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Oct. 18, 1938. ‘ ' A. c. HUNTER ‘ ‘ 2,133,747 RESILIENT SAGLESS SUPPORT FOR UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE (Filed Sept. 21, 1936 s Sheets-Sheet 1 HRTm/R C. HUNTER Gum/mu; Oct. 18, 1938. 2,133,747 A. C. HUNTER RESILIENT SAGLESS SUPPORT FOR UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE Filed Sept. 21, 1936 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 ' ARTHUR C. HUNTER ammo/whoa Oct. 18, 1938. A, c, HUNTER 2,133,747 RESILIENT SAGLESS SUPPORT FOR UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE Filéd Sept. 21, 1936 s Sheets-Sheet :5 gwue/wto/oi ?ew-wk C. HUNTER, Patented Oct. 18, 1938 ' 2,133,747 1 UNITED: STATES‘ PATENT‘ o’FFlcs ~ 2,133,747 . nasmnn'rsacmss surronr won Urnon- , ‘ ' s'mnan rnnm'ruan . . . > Annm- 0.1mm, Hickory, N. 0., asaignor ‘(to ~ Hickory, Chair Manufacturing Qompany, Hick a d ‘ Application September 21, 1936, Serial No. 101,811‘ " " 1 cum. This invention relates to supporting meansfor upholstery of furniture such as‘settees, sofas, (01. 155-119) framework a‘ strip of material ill; Secured to the, interior rear portion of the framework is chairs and the like, and more especially to a another strip l2 similar to strip II. .To the plurality of webbing members spaced in parallel strips II and I2, the ends of ?exible webbing relation along the bottom and back portions of , straps ii are secured by any suitable means such the furniture for ‘supporting the upholstery. as tacks l4 and II. _Each of; the webbings or Each of the webbing members has a pair of resili straps l3'is folded upon itself and stitched as at ent means such as springs ‘connected thereto I! to form a suitable loop in which a pin, i1 is for normally giving resiliency to the supporting 10 means and to also return the supporting means ‘to normal position when pressure is not applied to the upholstery. It is quite evident by provid placed. The pin i'I forms a rigid stay ‘\which .is engaged by the hooksion one- end of a pair 10 of tension springs It. The other ends of ten sion springs it are secured to a plate or bracket ing a supporting means of this type, that an added it. which has pointed projections 20 integral resiliency is given to the'upholstery, which in therewith which are adapted to engage the mem edge of the framework and benea'th?the seat por tion and having the other end of said strap se cured to the upper end of the back portion of the framework with resilient means disposed :in termediate the ends of said strap members for cushion, not ‘shown, is adapted to be vplaced on top of webbing members It when’the chair is ready for use; It is evident that when pres- ‘ rendering the supporting means resilient. It is another object of the invention to provide to'the seat of the chair. ll turn, will give an added comfort to the user. ber; I! to hold the plate or bracket i9 in position. 15 It‘is therefore, an object of this'inventionto In addition to these pointed projections 20 some provide a supporting means for the, upholstery , of the tacks I! also penetrate the member l9 as of couches, lounges, sofas, settees, chairs and . well as the end of member I I. to hold the plate the like, comprising a plurality‘of straps having in proper position and to form asultable stay one end thereof secured to‘ the interior forward , for the other ends of springs 18; A suitable 20 a pair of resilient means for one end of webbing members in a chair or the like so the pads or 30 upholstery in a chair or similar article will al ways return to normal position when unoccupied.v 'Some of the objects of the invention having 35 sure is applied on the cushion that springs It will be elongated and furnish-an added resiliency 25 - > - A looped portion "a is provided which is nor mally in a slack position but if‘ for any reason excessive tension should be exerted upon springs it this portion will become taut and furnish an 30 ultimate stop toassist springs. I 8.“ ' Figures 3 and 4 show this form of webbing sup been stated, other objects will appear as the de scription proceeds when taken in connection with‘ port ‘used in combination with a'settee; ‘ A settee the-accompanying drawings, in which: lower front portion of its framework ‘and this 35 strip 18 forms a stay for the webbing members II. A similar member. 21 ‘is secured to the inte 2! has a strip-28 secured to'the interior of the Figure 1 is an isometric view of a chair show ing one form of the invention applied thereto; Figure 2 is ‘an inverted isometric. detail view - rior rear'portion of the framework of-the settee 40 of the type of support used in Figure 1; . 25 and this "member forms a stay to ‘which the Figure 3 is an isometric view of a setteein other'end of the webbing is secured.~ Strip 21 40 which the invention is adapted to operate; also‘serves as a stay for the plates‘ I! to which ' Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view taken along line 4-4 in Figure 3; ' Figure 5 is a vertical, sectional view through a lounge chair showing another form of them vention applied thereto; ' Figure 6 is a vertical cross-sectional view through another type of chair showing the in vention applied thereto; Figure 7 is an isometric view of the type of support used in Figures 5 and 6 supporting the upholstery or pad in such structures. Referring more specifically to the drawings, the numeral l0 indicates a suitable chair which 55 has secured to the interior front portion of its springs l8 are secured. ' Heretofore, in settees, it has been customary to secure a plurality of webbing members to the strips 28 and 21 in order to support the upholstery thereabove. but no pairs of means have been provided whereby the resilient member could be inserted in these webbing members intermediate their ends to cause them to-normally assume a horizontal position when pressure was not ap~ plied. Consequently, the webbing member which has heretofore