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Publication numberUS2251372 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 5, 1941
Filing dateNov 25, 1938
Priority dateNov 25, 1938
Publication numberUS 2251372 A, US 2251372A, US-A-2251372, US2251372 A, US2251372A
InventorsAllyn Nicholson Dan
Original AssigneeDan Allyn Nieholson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bath mat
US 2251372 A
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l D. A' NICHOLSON una .ufr

Filed Nov. 25, 193s Patented ug. 5,' 1941 uNl'l'Eo STATES PATAl-:Nr oFF-leg non Allyn Nicholson, Glencoe,

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meme assignments, to said Dan Allyn Nicholson, as trustee' application November z5, lass, smal No. 242,182 y (el. lss-49) i'Claims.

This invention relates to bath mats designed for a single use and composed'oi inexpensive materials from which the bath mat can be cheaply and easily falllicatedV and whic'hperlnit the mat to he discarded after it has been used..

One of the oloiects oi the invention is to provide au improved hath met fabricated from hihulous cellulose materials in a iol'ln to render it highly absorbent, easily constructed and cheaply manufactured. l

.n `further object ci the invention is to provide a hath mat which is sanitary in use and can he readily disposed oi.

Further ololecw oi' the invention are to provide an individual hath mat which can he supnlie'd hy hotels at ,a cost less than the cost oi' laundering a conventional textile hath mat. thus providing a saving in furnishing the hath niets,

in eliminating the investment required in providing a. supply of textile hath mais, and eliminating the incentive to theft thereof.

Other ohjects ol the invention will appear in the following description oi a preferred embodiment the'reoi5 tollen in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which,

Fig. l is a nien view oi my improved hath met, Fig. 2 is a sectional elevation thereof, talren on the staggered line iin-i oi Figi l, and

Fig. 3 is a pion view oi a modied iorrn oi nly improved hath neat.`

Referring to the drawing, the hath mat is composed of two thin sheets, i and tot paper orysilnilar cellulose material hetween which is a thick pad t of highly hibulous cellulosematerlal.

The upper sheet l, upon which the leather steps, is nervious to water while the lower sheet i is preferably impervious to water or practically so. In Fig. l the upper sheet i is shown as a sheet of paper, which may he of impervious stock, sized or treated in the normal manner to give a smooth surface, and the sheet is rendered pervious by numerous perfor-ations t in the sheet.

The lower sheet i, which is in contact with the door, may be composed oi similar stocir preferably without any periorations whatsoever. The lower suriace oi this sheet preferably should not he so hard or smooth that it can slide when in contact with the door.

Between the upper sheet l and lower sheet 2 is a pad '3 of bihulous cellulose material, its thickness determined according to the ahsorlotivel capacity of the material used, and the extent to which is compressed or ilufied. This pad may be secured to the respective sheets by small light spots of adhesive 6 applied at suitable locations 'upon the respectiveA sheets vturirlgthe paper so that the al the' um@ un naar mst n assemblea.

'I'he perioratlons l in the upper sheet i may be distributed at random or in patterns upon' the sheet. In Fig. 1 they are shown minced in e simple regular rectangular pattern. The holes should be sumclently numerous to nel-nuit l.the water to drain into the pad ll without collecting in pools upon the sheet l.

The periorations t may be mode in the tiener sheet thy punching out the small circular arene.

In Fig. 3 is shown a variant form oi the hath met in which the upper sheet t is composed oi e sheet oi' pervious ahsorhentnaner or cellulose material such as that commonly used ier naher towels. Below this upper sheet the hath niet ill made as previously described, that is, oi e. lower sheet and an intervening pad ol hihulous celluu lose material. These sheets and the had may be attached together with spots oi adhesive, lay stitching l as shown in Fig. ii, or. in any other acceptable manner..

` The hath mat is so constructed that it may he conveniently sterilized in manufacture and rendered sanitary and antiseptic in use hy spraying with antiseptic solutions or by sprinkling a hnely divided antiseptic powder upon the absorbent pad 3 prior to the assembling ofthe hath mat.'

Although the invention has been described in connection with specliic details of preierred ein bodiments thereof, it must he understood that such details are not intended to be limitative ci the invention except as set forth inthe accomn panying claims.

Having thus described my invention, I declare that what I claim is: y

1. A bath mat composed of an unbroken lower sheet of cellulose material impervious to water ating a. pad

of bibulous cellulose material cov#J ered by a sheet of cellulose material, impervious l to water andperforated at frequent intervals.

2. A bath mat made up o1' an unbroken lower sheet of cellulose material impervious to water, an interjacent solid pad of bibulous cellulose ma terlal, and an upper sheetof cellulose material impervious to water. .punctured at frequent intervals with the broken edges of the upper sheet projecting into the bibulous pad, said sheets and interadjacent pad being fastened together.

3. A bath mat comprising a base sheet of cel- 4 lulose material impervious to water, a perforated upper sheet of cellulose material, and an interjacent pad of bibulous cellulose material, said perforated upper sheet being impervious to water -except through said perforations. 4. A bath mat comprising a base sheet oi ce1- lulose material impervious to water, an inter- ;lacent solid pad of bibulous cellulose material, and a cover sheet of cellulose material impervious to water punctured at frequent intervals tol form perforations therein and to force the fractured edges of the perforations in thelcover sheet into the interiacent bibulous pad.


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U.S. Classification428/133, 112/441, 428/138, 4/581, 428/534
International ClassificationA47G27/00, A47G27/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47G27/0225
European ClassificationA47G27/02Q4