US 2263050 A
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M. REIN v 2,263,050
BED CARCASS Filed April 14, 1941 2 Sheets-Shet 1 Nov. 18, 1941. M, REM 2,263,050
BED CARCASS Filed April 14, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Nov. 18, 1941 UNITED STATE mi e Price BED CARQAs s Meyer Rein, Chicagm llli Application April 14, 1941, Serialhlo. 388,354 2 Claims. ,(ol. 5-132) This invention relates to a bed carcass and more particularly to a basic bed carcass adapted for use in the quantity production of so-called Hollywood beds and the like. In the manufacture of beds of this type, the carcasses are usually built by onemanufacturer and sold inknockdown form to other manufacturers, who assemble, upholster, and finish the beds in whatever manner is desired to meet their particular requirements. 1 1 1 1 i The present inventiton relates solely to a bed carcass; which in the present instance comprises which may removably. be attached to the frame of the box spring, and, if desired, a headboard to Y which the box. spring may removably be attached and which headboard also provides legs 1 co-operating with any desired number of the previously mentioned removable legs to support the assembled structure.
1 It isan object of thepresent invention to provide a bed carcass comprising a box spring, legs, and headboard, all of which may quickly and easily be assembled and finished by the purchaser and in which the box spring alone may be used in connection with the legs, which latter are easily attached thereto, or the headboard also.
may be used if desired and the entire structuresuitably upholstered. 1
It is also an object to provide a box spring of simple and economical structure having a wooden framework together with easily attachable legs which may merely be threaded into the wooden framework by the purchaser and secured in any desired-location thereon. 11
A further object is the provision of a headboard and attaching means for removably se- 'a so-called box spring, a suitable number of legs 1 curing the box spring thereto in which the headboard will be rigidly supported and. preferably without contact between 1 any wooden parts constituting the box spring frame and the headboard. 9 1 1 An important feature of the invention is the provision of a knock-down bed carcass made mainly of wood .andcapable of being easily and quickly manufactured and assembled in quantity production at low cost and with a minimum of the .box spring. 1 Fig. 4 is a perspective view'of the headboard. 1 Fig. 5 is a fragmentary perspective .view of s for supporting the box spring and isshown partially' in section for purposes of illustration.
Fig. 3 is aside elevation ofrthe double pointed fastening screw for securing a leg'to the frame the headboard end of the box spring and illustrates the brackets used for connecting the box spring to the headboard.
Fig. 6 is a perspective View of one of the brackets illustrated in Figs. 1 and15.
Fig. 7 is1a sectional view taken on a line. substantially corresponding to line |'l of Fig. 4 and illustrates one of thesupporting studs or screws forco-operation with the brackets for attaching the box spring to the headboard.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the embodiment illustrated comprises a substantially rectangular frame I; which forms the base of the box spring. This frame comprises side rails 2 and end rails 3, the side rails preferably being formed of two strips of wood, the bottom one of which is wider thanthe upperone in order to provide inwardly extending flanges 4 on which a plurality of transverse slats 5 maybe supported and secured. by any suitable means.
The entire frame of the box spring is preferably made of wood and secured together by nails or otherwise. Springs 6 are mounted on this frame in the usual manner, preferably by means of staples or the like, and the upper ends of the outer rows of springs are secured toa bent rattan rod '1 or the like which forms the upper margin of the box spring. The outer rows of the springs 6 are secured to the rattan strip by means of metal clips 8. The springs are preferably secured together in the usual manner of the construction of box springs bymeans of cords. This construction provides a box spring in the form of an unfinished bed carcass which i may be sold to bed manufacturers and to which suitable legs may be attached in any location desired or on which a headboard may be mounted at either end if desired. 1
'In many cases the bed manufacturer purchases 1 only thebox spring. In other cases it is desirable to purchase the box springs together with a quantity of unattached legs of any desired design and length, which legs may easily and quickly be attached thereto and in which the box spring is used without a headboard. For this purpose, legs ID are provided and may be of any suitable 1 design or length, for instance, such as shownin Fig. 2. These legs are usually sold unfinished,
and any desired finish is applied by the purchaser. In order that the legs may easily be secured to the box spring, they are provided with a flat end surface II, and a comparatively small hole I2 is drilled therein and provided with a relatively large counterbore I3. An elongated double end wood screw I4 is provided with an intermediate flange I5 which is formed to receive a wrench. The flange I5 is preferably comparatively thin and is seated in the counterbore I3 when the screw is threaded snugly into the drilled hole I2, as illustrated in dotted lines in Fig. 2.
