US 2180686 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 21, 1939.
A. LORINOVICH 2,180,686
SKI PROTECTOR 7 Filed April 28, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet l Inventor ALEC. LORINOVlCH Bywm A ttomeys Nov .'2l, 1939. A. LORINOVlCH I 2.180586 SKI PROTECTOR Filed April 28, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 lnuehtor ALEC LOR\NOVICH,.
Patented Nov. 21, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
Thepresent invention relates to new and useful improvements in ski protectors and has for one of its important objects to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, novel means for protecting a pair of skis fromthe weather while being transported, as, for example, in a rack on top of an automobile.
Another very important object of the inven-- tion is to provide a ski protector of the char- .acter described embodying novel means for archingand protecting the skis when they are not in use, as during warm "weather.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a ski protector of the character set forth which 15 will be comparatively simple in 1 construction, strong, durable, highly eflicient and reliable in use, compact, light' in weight, attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured at low cost. I i All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become ap-' parent from a study of the following specification,
taken in connection with the accompanying,
drawings wherein like characters of reference designate corresponding parts. throughout the several views, and wherein:
Figure 1 is a view in side elevation of one of the covers, showing some broken away in section at an intermediate point.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the invention. Figure 3 isan elevational view, looking at the rear end of the invention.
Figure 4 is a view in rear end elevation, showing the 'skis bound together. j I Figure- 5 is a view in side elevation, showing the skis bound together.
Figure 6 is a perspective view of the rear end portion of one of the covers with a,skl therein, showing said cover partially open.
Figure '7 is a perspective view of an inter;-
mediate portion of one of the covers.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, it
will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a pair 3 of covers I of canvas or other suitable material.
Of course, the covers I arefor the reception of the skis, as at 2-. The covers I conform substantially to. the shape of the skis 2 and toward this end said covers include upwardly curved forward 50 end portions 3. The covers l further include enlarged or raised "intermediate portions 4 which accommodate the ski binders.
formed in, their rear ends and extending longitudinally along the rear portion of one side there- 55 of openings for the insertion'and removal of the skis 2, which openings are closed through the medium of zipper fasteners 5.
.The covers I have The reference numeral 6 designates a block of suitable material which is adapted to be inserted between the skis in the manner shown to advantage in Fig. 5 of the drawings. The block 6 has mounted thereon a socket element 1 for the reception of a head element 8 on one of the covers I for detachably securing said block thereto when it is not in use adjacent the enlargement or raised intermediate portion 4 of that cover. A suitable flexible tie'9 connects the block 6 to this cover to I prevent loss of said block.
It will thus be seen that a pair of covers has been provided which may be expeditiously slipped on a pair of skis and which, when so mounted, will completely protect said skis from the weather when being transported as well as in storage. When the skis are not in use, as during the summer they are placed bottom to bottom and bound together with flexible straps ill on the end portions of one of the covers I with the block Gtherebetwee'n, Of course, to remove the covers i from the skis it is only necessary to 'open the zipper fasteners 5.
It is believed that the many advantages of a ski protector constructed in accordance with the present invention will be readily understood and although a preferred embodiment of said protector is as illustrated and,described, it is to be understood-that changes in the details of construction and in thecombination and arrangeso ment of parts may be resorted to which will fall within the scope of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
1. A ski protector of the class described-comprising a cover of flexible material for the reception of a ski, said .cover having'an opening extending across its rear endand along the rear portion of one side for the insertion and removal of the ski, and means for closing theopening, said cover conforming substantially to theshape of the 40 ski and including a curved forward end portion accommodating the correspondingend portion of the ski and further including a raised inter- -mediate portion accommodating the skibinder. J
2. A ski protector comprising, in combination, 5 a pair of flexible covers forthe'reception of a pair of skis, means forbinding the" end portions of the covered skis'together with their bottoms in opposed relation, and a spacing block connected to one of the covers and insertable between the bound together covered-skis at an intermediate point for holding the, intermediate portions of said covered skis apart,. said binding means in-/ eluding flexible straps secured on the end por j tions of said one .cover and adapted to encircle the end portions of the covered skis.