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Publication numberUS554580 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 11, 1896
Filing dateApr 4, 1798
Publication numberUS 554580 A, US 554580A, US-A-554580, US554580 A, US554580A
InventorsStonewall J. Conkwright
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 554,580. 2y/Wj Patenti; Peb'. 11, i896.

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No. 554,580.` Patented Peb. '01896.

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No. 554,580. Y mented Feb; 11, 1895.

(No Model.) 4 sheets-sheet 4.

S. J. CONKWRIGHT.

INVALID BED.

Patented Feb. 11, 1896.

ANDREW BJiRANAM Phan) LYTMDM'ASHINGTUMUL.

STATES Ara-Nr rricn.

INVALID-BED.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 554,580, dated February 11, 1896. Application led April 4, 1895. Renewed January 8, 1896. Serial No. 574,757. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, STONEWALL J. CONK- WRIGHT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Winchester, in the county of Clark and State of Kentucky, have invented new and useful Improvements in Invalid Beds, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an improved invalid-bed, and has for its object to provide means for changing the patient from one side of the bed to the other without injury or inconvenience to the patient; to provide a removable cot-section and a removable chairsection by means of which the patient may be removed from the bed to another room or portion of the room in either a recumbent or reclining position to provide improved means for permitting' the patient to evacuate the bowels or bladder without removing from either of the bed-sections, and to improve the construction of this class of beds. generally.

To these ends my invention consists in the novel features and in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described, due reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, wherein- Figure 1 is a top plan view of myimproved bed-frame, the mattresses being removed. Fig. 2 is an elevation of one side thereof. Fig. 3 is an end elevation. Fig. 4 is a vertical longitudinal section of the chair-section of the bed. Fig. 5 is an end elevation illustrating one of the sections raised into position for shifting the patient from one side of the bed to the other. Fig. 6 is a transverse section taken on the line 6 6 of Fig. 1. Fig. 7 is a bottom plan view of the mechanism for supporting the sections in their elevated positions. Fig. S is a detail perspective view of one of the supports. Figs. 9 and 10 are similar views of the brackets and pivot-bolts for pivotally connecting the swinging levers to the bed-sections. Fig. 11 is a similar view of the hinge-joint of one of the sections and the means for locking the same. Fig. 12 is a similar view of the mattresses detached. Fig. 13

is a similar view of the mattress-protector. Fig. 14 is a side elevation of the chair-section removed from the bed and adjusted to position for use as a reclining-chair.

Fig. 15 is a rear elevation thereof. Fig. 16 is a detail sectional view of the means for yieldingly supporting the wire bed-bottom of the middle and foot sections of the chair-section. Fig. 17 is a side elevation of the same. Fig. 1S is a perspective view of the adjustable bracket for holding the vessel.

Referring to the drawings, the numerals 1 and 2 indicate the side rails and 3 and 4, respectively, the head and foot rails of the main or bed frame, and which is adapted to be supported upon a bedstead of ordinary or usual construction. Supported upon the said rails are two removable and adjustable bed-sections 6 and 7, which are connected to the head and foot rails as follows:

Pivotally secured to the center and inner side of the head and foot rails respectively are two levers 8 and 9, a single pivot-bolt 10 serving to connect each pair of levers to the. adjacent rails. The other ends of said levers are detachably connected to brackets 11 secured to the inner sides of the ends of the frames of the bed-sections 6 and 7. Said brackets 11, which are more clearly shown in Fig. 9, are preferably each cast in a single piece comprisinga base-plate 12 adapted to be secured to the frame of the sections by screws or other suitable fastenings, and bracket-arms 13 14 which lie parallel with the base-plate 12, said arms 13 14 being provided with apertures 15, in which is disposed a sliding bolt 16, which is adapted to project into an aperture 17 formed in the base-plate 12, and in which aperture said bolt is normally held bya coiled spring 1S which surrounds it and is confined between the arm 13 and a lug 19 on said bolt. The free end of the bolt 16 is bent at a right angle to the bolt, as at 20, and when the latter is retracted against the tension of the spring 18 by turning the bolt axially the bent or hooked portion 2O engages a shoulder 21 formed on the end of a lug 22 which is cast integrally with the bracket, and is thus held in its retracted position. The outer end of each of the levers S and 9 is suitably apertured and rests between the base 12 and arm 14 of its bracket 11, and is pivotally secured thereto by the bolt 16 which passes through said apertured end. It will thus be seen that the bed-sections 6 and 7 are pivotally secured IOO to swinging levers 8 and 9, which in turn are pivotally secured to the main frame of the bedstead.

