Summertime is upon us and people everywhere are getting ready to hit the beach. Pack up your picnic lunches, your volleyballs, your beach towels, but don’t forget your chair! Beach chairs make it so much more comfortable to sit in the sand and watch the waves roll in. You can get a beach chair that reclines, one that sits high, one that sits low, or one that lies flat so you can get an even tan. Today’s patent is from an early beach chair. This one featured a footrest and a built in shade. This patent doesn’t look all that different from chairs you can purchase today!