Space Saving Sleep Solutions

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By CPSC Blogger on February 21, 2014

Celebrate African-American History MonthCabinet bed designed by Sarah E. Goode shown closed and opened.Learn more safety information about furniture, on CPSC’s furniture safety guides pageWho isn’t looking for a little more space for all the stuff we acquire?

Sarah E. Goode was a furniture store owner and the first African-American woman to receive a patent. Her patent was for a space-saving, innovative solution that combined a bed and a cabinet. She received her patent for a Folding Cabinet Bed on July 14, 1885—27 years before William Lawrence Murphy patented his fold-up “Murphy Bed” design.

Goode’s bed could be folded up into a cabinet that was also a roll-top desk.  The desk had spaces for paper, writing tools and storage.

While CPSC is not aware of safety concerns with Goode’s original bed design, we keep up with the latest trends in sleep solutions and look for ways to promote bedding safety.

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