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March 29, 1938.
F. A. RAUSCH
2,112,678
RESILIENTLY MOUNTED LEG REST
Filed Aug. 16, 1937
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ATTORNEYS
2,112,678‘
Patented Mar. 29, 1938
HTED STATES PATENT OFFIEE
In"
2,112,678
RESILIENTLY MOUNTED LEG REST
Frank A'. Rausch, Trenton, N. J.
Application August 16, 1937, Serial No. 159,400
3 Claims.
(Cl. 155-169)
This invention relates to resiliently mounted
leg rests and has for an object to provide leg
rest sections for supporting the legs at the calves
and upper legs at the knees independently of
5‘Teach other and in such manner as to a?ord
maximum comfort, this end being obtained by
means for automatically adjusting the leg rest
sections to movements of the user’s legs in var
ious changes of position.
A further object is to provide a device of this
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character which will be formed of a few strong,
simple and durable parts, which will be inex
pensive to manufacture, and which will not easily
get out of order.
With the above and other objects in view the
invention consists of certain novel details of
construction and combinations of parts herein
after fully described and claimed, it being un
Figure 2 and a rod 23 is passed through these
hinge lugs. A brace 24 is provided with an in
clined extension 25 which forms a stop to- engage
the bottom of the leg rest section 20 which latter
is shorter than the leg rest section IS. The brace
is pivotally secured to the rod 23 preferably by
means of a staple 26 passed through the elbow 10
of the brace and into the rod. The brace is se
cured to the bars I2 by means of a rod 21 which
connects the bars. Preferably a staple 28 is
passed through the lower end of the brace and
into the rod 21 to pivotally secure the brace to 15
the rod.
A hanger bar 29 is ?xedly secured to the rod
I3 midway between the ends thereof. A pair of
derstood that various modi?cations may be re
springs 30 are each secured at one end to a
sorted to within the scope of the appended
claims without departing from the spirit or sac
respective lug 3| projecting from one face of a
respective bar l2 and at the opposite end is
ri?cing any of the advantages of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing forming part of
this speci?cation,
Figure l is a side elevation of a resiliently
mounted leg rest constructed in accordance with
the invention and illustrated as supporting 'the
legs of the occupant of a rocking chair.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional View of
3.3 the leg rest.
Figure 3 is a front elevation of the leg rest.
Figure 4 is a detail enlarged longitudinal sec
tion showing the pivotal connections, controlling
springs and stops.
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rear end of the leg rest section l9 by a leaf
hinge 2i. Hinge lugs 22 depend from the bot
tom of the leg rest section 29, as best shown in
Figure 5 is a detail cross sectional view taken
on the line 5—5 of Figure 3 and drawn substan
tially to the scale of Figure 4.
Referring now to the drawing in which like
characters of reference designate similar parts
secured to one end of a plate 32 which is se
cured to the anchor bar 29. Thus the two leg
rests may pivot on the rod l3 independently of
each other and are spring controlled to be re
turned to normal position after each actuation.
Pivotal movement of the leg rest is limited by
pins 33 projecting laterally from the anchor bar
29 and engageable with the ends of respective
channel iron bars 34 carried by the innermost
supporting bars l2, as best shown in Figure 5.
In operation the resiliently mounted leg rest
may be placed in front of a rocking chair 35,
for example, so that the leg rest section l9 will
support the occupant’s leg at the calf from the
ankle to the knee and the leg rest section 20
will support the upper portion of the leg at the
knee, as best shown in Figure 1. Booking move
ment of the occupant in the chair will move
'1; in the various views, a pair of leg rests Ill and ' the occupant’s legs and both leg rests will yield
independently of each other and in conformity
ll are illustrated each comprising a pair of up
right supporting bars I2 pivotally connected at
with the movements of the legs of the occupant
the lower end to a rod l3 by straps 14 which
embrace the rod. The ends of the rod are ?xed
4.’; in frame plates 15 which are supported level
upon the ground floor or other support by base
plates l6 secured to the bottom of the frame.
Each pair of bars I2 are connected at the top
by a rod ll the ends of which project beyond
so that maximum comfort with the least amount
:12 the bars and pivotally receive hinge lugs l8
secured to the underneath side of a padded leg
rest section l9, which is adapted to support the
lower leg at the calf from the ankle to the knee
as best shown in Figure 1.
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A padded leg rest section 20 is hinged to the
of e?ort is greatly promoted.
From the above description it is thought that
the construction and operation of the invention
will be fully understood without further expla
nation.
What is claimed is:
1. A resiliently mounted leg rest comprising
vertical frame plates, upright bars pivotally con
nected to the frame plates, a rod connecting the
bars together at the top, a padded leg rest sec
tion having hinge lugs pivotally connected to
said rod and adapted to support the lower leg 65
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of the user at the calf from the ankle to the
knee, a padded leg rest section pivoted at one
end to the rear end of the ?rst named leg rest
section and adapted to support the upper portion
of the user’s leg at the knee, an inclined brace
pivotally connected to the other end of the sec
ond named leg rest section and pivotally con
limit pivotal movement of the second named leg
rest section relatively to the ?rst named leg rest
section, and tension means for returning the up
right bars to upright position when swung there
from.
3. A resiliently mounted leg rest comprising
vertical frame plates, pairs of upright bars‘ piv
nected to said upright bars, and tension means
oted to the plates, an anchor block carried by the
for returning the upright bars to upright position
plates between the pairs of bars, springs carried
10 when swung therefrom.
2. A resiliently mounted leg rest comprising
vertical frame plates, upright bars pivotally con
nected to the frame plates, a rod connecting the
bars together at the top, a padded leg rest sec
15 tion having hinge lugs pivotally connected to
said rod and adapted to support the lower leg
of the user at the calf from the ankle to the
knee, a padded leg rest section pivoted at one
end to the rear end of the ?rst named leg rest
20 section and adapted to support the upper portion
of the user’s leg at the knee, an inclined brace
pivotally connected to the other end of the sec
ond named leg rest section and pivotally con
nected to said upright bars, an inclined exten
25 sion on the brace forming a stop to engage the
bottom of the second named leg rest section and
by the anchor block and connected to the bars 10
for yieldably holding the bars in predetermined
upright angular position with respect to the
frame plates, stops on the bars, pins carried by
the block engaging said stops for limiting piv
otal movement of the bars, a padded leg rest 15
section pivotally connected to the upper ends of
each pair of bars and adapted to engage the calf
of the user between the ankle and the knee, a
padded leg rest section secured at one end to the
rear end of each ?rst named padded leg rest 20
section and adapted to engage the upper leg of
the user near the knee, and an inclined brace
pivotally connected to the other end of each last
named padded leg rest section and pivotally con
nected to a respective pair of bars.
FRANK A. RAUSCH.
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