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Jan. 4, 1955 5 MORE 2,698,445

TILTABLE BED SPRING AND MATTRESS Filed July 18, 1952 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 W 45 45 47 E11 I- I! 2:56 a ll 7 M Z 7 J7 /v 4 Y\ 654mm /JZ w z IN VEN TOR. ED GAR MORE.

Jan. 4, 1955 Filed July 18, 1952 E. MORE TILTABLE BED SPRING AND MATTRESS 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 7" %i is? 4/ 35 f/ 15 1 I fi l? A i x r 57 37/ W I 54; 1 j h! E A 15' A 4 m- 1-1; 9-4- 8 f0 45 Z5 JNVENTOR.

EDGAR MORE Jan. 4, 1955 E. MORE 2,698,445

TILTABLE BED SPRING AND MATTRESS 1N VEN TOR. ED GAR MORE United States Patent TILTABLE BED SPRING AND MATTRESS Edgar More, New York, N. Y.

Application July 18, 1952, Serial No. 299,640

11 Claims. (Cl. -323) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in bed constructions.

More particularly, the present invention proposes the construction of an improved bedstead for tiltably holding a bed springs and mattress so that the springs may easily be raised to clean under the bed and to clean the underside of the springs.

Another object of the present invention proposes forming a bedstead with a bed springs holding frame pivotally resting on a fulcrum bar on the bedstead and a counterweight on the frame to permit the springs and mattress to be raised with little eflfort by housewives and chambermaids for cleaning purposes.

Still further, the present invention proposes arranging the pivotally mounted bed springs holding frame and bedstead so that the frame cannot inadvertently tilt.

As a further object, the present invention proposes constructing the bedstead so that the bed springs may be tilted and raised but will not slide off the bedstead or be tilted olf in doing so.

The present invention further proposes a novel arrangement of a bedstead for tiltably holding a box spring or other bed springs and mattress with a rest abutment at the fully tilted position for stable support at this position.

For further comprehension of the invention and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. l is a top plan view of a bedstead embodying the present invention with the mattress removed.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 22 of Fig. l with a mattress indicated in dot-dash outline.

Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing the springs and mattress in tilted position.

Fig. 4 is a sections view taken on line 44 of Fig. l with a side rack shown in perspective.

Fig. 5 is a side view of the structure shown in Fig. 1 with the rack in place.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary detail view partly in section I illustrating a detail of construction.

The improved bed construction illustrated in the several figures consists of a bedstead having a frame 16 tiltable thereon to hold bed springs 17 or a box spring (not shown).

Bedstead 15 has two end members, a head board 18 and a foot board 19. Headboard 18 has two posts 20 and 21 and footboard 19 is similarly constructed with posts 22 and 23 The head and footboards 18 and 19 are connected by a side member 24 (Fig. 2) at one side only of the bedstead. Preferably the side member 24 is removably connected to the head and footboards 18 and 19, the posts 20 and 21 of the head and footboards each having a recessed opening 25 (Fig. 6) covered by a cover plate 26 secured to the posts by screws 27. The plate 26 in turn has an opening 28 to receive a book 30 secured to the side member 24.

A fulcrum bar 31 also is secured to the head and footboard 18 and 19 between them and between the posts 20 and 21 of the headboard 18 and posts 22 and 23 of the footboard 19. The fulcrum bar 31 runs lengthwise of the bedstead the full length of the bedstead. It may be secured to lower cross members 18' and 19 of the head and footboards respectively being interlocked or dovetailed into these members and secured, as by gluing.

2,698,445 Patented Jan. 4, 1955 The frame 16 provides means to hold bed springs tiltable on the fulcrum bar 31. Frame 16 has a front side bar 32, two end members 33 and 34 and a rear side bar 35. Springs 17 are attached to the end members 33 and 34. Frame 16 rests on fulcrum bar 31 and on side member 24 of the bedstead, fulcrum bar 31 having notched end portions 37 and the front side bar 32 of the frame resting on the upper surface of side member 24 of the bedstead. The frame 16 thus normally is level on the bedstead with side members 33 and 34 of the frame pivotally confined in the fulcrum bar notched end portions 37 between the fulcrum bar 31 and the head and footboards 18 and 19 when the front member 32 of the frame rests on the side member 24 of the bedstead.

