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Publication numberUS3351964 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 14, 1967
Filing dateJun 21, 1966
Priority dateJun 21, 1966
Publication numberUS 3351964 A, US 3351964A, US-A-3351964, US3351964 A, US3351964A
InventorsAnson Michael D
Original AssigneeAnson Michael D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Inner spring mattress and handle combination
US 3351964 A
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Nov. 14, 1967 M. D. ANSON INNER SPRING MATTRESS AND HANDLE COMBINATION m 1,, m 5 Q T N e. N A E Q w L S I E M A 7 e H w w n4 M Y B 1 G F Filed June 2l, 1966 Nov. 14, 1967 -M. D. ANSON 3,351,964

INNER SPRING MATTRESS AND HANDLE-COMBINATION Filed June 21, 1966 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR MICHAEL D. ANSON v BY X/ United States Patent 3,351,964 INNER SPRING MATTRESS AND HANDLE COMBINATION Michael D. Anson, 2311 Raleigh Lane, Louisville, Ky. 40206 Filed June 21, 1966, Ser. No. 559,149 4 Claims. (Cl. -351) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE I The particular construction disclosed herein provides a means for attaching the cover in a centrally located position between the top and the bottom of the mattress whereby the cover is held positively in position with relation to the top and bottom of the mattress.

This application is a continuation-in-part of patent application, Ser. No. 412,046, filed Nov. 18, 1964, now Patent No. 3,256,535.

This invention relates to inner spring mattress constructions and, more particularly, to the design of the frame and handle in combination therewith.

In the parent case an improved mattress and spring construction is shown.

It is, accordingly, an object of the present invention to provide an improved inner spring mattress and handle construction.

Another object of the invention is to provide a combination mattress cover and border wire and handle construction.

A further object of the invention is to provide an improved inner spring mattress having a top border wire, a bottom border wire, and an intermediate border wire having coil springs and a cover and means for attaching said center border wire to said cover.

With the above and other objects in view, the present invention consists of the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the 4 accompanying drawings and more particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the form, size, proportions, and minor details of construction without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is an enlarged partial view of the spring and border wire construction of the mattress according to the invention;

FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1 showing a cover and padding in place on the springs;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged view of the handle with the spring shown in FIGS. 1 and 2 shown in phantom; and

FIG. 4 is an enlarged view of the parts of the handle construction shown in FIG. 3.

Now with more particular reference to the drawings, the mattress construction shown is made up of the usual coil springs 10, top border wire 11, bottom border wire 12, and intermediate wire 13. The top, bottom, and intermediate wires are provided with helical wires 14 which are wrapped around the top, bottom, and intermediate border wires and each are twisted around a turn of the helical support springs at 20, 21, and 25 of the top turn 33, intermediate turn 28, and lower turn 35 respectively of the coil spring.

The top border wire and bottom border wire may be formed into a generally rectangular frame and the helical support springs 10 at each corner will be attached to both the front and the end portion. Therefore, one of the coil springs 10 is disposed directly in each corner of the mattress. The top and bottom border wires each define a frame slightly larger than border wire 13.

3,351,964 Patented Nov. 14, 1967 The intermediate wire 13 will be connected to the cover part by means of hog rings 18 which will extend through the cover part 15 after it has been pulled taut and around the center wire 13 and the center coil ofthe coil spring 10. These hog rings 18 will be attached to each coil spring and the rings will be placed at spaced portions completely around the outer periphery of the mattress.

After this is completed, the mattress is inverted and the cover part 30 is pulled taut in the same fashion overlapping cover part 15 and the cover parts 30 and 15 will be hog ringed to the center wire and the outside coil springs by means of rings 43. Thus, the cover parts 15 and 30 will be fixed to the center wire 13 as well as to the center turn of the coil springs adjacent thereto. Since the center wire 13 is slightly inside a plane passing through the margin of the border wires 11 and 12, the cover parts 15 and 30 will be held slightly inside the upper and lower marginal parts.

The mattress may have the usual felt padding 16, sisal pad 17, and cover material 19 over the top as well as the flange cover material 15 which may be sewed to the cover material 19 by seam 40. The bottom cover material 41 may likewise be sewed to the flange cover material 30 in the same fashion.

The handle is connected to the mattress by means of an attaching member 113. Four of these handles can be provided, two on each side of a mattress, or any other suitable number, depending on the taste of the designer. The handle has the attaching member 113 which has the hook 114 at one end and the rounded hook 115 at the other end. The hook 114 hooks around the wire 113 while the rounded hook 115 hooks around the sleeve 112. The sleeve 112 is split at 117 to snap over the ring 111 and the rounded hook 115 slips around the sleeve 112.

Thus, an operator can grasp two of the handles on one side of the mattress and lift the side or two operators can grasp each two handles on each side of the mattress and move the mattress as desired.

The foregoing specification sets forth the invention in its preferred practical forms but the structure shown is capable of modification within a range of equivalents without departing from the invention which is to be understood is broadly novel as is commensurate with the apended claims.

The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:

1. A mattress comprising a top border wire, a bottom :border wire spaced from said top border wire, a center wire between said top border wire and said bottom border wire, helical support springs each having its lower end disposed generally in a plane with said bottom border wire and its top disposed in a common plane with said top border wire, said border wires being in the form of loops tangent to the turns of said helical springs, said center wire being in the form of a loop slightly smaller than said loop defined by said top and said bottom border wires, means attaching said coil springs to said top border wire and to said bottom border wire, sheet-like cover material disposed over said mattress, a part of said cover extending from said top border wire to said bottom border wire, means connecting said cover to said center wire, a handle attached to said center wire, said handle comprising a ring,

2. The mattress recited in claim 1 wherein said means attaching said ring to said center border said first hook is a resilient member having an end turned back on itself and resiliently engaging said attaching member,

said first hook being adapted to snap over said intermediate border wire.

Referenges Cited wire comprises an attaching member having a first 5 UNITED STATES PATENTS hook hooked around said center border wire and a 125,851 4/1872 span, 5 342 I hook hooked around Said e- 1,745,892 2/ 1930 Edwards 5 351 3. The m ttre s re i ed in claim 2 wher in 2,646,580 1 3 M b a P 18 f di 2,782,428 2/1957 Caster 5 345 d P Sleeve 18mg P around a Port-111 9f 10 2,798,715 4/1961 Blocker 5 351 said ring and receiving said ring in saidsleeve, 3,055,021v 9/1962 Rymland said round hook being disposed around said sleeve, 3,173 159 65 r said sleeve having an intermediate reduced size portion 3256335 66 A L X receiving said rounded end of said attaching member. n 4. The mattress recited in claim 3 wherein 15 DAVID J, W IAMO Y P m' y x mi er.

FRANK B. SHERRY, Examiner,

A. CALVERT, Assistant Examiner.

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U.S. Classification5/703
International ClassificationA47C31/08, A47C31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C31/08
European ClassificationA47C31/08