US 2745116 A
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May 15, 1956 L.. K. JACKSON HEADBOARD POSITIONING MEANS FOR BEDFRAMES Filed April 9, 1953 IN I/EN TOR. 5.05 A. jvc/50N froeA/e ys United States Patent@ HEADBoARn PosrrtoNiNG MEANS Fon l f g e BEDFRAMES ,y A Leslie K. Jackson, Cleveland, Ohio, assigner -to'r'Tlie "Harvard Manufacturing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, a
corporation of Ohio v e'. j I Application Api-i1 9, 1952"seril No. 347,8'15 9 Claims. (ci. 5 131) This invention relates to headboardpositioningvmeansl for bedframes, and especially to' adapter means yforthey positioning of headboards which are .wider than bed-l frames on Hollywood bedframes, or the like. f Y
Many people today are changing the style of the beds which they are using in their bedrooms and are discarding the old style bedframe wherein headboards and footboards 2,745,116 Patented May 15, 1956 The foregoing and other objects and advantages of the invention will ber made more apparent as the specication proceeds.
The present invention in general relates to a bed assembly wherein a bedfrarne is provided, a lpair of connector platesv are secured to and extend laterally from the 'bedframef in an adjustablemanner, and support members: are.adjustablyr secured to the connector plates and areV vertically adjustablel with relation thereto and extendupwardly therefromtor engaging witha bed headboard. l In vorder4 .to understand thel present. invention more completely/,reference shouldfbe had to the` aceompanying;
drawings, whereini Fig. `1 is a perspectiveview 'of a portion of a bedframe and a bed headboard showing connecting means associated therewith embodying the principlesfof the inv-f.-
vention; p l ,A I v. Y
Fig 2 Ais a vertical section of the apparatusl of theinventiontaken along a side railiof the bedframe in imedi` ately adjacent the end portion thereof and facing the coni v necting means and bed headboard; and
are .both used on the bedframes, and are substituting there- Also, many people leven when pgsition, `bed headboards Aon Hollywood bedframes because bed headboards usually are wider than-the Holly-,
wood bedtrames, and also in many instances the lower por:l
- tion of the support legs kof the bed headboards are of ir regular V coniigurationso that it is ditcult to secure 'the Hollywood bedframeto the portion of the bed headboardv at -the'same'level as theI-lollywood bedframe. Thus it has .been found that a bed headboard can be secured to a' bedframe by means of an extension member which extends verticallyI of thebed headboard a sufficient distance as to engage a smooth portion thereof ywhich facilitates obtaining a desired positive or rigid engagement between the bed headboard and the bedframe means.
Yet another important problem in positioning a bed headboard upon a Hollywood style bedframe is that the bed headboard usually is desired to be oated on or supported by the Hollywood bedfrarne so that the lower ends of the support legs yof a bed headboard are elevated beyond the support door when the headboard is engaged with the bedframe.
The general object of thev present invention is to provide sturdy, adjustable connection means particularlyv adapted for securing bed headboards to Hollywood bedframes or the like. i i Another object of the invention is to provide means for positioning a headboard that is wider than a bedframe on a bedframe by means which are compact and which can readily vbetdisguised or hidden from view when in an assembled bed. j f A further object of the invention ris to position a bed headboard with irregular legsurfaces at the lower portion thereof on abedframe. f, i
Still another object of the invention is to provide clearance between a bed headboard and 1positioning meansl fo securing such headboard to a bedframe.
Another object of the invention is to position avbed headboard on a Hollywood bedframe by means of adjustably Vpositioned connector plates that extend laterally from the bedframe and by vertically extending adjustably positioned connector members used for securing a bed headboard to the connector plates. f
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e Fig.3 isA atliorizontal section taken on line 3-3 of In detail, the present invention. relates to connection means whichjare indicated as av whole -in the drawingsbyL the .numeral ,17. and which connection means are used for.; securing afleg 2 of a suitable bed Aheadboard o f any `desired construction to a side rail S-ofvazHollywoodtype;
bedrame 4- While `only. portions doigthe dbed'.headboard v Y erdrawing, ,suchlbed' headboardV is offany conventional or., desired constructionand has,twofsllp-.L port` legs vprovided therefore y,eachjoffvwhich -isofsimilar construction andwith onel legibeing associated with each 1 are shown 'in side portion of the bedframe 4. Normallythe bedframe 4 is made from metal anglesV withthe bedframe 4 suitably positioning a pair of end `plates 5', onlyone of, which' is shown in the drawings, at the bed,l headboard engaging? end ,of the bedtrame. vUsually-one end plate Sis welded;v for example, to the end of each of the side vrails 3 andv theend plates 5 each have a pair of horizontally directed spaced parallel slots 6 provided therein.
