US 2270284 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. 20, 1942'. A, F'A ARD 2,270,284
' UTILITY STAPLE Filed Aug. 31, 1940 A. ai' ma I IN V EN TOR.
Patented Jan; 20, 1942 Alfred Faggard, Mansfield, La. Application August 31, 1940, Serial No. 355,050
This invention relates to staple construction,
the primary object of the invention being to provide a utility staple designed for use in the upholstering trade, in securing upholstery to the framework of furniture.v j Another'important object of the invention is to provide a staple of this character which may be effectively used by cabinet workers, the staple .being formed with spaced upstanding ears, be-
tween which binding tape or molding may be positioned and held by frictional contact with said ears. g
A further object of the invention is to provide a staple including spaced spurs to be embedded in the framework with which the staple is used,
the staplehaving a wide flat striking surface to permit the positioning of the staple with facility.
With the'foregoing and other objects in'view.
which will appear as the description proceeds,-
the invention :resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in-the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein described. may be made within the scope of' what is claimed, without departing from the spirit ofthe inven- Referring to'th'e drawing:
- Figure 1 is aperspective ,iew of a utility staple constructed inaccordance with the .invention.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of a modifiedformof staple.
Figure 3 is a perspective view of a further modified form of the staple.
Figure 4 is a perspective view of a still further modified form of the staple.
Figure 5' isa plan view of the staple of Fi 1, showing amolding strip as positioned therein.
Figure 6 is a. transverse sectional view through I fir staple as shown by Figure 1 and molding strip y a length of sheet metal material substantially held therein.
7 Referring to the drawing in detailpthe reference character 5 designates the wide flat head or upper surface of the-staple, which is formed with downwardly extended prongs or spurs 6 arranged in spaced relation with respect to each-' other and adapted to be driven into the frame of a. chair or similar furniture piece to secure 'upholstering thereto.
H Extending upwardly from the wide flat head 5; are spaced ,earsl which are formed with curved upper surfaces, lending an ornamental design to the upper surface of the staple. I
, These ears provide a space'between which a bindingstrip may be positioned, when used in upholstering. Of course whenthe staple is used in cabinet work, the earsprovide effective means.
for supporting molding or the like finishing strip right of the body portion,
In the form of the invention as shown by Figure '2 of the drawing, a wide fiat surface 8 is provided. the spurs or prongs 9 being extended from the side edges thereof and bent at right v angles with the wide flat surface 8. A flange indicated at") is formed along one edge of the wide flat surface 8, and provides a stop against which a binding strip or molding may be held.
"A further modified form of the invention is 11- 15 namentahwhen several staples are placed in a line.
As shown by Figure 4 of the drawing, the staple is constructed of a length of heavy wire material and bent to provide spaced prongs", arms l4 and an upstanding portion IS, the arms ll'constituting the striking surface, whereby the staple 'may be positioned. The upstanding portion l5 provides a stop against which a binding strip or molding may be positioned.
From the foregoing it will be seen that 'due to the construction shown and descrlbed,.I have provided a utility staple which may be used in upholstering for securing the upholstery to fur- ..niture, the staple being formed with members between which the usual upholstery binding strip may be positioned and held against displacement. It will of course be appreciated that while I have Y shown and described the staple in upholstery work, it is to be erstood that the staple is ofthe utility type, and may be effectively used in cabinet work wherein it is de- 'sirable to position a molding strip to obscure the staple which would be used in securing the cabinet sections together.
What is claimed is: A staple comprising a body portion formed of long. spaced prongs formed integral with the body portion and being extended downwardly at angles with respect-to the upper surface the portion of the length of sheet metal material between the prongs being extended upwardly in a direction opposite to the prongs, providing an ear, an. upstanding ear formedintegral' with the edgesof the length of sheet" metal material, directly opposite to the.
first mentioned ear, providing a pair of spaced retaining ears, of lengths appreciably-less than ,the lengths of the prongs, and said ears adapted to be pressed toward each other 'frlctionally engaging a length of material positioned between J the ears. v G FAGGARD.