In this position, it will be apparent that the frame 16 becomes a first class lever fulcrumed on the fulcrum bar 31 and tiltable to the open or rear side of the bedstead (opposite side member 24).

Arcuate straps 38 fastened as by screws 39 to the inner sides of the side members 33 and 34 of the frame provide dependent guide means to pivot. the frame about the fulcrum bar 31 and hold it to the fulcrum bar, the fulcrum bar having arcuate shaped grooved openings 40 to receive the free end of each strap 38.

Referring to Fig. 3, it will be clear that since a greater portion of the box springs and mattress extends to the right of fulcrum bar 31 than to the left, there will be a net movement tending to cause clockwise movement of member 32 in Fig. 3. To facilitate tilting of the frame and to make it possible for any housewife or chambermaid to lift the box springs and mattress, the counterweight is utilized which takes the form of rear side bar 35 of the frame. It will be understood that in order to act as a counterweight, bar 35 must be made heavier than bar 32 by using a denser material, or by using weight to weight member 35, as shown in Fig. l at 35'. This bar 35 is also provided with spaced peg holes 41 removable to receive dependent pegs 42 of a mattress retaining rack 43 to prevent the mattress 44 (indicated in dot-dash outline) from sliding off the frame 16 when it is tilted as shown in Fig. 3.

A handle 45 is also provided on the front side bar 32 of the frame and to assure that the counterweighted rear side bar 35 will not cause inadvertent tilting of the frame, latching means. are provided with latching elements 46 secured to the front side bar 32 of the frame 16 and coacting latching elements 47 fastened to the side member 24 of the bedstead.

Abutments 48 in the form of blocks are provided on the aligned posts 21 and 23 on the head and footboards 18 and 19, respectively of the bedstead at the open side of the bed. These'abutments cooperate with the frame guides or straps 38 to prevent the frame from sliding off the bedstead and hold the frame in its fully tilted position.

A pair of braces 49 each have one end pivotally secured to side member 24 of the bedstead and a free end adapted to seat selectively in one of a series of spaced notches 50 in one of a pair of brace bars 51. The brace bars 51 are secured to the end members 33 and 34 of the frame 16.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:

1. A bedstead for tiltably holding bed springs comprising two end members and a side member connecting the end members together at one side only of the bedstead, a fulcrum bar between the end members secured immediate the sides of the end members, means to hold the bed springs tiltable on the fulcrum bar, and releasable means to prevent the tilting, said means to hold the bed springs tiltable on the fulcrum bar including a weighted rear side member.

2. The combination of claim 1 wherein a bed springs holding frame having side members tiltably overlies the fulcrum bar and said fulcrum bar includes grooved openings and a strap is secured to said side members of the frame and engages in selected openings to provide dependent guide means to hold the frame on the fulcrum bar.

3. The combination of claim 2 wherein said grooved openings are arcuate shaped and said strap is arcuate in shape to slide in the arcuate shaped grooved openings.

4. A bedstead for tiltably holding bed springs comprising two end members and a side member connecting the end members, a fulcrum bar between the end members secured between their sides, a bed springs holding frame tiltably overlying the fulcrum bar and resting on it and the side member, said frame having dependent guide means to pivot the frame about the fulcrum bar, and a counterweight on the frame to the side of the fulcrum bar most remote from the side member of the bedstead.

5. A bedstead for tiltably holding bed springs comprising two end members and a side member connecting the end members, a fulcrum bar between the end members secured between their sides, a bed springs holding frame tiltably overlying the fulcrum bar and resting on it and the side member, said frame having dependent guide means to pivot the frame about the fulcrum bar, a counterweight on the frame to the side of the fulcrum bar most remote from the side member of the bedstead, and a rack at one side of the frame removably secured to the counterweight to hold the bed springs on the frame when the frame is tilted.

