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1949- G. K. MURPHY 2,462,027
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INVENTOR Cmoorz'ch K. Murphy,
@p Q Qt Q R Q ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 15, 1949 Goodrich K. Murphy,
The Budd C a corporation of Pennsylvania signor to New Canaan, Conn., aa-
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Application September 28, 1945, Serial No. 619,138 (01. 105-315) '17 Claims.
1 The invention relates to railway cars and more particularly to the interior arrangements of sleeping cars.
The invention is especially concerned with the 1 type of sleeping cars in which the interior space is divided into separate rooms adapted to accom modate several passengers each, and containing numerous accessories for the comfort and convenience of the passengers, the rooms being readily convertible from sitting to bed rooms or vice versa.
It is among the objects of theinvention to arrange such rooms so as to provide a more comfortable and convenient arrangement than has heretofore been provided in similar types of accommodations and to do so by utilizing the limited space available in the most advantageous manner.
It is a further object to have all the parts not normally in use enclosed and/or stored in out-ofthe-way locations to render the rooms more spacious and cheerful, and to further so arrange the room accessoriesfthat two or more of the rooms may be readily converted into one large room for daytime travel, and rendered intercommunicating also; when desired, for nighttime travel.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a type of room arrangement which is flexihie, furnishing a variety of accommodations on the same car, thus increasing the salability of the revenue space in a car so equipped over previous cars providing similar types of accommodations and thereby furnishing the railroads with a better opportunity to operate such cars at a profit in a highly competitive field.
These objects are attained in large part by providing a pair of adjacent double bedrooms or a series of such pairs of rooms in a car, each pair of rooms being arranged so as to have the beds in one of the rooms, when in use position, extending longitudinally of the other room, transversely of the car also at different levels, and by having a complete enclosed separate toilet compartment for each room housing a toilet wash basin and showers, and accessories, the rooms being also each provided with seats for two or more persons and with made-up beds which are readily movable from storage to use positions or vice versa so that the rooms can be the car at different levels and in by constituting a major part of the separating partition a series of hinged folding panels, which when folded convert the two rooms into one large room, forming in effect, an improved drawing room. The folding panels are preferably closed when the rooms are made up as bedrooms. but one of said panels is provided with a doorway to render the rooms intercommunicating even when the panels are closed.
These and other and further objects and advantages and the manner in which they'are attained will become apparent from the following detailed description when read in connection with the drawing forming a part of this specification.
In the drawing, all views of which are more or less diagrammatic,
readily converted from spacious sitting rooms to bedrooms or vice versa. The pairs of rooms are furtherrendered readily intercomnlunicating either when made up as bedrooms or as sitting rooms, such conversion being readily achieved Fig. l is a sectional plan view of an end por tion of a railway car equipped according to the invention, the view showing two pairs of rooms, one pair at the right being shown made up as a large sitting room and the other pair at the left being made up as bedrooms;
Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional elevation view of the rooms as arranged in Fig. 1, the section being taken substantially along line 2-2 of Fig. 1, and looking toward the side wall of the car;
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but looking in the opposite direction, the section being taken substantially along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional elevation through I one room of the pair shown at the right of Fig. 1, the section being taken substantially along the line 4-11 of Fig. 1, the upper berth or bed being indicated in dot-and-dash lines in the use position and in an intermediate position and in full lines in the storage position;
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 taken substantially along the line 5-5 of Fig. 1, and looking in the opposite direction, the upper berth or bed being shown in dot-and-dash lines in a second intermediate position;
Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional elevation through the other of the pair of rooms shown at the right of Fig. 1, the section being taken substantially along the line 8--6 of Fig. 1;
Fig. '7 is a view similar to Fig. 6 taken substantially along the line and looking in the opposite direction;
Fig. 8 is a sectional plan view, the section being taken through the top portion of the car, substantially along the line 8-8 of Fig. 5; and
Fig. 9 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing a modification which permits the pairs of rooms to be rendered intercommunicating.
