Item - Vintage Hounsfield Safari Folding Camp Bed, Circa 1950/60s. A Highly ingenious folding camp bed of it's time...it utilised a series of sprung steel supports to stretch a strong tough canvass and provide a very comfortable 'field' bed. The light-weight bed (4.5 kilo) is easy to assemble and was fist designed for use by the military. Would be ideal for Re-enactments, 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 - Made in Great Britain by Safari Limited of Port Glasgow & Croydon, England under licence from Hounsfield & Co. Limited of 81 Moorland Road, Croydon, England
Stamps - Cast with details to all fittings & label with makers details.
Type - Camping/ Knock Down Furniture
Circa - 1950/60s
Construction - Canvas & Steel
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions -The Folding Bed measures 74" (6' 2" foot) in length by 29.5" (approx 2 1/2 foot) wide (folding to 41" by 8" - ideal for car or camper van (please refer to photos).
Weight - 4146 gram (approx 4.2 kilo)
Condition - Excellent Used Condition though there is a few light marks from use (please refer to pics)
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 utilised 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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