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J. LEVI FURNITURE COVER Oct. 6, 1931.
Filed Oct. 24. 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet l Oct. 6, 1931. J, LEV. 1,825,909
FURNITURE COVER Filed Oct. 24. 1930 2 Sheets-Sheet '2 Patented Oct. 6, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT-OFFICE JULIUS LEVI, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOB TO PASS, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS FURNITURE COVER Application filed October 24, 1980. Serial 1 491,039.
' This invention relates to improvements in furniture covers.
One object of the invention is-to provide covers for stufied chairs or davenports which comprise arm covers which are separate from the back and seat covers and which are so made that they can be used on the arms of chairs or davenports differing considerably in size and design.
Another object of the invention is to provide a cover for the seat and back of a chair or other article of furniture provided with one or more resilient inserts which tends to draw the cover tightly over the front face of. the back for eliminating wrinkles, thus present ing a neat appearance. e
Other ob ects relate to various features of construction which will be apparent from consideration of the following specification and accompanying drawings therein.
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of aconventional stuffed chair on the arms of which are shown covers made in accordance with the present improvements. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of an arm cover. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a seat and back cover.
Fig. 4; illustrates the chair with the back 1 and seat cover thereon.
Fig. 5 is a rear elevation of a covered chair illustrating one means of securing the back and-seat cover to the arm covers, and illustrating also the resilient insert in the back panel of the back cover.
Fig.6 illustrates a covered davenport.
Fig 7 is a development of the back and seat coverfor a davenport.
In the drawings 10 is a conventional chair having arms 11, back 12, seat 13, and cushion 14:. I provide a cover for each arm, each arm cover 15 being preferably formed of two pieces of material'united by a seam -16. This seam runs along the outer upper portion of the arm and;at the front traverses the upper 45 front edge of the arm and descends along the inner edge. of the cover. The arm cover thus is preferably formed of two pieces of material, 15 the outer panel and 15* the inner panel. The outer panel, 15, bends around the front of the arm and covers-the front of tucked in at thesides to take up the-sur lus the arm while the inner panel extends up over the top of the arm, the seam 16 between the two being disposed as above mentioned. I have found that by construction the arm covers in the manner described that the covers" will fit arms varying substantially in sizeand shape. The arm covers 15 on their rear edges are preferably provided with elastic strings 17 having snaps 18 at their free ends,
as shown in Fig. 5, for securing the two ccvo ers together at the rear of the chair after theback and seat cover has been placed in position.
The length of the arm covers, from front to rear, is greater than that of the arms, the surplus material of the cover being tucked into the space 19 between the arms 11 and the back 12 or where no such space is found the excess material may be folded under.
The inner panels 15 are tucked between the cushion 14 and the arms, which with the elastic strings 17 holds the arm covers in position.
The back and seat cover comprises a rear panel 20 and back panel 21, a seat panel 22, and a front panel or skirt portion 23, the lower portion 24 of which is narrower, as shown in Fig. 3.
Between the side edges of the panel 20 and adjacent edges of the panel 21 are inserted gusset's 25 sewed at each edge to the respective panels but being left free at the bottoms to form flaps 26. The flaps permit the use of the cover on chairs with backs of difierent heights, thus the cover illustrated in Fig. 4 could be used on a chair with a lower back, and with a narrower back, the lower ends of the flaps 26 being tucked into the spaces 19 between the arms and the back after drawing the material tightly to each side. The gussets or inserts 25 being sewed to the edges of the panels 20 and 21 give the-cover a pocket-like formation that can be drawn down over the chair back and when the flaps 26 are iaatlerial, the cover fits neatly over the 0 air e 'The seat panel 22 is referably formed as an integral extension 0 the panel 21 and is somewhat longer fi'om front to rear than the cushion 14. The sur lus materialis tucked I down at the rear of t e cushion whereby the panels 21 and.22 present the appearance of separate parts and are held agalnst wrinklin The panel 22 is also made considerably wi er than the cushion 14 to rovide lenty of material at the edges to he tucke into the space between the sides of the cushion and the arms 11 of the chair. a
The front panel 23 may be made integral with the panel 22v or it may be made separate, in which-case it is sewed to the latter, forming a seam 24 which is adjusted to coincide with the front edge of the cushion 14 when putting the cover in place. The vertical ed s of the panel section 24. may be provi ed with elastic strings 24 which are secured by snaps 25 to cooperating snaps 26 secured to the rear, panel 20.