According to the form shown in Figs. 1 to 8 ininclusive, the invention is shown associated with a railway car having side walls l and Ii, an end wall l2 provided with a central doorway l3 communicating with a side aisle I 4 whose inner wall I! forms the inner longitudinal wall of the rooms A, B, C and D extending between the aisle wall and the car side wall ill. The rooms are preferably arrangcd in pairs A, B and C, D designed to be made intercommunicating. the pairs of rooms being symmetrically arranged on opposite sides of the transverse wall.l8 separating rooms B and C.
Each pair of intercommunicating rooms has its floor l6 arranged at aisle floor level and is bounded by the longitudinally extending aisle wall l and the similarly extending car side wall Ill and transverse end walls I! and i8 and an intermediate transverse wall or partition l9 separating the rooms of a pair, said end walls and partition interconnecting the car side and aisle walls.
Each room is provided with a separate enclosed toilet compartment, designated 20, for the rooms A and D and 2| for the rooms B and C.
These toilet compartments each may contain a folding hopper 22 shown diagrammatically in open condition in room B of Fig. 1 and in full lines in closed condition in the remaining rooms. a folding wash basin 23 shown in dot-and-dash lines in open position in room D of Fig. 1 and in closed position in the remaining rooms, cabinet 24, mirror 25, shower nozzle 26 and curtain 21 supported by rod 28 Figs. 1 and 3. The toilet compartments and the accessories therein are thus completely separated from the rooms proper, but are readily accessible, in the case of compartment 20, through doorway and door 29, and in the case of compartment 2 I, through doorway and door 30.
A doorway and door 3| connects each of the rooms A and D with the aisle i 4 and a doorway and door 32 similarly connects each of the rooms B and C with the aisle. The door 3| may be a double hinged panel door, as shown, and the door 32 a single hinged panel. Sliding doors could obviously be used, if desired. The doors 3| and 32 are slightly offset from the general plane of the aisle wall l5 and merge through rounded corners therewith. This provides a wider aisle in the doorway regions to facilitate passing in the aisle.
The toilet compartment forms in effect a longitudinally widened portion of the transverse partition I9 and extends between the doorways 3i and 32 of the adjacent pair of rooms, as A and B, at their aisle side.
The toilet compartment 2| projects into the room, as B, from the transverse wall l8, its outer longitudinal wall 33 flanking a seat 34 between it and the car side wall i0 and its inner longitudinal wall 35 being spaced from the adjacent aisle wall ii a distance sufficient to provide a wardrobe 35 between the doorway 32 and the wall l3, this wardrobe being accessible through a doorway and door 31. A similar though somewhat larger wardrobe 38 is located in the corner between the aisle wall l5 and transverse wall I! and flanking the doorway 3|. This wardrobe is accessible through a doorway and door 39 from the adjacent room.
The seating and sleeping accommodations for the room A are generally similar to the usual such arrangements in railway car, bedrooms, the seat comprising a wide sofa 40 extending along 4 the wall [1 between the car side wall l0 and the wardrobe 3B. The sofa may comprise a seat portion 4| and a back portion 42, the latter being provided with suitable folding arm rests 43. The length of the sofa'is such that it will very comfortably seat three adult persons.
The back of the sofa houses a made-up bed 44 and is foldablc about a suitable connection of the ends thereof with the adjacent room walls, such as the pin and slot connection 45 shown, from its inclined position against the wall I! to a horizontal position extending over the seat portion M, as shown at the left of Fig. 1 and at the right of Fig. 2, where it serves as a bed. It is supported in this position adjacent one edge by the connection above described and by suitable stops, not shown, arranged on the adjacent wall adjacent its edge opposite the hinged edge.
The upper made-up berth or bed 45 is suitably hingedly mounted at its ends as indicated at 41 adjacent the transverse wall I! and in the stored position is folded up against the wall, as shown at the left of Fig. 2 and at the right of Fig. 3, and suitably locked in place in a manner well known in the art. To move it to use position projecting horizontally in vertically spaced relation over the lower bed 44, it is released through a usual handle and locking means and swung about its pivotal connection, to the position shown in Figs. 2 and 3 in the rooms made up as sleeping rooms. Suitable means, not shown, lock it in this position.
In the other room of a pair, such as B, the seating accommodations comprise a longitudinally facing chair 34 of a width corresponding to a comfortable bed width disposed between the car side wall I 0 and the adjacent longitudinal outer wall 33 of the toilet compartment 2 I. This chair may also be provided with folding arm rests, as 48. An additional folding or collapsible chair 49 is movably disposed in this room.
