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US895264A
US895264A US42194608A US1908421946A US895264A US 895264 A US895264 A US 895264A US 42194608 A US42194608 A US 42194608A US 1908421946 A US1908421946 A US 1908421946A US 895264 A US895264 A US 895264A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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' 'EATENTED AUG. 4, 1908.

T. F. HARRIS & R. A. EIPEBT.

I CONVERTIBLE BED SEAT. APPLIGATIQN PILED MAR. 1a. 1%

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CONVERTIBLE BED SEAT.

APILIGATIOH BIL-ED n11.1s, 1903.

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T 0 all whom it may concern:

- Be it. known that we, Tnosms F. HARRIS and Ronsn'r A. EIrEnr, citizens of the United States, residing, respectively, in the borough of Manhattan and borough of the Bronx, city, county, and State offiNew York, have invented certain new and useful lmprovements in Convertible Bed Seats, of which the following is a specification.

()ur invention is designed to afford a simple, compact structure readily convertible into either a settee or a bed with the least possible exertion,the bed portion being counterpoised in part, as hereinafter set forth.

Another object is to produce a device the several sections of which may be quickly and conveniently separatedfor purposes of cleaning, transportation,"storage &c., at the same time attaining economy of space under all conditions of use.

The invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter de-' scribed and claimed specifically.

In the accompanying dra-wlngs, Figure 1, is a front elevation of the device arranged as a settee, nortions being broken away to show internal construction; Fig. 2, is a top view, partly broken away; Fig. 3, is a. rear elevation, partly broken away; Fig. 4, a rear View of the lower part of the frame, showing the bed in horizontal position; Fig. :3, a sectional detail on a larger scale of one of the bolts; Fig. 6, is a vertical section upon plane of line 66Fig. 1; Fig. 7, is a vertical sec-- tion upon )lane of line 7 7Fig. 1; Fig. 8, is a vertical section upon plane of line 8S Fig. 1, the bed being shown in its horizontal osition; Fig. 9, is a sectional view upon a arger scale. of the upper portion of the mattress; Fig. 10, a detail section on plane of line 10, 10 Fig. 1; Fig. 11, a detail View of one of the seat frame arms.

The frame consists essentially of the two end members or standards A, A, the top member B and the con pling. rod C, the latter connecting and spacing the lower portions of the end members A, A, while the top member B connects the upper portions thereof. The coupling rod C is simply a plain rod bent at each end to form a hook c, for engagement with an eye a, attaehedto the inner side of the adjacent end member. The upper member B is preferably made in the form of a horizontal shelf b, with an upright back b, and is formed at each extremity with dowel pins Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed March 18, 1908. Serial No. 421,946.

THOMAS P. HARRIS AND ROBERT A. EIFERT, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.

CONVERTIBLE BED-SEAT.

Patented Aug. 4, 190a.

b which fit in sockets a, a, in the bracket blocks it", a", on the inner sides of the end members A, A, and also with hook plates b b, which engage with shouldered studs a, o on the rear edges of said end members A, A. It will be seen that by thus constructing the frame it may be readily taken apart" or re-assembled.

The bed and seat portions are not positively attached to the frame. The bed portion when in position in the frame simply rests upon stationary rack brackets R, R,

upon the lower inner sides of the end members A, A,'said rack brackets R, R, being each formed with a series of horizontal rack shoulders r, r, for engagement with corresponding teeth or shoulders s, s, on the curved segments S, S.

The segments S, S, are rigidly secured to the lower corners of the spring bed frame D and are of suitable curvature to act as rockers upon which to turn the bed from the upright to the horizontal )osition, or vice versa,- the intermeshing of the shoulders u on the rack brackets with those on the roe er segments prevcntin slip and maintaining the parts in proper re iation to each other. When in the recumbent position it is held by spring latches Z, Z, mounted thereon, which automatically engage mortises a", a", on the inner sides of the end membeis A, A, when the bed frame reaches a horizontal plane. These spring latches Z, Z, are withdrawn from the mortises a, a, by means of cord Z, when it is desired to raise the bed,said cord Z', passing centrally through the frame and between the bed spring d, and the mattress M, so as to be conveniently accessible from the front or outer side of the bed when lowered. The spring latches Z, Z, sustain the rear or inner side of the bed positively against any tendency of the rocker segments S to yield by reason of possible excess of weight on that side of the bed beyond the plane of contact between the se ments and the racks. Otherwise the rear 0; inner side of the bed frame is supported by and upon said segmental rockers S, S.

The mattress M is attached to and suspended upon the outer or upper member of the frame D, by hooks m, m, or equivalent means. It is of peculiar construction in that it is provided with a central reinforcing sheet m to the edges of which the outer tickings are, m, are secured thereby forming athrce ply margin for the attachment of the hooks III m, m, and insuring an even distribution of strain throughout the mattress, as will be understood by reference to Fig. 9, in which it will be seen that'the ties m, pass through and secure together all three thicknesses of ticking M, m m Hence, especially when the bed frame D is in its upright position with the mattress hanging-free thereon, as shown in Figs. 6 and 7, the reinforcing sheet n, performs an important function in preserving the sha e of the mattress.

