|Publication number||US2530640 A|
|Publication date||Nov 21, 1950|
|Filing date||Sep 14, 1946|
|Priority date||Sep 14, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2530640 A, US 2530640A, US-A-2530640, US2530640 A, US2530640A|
|Inventors||Wickman Howard G|
|Original Assignee||Children S Furniturs Corp|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (7), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
9" 1950 H. G. WICKMAN 2,530,640
SPRING-FRAME SUPPORTING BRACKET Filed Sept. l4, 1945 1 N V EN TOR. W ,Howazd GT h/zbkman.
Patented Nov. 21, 1950 UNITED STATES OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to childrens cribs and more particularly to the provision of improved means for supporting a spring-frame in such a crib.
It is the general object of my invention to provide an improved spring-frame supporting bracket which may be easily and economically manufactured and which embodies effective means to firmly support the spring-frame and to prevent either longitudinal or lateral displacement thereof.
My invention further relates to arrangements and combinations of parts which will be hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
A preferred form of the invention is shown in the drawings, in Which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my improved bracket, together with associated crib and springframe parts;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation, looking in the direction of the arrow 2 in Fig. 1; and
Fig. 3 is an end view, looking in the direction of the arrow 3 in Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawings, I have shown my improved spring-frame supporting bracket 13 mounted on a post P forming part of a crib and associated with a spring-frame F.
The bracket B is preferably formed from a single piece of relatively heavy sheet steel by pressing and bending operations and comprises an attaching portion l0 and a spring-frame engaging portion H. The portion ll extends at right angles to the attaching portion l0 and is deeply notched to provide a pair of upwardly projecting fingers 12. The attaching portion l0 may be firmly secured to the post P in any convenient manner, as by bolts or screws M.
The spring-frame F is shown as comprising end frame members 20 and side frame members 2|, which members 20 and 2| are preferably in the form of angle irons rigidly secured together at the frame corners by rivets 22.
As clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 3, the downwardly extending flange of the end frame member 20 is disposed between the fingers l2 and is firmly seated against the bottom of the notch separating said fingers. The spring-frame F is thus firmly supported and is securely held from longitudinal displacement.
The fingers l2 are preferably bent outward at a slight angle as shown in Fig. 2 and engage the inner vertical surface of the upright flange of a side spring-frame member 2 l. Such engagement by the fingers of an opposite pair of brackets B firmly prevents transverse or lateral displacement of the spring-frame.
The spring-frame is thus effectively supported and firmly held from either longitudinal or lateral displacement at each of its four corners.
The bracket B may also have a slotted flange or shelf 30 xtending horizontally from the upper end of the attaching portion [0. A crib side rail R. (Fig. 2) may be supported on the flange 3E! and may be secured thereto by a bolt 32. If the bracket is on that side of the crib having the drop side, the flange 30 may be omitted.
Having thus described my invention and the advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited to the details herein disclosed, otherwise than as set forth in the claim, but what I claim is:
In the combination of a crib spring frame having end and side members with downwardly projecting vertical flanges, and supporting brackets for said spring frame, that improvement which consists in providing a one-piece sheet-metal bracket having an attaching portion and having an angularly-disposed and laterally-offset portion which directly receives and supports one of said frame end members, said laterally-offset portion having a deep notch which forms spaced upstanding fingers adapted to receive the vertical flange of the supported frame end member and to thereby prevent longitudinal displacement of said frame, and one of said upstanding fingers substantially engaging the inner face of the vertical flange of one of said frame side members and thereby preventing lateral displacement of said crib spring frame toward said finger.
HOWARD G. WICKMAN.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
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|U.S. Classification||5/207, 5/294, 5/288|
|International Classification||F16B12/00, F16B12/58|