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Sept. 17, 1946.
dann BEI)
Fiied llay 9, 1945
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
Sept. 17, 1946.
1.. ARZT ‘
Filed May 9, 194_5
2 Sheetä-Sheet 2
Patented Sept. 17, 1946
Louis Arzt, Bi-oux, N. Y.
Application M_aiy 9, 1945, Serial N0. 592,772
4 Claims.
(o1. s—13)
This invention relates to chair beds and in
particular to one in which a f1'111 sized bed of
Referring 170 the drawings in detail, Hi indi--~
cates chair ends shaped to provide arm and back
parts H and. I2 mspectively, which are joined
by suitable cross pieces I3 placed conveniently
‘so give a substantial chair frame. The mat_tress
maximum length can be folded.
A particular object of the inventi0n is to pro
vide a bed structure that can be folded into a
settee type chair in the lowest position consistent
With comfortable use of the chair as such.
supporting frame cf the bedis made in the usual
manner with L-shaped rails or bars between
problem of providing a fu1l length bed structure
that can 'be folde‘d lengthwise f0r positioning in
the bottom of a chair at ‘the lowest poi?t in“ 10
volves the use 0f inner, middle anal unter sections
that ‘ai‘e folded relatively 120 each other in the
most compact manner possible anal which can be;
by the folding Operation, lowered 130 seat in the
bottom of the chair frame. The inventi0u also 15
wntemplates ease of folding the sections by tha
arrangement of the parts and connection‘s there
of and provides for a longitudinal motion of the
which is stretched the spring panel for holding
the mabtress. The spring and rails are indicated
by the numerals I 4 and I5 respectively and. the
rails am]. spring assemblies are arranged 110 pro
vide the relatively foldable sections, progressing
outwardly from the chair, identi?ed as the inner
section Iß, middle section I'I, fo1d sect»iom I8 and
outer section Iä.
The inner frame section I 7
carriias corner foot-pieces 20 which are pivoted
as ab 2! 110 brackets 22 secured to the chair ends
23, and theinner end of the section is reinforced
by the cross bar 24. Both sides of-the bed=struc—
partly folded structure‘ tha1; will automatically
lower the folded assembly into platze in the bot 20 ture are identical and hence only one side will
tom of the chair frame. It is a feature of the
invention that the least number of parts are ern
‚ ployed that are consistent with streng and dum
be referred 1:0, no p1an view beingdeemed. neces
sary as the art shows that the levers, legs and
frames are suitably bent to clear each other in
ble structure am} easy folding Operation, the ar
folding relation, and these structures and. their
rangement of‘the parts being such that they fold
method cf assembly are weil known by those
compactly with a minirnum of preliminary ad
skilled in the art.
justment, and when incorporated in the chair in
The middle section I ‘i is pivoted as at 25 130
folded positi0n conceal the fast tha‘t a bed is
the section I6 and is supported in relatively
also part 0f the chair structure.
swinging relation to the chair frame by the swing
With these and other objects in view, the in-‘ 39 1ever 25, hinged 120 the section I1 as at 27 and
vention comprises certain ‘constructions herein
pivoted. ‘so a frame p1ate 28 as at29. The 1ovver
after described and then particularly pointec1 out
end of the 1ever 26 is connected by a spring
in the clairns and a preferred form of my inven
30 110 an ear 3l formed on said platze 28, ‘ehe platze
tion is‘ illustrated in‘the ac'companying drawings,
forming part 0f a reinforce structure for the
in Which:
chair anal including the cross braces 32 anal 33,
Figure 1 is a s‘ection in ‚Side elevation taken
which support the folded bed structure when it is
through a chair frame and showing the bed struc-’
compacted into the chair frame as sh0wn in Fig
ture in open position‘ in fu1l side view,
ure 4. ~A stop 35 oh middle section ?'l also acts
Figure 2 is a similar view showin‘g the bed
as a rest for the outer folded section as shown
structure in ?rst fo1d position ‘in ful1 lines ‘ai1d 4-0 in Figures 2, 3 and 4-. The middle section I‘! is
second fold pos‘ition in outline, '
pivotally connected at its end With the outer
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figuire 1 showing
section 19 through the medium of the fo=ld sec
the bed structi1re in a position‘ it would assume
tion I8, the‚ pivot points being indicated ‘as at
during sliding and lowering movement to place
36 and 31, which permit the outer section to be
it in the chair frame,
folded parallel to the middle section H anci there
Figur€ 4 is a view similar to Figure 3, but show
ing th€ bed structure completely folded into the
above to provide a compact and sturdy seating
struct-ure when the parts are folded into the chair
chair frame 110 provide a seat,
Figure 5 is a perspective view of a detail of
thebed structure as viewed a1: the 1ine 5-—-5 011
Figure 2,
One cf the feature;; o-f my invention is the ar
50 rangement cf the front chair pane1, strip and seat
frame 011 the folding sections so that they will be
folded intc) p1ace Without any attention on the
part; of the operator and 170 this end, the fo1d
section 18 is provided With a depending ?xed leg
Figure 7 is a section an the line 'I—1 of-Figure 6. 55 bracket 40 (Figures 6 and 7) to which the rear leg
Figur€ 6 is a side view of an operating detail
associated with a fo1d' sectionshbwn enlarged',
is eccentricelly pivoted es et 42, the leg 4I being
complished by the swinging of the inner section
pivoted es et 43 et .its upper end to the outer
end of e reer leg lever 44 which is pivoted es et
I6 eboutyits supporting brecket 22 es et 2I.
