Removable siding for beds
US 421656 A
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V(No Model.) C. H. BLANKEN.
REMOYABLE SIDING FOR BEDS Patented Feb if I m. M 0 H A N. Pains mwumgwhr. waning. n. c
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. i
CLAUS H. BLANKEN, OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.
REM'OVABLE SIDING FOR BEDS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 421,656, dated February 18, 1890.
Application filed September 9 1889. Serial No. 323,395. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom it may concern:
Be itknown that I, CLAUS H. BLANKEN, of Charleston, in the county of Charleston and State of Sout-h Carolina, have invented a new and Improved Removable Siding for Beds, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to an improved removable siding for beds, the object being to provide an ordinary bed with padded sides that are removable when not required for use.
A further object is to furnish removable sides to ordinary beds and aiford ready access to the bed when the sides are in position.
With these objects in view my invention consists in the construction and combination of parts, as hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and to the letters of reference marked there on, similar letters indicating like parts in all the figures.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a bed having the improved removable side frame in position thereon. Fig. 2 is a transverse section of a side portion of a bed and an attached removable side frame, taken on the line oc as in Fig. l; andFig. 3 is across-section of the side frame in position on the bed, taken on the line y fr/ in Fig. 1.
A represents the side rail of a bed, of the usual form, on which the complete detachable siding A is secured. Said frame consists, essentially, of a rectangular slatted structure C C', formed of wooden strips sei cured together so as to afford a strong and lilrlitgframe.
hinged at a to a pendent clamping-frame B, which is intended to bear against the bed=rail A, its lower longitudinal bar b being padded and upholstered to render the engaging surface soft, and thus prevent injury to the rail.
Any suitable number of upwardly-project ing arms g are attached to the clampingbar b', and to the upper ends of these arms the spring-hinges a are attached, said hinges being also secured to the lower rail b of the slatted frame C.
Upon the inner surface or edge of the rail b a series of depending finger-pieces e are secured at their upper ends, these fingers projecting downwardlya sufficient distance to have a good bearing upon the inner surface of the side rail A of the bed and opposite the clamping-bar o. (See FiO. 3.)
. The slatted frame C is upholstered and padded to afford a neat finish and cushioned surface, said covering being extended over the ends and both sides of the frame, as shown in Fig. 3. In Fig. 1 the padding is removed from the outside of the device to show the construction of its interior parts.
At c c the portion C of the removable siding A is hinged to the main portion C, and as this portion is nearest the head-board of the bed it affords an opening, when swung outwardly, for the ingress and egress of occupants of the bed.
The entire length of the siding A', when the gate C is closed, is so proportioned to the length of the bed-rails A that a proper space near the head-board will be allowed, so that air will be admitted to the occupants.
The depending portion B of the gate C is firmly secured to the lower rail of the 'gateframe, and its padded rail b2 is made to align with the bar b of the hinged clampingframe B, these being separated at f in the same vertical plane with the hinges o, which will permit the gate to be vibrated thereon.
Aturn-button CZ is pivoted on the lower rail of the gate-frame upon the inner surface of said rail, so that it may be adjusted by turning it to have a locking-contact with the inner face of the bed-rail A, as shown in Figs. l and 2.
It is intended to provide a bed with sidings such as has been described on each side of the same, these being constructed to fit the right and left side rails, and locate the gates near the head-board, or opposite each other.
Owing to the provisions for clamping the sidings on the rails of the bed by springactuated clamping-frames B the device can be quickly adjusted in place and instantly removed by a lifting movement, while a secure adjustment is aiforded which prevents lateral movement of the sidingpieces when in place.
Manifest advantages result 4from the employment of the adjustable siding pieces which have been described. They will ob- IOO vate the use of a crib for children, will retain covers in place, will cnt o cold-air drafts, and in oase of sickness Will support the bed-covering sufficiently to relieve an invalid of a portion of its Weight.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Let ters Patent- 1. A removable siding for a bed, having a gate at one end which is hinged to the siding and swings outwardly, substantially as set forth.
2. In a removable sidingfor a bed, the cornbination, with a main-frame portion, a depending franie hinged to the niain frame, springs which press the main frame inwardly, and depending lingers secured to the inner surface of the main-frame portion, of a gate with it, and a turn-buttonfOr securing said 3o gate in position, substantially as set forth. CLAUS H. BLANKEN.
R. C. MERRITT, JNO. D. CAPPELMANN.