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Publication numberUS2826245 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 11, 1958
Filing dateApr 25, 1955
Priority dateApr 25, 1955
Publication numberUS 2826245 A, US 2826245A, US-A-2826245, US2826245 A, US2826245A
InventorsJohn W Sellner
Original AssigneeJohn W Sellner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Furniture cover fastening device
US 2826245 A
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March 11 1958 v J. w. sELL ER 2,826,245

FURNITURE: COVER FASTENING DEVICE Filed April 25; 1955 g y 618w W SEAL use,

INVENTOR,

BY 4 flrrmA/y United States Patent 2,826,245 eovnr nastiness DEVICE itna vv.-sa1aa;re;iisgs; ears Kpplie'atioiiApi'iIZ'S, 1955, steel Ni). 5031522 6. Claims. (Cl. 155 -180) This invention relates to metal furniture having tubular framing and has particular reference to means for securing fabric covers in position on the framing thereof.

It is the object of the present invention to provide simple and efiicient means for fastening such covers in position. A further object is to provide a device which may readily be applied to the parts to be assembled by any one in possession of a common pair of pliers. Another object is to provide a device which, when applied to the parts to be assembled and pressed in position by the pliers, will draw the cover tightly in position on the framing.

The objects of the invention and the advantageous features thereof will be apparent from the following detailed description and by referring to the accompanying drawing in which a preferred form of the invention is illustrated. In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary view showing a corner of a tubular metal furniture frame to which a fabric cover is secured in accordance with the principle of the invention;

Figs. 2, 3 and 4 illustrate the manner in which the cover is progressively secured in position on the framing; and

Fig. 5 shows a corner of the cover as it appears before it is secured in position on the framing.

The device of the invention by means of which a fabric cover 1 may be secured in position on a tubular frame takes the form of a piece of wire which is bent into the shape of a staple 2 the legs of which are inwardly directed, one leg 3 of which is longer than the other leg 4 thereof all substantially as indicated in Fig. 2 of the drawings. Through the wall of the tubular frame member 5 are cut passages 6, 7 into which the staple is seated to secure the cover 1 in position on the member in the following manner. The cover is made with hems 9, 10 along the edges thereof and rods 11, 12 are seated in the hem portions thereof. In Fig. 1, a short hem 9 is shown at the top of the frame and the side hem 10 may extend the entire length of the frame, but this is merely illustrative of one type of cover. Two sets of passages 6, 7 are provided at the top of the frame to receive a pair of staples 2 but where a longer hem is provided additional passages must, of course, be provided.

The hemmed edge of the cover is first folded over the frame member, substantially as indicated in Fig. 2, whereupon the pointed end of the longer staple leg 3 is manually pushed into the passage 7 of the member. The staple is thereupon swung on the reinforced hem into the position of Fig. 3 to cause the pointed end of the shorter leg 4 to enter the passage 6, during which movement it is found that the hemmed edge of the cover is drawn in the direction of the arrow of Fig. 3 tightly to stretch the cover across the frame. It now becomes necessary to lock the staple in position in the frame member and this may readily be done by applying a pair of pliers to the staple, substantially as illustrated in Fig. 4

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2 ofjthedrawiiigs. Moderate manual pressure su tfices'j to cause the jaws'of'tlie' pliers to compress the staple into the shape shown in Fig; 4' tightly to holdthe hem of the cover in position on the frame member and to lock the staple securely) in position on the frame member.

I lt'i s 'now'whyon'e' leg of thestaple is longer than the other. This'is necessary in ord'ef to be able to swing the staple oh the reinforcedihem ofth'e cover to cause the pointed end 4 to' enter the passage 6' of the frame member? Anotheiiriiportant'featufe' is that the two passtages are not diame'nieanyg aliried but the assa e 7 is. advertised near 30" 0" 40 foviiard' the passage 6, sub stantially as indicated in Fig. 4. I have found these proportions and arrangements entirely dependable but modifications thereof may, of course, be embodied if' found advantageous in some cases.

It is to be understood that the invention is susceptible to modifications in order to adapt the device to different conditions and uses and that right is reserved to embody such modifications within the scope of the claims hereto appended.

