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Publication numberUS1080577 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 9, 1913
Publication numberUS 1080577 A, US 1080577A, US-A-1080577, US1080577 A, US1080577A
InventorsAnthony Paul Pascale, Reinhardt Daae
Original AssigneeAnthony Paul Pascale, Reinhardt Daae
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Dec. 9, 1913.


ATTORNEYS WEgNESSES to provide U NITED STATES 7 PA'JZE Specification of Letlers Pate'xit.

Application filed May 2 3, 1912.

Ta all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, ANTnoNi' Pun; PAscALn and RniriiiAiiirr Dun, ciiizm'ia; of the United f-liiiie of America. residing oi Pittsburgh, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania. have i'n'venieil 0&1"- iain new and useful llnprovenionts in (lots, of which the following a vQpociiiriition. reference being had therein to the iiviroin l piinying drawing. 1

Thisx invention relaios to (vols, lltllS and other supports gmierally used ieinporarilv. l

The primary object of our invention a metallic telescopic and knoitlv down rot (apaililo of being adjusted in itsi longitudinal and transverse dimensions. l

Another object of this invention is lo proi vide a knock-down cot that will form SiH'iH i (.(illiPklCl bundles that can be eauily lianillod l or storecl away in ii coiupiirziiiwly suniilll :ipuce.

A further object of this invmiiion is to m-romg ilidi the above results by :1 llliilltililcal COIlSiIliiLtiOll that is durable. inexpensive to manufacture. not, liable to injury by ()I'Lll iuiry use, and highly efi'ioient for the pun P0995 for which it is intended. l

Viih llil above and other ohjwi e in YlPW I lho inrirntion residos in the noveli-oustruw l lion, ('oiiibi'nulioi'i :il'lil :irriiugouioni of parts to be lu-reiniiiiier :qii'ciiimilly (lChll'llifll iillll thou i'hiiniml.

Rrfereuw will now be huil to ll)? (liiiW- l ings, wherein like numerals (lPIHilQ rorrlwl s ioniling paris throughout ilie several view in whirhr- Figure 1 18 11 plan of the cot. partly J l'HOkLI. ;i\\'.l fill partly is :i ililL 0h lion of tho mine. Fig. 3 is ii crosfi ;-zi=i lioznii \lLW lzilUii on llulino Ill-III of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is an enlarged cross HCifllUTifll \ieiv iiilwu on i'he line IV-lY of Fig. 1. Fig. 7) is :i longiiuiliuul sectional \iew. of one of the iiie i'i'ziincsv of ihe rot in u colhipseil POSlllUll. Fifi. i3 is :in onliii'gwl (FURR SOCilOIlRl View iuken on the l line Vl \l of Fig. Ti. Fig. 7 is an Pnlzirgml uprighis. Fig. H is, ii siuiihiriiew of collapsed feet. and Fig. 10 is, ii ilizi gjriiiumiiiic View of the cot illustrating tho mums supported thereby, and Fig. 11 is a diagrammatic View showing the manner in which same being moxii liaise l liming ii i'unirnl iuliuliir l shown in big.

1 uprighls 3.9 f om oi aha:-

drawings i'ciimo o vw. u lo point om. h-ii intend iiiiizl wmw merely illlli ii'm' oi an i-ixzmiplii who? our inwniiion ion); he applied in gin-.0... and We ii noi; liiuii our claims to ilie prooisc ar1'angenxiw":i:-; :inil uriion oi lili" port's indicutwl. .2 lo. four: in; iliisci-ipiioi: therefore li. he C ne a l broadly. as inrhuh lug subqiiiloin iii-ix" 'fTilA-l :mii s-i'inf-ii'riio lions whirl. giro obvious aquimlvsii; oi: those slim The dry: no on :i ielwsi' zipiir reirioil giilai fNURi llllil a pli iwilu oi ii irighis provided will; inri. 'll 'izznniu' of ranging ilk park of the col, pmiiu i if-the LR and i iiiclzly lUiUCkLll ilown and hiparis ili'oroo flSSQii'illlP/(l into lwo bundles oi ivei. two humilos of uprights, two bllfllll f'li of Pine. lliiiHQS and one bundle of 0nd frames.

The feet of the vol are best sahown in Fi s. S and fl anileiu'h foot comprises :i ciriu iir low post Tho bows of the 'fPPl are all of the some iliziuic-ici, but tho posh .L vary in diameter iillil height \i'hvrvi-y ihi feet can he as smublwi in im humllos our i :xhi -h is whore it will o r .r-\l that tho posh nosi oi iii now i iizzui ilio othoi iiilil i wi'u'ili of fin: fol-i living ommmly bundled.

