Prince nicolas ouroussoff
US 65262 A
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Letters Patent No. 65,262, dated May 28, 1867.
' IMPROVBD PORTABLE CAMP-BED.
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TO ALL WHOM IT MAY GONCERN:
Be it known that I, Prince NICOLAS OUROUSSOFE, of St. Petersburg, in the Empire of Russia, have invented certain new and useful improvements in Portable or Camp-Beds; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making a part of this specification, in which.
Figure lrepresents a perspective View of the bed in its spread-out condition.
Figure 2 represents a'ilongitudinal vertical section through the same;
Figure 3 represents an end view of the bed in its rolled-up condition, and ready to be stowed'land transported.
Similar letters of reference,'where they occur in the separate figures, denote like parts of the structure in all ofthe drawings.
My invention relates to a. portablepr camp-bed, that is made light for transportation, and of material not. pervious to moisture or damp, susceptible of being rolled up into a very compact form, and soft and agreeable to lie upon.A i
To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, I will proceed to describe the same with reference to the drawings.
I propose to make thecovering or outer portion ot' the bed of rubber cloth, for the double purpose of preserving the interior from damp and wet, and consequently from mould or decay, as well as to preserve the user of it from dampness from the ground, oriot` the material of which the bed is composed.
The bed A isco'mposed of a seriesof sections, a a a, united together at the edges b only, and these sections are iilled with cork-dust c, as being light, elastic, soft, and impervious to the reception or retention of moisture. The purpose of the sections a a'a, each being separate and independent of the other, so far as stuiing or filling is concerned, is to keep the lling in place, and the bed of uniform shape. It the sack were made in one piece, the cork-dust would change positions in it, and runtowards one end or side more than another, andA thus present an uneven surface to Vlie upon; whereas by making it of short sections, it cannot change positions to any objectionable extent. Thejoining of the sections at I) only, admits of its being rolled up easily and in compact form, as it bends freely at such joinings, which it would lnot do if in one piece. At one end of the bed is formed a pocket, d, which may contain a blanket, or other covering, or clothing, and which, when stuffed or lled with such articles as are incident to camp life, will form a pillow for the user, as well as a receptacle for clothing, &c., &c. and the mouth of this pocket may be closed by strings, buttons, or straps. The piece thatforms the pocket, so far as it extends, covers the seams or points of union of the sections, and thus make them smooth, or at least not inconvenient to the person lying upon the bed; and where the piece terminates, there is fastened a iiap or sheet, ewhich extends to the end of the bed, or nearly so, and covers over the remaining seams or lines of union between the sections. A string, cord, or strap,f, fastened to the lower`cnd of the bed, serves to fasten and secure it when rolled up, the pocket and its contents occupying the central part of the roll, and thus more securely protected from exposure.
Having thus fully described my invention in portable or camp-beds, what I claim therein as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
Making the bed in sections, filled with cork-dust or its equivalent, and furnished with a poeked, d, and flap, sheet, or covering, e, all substantially as and for the purpose described.
PRINCE NICOLAS OUROUSSOFF. Witnesses:
ROBERT ANDERSON, ZVIajor General U. S. A., GoNsrANTIN DE Bomsco, Russian, Leg/ation.