Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1508406 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 16, 1924
Filing dateJun 17, 1920
Priority dateJun 17, 1920
Publication numberUS 1508406 A, US 1508406A, US-A-1508406, US1508406 A, US1508406A
InventorsSalvatore Nicolosi
Original AssigneeSalvatore Nicolosi
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Convertible bed
US 1508406 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Sept. 16.

NICOLOSI CONVERTIBLE BE Filed June 17 2 Shanta- 1 Sept. 16, 1924. 1,508,406

s. NICOLOSl CONVERTIBLE BED Filed June 17 1920 2 Shayla-Sheet 2 Patented Sept. 16, l924.



Application filed June 17, 1920. Serial No. 389,600.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, SALVATORE NIooLosI, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county of New. York and State of New York, l 1ave'invented cer tain new and useful Improvements in Convertible Beds, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improvement in convertible beds and has for an vobject the provision of an article of furniture of this type which may be economically constructed, and manipulated with a minimum expenditure of effort, and is adapted to be used for a variety of purposes.

A particular object of this invention contemplates the. provision of a compact convertible bed normally occupying a minimum of space and which may be readily converted into a double bed, the arrangement of the parts being such as to permit their operation withthe greatest ease and facility.

Another object'of this invention contemplates the provision of a convertible bed having a receptacle for bed clothesattached to the bed frame work beneath the mattress portion and a plurality of mattress sections hingedly connected to the receptacle at one side thereof, and pivoted together on the opposite side thereof, so that normally said sections form la closure for the receptacle, but may be swung about the hinged connection with the receptacle, to permit access thereto, or may be unfolded,'by virtue of their pivotal connection with one another to form a double bed.

With the foregoing objects in view, other objects of my invention will appear as the description proceeds, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification wherein like reference characters designate similar parts throughout the several figures. I

In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved convertible bed in its closed position; Fig. 2 is a perspective view illustrating the bed-partly open, parts being removed for the sake of clearness; Fig. 3 is an. end view partly in section of the bed as illustrated in Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is similarly an end View of the arrangement as illustrated in Fig. 2; Fig. 5 is an end view showing in full lines the bed completely open and in dotted lines the various positions of the bed during its opening.

From a consideration of the drawings it,

will be seen that my improved convertible bed comprises end frames A andB provided with suitable legs 1, connected together at opposite sides by longitudinal siderails 1 and transverse'end rails Q, Additional trans verse bars 2" connect the adjacent legs in order to strengthenthe parts, and render them mor e rigid and durable. I provide a bed section v or spring'mattress portion C comprising three spring mattress sections consisting of an outer swinging section 3;

an inner or mam swinging section 4, and an intermediate section 5. The inner or main section lie hingedly or pivotally connected to the frame work along one side thereof as shown at 6 in Fig.1 2. The intermediate section 5 comprises normally uprightlinlrs 5 pivoted to the inner section 4 as at 8 and pivoted to the outer section 3 as at 9, the arrangement and connection being such as to permit the sections to be folded together to form a day bed as shown in Fig. 4t or unfolded to form a double bed as shown 'in full lines in Fig. 5.

An upright member 7 is rigidly attached to the section 3 at its outer side and is adapt: ed to rest on section 4 as shown at F when the bed is in its folded position. For supporting section 3 in an unfolded horizontal positiona s shown in full lines in Fig. 5 there is provided at each end of the bed a movable leg 12, pivotedthereto at 14;, each of these legs being pivotally connected at 13 witha link 10, pivoted to the linkb of the intermediate spring mattress section at 11, the

link connect-ion being such that on raising "the section 3, fromtheposition shown in dotted lines in Fig. 5 wherein the legs are folded close to the section, the legs 12 will be opened and will rest upon the floor thus serving to support the/section while the bed is used as a double bed. I

the receptacle. In order to maintain the v,

spring mattress portion C in this elevated osition as shown in Fig. elrods 15 are provided at both ends of the bed, these rods being pivotally connected to the section l at 16 and provided with loose chains 17 adapted to be attached {at any desired point on the springs to position said. rods out of the way when the spring mattress portion C is lowered to close said receptacle.

