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May 24, 1938. I. BUCHMAN,
PILLOW AND CUSHION Filed Dec. 5, 1954 INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented May 24, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PILLOW AND' CUSHION Irving Buchman, Seagate, N. Y.
Applicaticn December 5, 1934, Serial No. 756,163
This invention relates to pillows or cushions and particularly to means whereby the interior thereof may be aired, or otherwise treated.
The present invention is particularly adapted to be used in association with the pillow structure disclosed in Patent 1,661,690.
An object of the invention isto provide in a pillow means in the form of a pocket or the like into which may be inserted a tube or similar device connected on the pressure side of a vacuum cleaner, so air may be blown through the porous or foraminous walls of said pocket into the interior of the pillow and in this manner thorough ly aerating the feathers, down or other stuffing of the pillow. This is particularly desirable for down pillows and cushions which pack down under use and require beating to restore them to their desired fluiiiness.
Another object of the invention is to provide means of this character into which may be placed a scented, medicated, moth-proofing, or disinfectant material, or any combination thereof, for the purposes of sanitation.
Another object of the invention is to provide means for this purpose whereby little or none of the pillow stuffing will be displaced from within the pillow cover or ticking.
The above objects and others later apparent are realized in the herein disclosure comprising the following specification and the accompanying drawing in which a preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated, and in which:
Fig. 1 is a fragmentary view of a corner of a pillow or cushion constructed in accordance with the invention and broken away for clearer illustration.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view as taken along the line 2-4 of Figure 1.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view to a smaller scale of a pillow or cushion embodying the invention.
The pillow or cushion is constructed in the usual manner, comprising the covering or ticking 5 and the stuffing or feathers, down, kapok, etc. 6.
In this instance, however, one corner is bifurcated to provide flaps I which are preferably lined as at 8.
Attached to the flap lining 8 and projecting into the interior of the pillow, there is preferably provided a tube-like portion 9. The flap linings 8 and the portion 9 may be made of a close woven fabric having the properties of ticking or other feather-proof material.
The innermost end of the portion 9, for the purpose of this disclosure, has attached thereto a pocket In of a porous fabric such as cheese cloth, muslin, or other material having the properties of letting air through yet tending to prevent the escape of the pillow stuffing to the exterior.
In the above manner there is provided a long pocket projecting a substantial distance into the interior of the pillow into which may be inserted tube or other device H connected on the pressure side of a vacuum cleaner or the like.
If desired, and depending upon the nature of the pillow stuffing, means such as the slide fastener, l2, may be employed to effectively close the pocket, when not aerating, to prevent inadvertent escape of the pillow stuffing while in use.
In addition to aerating the pillow by blowing air into its interior from the tube H through the porous pocket Hi, the pillow may be hung on a line for further airing and for sunning. This is accomplished in the manner set forth in the mentioned Patent 1,661,690, and it is only necessary to provide the present structure with the flap securing means such as the fastener I3 to accomplish this.
It will be noted that the pocket so formed is particularly adapted to receive and hold a material which may have or be provided with perfume, medicine, moth-proofing compound, insecticide, etc.
While the present disclosure shows the pocket at a corner of the pillow, it, of course, may be placed to project from any of its four edges. In this case the flaps 1 could be omitted. Also, for pillows and cushions of great size more than one such pocket may be used.
From the foregoing it can be seen that a simple and inexpensive structure has been provided for the purpose and that changes in the construction thereof may well be made without departing from the general scope of the invention as set forth in the following claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claiin; as new and desire to secure by Letters Paten s:
1. A pillow bifurcated at one corner to form triangular flaps, a correspondingly shaped lining on the interior of each flap, and a pocket secured to the base of each said triangular lining, and having its open end coextensive with said base, said pocket being arranged to receive the open end of an air blowing device, and air pervious portions in the pocket whereby air from the mentioned device may pass into the interior of the pillow.
2. A pillow bifurcated at one corner to form triangular flaps, a triangularly shaped lining on the interior of each flap, a pocket composed partially of substantially air-impervious material secured to the base of each said triangular lining, said pocket being arranged to receive the open end of an air blowing device, air pervious portions in the pocket whereby air from the mentioned device may pass into the interior of the pillow, and slide fastener means to completely close the opening to said pocket after withdrawal of said device.