Design for a chair-seat
US D12144 S
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
UNITED STATES PATENT OEEICE.
RODEEIG L. BENT, OF GARDNER, MASSACHUSETTS.
DESIGN FOR A CHAIR-SEAT..
SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. 12,144, dated February I, 1881.
Application filed October 29, 1879. Term of patent 3?.; years.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, RODERIGv L. BENT, of Gardner, Massachusetts, have originated a new and useful Design for Chair Seat and Back; and l do hereby declare that the same is fully described in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, making part hereof.
The drawing represents, in perspective, the seat and back to which my design relates applied to a chair of otherwise ordinary or suitable constrnctioir, and illustrates their nature and gen eral appearance, with the peculiarities which characterize them.
The distinguishing peculiarity of mydesign is that the seat and back are formed ot' alternate short and long parallel curved strips a e, secured nea-r each end to the cross-rails l) of the chair-frame. The long strips extend from end to end of the seat and back, and the short strips only part way, thnsleavingthe back more open than the seat, and relieving the chair of astili' uniformity otappearance, which would characterize it if all the strips were ot1 equal length. The strips project above and below` the cross-pieces, to which they are secured, giving a more graceful nish than unbroken straight lines would produce. The employmeut of the alternate short strips a and long strips c gives to the structure a uniqueappearance, which is peculiarly attractive and readily identifies my design.
The bent parallel strips are nailed at the ends to the front and rear rails ot' the seatframe or other cross-bar, and preferably to a light tie-rod across the middle of the seat. The rows of nail-heads placed thus regularly across the slat-seat are ornamental rather than otherwise.
I contemplate applying my design, also, to car-seats, settees, &c., since the form or coniguration of the frame may be modified at will without destroying` the unity of the design.
I claim as of my invention- The design for a chair seat and back consisting of the curved parallel strips c a, the former extending from end to end ot' the seat and back, and thelatter alternating therewith in the seat, but shortened so as to leave an open back, as set forth.
EODERIU L. BENT.
S. W. A. STEVENS, LEWIs STEVENS.