US 1994981 A
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J. E. COOK 1,994,981
APPARATUS FOR DEMONSTRATING THE CUSHIONING EFFECT OF CARPET OR RUG LININGS March 19, 1935.
- Filed A ril 14, 1934 ATTORNE Y Patented Mar. 19, 1935 t APPARATUS FOR- DEMONSTRATING rns CUSHION'ING EFFECT OF CARPET R RUG LININGS H f Jerome E. Cook, Bronxville, N; Y., assignorfto Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Co. Inc.,- Thompsonville, Conn'., a corporation of Massachusetts Application April 14, 1934, Serial No. 720,562
4 Claims. (0]. 3550) UNITED STATES" PATENT-ferries;
This, invention relates. to an apparatus for number of different kinds of'linings or underdemonstrating the cushioning effect of linings lays, each of which may be of appropriate size or underlays for carpets and rugs, and is more for the purpose intended; especially directed to a device of this general Each of the linings or underlays is secured to 5 character by which the relative value of different a rod or'bar 3 at its upper edge and from which it 5 linings or underlays may be readily ascertained. depends or hangs while the end portion of the It is now the general practice to provide a bars or rods may be supportedin the bearings 2 of lining or an underlay for carpets and rugs and the frame structure. The essentials in this reinasmuch as the purchaser desires to exercise his spectare that the. series of linings or underlays or her tastes along these lines in selecting the maybe arranged in the frame structure for ready 10 character of lining or underlay, the present in inspection or selection and then removed therevention provides a ready, compact and portable from, as will presently appear. 1 means for making such selection. The demonstrating member 4 is shown in the In accordance with the general purpose of. the present instance of the invention as secured to present invention a series of carpet or rug linings the lower :part of the frame structure by hinges 15 or underlays, preferably in strip form, are sup- 5 whereby it may be turned outwardly into demported by frame work and associated therewith onstrating position, as indicated in Fig. 2. When is a demonstrating member, which, when in thus turned to demonstrating position, as indemonstrating position extends from the frame dicated by Fig. 2, the demonstrating member has structure and has secured along the outer edge a tread surface 6 exposed which may appropri- 20 of such demonstrating member a piece of carpet ately be of a plain surface, such asmight be with its'inner end free so that when one ofthe present in the floorofa room or'other structure. linings or underlays is removed from its initial Secured tothe demonstrating member 4 along supporting position on the frame structure,a por-v its .outer edge when :;in demonstrating position,
tion of the lining. orunderlay will rest upon the is a stripjof carpet .7 which mayhe'attached to '25 tread surface of the demonstrating member and the demonstrating member or the tread surface beneath the inner loose portion of the carpet or thereof -by fastenings 8, thus leaving the inner rug, so that the feel or tread of the carpet or edge 9 of the carpet loose, the construction being rug either with or without the lining or underlay such that when the demonstrating member or 0 may be readily ascertained. door is closed, as in Fig. 1, the strip of carpet The invention and novel features thereof will will hang from its fastenings along the upper best be made clear from the following description inner edge of the door. It may be desirable at and accompanying drawing of one good form times to attach the edge of the carpet to the thereof. free edge of the door or demonstrating member In the drawing:- by removable fastenings, so that the strip of 35 Fig. 1 is a perspective View showing the demoncarpet 7 may be changed from time to time. strating apparatus with the parts in non-demon- As hereinbefore noted, the lining or underlay strating position; to be demonstrated is taken from its normal sup- 2 is Similal' w wing the demonporting position, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2,
' strating member moved to its demonstrating poand transferred to a lower position at the front 40 S t W t the Strip of Carpet Secured a ng the of the frame structure, as indicated in Figs. 3 ut e of the dem st a b and 4, so that the lower free edge of the lining or Fig. 3 is a similar view showing one of the underlay may rest upon the tread surface of the ini gs underlays taken from i initial D- demonstrating member. As one convenient p position With the free d of the pet means'for effecting this purpose the side mem- 45 turned p y to permit the lower end p on bers 1 of the frame structure are provided with of the linin und rlay to rest upon the tread lower or demonstrating bearings 10,adapted to Surface of t e demonstrating member; a receive any one of the supporting rods or bars Fig. 4 is a similar view showing the parts as 3 to which one of the linings or underlays is ey pp during e tua nst ati n of secured, and by reason of the location of the bearthe cushioning effect or feel of the carpet either ings 10 the free edge of the lining or underlay with or Without the linin r n rl y. 11 will rest upon the tread surface 6 of the The frame structure may be of any appropriate demonstrating member, as'indicated more cleardesign and as shown consists of the side members ly in Figs. 3 and 4.
