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Publication numberUS1405188 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 31, 1922
Filing dateJul 27, 1920
Priority dateJul 27, 1920
Publication numberUS 1405188 A, US 1405188A, US-A-1405188, US1405188 A, US1405188A
InventorsOtis Coombs George
Original AssigneePaper Products Machine Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carpet and rug package
US 1405188 A
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G. O. COOIVIBS.

CARPET AND, Rue PACKAGE. APPLICATION FILED .IULY 2711920.

Patented Jan. 31, 1922.

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GEORGE OTIS cool/LBS, or PROVIDENCE, mmnnisLANn AssIG-non 'ro IPAPER' PRODUCTS MACHINE COMPANY, or BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORA- TION OF MASSACHUSETTS.

CARPET AND BUG PACKAGE.

protecting the ends of aroll offabricated material such as a: roll of carpet, matting,

rug, or the like. i 7

Floor coverings, such as carpets, rugs and mattings, are commonly made up by the manufacturer into rolls preparatory to shipment, as this forms a convenient package to be handled or stored, but difficulty has been. experienced heretofore in providing a satisfactory wrapper or package that will prevent the ends of the roll from becoming soiled and injured.

These rolls that the ends ofvthe' same are commonly submitted to -injuriousforces in handling, but it is important to protect the ends of the rolls from becoming-soiledv or damaged. As is well known, when a strip of carpet or the like is wound into a roll, the selvage lies at the ends thereof, and if the selvage becomes cut, frayed or otherwise weakened, the strength of the carpet is seriously impaired, and a relatively small force will then tear the strip crosswise.

An important feature of the present in vention, therefore, is to provide. for the end ofv a roll, a protecting covering that is simple in construction and inexpensive to manufao ture, while at the same time it possessessuflt cient strength'to withstand the hardest useto which a heavy roll is submitted in handling the same.

Another important feature of the present invention is to provide a protecting covering for the entire roll which will satisfac torily protect the same from dirt, moisture,

and injury. 7

The accompanying drawings illustrate a good, practical form of the invention, the details of which may be modified within the true scope thereof as defined by the claims.

In the drawing:

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Jan. Application filed July 27', 1920. Serial No. 339,257.

are often large and heavy, so

Fig. 1 is a side View of a roll of fabricated material-'havinga tube of'wrapping material placed over each end of the roll,

the tubes being shown in section,

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, but showing the protecting tubes after the intermediate portion thereofhas-been gathered inward and bound 5 Fig. 3 is a side View of the roll with a completed cap or cover upon each end thereof:

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of'a roll completely packaged, the cover at one end bein h shown as partly cut away; and i Fig. 5 1s a perspective vlew of a piece of reinforced paper which is well adapted to form theprotecting wrapper forthe roll.

The numeral 10 designates aroll of fabricated material such as a rug, carpet, mat"- ting, cloth, or other material, the ends 11 of which it is desired to protect. Upon each endof the roll 10 is shown a protecting tube 12 of wrapping'materia-l, the tubes being so material, but should bestron tou h and inexpensive. The lateral edgcs-ofthe wra ping material may overlap, as indicated at 15, and these overlapping edges, are either secured to each other to unite the overlaping walls of the tube, or they are not secured to each other, as may be desired.

After the tubes 12 have been placed about the ends of the roll 10, as shown in Fig. 1,

placed upon the roll that'they extend a substantial distance beyond the ends 11 there the intermediate portionof each tube which 1 lies neargan end 11 of the roll, is'gathered in towards the longitudinal axis of the roll,

as atlfi (Fig. 2'), and the gathers 1.6 are preferably bound together by a cord or the like 17 secured about the same. The gathers or folds" 16 may extend in as close practical to the longitudinal axis of the roll 10 and in some cases may close the central hole 18 to prevent dirt and moisture from entering the same.

After the intermediate portions of the of the roll, the outer end portions 19 of these tubes are drawn or folded back upon the portion of the tubes engaging the roll to enclose and reinforce the same. In this manner each end of the roll 10 is provided with a cap or cover of two thicknesses of the wrapping material 12, and the end faces of the roll are further protected by the gathers 16 which afford somewhat of a cushion for the ends of the roll.