Tho uprighh :arv ilosigiuileil 2 w l oose of hollow llll'':- the u i i l a living of illi il'lril \llilllilll'l' ihvm. to ix llilillil or ll(' l(ii in l\ one of \Vlifl" li pr hunting" he uprighib of one =ii'io ol ihv cm. is shown in Fig. Wlkiii ii will be ol -=orvrwl that ill-t uprights fit one within tho otlukr. The uguighls urn of the mini lrngih will the) fi vor the iosls 2' of the foul.

Tho wile frauuw of the (oi i'fili'ipl'lfii" hiiljll is Elllll El haying (hiihi roli ihey will iolvsuope or nosi. soul 3 having! ihireiwviigi voiuwriing' nmiulwiw l void 5. res wrt wly, hrzizwd or :9. also 'lillll l l thnruto, whiln ihii section 'F p; v'iilt l will: a T ifk'ififl*3 (ion 10. Tho Winn ions l and 5 Porn have depending coupling-sleeves ii to iecizive the lii w of 1 when removed are moved relatively to each sleeve 20 forming part of the three-way P will be given a rotary movement, and in orend uprights 3, while the T connection isl provided With a depending sleeve 12 to re- 5 ceive the intermediate upright.

The sections 6, 7, 8 and .1 each have longitudinal depressions extenoing substantially throughout. their length to form inwardly projecting ribs indicated at l3, 15, 17 and 9*, respectively. The sections 7, 8 and 9 are also provided with. longitudinal grooves extending inwardly from one end for a short distance, these grooves being indicated at 14, 16 and 18. respectively, and each being positioned 120 degrees from the ribs 15, 17 and 9* The end frames comprise telescopic tubes 19 that are detachably mounted incoupling angle connections 4 and The telescopic tubes 19 can be assembled into a single bundle, as shown in Fig. 7 these tubes being of difierent diameters. This relative arrangement of ribs and grooves is provided for the.

urpose of retaining the sectionsagainst ro fictive movement. when assembled, to permit telescoping or nesting, to prevent telescoping action when in service, and to provide a telescopic structure which will be compact. To produce these results, the ribs and grooves are so formed that the long ribs will enter the depressions of the section of Smaller diameter, while the short grooves will receivethe rib formed by the groove of the section of larger diameter, this arrangement permitting the sections to be nested.

To assemble the sections for use, they are withdrawn from their nested position and other in a. iotary direction so that the rib of one section will enter the short groove of the succeedinf smaller section until the end of the rib aoiits against the inner end of the groove, the letter preventing a further telescopic action. When the frame is to be telesxroped or nested, the sections are withdrawn and again moved in the rotary direction to bring the ribs together which necessarily places the grooves together and permits the nesting operation.

In order that the end sections 6 and 5) I will remain in the same position in nested 1' as in assembled relation, to prevent. the sleeve 11 and 20 from changing positions, we arrange the ribs and grooves in a manner so that the intermediate sections 7 and 8 der'that the same may be readily understood, attention is called to Fig. 11 showing 1 the several grooves and ribs'ih the positions occupied by them both in nested and in as sem'bled position. For the purpose of eX- plaining this diagrammatic view. we have i indicated the position of the ribs in assembled relation at a and in nested relation at while the corresponding positions of the grooves are indicaied respectively at Z and 3 As will be seen, the ribs of the succeeding sections, in position a. are located 120 degrees apart successively countr-clockwise, bringing the rib '9 in radial a rib l3; correspondingly the grooves of the sections 7, 8 and 9 in position b, are similarly arranged, this having the etlect of placing the ribs l3, l5 and 17 in the grooves 14, i6 and 18 l the rib 9 performing no function excepting to allow its depression to receive the rib 17 in nested position).

When it is desired to nest the sections, they are scparaoed and section 7 rotated clockwise 120 degrees, bringing the depression foiming its rib 15 in position to ceive the rib 13 of section (3, whereupon section 7 may be tolescoped in section 6, its rib and groove occupying the positions :1; and 5/ respectively. Section 8 is then re tated 120 degrees cou'siiencloelrw placing the depression forming its ribs 1' in position to receive the rib 15 of section I, where upon section 8 is telesraoped, the grooves of the two sections n' ng where the groove are in overlapping rention. the po of the ribs and grooves of ihi e nested tions correspond with the l of t parts in section 9, it will. b, stood that the latter section scoped w ithon t re in t i n A. An alternate way of mnni lating for nesting would be to nest the so ilUllS successively beginning with section ll, which would. be withdrawn and turned 120 degrees clockwise permitting it to pass into section b. then withdrawing and turning Lion o with section 9 therein} lQi") degrc it; wise and inserting in sect-ion repeating the act-ion auxwith section 7 (with sections o and 9 tin; in), nesting all WU in section 6. this turn of nntnipulation causing all nnweim he clockwise. Since the sleeves 11 n: l remain in their normal planes. they will project from the nested sections to require a case larger in size than the diameter of the sections, and while the position of lhe sleeve 1:? is changed by the rotation oi section 7, this change will not all'e-et th we of the case or carrier; as ix ill he read under stood by reference to Fig. ll in which the outer dotted line will indicate the case or carrier,

ll. The relative positions shown in Fig.

