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US2641772A
US2641772A US19820450A US2641772A US 2641772 A US2641772 A US 2641772A US 19820450 A US19820450 A US 19820450A US 2641772 A US2641772 A US 2641772A
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    • A47DFURNITURE SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN
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rJun@ 16, 1953 P. E. COOK 2,641,772

BABY CRIB CONVERTIBLE INTO A PLAYPEN Phi/ip E. 600k IN1/EN IOR.

June 16, 1953 Filed Nov. 29, 1950 P. E. cooK 2,541,772

BABY CRIB CONVERTIBLE INTO A PLAYPEN 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 i i l 58 48/ gl" @i60 20 I 26 v l 5 i 32 P/mp 5 coa/f g 52 INVENToR.

i 9 ,1mm BY 50 40 Q WWWMW Patented June 16 1953 .'"'Qf BABY CBIB CONVERTIBLE INTO A PLAYPENl Philip E. cock, south Bend, Ina. Application November 29, 1950, Serial N 0. 198,204

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The present invention relates yto improvements in baby cribs and more particularly to a baby crib which is adapted to be converted into a play pen.

An object of the present invention is to provide a baby crib having means whereby the crib may be readily converted into a play pen.

Y A further object lof the present invention is-to' provide a means whereby the crib will be elongated Vfor receiving the 'additional means required for converting a conventional crib intoa convertible crib.

A still further object of the present invention resides in the provision of means whereby -the bottom of the baby crib may be releasably secured to 'a supporting element which pivotally supports the same `whereby the baby crib bot-` tom may be rotated through 180 to provide either a spring support for a mattress or a play pen bottom. l f

Another object lof the present invention is to provide a means whereby the baby crib bottom may be adjustably supported in preselected vertical positions as desired.` n

Various other objects and advantages will become apparent from the detailed` description to follow. The -best form in which I have contemplated applying my invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a longitudinal horizontal sectional view taken substantially along the plane of lineV Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectionalview taken substantially along the plane of line 2-2 of Figure 1;

' pFigure 3 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken substantially along the plane of line 3'-3 of Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure -3 but wherein thebaby crib bottom is in inverted relation, as when' the crib has been converted to a play pen;

Figure 5 is a detailed horizontal sectional view taken substantially @along the plane of line 5-5 of Figure 2;

Figure 6 is a detailed vertlcalsectional View showing the means for pivotally supporting the baby crib bottom on the supporting elements;

and f f c f Figure '7 is a detail view `of one of theelements employed in conjunction with the present invention. Y Y f Referring more particularly to the drawings, wherein like numerals designate like parts throughout, the numeral IIJ designates generally the convertible baby 'crib which is comprised'of a pair of upstanding ends l2 andv I4, a vp'air of v longitudinally extending sides I6 and I8 and a bottom 2t. 4

The'ends l2 and I4 are `substantially of conventional form and have a pair of elongated brackets 22 secured to their side edges. The The brackets 22 have a plurality of supporting hooks 24 struck therefrom for a purpose to be hereinafter described.

The vbottom 2E! includes a substantially rectangular bottom frame 2l formed of end struts 25v and 28 and longitudinally.Y extending struts 30 and 32, .the longitudinally extending struts joining the en'd struts." A conventional spring 4 is secured to the rectangular frame by mean-s of the plurality'of individual springs 36. The

spring 34' is also provided with a pair of trans-n versely extendingv straps 38 whichare adapted to overlie the mattress whereby, when the bottom is in inverted position, the mattress will be retained thereby. The bottom frame 2| is pivotally supported at its ends by a pair of transversely extending Vsupporting elements 40 and.42. Each of thefsup'- porting elements is of channel cross-section and has a pair of supporting lugs 44 extending from its outer edges. The outer ends of the supporting lugs 44 are adapted to be received in preselected pairs of the supporting hooks 24 of the brackets 22, as seen best in Figures 5 land 6.

The centermost portions of the supporting elements 40 and 42 are provided with Ibearing elements 416 which are adapted to receive the pins 48' which are secured to the struts 2liv and 28 of thebottomframe 2| for pivoting support thereby.

As seen best in Figure 5, a locking rod-48 ofl elongated form is received within the channel form ofthe end strut with a similar locking rod being provided in the end strut 28, a description of one covering the description ofthe other. The locking rod 48. has a pair of detents 50 longitudinally Lextending therefrom for engagement tent 50 in `engagement in the apertures as above described.

