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Who invented the hide-a-way bed?

Question #3529. Asked by Kevin.
Last updated May 02 2023.

Answer has 9 votes
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According to U.S. Patent Office records, Thomas Jefferson was the inventor of the first Hideaway Bed ever patented in the United States. link

The Murphy bed was the brainchild of William L. Murphy. He applied for his first patent in 1900 and the first folding beds were manufactured in San Francisco. In 1918, William Murphy invented the pivot bed which pivoted on the doorjamb of a dressing closet and then lowered into a sleeping position. A man named Castro came up with the brilliant idea to convert a sofa into a bed. The convertible sofa bed became so popular that it lives in some form or other in practically every home in America today. [no longer exists]

Response last updated by gtho4 on May 02 2023.
Mar 06 2004, 4:20 PM
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Most sources indicate that Thomas Jefferson Invented the Hide a way bed


Jul 28 2008, 2:56 PM
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