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Publication numberUS2526076 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1950
Filing dateMar 7, 1946
Priority dateMar 7, 1946
Publication numberUS 2526076 A, US 2526076A, US-A-2526076, US2526076 A, US2526076A
InventorsJones Harold H
Original AssigneeKalamazoo Vegets Le Parchment
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Washcloth, dishcloth, scouring cloth, and the like, and method of making the same
US 2526076 A
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Oct. 17, 1950 H. H. JONES 2,526,076

- WASHCLOTH, DISHCLOTH. SCOURING CLOTH, AND

THE LIKE, AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME Filed March 7, 1946 IN VEN TOR. [fa/01d H @7228 ATTORNEY.

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'WASI-ICLOTH, DISHCLOTH, sooURrNG CLOTH, AND .THE LIKE, AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME Harold H,- J ones, Parchment-Mich, assignor to Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company,

. Parchment, Mich.

Application'Mar 'ch 7, 1946, seria no. 652,690 7 The main objects of this invention are:

First, to provide a wash cloth, dish cloth, scouring cloth or the like formed of paper stock which is highly efiicient, durable, and economical.

Second, toprovide' a method of'manufacturing ,dish cloths which. may :bei'economically prac- Objects relating todetails andeconomies of the invention will appeanfrom the description to follow; The invention'is'defined and pointed out in the'claims.

A structure which embodies the features of the invention; is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view on an enlarged scale of a wash cloth or the like embodying my invention,folded.' =2

Fig. 2 is a plan view of my improved dish cloth or the likeextended, partsbei g shown conventionally, and the'folding lines being indicated by broken or dash lines. I

Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view on line 3-3 of Fig. 1, illustrating the'structure'and certain of the steps of manufacture. p

Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary plan view.

My present invention is an adaptation 'of and in some respects an improvement upon the structurev of my Patent No. 2,112,963, 'issued March 3,

1938. My improved wash cloth', dish cloth, or scouring cloth comprises a sheet I of parchmentized preferably creped paper which is, in a preferred embodiment, treated with glycerine to increase its pliability. 1 a

The sheet has a plurality of perforated areas 2 desirably souare and aligned in two directions, as is illustrated in Fig. 2. These perforated areas are separated by unperforated cross strips 3 and 4, extending from edge to edge of the sheet or merging into the unperforated border strips 5. Thus each perforated area is completely surrounded and reinforced by an unperforated portion, the unperforated portions being continuous and reinforcing the entire sheet. Ihe perforations 6 are relatively small and in the structure shown are arranged uniformly in parallel rows in staggered relation, or the perforations are zigzagged throughout.

It will be noted that viewed as rows the adjacent edges of adjacent perforations are substantially in the-same plane.

This permits the perforations being placed very closely together and the reinforcing border strips for the areas fully prevent the sheet being torn as a result of the perforations, even when subjected to very severe usage.

'5 Claims. (01. 15-2 9) 'ing. purposes.

cloth will become discolored, but it can be rinsed The sheet is well adapted for use as wash cloths, dish cloths and as scouring cloths, in which the sheets are subjected to very severe usage. For example Sapolio or like scouring material may be applied to the cloth and the cloth used for scour- In scouring aluminum ware the clean with little effort, whereas very considerable effort is required to clean a textile scouring cloth used in this manner.

As a dish cloth or Wash cloth, the edges of the' perforations provide a multiplicity of cleaning edges; the sheet becoming relatively soft-when wet-a1; the same time is highly efficient.

The sheet is folded along the lines 1 into a pack form as shown in Fig. 1. It is also folded in this form as a preliminary to punching out the holes 6. See the enlarged View of Fig. 3. The folded sheet is placed in a punch and the central portions of the folds'punched out at the same time resulting in a structure such as shown in Fig. 1 on line 33, with the connected strips between the perforated areas.

The roughened surface resulting from the creping of the paper is also an advantage because it provides additional cleaning projections and also holds soap and other cleaning material.

