US 1698615 A
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Jan. 8, 1929; 1,698,615
. W. A. WILKINS HEADREST HOLDER.
Filed Feb. '7, 192'! 'bumpers 6 on their inner ends.
patented Jan. 8, 1929.
WILLIS A. WILKINS, OF EL PASO, TEXAS.
Application filed February 7, 1927. Serial No. 166,504.
This invention relates to an attachment for a barbers chair, the general object of the invention being to provide a holder for the head rest of the chair when the said rest is not being used.
Another object of the invention is to so form the device that it can be attached to different kinds of chairs and without danger of marring them. This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing my invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is an elevation of a chair, with parts broken away and showing'the invention in use thereon.
Figure 2 is a view of the device itself.
Figure 3 is a plan view ofthe device.
In these views, 1 indicates a substantially U-shaped bracket which is adapted to straddle a portion of the depending flange 2 of the seat of the chair. The inner limb of the bracket is of triangular shape, with its apex bent over, as shown at 3, so as to reinforce the limb at this point so that it will readily support a'clamping screw 4 which passes through a threaded hole formed in the said reinforced part. This screw will engage the inner wall of the flange. The outer limb carries a pair of clamping screws. 5 for engaging the outer wall of the flange and in order to prevent the marring of the flange by the screws, these screws 5 have rubber 7 of rubber or the like is fastened to the extremity of the outer limb and is adapted to engage the flange to space the outer limb A block from the outer, wall of the bracket and .thus prevent marring of said outer wall. A strap 8 is shaped to form a rectangular frame and the strap has its ends fastened to the upper end of the outer limb of the bracket. This frame forms the support for the headrest B of the chair when the same is not being used.
From the foregoing, it will be seenthat I have provided a simple and inexpensive device which can be easily and quickly attached to a barbers chair and which will support the head rest of the chair. It is simply necessary to drop the rest into the frame, as shown in Figure 1.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel'features of my invention will be readily apparent.
I desire it to be understood-that. I may make changes in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
WVhat I claim is J V A head rest for a chair comprising a U- shaped bracket adapted to straddle a part of the depending flange of the seat of the chair, the inner limb of the bracket being of triangular shape with its apex bent over to reinforce the limb, said reinforcing part having a threaded hole therein, a clamping screw. passing through said hole, the outer limb being of rectangular shape, a block of resilient material connected with the inner faceat the top of the rectangular limb, said block being arranged opposite the clamping screw, a pair of clamping screws carried by the outer limb, one ,ad-
jacent each side thereof and a metal frame of rectangular shape fastened to. the upper end of the outer limb and adapted to receive the head rest.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
WILLIS A. WILKINS.