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Publication numberUS1395158 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1921
Filing dateDec 12, 1919
Priority dateDec 12, 1919
Publication numberUS 1395158 A, US 1395158A, US-A-1395158, US1395158 A, US1395158A
InventorsSmith Sam R
Original AssigneeSmith Sam R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible bed structure
US 1395158 A
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Patented Oct. 25,- 1921.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Tat-tented o'er. 25, rear.

Application filed December 12, 1919. Serial No. 344,310.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SAM E. SMITH, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Collapsible Bed Structures, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to devices forming a. bed when assembled, easily to be taken apart for traveling or other moving.

One of the objects of this invention is to make such bed structures stable, making it at the same time easy to take such device apart to be moved around, as for camping and similar purposes. 1

Another object is to provide a connecting member for the different places and points between the several bars and parts of the frame work which will easily engage over and with such parts and bars.

Another object is to provide joint memhere which allow a telescopic interconnection of such parts and bars of the frame work of the'bed structure.

Another object is to provide such telescopic joint-members of such a construction to prevent a turning of the different bars or parts to properly support a bed spring and other inner bed parts.

Other objects will appear from the following description and appended claims as well as from the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my assembled bed structure.

Fig. 2 is a perspective side elevation of a detail joint member used between the bars and members of the main frame of the devlce.

Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of an end member of the main frame of the device on approximately the lines 3-3 in Fig. 1.

Beds of this kind are usually intended for camping purposes or places where it is common or which make it necessary that such devices or bed structures are taken apart and assembled very often, so that it is important that the different and several parts will easily come apart and can easily be assembled. It is also important that the several and different parts of the whole struc ture will form a suitably strong and stable structure when assembled.

.Vith these main points in view I have designed the several parts and the whole structure as will hereafter more fully be described and explained.

A} and 5 designate the longitudinal members of the main supporting frame, while 6 and 7 designate the end members of the same frame. The feet 8 engage telescopically in the sockets of the joint members 9. One of these joint members is illustrated in detail in Fig. 2, showing the two socket-ends 10 and 11, one square end 12, and one round end 13. The socket end 11, being the lower one, naturally engages over the feet as illustrated in Fig. l. The round end 13 is preferably used to engage with the tube-like longitudinal side members 4 and 5, while the square end of each such joint member 9 is preferably used to engage with the end members 6 and 7.

In the drawing, these interconnections of the joint members 9 and the end members 6 and 7 is preferably illustrated as square in cross section, but it will easily be understood that other cross sections for the pin or end 12 can easily be used as long as such end 12 engages so with the end members 6 and 7 that these end members 6 and 7 are prevented from turning when the spring (bed spring, or similar supporting means) is engaged with such end members, as will be more clearly described later on.

The uprights l l are provided in case the device is to be used in the open as supporting means for a top. In such a case, such uprights engage telescopically within the sockets 10 of the joint members 9. Other bars or members 15, 17, 18 and 19 form in such a device the top over the main part of the device, the different members being engaged in a similar manner telescopically by the members 16 and 20, as will easily be understood from the illustration.

The end members 6 and 7 are so engaged with the joint members 9 to prevent them from turning for the reason that in such simple bed structures bed springs of a simple kind are used, in the drawing in Fig.

1, wire ends 21 are indicated to engage with the end members 6 and 7. Such arrangement naturally causes so to say a turning or twisting of such end members around their end supports. Therefore, I prefer to provide members 22 near the ends of the end members 6 and 7 to form square-like or other similarly such turning-movement-preventing sockets 23, see Fig. 3. As long as such sockets 23 are of a shape to engage over the ends or in the ends of the end members 6 and 7 in such a manner as to prevent the turning of the end members, as stated above, it would be satisfactory for the purpose had in mind in connection with this part of the invention, and I wish it understood that I do not wish to limit myself to such square-like socket, but only to a socket Which will resist the turning movement of the end members 6 and 7.


V A coilapsible bed structure including lon- Having thus described-my invention, 1'

gitudinal and end members, feet, uprights, and joint members with which the feet and uprights telescope, said joint members having round and angular ends with which the longitudinal and end members of the bed respectively are connected.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention 1 have signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses. SAM B. SMITH.

Witnesses: s


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U.S. Classification5/113, 5/285, 5/293, 5/414, 135/96
International ClassificationA47C17/70, A47C17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C17/70
European ClassificationA47C17/70