The bed clothes a, when not in use, are folded over a line 6, extending between the end bars (1, d, on the frame D, so that when the latter is inits u right position they, like the mattress M will liang free in the space between the rear of said frame and the plane of the rear edges of the end members A, A. The advantages of thus freely suspending and airing the mattress and bed clothes when not in use are obvious and im ortant, from a sanitary point of view, w iile the con venience of maniplulation is worthy of consideration, since t e simple act of raising or lowering the frame D disposes of the beddin The inner side of the seat frame F'is pivotally connected with and supported upon the end members of the bed frame D, by means of rear arms f, If referred the ends of these arms may e ma e in the form of hooks f, for engagement with the pivotsd on the frame as shown in Fig. 11, so that the seat frame F may be quickly and conveniently detached from the bed frame D whentdesired-,- the weight of the seat frame always tending to maintain the hooks f in engagement with the pivots (i The front of the seat frame F is formed with legs on the lower ends of which are mounted rollers f to facilitate the operation of moving the seat from one position to the other. It may also be provided with a front board f to conceal the space under the seat frame in which we arrange a longitudinal box or receptacle G, for the storage of extra bedding or other things, as may be desired. It is obvious that this receptacle G, may be supported in various ways. In the construction shown in the drawings, it is provided with lugs g, g, which rest u on corner flanges f f, on the frame F. T ie seat h, is removable from the frame F and constitutes the lid of the receptacle G. It is held against lateral or lon itudinal movement upon the frame F by SilOUldIS g, g, on its under side which engage with the inner edges of said frame.

The back cushion i, is secured to the bed frame D, at suitable points, as at the upper and lower edges of the cushion, and elsewhere if desired. Hooks i, are preferably employed for this purpose, so that the cushion may be readily removed or replaced. For simplicity of drawings, we have herein shown both seat and back cushions of plain structure but they are intended to represent the usual upholstered cushions used or sin1i lar purposes. In this connection we wish to state also that any other form of bed spring may be substituted for that shown in the drawings, as we do not wish to limit ourselves thereto.

A flap board J is pivetaly supported upon cushions of the weight of the bedding &c.,

and enable the bed spring to )erform its function, we prefer to use folda le legs d; d, pvotally attached to the front or upper membbr of the bed frame, and of such length as .toI-sustain the bed frame in perfect horizontalfalinement. h

In order to facilitate the conversion of the device intma settee from the recumbent or bed position,ii., we connect the seat frame F and the bed'frame D by means of one or more springs K o "uch length that when the parts are advance \as the bed frame is lowered, the spring or springs K will be stretched more or less, thereby storing energy which will be utilized to assist in overcoming inertia and weight as the springs counteract at the beginning of the retractile movement of the parts. Owing however to the )artial counter )oise attained by the use-of the segmental roc kers as a means of support for the bed frame, these springs are of secondary importance, and may be dispensed with if desired. It is to be understood that when in the upright position the bed frame D is inclined backward, its upper edge resting against stops a, a, on the underside of the shelf b, in which position it is maintainedby e gravity, I

It will be seen that by our construction and arrangement the whole device may be readily taken apart or re-assembled. Thus, the seat and seat back cushions are removable, the receptacle niay be lifted out of the seat frame, the latter m. y be detached from the bed frame, the bed frame and segmental rockersinay be raised from the racks and lifted from theframe, and the frame itself may be taken apart by raising the coupling rod and top member. I

hat we claim as our invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is,

1. In a convertible ,bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united by a de-v tachable top member and a detachable lower coupling, stationary shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers formed with she ders engaging those on said stationary rat and a bed frame secured to said segmental rockers, for the purpose described. v t

2. In a convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united by a dctachable top member and a detachable lower coupling, stationary shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on said stationary racks, s ed frame secured to said segmental rockers, and a stationary rest on each of said end members for the support of said bed frame in a rearwardly inclined position, for the purpose described.

3. In a convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united by a de tachable top member and a detachable lower coupling, stationary shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on said stationary races, a bed frame secured to said segmental rat-ks. and means for supporting said bed frame in a horizontal position, for the purpose described.

4. Ina convertible bed seat of the charac ter ce ignated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united by a dcrachable top m mber and a detachable lower coupling, stationary shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers formed with she ers engaging those on said stationary racks, a bed frame secured to said segmental racks, a stationary back rest on each of -d end members for supporting said bed frame in a rearwardly in elined upright pos don, and means for supporting said bed in a horizontal position, for the purpose descr bed.

5. In a convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united by a dctachable top me nbcr and a detachable lower coupling, stationary shouldered racks upon said end 11 Q XI'S, segmental rockers formed with shot ers engaging those on said statioiiary rs. a bed frame secured to said segmental rs s, abackrest on each of said end members rthe support of said bed frame in a rearw iily inclined upright position, and a matter attached to said bed frame by means nich allow said mattress to hang vertically free of said bed frame when the latter is in a rearwardly inclined upright position. for the purpose described.

