US 1420782 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
- WAWRZYNIEC SUSKI, or r nrnn'ivrrcnreanl GQMBINATION TRUNK.
Specification of Letters Patent; Patented June 27 1922 Application Medium 30, 1921. Serial No; 481,443.
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A further and more specific object of the invention resides in the provision of a novel locking means for holding the cover in closed position.
With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangements of parts which will be fully set forth in the following specification, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a perspective View of the casing for containing the folding bed.
Figure 2 is a perspective viewshowing the casing open and thebed extending, and
Figure 3 is an enlarged detail sectional view through a portion of the casing illustrating the cover securing means.
Referring to the drawings in detail the numeral 5 designates in its entirety, the casing which is provided with a cover 6 hinged to the rear wall as at 7. This casing is provided on the inner sides of its end walls with cleats 8 which form supports for holding the bed sections as will be more fully hereinafter described.
Hinged adjacent the forward ends of the cleats are strips 9, which are arranged to be raised into the position illustrated in Figure 2 and supported by suitable legs 10, the lower ends of which rest on the upper sides of the cleats 8. I
The head section of the bed is designated by the numeral 11, and comprises a pair of side bars 12, the rear ends of which are pivoted to upwardly extending ears 13, on the strips 9, while the forward ends of said side bars are provided with angle members -sition.. have invented certain new and useful Im- 14 which, as shown, are adapted to engage over the upper edge of the front wall of the casing when the spring is in extended po- The foot panel of the bed spring is designated generically by the numeral 15 and comprises the side bars 16, having hinged to their extreme forward ends the legs 17, whicha're connected together by stretchers 18. The opposite ends of the bars 16' are secured to hinges 19, to the pintles of which are pivotally connected legs 20, which are connected by stretchers 21. V
The hinges 19 are also connected to the forward intermediate spring panel 22, which in turn is hingedly connected at its rear end as at 23, to the rear intermediate spring panel 24, the rear ends of the side bars of which are provided with clips 25 which are adapted to hook over the upper forward edge of the front panel of the casing intermediate the clips 14.
The cover securing means hereinbefore referred to is best illustrated in Figure 3, and consists of a hook member 26 which is preferably rectangular in cross section and formed at its lower end with a guide arm 27, whichv operates through anopening 28 formed in each end panel of the case.
Secured to the end panel in alignment with the opening 28 is a housing 29, the side walls of which are pierced to receive the trunnions 30 of a handle 31. A suitable cam 32 is secured to one of said trunnions and engages the outer endof the guide arm so that when the handle is lifted, said arm will be moved inwardly against the pressure of a suitable leaf spring 33 which is secured to the inner side of the end wall of the case.
As shown, the end wall of thecover is pro vided with a recess 34, adapted to receive the upper end of the hook member 26 and it will be obvious that when the handle 31 is lowered, the spring 33 will act to throw the hooked end of the member 26 into the recess 34 and lock the cover in closed position.
When it is desired to store the bed within the case, the panel 24 is folded over onto the top of the panel 22 and the legs between said panels 22 and 24 are folded into the space betweenthe side bars of the panel 24.
The legs 20 are then folded into the space between the side bars of the panel 22 and the legs 17 similarly folded between the side the panel may then be folded against the under side of the panel 22 and upon lifting the panel 11, it will be obvious that the folded members may be lowered into the bot-- tom of the case between the cleats 8.
The legs 10 may then be removed from vertical position beneath the strips 9 and the hooks 14 disengage from the upper edge of the front panel of the case, whereupon'the head section 11, may be lowered and the mattress and bedding piled thereon within the case, so that upon lowering the cover 6 the spring, mattress and bedding will be wholly contained within the case and protected from dust'an'd dirt.
lVhile in the foregoing there has been shown and described the preferred embodiment of this invention it is to be understood that certain minor changes in the details of construction, combination, and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the in vention as claimed.
1 claim-- The combination with a case, cleats secured to opposite end walls of said case, strips hinged to the cleats adjacent their forward ends, a spring panel hinged to the cleats adjacent their rear ends, means on the spring panel for engaging the upper edge of the front wall of the case, and means for holding the rear ends of the strips in elevated position, of a plurality of spring panels adapted to be folded one upon the other, legs for holding said panels in elevated position in alignment with the upper edge of the front panel of the case, and means for attaching the foldable panels to the upper edge of the front wall of the case whereby the device as a unit when extended will form a bed spring.
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