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Publication numberUS1770215 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1930
Filing dateNov 30, 1928
Priority dateNov 30, 1928
Publication numberUS 1770215 A, US 1770215A, US-A-1770215, US1770215 A, US1770215A
InventorsMcintyre George E
Original AssigneeMcintyre George E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carpet-securing device
US 1770215 A
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July 8, 1930. a. E. MclNTYRE CARPET SECURING DEVICE Filed Nov. 30, 1928 3 s t -sh t l A TTORNEY,

July 8, 1930. G. E. MCINTYRE Y 1,770,215

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' vision of'a carpetsecuring device having an in position.

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of a carpet securing devlce embodylng this Patented July 1930 enonen E. McIn'rYnE, or KANSAS orrY, MIsso nr CARPET-SECURING DEVICE 7 "Application filed November so, 1928. seri l-n6. 1322,7171

' This invention relatesto carpet securing dev ces, and m ore particularly to that type of carpet securing devices for use when the floor .The principal object the present inven tion is the provlslon of a simple carpet securingdevice by means of which the carpet is,

secured in position without the use of tacks, clamps, or any of the usual fastening means. Another object of this invention is the proanchoring strip provided with a series of tines adapted to engage'the carpet from its.

lower side and means for securing the strip Other objects of the present invention are simplicity and economyof construction, ease of installation, and adaptability to different building constructions. v

20 With these general objects in view as well Fig. 3, isan enlarged sectional-view of a building structure with the carpet securing I strip in position;

Fig. 4:, is a sectional view of the floor construction at the threshold showing themher upturned flange flattened out and'secured beneath the threshold plate; I, i Fig. 5, is a perspectiveview of a portion of the carpet anchoring strip with the inner flange flattened out as shown in Fig. 4';

' Fig. 6,- 1s a. sectional'view of thebuilding constructionwith the carpet anchoring strip secured to the front side of thebase board Fig. 7, is a fragmentary perspectiveview 5 of the carpet anchoring strip as used' in Fig.6; I

Fig. 8, isa sectional view showing the tines ofthe carpet anchoring strip positioned beneath the base shoe;

' Fig. 9, is a'fragmenta ryview of modified staggered tines;

form of the carpet anchoring'striphaving Fig. 10, is'a perspectiveiview of'a modified formshowing a structure similar to that shown. in Fig. 3, but madepofwire;

form of the carpet anchoring strip adapted for'use when no'padding is used beneath the Fig. 12, is a fragmentary sectional view of abuilding construction showing a'modified form of thecarpet anchoring strip;

Fig. 13, is a perspective view of anchoring strip shown in Fig; 12.

' Similar reference characters des gnate,

parts throughout the several views and nua carpet I meral' 10 designates a floor, 11 a wall-of any of the ordinary types ,-to which is secured the base .board12 in any suitable manner. 13

is a base shoe securedto the base board by means of screws for reasons hereinafterset fort-h. A padding 14: is preferably. usedbe neaththejcarpet 1.5. While any 'carpet may be anchored bythissecuring device, yet it is best adaptedto carpets having a nap. A carpet anchoring strip .16 made of any suitz'ible" material and provided with tinesl'? adjacent one edge thereof, is shaped tofit the building structure and receive the carpet 1 in such a manner'that the tines will penetrate the carpet 15 from'its lower'surface as clearhy shown in figures showing the assembly.

The tines are preferably inclined inwardly from' the edge of the strip to prevent disengagement .of the carpet therefrom. While the tines as shown are stamped from'the strip,

yet it is apparent that separate tines may be swedged or otherwise secured imposition on the strip 16. v g

Since, asshown in the drawings, a padding 14 is provided which raises the carpet above the surface of the floor, and the strip 16 is formed from thin' sheet metal, it becomes necessary to raise that surface of t ie-strip having the tines to the upper surface of-the padding in orderthat a plane surface maybe formed for the reception of the carpet. To obtain this result theelongated body portion of carpet anchoring strip 16 is formed to produce: reverse channels 18 and'19f with a 1 Fig. 11, 1s a perspective vlew ofa. modified I common inclined wall 20, an inner upturned flange 21, and an outer downturned flange 22 having its lower edge in the plane of the lower surfaces of channel 18 so that it will rest on the floor when in operative position thereon. The height of flange 22 may be varied with the thickness of the padding so as to maintain the surface of the strip 16 in a common plane with the upper surface of the padding and form a rest for the edge of the floor covering. In some cases where the base board is insecurely attached to the wall, it is necessary to attach the anchoring strip to the floor and for this purpose nail holes 23 are provided: however, nails may also be driven through the strip at any point. 7

Referring to Figs. 1 and 3, the installation of the preferredform of the carpet secnring device will be described. lVit-h the walland floor in place the strip 16 is positioned on the lower edge of the baseboard in such a manner that the upturned fla e 21 will ongage the inner surface of base board. The base board is secured in position against the wall in the usual manner. The pad 14 is then placed with its outer edge butting with the flange 22. The carpet is now laid in position with its edge overlapping the strip so that as it is pressed down the tines will securelyengage the body thereof to anchor it in position. The base shoe which is adapted to rest on the edge of the carpet and. hold itin proper relation with the tines is now set and secured in place by suitable fastening means, such as screws. By removing the base shoe the carpet may be easily removed for cleaning.

