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A lounging chair with water filled cushions

The closest attempt came from the inventor of the modern water bed, who made a bean bag chair filled with water. See link below. He scraped the idea.

That isn't the idea that I am going for either. The idea I have, is a regular lounge chair is filled with pressure adjustable tube shaped water cushions. A plastic skin (to prevent leaking onto the user incase of puncture) and then fabric or leather is placed over them. Incase of the unthinkable, design channels water down and away from user into bowl.

There are many ways of adjusting the pressure dependant on the style of chair. Adjustable rollers running along tubes to affect their shape. Plate that screws into chair putting pressure on bladder connected to tubes. Electric air pump to internal air blatter in water cushion.
-- sartep, Jun 30 2003

Link to modern water bed designer http://www.badfads....ities/waterbed.html
[sartep, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Possible water chair designs. http://www.copenhag...ts.com/specials.htm
[sartep, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

"He also invented the water-bed (1832)" http://www.geo.ed.a...famousfirst932.html
"...developed into a water-filled chair intended to prevent sea-sickness" [half, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Real Life Recliner http://www.halfbake...eal-life_20Recliner
Already half baked. [bungston, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

"scraped"? And your reading of that link seems to be a little off. The chap didn't actually try a water chair - he did try various other fillers, but only put the water in the bed. Which is a good thing too, or we'd have to denounce this as Baked.

But why won't your invention suffer from the same defects Hall noted?
-- DrCurry, Jun 30 2003


the inventor scrapied it as well - aint language wunnerful?
-- po, Jun 30 2003


My interpretation: [sartep] meant the inventor only scraped the surface of the idea's potential.
-- snarfyguy, Jun 30 2003


No, no, no - he made crepes of it.
-- thumbwax, Jun 30 2003


"internal air blatter" - is that the Scuba-Whoopie?
-- lurch, Jun 30 2003


yes I saw that real life recliner but I wanted something not hooked up to a faucet, nor designed for cooling.

Dr Curry, it won't suffer from the same effects 'cause its not a bean bag chair filled with water.
-- sartep, Jun 30 2003


this would be great. if you made see through water chairs...you could have fish swimming inside of it(not sword fish). it would surely entairtain cats!
-- bobathie, May 19 2007


Cats have claws.
-- pertinax, May 21 2007



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