US 1634619 A
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1 1927. y G. LAKE DEVICE FOR FASTENING covnns Filed March 1926 Patented July 5, 1927.
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nAnplicafcion filedlllarch 11,1926. ,seria m 93,577.
This invention relates to n device Eton insot mng cover ,1 i rsupp i'ting su ewnnd maintaining the szrme in'n .sinooth .un-
tables of all;kinds,- for fastening temporary covers 5011 automobile seats and-the; like, or forjstretohing green pelts on their supporting surfaces or for other kindred}purposes. It: is jz prii nary object ,of the present invention to providen-dev-ioe for securing the ,eover on its supportingv surlaee in a smooth condition, by; exerting in pulling action. on
"qtheitn erginal edges of the ooverl in both tnzrnsvei se, and longitndlnal' d r eotions the from thedoover;
strain on h marg naledge vf thei ov r be I :ing- ;eqn2illy distributed throughout V J A zfurt-herlobject i t ;prvide such aldevicetha-t is easilyattnehed to,,z1nd removed Still another objeotigis -toprovide sueh ia device that is substant ally fi at; to enable the boa-rd .and'the like to rest uni-fmmly .and in rfla-t p tion on'it uppor ing urfac -Still,another object is to provide ,snoh a -device that is simple and inexpensive to me ui n e and one t at gczin eas ly" b a gusted to allsi-Zesof covers.
5 ",Ot-her advantages will zpppearfrornthe r-tl sc pt 1:0 7 ll w; take n, Qnn etie with thedra-Wing in which n. vll igure l is a gre n-r elevation ;of an ironing I hoard hsvilig a Cover thereon with the-ini- ;proved fastening device ettnefhedthereto.
. F g fi is e enla se l de a view b one embodiment of theinvention, and-Eigis e sirniler view of :another nnodifieation. Flgure l an enlarged detail view.
Figure 5 isn view of the preferred for-in;v
; of any; improved device removed; from the cover and show nghow it look -when indisno; f wood; having, -;t;he.- usual long ,edges; end me e coline sntap mng from e o n I tenddlp itiqn F gure 11$ v giiipp ng rnenibers; used in the pretenred detail view 0t one o i uthe form otthe invention showng'in igure 5,
Referring 'E Q=the dra\v1ng 1n .detail n E gure 1-.is illustratednn-ironing boa-rdlO of.
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made of cloth ofa ny suitable materiel llhis cloth 1 011 the .fnurpos of 1 e y s y snlii c-iently large toeigtend over the edges of I 1,634,619 UNITED STAT 1P th lwfiljri nd te imimte i mer-gina ie flaps and- .3, R na or gree d ffieult y been'experienoed in 'lceeping the part ol' theeover 11 ivvhiolrooversthe front ,or' orking.side of the boardlO inn smooth UIlWllDklBCl condition. o The forinof-the invention illustrated in .Eigure 2i cornprises an elongated narrow body tportion l l of elastic material; Formed integral. Withnnd ateit her end of saidportion 14-. are short 31111516, said arms 1 6be- 1 g pes' in d', an. mu ez ng of the rp h .14:- Mou d d-K t; Sp lq d interva s .thini ghmwi h l ng h he body PCP-M011 j i i g' 0f .e fle iib dy po t on 1. e d a; ne k polftion 19; wn 11 1113 slot-20 formed therein. Ex en 1g; firQm sa-i body Portion; 18 is a 5 4 r gnip pinginiembe l ps 11 .con-
. hinge-inember '21 and hinged to said hinge member. "21-,is a ooniplenlentery hinge .rneinwb 2,,.the hmg therebe ne n be n show d agrammati a ly. r'Th g ippin emb rs 7 are mou ed 'Qmth ho ly pent-io 1 7 by P1391111; sai po tion :ls Aonfi Wi ke n n h hing -mqmbs m v sai in tiona f :MQ nteq n hw d io fsai lish t m l 1 l gmnpm memb r 2.5 subs an ial y sim lar; to the lugs 24 illustrdted in Figures. ifis iite i o.s iidvponti n 2 by hinge i lQfi edxfi a v led. ith ess jlnl lfl li fq'"lih il lg ,:24- 41 9111 this fipi iig m mbers-2 .911 he ho im Isai 5 131 11116, nlac d 9 i %ll lll ist enswu sove i zi de m Ll s, a ov 11 sh i he. "i prov dev q j i' m vedwi e zth lr n b id e e n 1 lb compri e se ,elgniji etedznerrow -bedy 3116251911 2 i q i is F i nglmembe s lTbuhp Witlfi 1th ilpirtiirnsd pn tiom2 JILPQII th 1pq s usii l e ep iv iqhgare foamed k s In E ur 3 s;illu t ia dle t n .iei' n. of:
elastic material but which may be made of any suitable material which is adapted to stretch. The ends of said body portion 14"- are turned back to the point indicated at 33 the-said eyelet being positioned medially of.
