C12/02