US 802610 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
No. 802,610. PATENTED OUT. 24, 1905. G. L. TUTTLE.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 11, 1905.
ITEM d'llUtdllES FAT Iii BED$TIEAWL Application filed January 11,
To a whom, it may (son/007%:
Be it known that I, CHRISTINE L. TUTILE, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings, in the State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Bedsteads, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to an attachment for bedsteads, and is particularly useful on the beds of invalids in hospitals and also in private homes for the purpose of sustaining the weight of the quilts and other covers free from the limbs or other parts of the body of the patient, and thereby permitting the unincumbered movements of the patient and also enabling the surgeon, physician, or other attendant to readily attend to the needs of the invalid without entirely remor'ing the covering.
My object, therefore, is to provide the bedsteads with a removable transverse cover-supporting bar or attachment which may be adjusted vertically and longitudinally along and upon theside rails of the bedstead, whereby any part of the covering may be suspended some distance above any part of the body, so that the patient may have free and unincumbored use of the limbs and for other purposes above stated.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the bedstead, showing my invention as operatively attached thereto. Fig. 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view through one of the side rails of the bedstead and the adjacent end of the transverse cover-supporting bar,showing the means for clamping the transverse bar to the rail. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view of the side rails of the bedstead, showing my invention inverted in position.
A represents a bedstead having side rails a, which are preferably angular in cross-section, such as angle-irons, as seen in Fig. 2, although it will be evident that other forms of rails may be used, if desired.
B represents the transverse cover-supporting bar, which is preferably made in the form of an inverted U with its depending arms, as 7), removabl y attached to the side rails a, so that its central portion is disposed in a plane some distance above the side rails a, and therefore is capable of supporting portions of the covers in a similar plane while the edges of said cov ers may still hang down over the rails. The depending arms 6 of the transverse bar B are each provided with a series of apertures 7/,
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 24, 1905.
905. Serial No. M0562.
arranged one above the other, either one of which is adapted to receive a clamping-bolt O and a stud u of a clamp D. I provide one of these clamps 1) for each rail, and each clamp is formed with a hook-shape extremity (Z, which interlocks with a horizontal flange of the side rail (0 to support the clamps against vertical displacement. Each of the clamps D is formed with an up\vardly-cxtending arm (Z, and the studs 0 and bolt O are preferably formed upon or fixed to these arms cl and project through the apertures 5 on the depending arms I).
The bolts O are preferably threaded to receive clamping-nuts or thumb-screws O, by which the clamps D and cross-bar B are iirmly locked together. The hook-shape extremities of the clamps D have a sliding lit with the side rails a and may therefore be adjusted or moved lengthwise of said rails to bring the bar B to any position between the head and foot boards on and a of the bedstead and at the same time the series of apertures in the arms I) permit the bar B to be adjusted vertically to support the covers at various heights with relation to the rails ("6. It is now seen that the clamps D are separable from the depending arms 6 and rails a by simply removing the nuts O and moving the clamps inwardly from the rails, whereupon the transverse bar B is free to be removed, or if it is desired to adjust the transverse bar B vertically the nuts C may be removed and the arms 7) sprung outwardly until the bolts O and studs 0 are drawn from their apertures, after which the bar B is raised or lowered to the desired height to allow said bolts and studs to enter other apertures and the nuts O are then replaced on their bolts O.
Although I have shown and described a specific means for attaching the transverse bar to the side rails of the bedstead, it is evident that other equivalent means may be employed without departing from the spirit of this invention. It is also evident that this bar may be removed and inverted to hang from and below the side rails of the bedstead, as seen in Fig. 3, for the purpose of supporting pillows and other bedclothing, or it may be applied to the arms of other invalidchairs and operating-tables to support the covering from the patient.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. An attachment for bedsteads, comprising a bar adapted to be arranged transversely of the bedstead and having depending arms bearing against the outer faces of the side rails of the bedstead, clamps carried by the dependfor said bar comprising a clamping portion to engage the side rails, and a vertical portion engaging the depending arms, said vertical portion having a stud to project through one of the openings in said arms, and having a bolt projecting through another of said openings, and a nut on said bolt for binding the clamp to the arm and to the side rail.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 29th day of December, 190a.
CHRISTINE L. TUTTLE.
LULU H. MILLER, CHAs. COLEMAN MILLER.