US 2035427 A
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S. R. GOLDSTEIN CARPET COVER AND THE LIKE March 24, 1936.
Filed Nov. 2, 19:52
JAMUEL R 6'04 DJTE/N Patented Mar. 24, 1936 UNITED srATEs PATENT OFFICE This invention relatesto covers for rugs,carpets, curtains, tapestries, draperies; and's'iinilar articles ofhousehold furnishing.
In many homes it is the practice, during the. summer months, to withdraw from use the heavier rugs, carpets, draperies, etc., an'd'utiliz'e'l others, of lighter and more seasonable weight and texture. During the period that the regular articles of furnishing arenot being used, it is,
highly desirable that they be packed and cov-. ered for safe keeping during the storage'interval,
in such a, manner that they'will be preserved in proper condition and proof-fag'ainstdamage and deterioration. To provide suitable covers for use on articles of the character described, (which, for brevity and convenience, will hereinafter be referred to simply as rugs) is the purpose of this invention.
The principal object of the invention is to provide a rug cover so constructed that a rolled rug may be readily inserted thereinto, snugly contained therein, and easily removed therefrom.
A further object of the invention is to provide a rug cover of this type so constructed as to be moth-proof, dust-proof, moisture-proof, and light-proof.
With these and other objects in View, such as will hereinafter be made manifest, the invention consists, in general, of the structural characteristics, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying one sheet of drawings, fully described in the following detailed specification, and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In the drawing,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a rug cover constructed in accordance with and embodying the principles of this invention, its parts being shown in closed or rug containing relation.
Figure 2 is a similar view of one end of the rug cover shown in Figure 1 but with its parts shown in the open relation to which they would be adjusted during the insertion or removal of a rolled rug.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of one end of a rug cover embodying a certain modified form of the invention, and
Figures 4, 5, and 6 are top plan views of rug covers embodying certain other modified forms of the invention.
Referring, in the first instance, to Figures 1 and 2 of the drawing, there is illustrated a rug cover which is substantially cylindrical in contour and which preferably consists of a flexible body member l0 and two circular end members ll stitched, cemented, or otherwise suitable secured to the body member.
, ,Thesemembers H1 andll, may be ofany desiredrnaterial but are preferably of textile fabric and the members I] maybe of a heavier material than the member 10 in order to help maintain the parts in proper form and disposition;
,Longitudinally extending, in the. body member l0 and adjacent an endlthereof, is a slot .or aperture 12 the edges I3 of which areprovided with inwardly projecting tongues [4 of the well known lock-tongue or ,zipper? type, the,, c ustomary reciprocable locking and unlocking mem ber l5 being also provided.
When it is desired to place a rolled rug in a cover such as has just been described, the zipper member I5 is actuated to disengage the tongues l4 and permit the aperture l2 to be opened, as shown in Figure 2. The rolled rug is then inserted, longitudinally, into the cover, the
near end of the cover is properly adjusted over the corresponding end of the rolled rug, and the zipper member I5 is then actuated to engage and lock the tongues l4, effectively closing the aperture l2, as shown in Figure 1.
In some cases, where the covered rug may be subjected to rough or careless handling, and there is danger that the zipper member I5 may be accidentally actuated to open or partly open the aperture l2, a protective flap I6 may be provided for the zipper parts and construction, as shown in Figure 3. This flap is preferably of the same material as the body member I0 and is to be stitched, cemented or otherwise secured to the member l0 along one of its longitudinal edges, as indicated at IT, and adjacent and parallel to the aperture 12, and may have its other edge provided with a series of snap-buttons H3 or other suitable releasable retaining means, so that, when the aperture in the cover is closed, the zipper parts may be completely covered, as shown, and their casual or accidental release prevented.
In Figure 4 is illustrated a modified form of the invention wherein a zipper equipped aperture I2A is provided in the body member ID and extends substantially from end to end thereof.
of complete union or total separation of the two engageable elements. In this form, the two halves of the cover are longitudinally applied to or removed from the rolled rug over its ends, and the zipper parts serve to unite them when the cover is in place.
In Figure 6 is illustrated yet another modified formof the invention wherein a transverse rug insertion and removal aperture 12B is provided in the body member ID closely adjacent an end thereof. This aperture IZB is provided with the necessary zipper parts and extends almost but not completely around the member [0. A small interval 20 occurs between the ends of the aperture I23 and this portion of the web of the body member ID serves as a hinge which permits the end portion of the cover to be swung aside when a rolled rug is to be inserted or removed.
It is, of course, obvious that each of the forms illustrated in Figures 4, 5, and 6 may be provided with protection flaps similar to that shown in Figure 3, if it is so desired.
Other modifications in form and structure will readily suggest themselves to those skilled in the art and it is to be understood that all such are contemplated as being a part of this invention insofar as they fall within the scope of the appended claim.
While the material of which the cover is made may be of any suitable flexible or semi-flexible character, it is greatly to be preferred that it be a textile fabric and of such a close and tightly woven nature as to be moth-proof, dust-proof, moisture-proof, and light-proof.
The moth-proof feature may, if desired, be strengthened or augmented by treating the fabric with a solution of tetradichlorotenzol or other chemical substance objectionable to moths.
Similarly, the moisture-proof feature may, if desired, be strengthened or augmented by subjecting the fabric to a rubberizing or other similar process or treatment.
Thus it will be seen that there has been provided a rug cover which is simple in structure, economical to manufacture, easy to use, and highly efficient for the purpose intended.
As before pointed out, the term rug is used throughout this specification and will hereinafter be similarly used in the appended claim, in a purely generic sense. It is in no way to be taken as an intended or implied restriction or limitation upon the scope of the invention but must be understood as including not only rugs, per se, but carpets as well, and all other articles of household furnishing which may be rolled and covered for safe keeping and storage.
A rug cover of the class described comprising two flexible cylindrical body members, members for closing one end of each body member, zipper means only for securing and holding the two body members together, said zipper means so arranged that the zipper can be actuated to permit complete separation of the two body members, and flexible means secured to one of the body members for coverin the zipper means to prevent accidental release of the zipper.
SAMUEL R. GOLDSTEIN.