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Publication numberUS1040693 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 8, 1912
Filing dateApr 19, 1912
Priority dateApr 19, 1912
Publication numberUS 1040693 A, US 1040693A, US-A-1040693, US1040693 A, US1040693A
InventorsJohn Kohler
Original AssigneeJohn Kohler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1040693 A
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APR 19, 1912. 1,040,693, Patented 0013. 8, 1912.

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Patented Oct. 8, 1912.


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1,040,693. Patented Oct. 8, 1912.

5111 no M'oz JOHN KOHLER. OF NEW YORK, N. Y.


1 ,oaneas Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 8,1912.

Application filed Aprilv 19, 1912. Serial No. 691,836.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, John Konmcn, a citizen ot' the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in liedsteads, of which the Following is a specification.

The invention relates to a bed and bed HPl'lllgS, and more particularly to the class of convertible beds and bed springs.

The prin'iary object of the invention is the provision ol. a bed and springs therefor which may be converted into either a single or double bed, as may be required by the Another object of the invention the provision of a bed and spring in which both may be readily and quickly adjusted, thereby converting the same either into a single or double bed, the springs being removable from the bed and capable of sustaining varying weights without sagging.

Another object of the invention is the provision of an article of furniture which is simple of construction; etlicicnt, strong, durable and reliable in operation, and also one that is inexpensive to manufacture.

lVith these and other objects in view, the invention consists of the construction, combination and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims appended hereto.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bed and springs therefor constructed in accordance with the invention. Fig. 2 is an end elevation. Fig. 3 is an opposite end elevation. Fig. 4 is a vertical transverse sectional view through the bed. Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the line 5-- 5 of Fig. 3. Fig. (i is a perspective view of one of the joints of the-bed, the said joint being disconnected. Fig. 7 is an enlarged side view of the bed springs. Fig. 8 is a sectional view on'the line 8-8 or Fig. 2. Fig. 9 is a side view of a slight modification of bed springs. Fig. 10 is a fragmentary top view of one of its sections. Fig. 11. is a sectional. view on the line 11-11 of Fig. '10. Fig. l2 is a perspective view of the head section in folded position.

Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views ot the drawings.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, designates the side bars or rails of the bed, 3

the intermediate bar, each being provided at opposite ends with depending lugs t adapted for detachable engagement with correspondingly shaped openings formed in castings 5 projecting inwardly at right angles from vertical posts (l of the head and foot sections, the intermediate rail or bar 3 being connected with one of the side railsQ by means of stationary tubes 7, in which are adapted to telescope slidable tubes 8, the latter being lixed to the remaining side rail or bar 2 whereby the bed may be adjusted for converting it either into a single or double bed.

The head and foot sections are each provided with stationary tubes 9, the latter connecting the intermediate post with'one of the outer posts ii and telescoping within the said tubestl are slidable tubes it), the latter being connected with the remaining outer post.

lhe head section between the stationary tubes .1 at one side ol the intermediate post thereof is provided with a. slationary head board or lrame ll. while at the opposite side of the intermediate post and between the sliding tubes 10 is arranged a displaceable head board or frame 12, the latter being provided with vertically disposed end bars 13 having notched extremities l-l, the latter being adapted to engage with the said sliding tubes 1() to hold the frame against displacement, one ol the end bars being engaged in elongated loops or eyes '15 formed on the outer posts (3, with which are connected the sliding tubes 10, so that when the bars 12, have their notched exlreinities'l ldisengaged from the said sliding tubes ll) the latter can readily telescope in the stationary tubes 9, whereby the head section may be adjusted for converting the bed into a single bed.

The head and foot sections carry a latch member it the same being connected to one of the end posts (3 and slidahly engages in a guide yoke '17, the latter being fixed to the intermediate post, the catch being provided with a hoolc 18, whereby the lengthening of the sections will be limited, so as to prevent the separation ol the sliding tubes 9 from the stationary tubes 10 ot the sections.

The bed springcomprises spaced upper and lower parallel strips or slats It), the same being connected by inlermmliate springs, each comprising a. singl pier-col wire bent to provlde an llllul'lllttllillt. coil 20 and arm extreuutles ll, the same being nding" rods telescopi ether and respectlve 7 and head fr mnnct'tod with che up 10. "e1" series: of sin lniemily oxpm 31 319 161 frames bein ui the purs'ks be mcved 01:15; Odt on the conp ass upper and rods telescom 'rames mount @116 end of the being swing gasts whereby Jeri out 01 t on the. 00mm;-

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U.S. Classification5/183, 5/251, 5/304, 5/238, 5/240
Cooperative ClassificationA47C19/04