Olive elizabeth hall
US 604043 A
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Nq.. 604,043. Patented May 17,1898.
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PATENT e rrrcnm OLIVE ELIZABETH HALL, OF OCONTO, VISCONSIN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters PatentNo. 604,043, dated May 1'7, 189B.
Application led January 30, 1896. Renewed March 23, 1898. Serial No. 674,939. (No model.)
To a/ZZ whom it may concern:
Beit known that I, OLIVE ELIZABETH HALL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Oconto, in the county of Oconto and vState of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Mattresses; and I do hereby declare vthe 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.
My invention relates to improvements in mattresses; and the obj ect that I have in view `is to provide a means for handling and turning the mattress over from one side to the other, which handling means shall be so applied and stayed that the pull and strain Will be distributed through different points of the mattress, thereby preventing to a large degree the handle from pulling loose or tearing the fabric of the mattress.
With these ends in view my invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts, Which Will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.
To enable others to understand my invention, I have illustrated the same in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in Which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a mattress embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a detail perspective view of the improvements, the
mattress being shown by dotted lines. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional View through the mattress with the improved construction applied thereto.
Like letters of reference denote corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.
In my invention the handles f on opposite sides of the mattress A are made or composed of two pieces of material E F, arranged in a peculiar Way to band or encompass the mattress and to afford a means for strengthening the same. I use a strip or length of fabric E of appropriate Width and of such length as to extend across the top, around the side edges, and partially beneath the mattress. The part of the strip E which extends across the top of the mattress from side to side thereof is indicated at e, the parts of the strip which fit the vertical parts of the mattress are indicated at e' e', and the ends Which lap the bottom of the mattress are shown at e2 e2. This band or strip, which partially embraces the mattress, has its ends e firmly united to the mattress, and it may be secured to the mattress at suitable points intermediate of its length in any appropriate way.y A second strip or length of material F is used in connection with the strip E, and this second strip F extends across the bottom of the mattress, and it is secured to the mattress and to the ends e2 of the strip E in a very secure manner; but the ends of the second or lastnamed strip F are left free for certain distances from the points Where the strip F is attached to the ends e2 of the strip E. These free ends ff of the strip F are of such length that they can be brought around to overlap the parts e e of the strip E in a loose manner, and said ends f of the strip F. may be detachably connected to the strip E around the vertical sides of the mattress--as,for instance, by providing buttons g to take into buttonholes of the ends f of strip F. It will thusbe seen that the strip F is permanently fastened to the strip E and the mattress at the points e2, and it is detachably connected at g to the strip E, thus leaving a certain degree of slackness or looseness between its points of permanent and detachable connection with the strip E or the mattress. This slackness in the ends f of the band or strip F provides a convenient loop and forms a handle for conveniently turning or inverting'the mattress. The construction shown more clearly by Figs. 2 and 3 provides twoloops or handles, one on each side of the mattress, which are formed by two semi-encircling bands on the mattress, and the pull or strain on the handles or loops fis distributed to good advantage by 1. The combination with a mattress, of thel strip E arranged outside of, and rigidly fastened to, the mattress and extending from `the bottom around the tWo sides and top thereof, and the strip F extending around the bottom and two si'des of the mattress and per- IOO manently fastened to the ends e2 of the strip E and the bottom of the mattress, the loose or free ends f of said strip F formingthe handles, for the purposes described, substantially as set forth.
I 2. The combination With a mattress, of the external strip or band E fastened to the sides and top of the mattress and having its ends e2 carried around and fastened to the bottom thereof, and the strip F secured permanently to the bottom of the mattress and the ends e2 of the strip E, the free ends fof the strip F extending around the sides of the mattress and detachably fastened, at g, to the strip E, for the purposes described, substantially as 15 set forth.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
OLIVE ELIZABETH HALL. Witnesses: T. P. GILKY, J. B. GRUNERT. y