US 2933737 A
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April 26, 1960 F. W. SCHIFFMANN HEADBOARD STRUCTURE FOR BEDSTEADS Filed Dec. 27, 1957 INVENTOR F950 hf. JCH/FFMANN ATTORNEY s United States Patent- P 2,933,737 HEADBoARn STRUCTURE FoR BEDSTEADS FredW. Schrmann, Skokie, Ill. Application Deembepm, 1957, serial No. 705,616
1 claim. (ci. Is-aos) 'l This invention relates to an article Vof furniture and, more specifically, the present invention p'ertains-tola headboard for` bedsteads, and/or optionally, the frticle of furniture may be admirably utilized as a bookcase. e
-0ne of the primary objectsof this'invention is to providea-headboard for aV bedstead-'of lthe type described which is provided with book shelf means and is compart- 2,933,737; Patented Apr. 26, 1960 rice As is seen in Figures 1 and 2, a pair of .elongated sub# stantially rectangular side frame members 14, l'depend from the opposed ends, respectively,'of'the"bight member 12 and are disposed substantially perpendicular with respect thereto.
Reference numeral '18 connotes an inverted substantially U-shaped front wall member having a bight portion 20 from the ends of which, respectively, depend a pair of support legs 22, 24 which are secured, by conventional means (not shown) to the forwardly facing longitudinal- 1y extending confronting marginal edges of the side frame members 14, 16.
The headboard 10 also includes a rearwall 26 ,which is xedly secured, by conventional means, from .the other side of the top shelf 12 and lto the side frame members ,14j 16. As is seen in the drawing, the lower endof the rear wall 26 terminates at a point somewhat higher .than the lower end ofthebight portion .,(see Figures 2, 3 and r4) mentalized to receive loose articles adapted for the convenience ofthe user.
Another object of this invention is to provide a head- I board for a bedstead of the type generally referred to supra, together with means for establishing a back or headrest for the occupant of the bed.
A further object of this invention is to provide a headboard for a bedstead of the typedescribed, including the aforesaid backrest, together with means for adjusting the angularity of the back lor headrest with respect to the back or head of the occupant of the bed.
A still further object of this invention is to provide a headboard structure of simple, and sturdy construction,
K which lends itself to the incorporationof attractive decorative outlines and surfaces so that the headboard m'ay be eifectually harmonized with `various decorative schemes.
This invention contemplates, as a still further object thereof, the provision ofy a headboard for abedstead which is non-complex in construction and assembly, inexpensive to manufacture, and durable in use.
Other and further objects and advantages of the instant invention will become more evident from a consideration of the following specification when read in conjunction with the annexed drawing, in which:
Figure l is a perspective view of a headboard for a bedstead constructed in accordance with the present invention;
Figure 2 is a front elevational view of the headboard illustrated in Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a detail cross-sectional view taken substantially on the vertical plane of line 3 3 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows, and illustrating the head or back rest in its retracted or inoperative position;
Figure 4 is a detail cross-sectional view, similar to Fig-V ure 3, but showing the head or back rest in its extended or operative position; and,
Figure 5V is a detail cross-sectional view taken substantially on the horizontal plane of line l5--5 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Referring now more specifically to the drawings, reference numeral 10 designates, in general, a headboard for a bedstead, constructed in accordance with the teachings of this invention. The headboard 10 is seen to comprise an inverted substantially U-shaped frame including an elongated substantially rectangular top shelf or bight ymember 12 having a substantially U-shaped recess 13 opening inwardly thereof from one of its longitudinally extending sides, the recess 13 being substantially centralmember 12.
Immediately'below but' spaced from and parallel to the bight" member 12 are a pair of elongated substantially rectangular shelves 28, 30 which are fixedly secured- -to the rear wall 26, the end walls-14, 16, and the bight portion 20. As is seen in Figures 1 and 2, the shelves 28, 30 are parallel with respect to each other and have longitudinally spaced and confronting ends 32, 34, respectively.
v The central section of the bight portion 20 whichV lies between the confronting ends 32, 3-4 of the shelves 28, 30, is provided with a downwardly extending substantially U-shaped recess 36 which includes a pair of spaced, substantially parallel and confronting edges 38, 40, and a bight edge 42.