When the rooms. are converted into sitting rooms as shown at the right in Figs. 1 and 3 and at the left in Fig. 2, they may be converted into one large room by making the portion of the transverse partition i 9, extending between the car side wall Ill and the toilet compartment 20 and for full standing room height, of hinged panel sections 50, 5i and 52 which can be folded in collapsed condition against the adjacent wall of the toilet compartment 2|, as shown clearly in Fig. 1. In this condition, the movable chair 43 may be arranged asv shown, so that its occupant faces the side wall I 0 of the car and can also face the occupants of the oppositely facing seats 40, and 34, by slight shifting of the body or turning of the head or both without moving the chair, or by shifting the chair. Thus a very pleasant combined sitting room superior to the usual stateroom is provided, in which all toilet accessories and articles of clothing are or can be disposed out of sight.
When the room, as B, is to be converted into a bedroom, the seat portion 53 of the chair 34 may be drawn slightly forward, as shown in Fig. 2, after which the bed 54 to which the back 55 of the chair may be secured is swung about a pivotal connection, as 56, from a vertical storage position against the transverse wall l8'to the horizontal use position shown at the right of Fig. 2. In this position, its free end reaches to and extends across the hinged panel portion of the transverse wall l9 and is preferably supported therefrom by a stop bracket 51 on the wall. Obviously, it could be supported by other suitable means.
when the rooms are made up The collapsible chair may be collapsed as shown in Fig.2 and stored under the bed 54 when the latter is in its use position.
' The folding portion of the partition I9 is closed as bedrooms, but the panel section 50 thereof adiac compartment 20 is made of sufilcient width and height so that it may include a doorway and door 58 therein which. is arranged alongside the bed ll and therefore accessible to provide intercommunication between the rooms as A and B also when the rooms are made up as bedrooms. Thus, the arrangement is such that intercommunication can be had between these rooms at all times, if desired.
The room, as B, is provided with a second madeup bed or berth 59. In order that the bed 59 may be stored out of the way when the room is made up as a sitting room and also to permit movement of the lower bed 54 from its storage to its use position or vice versa, this bed is normally stored in horizontal position adjacent the ceiling 60 of the room as shown in full lines in Figs. 4 and 5 and at the right of Fig. 3.
As shown in Figs. 2, 3 and 4, the ceilings or tops ii of the toilet compartments 2!! and 2i are disposed some distance below the ceiling 60 of the room and a false ceiling 62 at the level of the compartment ceilings 6| is extended between them, thus leaving. a space in which the bed may be stored adjacent the aisle side of the room in the vertical projection of portions of the compartment and 2! and wardrobe 36, see Fig. 8.
Any suitable means may be provided for moving the bed from its stored position to its use position shown at the right in Fig. 2 and in the lower dotand-dash position of Fig. 4. One such means may comprise a pair of roller pins 63, 64 provided adjacent the opposite edges and at each end of the bed, these pins being guided respectively in grooves 65 and 66 provided therefor in the adjacent transverse walls l8 and IQ of the room. By grasping the handles provided at the outer margin, see Fig. 3, the bed is moved outwardly from the stored position shown in full lines in Figs. 3, 4 and 5, guided by these grooves, toward the side of the car, gradually moving from the horizontal stored position through the slightly inclined positions shown in dot-and-dash lines in Fig. 5 to the steeply inclined position shown in dot-and-dash "lines in Fig. 4. At this point the roller pins 63 strike the closed bottoms of the grooves 65 and the pins 64 leave the grooves 66 to allow the bed to be swung about the pins 63 to the horizontal use position shown by dot-anddash lines in Fig. 4 where the bed is locked in by suitable means not shown. To move the bed from the use position to the storage position, the reverse of the above operation takes place.
To counterbalance the bed 59 in its movements, any suitable means may be provided. In the drawings is shown oneform which such means may take but this is intended merely as illustrative of one of a number of forms such means might take.
