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Publication numberUS874421 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 24, 1907
Filing dateJun 11, 1907
Priority dateJun 11, 1907
Publication numberUS 874421 A, US 874421A, US-A-874421, US874421 A, US874421A
InventorsJoseph A Nail
Original AssigneeJoseph A Nail
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 874421 A
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'No. 874,421. PATENTED DEC. 24, 1907.

- J. A. NAIL.





Specification of Letters Patent.

. Patented Dec. 24, 1907.

Application filed June 11, 1907 Serial No. 378,465.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOSEPH A. NAIL, a subject of the Emperor of Germany, residing at (lhicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Baby-Cribs; 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.

This invention relates to a novel construction in a baby crib adapted to be attached to the side rails of an iron bedstead, and which serves not only as a crib, but likewise as a baby jumper, and consists in the features of construction and combination of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawing illustrating the invention: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bed having a, baby crib constructed in accordance with my invention attached thereto. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary side elevation of the bed showing the baby crib attached thereto. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary detail top plan view showing the side rail of a bedstead and the crib attached thereto. Fig. l is a fragmentary detail sectional view on an inch scale taken on the line l l of Fig. Fig. 5 is a fragmentary detail vertical transverse section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 0.

The main object of my invention is to provide a baby crib which may be removably secured to the side rail of an iron bedstead, within convenient reach of the mother or nurse, so that the latter may give the baby attention without the necessity of arising.

Another object of my invention is to so construct said crib as to constitute it at the same time a baby jumper, and which like wise is rendered sufficiently small and light to enable same to be. easily handled, and when not in use, placed under the larger bedstead.

To this and other ends my said crib comprises a metallic frame work of construction similar to all metallic bedsteads, the same being provided with raised side rails A adapted to prevent the baby from falling out of the same. Secured to the side rails B consisting as usual of angle irons are hangers C, the latter being disposed preferably midway between the ends thereof and being Y provided in their lower ends with bearings D, in which a shaft E is journaled. The latter is rigidly disposed in a U-shaped frame F which at one end is provided with a projection G having a depending flange H at its free end, forming an inverted U- shaped recess adapted to receive the side rail west of the larger bedstead J. Disposed in said flange H is a thumb-screw K, adapted at its inner end to bear upon said side rail I to clamp said frame F securely thereon. Secured on one end to said frame F are four spiral tension springs L, each of which is secured at its other end to the collar M revolubly disposed upon the inner end of a screwshaft N, passing through a threaded opening in a part of the side rail B of the crib and passing freely through the opening O in the legs P of said crib, said screw shaft N having a butterfly end Q by means of which it is turned to adjust the tension of said springs L in a well known manner. The said springs L normally maintain said crib balanced, and to this end the same may be adjusted.

If during the night the baby becomes restless, it is easily rocked by the occupant of the bed J without arising, and may be rocked lightly or relatively violently, as may be desired, without any inconvenience. During the day when said crib is not in use the same may be easily removed from the bed stead J and placed underneath the latter. To this end said crib is provided with casters R.

My said invention. is very simple and efficient.

I claim as my invention:

1. In a device of the kind specified, a frame adapted to be removably secured to the side rail of a bed-stead, a shaft carried thereby, a baby-crib mounted on said shaft between its ends and adapted to rock thereon, and spiral tension springs secured at one end to said frame below said shaft and at their outer ends to the end portions of said crib.

2. In a device of the kind specified, a frame adapted to be removably secured to the side rail of a bed-stead, a shaft carried thereby, a baby-crib mounted on said shaft between its ends and adapted to rock thereon, rods longitudinally movable in the free end portions of said crib and carrying adjusting said frame and said crib for balancing the means, and spiral tension springs secured at latter, and means for adjusting the relative one end to said rods and at their other ends Y strains exerted by said springs.

to said frame below said shaft. In testimony whereof, I have signed my 5 3. In a device of the kind specified, a 5 name in presence of tWo subscribing wit- 15 frame adapted to be removably secured to nesses.

the side rail of a bed-stead, a shaft carried l l l JOSEPH A. NAIL. thereby, a baby-crib mounted on said shaft Witnesses: between its ends and adapted to rock there- RUDOLPH VVM. L012,

10 on, springs disposed in operative relatiomtot- A. FRAUOK-PI-IILIPSAU.

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