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I C A R D T A B L E C 0 V E R I 1919, 1,326,746. Patented Dec. 30,1919.
ADINE KUNATH, OI BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
' Patented Dec. 30, 1919.
Application filed July 11, 1919. Serial No. 310,231. I
To all whom it may concern: I
Be it known that I, ADINE KUNATH, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Card-Table Cover, of which the following is a. full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to table covers and has particular reference to temporary covers for card tables or the like which covers may be easily and quickly applied in neat and reliable condition.
Among the objects of the invention is to provide a table cover of any suitable character or quality of sheet material such as cloth, oilcloth, strong high class paper or the like, table top in fiat form and with means for firmly securing the corners of the cover to the corners of the table top, whereby the table cover may be used whenever desired and so prevent the marring or disfiguring of the polish of the table top.
With the foregoing and other objects in view the invention consists in the arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter described and claimed, and while the invention is not restricted to the exact details of construction disclosed or suggested herein, still for the purpose of illustrating a practical embodiment thereof reference is bad tothe accompanying drawings, in which like reference characters designate the same parts in the several views, and in which- Figure l is a perspec ive View indicating a card table, or its equivalent, to the fiat top of which is fitted one of my improved covers, fastening means therefor passing around the corners ofthe table top and thence around the table legs; and
Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the nearest corner of the table and indicating more particularly the novel features of the device.
Referring now more specifically to the drawings and in appreciation of the fact that there is an enormous demand for temporary covers for tables such as card tables, dressing tables, serving tables, or the like,
which may be applied quickly and firmly and present a neat appearance, this device has been originated for the purpose of meeting such demand in a most satisfactory way.
of a size and form to exactly fit the in any convenient manner.
Given a table having a top of known size and design, I cut a piece of cover material 10 to exactly fit the upper surface of the table top 11 bringing the edges 10' of the cover flush with the edges of the table top, and hence without any overlap. Whether or not the edges of the cover be hemmed or otherwise finished for the sake of durability will depend upon various conditions such as the character or quality of the material and the element of economy in the manufacture. For ordinary purposes, however, a of leather, imitation leather, or other analogous material requires no hemming or edge finishing to meet the require- 'ments when the cover is held in place by the means set forth herein.
Adjacent to each corner 12 of the cover are provided a plurality of holes, shown as the portion thereofbetween the eyelets lies beneath the corner 12 of the cover and whereby those portions of the tie member which turn over the edges of the table top will lie on top of and firmly-hold down in flat form the adjacent edges ofthe cover, said edges of the cover being unbroken through- .out their length whereby the maximum strength of the material is retained. The tie member is so positioned with respect to the cover that the middle portion thereof lies between the eyelets, hence the loose ends areof equal length. These loose ends are drawn downward firmly over the edges of the table top adjacent to the corner and arepassed thence directly under the table in substantially vertical planes and are crossed back of the adjacent leg 15 and thence brought around in front where they are tied The table cover by this means is held from movement in any direction and yet the attachment of the de- 10 to the corner,
meeeme unbroken throughout their length, and a loose ended tie member laced through each plurality of holes, the portion of the tie member between the holes being beneath the coverwhi'le the adjacent portions of the tie member lie above the unbroken edges of the cover and serve to hold the same firmly against the top surface of the table top. ADENE KUNATH.