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BED. APPLICATION FILED APR.13.I9I6.
1,242,545. Patented Oct. 9, 1917.
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APPLICATION FILED APR.13. I916. 1,242,545.
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JAMES E. HANGER, SR., 0]? WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 9, 1917.
Application filed April 18, 1816. Serial No. 80,894.
To all whom it ma concern."
Be it known t at I, JAMES E. HANGER, S12, a citizen of the United States residing at Washington, in the District of olumbia,
a bed having a removable housing to permit access thereto and provided with window openings adjacent to its head to allow an ample supply of fresh air to the person lying thereon. Another object of my invention is to produce abed of the character described divided into two compartments to protect the body of the occupant while his head is exposed to allow him to breathe the open air. A further object thereof is to provide a bed frame havlng a support for the body consisting of a continuous strand of cord laced cross-wise of the frame around suitable wheels whereby the contour of the body may be supported at all points, together with a sheet of fabric stretched above said strand by a plurality of longitudinally disposed springs. Another object of my invention is to produce a bed of the character described having a substantially semi-c lindrical housing slidably carried in the cad and foot structures thereof, having windows adjacent to the head of the bed adapted to be conveniently opened and closed to regulate the supply of air to the occupant. A still further object thereof is to produce a bed of said character divided into two compartments having means for heating and regulating the temperature of one compartment and means for admittin air to the other compartment; and a stil further object thereof is to particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, in which roduce a more simple, convenient and eflicient bed of the character.
like reference characters indicate similar parts:
Figure 1 is a vention.
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a similar view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5. is a reverse sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 6 is a plan view of my bed with the housing removed; and
Fig. 7 is a detail view of the window structure. I 1
Referring now to the drawings, 1 indicates the head of in bed and 2 designates the foot thereof, eac of which comprises a perspective view of my insubstantially circular frame 3 and 4 supported on the legs 5 and 6 respectively. Supported between said head and foot I provide the platform 7 having longitudinal side frames 8, on the top of each of which in staggered relation, are carried a, plurality of pulleys 9 around which is laced the continuous strand or cord 10 ada ted to be drawn taut and to sustain the weight of the occupant of thebed.
Said bed structure is also provided with the cross bars 11 and 12 at the opposite ends thereof to which is attached the sheet 13 above the laced strand 10. As shown in the drawin said sheet does not extend entirely to the sad or foot of the structure, but is laced to the cross bar 12 by the strand 14 ing structure thus described into two com-- partments, A and B.
The head 3 and foot 4 of my bed structure are each rovided with an annular track 19in which t e semi-cylindrical housing 20 is slidably carried and for the purpose of facilitating the movement of the housing, a pluralityof roller bearings 21 are provided therein. Said housing is normally carried in upright vertical position when the bed is occupied and may be conveniently raised or lowered from either side on said tracks to permit access to the bed.
Adjacent to the head thereof I rovide dormer windows 22 in which are s idably carried the sash frames 23 adapted to be raised or lowered in the position shown in Figs. 4 and 7, and when in lowered position to be suspended by the hook 24 on the rod 25.
As shown in the drawings, a flexible partition 26 preferably made of impervious fabric is attached to the housing lntermediate ofits ends and is adapted to depend to the platform for the purpose of dividing the upper portion into the compartments A and B whereby the compartment B, in which the body of the occupant is contained, is protected from the air admitted through the Windows hereinbefore described. Said flexible partition is preferably laced to the strip 27 to permit its removal and replacement.
Forthe purpose of providing artificlal heat in compartment B, I provide an opening 28 in the lower part of the foot of the bed which may be connected with any suitable heat supply and for the purpose of maintaining the temperature at a preferred degree I provide an outlet 29 above said inlet, each of which is provided with shutters 30 connected with the thermostat 31, which will automatically adjust said openings, as required.
It will thus be appreciated that the compartment B, in Wine the body of the occupant is located, may be maintalned at a predetermined temperature and that the heat will be retained therein by the apron 18 and partition 26, hereinbefore described, without interfering with the exposure of the head of the occupant to the fresh air that will be admitted through the dormer'windows, as before mentioned.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to be secured by Letters Patent, is:
1. A bed comprising a platform, a housing carried thereon having window openings in one end thereof, and a transverse partltion intermediate of the ends of the housing dividing same into a windowed compartment for the head of the occupant and a closed compartment for the body of the'occupant.
2. bed comprising a platform, a housing carried thereon having WllldOW openings in one end thereof, and a transverse flexible partition intermediate of the ends of the ousing dividing same into a windowed compartment for the head of the occupant and a closed compartment for the body of the occupant.
3. In a bed, the combination with a head and foot structure form-ing impervious walls, of a platform carried thereon and a housing movably carried on said head and foot structures havin windows in one end, and means for opening and closing said windows.
4. In a bed, the combination with head and foot structures formed of impervious material having annular tracks in their opposite faces, of a platform mounted thereon, a semi-cylindrical housing carried in said tracks for inclosing the platform, dormer windows in one end of said housing, sash carried therein, and means for holding said sash in open and closed positions.
5. In a bed, the combination with head and foot structures, of a platform mounted thereon, annular tracks in the inner faces of said structures, a semi-cylindrical housing carried in said track, dormer Windows in one end of said housing, means for holding said windows in open or closed position, and a flexible partition for dividing said housing into two compartments.
6. In a bed, the combination with head and foot structures of impervious material, of a platform mounted thereon, a movable housing carried on said head and foot struc tures above the platform, windows in said housing at one end, and an opening in the foot structure for admitting artificial heat to the housing.
7. In a bed, the combination with head and foot structures of impervious material, of a platform mounted thereon, a movable housing carried on said head and foot structures above the platform, Windows in said housing at one end, means for dividing said housing into two compartments, an opening in the main compartment for admitting artificial heat, another opening to provide ventilation, and means for regulating the size of said openings to maintain the temperature in the compartment at a predetermined degree.
8. In a bed, the combination with head and foot structures, of a platform mounted thereon, a housing carried thereon above said platform, a partition for dividing said housing into two compartments, windows in the housing communicating with one of said com; artments, and means for artificially heating the other compartment.
In testimony whereof I hereby aflix my signature.
JAMES E. HANGER, SB.