After the protecting caps or covers 12 have been applied to the ends of the roll 10, as shown in Fig. 3, they may be secured u 3011 the ends of the roll by various means. ne good means to this end consists of a strip 20 wound spirally about the roll 10 and over the portions 19 of the tubes 12, as clearly shown in Fig. 4:. 'Such a spiral wrapper adequately protects the portion of the roll 10 intermediate its ends, and also retains the end covers in place.

As above stated, the tubes 12 may be constructed from various different materials, but it is found that a cheap, tough paper, reinforced by filaments or fibers extending longitudinally thereof, and adhesively secured to the paper, is very satisfactory for this purpose. of paper similarly reinforced, forms a satisfactory spiral wrapper 20. A strip of two ply paper reinforced in this manner, is shown inFig. 5, in which the sheets 21 and 22 are adhesively secured together with longitudinally extending filaments 523 adhesively secured therebetween.

The protecting caps or covers for the ends of the roll have been described as formed upon the roll 10, but it is to be understood that this is not essential, since the caps or.

covers may obviously be given the configuration herein described before they are applied to the roll. Furthermore, although the protecting caps or covers have been described as particularly well adapted .to protectthe ends of a roll of fabricated material, it is to be understood that they are also well adapted to protect the ends of many other articles of manufacture.

Claims:

1. In combination with a roll of fabricated material, a cup-shaped, protecting cover for an end thereof consisting of wrapping material enclosing the end of the roll and having an intermediate portion between the ends of the wrapping material gathered in- Ward about an end face of the roll to protect the same and its remaining portion folded back to enclose and reinforce the portion thereof engaging the end and lateral faces of the roll.

2. In combination with a roll of fabricated material, a cup-shaped, protecting cover for an end thereof consisting of wrapping mac terial enclosing an end of the roll and hav- It is also found that a strip ing an intermediate portion between the ends of the wrapping material gathered inward towards the longitudinal, axis of the roll to form a protecting cover for the end face of the roll, means encircling the gath ers and binding them in place, and said wrapping material having its remaining portion folded back to enclose and'reinforce the portion thereof engaging the end and lateral faces of the roll.

3. In combination with a roll of fabricated material, protecting covers for the ends of the roll consisting of wrapping material enclosing the respective ends of the roll each having the intermediate portion between the ends of the wrapping material gathered inward towards the longitudinal axis of the roll to form a protecting cover for the end faces of the roll, means encircling'the gathers to bind them in place,'said wrapping material. for each end of the roll having the remaining portion thereof folded back to enclose and reinforce the portion of the same engaging the roll, and a protecting cover for the intermediate portion of the roll extending from one end cover to the other to secure the end covers upon the ends of the roll.

r 4. In combination with a roll'of fabricated material, a protecting cover for the roll consisting of reinforced paper wrappers enclosing the respective ends of the roll, each wrapper having the intermediate portion thereof gathered inward towards the longitudinal axis of the roll to form a protecting cover for the end faces of the roll, each wrapper having the remaining portion thereof folded back to enclose and reinforce the portion of the same engaging the roll, and a strip of vreinforced paper wound spirally about the roll and about the protecting covers to protect'the roll and retain the covers in place. I

5. In comb'nation with aroll of fabricated material, a protecting cover for the roll consisting of sheets of reinforced paper wound about the respective ends of the roll, each sheet having a portion thereof between its ends gathered inward towards the, longitudinal axis of the roll to form a protecting cover for the end faces of the roll, means en circling the gathers to bind them in place, each sheet having the remaining portion thereof folded back to enclose and reinforce the portion of the sheet engaging the roll, and a strip of reinforced paper wound spirally about the roll and about the protecting covers to protect the roll and retain the covers in place.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3145516 *Mar 6, 1961Aug 25, 1964Hannon Warren WApparatus for the packaging of newspapers or the like
US4884385 *Mar 4, 1987Dec 5, 1989Appleton Papers Inc.Interleaved spiral wrapping of foam product and stretch film for packaging carbonless paper rolls
US5007538 *Jun 20, 1989Apr 16, 1991Appleton Papers Inc.Interleaved spiral wrapping of foam product and stretch film for packaging carbonless paper rolls
US5114012 *Oct 22, 1990May 19, 1992Wta Inc.Interleaved spiral wrapping of foam product and stretch film for packaging carbonless paper rolls
US20070080082 *Oct 12, 2005Apr 12, 2007Andrew ChitvanniCarpet/rug sleeve protector
Classifications
U.S. Classification206/410
International ClassificationB65D85/66
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/66
European ClassificationB65D85/66