US 795155 A
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PATENTBD JULY 18, 1905.
A. A. NEES.
APPLIcATIoN num JULY 14. 1904.
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ARABELLA A. NEES, OF NEW ORANGE, NEV JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 795,155, dated July 18, 1905.
Application filed July 14, 1904. v`Serial No. 216,531.
To fr/U whom, Y/l/i HMI/y cm1/cern:
Be it known that l, AnAnnLLA A. Nuns, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Orange, in the county of Union and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bedsteads; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to numerals of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
'.lhe objects of this invention are to provide security against theft of small articles of value, such as jewelry, money, and the like; to secure a simple and effective receptacle for the same in connection with a bedstead and an alarm mechanism, whereby an attempt to secure said articles will be the occasion of an alarm such as will awaken the owner lying in the bed or call the attention of the police or other persons to such an attempt, whereby the theft may be prevented, and to secure other advantages and results, some of which may be referred to hereinafter in connection with the description of the working parts.
The invention consists in the improved bed having a receptacle for articles of jewelry and the like and in the arrangements and combinations of parts of the same, all substantially as will be hereinafter set forth and finally embraced in the claim.
Referring to the accompanying drawings,
in which like numerals of reference indicatel corresponding parts in each of the several iigures, Figure 1 is a front elevation of a portion of a bedstcad having my improvements. Fig. 2 is a horizont-al section of the same, taken at line :11, on an enlarged scale; and Fig. 3 is a vertical section of the same.
fl'n said drawings, 5 indicates the headboard of any ordinary bcdstead, at the upper part of which is formed a receptacle 6 for jewelry or other articles of high value, the said receptacle being in connection with an electric bell 7, arranged on an electric circuit 8, adapted to be opened or closed by a circuit-closing button 9, in turn adapted to be operated by a person lying in the bed. Of said receptacle, 10 indicates a removable cover, which is preferably hollow, so as to receive the articles for safe keeping, and adapted to lic against the headboard, the latter being' preferably recessed to receive the same. Said cover 10 is preferably held in place by oppositely-disposed bolts or latches 11, held in their locking or closed relation by springs 12 thereon and adapted to be thrown from catching relation by the press-button 9, which projects through the said cover, so as to be manipulated from the outside. Said press-button on the inside of the receptacle is provided with inclines 13, adapted to throw the bolts 11 longitudinall y from catching relation against the pressure of said springs 12. When pressing' the button 9 to release the cover 10, the terminals of the electric circuit are brought together into contact, the circuit is closed, and an alarm is etlected in connection with the electric bell 7. Thus it is impossible to open the said receptacle 6 without producing an alarm. A single bell may be placed on the electric circuit, or there may be a plurality of bells, one in the room containing the bedstead and another (not shown) in a central ofiice, police-station, or at other points where it is desired to have an alarm sounded, thereby securing adequate safety of the contents of the receptacle.
I am aware that various changes and modiications may be made in the construction of my invention Without departing from the invention. For example, the receptacle may be located in connection with the bedstead at any point convenient of access by the person lying in the bed, and it may be in connection with either iron, brass, or wooden bcdsteads, and the said receptacle maybe modilied in construction to suit the various kinds of bedsteads.
Various other changes may be effected without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention.
In operating the device the receptacle is opened by pressing on the button 9, usually on retiring forthe night. The articles are then inserted in the cover and the latter pressed into place and held by the bolt 11,
which cannot he removed Without effecting an alarm, as will he obvious.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new is- The combination With the headboard of a hedstead, of oppositely-disposed latches or bolts controlling the terminals of an electric circuit and adapted to lock a receptacle onto said headboard, springs for holding said latches in locked relation to Said receptacle, a push-.button to release said latches 'from the