The screws I4 are preferably seated in the legs by means of a socket wrench which engages the intermediate flange I5, the counterbore I3 being of sufficient size to provide clearance for the socket wrench so that the flange is snugly seated in the counterbore and the double pointed screw becomes substantially an integral part of the leg itself and. is sold assembled in that manner. When the box'spring and legs are received by the bed manufacturer, they may be assembled by merely. screwing the legs into suitable holes which have previously been drilled into each corner of the frame I and in intermediate locations if desired.
. When it is desired to use a headboard in connection with the elements just described, L- shaped brackets I6 are secured to the underside of the frame I by means of screws Ilia, as shown in Fig. 5. The brackets I6 extend upwardly from the edge of the frame, .as shown, and the outwardly extending flange of each bracket is pro.-
vided witha pair of notches or slots I'I opening angularly downward and arranged to engage over suitable studs or screws I8, which screws are threaded into downwardly extending'legs I9 forming an integral part of a wooden headboard 20. The lower ends of the headboard legs I9 may be of a shape to correspond with the legs Ill, if desired, and each of the headboard legs is provided with a shoulder 2|, on which the associated bracket It may rest when the bed is assembled.
The brackets 16 are preferably mounted. in the manner illustrated in Fig. 5that is, with the transversely-extending flanges of the brackets extending outwardly toward the edge of the box spring frame so that, when the parts are assembled, each headboard leg is in the included angle of the angleiron bracket so that the entire structure is rigidly braced. Also, by means of this construction, the angle iron is between the shoulder '2I of the headboard leg and the frame of the box spring so that no wooden parts of the headboard and the box spring-are in contact. This tends to eliminate squeaks in the assembled structure. Also in case of any looseness of the screws it, the shoulder may completely support the spring. The screws I8 for cooperation with the slotted brackets It are preferably ordinary wooden screws, on each of which is mounted a suitable eyelet 22 for spacing 'the head of the screw from the headboard leg. This enables easy assembly of the box spring and headboard. The brackets l'G'are provided with holes 2?, by which the brackets may-easily be secured to the box spring by means of the screws I611.
The construction provides a comparatively thin two-ply frame as the rails are each formed of thin wooden strips secured together in face to face relation. The wider bottom strip of each side rail provides an inwardly extending flange on which the transverse slats are supported with their upper surfaces flush with the upper surface of the frame.
The intermedate legs Illa set inwardly from the edge of the frame sufficiently to enable the screw I4 to be threaded into the inwardly extending flange of the side rail I and into one of the slats 5. This insures rigidity of the assembly and prevents spreading of the side rails.
It is intended, of course, that the invention should not be limited to the specific embodiment or embodiments disclosed herein, since modifications may be made, and it is contemplated, therefore, by the appended claims to cover any such modifications as fall within the true spirit and scope of this invention.
Having thus described this invention, what is claimed and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
1. In a bed carcass, the combination with a wooden spring-frame having a flat undersurface and a headboard having rectangular legs spaced substantially the width of said frame, of L-shaped angle irons, each having one arm formed to engage the undersurface of said frame and secured thereto by screws, the other arm of said bracket extending upwardly from said frame and having a flange extending outwardly therefrom and a laterally extending flange closely adjacent the end of said frame and extending toward the adjacent side of said frame, said. angle iron being positioned so that the co-operating headboard leg is snugly seated in the included angle of said flanges, said outwardly extending flange having downwardly and outwardly opening angular slots therein, and studs in said headboard leg engaging in said slots, said headboard leg having a shoulder extending under said spring-frame and closely adjacent the laterally extending flange of said bracket so that said flange is between said frame and said shoulder.
' 2. In a bed carcass, a substantially rectangular spring-frame having a flat undersurface, a headboard having legs substantially rectangular in cross section and spaced substantially the width of said frame, a pair'of frame supporting studs extending from the oppositely disposed inner surfaces of said legs, a pair of rightand left-hand L-shaped angle iron brackets each having an elongated arm with its laterally extending flange secured to the underside of said frame and an arm'extending upwardly closely adjacent an end of said frame and positioned so that an inner corner of each headboard leg is in the included cross sectionalangle of the upwardly extending arm of a respective bracket, the longitudinally projecting flange of each upwardly extending arm having downwardly and outwardly opening slots releasably' engaging over said slots, each headboard leg having a shoulder extending under its associated bracket so that the laterally extending flange of sad bracket is between said frame and said shoulder.
CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION. v I 1 Patent No. 2,265,0 0. November 1 19in. 1
It is hereby certified that. error" appears in the printed specification V of the above numbered. patent requiring correction as follows 0nd Column, line 611., claim 2,.for the word "studs"; line 6?,"same claim, for "sad" Letters Patent should be read with this 0 may conform to the record of the Case in Signed and sealed this 6th day of Janua Page '2, secslots" second occurrence, read read ai and that the said I orr-ection therein-that the same the Patent Office.
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Henry Van Arsdale;
' (8 81) Acting Gonmissioner of Patents.