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Publication numberUS1229221 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 12, 1917
Filing dateMay 3, 1916
Priority dateMay 3, 1916
Publication numberUS 1229221 A, US 1229221A, US-A-1229221, US1229221 A, US1229221A
InventorsHudson H Bugele
Original AssigneeHudson H Bugele
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bed and crib coupling device.
US 1229221 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

H. H( BUGELE.

BED AND CRIB COUPLING DEVICE.

APPLICATION FILED MAY 3. 1916.

Patented June l2, 1917.

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HUDSON H. BUGELE, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.

tir entre BED AND CRIB COUPLING DEVICE.

Specication of Letters Patent.

Patented J une 12, 1917.

Application filed May 3, 1916. Serial No. 95,212.

T0 all tf1/wm it may concern.'

Be it known that I, HUDsoN H. BUGELE, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Louis, State of Missouri, have invented new and useful Bed and Crib Coupling Devices, and 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 appcrtains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to an improved crib and bed coupling device, more especially adapted for use in connection with the style of crib set forth, illustrated, and claimed in the patent to H. H. Bugele, issued May 4, 1915, Patent No. 1,188,151.

It will be found that cribs of the kind shown in said patent vary in height to the beds on the market, therefore making it diflicult to connect the crib to the side rail of the bed by means of a strap as shown in said patent.

Therefore, it is the object of the present invention to provide a coupling device, whereby baby cribs may be attached conveniently to beds of different heights, the parts of the coupling device being adjustable in order to attain this result.

In practical fields the details of construction may necessitate alterations, falling within the scope of what is claimed.

The invention comprises further features and combination of parts, as hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a portion of a baby crib and a part of a'bed, showing the coupling device connecting the saine.

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view.

Fig. 3 is a detail view of the clamp that is attached to the bed.

Fig. 4; is a view in section showing another manner of applying the coupling device.

Fig. 5 is a view insection showing another way for applying the device.

Referring more especially to the drawings, 1 designates the side rail of the bed,adj acent the inside of which, an inverted L-shaped plate 2 is arranged. This plate is provided with a bent loop portion 3 for the reception of the horizontal flange of the side rail of the bed. A clamping plate 4; is arranged adjacent the outer face of the side rail of the bed. The upper and lower end portions of the clamping plate 2 are provided with laterally extending flanges 5, against the edges of which the clamping plate 4 engages. These ianges 5 act to space the clamping plates 2 and 1 at an interval from each other, thereby permitting the vertical flange of the side rail of the bed to engage therebetween. Screw bolts pass through the upper and lower parts of the clamping plates 2 and 4. and are pro-vided with nuts to hold the two plates securely in position. The screw bolts 6 have their heads countersunken in the plate 4, so that an upright plate 8 may engage flat against the outer face of the clamping plate 4, which is provided with a laterally extending angular lug 9 on one edge, to overlie the upright plate S, to hold the upright plate in position. It is to be noted that the laterally extending angular lug 9 on the plate t will hold the upright plate either in a vertical position, or in a horizontal position, and when in a horizontal position, the plate 8 will be held flush withthe upper face of the side rail of the bed. A screw bolt 10 passes through the clamping plate 4 having its head countersunken in the inner face of the plate 4, and is designed to pass through any one of the plurality of apertures or perforations 11 of the upright plate'S, in order to hold the plate 8 in various adjusted vertical positions, there being a nut 12 to hold the upright plate 8 tight against the clamping plate 4. The upper end portion of the upright plate 8 terminates in a laterally extending loop 13 into the recesses 14 of which the horizontal flange of the side rail of the crib may enter, so as to support the crib (one side of which is without legs, as in said patent aforesaid), there being a screw ,15 passing through a slot 16 (which. is key-hole shaped) in the upper part of the loop 13, thereby holding the crib in position. The crib may be supported in other manners as illustrated in the drawings. Y

The invention having been set forth, whaty is claimed as new and useful is:

1. A coupling device for a crib and bed comprising a pair of clamping plates, one being inverted L-shaped to engage the inside of the side rail of the bed, the other being flat to engage the exterior of the side rail of the bed, means for holding the clamping plates together, an upright adjustably connected to one of said clamping plates and having means at its upper end to engage and support the side rail of the crib.

2. A coupling device for a crib and bed comprising a pair of clamping plates, one being inverted L-shaped to engage the inside of the side rail of the bed, the other being iiat to engage the exterior of the side rail of the bed, means for holding the clamping plates together, an upright plate arranged adjacent the Hat clamping plate, said upright plate having a series of apertures, means passing through the flat Clamping plate and any one of the apertures of the upright plate to hold the upright plate in adjusted vertical positions, said upright 'plate having means at its upper endto engage the side railof a crib for supporting the same.

8. A coupling device for a crib and bed comprising a pair of clamping plates, one being inverted L-shaped to engage the inside of the side rail of the bed, the other being flat to engage the exterior of the side rail of the bed, means for holding the clamping plates together, an upright adjustably connected to one of said clamping plates and having means at its upper end to engage and support the side rail of the crib, and means on one of the edges of the ilat clamping plate to hold the upright plate in a horizontal position with oney of its edges ush with the side rail of the bed When not in use, and assisting to hold the upright plate in vertical position When in use.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for 4. A coupling device for a crib and bed comprising a pair of clamping plates, one being inverted L-shaped to engage the inside of the side rail of the bed, the other being flat to engage the exterior of the side rail of the bed, means for holding the clamping plates together, an upright plate arranged adjacent the Hat clamping plate, said upright plate having a series of apertures, means passing through the iiat clamping plate and any one of the apertures of the upright plate to hold the upright plate in adjusted vertical positions, said upright plate having means at its upper end to engage the side rail of a crib for supporting the same, one edge of the flat clamping plate having a laterally extending angular lug to overlie one edge of the upright plate and assist in holding the same in a vertical position When in use, said lug acting to hold the upright plate in a horizontal position With one of its edges substantially iush with the side rail of the bed When not in use.

y HUDSON H. BUGELE.

Vitnesses f O. J. KLEIN, EUGENE UEBAN.

ve cents each, 'by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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US2976548 *Nov 25, 1957Mar 28, 1961Gustave R MaertinsMeans for mounting a folding side guard on a bed frame
US2995761 *Jul 20, 1959Aug 15, 1961Harvard Mfg CompanyHeadboard attachment bracket for bedframes
US6003825 *May 27, 1998Dec 21, 1999Abernathy, Jr.; Henry H.Adjustable wall hanging device
US7448507Apr 18, 2007Nov 11, 2008Abernathy Jr Henry HAdjustable mounting device
Classifications
U.S. Classification5/95, 5/282.1, 248/274.1
Cooperative ClassificationA47D7/04