Document 370342

APPLwATIoN FILED ¿23.27, 1914.
Patented Mar. 23,- 1915.
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Patented Mar. 23, 1915.
ñled April 27,
of 1914.
No’. 834,722.
InA the f form illustrated, 1 ‘designatesl an
exterior or sidewall of a building or ‘resi
T0' all 'whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, KARL J. BERGGREN,
citizen of the UnitedStates, residing at dence to which my invention is appliedand
Spokane, in the county of Spokane' and al floor‘is'shown at 2. The side wall 1 is
provided with an opening 3, which is shown
State of lVashington, have invented cer
tain new and useful Improvements in Sleep
as `extending upwardly from the floor 1, or
ing~Bed Structures, of which' the following at a point adjacent thereto, and which is
proportioned to permit passage-of» a bed
is a specification'.
f This invention relates to improvements'in therethrough into an out of doors position.
out of door sleeping structures of‘that char Arun-way, which may be in the «form of’a
acter wherein a bed structure is provided platform 4, is shown projecting exteriorly
which is shiftable from in door Ito out door from the wall 1», and -the-upper face of the
positions and vice versa. Y
platform is disposed in flush relation with
It is one of the objects of the invention the floor 2. The platformv or run-way 4 may 70
besupported in any desired manner vand
15 to provide the opening in the building wall ’mayV bey provided with a` railing or balus
through which thebed is projected into dif
ferent positions, with inner and outer mar trade, but these are structural features
ginal jambs, and to provide the bed with a which I do nottdeem it necessary’to detail
head and foot equipped with 'jambs for en in the explanation of mv invention.
gagement with the j ambs of the wall opening
in such a manner as to close the latter
side boards 5 and 6 -which are connected
head and foot boards, 7 and 8, respec#
against ingress from the exterior, in either with
tively, to form a bed structure. Iïhave
of the positions which the bed may occupy.
It is ‘a further object of the invention to
25 provide means accessible to the occupant of
the bed for shifting the latter from one po
sition to another without necessitating addi
tional help and without requiring the occu
pant to get out of the bed. In this >connec
30 tion, it is a feature of the invention ' to
shown the bed structure mounted zupon run
ning gear so as to provide a rolling or'shift
Vable structure that 1nay`be‘projected into
different positions as shown in full and
dotted lines. I prefer to provide the struc- '
ture with front and rear axles 9 and 10 on 85
which I dispose front and rear wheels 11 and
12, respectively. The front axle 9 may be
in any suitable form of bearings
provide operating means mounted _upon the
bed and operatively connected with the run~ 13, land like bearings 14 may be provided 90
for the rear' wheels 12. As regards the
ning gear for shifting the bed.
Other objects and features of the inven f front axle 9, I-prefer to rigidlv secure the i
tion will be more fully described in connec wheels 11 thereto and I provide the front
tion with the accompanying drawings and axle 9‘ witha sprocket wheel 15. On the
will be more particularly pointed out in and sideboard 5 I'mount a bearing bracket 16 95
having its ends secured to the side board ‘5,
by the appended claims. '
In the drawings z-Figure `1 is a sectional as ¿indicated at 17. In `the bracket 1_6 and
a suitable bearing 18, the latter being in the
- mount `the bed upon running gear and to
View taken through a portion of a side wall
of av building and illustrating the applica
si de board 5, I mount an operating shaft 19.
tionV ofone vform of my invention. Fig. 2 is Rigidly secured 'to the operating shaft 19 is 100
azsprocket wheel 20, kover which and the
a sectional view on line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. sprocket
wheel 15, is trained 4a sprocket
3î is a sectional view on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
21 whereby oscillation of the operat-`
Fig. 4 is a detail detached view of a portion chain
of the operating means. Fig. 5 isv a‘sec ing'shaft will impart rotation to the axle .
tional lView on an enlarged scale through a> 9 in a direction dependentupon the direc
portion of the foot board and showing‘the> tion of movement imparted t0 the operating 105
same folded. Fig. 6 is a similar view show~
ing the structure in an open `or unfolded
shaft 19.
