US 2239679 A
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Patented Apr. 29, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT' .OFFICE PROTECTOR Bertha L. Jones, Cleveland, Ohio Application April 19, 1940, Serial No. 330,595
(Cl. i5-137) 1 Claim.
This invention relates to protectors for preventing devices when closely associated from injuring or damaging the finish of each other, land has particular reference to a device which is especiallyA adapted for preventing a washing machine when used in conjunction with washing tubs from being damaged by contacting the tubs and rubbing thereagainst during the use thereof as to cause injury to the exterior finish of the washing machine and is of such a construction which will permit easy and quick application and removal thereof from the tub and may be manufactured and sold at a low cost.
With these and other objects in view the invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts `to be hereinafter more fully described and ,claimed Referring in detail tothe drawing, the numeral 5 indicates an elongated cushion pad constructed of rubber or any other material suitable for the purpose and has opposite straight edges 6, a rounded end edge l and the opposite end edge is folded upon itself and secured in place to form a hem 8 through which a supporting rod 9 is inserted.
The supporting rod after passing through the hem has its end portions bent to form substantially U-shaped hooks I 0. The hooks being of this construction or shape permits the easy application thereof to the upper rim Il of a washing tub I2 permitting the pad to depend therefrom and when a washing machine I3 is,brought in close relation to the washing tub the cushionA pad will lie between the tub and the washing other.
machine to prevent the' latter from chang or rubbing thereagainst during its use so as to efficiently protect the exterior nish of the washing machine. In most instances the exterior finish of washing machines is enamel which if allowed to rub against `another object will be marred and damaged and it is frequently found that persons using washing machines in conjunction with the tub will bring the washing machine in such close relation to the tub that during the use of the washing machine it will rub against the tub and thereby injure or damage its finish. Washing machines while in use or operating have acertain amount of vibration and if pemnitted to rub against another device of a hardv substance or finish will soon damag'e its own exterior nish.
To obviate any possibility of damaging the Wash' ing machine when closely associated with the tub the present invention is adapted to the tubas yshown in Figure 1 and depends therefrom so that when the washing machine is moved in close relation with the tub the pad assumes the position between the washing machine and the tub and thereby protects each device fromv the other.
It is believed that the simplicity and the ad- K vantages of the present invention will be perfectly apparent to those skilled in the art to l which such a device relates, and while I have herein set forth a satisfactory embodiment Vof the invention, it is to be understood that such changes therefrom as fairly fall within the scope of my claim may be resorted to when desired.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:
In a. device of the character described, an elongated cushion pad having one end rounded and its opposite end folded and secured upon itself to form a hem. arod extending through the hem and having its end portions bent to form substantially U-shaped hook portions to engage over a rim of a device to permit the pad to de.
vpend from said device and lie between the latte and another device to protect said devices from rubbing against and damaging the finish of each BERTHA L. JONES.