In the space between the aisle ceiling 61 and the roof 68 of the car, see Figs. 4, 5 and 8, are arranged a pair of counterbalance springs 69, 69 each being connected through a system of fixed and movable pulleys and a cable passing over them to the respective roller pins 64 adjacent the inboard margin and at the opposite ends of the bed respectively. Each cable, as I0, passes from its pin 65 upwardly and outwardly over a fixed pulley ll, thence across the car to a fixed pulley ent the toilettransverse support longitudinally spaced from the fixed support 14 to which the associated spring is connected, and then the cable extends back to a connection to the mounting for the movable pulley I3. With this arrangement, and suitable ing room accommodations.
coil springs, the resistance to movement of the bedfrom the horizontal position is at first slight but increases with the outward and downward movement of the bed and so acts as an effective counterbalance in all positions of the bed.
It will be understood that suitable counterbalancing means may also be employed with the bed 54 but these have been omitted for the sake of simplicity of showing.
Luggage racks not shown may be provided above the aisle doorways and wardrobes in the space clearly shown in the sections of Figs. 4 and 6 and also at the right of Fig. 3.
With the arrangement disclosed herein large window openings 16 Figs. 1 and 2, are made possible for both the rooms of a pair A, B and C, D, these openings extending from adjacent the seat backs 42 and 55 of the respective seats 40 and 34 of the respective rooms A,and B almost to the transverse partition [9 between them.
Thus, light cheerful rooms, with beds stored out of sight and all toilet accessories enclosed within the separate toilet compartments are provided; making it more comfortabl and desirable for two persons traveling together to occupy a single room, or if three or four persons are traveling together, the pair of rooms may be readily converted into a large single room having advantages and-conveniences exceeding the usual draw The arrangement thus provides a variety of accommodations designed to fit most nearly the requirements of the class of the traveling public which has therefore patronized sleeping car bedrooms.
In themodification shown in Fig. 9, the arrangement is generally similar to the arrangement alreadyclescribed, the main difference consisting in the rearrangement of the toilet compartments so as to leave'a space between the toilet compartments of the adjacent rooms B, C of the pairs of rooms A, B and C, D and the seats and beds disposed adjacent the side wall l0 so that intercommunication can be established between said pair of rooms B, C. as Well as between the rooms of a pair A, B and C, D.
Similar parts in this view, are designated by the same reference numerals as in the form shown in Figs. 1 to 8, and certain parts shown in Figs. 1 to 8 have been omitted for simplicitys sake.
The pairs of rooms are designated A, B and I C, D, and the arrangement in rooms A and D is substantially the same as in the previously described form. A sliding door 311' is substituted for the hinged door 3! for closing the doorway to the aisle and a double panel hinged door 29' is shown for closing the toilet compartment 20 in place of the single panel hinged door 29 of Fig. 1.
The toilet compartments 20' and 2! for the separate rooms A and B are arranged back to back along the aisle wall l5 and separated by a transverse partition 11. The toilet compartments 7 together extend from aisle doorway 3| for we A to aisle doorway 32' for room B. A doorway and door 30 in the inner wall of compartment 2| provides communication between room B and said toilet compartment. 1
A wardrobe 36' for room B is provided by taking a part of the space from both compartments 20' and 2| at the corner between their inner walls and the transverse separating wall 11 and utilizing it for this purpose. A door and doorway 31' provides access to this wardrobe from the room B.
According to this modification the transverse wall l8 separating the pairs of rooms 3, divides inwardly of the inner margin of the adjacent chair 34 and bed 54 into two branches designated I8 and 19 leading to the opposite sides of the aisle door 32'. Each branch is formed by a transversely extending end wall 80 of the adjacent toilet compartment 2| and an inclined portion 8| providing a door opening and door therein. With this arrangement each room B and C can be entered through doorway 32 and the respective door 81 or the rooms can be shut ofl from the aisle by closing door 32' and rendered intercommunicating by opening both doors 8|. Not only is it possible to render the pairs of rooms A, B and C, D intercommunicating in the same manner as in the form of Figs. 1 to 8, but the pairs of rooms may be made intercomm'unieating in the manner just described, so that two, three or four rooms may be made intercommunicating, as desired, providing still greater flexibility of arrangements to meet the choice of the traveling public. L
As far as the remaining appointments of this arrangement are concerned they may be entirely similar to those already described in connection with the form of Figs. 1 to 8, inclusive, and need not be further described in this connection. These parts are referred to in Fig. 9 by the same reference numerals as in Figs. 1 to 8.
