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Publication numberUS1539181 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1925
Filing dateJul 24, 1924
Priority dateJul 24, 1924
Publication numberUS 1539181 A, US 1539181A, US-A-1539181, US1539181 A, US1539181A
InventorsGreiner Louis C
Original AssigneeGreiner Louis C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Method of attaching linoleum
US 1539181 A
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ATENTIOFFICE.

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Application filed July 24, 1924. Serial No. 727,952.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LOUIS C. GREINER, rcsiding in the city of Evansville, county of Vanderburg, and State of Indiana, a citizen of the United States, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Methods of Attaching Linoleum, of which the follow ing is a specification, reference being had to. the accompanying drawing, forming a part thereof.

My invention relates to amethod of attaching linoleum or other materials of a like nature, to the top of desks or tables or other articles of furniture. Linoleum isused today in many instances, as a covering for desks or tables because of its sanitary qualities and its adaptability as such coverings, which makes itreadily washable without injury to the surface.

A further object is to provide a construction or means of applying the linoleum to the sides and ends of the top and obtaining a. finished edge where the edges of the linoleum meet each other.

I-Ieretofore in the use of linoleum as a covering for tables or desks it has been. the

policy to merely cover the top and finish the sides and ends with border strips of wood or metal but not with linoleum. In any of these methods commonly used there was no chance to obtain an absolutely water tight joint between the linoleum and the border strips and the space between these two were filled up with glue. This construction was all right in the general run of cases but upon close observation the space filled up with glue could be seen and the appearance therefore was spoiled. In the desk tops having metal border strips the water could run under the edge and eventually get to the wood top thereby subjecting the top to rotting. In the resent construc tion the joints are absolutely waterproof.

It is a further object of my invention to provide a top which will have a neat appearance and prove durable, the appearance being that of inlay.

With the objects above indicated and other objects hereinafter explained in view, my invention consists in the method as hereinafter set forth and claimed.

Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is a front view of a desk showing the top applied thereto.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the same top.

Figure 3 is a cross sectional view on line 33 of Figure 2 showing the means of at taching the linoleum.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary bottom view showing the locking means in the corner construction.

Figure 5 is a fragmentary perspective view of one corner of the top.

Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on line 66 of Figure 2 showing the corner locking means.

In the drawings 1 indicates atop made of 5-or 7 ply laminated wood and built up to the desired thickness. 2 indicates the linoleum which is attached by means of a water proof or'other high grade glue to the veneer strip or strips 3 which is likewise securely fastened to the upper side of the laminated top 1. The laminated top 1 is provided with a veneered strip or stripst securely "fastened to the bottom thereofby means of water proof glue or other means. The top is then cut to the proper size and the ends and sides finished off. Linoleum end'strips 5 and 6 and side strips 7 and 80f the proper length and of depth suflicient to extendto the bottom of said top are then securely fastened by means of glue and are allowed to dry. When the glue has entirely dried aspecial machine is run along the four upper edges and grooves 9 are cut of the desired width and depth and at an angle of about 45. Locking strips 11, 12,13 and 14 of wood are then forced into the grooves 9 and securely held in place by waterproof glue. These strips are mitered at the cor ners to form a neat joint and are allowed to extend upwardly beyond the top surface of the linoleum for the purpose of later trimming and finishing.

After these locking strips have been placed in the proper position each corner is in turn provided with a similar slot out diagonally downward from theouter upper corner and at an angle of approximately 45. Triangular shaped locking pieces 19 are then securely glued and forced into the' slots '15. The upper corner is mitered to fit neatly into the corner formed by the mitered strips 11 and 14:, the three thereby forming a secure waterproof joint. When all of these pieces have been inserted in their struction that the finished article has the appearance of inlay work and will be very economical to construct and much superior to any way in which linoleum or other material is at present attached to any surface.

Having thus described my invention what I claim is: s 1

1. The method of making a top for a desk or table which consists in forming a base of relatively hard material with sides at right angles toits upper face, securing to its upper face a covering of flexible material and securing to its sides coverings of similar material, forming grooves along the meeting edges of the sides and upper face extending through the coverings into the base at an angle oblique to the plane of the top, inserting into these grooves strips of relatively hard material and securing them in place and so finishing the upper edges of these strips that their top faces will be in the plane of the upper surface of the top covering and their side edges will be in the plane of the outersurface of the adjacent side covering.-

2. The method of makinga top for a desk or table which consists in forming a base of relatively hard material with sides at right angles to its upper face, securing to its upper face a covering of flexible material, forming grooves along the meeting edges of the sides and upper face extending through the coverings into the base at an angle oblique to the plane of the top, inserting into these grooves strips of relatively hard material and securing them in place, forming at the meeting edges of adj acent sides recesses extending through the side coverings into the base, inserting into said recess'es strips of relatively hard materi'al and securing them in place and so finishing the several strips that their upper edges will be inthe plane of the upper face of the top covering and their side edges will be in the planes of the outer surfaces of adjacent side coverings.

3. A desk or table top comprising a base of relatively hard material having sides at right angles to its upper face, a covering of flexible mate-rial secured to the upper face of the base; strips of similar material securedto its sides, and edge strips extending along the meeting edges of the sides and upper face extending into the base at an angle oblique to the plane of the upper face and having the upper and side faces of their outer edges in the planes of the upper surface of thetop covering and the outer surfaces of the adjacent side covering respectively. 1 I

In testimony whereof, I hereunto affix my signature.

Louis. 0; GREINER.

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US5085027 *Sep 18, 1990Feb 4, 1992Herman Miller, Inc.Panel edge construction
Classifications
U.S. Classification52/796.11, 52/802.1, 52/782.22, 52/745.21
International ClassificationA47B13/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47B13/086
European ClassificationA47B13/08D