Combined table and bedstead
US 15943 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
CHARLES BAUM, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
COMBINED TABLE AND BEDSTEAD.
Specification of Letters Patent No. 15,943, dated October 21, 1856.
To all 'whom t may concern Be it known that LCHARLES BAUM, of the city of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented an Improved Table and Bedstead Combined; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
My invention consists in jointing by means of rods (more fully described hereafter), a board to a frame in such a manner that the said board may either rest on the top of the said frame, and thus form a table, or may be turned down in such a manner as to form, in connection with the frame, .a convenient bed-stead.
In order to enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention I will now proceed to describe its construction and operation.
Cn reference to the drawing which forms a part of this specification Figure l is a side elevation of my improved table and bedstead combined, and showing the appearance of the same, when used as a table. Fig. 2 is also a side elevation, but showing the board as turned down, and forming the head rest of a bed. Fig. 3 a similar view showing the board still further inclined. Fig. 4 a ground plan of Fig. 3.
The same letters of reference allude to similar parts throughout the several views.
A A and A A are four upright posts connected together at the bottom by longi tudinal bars B as well as transverse bars, and midway by the longitudinal bars C and C and transverse bars D and D. of the posts A, A, are connected to the opposite posts A, A, by the longitudinal bars E.
G is a board furnished with brackets a, a,
to which are jointed the rods H, the opposite ends of the latter being connected to the bar I, the ends of which pass through eyes o b bolted to the longitudinal 'bars C and C.
Passing through and arranged to turn freely in the bars H, H, is a rod J to which is secured the frame K, the latter being furnished with transverse wires mf m m m.
To the longitudinal bars C and C and transverse bars D and D are bolted a number of eyes n n, and through these pass a continuous wire to which is sewn the sacking M, for receiving the mattress.
N N is a chest formed of interlaced wires The tops` or hoop iron or entirely of boards,\and this chest is furnished with rollers p so that the whole can be easily moved in and out of the space between the sacking and the floor.
Vhen the apparatus has to be used as a table the board G rests on the top of the upright posts A A and A A', and on the longitudinal connecting bars E as seen in Fig. l. When required to be used as a reclining bed, with raised head rest the board G is turned down, so that its edge shall come in contact with projections Q on the uprights A A (see Fig. 2) in which position the bars H act as diagonal stays and the frame K as an elevated rest for the pillows, in this position the apparatus is peculiarly applicable for the use of invalids.
hen the apparatus has to be converted into an ordinary bedstead, the board G is turned down still further until its edge, comes in contact with the projections r on the posts H (see Figs. 3 and 4) when the mattress may be placed on the sacking M, and the pillows on the frame K. When it is again required to use the apparatus as a table the mattress and pillows may be placed out of the way in the movable chest N.
The contrivance has been designed for the use of artisans who during the day may use it as a table or work bench, and during the night as a bed-stead, thereby affording a great saving of room, an important object, especially in crowded cities and towns.
I am aware that combined seats and tables have been heretofore known and used such as the sofa table of W. L. Bass, patented May 16, 1854. I therefore do not desire to make an exclusive or general claim to the l(oInbining of table and bedstead together,
I claim- As an improved mode of combining a table or bench, and bedstead together for the use of artisans the framework composed of the upright "posts A, A, and A, A, longitudinal bars C, and C transverse bars D and D', upper longitudinal bars E and E in combination with the board G, rods H and H and frame K, the whole being arranged and constructed substantially in the manner set forth.