Improved seat and back for chairs
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N. PETERS, PHOTO-LITHDGRAFHER, WASHINGTON, ,D C.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE..
WILLLAM s.' EAEMEE, 0E NEwYoEK, N. Y.
IMPROVED SEAT AND BACK FOR CHAIRS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 54,314, dated May 1, 1866.
-a part of this specification, in which- Figure lis perspective View, showinga chair constructed according to my invention. Fig.
,2 is a vertical transverse section of the seat thereof. A Similar letters of reference indicate correspending parts in both gures.
This invention consists in the construction of the bottoms and backs of chairs and other seats and articles of furniture for sitting or recumbent purposes, of perforated sheets of raw 0r untanned hide, which, being Very strong in proportion to its weight, and very durable and easily kept clean and free from vermin, and also capable of being stamped or embossed in any desired ornamental pattern or configuration, forms a very superior material for the purpose named.
To enable others to understand the nature and construction of my invention, I will proceed to describe it with reference to the drawings.
In the construction of the bottom of the chair represented in the drawings the sheet of rawhide A is stretched or extended upon the surrounding horizontal frame B and se cured at its edges to the said frame by means of nails, screws, or any other suitable means, the edges of the aforesaid sheet being placed in a rabbet, (shown at a ill Fig. 2,) so that the upper surface of the said sheet of rawhide is iush with the upper surface of the frame B. Previous to being secured upon the frame B, as tjust set forth, the sheet A of rawhide is perforated by means of a suitable punch or cutter with any desired number of holes or perforations, r, the said holes being of any requisite size or shape, and greatly incieasing the ornamental appearance of the seat formed by the said sheet. Furthermore, by subjecting the sheet of rawhide in a wet condition to a suitable embossing process any desired pattern or configuration may be impressed up,- on it to ornament its surface.
In the construction of the back of the chair the sheet of rawhide marked O is formed in same way as for the sheet A, forming the seat thereof, asjust set forth, and is extended upon and secured to the frame D of the said back in the same manner as the sheet A is to the frame B.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The employment of sheets of rawhide in the bottoms and backs of chairs and other articles of furniture for sitting and recumbent purposes, when perforated and embossed, substantially as herein set forth.
WM. S. FARMER.
HENRY I. BROWN, A. LE CLERC.