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Publication numberUS2788528 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1957
Filing dateSep 1, 1955
Priority dateSep 1, 1955
Publication numberUS 2788528 A, US 2788528A, US-A-2788528, US2788528 A, US2788528A
InventorsOve H Hansen
Original AssigneeOve H Hansen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination table, cabinet and folding bed
US 2788528 A
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April 16, 1957 I o. H. HANSEN 2,788,528

COMBINATION TABLE, CABINET AND FOLDING BED Filed Sept. 1, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR OVE H. HANSEN April 16, 1957 o. H. HANSEN COMBINATION TABLE, CABINET AND FOLDING BEE Filed Sept. 1, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 OVE H. HANSEN nited States PatenfO COMBINATION TABLE, CABINET AND FOLDING BED Ove H. Hansen, Muskegon, Mich. Application September 1, 1955, Serial No. 532,005

Claims. (Cl. 5-6) This invention relates to furniture.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a combination table, cabinet and folding bed wherein the folding bed collapses into the cabinet when not in use and may be readily and easily extended to an operative position upon opening the door of the cabinet and moving the same outwardly.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a combination table, cabinet and folding bed of the above type wherein as the folding bed is opened to the operative position, novel means are provided for automatically moving the legs supporting the bed into operative position, this means also collapsing the legs as the folding bed is returned to the cabinet.

It is still another object of the present invention to provide a combination cabinet, table and folding bed of the above type wherein means are provided for retaining the bed when collapsed in an upright position within the cabinet.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a combination cabinet, table and folding bed having the above objects in mind which is of simple construction, has a minimum number of parts, is inexpensive to manufacture and efficient and effective in use.

For other objects and a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure l is a perspective view of a preferred embodiment of the present invention showing the folding bed portion in operative position and the cabinet open;

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view of the invention showing the cabinet closed and the folding bed in the inoperative position therewithin;

Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the folding bed;

Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken along the line 44 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 showing the interior of the cabinet and the inner end of the folding bed when the latter is in the operative position;

Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view taken along the line 6-6 of Fig. 5; and

Fig. 7 is a perspective view showing the bearing portions of the collapsible legs.

Referring now more in detail to the drawing, and more particularly to Fig. 1, there is shown a cabinet including the rectangular bottom wall 10, the rear wall 11, the rectangular side wall 12 and the tabular top wall 13, substantially as illustrated.

Complementary doors 14 are hingeably mounted to the forward edges of the side walls 12 and form therewith the cabinet enclosure which may be easily and readily opened when desired. The cabinet and table thus provided is mounted on the legs 15 (Fig. 2).

A folding bed is provided for collapsing movement within the cabinet and includes an inner section comprising the frame 16 of L-shaped cross section across ice which is secured the spring 17, the inner end of the frame 16 being pivotally mounted within the cabinet by means of the angle brackets 18 secured thereto by the rivets 19 and pins 20 which rotatably connect the angle brackets 18 and the side walls 12 (Fig. 5). Thus,the inner section of the bed may be rotated upwardly and inwardly to the vertical position of Fig. 2 or outwardly to the horizontal position of Fig. 1, this alternate movement taking place about the axis of the pins 20.

The forward end of the frame 16 is open and is pivotally connected to the intermediate members 21 of L-shaped cross section by means of the pins 22 (Fig. l), the links 21 being connected by the transverse metal straps '23 across which are disposed the intermediate springs 24.

An outer section'is provided and is made up of the three sided frame 25 of L-shaped cross section, the inner end of which is pivotally connected to the outer end of the links 21 by means of the pins 26, a spring 27 being secured across the frame 25.

Laterally aligned pairs of longitudinally spaced lugs 28 (Fig. 7) are secured to and depend from the frame 25 and serve to mount rotatably the ends of the leg members 29 which are formed with the triangular legs 30 adapted to support the outer section of the bed.

A coil spring 31 has the opposite ends thereof connected to the central portions of the leg members 29 and serves to retain the leg members in the collapsed position of Fig. 3 folded against the undersurface of spring 27. However, a pulley 32 is mounted on the undersurface of the frame 25 at the outer end thereof over which passes a cable 33, one end of which is secured to the central portion of the outermost leg member 29 (Fig. 3). The other end of the cable 33 extends across the bottom of the outer section, intermediate section and inner section and is secured to a depending pin 34 (Fig. 4). A second cable 35 has one end thereof secured to the central portion of the innermost leg member 29, the other end of the cable 35 being secured to pin 34. The length of the cables 33 and 35 is such that when the outer section is rotated to the operative position of Fig. 4, the cables will be taut and will move the legs 30 to the operative position against the action of spring 31. However, when the sections are collapsed, as shown in Fig. 3, the tension in the cables will be released to permit the legs to collapse to the undersurface of the spring 29 under the action of spring 31, thus automatically collapsing the legs as the bed is folded into the cabinet and conversely automatically moving the legs to the operative position when the bed is folded outwardly.

