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Publication numberUS2635562 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 21, 1953
Filing dateMar 13, 1950
Priority dateMar 13, 1950
Publication numberUS 2635562 A, US 2635562A, US-A-2635562, US2635562 A, US2635562A
InventorsAbramson Elmer D
Original AssigneeCentral States Paper & Bag Com
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Haystack cover
US 2635562 A
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April 21, 1953 E. D. ABRAMsoN wws'mcx COVER Filed-larch 13, 1950 INVENTOR. ELMER D. ABRAMSON W Arm/ r Patented Apr. 21, 1953 Elmer D. Abramson, Ladue, Mo., assig'nor to Gentral States Paper & Bag Company, acorporation of Missouri Application March 13, 1950, Serial No. 149,269

. 1 This invention relates in general to certain new and useful improvements in water-proof covering sheets and, more particularly, to haystack covers. Itis a primary object of the present invention to provide a covering sheet of the type stated which is economical in construction and, despite comparative low cost, is nevertheless rugged, durable; and highly water-proof.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a covering sheet of the type stated which is relatively light in weight and can be folded up compactly for shipment and for storage pending original use or reuse. I

Is an additional object of the present invention to provide a tarpaulin-like cover for haystacks and-thelike which sheds rain efiiciently and does not become moldy or mildewed under continuous exposure to moisture.

It is also another object of the present invention to provide a haystack cover which i non-porous and does not permit the stack to breathe, so to speak, thereby reducing the free circulation or permeation of moisture-laden air through the dry haystack. I

In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 ,is a perspective view of a haystack covered with a covering sheet constructed in accordance with and embodying the present invention; a *Figure 2 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 2 '-2 of Figurel';

Figure 3 is a fragmentary elevational view of the center ridge portion of the haystack cover;

Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 4-4 of Figure 3;

Figure, 5 i a fragmentary elevational view of the edge portion of the haystack cover;

Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 6-5. of Figure 5 showing the hold-down rope in slack position; and

Figure 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken alongline l'l of Figure 1.

Fig. 8 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line B8 of Fig. l, and

Fig. 9 is a fragmentary sectional View taken along line 9-9 of Fig. 1.

Referring now in more detail and by reference characters to the drawing which illustrates a preferred embodiment of the present invention, A designates a haystack cover shown in Figure 1 in operative position upon a haystack B and fabricated of a large sheet I of laminated paper consisting of two plies 2, 2', of kraft or other hightensile strength stock, secured together by a film or layer 3 of asphaltic adhesive, the latter prefer- (i -Claims. (Cl. 108-3) ably being provided with random length and random-located fibers 4 formed of sisal, hemp or other similar material. 7 1

Along its longitudinal center line the sheet I is folded up in the formation .of a wide longitudinally extending ridge member 6. Folded over the ridge member 5 at spaced intervals along its length are U-shaped strips 1. Inserted through the ridge member 6 and strips Tpreferably adjacent each end and at the middle are eyelets or grommets 8 which are provided with relatively Wide rims or flanges 9 and are clamped tightly in place. It should be noted that the outermost strips 1 and grommets 8 adjacent each end of the ridge 6 are spaced inwardly from the edges by a substantial distance and in such space the ridge 6 is provided with a strip '1' and two aligned grommets 8' so that the folds of the ridge 6 canbe separated slightly, as shown in Figure 8. v

Similarly the longitudinal margins of the sheet I are turned and adhesively secured in the provision of a hem IQ which is re-inforced by a U shaped strip I folded around and secured there+ to. Inserted through the strips II and hems [0 are eyelets l2 transversely aligned with the 'eyelets 8. I

Threaded through each set of eyelets l2, 8, l2, and extending transversely across the sheet I are three hold-down cords or ropes l3 which can be pulled tightly down and tied around conventional stakes l4 driven into the ground when the cover is in operative position over the haystack-B,- as shown in Figure 1. If desired, a second haystack cover A can be interleaved, so to speak, under the marginal edges of another such cover A, as shown in Figure 1, in which position the marginal end of one ridge-6 is inserted within'the" other ridge 6 and the four grommets 8' brought into axial; alignment as shown in Figure 9. A holddown rope i2 is threaded through such aligned grommets 8' and staked down. j

It should be noted particularly that the ridge member. 6 and its associated strips l stand up in more or less vertical position to form a sharp, clean watershed, and the eyelets I2 are tipped or cocked outwardly by the ropes l3, as shown in Figure '7, so that they bind and thus assist in holding down the edges of the sheet I. It should also be noted that this out-turning of the edges tends to produce small eaves which deflect the rain water outwardly from the immediate base of the haystack B.

It should be understood that changes and modifications in the form, construction, arrangement, and combination of the several parts of the haying through said fold, eyelets also extending.

through the sheet along its marginal edges, each of such eyelets being aligned with one of t'heeyelets in the ridge-forming fold so as to-formtherewith a transversely aligned series ofeyelets; and

a hold-down rope threaded through each such transversely aligned series of eyelets.

