US 1250697 A
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F. STRUG. COLLAPSIBLE BED.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 26,, I917- 1,250 ,697.- Patented Dec. 18,1917.
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:FYVRAIIKJSTRI'IQIOFWILMIN dTbrL DELAWARE 'ass'IGnon-or' ONE-HALF 'ro M KOLAJ To all whom it may concern: Be-it'known that I, FRANK S'rRUG, a ject ofthe EIIIPGljOI'JQf Austria, resident of lVilmington,jcounty ofNew Castle, and
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on any level foundation. 7 is 'Pivotally engaged with the'opposite end end ofwhi'ch, together. with the intervening elements are. adapted to'rest upon their ends State of Delaware, have invented certain elements are thesnc'ceeding elements 12"and new and useful Improvements in Collapsible 13 having extending ends to the former of Beds, fof"which the followingis a specificawhich, is attachedQ-a cross-harden similar $10 d; V s bar 15 being engaged with the lower ends This invention relates to improvements in of the elements 1.0, while at the head oropfolding beds .or-couches, .and has asits prinposite end is ar transverse bar l6-similarly cipal object the provisionof a couch which vengaged with the-'low'erfend of the ele may be; extended and used asja bed orfcolments 11,, lapsed intoisuch form as to beusedasa seat. Pivotally engaged with the upper ends of A further object is to provide such 'dethe'ele nents are the'side members 1 8, vices in forms which may be readily operthe same being heldin a rigidposition ated rand. when in either position, to have n eans of transverse bars, 20 11631. the'vends, adequate strength, and to present a neat=ap-- anda central bar 21 extending across near pearance. 1 a i V the center., Y j y These and other objects are attained by Also'hingedly attached to the frame ele-. the novel construction and combination of ments 18 are a pair of supports 22 adapted 1 parts hereafter described and shown in the to rest upon the floor and having secured accompanying drawings, forming a matebetween them a bar or tube 23 and engaged rial part of this disclosure, and in Which: between the rod '23 and stretcher .16 is a Figure l is a perspective view showing an hinged bar 25 so aslto permit the frame to embodiment of the invention extended at be raised or lowered as may be desired. length in position to befused as a couch or Engaged by means of the bracket 28 sebed. cured to the transverse ba'r 21 is a hinged Fig.2 is a similar view of the same, the lever 30 having at its upper end an eye 31, springs, mattress, and other coverings bethe lever being of such length as to extend ing removed. andengage with the transverse bar 20 where Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the same it may be held when in a vertical position shown in a folded or collapsed position. by the clip 32. V
Fig. 4 is a partial perspective view show- A rope or strong cord 35 is secured at its v ing the supporting elements upon which the ends'to the foot' bar 14, and extends above mattress normally rests. V the lazy tong elementsupo'n each side of the Fig. 5 is a partial perspective view showarticle, thence pass'ingthrough openings in ing the construction of the head or' back the frame sides 18 and eye 31 so thatwhen rest portions of the device in a raised posithe lever 30 is pendent that the cord is held tion. rigid and level with the floor at such time r Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional view taken as the lazy-tong elements are extended. on line 66 of Fig. 1. When it is desired to collapse or close Fig. 7 isva partial perspective view ind'ithe article, the lever-30 is raised, carrying eating the several parts shown in Fig. 5 in the body of the cord 35 upward thereby maa partially extended position. J terially shorteningthe same and causing the Fig. 8 is a fragmental sectional view looklazy-tong elements to close one uponlan- 10'0 ing at the interior of the supporting means, otherr r v and n In addition to closing the article together, Fig. 9 is a similar fragmental view lookthe, cords 35 are used as supports for the ing at the same parts when in a folded posisprings upon which the mattress rests, the tion. same consisting of relatively shortystraight,
The side frames of the article are com spring bars 38 disposed in parallel to the prised of a plurality of elements combined cords 35, their ends being connected by at their ends and centers to corresponding ringed loops 39 into which are engaged elements forming in elfect a pair of l'azytransverse bars 40,-ofthe same general char- I .acter as the longitudinally disposed bars, the
end and side elements being formed into eyes 42- Whichare engagedwith the. cords 35 as can best be seen in Figs. 1 and 8. c
Upon the top of the spring elements 38 and 40 is disposeda flexible mattress 45 normally covered by a textile fabric 46, the covering being nor iallysecured to the mattress by lacings at? secured by tufts 48 at their ends, thus permitting the mattress cow ters Patent, is
1. Inan article of the class described, the combination with a pair of lazy-tongs disposed in parallel and adapted'to rest at one end upon the fioor,of a rope secured at its ends to the outermost members of each pair of lazyiongs, a" frame engaged With the tiopiesof this patent maybe obtained for with said frame, a stretching means for said .rope, a bed spring having eyes engageable With said rope, and a mattress and covering disposed over said spring, said mattress,
covering and spring being collapsible When saidlazy-tong elements are folded.
2. In an article of the class described, the combination-Withsaplurality of lazy-tong elements, said elements being disposed in parallel, a frame hingedly'engaged in1;the ends of said elements, supports for 'said frame, means for holding said supports in an extended position, a"fleXiblespringsupport engaged with the opposite ends of said lazy-tong elements, a lever through which said supporting means passes hingedly engaged With said frame, and means for holding said leverin either a lowered or raised position, whereby said elements are-held in an extended or retracted position.
In testimony whereof I have ailixed my signature this 7th'day of December, 1916.
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