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(NoModeL) r N. P. BRADISH. Bedstead Fastening. No. 230,172. Patented July 20, I880.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
NELSON P. BRADISH, OF JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 230,172, dated July 20, 1880.
Application filed March 10, 1880. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, NELSON P. BRADISH, of Jerseyville, in the county of Jersey and State of Illinois, have invented a new and Improved Bcdstead-Fastening; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description of the same, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
The invention herein described relates to an in'iprovement in bedstead-fastenings of that class in which oblique dowels are employed.
The object of the improvement is to provide a bedstead-fastening consisting of two oblique and taper dowels so connected together by a bar as to form a single piece, requiring no screws or other similar appliances to retain it.
in position, and capable of being easily removed from or inserted in the bedrail, leaving no opening for the admission of vermin.
In the drawings, in which similar letters of referenceindicatelike parts, Figure l is a side elevation of the fastening. Fig. 2 is an end elevation of the same. tion of the end of the bed-rail and bed-post, a portion of each being broken away, giving a sectional view of the fastening when in position securing the two parts together.
I n Fig. 1, B B are oblique dowels, tapered from their centers, as shown, and connected together at their middle parts by a short rectangular bar, A, so as-to form one piece, preferably made of cast-iron.
D, Fig. 3, represents the end of the bed-rail, provided with two taper holes adapted to receive the correspondingly-formed dowels. The
Fig. 3 is a side eleva- O in the same figure 40 form is twofold. In the first place, it gives to them the greatest strength at that part where it is mostneeded, and, secondly, it facilitates their removal from the holes in the rail and post, as the slightest withdrawal liberates them from all friction.
By these details a very strong, simple, and cheap fastening is provided, requiring no screws or equivalent appliances to retain it in position, and consequently easily removed for transportation.
I am aware that oblique dowels are employed in various ways as bedsteatl-fastenings. I therefore do not broadly claim oblique dowels; but
that I do claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
A bedstead-fastening consisting of two oblique and taper dowels, B B, connected together by a bar, A, so as to form one piece, substantially as and for the purpose herein set forth.
This specification signed and witnessed this 23d day of February, A. D. 1880.
NELSON P. BRADISH. Witnesses JAMES A. LOOKE, WILLIAM EADS.