US 1591902 A
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MOTHPROOFING MATERIAL Filed oct. 21, 1922 Patented July 6, 1926.
ISAAC J. WEINBERG, OF CHICAGOJIiLINOIS.
- 'MoTHPRooFING MATERIAL.
application mea october'al, 1922. serial No. 595,918.
The invention relates' to moth-proofing material and its object is. to provide a material `off this character which is in strip form, so that it is adapted to be placed in upholstery or attached to borders of rugs or otherwise conveniently put in places 'where moths are likely to gather.
The invention consists in the several novel features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.`
In the drawings: Fig. l is a perspective of a strip of material embodying one form of the invention. Fig. 2 isa perspective of another form of the invention.
The invention is exemplified in a strip comprising a core 3 of jute or hemp cord or the like and a tubular braided covering or jacket 4 around the core. The core is treated with a suitable moth-destroying material such1 as a mixture of tar and Wax. ln use, it has been found that the moths will bore through the outer covering and consume the insecticide in the core and, in doing so, will lay their eggs in the covering. -The jacket is treated with a moth destroymg compound, such as a mixture of 93% water, 3% carbolic acid and 4% tincture of quassia. The coverving is usually formed of cotton strands loosely braided so as to permit the moths to penetrate to the core. -Tlie `imixture with which the jacket is treated is of such a character that it will not be injurious tothe lingers jvvhen it is handled or to material with which it may contact. In the form of the invention shown in Fig. l, the core is substantially round and the jacket conforms to the core, While in the form shown in Fig. 2, the core is flat and the tubular jacket is 40 correspondingly-Hat. A
The invention exemplifies a material which is adapted `for the destruction of moths and which may be conveniently placed and secured in place where moths are likely to come. For example, it may be laid over clothes hanging vin a closetk or laid in the stufling of upholstered furniture or secured to the marginr of arug. In placing and securing the material, it may be conveniently handled without injur to the user from chemicals in the core, ecause the covering acts as a protection. Furthermore, the covering will protect the material to which l it is secured from contact with the chemicals in the core. The material is made in long 55 strips which can be rolled for convience in storage or shipment and from which pieces of the desired length may be cut as required.
The invention is not to be understood as restricted to the details set forth, since these may be modified within the scope of the appended claims, Without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, what l claim as new and Vdesire to secure by 65 Letters Patent, is
1. moth'prooflng material in the'form of a continuous strip and consisting ot a core formed of a cord treated With an insecticide, and a tubular protective covering extending completely around and enclosing the core and composed of librous threads or strands loosely woven together to permit moths to penetrate the covering, said strip being fiexible so that it may be readily rolled or folded;
i 2. A moth proofing material in the form of a continuous strip and consisting of a core formed of a cord treated with an insecticide, anda tubular protective covering extending completely around and enclosing the core and composed of fibrous threads or strands loosely woven together to permit moths to penetrate the covering, said cover-ino` being treated with a moth-destroying substance, said strip being flexible so that it may be readily rolled or folded.
3. A moth-proofing material in the form of a continuousy strip and consisting of an inner cord treated with tar and a tubular outer protective covering extending completely around the cord and treated with a moth destroying compound, said strip being flexible so that 1t may be rolled or folded.
Signed at Chicago, Illinois, this 22nd day 95 of September, 1922.