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Publication numberUS1251308 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1917
Filing dateFeb 15, 1915
Priority dateFeb 15, 1915
Publication numberUS 1251308 A, US 1251308A, US-A-1251308, US1251308 A, US1251308A
InventorsCharles L Wecht
Original AssigneeCharles L Wecht
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1251308 A
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Application filed February 15, 1915.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I. CHARLES L. WECHT, citizen of the United States, residing at Logansport, in the county of Cass and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bedclothes-IIolders, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in apparatus for holding the bed clothes in proper position upon the mattress.

It consists in the simple and eflicient mattress-straclclling and bed clothes holding clamp, hereinafter described and definitely claimed.

In the accompanying' drawings forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Figure 1 is a plan View of a bed, showing my improved clamps applied thereto,

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the clamp in use,

Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the clamp removed, and,

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of one of the friction pads.

In the drawings, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of my invention. the numeral 5 designates a bed of any well known or preferred type, having thereon a mattress 6, upon which is arranged the bed clothes 7.

The numeral 8 designtes a longitudinally curved leaf spring, which is suitably resilient and constitutes the body portion 0f the clamp. Rigidlv secured to the opposite ends of the leaf spring 8, by bolts or the like, are transverse heads 9. upon which are secured highly elastic friction pads 10. These friction pads are arranged upon the inner faces of the heads 9 and are preferably secured thereto by bolts or rivets 11, the inner ends of which are preferably counter sunk. The highly elastic friction pads 10 are preferably formed of highly elastic rubber, such as sponge rubber, while the same may be formed of ordinary rubber or felt or the like.

In the use of the clamps, four of them may be advantageously arranged upon the bed 5, as illustrated in Fig. l, while this number may be varied as tous@ advanta- Specication of Iiett'ers Patent.

Patented Dec. 25, 1917.

serial No. 8,373.

geous. Each clamp is passed about the edge of the mattress. as illustrated in Fig. 2, with the upper friction pad l0 engaging the up* per surface of the bed clothes and the lower friction pad engaging beneath the mattress, either with the bed clothes folded thereabout, as shown in Fig. 2, or directly with the lower side of the mattress. It is obvious that the invention is not restricted t0 the precise manner in which the clamp is applied to the bed clothes and mattress.

It is of the essence of my invention that the opposed ends of the body spring 8 be capable of separation to an extent sufficient to adapt the spring to straddle a mattress and bed clothes thereon; and it is equally essential that the pad-heads and the elastic pads be extended laterally a considerable distance at opposite sides of the vertical plane of the body spring, This latter will be appreciated as an important advantage when it is stated that without the body spring being unduly large7 the pads, relatively arranged as defined, serve, when the clamp is opened to the extent shown in Fig. 2, to afford large frictional surfaces adapted to accommodate themselves to inequalities of and take secure hold of the mattress and bed-clothes in the vertical plane of the body spring as well as at opposite sides of said plane, and in that way preclude casual displacement of the clamp even when a restive child is under the clothes. I would also have it understood that the capacity of the clamp to resist casual displacement is due in a measure tc the fact that the pads and pad-heads are directly backed by the ends of the circular spring body which enables said body when expanded, as shown in Fig. 2, to strongly hold the pads to their work.

Having thus described the invention, I claim As a new article of manufacture, the here-v said end portions, and elastic pads carried at In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature the inner sides of and arranged parallel to in presence of t-Wo Witnesses. the pad-heads; said pad-heads and pads corresponding in area and extending laterally CHARLES L. TEC/HT. at right angles in opposite directions from Witnesses:

the plane of the spring body when the clamp THOMAS C. BRAnFmLD,

is in operative position, as specified. CLARA ALBERT.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve cents each, by addressing the Commissioner o! Patents,

Washington, ZD. C.

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U.S. Classification24/564, 24/72.5
Cooperative ClassificationA41B3/08