11 are those of the side frame shown at the top of Fig. 1, the turning movement of scction 7 being clockwise to bring the sleeve 12 'on the same side as sleeve '20. The opposite side frame will have its ribs and grooves arrangei'l opposite so to cause section 71 to be moved counterclockwise in order to provide the same relative positions of sleeves 12 and 20 when the sections are nested.

ment with Before further describing our invention.

it will be observed by reference to Figs. 5 to j cally a piece of canvas or other flexible siipporting material that is placed in the rectangular frame of a cot. The piece of canments of the sections endwise when the frame is in extended or operative. position and to permit free endwise moven'ients thereof when being moved to and in the nested position. the ribs being of greater length than the grooves. the grooves being located at the ends of sections.

4 in a knockdown metallic support, a side t'i'iinie comprisinfi tnbiilar sections each of a size to permit nesting of all the sections,

vas is designated 21 and corresponds in width to the frame. One end of the piece of canvas has a case 22 to receive one of the aid sections having complemental ribs and grooves adapted to co-act to limit the movements of the sections endwise when the end frames and the opposite end of the piece of canvas is doubled upon itself and stitchedcase 25 for the 26 that can be 1 i iicctiirn's as at 23 and 2st. to provide a other end frame and-a case filled or stuffed with suitable material 'to ll11- provise a pillow or head rest. The sides of the piece of canvas 21 can he provided with cases to receive the side frames or with any suitable. fastening means for attaching the same to the side f'ames. Connected to the for use.

case Q'Z'i a strap 27 and when the canvas, is

removed it-can be rolled and maintained in a liziYHifl groups of separable telescopic seerolled form by the strap 2?.

From the foregoing it; will be observed that we have devi ed a novel knock-down metallic cot that can be safely used with the same degree of comfort as an ordinary cot or bed. andwe reserve the right to embody the principle of our invention in other fllt'lil' titre and supports than that herein illiistrated.

\Vhat We claim is 1. in a knock-down metallic support. 'a

side frame comprising tubular sections: each i of a size to permit nesting of all the sections. said sections having complemental ribs and grooves adapted to edact to limit the movements of the seetions'endwise when the frame is in extended or operative pfislttttn and to permit free endwise movements thereof when being moved to and iii the nested position. the ribs ditferinl in length from the grooves.

i. In a lti'iock-dow'n metallic support, a side frame comprising tubular sections each of a size to permit. nesting of all the sections. said. sections having coinpleinciital ribs and grooves adapted to co'act to limit the movements of the sections endwisc when the frame is in eXtcndcd or operative posi tion and to permit free endwise movements thereof when being moved to :Hl l in the nested position. the ribs being of greater lengtii than the grooves.

,3. in a knock-down metallic upp rt. a side frame C()I1lI)Il. lTl tubular sections each of a size to permit ncstin of all the sections. said settioiis having i-oiiipleincntal ribs and grooves adapted t coact io li 'lii the moveiranie is in extended or operative position and t permit free endwise niov -iiients thereof whcn bein moved to and in the nested p ition. the end scctioiis having corner conto receive end frame members and supporting ineiiiliers. the intermediate secii-z'ns haiing the ribs and gr ove-s arranged to permit nesting with the connections re taining: the, common plane arrangement iherebctwccn of the frame when in position 5. in a bed or cot, a rectangular frame tions. successive sections of the same group being provided with interfitting ribs. extending l nnitndinallv of the sections. one member of each two snmessive s ctions having a short rib with a stop at its inner end, and having also a longer rib and the other incinbdr having a long rib registering with the. said short rib and engaging the said stop when the sections are assembled for use, and the two long ribs capable of registering to permit one stttitiii t telescope the other iti'l'litt than the short rib would permit.

it. in a bed or cot. a rectangular frame having groups of sepa'able telescopic sections. ll('(t 'i\'9 sections of the same group being provided with intertitting ribs eX tending lt' iigitiidinallv of the sections, one lliPliL ti of each two successive sections havitrj a hort rib with a stop at its inner end, and having also a longer rib, and the other member having a long rib registering with the said short rib and engaging the said stop when the sections are assembled for use. and the two long rib capable of registering to permit one secti n to telescope the other farther than the short rib would permit. the ri s all icachin; the (lids of the intertitting scctioiis.

in testimony whereof we ailix' our signaltirc in the presence of two witnesses.

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U.S. Classification5/114, 5/187, 5/184, 5/202, 5/116
Cooperative ClassificationA47C17/68