Futon. Monday , April 16th , 2018 - 07:33:50 AM
One of the pro's of utilizing futon mattresses is that they're cheap and they're compact. They're so versatile as you can sleep on the mattress during the night and during the day time, the mattress can double up as a couch. How's that for practicality and space saving?
October of 1991 saw another group of inventors including Mark S. Barton, Kurt J. Bandach and Mark E. Schlichter introduce an interesting concept of a pivoting pawl as they referred to it. This was basically a specially designed block that would hang on the seat section that would engage against a step located on the back rest and using gravitational force influences the pawl to both hang unengaged when the futon is in an upright position and to engage when the seat is lifted and the pawl engages against the step to allow the frame to be operated while standing in front and returns the futon from a bed position back into a seating position. This patent was assigned to August Lotz Co., Inc. who implemented this design into their successful line of futon products. This marked an interesting approach to frame conversion as now the frame was facilitating the movement back into a sofa position by having pawls engage into steps designed into the back rest of the frame.
There are many types of modern day futons nowadays. The different variety of bed couches are usually seen in the frames, materials used, and its cover. The different material found in these futons makes it possible for them to be sold with different prices. You would need to remember that you would be using these bed couches day and night, and buying cheap ones with low quality material would only subject you to product degradation faster than you expect it to be. It is more profitable to buy decent to good quality futons with great durability so you can use it for a long time despite a rather high price.
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