The panel 20 is preferably provided with resilient material 27, such as a piece of ordinar elastic secured to shirring or gathers therein. This elastic, which is stretched to some extent when the cover is placed over a chair back, exerts tension on the cover, thereby eliminating wrinkles which may tend to form in the panel 21.
In covering a davenport, arm covers of the type above described are used. A back and seat cover for a davenportis illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7 and comprises a rear panel 28, a back panel 29 sewed to the panel 28 along the top'cdge and aro 1nd the curved corners 30,
a seat panel 31 and a front panel 32 which is provided with elastic strings 33 having fasteners 34 at their ends which are secured to cooperating fasteners 35 on the rear anel 28. Secured to the panel 28 is a secon pair of fasteners 28, to which are secured the ends of the strings 28" of the arm covers, which strings correspond to the'strings 17 of the chair arms but are preferably somewhat shorter.
The anel 29 is curved at the ends 29' substantia ly as illustrated in Fig. 7 to avoid having excess material to be tucked into the spaces 36 between the arms and back of the davenport, while panel 31 is somewhat longer from side toside to provide plenty of material for tucking down between the cushions of the davenport and the arms. Elastic material 37 is secured to the panel 28 nearthe upper corners to insure the smoothjitting of the cover at the corners of the davenport.
B making the' covers in three parts as descri d, it is not necessary to measure a piece of furniture carefully as is generally done a where a one piece cover is to be made, but
' material and the elasticit on the contrary my covers can be made up in a single size or ofa very few stock sizes, and be placed in position by the purchaser in but a fewv minutes. By using elastic strings there is less danger of tearing the covering of the strings draws the wrinkles from t e cover sections.
Although I have shown and described an embodiment of the invention for the purpose .of illustration, I do not wish to be restricted specifically thereto except as so limited by the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. A slip cover for a stuffed article of fur niture having a back, arms, and a seat, comprising a cover portion for each arm, a rear edge of each of said arm cover portions being adapted to be tucked into the space between the respective arm and said back, and a third poition comprising a rear panel for the rear of said article, a back panel secured along the upper edge to said rear portion, gussets secured to upper portions of the lateral edges of each of said panels, said gussets being unsecured along their lower portions to said panels whereby said cover can be fitted to articles having backs extending to different heights above said arms, a seat anel forming an extension of said back pane and having a length from front to rear greater than said seat to provide surplus material to be tucked into the space between said seat and said back, a front panel depending from the forward edge of said seat anel, means on said front panel extending neath said cover portions for said arms for detachably securing the same at the rear of said article, and means on said arm cover portions for detachably securing the same to said rear panel, whereby all of said cover portions may be smooth y fitted to said article of furmture and substantially cover the same.
2. A slip cover for an article of furniture having a back, arms and seat, comprisin a cover section for each arm and a section To): the back and seat havin panels depending therefrom at the front an rear of said article of furniture, elastic strings fastened to said depending panels and disposed beneath the respective arm cover sections and extendin to the rear of said article for holding said anels in place, and elastic strin connect- 1n said arm sections and-exten across sald back to hold said arm sections in place, said cover sections having oontactin portions whereby said article of furniture 1s substantiall covered. p
3. A s ip cover for a stuffed article of furniture having a back, arms, and a seat, comprising a cover portion for each arm, a rear.
forming an extension of said back panel and having a length from front to rear greater than said seatto provide surplus material to be tucked into the space between said seat and said back, a front panel depending from the forward edge of said seat panel, means for detachably securing said front panel in position, and means on said arm cover portions for detachably securing the same at the 0 rear of said article whereby all of said cover portions may be smoothly fitted to said article of furniture and substantially cover the same. In testimony whereof, I have subscribed my name.