US 1327824 A
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N. G. HOLLAND. SHEET, BLANKET, OR THE LIKE.
APPLICATION FILED DEC-12.1918.
' Patented J an.-13, 1920.
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NELIJIE GARDNER. HOLLAND, or nos'ron, MASSACHUSETTS.
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To all whom it may concern:
Be it: known that 1,: Nannie GARDNER, HOLLAND, a citizen of the United States, re-' siding at Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have lnvented' p by sheets and blankets are retained in position on a bed so that the bed'may be readily and quickly made, which is important in 'readily fall aside.
. Latitude is allowed herein as to details,- 7 since they may be varied or changed, at will hotels andhospitals especially, where there are a large number of beds. H
It is well known that sheets particularly are liable to draw up from the bottom or down from the top of. the mattress, also to wrinkle under the body, -which' produces discomfort andjinconvenience, especially to.
j venting the sheet 1 from pulling out at the invalids ,'while blankets are liable to draw up-from'the bottom and when thus loosened In the accompanylng drawings Figure is an isometric view-showing an under sheet in position on a mattress.- Fig.2 is a plan of'the lower side of an under sheet. Fig. 3
; V is, an isometric view of the lower side of a mattress with an under sheet in posit-ion thereon and the lateral portions in operative position. Fig. 4 is a cross section of the sheet on the line arr-w, Fig. 2, showing a transverse-folded portion or pocket like receptacle partly open. Fig. 5 is view showing details of a modification.
without departing from the spiritorscope of my invention. 4
Corresponding and likeparts are re- I ferred to in the' following description and indicated in all the figures of the drawings j by the same reference characters.
In the drawings 1 designates .a sheet provided at the to 2 and the bottom 3 with a transverse f0 ded portion I 4-"f orming a pocket-like receptacle formed by each end portion of the sheet'l being folded over on.
itself and maintained in the same flat, parallel plane as the body of the sheet and Specification of Letters Patent;
5 Patented Jan. 13, 1920.
Applicationnled December 12,.1918. Serial No. 266,476.
when 'in'its inoperative position in contact .therewith throughout its entire length. The 4 I sheet 1 is an under sheet, while an upper sheet 3 or a blanket is provided Withonly' one transverse folded portion 4 at the bottom 3. The transverse folded portion 4 is I secured on each side, preferably bya tape .5 stitched to the sheet 1 by stitches 5*, the tape 5 passing around from the upper to the lower side of the sheet 1, or the sides of the folded portion 4 may be secured by of the sheet '1 or a blanket, adapted to be folded under the mattress 6' and the transverse folded portion4 and. thereby cooperate with the transverse folded portions 4 on the under sheet 1 in. holding the trans stitches 5 only or other suitable means.
verse foldedportions 4 securely in position on the ends of the mattress 6' and in pretop or bottom, as well as preventing the 4 sheet from wrinkling. The extended folded portions 7 adjacent to the transverse folded portion 4 are preferably secured on ,all
" sides by stitches 5, so that there'will be no loose parts to catch in the bed spring or-to quilts can be provided with the same means,-
- but tlfe transverse folded portion 4v in that case would be separate and attached to the q quilt.
In use the transverse folded portions 4 1 ofthe under sheet l are passed over thetop and bottom ends of a mattress 6 and thereby as shownv in -Fig. 5. It is obvious that theto 2 and bottom 3 of the under sheet 1 v are he d securely, while the lateral portions I 7 and extended. folded portions 7- are then folded under the mattress Gin the position" shown in Fig. 3. The upper sheet having a transverse folded portion 4 at the bottom only isthen passed over. the bottom 'endofj the mattress 6 and its transverse folded'portion 4 over the transverse folded portion 4 of the under sheet 1 thereon and the, lateral portions 7 and extended'folded portions 7" are folded"under' the mattress 6. The
45 end portion of the sheet folded over transversely on itself and adapted to be mainblanket also with a transverse folded portion 4 at the bottom only is then'put on,- so that its transverse folded portion will pass over the. transverse folded portions 4 .Of the upper and under sheets and its lateral portions 7 and extended folded portions 7 are folded under as previously described in connection with the upper and under sheets.
It is thus evident that the under sheet 1, the upper sheet or the blanket-cannotbe pulled out at the bottom, While the under sheet 1 cannot in addition be pulled out at the top and in cooperation with the lateral portions '7 and extended folded portions 7 wrinkling or displacing the under sheet is prevented and, consequently, a perfectly smooth surface is maintained. These features render the sheets and blankets particularly useful 'in hospitals, making the patients comfortable by preventing wrinkling 3 of the under sheet as well as preventing both the sheets and blankets from pulling out of position, thus relievingthe nurses from'their either end afolded portion formed ofianp end portion of the sheet folded over transversely-on itself and adapted to be maintained in the same flat, parallel plane as the body of the said sheet and when 1n its inoperative position in contact therewith throughout its entire length, the folded por'-- tionthus formed being adapted to be held in position by securing its sides to thebody portion, and free lateral portions. extend ing from and the entire length of the sides of the saidssheet, 1
either end a folded portion formed on an I tained' in the same flat, parallel plane as:
the body of the said sheet and when in its inoperative position infc'ontact therewith 5,0
throughout its entire length, the foldedportion thus formed being adapted to be held in position by securing its sides to the body portion, and free lateral portions extending from and the entire length of the sides of the said sheet and the sides of the said transversefoldedfportion, the said lateral either end a folded portion formed of. an-
end portion of the sheet folded over transversely' on its'elf and adapted to be maintained in thesame flat, parallel plane as the body, the said sheet and when in its .operatlvef position in contact therewith throughout its entire length, the folded portionthus formed being adapted .to be held in position by securing its'sidesto the body portion, lateral portions extending from a and. the entire length of the sides of the said portions being adapted to extend under the sheet adapted to extend under the mattress "and to cooperate therewith and the said transverse folded portions in preventing the .said sheet fromwrinkling or being displaced, ,and an extended folded-portion on each. side of the said transversefolded' pore tion having its edges secured by sewing" or otherwise, adapted to cooperate with the said transverse folded portionand the lat- 1 eral portions in holding the sheet securely in position on the mattress.
In testimony whereof I have aflixed my signature, in the presence of witnesses.
v Witnesses FRANK Srumz, I
I BERNARD F.- SHORT, JAMEs H. MALGOMES.
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