US 2587255 A
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Feb- 26, 1952 s. VOGEL T AL. PORTABLE BABY BED Filed Dec. l, 1948 2 SHEETS-SHEET l I Snyder Vogel Edmund Seid INVENTOR.
ATTORNEY Feb- 25, 1952 s. VOGEL ET AL PORTABLE BABY BED 2 SHEETS--SHEET 2 Filed Dec. l, 1948 Se id INVENTOR.
ATTORNEY Snyder Vogel Edmund Patented Feb. 26, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT orrlcsl PORTABLE BABY BED `Snyder vogel and Edmund seid, Dallas, Tex.
Application December 1,
f 2 Claims.
This invention relates to beds especially designed for infants and small children and it has particular reference to a collapsible baby bed.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a baby bed comprising a frame made, up of conversely disposed, substantially U-shaped sections formed preferably from light, tubular material, the said sections being hinged together for foldability into relative parallelism, but when extended, the hinged Joints are made rigid to define the rectangular frame from which is suspended a crib of reticulated fabric for adequate ventilation. Moreover, the invention includes a support for the frame consisting of substantially U-Shaped members, each having its legs hingedly joined to a section of the frame adjacent its free end for foldability into parallelism therewith, the joints, as in the case of the frame sections, being made rigid in extended position of the supporting members to prohibit accidental collapse thereof.
Another object of the invention is to provide a collapsible portable rbaby bed of the character set forth in which the legs of each of the supporting members are relatively divergent at their ends to preclude overturning of the bed and the cross-member joining the legs is elevated at its midsection so that 4the bed will not tilt when resting on an uneven floor.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a baby bed as described in which the crib is suspended below the center-of'gravity as a' 'safety Y precaution as well as toprovide cradle sway. Furthermore, the crib is suspended for height adv justment to compensate for the growth of the baby and is-provided with a removable stiening agent in the bottom thereof servingas a mattress support.
Yetr another o ject of the'invention` is to provide a baby bedwhich' is self-contained' in the sense that-no ,part is required to be vremoved therefrom to accomplish the'folding or unfolding of rthe vbed andwhen in folded position,` the legs support the bed so that the crib does not come into contact with the floor.
With the foregoing objects in view, the invention has'furtherl reference to certain features of accomplishment which will become apparent as the description proceeds, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a folding baby bed embodying the invention, shown in extended position. y
Figure 2 is a perspective view thereof in folded position. f.
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Figure 3 is a fragmentary detail view partly in Section taken on line3-3 of Figure l.
Figure 4 is aview simlar to Figure 3 but ro tated degrees. Y c
Figure 5 is a detail view partly in longitudinal section, showing one of the hinged couplings joiningV the frame sections together.
Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 5 but rotated 90 degrees, and n Figure 7 is a fragmentary perspective lview showing the manner in which the crib is secured' to the frame.
` Continuing with a more detailed description of the drawing, reference numeral I0 denotes broadly the frame of the bed which is made up of two substantially U-shaped sections II, constructed from light, tubular metal. These sections are oppositely disposed so that the ends of their legs will be in juxtaposition as revealed in Figures5 and 6. v Y
A form of hinge is provided to join the frame sections together` and as shown in Figures 5 and 6,k consists of a rod I2 .held stationary in the end of each leg of one frame section by means of a pin I3 and which rod has aflattened extension, Irl on its outer end, provided with an aperture I5.
A similarrod I6 is slidably disposed intheend of each legof the companion frame section 'I I and also has a flattened extension I1', provided' with an aperture I8.Y A link I9 passingthrou'gh'` the apertures I5 and I8 connects the rods I2 and I6 together. A detent 20 is mounted inV a recess 2I in the rod I6 and is normally urged outwardly' by a spring 22 into an aperture 23 in the tubular A frame'section II to hold the-ends of the frameA Therod I2 over which.
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the frame section slides will mai tainv rigidity of the sections at their junction. fr To support the frame I0, a pair of substantially u-shaped members 2liA is provided, the legs v25 formed thereby being downwardly divergent to: preventl overturning; of the bed by vigorousmovements of avchild.` The cross-member 26gisffy bent upwardly at its midsection 2l so that the bed will not tilt when resting on an uneven floor.