The operating shaft 19 is provided with ‘a
position. Fig. 7 is a sectional view on line toothed> or ratchet wheel 22, rigidly mounted
thereon, and ¿which is adapted to._ be rotated
a'device which is shown' in the form ofy a“v 110
Like i characters of` reference designate
Ipawl 23. An operating lever 24, is
similar parts throughout the different fig
mountedl von shaft '19;.fand 'lis [email protected] ,
ures of the drawings;
7-#7 `of Fig. 51.55
vided with a pin supporting section 25
First referring to the head board struc
which is likewise rotatable on shaft 19, lever ture 7, the same is provided on its upper and
24 and section 25 being terminally hubbed, side marginal edges with inwardly facing
as indicated at 2.6 and 27, for this purpose. step jambs 35 and 36 and the inner margin of
A pin 23 is rotatively mounted in lever 24 the opening 3 is provided with'compleinen~ "
and section 25, or it may be fixed therein, tally formed step jambs 37 for engagement
and said pin supports pawl 23 in operative with the jambs 35 and 36, it being understood
proximity to the peripheral teeth of the that the jambs 37 extend along the top and
ratchet wheel 22.
downwardly along the .sides of the opening
I provide means for shifting the double 3. Thus when the bed is shifted to an out
pawl to dispose either end thereof in oper of doors position as shown in dotted lines in
ative engagement with the ratchet 22 and to I? i g. l., the abutting ambs will serve to close
permit such end to slide idly over the ratchet the opening 3. rIhe opening 3 is provided
teeth on return strokes of the lever 24.
with inwardly facing jambs 38 for engage~
As shown, I provide the pawl 23 with a ment by novel form of foot board which I
spring retainer stem 29, which latter is pro~ will now describe in detail.
vided with a locking pin 30. The lever 24
The foot board proper, as designated at 8,
is provided with extensions 31 projecting is reduced in height with respect to the head
laterally from'the handle 32 thereof and board in the usual and conventional propor
each extension is provided with a recess or tion and therefore I provide the foot board
socket 33 into which the locking pin 30 may with an extensible section which is adapted
be sprung, the pin being held in engagement to he extended to engage the upper j amb mar
therewith by the resiliency of the spring gin 33 of the opening 3, it being understood
stem 29. I also provide the lever 24 with a that the sides of the foot board 8 are shaped
centrally disposed socket or recess 34 into and proportioned to engage the outwardly
which the locking pin 30 may be inserted fa cingl j amb 3S extending downwardly along
when it is desired to adjust the pawl 23 to the sides of the opening 3. The abutting
a neutral position.
jambs function to arrest outward movement
In the adjustment shown movement of of the bed on the platform 4.
the lever 24 in the direction of the arrow
Referring more particularly to the exten
shown in Fig. l will serve to rotate the shaft sible section, as indicated at 39, the same is
1-9 and the sprocket wheel 2O in the same di shown hinged to the foot board 8, as indi
rection, which will be a contra-clockwise di
rection, a like direction of movement being
imparted to axle 9 so as to shift the bed in
the direction of the arrow from the full line
to the dotted line position. It will now be
understood that a reverse adjustment of the
pawl 23 would serve to rotate the shaft 19 in
40 a clockwise direction so as to shift the bed
into anl out of doors position. It will be
seen that it is not necessary for the occupant
to get out of bed in order to shift the latter
from one position to another, and I consider
this an important feature of my invention
since it is the object of my invention to give
the user or occupant of the bed the benefit of
cated at 40.
The hinge 40 is so disposed
and the foot board 8 and extension 39 are so
proportioned that when the latter is adjust
ed into an extended position it will lie flush
with the front and back faces of the foot
board 3, thereby affording a continuous en
gagement between the foot hoard 3 and the
extension 39 with the vertical jamb portions
38 throughout the height thereof. The ex
tension 39 is shown provided with an in
wardly facing upward jamb 40’ and a side
jamh 4l, as indicated in dotted lines.
I provide an improved form of locking
means for holding the extension either in a
folded or extended position firmly against
out door air without necessitating any dan movement from such position, which means
gerous exposure of his person in shifting the I will now describe in detail.
bed from one position to another.
