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No. 785,099. PATENTED MAR. 21, 1905.
J. H. HERBBNER.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 13. 1904.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFF CE. 7
JOHN H. HERBENER, or PROVIDENCE, RHoDE ISLAND.
SPECIFICATION forming part-of Letters Patent N 0. 785,699, dated March 21, 1905.
Application filed July 13, 1904. Serial No. 216,327.
T whom it y 00710677711 to whose upper margin is attached a cord 7%, Be it known that I, JOHN H. HERBENER, a which passes through an opening in the wall citizenof the United States, residingatProvi- G above the screen and descending passes dence, in the county of Providence and State through a ring 7}, so that its free end is within of Rhode Island, have invented certain new reach of the occupant of the bed, Who by ex- ,55 and useful Improvements in Outdoor Beds, of ertinga tension upon the same can raise the which the following is a specification, refercurtain H any desired distance. encebeing had therein to the accompanying In lieu of the means shown and described drawings. any other means compatible with the purposes My invention relates to beds adapted for use of my invention may be employed to enable upon verandas and elsewhere in the open air, a person in the bed to conveniently raise and and is purposed to attain improvedsanitary lower the curtains H without involving departure from the scope of my invention as claimed. I prefer, however, to employ the cords 7?, in connection with the curtains H in 65. the mannerdescribed because of the simplicity and cheapness of such construction and the fact that all a person in the bed has to do in order to admit light and air to the bed is to release one or both of the said cords, the re 7 lease of a cord permitting its complementary curtain to fall, as shown at the right of Fig. 1.
The operation of my structure is as follows: When it is desired to enter or leave the easing, the Wall is manually raised the required distance into the position shown upon the left in Fig. 2. If it is desired to secure an unrestricted circulation, the parts may be lifted still farther, whereupon they will fold and assume the relative positions indicated upon the 0 right in Fig. 2.
Having described my invention, what I claim is l. Inan outdoor bed, the combination of head and foot boards, side boards interposed 5 between and connected to the head and foot boards, a roof disposed between the head and foot boards and comprising an upper portion fixed to the said head and foot boards and a section hinged to and arranged, when in use, 9 to extend outwardly from the upper portion and, when idle, to rest on said upper portion, and a wall or side hinged to the said hinged section of the roof and arranged, when idle, to be superposed. on the upper portion and hinged section of the roof and, when in use, to rest on one of the side boards.
2. In an outdoor bed, the combination of head and foot boards, side boards interposed between and connected to the head and foot pant through the regulation of the light, protection from atmospheric and climatic changes, and the exclusion of insects.
To the above ends my invention consists in a bedstead provided with an adjustable jointed casing and attachments hereinafter described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein- Figure 1 is a transverse section of my novel structure closed; Fig. 2, a similar view of the same,showing the casing partially opened; and Fig. 3, a side elevation of the same in closed position and showing a portion of the curtain broken away.
Like reference-letters indicate like parts throughout the views.
In the drawings, a a represent the side boards, and b I) the legs, of a bedstead A, provided with the usual headboard B, footboard C, and mattress D. Inclosing the mattress is a roof extending intermediate the upper portions of the head and foot boards. The apex portion E of the roof is fixed at its ends in any suitable manner to said boards. Pivoted to this fixed upper roof portion on both sides thereof by hinges c 0 are the swinging roofsections F F, whose extremities contact with the head and foot boards. To the lower surfaces of the sections F F are pivoted by hinges 0} cl walls or sides G G, whose lower edges rest upon the upper edges of the side boards a a. Each wall is provided with'a large opening in which is mounted a meshed screen 9, preferably of wire.
Fixed to each wall G below the screen 9 by staples g or otherwise is the lower margin of a curtain H, preferably of rubber-cloth, and
boards, a roof disposed between the head and foot boards and comprising an upper portion same, a curtain attached along its lower edge to the outer side of the Wall or side below the fixed to the said head and. foot boards and a 1 opening and screen thereof, and means where- 5 section hinged to and arranged, when in use, to extend outwardly from the upper portion and, when idle, to rest on said upper portion, a wall or side hinged to the said hinged section of the roof and arranged, when idle, to
be superposed on the upper portion and hinged section of the roof and, when in use to rest on one of the side boards; said wall or side having an opening and a screen occupying the by said curtain may be raised and lowered by a person in the bed.
In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JOHN H. HERBENER.
HORATIO E. BELLoWs', WILLIAM S. BROWN.