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April 30, 1968 H. w. GREEN I 3,380,504
CURLING BROOM COVER I I Filed Oct. :51, 1966 INVENTOR,
HARRY w. GREEN BY iP 8M6;
United States Patent 3,380,504 CURLING BROOM COVER Harry W. Green, North Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada, assignor to Kurl King (Broom Protectors) Limited, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, a corporation Filed Oct. 31, 1966, Ser. No. 590,716 Claims priority, application Canada, Nov. 12, 1965, 945,114, Patent 758,743 4 Claims. (Cl. 150-52) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A curling broom cover consisting of a sheath of waterproof fabric proportioned to snugly 'fit the corn of a curling broom. One end of the sheath is shaped to form a collar which fits the upper end of the corn, and the other end of the sheath is provided with a flap which can be folded around the free end of the corn and fastened in place.
This invention relates to a curling broom cover.
Objects of the invention are to provide a curling broom cover that is inexpensive, durable, and which can easily be attached to and removed from the corn of a curling broom.
The curling broom cover is preferably formed from a single piece of fabric having a rubberized or plasticized interior surface which renders it waterproof, and it is proportioned to snugly fit the corn of a curling broom. In addition, the cover is so formed that it can very easily be attached and removed. When in place, the cover reduces the tendency of the corn to dry out and also the tendency of the corn to warp. The cover protects the corn fibers against breakage and also protects car upholstery, rugs, clothing and the like against soiling when the broom is transported.
These and still further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following specification and drawings, wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing the front of a curling broom cover,
FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the rear of the curling broom cover of FIG. 1,
FIG. 3 is a perspective view, partly broken away, showing the lower end of the cover with its flap open, and
FIG. 4 is a perspective view, partly broken away, showing the upper end of the cover.
Referring to the drawings, a curling broom cover is preferably formed from a generally rectangular piece of flexible material with its longitudinal edges 11a partially sewed together to define a sheath 11 that is proportioned to snugly fit the corn 12 of a curling broom 13. The sheath 11 is open at both ends.
The longitudinal edges 11a of the sheath 11 are joined by a central longitudinal seam 14 that extends from about one-quarter of the length of the sheath from one end to about the same distance from the other end. Thus, portions of the longitudinal edges 11a are left free at each end, and they define slits in the sheath extending inwardly from each end to facilitate attaching and removing the cover (FIGS. 3 and 4).
At its upper end, the sheath 11 is shaped by means of darts 15- to provide a collar that fits the upper portion of the corn 12. FIG. 4 shows the upper end of the sheath 11 in detail.
At its lower end, the sheath 11 is provided with a flap 16 on the side of the sheath opposite from the longitudinal edges 11a. The flap 16 is of suificient length that it can be folded around the bottom or free end of the corn 12 and overlap the lower end of the sheath. When folded, the flap 16 also covers part of the free lower portion of the longitudinal edges 11a (FIG. 2).
Fastening means is provided for removably attaching the free end of the flap 16 to the sheath 11. A preferred form of fastener is a conventional nylon tape fastener 17 of the kind commonly used by dressmakers. The fastener 17 is composed of two basic parts. Part 17a consists of an entangled mat of nylon fibers, and part 17b consists of small loops of nylon arranged in rows. The two parts stick to each other when they are pressed together, but they can readily be pulled apart. Two small pieces of part 17b are sewed to the sheath 11 on both sides of the longitudinal edges 11a, and one piece of part 17a, large enough to cover both pieces of part 17b, is sewed to the inside surface of the flap 16. Thus, when the flap is folded and the two parts 17a and 17b are stuck together, the free lower portions of the longitudinal edges 11a are retained in place.
The sheath 11 is preferably made from a piece of fabric having a rubberized or plasticized interior surface that renders it waterproof.
A small pouch or pocket 18 having a transparent window 19 can be sewed on the front of the cover for receiving an identification card 20. If desired, a larger pocket could also be sewn on the front of the cover for storing curling gloves, etc. A longitudinal narrow fabric tube could be sewn on the edge of the cover for receiving the handle of curling brooms having detachable handles, and a small fabric handle could also be formed on the edge of the cover for carrying purposes.
The cover is installed by inserting the handle of the curling broom through the open lower end of the cover which is then slipped downwardly to completely enclose the corn. The flap 16 is then folded around the bottom or free end of the corn and fastened. To remove the cover, the flap is opened and the cover is pulled downwardly away from the corn.
It will be understood that the form of the invention herewith shown and described is a preferred example and that various modifications can be carried out without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claims.
What I claim as my invention is:
1. A curling broom cover comprising:
an elongated sheath of flexible material that is proportioned to snugly fit the corn of a curling broom,
the sheath being open at both ends and having a longitudinal slit extending inwardly at each end to facilitate attaching and removing the cover,
one end of the sheath being shaped to form a collar that is adapted to fit the upper portion of the com, the collar being adapted to permit the cover to be pulled off the free end of the corn,
a flap extending from the other end of the sheath,
the flap being of sufficient length to permit it to be folded around the free end of the corn and overlap the sheath and at least a portion of the slit at said other end, and
fastening means for removably attaching the free end of the flap to the sheath.
2. A curling broom cover as claimed in claim 1 wherein the sheath is of waterproof fabric material.
3. A curling broom cover as claimed in claim 2 wherein the fastening means is a nylon tape fastener attached to the sheath on both sides of the slit at said other end and to the inside surface of the flap.
4. A curling broom cover as claimed in claim 1 wherein the sheath is formed from a single piece of material and its longitudinal edges are joined by a central longitudinal seam that extends from about one-quarter 3 4 of the length of the sheath from one end to about 1,120,038 12/1914 Dodd. the same distance from the other end. 1,138,305 5/1915 Miller 15-247 2,070,448 2/ 1937 Nork 15--168 References Cited 2,963,731 12/1960 Hoots 15247 3,034,132 5/1962 Landsberger et a1. UNITED STATES PATENTS 5 3,133,577 5/1964 Bellevue 150 52 880,086 2/1908 Lodge 15-247 1,086,987 2/ 1914 Boeckx 15 175 DANIEL BLUM, Primary Examiner.