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Publication numberUS1274458 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date6 Aug 1918
Filing date22 Dec 1917
Priority date22 Dec 1917
Publication numberUS 1274458 A, US 1274458A, US-A-1274458, US1274458 A, US1274458A
InventorsTheodore Schisgall
Original AssigneeTravelight Mfg Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined child's rocking-chair, stationary chair, crib, and baby-carriage.
US 1274458 A
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Patented Aug. 6, 1918.




Patented Aug. 1918.


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Speeication of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 6, 1918.

Application led December 22, 1917. Serial No. 208,354.

posed of a body having thereon members whereby the device may be converted into a child-s rocking chair, stationary` chair, crib,

and babycarriage, one from the other at will, thenature and operation of said members being hereinafter described.

Y, The invention is satisfactorlly illustrated .in the accompanying drawing, but the important instrumentalities thereof may be varied, and sol it is to be understood that ythe invention is not limited tothe specific details shown andy described, as long as they are within the spirit or scope of the claims. Figure 1 represents a side elevation of the v device forming a rocking chair.

Fig. 2 represents a side elevation of the same converted into a stationary chair.

Fig. 3 represents a central longitudinal vertical section of the device convertedinto .a stationary chair and crib.

Fig. 4 represents a top or plan view of a portion thereof. Fig. 5 represents a side elevation of a portion of one of the legs employed, and the adjacent portion of the side piece of the body and the securing studs, screws or pins in.section,all on an enlarged scale.

Fig. 6 represents aside elevation of the v device forming a baby carriage.

Fig. 7 represents a central longitudinal vertical section thereof.

, Fig. 8 represents a view similar to Fig. 5, showing the leg" in a different position.

. Fig.v 9 represents a section of a portion on Y line 9-9 Fig. 6, on an enlarged scale.

. Fig. 10 represents an end view of a portion of Fig. 6 on an enlarged scale.

Fig. 11 represents a perspective view of a portion of the axle and appartenance shown in Figs. 6, 7 and 10 on an enlarged scale.

Fig. 12 represents a vertical section of the parts shown at the lower left hand end of Fig. 1o.

. Fig. l washer 13.- represents an elevation of a employed in some of the figures.

Fig. 14 represents a section on line 14--14 Fig. 8.

Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in the figures.

VReferring to the drawings :n

1 designates the side pieces or members of the device the same havin the profile of a child and having their un er side curved forming rockers 2, as members of a rocking chair, as will be hereinafter referred to.

Cn the exterior of said side pieces 1 are the legs 3 and between said pieces is the seat 4 which may be occupied by a child, the back member 5 against which the child may rest, the tray (i which is carried by the arms 7 which are connected with the back by the pivots 8, and the floor 9 which is secured to the side pieces, it being readily seen that when the parts are in position as shown in Fig. 1 the body of a well defined childs rocking chair is formed.

It will be noticed that'on the interior of the side pieces 1 are the blocks 10 which are secured tothe back member 5 adjacent to the pivots 11 of the lower portion 12 of said back member 5, as most plainly shown in Fig. 7. The pivotal ends of the arms 7 are formed with shoulders 13 which are adapted to abut the adjacent ends of the blocks 10 'and so retain the arms and consequently the tray in operative position, as shown in said Fig. 1, whereby it may render service for holding various articles in front of the child and prevent the latter from slipping forward from the seat 4.

Each leg 3 is however held in horizontal position on the side piece l and for 4this purpose it has in what may be termed its inner end the recessl/l, and adjacent thereto the tongue 15 which forms the fork 1G.

Connected with the piece 1, are the screws or pins 17 which are adapted to occupy either branch of the fork 16 and so by their engagement with the opposite walls of the tongue 15, as to straddle the same, see Fig. 8, the leg is held in the position shown in Figs. 1, (i, and 7. This is assisted by the detent 18 on the outer end of the leg, the same being adapted to engage either' tooth or serrations 19 in the rear edge of the side piece 1. The leg may however be drawnl out clear of said serrations and the studs 17 then occupy the recess 14 whereby the leg may be turned to a comparatively vertical position,

as shown in'Fig.'2, resting on 'the' floor when the pins occupy one branch of the fork 16,

.as shown iiiljlig. 5.

