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Publication numberUS1216704 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 20, 1917
Filing dateJan 31, 1914
Priority dateOct 18, 1913
Publication numberUS 1216704 A, US 1216704A, US-A-1216704, US1216704 A, US1216704A
InventorsPeter E Kroehler
Original AssigneePeter E Kroehler
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Patented Feb. 20,1917.



TABLE BED. APPLlcAloN man 1AN.31. 1914.

Patented Feb. 20



Specification of VI .Vetters Patent. i QPatnlted 20, 1917;

originai application mea october 1s, 191e, serial No. 795,875. Divided and une application 'iiieaplamiary 31,1914. c serialivo. 815,759.- j

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, PETER E. KROEHLER, a citizen of the UnitedA States, residingat Naperville, in the county ofv Dupage and VState of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Table-Beds, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention constitutes an improvement upon the table-bed disclosed in my application No. 795,875., filedV October' is, 191e. y

My primary object is,l toizprovide an -improved table-bed of simplified construction and improved operation, which shall be durable, readily convertible, and which shall present a pleasing appearance. i

The invention is 'illustrated inV itspreferred embodiment in the accompanying drawings, in' which-.- y p. Y

Figure 1 represents. anv elevational view of a table-bed constructed in accordance with my invention, the structure being shown in the open condition; Fig. 2,A a broken plan view of the same, on an enlarged'scale; Fig. 3, a vertical sectional view taken as indicated at Vline 3 of Fig. 2; and Fig. 4, `a verticalV sectionall view .taken -as indicated at line 4 of Fig. 2, vbut showing the-'structure in folded or table form..

In the embodiment` shown, the invention comprises Aa table-frame A equipped with,

a movable top A, which is so connected 4 wi'th'ithe folding-bed as to be automatically raised in the Aoperation of converting the structure to bed form; `arstationary bedhousing member B extending parallel .with

the rear side Aof the ltable and constituting a panel; a swinging bed-housing member or mounting C equipped with brackets C',

joined by pivots l to bearings carried .by the end-.standards Vof the tablefframe; and' a folding-bed D mounted on the swinginghousing section C. The vvtable-.frame maybe of any approved construction. As shown, it comprises end-standards 2 which are rigidly connected by the stationary panel B and also by members `3 and 4, which form with the univer Portion of the panel B a bOX `5 The .table-t0n A is connected. .by .hinges 65'- with the upper edge ofthe member. or rail 4.

The rear housingfsection B, which, as

Stated, is Stationary, 'is dsposdrsoine distance'in front ofthe plane oftll'erear face of the table,lthus affording room for onef'to be seated .comfortably at thevtable.v

The housi,ng-section,C,v whenin'the verti- .Cal position shown in Fig. 4, is disposedl about the vsanne Adistance from 'the plane of" the front ,face of the table fas is the section B from'the vrear face of the table,jso 'that room ,is aiij'or'ded atr the;frontA side of the A table jto. 'enable a person to be comfortably seated. Ite'f'erring to the structure whenfin table form-tht Panel. C iS" efiipedf Deer "its upper portion with .anbo'x corresponding with the box 5f The boxf?v v'is yfitted with knobs 8, whiclrafford'feet adapted' tosupy vport the. outerk end ofthe section C when it is in the'lowered or horizontal position. The sections B and fC affordv rearl andv front panels for Vthetalole, and may be made as oir-pl namental as desired.

tion C. When the panel C is inthe vhori- Zonta-l position, the brackets C. are disposed above the panel, as shown in Fig. 3. The

.brackets (are secured 4to the panel by screws 9. ,The pivots, or studs l, are `secured to the upper ends-of the members C in the manner shown infFig, 4. The st'udsvlV are lprovided Aattheir outer .ends with heads, and the studs are demountably'received inc slotted clips, or bearings, 1Q. whichgaresecurely fastened to theinner surfaces of the end-.frames 2 of theV table, as will be: clearlyunderstood from .Fes 2 and 3f Vflhllst vthe .end-Standatd's of fthe main-frame `through .the medium f 0f the headed studs,

are f further., .connected the brackets C, and the swinging panel@ l are disposed some distance infront Jef the rear. 0r lower end of thtJ panel C, SQ that the swinging panel is partially counter-balanced. The brackets Cwla're joined, by links 11 to lugs 12j,.with whichfthe lower surface ,of the, table-top is equipped. The lower ends of the links 1l Vare provided W'fhslots l123 which engagel studs 1 4 lwith which the lost-motion connectlon.'