The folded structure rests in the bottom of the
cheir es shown in Figure 4 end the per’es ere
so lowered thet the seet cushion C is 10W end
45 to the middle section I'I, The fold section is
reletively nerrower then the sections I'I end I9
which it joins end it bes pivoted thereto es et
46 e forwerdly extending front leg lever 41 which
comfortebly positioned 150 permit the legs to rest
comfortebly on the ?oor, this feeture removing
one of the objections 110 the use, heretofom of
is pivoted es et 48 to the upper end of e front
suf?cizgnt structura to meke e folding bed thet
leg 49 pivoted es et 50 '00 the outer section I9.
Both legs, I;he reer leg 4l end the fron1: leg 49 10 could be mede long enough to permit sleeping
?rmly support the extended portions of the bed
with the feet inwerdly ‚of the cheir, sq thet two
structure when the seme ere open for bed use. 1
persons could ?nd enough room in the bed end
considerebly m0=re then could be effordecl by the
The oi1ter section I 9 supports, through e link 52, <
e rectenguler seet freme 53, which cerries es in
prior strucbures thet mede sleeping lengthwise of
diceted in outline in Figure 1, e seet cushion C, 15 the cheir necessery.
My‘ improved folding bed structure cen be in.
end Which seet freme is ?xed to the edge of e
front strip 54 which in -turn is hinged es et 55 to ' ‘corpoie‘ted in eny suiteble cheir or teble freme
end. its vuse in connection with an erticle of
the upper edge of e penel strip 56 ?xea t0 end
fur‘niture is an exemple. of how it mey be em
cerried by the reer leg 4I. The strip 54 end
penel 56 together constitute e closure to conceel 20 ployed.
the bed structurewhen the seme is folded into v
the cheir‚'es sho'wn in Figure 4. The unter end
oithe unter Sec’oion I9 (Figure 5) is closed by the
My invention is not 130 be restricted to the‘pre
cise deteils ‘of constructionshown since verious
ehenges end m0di?cetiolfls mey be mede the’rein
without deperting from the scope of the inven
pieee 58 et eech end of section I9 to which is '25 tion er secri?cing the edventeges derived from
iI7s use.
pivoted e heed piece freme 59. The heed piece
cross brece 5'I, the seme being ?xed to e corner
comprises the pillow supporting’ strips 6I end 62,
Whet I cleim ist
120 the letter of which e spring is secwed 130 con—
nect the heed piece end the brecey_5'l. ‘The spring
l. In e cheir bed, in cbrhbinetio'n, e cheir frävme,’
an inner‘ bed sectiori pivote'd‘iri seid freme‚ e
either its open position es’in Fig1ire 1‘ o1‘ in its
section end 130 seid cheir freme, en outer bed
63 acts to meintein the heed. rest struct1ire „in 30 micldle section pivotelly connected to seid inner‘
folded_positiom es et Figure 5 beceuse the side
breckets 64 through Which the strips 6I end 62
ere pivoted with respect»to section I9 es et 65
section, e fold section for connecting seid iniddle
end outer sections in reletively foldeble reletion,
e reer leg, e brecket to which the reer leg is
swing the spring{ß3 pest_the pivot; center 65 35 eccentricelly pivoted the brecket being secured
to seid fold ’section‚ end e leg lever Connecting
whi<zh joins the heed piecefreme 1:0 the corner
seid middle section end Seid reeir‘legyfor folding
piece 58.
