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Publication numberUS1390630 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1921
Filing dateMar 15, 1921
Priority dateMar 15, 1921
Publication numberUS 1390630 A, US 1390630A, US-A-1390630, US1390630 A, US1390630A
InventorsChas Mccord Harry
Original AssigneeChas Mccord Harry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Folding crib
US 1390630 A
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To all whom it may concern Be it known that g the United States, re'- sidng at Baltimore, in the county of Baltimore. and State of Maryland, has invented certain new `and useful Improvements in Folding Cribs, of which the following is a specification. j y

This invention beds, cribsv and thelike 'ect the provisions of' a'foldable crib of light and durable construction, which may folded and packed into ortation, especially adapting the crib for t e use of picnic or traveling or camping parties, as

y well as home use.

Another obj ect'of the invention is the provision cfa crib in which the bottom, side formed of canvas or-other i washable material, which is removably at- :which includes the above trated in the acoompanyin ith the above and other o the invention further includes Aoted supporting le tached'thereto so that' the said material may 4be laundriedjand kept in a clean and sani- ,tar condition.

the provision of a crib advantages and which, may in addition, be removably secured to the side of a-bed so. that the latter will act as a support-.for one side of the crib, while the opposite side is provided with an `expansible support which may be ad'usted toconform to the height of the bed. jects inview, the following novel features and' details of construction, to be hereinafter more fullyV described, illusdrawings and pointed outgin the appende claims.,

,In the drawings K f Figure 1 is a perspective view of a crib embodying theinvention and shown set up for use. Y

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the same with a portion of the bottom of the crib broken nother object is away. 4

Fig. `3 is a side elevation. i Fight is a bottom an view\ with the piv shown' in section.

Fig. 5 is a top pan and end walls folded upon, the bottom of the crib preparatory to final folding.

Fig. 6 is a side view showing the manner in which thelorib may compactly folded.

I, HARRY CHARLES relates to improvements in and has for anob transverse y to provide separate the oint between view showing the side I spwiiimion of Letters raient. Patented Sept l1'3 1921 n Application illed latch l5, 1921. Serial No. 452,412.

'1 Fig. 711s a detail perspective view showing one corner of the crib'frame and one of the ivotedcorner standards.

.F ig. 81s a similar view showing the manner of connecting the frame sections andof holding them against relative movement.

F ig: 9 is a detaill perspective view showing the hinge connection of the frame sections on the side opposite to that shown in Fig. 8.

Fig. 10 is an end view of the crib illustrating the manner of securing the saine to a bed, the leg for sup orting the opposite ide of the crib being s o`wn partly in sec ion. v Fig. 11 is a detail perspective view ofthe clamp used for connection to a bed.

Fig. 12 is a similar view of an auxiliary y clamp.

Fig. .13 is'a erspective view showing the crib folded an packed in a case for transportation.

VReferring to the drawi in detail, wherein likegcharacters of re erence denote corresponding parts, the crib is shown as comprisin a metal frame which is dividedsections 15, which are connected together by means of hinges 16 so as to permit them to be folded one upon the other. The frame sections 15 are preferabl of substantia ly U-sha held against accidenta medium of a latch ed formation and are folding through the 17, which is pivotally mounted as at 18 upon one of the frameseel.

tions 15. This latch is enga able witle--a keeper 19 which is carried y the other frame section so that the latch extends across the sections upon the side of t e 'frame opposite the hinge 16. One of these latches is .Secured within the frame is a bottom 20, which is preferably formed of canvas or other cloth and in order to permit of the removal of this bottom so that it may be laundried, it is removably secured to the frame. rI`he bottom thickness extending over theedges of the other thicknessv so as to provide ila s 21, which `overlie lsprings 22. One end o these springs are connected within gromets 23 and have their opposite ends connected in Opeli- 20 is preferably formed. of a plurality of thicknesses of material, one

formed of angle iron and are referably provided upon f `each side of the rame.


springs have their opposite ends secured .w1thin openings formed in corner braces 24.

or similar material, and nected to corner standards 27 and side -the medium of latches 28,

The crib is further provided with washable side and end walls and 26 respectively. These side and end walls are pref erably formed from a single strip of canvas are detac-hably constandards 27a. The corner standards 27 are pivotally secured to the frame so that they may be folded downward the direc-tion indicated by the dotted lines in Fig. 7, unt-il they lie flush with the sides of the frame. They are held in upright position-through which are pivotally connected as at 29 to the frame and have their outer ends provided with shoulders 30 for engagement with the standards 27 as also illustrated in Fig. 7. Pins 3l serve to limit the-movement of the latches 28 in one direction, while other pins 32 limit the movement of these latches in an opposite direction, the purpose being to confine the latches within the width ofthe frame when the latter is folded. The side standards 27% are also pivotally connected to the frame as illustrated at 33, butupon one side of the frame and slightly spaced from the standards 27a is an additional standard 27", also pivotally secured to the frame and like the standards 27a is capable l of being folded downward parallel with the frame. Its upper end is nected to the standard 27h. by means of a link 34. The canvas strip which forms the side and end walls is provided with openings suitably spaced apart and extending from the standards for pas'- sage through these openings are threaded lugs 35, which are engaged by thumb nuts detachably conat its upper end 36 and thus removably hold the side and end walls in position.

