Improvement in met
US 118019 A
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-REUEL P. JOHNSTON, OF STEUBENVILLE, OHIO.
IMPROVEMENT lNlvlE-l'ui CARPET-BINDINGS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 118,019, dated August 15, 1871.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, REUEL I. JOHNSTON, `of Steubenville, in the county of Jefferson and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Metallic Carpet-Binding; and I do hereby declare that the following' is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part of this specification.
This invention relates to a new and useful improvement in binding carpets, whereby strength and durability in the binding are secured and much time and trouble saved in putting down carpets; and it consists in forming teeth or hooks upon the opposite edges of strips of any suitable kind of ,sheet metal, and bending them over so that they are nearly parallel with the side of the plate or strip of metal, and then curving or bending the metallic strips so that the teeth upon each edge will engage with the edge of the carpet and securely attach the curved strip thereto, as hereinafter more fully described. It also consists in the device for fastening the metallic bindin g to the oor or base-board of the room.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure l represents'a vertical crosssection of the binding and carpet as when fastened to the iioor. Fig.
2 is a perspective view of the metallic binding detached.
Similar letters of reference indicate correspond` ing parts.
A represents the binding. The teeth or hooks are represented by B, arranged alternately', and may be either double, as seen in the drawing, or single, or in any suitable form. O is the carpet, the edge of which is inserted between the opposite sets of teeth, when, by a slight pressure on the binding, the teeth penetrate the carpet and the attachment is complete, as seen in Fig. 1. D are hooks by means of which the binding and carpet are attached to the iioor. The hooks pass through the slot-holes E in the binding, and are screwed 0r nailed, or otherwise fastened, to the floor, as seen in Fig. 1, or to the base-board of the room, as may be found most convenient. These hooks are fastened down rst, and then the carpet is attached thereto with very little trouble.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent- The tube A, having slits E therein and oblique to othed-lips B thereon, combined with hooks D, arranged and applied as and for the purpose specified.
REUEL I). JOHNSTON.
GEO. RoBrNsoN, WV. N. PAULsON.