|Publication number||US1852943 A|
|Publication date||Apr 5, 1932|
|Filing date||Jul 23, 1931|
|Priority date||Jul 23, 1931|
|Publication number||US 1852943 A, US 1852943A, US-A-1852943, US1852943 A, US1852943A|
|Inventors||Swanson Richard L|
|Original Assignee||Jamestown Lounge Company|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (13), Classifications (10)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
April 5, 1932. R. L SWANSON CUSHION CONSTRUCTION Filed July 23, `1951 MSW my@ rta.,
Patented Apr; 5,: 1932:
" emmen sera-TESL; ensures RICHARD AI.; swANsoN, vor JAMEsrowN, NNW Nome AssrGNon `'ro aArrEsroWNLoUNGE COMPANY, 4or' JnraEsrowN, NEW YORK, A conronn'r-IGN or NEW Yonx j CUSHION 'CONSTRUCTION application `mea ymuy as;
The present inventionrelates toan upholstered Vcushion construction particularly adapted for use inchairs, sofas, andthe like, but-which `maybe/used for other seats land 5 cha-irs, generally,- where desired.
The object of thepresent invention is the provision of an upholstered cushion constructionjincluding a spring unit and upper pad i unit so arranged that the front edge of the 1U cushion will be supported by springs alone in order to maintainthe front edge at all times in a neat and well-defined extended position and against sagging, While the center andy rear portions of the. cushion are il" padded with down or other soft stuffing material soas kto givefthe requisite ysoftness and comfort to the cushion.
l With'the above and other objects in View "I the invention resides in the sundry details Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substan-` tially on line 2-2,ofFigure 1. c
Broadly-considered-the cushion C consists of a unitary structure having a bottom spring unit 12 and an upper pading unit y13, the l spring unit having a plurality of coil springs rof graduated heights Land the padding unit being superimposed on the spring yunit and so shaped as to be reversely graduated to the springs, the combined construction being a rectangular body.
With detailed reference to the drawings,4
the cushion C is substantially rectangular in transverse cross-section from its front edge f to its rear edge r and has an outer covering of any suitable material which will cover all sides of the cushion. Under the covering material` 10 is disposed a .cottom batting 11 which is coextensive therewith and of 4suit- 1931. Serial No. 552,716.
able thickness and encloses the lower spring unit 12-and the upper padding unit 13, c
The spring unit 12 comprises rows fof coil springs 12 disposed in ai flexible covering 12b., each row being kseparated'by partitions 12 of flexible material. This materialn'uayA be of any siutablelrind ortype, but it` has been found that muslin cloth is quite useful forthe purpose. The lpartitions 12c may enclose each individual coil and the coils may be, further, enclosed in a 'cloth bagk orl wrapping, To further insure the maintenance of the springsin position against displacement they'rnay be secured by suitable means, preferably stitching 12d, to the top and bottom walls of the spring 'units covering 12b.
The spring `unit 12 is so constructed as to have a substantially fiat vbottom face or lside and a rearwardly7 and downwardlyinclined upper face, whichA may be accomplished vby having the spring coils l12a of graduated t heights. with its higher end disposed in .the front end of the cushion and its lowerfend extending toward fthe rear end 1 of the cushion.
