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Publication numberUS1517960 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 2, 1924
Filing dateSep 10, 1923
Priority dateSep 10, 1923
Publication numberUS 1517960 A, US 1517960A, US-A-1517960, US1517960 A, US1517960A
InventorsCuccia Frank A N
Original AssigneeCuccia Frank A N
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Maternity bed
US 1517960 A
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F. A. N. CUCClA MATERNITY BED Filed Sept. 10, 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Dec. 2, 1924. 7. 1,517,960

F. A. N. cucclA MATERNITY BED Filed Sept. 10, 1925 ZSheets-Sheet 2 /7/ I 1/ 1-3-24 /Zz 22 x 21 ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 2, 1924.



Application filed September 10, 1923. Serial No. 661,981.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK A. N. CUOOIA, a citizen of Italy, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Maternity Beds, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates: to beds.

More particularly the invention relates to beds especially adapted for maternity cases.

Some of the objects of the present invention are: to embody in a bed structure an arrangement of elements so that a mother in child-birth may alleviate suffering or the pains of child-birth; to embody in a bed structure an arrangement of elements certain of which are adjustable so as to accommodate persons different in size, so that a mother in childbirth regardless of physical proportion or size may in comparative comfort bring forth a child aided or unaided. With these and other objects in view the invention resides in the particular provision and relative disposition of parts hereinafter fully described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a plan view of the bed of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a side elevation.

Figure 3 is a longitudinal section view taken on the line 33, Figure 1.

Figure at is a detail sectional view taken on the line 4-4, Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a detail sectional view taken on the line 5-5, Figure 1.

Referring now more particularly to the several views of the drawings, it will be apparent that, the bed of the present invention includes a supporting structure 10. The supporting structure 10 comprises a bedproper 11 having legs 12 at the four corners thereof. The parts mentioned may be made up of any preferred materials. At one end of the bed-properthe head-end-there is arranged a head-rest 13 which is fixed in place on the bed-proper 11. Shoulderbraces 14, 14 are arranged at the sides of the bed-proper 11. The said shoulderbraces are adjustable in a manner to be explained. Elements 15, 15 are arranged at points substantially mid-way the length of the bed-proper and some distance in from the sides of the bed-proper but outside of the shoulder-braces 14, 14. Each of the elements 15, 15 comprises an attaching member 16, and a plurality'of grab-handles 17.

The underside of the member 16 is rabbeted to receive one end of its related shoulderbrace. The bed-proper is provided with a series of holes 13 at points where the shoulder-braces are disposed. Each shoulderbrace has a shoulder-engaging-member 19 at one end, and a hole in the end of the 1011- gitudinally straight member 20. Pins 21, 21

serve to hold the shoulder-braces in the deplate 25 with a plurality of holes therein.

The ends of the side members 23, 23 are angularly disposed and extend up through elongated openings 26 in the bed-proper 11. The side members 23, 23 in their relation to the bed-proper lie at the underside thereof, whereas, the plates 25 are disposed at the top side of the bed-proper 11. Pins 27 are employed in connection with the holes in the plates 25 and holes 28 in the bedproper at the openings 26 to hold the bar 24 in the desired position of adjustment. A crib 29 is arranged at the foot end of the bed-proper 11. The crib 29 is capable of adjustment by virtue of fastening elements 30 and the holes 31 in the brackets 32 of the crib. The fastening elements 30 are in the form of screws which may be extended through any of the holes 31, and then are screwed home in holes in the end of the bed proper.

From the foregoing, it will be manifest that, the bed of the present invention embodies elemental features, which taken in the entirety, is of an obstetricious nature.

hat is claimed is:

1. A maternity bed comprising in combination a body supporting structure having attached thereto a head-rest, shoulder braces each having longitudinal and lateral adjustments with respect to said structure, selective grab handles, an adjustable foot rest, and an adjustable crib all arranged insuitable relative positions for simultaneous use by the occupant.

nation a body supporting structure having attached thereto ahead rest, shoulder braces selective grab handles, an extensible foot rest and a crib, all arranged in suitable relative positions for simultaneous use by the occupant.

In testimony whereof I hereby atlix my signature.


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U.S. Classification5/602, 5/623, 601/45, 5/621, 5/622
International ClassificationA61G7/02, A61G13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/02, A61G13/0009
European ClassificationA61G13/00A, A61G7/02