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Publication numberUS929035 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 27, 1909
Filing dateMar 13, 1909
Priority dateMar 13, 1909
Publication numberUS 929035 A, US 929035A, US-A-929035, US929035 A, US929035A
InventorsMiles T Skinner
Original AssigneeMiles T Skinner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Canopy-suspending attachment for bedsteads.
US 929035 A
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' 929,035. y Patented .my .2?,y 1909.

Miras r. emanan, or RULE, TEXAS.


Specification ofl'aetters Patent.

Patented any e7, 1909.

Application filed March 1.3, i909. Serial No. l83,195.

le ci.: avia, t may concern:

lie it known that l, Minas T. Snrnnnn, a

citizen of the United States, residing Vat linie, in the monty oit Haslicl and State of' rw and lends thereof.

l the a ecompanying drawings Figure a. perslicetive view of' the canopy sns- "-idi: 'frame showingl the same applied to j ,d oi ordinary construction. Fig. 2 irtly in side elevation and partly one of the. support-ine` uprights 1 e of the device. Fig. 3 is a de- Leal sectional view through one of r trame members,'showing the manner of hing;- a bracing` wire thereto. in the drawings,y the bcdstead is indicated i neral by the reference character B, and

ide boards or rails thereof by the char- C, ,the canopy-Mispending traine embodying` ,invention comprises a rectangular top e, and slimooiting` standards or nprights7 C ripper ends oi which this trame is supthe standards or upright-.s being atable at their lower-.ends to the said side :aids or rails of the bedstead.

"m top frame ot the device is comprised lionr main sections, each of which conv ies a member 5 and a member 6, the mems ot all of thc sections .forming Athe des et the frame, and the members 6 of all sections Jiormingv the ends of the said the members 5 and G ot each section v "termed as to extend at right angles peet to each other, and are prel 'termed of bar metal oli' light Weight, et these sections is formed in its openings Y; and-in its men'iber 57 with a.` series of openings 8.

or other material above the bed and to theA 5, near the extremity thereof, with ln assembling the sections of the top frame, the ends of the members 5 of two of the sections are overlapped, as are also the ends of the corresponding` members of the other tWo sections and also the ends of the members 6 of the four sections, in pairs. After the ends of the members 5 and @have been so relatively positioned, a sleeve 9 is slid to position to inclose or embrace the said ends of the members of the sections, and through openings in the side Walls of this sleeve and registering ones ot' the openings Y 7 or 8, as the case may be, in the ends of the members 5 or 6, are passed bolts 10, which serve to hold the associated members of the sections ot the frame in the position to which they are adjusted at the time of 'assenibling.

It will be understood, from the foregoing description of the top frame of the device `embodyingthe invention, that where the device is to be applied to a double bedstcad, the tivo halves of the frame are separated by loosening the bolts which pass through the sleeve l() and the openings 8 in the members G of the sections of the iframe, and, after adjustment, reinserting` the bolts in position, and that where the device is to be applied to a single bedstead, the two halves of the frame are to be moved together, or, in other words.' an opposite adjustment is to bc se-' cured. Furthermore, it will be understood that there is provided a top frame which is adjustable both as regards its length and breadth, so that it may be applied not only to beds of various widths, but also to beds ot various lengths. lt' is desirable that means be provided for bracing` the side and en d members or' the top frame of the device, and this means is preferably embodied in a wire or cable ll, which is passed through eyes l2, formed each at one end of the shank of a hook 13, these hooks being engageable with eyes' lll, formed' at the inner ends of the bolts 10. It Will be Vunderstood of course that when' adjusting the 'sections of the frame, or when disassembling the' sections of the trame, these hooks 18 may be readily disengaged from'thexeyes let of the bolts l0, and the brace wires or cables be in thismanner removed or disconnected from the sections oLt the iframe.

A.f-'.shown in Figs. l vand 2 of the drawings,- cach ofthe standards .or nprights for snppi'irtingir the frame heretofore described,

, is comprised ot an upper section 15, anda .of a U-shapcd pintle,

lower section 16, and thesetwo sections are removably and adjustably connected by means of a sleeve 17, which embraces overl-apped ends of the said sections and 16, and through which and registering perforations 18 in the said sections 15 and 16, `is engaged a bolt 19. Of the perforations 18, there are a number in each section 15 and 16, so that by relatively adjusting the v,sections 15 and 16, each standard or upright may be adjusted as to its length, and the frame may be in this manner supported to a greater or less height above the bed B, upon which the device is arranged. Each of the sections 15, at its upper end, is formed with an off-set pintle portion or eye 20, in which is received the connecting portion 21 the spaced portions of which are indicated by the numeral 22, and are secured at theirends to the-membcr 5 off each frame section adjacent the point of junction of this member with the member 6 y device,

lsaid sections 16 of of the section. The connecting portions 21 of the U-shaped pintle lie in a plane slightly below the plane of the lower edge of the corresponding member 5, and the portion of the section 15 of each upright or standard is bentso as to extend beneath the said lower edge of the member 5, and thence upwardly beside the outer face thereof, provided, of course, that the section 15 is depending at right angles from the member 5.

