US 1592146 A
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July 13,, 1926,
H. MILLER ET AL MATTRESS Filed 001:. 11. 1923 nanny rarririnn'snn enonsn .r. KRUSE, or MARENGO, IOVIA.
Application filed Gctober 11, 1923. Serial No. 687,853.
The object of our invention is to provide a mattress structure of'simple, durable and comparatively inexpensive construction.
TMore particularly, our invention relates to a mattress made up of a number of sections secured together along one eoge so as to permit the sections to be folded one upon another or easily rolled up when desired.
Still a further object is to arrange the sections so that the material in each section will be retained therein without the necessity of other fastenings or stitches, wh ch are sometimes extended through the top and bottom of the mattress ticking for retaining the packing or inside material against movement to one side of the mattress.
Still a further object is to provide mattress made up of sections which are substan tially independent of each other and yet the top, the ends, the sides and the bottom of ,the mattress is made of only'two pieces of material.
Still a further object is to so fold the top piece of material wherein the sides and ends of each section will be formed thereby and at the same time, the corners of the sides of each section will be reinforced without the necessity of cutting any oft-he material.
With these and other objects in view, our invention consists in the construction, ar-
rangement'and combination of the various parts of our device, whereby the objects contemplated are-attained, as hereinafter'more fully set forth, pointed out in ourclaim,
and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of our mattress showing it in one position.
Figure 2 is a sectional View taken on line 22 of Figure 1. v
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 83 of Figure 1 showing the corner reinforcings for the sides of each section.
Figure 4; is a plan view of the top piece of mattress ticking, the dotted lines showing the various folds necessary to form the top,
sides, ends and reinforcings of the mattress sections.
Figure 5 is a detail perspective view of portions of two sections.
Figure 6 is a detail perspective view showing the sections slightly spaced apart with the side walls thereof also spaced from the ends for better illustrating the folds necessary to form the corner reinforcings; and
Figure 7 is a detail perspective View showing some of the folded portions of the-top piece of mattress ticking for illustrating the manner of folding the same.
In the accompanying drawings, we have used the reference character A to indicate the bottom piece of ticking which serves as a bottom for each of the sections of the mattress.
The reference character 13 is used to desnate the top piece of mattress ticking, which is used for forming the top, sides, ends and reinforcings for each section as will hereinafter he more fully set forth.
V Our mattress comprises a number of sections C, which are all secured together through the medium of the bottom piece A. From the construction of the parts just de scribed, it will be seen that each section (3 is capable of swinging movement relative to thenext adjacent section due to the fact that the only fastening between each section is the bottom piece A. Y I
Each section C may be filled with cotton mattress material 10, although felt, feathers, hair or any other suitable material may be conveniently used. I
The top, sides, ends and reinforcings of each section C are formed in the following manner. The top piece B has a portion of material 11, which is used for the top of the sections C. On each side of the top portions 11 are the side portions 12.
In Figure ie-of the drawings, we have shown the sides Bend the top portions 11 separated from each other by the dash lines 13.
The two sides 12 of the adjacent sections are also separated from each other by the dash lines 13 The top portions 12 have on each end, end portions 14: which'are separated therefrom by the dash lines 15. i
The ends of the sides 12 have reinforcing portions 16 and 17 separated fromeach other by the dash lines 18. The dash line 13 separates the two reinforcing portions of difierent sides from each other.
It will be seen that the reinforcing sections 16 and 17 are each triangular in out line.
In order to properly fold the top piece 13, as shown in Figure a, it is first necessary to fold one side edge of the material upon itself on the dash line 15. When in this position, the reinforcing portions 16 and 1'? will rest upon the sides 12.
The entire piece of material B is then folded from one side to its other side on the dash line 13. The sides 12 are then formed by folding the material on the dash lines 13.
The two sides 12 of the adjacent sections may be brought against each other by bringing the dash line 13 ot' the material I upwardly, as clearly shown in Figure 7 ot' the drawings.
The material is then creased along the dash lines 18 and at the same time the ends 14 are creased along the dash lines 19 so that the portions 17 will be brought to position where they will be substantially at right angles to the ends 14:.
The portions 17 ot the reinlorcine's are bent over on the line 18 until they rest againstthe portions 16, the portions 16 in turn resting against the side 12.
The reinforcings may then be stitched to the sides 12 by the stitch lines 20.
The sides 12 may then be moved toward each other so that they will be in substantially vertical position and will rest against each other. The sides and the ends adjacent the reinforcings may then be stitched together for forming a head or the like 21.
The top 11 and the sides 12 as well as the ends 1% may be separated by the stitches 22, which will cause to be formed beads 23.
The number of sections formed from the piece of material B may then be placed upon the bottom A and secured thereto by suitable stitches along the dash liile 13" wherein each section will be completed and yet retained adjacent the next section.
Each section will be capable of movement relative to the other along the (lash line 13 as a hinge or the like.
The mattress when used. as shown in Figure 1, will cause each of the sections to snugly fit together when any weight is applied upon the tops of the various sections.
The mattress may he reversed so that the bottom A serves as the top. in which case there will be a tendency for the sections to spread apart which is quite a desirable feature when sleeping upon the mattress in the summer. The spreading apart of the sections will permit ventilation between the sections, which is quite desirable.
One end section may be swung on the dash line 13 so that it rests upon the next adjacent section and in that connection, it may be conveniently used as a head-rest when the mattress is used by tourists.
By providing a mattress made up of a number of sections, one person can conveniently roll the mattress up and carry it from place to place and yet, when the mattress is laid upon a spring it will lie flat and will be very efficient.
The mattress can be hung over a line for airing and due to the fact that the same made up of a number of sections. it will hang properly without any additional fastenings.
It may also be mentioned that the making of the mattress out of two pieces of material is a saving so far as manufacturing is concerned and, at the same time helps to rcinforce the ends of each section.
The beads 23 help to retain each section in rectangular form and adds greatly to the appearance of each section.
Some changes may be made in the con struction and arrangement of the various parts of our invention. and it is our inten' tion to cover by our claim. any modified forms of structure of use of mechanical equivalents, which may be reasonably included within our scope.
lVe claim as our invention:
A mattress comprising a plurality of mattress sections arranged side by side. a bottom ticking and a top ticking for said mattress, said top ticking folded at its sides for forming the ends of each section and folded between and at its ends for forming the tops and sides of each section. a bead formed between the top and ends and be tween the top and sides of each section, the surplus portion of the top ticking between the ends and the sides of each section forming reinforcings for the corners of said sections a bead formed between the ends and sides of each section for strengthening said reinforcements. the free edges of the sides and ends of said sections when folded. secured to said bottom ticking for forming said mattress sections.
HENRY MILLER. GEORGE J. KRUSE.