While several specific embodiments of the invention have been herein described in detail it will be understood that changes and modifications may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the main features of the invention, and such changes and modifications are intended to be covered by the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. In a railway sleeping car, a side aisle, a pair of adjoining rooms between said side aisle and the opposite car sidewall, said pair of rooms being defined by end transverse walls and a partition separating them, longitudinally facing seats disposed adjacent the end walls of the respective rooms, the seat in one room being of materially less width than the width of the room and the width of the seat in the other room approaching the full width of the room, a pair or made-up beds in said one room normally stored against the end Wall and adjacent the ceiling,
respectively, of said room and movable to extend lengthwise at lower and upper levels, respectively, along said car side wall and for substantially the full length of the room when in their use D sition, and a pair of made-up beds in said other room normally stored behind the seat back and vertically above the seat back, respectively, and both extending lengthwise of the transverse end 'wall of said room and movable to horizontal use positions at lower and upper levels, respectively, the intermediate partition having means for throwing the rooms into communication.
2. In a railway sleeping car, a pair of adjoining rooms extending transversely between a side aisle wall and a side wall of the car and defined by transverse end walls and an intermediate separating wall having means for rendering the rooms intercommunicating, a pair of movable made-up beds in each room arranged when in horizontal use position one in spaced relation above the other, the beds in one room, when in use position, extending lengthwise along the car side wall. for substantially the full length of the room and, when in storage position, in the case of the lower, being folded against the transverse end wall of said room and, in the case of the upper, being located adjacent the ceiling, the beds in the other room extending lengthwise of the adjacent transverse end wall both in their storage and use positions and being folded against said wall when in storage position and extended horizontally in use position, and a separate toilet compartment for each room communicating through a doorway with the associated room.
3. In a railway sleeping car, a pair of adjoining rooms extending between a side aisle and a side wall of the car and defined longitudinally by end transverse walls and an intermediate wall normally separating the rooms, a longitudinally facing seat in one of the rooms disposed adjacent the car side wall with its back adjacent the end transverse wall of the room, a longitudinally facing seat approaching in width substantially the width of the room and disposed with its back adjacent the end transverse wail of the other room, a first bed of substantially the length of the room when in use position extending lengthwise of said one room and foldable into a storage position against the end transverse wall and behind the seat of said one room, a second bed in said one room stored adjacent the ceiling and movable to horizontal use position at a level above the level of the use position of said first bed, a first bed in storage position folded behind the seat in said other room and extensible to horizontal use position at a low level, and another bed folded in storage position against said end transverse wall of said other room and extensible into horizontal use position at a ,level above said first bed, the intermediate separating wall having means for throwing the rooms into communication both when made up as sitting rooms or as bedrooms.
4. In' a railway sleeping car, a room defined by a longitudinally extending aisle wall, a longitudinally extending car side wall and spaced transverse walls interconnecting said aisle and car side walls, said walls being interconnected at top and bottom respectively by a ceiling and a fioor, a full length foldable made-up bed extending, when in use position, lengthwise adjacent the floor along a longitudinally extending wall of the room and being foldable to a storage position extending vertically along a transverse wall of the room, and another full-length movable made-up bed extending, when in horizontal use position, in vertically spaced relation over the use position of said first-named bed and movable bodily to a storage position adjacent the ceiling and outside the path of movement of said firstnamed bed.
5. In a railway sleeping car having a side aisle, a room extending transversely between a side aisle wall and a car side wall and longitudinally between transverse walls interconnecting said aisle and car side walls, a seat disposed with its back against one of said transverse walls and exlengthwise along the car tending (rom the car side wall for at least bed width toward the aisle wall, a separate toilet compartment disposed adjacent the aisle wall and having its ceiling terminating below the ceiling of the main body of the room to provide a space therebetween, a full-length bed foldable lengthwise to extend horizontally adjacent the floor whenin use position'and adapted to be folded to a storage position extending lengthwall and spaced transverse walls interconnecting i said aisle and car side walls, a lower level bed when in horizontal use position extending lengthwise along one ofsaid longitudinally extending walls and being movable to storage position extending lengthwise vertically along one of said transverse walls with its upper end adjacent'the room ceiling, and an upper level bed when in horizontal use position being disposed in vertically spaced relation above the use position, and in the path of movement, of said lower level bed, the upper level bed being movable to storage position upwardly and laterally out of the path of movement of said lower level bed.