From the foregoing, it will be understood th'at the standards or uprights, described, by reason of the connection had between the upper ends of their sections 15 and the members 5 of the sections of the frame of the are foldable inwardly and upwardly upon the U-shaped pintles 22 and their pintles 20, to lie within the said top frame, but that the said standards or uprights are limited in their outward swinging movement,-

or in other words, are prevented fromswinging outwardly past a vertical plane by the engagement of their upper olf-set ends 28 with the said members 5 of the frame sections to which 'they are hinged, and that owing to this construction, when the lower ends of the standards or uprights are engaged with the side-boards or rails C of the bedstead B, the top frame having been previously adjusted tojthc `same dimensions as the said bedstead, tlevsaid uprights or standards will be held firmly in upright position, and in position to properly support the top frame. In order that the lower ends of the sections 16 of the uprights or standards may be removably engaged with the said sideboards or rails C of the bedstead B, each-of the said lower end is formed or provided with an olf-set resilient gripping element 24, between Whiclfi'fand the opposed portion of the lower end'of'tlie-said section 16, is received the upper edge-'of the said sidefboards or rails C of'thesfaid bedthe side-board being a frictional one owing to the resiliency of the member 24.

From the description of the invention so A far given, it will be understood that not only is the top frame of the device adjustable for use in connection withbedsteads of various breadths and lengths, but also that the uprights or standards for supporting the said top frame may be adjusted as regards their length, and thereby be caused to support the top frame at various heightsabove the bedstead, at' thewill of the occupant of the bed. It will further be understood that the sections 15 and 16 of allof the standards or uprights may be separated when it is desired to pack the device in a small space, and that after the section 1 6 of each upright has been disconnected from the section 15 thereof, the section-15 maybe folded to lie di rcctly inwardly of the member 6 'of the section to which it is attached, and will, when in this position, The sections 16 can of course be disposed or laid upon the sections 15 after the sections occupy no appreciable space.

15 have been folded as above stated, and will therefore not take up much space.

As shown in Fig. 1 of thedrawings, the canopy which is to be supported by the supporting frame heretofore described, comprises a center or top portion 25 to the'side or longitudinal edges of'which are stitched side aps 26, and to the end edges of which are stitched the upper edges of end flaps 27 Preferably, the center-'25 and the "side and end flaps are of ordinary cloth material which is' more or less closely woven, and stitched also to the longitudinal edges of the center piece 25 of the canopy are flap".

28, of mosquito netting, theseflaps bein*` 1 located beneath the side iiaps 26. It Wf be understood of course that when desired the iaps 26 may be draped down'` over the netting flaps 28, to keep out drafts,` but that when so desired, these aps 26 may be thrown over upon the top 25 of the canopy,

so that draft may pass from side to side of the bed, through the netting fiaps 28. It will be observed, from the said Fig. 1 of the drawings that the upper edges of the said flaps, 26, 27 and 28 are not stitched to the center or top piece 25 of the canopy directly at the aforementioned edges thereof, but along a line inwardly of but parallel to the said edges, so that a, continuous ounce portion 29 will be formed around the edges ofthe center piece 25 of thecanopy, the upper edge portlons of the liaps 26, 27 and 28being in this manner` protected to a certain degree.

` What is claimed is,:-

1. In a device ot the class described, a frame, pintlemembers'carried by the frame, and supports having connection with the pint-le members wherebythey vare hingedly or center piece connected with the freine, the said supports having each a portion beyond the point of connection With the pintle member engageable with the frame when the supports are in unfolded position to hold the frame against movement beyond such position.

'2. In a device of the classndescribed, a frame, and supports hinged to the frame, each of said supports having a portion engagea-ble with the freine to hold the support against unfolding beyond o predetermined position with respect to the frame.

y 3. In -zi device of the class described., a

frame including sides, supports hingedly connected with the sides, euch ofsziid supports having its upper end arranged to er1- gage with the correspondingside of the fragne when the supports are in position to support the fra-nie, such engagement of the support-s with the sides of the frame serving 20 i hi MILES T. sKINNnn.



J. L. JoNns, y A. M. DEERING.

Referenced by
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US2690186 *Nov 29, 1950Sep 28, 1954Ball Samuel WCanopy support for cots
US4945586 *Aug 25, 1989Aug 7, 1990Chf IndustriesCanopy bed frame assembly
Cooperative ClassificationE04H15/48