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Publication numberUS1065287 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 17, 1913
Filing dateFeb 8, 1913
Publication numberUS 1065287 A, US 1065287A, US-A-1065287, US1065287 A, US1065287A
InventorsNorman E. Welch
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Disappearing bed.
US 1065287 A
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1,065,287. Patented June 17, 1913.


illlllllllllllll I11iIIIIIIfi/llllllllI/lI/lln NORMAN E. WELGH, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed February 8, 1913.

Patented June 17, 1913.

Serial No. 747,199.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, NORMAN E. WnLoH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, county of Los Angeles, State of California, have invented a new and useful Disappearing Bed, of which the following is a specification.

My object is to make a bed which will disappear into the ceiling; and my invention consists of the novel features herein shown, described and claimed.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a side elevation of a bed and sectional elevation of a room arranged in accordance with the principles of my invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the bed as indicated by the arrow 2 in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is an end elevation. Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional detail on the lines 44 of Figs. 1 and 3. Fig. 5 is a cross section on the line 55 of Fig. 4.

Referring to the drawings in detail, the side bars 1 and 2 of the bed frame are U shaped or channels with their open sides facing each other. A bearing block 3 is slidingly mounted in each end of each side bar. A leg 1 has a pintle 5 extending from its upper end into the block, one for each corner of the bed. The legs are curved outwardly and downwardly and have casters 6. Braces 7 connect opposite legs 4 together. Brackets 8 extend downwardly from the ends of the side bars 1 and 2 and the facing 9 is connected to these brackets. Brackets 10 extend upwardly from the ends of the side bars 1 and 2 and the fabric 11 is supported by these brackets 10. A folding head rail 12 extends upwardly from the brackets 10 at one end of the bed and a solid foot rail 13 extends upwardly from the brackets 10 at the other end of the bed.

Sto s 14 close the ends of the channels in the side bars 1 and 2. The legs 4 Work in pairs. When it is desired to put the legs out of use the pair is swung outwardly to a horizontal plane and then pushed in under the fabric 1, the blocks 3 sliding in the channels. When it is desired to support the bed upon the floor 15 the legs are pulled out and swung downwardly against the ends of the facing 9, the caster 6 passing under the bed to points inside of vertical lines through the pintles 5, so that the legs will stand braced. A finished recess 16 extends upwardly through the ceiling 17. Cords 18 and 19 are attached to the ends of the bed and run over pulleys 20 to a counter weight 21, so that when desired the bed may be elevated until the facing 9 is flush with the ceiling 17.

Thus I have produced a bed adapted for disappearing into the ceiling. The details of construction may be varied in many ways without departing from the spirit of my invention as set u in the following claim.

I claim:

In a bed, channeled side bars with their open sides facing each other, bearing blocks mounted in the channels, a pair of legs fixed together and fitting between the side bars, and pintles connecting the legs to the bearing blocks.




Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. 0.

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U.S. Classification5/10.2
Cooperative ClassificationA47C17/84
European ClassificationA47C17/84