|Publication number||US732618 A|
|Publication date||Jun 30, 1903|
|Filing date||Feb 21, 1903|
|Priority date||Feb 21, 1903|
|Publication number||US 732618 A, US 732618A, US-A-732618, US732618 A, US732618A|
|Inventors||Mary C Collier|
|Original Assignee||Mary C Collier|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
No. 732,618. PATDNTLD JUNLso, 1903.,
M. c. DDLLID'IL FOLDING GRID.
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PATNT ,()FFICE FOLDING CRIB.
SPECIFICATION forming partof Letters Patent No. 732,618, dated June 30, 1903. Application filed February 21,1903. Serial No. 144,359. (No model.)
To a/ZZ wir/0m it may concern:
' Be it known that I, MARY C. COLLIER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented new and useful Improvements in Folding Cribs, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a folding crib for attachment to the side rail of a bed and embodying structural features whereby it may be reduced to compact form when not in use.
The object of the invention is to provide a strong and durable crib having folding extensible parts which can be readily disposed and adjusted to adapt the crib for use or quickly folded and retracted to reduce the crib to compact form for storage or transportation.
The invention consists in the construction,
and arrangement of the several parts, which will be more fully hereinafter described and claimed. 'l
In the drawings, Figure 1 is aperspective view of a portion ofl a bedstead, showing the improved crib applied thereto in operative position. Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the crib with the mattress removed. Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical section on the line 3 3, Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is la top plan view of the crib shown folded. Fig. 5 is a horizontal section through a portion of one of the legs and the guiding means therefor.
Similar-numerals of'reference are employed to indicate corresponding parts in the several views. v
The numeral 1 designates the bottom ofthe crib, which is composed of a plurality of lonwise secured to end bars 3, having their in- 'ner ends extended to form hooks 4 to t over the upper edge of the side rail of a bed, as shown by Fig. 1. The opposite extremities of the slats 2 are exposed on the upper surface of the end bars 3 and have their terminals 5 upturned atright angles and secured against the outer surfaces of lower end slats 6, which serve as supports and attaching means for the end members of the crib, as will be more fully hereinafter set forth. The outer extremities 7'of the end bars 3 are turned upwardly at right angles and formed with terminal knuckles 8. f
Theinner portion of the crib is fully open,
and to the slats 6 end members 9 are hinged and constructed in the form of slatted frames having the lower slats thereof connected to the slats 6 by hinges 10. An outer side frame 11 `is hinged to the knuckles 8 of the outer angular extremities of the end bars 3, the said frame 10 being composed of longitudinal slats A12, connected by vertical end bars 13. The end bars 13 have the opposite side edge portions thereof inwardly bent to provide guides 14,'the lower terminals of the bars 13 being extended below the guide portions thereof and connected to the knuckles 8 by suitable pin'tles. Within the guides 14 legs 15 are adjustably mounted and have their lower ends bent inwardly to form feet 16,which are adapt-V ed to rest on the floor or other support on which the bed to which the crib is attached is disposed. The upper terminals of the legs 15 are enlarged lto form heads 17, which pro'- ject outwardly from the guides 14 and have screw-threaded apertures therein to receive clamping screws 18, which run completely through the said heads to'impinge against the outer vertical walls of the guides to thereby hold the legs immovable after a proper adj ustment has been made. i
The end frames have their lower edges held at such distance above the bottom of the crib as to practically fold over and rest on the upper surface of a mattress 19, and the lower edge of the outer side frame 12 is held high .enough above the mattress and the upper edges ofthe slats 6 tocompensate for the thickness of the mattress and the end frameswhen all the parts are folded inwardly in horizontal planes. By this means the mattress 19 will be held firmly in the crib when the parts are folded ready for' instant use, when the several frames are turned outwardly in erect position, as shown by Fig. 1. When the outer IOO When the outer side and end frames are open, it is obvious that some positively-operating means must be provided for securing said frames in immovable relation, and for this purpose a hasp-bar 2O is pivoted at its one end to the outer edge of each guide, an opening or slot 21 being formed in the free end of said hasp-bar, and movable across said slot is a nook 22, pivoted to the outer side of the bar. The free end of the hasp-bar is adapted to lit over a staple 23, secured to the outer slat of each end frame, and when the staple is projected through the slot 21 the hook 22 is thrown down in engagement with said staple to thereby firmly lock the outer side and end frames in immovable erect position. It will be seen that the hasp-bars 2O serve as bracing means at the points where they engage the end frames and being located on the outside are less apt to be released by the child within the crib.
By having the legs 15 adjustable different heights of bed-rails can be readily accommodated, and to render the attachment of the legs to the guides more reliable the inner op-` posing surfaces ofthe side edges of said guides are inclined inwardly, and the heads 17 at their inner portions are formed with outwardly-inclined flanges 24, as clearly shown by Fig. 5. lt will be seen that from the construction just explained the legs will be prevented from springing outwardly through the openings of the guides, and when the clamping-screws 18 are turned to bind the legs in IiXed adjusted positions the resistance to accidental slipping movement of the legs will be materially increased.
To render the crib more durable, it is preferred that all the parts thereof be constructed of metal, and by utilizing strap-iron for this purpose the cost of manufacture will be reduced to a minimum. It is also proposed to ornament the several parts by plating, painting, or enameling the same and also to vary the proportions and dimensions, as well as the lninor details of construction, without departing from the spirit of the invention. For conveniently carrying the crib in its folded condition a grip loop or ring 25 is secured to the center of the outer portion of the bottom thereof, and as all the parts of the crib when folded are well balanced this grip loop or ring will efficiently serve its intended use.
Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new is i 1. A crib, comprising a bottom having end bars with hooks at their inner terminals and outer upwardly-bent extremities, end frames hinged to the bottom and foldable inwardly over the latter, an outer side frame hinged to the upwardly-bent outer extremities of the end bars, legs adjustably held at the opposite ends of the outer side frames, the bottom end frames and outer side frames having rigid slats extending longitudinally thereof, and means for holding the frames in immovable erect position.
2. A crib, comprising a bottom having a series of longitudinal rigid slats with upturned angular ends, end bars to which the opposite extremities of the said slats are secured, said end bars having inner hooks and outer upturned ends, rigid end slats secured to the upturned angular ends of the bottom slats, end frames hinged to the said end slats and also having rigid slats, an outer side frame hinged to the outer npturned ends of the end bars and having rigid slats, legs adjustably held at the opposite ends of the outer side frame, and moans for securing the frames in erect position.
3. A crib, comprising a bottom with inner attachinghooks, end frames having their lower portions movably attached at an elevation above the bottom to compensate for the thickness of a mattress when infolded, an outer side frame thaving its lower portion hinged at an elevation above the plane of hinged attachment of the end frames to compensate for the thickness of a mattress and the infolded end frames, the bottom end frames and ou ter side frame having rigid slats, legs adjustably held at opposite ends on the outer side frame, and means for locking the frames in immovable erect position.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
MARY C. COLLIER.
ANDREW J. COLLIER, MAE D. ADAMS.
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