Inasmuch as the `bed headboard normally is wider than the bedframe 4, a pair of connector plates 7 is provided, one adjacent each lateral vmargin of the bedframe 4. Such connector vplates. 7 are secured to the bedframe 4, usually by bolts 8 engaging the slots 6 in the end plates 5, so that the connectorv plates can protrude a desirable adjustable distance laterally of the bedframe 4 to be adjusted to the actual width of the bed headboard used with the bedframe. These connector plates 7 each have an edge flange 9v provided on the margin thereof and also usually have a plurality of vertically spaced lugs 10 struck therefrom or otherwise provided thereon; These edge anges 9 and lugs 10 are provided for snug engagement with a vertically directed support member, such as a channel 11 onelof Which-is engaged with each of the' connector plates 7.-y Normally" the support channelsll are bridged over thel connector plates, inasmuch as the web portions of the support channels are spaced from the mainsupport area of the ,connector plates by the legs of the channel being positioned in engagement with the connector plates 7. Suitable means, such as bolts 12, extend'thro'ugh holesy formed inthe connector plates and engaging with any of a numberY of vertically spaced holes: 13 provided in the support channels 11 so that the vertical relationship of Y the support channels 11 with reference to the connector v the lugs 10 to prevent any possible twisting or arcuate 3 movement of the support channels 11 with relation to the connector plates. Fig. 3l also brings out the fact that the connector plates 7 have a pair of parallel slots 7a therein which match with the slots 6 to provide additional lateral' adjfustment of the connector plates.
As' another important feature of the invention, the support channels 11, or similar connector members used, have odset portions indicated at 14. These ol'set` portions 14 extend parallel'- to the lower portions of the support channels 11 and' are on the longitudinal axis of such support channels so that the offset portions 1'4l are provided for engagement with the legs 2 of' the bed headboard: so that clearance is provided intermediate lthe lower portions ofthe support channels 11' and the 'pletelyassembled'. Any suitable means,'such as screws or bolts 15, may extend through holes provided in the oiset portions114 of the support channels to engage similarly positioned holes provided in the legs ofthe bed headboard.-
The only actions required in assembly of the bed head` board' to a bedtrameis to provide some holes in the legs of the bed headboard and then adjust the support. channels- Ill and the connector plates l-V so as to be in alignment with the legs 2 after which the support channels or' associated means can-'be readily secured in position to'float the headboard "on the bedframe. After the bed assembly' ofthe invention has been completed, normally the= bed' covers, springs and# mattresses placed upon the bedframe #will disguise or coverjthe'connection means 1 otheinvention quiteV well. Of course, the connection means usedca-n be attractively colored, and' if desired even1s11itable cover means can be placed thereover to prevent the bed covers from catching onsuchY connection means and snaggingorY tearing, as well as to improve the appearance off' the connection means used. It should bei noted that in some instance, support channels may notbe used, and the connector plates 7 could engage directlyy with'` bedl headboard' legs.y Such headboard legs would be. snugly engagedbetweenthe edge flanges 9` and lugs 10. As the connection meansv areL all adjacent of' the; lower portion ofthe bed headboard and by the bedframe 4,. they are. too` low to be normally viewed by the average person iin a room. Such connection means are of sturdy construction, andi are relatively easy to install and theyv provide a permanent, secure mounting of a bed headboard upon a bedtrame; Thus itis contended that the: objects of the. invention have been achieved.
