Suiter Swantz IP takes a look back at past inventions and inventors with our Patent of the Day.

On this day in 1903, Charles W. Rote was granted U.S. Patent No. 737,276 for a COMBINED SWING AND CHAIR.

A portion of the patent states:

The object of the present invention is to provide a combined swing and lawn-chair adapted to be suspended from a ceiling-or other suitable support to operate as a swing and capable of being placed upon a stand whereby it is converted into a lawn-chair.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character in which the back, seat, and drop sections or frames will be pivotally connected and freely movable when arranged either to form a swing or a lawn-seat to enable the occupant to sit in an upright position or to recline without leaving the device to adjust the parts.


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