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.J. A. SAMPSE-LL.
Patented July I2 ig/gi INVENTO WITNESSES Afforney N. PETERS. Pmwumn m, Washington, D c.
, UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JAMES A. SAMPSELL, OF ELYRIA, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 366,511, dated July 12, 1887.
Application filed Februaiy 16, 1884.
T0 aZZ whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, JAMES A. SAMPSELL, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Elyria, in the county of Lorain and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Oarriage-Bows;and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention has reference to bow-slats for carriages; and it consists in theimprovements fully described and set forth hereinafter.
In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a bow-slat constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse section through the center of Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a core iron or frame.
A is an iron rod, preferably flat, as shown in Fig. 2, and terminating at one end in a slatiron, on. The slat-iron a forms a shoulder, Z), against which and on the core-iron Ais molded paper-pulp or other plastic or semi-plastic composition. The pulp or plastic material is subjected to pressure until it acquires the necessary set, and may then be japanned or otherwise treated to secure an ornamental appearance.
It will be apparent that a carriage-bow slat Renewed May 19, 1587.
Serial No. 238,743. (No model.)
constructed after my invention is not only light of structure and inexpensive, but is also durable and ornamental.
As the core is tapered toward the slat-iron a, any tendency of thcpulp covering to slip off said core is resisted by the shoulderl). The shoulder b, moreover, resists any tendency of the thin covering of pulp at that point to become broken or chipped off.
I prefer to use a metal core only of such length as to permit the same to be attached in the smaller portion of the body of the slatand strengthen the same.
In some instances the body of the slat may be formed hollow and of sheet metal and the same supplied with a filling of paper-pulp.
I claim- 1. As a new article of manufacture, a carriage-bow slat consisting of a metal core having a tapered covering of compressed paperpulp or other like compressed plastic material applied thereto, substantially as set forth.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a earriage-bow slat consisting of a flat core having a tapered covering of compressed hardened paper-pulp or like compressed plastic material applied thereto and ornamented, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JAMES A. SAMPSELL.
A. It. \VEBBER, GEo. A. ME'roALE.