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A. W. GUEST BED OR LIKE COVERING Filed May l, 1946 May 13, 1952 ANNIE WINIFRED GUEST by ker aurneys Patented May 13, 1952 UNITED vS'I`A"1`:'ES: PATENT OFFICE BED R LIKE COVERING" AnnieWinifred Guest, St. Kilda,
Victoria, Australia ApplicationnMay 1, 1946, Serial No. 666,343` In' Australia March 17, 1945 1 0 Claims: 1
This invention relates to perambulator covers,
cot covers, veiderdownI covers or like bedl cover-vv ingsliavingwool, kapok,l or likewarmthretaim ing linings orllings;
It is recognized that eiderdow-ncovers crfcther,
bed coverings; while l providing warmth and` a decorative-linien to thebed, have an inherent disadvantage `in that -it is practically impossible, to washthesaid coverings in view of the tend` come soiled;-but` in view or the above mentioned washing and ironing diiculties, cannot be maintainedinthe `required state of cleanliness with out sacrificing the `normal-colour and appearance'cf the same;
Now theprincipalobjective of this invention isv to-'eliminatethe above `stated disadvantages by the provision of 'an eiderdowncover or other bedl covering that can be readily washed and main-A tained in?` a state of: cleanliness Vwithout detract-A ingfromitsappearance or'colour.
With! the y above stated object.' in View, there. is provided according to this invention, a. fabric, or like'bed covering having a multiple number of receptacles, pocketsf or tunnelafor: removable warmth-retaining pads formed by' sewing fabric strips to oneside Voi a `sheet of fabric material. The' warmth-retaining pads are normally posif tionedvin the receptacles.. tunnels or pockets: and
provide substantially thelsarne` warmth .as a; con-.f ventional eiderdown cover or' otherbedcovering withltheV additional and,.important advantage..
that'the pads are readily removabletorpermitthe convenient washing and ironing .of the .covering and-subsequentreinsertion ofthe pads.
The-accompanying. drawings-illustrate a practical* embodiment off the invention asy appliedA to aneiderdown cover orlike bedicovering.
In these drawings r lg.111--isa` view in: perspective of the bed` coveringuas seen-fromthe upperside thereof.
Figiz t isa `fragmentary sectional view .on the plane 2,.-2 in:Fig.i1.
Fig.: 3 is; al.fragmentaryperspective View, .parte ly in section, atl the underside offa corner .of the bed :covering: shown in FieriL Figsui and 5` are sectional" views of severalmodiiiedforms ofrthepresent invention,`
Referring-tongs; 1 me of the. drawings which by arow of stitches A receptacles` or pockets I0,
illustratethe bedcovering in the formcf a. perambulator` cover or eiderdown `cover,.said covering is` comprised essentially of an upper sheet 5 continuous in length; and,
of fabriopmaterial width and-turned under at each end 6rtc1 pro vide two continuous marginal Iiapsl. on the underside il` of; the covering one ,atteachaendi of said covering.
There `isprovided on the underside 8. of` the covering a plurality cf. aliening'transversely d isposed; receptacles or pocketsindicated generally at Iii-throughout the several figures of the dra-wfA ings;` and arrangedrin continuous rows as `viewed` in Figspl-to; `Said pockets It are formed :mainly `.by the attachment ofV separate-.transversely disof fabric material to the main` posed :strips `I I upper sheet 5:. of the bed covering. The flaps? at eachvendmf; the bedcovering cooperate with the main portionof sheet 5 toform receptacles .or pockets at each end 610i the `bed covering.
In thatIor-mlof the invention shown in Figs. 1 through A3, each receptacle or pocket-forming strip I I is` disposedtransversely of the under.- side of the lsheet 5 and is secured to said sheet versely ofthesheet and intermediate and par.-
allelto the longitudinal side` edges ofisaid strip II, all, as clearly shown in Fig. 2. Thestrips I IV are arranged-inparallel spaced relation and, with -the mater-laici thesh'eet 5 and rows of stitches to be hereinafter described, form a plurality of rows ofreceptacles or pockets I I) which extend in `parallel rows transversely of thesheet 5 and from end` to end thereof. In order to form the individual spaced parallel. rows of stitches I ,3a are provided, which` rowsextend longitudinally of the sheet as best shown, in Fig, 1, and4 pass .through longitudinallyspaced por-` tions of each of the transversely disposeditnocket forming. strips II. Hence, the receptacles or pockets IU are defined by material of the sheet 5 and the material off the strips `I I, and by the transversely-extending rows of stitches I3J and the spaced,V longitudinally-extending rows of stitches l3nt; Each receptacle or pocket I (lis open at one end, and isfclosed' at its opposite end by stitches I3; and at itstwo sides by stitches I3a.
