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Publication numberUS1479967 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1924
Publication numberUS 1479967 A, US 1479967A, US-A-1479967, US1479967 A, US1479967A
InventorsC. L. Johnson bed
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bed and play pen
US 1479967 A
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UNITED. srrs PATENT OFFICE.

CLARENCE L. JOHNSON, 01* LITTLETON, COLORADO.

BED AND PLAY ruin Application filed April 18, 1922. Serial No. 555,000.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, CLAnENoE L. JoHNsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Littleton, in the countyof Arapahoe and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bed and Play Pens, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to a combination bed and play pen and has relation'more particularly to a device of this generalcharacter especially designed and adapted to be used for babies and it is an object of the invention to provide a device of this general character constructed and arranged in a novel and improved manner whereby a baby placed within the device is protected against injury as from flies or other insects and animals. I

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved device of this general character of a portable type which can be readily transported from one location to another when desired and in which a baby may be confined with safety.

An additional object of the invention is to provide a novel and improved device of this general character which has a bed structure arranged therein and which ofnecessity' does not have to be moved to permlt the infant to have free movement, as for'play and which bed when requlred can be entirely removed.

Furthermore, it is an object of the inven- 7 tion to provide a novel and improveddevice of this general character which may be employed to advantage in teaching a baby to walk.

It is also an object of the invention to provide a novel and improved device of this general character which can be readily assembled or disassembled as required.

The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts of my im-' of my invention wili describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of a combination bed and play pen constructed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention, i

Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken through the upper portion of the device illustrated in Figure 1,

Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken through the device as herein disclosed,

Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view partly in section and partly in plan, illustrating the mounting for the rails and the arrangement of the bed, a

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view illustratingvthe meeting rails of the sliding panels, and

Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken through the upper'portion of the de vice with the top in an open position.

, As disclosed in the accompanying drawings, my improved device comprises four corner posts 1 having their lower portions connected by the side sills 2 and the end sill 3. The end sills 8 are also connected at their longitudinal centers by thesill 4;. The

sill 4 serves to provide additional support for the floor F which is also operatively supported by the sills land 2. r

Associated with each end pair of corner posts 1 is an end frame E which,'when applied, is slidably engaged within the grooves 5 provided in the opposite faces of said corner postsand after said frame is applied it is held against displacement by the screws 6 or the like disposed through the corner posts and engaged with the vertical stiles 7 of the frame E. Bythis arrangement the end panel may be readily removed to facilitate shipping or for any other purpose as the requirement of practice may necessitate.

The frame E also includes a centrally positioned and vertically disposed muntinj 8.

The n1untin8 extends a desired distance above the top of the frame E and secured thereto are the adjacent ends of the outwardly and downwardly lnclined members 9 secured at the outeror lowerextrem'ities to the upper or top rail 10 of the frame E'and which overly'thetop 'or' upper. ends of the adjacent co'rnerfposts 1 when the frame E is in applied position. By thisarrangement the assembled device is provided with gable carried thereby has disposed thereover a reticulated fabric 11 of desired mesh. One side wall of the device is applied in fixed position and embodies an upper sill 14 connecting the upper end portions of the adjacent corner posts 1. This sill 14 and the sill 2 therebelow together with the associated corner posts 1 are connected by suitably positioned vertical and horizontal muntins 15. This fixed side also has disposed thereover and suitably secured thereto a reticulated fabric 16. of a desired mesh.

The oppose l faces of the corner uprights at the opposite side of the device are provided with the guide grooves 16 in which are slidably engaged the upper and lower side panels 17 and 18 and each of said panels having sliding movement, one independently of the other. These panels 17 and 18 include the meeting rails 19 which, when the panels 17 and 18 are in normal or closed position, have their opposed faces in overlying relation as at 20.

The upper and lower rails of each of these panels 17 and 18 are connected by the vertical muntins 21 and disposed over the panel and suitably secured thereto is a reticulated fabric 23 of requisite mesh. The panels 17 and 18 are maintained in their closed position by the spring catches 24 coacting in a conventional manner with the adjacent corner posts 1. The top sections 26 each comprises a frame structure of such dimensions as to extend substantially entirely along the device and of a width substantially equal to the length of the member 9 so that when the top T is applied the upper portion of the device will be effectively covered. Each of the sections 26 includes a reticulated fabric 27 The fixed side rails of the section 26 of the top are hingedly connected as at 28 so that said sections may be folded one back upon the other and also have the requisite relative movement to promptly raise upon the gable ends. The outer side rails of one of the sections is hingedly connected as at 29 with a top sill 14:, the hinged connection being such as when desired the top T may be swung down along the outside of said fixed side and out of the way.

Each of the end members 30 of the section 26 of the top T has hingedlv connected therewith an arm 31. This arm 31 is provided with a slot 32 extending substantially entirely therealong through which extends a headed member 33 carried by a member 9. Each of the arms 31 is provided with recesses or notches 34in communication with the slot 32 from above, said recesses being adapted to receive the member 33 whereby the top T and particularly when the sections 26 are folded one upon the other, may be held in difierent raised positions.