Means are provided for retaining the inner frame 17 in the vertical collapsed position of Fig. 2 when the bed is not in use and includes an upstanding pin (Fig. 5) 36 secured to the bottom wall 10 by means of the flange 37 and nails 38, one such pin being provided at opposite sides of the cabinet, near the inner end of frame 16. An angle bracket 39 is secured to the sides of the frame 16 by rivets 40, the dependent portion thereof having a central cutout 41 (Fig. 6). A V-shapedl leaf spring 42 having an enlarged circular portion 43 is mounted on the rear face of the bracket 39 by means of the rivets 44 and upon movement of the frame 16 to the vertical position is adapted to resiliently engage the pin 36, as shown in Fig. 2, whereby to retain the frame in the vertical position. This will prevent the bed from falling out when the doors are opened and will make it necessary to draw the outer section out under manual pressure to disengage the spring 43 from pin 36.

While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes shall be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.

an ennas *What =1 claim as new and .desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United ,States is:

l. A device of the class described comprising a cabinet having a bottom wall, sidewalls, a back wall, top wall and a pair of (cooperating doors tpivotally mounted across the front ithereof aiolding bed including :an inner :section a central section and "an outer section -pivotallyconnected together, thcinnenenrl ofrsaidinner-sectionbeing pivotally mounted within said side walls, said inner, intermediate and .outer bed sections ;being adapted to be :folded intosaid cabinet :enclosed therewithin, means for retaining said inner "section in vertical :relatinnship within said :cabinct, rotatable leg means gsupporting :said outer section .;comprising laterally aligned pairs .of depending lugs secured to the under surface of said center "section in :l'ongitudinally spaced relationship,a pair of.:leg=.1nembersirotatably mounteddnrsaidlugs.atrthe ends thereof, .eachof said leg members iin cluding ;a triangular .zleg section :at :each .end thereof, spring :means .for :retaining :said rotatable leg sections -in1a collapsed position comprising :a :coil spring having the opposite ends thereof :connected tn-zthe central portions-of :S'fli'd leg rmembers, zpnlley means ifor automatically opening said leg means against the action :of said spring means when said outer section 'llS moved vto .an outer-operative 'tposition comprising a pulley secured to the matter :surface of said :outer bed :section at the :outer end thereof, a ifirst cable passing around ;said pulley and having one end secured ;to the-.eentral portioncf the outermost gof naid ilegvmembers, the other .cend :of .said cable being s'secured ate the :nnder :surface of said inner 'section, and a :second :cable securedztozthe central ;portion of the ;other of saidLleg:members, the :othercend of .saidneeonti cable lbeing vsecured :to the onder surface of ,said inner section -with-;said;first cable, said gfirst and :second cables being cit-such length so as to :be;taut when .said inner, intermediate and router :hed sections are in horizontal alignment with -=each :iother whereby to move :said leg members to an oprerative :position and to support said outer section, and rsaid :means foriretaining @said .inner section :in an inoperative position against said back wall :comprisingi'an upstanding pin secured .tosaid bottom-wall at opposite sides thereof in vertical alignment with the sidesofsaidinner section when the latter is in-ahorizontal or vertical position, an angle bracket secured to the sides of said inner section and extending downwardly, rear- Wardly of said pins when said inner section is in a horizontal position, said angle bracket having a cutout extending upwardly against which it is adapted to straddle said pin when said inner scction is'rotated to a vertical position, and a substantially -.V1.s haped spring :secured across the depending portion 39f said ngleibracket and terminating in a central circular portion adapted to resiliently engage said pin whensa'i'dinner section is in a'vertical position whereby to retain the same thereat.

2. A device according to claim 1, said inner section comprising a three-'sided frame of -L-shaped cross section having its inner end pivotally connected to the inner faces of said side walls near said bottom wall by means of angle brackets secured thereto at opposite sides and pins jonrnalled in said angle brackets and side "walls and pivotally zconnect-ing the same.

'3. A device according to claim '2, said intermediate section comprising a 'pair of links of '='L-s'haped "cross "sec tion 'having their inner ends pivotally connected -to the outer ends of-said inner frame, transverse straps connecting the ends of said links, and springs disposed-intermediate said innersection and intermediate said straps.

4. A device according to claim 3, said outer section comprising a three-sided frame of L-shaped cross section having a spring 'secured across the top thereof, the' frec 'ends of'saidouter frame"being pivotally connected to the outer ends ofsaid intermediate links'by'means of pins.

5. A device according to claim 4,-the-inner endstof said first and -seconcl-cables being secured to a depending pin secured to the tmdersurface-of said inner section.

'References: Citedin the tile of this patent iii NM.

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U.S. Classification5/6, 5/149, 5/179
International ClassificationA47C17/48
Cooperative ClassificationA47C17/62, A47C17/48
European ClassificationA47C17/62, A47C17/48