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UNITED STATESPATENT OFFICE.
GUY C. HARTSHORN, OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR TO HARTSHORN BROS., OF FORT
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Guy C. HARTHORN, a citizen of
the United States, residing at Fort Worth, Texas, have
invented certain new and useful Improvements in
5 Davenports, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in combined
articles of furniture, and the object is to produce a de-
vice which combines three articles of furniture into
one piece which will serve as a wardrobe and either a
10 settee or a bed at will.
One of the objects is to improve such articles of fur-
niture by constructing the wardrobe so that it will be
closed at all times whether the device is being used as
a bed or as a settee. This is done by providing an ex-
15 tension of the wardrobe member and this extension
provides a wider bed.
Another object is to provide an article of furniture
which can be converted from one capacity to another
and which provides a construction which permits the
20 opening of the wardrobe without moving the device
from the accustomed place close to a wall.
Another object is to provide a device which will
have extension foot and head boards so that when the
device is used as a bed it will have foot and head boards
25 co-extensive with the bed.
Another object is to provide convenient means for
swinging the back forward and turning the same to
form a part of the bed.
Another object is to provide means which will be au-
30 tomatically operated by the movement of the back
member to extend the arms to form foot and head
Other objects and advantages will be fully explained
in the following description and the invention will be
35 more particularly pointed out in the claims.
Reference is had to the accompanying drawings
which form a part of this application and specification.
Figure 1 is a vertical cross-section of the article of
furniture used as a settee and wardrobe. Fig. 2 is a
40 similar view, showing the seat raised to make the ward-
robe accessible. Fig. 3 is an end elevation of the de-.
vice used as a bed, the arm being removed. Fig. 4 is a
broken portion of the device, showing a vertical section
of one arm and the sliding section. Fig. 5 is a broken
45 plan view, illustrating the sliding sectional arm and the
swinging arms for moving the back member.
Similar characters of reference are used to indicate
corresponding parts throughout the several views.
This invention has a wardrobe member 1 which con-
50 stitutes a base for the article of furniture. Above the
member 1 is the seating member 2 which normally rests
on the member 1 and forms a cover for said member.
An extension 3 is formed on the wardrobe member 1.
The function of this extension is to make the bed wider
55 when the device is used as a bed and to form a means
Patented July 9, 1907.
by which the wardrobe may be closed at the back. A
spring bed bottom 4 is attached to the members 2 and 3.
A mattress 5 is mounted on the spring bed bottom 4.
Attention is called to the fact that the spring bed bot-
tom 4 and the mattress 5 are co-extensive with the com- 60
bined members 2 and 3. It is necessary to raise only
the member 2 to have access to the wardrobe 1, as
shown in Fig. 2. In order to move the member 2 for-
ward and upward so that the seat will not come against
the back, Seng adjustments, shown in Patent No. 65
671,168, April 2, 1901, are used. Bars 6 and 7 are piv-
otally connected to the member 1 inside and pivotally
connected with a plate 8 which is attached to member
2 and has a depending flange or arm 9. A spiral spring
10 is attached to the arm 9 and to the interior of case or 70
member 1. It is apparent that the member 2 might be
otherwise hinged or connected with the member 3.
The mattress 5 has an apron or wing 11 hanging at the
back end. This wing is buttoned or secured to but-
tons 12 which are attached to the extension 3. This 75
wing or cover closes the back end of the wardrobe. The
member 13 constitutes the back of the settee and is
held in place by two pairs of swinging arms 14 and 15
which are pivotally connected with the member 13
and with the member 1. A plate 16 is attached to the 80
member 1 at each end and the arms 14 and 15 are pivot-
ally connected to these plates. The member 13 is up-
holstered with springs 17 and cushion 18. The arms
14 and 15 support the member as a back to the settee
and permit the swinging forward of this member and 85
turning the same over to form a part of the bed. The
arms 14 and 15 will support the member 13 in position
to form a bed. The davenport is provided with arms
19 at each end.
When the device is converted into a bed the arms 19 90
become the head and foot boards. In order that the
bed may be provided with head and foot boards co-
extensive with the bed, telescoping sections 20 are pro-
vided. When the device is used for a settee the sec-
tions 20 are shoved back flush with the arms 19, but 95
when the device is used as a bed, the sections 20 are
drawn out as shown in Figs. 3 and 5. It is apparent
that either section 19 or 20 may be made the movable
section. Means are provided for operating the sliding
sections 20 automatically in the movement of the back 100
member. Link bars 21 and 22 are pivotally connected
to the forward edges of the sliding sections 20 and piv-
otally connected to the arms 14 and 15, the bar 21 being
pivotally connected to the arm 14 which is adjacent to
the arm 19 and the bar 22 being pivotally connected to 105
the arm 15 which is adjacent to the arm 19. The link
bars 21 and 22 aid in bracing the back member 13 when
used as a settee and aid the swinging arms 14 and 15 in
supporting the member 13 when this member is form-
ing a part of the bed. When the back member is 110
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed April 12, 1907. Serial No, 367,886.
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Hartshorn, Guy C. Davenport., patent, July 9, 1907; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509900/m1/3/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.