US 1562205 A
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F. G. CHEMPANQS COMBINED DRESSER AND B Filed Aug. 29. 2 sheets-Sheet 1 3 INVENTORI Nov. 17, 1925.
F. G. CHEM PANOS COMBINED DRESSER AND BED 1924 2 sheets-sheet 2 mvl-zmoai KQAITORNE Filed Aug 29 Patented Nov, 17, 1923.
s'r'res PATENT FFICE.
FRANK G. CI-IEREPANOS, OlF NE? YORK. N. Y.
COMBINED DRESSER AND BED.
Application filed August 29, 1924. Serial No. 734,843.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that l, FRANK G. Cnml'm- NOS, a citizen of Greece, residing at 345 East 76th Street, borough of Manhattan,
city, county, and State oi New York, have.
An object of this invention is to provide an improved dresser and bed for attaining improved appearance of the article both when in closed and in open position.
A lit11'tl1Q1" Ol3jCil of the invention is to provide an improved construction of the bed parts of the article whereby enhanced rigidity and permanence of construction are sccured.
lhirsuant to the most preferred forms of the invention, the dr ser part of the article i s selected. of the d gn and detail construction as may be desired, the lower portion of the dresser being, provided with a board appearing on its exterior in semblance of the exterior of a drawer and pivotally or otherwise mounted to be disposed in substantial alignn'ient with the front of the dresser when the bed part has been moved to its open position, and to he swung to a concealed position automatically upon the bed part being moved to its concealed position. Upon the movement of the drawer board to its concealed position, the head board of the bed part assumes a position in substantial alignment. with the front of the dresser. The
bed part of the article is -formed of rails ar rang tions disposed when in open position exte-,
riorly of the dresser part. Suchlegs are carried by square or rectangular suspending members suitably mounted onthe square or rectangular rails. I v
urthcr features and objects of the invention will be more fully understood fromth'c following detail description and the accoinpanying drawings, in which Fig. l is a perspective View showing in lull outline my combined dresser and bed in its closed position and also showing .in dashoutline the bed part moved to its outer or open position and the bed spring doubled Fig. 2 is a vertical, substantially central sectional elevation of Fig. 1, but showing the bed part and bed spring fully opened;
i Fig. 3 is a detail sectional elevation on, line f'l-3 ofFig. 2 on anenlarged scale and position assuming the bed part in closed and the bed spring doubled up; and
Fig, 4 is a detail sectional elevation, on agreatly enlarged scale, on line 44l of Fig. 3. 1
Referring to the drawings, the drcsse r .10 may be of any approved form, and provided with a n'iirror 11 or not as desired, and with such upper drawers 12 and intermediate drawer 13 as may be selected; The dresser is provided with suitable feet 1&1.
1n the lower part of the dresser 10 is provided an opening 15, see Fig. 2', proximate.
which is movably mounted the board 16 conforming in outline to the contour vof the opening 15. A suitable form of such movable mounting of the board 16 is bymeans of oppositely disposed pivot-opening brack ets 17, the openings of which respectively receive the opposite ends ofthe pivot rod 18 secured at the upper edge of the board 16.
The head board 20 of the bed part cor-I responds in outline to the outline of the opening 15 and is provided with oppositely disposed feet 21, 21, specially related to one another to be receivedwithin the front feet 1%, 14 ot the dresser proper 10. The board 20 ot' the led part is provided with one or more handles 22 to facilitate movement of the head board 20 into and out of the opening 15. I
The head board 20 is associated with the rails. In a particular embodiment illustrated in the drawings, each of the oppositely disposed sets of rails con'iprises'an outermost rail section 23 secured in its outer end by a socket bracket 24 or equivalent to the inner face of the head board 20 and telescoping at its opposite end within the 1101- dre'sse'r proper It) by telescopically arranged lowrail section each rail section 253 at its inner end telescopes within the hollow metal tubing 26 secured at its innermost end by a socket bracket 27 or equivalent to the inner face of the board 28 of the dresser proper 10. The outer end of each hollow tubing 26 may be anchored by means of a strap 29 or equivalent to the bottom 30 of the dresser proper l0.
