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Publication numberUS2373071 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 3, 1945
Filing dateMar 27, 1942
Priority dateMar 27, 1942
Publication numberUS 2373071 A, US 2373071A, US-A-2373071, US2373071 A, US2373071A
InventorsTheodore Waranch
Original AssigneeComfy Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Slip cover
US 2373071 A
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i SLIP COVER Filed March 27, 1942 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 lili INSIDE oF ,BM-K 6g SIDE BOX Flinn? Box HF .SEA-r 64- IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ATTORNEYS `WITNESS Patented Apr. 3, 1945 SLIP ojovER Theodore Waranch, Baltimore, Md., assigner to The Comfy Manufacturing Company, Baltimore, Md., a corporation of Maryland Application-March 27, 1942, Serial No. 436,384 s claims. 01. 155-182) This invention relates generally to slip covers.

for furniture and more particularly to a slip cover for a sofa-bed of the type in which the seat and back portions thereof are adapted to be moved with a sliding, pivotal movement relative to the arm rests thereof in converting the sofa into a bed and in which the line of juncture Aof the seat and backportions of the sofa, in the converted condition of the sofa, lies intermediate the arm rests and substantially midway between the, front and rear ends of the latter.

Due to the sliding and pivotal movements of the seatl and back portions in converting a sofa of this type into a bed and back into its normal form, ithas been found difficult to devise a untary cover slip which need not be removed during such operations and which will serve a useful purpose both when the sofa is in its normal form and when it has been converted into a bed. It is accordingly the purpose of the present invention to provide an improved slip cover for sofas of the kind indicated which will. be unitary in character, which when in position on the sofa will enable the back and seat portions of the sofa to be manipulated to a bed or seat form without any hindrance whatsoever or without anyadditional operations than are normally used on the sofa per se in effecting such changes and which will serve a useful purpose in both Athe bed and seat form of the sofa.

A further object of this invention is to provide a slip cover which is so constructed that it is enabled to be used as a decorative slip cover by day and a practical'mattress cover by night by merely opening the sofa into a bed without adjusting the cover in any way.

Another object of the invention is to provide a slip cover which will readily conform itself to the varying contours of a sofa of this type without the need for adjusting such cover when the sofa is changed from the sofa form to the bed form and vice versa.

Another object of the invention is to provide a slip -cover which may be easily and quicklyapplied to a sofa of this type by an unskilled person, which will readily conform itself to a wide variety of sizes, styles and shapes of sofas of the indicated type and which can be economically manufactured in large quantities.

Other objects and advantgaes of the invention will become more apparent after a perusal of the following description, read in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view ofthe front of a sofa-bed of the indicated type to which afslip cover made in accordance with the present invention has been applied; Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing the sofa converted to a bed form; Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the sofa showing the manner `in which the cover slip is ysecured beneath the sofa; Fig. 4 is a central, vertical sectional view of the sofa in the condition shown in Figs. 2^and 3 of the drawings and showing in dotted outline an intermediate position of the seat portion of the sofa in moving it either to the full line position in such figure or to the position shown in Fig. l; Fig. 5 is an exploded diagrammatic plan view of the parts contained in'the slip cover; Fig. 6 is a diagrammatic perspective view of the cover per se to illustrate more clearly the assembly of the parts thereof; Fig. 7 is a central, vertical sectional view of the sofa shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings; Fig. 8 is a perspective front view of a sofa covered with a modified form of the invention; Fig. 9 is a similar view showing the arrangement of this modified form of slip cover when the sofa is made into a bed; Fig. 10 is an exploded diagrammatic plan view of the parts contained in the slip cover illustrated in Figs. 8 and 9, and Fig. 11 is a diagrammatic perspective view of the right hand end of the cover, as viewed in Fig. 6, with the arm dropped down.

The sofa-bed illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings is similar to the usual sofa in the respects that it is provided with a back portion A, a seat portion By and arm rests Cand D, all of which are enclosed in suitable upholstery material. The two arm rests C andD'rise from a base E to which they are secured. The sofa-bed differs from the usual sofa in that when an upward and forward force is exerted on the front of the seat portion B, the latter, together With the back portion A as a unit, will be shifted forwardly and at the same time pivoted rearwardly to bring the back portion A to the position shown in Fig.

