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Patented Nov. 9, 1909.
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APPLICATION FILED. JAN. 13, 1909.
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CLARENCE L. GREILICK, OF TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR TO TRAVERSE CITY CHAIR 00., OF TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN, A CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN.
ADJUSTABLE FOOT-REST FOR MORRIS CHAIRS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed. January 13, 1909. Serial No. 472,120.
T 0 all whomdt may concern:
Be it known that I, CLARENCE L. Gnar- LICK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Traverse City, in the county of Grand Traverse and State of Michigan, have in vented a new and useful Adjustable Foot- Rest for Morris Chairs, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in adjustable foot rests for Morris chairs.
The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of adjustable foot rests for Morris chairs, and to provide a simple, inexpensive and efficient foot rest of great strength and durability, adapted to be readily applied to Morris chairs, and capable of affording a plurality of adjustments and of being compactly folded beneath the chair when not in use.
Vith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the construction and novel combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended; it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of construction, within the scope of the claims, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacri ficing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the drawings :Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view of an adjustable foot rest, constructed in accordance with this invention and shown applied to a chair. Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view, taken substantially on the line 33 of Fig. 2. Fig. l is a vertical longitudinal sectional view, illustrating the arrangement of the parts when the foot rest is folded. Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail sectional view, illustrating the construction of the connection between the slidable frame and the foot rest and the guides of the chair frame. Figs. 6 and 7 are detail perspective views of the members of the connection between the slidable frame and the guides of the chair. Fig. 8 is a 1011- gitudinal sectional view, illustrating a modification of the invention. Fig. 9 is an enlarged detail sectional View of the connection illustrated in Fig. 8 of the drawings. Fig. 10 is a detail sectional View, illustrating the manner of securing the ratchet piece to I the frame of the foot rest. Fig. 11 is a longitudinal sectional view, illustrating another modification of the invention.
Like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.
The foot rest comprises in its construction a head or supporting portion 1, padded or upholstered at its upper or outer face, as illustrated at 2 in order to present a soft surface to the feet and legs of the occupant of the chair to which the foot rest is applied. The head or supporting portion is connected with a slidable frame 3 by hinges 4, located near the center of the lower or rear face of the head or support 1, and adapted to permit the foot rest to be arranged either in the inclined position, illustrated in Fig. 1 of the drawings, or in a vertical position, as shown in Fig. 4.
The slidable frame is composed of spaced side bars 5 and a connecting front bar or piece 6, the hinges being preferably secured to the side bars 5 at the upper edges thereof. The side bars of the slidable frame extend through an opening 7 of the front of the chair frame 8, which is of the usual Morris chair construction, and the opening 7 is formed in a panel 9, which connects upper and lower horizontal bars 10 and 11, as clearly illustrated in Figs. 1 and 8 of the drawings. The opening 7 consists of enlarged end portions and a narrow connecting bottom portion, which exposes the upper edge of the bottom rail or bar 11 the entire length of the opening. The enlarged end portions of the opening 7 receive the side bars of the slidable frame, and the narrow connecting portion is adapted to permit the bar or connecting portion 6 of the slidable frame to extend into the frame 8, when the parts are folded, as clearly illustrated in Fig. l of the drawings.
The frame of the chair is equipped with spaced longitudinal guide bars 12, extending from the front to the back of the frame 8 and inclined downwardly and forwardly from the rear transverse bar 13 of the frame 8 to the lower rail or bar 11 of the front of the frame. The guide bars 12, which are arranged in parallelism, are located slightly beyond the opening 7, as clearly shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings.