If desired, the rail section 23 may be of square or rectangular cross-section. and similarly the iubings 25, 26 of corresponding but enlarged cross-section, whereby enhanced sliding engagement by telescopic relation and mutual rigidity are attained.
Preferably, each joint between the respective sets of bed rail sections 23, 25, is re intorced by means of a leg 31 having an upper, hollow carrier member 32 whose inner periphery makes a snug fit with the outer periphery of the rail section 25; the foot of each leg 31 may be provided With a caster 33. Each leg 31 may be secured in position by means of a winged, set screw 34.
If desired, each outermost rail section 23 may be provided with a skid member 35,'
secured at its outer end 36 to the inner face of the head board .20 and free at its opposite end 37,.which is flared upwar ly, see Figs. 2 and 4-, to ride over the outer :mi of increased height of the rail section 25, to thereby pass over the same readily. The skid serves to prevent any bed clothing or the like from being caught at the joints between the respective rail sections 23, Q5, and 25, 26, when n'ioving the bed part to its collapsed or closed position.
The bed spring is preferably of collapsed 120F111 to afford closin of the bed part without rcn'mving the bet spring from the bed rails. One such form of collapsing the bed spring, illustrated in the drawings, is shown comprising the outermost section 38 hinged to an intermediate spring section 39, which in turn 's hinged to the spring section 40. In Fig. 2, the bed spring is shown in its fully opened position and in Fig. 1 the same is shown in its full collapsed position, and from Fig. 1 it Wi 1 be further observed that it is advantageous to have the spring section 39 of a length to position the spring section 44,) when in collapsed position within the upper margin of the head board 20. Each of the oppositely disposed, locking members all is shown pivoted at its lower end 42 to its outer rail section 38 and provided at its free end with a. hook 43, the
opening of which receives a pin 44 carried by and projecting laterallylronr the spring section 45.0, when it is desired to lock the bedsprin in i s collapsed position.
The bet. mattress 45 is shown in Fig. 2 in its open position and rest iup; upon thcopcncd out s 'iriug sections 38, 35), so. When the bed spring iscollapsed, the mi1lil'0SS l5 is icspectne skios 3n, and similar oppositely doubled up and retained within the spring sections 38, 39, 4:0. The fold of the mattress 415 is indicated at 6.
In the use of round tubing for the rail sections, see 1, 3 and 4, each carrier member 32 is preferably circular as indicated, and may be permanently connected to the outer end of a rail. section 2.") by intermeshing threading the telescoping or slidingrelation between any outer rail section and its leg. carrier member may be attained by enlarging the inner end 51 of the rail rod 23 or by a cap 52 threaded by intermesbing threading 53 to the inner end 51 of the rail rod 23 and providing a re duced opening" 54, serving as a stop for the enlarged end or cap 52.
"he joint between each of the holler. sec tions 25, 26 may be interconnected by step members in a similar manner.
The two legs 31, 31 may be cast, as a unit with an interconnecting bar as, see Fig. 3, adding further rigidity to the associated bed parts. i
' Preferably, in the use of round raii sections, the bed spring is provided with the feet 56, 56, secured at opposite sides of the spring section 38 and serving to engage the disposed feet 57, 57, similarly secured to the spring section 40 and serving to ride-on the respective rail sections 25 when the bed part is in partially opened-out position.
The useo't' my invention will be largely understood from the above. When the bed 1 part is open, the concealing board 16 swings under action of rarity ornnder spring pressure to vertica position, as indicated in Fig. 2. Upon collapsing the bed part, the board 16 is forced by the collapsed bed 1 spring or clothing or the like to be swung" upwardly or baekwardly and the head board 20 of the bed part assmncs its closure position relative to the opening 15 and atiords the appearance oi a lower front board of 1 the dresser pro tier 10.
When the bed part is opened out, the pivoted board i6 is in substantial alignment with the front of the dresser 10.