2. A haystack cover comprising a paper sheet having a central fold adapted to project upwardly during use to form an upstanding substantially vertical ridge, a U -shaped cap strip adhesively. secured over and alongsaid ridge-forming fold, a series of spaced eyelets extendin through said fold,. eyelets also extending through the sheet along its marginal edges, each of such eyelets beingaligned with one of the eyeletsin the ridge formingfold so as to. form therewith a transversely aligned series of eyelets, and a hold-down rope: threaded through each such transversely aligned series of eyelets, said foldbeing loose at both endsifor interleaved engagement with the ridg eforming fold of another similar haystack cover when two such covers are disposed in endto-end conjunction.

3. A. haystack cover comprising apaper sheet having a central fold adapted to project upwardly during use to form an upstanding substantially vertical ridge, a U-shaped cap strip adhesively secured over and along said ridge-forming fold, a series of spaced eyelets extending through said fold, eyelets also extending through the sheet along its marginal edges, each of such eyelets beingaligned with one of the eyelets in the ridge forming fold so as to form therewith a transversely aligned series of eyelets, and a hold-down rope threaded through each such transversely aligned series of eyelets, said fold being looseat both ends for interleaved engagement with the ridge-forming fold of another similar haystack cover whentwo such covers are disposedin endto-end conjunction, said fold being provided at its loose ends with axially, aligned but independent eyelets.

4. A haystack cover comprising a paper sheet having a rfoldlextendi-ng lengthwise and centrally thereacross and being adapted to project upwardly during, use to form an upstanding substantially vertical ridge, a U-shaped cap strip adhesively secured over and along th external faces of said ridge-forming fold, av seriesof spaced eyelets extending through said fold, eyeletsalso extending through. the sheet. along its marginal edges, each of such eyelets being aligned with 4 one of the eyelets in the ridge-forming fold so as to form therewith a transversely aligned series of eyelets, and a hold-down rope threaded through each such transversely aligned series of eyelets.

5. A haystack cover comprising a large paper sheet provided with a first longitudinally extending fold line and two additional fold lines respectively disposed on opposit sides of, and in equidistantly spaced parallel relation to, the first fold line whereby to provide a U-shaped fold in which the areas between the first fold line and each of the two additional fold lines form inwardly presented contiguous faces and being adapted to project upwardly during use to form an upstanding substantially vertical ridge, a

U-sha'ped cap strip adhesively secured over and along said ridge-forming fold, a series of spaced eyelets extending through said fold, eyelets also extending through the sheet along its marginal edges, each of such eyelets being aligned with one of. the eyelets in theridge-formingfold so as to form therewith a transversely alignedseries of eyelets, and ahold-down rope threaded through each such transversely aligned series of eyelets, said foldbeing loose-at both ends for interleaved engagement with the ridge-forming fold of another similar haystack cover when twov such covers are disposed in end-to-end conjunction.

6. A haystaclccover comprisinga large paper sheet provided with a first longitudinally'extending .fold line and two additionalfoldlinesrespectively disposed on opposite sidesv of, and in equidistantly spaced parallel relation to, the firstfold line whereby to provide aU-shaped fold in which i the areas between the first fold line and each of the two additional fold lines form inwardly'presented contiguous faoesand being adapted to project upwardly during use to form an upstanding substantially vertical ridge, a U-shaped cap strip adhesively secured over and along said ridgeforming fold, said cap strip being substantially wider than the ridge-forming fold and thus being flanged outwardly on either side .over and beyond said additional foldlines, a series of spaced eyelets extending through said fold, eyelets also extending through the sheetalong its marginal edges, each of such eyelets. being alignedv with one of'the eyelets in the ridge-forming fold so as to form therewith a transversely aligned series of eyelets, and a hold-downrope threaded through each such transversely aligned series of eyelets. ELMER' D. ABRAMSONI References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name 7 Date 7,494 Wingate Mar. 19, 1833 1,871,571 Weber r Aug. 16,1932

FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 144,112 Great Britain of'l920

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US4385474 *Sep 14, 1977May 31, 1983Earley Ronald LThermally and sonically insulating and weatherproofing cover for mobile homes
US4521997 *Feb 2, 1983Jun 11, 1985Tiberend Harvey LHay bale cover
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US4897970 *Aug 18, 1988Feb 6, 1990Canamer International, Inc.Method of covering and securing material
US5197236 *Jan 15, 1992Mar 30, 1993Leonard CalhounWaterproof cover for piles of bales of hay and the like
US5291698 *Nov 2, 1992Mar 8, 1994Rayner Covering Systems, Inc.Pile covering system
Classifications
U.S. Classification52/3, 74/421.00R, 414/132
International ClassificationA01F25/10, A01F25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01F25/10
European ClassificationA01F25/10