US 2871924 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
P. s. TRUBITT 2,871,924
ADJUSTABLE ARM AND SEAT ENCASING SLIP COVER Feb. 3, 1959 Filed Sept. 6, 1956 I NVE N TOR. Philzp 5. Jhwizz United States Patent ADJUSTABLE ARM AND SEAT ENCASING SLIP COVER Philip S. Trubitt, Chicago, Ill., assignor to Sam Pass,
Chicago, Ill. f
Application September 6, 1956, Serial No. 608,314
2 Claims. c1..1ss--1sz This invention relates in general to furniture slip covers, and more particularly to unitary coverings for arm 1 and seat portions of over-stulied furniture. a
With ready made slip covers intended tofitover-stuifed articles of furniture varying in size and style, and especially those slip covers made of non-stretchy material,
considerable difficulty has been, encountered in attemptarm-seat section that may readily be put on over-stuffed pieces of furniture varying in size and style, will smoothly and snugly fit the same, and will retain such fit over long periods of use.
Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent as, it is better understood from the following description, which, when take in connection withthe accompanying drawings, discloses a preferred embodiment thereof. l
In the drawings:
t Figure l is an isometric view of a club chair, as seen from the front, with theback in broken lines and showing a slip cover thereon embodying the features ofthis invention and havingportions thereof turned back for illustrative purposes; I
Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1, as seen and Fig. 3 is a broken development of a major portion of the slip cover of Fig. 1.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, reference numeral 11 indicates in general a club chair representing one type of over-stuffed article of furniture with which the present invention is adapted to be used. An arm-seat slip cover embodying the features of this invention is shown in Figs. 1 and 2 mounted on the chair 11 and as comprising two arm sections 12, a seat section 13 and a drop or lower section 14. As best illustrated in Fig. 3, the seat section 13 is sewn or otherwise suitably secured at its front edge for substantially less than its full width to the upper edge of the lower section 14 along the line 15, and at either side of this line of attachment, this front end of the seat section 13 is provided with integral depending corner tabs 16. It will be understood, of course, that the size of the seat section 13 will be made to conform to the maximum area of the seat portion of the over-stuffed article of furniture 11 with which this slip cover is adapted to be used.
The line of attachment 15 between the seat section 13 and the lower section 14 is disposed in the longitudinal center of the latter, and this drop or lower section 14 is of sutficient length to insure that it will extend around at least the front and sides of the article of furniture with which it is to be employed, such as the club chair 11 herein illustrated. To this end the drop or lower sec tion 14 comprises parallel cordings 17 which define an upper boxing portion and each of which slidably receives a draw string 18 of sufficient length to extend completely from the rear;
' arm panel 25 "ice around the article of furniture and be tied at the rear, as illustrated in Fig. 2. Also forming a part of the low er section 14is a ruflie portion 19 which depends from, and is secured at its upper edge in any suitable manner to, the boxing portion adjacent the lower cording 17. It will be appreciated, of course, that this lower ruflle portion 19'may be formed in any suitable manner or, if desired, that it may be entirely dispensed with.
Each of the two arm sections 12 comprises integral top, inner side, and outer side panels, 21, 22, and 23, respectively, with a major part of the lower edge of the outer side panel 23 being sewn or otherwise suitably secured to the upper edge of the lower section 14 along the line 24, as best illustrated in Fig. 3. This line of attachment 24,terminates short of the rear end of the outer side panel 23 and the lower section 14 solely to facilitate a smooth and snug fitting engagement of the outer side panel 23 and the top panel 21 with the rear portion of the arm of the article of furniture upon which the slip cover is mounted, without interfering with the required maintaining of the cordings 17 of the drop horizontal all the way around the article of furniture by means of the draw strings 18.
.Each of the arm sections 12 also comprises a front arm panel 25 of suitable shape to insure complete coverage of the front end surface of anarm of the piece of over-stuffed furniture with which it is to'be employed. The front arm panel 25 is secured to the outer side panel 23 in any suitable manner along the front edge of the latter at 26 intermediate the top and bottom of this front A and upwardly from a point adjacent the upper edge of the lower section 14 or upper cording 17 to a point 27. The length of this line ofattachment 26 is such that the point 27 will be disposed closely adjacent the upper end of the vertical or substantially-vertical portionof the outer side wall of the arm of the piece of furniture 11 when the lower section 14 is properly positioned thereon, as illustrated in Fig. 1. The lower end of the front arm panel 25 extends downwardly below the lower end of this line of attachment 26 so as to be disposed beneath and engageable by the upper boxing portion of the drop 14. The upper end of the front arm panel 25'extends sufficiently above the point 27 to fully cover the upper portion of the front end of the arm of the piece of furniture upon which the slip cover is being mounted and be tucked under, and retained in smooth engagement with, the arm by the front end of the top panel 21', as best seen 'in Fig. 1. Likewise, the free vertical inner edge portion of the front arm panel 25, after being smoothed into tight engagement with the arm of the chair, will be retained in such position by the forward portion of the inner side panel 22. To this end, the lower marginal portion of the inner side panel 22 is tucked into the usual crevice provided between the seat and arm of the chair 1. Likewise, the marginal side portions of the seat section 13 are adjustably tucked between the seat and arms of the article of furniture upon which the slip cover is being mounted.
