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Dec. 4, 1962
H. w. BROWER
3,066,982
KNOCKDOWN FRAME FOR FURNITURE
Filed July 5, 1960
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Filed July 5, 1966, Ser. No. 40,748
1 Claim. (Cl. 297-443)
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Patented Dec. 4%, 1962
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by means of the overlapping portions of the top member
2%. Also, disposed at the rear bottom portion of the
side members 18 are slots 36 as shown dotted in FIG
URE 4.
Referring now to FIGURE 4 again, the sidearm frame
assemblies 14 include a top member 33 attached to a
pair of vertical front and rear members 40 and 42 which
are also interconnected by a bottom member 44. The
holstered type furniture.
side arm frame 14 is further braced by a horizontal brace
It is therefore a primary object of this invention to pro
member 46, the front face of which is ?ush with the
vide a frame for upholstered furniture which may be 10 ront edges of the front and rear members 40 and 42.
readily assembled from pieces which may be manufac
As seen in FiGURE 7 the rear side member 42 of the
tured with greater ease and thereby also facilitate shipping
sidearm frame assembly 14 has connected thereto at a
and storage of the frames in disassembled condition.
lower end thereof a pin or dowel 48 while: the bottom
This invention relates to knockdown frames for up
Another object of this invention in accordance with the
44 has cut therein a pair of recesses or slots 5%)
foregoing object, is to- provide a furniture frame which is 15 member
and 52, the pins 48 and recesses 54} and 52 being pro
formed by the assembly of component frames ?tted to
vided for purposes as will hereafter become apparent.
gether to form an accurate and rigid frame assembly.
Also, as seen in FlGURES 2, 3, 4 and 5, a projection
In accordance with the foregoing objects, this inven
member 54 is connected to the top member 38 and the
tion may be applied to the assembly of an upholstered
20 brace member 46 or tile side arm frame 14, said member
chair frame formed from a back frame, a seat base frame,
54 projecting upwardly beyond the top of the top member
two sidearm frames all of which are locked in assembled
33 for purposes as will become hereafter apparent. Also
disposed Within the bottom member 44 of the sidearm
terlocking projections on the base seat frame and are
frames 14 from the top surfaces thereof are nut receiving
secured to the bottoms of the sidearm frames.
25 recesses 56 as will be more dearly seen in FIGURE 5.
These together with other objects and advantages which
The out receiving recesses are interconnected with the
will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of
slot portions 5t; and 52 by means of holes 58 as will also
construction and operation as more fully hereinafter de
be more clearly seen in FIGURE 5.
scribed and claimed, reference being had to the accom
Referring now to FlGURES 5 and 8, the frame for the
position by means of four legs which extend through in
panying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like 30
base seat 12 is formed by a Pair of side members 60
numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
which are interconnected at a rear end by means of a
F‘LGURE ‘l is a perspective view of the disassembled
rear member 6L having projecting portions 64 extending
components which make-up an upholstered chair in ac
laterally tnereoeyond while the front portions of the side
cordance with the principles of this inventionv
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members 619 are interconnected by a member 66 similar
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of an‘ assc'mbled
to member 6.2 and also having projecting portions 68
chair frame made in accordance with this invention.
similar to projecting portions e4. Apertures 70 are dis
FIGURE 3 is a sectional view taken through a plane
posed witmn the projecting portions s4 and 68 for pur
indicated by section line 3——3 in FIGURE 2.
poses as will hereafter become apparent. Also an inter
FEGURE 4 is a perspective view of the back and side
mediate bracing member 72 is provided between the side
arm frames in disassembled position.
40 members 6%? and also a from member 74 interconnects
FIGURE 5 is a side elevational view with parts broken
said side members. As will be apparent from FlGURES
away, showing the back and sidearm frames in assem
2 and 5, the side members 63 of the base seat frame slope
bled position with the base seat frame shown disassem
downwardly from the front toward the rear portion there
led therefrom.
FEGURE 6 is a sectional view taken through a plane
indicated by section line 6-6 in FIGURE 2.
FEGURE 7 is a perspective View of a lower rear corner
of a sidearm frame.
FEGURE 8 is a top plan view of the base seat frame.
Referring now to the drawing in detail, all of the com
ponents which make-up an upholstered seat in accord
ance with the principles of this invention are shown in
FlGURE 1, wherein reference numeral lit) designates the
of for the obvious purpose of forming a rearwardly down
wardly sloping top seat portion for the upholstered chair.
As will be seen in FIGURES 2 and 3, each of the legs
16 which may be of various shapes and sizes or designs,
has connected thereto at its top a screw member 76 which
may be threadedly engaged with a nut member 78 as
will be more clearly seen in FIGURE 3.
