US 660196 A
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No. 660,!96. Patented Oct. 23, I900.
- A. s. MYERS.
FASTENING FOR BEDSTEADS.
(Application filed Oct. 9, 1899.)
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UNITED STAT S PATENT OFFIC ABRAM S. MYERS, OF SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO JOHN T. RIOKS, OF SAME PLACE.
FASTENING FOR BEDSTEADS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 660,196, dated October 23, 1900.
Application filed October 9, 1899. Serial No. 732,985. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, ABRAM S. MYERS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Spring field,'in the county of Clark and State of Ohio, have invented'certain new and useful Im provementsin Fastenings for Bedst-eads,of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings. t
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in bedstead-fasteners for the frames of bedsteads, particularly metallic bedsteads.
One object of this invention is to provide a fastening device which will contain the frame structure in a perfectly-rigid condition.
Another object of this invention'is to so construct the side rails that they may be reversed, so as to form a high or low bed.
This invention also relates to details of construction and arrangement hereinafter appearing and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings, on which like reference-letters indicate corresponding parts, Figurel is a side elevation of a posthead, together with a portion of a side-rail fastening, and showing the manner in which the two are drawn together; Fig. 2, a detail perspective view of a side rail fastening adapted to be bolted to one end of the side rail; Fig. 3, a detail perspective of one form of locking-wedge for locking the post-head and side-rail fastening together; Fig. 4, a plan viewof what is shown in Fig. 1; Fig. 5, a similar view to Fig. l, with another form of lock-' ing-wedge; Fig. 6, a plan view of what is shown in Fig. 5; and Fig. 7 is a front end elevation of the post-head, showing the cross-bar for connecting the projections D together.
The letter A represents a suitable posthead adapted to be rigidly mounted upon a post in any suitable manner. This post carries an extension B, in which is formed aver tical slot 0. Shoulders D project into said slot for the purpose of holding the slotted locking-wedge E from pulling out in the direction of the side rail, such shoulders having their faces tapered downward and inward, as shown at a. Within this slotted wedge is adapted to fit a projection F, having a head I T at its outer end, suchhead preventing the extension from pulling out of the slotted wedge. In order to support the side-rail fit-- ting within the head, I provide a cross-bar D, which extends across the lower end of the slot 0 and unites the shoulders D. Such cross-bar not only supports theside-rail fitting, but also prevents the shoulders from twisting out of shape in the process of, cooling after molding, so that the outer face J of the post-head remains more nearly true. In order to more firmly unite the parts, the slotted wedge is driven in, and by reason of the tapering face Hof the locking-wedge binding against the tapering projection D the shouldersI of the side-rail fitting are drawn snugly into contact with the face J of the post-head extension. In order to prevent the lockingwedge from working up out of place, I provide a cotter-pin K, which extends through a hole L in the lower end of the locking-wedge and comes in contact with the under side M of the extension B. The side-rail fastening is secured to, one end of a side rail by means of bolts extending through holes 0 (such bolts not being shown) and also passing through the bedstead-rails P, a portion of which is shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 4.. It will be seen that the side-rail fastening has its upper face Q nearly in line with the upper face R of the extension B. When it is desired to lower the bed, the side-rail fastenings are turned end for end and reversed, so that the face Q and also the flange S are on the under side of the side rail, and as this is the flange upon which rests the bed (not shown) such bed is raised or lowered, according to the position of such wall of the slot U is recessed, as shown at V, to accommodate the wedge W, such wedge extending in front of the hook portion T. From Fig. 5 it will be observed that the wedge WV is tapered from the top to the bottom, as shown at X. This causes the side-rail fitting to be drawn snugly into contact with the projection in a manner similar to that above described with reference to Figs. 1, 2, and 3.
In putting the bed together the side rails, together with their end fittings, are inserted in the slotted extension B, when the lockingwedge is made to engage with each of said parts, and by driving the wedge downward the side rail and post-head are drawn together so snugly that they are practically one solid piece, but yet at the same time may be quickly separated by simply driving the wedge out, thereby loosening the parts, so that they may be readily separated from each other.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In abedstead-fastenin g, the combination with a post-head, of an extension projecting therefrom, having a slot therein, said slot being open at its upper end, a side-rail fitting secured thereto, said fitting having a projection adapted to extend within said slot, a locking-wedge which fits within the slot in the post extension and which binds against the projection on the rail-fitting, said location of said wedge acting to rigidly bind together said post extension and said rail-fitting.
2. In a bedstead-fastening, the combination with a post-head, of a side-rail fitting adapted to be rigidly secured to a side rail, a projection extending from said fitting and adapted to extend within said head, a longitudinallyslotted wedge adapted to fit over and engage with said extension and within said head, whereby the more the wedge is driven down in the head the tighter the side-rail fitting will be drawn in contact with said head, all substantially as shown and described.
3. Inahedstead-fastening, thecombination with a post-head, having a slotted opening therein, projections extending within said slot, of a side-rail fitting having an extension formed from the end thereof, a head on the outer end of said extension, a tapering wedge longitudinally slottechadapted to fit said head and abut against said projections in the slot in said post-head, and also adapted to be driven downward to draw the side-rail fitting into rigid contact with said head, all substantiallyas shown and described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
B. B. Es'rERLINE, W. M. MCNAIR.