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‘Aug. 6, 1946
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c. J. ELDER
2,405,296.
BEDSPRING
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Patented Aug. 6, 1946
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UNITED STATES PATENT ore-ice - .
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BEDSPRING
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Charles J. Elder, Muncie, Ind., a'ssignor to The
Moore Company, Muncie, Ind., a corporation of
Indiana
Application August 24, 1944, Serial No. 550,931
3 Claims. (01. 5-262)
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Bed springs commonly embody a basefra-me
which supports a multiplicity of load-supporting
The upper ends of such
particular form of bed spring illustrated and de
scribed is shown merely by way of example.
The bed spring shown in the drawing embodies
springs are located substantially in a common
plane and are surrounded by a border frame se
a stabilizer l5 in the form of a strip of flat stock
connected at one end to the border frame l3 and
compression springs.
cured to the upper ends of the marginal springs.
extending obliquely downwardly and inwardly
In such a construction, it is customary to provide
of the spring to a point adjacent the base frame
a stabilizer which acts resiliently between the
Ill-H to which it is connected, preferably
border frame and. the base frame and opposes any
through the lowermost turns ‘of interior springs
relative horizontal displacement of such two 10 l2, by tension springs I6 and H so arranged as
frames. The stabilizer usually takes the form of
to tend to hold the border frame |3 directly above
a bar which is secured to the border frame, ex
the base frame.
tends obliquely downwardly and inwardly of the
At the point where the stabilizer I5 is to be
spring assembly, and is connected by springs to
connected to the border frame l3, the latter is
the base frame.
15 provided on its inner face with a longitudinally
My invention relates to such a stabilizer and
extending slot 20 adapted to receive the end of
more particularly to a means for securing such
the stabilizer I5. In the stabilizer I5 I provide a
stabilizer to the border frame. It is the object of
transversely extended slot 2| positioned so that
my invention to connect the stabilizer to the
a portion of its width will be received within the
border frame by a connection which will be ade 20 slot 20 when the stabilizer I5 is in place. To effect
quately ?rm and secure and which can be sim
a permanent connection of the stabilizer IS with
ply and economically effected in the assembling
the border frame l3, the slotted end of the sta
of the spring.
bilizer is placed in the slot 20 of the border frame,
In carrying out my invention, I preferably form
and the metal of the border frame at the edges of
the border frame of round stock. At any point 25 the slot Zll is deformed by a suitable die to produce
where the border frame is to be connected to a
stabilizer, it is provided on its inner side with a
ears 22 which enter the slot 2|, as indicated in
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horizontally extending slot having a width sufli
The slot 20 is most conveniently formed by a
cient to permit it to receive the end of the sta
saw or milling cutter, and its bottom wall has a
bilizer bar. Near such end, the stabilizer bar is 30 radius corresponding to that of such saw or cut
provided with a transversely extending slot. In
ter. I prefer to form the end of the stabilizer IE
connecting the stabilizer to the border frame, the
to conform near its center to the curvature of the
slotted end of the former is placed within the slot
bottom wall of the slot 25, and I round the cor
of the latter, and the metal at the edges of the
ners of the stabilizer l5 as indicated at 23. With
slot in the border frame is deformed to provide 35 such a construction, the stabilizer can be moved
lugs extending into the slot of the stabilizer and
longitudinally of the border frame for a limited
preventing the removal of the stabilizer from the
extent while the slot 2| is still left in position to
border frame.
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receive the deformed metal constituting the ears
The accompanying drawing illustrates my in
22. Desirably, the ears ‘22 bear against the ends
vention: Fig. 1 is a fragmental plan view of a bed 40 of the slot 2| and also against the outer edge
spring; Fig. 2 is a fragmental vertical section on
thereof. The former bearing prevents movement
the line :2-2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a fragmental
of the stabilizer l5 longitudinally of the slot 20,
plan view on an enlarged scale and with a por
while the latter holds the end of the stabilizer l5
tion of theborder frame broken away; and Fig.
?rmly against the curved bottom wall of the slot
4 is a fragmental vertical section on the line 45 20. This firm connection of the stabilizer to the
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border frame is desirable, as it decreases the pos
sibility of noise.
The bed spring illustrated in the drawing com
prises a generally rectangular base frame In in
I claim as my invention:
cluding cross members || upon which rows of
1. In a bed spring, a base frame, spring ele
compression springs |2 are supported. A general 50 ments secured to and supported upon said base
ly rectangular border frame |3 located approx
frame and extending upwardly therefrom, a metal
imately in the common plane of the upper ends
border frame surrounding the upper ends of said
of the springs |2 surrounds the spring-assem
spring elements and secured to marginal ones
bly and is secured in any desired manner to the
thereof, and a stabilizer acting between said
upper end turns of the marginal springs l2. The 55 frames, said stabilizer comprising a rigid bar hav
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ing an elongated opening extending transversely
having an elongated opening extending trans
' of the bar near one end, said border frame being
versely of the bar near one end, said border frame
being provided with a slot receiving the end of
said bar, the metal on at least one side of said slot
being displaced into the opening of the bar to
prevent withdrawal of the bar from the slot, and
provided with a slot receiving the end of said bar,
the metal at the sides of said slot being displaced
into the opening of the bar to prevent withdrawal
of the bar from the slot, and spring means con
nectingbetween said bar and base frame.
2. In ajbed _'_spr'ing, abase frame,’ spring ele
ments secured to and supported upon' said base
spring means, connected between said bar and
base;frame.
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3. The invention set forth in claim 2 with the
frame and extending upwardly therefrom, a metal or 10 5 addition that the length of said slot exceeds the
border frame surrounding the upper ends of said ’ width of said bar, whereby the bar may be ad
spring elements and secured to marginal Agnes‘ .' ijusted longitudinally of the slot prior to the
thereof, and a stabilizer “acting between said
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frames, said stabilizer comprising-a‘ rigid bar?
‘displacement of metal into said opening.
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CHARLES J. ELDER.
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