US 2662234 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. l5, 1953 B. clTRoN 2,662,234
BED SHEET CONSTRUCTION Filed May 14, 1951 INENToR. TEN
A TTHNE Y Patented Dec. l5, 1953 BED SHEET CONSTRUCTION Ben Citron, Chicago, Ill., assigner, by mesne assignments, to Ben Citron and Paul Bernstein,
both of Chicago, lll.
Application May 14, 1951, Serial No. 226,193
The invention relates to improvements in the art of making up a bed and particularly in the provision of a tted bed sheet construction embodying novel structural features.
A made up bed usually has a sheet fitted snugly over the mattress with all of its margins tucked therebeneath and a second sheet arranged loosely thereover except for its foot portion which is tucked beneath the foot of the mattress. This practice is objectionable for several reasons. One reason is that considerable time and effort is required to make up a bed. Another is that unless the bed is made up by one skilled in that art, the bottom sheet is or soon becomes wrinkled and both sheets tend to pull out readily, especially the foot portion of the top sheet.
The present invention contemplates overcoming all of the foregoing objections and has for one of its objects the provision of an assembled pair of bed sheets fitted with means to facilitate their being easily and quickly placed in position on a mattress and held in that position.
Another object is to provide a pair of bed sheets with a plurality of novel means common to one of said sheets for securing both sheets in place.
Another object is to provide a pair of bed sheets joined along selected complemental edges so as to prevent their displacement while in use.
With the foregoing and other objects in View which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, arrangement and combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of the structure may be made without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
For the purpose of facilitating an understanding of my invention, I have illustrated in the accompanying drawings a preferred embodiment thereof, from an inspection of which, when considered in connection with the following description, my invention, its mode of construction, assembly and operation, and many of its advantages should be readily understood and appreciated.
Referring to the drawings in which the same characters of reference are employed to indicate corresponding or similar parts throughout the several figures of the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a bottom perspective View of the mattress showing a sheet construction embodying the present invention arranged thereon.
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of a mattress having the novel sheet construction arranged thereon, showing a portion of the mattress and of the sheets broken away and the top sheet partly turned down.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged inverted plane view of one corner of the mattress and sheet assembly.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view taken substantially on line 4-4 of Fig. 2.
Referring particularly to the disclosure in the accompanying drawings, the sheet construction embodying the present invention is illustrated as being associated with a mattress II of any conventional construction. The sheet construction includes a bottom sheet I2 and a top sheet I3. The bottom sheet I2 is boxed or fitted at its corners so as to provide fitted side wall portions I4 (only one being shown) and end wall portions I5, which wall portions overlie the respective sides and ends of the mattress I I.
A strap I6 is arranged diagonally adjacent each corner of the boxed bottom sheet I2 as best illustrated in Fig. 3. Each strap is located closely adjacent to the corner and has its ends firmly secured as at I'I and I8 to the related side and end walls I and I5, respectively. The straps are adapted to be engaged on the underside of the mattress II, as best illustrated in Fig. 1, so as to detachably retain the bottom sheet I2 in place. It should be quite obvious that displacement of the bottom sheet is very unlikely and that it may be arranged on and removed from the mattress easily and quickly.
The top sheet I3 is boxed or tted at one end only and it includes side walls I9 (only one being shown) and an end wall 2 I. The end of the sheet opposite to that having the end wall 2| terminates short of the complemental end of the bottom sheet I2. as illustrated at 22 in Fig. 1.
In order to avoid displacement of the top sheet, and particularly of its foot portion, and to provide a unitary assembly, the top sheet I3 is permanently attached to the bottom sheet I2 in such manner that it may be turned down readily, as when the bed is opened for use, while at the same time it prevents the foot portion thereof from becoming displaced readily. To this end, the free edges of the end wall l5 at the foot of the bottom sheet I2 and of the end wall 2l of the top sheet are joined together by at least one row of stitches 23 which extend around the corners of the boxed sheet ends and then longitudinally for a, short distance so as to join a portion of the free edges of the related side walls I and I9 of the top and bottom sheets. The row of stitches 23 terminates substantially in the area illustrated in the drawing and indicated at 24 in Fig. 2. Because the sheets are sewn together, both sheets may be placed upon the mattress at the same time and with minimum effort. It should be quite obvious that the Arow of stitches 23 may serve to join the related ends of the straps i6 to the sheets I2 and I3 as illustrated in Fig. 4 and that the sheet construction is such that the bottom sheet remains taut at all times while the top sheet may be turned down without disturbing the foot portion thereof. The instant construction avoids the need for manually tucking the sheets into place beneath kthe mattress and prevents the foot portion .cfthe vtop 'sheet from being displaced when the bed is occupied.
It is believed that my inventionits mode of construction and assembly, and many of its advantages should be readily understood from theforegoing without further description, and it should also be manifest that while a preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and descraibed for illustrative purposes, the structural Adetails are nevertheless capable of wide variation within the purview of my invention as defrfined in the appended claims.
What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patentof the United States is:
1. A tted sheet construction adapted to be detachably secured to a mattress comprising, a
sheet having tted corners at one end defining and end'walls adaptedtoV overlie the sides and ends of a mattress when the sheet is positioned thereon, a second sheet overlying the first named sheet having one end edge terminating short of the complemental edge of the first named sheet, said second sheet having side walls and an end wall, stitches securing together the free edges of the end: walls of both sheets and a portion of the free edges of the side walls of said sheets adjacent to said secured end walls, and straps extending diagonally between adjacent side and end walls of the iirst sheet inwardly of each corner to engage beneath the mattress to hold the sheets in place thereon.
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