US 2235293 A
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March 18, 1941. T, JOMELU'JN, 2,235,293
BASKET LINING Original Filed Dec. 31, 1936 INVENTOR The/ma J Nev/on.
A'r-roRriEY Patented Mar. 18, 19 741 l UNlTED- STATES PATENT OFFICE Ap ueauea December 31, 1936, Serial No. 118,511. Renewed April 17, 1939 1 Claim. (01. 5-03) This invention relates'to basket linings and double stitches I! and l8in spaced relation to more particularly to a lining for a baby basket the fold I 6 to provide an encasement 'for' a tie having ornamental features in conjunction with member l9. The lower end of the blank is a cover for the edges and interior of a basket hemmed, as at 20, Figs. 1 and 3, to provide an 5 on which the lining is mounted. encasement for a tie member 2| similar to the The principal objects of the present invention tie member IS. The opposite side edge of the are to provide an ornamental lining for a baby blank is folded upon itself, as at 22, arid provided basket; to provide a cover for the corners of the with double stitches 23 and 24 in spaced relabasket and inner body portion thereof for extention to the end thereof to provide an encasement sion substantially over the bottom of the basket for a tie member 25 for extension along the lon- 10 to protect a baby in the basket from contact gitudinal side edges of the basket when the linwith the rough edges thereof; to provide ties in ing is in position thereon, as shown in Fig. 1. conjunction with the lining for securing the lin- In order to provide for placing the lining on ing to the basket; and to provide elastic means the basket, the sides of the blank are slit, as
5 in conjunction with portions of the ties for mainshown at 26, and sewed, as at 21, to reinforce 5 taining the shape of the lining relative to the the same in such a manner that they provide basket. splits in the fabric for fitting over the pins [0 In accomplishing these and other objects of on the basket between the basket rim portion the present invention, I have provided improved and the handles.
details of structure, the preferred form of which The edges of the curved ends of the lining are is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, provided with fastening devices, for example, the wherein: tie members 28 which are suitably fixed thereto Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a baby basket at the split edges of the lining in substantial provided with a lining embodying the features alignment with the tie members 25, it being obof the present invention. vious, however, that snaps, buttons, zippers, or 25 Fig. 2 is a vertical cross-sectional fragmentary the like, may be provided to secure the edges of view of the basket and lining on the line 2-2, the slits together. Elastic members 29 are also Fig. 1. provided which are mounted in a continuation of Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a portion of the the encasement formed by the stitches 23, 24,
30 lining which is shown in fiat condition to better that is in substantially contiguous relation to the 30 illustrate its construction. tie members 28. The elastic members are of Referring more in detail to the drawing: slightly. less length than the distance around the l de nates a basket preferably of c vencurved ends of the basket and lining so that the $101131 Shape having e usual bottom 2 d Tim material will be gathered in shirrs when the linportion 3, the rim portion having aslightly larger ing is placed in the basket to enhance the ap- 35 perimeter than the bottom and being joined pearance of the lined basket. The tie members thereto by a wicker body portion 4 suitably 28 provided at the edges of the slit 26 are adaptcurved to coincide with the bottom portion of ed to be suitably united with the tie members 25, the basket. Handles 5 are preferably mounted preferably in the form of the bows 30, to secure on the sides 6 and 1 of the basket rim in spaced the lining on the basket. 40 relation to the curved end portions 8 and 9 In using a lining constructed as described, the of the basket on pivots which comprise pins 10 main body portion of the lining, the ends of extending ough the rim and handle portions, which having been sewed together, is placed in the pins having heads [I and I2 for retaining the interior of the basket on the bottom thereof,
5 the handle portions in pivotal position. while the outer portions of the lining are laid I3 generally designates a lining for the basket over the edge of the rim, fitting between the hanwhich consists of a suitable fabric blank of gendle portions and the rim of the basket by reason erally rectangular shape having end edges [4 of the slits fitting over the pivot pins for the which are joined, as shown at [5 in Fig. 1, to handle members and the elastic portions drawshape the blank to the general contour of the ing the lining close to the outer body portion 50 interior of the basket. The lining may be 001- of the basket. The tie members 25 and 28 are ored to suit the taste of an individual employthen united in bows under such pivot points for ing the lining. The blank I3 is folded upon securing the lining in position. It is apparent itself longitudinally substantially midway the that the outer fold 22 forms a valance on the 5 length thereof, as at I 6, and is provided with outer portion of the basket and the fold l6 forms 5,
a valance on the upper inner portion of the basket to thus 'ornamentally cover the basket and protect a baby in the basket from any rough edges of the basket. The ends of the continuous tie member l9 at the juncture of the lining edges are then suitably united for securing the central portion of the lining about the upper inner periphery of the basket. The ends of the tie member 2| are then secured together to draw the lower body portion of the lining toward the center of the bottom of the basket to partially cover the bottom portion of the basket.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
In combination with a basket including a bottom, a body member having side and end walls,
handle members, and spaced pairs of "aligned" members for pivotally mounting the handle mem-' bers on the basket; a lining for the basket including a fabric blank having end portions and inner and outer sideportions, the end portions being secured together to shape the blankto substantially correspond to the shape of th interior a substantially continuous tie member on the blank between the inner and outer tie members to shirr the blank substantially at the upper interior faces of the basket walls for aiding in securing the lining to the basket and. enhancing the appearancejthereof, and spaced elastic members substantially contiguous to and interposed between portions of the outer tie member for adapting the blank to engage the exterior faces of the end walls of the basket.
'THELMA J. MELLON.