The longitudinally extending sides I6 and I8 of the crib III are su-bstantially of conventional form andas shown in the patent to S. Kroll et al., Patent No. 2,297,963. The sides IB and I3 `are slidably and ladjustably supported by the guide rods `62 vand `68. The upper ends of the guide rods are supported by the lugs 'I0 which are best disclosed' in Figure 7. "The lugs 'ID have screwthreaded portions 'I2 for securing the sametothe upstanding ends I2 and I4. The intermediate portions of the lugs IIJ are formed as elongated shanks I4 having formed integrally .therewith the head portions 'I6 which are provided with recesses 'I8 to receive the upper ends` ofthe-:guide rods '62, retaining screws being received in the. transversely extending threaded bores 80. The lower ends of the rods 62 and 68 are received through apertures in the brackets 82 with coil springsi.84 supported thereby and providing 'sho-ck absorbers. t

The means for maintaining theA sides in preselected vertical positions may be of conventional form'such. as,v that disclosed yin the patent to Kroll et al. However, it is to.- be noted that .the supporting lugs 'IIl and brackets 82 are ,of elongated form to provide the added length required to pivotally support the bottom 2G on thenovel supporting elements.

It will thus `be'seen that when the structure is vtov-be employedas a crib, the spring and mattress are'upwardlyfacing and supportedupon preselectedpairs of the upper hooks 2dwith the sides supported on the guide rods where desired. Such` an` arrangement isishown in Figures l. and 2. vWhen thecrib is to :be-convertedto a play pen, the handles `56 atA one side of the crib are moved against the.-.urgin'gs of the spring, rvand the bottom may then be rotated throughflSO"r to provdefa play pen-bottom. `The bottom v2li maybe supported by preselected pairs of vthe.lowe1'..hooks and thehsides may be lowered.

Having described the invention,- whatisclaimed as. newzfis: Y

l. A Vbaby =crib convertible into a play pen and comprising avpair of.upstandingends,a pair of longitudinally extending sides'fand a=bottom, said bottom including a substantially rectangular bottomflframet and av4 conventional spring secured thereto, a pair vvof transversely extending elements `betweensaid 'ends '-fandfrectanguiarbottom trame, meansimounting said pair-of. elementslon: said iends for vertical adjustmentthereon,.and means pivotally mounting said rectangular bottom frame on said pair.Y ofelements for vertical swing.- ing into .inverted position.A

. .2. A ,baby crib vconvertible into a play pen and comprising a pair of upstanding ends, a. pair of longitudinallyextending sidesv anda bottom; said bottom including a substantially rectangular bottom .frame and' a' conventional spring secured thereto, saidH rectangular *bottomv framebeing swingably-supported at each 4end by a transversely extending support element onwhich s'aidrectangular-bottom frame ispivoted', mea-ns on each 'support element-for 'engagement with preselected .s'aid: support elementsi for'iixe'dly securing said rectangular bottom frameto said support elements, said last named means including a lock- -ing rod transversely disposed at each end of said rectangular-bottom frame, detents extending from said lcking rod, said supporting elements .having vapertures formed therein for receiving said detents.

4.V A baby crib convertible into a play pen and .comprising a pair of upstanding ends, a pair of longitudinally extending sides and a bottom, said bottoml including a.substantially.rectangular-bottomframei. and` alconventional spring secured thereto,. said Yrectangular bottom framev being swingably supported at each end by a transversely extending support element to which said rectangular bottom frame is pivoted, meanson each support element for engagement with preselected portionsof. said upstanding ends,v and means on said4 rectangular bottom .frame .engageable with said support elements for xedlyy securing said rectangular bottom frame to said `support elements, said last named means including:v a-locking-rod.transversely disposed. at each end 4of said rectangular bottom frame, detents extending from said` locking rod, said support elements being formedwith-,apertures therein for receiving said detents, saidlockingrod.beingresiliently urged toengage said-detents insaid apertures, and handle `means onsaid locking rods forl disengaging said detents from said apertures.

v 5. A` baby crib. convertible intov a ,play pen. and comprisinga pair of.` upstandingends, a pair ,of longitudinally extending. `sides and a bottom,.said bottom including a substantially rectangular bottom.;frarne. and aU conventional. spring. secured thereto, said. rectangular.. bottom. frame being swingably supported at .each end by a transversely extending support element rto which said. rectangular bottom frameis. pivoted, means yonfeach of.` said. support. elements.. for ,engagement with preselected portions offsaidf upstanding. ends,A and means on said rectangular bottom frame engageable Withsaidsupportselements for xedly: fsecuring said rectangular: bottom frame tor. said support elements, and wherein said rectangular bottom .frame is provided with` a ypair of. axially extending pivot pins,; said f pivot :pi-ns being Yengageable with supporting bearings on said support elements.