My improved lock is in the form of a rail
It is also a very important object of this 42 which is provided with an ornamental
invention to close the opening 3 when the cross section of a form adapted to ornament
bed is either in an in door or out door posi the top ridge ofthe foot board when in a
tion so that the employment of my invention position shown in Figs. l and 5. The rail
55 will not interfere with maintenance of an
lock 42 has a sliding hinge connection so as 120
. even interior temperature. In the most pre- Y to permit of its adjustment into the position
ferred construction I equip the bed with shown in Fig. 5 to lock the extension 39 in
a folded position, or into the position shown
tioned and shaped to close the opening 3 in Fig. 6, to lock the extension 39 in an un
and I extend said boards downwardly to folded or extended position.
head and foot boards which are propor
ward the floor in such close relation thereto
as to provide a mere working clearance so
that either head or foot boards may substan
- As shown, I rigidly secure to the rail loclr
42 one element 43 of a sliding hinge means
and said element is provided with trunnions
tially completely close the opening 3 when 44 which project into guideways or slots 45,
the bed is in either of its extreme positions. formed in the remaining element 46, of said
hinge means. The element 46 is of trough specific form of my invention, I donot wish
or U-shaped cross section and the slots 45 to be limited thereto except for such limita
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are in the side walls thereof. The slotted tions as the claims may-import.
I claim :f
element 46 is shown secured in a mortise
1. In combination, a building including` a
formed in the foot board 8 by means such as
screws 47 andthe hinge element 46 is shown floor andan exterior wall with an opemng
extending substantially throughout the in the latter extending upwardly from the
thickness of the foot board 8, and flush with
the top thereof.
When the rail lock is in the position
shown in Fig. 5, the extension 39, upon any
floor and affording communication between ,
the interior of the building and the outer
air, a runway projecting exteriorly from
said wall, a bed structure movable through '
tendency to move to the left of said figure, said openingen said floor and runway into
would engage the rail lock and would be in-door or out-door positions and having a
prevented from any movement in such direc~ foot board, and an extension` hinged to the
15 tion.
If it were desired to unfold the ex ' inner side of said foot boardand adapted to
tension, it would merely be necessary to
slidably shift the lock to the right of Fig.
5 until the trunnions 44 reach the right hand
ends of the slots 45 whereupon the lock may
be swung into the position shown in Fig. 6
be swung into an extended position to -en- ’
so as to permit the extension 39 to be folded
the latter is extended or swung into a pro
jecting position, substantially as described. '
into an upright position.
It will be noted by reference to Fig. 5
that the hinge means connecting the raii
lock with the foot board has its axis dis
posed at one side of the axis of hinge 40
which latter connects the extension 39 with
the foot board 8. Likewise in Fig. 6, the
axis of the hinge connection between the
gage the margins of said opening and'limit
movement of said bed structure in one direc
tion, said foot board and extension being
proportioned to close said opening when
2. In combination, a building including a
floor and a wall with an opening in the lat 70
ter extending upwardlyvfrom the Hoor, a
bed structure movable through said-open
ing into> >laterally oppositepositions with
respect to said wall and said structure hav
ing a relatively high head portion propor
30 rail lock and the foot board is at one side tioned to close said opening when the bedvv
of the line of juncture of the extension 39 structure is shifted into one position with
with the'foot’board. By reason of this ar
rangement, the rail lock automatically func
tions to lock the extension 39 in folded or
respect to said wall, said bed structure hav-` Y
ing a foot portion of reduced height with
respect to said head portion, and an exten
extended positions immediately upon ad sion mounted on said foot portion for pro
justment of the parts. Furthermore, when jection therefrom to form with said foot
the bed is in an in door position and the ex portion a closure lfor said opening when said
tension 39 is raised to the position shown in bed structure in shifted into a position op
Fig. l in dotted lines, the rail lock will act posite to said first named position, substan 85
meeting juncture between the bottom of the
tially Vas described.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature
extension 39 and the top of foot board 8. '
in presence of two witnesses.`
40 as a cleat to form a weather closure at the
It is believed that the advantages and
utility of my invention will be fully under~
stood from the foregoing description and
while I have herein shown and described one
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