US 1610326 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 14, 1926. 1,610,326
H. F. SCHLE ICH El AL RADIATOR DUS'I PROTECTOR Filed Jan. 22, 1926 Patented Dec. 14}, 11926. I V
' inane 'Pi ADIATOR DUST rno'rncron.
Application filed- January 22, 1926. I Serial mi. 82949.
Radiators are exposed to dust, particularly at seasons of the year when they are not 'in' use and are themselves quite unsightly at best in seasonable times. These facts have been recognized? by good housekeepers and home wrappings have been de- -vised to cover loverthe radiators after a fashion during the summer time. The principal objectot the present invention is to provide, I as an article of manufacture, a complete unitary protector for radators which shall be of such size and form as to fit snugly over radiators for which they are intended and be securedin place thereon by handy retaining means. 'A- further object of the invention isto providedust protectors of the character described which shall be sightly on their exposed surfaces and preferably formed with colored pat-' terns harmonizing with color schemes 1n the rooms inwhi'ch the cover is used. uln ac cordance with the nvention the improved dust protectors are made of paper, cloth;
oilcloth or a combination, of materials in standardized sizes graduated through a range adapted to-fit over radiators of standard sizes now in general use. The form and dimensions of such cove s will conform to the form and size ofthe radiators some be ing relatively tall and narrow while others may be relatively'short and wide. Essen- .tially, the cover ismade up in the shape or a hollow cube having its lower end open to permit it tobc readily slipped on over the top of the radiator and pulled downwardly until located in proper relation thereto. Re-
ta nin-g' devices ot simpleIform may be Inanipulated to hold the cover in place: and
against displacement and preserve its;
' broken symmetry Whe'n in use;
' Reference is now to be had to the accompanying drawings for, a detailed description of'the preferred embodiment ofthe invention, wherein:" t
Figure 1 I I parts broken away to show a cover made 1n accordance with the lnvention and having its exterior surface ornamented by colored patterns. I I I Figure 2 18 a View similar to Figure 1 but showing the cover 111 end elevation when applied to a radiato-rj.
.vided to snugly admit the pipe.
is a. viewfin elevationbut with As indicated hcreinbetore the improved cover will he made of such form and dimensions but through a graduated range of standards to meet the conditions ot'stand ard forms and sizes of radiators now in general use. The protector a itself may be made up in general rectangular size and as a hollow cube with an open bottom, ot-pa per, cloth, oilcloth or any combination thereof or possibly o-thermaterials. -At its opposite ends adjacent the lower edge it may be split for a short distance as indicated at a so asto permit it to be drawn down over pipe connections I), b, and an opening" a of the size and form of pipe may be pro Securing devices such as the Well knownbutton and string arrangement as indicated at .0 may be provided at opposite sides of the opening a so as to enable the'lower edge of the cover to be snugly secured in place about the radiator and the pipes and further preventits displacement or-reinoval until des red. Not only does the lmproved :cover serve the important function of'excluding the dust from the radiator coils in a man--- ner muchto be desired but it lends itself -to carrying out any decorative scheme in a room both by covering the unsightly radiator andafi'ording a large external surface on'which may be printed patterns of attrac: tive form and of such colors as may harmonize with the room. -The drawings indieats a patterned external surface" of the cover. I I The present invention 7 contemplates that these covers will be madein quantity of a standardized form and size and widely merchandised .so as to be avallable tohousekeeper Different patterns andcolors may be used 'eXteriorl y on these articles. Their form and shape. is such to admit offolding'into very compactspace', his being important in both merchandising and instormg.
'. Changes in details suggest themselves i ccpt involved. j
VVhatwe claim is: I I As an artlcle of manufacture a radiator without departing from [the inv'entive-conto permit it to be drawn downwardly over the radiator, one Of the ends being slit upwardly for a short distance at its lower edge to passover the pipe for the radiator vand having a circular cut-out portion at the end of the slit to receive the pipe, andmeans immediately beneath the cut-out portion to secure the meeting edges of the siltsnuglytogetherand draw the edges of the cut-out portion snugly around the pipe. 10 This specification signed this 13th day of January A. D; 1926.
HERBERT F. SCI-ILEICH. lvIETA 'SCHL EICH.