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May 23, 1939. K. RAB ET AL 2,159,302
DECORATIVE COVERING FOR FLOWERPOTS Filed June 3, 1938 1 vum vfon .ZibrZ F527 JZWZ 2752295 2 Patented May 23, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application June 3, 1938, Serial No. 211,660 In Austria July 10, 1937 2 Claims.
The invention relates to a novel decorative covering for flower pots of all kinds, which consists of an integral enveloping jacket. Such decorative coverings should have as unsubstantial an appearance as possible and, above all, should impede as little as possible the access of air to the pot. Known decorative coverings of the description made of rubber do not generally fulfill these requirements since in most cases the pot inserted therein is completely sealed at the bottom, while the outward appearance of the zig-zag folds of the jacket and of the binding means necessary to preserve the pot shape is anything but light and dainty.
In order to obviate these drawbacks, the decorative covering to the present invention is so made that the upper and lower edges of the jacket are crimped, for example like crepe paper, corrugated, and stifiened by end pieces so that there is a closed annular flange both at the top and at the bottom. In this way, in spite of the jacket being open at the bottom, a high degree of stability of the decorative covering is attained and the circulation of air from below is ensured. The upper jacket edge stiffens the thin walled decorative covering, with the result that a tying-on cord is unnecessary, and the natural light and dainty appearance of a decorative crepe paper covering is obtained.
For correct positioning on the pot, the decorative covering is made in such manner in further development of the invention, that the lower jacket edge has folds projecting radially inwards which, together with the lower annular flange, form a series of cups open towards the pot in which drip water can collect.
A form of construction of the decorative covering according to the invention is shown, by way of example, in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 shows the decorative covering in perspective view in the position of use.
Fig. 2 shows the same upside down, likewise in perspective view.
Fig. 3 is an inverted plan view of the decorative covering.
The decorative covering I is made by pouring rubber into suitable moulds tapered to conform to the shape of the pot to which the covering is to be fitted. The upper and lower edges are crimped to form with corrugations 3, 4 such as are obtained for example, with crepe paper only by brushing the material. This crimping, which in itself imparts a certain degree of rigidity to the decorative covering, is aided in its effect by the flap pieces 5, 6 covering the bulges oi the crimping, so that an annular flange is formed both at the top and at the bottom. The lower annular flange gives the sleeve or covering a supporting surface enlarged by the corrugation of the edge and thereby increased stability. The corrugation of the lower edge is formed by radially inwardly projecting folds l which are attached to the supporting flange 6 and which, together with the flange 6, form a ring of cups or hollows open towards the pot. These cups serve to collect any water dripping from or trickling down the flower pot.
1. A decorative rubber covering for flower pots consisting of a cylindrical envelope crirnped as to its end portions with the formation of corrugations, the open ends of said corrugations being sealed so as to form a closed annular stiffening flange at both ends of said envelope.
2. A decorative covering as claimed in claim 1, in which the said corrugations at the lower end of the envelope are formed by inwardly extending folds in the skirt portion of said envelope, there being formed between the walls of said folds and said end sealing flange a series of cupped receptacles for drip water open towards the inside of the covering.
KARL RAB. KARL WALTER.