1 provided with bearings 2 for the support of a With the support for the lining or underlay lining or underlay hanging from its supporting bar or rod, the attendant or salesman will turn back the loose inner edge 9 of the carpet '7, as indicated in Fig. 3, to permit the lower loose end portion of the lining or underlay to rest upon the tread surface of the demonstrating member. The attendant will then turn the loose edge of the carpet back to its original position to overlie the lower portion of the lining or underlay, as indicated in Fig. ;4, wherein it will be noted that the inner or loose portion'of the carpet will rest upon the lower end portion of the lining or underlay while the outer portion of the carpet will rest upon the tread surface, with the result that by standing on the carpet with one foot on that portion of the carpet that overlies the lining or underlay and the other foot on that portion of the carpet that rests upon the tread surface, one may at once detect the difference in feel between the two portions of the carpet.
The details of the apparatus may be varied within wide limits, but the structure describedpresents a good compact and, portable meansfor demonstrating the cushioning effect or feel of any one of a series of different linings or underlays.
What is claimed i's:-- y
1. In an apparatus for demonstrating the cushioning effect of lining or underlays for carpets and rugs, the combination of a frame structure, a demonstrating member extending from the lower part of the frame structure when in demonstrating position and having a tread surface, a strip of carpet secured to the outer edge of the demonstrating member with its inner edge free,
2. In an apparatus for demonstrating the cush-' ioning effect of lining orunderlays'for carpets and rugs, the 'combination'of a frame structure, a demonstrating member'extending from the placed in the demonstrating bearings 10 and the lower part of the frame structure and having a tread surface, a strip of carpet secured to the outer portion of the demonstrating member and resting on the tread surface thereof with its inner edge free, and means carried by the frame structure for supporting a carpet or rug lining with its lower portion on the tread surface of the demonstrating member so that the strip of carpet may have its inner portion rest upon the lining and its outer portion on the tread surface of the demonstrating member.
3. In an apparatus for demonstrating the cushioning effect of linings or underlays for carpets and rugs, the combination of a frame structure, a demonstrating member extending from the frame structure when in demonstrating position and having a tread surface, supports on the frame structure for sustaining a carpet or rug lining or underlay in a demonstrating position with the lower portion of the lining or underlay resting on a part of the tread surfaceof the demonstrating member,'and a strip of carpet secured along the outer portion of the tread surface of the demonstrating member with its inner edge free that it may beturned onto the lining or underlay at its inner portion while its outer portion rests upon the tread surface of the demonstrating member to permit demonstration of carpet feel with and without the lining or underlay.
4. In an apparatus for demonstrating the cushioning effect of linings for carpets and rugs, the combination of a frame structure, a demonstrating door hingedat its lower edge to the frame structure that it may be turned downwardly into demonstrating position, a strip of carpet secured along it's upper edge to the inner surface of the door so that when thedoor isdownwardly turned into demonstrating position the edge of the carpet adjacent the'frame structure will be free, and demonstrating supports at the front of the frame structure adapted to support a lining or underlay for carpets orrugs so-that the lower part of the lining may be placed beneath the free edge of thestrip of carpet on the. door. 7
' JEROME E. COOK.