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Publication numberUS1637845 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 2, 1927
Filing dateJun 22, 1925
Priority dateJun 22, 1925
Publication numberUS 1637845 A, US 1637845A, US-A-1637845, US1637845 A, US1637845A
InventorsAbrams Solomon
Original AssigneeAbrams Solomon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable bed
US 1637845 A
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Augal 2, 1927.

s. ABRAMS FOLDABLE BED 2 Sheets-Sheet l' Filed June 22, 1925 INVENTOR. im /m/y H5 ffm? B @im 1/ ATTORNEY' S. ABRAMS FOLDABLE BED 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Aug. 2 i921 K Filed Jupe 22, 1925 Patented Aug. 2, 1927.


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vapplicatie; med June 22,

My invention relates to a foldable bed of the type adaptedfor'concealment in a closet, buffet; or other'receptacle, and fromwvhich itisarranged yto be withdrawn when use of' the bed-'is desired. 3 An object ofJ the invention is to provide the bed with means which Will cause thebed to be drawn into' the receptacle when movedfffrom .extended to folded position'. Another objeot'of the invention is to provide the--bed With means which -Will cause the bed'y to be folded together when the bed is vmoved from `Without-to Within the: receptacle.

Aj ftrtlierf object is-to provide means' carriedl-bytthe bedfor effectively l'and automati- Y cally closing the opening to the bed receptacle when the bed is properly positioned therein. A stillifnrther object of the invention is 'toprovide-'abed of the character described which-mayl be' easily -modified=to providev a bedfoffthe'so-calledrollabout type.

The-invention possesses other objects and 'featu-resofl advantage, some of'which', With theforegoing, Will `bel seti forth in thel following-*description oftlie preferred form-0f my invention which is illustrated in the drawings accompanying and forming part y ofthespecification.. It istobe understood that {"d not, limitl myself -toVv the showing inad."bythe said drawings and description, as1I`may4 adopt variations of the preferred `ferm within'the scope. ofmy invention as set fo'rthffin tleclaims'.

' Rezff'rringto'saiddrawings: j Figure 1 is a verticalv longitudinal sectional vieW: ofthe bed in' folded position withintlereceptacle. Figure' 2I is a view "similar to Figure v1, eX- cepting'ithatthe bed f is'shoivn extended for 40 use.- j F'ig'gplre"3 is a fragmentary' vertical transverse's'ection of fasideofthe bed in' extended position, the 1planeof the section being indicated-by the'line-SoftFigureQ.

Fignne 4 is a vieWfsimilar to Figure 1, slfowmgthe. spring; fabric and the 'upholstered; mattress `"positioned therein. Figure: 5 is axsectional'- view of the Vbed modified for use as a'rollabout.`

cealed Within a receptacle 2, p referablyin. theform offa-bufifet. ThiefA b'ed13 is of the general type-shown in ymy lPatent #1,525,433, 5"grantedlieb'ruary 10th, 1925, and comprises a' plurality` of connectedbed-sections` 4,5

' 1925; serial No. 38,691;

and 6, .hereinafterA respectively termedthe yfoot section, the intermediate section, and

the headsection.y yEach of the sectionsis provided with rails?, 8 and 91espective1y', across f which are stretclied mattress-spring portions 10,i 11 and 12, the intermediate por;- tion lbeing preferably additionally. yprovided Witlrcoil springs 13. Y Y

Arranged to vsupportthe intermediate secs tion directly upon the-floor? for: movement :to and from thel receptacle -is a carriage 14'1provided with a plurality. of'rollers llsolo'- cated'as to properly support suchy section .and anyA members carried `thereby, in any. position of the bed. Thei sections f4 andl6 yare pivoted lto ythe.'fintermediate lsection adjacent the 1 opposite .ends thereof land are: .arranged in the inoperative position of-'the bed toslie pe-rpendicnlarly disposed, as shown in Figurel, or horizontally disposed in alignment with :the Ise'ctionwvhenthe bed .is inoperative position, as `illustratedin Figure-2. Ay

foot-board17;. andvv h-eadboardl 18 are refspectivelyy positioned 2 at the free ends of: the sections:1 4 and6,=' and'- are lpreferably; pivotally 'connected 'so asto allow them to .fold yover thefmattress 19:' and hold .the ylatter in position#Wliiletth'e. bed is folded:l

1 f yMeansare yprovided .forf guiding: the bed .into and outr ofi the .receptacle andI vfor 'caus- -ingtlie headf'section tov properly fold and lunfold accordingly.v @As here shown such means instead of bei-ng incorporated with the hcad-'boardfas illustrated fin my said: patent,

isembiodied' inthe structure entirely'independent thereof, and: simply comprisesla link The 'connectinglrointf ofthe link'and receptacle is preferably "suchtlat when the bed is extended the headr section: may lie f horizon-tale and lthe link will 1 be. vertically disposed. In this Emanner` the link maybest function tov properly guide the head'section duringy the folding orunfolding of the' bed and effectively assist'in supporting-such sec- I'n the; embodiment of f the invention as r. 'ilIustrated,` the bed is=arranged to be con-` tion While the bed `isin yuse;

The legs f are maintained in; vertical posi- A21 connected to theend Wall V22 ofthe recep- The .foot-section -4 is assisted in being, supportedwin the operative-position ofthe' -bed by means of legs 23 Which are. pivoted -to such section nearthe louter. endy thereof.