6. A bedstead for tiltably holding bed springs comprising two end members and a side member connecting the end members, a fulcrum bar between the end members secured between their sides, a bed springs holding frame tiltably overlying the fulcrum bar and resting on it and the side member, said frame having dependent guide means to pivot the frame about the fulcrum bar, a counterweight on the frame to the side of the fulcrum bar most remote from the side member of the bedstead, a rack at the counterweighted side of the frame to hold the bed springs on the frame when the frame is tilted, and abutments on the end members of the bedstead at the side having no side member to hold the frame in its fully tilted position.

7. A bedstead for tiltably holding bed springs compris ing two end members and a side member connecting the end members, a fulcrum bar between the end members secured between their sides, a bed springs holding frame tiltably overlying the fulcrum bar and resting on it and the side member, said frame having dependent guide means to pivot the frame about the fulcrum bar, said fulcrum bar having notches in its upper surface to receive the frame for tilting the frame to the open side of the bedstead.

8. A bedstead for tiltably holding bed springs comprising two end members and a side member connecting the end members, a fulcrum bar between the end members secured between their sides, a bedsprings holding frame tiltably overlying the fulcrum bar and resting on it and the side member, said frame having dependent guide means to pivot the frame about the fulcrum bar, a counterweight on the frame to the side of the fulcrum bar most remote from the side member of the bedstead, a rack at one side of the frame adjacent the counterweight to hold the bed springs on the frame when the frame is tilted, said fulcrum bar having notches in its upper surface to receive the frame.

9. A bedstead for tiltably holding bed springs comprising two end members and a side member connecting the end members, a fulcrum bar between the end members secured between their sides, a bed springs holding frame tiltably overlying the fulcrum bar and resting on it and the side member, said frame having dependent guide means to pivot the frame about the fulcrum bar, a counterweight on the frame to the side of the fulcrum bar most remote from the side member of the bedstead, a rack at one side of the frame adjacent the counterweight to hold the bed springs on the frame when the frame is tilted, a handle and latching means on the other side of the frame with cooperating latching element on the side member of the frame.

10. A bedstead for tiltably holding bed springs comprising two end members and a side member connecting the end members, a fulcrum bar between the end members secured between their sides, a bed springs holding frame tiltably overlying the fulcrum bar and resting on it and the side member, said frame having dependent guide means to pivot the frame about the fulcrum bar, a counterweight on the frame to the side of the fulcrum bar most remote from the side member of the bedstead, a rack at one side of the frameadjacent the counterweight to hold the bed springs on the frame when the frame is tilted, and abutments on the end members of the bedstead at the side having no side member to hold the frame in its fully tilted position, said fulcrum bar having notches in its upper surface to receive the frame, a handle on the frame adjacent the side overlying the side member of the bedstead, and releasing latching means to hold the frame to the bedstead, said means having coacting elements, one on the side member of the bedstead and the other on the frame adjacent the handle.

11. A bedstead for tiltably holding bed springs comprising two end members and a side member connecting the end members, a fulcrum bar between the end members secured between their sides, a bed springs holding frame tiltably overlying the fulcrum bar and resting on it and the side member, said frame having dependent guide means to pivot the frame about the fulcrum bar, a counterweight on the frame to the side of the fulcrum bar most remote from the side member of the bedstead, a rack at one side of the frame adjacent the counterweight to hold the bed springs on the frame when the frame is tilted, and abutments on the end members of the bedstead at the side having no side member to hold the frame in its fully tilted position, said fulcrum bar having notches in its upper surface to receive the frame, a handle on the frame adjacent the side overlying the side member of the bedstead, and releasing latching means to hold the frame to the bedstead, said means having coacting elements, one on the side member of the bedstead and the other on the frame adjacent the handle, and means selectively to hold the frame in one of several tilted positions.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 729,895 Roche June 2, 1903 1,480,853 Diamond Jan. 15, 1924 2,113,286 White Apr. 5, 1938 2,601,015 Gruber June 17, 1952

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US4999864A (en) * 1990-04-09 1991-03-19 Crews Paul B Bed movable to plural positions
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