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Publication numberUS2514125 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date4 Jul 1950
Filing date21 Dec 1946
Priority date21 Dec 1946
Publication numberUS 2514125 A, US 2514125A, US-A-2514125, US2514125 A, US2514125A
InventorsGeorge E Evans
Original AssigneeStuart Fielding C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Knockdown chair
US 2514125 A
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G. E. EVANS KNOCKDOWN CHAIR Jqly 4, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Dec. 21, 1946 INVENTOR,


G. E. EVANS KNOCKDOWN CHAIR July 4, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 21, 1946 INVENTOR,

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KNOCKDOWN CHAIR Filed Dec. 21, 1946 3 Shets-Sheec 3 fig. 5.


Patented July 4, 1950 KNOCKDOWN CHAlR George E. Evans, Collins, N. Y., assignor of onehalf to 0. Stuart Fielding, Buffalo, N. Y. Application December 21, 1946, Serial No. 717,636-

4 Claims. (Cl. 155-191) This invention relates generally to improvements in chairs, but more particularly to an outdoor type of chair.

It has for one of its objects to provide a'chair of this character which is so designed that it can be readily dismantled or knocked-down and compactly stacked for storage or shipment purposes, and -.which can be just as readily set up or assembled for use.

. Another object of the invention is to provide a comfortable outdoor chair which is strong and rugged in construction and whose component parts are so organized and arranged as to effectively brace one another and afford ease and comfort to the user.

A further object is to provide a knock-down wooden chair which is simple and inexpensive in construction, which is light in weight, and which employs a minimum number of points of connection to require but a minimum of time in setting it up or knocking it down.

Other features of the invention reside in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a side view of the chair embodying my invention. Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof. Figure 4 is a vertical section taken on line 4-4, Figure 2; Figure 5' is an enlarged side view of one of the chair arms and its associated parts. Figure 6 is a horizontal section taken on line 66, Figure 5.

Similar characters of reference indicate the corresponding parts throughout the several views.

In its general organization, my improved knockdown chair consists of a combined seat and legframe section l0, complemental, intersecting combined back-rest and leg-frame section II, and a pair of arm-rest sections l2, the component sections H), II being pivotally and detachably connected to each other at their point of intersection and the arm-rest sections being detachably or movably connected to the complementary legframe sections. Removably associated with the back-rest and leg-frame section I l is a back-rest extension or head frame l3. These various sections are made of wood and when assembled for use assume the position shown in the drawings. When dismantled or knocked-down, the frame sections may be placed or stacked flatwise one upon another for convenient storage or shipment.

The seat and leg-frame section II) is substantially rectangular in shape, including longitu- Figure 3 is a front elevation of the same.

dinal side bars 14; I4, transverse tie bars l5 and a series of transverse seat-forming bars [6. In the assembled position of the chair, this leg-frame section assumes the upwardly and forwardlyinclined position shown in Figures 1 and 4 with the rear end resting on the ground to provide a rear supporting leg and the front end elevatedabove the ground, while the-complementary legends by alined removable dowel pins or boltsl1;

The leg-frame section H is also substantially rectangular in shape, including longitudinal side bars l8 and transverse tie bars l9, the lower end thereof resting on the ground to provide a frontsupportingleg and spaced a considerable distance forwardly of the ground-engaging end of the.

complementary leg-frame to provide a firm and- It substantial footing or bearing for the chair. will be noted that those tie bars immediately below the intersecting leg-frame section It) also serveas shoulders or supports for such section;

as seen in Figure 4.

Each arm-rest section l2 includes an armengaging portion :20 having a flange 2| depending? substantially centrally therefrom and brace arms- 22 joined at their upper ends thereto by bolts or dowel pins 23, 24 anddetachably connected at their lower ends to the leg-frame section. These brace arms are disposed in parallel relationand' inclined rearwardly, the front arm being con nected at its lower end to the point of interseca tion of the leg-frame sections l0, II by the com-1 panion bolt l'l while the rear arm is connected at its lower end to the leg-frame section ill by a bolt or dowel pin 25. Each bolt 24 also serves to detachably connect the arm rest with its companion rear brace arm 22 to the leg-frame section I l By this construction, the arm rests and their companion brace arms also serve the further function of effectually retaining the intersecting leg-frame sections in their respective angular or inclined positions.

