Spring-bed or upholstered springs
US 397234 A
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(No Model.) 0; BJHOWELL.
SPRING BED 0R UPHOLSTERED SPRINGS.- No. 397,234.
Patented Feb. 5, 1889.
NlTjED STATES Tricia.
PATENT SPRING-BED OR UPHOLSTERED SPRINGS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 397,234, dated February 5, 1889.
Application filed July 2, 1888. Serial No. 278,835- (No model.)
To all whom i]; may concern.- I
Beit known that 1, CHARLES BASCOM How- ELL, a citizen of the United States, residing at \Vilmington, in the county of New Hanover i and State of North Carolina, have invented a new and useful Improvement in the Oonstrnc- 1 tion of Spring-Beds or Upholstered Springs. i
My invention relates to the means of securing the covering in such structures to prevent access of vermin to the interior thereof; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of my invention.
In the drawings, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a mattress embodying my in-fl vention, a portion of the sealing being broken 1 away to show the interior. Fig. 2 represents a longitudinal section of the same, but in an inverted position.
C represents the top of the mattress upholstered in the usual way. The top is extended over the lower frame, A, where it is secured by tacks; and it is supported by the springs D, of ordinary construction, which rest on the 1 cross-strips E, supported by said frame.
So far the mattress is of ordinary construction. It has been the practice to seal or close i the lower open side of the mattress by means of ticking, B, which has been tacked to the wooden frame A. This construction obviously leaves spaces between the tacks through which the vermin could enter into the interior of the bed.
My invention consists in securing this covering to the frame A by means of glue, or other adhesive material, which obviously makes a tight joint that renders access of I vermin to the interior impossible.
tVhat I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
The combination, with the mattress having an open bottom, of a covering for said bottom secured thereto by a suitable glue or adhesive substance, whereby access of vermin to the interior of the mattress is prevented, substantially as described.
CHAS. BASCOM HOVELL.
E. M. GooLsBY, OcrAvIUs KNIGHT.