To the ends of the frames of the bed-sections 6 and 7 are screwed or otherwise suitably secured brackets 23, each consisting of a base-plate 24, having cast integrally therewith and upon the opposite sides thereof boxes 25 and 26, said boxes being provided with apertures 27 that are in alignment, and in which is disposed a bolt 2S that is held projected through all of said apertures by a coiled spring 29. The free end of the bolt 2S is provided with a bent or hooked portion 30, which, when the bolt is retracted against the tension of the spring 20 and turned axially, bears against the shouldered end of a projecting lu g 3i and is thus held in its retracted position. The base 24 of the brackets 23 is screwed to the under side of the end rails of the bed-sections, the boxes 25 and 26 lying upon the opposite sides of said rails, and the said rails are apertured to permit the passage therethrough of the bolts 2S.

The adjacent ends of the bed-sections t3 and 7 are pivota-lly secured together by links 32, each end of which is provided with a longitudinal slot 32S, and the opposite slotted ends of said levers are disposed within the boxes 25 of the brackets 23 and pivotally secured therein by the spring-bolts 2S. Communicating with each of the slots is a series of inclined recesses 34, and pivotally secured to the opposite ends of each of said links ad jacent to the slot 33 is a latch 35, for the purpose hereinafter described. It will thus be seen that the bed-sections G and 7 are connected to the main frame of the bed by the swinging levers 8 and i), and are pivotally connected to each other by the links 32. By lifting either of said bed-sections it will be both raised vertically and swung to one side laterally upon said swinging levers and links, in the manner and for the purpose hereinafter described, and when in its raised position is supported by the following mechanism: To the side rails l and 2 of the main frame oi' the bed is secured a center rail 3G, to the opposite sides of which and midway between its ends are pivot-ally secured levers 57 and 38, the opposite ends of which are pivotally secured to brackets l] similarto the brackets Q3 before described, and which brackets are secured to the side rails of the bed-sections (i and 7. The ends oi the levers 37 and 3S that are pivot-ed to the center rail, 536, are enlarged, as shown, and upon their adjacent faces are provided with ratchet-teeth 4l., arranged in the are of a circle, as more clearly shown in Fig. 8.

`o the under side of the center rail, E36, and midway between the ends of the latter, is pivotally secured by means of a bolt 42, a bar 43, and arranged in bearings in said bar upon each side of its pivoted point are detents 44, (more clearlyshown in Fig. 7,) which are normally held in engagement with the ratchet-teeth 4l of the levers 37 and 3S by coiled springs 45, the said springs permitting the detents to ride idly over the inclined faces of the ratchet teeth when the levers are swung up to their elevated positions, but causing said detents to engage the vertical faces of said teeth and prevent the levers from swinging down until the bar carrying the detents is oscillated to cause the latter to disengage said ratchet-teeth. In order to facilitate the operation oi' oscillating said bar, the latter is provided at each end with sliding extensions 46 that are arranged in bearings 47 secured to the under side of the oscillating bar 451i, one of said extensions being drawn out when it is desired to operate said bar, as will more fully hereinafter appear, and which may be afterward pushed in under the bed out of the way. The oscillating bar 43 is normally held in position to cause the detents 44 to engage their respective ratchcts by means of a bent spring 4S, which at its upper end is secured to the center rail, 36, and at its other or free end bears against the oscillating bar 433 and maintains the latter in its normal position.

The bed-sections G and 7 consist of rectangular frames 4.) approximately of the same length as the main frame of the bedstead and about one-half the width ot' the latter, and to the side rails of said frames are secured transverse slats 50, upon which rest bedsprings 5l, of ordinary construction, and over the latter are stretched wire bed-bottoms 5l, upon which are supported the mattresses 52 and 53. Said mattresses are approximately of the sameisize as the frames of the bed-sections G and 7, and to one of said mattresses, as V55, are seemed straps 54, two of said straps being secured to the upper edge of the mattress near each end and the other straps bcing secured to the lower edge oi the mattress intermediate the first-named straps. The unattached ends of the straps are provided with buttonholes by mea-ns of which said stra-ps may be secured to buttons 55 attached to the mattress 52 at points corresponding to the points of attachment of the straps 54 to the mattress Said straps serve to connect the mattresses together to constitute an ordinary single mattress, but when the bed is used as an invalid-bed the mattresses will be disconneeted.

