US 1588695 A
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W. BOEHM LAUNDRY NET June 15 1926.
Filed June 5. 1924 Yea. Clbtowup UNITED STATE 1,588,693 PATENT OFFICE.
WALTER -BOEHM, OF UTCHINSON, KASAS.
Application led June 5,
Practically all laundries make extensive use of what are commhly known as laundry nets, these nets being bags formed of netting to contain the numerous articles commonly handled in, laundries. Whenever a net is filled, it is customary to Hatten opposite sides thereof against each other at the upper end of the net and to jointly fold said sides in a zig-zag manner, vafter which a large safety pin is passed through the folds to hold the net in a closed position.
- assisting in Re eated insertion and removal of the pin, serlously wears and injures the net and it is one object of my invention to provide a novel arrangement 'of glrommets tp receive the safety pin or any ot er fastener, such as a cord, so that wearing of the net will be prevented.
A further object isV to secure opposed sides of the net flat together, at least one ofl their upper corners, preventing tearing of one side from the other and also materially flattening the upper end of the net, prior to folding it in the zig-zag manner above referred to.
Another object is to locate two of the grommets in such a manner that they will secure the upper corners `of two opposed sides of the net together, for the reasons previousl explained. i
Wit the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, the description being supplemented by the accompanying drawings. i
Figure 1 is a side elevation of a laundry net improved in accordance with the invention, a portion of the u per edge of the net being turned downwar ly.
Figure 2 is a perspective view showing the manner in which the net is sealed by the use of a safety pin.
Figure 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but` illustrating a cord instead of a safety pin.
Figure 4 is a detail horizontal sectional view on line 4--4 of Fig. 1. l
In the drawing above Vbriefly described, the
lnumeral 1 designates what isv commonly known as a laundr net, that is a bag formed of netting, said gag having -opposed side walls 2 whose edges may well be turned upon cach other as indicated at 3, for reinforcing purposes. Passing through the upper corners of the opposed side walls 2 and their downwardly turned edges 3, two grommets 4 are shown, each ofwhich passes through` 1924. serial No. 718,093.
both side walls, as shown most clearly in Fig.- 4. By locating the grommets at the points shown and passing them through both side walls, they effectively hold said walls against being possibly torn one from another. Furthermore, the grommets located and arran ed in the manner shown, greatly facilitate attening of the upper ends ofthe two walls against each other, permitting them to be jointly folded in a zig-zag manner as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, when the net or bag is to be closed.
Additional, opposed grommets 5 are carried by the upper ends 'of the side walls 2 vand no one of these grommets passes The application and removal of the fastener has no tendency whatever to injure the bag or net and hence, the life of the latter is greatly prolonged.
While the invention is primarily designed for use in connection with bags made, of netting and commonly known asI laundry nets, it is obvious that such invention may be used also' with bags formed of other materials. .1
It may also be explained that in some instances, the opposed sides 2 of the bag may be secured together at their upper corners by means other than .securing said corners together in any adequate manner, one side wall is held against tearing from the other and folding of the bag into zig-zag forni@ at its upper end is greatly facilitated.
1. In a'laundry bag having opposed side the grommets 4. By'
a fastener when the bag walls; a pair of grommets each passing through. both of sai-d side Walls adjacent the upper corners thereof to prevent tearing of one Wall from the other and to assistin fiattening the upper end of the bag to fold it in a zig-zag manner, and additional opposed grommets passing throu h said side Walls, all of said grommets being adapted to receive a fastener when the bag is folded in the above mentioned zig-zag manner at its upper end.
3. In a laundry bag having opposed side Walls; means passing through both of said side Walls adjacent an upper corner thereof to prevent tearing of one Wall from the other, and to assist in fiattening the upper end of the bag to fold it in a zig-zag Inanner, and opposed grommets passing through 4. In a laundry bag having opposed side Walls; a grommet passing through both of said side Walls adjacent an upper corner thereof to prevent tearing of one Wall from the other and to assist in flattening the upper end of the bag to fold it in a zig-zag manner, and additional opposed grommets passing through said side Walls, all of said grommets being adapted to receive a fastener When the bag is folded in the abovementioned zig-zag manner at its upper end.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.