US 2643963 A
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June 30, 1953 JAASUND 2,643,963
CARPET RUG BINDER Filed Oct. 16, 1951 Patented June 30, 1953 CARPET RUG BINDER Torkel Jaasund, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignor to General Carpet Supply Co. Inc., New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Ap lication Octo er 16, 1951, Se ial Nc- 251 53 8 Claims.
The present invention relates to means for binding and protecting the edges or ends of carpets 'and rugs. and particularly to a carpet rug binder.
The main object of my invention is to apply to the edge of a carpet or rug a special means for binding the same without the necessity of sewing or stitching and yet obtaining a durable and satisfactory binding upon the carpet involved.
Another object is to provide a carpet with a special binding that is mechanically strong and yet allows the carpet to be rolled.
A further object is to have a binding of the character indicated that consists of two parts, a fabric binding material and a metal binding plate.
Yet another object is to have such a two-part binding means that is readily placed in position without using more than a hammer.
It is an important object of the invention to provide a binding as already outlined that is simple in form and nature and light in construction, and also convenient to applyto the carpet.
It is also a definite object to have such a carpet binder that is immediately effective when applied to the carpet to prevent unraveling of the warp and to form a distinct reinforcement to the edge of the carpet, while being reasonable in cost.
An object is, of course to have a carpet binder of the character indicated that is largely invisible when the carpet is seen from above and that in no way burdens the carpet or introducesany disadvantage in the form or handling of the carpet.
Other objects and advantages of the invention 4 will appear in further detail as the specification proceeds.
In order to facilitate ready comprehension of this invention for a proper appreciation of the salient features thereof, the invention is illustrated on the accompanying drawing forming part hereof, and in which:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of a section of carpet showing a special carpet binder made according to the invention initially applied thereto preparatory to fixing it permanently to the edge of the carpet;
Figure 2 is a similar perspective view showing the carpet lying on the floor with the binder secured in place on the edge of the carpet to form a permanent feature thereof;
Figure 3 is a plan view of the metal member forming part of the present carpet binder as seen from above, and showing the same to be a flexible sheet metal plate; and
Figure 4 is a longitudinal section of the same metal plate as taken on line 4-4 in Figure 3.
Throughout the views, the same reference numerals indicate the same or like parts.
It is a matter of experience that the ends or edge of carpets and rugs require to be protected from the warp or threads thereof becoming unraveled, and for this purpose it has been usual to sew or stitch a fabric strip to the edge to be protected and thus protect the edge involved. It has also been customary to stitch the edge itself, even when no fabric is applied, and in any case this has involved more or less tedious work that often wastes time and delays deliveries and laying down carpets and the like.
Upon considering this problem, it has occurred to me that a special carpet binder should be available for ready attachment to the edge of -a carpet or the end of a rug that will be conveniently and instantly applied and will uniformly and permanently protect a carpet thus equipped. As a result, I have succeeded in producing a carpet rug binder along the lines referred to, as will now be more particularly detailed in the following.
Hence, in the practice of my invention, and referring also again to the drawing, a typical carpet, generally indicated at 5 has the conventional backing 6 and nap I and terminates in an edge 8 to be protected. As may be seen in Figure 1, a sheet metal strip 9 is placed beneath the edge 8- and has a row of upright teeth or inner hooks I0, l0, etc., adapted to extend up into the backing 6 of the carpet. However, upon this metal strip is primarily provided a fabric binder strip ll folded over the rear or inner teeth or hooks I0, I!) while being of sufficient width to reach the other forward edge of the metal strip 9 at 12 and there also be folded over a series of inwardly bent binding hooks I 3, 13 disposed at the upper edge M of each of a series of upright lugs l5, I5 spaced apart by regularly spaced slots l6, l6. Thus, both edges of the fabric H are definitely held by hooks or teeth on strip 9, so that the latter becomes simply a means for applying this fabric binder strip to the carpet.
Alternating with the mentioned slots [6, H5 in strip 9 are a plurality of opposite slots [1, H extending a limited distance into the rear or inner portion of the plate or strip toward front upright lugs l5, l5, thereby separating the teeth or hooks l0, l0, and the sides of the slots l1, I? being flared as noted at l8, IS. Due to the presence of the alternate slots l6 and IT, etc., the metal strip or plate 9 is obviously flexible so that when it is actually attached to the carpet 5, it
will flex with the end thereof, while forming a reinforcement therefor.
