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Publication numberUS477449 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 21, 1892
Filing dateJan 21, 1892
Publication numberUS 477449 A, US 477449A, US-A-477449, US477449 A, US477449A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 477449 A
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(No Model.)



Patented June '21, 1892.




I Ban-pounce.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 477,449, dated June 21, 1892. Application filed January 21, 1892. Serial No. 418,788. (No model.)

10 all whom it may concern;

Be it known that we, GEORGE PIRRUNG and FELIX PIRRUNG, citizens of the United States, residing at Ravenswood, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bed-Lounges, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in bed-lounges, and is especially adapted tothat class of such lounges which may be folded together and used as a settee or sofa during the day and then unfolded and employed as a bed at night; and it consists in certain peculiarities of the construction and novel arrangement of the various parts thereof, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth and specifically claimed. The ordinary bed-lounge or sofa, in order that its proportions may be harmonious and that it may present a more attractive piece of furniture when folded, is somewhat too short to comfortably accommodate a fullgrown person as a bed; and it is the object of our invention to so construct a lounge that when opened additional length may be gainedby the employment of our construction, which is simple and inexpensive, and can be readily closed and concealed within the folding parts of the bed.

In order to enable others skilled in the art to which our invention pertains to make and use the same, we will nowproceed to describe it, referring to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a view in side elevation, partly in section, showing the device open or in position to be used for a bed. Fig. 2 is a plan sectional view thereof. Fig. 3 is a detailed perspective view of one of the foot-extension pieces detached. Fig. 4 is a similar view of one of the pillow-rests, and Fig. 5 is a like View of a modification thereof.

Similar letters refer to corresponding parts throughout the different views of the drawings.

A represents the main frame or bed of our lounge, which is supported at its rear by the ordinary stationary legs (not shown) and in front by legs a, which are pivotally secured in the ordinary manner to the movable portion or frame 13, the upper portion of which,

when folded,is provided with a cushion or upholstery O for a seat.

As seen in Figs. 1 and 2, the main frame of the lounge is composed of a back piece A, which is an upright position and has rigidly fixed to it,near its bottom, a floor or frame A which is provided with a number of springs I), usually spiral in form, for the support of the mattress and other bedding. At each end this floor is provided with end pieces 0 and c, which encompass the springs 19 and the bedding. To the outer edge of the floor or frame A is hinged in any desired manner the frame or flooring B, which is likewise provided at each end 011 its upper surface when unfolded with pieces 0 and c for a similar purpose as those on the frameA To the inner surfaces of the end pieces 0' of the frames A and B .and near the edges of said frames are secured by means of staples cl or otherwise, if desired, the foot extension-pieces C. These pieces are preferably made of one piece of wire formed, as shown in Fig. 3, .at their ends with a loop or eye a to engage with the staple or hook cl. The wire composing the piece 0 is formed so as to extend in an upright position till flush with the upper surface of the end piece 0 and is then bent outward at substantially a right angle for a distance about equal to the height of the end piece 0, and is then again bent upward and at substantially a right angle and then laterally at a right angle, so that the free end of the piece will extend transversely to the frames. It will therefore be seen and understood that as the ends or eyes of the pieces 0 are secured near the edges and floors of each of the frames they (the pieces (3) will stride the mattresses and can be readily folded over to the position indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 1, when their transverse portions e will rest on the bedding and assist in securing the samein place when it is desired to fold the frames together. In order to more securely hold the pieces 0 in an upright and extended position, as shown in Fig. 1, we secure a spring H to each of the end pieces 0 by means of a staple h or otherwise and allow its free end to press the upright part of the piece 0 against the end piece 0, as is clearly seen and will be readily under stood by reference to Fig. 2. WVhen it is de sired to fold the pieces over to the position indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 1, the spring II will be pressed downward by the upright portion of the piece 0, as is evident, yet will be in position to hold it in the upright position as soon as it is folded.

At the opposite ends or the head of the frames A and B, and preferably to the upper surface of the floors thereof and near their edges, are secured in any desired manner the pillow-rests, each of which is made of two pieces of wire, as is clearly seen in Figs. 4 and 5 of the drawings. The lower portion D of these rests has its ends secured to the floors of the frames, as above stated, and is so formed as to extend longitudinally therewith toward the middle of the frames, when it is bent baclr upon itself till near the end pieces 0, when the two sides cl are united by the transverse bend (1 at each corner of which is provided a loop 1 with which the ends of the upper portion D which are formed with eyes (Z engage. The upper portion D is formed, as shown, into three sides of a rectangle and engages at its ends by means of the eyes (1 which encircle the front parts of the loops (1 the rear portions of which serve as a support and keep the piece D in an inclined upright position over the end piece 0, thus extending the length of the bed in this direction.

By reference to Figs. 1 and 2 it will be seen that the portions D of the pillow-rest D extend some distance from the end pieces cand will thereby form a spring-support for that portion of the bedding upon which the heavier portion of the body rests, and will also dispense with the use of so many spiral springs at this point, and, furthermore, that the upper or hinged portion D will stride the bedding and may be folded to the position indicated by dotted lines when it is desired to close the lounge.

In Fig. 5 we have shown a modification of the pillow-rest which we may sometimes use, in which the construction is identical with that above described, except that its lower portion D is formed with coils d at its inner ends, and in Fig. 2 we have shown this modified form attached to the frame A while the frame B is supplied with theother construc tion.

While we prefer to use both the pillow-rests and foot-pieces, yet it is evident that we may omit either without departing from our invention.

Having thus fully described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In a bed-lounge, the combination of the main frame A, having the flooring or frame A having the end piecescc and rigidly secured thereto, with the frame B, having the end pieces 0 c and hinged to the frame A the foot-pieces 0, having the springs H and secured at one end of the frames, and the pillow-rests secured at the other ends of the frames, all constructed, arranged, and operating substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

2. In a bed-lounge, the combination of the frame A having the end pieces 0 c, with the frame B,having the pieces 0 c, the foot-pieces 0, made of one piece of wire and secured at one end of the frames, the pillow-rests D, having the lower or spring portion D, having the loops (1, and the upper portion (1 having the eyes (1 to engage the loops and secured at the other ends of the frames, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.




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