who invented the pullout sofa bed.?
THE SOFA BED WAS ACTUALLY INVENTED BY LC BAILEY (AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN) IN 1899. PLEASE GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
The pullout bed was invented by a blackman by the name of LC Bailey in the 1800's. The invention came about when he got a visit from in laws. At the time they had a 1 bedroom house and the visitors had to all sleep in the same bed. LC became fed up w/ this after a couple of days of being urinated on by his inlaws while asleep. This prompted LC to invent the sofa bed. The rest is history as they say....
The Seng company holds the patent on the sofa bed
It was invented by the A.H. Davenport Company in the early 20th century. For years thereafter, the name stuck, and hideaway sofas (pullout sofa beds) were simply called Davenports.