said wire. The body portion '35 terminates in a hook 38 provided witha sharp point, said hook 38 being adapted to engage the marginal edges12 and 13 of the cloth cover 11. The flat body port-ion 36 is bent upon itself or formed with a turned back section 39 forming a loop and terminates in an upwardly bent portion or hook 40 also provided with a sharp point as is shown in Figure 6.
' This portion 40 is positioned directly beneath and in alinement with the loop 37 and because of the flexibility of the wire material forming said gripping member 34, the portion 40 is adapted to be'pushed through the eyelet 37 When the said gripping member 34 is in operative position the body portion 14 is positioned in the space indicated at 41 between the sections 39 and 36. In Figure 6, the broken lines indicated at 42 represent the position of the section 39 when in inoperativeposition. It will be noted from Figure that when the gripping members 34 at the end of the body portion 14 are in position on the body portion 14", the sections and 39 are disposed parallel with the edges of the body portion 14, while the body section 35 is disposed at an acute angle to the body portion 14", thereby being disposed at the same angle with reference to the body portion 14 as the arms 16 and 32.
From Figure 5 it will also be noted that the gripping members-34 are also mounted at spaced intervals along the body portion 14, but it will-be noted that they are disposed in staggered relationship to each other, that is, every other gripping member 34 is mounted on the opposite side of'the body portion 14 and not directly opposite each other.
In operation the gripping or fastening members 34 on the ends of the body portion 14" are first secured to the edges 13 of the cover 11 by catching the hook 38 in the cloth. Itwillbe understood that the body portion 14 is not quite as long as the board 10 so that when the fastening members 34 are secured to the edges 13 of the cloth, the body portion 14 is elongated or stretched with a' resulting pull on said edges 13 longitudinally of the board 10. The fastening members 34 are mounted along the body portion 14" and then secured to the marginal edges 12 of the cloth by catching their hooks 38 in said marginal edges resulting in said marginal edges 12 being united by means of a zig-zag or cross stitch, the same as if said edges were stitched or sewed. By reason of this zig-zag or cross stitch tying of the edges 12 and 13 of the cloth 11, there is a radial pull, that is, a pull in all directions on the cloth 11 which tends to distribute the strains on said edges equally throughout'and tends to keep the front portion of said cloth 11 in a smooth and tight condition.
In using the form shown in Figure 3, the gripping members 31 are secured to the edges 12 at points directly opposite each u other but because of the elasticity of the 'cross arms29 suiiicient play is afforded to enable the said grippmg'members 31 to hold the cloth in a smooth condition and yet allow a slight lateral movement to prevent eX- cessive strain at the points where the said grippingmembers 31 are secured to the edges 12. The short arms 32 are of course secured'to the edges '13 of the cloth 11in the same manner as the short arms 16.
In mounting the gripping member 34 on i tion 14 and through the eyelet 37 and then bending said body portion 41 laterally over the eyelet 37 to tie the sections together. I
The body section 35 is then bent laterally to an acute angle and the hooks 38 forced through the edges 13 of the cover 11. The gripping members mounted along the body portion 14 are mounted in the .same Way but the sections 35 thereof are parallel with the sections 36 and not bent at an angle thereto.
WVhile I have described several embodiments of my invention, it will be understood that other variations may be resorted to without departing from the principle of the invention and I desire to be limited only by the state of the prior art and the appended claim.
A device for holding a cover on an ironing hereto.