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Publication numberUS1739337 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date10 Dec 1929
Filing date12 Apr 1928
Priority date12 Apr 1928
Publication numberUS 1739337 A, US 1739337A, US-A-1739337, US1739337 A, US1739337A
InventorsCanon James Bobbit Von, Canon James Frederick Von
Original AssigneeCanon James Bobbit Von, Canon James Frederick Von
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Built-in bed lamp
US 1739337 A
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Dec. 10, 5929. J. B. VON CANON El AL BUILTIN BED LAMP Filed April 12, 1928 SNVENTOR MSj-Ew (21.200 famesl f l bm Ccawn/ ATTORNEY Patented 10, 1929 JAMES B03311 'VGN CANON AND JAKES FREDERICK VON CANON,


NORTH CAROLINA BUILT-IN BED LAMP Application filed April 12,

.This invention relates to furniture and more particularly to a lamp integrally incorporated in the furniture.

An object of the invention is the provi sion of a piece of furniture having'a frame decoratively constructed, and in which is in- .corporated as an integral formation a lamp casing or shade provided with a movable closure which when opened permits the rays of the lamp housed in the casing to be projected through the opening.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a piece of furniture having incorporated in the framework thereof a unitary construction of a lamp, the casing of the lamp being so embodied in the decorative portion of the framework that the lamp appears as a part of the framework rather than as a separate entity. I

A further object of the invention is the provision of a lamp having a casing which when closed appears as part of the decorative features of a piece of furniture, a movable cover for the casing being so blended 26 onto the usual decorative features of the supporting structure of the furniture that the cover and casing are in harmony with the characteristic features of the frame.

invention will be best understood so from a consideration of the following detailed description in connection with the accompanying drawings; nevertheless, it is to be understood that the invention is not confined to the disclosure being susceptible of such changes and modifications as shall define no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.

the drawings Y t Figure 1 is a fragmentary view .of a head board of a bed sho our invention incgrporated in the decorative features there- 0 Figure 2 is a transverse vertical section through the lamp casing of a bed taken along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1, j

Figure 3 is a vertical longitudinal section taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 2,

Figure 4 is a transverse section taken along the line 44 of Fig. 2,

in a lathe to conform 1928. Serial No. 269,465.

Figure 5 is a view in perspective of the automatic operating means for a switch.

Referring more particularl to the drawings, 10 designates the head board of a bed and in this case includes posts 11 and a panel 12. The panel contains the .usual frame bars 13 and 14. These bars are rab-' beted to receive the edges of the panel 12.

. The frame bar 14 which is horizontally dis- I posed is provided with decorative features in the form of turned members 15 and 16, having spaced inner enlargements 17. The outer ends are reduced, as shown at 18, and connected with the posts 11 in any well known manner. The members 15 and 16 are turned 5 to the decorative features of the posts 11. v

The inner enlarged ends 17 of the members 15 and 16 are connected together by a cylindrical portion 20, which is hollowed out to provide a chamber 21. The cylindrical member or casing 20 has an opening 22 closed by a cover 23 pivoted at 24 to one edge of the cylindrical casing 20. The free end of the cover, as shown at 25, is adapted to abut the frame board 15. The inner enlarged ends 17 of the members 15 and 16 are provided with bosses 26 on which the opposite edges of the cover 23 are adapted to be seated when the cover is in closed position, and the extreme edges of the cover are adapted to frictionall engage the inner face of an enlargement 1; for aiding ,in maintaining tion when closed? A pocket 30 is provided in the enlargement 17 of the member 15 to receive an electric lam socket 31 of the usual construction, to which is threaded a lamp 32. A wire 33 is connected with the lamp socket 31 and extends through a passage 34 in the member 15 and through an opening 35 where it is connected with a plug 36 secured to the rear face of the frame member 14. A wire 37 is connected between the socket 31 and a switch member 38 of well known construction. A third wire 39 extends the cover in posifrom the switch up, through the passage 34 and opening 35, and is connected to the other terminal of the plug 36.

It will be noted that the details of the switch are not shown, since the form is of standard construction and forms no part of the present invention. However, a rockable arm 40 which operates the switch is shown extended to a point where it is provided with a knob 41 engaged with a passage 42 of a reciprocating tubular member 43. This tubular member has a slot 44 through which the arm 40 projects, and said arm has frictional contact with the edges of the member 43 in the slot 44. One end of the tubular member 43 is flattened and perforated at 50 to receive an eye 51 screwed into the cover 23 so that when the cover is open the member 43' will be reciprocated, causing the switch arm 40 to be moved to the dotted line position shown in Fig. 4.

When the cover is closed, however, the tubular member is shifted inwardly, moving the switch arm to the full line position shown in Fig. 4, thereby rocking the arm 40 in the opposite direction and opening a switch.

While I have shown the lamp casing interpolated in the decorative features 15 and 16 of the panel of the head board of a bed, it will be appreciated that said casing maybe incorporated in the decorative features of any piece of furniture where it is desirable to have a lamp for illuminating purposes or for reading purposes, such as a chair, chifionier or dresser. The casing may be incorporated as :0 part of the decorative features of the brass tubing forming a brass bed. In either case the casing forms an integral structure with the frame work of the piece of furniture and is so incorporated in the frame work and merged into the decorative features of the frame work that it is impossible to tell at a glance that the casing forms a housing for a lamp.

The operation of my device is as follows:

which closes an opening through which the light rays are projected when said cover is in an open position, form an integral construction with the decorative features of the frame. The cover which forms a continuation of the casing is so constructed that it completes an outline or generaLshape of the casing when in closed position. d

When the cover is 0 en it will receive the tubular member 43. T e tubular member 43 shifts outwardly, moving the arm 40 of the switch element 38 to the up ermost position shown in Fig. 4, whereby t e circuit to the lamp through the wires 33, 37 and 39 will be closed, thereby causing illumination of the lamp 32. When the cover 23 is moved to closed position and its free edge 25 is in engagement with the frame bar 14, the tubular member 43 will have been shifted inwardly moving the arm 40 to its lowermost position, as shown in Fig. 4, whereby the circuit will be broken and the lamp 32 extinguished.

I claim 1. A bedsteadhaving a head panel, a decorative member at the upper portion of the The lamp casing, together with the cover 23 I panel and including an enlargement provided with a lamp chamber having a light opening, a hinged closure for the opening and forming part of the decorative member, the closure when in open position acting to deflect light rays directly on the upper portion of the bed, the decorative member being located approximately centrally of the bed.

the side edges of the panel.

3. A bedstead having a head panel, an enlargement incorporated in the upper portion of said panel and projecting from opposite faces of the panel, said enlargement being provided with a lamp chamber having a light opening, a cover for the opening and included within the enlargement, the cover when open providing means for deflecting light rays upon the upper portion of the bed.

4. A bedstead having a head panel, an enlargement incorporated in the panel between the side edges thereof and provided with a lamp chamber, a portion of the enlargement being movable and hingedly mounted to form not only a light transmitting opening but a cover for said opening, the cover when closed providing decorative features for the panel and a light deflecting means when open.



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U.S. Classification362/130
International ClassificationF21V33/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21V33/00
European ClassificationF21V33/00