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Publication numberUS2618000 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 18, 1952
Filing dateMar 28, 1950
Priority dateMar 28, 1950
Publication numberUS 2618000 A, US 2618000A, US-A-2618000, US2618000 A, US2618000A
InventorsHarris Carl
Original AssigneeHarris Carl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bedspring supporting bracket for bedsteads
US 2618000 A
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C. HARRIS I BEDSPRING SUPPORTING BRACKET FOR BEDSTEADS Nov. 18, 1952 Filed March 28, 1950 lQZEOf/ZGQS.

Patented Nov. 18, 1952 BEDSTEADS nnosrnme snrron'rmaemcxer FDR Carl Harris, Cicero, .ApplicationMarh'28, 1950,.ISerial'No. 152,321

My invention relates to "the side rails of "bedsteads insofarastheir function to support 'a'bed spring is concerned. Ordinarily, 'suchside rails arelof the angle type, and are set with inwardly f acing'hollows, 'wherebytoipresent receptaclestfor the support o'f'the cross-slats which arelaid'preparatory to the'mounting of the bedspring. The conventionalbedspring is formed with an angle iron frame on th'elbottomyandisuch frame rests on. the cross-slats when .the bedspringis mounted in place. I

Several disadvantages exist in respect to the arrangement just described. First, wood slats used forythe support of the bedspring sag, crack or evel; break at times from strain or age, so that the; support for the spring .may. become insecure. Further, slats are not usually furnished by the factory when ship-ping beds to dealers, .so .that they have the task of procuring the slats, and mustkeep a supply on hand. Further, bedsteads often varyin width, so that some slats are too short for use with safety; and the dealers have made it a practice to purchase slats of extra length as a rule, and to cut them to the width of such bedsteads as they are designed to fit, involving extra time and labor. Further, side rails laid to form receptacles for the slats and bedspring collect dust, lint, threads, etc., and are difflcult to keep clean.

In view of the above conditions, it is one object of the present invention to provide a side rail which dispenses with the use of cross-slats, saving the cost, handling and alteration of the same.

A further object is to construct the side rails with means for directly supporting the bedspring, and with a greater factor of safety than the support offered by cross-slats.

Another object is to design the side rails with means which allow for lateral play between the' bedspring andthe side rails without endangering the support of anypart of the bedspring.

An additional object is to design the side rails for use with hollows facing downwardly, whereby to offer a top flange for the support of the bedspring and as a surface not favorable to the accumulation of dust, lint or other material.

An important object is to improve the side rails of the bedstead with additions of a very simple character and designed to cost considerably less than a set of cross-slats.

With the above objects in view, and any others which may suggest themselves from the description to follow, a better understanding of the invention may be had by reference to the accompanying drawing, in which- 1am. (CL/54286) Fig. 1 'isa top sectional 'view of 'a'tjypicahb'e'dstead. partly "broken away, .showing the improved side rails installed;

improved feature of the side rail;

Fig. 4 is an enlarged section on the linen-4 ofFig. 1,'showing a'bedspring 'basefframe mount- "ed on'the improved sider'ails; and Fig.5 is a'view similar to the left-hand portion of "Fig. 4, showing a fragment of .a box spring mounted on one of the improved side rails.

In accordance with the foregoing,- specific reference to the drawing indicates the ends of the bedstead "at 10, and the side rails "thereof at 12.

These are of an angle cross-section, as clearly shown in Fig. '4; and suitablefittings f3 amp-r0:

videdbetweenthe verticalflanges l5 of the side rails and the posts I 6 ofthe end pieces ill in order 1 to support the side "rails fromfthe latter. noted, the horizontal'flanges 12 of the side rails are positioned at the top thereof in'the improved structure, and extend toward each'other.

Means are provided for the support of a conventional bedspring over the side rails and the retention of the bedspring against lateral displacement. Thus, dotted lines in Fig. 2 indicate the bedspring at and dotted lines in Fig. 1 and full lines in Fig. ,4 indicate the base frame 2! of the bedspring, such frame being of angle section and having rounded corners 22.