` i When the` device is conyerted into childs stationary chair, vas 'shown'in Figs. 2 and 3,

the tray 6 maybe thrown upwardly, rearwardly and downwardly, as shown in Fig. 3,

when thearm will abut the block 10,as

shown in saidV ligure, and so occupy an in- 10 operative position, as shown' in Fig."3. This `results when the device is to be converted into a crib,4 as shown in said I `ig.y 3l, 'in` which casev the block 1 0 is connected pivotally with the-side piece l and' also bythe set screw 20 i5 which passes into the segmental slot 2,1 in the side piece, and so adapts the'block', and `consequently the yback member 5 to change their angles 'from that shown in Fig-1,1 to thatsho'wninv Fig.3. VAThe'se'at @is connected with the side piece l bythe bolt 22 asa pivot'"therefor, Aand the: 's'eat is` also connected iwith" the side lpieceby the set screw 23 which 'passes "through the same into the segmentalslot 24 inthe side' piece 25 Aandv is tightened, by thethumbnut 25 on said set s screw.Y By fthese vprovisions v'the angularity of the seat is changed to'suit the back member 5, andy thus'thel device is converted intoa'childs crib as'falsoshown in o'said Fig, 3. n 4 l I In order to convert thedeviceinto a baby or childs carriage,'[ employthewheels 26 Y 'which are mounted on the aXle'27, the latterl beingi provided with thespringfpressedcatch 28,]whicli is 'adapted toA have its nos'e'fengage with the slotted bracket 29V on =the floor `9 of the b'ody'of thedevice as a` 'connection for saidv 'axle with! saidbody Iattv o'r about'the Vcenter thereof. f Y l 40 In the end portions of the top 'of'saidaxle are the recesses 30`in whichl are'seated the rockers or rocking portions of the side pieces Al of the body, said portions being raised from the floor and pinnedf'immov'ably in said recessesby the do'wels 3l which enter said pieces and axle,.andthus the axle is firmly connected "with theiioorand side pieces, it being evident referring to Figsb and 7 that y a well dened chiids' or babycarriage is i producedfjn which case 'fthe angles ofthe back' member 5,-'andv'seat 4' have been properly adjusted, and the tray and legs'3 have V been placed in-inoperative positionnaybe adjusted. '/Vhen, however, a rockingchair or crib is required' the catch`28i'i'sdoperated tol be released 'of "the bracketr 29 Ywhen lthe axle w'itliits appurtenances'fmay bef removed from theiside pieces l, and s'o the' rockers or rocking' porti'on's'may againfrest on the floor as in fFigs. l, 2*, and 34 according 'to reqirements of a rocking chair, stationary chair, y

In Figs. `13 and 14,1' show afvvasher 32 i in Vthe twallsI ofthe opening of 'whicliffarel relcesses 33" to"have lthe screws or studs 17 65 voccupy the same, so as to prevent rotation of the washer, the Alatter being interposed between the heads 'o ffsaidsfc'reivsy or "studs and the vvadjacent' faces o'f'thelegs 3, and so preventing youter disconnection ofthe latter.

The floor 9 is connected withdthe side pieces lby the bolts 34 which pass through said. pieces into the sides of the'iio'orand tightenedvby vsuitable means, said floor being readily removable from the side pieces allowing the wheels and thein'axlesto-be placed l in knoclrdown condition, l this 4being 'also true of the seat 1-f, the back 'supporting on said 'side 'pieceiengaginglthe freeend of the leg'for assisting "in holding'thefflegin 2.1Arocking bodyV having a yside piece, a

position, and coperating serrations 'and' a detentlonsaid leg and `sidepiece orfas'sist-fiog mg "1n'fholdi`ng* vthe leg in horizontal posi- "tion. f'

holding the leg in either horiz'ontalf'orver- Atical position, an ax le, andj meansfor irmlv connecting =the 'axle vwith `said floor 'and vthe side* pieces i of' saidV body.

a back"suppo1tingmember, aoor, af-"slid- "abledegy the latter 'beinge adapted to prevent rocking of s aid"body,'meansfor holding said legin either' f'its verticalor horizontal position, an axle cdnne'ctedwith saidf-iioornm said' body may A.bea seated;` and 'means-'for removably connecting said axle with the ad] acentporftions of s'aid body/,'- and"dowelsff125 connect saidaxle with said piece. f i Y Y 6. rocklng body, an* axle, wheelsm'ounted thereon, said aXle having recesses in adapted to engage a bracket member on the which the lower ends of the side pieces of adjacent portion of the body adapted to 1esaid body may be seated, means for removmovably connect Said axle with said portion. 10

ably connecting said axle with the adjacent THEODORE SCHISGALL. portion of said body, doWels adapted to Witnesses:

enter said pieces and axle and connect said JOHN A. WIEDERSHEIM,

axle and pieces, and a catch on said axle C. D. MCVAY.,

Copies of this patent may he obtained for fve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patenti, Washington, D. C.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2563407 *15 Apr 19467 Aug 1951 Rocker toy
U.S. Classification280/30, 5/105, 297/270.5, 297/181, 280/1.22, 297/270.2, 297/270.3, 5/108
Cooperative ClassificationB62B7/12