US 2566594 A
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Sept 4, 1951 E. c. BROWN 2,566,594
SWINGING CRIB Filed May 25, 195o I Fig. l I
'ilp, will L lli! Edward C. Brown INVENToR.
Patented Sept. 4, 1 951 AEdward C. Brown, St. Petersburg,Fla assigner loi? one-half to Anna .;Brown, ,St Petersburg,
'Application j-May25, 1950,1:SerialiNo. :164,0520
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in cribs and more particularly to means for supporting the crib for swinging movement from an overhead structure.
An important object of the invention is to provide a crib composed of upper and lower frames supported one above the other by chains or other flexible members and closing the sides and bottom of the crib with netting material to permit the collapsing of the crib into a compact form, when not in use.
Another object of invention is to provide a crib composed of upper and lower rigid frames with the lower frame suspended from the upper frame by exible hangers, the lower frame being constructed for supporting a mattress thereon and providing means for lifting and supporting the lower frame in a raised position while the upper frame is suspended from an overhead structure to facilitate placing of an infant in the crib on the mattress and then lowering the mattress and infant while the crib remains in its suspended position.
A still further object is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted to the purposes for which the same is intended.
Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fulli7 hereinafter described and claimed, references being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts through, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view with parts broken away and shown in section;
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view taken on a line 2-2 of Figure 1; and
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view showing the supporting chains for the lower frame and taken on a line 3-3 of Figure 1.
Referring now to the drawing in detail wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of invention the numeral 5 designates an upper tubular rectangular frame and 6 is a lower tubular rectangular frame. The frames 5 and 5 are constructed of suitable rigid light-weight metal and connected to each other at their corners by chains 'I by means of which the lower frame B may be suspended from the upper frame 5. The connected frames are suspended from an overhead structure by chains 8 secured adjacent the corners of the upper frame by screw eyes 9.
The corner chains 1 are enclosed in a rubber covering or casing I and canvas or other cloth strips I I are secured to the upper and lower ends of the rubber covering I0 at the inside and outside thereof and between which is secured netting material I2 to form the side and end walls of the crib. The strips II form borders immedi ately under the upper frame 5 and immediately above the lower frame 6. A bottom I3 also of' netting material is secured to the lower border strips II.
A mattress (not shown) is supported on lower frame 5 inside the lower border strips.
Cords I4 extend upwardly from the lower frame adjacent each corner thereof and pass upwardly freely through openings I5 in the upper frame 5l and are provided with hooks I6 at the upper ends of the cords.
In the operation of the device, the chains 8 are suspended from an overhead structure to swingably support the crib and hooks I6 and cords I4 are pulled upwardly to raise frame 6 and the mattress supported thereby closely under the frame 5 and the hooks I6 engaged in one of the links of the chain 8 to hold the mattress and lower frame 6 in its raised position so that an infant may be conveniently placed on the mat-v tress. The cords I4 are then released and lowered until the lower frame I5 is supported on the chains l. The crib is then free to swing on the chains 8 while occupied by the infant.
When the crib is not in use, the chains are detached from their supporting structure and the flexible sides I2 and corner chains 'I enable the collapsing of the crib into a compact form.
In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it is believed that a Clear understanding of the den Vice will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly, deemed unnecessary.
It is to be understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described as preferred embodiment of the invention, the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claims.
Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A swinging crib comprising upper and lower rigid frames, exible members connecting the frames to each other, a collapsible reticulated covering at the sides and bottom of the connected frames, flexible hangers connected to the upper frame, and means hoisting the lower frame with rigid frames, exible members connecting the frames to each other, a collfpsiflole reticulated covering at the sides and bottom' of the connected l5 frames, flexible hangers connected to the upper frame, flexible members risigfroin-*the'lower frame and slidable vertically in the upper frame to raise and lower the lower frame independr'itly 4 of the upper frame, and attaching means at the upper ends of said flexible members attached to the hangers to secure the lower frame in a. raised positon.
EDWARD C. BROWN.
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