US 1079675 A
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E. M. TRIMBLB.
GONVERTIBLE GRXB AND COOP.
APPLwATIoN FILED 1R11. 17, 1913.
Patented NOV. 25, 1913.
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Specification of Letters latent.
Patented Nov. 25, 1913.
Application med February 1v, 191s. serial No. 749,037. A
To all 'ui/mm. it may concern.'
Be itknown that I, EDWARD MAURICE TRIMBLE, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in (onvertible Cribs and Coops, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to folding cribs or beds for infants, of the type in which the end-walls may be folded in such a manner as to permit the side-walls to be brought close together `for the purpose of producing a crib of compact form'. u
The object of the invention is to produce a device, of the type in question, which is adapted to perform the double function of a crib and of a coop or inclosnrefor an infant, the device, when performing the latter function, being so arranged that the infant may stand or walk within it while being confined by walls of a safe height.
To the foregoing end I propose to employ a device having folded walls, and a bottoni or mattress-support which may be swung` upwardly about one edge iiito a vertical posit-ion between thel side-walls, together with means for supporting this bottom at different levels within the walls, whereby it may be held either in a raised position, adapting the deviceA for use as a crib, or in a lower position, adapting it for use as a coop or inclosure.
In the drawings z-Figure Lis a perspective view of a combined crib and coop embodying the present invention, with .the parts in position for use as a coop; Fig.- 2 is a plan-view of the same, with the parts in position for use as a crib; Fig. 3 is a partial vertical-section near one endof theo device, on a. larger scale than the preceding figures; and Fig. 4 is a plan-view, showing the device in folded position.
rlhe illustrated embodiment of the invention is provided with side-walls 5 and G, which comprise frameworks closed bypanels 7 of wire-netting. The side-wall 5 has narrow lateral extensions S at its ends, to which the end-walls are attached, these end-walls each comprising two sections 9 and 10, of which the section 9 is fastened, by hinges ll, tothe extensions S. The sections 9 and 10 are likewise fastened together by hinges 12, and the sections l() are fastened, by hinges 13, to the side-wall 6.-
The bottom ofthe device comprises a rectangular frame 14, upon which wire-net-V ting or' other fabric 15 is stretched to form i a floor, or to provide a support for a mattress 19. 'llo the frame 14 of the bottom'are fixed two pivots 16 which may rest in sockets 17 fixed within the side-extensions 8 near' the bottom thereof. These parts are used is supported by resting upon a flange 18 fixed longitudinally within the side-Wall 6 near the bottom thereof. When the bottomof the device is so supported it is in its lowermest position, thus providing a coop having walls of sufiicien't height to safely confine an infant. In this position of the device a mattress maybe used or not, as may be considered desirable.
'When the device is to be used as a crib the bottom is raised tothe position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 3, and is there supported upon pins 2O which are introduced for this purpose in sockets provided iii the sides 5 and 6, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, the pins being freely removable from the sockets when it is4 desired to lower the bot- 17, and the bottom' is then swunggfabout. these pivots, to the vertical position shown in full lines in Fig. 4, and in dotted lines in Fig. 3. The end-walls may then be folded inwardly, and the side-wall 6 brought tolward the side-wall 5, as Shown in Fig.` 4,
thus substantiallyr diminishing the bulk of the device.
The device .may be supported upon the" floor in any convenient manner, but it is preferably mounted upon wheels 21, which are journaled between brackets 22 projecting downwardly from oppositesides of the side-walls 5 and G, as illustrated. @Owing to the considerable height of my combined crib and coop, `which is necessary to permit .it to perform the double function above described, it is not necessaryY to provide for folding the bottom otherwise than by swinging it upwardly about pivotal points near one edge as described, since in such position the bottom will not project substantially above the Walls, as the Walls are of a height substantially equal to the Width. of the bothom.
A folding crib having, in combination, a rectangular bottom-member; vertical sidemembers of a height substantially equal to the Width of the bottom-member; end-menibers connecting the side-members and adapt* ed to oldto bring the side-members toward each other; means, located adjacent the lower ed es of the side-members, for snpporting t e bottom in a lower position the bottom being freely removable, upwardly, from said means, and said means, adjacent, one side, being plvotal to pei-mit the bot- 'tom to be swung' te vertical position when L. THON. D. Gilman.