US 1221890 A
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J. R. MILLAR.
QUILT AND MATTRESS. APPLICATION mep Nov. 24. 1915.
1,221,890. Patented Apr. 10, 1917.
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JOHN n. MIILLAR, or" OAKLAND,
CALIFORNIA, ASSIGN OR TO CALIFORNIA COTTON'IVIILI COMPANY, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, A CORPORATION 0F CALIFORNIA.
QUILT AND MATTRESS.
Specification .of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 10, 1917.
Application filed November 24, 1915.' Serial N o. 63,221.
To all whom t may concern.
Be it known that I, JOHN R. MILLAR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Oakland, county'of Alameda, and State of California, (whose post-oliiee address is N o. 2439 Peralta avenue), have invented a new and useful invention-to wit, Quilt and Mattress; and-I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, concise, and exact deseription of the same.
The invention is Iparticularly adapted to the stuiing of quilts. The particular object is to preventthe bers of the stuffing working out through the covering of quilts and mattress ticking, as will be hereinafter described.
Carded wool is acknowledged to be a superior stufling for quilts and the like, because of its resiliency, its heat retaining qualities, and other advantages. Wool has one serious disadvantage, however, due to the penetrating tendencies of its individual bers, resulting in these bers working through the covering of quilts to the outside, resulting in the loss of the bers as well as the unsightly appearance created.
Another disadvantage is the commercial impracticability of bleaching wool dead white. Its dull gray, drab color showing through the thin or lmy coverings of the quilts, detracting from the appearance thereof.
These several disadvantages are corrected by the interposition of a thin layeriof cardedl cotton between the wool ller and the cover of the quilt. The clinging and the matting tendencies ofthe superimposed layer of cotton bers presents an impediment thatA the bers of the wool are unable to penetrate. The cotton has the further advantage of being cheap, pure white, agreeable to the touch and in itself a desirable stuffing substance, lacking however, some of the resiliency of the .wool.
In this specification andannexed drawings, I illustratefthe invention in the form that I consider the best, but it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to such form because the said invention may be embodied in other forms, and it is also to be understood that in and by the claim following the description herein, I desire to cover The core 1 is covered by the invention in whateverform it may be embodied. Referring to the drawings:
VFigure l is a fragmentary perspective view of the corner of a quilt: the thickness being shown in cross section to illustrate the internal construction and arrangement. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary detail 'in' side elevation of a bat made up'in accordance with this invention.
In detail the construction illustrated in the drawing includes the stuffing or-core 1, of properly carded wool ber, preferably consisting of superimposed'layers built up to the desiredthickness. This core is laid upon the under layer 2 of carded cotton. the superimposed layer 3 of carded cotton. The edges 4 of the quilt are'alsoprovided with a protective layer 5 of'carded cotton forming an integral lpart of the layers 2 and 3. The whole'completely surrounding the core with a layer of material impenetrable to the bers of the woolen core 1.
The bat thus formed is provided with the covering 6 of any suitable material, according to the quality of the quilt. The edges 4 are bound in the usual manner and the whole body of the quilt may be sewed, or tufted as at 7 in the usual manner. A quilt constructed in accordance with this invention has the following advantages: The covering may be of any light, translucent, imsy material without disclosing the gray or drab tint of the woolen core. The underlying layer of 'cotton gives to the surface of the quilt a soft, silky, yielding sensation to the touch, while the quilt as a whole retains all the advantages of a woolen stuiiing, without any of its disadvantages.
While I have described this invention in connection particularly with its use in quilts, I do not wish to be understood as conning myself to that particular application, inasmuch as the same advantage would follow its use in stufling mattresses, clothing, or other pads, in which it is desirable to use wool bers and ret-ain them or prevent their working out through the surface of the bat or other articles.
The bat illustrated in Fig. 2, has a variety of uses common to cotton batting or woolen batting. The proportions of wool to cotton can b'ervarietofsuit"the particular reoliireiY .Y In' testimonyjwhereof, I have hereunto set f Yments of itsl application. 1 l my Vhanol at Oakland, California, this 28th 10 AHaving thliSdeseribedfthis inventiomf day of October, 1915. claim: Q W' JOHN n. MILLAN.
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