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Publication numberUS860941 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 23, 1907
Filing dateDec 29, 1906
Priority dateDec 29, 1906
Publication numberUS 860941 A, US 860941A, US-A-860941, US860941 A, US860941A
InventorsManuel R Rodrigues
Original AssigneeManuel R Rodrigues
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Support for folding beds.
US 860941 A
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PATENTED JULY 23, 1907- M. R. RODRIGUES. SUPPORT FOR FOLDING BEDS.

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MANUEL R. RODRIGUES, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

SUPPORT FOR FOLDING BEDS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 23, 1907.

Application filed December 29, 1906. Serial No. 349,944.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MANUEL It. RoDRIoUEs, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of the borough of Brooklyn, in the city of New York, county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Supports for Folding Beds, of w hich the following is a specification, the same being 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.

This invention relates to swinging beds, and in particular to devices whereby cot-beds, or like articles, may be sustained either in an open or a closed position in such a manner as to be incapable of being removed from the sustaining wall, etc., and it has for its object the production of an article or apparatus of the class described which will be economical to manufacture and efficient and durable in practical use.

With this object in view the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts, all of which will be hereinafter described and specifically pointed out in the drawings which accompany and form a part of this specification, and in which Figure 1 represents a side elevation, partly in section, of a cot-bed and support in which my invention is em bodied; Fig. 2 is a side elevation, partly in section, of the same in a closed relation; Fig. 3 isfa side elevation, partly in section, of a duplex cot-bed and support arranged according to my invention; Fig. l is a plan view of the bed frame; Figs. 5', 6 and 7 are views in detail of my supporting bolts; Fig. 8 is a front elevation of the bolt shown in Fig. '7; and Fig. 9 is a view in section, taken on the line 9, 9, Fig. 7.

Like letters of reference indicate like parts in all the views.

Referring particularly to the drawings, A denotes means for holding a cot-bed, and the like, in a swinging relation, as, in the present embodiment, a hinge-bolt, preferably square in cross section, and formed with an eye a, and wings a, and a flat transverse plate a to contact the wall, and a threaded shank o The means I ordinarily use for holding the said hinge-bolt rigidly in position in the interior of the wall consists of a nut C, constructed and arranged to work on the shank a and also of a washer O which may be used in connection therewith.

One end of the cot-bed may be sustained by the hingebolt A, and I ordinarily employ suitable means for supporting the free end of the cotbed, as, in the present instance, a bolt 13, ordinarily square in cross section,

which is formed with wings I), and having a threaded shank b and a transverse plate I), and has in addition thereto an eye I), and a hook 12 The frame or frame-work D for supporting the cotbed, or the like, has ordinarily at the head thereof suitable supporting means, as lugs d in which are formed eyes cl, and also other and preferably similar supporting means, as a pair of lugs cl, located at the foot or ordinarily free end of the same, as is shown in the drawings. The pair of lugs d are preferably attached in a movable relation to the end of a'pair of bolts, as A, by means of pins or pintles, the said lugs and bolts respectively forming the members or leaves of the hinge. Suitable flexible supporting means are ordinarily interposed between the bolts B and the free end of the bed frame in the following manner: One of the ends of a pair of chains E are ordinarily attached to the pair of lugs d, and the other ends of the said chains are preferably engaged with the eyes b of the bolt B. The cotbed may thus be caused to assume either a horizontal or vertical relation at will, and when the said cot-bed is placed in an upright position, one of the links of each chain near the end thereof and adjacent to the lug d, may be respectively caught on one of the hooks b in order to prevent the said cot-bed from being accidentally knocked down.

I sometimes prefer to arrange my cot-beds in a duplex or double series order, as shown in Fig. 3, in which case the bolt A may serve both as a support for the lower cot-bed, and also as a hinge for the upper cot-bed. The said bolt is ordinarily formed with an eye a which serves as one member or leaf of a hinge for the upper cot-bed, a transverse plate a to contact the wall face, a threaded shank a", and an eye a for the chain of the lower cot-bed, and a hook e in which the chain of the lower cot-bed may be caught when the said cotbed is caused to assume a vertical position.

In operation, the front face of the wall is preferably pierced and the bolts A and B inserted therein, after which, openings are cut in the rear face of the wall of sufficient size to permit the retention therein of the rear ends of the shanks of the bolts which are laterally enlarged or provided with means for forming heads on the same, as by attaching the washers and nuts thereto. The said openings are afterwards ordinarily filled with cement, or otherwise securely closed up, whereby the said bolts are rigidly and permanently secured to the wall in an undetachable relation. The bed frame is then ordinarily hinged to the lower bolts and attached by flexible supporting means to the upper bolts as and in the manner hereinbefore set forth.

Inasmuch as these cot-beds are designed to be used, among other places, in prisons, it has been found necessary to construct the bolts so that they cannot possibly be withdrawn, as otherwise, they could be used as weapons, or as means for undermining or otherwise marring or destroying the structure of the cells, and the said bolts are therefore formed with means, as the square shank, or the wings, or both used in combination, whereby the rotary movement of the same in the coment in which they are embedded, is rendered impos sible; the withdrawal of the belts in a longitudinal dircction being prevented by the cement and the transverse plates or washers and nuts, by which means the bolts are rigidly and permanently held in position in an undetachable relation. 1

Having thus described and ascertained the nature of my said invention, and in What manner the same is to be performed, it being kept in mind that in law the substitution of equivalents Works no variation in the substance of the same, I would have it understood that What I claim as my invention is:

1. In a device of the character described, a bed frame, means secured to a wall for supporting one end of the bed frame and attached thereto in a hinged relation, and consisting of a bolt having a square shank and wings projecting therefrom and one transverse plate resting against one face of the wall, and another transverse plate rigidly held against the inner surface of a recess formed in the wall, and cement applied to said bolt and last-named plate to rigidly and permanently hold the said bolt against rotary and longitudinal movement.

2. In a device of the character described, a bed frame, means secured to a wall for supporting one end of the bed frame, and attached to the latter in a hinged relation, and consisting of a body portion, irregular in contour, with axes, at different points along the boundary of a transverse section thereof, of different lengths, and the said body portion being formed with projecting portions to prevent the rotary movement thereof, and having one transverse plate resting against one face of the wall, and another transverse plate rigidly held against the inner surface of a recess formed in the opposite face of the wall, and cement applied to said last named plate to inclose the same and to rigidly and permanently hold the said supporting part against longitudinal movement.

3. In a device of the character described, a bed frame, means secured to a wall for supporting one end of the bed frame, and attached to the latter in a hinged relation, and consisting of a body portion, irregular in contour, with axes, at diiferent points along the boundary of a transverse section thereof, of different lengths, and the said body portion being formed with projecting portions to prevent the rotary movement thereof, and having one transverse plate resting against one face of the wall, and another transverse plate rigidly held against the inner surface of a recess formed in the opposite face of the wall, and cement appliedto said last named plate to inclose the same and to rigidly and permanently hold the said supporting part against longitudinal movement, in combina* tion with another practically similar holding means like wise attached to the wall in an undetachable relatiom-and means for connecting-the last named supporting means with the other end of the bed frame.

In testimony of the-foregoing specification, I do hereby sign the same in the boroughlof Brooklyn, in the city, county and State of New Yorlvtliis 18th day of December M AN UEL R. RODRIGUES.

Witnesses 1 NATHAN KnRPnL', .l. ODELL Fowmm.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA47C19/20, A47C17/38
European ClassificationA47C17/38