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Publication numberUS2093164 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 14, 1937
Filing dateFeb 13, 1936
Priority dateFeb 13, 1936
Publication numberUS 2093164 A, US 2093164A, US-A-2093164, US2093164 A, US2093164A
InventorsBoer John Henry De
Original AssigneeBoer John Henry De
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2093164 A
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sept. 14, 1937. I 1 H DE BOER v 2,093,164


Filed Feb. 15, 195e Fi-TL Patented sept. 14, 1931 UNITED` STATES PATENT OFFICE BED John Henry De Boer, Syracuse, N. Y. Application February 13, 1936, Serial No. 63,769

2 Claims.

Important objects of the present invention are to provide, in association with the main frame of a bed, satisfactory auxiliary means to support the weight of the bed springs, the mattress and the occupants of the bed independently of the main frame in order to relieve the latter of strain and also enable the entire bed to be shifted easily upon the floor, and to provide such auxiliary means in the form of a frame supported on casters and designed to readily t into the enclosure deiined by the main frame and to shift easily upon the iioor along with the main frame.

Other objects of the invention will appear hereinafter.

In the drawing,

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a main bed frame and the auxiliary frame tted within the enclosure defined by the main frame to supportthe springs and mattress, one of the'side rails of the bed being broken'away and also shown detached from the head of the main frame;

Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view of the completely assembled bed, showing the auxiliary frame supporting the springs and mattress independently of the main frame; and

Fig. 3 is a group view showing a number of the details of the auxiliary frame in perspective.

'I'here is shown in the drawing a main bed frame of conventional construction. Said frame includes a head panel I, a foot panel 2 and side rails 3. 'Ihe head and foot panels have legs provided with casters 4. Preferably there are quickly releasable joints between the side rails and the head and foot panels enabling either side rail to be removed. Said joints may, as shown,

n be of a usual construction, including downwardly opening hooks 5 borne bythe ends of the rails and lockably ttable into keeper slots 6- in the head and foot panels. In the present instance, the removability of the side rails has a special advantage which will appear hereinafter.

For the support of the weight of the bed springs, the mattress and the ocupant there is provided a rolling carrier which is disposable within the enclosure defined by the main frame. It is self-supporting upon the floor and is constructed to support all of the said weight independently of the main frame.

The carrier for the bed springs and the mattress comprises an auxiliary frame formed to lit freely between the side rails of the main frame. The structure of the auxiliary frame includes four short corner posts 'I bearing casters 8, preferably of liberal diameter. At their upper ends the posts have a cleft 9. 'Iwo longitudinal side rails I0 have their opposite ends iitted snugly in said clefts and releasably secured by bolts I I passed through bores in the cleft ends of the posts, and in the ends of the longitudinal rails, and have nuts I2 screwed thereon. The posts are connected, across the frame, by transverse end rails I3. The latter are releasably secured to the posts which they connect by bolts I4 and nuts I5. Preferably, the joint between each rail and postincludes two of the bolts I4 passed through bores in the rail and bores in the post, located at opposite sides of the cleft 9. Preferably, the upper edges of the side rails I0 and of the end rails I3 are ush with the upper ends of the posts. Each side of the auxiliary frame includes a flat longitudinal top rail I6 lying fiat upon the side rail I0 and upon the upper ends of the posts and protruding across the upper edges of the end rails I3. These top rails are secured to the upper ends of the posts by screws I 'I passed through bores in the top rails and screwed into the posts. There are preferably two of these screws at each post and located at opposite sides of the cleft 9. All joints between the posts of the frame are releasable so that the frame can be knocked down for storage or shipping and it can be readily set up where it is to be used.

'Ihe carrier for the springs and mattress is proportioned to nest `easily into the main frame of the bed. i 'Ihe ltop rai-ls I6 are materially shorter than the side rails I0 of the main frame, and the length of the end rails I3 is slightly less"A than the inside width of the main frame, that is the width between the side rails 3. 'I'he height of the carrier with relation to the side rails 3 of the main frame is such that the rails I 0, I3, and I6 will be conned and laterally concealed by the main frame, and the ends of the cross rails I3 will form abutments to engage the inner sides of the rails 3 and limit relative transverse shift of the nested frames. Preferably, as shown, the posts -I are spaced inwardly from vthe ends of the rails I3 to position the posts and their casters in unobstructing positions and render them inconspicuous.

'Ihe carrier is of a strong construction capable of supporting the entire weight of the springs, the mattress and one or more occupants of the bed. The spring assembly S is placed upon the top rails I6 of the carrier. Since the carrier is unsecured to the main frame the latter is entire- A ly relieved of the strain of said weight. That enaiorded by the carrier gives the occupant a feeling of security.

Another important advantage is that the bed may be more easily shifted than when the springs and mattress are supported by the main frame. The addition of the carrier with it casters gives eight points of rolling support for the bed assembly instead of the usual four points, with consequent reduced concentration of weight at the points of support and reduced Wear upon carpet or rugs when the bed is shifted. Owing to the large size of its casters, the carrier will roll quite easily, and owing to the fact that the carrier frame is confined Within the main frame, the entire assembly may be shifted or rolled as a unit by application of force to the main frame. Upon removal of one of the side rails of the main frame, the carrier, with the springs and mattress thereon may be rolled out of the main frame, for easy access to the springs or in order to position the mattress so that it can be turned conveniently.

While I have disclosed a very satisfactory form of the invention, it will be obvious that structural details may be modified without departing from the spirit of the invention as defined in the appended claims. 4

I claim:

1. A bed including a main frame comprising head and foot members and side rails one of which rails has quickly releasable joint connections with the head and foot members for detachment of said rail from the main frame assembly, and anti-friction elements to support said frame upon the fioor; and an auxiliary frame. disposed Within the enclosure defined by said main frame and confined by the latter frame against lateral withidrawal from the enclosure and having anti-friction elements to support it upon the iioor and beingconstructed and arranged with relation to the main frame for supporting the entire weight of the bed springs, mattress and occupant of the bed independently of the main frame, the said two frames being also formed with relation to each other to permit sidewise moving of the auxiliary frame upon its anti-friction supporting elements and with springs and mattress thereon out from the'main frame upon removal of said detachable side rail of the main frame, and the frames in their assembled relation being free for support of each frame entirely by its own antifriction supporting elements.

2. A bed according to claim l, characterized in that the auxiliary frame comprises four corner posts each with a caster at its lower end and a cleft in its upper end, a pair of opposite side rails having their ends detachably secured within the clefts of said posts, a pair of opposite end rails extending across the post clefts and the ends of said side rails and detachably secured to the posts, and top rails. resting upon and secured to the upper ends of the posts.


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U.S. Classification5/131, 5/200.1, 5/53.1, 5/285
International ClassificationA47C19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C19/024, A47C19/021
European ClassificationA47C19/02B, A47C19/02B3