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Publication numberUS1936113 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 21, 1933
Filing dateSep 2, 1927
Priority dateSep 2, 1927
Publication numberUS 1936113 A, US 1936113A, US-A-1936113, US1936113 A, US1936113A
InventorsHoward W Jelliffe
Original AssigneeHoward W Jelliffe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wear strip for pieces of furniture
US 1936113 A
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Nov. 21, 1933, w. JELLIFFE 1,936,113

WEAR STRIP FOR: PIECES OF FURNITURE I I Filed Sept. 2, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet .1

[NVENTOR mm N-akLuFr's BYWASZM ATTORNEY Nov. 21, l 933.- H. w. JELLIFFE :WEAR STRIP FOR PIECES OF FURNITURE Filed Sept. 2. 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 LLIFP'L' ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 21, 1933 UNITED TATES nraNr- OFFICE 1,936,113 WEAR s'rmr FOR PIECES or rumu'ronn Howard W. Jellifle, Cleveland, Ohio Application September 2, 1921. t Serial No. 217,112

I r: Claims. (Cl. 45-137) My invention is an improvement in wear-strips ior pieces of furniture such as desks, chairs and other similar articles, such as trunks, footstools and even to wainscoting. It consists of a. thin strip of flexible material which may be of some form of caoutchouc, or a similar composition, with or without caoutchouc as an ingredient, and which may wholly or partially be vulcanized.

Such wear-strips have asa feature thereof, means integral therewith for direct attachment to the object to be protected. Different forms of such attaching means may be used and a number oi modifications thereof are herein illustrated and broadly claimed. It is a special object of my invention to provide wear strips or protectors having elongated under pieces of enlarged form which may readily be inserted into grooves in the object or article tobe protected by forcing the enlargements thereinto by pressure exerted from the outside, or by pressing the extension of the article to be protected into the hollow portion of the protector, when such form of structure is used.

Other objects and advantages will appear in the following detailed description of my invention embodied in the combination and arrangement of parts particularly recited in the appended claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, and in which:

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' Figures 3 and 4 are plan and transverse sections, respectively, of a modified form of the product, the section being taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3;

Figures 5 and 6 are plan and transverse sections, respectively, of another modification, the section being taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5;

Figure '7 is a transverse section taken on the line 7-7 of Fig. 5;

Figures 8 and 9 are plan and transverse sections, of a further modification, the section bein 9 taken on the line 9-9 of Fig. 8; 9

Figure 10 is an elevation of a portion of a circular body having a peripheral portion secured thereto;

Figure 11 is a transverse section taken on the line 11-11 of Fig. 10;

Figure 12 shows in sections three modified forms of bodies similar to those illustrated in Figs. 2, 4, and 6, but having their attachin Por- Figure 1 is a plan view of the wear strip applied tion somewhat extended, as they appear before being inserted in a compressing groove or aperture;

Figures 13 and modified forms similar 2 and 11;

Figure 15 is a side elevation of an elongated central body with attached wear strips;' Figure l6 is a, transverse section of the same as taken on the line 16-16-01 Fig. 15; Figure 17 is a transverse section of a standard structure havinga wear covering applied thereto, and as shown when taken on line 17-17 of Fig. 21; V

Figure 18 is a plan view of a structure with portions broken away, and a wear strip applied thereto by'means of flexible plugs on the under side of the strip;

Figure 19 is a transverse section of the same as taken on the line 19-19 of Fig. 18;

Figure 20 is a side elevation of an ofhce chair having a wear strip of flexible material applied externally to the chair seat, arms, back and base;

Figure 21 is a front elevation of an omce desk illustrating the application of wear strips to the vertical edges thereof, and to the horizontal edges of the top; v

Figure 22 is a vertical section as taken on the line 22-22 of Fig. 21;

Figure 23 is a transverse section of a desk standard as taken on the line 23-23 of Fig. 21;

Figure 24 is a transverse section taken on the plane indicated by the line 24-24 of Fig. 20;

Figure 25 is a transverse section taken on the line 25-25 of Fig. 20;

Figure 26 is a. transverse section of a portion of a desk drawer and the handle therefor, as shown on the line 26-26 of Fig. 21;

Figure 2'7 is an isometric view of two polygonal blockshaving longitudinal grooves in their edges facing each other, with as protecting strip applied between the two grooves and filling the same;

Figure 28 is a plan view of a metal structure and a wear strip applied thereto, and of the form shown in Fig. 8;

Figure 29 is a transverse sectional view of the same shown in the plane indicated in line 29-29 of Fig. 28;

Figure 30 is a sectional view of a. further modifled form of a wear strip applied by a tongue and flanges to a wooden body, and

Figure 31 is a still further modification of a protective strip having a tongue and flanges applied to a grooved metal strip, which latter is to those shown in Figs. 60

edge of the wear strip further secured to a wooden body. The combination is shown in transverse section.

Referring to the drawings, my improved wear strip 5 is shown in Figs. 1 and 2 as an elongated strip of the desired composition of flexible material comprising the external or wear portion 6 supported upon an elongated tongue 7 which in cross section appears having its largest area at the base and a triangular wear portion 8, the tongue being adapted to being tightly inserted in the rather narrow groove 8 at the edge of a strip of wood 9, which latter may serve as a leg of a chair, desk or other body.

