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No. 659,l3|. Patentad Oct. 2, I900. l.- C. BURGETT.
(Application filed May 17, 1900.)
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ISAAC C. BURGETT, OF MIDDLEBURG, NEBRASKA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 659,131, dated. October 2, 1900.
Application filed May 17,1900.
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Be it known that I, ISAAC O. BURGETT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Middleburg, in the county of Richardson and State of Nebraska, have invented a new and useful Bed-Rack, of which the following is a specification.
Thisinvention relates to bed-racks; and the object of the same is to provide simple and effective means for reducing the space of occupancy of a bed when not in use and facilitate movement of the bed from one place or compartment to another without requiring the parts of the bed to be disjoined or necessitating the exertion of lifting strain to accomplish such disposal, the parts being light, strong, durable, and comparatively inexpensive and serving as a support for one end of the-bed when the latter is in use.
The invention consists in the construction and arrangement of the several parts, which will be more fully hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure l is a perspectiveview of a bed in elevated position and having in connection therewith the improved features of the invention. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the improved devices as they appear when the bed is let down for use. Fig. 3 is a transverse section of the bed in the arrangement thereof shown by Fig. 2 and illustrating the improved devices in inner end elevation. Fig. 4 is a top plan View of the improved attachment. 1
Similar numerals of reference are employed to indicate corresponding parts in the several Views.
The improved device has opposite arched supports 1 and 2 of similar construction and comprising depending legs 3 and upper inclined connecting members 4, the one leg of each support being shorter than the other for a purpose which will be presently explained. The legs 3 are provided with casters 5 for obvious reasons and are also held in operative relation by L-shaped connecting-bars 6, having their outer short right-angular members 7 secured to the legs and the transversely extending longermembers 8 overlapped and adjustably connected by a clamping-bolt 9, one of said latter members being slotted, as
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gar/10, to permit lengthening the same to accommodate the differentiation of width of bed-frames. The inner legs are also connected by tie-bars 11, which are overlapped atthe center and adjustably secured by a clampingbolt 12, the inner end of one tiebar being slotted, as at 13, to permit lengthening of the tie connection for a purpose similar to the adjustment of the connecting-bars. To the angular members 7 of the connecting-bars and with the lower terminations of the arms 14 are inwardly projecting horizontally disposed arms 16, which are overlapped and adjustably connected bya clamping-bolt 17, the inner extremity of one arm 16 being slotted, as at 18, to permit it to slide on the other,
and thereby permit this structural feature ;of the improved device to be also lengthened or shortened to compensate for varying widths of bed-frames. It will b observed that the weight and strain are directly brought to bear on the hanger, and to hold the arms 14 thereof in fixed position or against any tendency toward movement braces 19 are employed and attached at opposite ends, respectively, to the lower members 8 of the connecting-bars and the arms 14 outside of the joints of both sets of parts. To the bed-rails hooks 20 are also secured and are caught over the tie-bars 11 when the bed is raised, as shown by Fig. 1, and hang loosely when the bed is lowered.
It will be seen that the arms 14 are located nearer the longer legs of the arched supports, so that the improved device will be prevented from tilting when the bed is raised, and a proper balance of all parts is thereby obtained. The one leg of each arched support is shorter than the other to provide for the inclination of the upper connecting member 4 of the same to properly balance the frame and also to elevate the same sufficiently to have the end adjacent the fulcrum thereof clear the frame below in the adjustable movements from a horizontal to a vertical position, or vice versa. The use of the fulcrum-bars 15 takes the wear of arms let from the rails of the bed and also permits the required distance to be obtained to allow the head end of the bed to swing down into the improved attachment and clear the members 8 of the connecting-bars and also to have the arms pivoted farenough inward from the head end of the bed to obtain the required balance when the bed-frame is raised without undue strain on the parts of the attachment or tendency to sensitiveness of the said frame to fall to a horizontal position.
It is intended that the bed-frame be elevated with the bed-clothing thereon, and to do this the head-board 2O and foot railor board 20 are folded over the said clothing, and, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. l, acanvas or other strip 20 may be used as an auxiliary to keep the clothingin place. The bed and attachment when elevated will also be hidden by a suitable curtain of any suitable character, and said curtain will be thrown to one side when the bed is down for use. The foot end of the bed is supported by folding legs 21, as shown, and the particular advantage of the improved device over the ordinary folding beds is that the cumbersome framework usually embodied in the latter devices is dispensed with and the same advantages attained with considerable less expense and without the usual crevices for the secretion of vermin or bugs. It is also intended that any kind of bed-frame be used which is applicable for the purpose and to embody the usual spring structures. In view of the lightness of the entire structure and the reduced extent of the improved attachment the bed may be easily moved from one place to another, and it will also be understood that the bed-clothing can be conveniently applied to the bed with ease, as there are no interfering frame projections or other devices above or adjacent to the plane of the bed.
Changes in the forn1,size, proportions, and minor details may be resorted to without in the least departing from the principle of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is 1. .In adevice of the character set forth, the combination with a bed-frame, of a supporting rack comprising oppositely disposed arched devices having less height than the elevation of the said frame when let down into horizontal position for use and united by transverse adjusting means, and hangers fixed to said arched devices and extending above and below the top of the latter and having the bed-frame pivoted to the upper terminals thereof and their lower terminals also adjnstably connected for transverse extension.
2. In a device of the character set forth, of opposite arched supports transversely adjustable in relation to each other and havingupper inclined members, hangers fixed to said supports and adjustable therewith and having upstanding arms to which said bed-frame is pivot-ally connected, and means for adj nsting the said supports and hangers.
3. In a device of the character set forth, the combination with a bed-frame, of opposite arched supports of less height than the bedframe when the latter is in horizontal position, each support having one leg shorter than the other and both legs connected by an upper inclined member, hangers fixed to said supports in a stationary manner nearer the longer legs thereof and provided with upstanding arms pivotally attached to the said frame, and means for transversely adjusting the supports and hangers.
4:. In a device of the character set forth, the combination with a bed-frame, of opposite supports, adjustable connecting and tie bars for said supports, andatransversely-extensible hanger having upstanding portions pirotally connected to the said frame.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto afli Xed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
ISAAC O. BURGETT.
O. KERR, J. H. SETTWES.