6 In convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consistingeof end members united by a detachable top member and 1 a detachable lowerc-oupling, stationary shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers bed frame when in its inclined upright position for the purpose described.

7. In a convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united br a detachable top member and a detachable lower coupling, stationary shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on said stationary reels. :1 bed frame secured to said segmental racks, a back reston each of said end members for the support ofsaid bed frame in a rean ardly inclined upright position, a slidable seat frame formed with rear arms which are pivotallyconnected to said bed frame, for the purpose described.

8. In a convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united by a detachable top member and a detachable lower coupling, stationary shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those. on said stationary racks, a bed frame secured to said segmental racks. a back rest on each of said end members for the support of said bed frame in a rearwardi r inclined upright position, a slidable seat frame formed with rear arms which are pirotally' connected to said bed frame, and roller bearings supporting the front portion of said slidable seat frame, for the purpose described.

9. In a con ertible bed seat of the character desi nated, the combination with the frame 'Ofii, of stationary slrouldered racks, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on saie stationary racks, a bed frame secured to said segmental racks, a

slidable seat frame formed with rear arms which are pivotally c nnected with the bed frame, receptacle supp-erred within said seat frame, and a remove-lore seat fitting on said seat frame and eoiis tating the core-r of said receptacle, for the p rpose described.

10. In a convertible bed seat of the character designatedthe (embination cf'a frame consisting of end members united by a detachable top member and a detachable lower coupling, stationary shouldered melts upon said end members. segmental rockers formed with shoulders err-gag g those on said stationary racks, a bed namesecured to said segmental racks, a back rest on each of said end members for the support of said bed frame in a rearwardiy inclined upright posi tion, a slidable seat frame formed with rear arms which are pivorslly connected to said bed frame, and a sprirg connected at one end l.- N......l...,

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of said bed frame and at the other end to the slida-ble seat frame, for the )urpose described.

11. In a convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a fram'e consisting of end members united by a detachable top member and a detachable lower coupling, stationary shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on said statlODzlI'FJ'fiCkS, a bed frame secured to said segmental racks, av back rest on each of the said end members for the support of said bed frame in a rearwardl inclined uprightposition, a slidable seat frame formed with rear arms which are )ivotally connected with the bed frame, an foldab e legs on said bed frame adapted to support it independently of the seat frame, when the bed frame is in the recumbent posit-ion, for the purpose described.

12.111 a convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination with the frahie woflr, of stationary shouldered racks, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on said stationary racks, a bed frame-secured to said segmental racks, and a slidable seat frame formed with rear arms having hooks which engage with pivot studs on the bed frame, so as to be detachable therefrom, for the purpose described.

13. In a convert-lble bed seat of th character designated, the combination of a i 'ame consisting of end members united by a detachable top member and a detachable lower coupling rod, shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on said racks, a bed frame secured to said segmental racks, and a back rest for the support of said bed frame in a rearwardly inclined position, for the purpose described.

14. In a convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united by a detachable top member and a detachable lower coupling rod, shouldered racks upon said end members, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on said racks, a bed frame secured to said segmental racks, a. back rest for the sup )ort of said bed frame in 5a a rearwardly inclined position, and a slidable seat frame formed with rear arms which are detachably connected with .pivot studs upon the bed frame, for the pur ose described.

15. In a convertible be seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united by a to member made in the form of a shelf and a lower coupling rod, shouldered racks on said end members, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on said racks, a bed frame secured to said segmental racks, and a. back rest for the support of said bed frame m a 'rearwardly inclined upright position. for

the purpose described.

16. In a convertible bed seat of the character designated, the combination of a frame consisting of end members united by a top member made in the form of a shelf, and a lower coupling rod, shouldered racks on said end members, segmental rockers formed with shoulders engaging those on said racks, bed frame secured to said segmental racks, a. back rest for the sup )ort of said bed frame in a rearwardly incline u right position, and a. flap pivotally mounte immediately "below said to shelf and arranged to conceal the to of the ed frame when in said upright position, substantially as set forth.

THOMAS F. HARRIS. ROBERT A. EIFERT. Witnesses:

WM. A. AstroN, I AnoLPn A. EIFERT.

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US2534175A (en) * 1946-09-18 1950-12-12 Lorenz Anton Sofa-bed with forward turning back
US2843856A (en) * 1956-01-18 1958-07-22 William R Brown Combination furniture
US3258787A (en) * 1964-12-11 1966-07-05 Emmons Sofa bed
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US2534175A (en) * 1946-09-18 1950-12-12 Lorenz Anton Sofa-bed with forward turning back
US2843856A (en) * 1956-01-18 1958-07-22 William R Brown Combination furniture
US3258787A (en) * 1964-12-11 1966-07-05 Emmons Sofa bed
US20080189851A1 (en) * 2007-02-14 2008-08-14 Griepentrog Dennis G Convertible Seating Furniture
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