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Publication numberUS1737664 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1929
Filing dateApr 6, 1928
Priority dateApr 6, 1928
Publication numberUS 1737664 A, US 1737664A, US-A-1737664, US1737664 A, US1737664A
InventorsManess Richard M
Original AssigneeManess Richard M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Canopy support for bedsteads
US 1737664 A
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Dec. 3, 1929. R. M. MANESS CANOPY SUPPORT FOR BEDS TEADS Filed April 6, 1928 Patented Dec. 3, 1929 UNITED STATES RICHARD M. MAN ESS, F ADA, OKLAHOMA CANOPY SUPPORT FOR BEDSTEADS Application filed April 6, 1928.

The present invention is directed to improvements in canopy supports for bedsteads. The primary object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is so constructed that it can be easily and quickly arranged in proper relationship with a bedstead in order that the canopy can be supported over and around the bedstead.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which is capable of adjustment in order that the same may be used in connection with bedsteads which may vary in size.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character so constructed that a mosquito netting or other type of canopy may be placed thereover and held in proper position and against sagging.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character so constructed that it can be used in connection with a bed outdoors, the construction being such that the legs can be adjusted in order that the angular arrangement of the device can be varied so that when in rain the water will drain from the tarpaulin supported upon the frame.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this character wherein the legs can be removed and others of different form can be substituted therefor when the device is used outdoors.

While the drawing illustrates a preferred embodiment of the invention it is to be understood that in adapting the means to meet specific needs and requirements the design may be varied and such other changes in the minor details of construction may be resorted to within the scope of the invention as claimed, without departing from the spirit thereof.

For a full understanding of the invention and the merits thereof, reference is to be had to the following description and the drawing hereto attached, in which,-

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device.

Figure 2 is a detail view of one of the joints.

Figure 3 is a detail view showing the legs used for outdoors.

Serial No. 267,920.

The frame for supporting the netting or canopy consists of corner posts 1, which are formed from suitable tubular metal and have their upper ends connected with horizontally disposed tubular sections 2, said sections being arranged at right angles and may be provided with set screws 3. Slidable in the corner posts 1 are legs 4 which are adjustablv maintained therein by set screws 5.

Side bars 6 are provided and consist of sections 7, which have their inner ends pivotally connected as at 8, the pivotal connection being such that the sections may fold in one direction, so that when the side bars are in place they will be maintained against folding.

These bars are adapted to have their ends engaged in the alined tubular sections 2. End bars 9 are employed and consist of sections 10 which have their outer ends adapted to adjustably engage the alined section 2 as clearly shown in Figure 1, said end bars being also hingedly or pivotally connected as at 11.

An intermediate bar 12 is provided and consists of telescopically connected sections 1313, the outer ends of the sections having sleeves 14: for slidably and detachably engaging the side bars 6, said bar 12 serving to prevent sagging of the netting or tarpaulin when in place upon the frame, and capable of adjustment in order to effect the same simultaneously with the adjustment of the frame.

In Figure 1 the bedstead is indicated by dotted lines, and it will be observed that the tubular corner posts 1 will be so located as to suspend the canopy 15 to effectively protect the occupant of the bed against annoyance by insects.

It will be of course understood that when the frame is used indoors the canopy will be in the nature of the usual mosquito netting, whereas, when used outdoors a rubberized tarpaulin will be substituted therefor. Of course it will be understood that a netting canopy may be used outdoors, should it be desired. When the frame is used outdoors the legs 4 are removed and the legs 16 substituted therefor, the legs 16 being pointed as at 17 in order that the same can readily penetrate the earth to stabilize the frame. It will be further observed that one set of legs 16 can be adjusted so the frame Will be maintained in an inclined position in order that rain Water Will readily drain therefrom.

Any suitable means may be employed for securing the ends and sides of the canopy 15 to the bedstead or mattress to eliminate openings permitting the entrance of insects. If desired, at certain points, to eliminate fasteners, one of the sides may be equipped with Weights to maintain the side closed, but at the same time permit it to be readily lifted to admit of the occupant entering or leaving the bed.

Having thus described the invention, I claim:

A device of the class described comprising a frame including tubular corner posts, legsslidably adjustable in the corner posts, the upper ends of said corner posts having angularly disposed tubular sections, end bars and side bars, the said bars being adjustably connected in alined tubular sections, said side and end bars consisting of pivotally connected sections, and a seetionalized bar adjustably connectingthe side bars.

In testimony whereof I an il: my signature.


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U.S. Classification135/142, 135/118, 135/96, 135/157
International ClassificationA47C29/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C29/006
European ClassificationA47C29/00D