The ypad unit 13 of the cushion C consists ofy a down-proof vcasin-gof muslin or other ieXible/,material ,lll andvislled with a suitable stuflingmaterial 175, such as down, felt, floss, hair, or the like. This pad unit 13 is superimposed upon the spring -unit 12 and is wedge-shaped in cross-section; thatfis, having asubstantially fiat upper face and a forwardly and upwardlyT inclined bottom face complemental to the upper face of the spring unit. It ,is preferred, as shown in the drawings, to have' the front edge` of the pad unit terminate at a distance rearwardly of the front end f ofthe cushion sothat the fronty upper edge ofthe cushion v'will besupported conly by the spri-ngunit for the purpose of keeping said edge in extended neat position. The pad unit, as willbe observed, increases in thickness rearwardly of the cushion so as to give increasing softness andcornfort where it is most desired. f
The units 12 and 13 may be suitably secured together, asy at `16:,by stitching' or the 'like forj the purposeof preventing relativemovejinentofthese parts, butthis is optional',
The spring unit is first laid in position, the pad unit is then superimposed upon the spring unit to assume the position substantially illustrated in the drawing, and the parts may be 5 then secured together at the points 16. A layer of cotton batting 11 is then laid around all sides of the structure thus far fabricated, and the entire structure then covered by a` suitable covering material l0. It will thus be seen that there are provided complementary members, that is the spring unit and the padding unit whose cross sectional contours permit the superposed relation of the spring unit and padding unit in which the latter can terminate a distance remote from the front edge.
In this specification and the annexed drawings, the invention is disclosed in the form in which it is considered to be the best, but the invention is not limited to such form because it is capable of being embodied in other forms; and it is to be understood that in and by the claims following the description herein it is intended to cover the invention in whatever form I may embody within the scope thereof.
What is claimed as new is:
l. A cushion structure including an enclosing covering, a spring unit within the casing and extending from the front and to the rear end thereof and a padding unit superimposed upon the spring unit, said spring unit and padding unit being of complementary cross sectional contour whereby the front of the cushion is supported and held extended by said spring unit alone and the padding unit terminates at a distance remote from the front edge of the spring unit.
2. A cushion structure including an enclosing covering, a spring unit within the casing and extending from the front and to the rear end thereof and a padding unit superimposed upon the spring unit, said spring unit and padding unit being of complementary cross sectional contour whereby the front of the cushion is supported and held extended by said spring unit alone, and the padding unit terminates at a distance remote from the front edge of the spring unit, and a yieldable lining pad between said cover materi al and the interior structure of said cushion.
3. A cushion construction comprising a bottom spring unit composed of a plurality of coil springs having its upper surface rearwardly and downwardly inclined from its front edge, and a padding unit of a stuffing material disposed upon said spring unit and having a substantially flat top surface and a forwardly and upwardly inclined bottom surface complemental to the top surface of said spring unit, and a covering for said cushlon.
4. A cushion construction comprising a bottom spring unit having a substantially 55 flat bottom surface and composed of a plurality of coil springs of graduated heights from the front to the rear end thereof, a padding unit of suitable stufling material disposed upon said spring unit and having a substantially flat top surface and a forwardly and upwardly inclined bottom surface complemental to the top surface of said spring unit, and a covering for said cushion.
5. A cushion construction comprising a bottoni spring unit composed of a lurality of coil springs having its upper sur ace rearwardly and downwardly inclined from its front edge, and a padding unit of a stuffing material disposed upon said spring unit and having a substantially flat top surface and a forwardly and upwardly inclined bottom surface complemental to the top surface of said spring unit, the front edge of said adding unit terminating at a point remote rom the front edge of said spring unit, and a covering for said cushion.
(i. A unitary cushion structure having subtantially flat top and bottom surfaces, a spring unit in the bottom of said cushion comprising a plurality of coiled springs of gradually decreasing heights from one end to an opposite end of said cushion, a fiexible enclosure enveloping said springs and maintaining them in position, a padding unit comprising a flexible enclosure filled with a 95 stufiing material and disposed on said spring unit and having the surface thereof opposite said springs reversely graduated complementary to the springs, and a covering enclosing said units, the combined structure 100 forming a substantially rectangular body in cross-section.
In testimony whereof, I affix my signature.
RICHARD L. SVVANSON.
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|U.S. Classification||267/93, 5/655.8|
|International Classification||A47C27/05, A47C27/04|
|Cooperative Classification||A47C27/064, A47C27/05, A47C27/063|
|European Classification||A47C27/05, A47C27/06D, A47C27/06D1|