4 of the drawings and the seat portion B to the f position shown in dotted outline in such figure. By further pushing the seat portion B rearwardly, it will become unlocked from the back portion A, thereby enabling it to be dropped to the full line position shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings where together with the back portion B it forms a suitable bed. This condition of the sofa-bed is also shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, which is a perspective view taken at such angle that while it might at a rst glance appear that the back portion A does not project beyond the right arm D, a comparison of the right hand corner of such back portion with the verticaldotted line indicating the inner side edge of the back face of arm D in this figure clearly shows that this is so, and that such projection of this corner of the .back portion A is the same as the projection of the left rear corner thereof with relation to arm C, is believed to be clearly brought out in Fig. 3 of the drawings. By lifting the seat portion B approximately to the dotted outline position shown in Fig. 4 and then pushing the seat portion downwardly and rearwardly, the seat portion and back portion as a unit will be returned to their normal positions, as is shown in Figs. 1 and 7 of the drawings. The cover of the instant invention is shown as being applied to this sofabed and comprises a unitary envelope which snugly covers the arms of the sofa-bed and seat and back portions thereof whether such latter portions are in the condition illustrated in Fig. l of the drawings or in the condition illustrated in Fig. 2 of the drawings. The envelope is so constructed that when the sofa is being converted into a bed, as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, or converted back to its normal sofa form, the portions thereof covering the back and seat portions of the sofa can be readily moved with the latter relative to those portions which overlie the arm rests and base of the sofa without the necessity of adjusting such portions in the several operations.

As is shown more clearly in Fig. 5 of the drawings, the slip cover illustrated is composed of nine separate pieces of material which are secured in the manner now tobe described to provide a unitary envelope having the form generally illustrated in Fig.- 6 of the drawings. The main or central panel 20 of the slip cover has a length substantially the same as the length of the front of the back A and the top of the seat B of the sofa-bed and a width between the lines designated F, F (Fig. 5) slightly greater than the combined widths of the front of the back A and the top of the seat portion B. The additional Width of the panel 2D between the lines F, F' is to provide surplus material to be tucked in between the back A and seat B of the sofa, as is shown more clearly in Fig. 4 ofthe drawings. Thevupper portion 2| of the main panel 20 beyond the line of fold F is formed to cover the top of the back portion A of the sofa-bed and the nether portion 22 of such panel 20 below the line of fold F is formed to cover the front of the seat portion B of such sofa-bed. Seamed to the outer, longitudinal edge of the portion 2| of the main panel 20 in any suitable manner is the top edge of a panel 23 which covers the rear surface of the back A of the sofa and extends under the base r E thereof. The portion of the panel 23 which extends beneath the base E, ls cut out at its ends and also at a point intermediate its ends to provide two portions 24 and 25 to which the draw strings are connected, as can be seen more readily in Fig. 3 of the drawings. Seamed to the lower edge of the portion 22 of the main panel 2|l is the upper edge of a panel 26 which is adapted to be folded under the seat portion B of the sofa, then extend downwardly over the front of the base E of the sofa and thence under the bottom of the sofa, as is illustrated more clearly in Fig. 7 of the drawings. Like the back panel 23, the panel 26 is cut out at its edge at a point intermediate its ends to form two portions 21 and 28 to which the draw strings are connected (see Fig. 3).

