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Publication numberUS1711158 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 30, 1929
Filing dateApr 30, 1926
Priority dateApr 30, 1926
Publication numberUS 1711158 A, US 1711158A, US-A-1711158, US1711158 A, US1711158A
InventorsRece Frank S
Original AssigneeRece Frank S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Crib hook
US 1711158 A
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F. S, RECE CRIB HOOK Filed April 50, 1926 ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 30, 1929.


itl Fili E Isarisn'r FRANK s. nnen, or DALL-As, TEXAS.v

1,711,15e r 1er..

eine HOOK.

Application filed April 30,

' This invention relates to new and useful improvements in crib hooks.

'The invention 'has particularly to do with hooks for attaching la roller-mounted'crib Another object of the invention is to pro-i vide a vertically adjustable hook with means for automatically holding it at the elevation to which it is adjusted, whereby said hook is made self sustaining.

A construction designed to carry out the l end by which it 1s secured to the corner pest invention will be hereinafter described tcgether with other features of the invention. rThe invention will be more readily under" stood from a reading of the following speciiication and by reference to the accompanyingdrawings, in which lan example of the invention is shown and wherein:

F 1 is a transverse vertical sectional view of adjacent portions of acrib and kbed held in contiguous relation by -a` hookconstructed in accordance with my invention,

Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view-0f Vthe hook taken on the line 2-2 of Fia 3,

Fig. -3 is an enlarged horizontal crosssectional view taken on theline' 3 3 of Fig. 1,

Fig. 4

is an elevation of another'form of the hook,

Fig. 5- is -a cross-seetional view taken on the line 5 5 of Fig. 4, Y

Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view of still another form, y

Fig. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken the line 7-7 of Fig. 6, and l Fig. 8 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 8-8 of Fig.-4.

ln the drawings the numeral 10 designates a baby crib mounted on wheels, onlyone of which 11, is shown. The crib has a mattress 12 suitably supported on a level lwiththe mattress 13 of a bed 14. By means of my invention the mattresses are lheld in contact and the mother may roll or slide the baby from one to the other, without the exertion of lifting. l Y

The crib being mounted on wheels must be held contiguous to the bed or else. it

attach the crib.

at each endk or said spring leaf may 1926. Serial No. 105,689.

would 'be' pushed away and Aleave a gap be tween the mattresses. is the ordinary' crib is shorter than the average bed, the side rail 15, becomes the logical element to which te For this'purpose l provide of the crib Aa hoek comprising: a Ushaped bill 16, bent parallel to a depending shank 17 having a head 16 at its lower end. This hook may be formed of heavy gauge wire, as for instance :#910, or it may be otherwise made, .ast-he manufacturer requires. The bill may be covered with a piece ofrubber tubing 191er otherwise sheathed to prevent injury to the side rail.

The hook is mounted in a carrier 2O which is formed of a flat plate slidable in a vertical channel bar 21 having ears 22 at each 23 of the crib by means of screws 26. The carrier has outwardly directed ears 24 at its upper and lower'ends and the shank 17 is pi'voted therein. The hook is supported by the upper ear 24 and the head 18, below its ends and interposed between theback of the plate and the'bottom of the channel.' The ends of the spring leaf are bent over the upper and lower ends of the plate,

be yoth@rwise secured. The spring leaf. forces the sidesz of the plate intov Contact witli the lips of the channel bar 21 and thusy frictionally Yholds the `carrier at the elevation to which it is slid. The heads of the screws 26 which fasten the ears 2,2 prevent displacement of the carrier from the channel bar.

.The hook is freely rotatable in the carrier and when not in use, the carrier may be slid down the channel bar and the bill 16 engaged in a keeper 27 mounted on the inner side of said bar. This prevents the hook from catching on things or swinging loosely when the crib ismoved about. p i

it' is obvious that the hook maybe 1nountedinvarious forms of carriers and the invention is not to be limited to the particular forms'shcwn herein. In Figs. 4 to 7 I have shown other forms as examples.

In Figs. 4 and 5 a carrier 30 in the form of a link or loop is shown. lThis' link has an enlarged vertical opening or slot 31 through which a flat supporting bar 82 passes. This bar has inwardly oll'set ears 33 at each end ecured to the post 23 whereby the bar is spaced from the post and the link may be freely slid. The said link has a leaic spring 34. bent upon itself and one end secured to the link within the slot7 while the free end of the leat rests against the lace oil' the bar 32. ylhe shank 17 ot the hook is hinged in a vertical aperture 35 extending' through the link at one side ot the slot. The irictional Contact of the spring holds the carrier at the elevation to which it is adjusted. In Figs. 6 and 1' l have shown a carrier i() composed olf sott rubber or other suitable material and having an opening 4:1 extending therethrough snugly receiving` a snpporting bar 42 having offset ears L13 at its ends. The bar may be made o1" a stout wire or small round rod and the Carrier made to lit suiliciently tight thereon to irictionally embrace the bar and thus remain at elevated adjustments. The shank 17 of the hook hinged in the carrier at one side and the offset weight of the hook will tend 'to cant the carrier on the bar, thus holding` it against sliding down on the bar unless manually moved.

i llhen it is desired to attach the crib to a bed the crib is moved to the side of the bed and its mattress 'l2 adjusted to the mat 13 oi the bed. The hooks are individually lilted from their keepers 27 and swung under the side rail 15 oit the bed. Each hook is then adjusted by sliding)Y the carrier Q0 upwardly in its channel bar 21 so that the bill 16 and its tube 19 are engaged under the saidl rail 15, as is shown in Fig. 1. The friction springleat 25 of each carrier will hold. the hook in engagement with the bed.

With the crib attached in this simple manner, it cannot roll away from the bed and the mattresses may be abutted. When the person occupying the cribside oit the hed desires to rise from the bed it is merely necessary to discharge the hook nearest the foot of the bed, the hook at the head becoming a pivot,`whereby the crib may be swung away from the bedl and returned after the person has stepped 'from the bed. The hook carriers easily and quickly manipnlated and the supporting bars are long` enough to permit the adjustment of the hooks to bed rails at various heights.

Various changes in the size and shape of the different parte, as well as modifications and alterations, may be made within the scope of the appended claims.

lihat l claim is: 1X1/1 device for attaching` a crib to a hed comprising, an upright support for stationary n'iounting on a crib, a carrier movable on the support and having trictional contact therewith whereby it is sustained at adjusted elevations, a hook hinged to the carrier and having` an upturned bill for ener having` vertical and horizontal en- 'im faces tor supporting the hook against swinging); or downward movement.

2. It device for attaching a crib to a bed comprising., a vertical channel bar, a carrier slidable in the channel bar, a spring` element interposed between the carrier and the bar an d mounted on the carriere and hook hinged en the carrier and free to swingsaid hook having' an rip-turned bill for ei'igaging nnder the side rail o1.E a bed.

device for attaching a crib to a leed comprising" a vertical guide bar, a carrier slidable upon said bar, means for holding the carrier against rotation upon the bar, a friction element interposed between the carrier and. the bar and mounted upon'the carrier, and a hook having means by which it hinged upon the carrier and free to swing` horizontally, said hook having an uptnrned bill iior engaging under the side rail of a bed.


ie; beneath the side rail et a bed, and ay ln testimony whereof l affix my signa`

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U.S. Classification5/95, 248/297.21
International ClassificationA47C19/02, A47C19/00, A47D7/04, A47D7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C19/028, A47D7/04
European ClassificationA47C19/02D, A47D7/04