US 836326 A
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No. 836,326. l PATENTED NOV. 20, 1906.
J. M.V KINYON. Y
v MATTRESS. APPLwA'TIoN FILED AU\G.9,1905.
1H: NoRRls PETERS ca.. WASHINGTON, n. c.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 20, 1906.
Application filed August-9, 1905. Serial No. 273.398.
' To @ZZ whom 'it may concern: l
Be it known that I, JOSEPH MEED KINYON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Broken Arrow, in the Creek Nation, Indian Territory, have invented a new and useful I Mattress of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to mattresses, and h as for its object to produce a simply-constructed article of this class which may be folded to occupy less space and be less cumbersome and bulky for transportation or moving from room to room or reversing in position upon the bedstead.
Another object of the invention is to cheapen and improve the construction and increase the comfort'and convenience of the occupant of the mattress.
With these and other objects in view, which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in certain novel features of constructionas hereinafter fully described and claimed.
The improved mattress is formed in a plurality of sections, preferably three, as shown and designated, respectively, 10, 11 and 12, with the cover material over veach alternate pair of the sections continuous upon the al-v ternately-opposite sidesthat is to say, the cover material between the sections 10 and ll-is continuous upon one'side, as at 13, and the cover material of the sections 1l and 12 is continuous upon the opposite side, as at 14, so that the sections will fold together, as in Figs. 2 and 3. The unconnected edges of the sections are provided with detachable ,fastening means, such as loops 15 and tapes 16, by which they may be connected either when distended, as in Fig. 1, or when completely folded, as in Fig. 3. The material forming thecovers of the ends of the sections adjacent lto the continuous side-covering material is also continuous, as indicated at 17 18, and preferably united to the sidecover material along the lines at 13 14, as by stitches or other suitable means, the cover material being thus continuous, as shown, over all the sides and ends of all the sections. When distended and the unconnected ends fastened, as in Fig. l, a complete mattress is produced fully as flexible and comfortable as a one-piece mattress and equally as substantial, while at the lsame time easily foldable into the form shown in Figs. 2 and 3. It is obvious that with a mattress thus constructed and arranged upon the bedstead with one of the continuous side-cover portions toward the head and the unconnected edges fastened, as by tapes andhooks, no gaps between the sections can occur, and hence no uncomfortable cavities or creases occur, as is frequently the case in the ordinary two and three piece mattress. Then again a mattress thus constructed can be as readily reversed in position as any other 'structure of mattress and still retain the 'same upper sur-A face conditions by simply changing'end for end when reversed. It will also.k be obvious that by this construction the sections are firmly united by one row of stitches at the points 13 14., thereby materially decreasing the expense of manufacture by saving both llabor and material. The continuous cover requires less material to construct this part of the mattress than where the cover material is in several pieces, as the folds at seams are avoided, thus saving the material required to produce the seams. It will also be obvious that a mattress constructed as above described and shown and folded as in Fig. 3 can be much more easily transported or moved from room to room or reversed in position upon the bedstead than the ordinary one-piece mattress.
The mattresses can be constructed of any size or of any of the ordinary materials em' ployed in manufacturing mattresses. p
Any suitable fastening means may be employed other than the loops and tapes as shown, such as buckles, straps, snaps, or the` like, as will be obvious.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is A mattress comprising a series of three right-parallelepiped sections of `uniform dimensions, a continuous casing inclosing said sections and forming hinges atthe diagonally opposite edges of the intermediate section with the end sections, loops attached to the IOO IIO
outer edges of the end sections, loops attached i In testimony that I claim the foregoing as to the opposite sides of the intermediate secmy own I have hereto affixed my signature tion and one of the end sections, tapes attached in the presence of two Witnesses.
' to the opposite sides of the intermediate seo- JOSEPH MEED KINYON. 5 tion and the other end section7 said tapes Witnesses:
adapted to engage the loops to hold the mat- C. S. TURLEY,
tress-seetions in folded or extended positions. LAFAYETTE GALBRAITH.