The sides of the back and seat portions of the sofa are covered `by two side panels 29 and 30, each of which has a length equal to the distance between the fold lines F and F' of panel 20. .As will be seen from Figs. 5 and 6 of the drawings, the upper edges of the panels 29 and 30 are seamed to the side edges of the body portion of the panel 20 intermediate the fold lines F and F and the end edges of such panels 29 and 30 are seamed to the side edges of the portions 2| and 22 of the main panel 20. Seamed to the bottom edges of the side panels 29 and 30 intermediate the ends of the latter but closer to the rear edges of such side panels than to the front edges thereof to take care of the additional projection of seat B with respect to the base E when the sofa is converted to the bed form (compare the projections of B and C from base E in Fig. 4 of the drawings), are the swing panels 33 and 34, respectively. The panels 33 and 34 have a length approximately one-half the width of the main panel 26 so that when secured to the side panels 29 and 30 they form together with the latter substantially T-shaped side sections (note Fig. 1l). The side edges of the panels 23 and 26 are seamed to the projecting portions of the bottom edges of the side panels 29 and 30, as viewed ln Fig, 5 of the drawings, and to the front and rear edges of the swing panels 33 and 34 so that the slip cover as so far assembled and expanded to its full shape, as is indicated in Figs. 6 and 11 of the drawings, would be substantially T or tableshaped. As thus formed, the right side edge of portion a of panel 23 (as viewed in Fig. 5) will be joined to the rear projecting edge portion a of panel 30, the right side edge of portion b of such panel 23 will be joined to the rear edge b' of panel 34 and the right side edge of outer portion c of panel 23 will be joined to the edge portion designated c of panel 42. In similar manner, the left side edges of portions a, b and c of panel 23 will be joined to those edge portions of panels 29, 33 and 4I respectively, which correspond to the above indicated edge portions a', b', and c', respectively, of panels 30, 34 and 42. As thus formed also, the right edge of portion d of panel 26 will be joined to the front projecting edge portion d of panel 30, the right side edge of portion e of such panel 26 will be joined to the front edge e of panel 34 and the right side edge of outer portion f of panel 26 will be joined tothe front edge portion f' of panel 42. In similar manner, the left side edges of portions d, e and f of panel 26 will be joined to those edge portions of panels 29, 33 and 4|, respectively, which correspond to the above indicated edge portions d', e' and f', respectively, of panels 30, 36 and 42 The arms of the slipcover each comprise one section or panel of material which is formed to cover the inside portion, the top portion and the outside portion of a sofa arm. In the drawings, the portions of the arm panels which cover the interior surfaces of the sofa arms are indicated by the reference numerals 35 and 36, the portions of such panels which cover the tops of the sofa arms are indicated by the reference numerals 39 and 40 and the portions of such panels which cover the exterior side surfaces of the arms are are connected to each other and to the ends of the top portion 4U thereof to form the left arm In a similar manner the portions 38 and 44 of the left arm panel casing. The two arm casings are connected to .the body of the slip cover by seams which connect the lower edges of the portions 35 and 36 of suchcasings to the lower edges of the swing panels 33 and 34, respectively. The two arm casings are also connected to the body of the slip cover by seams which connect the free lower ends of the rear portions 43 and 44 of such casings to the lower side edges of the back panel 23 and which connect the free lower, ends of the front portions 43 and `44 of 'such casings to the lower side edges of the under the seat panel 26, such seams starting at the lower ends of the portions 31 and 38 of the arm casings, at the lower ends of the lines of juncture of the swing panels 33 and 34 with the panels 23 and 26 and continuing down to the cut out edges of such panels. The.

sections 4I and 42 of the arm panels 'are of a lengthsuicient to enable them to extend under the bottom of the sofa, as shown more clearly in Fig. 3 of thev drawings, and the portions 43 and 44 integral with such sections 4I and 42 are cut out at their lower ends to` enable them to t around the legs of the sofa (see Fig. 3).

i It will be seen from the foregoing that the several panels 20, 23, 26, 23, 30, 33, 34 and the arm panels are joined together into a unitary slip cover. It will also be seen that the panels 23 and 26 and the arm panels form the bottom of the slip cover the cut-outs at the endsv of such panels in the assembled condition of the cover forming V-shaped cut-out corners at the places where the sofa legs are located. The cut-out corners are bound in any suitable manner with an elastic tape 45. The straight bottom edges of the panels 23 and 26 and the arm panels, intermediate the cut-out corners and the cut-outs provided between the portions 24 and 25 of panel 23 and between the portions 21 and 28 of panel 2B are formed 4to receive the tie strings for securing the cover beneath the sofa. As is best shown in Figs. 3 and 6 of the drawings, two draw strings 46 and 41 are utilized, draw string 46 being connected to the right arm panel and the portions 25 and 21 of the panels 23 and 26, respectively, while draw string 41 is connected to the portions 24 and 28 of the panels 23 and 26, respectively, and the bottom edge ofthe left arm panel. Preferably when securing the slip cover tothe sofa, the draw strings are lnterengaged in the manner illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawings.

