The journal of design and manufactures
List of new manufactures, pp. 49-51
List of New Man ufftures, Useful and Ornamental. I Bronze Candles ick. Lustre, with China figure. (At Cundall & Addey's.) (At Apsley Pelatt's.) Perkes's Metallic Folding Bedstead, Registered July 27, 1850. No. 2390. This article has lately been introduced by Mr. Samuel Perkes, Birkenhead. It is of simple construction, having a joint at each end, which allows either one or both ends to be raised or low- ered to any required ele- vation. It can be used either as a Bed, Couch, Settee, or Crib, as repre- sented, and will answer all four different purposes. The sacking is elastic; when folded up it occupies but a small space, being in one piece as shewn, and can be unfol ded for use in a moment. It is also use- ful for invalids at the sea-side, or persons tra- velling; the back can be fixed in any required posi- tion. Officers in the service can thus at once obtain a couch for the barrack- room, and a portable bed either for home or fo- reign use; whilst as a spare bed for private fami- lies it is unequalled; and from its light appearance it will be found fit for the drawing-room or bedchamber, and must prove valuable for hotel proprietors, hospital committees, asylums, schools, &c. &c. Its weight is from 16 to 20lbs.
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