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Folding Bed.

Description: Patent for a new and improved folding bed. This design consists "of the base having side standards and an intermediate screen, two beds pivotally connected together and to the said standards at their inner corners and adapted to fold on each other and against the said screen, two drop-doors to close the open sides of the base and adapted to extend beneath the outer corners of the beds and support and hold them in a closed position, and two twin springs, one for each side of the bed, each spring being approximately U-shaped, the parallel members having coils at their upper ends" (lines 81-93).
Date: May 10, 1892
Creator: Yeager, James Ernst
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed

Description: Patent for a bed. This invention is designed for invalids that also provides a bed pan. Illustration included.
Date: January 8, 1907
Creator: Myers, Nancy S. A. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Canopy for Folding Beds.

Description: Patent for a new and improved canopy for folding beds. This design "will automatically fold up within the bed when the same is closed, and will similarly open out with the opening of the bed without any other attention than the proper arrangement of the folds of the mosquito or fly netting" (lines 21-25). It consists in "an automatically raising and lowering canopy consisting of a raising-frame having vertical bars pivoted to the bed at the bottom and a horizontal connecting-bar at the top, a canopy-top frame pivoted to the bed-casing, having side bars and a horizontal connecting-bar, and couplings" (lines 13-19).
Date: July 19, 1892
Creator: Eva, Addison H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hanging Bed.

Description: Patent for improvements in hanging or hidden beds by having “hangers pivoted at their upper ends to fixed supports and having upwardly-opening angular hooks at their lower ends, of a bed-frame, legs pivoted to the ends of the end bars thereof, pitman-rods extending inwardly from said legs, a piece to whose ends said rods are connected, an outward projection between the ends of said piece detachably engaging and closely fitting one of said hooks, and a pivot passing through the projection and piece and into the end bar, as and for the purpose herein before set forth.” (Page 2, lines 26-36) Illustration is included.
Date: November 24, 1891
Creator: Buell, Will M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Bottom and Brace.

Description: Patent for an invention to "simplify and improve the construction of bedsteads and provide efficient and durable means for securing the slats to the bedstead and for securing the parts of the bedstead together," (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 30, 1891
Creator: Lightfoot, Walter Hamond
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Cot or Bedstead.

Description: Patent for "cots and bedsteads wherein the side and end rail parts are permanently connected mediately of their length in a manner to permit of the folding thereof to form a compact bundle for handling when not in use and a strong and firmly-braced structure when set up to support the sacking bottom for the bed." (Lines 10-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 7, 1897
Creator: Rimmelin, Edward Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Bedroom]

Description: Photograph of a wooden twin bed with a pink bead spread and pillows with floral wallpaper, curtains, and other furniture in the background.
Date: October 1997
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Sands Hotel

Description: Copy negative of a guest room at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are two beds, a table and lamp, a chair, curtains, and art in the room.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Two Women Sitting on Bed #2]

Description: Photograph of two women sitting on a bed that has a quilted blanket on top. The woman on the left is sitting cross legged and wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt with a red bead necklace. The woman on the right is wearing a yellow shirt and open blouse and a dark skirt.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Interior of the McClanahan House

Description: Photograph of one of the bedrooms inside the McClanahan house, 206 E. Corpus Christi St. Oldest business structure in Beeville, erected about 1867 on east side of courthouse square, near Poesta Creek. General store, lodging house, post office. Pioneer western style, with southern porches. Built by G.W. McClanahan, Beeville's first merchant, school teacher, postmaster, county clerk, inn keeper, Sunday school superintendent. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1964
Date: unknown
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Two Women Sitting on Bed]

Description: Photograph of two women sitting on a bed that has a quilted blanket on top. The woman on the left is sitting cross legged and wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt with a red bead necklace. The woman on the right is wearing a yellow shirt and open blouse and a dark skirt.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Folding Bedstead.

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvement in folding bedsteads, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 15, 1898
Creator: Evans, Joseph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Folding Camp-Bed.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in folding camp beds, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 20, 1898
Creator: Long, Reuben
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bedstead

Description: Patent for a bedstead. Illustration included.
Date: October 31, 1905
Creator: Davis, Augustus H.; Hummel, George F. & Gray, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Slat Fastening.

Description: Patent for a new and improved slat fastener. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the eyes, of the notched slats adapted to receive said eyes in the end notches and the hooks pivoted to the slats and adapted to engage the eyes" (lines 64-67).
Date: July 14, 1885
Creator: Keith, Stephen Perry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Attachment for Invalids.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed attachment for bed-ridden persons. This design "consists, principally, of a frame, hinged between the side boards of the bedstead, said frame having a removable seat and adapted to be brought to a vertical position for supporting the [bed-ridden person] in a sitting position. The invention also consists in the construction and arrangement of parts" (lines 10-16).
Date: October 11, 1881
Creator: Brown, Joshua Perry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Bottom Spring.

Description: Patent for new and improved bed springs. Due to this design's construction, "in addition to the support furnished by the top spirals, the platform furnishes a broad level bearing for the mattress and prevents sagging between the springs or injury to the mattress itself. Also, the parallels, being springs in themselves, additional comfort and elasticity are added to the bed, and the springs themselves are more readily adapted to the varying width of the slats of different beds" (lines 25-34).
Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Jarrett, Joshua V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Frame Brace.

Description: Patent for a new and improved brace for bed frames. This design "consists in providing a transverse slat at each of its ends with a pair of diverging hooks, the same to be connected to the rail on each side by means of screw-eyes, and thereby preventing the bedstead from spreading, bracing it transversely and obliquely" (lines 19-25).
Date: September 19, 1882
Creator: Clark, Chester Cady
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bed Bottom.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bed bottom. This design "consists in a spring-bed formed of two U-shaped spring-rods or frames formed by the rods, which frames have their end pieces crossed and secured at their free ends in the opposite ends of slates. To the longitudinal pieces of the spring-frames the side edges of a piece of canvas are secured, and spiral springs are secured on the slats below the canvas" (lines 11-19).
Date: April 21, 1885
Creator: Bentley, Travis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Couch-Bed.

Description: Patent for a couch-bed, which can be folded out into a single or double bed or have a reclining back on the couch. It also has a shelf pullout for use as bedside table that is stored in the bottom of the couch.
Date: December 1, 1908
Creator: Hunter, Emily
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sands Hotel

Description: Photograph of a guest room at the Sands Hotel in Abilene. There are two beds, a table and lamps, chairs, curtains, and art in the room.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library