J To fold the crib as is illustrated in Fig. 5,'the side walls 25 are detached from the standard 27a, which will permit standards 27 to be swung downwardly, such movement will lap or causeside walls 26 to be doubled upon themselves, and to be brought into engagement with the bottom 20. The. side walls are then overlapped as is illustrated in Fig. 5.

The ends of the strip of which the walls are formed overlap upon one side ofthe crib as shown at 37 and if desired the ends of the strip which form this wall may be folded backward against the end walls 26 to provide an open side for the crib, so that the latter may be placed alongside of the bed and the occupant of the crib be within convenient reach.

The crib may be supported upon the bed, orit may be independently supported and for the latter purpose there is providedK legs 38. TheseC legs are located at opposite ends bracing the leg 49 nected to the frame as at 41, while the opposite end of the L-shaped bars are provided vwith spaced openings 42. This last mentioned end of the bar 40 has 1e] ovably and adjustably secured thereto a substantially U-shaped hook 43 which is adapted toengage beneath the side bar 44 of the bed frame, as shown in Fig. 10 and to be held in such vengaged position through the medium of a set screw 45. The hook 43 is provided with a stud 46 for engagement in one of the openings 42, while a set screw 47 also passes through one of these openings for engagement with a threaded opening provided in an extension 48 of the U-shaped member 43. This U-shaped member may thus be adj ustably positioned upon the membei' 40 so that the lat-ter will rest upon the upper edge of the side bar 44 of the bed, as also shown in Fig. 10.

In orderto support the opposite side of the crib there is provided an extensible leg 49. This leg comprises sections 50 and 51, the inner end of the first mentioned section being pivotally secured to the frame, while the outer end carries a stud 52 for engage` ment in any one of a number of spaced openings 53 provided in the section 51. A

set screw 54 also passes through the openings 53 and engages a threaded opening provided in the sectlon 50. This provides for regulating the length of the leg 49 in accordance with the height of the bed to which the crib is attached and at the same time permitting said leg to be folded upward out of the way when not in use, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings. The lower end of the leg 51 carries a caster 55. For the purpose of there is provided brace bars 56, one end of which is pivotally secured to the frame upon the opposite sides of the hinged connection of the sections 15 as shown at 57, while the opposite ends of these bars 56 areprovided with notches 58 for engagement over a pin 59 carries by the leg section 50. This permits the leg to be folded upward parallel with the frame when the crib is folded.

In Fig. 12 there is illustrated an auxiliary clamping hook 60, which may be engaged with a convenient ortion of the bed, for example, with the si e bars of the bed The latches 17 t action of the springs 22 w1ll break the ]oint` 25 and 26 inside.

which'is located a stop 62. The threaded I extremity 61 is adapted for passage through one ofthe openings by a shoulder 62, while a\ thumb nut 68 provides the member 40 and acts to hold the hook 60 securely in position.

By forming the bottom'and side and end walls of washable material and attaching them in the manner shown, they/may be conveniently removed and Washed and the crib kept in a sanitary condition. In addition, the crib is so constructed as to permit of its being quickly and compactly folded into a' Small space. In folding, the. endfwalls 26 are first folded folded over the end walls so as to occupy the position shown in Fig. 5 of the drawings. are `then released and the of the frame sections connected by the hinges 16 and the ,sections may then be folded one upon the other with the side and end walls p p The legs 38-fand 49 are also folded so that the crib will be arranged as illustrated .in Fig. 6 of the drawings, whereupon, the legs 38 may be connected y hooks 64 carried by one of the legs and accidental unfolding of the crib prevented., ,If desired, the `crib may be arranged within a casing 65, as illustrated in Fig. 1 3 and may thus be conveniently carried.

The invention is susceptible of various changes in its formLproportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein.

reserved to make slich changes as properly 42 of the member 40 and is limited in its movement in one directionav clamp uponI the opposite side ofi inward andthe side walls fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the invention what is claimed 1s 1. A folding crib comprising a' frame formed in separate sections and'hingedly secured together, means for preventing the sectionsA from folding, foldable. supporting legs Aconnected to the frame, a foldable bottom,

side and end walls secured to the frame, means for supporting the foldable side and end walls, said means including p ivotally mounted standards and means engageable with the standards for holding the latter in v upright osition.

2. A olding cot comprising 'a frame formed in separate sections and hingedly secured to ether, means lfor sections rom folding, folda le supporting legs connected to the frame, a foldable bot tom, side and end walls secured to the` frame,

means for supporting the foldable side andV end walls, said means including pivotally mounted standards and latches pivotally secured to the. frame and provided with shoulders engageable-with the standards for holding the latter in upright position'.

3. A cot embodying a frame, bottom, side and end walls of washablematerial, means for. detachably Securing the bottom to the frame, standards secured to the frame, lugs projecting from vthe .standards for engagement in openings formed in the side and end walls and means ,en ageable with the. lugs for detachably holding the side and end walls in position,

I testimony whereof I aix my signature.


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U.S. Classification5/98.1, 248/297.31, 5/187, 5/311, 5/315.1, 5/57.2, 5/282.1, 5/95, 5/310
International ClassificationA47D9/00, A47D7/04, A47D7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D9/005, A47D7/04
European ClassificationA47D9/00B, A47D7/04