Vintage Hounsfield Croydon Patent Safari Camp Folding Camp Bed Motoring Camping Spare Guest Camper Van 1930s 1940s VW
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Item - Vintage Hounsfield Britsh Patent WYDSA Safari Folding Camp Bed, Circa 1930/40s. A Highly ingenious folding camp bed of it's time...it utilized a series of sprung steel supports to stretch a strong tough canvass and provide a very comfortable 'field' bed. The light-weight bed (5 kilo) is easy to assemble and was fist designed for use by the military. Would be ideal for Reenactments, Guest/Spare Rooms, Conservatories (day bed), Children's sleep-overs or even it's original use Camping! For More information regarding Hounsfield and the 'Safari' Bed please see below.....
Maker - Hounsfield & Co. Limited of 81 Moorland Road, Croydon, England
Stamps - Cast with details to all fittings & label with makers details. Also marked with Patent No 398545 which was granted to Hounsfield in 1934
Type - Camping/ Knock Down Furniture
Circa - 1930/40s
Construction - Canvas & Steel
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions -The Folding Bed measures 72" (6 foot) in length by 30" (2 1/2 foot) wide (folding to 39" by 7.5" - ideal for car (please refer to photos).
Weight - 5 Kilogram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition
Other Interesting Points - Hounsfield the engineering company was founded in 1904 by Leslie Hounsfield an outstanding engineer, an inventor with a genuine pioneering spirit always looking to embrace the very latest in technology and trying to use it to enhance people's lives as did this item the Hounsfield Safari Bed - Leslie designed the ingenious camp bed which utilized a series of sprung steel supports to stretch a strong tough canvass to provide a very comfortable 'field' bed. The light-weight bed, easy to assemble was fist designed for use by the military. Though the bed was first patented in 1934 it was not until the 1950’s and 60’s that the Safari bed became very popular amongst camping enthusiast. For more Information please - Click Here
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POSTAGE & PACKAGING
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