into the\receptacle, and to a large extent complete its folding operation with little or no. effort. upon the part vof the operator. Such means includes alresilient member arranged for cooperation `withfthe sections 5 and -6,l andthe force or energy for moving .Y and folding the bed parts thereby, isstored therein during the preceding unfolding movement ofthe bed and the withdrawal thereof from the-receptacle.. As here shown, the `foregoing means comprises a rod` 33 lhaving .one end34` pivoted to the outer end ofanextension 36 of the `head-section rail "12 and slidablyengaging in a slotted guidepiece 27 preferably fixed to the carriage and lying `in a'plane` lower than the pivot of vthe sections land .6.` `The extension projects beyond "said: pivot and is arranged to bear .underfthefrailS ofthe section 5 when the --section `6 is horizontally aligned withthe :latten` Encircling the rod 33 and bearing w 4desired folded relation either before or after latter.

at its iopposite ends against the guide 3 and 1a collar `38 on the rod near the pivot,

isal spring 39 of vthe compression type; Withthe bedin the extendedposition, as

shown inFigure 2, the spring presses the `extension 36 against `the rail 8 and thus Aserves tolock the intermediate `and head *sections in horizontal alignment. However,

when it is desired to Vreturn the bed to the receptacle, itis given a slight `shove toward -the-`latter whereupon the `head section will be tilted upwardly and the spring 39y will be causedto exert its force in a direction to Vcomplete the folding movement ofthe head- I' section and consequently at the same time draw the intermediate sectionl and foot-sec- -tion into the-receptacle, the latter section, `it willfbe understood, being placed in the othersections are moved into the receptacle.

- Meansv are also attached to the bed structure for closing the opening to the receptacle when the bed is contained within the the form of a sectionalclosureand comprises closure sections 41, 42 and 43. The

`section`41, which as shown-in Figure 1, is arranged to `cover the upper portion of the Vreceptacle opening and is positioned at the Wouter end of the foot section 4 and fixed for movement `with legs`23.l The section 43 is arranged to cover vthe base portion ofthe opening and incidentally forms the forward shownattached to the link 24. y `of vertically hinged side flaps `46, the cracks section.

As here shown, such means is in wall `of a drawer44 supported carriage. The portion of the receptacle opening between the portions adapted to be covi ered by the `sections 41 and 43, is arranged to `be covered by the section 42which is here By means between the ends of the closure sections and the end walls of the receptaclemay be effectively concealed when such sections are operatively engaged in the opening. It will -be `clear that the closure sections may be readily designed to bring out'any desired ,cf-

fect as to the apparent nature of the receptacle. Y In Figure `5, I have shown how with `a :few` slight modifications,l the bed may. be

ranged for such use, castersl` are kpreferablyisubstituted for the rollers 16, Vanda leg mechanism 52 including `legs 23 y and links 24 similar to that provided,` for V:the foot-section, is also provided forythejhead ,I claim: .i y y i ,t 1. In a foldable bedarrangedrtowbe connected to a relatively fixed object, aihorimovement in, ahorizontal .plane to andA from said object, Ya `second section ipivotally` connected to said first sectionand arranged to lie horizontallyv aligned or perpendicularly Vused-asa roll-about` Vitlr the bedarl y zontally disposed bed sectionadaptedgfor disposed with relation to said sectionmeansvfp connecting said `second section to said 0bject andrai-ranged tofguide saidsecsond s`ec` `tion from oneof said positions to, theother upon horizontal movement` of saidlvfirst section, 4fand i means carried exclusively by .the 1.x;

fbed and connected tojone of jsaid `Sections tending' after folding of the bed' has 4been initiated to move said rstjsection yhorizontally and place said first and second sections in angular relation. j

2. A foldable-bedj arrangedito4 ,ani chored to a relatively fixedobject, comprisinga bed section, 'means on which said section is supported formovement Ltoand` `from f said object in a horizontal plane, a second `sectionpivoted to the `first and arranged to be horizontally aligned therewith whenvsaid first section is ,moved outwardly from said object, means connecting said Asecond section to said object whereby said lsection will be moved to angular relation to said irst` section when' the latter is movedtoward said object, and resilient means actingbetween said first and` second sections and arran ed upon `the angular positioning of lSaidsections. i y y w; @j c 3. A foldableV bed arranged to be` anchored to a relatively fixedobject, compristo urge said .rstsection toward said ob]ect ing a bed section, means onwhich isaidseci tion is supported for movement to and ,from said object in a horizontal plane, a second section pivoted to the first and arranged to be horizontally aligned therewith when said first section is moved outwardly from said object, means connecting said second section to said object whereby said section will be moved to angular relation to said first section when the latter is moved toward said object, and resilient means arranged to urge said lirst section toward said object and lock said sections in horizontal alignment when they are extended.

4. A foldable bed arranged to be anchored to a relatively xed object, comprising a bed section, means on which said section is supported for movement to and from said object in a horizontal plane, a second section pivoted to the first and arranged to be horizontally aligned therewith when said first section is moved outwardly from said object, means connecting said second section to'said object whereby said section will be moved to angular relation to said lirst section when the latter is moved toward said object, said second section having an eXtension projecting beyond its pivot arranged to underlie the top surface of said first section when the sections are horizontally aligned, a rod pivotally connected at an end to said extension, a guide for said rod fixed to said first section, and a spring encircling said rod interposed between said guide and the pi'voted end of the rod, the guide being so positioned that as the second section moves to horizontal position the rod first SOLOMON ABRAMS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US6516479 *Jun 2, 2000Feb 11, 2003Burke Mobility Products, Inc.Foldable rehabilitation bed for accommodating an obese person
U.S. Classification5/152, 5/167, 5/164.1
International ClassificationA47C17/40
Cooperative ClassificationA47C17/52, A47C17/40
European ClassificationA47C17/40