US 1365831 A
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APPLICATION FILED FEB. [6. 19!].
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G. H YATT.
APPLICATlON FILED FEB. 16, 1917.
1,365,831. Patented Jan. 18,1921.
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GEORGE HYATT,.0F TOLEDO, OHIO.
Application filed February 16, 1917.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE HYATT, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Toledo, Lucas county; Ohio, have invented new and useful Furniture, of which the following is a s ecification.
This invention re ates to features of furniture construction.
This invention has utility when im-orporated in cots or beds, especially as to features of assembly in simplicity and rigidity of construction.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of .an embodiment of the invention as set up in a cot or bed;
Fig. 2 is a viewon an enlarged scale of the structure in knock-down condition;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the bed corner bracket;
Fig. 4 is a section through the bed corner bracket in its assembly relation;
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the assembling strut;
Fig. 6 is a section on the line VIVI, Fig. 5, showing the strut adjusting means;
Fig. 7 is a detail view in elevation of one of the supporting members or legs; and
Fig. 8 is a perspective View with parts broken away, of one of the rigid end mem bers.
The bed or article of furniture may comprise the rigid end members of angle crosssection comprising the vertical load receiving flange 1 and the horizontal load receiving flange 2. Along the flanges 2 are the spring connecting means or openings 3 in a series from end to end thereof. Within this flange 2 and adjacent its ends are the seat openings 4. This seat is supplemented for holding the flange against tilt by the U-shaped seat extension 5. This seat extension 5 is provided with rotation resisting means shown as a notch 6, which in the completed seat may be further supplemented by the diametrically opposing not-ch 7 in the flange 1.
These rigid opposing flange members 1 and 2 may serve as end pieces for the article of furniture having the sides comprising the elements 8 and 9, removably connected by the slip joint sleeve 10. This sleeve 10 may have the inner guide 11 insertible in the tubular element 9, which tubular element 9 may slip over and fit in the overhang 12. The inner member 11 may be locked rota- Speeiflcation of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 18, 1921.
Serial No. 149,002.
tably with the coupling or outer member 10 ment of the members 9 and 8 longitudinally,
the outside of member 8 being free in the recess 14..
.The opposite ends of the elements 9 and 8 are rigidly connected to the corner brackets 17 providing a seat 18 for the side bed elements to which the side bed members or elements may be fixedly connected, in the instanceshown by a shoulder joint pressing into a groove of the seat. This member 17 has, at an angle to the direction of the side member, a seat 19 for the support or leg 20, said support or leg 20 having projecting means 21 limiting the downward travel of the corner bracket 17 thereon.
Besides this interior seating on the exterior seat for the side member, there is an additional exterior seat for the end members 1 and 2. ,This additional seat comprises the seat portion 22 coacting with the seat 4 of the flange 2. There is a stud or projection 23 coacting with the notch 7 in the flange 1 and the stiffening web 24; coacting with the notch Gin the auxiliary seat 5.
I11 assembling, the corner brackets 17 are normally fixedly united, each to the side member section 8 or 9 at its seat 18. The member 9 may be inserted in the recess 12, the member 10, 11, is normally connected to the member 8, the flanges 1, 2, as an opposing pair connecting the intermediate pairs of side members completes the rectangular formation assemblage for the insertion of the legs 20 from below. In the instance shown, if foot and head members are desired, such members may be fitted into the legs as the U-shaped foot member 25 and head member 26.
The helical springs 27 may be engaged with the recesses 3 and as connected up to the tension spring fabric 28, there is such grouping of the set of elements that tension may be applied for completing the assemblage in a condition for use. The placing of the side members 8, 9, out of the plane of the spring or tension fabric 28, in this instance below, in a light structure to carry the heavy loads herein, is materially strengthened by the humping of these side members initially. This may be effected by determining the fitting with the corner bracket. As tension is applied to the fabric 28 through rotation of the member 10, 11, as actuated by a pin through-the opening 16 for forcing the member 8 away from the member 9, this upward hump may work down to a position parallel to the normal plane of the spring 28.
There is accordingly produced a tension on the spring 28 to provide a comfortable reclining area of a substantial and light construction. The simplicity of assemblage and strength give this structure features of considerable utility in instances where convenience of transport in compact form are desirable, especially for camping outfits as prompted by motoring or in military service and other conditions which may demand compact transport features. While the side members are disposed below the spring fabric normal plane, there is full width use of the spring with a positive holding against rolling out when there is increased de ression below the plane of the side mem ers.
Partial knock down may quickly and conveniently occur by merely removing the legs so that the rectangular frame with spring may be disposed as desired.
What is claimed and it is desired to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A bed corner bracket member unit having a leg seat, laterally extending there from a side rail mounting seat, and about said leg seat a spring frame seat, independent of the side rail seat.
2. A bed corner member having a vertical tulmlar portion providing a leg seat, and an integral horizontal extension from the tubular portion providing a side rail mounting, said vertical tubular portion carrying ledges providing spring frame seats independent of the side rail mounting.
8. A bed comprising legs, corner 11lCl]'1 bers for the legs, side rails extending from the corner members, and a spring for the bed including a pair of parallel frame members having recesses, said corner members having seats engaging the recess of each frame member independently of the side rails.
In witness whereof I aflix my signature.
GEORGE I-IYAT T.