The side bars 5 of the frame 3 are slidably Patented Nov. 9, 1909.
and pivotally connected with the guide bars 12 by means of a connection 1&, composed of two members 15 and 16. The slidable member 15, which may be constructed of any suitable metal, is substantially U-shaped and slidably embraces the contiguous guide bars 12. It is composed of straight parallel upper and lower sides and a connecting vertical portion from which projects a pivot 17 on which the member 16 is mounted. The pivot, as illustrated in Fig. 5 of the drawings, is secured at one end to the member 15 by being reduced and passed through a perforation of the vertical portion and head at the inner face thereof, but the said pivot 17 may be formed integral with the member 15, or be mounted on the same in any other preferred manner. The other or pivotal member 16 is approximately U-shaped being composed of parallel upper and lower sides and a vertical connecting portion. The upper and lower sides are pierced by a rivet 18, or other suitable fastening device for securing the member 16 to the bar 5. The vertical portion of the member 16 is provided with a bearing opening 19 for the reception of the pivot 17, whereby the member 16 is pivotally mounted on the member 15. The member 16 is secured to the bar 5 near the inner end thereof, and the pivot 17 is of a length to extend partially into the bar 5, as clearly shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings. The member 15 is adapted to slide on the guide bar, and the connection 14 permits the frame 3 to be moved inward and outward and also to be swung upward and downward during such outward movement. The frame 3 through the connection is slidably and pivotally connected with the guide bars, and its outer portion is gradu ally raised as it is moved outward. The side bars 5 of the slidable frame 3 are located between the fixed guide bars 12, and the members 15 engage the guide bars 12 at the inner sides thereof, so that there is no liability of the members 15 becoming accidentally disengaged from the guide bars.
The foot rest is maintained in its various adjustments by means of ratchet blocks or pieces 20, secured to the lower edges or faces of the bars 5 and provided with a plurality of notches 21, forming intervening teeth and adapted to engage with the upper edge 22 of the lower rail or bar of the front of the frame 8. The upper edge 22 is beveled, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 1 to fit the notches 21, and there is no liability of the ratchet bar accidentally slipping from its engagement with the lower bar or rail 11. The pressure on the foot rest incident to the use of the same operates to maintain the ratchet block or piece firmly in engagement with the upper edge of the rail 11, and as it is necessary to lift the ratchet block or piece out of engagement with the bar 11 in order to slide the frame 3 inwardor rearward, the said pressure will prevent any accidental change of position of the foot rest.
In Figs. 8 to 10 inclusive is illustrated a modification of the invention, the side bars 23 of the slidable frame being located above the guide bars 2 1, and the ratchet blocks or pieces 25 being secured to the side faces of the bars 23.- The connection between each of the side bars 23 and the guide bars 24 includes a pair of U-shaped members 26, and a pair of coiiperating pivot receiving members 27, which are secured by a rivet or pin 28 to the bar 23. The members 26 are substantially the same shape as the members 15 heretofore described, and they are provided with projecting pivots 29, extending through bearing openings 30 of the members 27. The side edges of the guide bars 21 are slidably embraced by the members 26 and the cotiperating members 27, which depend from the side bars 23, are pivoted to the members 26, the connection between the side bars 23 and the guide bars 21 permitting the frame of the foot rest to slide inward and outward and to swing upward and downward in the same manner as heretofore described. The members 27 are provided at an intermediate point with bends 31, which off-set their lower portions outward beyond the plane of their upper portions, which are provided with flanges or lips 32, extending inwardly over the upper face of the side bars 23 and embracing the opposite edges of the same, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 9 of the drawings. By this construction .the members 27 are rigidly secured to the side bar.
The guide bars 24 are arranged horizontally, and the ratchet block or piece 25, which is secured to the side edges of the bars 23 is recessed at its inner face to form a shoulder 33 to fit against the lower face of the side bar 23. The ratchet block or piece 25 is provided with notches 3 1, forming teeth and adapted to be engaged with the beveled upper edge 35 of the bar or rail of the front of the Chair frame.