‘ehe letter when the foldeble section is folded with
A mettress M is indiceted in outline end Start
respect to seid middle sz'ection.
' ‘
ing With the bed fully open es in Figure 1, the
?rst folding movement results in the bed outer 40 2. In e cheir bed, in combinetion, e plurelity'
of reletively foldeble bed sections pivoted 150 eech
section I9 being lifted I_lo the positiou in full lines
other end I;o seid cheir freme, seid s€ctions in-‘
in Figure 2. 'I‘his motion closes the front leg
cluding e fold section, e brecket ?xed 110 seid fold
end swings the seet frerne 53 ebout its hinge 55
section, e leg pivotedto seid brecket, e closure
until the strip 54 is‚horizontel„ The second fold
strip pivotelly essocieted. with seid leg, e cheir
ing movement beging eutometicelly beceuse the
seet freme secured to seid 'strip, e link connect
fold of the ‚leg 49 prevents further hinged move
ing the seet fr‘eme With enother of seid bed sec
ment of the outer section reletively 130 the fold
tions, e leg opereting lever pivoted 110 enother of
section I8 end hence eontinued folding pressure
seid foldeble bed sections end i;o the leg for fold
on I:he outer section I9, results in the földing of
the fold section I8 ebout the pivot 36 110 positiön 50 ing the seme when the sections 015 the loed ere
reletively folded, end seid closure strip being
the‚ perts es shown in outline in Figure 2 end
swung to closur'e forming position end. moving
until the corner piece 58 rests on the stop 35
seid seet penel to position egeinst one of bed 'sec
through th_e medium of engegement of shoulder
tions by the movement of seid link when the bed
66 in piece 58 with the turned over top edge 01'
end of the stop 35. This second foldingmove 55 sections ere i‘ully folded reletively to ee‘ch 'o'therl
3. In e cheir bed, in combinetion‚ e‘cheir freme,
ment eutometicelly ceuses the reer leg lever 44
inner end middle bed sections pivdtelly mounted
to‚ swing the reer leg 4! 130 e position parallel to
in seid freme‚ e stop on seid middle section, en
the fold section I8 end to hingedly elign the
outer section, e fold sectiori for pivotelly joining
penel strip 56 end the froni: strip 54 end‘ bring
60 seid outer end middle sections, e front leg pivoted
the seet freme 53 down into resting contect With
110 seid outer section, e reer leg pivotelly essocb
the outer section I9 end, es shown in outline in
eted with seid fold section, e front leg operetihg
Figure 2, etop thereof. The folded structure is
lever pivoted 130 the fold section for f0lding the
supported by the swing lever 26 end the
front leg when the outer section is folded rela
22 end when further pushed in closing move 65 tively to seid fold section‚ end e reer leg lever
ment, swings upwerdly end inwerdly es shown
pivotelly connec’ced 130 the reer leg end the mid
in Figure 3 by the ection of the lever 26 operat
die section for folding seid reer leg when the'a'fold
ing ebout its pivot point end egeinst the resist
section is folded. reletively to seid middle sectioh‚
ence of its essocieted spring 30 Which essists in
end meens on the outer section for engeging
the'?qpenirig movement of the structure beceuse 70 seid stop to lindit the folding movement'of“ seid
when the bed hes been folded the spring is held
weder tension. gMovement of the swing lever 26
4. In e ’cheir bed, in combinetion, e cheir. freme,
inner end middle bed sections pivotelly mounted
is permitted by the ’b1_‘eek of the inner section
in seid freme, an outer bed section, e fold sec
I6end the middle section I'I et their pivot point
25 end the folding'rnovement 0f the Parts is ec-' 75 tion.pivotelly conn'ecting seid middle andouter
sections for allowing fold of said. outer section to
a position above and parallel With said middle
‚ section, a, stop 011 the middle section, a corner’
piece an the outer section presenting a, shoulder
for engagement With said stop to suppo»rt the
outer section in folded position, legs pivotally as
sociated with saicl outer and fold sections, leg
operating levers pivotally connected to the legs
anal to relatively foldable sections whereby on
folding movement of said sections the legs are 10
foldecl, a, closure panel attachecl on one of the
legs, a‚ closure strip hinged to said panel, a seat secured at one edge 1:0 said strip„ a link
for pivoting the seat frame with respect to one
of the foldable sections, and said seat frame
being positionea against said section to which it
is linked anal said. panel am]. strip being moved to
form a closure for the chair frame when the sec
tions cf the bed have been fully folded into said
chair frame.
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