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Nov. 4, 1952 J. SlLVlO 2,616,099
BED BRACKET Filed Nov. 15, 1948 Patented Nov. 4, 1 952 UNITED S TATES PATiE N OFFICE 2,316,099 BED BRACKET Joseph Silvio, Chicago, .1 11. Application November 13, I948, SerialNo.-=;S9 ,'843
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This invention relates to 'bed brackets and more particularly to bed "spring and Zmattress 'inconnection-with"transverse-slats or have had such slats constructed asan integral part thereof. Thus, for example Patent No. 1,883,693, issued to this inventor in 1931, discloses a bed bracket for use in connection with such transverse slats. Obviously, the necessity for using transverse slats, although the number may be minimized by using the device taught by the aforementioned patent, is nevertheless undesirable. The necessity for using additional parts adds greatly to the expense and reduces the length of service of such devices.
It is, therefore, the primary object of this invention to provide a bed bracket which will overcome all of the aforementioned objections.
Another object is to provide a. supporting device for bed springs which does not require the use of transverse slats therewith.
A further object is to afford a bed bracket which will insure positive and firm support for a bed spring and mattress within the framework of the bed.
Still another object is to provide a bed spring supporting device, the manufacture of which entails only simple bending operations.
Still a further object is to provide a bed bracket of simple, inexpensive construction, but which will nevertheless afford a safe, firm support for a mattress and spring.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, arrangement and a combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly :tag'jes should be readi'y understood :and app corresponding 'or similar parts throughout the several figures o the a n s:
l is zatperspectiye view ofa conventional bed havin t e n vel rackets attached e t :Fi .2 is ane ree f a m n ary front ational View of a portion of a bed, box spring and mattress, showing the bracket attached in operational supporting position to the bed frame element;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional View taken on line 3--3 of Figure 2 and viewed in the direction indicated; and
Fig. 4 is a still further enlarged fragmentary perspective view of a bed frame member with a bracket affixed thereto.
Referring now to the drawings, Figure 1 shows a conventional bed generally referred to by reference numeral [0, comprising a head-board [2, a foot-board l4 and longitudinal side frame ele ments It and [8 connecting the head-board l2 and foot-board l4.
Two pairs of novel bed brackets designated generally by reference numeral 20 are amxed to the inner sides of the longitudinal elements It and 18, one near each end, as shown in Figure l of the drawings.
The brackets 20 may be formed from a single strip of material 22 (preferably steel) by bending the strip at its mid-portion to afford an angle 24 having sides 26 and 28. The ends are then outwardly hanged to provide vertical mounting flanges 38 and 32. Each of these mounting flanges 30 and 32 may be apertured as at 34 so that ordinary wood screws 36 may be used to amx the brackets to the side frame elements Hi and It.
When the brackets 20 are affixed to the side elements It and It in the positions shown in Figure 1, a bed spring S with a mattress M thereabove may be supported in a firm manner and level position by the brackets. Portions of the spring b will rest upon top edges 38 and ii] of the angle sides 26 and 28, and be supported thereby. This construction thus permits the bracket to support not only the mattress and spring, but also any normal load thereon.
It can be readily seen that this novel bracket not only affords a positive and firm support for a normally loaded bed spring and mattress, but also entirely eliminates the necessity for additional members such as transverse slats or similar supporting devices.
It is believed that my invention, its mode of construction, and assembly, and many of its advantages should be readily understood from the foregoing without further description, and it should also be manifest that while a, preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and described for illustrative purposes, the structural details are nevertheless capable of wide variation within the purview of my invention as defined in the appended claims.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. A supporting bracket comprising a strip of sheet metal bent acutely upon its vertical midaxis to afiord a structural angle of less than ninety degrees, end portions of the legs of said angle flanged outwardly to afford vertical and aligned faces adapted to be attached to the side frame members of a bed, portions of said face segments having holes formed therein and wood screws adapted to fit in said holes for affixing said bracket to the side frame members.
2. A supporting bracket comprising a strip of rigid strong material bent acutely upon its vertical mid-axis to afford a structural angle of less than ninety degrees, end portions of the legs of said angle flanged outwardly to afiord vertical and aligned faces adapted to be attached to the side frame members of a bed, portions of said face segments having holes formed therein and wood screws adapted to fit in said holes for affixing said bracket to the side frame members.
3. A supporting bracket comprising a strip of sheet metal bent acutely upon its vertical midaxis to aiTord a structural angle of less than ninety degrees, end portions of the legs of said angle flanged outwardly to afford vertical and aligned faces adapted to be attached to the side frame members of a bed, and means for afiixing said bracket to the side frame members.
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