The open ends of adjacent rows offreceptacles` or pockets I0 preferably face eachother in spaced, parallel relation` as best shown in Fig; 2,y and` such open endsfbeing disposed inalignment, are
closed by flapswhich are formed by por-tionsvof strips of material the sheet 5` in spaced, parallel rows by stitches I3b; these naps I4v and the rows of stitches I3b I3 which extends transf AIII sewed to thelzlnderside of` .a extending transversely of the sheet and between the spaced transverse rows of pocket forming strips II and stitches I3. Each row of stitches. Ib extends longitudinally of each strip I4 and intermediate and parallel to the longitudinal side edges thereof, to provide pocket closing flaps adapted to be tucked into and close the open ends of the adjacent rows of pockets located on opposite sides ci each strip ifi. It is to be noted that the flaps formed by the strips I4 may be readily moved from the position shown in Fig. 2 to open the ends of the pockets by moving about the line oi attachment of the stitches IBb so as Vto permit ready access to the receptacles or pockets Ie.
The rows of pockets ma at the ends of sheet 5 dier slightly from the pockets Il! of the remaining rows, inrthat the material of the sheet If required, and as illustrated in Fig. 5, the
Y flaps I4 and Illa may be provided with buttons 5 constitutes the top of the pockets in these end rows, the bottoms oi these end rows are formed by the inturned flaps 'Litho outer ends of these pockets are dened by stitches I3c, the sides of each pocket are dened by stitches |30., and the open ends of these pockets are closed by extensions IIa of pocket forming strips Il, all as clearly shown in Fig. 2. Y
As best shown in Fig. 2, and as explained above, the receptacles or pockets Iii and Illa are preferably openV at one end only, but in the modified construction illustrated in Fig. 4, the pockets IIlb are of tunnel formation, i. e. open at both ends. In this form of the invention, pocket-forming strips IIb are secured to the underside of sheet 5 in parallel, spaced relation and transversely of said sheet by means oi longitudinally extending rows o stitches corresponding to the rows of stitches i3d of the form of the invention illustrated in Figs. 1 through 3. No transversely-extending rows of stitches corresponding to the rows of stitches I3 of'Figs. 1 through 3 are employed in this modified form of the invention, as it is desired to have/both ends of the receptacles or pockets leb open. The adjacent open ends of the several rows of pockets ISD face each other in spaced, parallel relation, and such open ends, being disposed in alignment, are closed by flaps which are formed by portions of strips of mate-- rial, Elia sewed yto the underside ofA the sheet 5 in spaced, parallel rows by stitches i3d, these flaps Ilia and the rows of stitches I3d extending transversely of the sheet 5 and between the spaced transverse rows of strips IIb. Each row oi stitches Isd extends longitudinally of each strip `Idol and intermediate and parallel to the longitudinal side edges thereof, to provide pocket closing flaps adapted to be tucked into and to close the open ends of the adjacent transverse rows of pockets it?) located on opposite sides of each strip ldd. It is to be noted that the naps formed by strips Illa may be readily moved from the positions shown in Fig. 4 to open the ends of the pockets Iilb by moving about the line of attachment of the stitches I3d so as to permit ready access to the receptacles or pockets Ib.
In each pocket le, lila, or Illb there is disposed a closed bag or pad l5 of fabric material filled with wool, cotton wool, kapok, down or other warmth retaining material. Said pads I5 are dimensioned and shaped to neatly t within the receptacle or pockets Iii, lila, or IGZ). Upon the flaps I l or Ida being withdrawn from the open ends of the receptacles or pockets, the pads I5 normally positioned within the latter, can be readily grasped and removed from the receptacles I6 to engage button holes Ia in the outer adjacent section of material forming one wall of each receptacle or pocket I0 or Illb.