The central portion of the slot 32 of each Levaocv vice to permit the same to be readily grasped 7 by the hands of an infant and which is of particular advantage with a child learning to walk. Each of the rails 37 is of such cross sectional configuration to present no sharp corners or angles which would have a tendency to injure the child and which condition is true of the other memberscomprised in the device and with which the child will come in contact.

The upper rails 37 are adapted to support a bed fabric 39 herein disclosed as comprising a canvas sheet of requisite dimensions and which has secured to its marginal portions expansible or coil springs 40. These expansible members or springs 10 are provided with hook members 41 which are engaged with the upper rails 37 to effect the desired maintenance of the bed structure in applied position. This bed structure can be readily removed when desired.

By lowering the upper panel 18 and with the bed structure in applied position, ready access can be had to the infant occupying the bed structure which is particularly desirable during the night, the top T being moved to an inoperative position. The removal of the top T is made for the purpose of putting the child into the device for the purpose of play although the lower panel 17 can be raised for the same purpose. The lower panel 17 is particularly adapted for the facility of cleansing of the device such as the removing of toys or other articles which may be within the device and by raising the lower panel 17 this can be accomplished without the necessity of raising the top T.

It is thought to be obvious that by roviding the various reticulated fabrics the occupant of the deviceis efi'ectively protected against flies, other insects and animals and at the same time the air is permitted to have unobstructed access within the device, assuring the child having the proper air.

In order that the device may be readily transported from one location to the other the lower ends of the corner posts 1 have 'in swivel connection therewith the caster wheels 42, preferabily provided with'rubber tires 43. i

I claim: 7 1. A screen bed comprising side screens,

head and foot screens with gable upper ends, side rails joining the head and foot screens at the bases of the gable ends and at the tops of the side screens, and roof screen frames hinged together and to one of the side rails and foldable one upon the other and swingable to one side of the bed whereby the entire top of the bed is exposed to access from one side rail to the other, said side rails forming supports for the roof frames when the latter are disposed in downwardly diverging relation for completely closing the top of the bed.

2. A screen bed comprising side screens, head and foot screens with gable upper ends, side rails joining the head and foot screens at the bases of the gable ends and at the tops of the side screens, and roof screen frames hinged together and to one of the side rails and foldable one upon the other and swingable to one side of the bed whereby the entire top of the bed is exposed to access from one side rail to the other, said side rails forming supports for the roof frames when the latter are disposed in downwardly diverging relation for completely closin the top of the bed, and means to support the roof frames in a substantially upright position when said frames are folded one upon the other and disposed above the side rail to which they are hinged.

3. A screen bed comprising side screens, head and foot screens with gable upper ends, side rails joining the head and foot screens at the bases of the gable ends and at the tops of the side screens, and roof screen frames hinged together and to one of the side rails and foldable one upon the other and swingable to one side of the bed whereby the entire top of the bed is exposed to access from one side rail to the other, said side rails forming supports for the roof frames when the latter are disposed in downwardly diverging relation for completely closing the top of the bed, and means to support the roof frames in a substantially upright position when said frames are folded one upon the other and disposed above the side rail to' which they are hinged, said last named roof frame supporting means being releasable to permit swinging of said roof frames outwardly and downwardly against the outer face of the side screen at the side of the bed where the roof frames are hinged to the side rail.

4. A screen bed comprising an enclosure embodying side, head, foot and roof screens, a floor for the enclosure at the lower ends of said screens, and a bed bottom supported above the floor and below the roof screens and dividing the enclosure into a lower play chamber and an upper sleeping chamber, certain of said screens being movable to permit access to both of said chambers at will.

5. A screen bed comprising an enclosure embodying side, head, foot and roof screens, a floor for the enclosure at the lower ends of said screens, and a bed bottom supported above the floor and below the roof screens and dividing the enclosure into a lower play chamber and an upper sleeping chamber, cer- Y tain of said screens being movable to permit access to both of said chambers at will, and horizontal supporting rails for said bed bottom fixed in the enclosure adjacent the side, head and foot screens, and to which said bed bottom is detachably connected.

6. A screen bed comprising an enclosure embodying side, head, foot and roof screens, a fioor for the enclosure at the lower ends of said screens, and a bed bottom supported above the floor and below the roof screens chamber substantially directly beneath the first named rails.

In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my signature.

CLARENCE L. JOHNSON.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4900011 *Nov 30, 1987Feb 13, 1990Leopold NoletExerciser and playpen structure having a trampoline like bottom
EP0275718A1 *Dec 30, 1987Jul 27, 1988Leopold NoletPlaypen and exercise structure
Classifications
U.S. Classification5/93.1, 5/97
Cooperative ClassificationA47D13/06