.When the sheet is wet it has a soft feel and may be manipulated readily as a wash cloth or as a scouring cloth. The perforated areas permit free passage of water through the sheet so that when the sheet is crushed or squeezed and wrung out thereis no tendency for the water to souirt out as would result from the same manipulation of an unperforated sheet.

The sheets may be very economically manufactured and may if desired be repeatedly used, as the parchmentized paper is practically indestructible except as results from weanand as stated, the bordering and connecting of the perforated areas by unperforated strips or portions greatlyadds to the strength and life of the sheet and permits the perforations being placed conven ently closely together, which is a desirable feature.

While I have illustrated my improved feature mainly in conventional form, it is believed this disclosure will permit anyone skilled in the art to embody oradapt my invention as may be desired.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. As an article of manufacture, a foldable sheet of parchmentized paper adapted for use as 3 a washcloth, dishcloth or the like and having a plurality of spaced areas of substantial size, each of said areas having a multiplicity of relatively small closely spaced perforations, there being un perforated cross strips between the perforated areas extending from edge to edge of the sheet and a continuous unperforated border strip joining the ends of the unperforated cross strips whereby the perforated areas are reinforced, the

width of said unperforated cross and border strips being relatively large as compared to the distance between the perforations in the perforated spaced areas to provide strength to the article as a whole and to permit the perforations being relatively close to each other in the perforated spaced areas;

said unperforated cross strips constituting folded edge portions when the sheet is folded, said perforated spaced areas being superimposed upon each other in the folded sheet with the perforations of one of said spaced areas registering with those in all the other spaced areas whereby in a single operation all of said spaced areas may be simultaneously perforated.

2. As an article of manufacture, a sheet of parchmentized paper adapted for use as a washcloth, dishcloth or the like and having a plurality of spaced perforated areas of substantial size bordered by unperforated portions, the perforations constituting means for passage of water therethrough and the portions of the sheet in said unperforated portions and between the perforations in said spaced areas constituting means for frictionally engaging the article being washed, the unperforated portions extending around the border of the sheet and extending acoss the sheet between the p'eforated areas from border to border of the sheet and constituting reinforcing means for the perforated portions of the sheet, the width of said unperforated portions being relatively large as compared to the distance between the perforations in the spaced perforated areas to provide strength to the article as a whole and to permit the perforations in the perforated areas being relatively close to each other.

3. As an article of manufacture, a sheet of parchmentized paper adapted for use as a wash cloth, dishcloth or the like and having a plurality of perforated areas of uniform size and shape, surrounded by connected unperforated portions providing reinforcing strips between and surrounding the perforated areas and connecting them in a unitary structure, the perforations con: stituting means for passageof water therethrough and the portions of the sheet in said unperforated portions and between the perforations in said spaced areas constituting means for frictionally engaging the article being washed, there being a multiplicity of relatively small perforations in each area arranged in oifset relation to each other, the width of said unperforated portions being relatively large as compared to the distance between the perforations in the spaced perforated areas to provide strength to the article as a whole and to permit the perforations in the perforated areas being relatively close to each other.

4. As an article of manufacture, a sheet of parchmentized paper adapted for use as a washcloth, dishcloth or the like and having a plurality of spaced rectangular perforated areas spaced by unperforated cross strips extending in both directions and joined at their outer ends by unperforated border strips the sheet being folded in both directions, the folds being centrally of said unperforated cross strips and the perforated areas being superimposed upon each other with perforations in one perforated area registering with the perforations in all the other perforated areas.

5. The method of making a sheet adapted as a washcloth, dishcloth or the like comprising the steps of folding a sheet of parchmentized paper into several superimposed folds, the folding being in two directions in crossing relation to each other, and simultaneously perforating all the superimposed folds of the folded sheet in spaced relation from the folded edges of the sheet, providing when the sheet is extended'a plurality of perforated areas surrounded by connected unperforated areas constituting supporting and reinforcing means for the perforated areas.

HAROLD H. JONES.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification15/209.1
International ClassificationA47L17/00, A47L17/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47L17/08
European ClassificationA47L17/08