US 1590629 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 29 1926..,
F. s. JULIUS COVER FOR DOORKNOBS Filed Dec. 19, 1925 INVENTOR WITNESSES liltlhl,
hpplieetiora flied Eileeereter This invention relates to door knob covers, particularly to a fabric cover of this lrind which eon he readily laundered.
is an object of the invention to provide removable fabric cover for door knohs; n is extremely simple in construction, w "ch is made up el 21 minimum number of parts which can he easily fabricated from e iet of materials at an extremely low hich, can he easily applied end re" EHU'VQQ do n thelrnoh and which will he ed v t-Ti'hin reasonable limits whereby to accommodate the same to lrnohs of difterent sizes y is else an object to provide it lrnoh cover oi"- the character referred to equipped with means for lockingit in place on the knob "when in While at the same lending itself to the range of edj'ustehility for which the cover is constldcted, as Well as iecilitet inp; lzinndering. a
l.hese end other objects or the invention will more fully appear Wher taken in con: junction with the following description and the eppended T i the accompanying drewi ont l on oi e lrnoh Wi 13 the over lied l to" 2 VlBW o coder removed :rroro the knob in loc conditim to term at ennnlne corresponi in shape to that assumed yvhen use upon the lrnoh; T 3 e sectioned View through the lmoh with he cover 21p plied thereto; Fig. lit developed "Vl8W of the hlenlr need in forming front Wall of improved cover; Fig, 5 similer VlBW of the sheped hlenlrs need in orming of the cover; and lli 3 the if well can he most easily understood from en inspection of Fig" l which shows the blank from Which the Well is made with the ad- ]ecent free ends produced by the slit 6 W5 slightly separated.
The construction of the rear Wall 2 can also he clearly understood from an inspection of 5 showing the blanks from which it is made. This Well is composed of two sectorshaped sections 7, 7, having" centrally disposed cut-away portions 8, 8, reepectively 'which when assembled and joined at their outer periphery to the front Well 1, in'the manner shown in Figs. 1 and 2, leave spaced interruptions the two points 9 9. For the purpose of simplifying the description, reference characters designating all 01 the parts described, including the interruptions referred to, Will he applied to the developed views, Figs 4. end 5, of the hlenlts at; "Well as the'reineining figures illustrating the composite structure of the eompletel v "=--sen1hled cover;
the ree extremities of section *2 is proyided "with 21 series od -spaced apertures 10 disposed on. an arc struck from the center of thecoyer, While its opposite free end is equipped with e socket element 11 or an appropriate looking clasp, the element 11 preierehly being Worked in or directly at teched to the cover end forming; a part of the febrile constituting the Well of the cover. As shown, this portion of the clasp consists i ennuler disc having a central opening, with 2:. portion passing through an eper tnre in the fabric end eleinped directly thereto in the manner illustrated in Fig. 6. The remaining section 7- of the rear wall is likewise providededjecent one of its free ends with series of spaced apertures 12 disposed on an ere struck substantially from the point of juncture of the peripheral portions sections '3 "i", indicated at .ine opposite free end oi section 7 is section '5 equipped with e socket clesp ent for ceir ing e cooperating clasp r adept L to he pessed through the roe 1 1e clesp rnernher preferehly end eooperet ng with the ele ll Bi l, is eleerly shown in. Fig; 6
consisting of the annular body 15 having the-centrally disposed tubular projection 16, projecting laterally therefrom. The member 15-16 is unattached to the fabric, being bodily removable so that it can be passed through any of the apertures 10 or 12, as the case may be, to accommodate the cover to knobs of different sizes. The body 15 is sufliciently large to provide an effective backin when the extension 16 is passed through the two sections of the rear wall, passing directly through the apertures 10 or 12, and finding frictional locking engagement with the eyelet of the clasp member 11 or 14.
' When both of the clasps described are in unlocked condition, the entire body of the cover assumes an annular shape interrupted at a point opposite the slit 6 of the front wall. As clearly shown in Fig. 3, the interior of the cover furnishes a hollow concave pocket for receiving the knob when applied thereto. When the clasp is unlocked, the cover may be readily applied to the knob by encircling the same, and by positioning the clasp members 15 in appropriate apertures of the series 10 and 12, and
engaging them with the clasp members 11 i 7 and 14, the cover can be suitably adjusted to lie snugly upon the exterior of the .knob regardless of variations in its size.
-The arrangement of the clasp members 10 and 12 in the manner shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 5 is for the purpose of gathering up the material in the'region of the outer periphery by the clasps 10 and the center 3 portion by the clasps 12, this being for the .purpose of avoiding crimping of the cover.
11 other words, theadjustment of the cover at its outer periphery requires a corresponding adjustment of the inner portion in the a direction indicated by the disposition of the clasps 12. I
The making of the clasp members bodily removable from the cover greatly facilitates I laundering as well as providing a convenient method of adjustment as previously exr-reinforce or bind the peripheries of the apertures 10 and 12 and plained. In some instances, it may also be found desirable'to entirely dispense with the socket portions of the clasps and merely project the extension 16 directly therein.
The invention has been illustrated in the form adapted for use on circular knobs, butit is obvious that by suitably altering the f exact shape ofthe several parts, the cover may be appropriately shaped for cooperation with oval knobs. No particular material has been specified for the reason that any fabric, or other flexible material which will p; readily conform to the exterior contour of the knob, will function in the manner de sired, namely, to provide a fibrous surfacmg material of a decorative nature, it being contemplated making the covers from fabrics which lend themselves to ready laundering, thus providing a sanitary grip which may be changed frequently.
As required by the patent statutes, the preferred embodiment of the invention has been illustrated and described. It is obvious, however, that many changes in details means for locking the free ends of said body together upon the knob.
2. A knob cover comprising a substantially annular shaped slitted body providing a knob-receiving pocket at its interior, and means for selectively locking the free ends of the body to each other at various points whereby to hold the body in tubular form when in locked condition and to accommodate the same to knobs of different sizes.
3. A knob cover made of flexible material comprising a slitted body of general annular shape having a concave interior providing a knob-receiving pocket, and means for ad-. justably locking the free ends of said body to each other to form a closedannulus.
4. A knob cover made of flexible material comprising a slitted body of general annular shape having a concave interior providing a knob-receiving pocket, and including front and rear walls, and means associated with said rear wall for adjustably locking the free ends of said rear wall to each other to form a closed annulus.
5. A knobcover made of flexible material comprising a slitted body of general annular shape having a concave interior providing a knob-receiving pocket. and including front and rear walls, one of thefree ends of said rear walls being provided with a series of spaced apertures, and the adjacent free end of said rear wall carrying a clasp for coaction with said aperturw.
6. A fabric knob cover comprising a body including front and rear walls joined at their outer peripheries, each of said. walls being in the form of an interrupted annulus, the, interior of said body providing a concave knob-receiving pocket, said rear wall being made up of a plurality of sectors, the adjacent free ends of contiguous sec-tors having apertures located therein, and means cooperating with said apertures for-locking the said free ends together to form a closed annulus.
In testimony whereof, I sign my name.
FEEDER-IO s. JULIUS.