In Figs. 3 and c the arrangement of the strip in the groove is much the same as that given in the first form, except that the tongue is divided lengthwise or" the strip for a shallow depth m to make easier its insertion in the groove ii which in this form is shown on the fiat surface of the block 12. The wear portion is here shown at 13 as approximately semicircular.

In Figs. 5 to 7, l have shown the wear strip 14 as provided with protuberances 16 designed to be inserted in the surface of a body 15, usually of metal. Here the inserts are formed as widely spaced and alined, integral plugs 17, die signed to be inserted in correspondingly spaced apertures 18 in the plate 15, while the remainder 14c, oi the strip is unattached to the metal, save as the spaced plugs 17 bind the strip thereto. In Figs. 8 and 9, the elongated tongue 19 of the broadened strip 20 is inserted in the elongated slot 321 of the metal plate, the base 22 of the tongue having scarred lateral edges 23 to make easier the insertion.

The modified form shown in Figs. 1c and ii is much similar to the preferred form in Fig. 1, except that the combined body as with groove 25 lengthwise thereof, and the wear strip 2-3 attached thereto forms a combination is oval in cross section. In Figs. l2, l3 and i i, are shown cross sections of the protectors disclosed in Figs. 1 to 11, respectively, though designed to show clearly that the tongues or plugs 01 these pieces are perceptibly larger in their detached showing, over that which they assume after being inserted in the bodies intended to receive them. This makes quite desirable the use of more or lean flexible material for the protector strip hi all these forms, as thereby the tongue or plug in each of them, may be normally somewhat larger than the groove or slot in which they are to be inserted, but after being forced into position, they may well he held in place without the use of metal nails or tacks, a desideiatuin much to be sought for. For the above reason, the grooves 8, 11 and 25 will he narrower at their base, than the base or the parts to heinserted normally is.

Obviously, a wear strip of the character shown in Fig. 9, as applied to a metal product, may he applied to the outer edges oi the top of a desk, and is so shown in Figs'Zl and 22. It may also be shown as applied to the arm 2? of a chair, or to the forward edge of a chair seat 28, to the back 60 of a chair, or the edgeol of a chair base, as shown in 21B.

It is often very desirable to protect the of desks or drawers, and I have shown in Hg. 1'? the manner in which one part may he an elongatedwear strip 29 having an edge 3i] bent upon itself at 31 to protect the other part which may be the outer edge or a being apertured at 33 to receive therein the standard 34 of the metal plate. The external appearance of such a hand metal plate 32, the inner hold will be substantially that shown in Fig. 21.

,A round knob 35 may be enclosed by a protector 36 of general circular outline but having an inner opening 37 sufficiently large to receive the knob through the reduced opening 38. This form is illustrated in Figs. 21 and 26.

The use of this wear strip structure is not limited to the particular outline so far described, nor to their application to bodies polygonal in cross section. In Figs. 15 and 16, I have shown a modification in which so far as the outline of the strip is concerned, it is much like that shown in Figs. 9, 22 and 25. The strips 39 are, however, peripheral in their external surface, though provided with much the same form of tongue 40 as that shown in many of the other forms. The curved form of the strip (which however may be flat and attached to one another by raised edges) are especially fitted for protecting substantially cylindrical bars ii.

In some instances it is desirable to apply a pad 42 in a notch 13 of a metal plate so, which arrangement readily serves the purpose of providing a cushioning pad for the inner surface near the edges of metal doors, such as auto doors, suppress the sound of the closing door. In this case, the fiat base 52 of the large plug 16 may be inserted in the aperture 13 of the plate; or a similar pad i5 may be provided with an elongated tongue 19 inserted in an elongated slot 18 of the plate Me.

A further form of my invention is illustrated in Fig. so, in which the protective strip 35c applied to the edge of a bar or block 12 by the insertion of the elongated tongue 19 in the elon-= gate-d groove 8, late. 3 flanges so heing provided integral the protective strip lon, these flanges being bent inwardly as shown in so, so that the flanges serve to protect the para lel surfaces of the bar or lolocir while the main portion of the strip protects the edge.

A still further arrangement oi the parts is shown in Fig. 33. in which the protective strip 53 is connected to the article 55 by means of a tongue 57 inserted in the groove 58 of a metal strip 54 which is secured to the article 55 by screws 56. Obviously, the heads oi the screws are covered by the strip 53. The lateral flanges 59 integral with the strip 53, conceal the strip 5% efiectively, so that no metal may injure other 0 articles.

As a further modification of my composition strip and its mode oi application, I have shown the inner position oi a fiat strip at havirrg tongues 48 and so on opposite faces thereof and adapted to be received in the grooves so or a pair of blocks 51. as shown in Fig. 27. The strip 47 serves in this form as a somewhat cushioning agent between the two blocks.

