Bedc loth es-c lamp
US 526490 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HENRY LORENTZ JESSEN,-OF WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters' Patent N o.v 526,490, dated September 25, 1894. Application led May 22, 1894.4 Serial No. 5121102. (No model.)
To all whom, it may con/cern: l
Beit known that LHENEY LORENTZ J EssEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Watsonville, Santa Cruz county, State of California, have invented an Improvement in Bedclothes Clamps; and I hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact descrip' tion of the same.
My invention relates to a device for retaining bed clothes in position.
It consists in certain details of construction which will be more fully explained by reference to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my dev1ce showing its attachment. Fig.2 is a side view showing a modification of the device.
The object of this invention is to provide a means for retaining bed clothes in their proper position during the night, so that children o'r those who are very restless will not be able to disarrange the clothes and throw them 0E and expose themselves to the danger of catching cold.
A is the main stock of the device having at one end a jaw a and the opposite end is extended and turned over so as to form a hook a. j
Bis the second plate which forms a jaw opposing the jaw a, of the plateA at one end,
and at the opposite end it is 11p-turned as shown at b in Fig. 1, or at h in Fig. 2. fThis 11p-turned end forms a loose Vconnection by a loop or socket in the side of the plate A, and this formsa support for this end of the plate B. From or through the plate B, at a point intermediate between this up-turned end and the jaw at the opposite end,a screw shank C extends at right angles with the plate and passes through a hole made in the plate A. Above the plate A, is a Wing or thumb nut c, which turns upon the screw-threaded portion of the shank C. When this nut is turned back, the jaws a and B may be separated by the jaw B turning about its fulcrum pointb until a sufficient space is produced to admit the edge of the bed clothes as shown in the illustration. By turning the nut the jaws are now closed together to clamp the edge of the bed clothes and hold them securely. The hook a is intended to engage with a loop, cord or other device E, which is suitably attached to the crib bedstead or otherV stationary point by which the whole device is retained in psition.
D D Fig. 2, is a spring tongue which is fastened tothe plate A at one end, and the opposite end engages the point of the hook a2 so as to preventthe loop from being disengaged therefrom, or, if preferred, the end of the hook a in Fig. 1 itself, may be made elastic, or so turned that the bed-clothing will be crowded into the opening to form the stop. The hook may be turned in any direction found most convenient. As many of these clamps may be employed as 'may be necessary to hold the bed clothes at dierent points and retain them in place, while allowing the occupant of the bed or crib to move about freely beneath them, without being able to throw them od.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as' new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A clamp for bed clothes consisting of op-` posing plates the forward ends ofwhich form jaws for receiving the bed clothes, one of said plates having its rear end upturned and fulcrumed upon the vopposing plate, and the other plate being extended beyond said fulcrum point of the plates and provided with means for detachably engaging a holding loop, and a means engaging both plates and interposed between the fulcrum point of the plates andthe jaws thereof for adjusting the jaws and clamping the bed clothes between them.
2. A bed clothes clamp consisting of two jaws, one of which has an 11p-turned end adapted to form a loose connection with the other, and a screw-threaded shank extending through holes in the plates witha nut whereby the jaws are closed to clamp the clothes, an extension of the main jaw beyond the fulcrum point ofthe two jaws, having the end formed into a hook adapted to engage a holding loop, and means for closing the point of the hook.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
HENRY LORENTZ JESSEN.
J. P. J ENsEN, J. JENSEN.