US 1689091 A
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Oct. 23, 1928. 11,689,911
I H. s. WATT BASSINET Filed Dec. 15, 1926 INVENTOR WITNESSES @owermi Zflafi BY viz/464; ATTORNEY LII Patented Get. 23, 1928.
HOMER STUART WATT, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO GORDON M01 63 CRIB COMPANY, OF PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK, .A. CORPORATION OF N'El/V YORK.
Application filed December 15, 1926. Serial No. 154,543
The present invention concerned with the provision of a bassinet of general utility, but peculiarily suited for motor-car use.
An object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which may be conveniently mounted in a motor-car, and which will serve to comfortably hold an infant and cushion the infant from the shocks and ars incidental to the normal operation of the motor-car.
A further object of the invention is to provide a device which may be expeditiously and conveniently secured in operative position within any conventional type of car, and a bassinet which is equipped with means adapted to serve both as a sun shade and as a protection from draft when the bassinet is arranged closely adjacent one of the car windows.
Still other objects of the invention are to provide a device of this character which will be of simple, practical construction, rugged, durable and efficient in use, neat and attractive in appearance, and well suited to the requirements of economical manufacture.
With the above noted and other objects in View, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts, as will be more fully hereinafter set forth and pointed out in the claims. The inventionmay be more fully understood from the following description in connection with the accompanving drawings, wherein- Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the manner of use of my improved bassinet.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional detail through one of the corners of the supporting frame showing the manner of adjustably attaching this frame to the legs.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged perspective view of the complete bassinet, and showing the protective hood rest.
In the drawings I have used the reference numeral 10 to designate a frame of elongated formation, preferably of general oval or rectangular shape. This frame supports a baglike structure 11. and preferably the frame itself is covered with the material of the bag. The bag or basket portion 11 depending from the frame is adapted to serve as a bassinet for accommodating an infant in the manner shown in Fig. 1, and preferably any suitable number of cross straps 12 extending transversely of the frame 10 are used to prevent the child from being jolted out of the bassinet in the event that the latter is unduly jolted or arred when used in an automobile.
The frame 10 is preferably supported upon the upper ends of four generally S-Shaped springs 18, the opposite ends of the springs being secured as by bolts lt and nuts 15 to the upper end of four corner brackets 16. These brackets are preferably riveted as at 1? or otherwise rigidly secured to the four corners of a rectangular horizontal frame memher 18 formed of angle irons or equivalent rigid bars.
Pairs of legs 19 are provided at each end of the frame, the legs of each pair being preferably integrally connected together by cross pieces 20 at their lower ends. The free upper ends of the legs extend upwardly through openings in the corners of the frame 18 and lie in the corners defined by the two sides of the brackets 16. The frame 18 may be conveniently raised or lowered relative to the legs by the mechanism illustrated in Fig. 2. Here it will be noted that thumb screws 21 working through diagonally disposed plates 22 mounted within the lower ends of the corner pieces 16, are used to bind the upper ends of the legs 19. By releasing the thumb screws, the entire frame 18 may be slid downwardly on the legs 19 and readjusted.
Brackets 23 secured to opposite ends of the frame member 10 are pivot-aily connected as at 24 to the opposite ends of U-shaped metallic frame members 25 supporting a hood 26. The members 25 may be conveniently swung toward or away from each other to collapse or expand the hood and in the illustrated em bodiment of the invention, one edge of the hood is secured to one side of the frame 10. Obviously however, this need not be the case, and the hood might be free for any desired adjustment about the brackets 23.
The material of which the hood and the bassinet are formed is subject to a wide range of variations. When securing the device in operative position within a car, one set of legs 19 is preferably adjusted so that it is somewhat shorter than the other set. The forward legs rest upon the floor of the automobile and may be retained against sliding by a strap or bracket 30. The rear legs are inserted between the seat cushion 31 and the back 32 of the seat. Preferably the legs are of some metal which may be conveniently bent in order that the rear legs may snugly fit behind the seat 31 and conform with the contour of the upholstery in various makes of cars.
The hood portion of the device may not only be conveniently utilized as a sun shade, but also affords an efi'ective means for protecting an infant from draft When the bassinet is mounted close to one of the car Windows as shown in thedrawings. The springs 13 are sufficiently flexible so that the bassinet is substantially cushioned against the usual jolts and jars incidental to the passage of an automobile over rough roads.
Obviously various changes and alterations might be" made in the general form and arrangen ient of parts described without departing from the invention. Hence I do not Wish to limit myself to the details set forth, but
shall consider inyselfat liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
Iclaim: 1 In a device of the class described, a rectangular frame and supporting legs therefor, angular vertically extending corner pieces mounted on the frame, generally S-shaped springs each connected at one end to one of the corner pieces and a bassinet supported on the other ends of'the springs, the legs passing through the frame and means for adjustably clamping the upper ends of the Within the corner pieces.
2. in a device of the class described, a rectangular frame and supporting legs there for, corner pieces mounted on the frame, springs each. connected to the corner pieces and a bassinet supported on the springs, the legs being arranged in pairs, each pair being integrally connected by cross pieces at their lower ends and the pairs of legs being vertieally adjustable relatively to the corner pieces whereby with the bassinet in substantially horizontal position one pair may rest on the floor of an automobile and the other pair may be inserted between the seat and seat'back of said automobile, said last mentioned legs be HOMER STUART WATT;