brackets C are-maimed, thus providing a" The oldinsleed D, referring t0 the stru@-V fturern the opening Condition, comprises a `rea-r' main-section k1 5 g ka rear spaeingfseetion 1.6 aan intermediate main-section 1,7.; a front (It will be noted from Fig. `3, tthat the pivots e spacing-section 18; and a front main-section 19. These sections are joined together in` the usual way, so as to give rigidity in the extended position, and so that the sections will be successively folded'on'each other by the engagement of suitable shoulders, in the foldillg operation. The rea-r portion of the rear section-15 is connected, by links-20, to the rear portion of the swinging-panel C. The rear spacing-section 1G is mounted on pivots 21 carried by the arms, or standards, 22 of a truss 23 mounted onk the box 7 at the outer or upper end of the panel C.

The intermediate main-section 17 is equipped with folding` legs 23d joined by links 24: to the rear spacing-section 16. The frontmain-section 19 is equipped with Afolding legs 25 which are connected, by links 26, to the front spacing-section 18. The legs 25 are equipped with looking arms 27 provided with notches 28 adapted to engage locking studs 29 with which'the main intermediate section 17 is equipped.V Thus, in the folding operation, the section 19 may be brought to aV superposed position with relation to the section 17 and locked to the section 17, after which the section 17 may be folded with relation to the section 15, inv which position the section 19 will oc- 'cupy an intermedia-te position, the mainsections all being spaced, however, a sulficient distance apart to accommodate the bedding. When the bed is folded so as to occupy a position above the swinging housing-section C, the housing-section C may be swung about the pivots 1, thereby bringing the housing-section C to a standing position. In this operation, the'table-top will be lowered by the links 11, and the folded bed will be housed and entirely hidden from the structure is inthe folded condition.

The foregoing detailed description has been given for clearness of understanding only, and no unnecessary. limitation should be understood therefrom. i

lThat I regard as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. The combination with a. table having a movable top, of a bed-housing disposed v beneath said top and having a downwardly swinging-section, a folding-bed carried by Vof foldably related bed-sections.

3. The combination with a table having a movable top, of a bed-housing disposed beneath said top and comprising a stationary rear panel and a swinging front panel, and a folding-bed mounted directly on the inner surface of said swinging panel and comprising a plurality of foldably related bed-sections.

ll. The combination with a table having a frame and a movable top, of a bed-housing disposed beneath said top and having a swinging-section connectedabove its lower end with the ends of the table-frame, and a lfolding-bed comprising a rear main-section movably mounted on theswinging housingsection, a rear spacing section pivotally mounted on the upper portion of the swinging housing-section and connected with the vrear main-section, another main-section pivotally connected with said spacing section, and folding legs connected with said secondnamed main section.v

5. The combination with atable provided with a top, of a housing-section disposed beneath said top and adapted to swing from a standing position'to a substantially horizontal position, and a folding-bed comprising a rear main-section Vmovable on said swinging housing-section, a. rear spacingsection pivotally mounted on the upper portion of said housing-section, an intermediate 'main-section pivotally connected with said spacing-section, folding legs connected with Said intermediate main-section, an outer spacing-section foldablyconnected with the intermediate main-section, an outer mainsection pivotally connected with the front spacing-section, and legs foldably connected with the outer main-section.

6. The combination with a table having a fra-me and a movable top, of a bed-housing disposed beneath said top and having a swinging section equipped at its lower portion with brackets, pivotal connections between the upper portion of said brackets Vand the end-portions of the table-frame,

linksconnecting said bracket with the tabletop, and a folded bed carried by said swinging section and comprising a plurality of foldably related bed-sections.

neath said top and comprising a vertical rear panel and a vertical swinging front panel having its upper portion equipped with supporting means adapted vto rest on the floor when the swinging panel is in the horizontal position, and a folding -lbed mounted directly on the inner surface of said swinging panel and Comprising a plurality of oldably related leed-sections.A

8. The combination with a table having a swinging top, of a bed-housing disposed loe- Copies of this patent may be obtained for neath said top and comprising a stationary rear panel and a swinging front panel, the

front panel equipped at its Yupper portion with means adapted to rest on the floor, linkconnections between the swinging panel and the table-top, and a folding-bed mountedl directly on the inner surface of said swinging panel and comprising a plurality of foldably related bed-sections.

- PETER KROEHLER. In presence of: p


D. C. THoRsEN.

ve cents each, .by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification5/6
Cooperative ClassificationA47C17/62