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Publication numberUS1043370 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1912
Filing dateFeb 12, 1912
Priority dateFeb 12, 1912
Publication numberUS 1043370 A, US 1043370A, US-A-1043370, US1043370 A, US1043370A
InventorsWilliam R Stubbs
Original AssigneeWilliam R Stubbs
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1043370 A
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APPLloATloN FILED P2B. 12, 1912.

atentled Nom, 1912.

FATENT @@Fltiel,


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Non. .5, 't fr Fl* i ,Application filed February 12, 1912. Serial No. 677,245.

To all whom/tt 'may concern:

Be it known that I, WiLLLin R. S'ririnss, a citizen of the United States, residingI at Rutherford, in the county of Bergen and State of New Jerseyy have invented a certain new and useful .ltniprovement in vVall-, Protectors7 of which the following is a specication.

The invention relates to protectors or lenders attached to articles of furniture for the purpose preventing' damage to the Wall by the contact therewith of such articles7 and is designed more 'j'nirtieularly for service with beds and the like. having' metal frames.

The object of the invention is to provide batters of simple and economical construction Yadapted to be detaehahly secured to the rails or angle irons of a, bed-frame, a pablo et adjustinent' so as to engage readily' With frames of various dimensions, and constructed to engage reliably and to serve etilieiently in protecting the wall, and also to prevent damage to the legs of the bed by accidental impact against' the baseboard.

The invention consists in certain novel features and details of construction by which the above objects are attained, to be hereinafter described.

The accompanying drawings lorni a part of this Specilieation and sho-w an approved form ofthe invention.

Figure l is a vertical section through a portion of a metal bed7 showingv the im prov ed protector in side elevation. rlhe remaininp` figures are on a larger Iscale. Fin'. 2 is a plan or top view of'one ol the protectors in position on a portion ol'a rail. Fig. il is a eorrespoiniinnj sido view` with the rail in cross-section, Fig'. 4 is a fori'esjumding` rear view. Fig. 5 is a vertical longitudinal section, partly in elevation, taken on the line 5-5 in Fig'. 2.

Similar letters of retereneel indicatie the saine parts in all the lip'm'es.

is the l ed-rail ot' angle section having); its members or llangres projecting inwa'v'dly and downwardly as usual. 'i`he protectors or laitiers oai-h comprise a housintt having' two outwardly projecting broad arras Bl l5" trom a verlieal base portion il :ulajjlted to lie against the plane outer fare of thefy depend; iup' member of the rail it. lhe upper arri. lihas a rearward eiv'tensioii l5 adapted to lie upon the plane upper face otfthe horizontally disposed rail-member l C is a flat plate lying upon the arm B1 B3 andhaving at its inner end a hook C1 adaptedto engage the rear edge of such hori '/.ontal upper member, as shown, and slotted longitudinally at c toreceive a bolt D extending' vertically through an opening' l; in the upper arm B1 and slot l# in the lower arm B? near the base B. The bolt has a hook D1 on its lower extremity arranged to engage the lower edge of the downwardly projecting' member o't' the rail, and is screwthreaded at its upper end to receive a thumbnut D2 which draws the hook D1 into lirm engagement. with the rail-edge and also compresses the plate C upon the upper arm l B and thus'holds the hook C in lirm engagement with the rail.l Between the outer ends of the arms B1 BL is mounted they butter. shown as a, rgrrooved wheel F earrying a ring ll1 of rubber, adapted to ro tate on a stud B4 between the arms. and malte soft yielding' rolling' contact with the 'all to prevent injury thereto when the bed is 'forced againstit.

The protectorsI are preferably in separated pairs attaehed to the head-rail or to either ot the siderails as the location ot the hed relatively to the adjacent wall may delermine, and the boilers project snliieiently lo prevent contact ot' the bed-standards with the baseboard or any portion ofthe bed with the wall, thus not-only protecting the latter but also protecting' the baselioard trom abrasion, and the polished ornamental surl'ares of the standards against delaeenwnt. 'l`o aid in holding the plate t` and its hook t" securely. the under l'aee ot' the plato and upper l'aee ol the arm l and its extension are corrugated transversely as al li' and t`Z respeetively5 .so that those snrtaees interloeh and are lirmlv held :Inj-ainsi aeeiflinlal separation by shot-lts or jars. 'l`he slot /2 in the lower arm lil' permits the bolt it with its hook `lV to adjust itsell' automatieail'v lo the raiLand providesl .space for 'novement in the delaehingr operation.

'lhe eonstruelirm permits the j be easil' and quickly applied .o or removed Vl'rom any portion ol' the rail` and lo he ad justed to any size or shape ol' rail wilhin the limits ofthe device. 'lhe lone' hase l in Contact willi the outer l'aee ol' the rail aids in resisting lateral strains and insures a lirm graspon the rail.

Although the preferred l'orni ol' llal halter is the soft rubber l ring ou the rotatable roloi'iors io 'tilt

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U.S. Classification248/345.1, 16/86.00A
Cooperative ClassificationA47B95/043