US 544823 A
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H. J. NEY.
No. 544,823. Patented Aug. 20,1895.
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HENRY J. NEY, OF POTTSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 544,823, dated August 20, 1895.
Application filed April 30, 1895. Serial No. 547,614 (No model.)
To aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY J. NEY, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Pottsville, in the county of Schuylkill and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and usefullmprovements in Bed-Clamps, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in bed-clamps, the object of which is to provide means forrigidly connecting the sections of a bed-via, the head and foot boards with the side rails-4n a ready and convenient manner; furthermore, in providing clamps which are made in sections and so formed as to be locked by a wedge which is interposed between lugs of the sections; furthermore,in making the clamp simple and strong, as well as comparatively inexpensive to manufacture.
With these and other objects in view the in.- vention consists in the novel details of construction, arrangement, and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth, and specifically claimed.
In describing the invention in detail reference is had to the accompanying drawings,
forming part of this specification, wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts in the several views, in which- Figure 1 is a view in side elevation showing the clamps applied to an ordinaryvbed; and Fig. 2 is a detail view, in perspective, of the clamp. Fig. 3 is a view in side elevation showing the parts disconnected.
In the drawings, 1 denotes a plate which is designed to be permanently applied to the 1 side rail of a bed on the inside, and the end thereof is reduced and bent up to form a hook like the extension 2. Operating in conjunc tion with the plate and extension is a hinged plate 3, having a hooked end 4. and an aperture 5, through which the extension 2 of the stationary plate protrudes and is engaged and held by the wedge 6. The plate 3 is hinged to an arm 7, integral with a base 8, which is adapted to be secured to the bed-post by screws or the like.
By referring to the drawings it will be seen that adisengagement can be easily accom-' plished by removing the wedge and throwing back the plate 3, when the rail may be removed. M By actual application this meansof securing the parts together has been found v end, and a wedge engaging the hooked ex tensions of the plate and hinged section, as and for the purpose described.
In testimony whereof I affix my'signature in presence of two witnesses.
HENRY J. NEY. Witnesses:
JAS. C. ASHBURN, JACOB NEY. I