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Publication numberUS1244821 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 30, 1917
Filing dateAug 26, 1916
Priority dateAug 26, 1916
Publication numberUS 1244821 A, US 1244821A, US-A-1244821, US1244821 A, US1244821A
InventorsJoseph P Zaleski, Stanislaw J Zaleski
Original AssigneeJoseph P Zaleski, Stanislaw J Zaleski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Furniture for domestic use.
US 1244821 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented oer. so, 1917.

Application filed August 26, 1916. Serial No. 116,967.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, JOSEPH P. ZALESKI and STANIsLAw J. ZALESKI, citizens of the United States, residing in the .city of Chicago, county of Cook, and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Furniture for Domestic Use, of which the followingis a specification.

Our invention relates to furniture for domestic use and consists of a combined sofa,

folding bed, and bureau.

The objects of our invention are: First to combine in a manner economical of space and material, a sofa, folding bed, and bureau. Second, to provide a sectional construction whereby the said piece of furniture may be disassembled and parts thereof folded together to facilitate transportation and third to provide the other details hereinafter set forth.

tions of the device, Fig. 3 showing the bed lowered and Fig. 4 showing the bed in a raised position.

Fig. 5 is a rear view in elevation showing the rear standing frame erect ready for use, the dotted lines in said figure showing the standards folded for transportation. i Fig. 6 is a view in side elevation of the rear standing frame. Fig, 7 is a perspective view of a portion of the spreading bar for the standards of the rear frame.

Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.

The main frame of the device comprises the center box 2 having at its extremities the side boxes 6, b, which latter serve as casings for the drawers 0, c. The closure of the center box a is provided by the seat 41 which is suitably upholstered. Projecting from 5:) the rear edge of the seat 01 are the pins e which extend into the slotted bars 7 in such a manner that the seat (1 may be slid forward a limited distance to allow the same to be turned up into the position shown in Fig. 1, said pins forming the hinge to which the seat turns.

ter box in such a manner as to draw said seat forward to the limit of its motion upon the center box a. Said seat is normally held in its proper position upon the said box a by means of the catch h adapted to enter the socket i into the *lower surface of the said' seat. The catch it is released by means of the foot piece j. When the seat (Z is down and in its normal position, the catch it extends into the socket i and prevents the seat from being thrown forward, but when said foot piece is pressed forward, the catch it is depressed and brought out of engagement with the said socket 71, thereby permitting the spring 9 to throw the seat forward.

The upholstered arm-rests 7c, is, are adapted to lie upon the side boxes I) and are hinged thereto at the outer edges of the boxes so that said head-rests may be thrown backward out of theway when the bed m 1s lowered.

The rear frame shown in detail in Figs. 5 and 6 consists of the box like cross frame a which is hinged to and supported by the standards 0, 0. The cross frame n 1s so formed as to constitute a casing for the upper drawers 2? and by preference a mlrror g is mounted in at the front of said cross frame. The standards 0, 0, are held so as to rigidly support the rear frame by means of the braces r, 7*, which are pivotally connected to said standards at one extremity and at the other extremity are adapted to fit into sockets s, s, in the cross frame 07.. Sald braces 1" are locked into position in the sockets s by means of the retainers t, t. The lower extremities of the standards 0 are held at the proper distance apart by means of the spreading bar a which bears at its extremities the end plates 11, '0, adapted to be received by the socketed brackets 10, w, The spreading bar u isheld in position in the brackets 10 by means of the retainers as, w. The parts are so arranged that when the spreading bar u is removed, and the braces r withdrawn from the sockets s, the standards 0 may be folded up into a position adjacent to the cross frame or as indicated in dotted lines Fig. 6. The standards 0 are so constructed as to rest firmly upon the floor and the manner of uniting the rear frame with the main frame of the device is as follows:

A bracket y is secured to each of the standards and is provided with a socket z for receiving the tongue 1 projecting from the bracket 2 on the main frame. A. tongue 3 is formed upon the bracket 9 which is in turn received within the socket 4 upon the bracket 2. The brackets 3 and 2 are further provided with abutting surfaces of sufiicient length to hold the two parts rigid when the said tongues are in position in their respective sockets. The bed portion m of the device consists of a frame work 5 hinged to the rear frame by means of pins (not shown) which project into and are supported bythe slotted brackets 6' upon the standards 0. Suitable upholstering 7 is 'set in the said frame 5 to form a 'back to the seat when the *bed is in a raised position. When the bed .-":is lowered so that the frame 5 rests upon the 'sideboxes b the upholstered portion 7 lies 2 underneath and exposes the mattress 8; said mattress is suitably secured to the said frame 5' and a guard 9 is placed near the back of 1 t herear frame to prevent the access of dust to the mattress from the rear. 2 The spring 10 is connected to a portion of the frame 5 and also to the lower portion of -'the main frame in such a manner as to tend to causesaid bed to assume a vertical positionthereby relieving the operator of much of the weight of the bed when the same is to be raised.

In operation when the device is in ordinary use, the seat d rests upon the center box a and the head-rests k, I: lie upon the side boxes I), while the bed m assumes an upright position as in Figs. 1 and 4. When, however, it is desired to make use of the bed, the latter is lowered upon its hinges, thereby permitting the mattress to assume a horizontal position as shown in Fig. 3. The center box a may be employed for storage, and access is bad thereto by raising the seat 03 in the manner illustrated in Fig. 1-. The bed is retained in an upright position by means of the arm rests k, k, which normally lie in front of the bed as shown in Fig. 4:.

\Vhat we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:


' In witness whereof, we have hereunto sub scrlbed our names.


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U.S. Classification5/12.2, 5/285, 5/58, 5/43, 5/55.1, 5/57.1, 312/235.6
Cooperative ClassificationA47C17/225