In applying the slip cover to a sofa-bed of the type indicated, the portion 2| of the main panel 20 is preferably rst placed on the top surface of the back portion A of the sofa. When the portion 2l has been properly smoothed out across the entire top of the back A of the sofa with the remainder of the cover falling on each side of such back, the outside of the back panel 23 is then drawn down in the back to cover the back of the sofa. The seat B of the sofa is then raised tothe dotted line position shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings, which operation will cause the back A-of the sofa to move forwardly and downwardly with a pivotal movement to the position shown in full lines in such figure of the drawings. With the back and seat portions of the sofa in this position, the cover is drawn over the front end of the seat B until the portion 22 of the main panel 20 properly covers the front face of the yseat and the under the seat panel 26 is positioned in the space formed between the seat B and the base E 4offthe soft. Leaving the seat B of the sofa in this-position, each of the arm rest panels is then drawn over the arm of the sofa it is to cover.

The 'seat `B of the sofa is then lowered to normal position and' all excess material is snugly tucked in the crevices formed between the arms, seat and back of the sofa. The sofa is then tilted so that its back Irests on the floor and while the sofa is in this position the draw strings 46 and 41 are slipped over the legs and then tightened under the bottom of the sofa to draw the cover snugly over the several parts of the sofa.- Preferably, one end of each draw string is slipped through the lloop or noosel formed on the other end of the other draw string and such ends are tied together, as is illustrated in Fig. 3 of the drawings. The sofa is then placed back on its feet and the seat raised to the position previ-- ouslyvdescribed. With the back A and seat B in this condition, the central portion of a cord 48 is positioned in the crevice formed between the seat B and the back A of the sofa, the ends of such cord being drawn around to the under forward side of the seat B where they overlie theunder the seat panel 26 of the slip cover. The two ends of the cord 48 are preferably connected together by a slip knot which permits vthe cord to be pulled tight and taut and tied securely while in such condition. The seat B is then lowered to its proper position.

With the slip cover properly arranged on the sofa-bed in the manner above described, it will be seen that it will provide an attractive cover for the sofa-bed when the latter'is used as a sofa. Should it be desired to use the sofa-bedfor sleeping,` the seat B thereof is lifted in the manner previously described to bring it to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 4 of the drawings. In such movement of the seat B, the back A moves in unison therewith and with a forward, pivotal movement until it assumes the position shown in full lines in Fig. 4 of the drawings. During such movement of the back A and as a result thereof, the panel 23. covering the back A of the sofa-bed will be folded over .the rearedge of the base E and within such base, as can be more clearly seen in Fig. 4, while the panel 26 underlying the seat B will be unfolded but kept in position against the forward underside portion of such seat and the front `face of the base E by the cord 48. The swing pieces 33 and 34 of `the cover, during this portion of the movement of back A and seat B, enable the panels 2U, 23, 26, 29 and 30 covering the seat and back of the sofa, to move relative to the arm pamela-cause the folding of back panel 23 and at the same time cause a tension to be placed on the portions 35 and 36 of the arm panels such as to maintain them snugly in position against the interior surfaces of 4the arms of the sofa. When the scat B is unlocked from the back A of *thel sofa and allowed to drop to the position shown in full lines in Fig. 4 of the drawings, the cord 48 causes the panel 26 to become folded snugly beneath such seat, thereby preventing any excess of material showing or becoming displaced as a result of these operations. In the opened or bed position of the sofa the slip cover thus forms a neat, snugly ntting and practical mattress cover over which the sheets of the bed may readily be laid, the 'cord 48, `by reason of the increased tension placed thereon, maintaining its position within the crevice formed between the seat B and the back yA of the sofa and offering no obstruction or discomfort whatsoever to the person using the sofa as abed. When the sofa is converted from this condition to its normal condition or chair form, the cord 48-wi11 assure that the excess material of the panel 26 will be folded automatically and neatly beneath the seat B and the folded portion of the panel 23 will be withdrawn from the receptacle formed by the base E of the sofa to snugly cover the back of the back A. The swing panels 33 and 34 in this operation likewise tension the portions 35 and 36 of the arm panels to bring them snugly into their normal positions. It will be seen, therefore, that the coaction of the several parts of the slip cover is such that in changing the sofa from its normal form or chair form into a bed and back again to its normal form does not require any adjustments of the slip cover whatsoever and will maintain the several parts thereof snugly and neatly over the por- 'f tions of the sofa which are covered thereby.

