US 1066976 A
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A. P. ATKINSON.
BED ATTACHMENT. APPLICATION rILBD snPT.16,1912.
Patented July 8, 1913.
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L l f Z Z1 Z 'MI5/Q0 Zi il l ANNIE P. ATKINSO, or GULFPoRnMIssIssIPPI.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed September 16, 1912. Serial No. 720,643.
7b all whom 'it may concern.'
Be it lmown that I, ANNin l?. A'rKINsoN, a citizen ol the United States, residing at' Gulfport, in the county oit Harrison, State of lllississippi, have invented certain new and useful Imlirovements in Bed Attachments; tand I do. hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use-the same. f r rI`his invention relates to novel and usetul improven'lents in bed attachments and the invention consists in providing a safety attachment to prevent the occupant of the bed from `falling out thereof, though the deviceis especially adapted tor childrens use.-
Another object' ot the invention is to provide an improved, simple and novelform ot attachment which may be applied to beds' ot various types and which is so constructed as lo be readily adjusted to a spring -and fitted beneath the mattress whereby it may be supportedfin an upright position at the side ot' the-mattress or folded beneath the mattress without withdrawing it, and. when so disposed prevents sagging of the central portions of the bed'spring.
\Vith the above and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain combinations and arrangements of parts as will be hereinafter Inore fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a side elevation' of a bed with my improved attachment applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 2*2 ot' Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective View of the attachment removed. Fig. 1 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing only a fragmentaryportion of the bed and ,with the device folded. y
In illustrating the embodiment of the invention, there is indicateda bed, the head posts .l0 and the foot posts 11 of which are connected by the, usual-side railsor boards 12. A mattress spring` 13 of the usual fabrie type is supported on the side rails and a mattress ltrests on the spring in the usual manner.
The attachment comprises a pair of hinged sections or slabs comprising an open frame 15 relatively long and narrow' and connected by diagonal brace Wires 16, said frame being fitted between the mattress and the spring as shown. A' pair of hooks 17 are slidably mounted or t'reely movable on the inner side ot' the :trame 15 and thehooks extend downwardly to be engaged in the spring tor securing the frame against move-f ment. It will also be apparent that by having the hooks movable on theframe, they can be adjusted to suit the various types of springs. The other open frame is indicated by the numeral 18 and is disposed in an upright position at one side ot the mattress' and is connected at closely related and equidistaut points by vertical guard wires 19 which serve to give o r Hex outwardly to avoid injury t'o the occupant of the bed but etteotually4 prevent falling out of the bed. This structure also atl'ords plenty of sleeping room tor children owing to the fact that they4 can sleep in contact with the upright frame without heilig caught therein or injured. These two frames are hinged together at two points as shown at 20, the butts of the hinges being so formed as to limit the spreading ot the leaves through the medium of shoulders 2l whereby the upright frame can swing against the horizontal frame by raising the side of the mattress but will 'be held against outward dis-` placement beyond a vertical or upright posltion.
The special advantages of this structure .are its simplicity and lightness and also the fact that it can be folded beneath the mat- .tress without the necessity of removing itfrom the bed and besides occupying but little room, it will be out ot the way when not in use andwill etfectually prevent 4sagging of tbe spring to some extent'.
I elaim-- 1. A safety attachment for beds embodying two rectangular frames hinged together and means `to limit the movement of. one frame to an upright position when the' other frame is disposed beneath the mattress.
2. A safety attachment for beds and the like embodying hinged frames, said hinges preventing outward'movement of one frame disposed in' an upright position at one side of` a bed while-the other frame is horizontally disposed and meanslv for engaging 'a spring to hold the last mentioned frame against. movement.
3. An attachment for beds embodying two open trames, hooks longitudinally movable4 on the free side of one frame to engage vari- I g t 1,066,976
Cus types of springs andvbeneaththe mztt- In testimony whereof,l I ,afx my signa#y c1- ess of a bed, means pvotallyconnecting ture, in presence of two Witnesses. the frames tof limit the'movemnt of the other rame'atlright angles to the` rst men- Witnesses 2" f 5 toned frame carrying the hooks and guard RALPH. W. GILKEY,
wipes for the last ymentioned frame.L A C. R. GAUSE.
ANNIE P. ATKINSON.