I claim:

1. A device for fastening a hemmed fabric cover in position on a tubular metal furniture frame having a series of pairs of transversely directed passages through the wall of the frame, said device comprising a wire staple seatable in each pair of passages, the staple being extended through the hem of the cover into the pass-ages of a pair, the staple being compressible tightly to lock it in position in the frame passages.

2. A device for fastening a hemmed fabric cover in position on a tubular metal furniture frame having a series of pairs of transversely directed passages through the wall of the frame, said device comprising a rod seated in the hem of the cover, a wire staple seatable in each pair of passages, the staple being extended through the hem of the cover about said rod into the passages of a pair, in seating to move the rod to tighten the cover, the staple being compressible tightly to lock it in position in the frame passages.

3. A device for fastening a hemmed fabric cover in position on a tubular metal furniture frame having a series of pairs of transversely directed passages through the wall of the frame, said device comprising a wire staple seatable in each pair of passages, the legs of the staple being inwardly directed, one leg of the staple being longer than the other, the staple being extended through the hem of the cover, the longer leg being first entered into one of the passages of one pair, the staple being swung on the long leg to stretch the cover and to aline the short leg for entrance into the other passage, the staple being compressible tightly to lock it in position in the frame passages.

4. A device for fastening a hemmed fabric cover in position on a tubular metal furniture frame having a series of pairs of transversely directed passages through the wall of the frame, said device comprising a rod seated in the hem of the cover, a wire staple seatable in each pair of passages, the legs of the staple being inwardly directed, one leg of the staple being longer than the other, the staple being extended through the hem of the cover, the longer leg being first entered into one of the passages of one pair, the staple being swung on the long leg to stretch the cover and aline the short leg for entrance into the other passage, in seating to move the rod to tighten the cover, the staple being compressible tightly to lock it in position in the frame passages.

5. A device for fastening a hemmed fabric cover in position on a tubular metal furniture frame having a series of pairs of transversely directed passages through the wall of the frame, one passage being set at an angle of about 120 relative to the other passage, said device comprising a wire staple seatable in each pair of passages, the legs of the staple being inwardly directed, the staple being extended through the hem of the cover into the passages, the staple being compressible tightly to lock it in position in the frame passages.

6. A device for fastening a hemmed fabric cover in position on a tubular metal furniture frame having a series of pairs of transversely directed passages through the wall of the frame, one passage being set at an angle of about 120 relative to the other passage, said device comprising a rod seated in the hem of the cover, a wire staple seatable in each pair of passages, the legs of the staple being inwardly directed, one leg of the staple being longer than the other, the staple being extended through the hem of the cover, the longer leg being first entered into one of the passages of one pair, the staple being swung on the long leg to stretch the cover and aline the short leg for entrance into the other passage, in seating to move the rod to tighten the cover, the staple being compressible tightly to lock it in position in the frame passages.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 324,126 Le Gay Aug. 11, 1885 661,280 Smith Nov. 6, 1900 2,628,660 McDonald Feb. 17, 1953

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US2884994 *Feb 24, 1958May 5, 1959Airlite Aluminum CorpFurniture construction
US2974721 *Jun 17, 1959Mar 14, 1961Morton I ThomasFastening for inherently slippery fabric on tubular metal furniture
US3022522 *Jun 8, 1959Feb 27, 1962 Tubular frame rail
US3102318 *Dec 30, 1960Sep 3, 1963 Webbing clips
US3217786 *Sep 13, 1963Nov 16, 1965Pirelli LtdUpholstery supports
US3375861 *Aug 10, 1964Apr 2, 1968Pirelli LtdSupport members
US4752976 *Jun 25, 1986Jun 28, 1988Leggett & Platt, IncorporatedSofa sleeper having improved mattress supporting surface
US4949713 *Oct 8, 1986Aug 21, 1990Walter MykietiuchTensile arc and bridge body support
Classifications
U.S. Classification160/404, 160/DIG.150
International ClassificationA47C7/22
Cooperative ClassificationY10S160/15, A47C7/22
European ClassificationA47C7/22