The above described slip cover may be made of any suitable material or any suitable combinations of material, but is most advantageously used when utilizing knitted material because knitted fabrics can be distorted readily and are inherently resilient so that they automatically conform themselves perfectly to the contours of the sofa in its several forms. When it is desired to make the slip cover of materials such as prints, cretonnes and the like, it is preferred that the slip cover 4be constructed in the manner illustrated in Figs. 8 to 10 of the drawings. This modified slip cover distinguishes from the slip cover previously described, in that, the main panel 20 of the former is formed into four separate panelsI 60, 6|, 62 and 64 which have been cut to snugly fit over the inside of the back of the sofa, the top of the seat of the soia, the top of the back of the sofa, and the front of the seat of the sofa, respectively. The sides of the back A and seat B of the sofa are covered by the panels 66 and 61 which are seamed to the side edges of the panels 60, 6|, 62 and 64. Seamed to the top panel 62 is the outside of the back panel 63 which covers the back of the sofa. The front panel 64 is provided along its lower horizontal edge with a pleated panel 65 which covers the central, front portion of the base E of the sofa, as is shown in Fig. 8 of the drawings.

The swing panels 68 and 69 of this modified slip cover are smaller in width than the previcusly described swing panels 33 and 34 and their lower edges are at an angle to their upper edges so that the arm panels are secured at an angle to the side panels 66 and 61, as can be seen more clearly from Fig. 10 of the drawings.

'The left andright arm panels are composed of inside portions 16 and 1|; respectively, for covering the interior side surfaces of the sofa arms; top portions 14 and 15, respectively, for covering the tops of the arms and outside portions 16 and 11, respectively, for covering the exterior side surfaces of the sofa arms. The portions 12 and 18 of the right arm panel are sewed together and to the portion 14 of such panel to form the covering for the rear of the right arm, while the portions 'i3 and 19 of the left arm panel are sevved together and to the portion 15 of such panel to form the covering for the left arm of the sofa. The front pieces 8l) and 8l are seamed to the three main portions of such arm panels to form the coverings for the front of the sofa arms. Secured to the bottom edges oi the portions 16 and 11 of the arm panels and to the bottom edges of the front pieces 8D and 8|, respectively, are the pleated panels 82 and 83, respectively, which cover the sides of the base E and the front end portions of the base E beneath the arms of the sofa, such pleated panels being constructed to give Vtheeffect of continuity with the pleated panel 65 when the sofa-bed is in its normal or chair form, as can be seen from Fig. 8 of the drawings. At the rear of the chair the pleated panels 82 and 83 are seamed to the lower side edges of the back panel 63, such seams also extending up above the pleated panels to connect vthe side edges of the back panel 63 to the rear edges of the swing panels 68 and 69 and to the rear edge portions pf the panels 66 and 61 which project beyond the lines of juncture of theswing panels 68 and 69 with the side panels 66 and 61, respectively, as viewed in Fig. 10 of the drawings. Thus, as will be observed from Fig. 10 of the drawings, such seams will connect the right side edge of portion g of panel 63 to the rear projecting edge portion g' of panel 61, the right right side edge of outer portion i of panel 63 will joined to the rear edge h of panel 69 and the right side edge of outer portion it' of panel 63 will be joined to the rear end portion i of the pleated panel 83. In a similar manner, the left side edges of portions g, h and i of panel 63 will be joined to those portions of panels 66, 68 and 82, respectively, which correspond to the aboveindicated portions g', h and i of panels 61, 6B and 83.