While one: complete embodiment of;v the invention has been disclosed herein, it willi be appreciated that modi'.- cation oli this: particular embodiment of" the' invention maybe. resorted to with-out departing from the vscope of the inventiorr as; defined in the appended claims.
l.. A bed assembly comprising a bedframe, a. pair of end plates.y on therhead. end of said bedframe, a pair of connector plates adapted. to extend laterally' from said bedframa. means adjustably` connecting said connector plates; to' said end plates, andsupport channels vertically adiustablyy secured. to: said connector: plates and extending upwardly therefrom for: engaging a bed headboard, said connector plates having lug and harige means thereon for engagingl opposertportions of' said: support channels toaid in. preventing pivotal; movement of supportA channeis with relation to said connector plates, said supporti channels; be'- iugzpositioned to bridge over a portion of said connector plates and having upper' ends. offset away from said bed'.- frame: buton the longitudinal axis. of said channels wherebyIv clearance isprovided between a; headboard secured to the upper portionsr of said support channels and` the lower portions of said support-channels.
2. A bed assembly comprising a bed frame, a pair of end plates on the head end of said bedframe, a pair of connector plates adapted to extend laterally from said bedframe, means adjustabl'y connecting said connector plates to said end plates, and support channels vertically adjustablysecured to said connector plates and extending upwardly therefrom for engaging a bed headboard, said support channels having, upper ends olset away. from said bedframe but on the longitudinalvr axis of said channels whereby clearance is provided. between a headboard secured to the upper portions of said support channels and' the lower portions ot" said support channelsg 3. A bed assembly comprising a bedframe, a pair of end platesi on: the head endl of saidE bed'frame, a; pair of connector plates extending laterally from said bedframe, means connecting said connector plates to said end plates for lateral adjustment with relation thereto, and support members vertically adjustably secured to said connector plates' and extending upwardly therefrom for engaging al bedheadboard'.
4. Apparatus as in claim 3 wherein said connector plates have 'ange and lugl means thereon for engagingl opposed edges of said` support mem-bers to position' said support members securely'.
Apparatus asin claim 3 wherein saitt'support members have headboard eng-aging sections andv connector plate engaging sections wit-hthe headboard engaging secthereby.
- 7; In combination, a bedframe, means for supporting tions being oset' from' the connector plate engaging sections;
6. In a bedframe assembly, a connector plate operatively engagea-blel w-i-th a bedframe for securinga bed headboard thereto, saidconnector plate having an edge hange thereonA and vertically spacedl lugs exten-ding therefrom opposed to said edge tiange, and a member for en- L v gaging a bedheadboard positioned between and engaged by' said edgev ange and lugs to beat least partly positioned said bedframe, a bedy headboard, connector plate means secured toi said bedframeat lateral margins'thereof, connector members` of U-shape in horizontal section carried by said connector plate means and extending vertically therefrom, saidv connector members each having a base and avpair of'opposed side port-ions, and means securing said bed headboardv to said: connector members to support said bed headboard on said bedframe, at least parts of the base portions of said connector members lying against said bed; headboardv to provide aL bearing' surface thereon said connector members. having offset portions extending away from said` bedframe engaging said bed headboard to space said bed headboard from said connector plate means.
8. In combination, a bedframe, a bed headboard, con.- nector plate means secured to said bedframe and. extending laterally theretrom,.connector memberssecured. to said connector plate means and extending upwardly therefrom, said connector plate means including lug and ange means eectively engaging. opposite. side portions of said connector members. alongv vertically spaced portions; thereof to. aidin preventing relative movement between saidf.c0n.- nector members and. said connector4 pl'ate means, and means securing said bed headboard to said connector members.
9. In combination, a bedframe, a bed headboard, a pair of connector plate means` secured' tosaid' bedframe, a channel shaped in: section. connector member secured to eaclr oisaidz connector plate meansY andi entendingfupwardly therefrom, said connector members being positioned to bridge over portions? of said' connector plate means, said connector plate means including lug and flange means-'engaging opposite: side portions of said connector members alongf. verticallyy spaced portions thereof to aid'l in prevent` i'ngf relative; turning movement' between said connector members and said connector plate means, and means-se- References Cied in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 1,302,859 Salomon May 6, 1919 1,694,940 Herz Dec. 11, 1928 6 Bayer Feb. 23, 1932 Rein Nov. 18, 1941 Kelly Feb. 16, 1943 Merrett et a1. Oct. 21, 1947 Hopkins Jan. 15, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain June 19, 1875