As the receptacles or pockets ID, Illa, or |01) are formed on the underside of the bed covering,
the upper surface presents a conventional pattern when the receptacles or pockets ID are filled with pads I5 as viewed in Fig. 1.
In the embodiments described and illustrated the pads I5 consist of closed bags of textile Vmaterial stuied with wool, cotton wool, kapok, down or the like, but pads composed of pieces of blanket, cloth, felt or other warmth-retaining material may be used, if so desired. Y
As illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3, there is a inarginal extension I'I of the sheet 5 devoid of receptacles or pockets at each side of the bed cove ering.
The marginal extensions II facilitate the retention of the bed covering upon the bed, by folding said extensions under the bed clothes or mattress.
Herein the term bed covering designates any covering such as a perambulator or cot cover, eiderdown cover or the like bed covering.
I claim: v
l. A bed covering of the type herein specied, comprising a continuous sheet of fabric material,
separate, transversely-disposed strips of fabric material secured upon one side of the sheet in substantially parallel relation, each strip also being secured to said one side of said sheet at spaced intervals longitudinally of the sheet to form with the sheet pockets to receive warmthretaining pads, and flaps secured to said one side of the sheet and forming releasable closures for said pockets.
2. A bed covering as claimed in claim 1, wherein the strips'are overlapped to form the releasable closure iiaps. Y
3. A bed covering comprising a sheet of fabric material, strips of fabric material disposed upon one side of said sheet in substantially parallel relation transversely of said sheet, pockets formed by sewing each strip to said one side Vof said sheet throughout the length of eachstrip and at spaced intervals longitudinally of said sheet and strip to form with said sheet a plurality oi pockets on said one side of said sheet, warmthretaining pads within said pockets and readily removable therefrom, and closure flaps secured to said one side of the sheet and closing said pockets.
4. A bed covering comprising a sheet of fabric material, strips of fabric materialdisposed in parallel relation and extending transversely of closure aps secured to said one side of said sheet and closing said pockets.
5. A bed covering as defined in claim 4, wherein the closure flaps comprise separate strips secured to said one side of said sheet parallel to said rst mentioned strips and transversely of said sheet.
6. A bed covering as defined in claim 4, wherein the closure naps comprise extensions of the strips of fabric material.
7. A bed covering comprising a sheet of fabric material, strips of fabric material disposed in parallel relation and extending transversely of the sheet upon one side of said sheet, rows of pockets comprised of portions of said sheet and said strips formed by sewing the strips transversely of said sheet and at spaced intervals longitudinally of said sheet, warmth-retaining pads within said pockets and readily removable therefrom, and naps sewed to the said one side of said sheet and extending transversely thereof and comprising releasable closures for the pockets.
8. A bed covering comprising a sheet of fabric material, strips of fabric material disposed in par-- allel relation and extending transversely of said sheet upon one side of said sheet, pockets formed by sewing each strip to the sheet at spaced intervals transversely to the length of the strip and along a line between and parallel to the lateral edges of the strip, warmth-retaining pads Within said pockets and readily removable therefrom, and flaps sewed to said one side of said sheet and comprising releasable closures for the pockets.
9. A bed covering comprising a rectangular sheet of fabric material, fabric strips disposed upon one side of the sheet in substantially parallel relation, rectangular pockets on said one side of said sheet open at one edge and comprised of portions of said sheet and of the strips and formed by sewing the strips to the sheet along lines parallel to the lengths of the strips and along lines spaced apart and at right angles to the lengths of the strips, and iiaps sewed to said one side of said sheet and comprising closures for the open edges of the pockets.
l0. A bed covering comprising a substantially rectangular sheet of fabric material, strips of fabric material of less length than the Width of the sheet between the opposite side edges thereof and transversely disposed on one face of said sheet in substantially parallel relation, said strips terminating within the width of the sheet at substantially equal distances from said opposite side edges thereof, pockets formed by sewing each strip along the length thereof and at spaced intervals longitudinally of said sheet and strip, warmth-retaining pads within said pockets and readily removable therefrom, closure naps sewed to said one side of said sheet and closing said pockets, and plain marginal portions on the sheet extending between the ends of the strips and each opposite side edge of said sheet.
ANNIE WINIFRED GUEST.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:
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