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DEL. ROY F. FOWLER UPHOLSTERY PADDING Filed Jan. 22, 1925 Patented Sept. l4, 1926 lDEL ROY F. FOWLER,OF MELROSE PARK, BENNSYLVANIA.
Application filed January 22, 1925. Serial No. 4,060.
i holstery and which padding is commonly introduced into the pockets by means of a tube, and subjected to considerable longitudinal strains during the necessary handling. Padding of this kind is generally formed by 1 folding a long narrow strip of fibrous material, such as cotton batting, upon itself and heretofore the necessary longitudinal strength has been imparted to the material by folding the sheet of fibrous material over a strip of paper or other strengthening material which becomes a part of the padding. This paper reinforced padding has gone into extensive use in spite of the fact that the paper element of the padding has objectionable features.
1 The object of my invention is to provide a padding of the kind described in which the paper reinforce or a fabric reinforce used in place of the paper, can be entirely omitted and the necessary longitudinal strength imgether and imparting to the padding as a whole the necessary longitudinal strength to resist the strains to which it is subjected in use, While atthe same time, the thread stitches are easily broken at the points where the padding is torn off. after an appropriate length has been used in filling a pocket.
Another feature of my invention consists in providing as a means for holding the overlapping folds of the strip .in permanent contact with the underlying layer a line of glue which I have found very efficient for thispurpose and the use of which in a padding strip made with a paper reinforce forms the subject matter. of my pending application for Letters Patent, Serial No. 743,515, filed October 14, 1924.
The nature of my invention will be best understood as described in connection with the drawing in which Figure 1 is a plan view of a strip of padding constructed 1n accordance wlth my 1nyention, and
Figure 2 is a cross section through the padding strip.
A indicates'the padding made up of a strip I of fibrous material, generally cotton batting,
folded on itself in layers indicated at B, B
and B 13 indicating the edge of the upper layer which lies against the underlying layer B. C indicates a line of thread stitches sewed through the layers of fibrous material and extending longitudinally throughout the padding strip. I have shown two lines of stitching C but I have found in practicethat for mostpurposes one line of stitches is quit sufiicient to impart the necessary longitudinal strength to the strip of padding. D indicates a line of glue securing the overlapping'edge B to the underlying layer B.
In practise I enfold the strip of fibrous material on itself, as indicated in Fig. 2, securing the overlapping edge to the underlying layerby theline of glue indicated at D and then by means of a sewing machine I form the line or lines of stitches C running longitudinally, binding the layers of fibrous material together and imparting to them the necessary longitudinal strength.
Having now described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. Upholstery'padding adapted for use in stuffing narrow pockets comprising in combination a long sheet of fibrous material folded on itself to form a long and narrow pad and one Or more lines of thread stitches extending through the folded sheet and running longitudinally thereof said stitch lines serving as the sole means whereby the resistance of the pad to longitudinal strains tending to break it is increased and by the use of which a paper reinforce or cover is made unnecessary.
2. A pad having the features of claim 1 and further characterized by having itsouter overlapping edge secured to the underlying layer by a line of glue.
DEL ROY F. FOWLER.