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S. STEPHENS July l2, 1932.
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Patented July '12, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SUSAN STFIHENB, OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY BED Application. led June 22, 1931. Serial No. 546,047.
. container for drawers which are adapted to be moved from a closed position within the box to an open position projecting from a side of the bed.
Another object of the invention is to so form side rails of the bed that when the boxes are in place, drawers mounted in the boxes will have their outer portions itting into openings `formed in the side rails sothat they may be easily drawn outwardly to an opened position and when closed constitute llers for the openings in the side rails.
Another object of the invention is to so mount the boxes in the bed 'that when they are in place, they will be disposed in side to side contacting relation to each other and each serve to prevent the other from slipping out of its proper position.
Another object of the invention is provide an article of furniture of this character serving both as a bed and as a chest of drawers, thereby reducing the number of articles of furniture necessary in a room.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the bed with one of the drawers drawn outwardly to an open position.
Figure 2 is a view taken transversely through the bed on the line 22 of Figure l,
Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view through the bed taken along the line 3-3 of Figure 1,
Figure 4 is a horizontal longitudinal sectional view taken along the line 4-4 of Figure 3, and
Figure 5 is a. fragmentary view illustrating the manner of connecting the side rails with the head and foot of the bed.
The improved bed comprises a head 1 and foot 2, each of which has corner posts 8 provided withsockets 4 through which pass pins 5 for engagement by bed hooks 6 at the ends of the side rails 7. The bed may be formed either of wood, metal or any other material found suitable for the purpose, and it will be understood that it is not restricted to any specic design.
Strips 8 project inwardly from the side rails and the head and foot to form ledges upon which rest boxes 9 and by referring to Figures 2 and 3 it will be noted that the boxes are of such depth that when the are in place so upon the ledges their tops will e spaced below the upper edges of the side rails and also below the upper edges of the lower portions 10 of the head and foot. The boxes extend the full length of the bed and are of c5 such width that when they are set in place in side by side relation to each other, their inner sides will contact andv their outer sides will bear against the inner faces of the side rails 7 These boxes, which form a foundation to support 'a spring and mattress, are open along their outer sides and the side rails are formed with drawer receiving openings 11 which communicate with the open sides of the boxes so that the drawers 12 may be passed through the openings 1l into the boxes. Strips 13 extend transversely in the boxes as shown in Figures 3 and 4 to guide slidin movement of the drawers and it shoul be noted that the drawers are of such depth that when they are thrust inwardly to a closed position, they will project outwardly a short distance from the open sides of the boxes and lill the openings 11 in the side rails. Therefore the drawer receiving openings will be concealed and the presence of the drawers instead of detracting from the appearance of the side rails will serve to improve the appearance of the bed.
Referring to Figure 4 it will be seen that at one side of the bed there has been provided three drawers, the end ones of which are larger than the center drawer whereas at the other side of the bed there has been provided one large drawer and one small drawer. The larger drawers at the first side of the bed have been divided into sections by partitions 14 which are removably mounted by having their ends engaged in grooves 15 and similar partitions may be rovidedin the lar drawer in the other si e of the bed if so esired. By this arrangement, long articles of clothing such as an overcoat, a pair of trou sers or a dress may be laced in the large drawer and extend fiat or its entire length and smaller articles placed in the smaller drawers.
The boxes are preferably made of three ply laminated material in which grain of the outer layers extends transversel of the grain of the intermediate layer. herefore the boxes will be dust proof and since the drawers fit snugly in the openin dust will be prevented from entering an settling upon clothes and other articles placed in the drawers. By having the drawers lined with cedar as shown in Figures 2, 3 and 4,'the boxes and drawers will serve as cedar chests and moths will not be liable to attack clothing placed in the drawers.
What is claimed is:
In a bed, a head, a foot, side rails extending between and connected with the head and foot, inwardly projecting ledges on the inner sides of the head, foot and rails, the rails being formed with openings above the ledges, boxes extending longitudlnally of said bed in side by side relation to each other and resting upon said ledges vwith their tops spaced below the upper edges of the side rails, said boxes being open at their outer sides, the inner sides of the boxes contacting with each other and the outer sides bearing against the side rails above and below the openings therein, the tops of the boxes constituting a support for a mattress coextensive in area with the bed drawers in said boxes pro'ecting from the outer sides thereof through t e openings in the side rails whereby they may be drawn outwardly through said openings, and parting strips on the bottoms of the boxes between the drawers to guide the latter.
In testimony whereof I aiix m signature.
SUSAN STEPHEN [L. s.]