Improvement in bedsteads
US RE5275 E
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Ressued Feb. 11,1873.
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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 134,359, dated December 31, 1872; reissue No. 5,2175, dated lfebruary l1, 1873.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SIMON Unno, of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bedsteads; and do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
The nature of my invention consists in the construction and arrangement of a bedstead which can be extended sidewise so as to form either a single or double bed, as desired, as will be hereinafter more fully setl forth.
In order to enable others skilled in the art to which my invention appertains to make and use the same, I will now proceed to describe its construction and operation, referring to the annexed drawing which forms a part of this specification, and in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of lny bedstead. Fig. 2 is a rear view of the same with the outer portion of the head-board removed 3 and Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical section through line o; or, Fig. 2.
A represents the head-board; B, the footboard; G C, the posts; and l) D, the side rails of my bedstead. These parts may be made plain and ornamented, and ofany size desired, according to the size of the bed want! ed. The side rails D D are attached to theirrespective posts O in any of the known and usual ways. The posts C G, however, are not attached to or form part of the head and foot boards, as is usually the case, but are separate therefrom, and have each, on its inner side, a board or wing, Gr, attached to it, which wings are to slide in the end boards. The end boards A and B are, for this purpose, made double, with sufficient space between the two walls to allow of these wings G G sliding back a-nd forth, said wings entering the hollow end boards at their ends, as shown in the drawing. In the center of the space in each end board is a vertical slat or partition, a, to prevent the wing from one side from interferin g with the win g on the other side. The' slat or partition a may be made in two halves' lengthwise, and one part attached to the inner side of each wall, and thereby keep the same from warping, yet, when put together, form one slat or partit-ion. I I represent the sla-ts, which are attached alternately to the two side pieces D D by dovetailed joints, or other snit- Vboards is a leg, H, to
able means, so that the slats will follow their respective side rails as they maybe moved out or in. The slats I I rest upon a center bar, E, connecting the head and foot boards, as shown, and on said center bar, between the slats, are guide-blocks b b to prevent them from coming out of their regular places.
A bedstead constructed in this manner may beclosed up to make a narrow single bed, or extended to make a wide double bed, and will be of great convenience, not only in hotels and boarding-houses, for which it is mainly de-V signed, but also in private families.
Under the center of both the head and foot form center supports, which legs may be curved inward under the bed, and thus beout of sight.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desircto secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. The hollow head and foot boards A B, open at both en'ds, and provided each with a central slat or partition, a., in combination with the posts O O, side rails D D, and wings G G, said wings being attached to the posts and slidingin the hollow head and foot boards, substantially as and for the. purposes herein set forth.
2. ln combination with the head and foot boards and side rails of a bedstead, capable of extension sidewise, the slats I I, attached alternately to the side rails, and the center bar E connecting the. head and foot boards and supporting the slats, and provided with guide blocks b b, between which the slats move, all as and for the purposes herein set forth.
3. In combination with. the posts and side rails of a bedstead, the double or hollow head and foot boards A B, wings Gr G attached to the posts and sliding in said head and foot boards, the vertical partition ar, the slats I I attached alternately to the side rails and resting upon the center bar E having guide-blocks b b, and the central foot I-I, all constructed as described, and for the purposes set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand this `5th day of February, 1573.
Mien. Henna, AnoLrn Gonrz.