Constructed as above described, the operation of my improved bedstead is as Afollows: If the patient is lying upon one side of the bed, as the bed-section (i, for example, and it desired to move him to the other side of the bed, the attendant raises the bed-section G, upon which the patient is lying, said section swinging up upon the levers S andlinks 32, which cause the said bed-section to move laterally over the bed-section 7. As the bedsection G is elevated the detent 44 slips idly over the ratchet-teeth 41 on the lever 3S pivotally connected to the bed-section (i, permitting said lever to oscillate upon its pivot.

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When the bed-section has been raised to its elevated position said detent engages the vertical face ot one of said ratchet-teeth and prevents said lever 38 from swinging down, and thus holds the bed-section in its elevated position. By swinging the pivoted latch 35 at the upper end of the link 82 back from under the pivot-bolt 28 at each end of the bed-section G the side of the said section adjacent to the section 7 may then be lowered to incline the bed-section 6 to any extent desired, and may be supported in such position by causing the pivot-bolts 28 to enter either of the inclined recesses 3a that communicate with the elongated slots 33 formed in links 32. The attendant then places his hands under the patient, when by the exercise of but little strength he can transfer the patient to the bed-section 7 and at the same time, the exten-4 sion 46 on the oscillating bar 43 Vhaving first -been drawn out, the attendant has only to press his knee against said extension to oseillate said bar and cause the detent 44: to disengage the ratchet-teeth Il on the lever 37, when the bed-section 6 may be lowered back into place upon the main frame of the bedstead. In order to insure the initial movement of the bed-sections in lowering, I provide each of the said levers 37 and 38 with coiled springs 56, one end of which is connected to said lever and the other end to the center rail, 36, said springs exerting a contractile force to swing the levers down to their lowered positions, as more clearly shown in Fig. 3.

In order that the patient may be removed bodily from the bed to another room or portion of the room, either in a reclining or recumbent position, I make both of the sections 6 and 7 detachable and removable from the bedstead, the one serving as a reclining-chair and the other as a cot.

I will first describe the section G adapted to be used as a reclining-chair.

'Ihe frame of said section is formed of three jointed sections 57 58 59, the section 57 being the head-section and hinged to the centra-l section, 58, by hinges 60, which permit said head-section to be swung vertically upward, while the foot-section, 59, is in like manner hinged to the central section, 58, by similar hinges l, that permit said foot-section to be swung vertically downward. The said hinges 60 and 6l each consists of two leaves 62 and 63, the hubs Get and of which are centrally apertured for the reception of a hinge-pintle, by means of which they are pivotally connected together, and the inner face of one of the hubs, as G4, is formed with a series of ratchet-teeth 66 adapted to be engaged by a detent that projects through an aperture 67 in the hub 65. Said hinges are arranged upon the opposite sides of the frame of the bed-section, and the detents of each pair are operated simultaneously as follows, reference being had to Figs. 1 and l1: Secured to the slats 50, adjacent to the hinges of the head and foot sections, are bracket-bearings 68, in which are journaled shafts 69, each of said shafts extending from side to side of the bedsection and provided at its opposite ends with detents 70 and 7l, which rest within the apertures in the hubs of the hinges, and about said shaft is coiled a spring 7 2, which at one end bears against the bracket 68 and at its other end bears againsta bent portion of the shaft and operates to force the detents into engagement with the ratchet-teeth 66, and thus lock the hinge, and in order that the movement of the shaft in one direction may operate both detents alike one of said detents, as 7l, is formed to pass directly through the apertured hub of the adjacent hinge from the inner side, while the other detent, 70, is bent or curved to pass over the side rail of the bedsection and engage the hub of the adjacent hinge from the outer side. The spring 72 operates to maintain both detents in engagement with the ratchet-teeth on the hingeleaves, and the shaft 69 is provided with a handle 73, by means of which the shaft may be reciprocated in its bearings to retract the detents.