The modied form of the slip cover functions in a manner somewhat similar to the previously described slip cover during the conversion of the sofa into a bed and back to its normal form, the outside of the back panel during such operations folding into the space provided in the base E of the sofa and the swing panels 68 and 69 coacting to accomplish such folding action and to permit a relative movement as between the arm panels and the seat. and back panels of the slip cover to take place and at the same time assuring that the arm panels remain snugly in position during the conversion of the sofa into bed form and back to normal condition.

vWhile I have illustrated and described two preferredy forms of my invention, it will be evident to those skilled in the art that various other changes and modications may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

l. A slip cover for an article of furniture having arms, and a back and seat movable with respect to said arms, said cover comprising a cover panel for the back of the article, a cover panel lor `the seat of the article connected to said back cover panel, side panels connected to the side edges of said back and seat panels, right and left envelopes for the arms of the article, and swing panels connecting said side panels to said arm envelopes, said swing panels being secured along their upper edges to the lower edges of said side panels and being secured along their lower edges` to the lower edges of the inside covering portions of said arm envelopes, the front, rear and top edges of said swing panels being separate from said arm envelopes so that said back, seat and side panels may be moved with the back and seat of the article and relative to said arm envelopes without substantial` disarrangement of the cover.

- 2. A slip cover for an article of furniture havmg arms. and a back and seat movable with respect to said arms to change the article from al chair into a bed, said cover having a body portion including a cover panel for the seat of the article, a cover panel for the front of the back of the article connected to said seat panel and s.

cover panel fl'irtlfie4 bach of the back of the article connected at-'the top to said front of the back panel, right and left arm envelopes for the arms of the article, and swing panels connecting said body portion to saidfarm envelopes, said swing panels being secured along their `upper edges to said seat and front of the back panels and being secured along their lower edges to the lo-wer edges of the inside covering portions of said arm envelopes, the front, rear and top'edges of said swing panels being separate from said arm envelopes so that said front of the back, seat and back ofthe back panels may be moved with the back and seat of the article and relative to said arm envelopes whenthe article with the cover thereon is changed from a chair to a bed, said swing panels being secured along their rear edges to the side edges of said back of the back panel and operative'to'cause such panel during such conversion of the article to be folded lengthwise 3. A slip cover for an article of furniture having arms, and a back and seat movable with respect to said arms to vchange the article from a chair into a bed,` said'cover comprising a cover envelopes, the front, rear and top edges of said swing' panels being separate from said arm envelopesso that, said'backseat and side panels may be moved with the back and seat of the ar A suflicient fullness to be maintained under the panel for the seat of the article, a cover panel of said seat and back panels, left and right envelopes for the arms of the article, swing panels connecting said side panels to'said arm envelopes, said swing panels secured along their upper edges to the lower edges ofsaid side panels and being secured along their lower edges to the lower edges of the inside covering portions of said arm envelopes, the front, rear and top edges of said swing panels being separate from said arm envelopes so that said back, seat and side panels may be moved with the back and seat of the article and relative to said arm envelopesy in changing the article from a chair into'a bed, a front portion of said cover covering the front of the article below the seat and connected at its ends to said arm envelopes, and a portion connected te. tite tcp of said front portion and to the front of said seat panel, said last-mentioned portion providing surplus material tc be maintained under the seat of the article and being of suicient fullness as to enable said seat panel to be moved relative to said front portion in the movements of the seat of the article relative to the front of the article below such seat.

el. A slip cover for an article of furniture having arms, and a back and seat movable with respect to said arms to change the article from'a chair into a bed, said cover comprising a cover panel for the seat of the article, a cover panel for the back of the article connected to said seat panel and together with the latter providing a mattress cover for the bed formed by the seat and back of the article when the article is thus convertedy side panels connected to the side .edges of said seat and back panels, left and right en-v velopes for the arms of the article, swing panels connecting said side panels to said arm envelopes, said swing panels being secured along their upper edges to the lower edges of said side panels and being secured along their lower edges to the lower edges of the inside covering portions of said arm seat of the article in the chair or bed form of the article, and said seat and back panels having a combined width greater thanl the combined widths of the back and seat of the article to' provide' a surplusage of lmaterial to be maintained inthe "crevice, formed between the seat and back of the article during the movements of the latter and while they are eitherin the chair orbed'form ofthe article.