It is evident that the protective devices I have described above, not only protect the portions of articles to which they may he applied, lout also may protect walls having delicate s n-"faces irom'scarring action of articles canying such devices. is afforded for any two objects either of which is provided with the protecting devices.

thus described my invention, what it claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:-

i. an elongated piece of flexible material for at tachinent to the edges of relatively thin objects of rigid material having an opening therein with enlarged inner base, comprising a body strip hav-' ing normally bent-in flanges to extend ahout'seid in any case, a very efiectlve protection i mally divided but resisting compression by the resilient material thereof, and joined to the body strip by a narrow neck portion, the said opening being adapted to receive the divided base portion while reduced under pressure, to connect the wear piece to the rigid material.

2. A protecting strip of the class described comprising an elongated and laterally flanged pad portion of flexible material adapted'to protect a part of rigid material having alined, spaced apertures therein, said flanged pad portion having alined and correspondingly spaced plugs having bases normally divided but permitting reduction of such bases by the resilient material thereof for insertion under pressure in said apertures for detachably connecting said pad portion to said rigid part.

3. Means for protecting rigid articles having an opening therein, comprising a protector strip of yieldable material, the said strip having normally and laterally bent-in flanges for partially encompassing the lateral surfaces of said rigid articles, andan intermediate protuberant portion having a normally divided base resisting compression by the resilient material thereof but permitting reduction for insertion in the said opening whereby to detachably connect the yieldable strip to the rigid article to protect the latter on its edge and on its lateral surfaces.

4. A proector strip of the class described comprising an elongated body of yieldable material having lateral and normally parallel bent-in flanges and an intermediate, protuberant base portion normally divided and resisting compression by the resilient material thereof, and integral with the said elongated body and spaced from said flanges, the protuberant portion being adapted to be reduced by application of pressure thereon for insertion in said reduced form into an opening in the edge of an article for detachably connecting the strip to said article at its edge, while the flanges protect spaced surfaces thereof.

5. In combination with a desk or table, a post having an edge portion cut away, and a resilient buffer strip secured to said post and lying substantially within the area formerly occupied by the removed edge portion of the post.

6. In combinatition with a desk or table, a post having an edge portion cut away, and a resilient buffer strip secured to said post and lying substantially within the area formerly occupied by the removed edge portion of the post, said buffer strip being provided with a rounded front surface.

'7. In combination, a desk provided with a central side opening, posts adjacent said opening, said posts having their inner front edges cut away, and resilient buffer strips secured to said posts to replace said removed edge portions, said buffer strips occupying substantially the area formerly occupied by the removed edge portions.

8. In combination, a desk provided with a central si" opening, a post on each side of said opening, said posts having their inner front edges cut away and provided with longitudinal grooves, and resilient buffer strips equipped with extensions adapted to engage said grooves, said buffer strips substantially replacing the removed edge portions of said posts.

9. In combination with a desk or table, a post outer surface of the having an edge portion cut away, and a buffer strip secured to said within the area formerly occupied by the removed edge portion of the post.

10. A leg for an article of furniture having a recess formed lengthwise of an outer portion thereof, and a protective insert arranged in said recess and having its outer surface formed flush with the outer surface of the leg and arranged -to receive blows.

11. A leg for an article of furniture having a recess formed lengthwise of a corner portion thereof, and an insert of a tough and non-splintering material arranged in said recess with only the outer portion thereof exposed to viewfsaid outer portion being substantially flush with the leg and protecting said leg from damage resulting from blows on said corner portion.

12. A leg for an article of furniture having a recess formed lengthwise of an outer portion thereof, the edges of said recess being undercut, and a buffer member arranged in said recess and having portions cooperating with said undercut portions to retain said member in said recess, the outer surface of said buffer member being formed flush with adjoining portions of the outer surface of the leg.

13. A leg for an article of furniture having a recess formed lengthwise of an outer portion thereof, and a buffer member of non-metallic material secured in said recess and having its outer edge portions formed substantially flush with the adjoining outer edge portions of said leg.

14. A leg for an article of furniture having a recess formed lengthwise of an outer portion thereof, a portion of said recess being undercut, and a buffer member arranged in said recess and having its outer portion formed substantially flush with adjacent portions of the desk leg, said buffer member having parts adapted to cooperate post and lying substantially with said undercut portion of said recess to secure said buffer member in said member.

15. In combination, an article of furniture or the like having an outwardly projecting portion, and having a recess formed lengthwise of said portion, and a protective buffer insert arranged in said recess and having its outer surface formed flush with the outer surface of the said portion of the article and arranged to receive blows.

16. In combination, an article of furniture or the like having an outwardly projecting portion, and having a recess formed lengthwise of said portion, and an insert of a tough and non-splintering material arranged in said recess with only the outer portion thereof exposed to View, said outer portion being substantially flush with the outer portion of the said article portion.

1'7. In combination, an article of furniture or the like having an outwardly projecting portion,

of the article portion.

HOWARD W. JELLIFFE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/188.8, 220/DIG.300, 411/907, 15/325, D25/121, 248/345.1, 293/120, 411/182, 296/135
International ClassificationB29C37/00, A47B13/08
Cooperative ClassificationY10S220/03, Y10S411/907, A47B13/083, B29C37/0082
European ClassificationA47B13/08C, B29C37/00K2