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D. D. AND M. A. MAcCORMACK. CARRIER FOR LAUNDRY ARTICLES- APPLICATION FILED DEC.28, 1920.
Patented July 26, 1921.
DAVID B. MAecoR Aci: AND MARY ;,'MAeooRMAoK, 015 BOSTON, (MASSACHUSETTS.
cARRrER For LAUNDRY AR ICLES.
. s ecification of Letters Patent. Patented J uly 26', 1921.
. Application filedDecember 28, 1920. SeriaI No. 433,680.
To all whom it may concern:
. Be it known that we, DAVID D. MAOCOR- MACK and MARIA. MAoGoRMAoK, citizens of the United States, residing at Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Carriers for Laundry Articles, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to a carrier or wrapper in which a bunch or pile of assembled articles, such as fabrics to be sent to, or returned from a laundry, may be confined and transported.
The object of the invention is'to provide a strong and durable carrier or wrapper, adapted to be quickly and conveniently adjusted andconfined around a pile of articles, to securely confine the pile, and alsoadapted to be quickly and conveniently opened, and to be easily washed and'kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
The invention is embodied in the improved carrier hereinafter described and claimed. 1 g
Of the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specificat1on,-
Figure 1 is a plan view of a carrier embodying the invention, spread out in a flat condition.
Fig. 2 shows the carrier partly wrapped around a pile of articles. I
Fig. 3 shows the carrier completely wrapped around and secured to the pile.
Fig. 4 shows the carrier differently wrapped and secured.
The same reference characters indicate the same parts in all of the figures.
In carrying out our invention we fashion a sheet of flexible material, preferably cotton cloth, in such manner that the sheet,
when spread on a fiat surface, forms a central portion on which articles to be wrapped maybe loosely assembled to form a pile 13, indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 1, and a marginal portion surrounding the central portion.
Said marginal portion includes two straight-edged longitudinal flaps 14, provided with orifices 16 at their opposite ends, and two peaked transverse flaps 17, the edges of which are reentrantly curved and form obtuse angles by their intersection with the straight edges of the flaps 14, and acute angles or peaks by their intersection with each other.
The longitudinal flaps 14 are adapted to be folded across the top of the pile and overlapped, as shown by Fig. 2, until the orifices 16' in eachv flap register with those in the other. The form of the peaked flaps 17 and the size of the orifices 16, are such that the outer portion or peak of each flap may be threaded through two coinciding orifices, as shown atthe left by Fig. 2.v This operation puckers the base portions of the flaps 17 and draws said base portions-toward the ends of the pile 13. In case the pile is oblong and is arranged as indicated by Fig. 1, a continued pull on the portions passe d of the flaps l7 inwardly as shown by Fig. 3, So that the base portions of the flaps'l7 are drawn closely against the ends of thepile, and all the surfaces of the pile are covered. To the peaks of the flaps 17 are fixed elongated flexible-strips 19, which are composed of tape, and are long enough to be wrapped around the carrier and tied, thus confining an the flaps; in position tocover and confine the pile' 13. The corners of the flaps 14 are preferably reinforced by fabric corner pieces, in which the orifices 16 are formed, said orifices being reinforced by button-hole stitches. The carrier including the tapes 19, is, therefore, adapted to be easily washed.
Any suitable part of the carrier may be inscribed with a laundry number, identifying the carrier and its contents.
Instead of wrapping the strips 19 around the carrier and its contents, said strips may be tied together above the carrier, so that they will form, with the threaded portions of the flaps 17 a bail by which the carrier may be transported.
The described carrier constitutes a very desirable, economical, and readily identifiable substitute for wrapping paper andstring usually employed in wrapping laundry packages.
- by Figs. 2 and 3, in wrapping soiled articles to be sent to a laundry, the articles being piled promiseuously and crowded together by the carrier, when the latter is finally adjusted, as shown by Fig. 3, there being no occasion for keeping the articles smoothly folded. When the articles have been washed and ironed, and are ready to be sent home, the carrier is preferably adjusted as shown through the orifices 16, folds the end portions of the flaps 14, and portions e carrier is usually secured as shown.
extent required, no attempt being made to.
register'the orifices 16. The peaked flaps 17 are then drawn snugly against the: ends of the pile,
and against the outer longitudinal flap 14, and are then: crossed and their extremities are extended in opposite directions. The tapes 19 are then wrapp'edaround the carrier and tied together, as indicated at 19 to bind the carrier upon its contents; The attenuated outer portions of the flaps 17 are adaptedto beconvenient'ly grasped and pulled in opposite directions, to locate and cross the flaps as shown, preparatory to thebinding operation. Said attenuated portionsare also adapted to be compressed and crossed upon each other, as bestshown byFig. 4e, and thus formportions of ligatures, other portions of which are formed by the tapes.
"We claim: I I p 1. A washable carrier of the character stated,- comprising a flexible sheet having a central portion on which articles may be assembled in a pile, and' a marginal portion surrounding said central portion; said marginal portion including two straight-edged longitudinal flaps, provided with reinforced orifices at their opposite ends,', and" adapted to be overlapped at-thetop ofthe pile, with the orifices in one flap registering with those tapesattachedi in the other flap, and two peaked transverse flaps formed to cover opposite ends of the draw the base portions of the peaked flaps toward the ends of the pile,
tot-the peaks of the transand' flexible verse flaps, the outer attenuated portions of the transverse flaps being compressible and adapted to cross each other and form portions of confining ligatures, other portions of which are formed by said tapes.
' 2A washable carrier oft the character stated, comprising a flexible sheet having a central"; portion on which articles" may be assembled inaa pile, and a marginal portion surrounding said central portion, and including two straightedged longitudinal fl'aps, adaptedto: be" overlapped at the top ofthe pile, and two peaked transverse flaps,
formed at their outer end portions to be grasped and drawn in oppositedirections', toward the ends of the pile; and flexible tapes attached to the peaks 'of the' transverse. flaps, "the outer" attenuated portions of the transverse" flaps being compressible and adapted to cross each other and form portions of'confi'ni'ng ligatures, other portions' of" which are formed by said tapes;
In testimony whereof we have' afiixe'd. our signatures;
Dav n D, Aeoo MAoK L it. meooa n-oK;