been placed between strip 26 and 21 had a tendency to sag or turn edgewise and create an unsightly appearance since the vup- ' _ 2,138,747 holstering thereabove would likewise fail to re turn to its proper position after use. The webbing members l3 in Figure 4 are shown supporting a plurality of coiled springs Figures 6 and 7 show this same supporting means applied to a different type of chair. Chair 55, to which it is applied, has a front strip 55 secured to the interior of its framework for sup such as 28, said springs in turn having a pad 29 resting thereon. This pad 29 has its ends secured to strips 30 and 3| which strips are secured to the interior of the framework of the sofa. Cushions 32 are placed on top of pad 29. Each porting one end of straps 35 whereas the other end of the straps are secured to the upper por tion of a back or member 30. This chair has a seatv cushion 5| in which are disposed a plurality of springs 52. A back cushion 53 is formed sepa 10 cushion has a plurality of springs 33 therein to rately from the seat cushion 3|. This cushion 53 10 give the cushion the desired resiliency._ It is here has a plurality of springs 44 disposed therein to seen that a resilient means‘is' not only ,provided ' give‘ resiliency thereto. By providing a support in cushion 32 but other resilient means are‘ also of this type with two idependently supported provided by meansgof springs 29 as well as by the springs I9 which are secured to webbing l3 cushions thereon it ‘is seen that a greater re and plates l9. ‘ Figure 5 shows a different form of supporting siliency is‘ provided at the most desirable point, 15 namely, at'the point where the cushions 5| and 53 abut each other. The supporting means for means applied to a lounge chair 39. In this form these cushions is identical tothe supporting means the supporting'means comprises a plurality of shown in Figure 5 and like reference characters 2.0 straps 39, each of which has one end thereof will be given. However, it should be noted that 20 secured to a strip 40. Strip 40 is secured to the a different result is obtained by using the chair front edge of ‘ the interior portion of the frame shown in Figure 6 where two independent work of the chair. ‘The, other ends of webbing, cushions are used from that which is obtained ' members 39 are secured to a transverse member by using‘ a lounge chair shown in Figure 5 in 25 4| by means of tacks 55. Member 4| is disposed which a continuous cushion is used. vnear the‘upper portion of the back of the chair.‘ The plates 45 in the form shown in Figures The webbing 39 is folded upon itself as at 42 and stitched to form ‘a loop in vwhichpa pin 44 is adapted'to be placed. This pin forms a suitable 30 stay around which one end of'horizontally dis-j posed springs 45 are adapted- to be secured. The 6 and‘ 7, are secured to the transverse portion 55 of the chair 53 in order to furnish a stay for one end of springs 45v to normally maintain the other end of these springs 45 are hooked in a plate member 45 which member is identical in all respects to the plate member i9 Just described. Likewise, this plate member 45 has downwardly extending projections 41 integral therewith which engages a transversely disposed member 48 of horizontally ‘disposed portion of strap 39 in a horizontal position when pressure is not applied thereto. - In the drawings and specification there has been set forth a ‘preferred embodiment of the invention, and although specific terms are em as1 ployed,_ they are used in a generic and descrip tive sense only, and not for purposes of limita the chair 38. In addition to the downwardly ex tion, thescope of the invention being set forth tending projections, the plate 46 is additionally‘ in the appended claim. secured ‘to the-transverse member 48 by suitable 40 I claim: , v ' 40 means such as tacks or screws 50. These springs 45 and the horizontal portion of .strap 39 form ' In an upholstered chair, sofa and the like, hav ing a seat framework and a back framework, a support for the seat of the chair 35. The straps means for supporting theupholstery of the seat f 39 are-again folded upon themselves and stitched ‘ and backportions comprising a plurality of web 45 as at 52 to form a second loop in which a,‘ pin 53 bing members, each of the. webbing members is adapted to be placed. This pin forms a stay for having its front end secured to the front portion 45 one end of springs 54, the other end of said of the seat framework, the upper end of each springs extending downwardly and having their webbing member being secured to the upper por other ends secured around the pin 44. The tion of the back framework, a pair of spaced tucks springs 54 .normally. hold the-portions of the in each webbing. member each provided with a straps 39 which‘ support the back of the chair in re-inforcing pin, a pair of tension springs hav a taut position whereas,the ‘springs 45 normally ing their forward ends secured to the lowermost hold thehorizontal portion of members 39 in a of said pins in the lowermost tuck and having taut position'to support the seat portion of the their rear ends secured to the rear portion of the chair. A continuous pad 55 is placed over the seat framework, a pair of other tension springs strap or webbing ‘members-39 and this pad is having their lower ends secured to said lower secured as at 56 to the transverse member 4|. most pin and having their upper ends secured to .By observing Figure 5 it is seen that a looped the pin in the uppermost tuck, the portion of ' portion 39a is provided which is, normally in a the webbing between. the two tucks being loosely slack position but if for :any reason excessive pressure shouldbe exerted upon springs 45 and 54, the portion 39 will provide an ultimate stop'to assist the springs. ' disposed in front of said other tensionsprings to prevent contact between the upholstery and said other springs. . ‘ ARTHUR C. HUNTER.