To the bight edge 42 is pivotally connected at 44 the normally positioned lower edge of an elongated substantially rectangular front panel 46 to the upper edge of which is iixedly secured a top panel 48 having a finger receiving recess 50 formed therein, the top panel 48 extending substantially perpendicular to the front panel 46 and being aligned with the shelves 28', 30 when the front and top panels are removed to their respective closed or inoperative positions as is illustrated in Figures 2 and 3.
One pair of adjacent ends of the front and top panels 46, 48, respectively, are braced by a side panel 52 having an arcuate end 54 which, when the front and top panels are moved to their respective open or operative positions, as illustrated in Figure 1, projects forwardly of the bight portion 20 to serve a function to be described.
The other adjacent pair of ends of the front and top panels 46, 48, respectively, are braced by an elongated side panel 56 having an elongated arcuately shaped slot '58 formed therein to serve a purpose to be described.
Reference numeral 60 denotes an L-shaped bracket having a foot portion 62 fixedly secured to the rear wall 26 and a leg portion 64 projecting perpendicular therefrom. The outer end of the leg portion 64 carries a bolt 66 which extends through the arcuate slot 58 and threadedly receives a wing nut 68 thereon whereby the angularity of the front panel y46 and the top panel 48 may be releasably secured in any preselected position as the same are pivoted about the hinge 44.
Immediately behind the front panel 46 is positioned a substantially rectangular tray 70 having a bottom wall 72 from the peripheral marginal edges of which arise the side walls 74, '76 the latter of which is ixedly secured, by conventional means, to therear wall 26. The tray 70 is completed by Providing the end walls 78, 80.
"A second substantially rectangular tray 82` is provided intermediate the end wall 14 and the side panel l52 and access thereto can be had when the front and top panels 46, 48 are moved to their respective open positions. The tray 82 includes a bottom wall 84 from the peripheral marginal edges of which arise a pair of longitudinally exessere? tending side walls 86, l88 and a pair of end Walls 90, 92. The side wall 86 is xedly secured, by conventional ineens, to therear wall Z6.V
- It is new seen that as the from and top panels 46, 48 are" moved 'frOm their'rrespective closed positions, as illustrated in .Figures ,2 and 3, to their respective open positions, shown in Figures 1 and 4, access is provided to the trays 70 and 82. At the ysame time is becomes equally manifest that the front and top panel members 46, 48 may be adjusted and held by the bolt 66 and wing nut 68 in any preselected position to serve as a back or head rest iortlie' occupant of a bed utilizing the headboard 10.
The shelves 1 2, 28 and 30 may accommodate books, a radio or other articles for the convenience of the user. Having described and illustrated one embodiment of this invention inrdetail, it is to be understood that the same isoffered. merely by Way of example, and that this intiention is lto be limited only by the scope of the Vappended elaine- What is Claimed is:
A headboard .for a bedeteafl eomprsing laterally spaced elongated front and rear Walls, a pair of opposed end Walls. Seeured to the iront and rear walls, a top shelf seeared to the upper end edges oi said end walls and said rear wall.. Said ton shelf. having; a recess formed therein 4 extending inwardly thereof and opening on the longitudinal side edge thereof adjacent said front wall, a pair of elongated shelves extending inwardly from said end walls intermediate the ends of the rear wall, said last named shelves being longitudinally spaced apart and de- :ning an opening therebetween, an adjustable head support assembly pivotally vconnected to said front wall intermediate its ends subjacent said recess and said top shelf, said head support being of substantially L-shape and including a top panel adaptedlto serve as a headrest and a front panel, and said assembly including means for releasably securing said head support at any desired location about its pivotal axis.
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