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Publication numberUS1566709 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1925
Filing dateJun 21, 1923
Publication numberUS 1566709 A, US 1566709A, US-A-1566709, US1566709 A, US1566709A
InventorsDavid Wasserman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Corner fastening for bedsteads
US 1566709 A
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Dec. Z2, 1925- 1,566,709

D. WASSERMAN CORNER FASTENING FOR 'BEDSTEADS Filed June 21, 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 H I 22 2 R 2'4 A 1 "f. :T .H INVENTQR Dec. 22,1925- 1,566,709

D. WASSEPMAN CORNER FASTENING FOR BEDSTEADS Filed Jun 21, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 'INVENTOR ATTORNEY 'To'all witoin i may concern:

I ment' of tools.

Patented Dec. 22,1925.


DAVID wassEnMAn, on Jnns'nY cr'ry, NEW annsny.

comma FASTENIILTG me mer zin Application medium 21, 1923. Serial No. 646,794.

Be it known that 1, DAVID WASSiEilMAN,

a citizen of the United States, and resident of Jersey City, in thecounty of Hudson and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Corner Fastenings for Bedsteads, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to improvements in corner-fastenings for bedsteads, and has forits main object to provide a simple, efficient and durable device of this type which "is capable of being readily,

economically and: conveniently struck up from sheet metal. I

Another object of the invention s to produce a corner-fastening of the type mentioned, which permits Of a convenient asse'mbling of the bed and of taking down of the same, ifdesired, without the employ- A further'object of the invention is to so constructthe corner-fastening that the bot tom supporting member may be clamped theretofor released therefrom without the employment of any movable parts oneither 'the base of the corner-fastening or'on the bed bottom supporting member, whereby. not only the manufacture of the device is greatly cheapened, but the possibility ofanyone of described, pointed out in the appended claims and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, it being understood that many changes may be made in the size and proportion of the several partsand details of construction within the scope of the appended claim, without departing from the spiritor sacrificing any of the advantages of the m} vention.

Two of the many possible embodiments of the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of a corner fastening, constructed in' accordance with 'thepre'sent invention, in position upon the corner-post of a bedstead, the bed-bottom supporting angle bar being shown positioned to receive anordinary sprlng mattress; Fig.

2 is a section taken on line 2 2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 1s aside elevation of the angle bar 7 employed in the construction shown inFigs. 1 and 2 of the -drawings;'Fig. is atop plan view of the said'angle bar; Fig. 5 is an elevation similar to the one shown in Fig. 1 of t-hedrawings, showingthe bed-bottom supporting angle bar positioned to'receive a box spring;Fig. 6 is anelevation, Similar. to the one shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, of a modification of the invention; and Fig. 7 is'a section taken on line 77 of Fig. 6.

Referring now first to'Figs. 1 to 5, in-

clusive, of the drawings, the numeral 10 indicates a portion of a tubular corner-post of. abedstead, to which'the corner-fastening is to be attache'd. The corner-fastening includes a bracket 11, made for instance by stamping operations, curved portion '12, which abuts against'the and comprising a corner-post,:anda vertically extending sidewardly projecting plate element 13, that is made integral with the said curved po r tion; the said plate element extending longitudinally of the bedstead. The bracket may befas tenedtothe corner-post in any To the plate element 13 of the bracket is fastened in any suitable manner a stud 15, provided with a. head 16, the latter being stud and, preferably, to the side of. the same, there is provided upon the plate element 13 a lug 17, projecting in the same direction as suitable manner, for instance by screw-bolts '14.

I spaced from the said plate. Below the said the said stud. This stud and lug are brought I into engagement-yin a manner presently to be described, with the bed-bottom supporting side rail, in the form of an angle bar" 18, which is provided in one of its flanges,

denoted by the numeral 19, and adjacent each endthereof with a slot 20, the two slots extending in parallel relation at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the bar and being provided centrally with an enlargement 21 so as to permit the head 16 of the respective stud 15 to pass therethrough. The;

Width of each slot is somewhat larger than the diameter of the shank of the stud. In

the free edge 22 of that flange of the angle bar in which the slots 20 are provided. there I are formedtwo notches 23,0ne adjacenteach ,slot, said notches serving to receive the lugs which is also capable of receiving a lug 17.

, The bottom supporting angle, bar may be mounted upon the bracket with the hrizontal flange uppermost, as'shown in Figs-1 1 7 and2of the drawings, or with .'the.- horizon- V stamping operations. The stud 15 is, preferably, a'separate piece, attachedto ther saids bracket, while the lug 17. may be either made separately and securedto the bracket, or it.

tal flange lowermost, as shown in Fig; 4, of

the drawings. ,In either position,,the head 16 of the stud is passed through-the slot- 20 at its enlargement 21, andthen the anglebar forced-downwards as far as the slot permits,. I that isto say until the upper edgeof'theslot rests against the shank of the stud. 'WVh'en the horizontal web is uppermost, the lug. 17

becomes seated in the notch 23, and. when the horizontal --flange rests lowermost, the said lug is seatedin the aperture 24.

. It will be seen that regardless of which'of the twovpositions thev angle bar is caused to occupy, it is efiectivelyprevented from shifting both' longitudinally and; laterally on the bracket, and also that it is atall points l v c The bracket 1s made, as, above stated, by

maybe struck up from vthe same piece of sheet metalf a The modification illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7 of: the. drawingsdifiers from the oneabove described in: that the outwardly pro jecting;lug 17. is provided with aizsidewar dbracket.

ly; extending projection 25, that extends parallel to the plate element 13 off the bracket which abuts against the corner-fastening, and denoted inFigs. 6 and 7 of the Furthermore that element of the drawings by the numeral 26,is flat, so as to Y be capable for cooperation with a cornerpost 01" quadrangular transversecross-sec tion. Otherwise the construction and operation ofthe elements are the same as of these; described in connection with Figs. 1, to

inclusive, of the drawings. 1 p f? It'is to be noted that in the construction shown in Figs 1 and 2 of the drawings the:

portion 12 ofthe bracket may be flat for cooperation with-a corner-post of, quadrangular transverse cross-section;

l Vhat- I cla1m 1s: I

1Lcorner-fasteningfor bedsteads compris- 60 ing abracket' for attachment to a' corner post, a headedistud onsaid bracket, a lugformed, on said bracket below said stud and at the'side-ofthezlatter, anda, side rail, an-

gular in cross-'section,'havinga slot in one of its flanges provided with an enlargement to permit the head of said studtopass, saidi'lange being-furthermor e provided in its free times supported on each bracket on, two

longitudinal edge with a notch in which said lug is; adapted to be seated, said enlargement being centrally disposed inrelationto,

said slot and said rail'ha-ving an aperture at-% the junction-of its flanges; in alignment with said notch, thereby permitting said, rail to be mounted upon said bracket either with its horizontal flange uppermosti'or DAVI wAssERM Nf

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U.S. Classification5/299
International ClassificationF16B12/00, F16B12/58
Cooperative ClassificationF16B12/58
European ClassificationF16B12/58