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Publication numberUS1504807 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1924
Filing dateFeb 26, 1923
Priority dateFeb 26, 1923
Publication numberUS 1504807 A, US 1504807A, US-A-1504807, US1504807 A, US1504807A
InventorsBrotherton Jr Herbert, Nettleton Hiram S
Original AssigneeBrotherton Jr Herbert, Nettleton Hiram S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bedstead construction
US 1504807 A
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Aug. 12 19240 H. BROTHERTON, JR ET AL.

BEDSTEAD CONSTRUCTION Filed Feb. 26, 1925 Hume/'1 5 NETYLE To/v Patented Aug. 12, 1924.




Application filed February 26, 1923. Serial No. 621,268.

To all whom it may concern.

Be it known that we, HERBERT BROTHER-1 TON, J r., and HIRAM S. NnTrLnToN, citizens of the United States, and residents of the city of Tacoma, Pierce County, Washing ton, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bedstead Constructions, of

It is the principal object of the invention to provide means for the above purpose that will take the place of the usually used wooden slats, and which will be of a more sanitary construction, less cumbersome in handling, more easily set up or taken down and easier to pack for shipping or storing.

More specifically stated the invention resides in the provision of two telescopically adjustable cross bars with means at their opposite ends whereby they may be pivotally and detachably fixed to the opposite side rails of a bed stead and which will serve, when in use, for supporting the bed springs, and which may, for shipping, packing or storing, be detached at one end so as to be swung pivotally to positions against the side rails where they will be out of the way and in no danger of being damaged.

Other objects of the invention reside in the details of construction of the support ing means at the ends of the cross bars, and in the means for retaining the same at different positions of adjustment so as to add strength and rigidity to the bed construction.

In accomplishing these and other objects of the invention, we have provided the improved details of construction, the preferred forms of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bed stead equipped with spring supporting bare constructed and applied in accordance with the details of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a transverse, sectional view through the side rails showing a cross bar and means whereby its ends are connected detachably and pivotally to the rails.

Figure 3 is a perspective view of an attaching plate and an end portion of one of the cross bar sections, the parts being shown in disassembled relation.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the same parts when connected by a cotter key.

Figure 5 is a view illustrating an alternative method of constructing and attaching the1 ends of the cross bar sections to the side rai s.

Figure 6 is a transverse, sectional view taken on the line 66 in Figure 4, illustrating the construction of, the telescoping sections of a cross bar.

Referring more in detail to the drawings 1 and 2, respectively, designate the head and foot sections of a bed stead, and 3 and 4: the opposite side rails connecting the same. The construction may be either of wood or of metal, and may be of the double or single bed type. Fixed to the inner sides of the rails 3 and 4 by means of screws, or otherwise, and near the head and foot sections are rectangular, metal plates 5, each having two loops 6 pressed outwardly therefrom in vertically spaced apart relation, and adapted to receive between them the ends of the spring supporting cross bar embodied by this invention. In the preferred construction, each cross bar comprises two telescopically connected sections, 7 and 7 with loops 8 formed at their outer ends, fitted between and registering in vertical alinement with the loops 6 of the supporting plates 5 so that cotter keys 9 may be extended therethrough to secure the ends of the bars in functioning position for supporting the springs of the bed.

The bars preferably would be of pressed metal construction, of hollow rectangular form, as is shown in- Figure 6; they preferably would be narrow in width and of sufficient depth to insure the necessary strength and durability. The telescoping ends of the sections of thebars are provided with longitudinally disposed slots 10 located in registration so that bolts 11 may be extended therethrough, the bolts being provided with nuts 12 which may be tightened to hold the bolts at the proper adjusted length so that when not used they will serve also as a cross tie that will add rigidity to the bed construction.

It is readily apparent that the telescoping construction will permit the bars to be adjusted to fit beds of different width, and will also make assembling of the parts much easier when the bed is set up.

Another feature of this construction resides in the ease with which it can be packed when shipped or for storing. When the parts are assembled for shipping the plates 5 are already properly fixed to the opposite side rails of the bed between cross bars instead of being detached and packed by themselves, are placed against the inner sides of the side rails, and each is secured at its ends to the plates 5 by means of the cotter keys; then later on when the bed is to be set up, one end of each bar can be detached, and that end of the bar swung across the bed and attached to the plate of the opposite rail. In Figure 1, we have shown a rail in dotted lines at 15 in the position it is placed when the bed is to be taken down for storing or shipping.

In Figure 5 We have illustrated an alternative type of construction, wherein the opposite ends of the cross bar sections 7 and 7 are 1 rovided with downwardly turned hooks 18 r removably seating within pockets 19 provided in the plates 5. The hooks may be constructed for pivotal mounting in the pockets, or could be made flat as desired.

It is readily apparent that cross bars of the types described and illustrated would not be an expensive type to construct. They would lessen the cost of construction of the side rails by eliminating the use of the slat supports usually provided and would add rigidity to the bed. They would also add to" the sanitation and provide a more easily assembled or disassembled construction.

While we have illustrated and described the cross bars as being of the telescopic type of construction, we do not intend that the invention be limited only to this type since it is possible, and in some instances may be more desirable, to make them each of a single piece with the supporting means of either type illustrated at the ends.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new therein and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In a bed stead, the combination with the opposite side rails of the bed, of plates secured to the inner faces of the rails at opposite sides of the bed having loops pressed therefrom in vertically paced relation. cross bars extended transversely between the rails, having looped ends disposed between the loops of said plates, and keys extended through said loops to pivotally and detachably secure the ends of the cross bars.

- 2. In a bed stead the combination with the opposite side rails of the bed, of. plates secured to the inner faces of said rails having loops pressed outwardly therefrom in vertically spaced relation, cross bars extended transversely between the rails, each comprising two telescopically joined tubular sections of rectangular cross section with registering slots for receiving a bolt for holding the parts at adjusted positions and having loops at their outer ends adapted to fit between the spaced loops of the said plates, and cotter keys extend through said 100 as to secure the bar ends pivotally, and detachably to the plates.

Signed at Tacoma, Pierce County, VVashington, this 19th day of February, 1923.


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U.S. Classification5/236.1, 16/260, 5/57.1
International ClassificationA47C19/00, A47C19/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47C19/025
European ClassificationA47C19/02B4