|Publication number||US2478987 A|
|Publication date||Aug 16, 1949|
|Filing date||Oct 17, 1947|
|Priority date||Oct 17, 1947|
|Publication number||US 2478987 A, US 2478987A, US-A-2478987, US2478987 A, US2478987A|
|Original Assignee||Lucy Vacheron|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (7), Referenced by (12), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Aug; 15, 1949- vAcHERoN 2,478,987
DRAWER LNER Filed oct. 17, 1947 Aime/ver Patented Aug. 16, 1949 Lucy Vacheron, sAngeles, Calif.
Appimationeembes 17, 194,7,- seria1,No-..7s0,5s6 1'Y claim. (or. i5-"7)- This invention relates to means for lining a drawer or like generally polygonal receptacle and has for an object to provide simple, inexpensive and long-lasting means for expeditiously coverling the bottom and at least the lower parts of the sides of such a receptacle.
Another object of the invention is to provide drawer lining means that is time and labor saving, is hygienic in that dust, crumbs and other foreign matter is retained by the liner for easy removal and/or cleaning, and is impervious to liquids. Another object of the invention is to provide drawer lining means that electively covers the bottom and at least the lower parts of the sides, whereby germicides and insecticides may be placed in said drawer beneath the lining means to protect the drawer contents.
A further object ofthe invention is to provide a drawer liner that covers the inner corners of a drawer in a manner to obviate the collection of foreign matter in said corners.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a sectional liner for the purposes above indicated, that is sold in simple at condition and iS readily formed and assembled in a drawer to line the same.
The foregoing and other objects, features and advantages of the invention will become evident from the following specification in which preferred forms of liner are disclosed, said specification having bases on the accompanying drawing, in which;
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a conventional drawer showing one form of sectional liner in place therein.
Fig. 2 is a face View in at condition of one element of said liner.
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view as taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1 and drawn to an enlarged scale.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary face view of another form of liner element.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the latter element as formed for application to a drawer.
The drawer that is illustrated is conventional for such receptacles and consists of a bottom I0, side walls Il, a front wall I2 and a back wall I3.
According to the present invention, a liner I4 comprising four similar elements I5 is provided to cover the bottom and at least the lower parts of walls II, I2 and I3.
Each liner element I5 comprises, essentially, a flat part I6 for covering the bottom I I, and integral connected parts I1 and I8 arranged perpendicularly to the part I6 and at right angles to each other to line any two adjacent portions of 2 adjacent walls II, I2 or I3. Thus, each element I5 has inner corners I9, 20 and 2I that reside in the inner corners formed between bottom II and such two adjacent walls of the drawer.
The element I5 thus provided may be initially preformed of liquid impervious sheet material such as paper, impregnated or coated fabric, suitable bre compositions, cellulosic material, etc. The particular material employed is immaterial provided the same is lightweight, crease and wrinkle resistant, capable of being swabbed, and low in cost. Y
A somewhat more economical form of element is shown in Fig. 2. The same is produced and sold as a flat sheet and in sets of four for lining a drawer. Such a sheet is provided with fold lines 22, 23 and 2d that guide the user in bending the parts I'I and I8 and a tab 25, defined by a slit 26 that separates it from part I 'I, to form the element, with the drawer-lining parts, as above described. As indicated in Fig. 1, tab 25 is Ysuperimposed against the outside of part I'I and, when the element is placed in a drawer, as in Fig. 1, the corner 2i will be suitably formed. However, said tab 25 or the part I'I may be provided with adhesive 2'I to effect a rm connection of these parts and lend rigidity to the formed up el-ement.
As an alternative, the tab 25 may be provided with a tongue 28 for insertion as into a slit 29 in part I'I as illustrated in Fig. 5.
Thus, the elements I5 are bought in at con-V dition and readily'erected to t the four corners of a drawer. Said elements may be held in proper position by simply placing a thumb tack 30 through the four over-lapping corners of parts I6, or one of the elements of the set of four may be provided with adhesive 3| along the outer edges of the part I6. By inserting such an element last, when lining a drawer, said adhesive'3l will connect with underlying portions of the part I6 of the three other elements. these two means, the elements are held in proper non-displaceable position as a drawer liner.
It is contemplated, of course, that the four elements be of such size that each overlaps the other along transverse and longitudinal medial lines of a drawer. To provide for universal lt for all sizes of drawers would be impracticable. By pro'- viding sets of elements that range through several different sizes while different degrees of overlap of the elements results, practically all reasonable sizes of drawers can be lined.
While I have disclosed what I now regard as the preferred forms of my invention, the construction is, of course, subject to modifications within By either of Y the spirit and scope of my invention. I, therefore, do not wish to restrict myself to the particular forms disclosed, but desire to avail myself 4 of al1 modications that may fall within the scope of the appended claim.
A drawer liner comprising a set of four identical elements, each initially formed as a at sheet of impervious material having a generally rectangular form, each sheet having a fold line adjacent each of only two adjacent outer edges to define a base and upwardly bent sides at only two Y adjacent edges, said upwardly bent sides being adapted to t against and line the lower portions of the respective sides of a drawer and the inner corners of the drawer, the inner edge portions of the four elements adapted to mutually Aoverlap and cover the bottom of the drawer, and means for detachably securing the overlapping inne corner portions of the elements to the central portion of the drawer bottom.
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|U.S. Classification||217/3.0BC, 217/3.00R, 220/23.9|
|International Classification||B42F17/00, B42F17/08|