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Publication numberUS2586247 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 19, 1952
Filing dateAug 17, 1950
Priority dateAug 17, 1950
Publication numberUS 2586247 A, US 2586247A, US-A-2586247, US2586247 A, US2586247A
InventorsHyman Mover
Original AssigneeBunny Bear Inc, Rebecca C Mover
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable infant's crib
US 2586247 A
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Febfl9, 1952 H. MovER 2,586,247

PORTABLE INFANTS CRIB Filed April 1'?, 1950 2 SHEETS- SHEET 1 BMW Feb. 19, 1952 H. MovER 2,586,247

PORTABLE INFANTS CRIB l Filed April 17. 195o z'sHEETs-SHEETz FIGJSl invenar @muy /V ger; fceaseJ,

Patented Feb. 19,

Hyman Mover,

deceased, late" of: lvlarblhcadn Mass. by- Rebecca G. Mover,V executrix,T Marblehead, .Massw assignor to- -Bunny Bear, Inc.,

Everett', Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts` Application August- -1`7, 1950", SeliallvNo; 180,016 s claims. (ci.` s-em The present invention relates to a portable crib which can easily be collapsed intoa closedl position and openedk to form an enclosure for use-` either out-doors or indoors.

The construction of the crib of the present. invention provides -a comfortable bed whichA is strong, sturdy, well balanced and when set up is firm, stable and solid, and when it is in its folded position the bundle is compact. and will not rattle or become loose while being. transported.

In the present invention the mattressv of the crib is mounted on a plate or board within the enclosure which is supported bythe baseor bottom cover of the enclosure of the. crib. 'J3-his bottom cover is large-enough to receive the plate or board and crib mattress which is enclosed on four sides by a border of fabric or other similar material stitched to the base, which border may also be of fabric fitting closely around the edge of the mattress so that while the mattress is not stitched to the enclosure in any Way it remains substantially in a fixed' position relative to the base because of its close iit to the sides and base of the enclosure. In addition to this when the crib is in its open position the base rests on longitudinal supports in which case the board within the enclosure, whichboard may-bet made from paper or more durable material, acts' as. a complete support bridging over the space between the two' longitudinal supports oftheframe of the' crib.

Other details of supporting thev enclosurey of thel means for tying the crib parts together-When@- the crib-is foldedand of thestructure-facilitatingthe covering and uncovering of the crib to'pv for putting the infant quicklyv in crib or taking it out, andadditional details and improve ments will be more readily understood fromthe'- description in the specication annexed. hereto.'-

when taken in connection with the. drawingsA showing an embodiment of the same, vin/which.;

FigureV 1 shows a perspectiveview ofthe crib.- of the present inventionin its openxpositlonzwithi parts in fragmentary section./

Figure 2 shows an endlview as seenifroimone.

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In. the-figures a: sturdy-frame is. provided byF cross supports 'l which, are: riveted to the, sidemembers 8- and 9v respectively ot thef U.-Vshaped-v members and whichA extend from one side of. eachmemberi toy the yothery side thereof. The cha-inaelements` Ill-and I--ll bridge acrossffromzonev Ushaped= elementA to- Vthe other U-shaped ele-- ment'.r rInese 'chains are attached aty the cornersof' the members just at the bends asfindicated AFigure- 5'v and'. form flexible side supporting; elementsior the enclosure. 'Ihese-V cha-insv are attachedV to projecting: pins I2: with enlarged heads which extend. over ther sides of. the endI links so that. while.- thelinks are free. ,tof slide and', turn the chains-s cannot be removed; The.

base: rods ortubes 5` and 6 of the U-shaped-L mem-bersv arecovered` With.- sheaths I34 of duck.` fabric,l plastic or other suitable strong` materialto.l which a top border fabric It is attached by suitable lines of stitching l5. (See Figure 5.-)A