When it is necessary to secure the carpet at places where there is no wall, for example, at the threshold, the inner flange 21 is flattened out as shown in Fig. and the strip may then be secured to the floor by means of nail 2 L as clearly shown in Fig. 4. The carpet may be placed in position and the threshold plate 25 secured in position as shown, with a portion of the strip and carpet extending therebeneath.

In Figs. 6 and 7, a further application of the carpet securing device which is especially adapted for use in completed building where it is not desirable to remove the base board is shown. The base shoe 13 is removed, then the strip 16 which is made narrower, is se cured to the outer surface o'f the base, or to the floor or both by means of nails or screws passing through holes 23 formed in the strip. The tines 17 are formed adjacent one edge of the strip and the down turned flange 22 serves to level the tines with the surface of the padding let as in the preferred form.

Figure 8 discloses a carpet anchoring strip 16 constructed the same as the form shown in Fig. 2 with the channel 19 narrower than channel 19, thus shortening the distance from the base board to the tines 17", which are preferably disposed vertically. The base shoe 13 when secured in position will completely cover the outer portion of the strip 16' Fig. 9 shows the preferred form as shown in Fig. 2 with an added row of tines 26 which cooperate with tines 17 to secure the carpet in place. I

The fragmentary view 10 shows a carpet securing strip formed by wire securely welded together. The cross wires 27 are formed to substantially the same shape as the cross section of the strip shown in Fig. 3, and are provded with tines 23. These cross wires are secured in postion by means of longitudinal wires 29 which are formed to support wires 27 in proper position.

' he simple fo m shown in Fig.11 consists of a. strip 30 having an upturned securing flange 31 at one edge thereof and a series of upturned tines 32 adjacent the other edge. Thisinodified form is adapted for use when no padding is to be used beneath the rug.

- it is not desired tolimit this invention to the forms shown, as many other modifications may be made within the scope of the appended claims without departing from the spirit thereof.

l/Vhat I claim is:

1. As a new article of manufacture, a carpet anchoring strip of reverse channel form and having a series of tines adjacent one edge thereof, said tines being oppositely disposed to the adjacent channel flange.

2. As a new article of manufacture, a carpet anchoring element comprising an elon gated body member having a downturned recess adjacent one edge thereof, and a series of upturned tines adjacent the other edge.

3. As a new article of manufacture a carpet anchoring strip comprising an elongated body member having an upturned flange at one edge, a downturned flange at the other edge thereof, and a series of upturned tines carried by said body member adjacent the said downturned flange.

4. As anew article of manufacture, a carpet securing device comprising an elongated body member having a raised portion at one edge thereof providing with a series of tines to engage the underside of the carpet and an upturned flange at the other edge Another form of carpet anchoring strip thereof to be engaged by the building struc-- ture to secure the body member in place.

5.-The combination with a building construction having a floor, a base board, and a 3 base shoe, of a carpet anchoring strip extend-r ing beneath and behind said base board and v having a series of tines adapted to engagethe body oft-he carpet 6. The combination wlth a building con- 1 struction having a floor and a base board, of r a ca-rpetanchoring strip comprising an elongated body member having a channel therein to receive the lower edge'of said base board, and a series of upturned tines positioned above lower-edge of said baseboard adapted to engage the carpet fromits lower side. 1

7 The combination with a building construction having a floor, a base board and a base shoe, of a carpet anchoring strip having means whereby it is secured behind said base board, and a series'of tines adapted to engage the'body of the carpet when the edge olf1 the carpet is disposed beneath said base s oe.

I 8."The combination with a building construction having a floor, a base-board,-and a r base shoe, of a carpet anchoring strip having an upturned flange adapted to engage the rear side of said-base board, a raised portion of said strip positioned in front of said base board having a'series of tines adapted to engage the carpet from its un'ders'ide'adjacent the outer edge of said base shoe. i

, In testimony whereof, I hereunto aflix my signature.


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U.S. Classification16/16
International ClassificationA47G27/00, A47G27/04
Cooperative ClassificationA47G27/0462
European ClassificationA47G27/04C2T