Referring now to FIGURES 3, 4, 5 and 6, the assembly
of the sidearm frames 14 with the back frame ill will be
come apparent. The sidearm frames 14 have their rear
back of the seat, 12 designates the base seat portion, 14
portions assembled against the lower side of the side mem
indicates the sidearms while 16 designates each of the
bers if) of the back frame 10 and are moved upwardly
egs thereof.
with respect thereto so that the pin 43 is aligned within
As more clearly seen in FIGURE 4, the frame for the
the slot 36 as seen in FiGURE 6, while the projecting
back of the upholstered piece is made-up of a pair of
member 54 is received Within the space 34 formed be
side members it} which are interconnected at the top by
a top member 2ft which overlaps the side members 18 60 tween the spacing members 3%‘ and 32 as more clearly
seen in FEGURES 3 and 5. Accordingly, the side frames
by a small amount. The fronts of the side members 13
14 are assembled against the side members 18 of the back
are interconnected by a front member 22 below which
frame it) beneath the exposed upper side members 23,
a recess portion 24 is formed within each of the side
with the interlocking projections 48 and 54 being hidden
members 1% for receiving the base seat portion as will
hereafter become apparent. The rear portions of the 65 within the back frame 1% while the use of the two inter
locking projections prevents any angular displacement be
side members 18 are interconnected by rear bracing mem
tween the sidearm frames and the back frame. There
ber 26. Adjacent the top portion of the side members "'18
fore, the sidearm frames 14 may be assembled with the
there is disposed upper side members 28 which are spaced
back frame ill so as to prevent any horizontal or angular
from the side members by means of spacing members
34) and 32 which form therebetween a space 34 for pur 70 disassembly therebetween. It will therefore be apparent
that in order to assemble the sidearm frames 14 with the
poses as will hereafter be explained. The upper side
back frame, it will be necessary to merely lower the back
members 23 are also spaced from the side members 18
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frame it} down between the side arm frame with the
slots 36 and 34 being aligned with the projections 48 and
54 respectively.
The assembled sidearm and back frames may be as
sembled with the base seat frame by lowering over the
base seat frame as shown in FIGURE 5 wherein the re
cesses 5'0 and 52 in the bottom members 44; of the side
arm frames 14 are in alignment with the projections 64
and 6'8 of the seat frame while the recess portions 24 of
4
because of its double interlocking arrangement with the
sidearm portions 14.
Furthermore, as was hereinabove
explained the sidearm portions 14 will be rigidly attached
to the seat portion by means of the legs. It will be also
noted that all of the interlocking projections are rigid ex
tensions or integral extensions of the frame forming each
of the components so that the assembly is more secure.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
the back frame side members .18 are in alignment with 10 principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
the rear top corner portion of the seat frame so that the
skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to
seat frame may be assembled with the other components
the exact construction and operation shown and de
as shown in FIGURE 2. As also shown in FIGURE 3
scribed, and accordingly all suitable modi?cations and
wherein the sidearm, back and seat frames are assembled,
may be resorted to, falling within the scope
it will be observed that the aperture '70 within the pro 15 equivalents
of the invention as claimed.
jection 64 of the seat frame is in alignment with the aper
What is claimed as new is as follows:
ture 58 within the bottom member 44 of the sidearm
A knockdown frame assembly for furniture com
frame. Accordingly, as seen in FIGURE 3, the legs 16
prising a back frame having sides against which sidearm
may be assembled to the bottom of the projecting por
frames
are assembled, upper exposed side members con
tion 64 of the seat frame by insertion of the screw mem
nected to said back frame sides and spaced therefrom
ber '76 through aperture 7t? and through aperture 53
by spacing members forming downwardly opening slots
whereby the leg and screw member ‘76 may be rigidly at
therebetween, downwardly opening slot means formed at
tached to the bottom member 44% of the sidearm frame 14
bottom ends of said back frame sides, vertical projections
by means of the nut member 78 being threadedly engaged
with screw member 76 and ?tting within the recess 5'6. 25 and pins connected to said side frames received within
said slots and slot means respectively, a base frame as
It will therefore be apparent, that the legs are not only
sembled within recess portions of said back frame sides,
attached to the seat frame and sidearm frames but also
a pair of outwardly extending horizontal projections con
lock the whole assembly together.
From the foregoing description, assembly of the
nected to each end of said base frame at its bottom, said
various components and their manufacture will be ap
parent. It should be appreciated therefore, that the en
tire frame is tied together by means of the legs in a
within bottom members of said sidearm frames and a
most efficient manner and with the requisite rigidity in
latter projections being received within recesses formed
plurality of legs each having an upwardly extending screw
member attached thereto which extends through one of
said horizontal projections and are threadedly engaged
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It will also be noted that the back frame 10 35 with said bottom members of the sidearm frames.
order to hold the entire frame assembly in assembled
position.
can only be disassembled from the sidearm frames 14 by
relative movement thereof in an upward direction which
is unlikely for such a relatively heavy piece and will over
lie the rear portion of the seat frame to give a neat ap
pearance when the upholstered pieces are assembled.
Also, when so assembled the back portion M will be in
capable of being angularly displaced relative to the seat
References Cited in the tile of this patent
UNITED STATES PATENTS
1,933,074
2,620,024
2,678,088
Richardson ___________ __ Oct. 31, 1933
Rietman ______________ __ Dec. 2, 1952
lamison _____________ __ May 11, 1954
2,914,118
Sawyers ___ ____ _T____V___ Nov. 24. 1959
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