The mattress 52, which rests upon the section G, is formed in three sections that correspond with the hinged portions of said section 6. To the side rails of the center section, 58, are secured brackets 58a, which are U- shaped in cross-section and within which are pivoted four legs 74, which are adapted to be folded up under said section, as shown in Fig. 6, and each of said legs has pivotally secured thereto a rung 75, said rungs, when the legs are extended down, overlapping one another, as more clearly shown in Fig. 14, in which position they are secured together by a sliding clasp 7 6.

From the foregoing description it will be apparent that the section 6 may be removed from the bedstead with the patient lying thereupon, and the head-section 57 may be elevated to any desired inclination, and the foot-section 59 in like manner be lowered, the lock-hinges holding said sections in their adj usted positions. The legs 7 4 are folded down and the rungs 75 clasped one to the other, as before described, thus forming a chair in which the patient may sit in a reclining position. To the extreme end of the foot-section 59 is hinged a foot-rest 77, which, when not in use, may be folded down beneath the mattress. To permit the foot-section 59 to be lowered it is necessary that the wire bed-bottom 5l be formed in separate pieces, and in order to thus construct said bottom, and at the same time give it a yielding support, I secure to the adjacent ends of the sections 58 and 59 tubular brackets 78, in which are supported uprights 79, provided at theirlower ends with screw-threaded extensions 80,which project through the lower apertured ends of said brackets and are provided with stops 8l. Arranged between the lower end of each upright 79 and the bottom of the bracket 78 is IOO IIO

a coiled spring 82, and said uprights at their upper ends are provided with eyes in which are journaled rods S3. Each of said rods is formed in two pieces between which the end of the wire bed-bottom is inserted, as more clearly shown in Fig. 16, and the two parts secured together by screws Si. One end of each of said rods is squared to enable it to be engaged and turned by a wrench, and in the upper ends of the uprights 7 9 are tapped setscrews S5, which serve to hold said rods after they have been rotated to stretch the wire bed-bottom. To the side rails of the section 5S are secured brackets S0, in which are inserted the upright supports S7 of arm-rests SS. From the foregoing description it will be readily understood that the section G, with the patient thereupon, maybe removed from the bedstead and adjusted to form a chair, in which the patient may recline and by means of which he may be moved as desired.

The section 7 is made rigid, and to the side rails thereof, upon their inner sides, are pivoted legs S9, that are adapted to be folded up within the frame of said section and when the latter is removed from the bedstead may be folded down to form supports for said section, which is thus converted into a cot.

It will be understood that in order to remove either the chair-sect-ion 6 or the cot-section 7 from the bedstead the bolts 1G and 28 must first be retracted, in order to disconnect said sections from the levers 8 and 9 and the links 32. Vith a view to rendering the operation of lowering the sections G and 7 onto the main frame of the bedstead noiseless, I arrange upon the side, head and foot rails of the latter rubber buffers 90.

From the foregoing description it will be readily understood that the patient may be removed from the bed in either a reclining or a recumbent position.

Beneath each of the sections G and 7 is arranged an adjustable support for holding a chamber or vessel, which is constructed as follows: To the center rail, 3G, of the bedstead is secured a bracket 91, having a plate J2 provided with elongated slots 03, through which pass the fastening screws or bolts that fasten said bracket to the rail. Said bracket is provided with a projecting lug 0i, which supports a vertical pin 05, upon which is coiled a spring 96. Arranged in a bearing 97 in the plate 92 is a vertically-adjustable bracket-arm 9S, which at its lower end is provided with a laterally-adjustable foot 90 that rests upon the spring 0G, coiled about the pin 95, and at its upper end is bent horizontally, as more clearly shown in Fig. 4, to form a support for a laterally-adjustable bracket 100, which has attached thereto a wooden block 101, which serves as a seat for the vessel or chamber; and to said bracket is adjustably secured7 by means of a set-screw 102, an expansible annulus 08 that is adapted to fit around said vessel or chamber, and for that purpose is provided with a slot 103 to permit of the passage therethrough of the handle of the vessel.

In order that the annulus may iit vessels of different sizes I adjustably secure together its ends by forming a series of keyhole-slots 10i in one of its ends and strike up from its other end a T-shaped catch 105 that is adapted to engage either of said keyhole-slots and thus secure the ends of the annulus together.

