US 3500044 A
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March 10, 1970 E. w. TREADWAY 0,
COVER FOR CLOTHES WASHER AND DRYER v Filed April 9, 1968 'INVENTOR -DWARD M Mann A7 United States Patent 3,500,044 COVER FOR CLOTHES WASHER AND DRYER Edward W. Treadway, Kustom Kover Shops, 76 Miami Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45011 Filed Apr. 9, 1968, Ser. No. 719,969 Int. Cl. D061? 39/14 U.S. Cl. 15052 4 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A cover for a clothes washer and dryer comprising a cap that is to be slipped down over the consol of the washer and dryer and another separate portion which fits over the body of the washer and dryer and is held on by straps.
This invention relates to cover of the slip over type; more particularly, to a cover especially adapted for use on clothes washers and dryers, to keep dust and dirt out of the washer and dryer when it is not in actual use.
Rsum of disclosure This invention consists of two covers, each of which is made of felt or the like and which has a fringe trimming near the bottom thereof. One cover is in the form of a cap that is slipped down over the consol of the unit when the unit is not in actual use. This cap thus protects the consol and its controls from dust and dirt. The second cover fits over the body of the washer and dryer and is held in place by means of two straps that are secured together either in the back of the units or at its back corner.
It is the principal object of this invention to provide a cover for a clothes washer and dryer, the cover being of the slip on type which will fully protect the washer and/ or dryer when it is not in actual use.
Another object of this invention is to provide a cover for a clothes washer and dryer that is pleasing to the eye, the cover thus hiding scratches and the like on an old washer or dryer.
Still another object of this invention is to provide a cover for clothes washer and dryer that will present small children from getting at, and playing with the doors and/ or the controls of the unit.
Other and further objects and advantages of this invention will appear as the reading of this specification and claims proceeds and the accompanying drawing is examined.
In the drawing:
The single view of this invention is a pictorial illustra tion with the body of the cover in place on a washer and dryer and the cap portion over top of the consol ready for lowering on the same.
This invention consists of a rectangular cover 5, having a top 6, two ends 7, of which only one end is visible in the drawing, and a front member 8. The aforesaid cover 5 is provided with two parallel and equally spaced rows of fringe 9. This fringe 9 is located on the bottom portion of each end and the front member. Each of two straps 10 has one end secured to one of the aforesaid ends 7 of the lower portion of this cover 5, thereby providing a means of securing the cover in place on the washer "ice and dryer by tying the free ends of each strap 10 together in any desired manner.
A cap 11 has a top 12 and two ends 13, only one end being visible in the drawing, and has a front member 14. The cap 11 is made to he slipped down over the consol 15 of the washer and dryer, thus protecting this part of the units when they are not in actual use. Two parallel and equally spaced rows of fringe 16 are located on the bottom portion of each end and on the front member of the aforesaid cap 11, as one can clearly see on examination of the upper portion of the accompanying drawing.
Both the aforesaid cover 5 and the cap 11 can be made out of a single piece of material that is stitched together at the corners, or secured by any other means, if it is so desired to form the desired shape of the cover and cap. This method of construction is fully understood by anyone having experience in fiat pattern layout of cloth objects. Each piece of the cover and cap can of course be cut out separately and then secured together to form the two parts of this invention if one wants to make it that way. In either case, the fringe 9 and 16 is stitched, or otherwise secured, separately to the cover and cap of this invention.
This invention is made of felt or of any other desired material of any desired color or combination of colors. The invention can be made to fit any washer and dryer and/or a combination washer and dryer of any configuration and size.
Having now described my invention in sufficient detail to enable its practice by one skilled in the art, what I now claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A cover for clothes washer and dryer, comprising a top, two ends, and a front member, the lower portion of the said two ends and the said front member being provided with one or more rows of fringe; and means of securing the said cover in place on a washer or dryer; as well as embodying a slip on type of cap for the consol of the said washer and dryer, the said cap also having one or more rows of fringe on the lower portion thereof.
2. The invention of claim 1, wherein the said cover and the said cap are each made of a single piece of felt or other desired material of any desired color.
3. The invention of claim 1, wherein the said cover and the said cap are each made of a plurality of pieces of material, suitably secured together in the desired configurations.
4. The invention of claim 1, wherein the said means of securing the said cover in place on a washer or dryer is by two straps, each of which is secured at one end to the lower portion of the ends of the said cover, the free ends of each strap being secured together by tying the ends of the straps in a knot.
References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,446,563 2/1923 Hughes 52 1,669,616 5/1928 Johnson l5052 3,166,112 1/1965 Fisher 15052 3,320,996 5/1967 Singer 15052 DONALD F. NORTON, Primary Examiner