7. In a railway sleeping car having a sid aisle,
a room extending transversely between a side aisle wall and a car side wall and longitudinally between transverse walls interconnecting said aisle and car side walls, a lower level bed, when in horizontal use position extending lengthwise along the car side wall, an upper level bed, when in horizontal use position being disposed in vertically spaced and overlying relation above the use position of said first-named bed, said upper level bed being movable in a generally vertical direction, first, to a position adjacent the ceiling, and then laterally to a storage position adjacent the aisle side of the room.
8. In a railway sleeping car having a side aisle, a room extending transversely between a side aisle/ wall and a car side wall and longitudinally between transverse walls interconnecting said aisle and car side walls, an upper level bed when in horizontal use position extending and guiding means between the ends of the bed and the transverse walls of the room for guiding a car side wall side wall, and supporting the bed, first, for swinging movement about its outboard margin, then for bodily upward and inward movement, and finally to substantially horizontal storage position in adjacency to the aisle side of the room.
9. In a railway car, a side aisle having its ceiling below the car roof to provide a space therebetween, 9. room extending transversely between a side aisle wall and a car side wall and longitudinally between transverse walls interconnecting said aisle and car side walls, an upper level bed when in horizontal use position extending lengthwise along the car side wall, supporting and guiding means between the ends of the bed and the transverse walls of the room for guiding the bed, first, for swinging movement about its outboard margin, then, for bodily upward and inward movement, and finally, to substantially horizontal storage position in adjacency to the aisle side a car side wall spaced transverse l0 oi the room, and means for counterbalancln8 the bed disposed in the main in the space between the aisleceiling and the car roof. 10. In a railway sleeping car, a pair of adjacent rooms arranged between a side aisle wall and a car side wall and defined longitudinally by spaced end transverse walls and an intermediate wall separating the rooms, doorways between the aisle and the respective rooms, a bed in one of said rooms extending lengthwise along the car side wall for substantially the full length of the room, a bed in the other room extending lengthwise along the adjacent end transverse wall, an
enclosed toilet compartment having a doorway opening into said one room ment adjacent the aisle and extending between the aisle doorways of the respective rooms and having a doorway opening into said other-room, said intermediate wall being provided with means for rendering the rooms intercommunicating.
11. In a railway sleeping car, a pair oi. adjacent rooms arranged between a side aisle wall and and defined longitudinally by end walls and an intermediate wall separating the rooms, doorways between the aisle and the respective rooms, a bed in one of said rooms extending lengthwise along the car side wall for substantially the full length of the room, a bed in the other room extending length wise along the adjacent transverse end wall, a pair of enclosed toilet compartments arranged along the aisle wall and together filling the space lengthwise between the aisle doorways of the rooms and each having a doorway opening into the respective rooms, said intermediate wall being provided with means for rendering the rooms intercommunicating.
12. In a railway sleeping car, a pair of adjoining rooms arranged between a side aisle wall and and defined longitudinally by spaced transverse end walls and an intermediate wall separating the rooms, doorways between the aisle and the respective rooms, a bed in one of said rooms extending lengthwise along the car side wall, a bed in the other room extending lengthwise along the adjacent transverse and wall, a pair of enclosed toilet compartments arranged along the aisle wall and together filling the space between the aisle doorways of the rooms,'said intermediate wallbeing provided with means for rendering said rooms intercommunicating, and at least one of said end transverse walls being provided with door means rendering the adjacenteof said rooms alternatively intercommunicating with the aisle or with a next adjoining room.