If desired, the lower edge of either or both of the inner panels 22 may be sewn or otherwise suitably secured along a major portion of its length, as at 28 in Fig. 3, to the associated side edge of the seat portion 13. As illustrated herein, the left arm section 12 is so secured to the seat section 13, while the right arm section 12 is not. The lower edge of the inner panel 22 of the left arm section which is shown in Fig. 3 as secured at 23 to the seat section corresponds to the edge of the right arm section 12 which comprises the uppermost horizontal line in that figure. While omitting such line of attachment 28 will facilitate tucking of these edges between the seat and arm of the chair, so securing the arm and seat sections together at 28 will greatly assist an inexperienced person to ascertain how the slip cover is to be disposed on the article of furniture to be covered.
In putting the illustrated slip cover on the chair 11, the line of attachment 15 between the seat section 13 and the drop -14, and the lines of attachment 26 'between the outer side panels 23 and the front arm panels 25 are the basic reference lines. These are positioned as illustrated in *Fig. 1, with the line 15 disposed centrally of the width'of the seat of the chair, and'the lines 26 drawn tightly against the outside vertical-front edges or corners ofthe arms. -When so placed on the chair, the slip cover preferably is anchored to the chair by use of spiral pins or other suitable fastening means at the points 27. The outer side panels 23 are then smoothed upwardly; the front arm panels 25 drawn tightly across and aroundtthe frontends of the chair arms; the top and inner side panels 21, 22 drawn over the arms and the surplus marginal top and'inner portions of the'front arm panels 25; and the lower portions of the inner side panels 22 tucked tightly into the crevices between the seat and arms of the chair. Of course, any excess at the inner lower corner of a front arm panel 25 may first similarly be tucked between the seat and arm, and the lower front ends of thepanels 25 will be disposed beneath the upper boxing portion of the lower section 14. The forward edge of each of the top and inner and outer side panels 21, 22 and 23 is corded, as shown at 26 and 29 in Figs. 1 and 3, and it is preferred that these finished edges be secured to the chair, after the several panels have been drawn tightly over and been smoothed thereon as above described, bypinning at selected points in the rear seam of the cording 29. Any surplus marginal portions at the sides or rear of the seat section 13 also are tucked into'the adjacent chair crevices, and the front tabs 16 will be disposed beneath the upper boxing portion of the drop 14. The draw strings 18 are then tightened and tied at the rear (Fig. 2), which will effectively anchor the frontof the seat section 13, the tabs 16, and the lower ends of the, front arm panels 25 and the outer side panels 23. Any surplus of the lower section 14 occurring across the front of the :chair, where the overall width of the latter is greater than the distance between the two lines 26 when the lower section is completely extended as in Fig. 3, may easily be taken up at each side by gathering the same on the draw strings in front of the chair arms, as illustrated in Fig. 1. This will in no way interfere with or affect the anchoring of the front arm panels 25 by the 'draw string means. Pins or other suitable fastening means may be employed to secure the upper rear portions of the outer side panels, as shown at 31 in Fig.2, which, together with the previously described firm anchoring of the front corner lines 26, will assure smooth conformation of the arm sections to the surfaces of the chair'arms.
While the invention has been illustrated and described as embodied in an arm-seat section, it will be appreciated that such an arm-seat section may be secured to a suitable back section for covering the back portion of the piece of over-stuffed furniture 11 that is shown in broken lines in Figs. 1 and 2, if desired, thus providing a unitary slip cover for the entire piece of furniture. It is thought that the invention and many of its attendant advantages will be understood from the foregoing description and it will be apparent that various changes may be made in the form, construction, and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing all ofits material advantages, the form hereinbefore described being merely a preferred embodiment thereof.
1. A slip cover for articles of furniture differing in size and having a seatand arms, comprising'an arm section for each arm, a seat section, and a lower section extending around at least the front and sides of the seat; each said arm section comprising integral top, inner side and outer side panels, with a major part of the lower edge of the outer side panel secured to the upper edge of said lower section, and a front arm panel of greater area than the front surfaceof a chair arm and being secured only at its outer vertical edge to the front edge of the outer side panel with'the remainder of its per'phery free; said'seat section being secured at its front edge for sub stantially less than its full width to the upper edge of said lower section-and having depending tabs at its front corners; and draw string means extending through said lower section and completely around the article of'furnitureto effectively anchor said arm sections, said depending tabs-and the lower ends of said front arm panels andto facilitate use on articles of furniture of different sizes by gathering of any excess of said lower section adjacent said arm sections.
2. A slip cover according to claim 1, wherein said lower section comprises parallel cording for receiving said draw string means and defining an upper boxing portion, and a lower flounce portion secured to and depending from said boxing portion.
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