In order to apply the present invention to the carpet, the entire metal and fabric strip assembly is first placed in position against the edge 8 of the carpet so that this edge extends into the metal strip beneath hooks l3, l3 while the back ing of the carpet clears the rear teeth H1, H3. When the carpet edge 8 is thrust against lugs 15 so that hooks 13 extend in upon the carpet as far as they will go, the carpet is lowered so that teeth or hook [8, ID penetrate the backing 6 and extend up into the body of the carpet and the main fiat portions of the strip 9 forming the bottom thereof are in contact with the backing 6. Then, a hammer or other means may be used to bend the lugs l5, l inward upon the edge 8 and force the hooks l3, l3 over the edge 8 inward into the nap of the carpet, so that the binder fabric H is retained beneath edge 8 and also at the end thereof by strip 9 and its inwardly bent lugs l5, the hooks l0, I0 and I3, [3 gripping the carpet to hold the entire binder assembly in position without stitches or any other means. 1
As the resulting bound edge of the carpet is flexible, the carpet can be handled in normal manner and even rolled up, when desired, the lugs 15 and especially hooks l3, l3 preventing the warp from becoming loose or unraveling. In fact, the edge 8 of the carpet when thus reinforced and bound will be the strongest part of the carpet and no longer liable to fraying or tearing or unraveling.
Manifestly, variations may be resorted to, and parts and features may be modified or used without others within the scope of the appended claims.
Having now fully described my invention, I
1. A rug carpet binder adapted to bind the edge or end of a carpet and prevent unraveling of the warp thereof, said binder including an elongated metal strip having a plurality of upright teeth spaced apart along one edge thereof, a plurality of upwardly extending lugs on the opposite edge of said strip, and a plurality of inwardly extending retaining'hooks on the upper edges of each lug, and fabric means for covering the outside of said metal strip.
2. A rug carpet binder according to claim 1, wherein the lugs are initially upright in position but in attached condition upon the carpet are inwardly bent over the edge to be protected, and the carpet retained between the teeth upon one edge and the hooks on the lugs upon the other edge of said metal strip.
3. A rug carpet binder according to claim 1, wherein the lugs hold the hooks thereon over the nap and above the backing of the carpet in attached condition of the binder.
4. A rug carpet binder according to claim 1,
wherein the fabric means extends from the teeth along one edge of the metal strip to the hooks upon the lugs on the other edge and is retained at the edges thereof upon both the teeth and the hooks so as to envelope the metal strip exteriorly.
5. A rug carpet binder according to claim 4, wherein the lugs are spaced apart by a series of slots extending partly across the strip toward the teeth thereon and the latter are spaced apart by a second series of opposite slots alternating with the first mentioned slots and extending toward said lugs from the opposite edge of said metal strip.
6. A rug carpet binder according to claim 5, wherein the slots spacing the teeth apart are flared at the outer ends thereof.
7. A rug carpet binder for binding the edge or end of a carpet comprising an elongated flexible metal strip interrupted along its length by alternately disposed opposite slots to permit it to be rolled with the carpet, a series of hooks along one edge of the strip and in angular relationship thereto, a plurality of lugs spaced along the opposite edge thereof and in angular relationship thereto, said lugs being provided with a series of inwardly extending binding teeth at their upper edges, and a fabric strip covering the binder and retained thereon by said hooks and binding teeth, said lugs being adapted to be bent over on said carpet at the edge thereof so as to retain the carpet warps in place and prevent unraveling.
8. A carpet binder for binding the edge or end of a carpet comprising a metal strip having alternate longitudinal and transverse legs, alternate ones of said longitudinal legs being disposed on opposite sides of said strip so that said strip has no line of continuous metal along its length, a series of lugs on the longitudinal legs at one edge of the strip and in angular relation thereto, said lugs being provided with inwardly extending teeth, a series of hooks on the longitudinal legs at the other edge of said strip, and a fabric envelope covering the binder and retained thereon by said teeth and hooks, said hooks being adapted to penetrate the carpet backing and said lugs adapted to be bent over on said carpet at the edge thereof so as to retain the carpet warps in place and prevent unraveling.
TORKEL J AASUND.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,552,114 Reinhard May 8, 1951 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 168,874 Great Britain Aug. 3, 1922 108,883 Austria Feb. 10, 1928