In Fig. 11 of the drawings is illustrated another modification of the invention in which the chair frame is equipped with a metal plate or member 37 secured to the inner or rear face of the rail 38 and having a projecting upper portion, adapted to engage notches 39 of a ratchet block or piece 10. The recesses or notches 39 are approximately semi-circular and are considerably smaller than the notches of the ratchet blocks or pieces heretofore described. side bar 411 to which the ratchet block or piece is applied is arranged at the inner face of the adjacent guide bar 12, and is connected with the same by slidable and pivotal members similar to those shown in Figs. 1 to 7 of the drawings.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. The combination of a chair having a fixed longitudinal guide extending rearward from'the front to the back of the chair, the latter being also provided with a supporting portion located above the front end of 1 the guide, a foot resthaving a bar movable inwardly and outwardly over the supporting portion to lower and raise the foot rest, and a connection slidably and pivotally connecting the bar with the guide.
2. The combination of a chair having a fixed guide and provided with a supporting portion located above the front end of the guide, a foot rest having a bar movable longitudinally over the supporting portion to raise and lower the foot rest, a connection slidable along the guide and pivoting the bar to permit the latter to be moved inward and outward and to be swung upward and downward, and means located in advance of the said connection for securing the foot rest in its adjustment.
3. The combination of a chair provided at the front with an opening and having a supporting portion at the bottom thereof, a longitudinal guide extending rearwardly beyond the opening and having its front end located below the said supporting portion, a foot rest including a bar extending through the opening and movable inwardly and outwardly over the supporting portion to lower and raise the foot rest, a connection slidable along the guide bar and pivoting the bar of the foot rest to the same, and means carried by the bar and extending along the same and engaging the supporting portion for securing the foot rest in its adjustment.
4. The combination of a chair frame provided at the front with an opening and having a supporting portion at the bottom thereof, a longitudinal guide bar extending rearwardly beyond the opening, a foot rest in cluding a bar extending through the open ing and movable inwardly and outwardly over the supporting portion to lower and raise the foot rest, a connection slidable along the guide bar and pivoting the bar of the foot rest to the same, and a ratchet carried by the bar of the foot rest and extending along the same and engaging the supporting portion of the chair frame for holding the foot rest at different elevations.
5. The combination of a chair frame having spaced openings and provided at the bottom thereof with supporting portions, guide bars extending rearwardly beyond the openings, a foot rest having the bars movable through the said openings and over the sup I porting portions to raise and lower the foot rest, and means for connecting the foot rest with the guide bars including substantially U-shaped members slidable along the guide bars and composed of spaced sides and a connecting portion, and cooperating members secured to the bars of the foot rest and having portions arranged in parallelism with the connecting portion of the U-shaped member, and pivots connecting the parallel portions of the members.
6. The combination of a chair frame having spaced openings and provided at the bottom thereof with supporting portions, guide bars extending rearwardly beyond the openings, a foot rest having the bars movable through the said openings and over the supporting portions to raise and lower the foot rest, and means for connecting the foot rest with the guide bars including spaced U- shaped members slidably embracing the guide bars at opposite sides thereof, and cooperating members arranged in pairs and secured to and extending from the bars of the foot rest and pivotally connected with the first mentioned members.
7. The combination of a chair frame having spaced openings and provided at the bottom thereof with supporting portions, guide bars extending rearwardly beyond the said openings, a foot rest having bars movable through the said openings and over the supporting portions to raise and lower the foot rest, said bars being located above the guide bars, and means for connecting the foot rest with the guide bars including spaced U-shaped members slidably embracing the guide bars at each side thereof and provided with laterally extending pivots, and spaced cooperating members arranged in pairs and located at each side of the guide bars and secured to the bars of the foot rest at opposite sides thereof.
8. The combination of a chair frame hav ing a guide bar, a foot rest having a portion located above the guide bar, and a connection including spaced U-shaped members slidably embracing the guide bar at each side thereof and provided thereat with laterally projecting pivots, and a pair of spaced cooperating members mounted at one end on the said pivots and secured at the other end to the said portion of the foot rest.
In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto afiixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
QLAR-ENCE L. GREILICK.
lVitnesses WILL O. MENDELL, CLAIRE B. CURTIS.