US 1885974 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 1, 1932. J. A. wiNN sEcTIoNAL MATTRESS Filed July 24. 1950 Patented Nov. 1, 1932 UNTED STATES JOHN. ALBERT `WINN, OESALEM, ARKANSAS,
SECTION AL MATTRESS Appiieation, sied Jury 24,
This invention rela-tes to mattresses, and has for one of its objects to provide a mattress which shall emloody an upper and a lower series of'sections so connected together as to prevent their relative longitudinal and transverse displacement, and so related as to arrange the meet-ing edges of the uppersections out of alineinent with the corresponding edges of the lower sections, to the end that the mattress may provide for the maximum of comfort.
The invention has for a further object to providek a mattress of the character stated wherein one series of the sections thereof shall he studed with excelsior or the like, and wherein the other series of sections thereof shall be stued with cotton, wool or the like, to the end that the mattress may loe arranged on the hed with said iirst series ot sections uppermost in summer and with said second series ot sections uppermost in winter, and thus provide a cool mattress for summer use and a warm mattress for winter use.
The invention has for a further object to provide a mattress of the character stated wherein the sections shall loe detachahly connected together to the end that they may he separately cleaned or aired and sunned.
The invention has for a still further ob] ect to provide a mattress of the character stated wherein the means for detachably connecting the sections of each series shall be adapted to he used for the purpose yot suspending the sections from a clothes line when it is desired to air and sun the same.
lith the foregoing and other objects in view, he nature of which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists in the construction, combination and arrangement ot' parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein n Figure 1 is a perspective view of a mattress constructed in accordance with my invention;
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the planes indicated by the line 2 2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a sectional View taken. on the plane indicated by the line 3-3 of Figure 1, 5o and 1930. Serial No. 476,466.
Figure 4 is a-topplan view cfa-fragmentary portionof two of the mattress sections ilylustrating the mannerin which the sections of each series are connected together.
The mattress comprises twol series of sections of'e-longated rectangular formation in plan, the'sections of one series heing---desig nated 1, 2 and 3, and those of the other series beingdesignated 4, 5' and 6. The sections 1-6 are similar in length and thickness, the i60 sections 1, 2, 5 and 6 are similar in width, and thesections 3 and 4 are similar in width but of greater' width than the sections 1, 2,'` 5 andG.
The sectionI 3' constitutes the foot-portion ofthe series of which it forms apart, and the section 4v constitutes thehead portion of the series ofwhich it forms a part. Due to the-arrangement ofv the sections 3' and 4 at h opposite sides and ends of the'mattress, and also due to their width, the meeting edges ofthe-sections 1,2 andf3 are arranged out of alinement with the corresponding edges ofthe sections 4, 5 and 6; i
The stuffing 7 of the sections 1, 2' and 3; mayV consist of cotton, wool or the like, and the ticks 8 of these sections have their seams 9 arranged at the corners thereof. These sections are providedV at their outer longitu dinal edges and at their transverse edges with straps 10 which have certain of their ends securedin the lower seams 9` off these 'sections and which are providedfat their free ends with buckles 11. These sections are provided with tie strings 12, cachot which is inthe form of a loop passing through leather buttons or caps 13` at the upper and lower sides of the sections.
The stuing 14 of the sections 4, 5y and 6 o may consist of excelsior or the like, and the ticks 15 of these sections have their seams-16 arranged at the corners thereof. These sections aie provided with tie strings 17' similar tothe tie strings 12 and also passing through buttons or caps 18 at the upper and lower sides of the sections. These sections are provided at their longitudinal and transverse edges with straps 19 which have certain of their ends secured in' the upper seams 16, of these sections andwhich are provided at their 10 'free end portions with longitudinal series of grommets 20 for the reception of the tongues of the buckles 11 to secure the series of sections together. o The sections 1, 2 and 3 are provided at their lower sides andadjacent their meeting edges with flexible connecting strips 21 which may made f canvas or the like and which: have portions-hereof stitched to the sections, as at 22. The other or free longitudinal portions of the strips 21 are provided with longtudinal Yrows of grommets 23 for the reception of laces 24 by which the sections are detachably connected together. The sections 4, 5 and 6 are provided at;their upper 4Sides and at their meeting edges with con- .necting strips 25 which have portions there- 0f secured to the sections by stitching. The other or free longitudinal portions of T these strips: are provided with longitudinal lfOws of grommets? 27 for the reception of ,laces 28 by which the sections are detachably connected together. z Y The means b which thel sections of each Series are detac ably7 connected together ex- Atend across the meetlng edges of the sections. #Owing thereto, and as the meeting edges of .the sections of one series are arranged out of alinement with the corresponding edges of 3G. vthe sections of the other series, the sectional vformation ofthe mattress will not detract from' the comfort thereof. The increased YVWidth of the sections 3 andi 4 permits the ement of the sections with their meetes out of alinement. As the sections each Series are connected together, and as the sections of one series are attached to those 0f the other, the sections are held against relative movements transversely and longi- 40 `tudirielly of the mattress, and due thereto, the motionsv cannot be displaced and render the lknvttress mcomfortable. y
As the sections of each series are detach- `ably connected together, and as the sections offene series are detachably connected to those of the other, any section of the mattress may berenewed, and one or more sections thereof ,may be removed for the purpose of cleaning'or airing and sunning the same. When a section is being cleaned or aired and sunned, it may be suspended from a clothes lineby its attaching strip. Due to the natire of their stuiling, the sections 1, 2 and 3 oier vs. material resistance to the passage therethrough of heat, and in view thereof, the mattress is @used during cold weather with these sections uppermost. Due to the nature of their stuliling, the sections 4, 5 and 6 offer comparatively little resistance to the passage n therethroughj of heat and in view thereof, .ther mattress is used during warm weather withthese sections uppermost. While I have described the principle of the-invention; together with the structure 55 which): now consider the preferred embodi- Ythat such changes may ment thereof, it is to be understood that the structure shown is merely illustrative and V be made, when desired, as fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
I claim A mattress comprising a lower series of sections, an upper series of sections, the sections of the lower series being disposed in staggered relation to the sections of the upper series and each series having one section wider than the remaining members of the series, the wide member of one series-being disposed at the end oppositely from the wide member of the other series whereby to dispose the members of the lower series inrstaggered relation to the members of the upper series, straps carried bye-the outer edges of the sections of the lower and upper series n for securing the lower series to the upper signature. y
JOHN ALBERT WINNT.