US 268071 A
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SPRING BED BOTTOM- No. 268,071. Patented Nov. 28, 1882;,
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIC HIRAM BENEDICT, ()F DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 268,071, dated November 28, 1882.
Application filed May 24, 1882.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HIRAM BENEDIor, of Detroit, in the county of Wayne and State of Michigan, have invented new and useful Improvements in Spring Bed -Bottoms; and I hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being bad to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.
The nature of this invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in the construction of spring bed-bottoms, the object of the invention being to produce a bed-bottom formed of interchangeable sections and to that end the invention consists in the peculiar construction, arrangement, and combination of the parts, all as more fully hereinafter set forth.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of one section of my improved bed-bottom, and Fig. 2 is a cross-section through three sections.
A represents a slat, the ends of which are designed to be supported by the side rail of the bedstead, asin the ordinary manner. Upon this slat I secure a series of coil-springs, B, to the top of each of which the cross cleats or riders C are secured,and these cleats or riders are connected together by elastic bands D, which are intended to be formed of woven wire. To prevent any undue end sway of the springs, I employ the stay-cords a at eachend of the section, which retain the springs in their proper vertical position.
In practice the sections of bed-bottom, constructed as above described, are placed within the bed at equal distances apart, the slats A being supported by the side rails of the bed- (No model.)
stead, the cross slats or riders O projecting beyond the edges of their respective lower or supporting slats, A, so as to cover the spaces between the slats, thus forming an. almost continuous surface to support the bedding. The ends of the riders (J, coming so near together, prevent any undue swaying motion of the sections.
By this construction and arrangement I produce a sectional bed bottom the sections of which are interchangeable, as in taking those sections which have become weakened from use in supporting the heavy portion of the occupant they may be interchanged with sections nearer the foot of the bedstead. Should a slat or any portion of a section be broken, it can readily be replaced with a new section without the necessity of buying an entire new bed-bottom, while it is evident that it can much more readily be gotten at for the purpose of cleaning than in those constructions wherein the bed-bottom is made continuous.
What I claim as my invention is.-
1. A section of a spring bed-bottom, consist-