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G. F. SISBOWER & L. E. PITTONI.
APPLICATION FILED APn.22. 1914.
1,240,499. Pandsep.. 18,1917.r
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIOE.
GEORGE F. SISBOWER, 0F EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, AND LOUIS E. PITTONI, OE NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNORS TO NEW YORK COUCH BED COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.,
A CORPORATION OF NEW YORK.
i Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 18, 1917.
T0 all whom t may concern:
Be it known that we, GEORGE F. SIsBowER, a citizen of the United States, residing at East Orange, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, and LOUIS E. Prr'roNi, a subject of the King of Italy, residing at New York city, county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Folding Hammocks, the following being a full, clear, and exact disclosure 0f the one form of our invention which we at present deem preferable.
For a detailed description of the present form of our invention, reference may be had to the following specification and t0 the accompanying drawing forming a part thereof, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the hammock extended for use;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation, showing it partially, and
Fig. 8 is a similar view showing the hammock completely folded.
Our device is designed particularly for a childs crib-hammock and is extremely simple, cheap and practicable. A rectangular top frame is formed of two U-shaped halfframes A, A1 hinged together at their inner ends by short hinging-sections a1, a2, forming therewith one-way joints, folding up, as shown in Fig. 2, but not down. The frame is preferably of met-al, but may be of wood or other material. A similar, but heavier bottom frame is formed in the same way of ljointed half-frames B, B1, one of the hinging sections being shown at b1. The two frames are connected to each other by a fabric C forming the sides, ends and bottom of a rectangular receptacle in which a mattress may be placed, the frame rods being inclosed in a hem along the edges of the fabric. The weight of the bottom frame keeps it distended and cords D, D at each end support it from brackets or other suitable fixtures. To fold the hammock it is only necessary to bring the two frames together, the fabric yielding for that purpose, and since both frames are foldable atthe center, they may be raised up in the middle or turned down at the ends, as shown in Fig. 2, and finally brought closely together as in Fig. 3. That makes a small compact package which'can be laid down on its side or hung up and is easily carried.
W'hat we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A hammock having top and bottom frames foldable upwardly at an intermediate point in their length, a fabric connecting said frame and forming the walls of the hammock and supporting devices for each end of the hammock.
2. A hammock having rectangular top and bottom frames, each frame being formed of two main sections and an intermediate Section, one way hinges connecting the adjacent ends of the main sections to the contiguous intermediate section, a fabric connecting the frames and forming the sides, ends and bottoms of the hammock, and supporting devices for the ends of the hammock.
3. A hammock having a centrally and upwardly folding top frame, a heavier similarly-folding bottom frame, an intermediate flexible fabric, and supporting devices at each end.
4. A hammock having rectangular top and bottom frames, each formed of articulated sections foldable upwardly, a flexible connecting fabric inclosing each frame at its edges, and supporting devices for each end.
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands, before two subscribing witnesses, this 20th day of April, 1914.
GEORGE F. SISBOWER. LOUIS E. PITTONI.
J AMES J. MCCANN, L. T. SHAW ERISMAN.
Gopies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents.
. Washington, D. C,