US 1207916 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
H. B. HENDRICKS. commas WASHBASIN ANDCUSPIDOR SUPPORT FOR INVALID BEDS.
APPLICATION FELE D MAR. 8. I916.
Patented Dec. 12, 1916.
restrain an mp0 BGSAB. ,HENDRICKS, 0F MGCLURE, ILLINOIS.
" Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 12, 1916.
Application filed March 8, 1916. Serial No. 82,880.
To all Whom it may concern Be it known that I, Rosa B. HENDRICKS, a citizen of the United States, residing at McClure, in the county of Alexander and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Combined l i ashbasin and Cuspidor Supports for In- 'alid-Beds; and Ido hereby declare the following to bea 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.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a combined wash basin and cuspidor support for invalid beds, and one of its objects is the provision of a de vice of this character, which shall be simple, durable and. efficient, and which maybe manufactured and sold at acomparatively low cost.
Another object of this invention is to provide a supporting rod detachably secured to the side rail of a bed, for supporting a cuspidor and wash bowl in convenient reach of a person occupying the bed.
A further object of this invention is to provide a horizontal arm, adjustably secured to the supporting rod and having ring members on each end thereof, for receiving a cuspidor and wash. basin, either of which may be swung under the bed when desiring to use the other.
' With these and other objects in view as will become more apparent as the description proceeds, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which,-
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a combined I wash basin and crspidor support, constructed in accordance with my invention and Fig. 2 a top plan view of the horizontal arm and ring members with the cuspidor and wash basin removed.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the i'uu'ncral 1 indicates a supporting rod, having its upper end flattened and bent at right angles to overlie the side rail 3 of a bed.- An arm 4 is formed on the supporting rod 1 and underlies the side rail 3 and is provided with its end 5 bent at right angles and spaced from the side rail 3 to receive a set screw 6, which is threaded in the end 5 of the arm 4, for clamping the supporting rod 1 at any desired point along the side rail 3. A horizontal arm 7 is provided with an enlarged portion 8 intermediate its ends, having a central bore to receive the supporting rod 1, whereby the horizontal arm 7 may be rotated or moved up ardly and downwardly of the supporting rod 1. A collar 9, having a set screw 10 is adjustably secured on the supporting rod 1, for supporting the horizontal arm 7 at any desired point and which will provide a bearing for the horizontal arm to allow it to rotate freely about the supporting rod 1 at any adjusted position. Ring members 11 and 12 are formed on the ends of the horizontal arm 7 to receive-a cuspidor 13 and a wash basin 14. The wash basin 14 may be of any desired type and it is preferably desired that the c'uspidor be provided with a hinged cover 15, having a handle 16 for opening and closing the cuspidor when desired.
From the foregoingdescription taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, it will be noted that the horizontal arm 7 may be adjusted upwardly and downwardly upon the supporting rod 1, forthe convenience of the person occupying the bed by releasing the set screw 10. When not desiring to use the wash basin 14, it may be swung under the bed and the cuspidor 13 will be brought into convenient reach of the occupant of the bed.
While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be understood that minor changes in construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is A combined wash basin and cuspidm? sup port comprising a supporting rod, said supporting rod provided with its upper end flattened and bent at right angles to overlie the side rail of a bed, an arm formed on the supporting rod and underlying the side rail of the bed, said arm provided with its free on the ends of the horizontal arm for remd bent at right angles and spaced from ceiving a cuspidor and wash basin. 10 the side. ail of the bed, a set screw carried In testimony whereof I afiix my signature uy'flle tree end of said arm for engaging in presence of two witnesses. 1
BXthe side rail to clamp the supporting rod ROSA B. HENDRICKS.
at any desiredpoint along the side rail, a \Vitnesses: horizontal arm rotatably and adjustably se- J. G. WILSON,
cured upon the supporting rod, and means C. C. HENDRIPK.