5. A Slipcover for an article of furniture` having arms, and a back and seat movable with re'- spect to said-arms to change the varticle from a vchair into a'bed, said cover comprising an envelope for the'face and side surfaces of the back and seat of the article and adapted to function as a mattress cover in the bed'form of the article, right and left envelopes for the arms of the article, swing panels connecting the sides of said back and seat envelope to said arm envelopes, said swing panelsbeing secured along their upper edges to the lower side edges of said back and seat envelope and being secured along their lower edges to .the lower edges of the inside covering portions of said arm envelopes, the front, rear and top edges of 4said swing panels being separate from said arm envelopes to enable said back and seat envelope to be shifted as a unit relative to said arm envelopes in converting the article from the chair form to a bed form and vice Versa, a back panel for the back of the chair and connected along its top edge to said back and seat envelope, and said back panel being connected along its side edges to the rear edges of said swing panels and to the lower, rear ends of the outer covering portions of said arm envelopes and being adapted to be folded longitudinally under the back of t'ne article when the seat and back of the article are moved into bed form'.

6. A slip cover for an article of furniture having arms, and a back and seat movable with respect to said arms, said cover comprising an envelope covering the face and side surfaces of the back and seat of the article and adapted to function as a mattress cover in the bed form of the article, right and left envelopes for the arms of the article and means connecting said back and seat envelope to said arm envelopes t'o enable the former to be shifted as a unit relative to said arm envelopes' in converting the article from the chair form to a bed form and vice versa and to maintain said back and seat envelope in proper position on the back and seat of the chair during such conversion and While the article is in either the chair or bed form, said last mentioned means including a pair of side panels having a front to rear dimension less than the front to rear dimension of said back and seat envelope in its mattress form, said side panels being secured lalong their upper edges to the side edges of said back and seat envelope intermediateV the front and rear edges of the latter and being secured along their lower edges to the lower edges of the inside covering portions of said arm envelopes,

the front, rear and top edges of said side panels being separate from said arm envelopes.

7. A slip cover for an article of furniture having arms, and a back and seat movable with respect to said arms to change the article from a chair into a bed, said cover comprising an envelope for the face and side surfaces of the back and seat of the article and adapted to function as a mattress cover in the bed form of the article, right and left envelopes for the arms of the article, swing panels connecting the sides of said back and seat envelope to said arm envelopes, said swing panels being secured along their upper edges to the side edges of said back and seat envelope and being secured along their lower edges to the lower edges of the inside covering portions of said arm envelopes, the front, rear and top edges of said swing panels being separate from said arm envelopes to enable said back and seat envelope to be shifted as a unit relative to said arm envelope in converting the article from the chair form to a bed form and vice versa, 'a back panel for the back of the chair and being connected along its top edge to said back and seat envelope and along its side edges to the rear edges of said swing panels and to the lower, rear ends of the outer covering portions of said arm envelopes, a front panel connected to the lower front edge of said back and seat envelope and connected along its side edges to the front edges of said swing panels and to the lower, front ends of the outer covering portions of said arm envelopes, said last-mentioned panel being ci sufficient width to provide a covering portion for the front of the article beneath the movable seat and intermediate such front covering portion and its line of juncture with said seat and back envelope to provide a surplusage of material to be maintained under the seat of the article and to enable said seat and back envelope to be moved relative to such front covering portion in the movements of the seat of the article, and means for securing the lower ends of said arm envelopes and said back and front panels against movement during the movements of the back and seat of the article and while the article is in the chair or bed form.

8. A slip cover for an article of furniture having arms, and a back and seat movable with respect to said arms, said cover comprising an envelope covering theface and side surfaces of the back and seat of the article and adapted to function as a mattress cover in the bed form of the article, right and left envelopes for the arms of the article, swing panels connecting said back and seat envelope to said right and left arm envelopes, said swing panels beingsecured along their upper edges to the lower side edges of said back and seat envelope and being secured along their lower edges to the lower edges of the inside covering portion of said arm envelopes, the front, rear and top edges of saidswing panels being separate from said arm envelopes to enable said back and seat envelope to be shifted as a unit relative to said arm-envelopes in converting the article from the chair form to a bed form and vice versa, and means connecting the lower front and rear edges of said back and seat envelope with the front and rear ends, respectively, of said swing panels and cooperating with the latter to maintain the portions ofi said back and seat envelope covering the back and seat surfaces of the article in proper covering position during the movements of the back and seat of the article and while the latter is in either the chair or bed form of the article.

'IHEODORE WARANCH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification5/51.1, 297/228.1, 297/228.11
International ClassificationA47C31/11, A47C31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47C31/11
European ClassificationA47C31/11