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Patented Aug. 22, I899.
P. H MELLON. FOLDING METALLIC BED.
nipplication Med Feb. 6, 1899.
THE Noam PETERS co. Puofo-uma, WASHINDYON, n. c.
UNITED STATES I ATENT FFIcE.
PETER II. MELLON, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
FOLDING METALLIC BED.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 631,651, dated August 22, 1899.
Application filed February 6, I899. Serial No. 704,724. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, PETER H. MELLON, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Folding Metallic Bedsteads, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.
Myinventiou relates to a metallic bedstead having a non-folding depressed central section supporting a removable bed-bottom and end sections supporting a woven-wire mattress that are adapted to be folded with relation to the central section. 1
The invention consists in features of novelty hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claims.
Figure I is a perspective view of the bedstead in open condition. Fig. II is a perspec tive view of the bedstead in folded condition, with one of the folding end sections only partially folded. Fig. III is'a perspective View of the central spring-bottom.
1 designates the side rails, and 2 the end rails, of the stationary frame of the central portion of the bedstead. Extending across the frame and connecting the side rails are transverse bars 2. The frame-rails 1 and 2 are of angle form in cross-section. This central portion is supported on fixed legs 3, that have extensions 4 projecting above the said frame. The end rails 2 and the legs 3 are connected by brace-bars 5. The folding end sections of the bedsteadare formed with end rails 6 and side rails 7, that are pivoted at 8 to the extensions 4 of the legs 3. Each side rail 7 is provided with an extension 9, that projects inward beyond the pivot 8. The legs 3 and rails 6 and 7 are of angle form in crosssection, and when the end sections are folded the extensions 9, carried by the side rails 7,
are moved into vertical position against the inner sides of the leg extensions 4, (see Fig. 11,) the said extensions 9 being brought into parallel line with the legs 3, and stops are therebyformed to prevent the furtherinward movement of the end sections.
Each end section is provided with head and foot frames 10,that-are carried by their rails.
Secured to the rails of the end sections is a woven-wire mattress 11, that is capable of flexing when the end sections are folded together and which is drawn taut when the end sections are unfolded and the bed is in open condition. Eachend section is supported by legs 12, that are hinged at 13 to the side rails 7 and are connected to the legs 3 bylinks 14, pivoted at their ends to the legs 3 and 12. By this arrangement the legs 12 and links 14 are caused to move with relation to the legs 3 and side rails 7 of the end sections in a similar manner to the joining connections of a parallel ruler, so that the legs 12 and links 14 are brought into parallel lines with the legs and side rails 7 when the bedstead is in foldedcondition. (See Fig. II.)
The extensions 4 of the legs 3 project above the frame of the central section, and the side rails being mounted at their extensions a space is formed between the frame of the central portion and the woven-wire mattress supported above it, in which space a spring be'dbottom 15 is inserted and rests on said frame and the transverse slats 2 supported by the side rails 2. The spring bed-bottom 15 is removably seated on the frame of the central section and is therefore capable of being removed and replaced at any time to suit exigencies that may arise, such as the cleaning of the bedstead-frame or the repairing or renewing of the springs. The spring-bottom serves to truss the Woven-wire mattress and cause it to assume a level surface when the folding sections of the bedstead are in open condition.
I claim as my invention- 1. A folding bedstead comprising a central section provided with legs having angleshaped extensions projecting upwardly beyond the central section, and the folding sections provided with side rails having angle-