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Publication numberUS310343 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 6, 1885
Filing dateDec 8, 1883
Publication numberUS 310343 A, US 310343A, US-A-310343, US310343 A, US310343A
InventorsAugustus J. Waeeen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ward robe-bedstead
US 310343 A
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PECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 310,343, dated January 6, 1885.

Application filed December S, 1883.

To all whom, t may concern:

Be it known that I, AUGUsTUs J. WARREN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Nashville, in the county of Davidson and State of Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Vardrobe-Bedsteads; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will' enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part o this specification.

This invention relates to a combined wardrobe and folding bedstead; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

In the annexed drawings, illustrating my invention, Figure lis a perspective view of the folding bedstead opened or extended for use. Fig. 2 is a similar view of the same folded. Fig. 3 is a central vertical section of the folded bedstead on the line x :v of Fig. 2. Fig. 4t is a partial side View of one end of the bedstead, the outer rail being removed to show the manner of arranging the pivoted legs. Fig. 5 is a similar view of the same, showing howthepivotedlegsarearrangedwhenthebedstead is folded. Fig. 6 represents perspective views of a catch for securing the head and foot sections of the bedstead when folded. Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the combined wardrobe and bedstead.

Like letters of reference designate like parts in the several views.

The central section or base, A, of the bedstead is composed of side rails a a, that are connected by slats or bars c a. This central section is provided with fixed legs a? c2, that rest, preferably, on rollers or casters, in the usual manner.

To each end of the side rails a a are pivoted the head section B and foot section C, respectively. These sections are composed of side rails b b and c c, similar to the side rails a a, except that they are preferably double, thereby'forming recesses, in the inner ends of which the opposite ends of the side rails a a are received, as shown in Fig. l. They are (No model.)

also connected in a similar manner by slats b b and c c. In the outer ends of the recesses formed by the double side pieces b b and c c are pivoted the swinging legs 112112 and c2 c2, which may also be provided with rollers or casters. The space between the double side rails b b and also the side rails c c is din vided by a bar or cleat, d, Figs. 2 and 4. \Vhen the bedstead is folded,this bar or cleat fills the interval between the ends of the side rails a a and the pivoted legs b2 b2 and c2 c2, as shown in Fig. 2, thereby presenting a neat finish. The swinging legs bt and cz are pivoted between the outer ends of the rails b b and c c, respectively, by means of slots c and pins, studs, or screws f, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5. Vhen the bedstead is opened or unfolded, as shown in Figs. l and 4, the legs bt and 0* swing outward automatically and assume a vertical position, theirlower ends resting upon the iioor, while their upper slotted ends move along the pivotsff and enter a recess, g, formed by blocks h h', that are secured between the outer ends of the double side rails. The ends of the bedstead are thus supported by the blocks h 7i, resting on the upper ends of' the swinging legs, as shown in Fig. 4. When the bedstead is folded, as shown in Figs. 2, 3, and 5, the slotted ends of the legs b2 and ci drop down along the pins or pivots ff, and as the head and foot sections are made to overlap, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, these legs swing back in the space between the side rails and rest against the blocks h, Fig. 5, their lower ends being nearly or quite in contact with the cleats d. It will be seen that the swinging legs bz and c2, at opposite ends of the bedstead, are thus arranged to move automatically as the bedstead is folded or unfolded. The head section B and foot section C beneath the slats b and c are each inclosed by panels E, that give an ornamental 'appearance to the bed stead when folded, and the central section, A. beneath its slats a', is also preferably inclosed by panels E in a similar manner. The headboard F and and foot-board G are each preferably provided with wings or side pieces, i i, that fit over the space between the double side rails b b and c c, except that portion which is occupied by the side rails a a when the bed- IOO stead is folded. rIlhe sides of the bedstead, when folded, are thus almost entirely inelosed.

It will be observed that the foot section C, with its foot-board G, is slightly shorter than the head-section B, so that when the bedstead is folded the head-board F will extend entirely over the top, thus concealing the foot-board. Vhen in this position the points may be secured by any suitable fastening; but I prefer the gravity-catch H, Figs. 3 and (i. This catch H is pivoted in a slot, 7s, that is framed in the head-board F, and is adapted to engage in a recess or mortise, in, formed in the foot-board. It will be seen that in folding the bedstead the enlarged end of the catch will press against the foot-board and be thrown up in the slot k until the mortise m is reached, when it will drop therein, as shown in Fig. 3, the straight side of the catch assuming a position ilush with the outer surface of the foot-board. The folded head and foot sections are thus firmly looked. By pressing down the outer or thin end of the pivoted catch H, its thick end will be thrown ont of the mortise m, so as to enable the head and foot boards to be disengaged. It is obvious that any other suitable fastening might be employed, though the one above described is deemed preferable. The folded bedstead is pushed or rolled beneath a cabinet or wardrobe, I, that is supported by standards K K, Fig. 7, the whole forming a convenient and ornamental article of furniture. The wardrobe I is preferably made with a stationary central panel, L, in which, if desired, may

be placed a mirror, doors M M being arranged on each side.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

In a folding bedstead, the combination of the central section, A, composed of side rails aa, slats da, panel E. and legs cc, thehead section B, having double side rails b b, slats b b', pivoted legs b2 b2, and head-board F, and the foot section C, provided with double side rails c c, slats c c,`pivoted legs ci ci, and f0ot board G, the pivoted legs ZP c2 heilig slotted at c and having their inner ends arranged to iit in recesses formed by the blocks 7L 7L between thc double side rails, substantiallyas shown and described.

In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47C19/122