The, topborder fabric M extends continuously along thesidei tubes .V5 and 6 and alongV the end,- chains;` I0- and: H' forming acontinuous border., aroundv the whole -top of the enclosure. This, border offabric-wovem or sheet material; plastic: oraother suitablev composition; hask attachedffto.- it, preferably a netvmateria-lA I6 which islsu= ciently open to permit air to freely passthrough-1` the enclosure; net isL stitched to the-border Ill whichy may be four or fivey inches wide; TheA net.. materialA iszat its bottom edges stitched to: a'- second border' I-J-r by; a-.line 'of stitching. lzex tendinglall; around the net,x the lower borderserving, asa support for the-bottomfof'k the-enclosure. The bottom fabric I9-e whichg mayl beof.v durableeexible material isv .stitched all around. its edge to the border Y||,b1f,rtl'1e -li-ne: of. stitching. 2,0. (See Figure 2'.) r4Thefrarneis sofconstructed so that when the crib is opened and the chains. I0 and. Il arey stretched.- tautly betweenthe top sections ofiv the` U-shapedbars, thebottom.- I9.y of the cribwill rest uponthecross? supports 1: which aresubstantially belowl the level.-L of the, pivots 3 and: 4.- of the. scissors-like endsofthe: frame. In fact.J thefenclosure extends. dow-nato;4 at lex/elaaboutV halfwaxy;l between the; ends:A 2l'- of-- the side bars and the pivots 3 and 4. Within the lower border l1 and resting on the bottom I9 is a board 22 which may be a paper board, fiber or other suitable sti material. This is of such a size as to cover snugly the whole bottom and on this rests a mattress 23 which also ts snugly on the base and within the border l1. By making the mattress of such a size that it snugly fits in the bottom of the enclosure, it will remain in this position when the portable crib is folded into a closed position.

As has been previously stated the bottom I9 and the lower border l1 are stitched together by through stitching 2D and over this there is a covering tape 24 through which pass clasp sections 25 in positions to engage complementary clasp sections 26 on the cross bar 1, so that in its open position the bottom of the crib may be fixed in place on the cross bars 1. There are also attached to the border tape or strip, straps 2'! at the outer end of each of which is provided a clasp element 28. The straps nearone side edge of the bottom may be folded around the legs 8 and 9 and the respective elements 28 may be engaged with the adjacent clasp sections 26. Two pairs of such straps are provided, one pair of which may be fastened at the top and the other at the bottom of the pivot cross bar legs. This is shown in Figure 3 where the straps 21 are attached to the border tape 24 at the corners of the bottom i9. The top straps 2'1 are fastened to clasps 29 on the top longitudinal cross bar elements and B. In the closed position therefore the bottom of the crib has a substantially Vertical position and the mattress 23 is also in a vertical position with the inner face resting against one long side of the netting I6. The top of the crib is closed by a cover which is stitched along one side which is designated as the edge 30 to the upper border element I4. The cover itself is provided wtih a border strip 3l which frames the top netting piece 32. The border 3l is separably connected to the sheaths I3 by an interlocking fastener structure, as for instance a Zipper indicated at 33. This Zipper may be closed around three sizes of the top cover and when the three sides are opened the cover may be thrown back. thus opening the enclosure of the crib completely at the top.

" It will be seen from the description above that when the crib is in an open position it will rest very rmly on the ground. The crib may be safely used out of doors, in camping, on beaches, or in any other place. When closed all of the elements remain in one unitary structure and there is therefore no opportunity of any parts to become lost.

The crib is closedvery simply, merely by closing the side scissor element about the pivot 3 and then raising up one end of the bottom and clasping it as shown in Figure 3. Before the crib can be folded together, the bottom must be unclasped from the clasp elements 26 on both longitudinalcross' bars'l, b ut this is a simple matter and is readily accomplished merely by a slight pull on the bottom of the enclosure.

Having now described the invention, what is claimed is:

l. A crib comprising an enclosure for receiving a child and a frame for supporting said enclosure, said frame having a pair of oppositely disposed long side elements, netting forming the side and end wall structure of said-enclosure, a pair of inverted U-shaped members having the bight portions thereof forming said relatively long side elements of said frame, the legs of one of said members crossing the legs of the other member and secured thereto, a fabric secured to said netting and forming a continuous border for said enclosure at the top portion of said wall structure, a flexible element at each end of the crib, said flexible elements being arranged to form the opposite ends of the frame, a sheath member surrounding each side and end of said frame, said fabric being secured to said sheath members for suspending said netting therefrom, a second fabric secured to said netting and forming a continuous border at the lower portion of said wall structure of said enclosure, mattress supporting means including the bottom wall of said enclosure and a stiff element covering said bottom wall, means securing the first mentioned means to said lower border at the lower portion of said wall structure and a mattress removably disposed in the first mentioned means and engaging the lower portions of said wall structure.

2. A crib comprising an enclosure for receiving a child and a frame for supporting said enclosure, said frame having a pair of oppositely disposed long side elements, netting forming the side and wall structure of said enclosure, a pair of inverted U-shaped members having the bight portions thereof forming said relatively long side elements of said frame, the legs of one of said members crossing the legs of the other member and secured thereto, a flexible element at each end of the crib, each having one end attached to a corner of one inverted U-shaped member and the other end to the corresponding corner of the other inverted U -shaped member, said flexible elements forming the end elements of said frame, means secured to said frame including a fabric strip forming a continuous border for the upper portion of said enclosure suspending the netting from said frame, a second fabric strip secured to the bottom of said netting forming a continuous border at the lower portion of said wall structure of said enclosure, a mattress supporting pocket including the bottom wall of said enclosure and said second fabric strip, and a mattress removably .disposed in the said supporting pocket engaging and fitting snugly portion of said pocket formed by said second fabric strip.

