US 99455 A
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waited ,gy/taten FREDRICIIMENZER, 0F SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Latas Poem No. 99,455, dated Femm 1, 1870,
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part af the same To all whom 'it may concern Be it known that I, FREDRIGK MENZER, of the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, have invented au Improved Extension-Bedstead; and I do hereby declare the following description and accompanying drawings are sui'icient to enable any p erson skilled iu the art or science to which it most nearly appertains, to make and use my said'invention or iinpr0vements,w1thout further invention o rexperiment.
My-invention relates to an improvement in bedstcnds and cribs; and
It consists in a new arrangement of the parts, so that it maybe folded into a small compass, and form a single hed or crib, or, when desired, can be extended in its several palts, so as to form a double. bed or crib, -for the accommodation of more than one occupant.
1n order to more fully illustrate and explain my invention,-refe1ence is had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this speciication, in which A represents the head-board, and, B, the foot-board cf a b'ed or crib.
1n vmy bedstead, these parts are made of t-he width of those employed in single beds, and have a second or supplemental' head and foot-hoard, A B', hinged to them on one side, so that they can be folded backto back with the boards Ajand B, and thus form a head and foot-.hoard of double the ordinary thickness, and are secured in this position by hooks andstaples b..
. Instead of the slats usually employed, I form the bed-bottom of a'seres of frame-work, so constructed that they can he extended to the desired width, to form a-hottom for an extended bed.
The boards d are secured to the stationary head andibotboard, at the heightwhich vit is desired to have the bedlbottom. The inner edges of these boards are grooved.
A frame-work, C, whose end-strips are provided withl tongues which slide in the grooves in the boards B, is then placed between them.
A second frame-work, D, having its outer strips tongued, is then placed inside the frame-work C,-aud moves in grooves in the frame C.
This frame AD is secured at one side to the side rail E of the bed, which is independent of the head and foot-board, and which, when drawn out or extended,
also carries with it the frames forming ,the bottom, which, when extended to the proper position, are stopped by blocks c.
The swinging head and foot-boards A' and B are then uuhooked, and swung around until they stand in a line with the stationary head and ibot-boardsA and B, where they are secured by hooks andrstaples, or other equivalent device.
The mattress F is made so that it can be folded together, and form a mattress for a single bed, or opened out to tit the extended bed, as desired, by either constructing it in two parts,and uniting them together loosely, or by constructing it in one piece, and leaving a folding-crease through its middle.
A bedstead or childreus crib constructed in this manner can be extended at night, so as to accommodate more than one person, andiu the morning-folded up, so as to occupy but half the .original space, while the appearance ofthe bedstead will be that of a'single be capable o t" forming a complete bedstead, of double or increased width, constructed as above described.
In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal. Y
FREDRICK MENZER. [1.. s.] Witnesses:
J. L. Boone, Y WM. GERLACB.