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Publication numberUS2546478 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1951
Filing dateJul 1, 1948
Priority dateJul 1, 1948
Publication numberUS 2546478 A, US 2546478A, US-A-2546478, US2546478 A, US2546478A
InventorsSims Lillian
Original AssigneeSims Lillian
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hideaway skirt for kitchen sinks
US 2546478 A
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March 27, 1951 L SIMS HIDEAWAY SKIRT FOR KITCHEN srNxs Filed July l, 1948 This buckram is indicated at I4.

Patented Mar. 27, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE This invention relates to a skirt or curtain adapted to be extended about a kitchen sink whereby to cover the portions thereunder.

2 Claims. (Cl. 1GO- 330) It is an object of the present invention to pro4 vide a skirt or curtain which has an edge of.

buckram or flexible material which can be fitted to the yunder portions and periphery of the sink and be secured thereto in a simple manner as by a wad of newspaper, or batting and wherein the decorative portion will extend below the kitchen sink edge and cover up any articles and the under portions of the sink,

Other objects of the present invention are to provide a skirt or curtain for a kitchen sink which is of simple construction, easy to attach to the sink, inexpensive to manufacture, and eflicient in operation.

' For other objects and ior a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a sink and' of the skirt or curtain of the present invention connected thereto. v

Fig. 2 is a fragmentary elevational view 'of the sink with portions broken away and showing the attachment of the skirt or curtain with the under portion of the sink.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the tie portions of the skirt removed from the sink and the brace portionsof the sink over which the tie portions are extended and secured l upon the attaching of the Skirt to the sink.

Referring now to the figures, I represents a kitchen sink having a front board I I with Spigots I 2 and a peripheral depending ilange I2 to which my skirt or curtain I3 is connected. This flange I2. is bent down as shown in Fig. 2 to provide a space into which a buckram or stiiening attaching portionof the skirt I3 can be extended. The flexible and decorative material as indicated at I5 is stitched as at I6 to the stiffening attaching portion I 4. This attaching portion can-be formed of several pieces which are spaced from each other so that the same can be extended about braces I 8 under the sink. Tie cords I1 may be secured along the vertical edges of the attaching portions and secured together asshown in Fig. 2 to retain the portions and the skirt on the braces forming a part ofthe sink. The cords design and is preferably colored with figures thereonto have a home-like appearance. The bottom edges may have a ruille or fringe 2l .stitched to itas indicated at 22.

The attaching portions I4 may be further secured to the periphery I2 of the sink by the extension thereunder of a wad of newspaper or batting 23 at several locations about the sink.

It will be apparent that there has been pro vided'a skirt or curtain' attachment for a sink which can be connected to the under portions of the sink to extend downwardly therefrom and to cover up the same and any articles which may be located beneath the sink whereby to give to the kitchen a better appearance. The skirt can be manufactured in several different sizes to fit the various sizesof sinks. The material may be of any kind, cloth or plastic and may be made to match the curtains or, drapes at the window within the kitchen.

While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood that such changes sha-ll be within the spirit and scope of the present invention as defined by the appended claims.

Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of my invention, what is claimed is:

1. A skirt or curtain for use with a kitchen sink having a peripheral depending flange with braces perpendicularly to said Harige, comprising a stiff top member having a plurality of vertical slots opening from the edge of said member and cach adapted to receive a brace, tie cords attached to the top member adjacent said slots and adapted to tie saidv stili top member to said braces and to retain said top member beneath the peripheral ilange of said sink, and a bottom member of flexible material secured to said top `member at its bottom edge and adapted to cover LILLIAN SIMS.

nervousness CITED The following references are of' record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,088,042 Stiner Feb. 24, 1914 1,671,224 Buc'cini May 29, 1928 1,708,107 Plotkin Apr. 9, 1929 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 4,725 Great Britain 1910

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US1671224 *Jan 3, 1927May 29, 1928Luigi BucciniDevice for hanging curtains on sinks
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U.S. Classification160/330, 160/400, 4/901, 428/919
International ClassificationA47H13/00
Cooperative ClassificationY10S4/901, A47H13/00, Y10S428/919
European ClassificationA47H13/00