3. A portable crib of the type described comprising a frame having a pair of inverted U- shaped members with side portions of the inverted members pivoted in scissors-like fashion providing the legs for the support of the rest of the frame and the bights of the inverted members providing long side members of the frame, flexible connecting means extending across the frame at each end and connecting the corresponding corners of the U-shaped members, a crib enclosure having sides and ends of netting, means forming a part of said enclosure flexibly suspending said netting from the frame, a bottom structure comprising a substantially flat member'and walls projecting upwardly from the edges thereof and secured to the netting about its lower margin, a crib mattress supported in said bottom structure, a tying strap fastened at each corner of the bottom structure with the straps on one side of said bottom structure adapted to loop around the scissors-like ends of the frame when it is in a'collapsed position and the straps on the other side of the bottom structure adapted to be fastened to the corners of the inverted U-shaped frames and fastening elements at said corners of the U-shaped frames and desde# shaped members with the side portions of the inverted members pivoted in scissors-like fashion providing the legs for the support of the rest of the frame and the bights of the inverted members providing the long side members of the frame, a chain connecting member extending across the frame at each end and connecting the corresponding corners of the U-shaped members, a crib enclosure having sides and ends of netting, means forming a part of said enclosure flexibly suspending said netting from the frame, a fabric bottom structure comprising a substantially flat member and walls projecting upwardly from the edges thereof and secured to said netting at its lower margin, a crib mattress supported and fitting snugly in said bottom structure and means for tying the fabric bottom to the frame when the frame is in a collapsed position with one side of the bottom positioned adjacent one long side of the frame and with the bottom substantially aligned with said collapsed legs.

5. A portable crib of the type described comprising a, frame having a pair of inverted U- shaped members with the side portions of the inverted members pivoted in scissors-like fashion providing the legs for the support of the rest of the frame and the bights of the inverted members providing the long side members of the frame, flexible connecting means extending across the frame at each end and connecting the corresponding corners of the U-shaped members, a crib enclosure having sides and ends of netting, means forming a part of said enclosure iiexibly suspending said netting from the frame, a fabric bottom having a crib mattress supported therein, said bottom being secured to the lower margin of said netting, the legs of said frame having longitudinally extending supporting bars secured thereto well below the level of the scissors pivots, a fastening member near each end of said supporting bars and a cooperating member near each corner of said bottom, said enclosure being suciently long whereby when the crib is in its open position the bottom rests on said bars and said fastening members thereon are in engaging positions with the fastening members on said bottom for locking the corresponding members together and means for tying the fabric bottom to the frame, when the crib is collapsed, with the bottom substantially aligned lwith the collapsed ends of the frame.

6. A portable crib of the type described comprising a frame having a pair of inverted U- shaped members with the side portions of the inverted members pivoted in scissors-like fashion providing the legs for the support of the rest of the frame and the bights of the inverted mem- .-bers providing the long side members of the frame, flexible connecting means extending across the frame at each end and connecting the corresponding corners of the U-shaped members, a crib enclosure having sides and ends of netting, means forming a part of said enclosure iiexibly suspending said netting from the frame, a fabric bottom with a crib mattress supported therein secured to the lower margin of said netting, the legs of said frame having longitudinally extending supporting bars secured thereto well below the point of the scissors pivots, a fastening member near each end of said supporting bars and a cooperating member near each corner of said bottom, said enclosure being sufficiently long Whereby when the crib is in its open position the bottom -may rest on said bars with said cooperating members in position for engagement With the fastening members on said bars for locking the corresponding members together, other fastening members at the corners of the long sides of each inverted U-shaped member, tying straps fastened at one end, each to a corner of the bottom each said tying strap having a cooperating fastening member near its loose end, the tying straps at one side of the bottom adapted to be looped around said legs with the fastening on the loose ends adapted to be engaged with the fastening members on said bottom and the tying straps at the other side of the bottom adapted to be engaged with the fastening members at the corners of the U-shaped members.

REBECCA C. MOVER. Executrz' of the Estate of Hyman Mover, De-

ceased.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/97, D06/391, 5/98.3
International ClassificationA47D9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D9/005
European ClassificationA47D9/00B