My collapsible bed is also applicable for 1 use with. other appropriate articles of furniture and an arrangement of concealingboard similar to the board 16 employed to conceal the void of space occupied by the bed part provided with an opening, abed part comprising a head end board conforming to the outline of. said openliig said bed part further comprisinga pair; of oppositely disposed sets of telescopically-arranged rail elements, means for slidinglysecuring a rail element of each set Within said opening of the lower portion of the front of said article of furniture, a closure board and means for pivotally mountingfsaidclosure board in. substantially vertical alignment with said substantially vertical fixed frontal portion outline of said opening, said bed part fur- 'ther comprising a pair of oppositely disposed sets of telescopically arranged rail elements, means for slidingly securing a rail element of eachsetwithin said opening of the lower portion of the front face of said article of furniture, said bed part further including pivotally connected bed spring parts to afl'ord collapsing of said bed'spring by vertically superimposing said bed spring parts on one. a'nother, a closure bOfil't and means for'pivotally mounting said closure board in substantially vertical alignment with the front'facc of said article of furniture when said head end board is moved outwardly of said opening and to effect the swinging of said closure board upwardly to substantially horizontal position upon the movement of said head end board inwardly into said opening and the engagement by said collapsed bed spring with said closure board.
3. A collapsible bed comprising ahead end board, a set of telescopically arranged rail elements, a foot member carried by one of said rail clen'icnts and including a portion securing said foot member to one of said rail elements, said portion being of enlarged dimension relative to an adjoining rail ele inent, a bed spring forsaid bed and a skid member supporting a portion of said bed spring adjacent said adjoining rail clement, said skid member comprising, a flared portion for frictionally engaging and passing over said'portion of enlargeddimension upon telescoping said rail elements when said bed is collapsed.
4. The combination of an article of furniture having its front face disposed in substantially fixedv'ertical position, alower portion of its front face of said article being provided with an opening,.a bed part comprising a head end board conforming to the outline of said opening, said bed part further comprising a'gfpair of oppositely disposed sets of 'telescbpi willy arranged rail elements, means for slidinglysecuring a rail element oi'cach set within said opening of the lower portion of tbe front face of said article of furniturc,,said bed part further ins eluding pivotally c mncctedbcd spring parts to afford collapsing ofsaid bed spring by vertically superimposing said bed spring parts on one another, said bed part further including a foot memberfor two'oppositely: disposed rail elements of said pair of sets of rail elei'nents, s' foot member comprising portions for securing said foot member respectively to said two oppositely disposed rail elements, said securing pdrtions being of enlarged dimension relativetp the adjoining rail elements respectively, said foot member further comprising a bar integrally con necting said securing portions to one another, a closure board and means for pivotal- 1y mounting said closure board in substantially vertical alignment with the front face of said article of furniture when said head end board is moved outwardly of said opening and to effect the swinging'of said closure board upwardly to substantially horizontal position upon the movement ot'said head end boardinwardl'y into said. opening and the engagement by said collapsed bcd spring with said closure board.
5. The combination of an article of furniture having its front face disposed in substantially fixed vertical position, a lower portion of its front face of said article being provided with an opening, a bed part comprising a head end board conforming to the outline of said opening, said bed part further comprising a pair of oppositely disposed sets of telescopically arranged rail. elements, means for slidingly securing a rail element of each set within said opening of the lower portion of the front. face of said article of furniture, said bed part further including pivotally connected bed spring parts to afford collapsing of said bed spring by vertically superimposing said bed s rin v mrts on one another said bed A l part further including a foot member for two oppositely disposed rail elements of said pair of sets of rail elements, said 'foot member comprising portions for securing said foot member respectively to said two oppositely disposed rail elements, said securing portions being of enlarged dimension relative to the adjoining rail elements respectively, said foot member further comprising a bar integrally connecting said securing portions to one another, a closure board, a pair of skid men ibers respectively supporting one of said bed spring parts on said adjoining rail sections and including a flared portion for frictionally engaging nd assing over said securing portions respectlvely of said foot member upon the telescoping of said raileleme'nts when said bed part is 0011a )sed and means for pivotally mounting sai ,closui'e board in substantially vertical alignment with the front face of sad artlcle of furniture when said head end board 1s. n1oved outwardly of said opening and to effect the swinging of said closure board upwardly to substantially horizontal position upon the movement of said head end board inwardly into said opening and the engagement by said collapsed bod spring with said closure board.
Intestimon whereof I have signed this specification tiis 11th day of August 1924-;
FRANK G. EHEMPANGS.