In order to provide a more rigid connection between the frame work and the legs 1 of the bed, brace bars 20 are pivotally connected to the legs and adapted to engage with studs 21 on the longitudinal side rails 1. Adjustable head rests 22 are pivotally connected to the legs as at 23 and by means of coiled springs 24 attached to the members 2 and to the lower sides of said head rests, the latter may be conveniently disposed at any desired angle or inclination merely by the application of slight pres-- sure thereon, the normal tendency of the head rests due to the spring being to assume an upright position. By this construction, the head rests are not only selfadjusting but should the stuffed mattress stretch, as it usually does, the swinging of the sections together to permit access to the receptacle in one direction or the swinging of the top section independently of the lower section in the opposite direction to transform the bed into a double bed, will automatically swing the head rests away from each other, thereby to permit the sections to be swung in the manner just described, since the stuffed mattress, being soft, will not mar the head rests, while at the same time will, as stated, push them apart and facilitate the swinging of the sections. As shown in Fig. 1 the spring mattress sections may be provided with a suitable mattress E.

It will be particularly noted that the end links 5 of the intermediate spring portion 5, when the mattress sections are in folded condition, act as spacing members in conjunction with the member 7, thus permitting the sections to be folded without necessitating the removal. of the mattresses. The spacing of the two sections apart by the intermediate section and the spacing member 7 will also permit the top or outer spring mattress section to have increased resiliency. Further-more the links" 5 of the intermediate section 5 may be varied in width not only to accommodate any desired thickness of mattress but also to increase the length of the bed when unfolded and converted into a double bed.

From the foregoing it will be observed that I have provided an improved day bed that may be readily and with great ease and facility converted into a double bed, the length or width of the double bed as shown in Fig. 5 being twice the width of the day bed, increased in accordance with the width of the intermediate spring section 5. Thus my improved day bed will occupy the smallest possible space, and inasmuch as the links 5 may be varied in length as desired the length of the converted double bed may be desirably increased or decreased without necessitating the increase or decrease in the width of the main bed structure.

It will be further observed that I have provided a day bed comprising a three-part mattress or bed section having the outer and intermediate sections pivoted together at one side, but independently of the framework, and having the inner section pivoted directly to the framework at the opposite side thereof so as to have a single swinging movement relatively thereto. The construction therefore, is such that the bed may be converted into a double bed merely by raising the outer section without necessitating the lifting or movement of the inner section at all. Furthermore, in unfolding the three-part bed section, the outer section alone need be raised, and the outer section alone is reversed, and in the entire operation of converting the day bed into a double bed, a single section of the threepart bed section is raised and a single section is inverted but once. Also, it will be noted that the inner section 4 is swung to uncover the receptacle in the opposite direction from that in which the outer section 3 is swung to convert the bed.

It will also be seen that in this improved convertible bed the pair of main bed sec tions connected by the intermediate section fit between the upper ends of the end frames and rest upon the side bars while the receptacle or boX also fits between the same end frames and is suspended below the side bars, so that both the receptacle and the convertible bed springs are located between the upper and lower ends of the end frames, but should the receptacle be removed the structure is still a full and complete bed and convertible into a double bed.

It will be understood that various changes in details in the construction or arrangement of parts, may be made without departing from the spirit of my invention as defined in the appended claim.

I claim as my invention:

A convertible bed structure comprising framework consisting of a pair of connected end frames, a receptacle supported thereby, a pair of swinging main spring mattress sections normally superimposed one above the other to form a single bed and forming a closure for the receptacle, the lower of said sections having a hinged connection along one side edge thereof with said framework, an intermediate spring mattress section spacing and hinge-connecting the two main mattress sections along the opposite side edge of the lower secrests shiftable away from each other on the tion, whereby all of said sections may be swinging of the mattress sections; and 10 swung in one direction to permit access to springs for. returning said head rests to the receptacle and the top main section their normal position. swung in the opposite direction and re- Signed at New York, in the countyiand versed to form with the lower main section State of New York this 12th of June, and intermediate section a double bed, a 1920. pair of pivotally supported adjustable head SALVATORE NICOLOSI.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6637052 *Oct 25, 2002Oct 28, 2003The Pilgrim Bed LimitedAllergen-avoidance beds
U.S. Classification5/29, 5/58, 5/53.1, 5/53.3
International ClassificationA47C17/23
Cooperative ClassificationA47C17/23
European ClassificationA47C17/23