The detachable back-rest extension or head frame I3 is of lattice-like construction and overlies and is co-parallel with the upper portion of the leg-frame section II to provide a reclining back and head rest for the occupant of the chair. Its lower end 26 extends into a slot 21 formed in the rearmost seat-forming bar it of the legframe section ill to retain it against fore and aft as well as lateral displacement and is held against downward displacement by a transverse cleat 28 applied to the head frame 13 and adapted to abut against the top face of such bar, as shown in Figure 4. Adjacent its upper end this head frame is detachably connected to the leg-frame section I l by bolts or dowel pins 29.

The chair can be painted in a variety of color schemes and the heads of the fastening pins or bolts may be painted in a contrasting color to render the chair neat and attractive in appearance.

When it is desired to knock-down the chair, the back-rest I3 is removed, and the bolts or dowel pins I1, 24, and 25 are removed to enable the legframe sections III, II and the armrest sections I! to be disconnected from one another. These sections are then stacked on one another for compactness and when stored away require but a minimum of space. In assembling the chair, the leg-sections are brought into intersecting'relation and then joined at their points of intersection, after which the arm-rest and back-rest sections are secured in their respective positions. In the knock-down and set-up operations, the leg-frame section 10 is slid out of or into intersecting relation with the complemental leg-frame section II. While manifestly simple, compact and inexpensive in construction, this chair is light in weight, attractive and comfortable and can be readily set-up and knocked-down.

I claim as my invention:

1. A chair of the character desecribed, comprising a pair of complementary leg-frame sections disposed in intersecting connected relation 1:.

and providing spaced leg supports at their lower ends, one frame section having a seat portion forwardly of the plane of intersection of the sections and the companion section having a back portion extending above the plane of intersection, and arm rests projecting forwardly from that section having the back portion and each having parallel brace members depending therefrom with one connected to the point of intersection of said sections and the other to the seatv supporting .leg, and arm-rest sections connected to said complemental leg-frame section and having brace arms depending therefrom and joined, respectively, at their lower ends to the point of ina 3 Number tersection of said sections and to the seat frame section at a point rearwardly of the intersecting plane of said sections.

3. A chair of the character described, comprising a combined seat and leg-frame sections, a complemental intersecting, combined back-rest and leg-frame sections connected thereto at the point of intersection of the sections, the firstnamed section being inclined upwardly and forwardly and constituting a rear supporting leg and the complemental section being inclined upwardly and rearwardly and constituting a front supporting leg, and arm-rest sections extending forwardly from and detachably connected at their rear ends to the. opposite sides of said complemental leg-frame sections and each having a pair of brace arms depending therefrom, one arm of each pair being detachably connected to the legframe sections at their point of intersection and the other arm of each pair being detachably connected to the combined seat and leg-frame section at a point spaced to the rear of the intersecting point of such sections. r

4. A chair of the character described, comprising a pair of substantially rectangular-shaped frames adapted to be detachably joined-in intersecting relation with one frame extending upwardly and forwardly to provide-a rear supporting leg and the companion frame extending upwardly and rearwardiy to provide a front supporting leg, the front portion ofthe first-named frame extending forwardly beyond the companion frame and constituting a seat and the upper portion of such companion frame constituting a reclining back for the chair, and arm rest sections extending forwardly from the front leg frame section above the plane of the rear leg frame section and including front andrearbrace members pending therefrom and detachably connected to said frames, the front brace members being detachably jointed at their lower ends to the intersecting points of connection of said frames and the rear brace members being connected at their lower ends to the rear leg frame section to the rear of its point of connection to the companion leg frame section.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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U.S. Classification297/440.1, 297/447.1, 297/411.27
International ClassificationA47C4/03
Cooperative ClassificationA47C4/03, A47C4/027, A47C4/025
European ClassificationA47C4/02L, A47C4/02J, A47C4/03