In Flgures 3 and 4 is shown the manner in which the legs 25 are connected to the frame sections II for foldability. A plug 28 is inserted into each leg of each frame section I I and located adjacent a bend therein. The plug 28 has a transverse bore 29 therein which is threaded to receive a pin 30 formed on the end of a short length of rod 3| and which pin enters an aperture in the member I I in register with the bore 29 of plug 28. Ori the opposite end of the rod 3l is formed an extension 32 which is apertured at 33 to receive a wire link 34, the latter being slidably disposed in the upper end of a leg of a supporting member 24 and held against release from the leg 25 by a transverse pin extending therethrough.
It is evident from the foregoing that folding of the bed is accomplished by rst depressing the detent 20 (Figs. 5 and 6) to disengage the rod I6 from the frame section I I to enablev the latter to be slid from the rod I2 Which is in fixed relation to the corresponding leg of the companion frame section. It is necessary to similarly dis-v engage the latch connecting the opposite legs of the frame sections and after this has been accomplished, the sections will hinge on the links I9 and may be folded one upon the other as revealed in Figure 2.
The supporting members 24 are folded by simply pulling these members to detach their legs 25 from the rods 3|V after which, the legs will be hingedly suspended by the links 34, permitting them to be folded into parallel relationship with the folded frame I0, as shown in Figure 2.
Referring now to the crib per se; it is preferred that this element be made of Woven and netted fabrics 36 and 3T respectively, the latter affordingv suitable ventilation for the comfort of a child in the crib. The crib is suspended from the frame I0 by tabs 38 overreaching each end of the frame and secured by snap fasteners 39. Substitute fasteners 40 are provided in spaced relation to the fasteners 39 for height adjustment of the crib. Wider tabs or iiaps 4I secure the sides of the crib' to the frame and these tabs are secured to the frame by removable stitching 42 (Fig. 7) so that height adjustment at these points may be readily accomplished.
To stiifen the bottom of the crib and to insure atness thereof a board 43 of appropriate dimensions is laid in the bottom of the crib. A mattress '44 is then placed on the board, as shown in Figure 1. The mattress and stiiiening board are each constructed so that they may be folded transversely at their midsections in order that it will not be necessary to remove them when the bed is folded, as disclosed in Figure' 2.
A strap 45 is provided for holding the bed in folded position and when in such position, the members 24 still serve as' the supportl for thel bed and, as apparent in Figure 2, these members are effective to hold the crib out of engagement with the floor to prevent soiling thereof.
Manifestly, the construction as shown and described is capable of some modification and such modification as may be construed to fall Within thesconeL and meaning of the appended claims is also considered to be Within the spirit and intentV of the invention.
What isV claimed is:
1. In an infants folding bed, aframe comprising oppositely disposed, substantially U-shaped tubular sections, a rod stationarily disposed in the end of each leg of one of said frame sections klatching said frame sections rigidly in extended position, supporting means for said frame comprising a' pair of substantially U-shaped legs, one of said legs being `joined to each of said frame placement therewithfmeans for securing said leg effect height adjustment of said crib.
2. In a portable baby bed, a frame consisting of a pair` of substantially U-shaped tubularzsections, a rod anchored at one end in each leg of one of said frame sections and extending, in extended positions of said sections, into the ends of the legs ofthe companion frame section, a complementary rod slidably disposed in the legs of the latter frame section, a link pivotally connecting 30" the ends of the slidable rods with their companion anchored rods to hingedly join Said sections for relative foldability, detent means for holding said slidable rod against movement to secure the frame sections in operative position, a 35' substantially U-shaped'v supporting leg hingedly connected to each frame section for foldability into relativev parallelism with said frame sections, displaceable means for securing said legs in operative position with respect to said frame,
f a crib suspended for swinging displacement from said frame and means to adjust the height of said crib'.
SNYDER VOGEL. EDMUND SEID.
REFERENCES CITED UNITED STATES PATENTS Country Date Great Britain May; 19, 1921 France 1- May 14, 1934 Switzerland Apr. 1, 1948 Great Britainv Dec. 8, 1947 Number Number