The wire bed-bottom and the mattress are suitably apcrtured to register with the vessel; and within the aperture in the mattress is fitted a plug 10G that is of the shape of a frustum of a cone, and which is held in position by a strap 107, which is secured to the plug permanently and at its opposite ends is fastened to the mattress by button 108.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that the vessel will be held up bythe spring 00 close beneath the bed-bottom, and if it is desired to use the vessel while the section is in an elevated position thc cross-pins in the pin 95 are shifted so as to raise the spring and cause it'to raise the vessel to correspond with the raised position of the bed, and owing to the elongated slots 03 the vessel may be laterally adjusted to properly register with the apertures in the mattress and bed-bottom.

In order to prevent the mattress or wire bed-bottom from being soiled I provide a protector 109, consisting of a water-proof annulus 110, having a depending tubular portion 111 that is adapted to be inserted in the aperture formed in the mattress.

It will be understood that each section C and 7 is provided with a vessel, as above described, a-nd that both mattresses and bedsections are apertured to register therewith.

By making both of the sections 6 and 7 removable not only can either one of them be removed to serve its own particular purpose, but the sections are made interchangeable, whereby the cot and chair sections may be arranged upon either side of the bed as may prove most convenient and desir( ble.

Having described my invention, what I claim is l. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable and laterally-movable bed-sections supported upon said frame, substantially as described.

2. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two removable, verticallyadjustable, and laterally-movable bed-sections detachably supported upon said frame, substantially as described.

3. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable and laterally movable bed sections, and means for holding said sections in their adj usted positions, substantially as described.

4t. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two independent verticallyadjustable and removable bed-sections detachably connected to each other and to the bed, substantially as described.

5. In an invalid-bed, the combination with IOO IIO

the bed-frame, of two indepcn dent verticallyadjustable bed-sections, means for simultaneously raising and shifting said sections laterally, and means for supporting them in their raised positions, substantially as described.

6. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two independent verticallyadjustable bed-sections, means for simultaneously raising and shifting said sections lat' erally, means for inclining said sections, and means for holding said sections in their adjusted position, substantially as described.

7. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable bed-sections supported thereon, levers pivotally connected to the opposite ends of said sections and to the ends of the bed-frame, and links pivotally connected at their opposite ends to the ends of the bed-sections, substantially as described.

8. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable bed-sections supported thereon, levers pivotally connected to the opposite ends of said sections and to the ends of the bed-frame, and links adj ustably connected at their opposite ends to the ends of the bed-sections, substantially as described.

9. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable bed-sections supported thereon, levers pivotally connected to the opposite ends of said sections and to the ends of the bed-frame, links adjustably connected at their opposite ends to the ends of the bed-sections, and supports for holding said sections in their adj usted positions, substantially as described.

l0. In an invalid-bed, the combination with -the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable bed-sections supported thereon, levers pivotally connected to the opposite ends of said sections and to the en ds of the bed-frame, links 32 provided at their opposite ends with elongated slots 33 and having a series of inclined recesses communicating with each of said slots, a pivot-bolt 28 arranged at each end of said sections and engaging said slotted links, a latch 35 pivoted to said links and adapted to lock the said pivot-bolts in the slotted ends of the links, and supports for holding the sections in their adjusted positions, substantially as described.

1l. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable bed-sections supported thereon, levers 38 pivotally connected to the bed-frame and to the bed-sections, ratchets formed on said levers, spring-bolts engaging said ratchets to lock the levers in their adjusted positions, and means for retracting said bolts from engagement with the ratchets, substantially as described.

12. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable bed-sections supported thereon, levers 38 pivotally connected to the bed-frame and to the bed-sections, ratchets 4l formed on said levers, an oscillating bar 43 pivotally connected `to the bed-frame, and spring-detents 44 arranged in bearings on said bar and normally in engagement with said ratchets for locking` the levers in their adjusted positions to support the bed-sections, substantially as described.

13. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable bed -sections supported thereon, levers 3S pivotally connected to the bed-frame and to the bed-sections, ratchets 4l formed on said levers, an oscillating bar 43 pivotally connected to the bed-frame, spring-detents 44 arranged in bearings on said bar and normally in engagement with said ratchets for locking the levers in their adjusted positions, a spring for holding said oscillating bar in position, and sliding extensions connected to the opposite ends of said oscillating bar, substantially as described.

14. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of twov vertically-adj ustable bed-sections supported thereon, levers 38 pivotally connected to the bed-frame and to the bed-sections, ratchets 4l formed on said levers, an oscillating bar 43 pivotally connected to the bed-frame, spring-detents 44 arranged in bearings on said bar and normally in engagement with said ratchets for locking the levers in their adjusted positions, a spring for holding said oscillating bar in position, and springs for lowering said levers when they are released, substantially as described.

l5. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two interchangeable bedsections, as G and 7, both detachably supported on said frame, one of said sections, as 7, being provided with folding legs, whereby said section may be removed from the bedframe and used as a cot, substantially as described.

16. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two removable bed-sections supported thereon, one of said sections, as 7, being provided with folding legs to form a cot, and the other section, as 6, being formed with a folding adjustable head and foot section and folding legs to form a reclining-chair, substantially as described.

17. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of a removable bed-section, as G, comprising a central section 58, a folding head and foot section, and folding legs hinged to said central sections, hinges 60 and 6l for adj ustably connecting said head and foot sections to the central section, one of the hubs of each hinge being provided with ratchetteeth 66, and the adjacent hub being apertured, as at 67, for the reception of a detent, a rod- 69 extending transversely across the bed-section and provided at its opposite ends IOO IIO

with detents projecting in the same direction that are adapted to project through said apertured hubs into engagement with said ratchet-teeth, and a spring for forcing said detents into such engagement, substantially as described.

l 8. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of a bed-section supported thereon, and provided with an apertured Wire bed-bottom, an apertured mattress adapted to register with said apertured bed-bottom, a plug,` for closing the aperture in the mattress, and a spring-supported bracket for yieldingly supportingl a Vessel beneath said apertured bed-bottom and mattress, substantially as described.

I9. In an invalid-bed, the combination With the bed-frame and an apertured and yertically-adjustable bedsection supported thereon, of a spring-supported bracket adapted to support a Vessel beneath the aperture in said bed-section, and means for adjusting said Vessel laterally7 in both a ,longitudinal and transverse direction, substantially as described.

20. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame and an apertured bed-section supported thereon, of a bracket supported beneath said apertured bedsection and provided with a seat adapted to support a vessel, anda vertically-ad j ustable expansible annulus arranged above said seat and adapted to embrace different-sized vessels, substantially as described.

2l. In an invalidbed, the combination with the bed-frame and an apertured bed-section supported thereon, of a bracket supported beneath said apertured bed-section and provided With a seat adapted to support a Vessel, and an expansible an nulus arranged above said seat and adapted to embrace differentsized Vessels, and provided with a slot for the reception of the handle of the vessel, substantially as described.

22. In an invalid-bed, the combination with the bed-frame, of two vertically-adjustable bed-sections removably supported thereon, levers detaehably pivoted to the opposite ends of said sections and to the ends of the bedframe, links detachably pivotcd at their opposite ends to the ends of the bed-sections, and supports detachably connected to said sections for holding` the latter in their adjusted positions, substantially as described.

23. The combination with a foldingbed-see tion comprising' two or more sections hinged together and one of the end sections being' adapted to be folded down to form a foot-seetion, of Wire bed-bottoms rigidly connected. to the head and foot of said folding` bed-sec tion, tubular bearings 7 S secured to the adj acent ends of the foot-section and the adjoinin g section, coiled springs S2 arranged in said bearings, vertically movable standards 7) supported upon said springs `in said bearings, rotatable cross-bars journaled in said standards and to which the meeting' ends of the wire bed-bottoms are attached, and means i'or holding said bars against rotation, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal in presence oit' two subscribing Witnesses.

STOXEWAL'L J. CONIVRIGII'I.

\Vitnesses:

JAMES L. Nomine, Tiros. A. GREEN.

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Classifications
International ClassificationA61G7/00, A61G7/02, A61G7/015, A61G7/053
Cooperative ClassificationA61G7/001, A61G7/015, A61G7/02, Y10S5/942, A61G7/053, A61G2203/74
European ClassificationA61G7/00D, A61G7/02