US 9960 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
UNITED STATES' PATENT OFFICE.
WM. M. WARREN,'OF WATERTOWN, CONNECTICUT.
Specification of Letters Patent No. 9,960, .dated August 23, 1953.
To cl whom t may concern reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, in
which- Figure l, is a front view of my improvedv car-seat. Fig. 2, is a side view of the same. Fig. 3, is a section, showing the hinged levers, by which the adjustable back is operated. Fig. 4, is a perspective view of the sliding foot-boards. Fig. 5, is an under view of dit-to, Fig. 6, is a section, showing the manner in which the footboards are retained or held at desired points.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts, in each of the several figures.
My invention consists in the employment or use of sliding footboards, constructed and arranged in a peculiar manner, so as to be used on either side of the seat, as occasion may require.
To enable others skilled in the art to fully understand and construct my invention, I will proceed to describe it.
A, Figs. 1, and 2, represents the car-seat, hung upon pivots, (a), (a), one of which is seen in Fig. 1, and the other is shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2. The pivots are fixed or attached, at the centers of the ends of the seat, and may work in stationary sidepieces, B, B, arranged and constructed in any proper manner.
C, is a lever, which passes vertically through one of the ends of the car-seat; the upper part of said lever extending suf ciently high to be readily grasped by the person sitting upon the seat; the lower end of the lever catches into recesses, (b), in a sector, D, which may form a part of one of the side-pieces, B, as seen in Fig. 2. The lever is secured by a pivot in the end of the seat, in such a manner that it may be moved or vibrated in a direction lengthwise of the seat; and a spring, (c), (see dotted lines in Fig. 2,) may bear against it, so as to keep the lower end in the recesses, (b). Now, as
the seat, A, turns upon the pivots, (a), (a),
it will readily be seen that, by grasping the upper part of the lever, C, and throwing the lower end of the lever free from the recesses, (o), the seat may be inclined either to the forward or Vback and kept in an inclined position, by the lower end of the lev er fttingin one of the recesses, (b), on either side of the center of the sector; see red lines in Fig, 2.
E, is the revolving back, secured by pivots, (al), (one of which is shown by dotted lines in Fig. 2,) to the arms, F, F. The back, E, may be turned, therefore, around on either side of the seat, so as to face the f direct-.ion in which the car is traveling.
G, 1s the adjustable'back, so termed that it may not be confounded with the revolvj ing back. The adjustable back has, at each end, a lever, (e), (see Fig. 3,) Vthe inner ends, (f), of which are secured bypivots to the lower `end of the revolving back, E. The outer ends, (g), of the levers, (e), are secured by pivots tothe outer edge of the adjustable back. The revolving back, E, has alsotwo levers, A(it), (h),`the ends, (i), of which are secured to the inner edge of the adjustable back, Gr; the opposite ends, (j), of the levers (71,), (h), are secured by pivots to the upper end of the revolving back. By referring to Fig. 3, it will be seen that the adjustable b-ack, Gr, may be moved upward against the revolving back, E; the
pivot-s at the inner ends, (f), (f), of the levers, (e), allowing the levers, (c), (e), to be raised. When the adjustable back, G, is in this position, the lower end is raised upward; the pivots at the ends, (j), of the levers, allowing the adjustable back to be raised. When the adjustable back is fully raised, the levers, (e), (e), are in front of the revolving back, and the levers, (h), (la), are in front of the adjustable back; as seen in Fig. l. By this arrangement, the adjustable back may be moved and placed on the upper part of the revolving back; the revolving back being on either side of the car-seat.
H, H, Fig. l, are ways, placed underneath and permanently attached to the car-seat; on these ways are placed beds, I, I, (see Fig. 4), connected by hinges, J. J.; see Figs. 4 and 5. Cn the upper surfaces of the beds, are ways, (lc), (7c), one on each side, on which,
slides, K, K, work; see Fig. 4. On the outer clicks, (a), (n), on Vtheirhinner ends, and projections, (0),v (o), ontheir outer ends. L, L, are footboards, attached by any proper joints to the lower ends ofthe slides, K, K. When the footboards are not required, they are turned upon the slides, K, K, and the slides, K, K, and beds, l, I, are inoved underneath the car-seat, upon the ways, H, H, When it is designed to use the footboards, one of the beds, I, is drawn from underneath the seat, and depressed; it being recol-` lected that the beds are connected by hinges, J, J the slide, K, is then Inoved downwardV t-he required distance, and the footboard, L, is raised. lVhen the feet are placed upon, the board, L, its lower edge bears upon the projections, (0), (0) and the spurs or clicks,f (n), (n), catch into the racks, (Z), (Z), on the bed, I, and consequently, the footboards may be retained in the desired position@ rIlle reason of having the two beds, I, L1 connected by hinges, J, J, is that a foot-f board inay be used on either side of the seat.y
The beds are prevented from moving out from underneath the seat, by means of. catches, M, M, attached to the under side ot'y the beds; as seen in F 5. These catches fit, in recesses, (p), (p) cut in the ways,H, (one1 is seen in Fig. 4,) and are attached by wires, (1"), (7'), to the handles, O. Now, when the handles, O, are grasped by the hand, to pull out the footboard, the catch is released from the recess, (29), and the b ed is withdrawn; and when the bed is shoved back, a spring, P, forces the catch into the recess. g Thus it will be seen, that, by the above irnproveinents, the seat may be inclined, the height.V of the back increased, and a footboard employed on either side of the seat; or the seat may be brought to a horizontal position, and a low back obtained; the seat being thus made convenient for either day or night traveling.
Having thus described my invention, what l claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is,
I claiin the manner in which the footboards, L, L, are constructed and arranged,
viz., the footboards being attached by joints to slides K, K, said slides having racks, (Z), (Z), on their upper surfaces, and working on beds, I, I, connected by hinges; the under sides of the slides being provided with sp-urs or clicks, (n), (a), which catch into the racks, and retain the footboards, when pressed upon by the feet; the beds beingA retained underneath the seat, when the footi boards are not in use, by means of the catches, M, M, or by any other convenient mo de.
WM. M. WARREN. l/Vitnesses SAML. A. MERWIN, EDWARD GUERNSEY,