13. In a railway sleeping car, a pair of adjoining rooms arranged between a side aisle wall and a car side wall and defined longitudinally by spaced transverse end walls and an intermediatewall separating the rooms, doorways in the aisle wall leading to the respective rooms, a bed in one of said rooms in use position extending lengthwise along the car side wall, a bed in the intercommunicating, the end transverse wall adjacent said one room being of single panel thickness from the car side wall inwardly for at least the width of the bed in said one room, and being 11 laterally continued by a longitudinally spaced pair of panels extending respectively to the opposite sides of the aisledoorway leading to said one room thereby providing a transverse passageway leading from said aisle doorway, each of the panels forming said passageway being provided with a doorway communicating, on the one hand, with said one room and, on the other hand, with an adjoining room.
14. In a. railway sleeping car, a pair of adjacent rooms arranged between a side aisle wall and a car side wall and defined longitudinally by spaced end transverse walls and an intermediate wall separating the rooms, doorways between the aisle and the respective rooms, a bed in one of said rooms extending lengthwise along the car side wall for substantially the full length of the room, a bed in the other room extending lengthwise along the adjacent transverse end wall, an enclosed toilet compartment having a doorway opening into said one room and disposed adjacent the transverse end wall between the bed and the aisle wall, an enclosed toilet compartment adjacent the aisle and extending longitudinally between the aisle doorways of the respective rooms and having a doorway opening a into the other room, and wardrobes disposed along the aisle wall on the opposite sides of said aisle doorways, respectively, from said lastnamed toilet compartment and having communication with the respective rooms.
15. In a railway sleeping car, a pair of adjoining rooms arranged between a car side wall and an aisle wall and defined longitudinally by spaced transverse end walls and an intermediate wall separating the rooms, doorways between the aisle and the respective rooms, a bed in one room in use position extending lengthwise along the car side wall for substantially the full length of the room, a bed in the other room in use position extending lengthwise along the adjacent transverse end wall, and enclosed toilet compartments, one for each room, disposed adjacent the aisle wall and having communication with the respective rooms, said intermediate wall, at least for full standing room height, being foldable between one of said toilet compartments and the car side wall for rendering said rooms intercommunicating.
16. In a railway car having a side aisle and an aisle wall, a pair of fixed transverse walls and a collapsible transverse wall intermediate said fixed walls, all extending between said aisle wall and a car side wall to define therewith a pair of adjoining rooms, each of said rooms having a doorway in said aisle wall, a fixed length bodily movable bed in each room, the bed in one room being positionable for sleeping use iongitudinally of the car adjacent said side wall and in spaced relation with respect to said aisle wall and the bed in the other room being positionable for sleeping use transversely of the car adjacent one of saidtransverse walls and in spaced relation with respect to said aisle wall, a wardrobe compartment in said one room formed in part by said aisle wall and the fixed transverse wall of said one room, a closed toilet room for said one room between said wardrobe compartment and the bed thereof when in sleeping use position and formed in part by said last-mentioned fixed wall, a wardrobe compartment in said other room in the space between said aisle wall and the bed thereof, and a toilet room for said other room, said beds each being stowable as a unit against a wall of their respective rooms, said collapsible wall being movable, at least in the stowed positions of said beds, from said car side wall toward said aisle wall to convert the pair of rooms into one large room.
17. In a railway car, an aisle, a room extending transversely between a wall of said aisle and a car side wall, and longitudinally between transverse walls interconnecting said aisle and car side walls, a bed when in horizontal use position extending lengthwise along the car side wall, supporting and guiding means between the ends of the bed and the transverse walls of the room for guiding the bed, first for swinging movement about its outboard margin, then for bodily upward and inward movement, and finally to a substantially horizontal stowed position adjacent the room ceiling, and means for counterbalanclng the bed disposed in the main in a space vertically above the bottom of the bed in its stowed position and laterally of said stowed position of the bed.
GOODRICH K. MURPHY.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STA'I'ES PATENTS Number Name Date 20,622 Case June 22, 1858 2,113,558 Wren Apr. 5, 1938 2,239,272 Patton Apr. 22, 1941 2,299,343 Patton Oct. 20, 1942 2,312,847 Parke Mar. 2, 1943 Disclaimer 2,462,027.-G00drich K. Murphy, New Canaan, Conn. RAILWAY SLEEPING OAR. Patent dated Feb. 15, 1949. Disclaimer filed Oct. 20, 1950, by the assignee, The Budd Company. Hereby enters this disclaimer to claim 4 of said patent.
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