US 2667915 A
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Patented Feb. 2, 1954 PILLOW Woodrow W. Pfefier and Lawrence C. Northquist,
' Spokane, Wash.
Application November 21, 1949, SerialNo.. 128,568
Thi invention relates to pillows and it is one object of the invention to provide a pillow which is formed of paper and so constructed that it may be manufactured at a very low cost which will allow the pillow to be sold to persons attending ball games and other functions Where large numbers of persons gather and occupy stands having hard seats which are uncomfortable, the pillow being discarded at the termination of the affair attended.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pillow which is formed entirely of paper and may have matter printed thereon which relates to'the game or other function attended. It will.
thu be seen that the pillow may be kept as a souvenir.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pillow having a casing formed of paper and filled with a filler formed of soft shredded paper, the casing consisting of a plurality of paper layers which are adheringly secured in face to face engagement with each other and one of which is waterp'roofed so that moisture from a wet bench or grand stand seat will not penetrate the pillow.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pillow having its paper casing equipped with vents through which air may pas and thus prevent the casing from being ruptured by the force of air trapped in the casing and compressed when a person sits upon the pillow.
Another object of the invention is to provide a pillow formed as connected sections which may be carried in a folded condition and one section raised to a position in which it serves as a back rest when the pillow is in use.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a pillow of the improved construction.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a pillow having a portion forming a back rest when the pillow is in use.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view showing the improved pillOW in cross section.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary sectional view upon an enlarged scale taken along the line 4-4 of Figure 1.
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Figure 4 showing a modified construction.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a pillow having another modified construction.
The pillow constituting the subject matter of this invention is formed of paper and consists briefly of a casing l and a filler 2. The filler consists of a mass of soft crimped paper and is 1 Claim. (01. 155-182) of such quantity that the casing or cover is distended to such an extent that when the pillow is in use it will form a soft pad for a seat occulayers which are preferably formed of crepe pa- These layers are indicated by the numbers per.
, 3, 4, and 5, the intermediate layer 4 being moisture proofed and the three layers being adheringly held in flat face to face engagement with each other by glue or other suitable adhesives.
will not absorb water and become soggy. Since the cover is formed of paper it may have printed thereon picture and other data relative to the game or event attended and when the game is finished the pillow may be kept as a souvenir of the event. Marginal edges of the upper and lowor walls 6 and l of the cover may be sewed together by lines of stitching 8, as shown in Figure 3, or other securing means may be provided. One side edge of the cover is left unsecured until a sufficient quantity of the paper filler 2 has been thrust into the cover and this initially open side of the cover then closed. Closing of the said open side edge of the cover may be accomplished by sewing them together or turning the side edge portions of the upper and lower walls inwardly, as shown at 6' and l in Figure 4, and securing them in flat face to face engagement with each other by use of glue 9 or other suitable adhesive. Instead of turning marginal edge portions of the wall inwardly they may be brought together and secured in close proximity toeach other by a strip of strong paper It having its inner surface coated with an adhesive l I.
Since the sheets of paper forming the top and bottom walls are waterproefed the cover will be air tight and air trapped in the cover would be liable to burst the cover when subjected to the weight of a person using the pillow. A certain amount of air would be allowed to escape through the sewed, margins of the walls but this would be quite slow and if the walls are glued together it would be impossible for air to escape. Therefore, open eyes, known as grommets, are mounted through the upper wall and serve as open side edge closed by additional sewing or by? gluing them in a closed position, the cover may.
be formed as shown in Figure 6. In this embodi-' ment of the invention the cover. l3iofthezpillowx I4 consists of a single sheet of multiple layer paper which is folded midway itslength to fornr the upper and lower walls. The portion of the sheet forming the lower wall is of greatercwidth than the portion forming the upper wall and its side portions form lips I5 whicharefoldedinwardly and glued to. uppersurfaces of side edge portionsof the upperwall. An end portiomofthe-lower wall projects from theopen side edge of the-cover and forms a flap-l6 which is folded inwardlyafter the'cover has been filled and this flap is then glued to the upper wall. Grommets I I are mounted through theclosure flap to serve as air'vents and if so-rdesired these grommets may alsopass through theo'verlapped portion of theupper wall and firmly secure the .flap; closed.
In Figure 2 therehasbeen shown a pillow- 48' having an extensionlfi serving as a back rest.
The covertof the-pillow l8 and its companion backrest l9 have frontand rear walls and 2| formed of multiple paper sheets which are sewed together along'their opposite side edges by stitch:
toface engagement with each other and secured by lines of stitching 222', thusrformingia hinge portion 23 which is reinforced by thestitching: 22 and of such widthvthat'thepillow anduits back. rest may be folded against each other and readily held by a person selling the pillows or by a purchaser. Outer ends-of the pillow and its back rest are initially open so that the shredded paper filler may be inserted and after they have been filled and edges of the front and rear walls are brought together and secured in a closed position by stitches 24 or in any other manner desired.
Having thus described the "invention, what is claimed is:
A pillow comprising a casing of impervious laminated paper, said paper consisting of inner and outer layers and an intermediate moisture proof layer, said layers being adheringly secured in flatzface tozface engagement with each other,
a' filler formed of soft shredded paper, said filler beingdivided vintoispaced masses, portions of the casing between the masses being disposed in facepztouface engagement with each other, and lines of stitching passing through said face to face portions andforming conneetinghingesfor the filledrportionspf ,the casing.
WOODROW W. PFEFFER, LAWRENCE .C. /NORTHQUIST.
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