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Publication numberUS2833337 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 6, 1958
Filing dateJan 26, 1956
Priority dateJan 26, 1956
Publication numberUS 2833337 A, US 2833337A, US-A-2833337, US2833337 A, US2833337A
InventorsMeekin James J
Original AssigneeHettrick Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Upholstered hassock
US 2833337 A
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May 6, 1958 J. J. MEEKIN UPHOLSTERED HAssocK Filed Jal l. 26, 1956.

w @91 fir E MN MN I LR pm E M M J. S E M A J United States Patent 9 UPHOLSTERED HASSOCK James J. Meekin, Huntington, Ind., assignor to The Hettrick Manufacturing Company, Toledo, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application January 26, 1956, Serial No. 561,556

2 Claims. (Cl. 155-169) This invention relates to a hassock and an object is to produce a new and improved hassock which can be inexpensively manufactured on a large quantity basis, has a soft cushion seating surface but relatively rigid side wall portions sufiicient to contain the packing material on the inside, and is neater and more attractive in appearance than similar hassocks because the side walls are restained from unsightly bulging even after the hassock has been used for a considerable period of time.

Other objects and advantages will hereinafter appear and for purposes of illustration but not of limitation, an embodiment of the invention is shown on the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure l is a top perspective view of the finished hassock;

Figure 2 is a bottom perspective view of the finished hassock;

Figure 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional elevation showing the manner in which the packing is compressed into the hassock body;

Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view similar to Figure 3 but showing the completed hassock with the bottom end closed; and

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the fiber board liner showing the overlapping end arrangement.

The illustrated embodiment of the invention comprises a hassock having a tube-like or cylindrical body of a suitable flexible fabric formed in any suitable manner and having as a part thereof a top wall or cover 11 which may be of the same fabric as the body 10 and attached thereto in any suitable manner as by sewing as will be readily understood. Disposed inside the body 10 is a relatively rigid fiber board liner 12 which is flexed into a cylindrical shape, the ends of which are overlapped as indicated at 13. The upper edge of the liner 12 is spaced an appreciable distance from the top wall 11 for a purpose which will hereinafter appear.

After the liner .12 is placed within the cylindrical cover 10, it is ready to receive the resilient packing or stuifing 15 which preferably is excelsior or some material of a similar nature. Thus the body is upended with the top wall 11 lowermost and a measured quantity of excelsior 15 is introduced into and completely to fill the cavity. It will be observed that at the lower end of the body is an extension 14 and the quantity of excelsior for the body may extend up to the free edge of the extension 14 as indicated on Figure 3. Thereupon a plunger 16 forces the excelsoir into the cavity to compress it somewhat but the degree of compression need not be great, since the major POItlOD of the packing is contained against lateral expansion by the liner 12. After the packing has been compressed, then a bottom disc or panel 17, which may also be of relatively rigid fiber board and in the form of 2,833,337 Patented May 6, 1958 a round disc is placed over the excelsior and against the bottom edge of the liner 12. Thereupon the extension 14 is brought into overlapping relationship against the panel 17 and a drawstring 18 in the edge portion of the extension 14 is drawn tightly and is tied to contain the panel 17 and excelsior within the body of the hassock. If desired, a piece of fabric or fiber board may be adhered to the bottom of the hassock to cover the extention 14 and to present a more finished and neater appearance.

It will be understood that when the excelsior 15 is pressed into the body of the hassock, the pressure against the inner walls of the walls of the liner 12 will tend to force the same outwardly and due to the overlapping end arrangement 13, this can be achieved readily to compensate for the space taken up by the excelsior. Thus the liner 12 automatically adjusts itself to accommodate the compressed packing.

As indicated on Figures 1 and 3 by the reference character a, the space between the top wall 11 and the upper edge of the liner 12 provides a cushioning area which, when sat upon, will resiliently yield without creating an unsightly bulging effect on the major portion of the side Walls of the hassock because the latter is contained by the liner 12 which resists outward bulging by the weight imposed by the excelsior. Thus the hassock afiords the desired cushioning effect without creating an unsightly appearance. Another advantage of this construction is that it requires a less amount of packing than ordinarily would be the case.

Numerous changes in details of construction and choice of materials may be effected without departing from the spirit of the invention, especially as defined in the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. A hassock comprising a tube-like body of flexible fabric material having a closed top wall constituting a seating surface, side walls and an open bottom, a liner of relatively stiff material within the body with its upper edge spaced a short distance from the top wall, overlapped ends on such liner slidably engaged over one another so as to expand outwardly into said side wall in response to expansive internal forces exerted thereagainst, compressed stufling of resilient nature filling substantially the entire interior of said body, and means closing the bottom of the body.

2. A hassock comprising a tube-like body of flexible fabric material having a closed top wall constituting a seating surface, side walls and an open bottom, a liner of relatively stiff material Within the body with its upper edge spaced a short distance from the top wall, overlapped ends on such liner slidably engaged over one another so as to expand outwardly into said side wall in response to expansive internal forces exerted thereagainst, compressed stufling of resilient nature filling substantially the entire interior of said body, a disc abutting the lower end of the liner, a bottom extension on said body overlapping said disc, and means to secure said extension in overlapped position.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 206,976 Sands Aug. 13, 1878 512,886 Kuentz Jan. 16, 1894 2,552,693 Smith May 15, 1951

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US206976 *Jul 1, 1878Aug 13, 1878 Improvement in sacks for baling hops
US512886 *Apr 10, 1891Jan 16, 1894 Sham-bolster frame
US2552693 *Jun 18, 1949May 15, 1951Hettrick Mfg CompanyHassock upholstery construction
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3002215 *Nov 14, 1957Oct 3, 1961Scott & Fetzer CoCanister vacuum cleaner
US3252737 *Jan 21, 1964May 24, 1966B T Crump Co IncHassock manufacture
Classifications
U.S. Classification297/462
International ClassificationA47C3/00, A47C3/16
Cooperative ClassificationA47C3/16
European ClassificationA47C3/16