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E. AMBROZY. BED BOTTOM. APPLICATION FILED APB. 6, 1909.
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EUGENE AMBROZY, F NEW YRK, N. Y.
` BED-BOTTQM applicati@ sied April e,
ToV @ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EUGENE AMBROZY, a
subject of the King of Hungary, and resident of the city of'N ew York, in the county I of New York and State of New York, have invented certain 'new and useful Improvements in Bed-Bottoms, ot' which the folloW- y ing is a speciiication.
The present invention relates to bed-bottoms, and more particularly -to that-.class of the same in which there are provided, in-' the slats whereof maybe drawn toward and `from each other so as to vary the elasticity Further objects and advantages of the invention will 'be apparent in reading the speciiication and from an examination of the. drawings., forming part of the present application for Letters Patent.
lYith these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction and arrangement of parts, which will be hereinafter more fully eX- thc claim.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a plan view of a bed-bottom embodyingthe invention, and Fig. 2 is a section taken on line 2, 2 ofFig. 1.
In the drawings, the numerals 8; 3 indicate a plurality ot' Hexible and resilient slats, preferably, made of wood or steel, although.
any other desired material suitable for the purpose at hand may be used. The ends of these slats are somewhat strengthened, as clearly shown at 4, 4, and are connected, preferably, by means of angle-irons 5 and G, respectively, whereby abcd-bottom of ,rectangular forni is provided. lMore par-.
tiularly, the ends of the, preferably, parallel slats 3, 3 are secured to the horizontal legs 7 and 8 of the angle-irons 5 and 6, respectively, by means of Irivets 9 and 10, or
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. it, ieri. 190e. serial NQ. 488,189.
their equivalents. The vertical legs 11 and l 12 of the angle-irons rest upon the supports 13 and 14 of the bedstead. In.order to l strengthen the bed-bottom, there are provided reinforcing devices, such as bars l5 and 1G, arranged transversely -upon the slats 3, 3 and secured .to the underside thereof by rivets 17 and 18, or their equivalents. p
To-the bars and 16 are attached at suitable intervals a plurality of brackets 19 and 20 respectively, provided near to their l lower l l ends with holes 2l and 22, respectively. Through these holes run tension rods 23 and 2st, which are secured at their outer ends in any suitable manner to the angle-'irons 5 and tl, respectively, ywhile their inner screw threaded ends are engaged by turn-buckles 25, 25.
As mentioned hereinbefore, the angleirons rest upon the supports 13 and 14 of the bedstead, as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, which illustrates the parts of the device assembled, whereby the slats 3, 3 are l arranged in a horizontal plane. In order to imp-art elasticity to the bed-bottoni, the
.turn-buckles 25, 25 are turned so as to` draw i the angle-irons" v5 and 6, or in other words, the ends of the slats 3, 3, together', whereby the slats will assume the form of arcs, their central portion being caused to move upward. Thus a yielding bed-bottoni may be obtained, the-elasticity of which may be varied as the ends of the slats are drawn more or less together or away from each other.
It is obvious-that other tension devices may be employed than the one shown in the drawings without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
lli/hat I claim is:
l in a bed-bottoni, the combination with a plurality ct flexible and elastic slats, of two angle-irons iixedly attached to the ends thereof, the portions of the slats contacting with said angle-irons being enlarged, reinforcing deviccs for the slats arranged transversely thereof and iiXedly secured thereto, brackets having eyes therethrough depending from said reinforcing devices, said brackets terminating in a plane below the free edges of the vertical legs oi said angleirons, rods rigidly secured to the vertical l legs ot said angle-irons and projecting inwardly ofA the bed-bottom and lthrough the eyesof said brackets, said rods being of equal number on each angle-iron, and turnbuckles engaglng the free ends of sald rods for drawlng Said angle-irons n a horizontal.
plane toward and from each other, for the purpose specified.
Signed kat New York, n the county of New York and State of New York, this 3rd day of April, A. D. 1909.
SIGMUND HERZOG, S. BIRNBAUM.