US 1804841 A
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May 12, 1931. J. B. PEDROLI 1,304,841
FABRIC PAD Filed June 17, 1929 INVENTOR. Q% 4 6ZZQ B-Pedro2a ATTORNEY.
Patented May 12, 1931 JULIA B. PEDROLI, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA FABRIC PAID Application filed June 17, 1929. Serial No. 871,898.
This invention has relation to means for protecting exposed surfaces of polished furniture and the like.
It is a common occurrence to observe persons, particularly at large social gatherings, lacing their feet on the lower run s or races of chairs, tables, or other furniture,
thereby quickly grinding off the delicately painted or polished finish of such furniture and leaving unsightly scars destroying the beauty and value of the furniture.
The object of my invention is the provision of a. fabric pad which may be slipped over such exposed parts of furniture whenever it is thought necessary.
A further object is to provide a neat and artistic article which will not detract from, but rather enhance the beauty of such furniture. Another object is to provide, in a fabric pad, means for holding such pad firmly in position in order that it may not slip or turn when a person places his foot on it.
With these objects in view my invention consists in the combinations and advantageous features hereinafter fully described and illustrated in the appended drawings, of which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the-lower part of a chair, to which the structure of my invention has been attached,
Fig. 2 shows the device removed from the chair and with parts broken away for the sake of clearness,
Fig. 3 is an end view of my device, bent into a little different shape, and
Fig. 1 illustrates the metal framework of the device.
The chair illustrated in Fig. 1 is shown provided with two lower braces, or rungs 1 and 2, and with a cross brace 3. Depending upon the style of the furniture such braces are square, round, or of a less uniform shape. For the sake of illustration the rungs 1 and 2 are shown substantially square and the cross brace 3 is shown round in cross section.
On these braces are shown pads 4, 5 and 6. These pads are substantially alike in construction, but they differ somewhat in shape to accommodate the shape of the brace each is fitted to. It is noticed also that the pad 5 is cut out to clear the brace 3. The pad 4 is similarly shaped.
v Theconstruction of my device is shown to comprise a s ring wire frame 10, on which is sewed a fa )ric cover 11. Within the pad is fastened a friction liner 12. This liner is shown made with longitudinally disposed l V-shaped corrugations and it is preferably made from rubber, partly because this substance clings tenaceously to the surface to be 6 protected'and also because it is soft enough not to scratch the furniture. The function of the spring wire frame is to draw the ad tightly around the part to be protecte in order that the corrugated liner may rest firmly on the part.
The structure of Fig. 3 is shaped for use on a round, oblong or roundecornered rung. Here the liner 13 is shown to cover the greater portion of the inner surface of the pad fabric 14, but it may be made to cover the entire I surface, if necessary. The numeral 15 denotes the wire frame.
From the foregoing description it is clear that my object is not only to provide a fabric pad, but a pad so constructed that it will not shift or turn on the part to which it-is attached, even though such part is substantially round in cross section. Due to the pliability and flexibility of the 'pad fabric, the wire frame and the corrugated liner, it is readily seen that the pad may be shaped to conform to the contour of the rungs, braces or arms of furniture of various styles.
The fabric cover may be upholstered, embroidered, or otherwise attractively finished, and while such finish forms no part of this invention, it certainly is of great importance that my device yields itself to such artistic development.
For attachment to the rungs of a chair, a spring wire frame conforming to the shape of the rung and of a size to clamp tightly around the rung, said frame being notched to clear cross braces connecting the rungs, a suitable cover sewed around the frame, and a rubber pad fastened to the inner surface of said cover, said pad being made with lengthwise m V-shaped grooves.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto afiixed my signature.
JULIA. B. PEDROLI.