` Q PHILIP COQ-K..

4References Cited in` the .le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,00123'90 Gross Aug. "22,2 Y1911 1,095,878- f Judge 'May- 5, -19'14 1,248,338 VJudge fNov.` 27, 5191-7 1,340,694 Winget May 18, 11920 j 2,341,451 Landry Feb; l 8, v'1944 2,414,076 'Webb Jan.A 7,-1947 2,418,680 vsp/'ebb fApr' 851947

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US2952854A (en) * 1955-07-20 1960-09-20 Thayer Furniture Corp Latching connection for bed rails
US3537115A (en) * 1968-07-23 1970-11-03 Hickory Springs Mfg Co Inc Hanger element for supporting a spring frame
US3636571A (en) * 1970-05-15 1972-01-25 Richard S Winer Crib stabilizer
US3760434A (en) * 1971-12-27 1973-09-25 Gem Industries Bracket for adjustably supporting a mattress spring frame
US4008497A (en) * 1973-08-13 1977-02-22 Badon Kenneth E Swimming pool play pen
US4204286A (en) * 1978-12-11 1980-05-27 Gem Industries Inc. Spring support
US5155880A (en) * 1992-05-04 1992-10-20 Schoonover Carleton M Apparatus and method for increasing vertical mattress adjustment in full size baby cribs
US5884348A (en) * 1995-10-18 1999-03-23 Aprica Kassai Kabushikikaisha Crib
US20120180211A1 (en) * 2010-12-27 2012-07-19 Mattel, Inc. Reconfigurable Child Retaining Structure

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US1001390A (en) * 1911-01-23 1911-08-22 Arthur A Gross Reversible spring.
US1095878A (en) * 1913-09-19 1914-05-05 Louis L Judge Bedstead.
US1248338A (en) * 1915-11-20 1917-11-27 Louis L Judge Bedstead.
US1340694A (en) * 1919-01-07 1920-05-18 Winget Jasper Stanley Child's folding combined bed and coop
US2341451A (en) * 1942-04-20 1944-02-08 Gem Crib And Cradle Company Crib drop side
US2414076A (en) * 1943-06-18 1947-01-07 Edison Wood Products Inc Bottom support for cribs
US2418680A (en) * 1943-06-16 1947-04-08 Edison Wood Products Inc Crib

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US1001390A (en) * 1911-01-23 1911-08-22 Arthur A Gross Reversible spring.
US1095878A (en) * 1913-09-19 1914-05-05 Louis L Judge Bedstead.
US1248338A (en) * 1915-11-20 1917-11-27 Louis L Judge Bedstead.
US1340694A (en) * 1919-01-07 1920-05-18 Winget Jasper Stanley Child's folding combined bed and coop
US2341451A (en) * 1942-04-20 1944-02-08 Gem Crib And Cradle Company Crib drop side
US2418680A (en) * 1943-06-16 1947-04-08 Edison Wood Products Inc Crib
US2414076A (en) * 1943-06-18 1947-01-07 Edison Wood Products Inc Bottom support for cribs

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2952854A (en) * 1955-07-20 1960-09-20 Thayer Furniture Corp Latching connection for bed rails
US3537115A (en) * 1968-07-23 1970-11-03 Hickory Springs Mfg Co Inc Hanger element for supporting a spring frame
US3636571A (en) * 1970-05-15 1972-01-25 Richard S Winer Crib stabilizer
US3760434A (en) * 1971-12-27 1973-09-25 Gem Industries Bracket for adjustably supporting a mattress spring frame
US4008497A (en) * 1973-08-13 1977-02-22 Badon Kenneth E Swimming pool play pen
US4204286A (en) * 1978-12-11 1980-05-27 Gem Industries Inc. Spring support
US5155880A (en) * 1992-05-04 1992-10-20 Schoonover Carleton M Apparatus and method for increasing vertical mattress adjustment in full size baby cribs
US5884348A (en) * 1995-10-18 1999-03-23 Aprica Kassai Kabushikikaisha Crib
US20120180211A1 (en) * 2010-12-27 2012-07-19 Mattel, Inc. Reconfigurable Child Retaining Structure
US8555434B2 (en) * 2010-12-27 2013-10-15 Mattel, Inc. Reconfigurable child retaining structure

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