This bedstead is provided with sides, which open out when the bed is set up, and which occupy no more room when folded than an ordinary folding bedstead. It is the invention of F. Vandenhove, of New York City, and was patented this week. The city of Columbia, Cal., whose total destruction by fire we announced a short time ago, has been rapidly rebuilt. The new buildings are many and testify to the pros- . perity of the neighborhood. ---------------. . ----------- The first pile has been driven for a bridge J across the Sacraroento river, California.
This article was originally published with the title "Folding Iron Bedstead" in Scientific American 13, 10, 75 (November 1857)