The supports for the base frame 2! include both the side rails l2 and brackets extended inwardly from the same at a number of places along the inner sides of the side rails. As seen in Fig. 3, each bracket is flush with the top surface of the related side rail and offset downwardly with a receptacle 26 to seat theforepart of the top flange l2 of the side rail. The remote end of the receptacle 26 takes an upward bend 27 through a slot 28 cut in the top flange I 2.'-Th e bend terminates with a vertical wing 30; and the the brackets. as shown in Fig. 4. The support of the base frame in the four regions of the brackets is ample; and it is safe at all times, and even when a limited amount of lateral play exists between the base frame and the brackets, such as in the case of a poor fit.

Where the bedspring is of the box type, as suggested at 35 in Fig. 5, its side portions receive a broad support on the side rails 12 as extended with the brackets 25; and the wings 30 serve as side guards to check lateral deviations of the bedspring.

While the improvement has the advantages of simplicity and safety by eliminating the wood slats and their deficiencies, it is significant that it mainly involves the structure of the brackets 25, which may be fabricated at relatively small expense and cost considerably less on a quantity basis than a set of slats. The invention is thus efficient, from both functional and economical viewpoints.

I While I have described the invention along specific lines, various minor changes or refinements may be made therein without departing from its principle, and I reserve the right to employ all such changes and refinements as may come within the scope and spirit of the appended claims.

. I claim:

1. In a bedstead having side rails, supports for a. bedspring frame comprising brackets secured to said side rails and extending inwardly therefrom, and upstanding extensions of said brackets serving as side guards for said frame.

2. In a bedstead having side rails, supports for a bedspring frame comprising brackets secured to said side rails and extending inwardly therefrom, the rails having a perforation in the region of each bracket, the latter having a medial portion attached to the rail on the under side, an outer portion bent through the perforation to upstanding position, and an inward portion, the inward portions of the brackets serving as bedspring frame supports and the outer portions as side guards for the bedspring frame.

3. In a bedstead having side rails, supports for a bedspring frame comprising brackets secured to said side rails and extending inwardly therefrom, the rails having a perforation in the region of each bracket, the latter having a medial portion applied to the rail from the under side, a rivet joining said medial portion with the rail, an outer portion bent through the perforation to upstanding position, and an inward portion, the inward portions of the brackets serving as bedspring frame supports and the outer portions as side guards for the bedspring frame.

4. In a bedstead having side rails, brackets secured to said side rails and extending inwardly therefrom, the inner portions of the brackets serving as supports for a bedspring frame, the rails having a perforation in the region of each bracket, the latter having a medial portion attached to the rail on the under side and an outer portion bent through theperforation to upstanding position, said medial portion being offset downwardly from the inner portion to form a receptacle seating the inner portion of the rail between the inner and outer portions of the bracket, the outer portions of the brackets serving as side guards for the bedspring frame.

CARL HARRIS.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,014,452 Chinter Jan. 9, 1912 1,057,719 Farnsworth Apr. 1. 1913 1,726,707 Kusterle 'et a1. Sept. 3, 1929 1,727,630 Brown Sept. 10, 1929 1,861,735 Brown June 7, 1932 2,226,172 Massacese Dec. 24, 1940 2,437,535 Jenkins Mar. 9, 1948

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Referenced by
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US2771616 *May 4, 1953Nov 27, 1956Acme Homes Metal Works IncMetal bed rail construction
US3123837 *Mar 23, 1959Mar 10, 1964 Fold able bed frame
US3249953 *Jul 10, 1963May 10, 1966Karlin MeyerBed frame support
US4281424 *Nov 23, 1979Aug 4, 1981Berkshire Furniture Co., Inc.Bed frame
US4430763 *Mar 16, 1981Feb 14, 1984Leggett & Platt, IncorporatedBed frame
US4458371 *Jun 23, 1983Jul 10, 1984Leggett & Platt, IncorporatedBed frame with mattress retainer clip
Classifications
U.S. Classification5/286, 5/207
International ClassificationA47C19/00, A47C19/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47C19/021, A47C19/025
European ClassificationA47C19/02B, A47C19/02B4