Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS843456 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 5, 1907
Filing dateOct 31, 1906
Priority dateOct 31, 1906
Publication numberUS 843456 A, US 843456A, US-A-843456, US843456 A, US843456A
InventorsClement W Higbee, William Schenck
Original AssigneeClement W Higbee, William Schenck
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 843456 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

No. 843,456. ATENTED PEB. 5, 1907. G. W'. HIGBBE & W. SGHENGK.


, 7, said cross bars or pins being located at the UNITED STATES `PATENT oE-EioE.



Specification of Letters Patent.

rammed Feb. 5,19'07.

Application iiled October 31, 1906. Serial No. 341,473.

.T0 {LN- wlwm, t nul/y con/cern;

Be it known that we, CLEMENT W. HIG- BEE and WiLLiAM SonENcx, citizens of the United States of America, residing at Atlantic City, in the county of Atlantic and State of New Jersey, have invented new and useful Improvements in Bedstead-Joints, of which the following is a speci'lieation.

This invention relates to bedstead-joints designed more particularly for connecting the side rails to the corner-posts of iron bedsteads; and one of the principal objects of the invention is to provide a joint which will be easy to operate and which will firmly hold the side rails to the corner-post.

Another object of the invention is to provide a joint in which one member may be connected to a bed-spring for attachment to the corner-post of a bedstead.

These and other objects may be attained by means of the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of a ortion of a corner-post and side rail of a begstead connected by a joint made in accordance with our invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same. Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the corner-post and one member of the joint secured thereto. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one end of a side rail of the bedstcad made in accordance with our invention. Fig. 5 is a similar view of the attaching member adapted to be connected to a bed-spring for engagement with the corner-post member of the bedstead.

Referring to the drawings for a more particular description of our invention, the niilmeral 1 designates the cornerost of an ordinary iron bedstead. Secure to the post 1 in any suitable manner is a collar or sleeve 2, which fits snugly upon the ost 1 and which may be shrunk thereon, if esired. Projecting horizontally from the sleeve 2 is a pair of spaced lugs 3, said lugs extending from end to end of the sleeve 2, and the opening between said liigs being narrower at the bottom 4 than at the top 5, as shown more particularly in Fig. 3. Cross bars or ins 6 extend through the lugs 3 and may e headed up upon opposite sides of said lugs, as shown at from the sleeve 2 and at the proper distance apart to engage the male required distance member of the joint, said male member being j space .between the same,

formed integrally with the end or the side rail or upon a separate joint member designed to be secured to a bed-spring orto a side rail of special construction.

The niale member of the joint comprises two downwardlyextending hooks 8 9, formed upon a fiange 10, extending longitudinally of the side rail, and said flange gradually tapering in width from the top 11 to the bottoni 12 to 'lit and conform to the tapering opening between the lugs 3. Curved recesses 13 and 14 are formed in rear oi the hooks 8'and 9, said recesses extending out to the edge of the iiange 10 in order that the hooks 8 and 9 may be readily connected to the cross bars or pins 6. Shoulders 15 are formed upon the opposite sides of the flange 10, said shoulders adapted to fit up against the outer edges 16 of the lugs 3 when the two members are engaged. As shown in Fig. 5, the shank 17 is rovided with bolt-holes 18, whereby the ma e member of the joint may be secured to a bed-spring or to a side rail of special construction. The hooks 8 and 9 and the other parts of the fastener are identical with those shown in the other views of'tlie drawings.

From the foregoing it will be obvious that a bedstead-joint made in accordance with our invention presents a neat and nished appearance, in which there are no projecting parts, that the side rail may be quickly connected to the sleeve 2, and when pro erly seated the upper edges of the side railpand the flanges 3 lie iiush. The side rail is -wedged between the flanges 3 in a vertical direction by means of the tapering opening between the flanges 3 and the corresponding shape of the flange 10, while the joint is wedged in a horizontal direction by means of the shape of the'hooks 8 and the inclinations of the recesses 13 and 14, thus roviding a very iirm and reliable joint for tiie purposes designed.

Having thus described the invention, what we claim isl. A bedstead-joint comprising a sleeve secured to the corner-post and provided with outwardly projecting spaced lugs which gradually converge from top to bottom forming 'a wedge-shaped opening between the same, cross bars or pins extending through said lugs and spanning the intermediate and a male member IOO as described.

v2. A bedstead-joint comprising a. sleeve secured to the corner-post and provided with spaced lugs which gradually converge from top to bottom, pins secured to said lugs and spanning the s ace between the same, and e Y side rail provi ed with downwardly-extending hooks to engage said cross-bars formed upon a forward y-projecting an e onv the side rail, said fiange being provide with upwardly and beckwardly extending recesses, and said flange being wedge shape ortapering to t the space between the lugs, whereby the joint is wedged vertically by means of the corresponding construction of the flanges and hooks, and said side rail is wedged horizontally by means of the contour of said recesses. I

In testimony whereof we afx our signa-- tures in. presence of two witnesses.


` Witnesses:


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2744795 *May 27, 1952May 8, 1956Finest Scaffold CoScaffolds
US2932368 *Jun 15, 1956Apr 12, 1960Storage Products CorpStructural lock
US2991889 *Apr 15, 1959Jul 11, 1961Reflector Hardware CorpMerchandise display assembly
US3048109 *Nov 12, 1958Aug 7, 1962Feemster John RWing assembly
US3117520 *Jul 2, 1959Jan 14, 1964Martin Marietta CorpSelf-tightening attachment arrangement
US3215387 *Jul 24, 1963Nov 2, 1965Thompson Glenn RDetachable horizontally disposed support
US3490800 *Jun 1, 1967Jan 20, 1970Wissler Ray FBeam and lock strip
US4134564 *Jan 14, 1977Jan 16, 1979Hanna Gary DPanel system and components
Cooperative ClassificationF16B12/60