US 2779952 A
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Feba 5, 1957 L, STEN LEG ATTACHMENT FOR BED SPRINGS Filed June 14, 1955 .Il l ll ATTORNEYS nite rates Patent LEG ATTACHMENT FOR BED SPRINGS Leonard L. Sten, Kingston, Pa.
Application June 14, 1955, Serial No. 515,299
1 Claim. (Cl. -310) This invention relates to a leg attachment for bed springs and more particularly for bed springs of the type normally supported in a bedstead.
An object of this invention is to provide an attachment for bed springs in the form of legs and clamping means carried by the legs whereby the usual bed frame may be eliminated and a bed formed out of the spring.
Another object of this invention is to provide an attachment for bed springs in the form of legs having clamping means for engagement with the round or angular side of the spring frame.
A further object of this invention is to provide a leg attachment which can be easily and quickly applied or removed with a minimum of tools.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in the arrangement, combination and details of construction disclosed in the drawing and specification, and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is an end elevation, partly in cross-section, of the leg with the clamping bracket shown clamped to an angle side member of a bed spring, parts of the structure being broken away.
Figure 2 is an end elevation, partly in cross-section, of a. modified form of the invention with a leg and clamping bracket attached to a tubular side rail of a bed spring, with parts of the structure being broken away.
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the device illustrated in Figure 2 with parts broken away.
Figure 4 is an exploded perspective showing of the invention disclosed in Figure 2.
Now referring to the drawings wherein like numerals indicate like parts throughout the several figures, the reference numeral indicates, generally, the improved leg attachment for bed springs which consists of a tubular leg member 11 having a pair of clamp members 12 which are each provided with a semi-cylindrical portion 13 having an opening 14 extending centrally therethrough. The clamp member 12 has an integrally formed flat portion 15 extending upwardly from the semi-cylindrical portion 13.
A flange 16 extends inwardly at right angles to the flat portion 15 of the clamp member 12 and has a downwardly extending tang 17 projecting therefrom with the tang 17 parallel to the flat portion 15 with the lower end of the tang 17 provided with a head 17 The tubular leg member 11 is perforated at 18 and the clamp members 12 are secured to the leg member 11 by means of an attachment bolt 19 passed therethrough and secured therein by means of a nut 20.
The clamp members 12 are connected together at their top by means of a rectangular flat plate 21 which have a pair of apertures 22 extending therethrough which are adapted to receive the tangs 17 of the clamp member 12, the heads 17' being formed on the tangs 17 after they are inserted in the plate 21. At the opposed midpoints of the plate 21 a pair of threaded set screw receiving bores 23 are provided, and a pair of set screws 24 are threaded therethrough.
Now referring more specifically to Figure l, the clamp 12 and leg 11 are shown attached to an angular side rail 25 which is received between the flat portions 15 of the clamp members 12 and has the top 26 of the tubular leg 11 engaged under the underside of the angular side rail 25. The set screws 24 are drawn down against the top side of the angular side rail 25 thus clamping the leg 11 to the side rail 25.
Now referring to Figure 2, the tubular leg 11 is formed with a V-shaped. upper edge 26a to engage against the tubular side rail 25a.
The remaining structure of the clamping device of the form disclosed in Figure 3 is the same as the structure of the device of the form disclosed in Figure 1 and the set screws 24 will bind the tubular member 25a against the edge 26a of the leg 11 thus clamping the leg 11 to the tubular member 25a.
Each of the legs 11 are provided with a cap 27 on the lower end thereof which may be formed of rubber or the like to prevent the leg 11 from gouging the floor upon which the bed rests.
Having thus described the preferred embodiments of the invention, it should be understood that numerous modifications and structural adaptations may be resorted to without departing from the scope of the appended claim.
What is claimed is:
In a bed spring of the type having a pair of side rails, a tubular leg at each corner of said spring, and a rail clamp at the upper end of each leg, said rail clamps each comprising a fiat plate of generally rectangular configuration having a pair of spaced apart parallel slots extending vertically therethrough, a pair of identical opposed jaw members having an arcuate lower portion and an integral generally flat medial portion, an inwardly directed right angle flange integrally formed on the top edge of said medial portion, a tang depending perpendicularly from the inner edge of said flange and projecting through one of the slots in said fiat plate, a head formed on the lower end of said tang for retaining said tang in said slot, clamp ing screws threadedly carried by said flat plate and adapted to engage said rail, and means detachably connecting the arcuate portions of said clamp member to said tubular leg.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,501,878 Shapiro Mar. 28, 1950 FOREIGN PATENTS 498,355 Canada Dec. 15, 1953