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s. B. GAMBLE. POST AND SIDEBAR OF BEDS, FURNITURE, AND T HE LIKE.
APPLICATION FILED DEC. 13, I919.
Patented Aug. 3-, 1920.
UNITED STATES rATENT OFFICE.
' STANLEY BENJAMIN GAMBLE, F wnsr PERTH, wnsrnnn AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
' POST SIDE BAR OF BEDS, FURNITURE, AND THE LIKE.
Patented Aug. 3, 1920.
Application filed December 13, 1919. Serial No. 344,725.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, STANLEY BENJAMIN GAMBLE, of 134 Charles street, West Perth, State of Western Australia, Commonwealth of Australia, business manager, have in- I vented certain new'and useful Improvements in and Relating to Posts and Side Bars of Beds, Furniture, and the like, of which the following is a specification.
This invention is for the purpose of forming a joint or connection between the'upright or leg and the side bar of a bedstead or other article of furniture or fitting in connection with like purposes. The invention may be applied to articles of various material and is especially applicable to wooden bedsteads.
One advantage of the invention is that the cooperating parts are standardized and interchangeable one with another. Another advantage is that the parts are manufactured of mild steel which avoids the disadvantage of breakage to which some other fittings are subject. Another advantage is that it secures the greatest possible rigidity at less cost than other fittings. Another advantage is simplicity. The invention it is claimed supplies greater effectiveness at considerably less cost than fittings hitherto in use. In order that the invention may be clearly understood the same is illustrated by drawings in which- Figure lis side elevation of a bed post with the bracket.
Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the bracket detached.
Fig. 8 is a section of the bracket through the line 33 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the clip attached to the end of a side bar.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the clip detached.
Fig. 6 is a side elevation showing the post and the side bar attached as in use.
Fig. 7 is a modification.
The bracket A consists of two upright plates A and A impinging one against the other. The plate A is made from flat steel and adapted to bear against the bed post B or the like, while the other plate A which faces the end of bed rail B may be thickened and stamped or depressed as shown to form a tapering tongue piece A Both plates A and A may be riveted together and are held firmly in position on the post B by stout screws 0 passing through countersunk holes C formed in the depressed 7 portion of the plate A The parts are preferably or conveniently formed by suitable pressure dies or by moldlng and casting. If cast the bracket is preferably made in one piece. The above construction forms between the plates a vertical space A on each side of a central upward tapering tongue A The tongue engages a cap or clip F andrigidly supports the bed rail B The clip F is formed preferably out of a flat plate of mild steel which may be about the same depth as the side bar as shown in Fig. 6, or it may extend a little above the same. The plate is bent by suitable appliances into the form shown which covers the end of the said bar and extends sufiicient distance along the same on each side as to be easily and firmly secured thereto by a plurality of bolts or screws F on either side. The end of the clip F which projects a little beyond the end of side bar or rail B has an opening or recess F 2 as shown to coincide with the tapering tongue piece A of the bracket A, such end being formed and adapted to neatly fit between the two plates A and A of the bracket A and bear against the taper tongue A The result is that the combination of parts thus designed and formed affords when fitted and the bar or rail B pressed down, practically absolute rigidity of connection between the upright and the side bar. The parts being formed by dies and presses to gage are interchangeable that is any rail end fits any bracket. The invention may be applied direct to wire mattress rail for combination bedsteads.
A modification is shown in Fig. 7. This consists in extending the end of the clip about an inch above the rail B and one side higherthan the other as shown. This affords a stop to prevent any fear of the mattress sliding off the rails B It also enables a lighter rail to be used without materially reducing the strength of the clip.
What I claim is 1. A bed rail fastener, comprising a bracket adapted to be attached to a post and having vertical spaced members, one of which is formed with a tapering tongue and a clip adapted to be attached to a rail and having a tapering opening corresponding to the tongue of the bracket.
2. A bed rail fastener, comprising a 7 bracket adapted to be secured to a post and having vertical spaced members, the inner member being depressed to form a tongue held in engagement With the other member of the bracket, and a clip adapted to be secured to a rail and having an opening cortongue held 'in engagement with the other member, and a U-shaped clip adapted to be secured to a rail With its sidemembers engaging the sides of the rail, the end member of the clip having a tapering slot.
' In testimony whereof I have hereto affiXed my signature in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.
STANLEY BENJAMIN Witnesses:
. CHARLES V, GoLLIsoN,
. DAIS WILLIAMS.