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Publication numberUS684561 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 15, 1901
Filing dateMay 18, 1898
Priority dateMay 18, 1898
Publication numberUS 684561 A, US 684561A, US-A-684561, US684561 A, US684561A
InventorsEdward B Weston
Original AssigneeEdward B Weston
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 684561 A
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No. 684,56l. Patented Oct. [5, [90L E. B. WESTON. CARPET LINING.

(Application filed May 18, 1898.)

' (No Model.)



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 684,561, dated October 1 5, 1901.

(No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, EDWARD B. WESTON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery, State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Carpet-Linings, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.

My invention relates to that class of fabrics more particularly intended for floor-linings for'carpets, rugs, and the like, ordinarily formed of paper, strawboard, or other suit able material, although the fabric can also readily be employed for packing and other like purposes.

The invention consists of a certain novel construction for such linings, to be hereinafter particularly pointed out and claimed, wherebyan exceedingly resilient and durable lining is obtained, forming a soft and convenient padding for carpets and the like, which will not flatten out or become stiif with dust andinelastic with use. Heretofore it has been usual to employ paper fabric for this purpose folded into zigzag folds or plaits, forming alternate pockets and plaits; but in use these plaits soon lose their resiliency and the lining becomes dead and inelastic, little better for the purpose than ordinary heavy paper. To overcome these objections, I combine together two or more strips of similarly-platted paper in such a way that the folds of each strip shall be parallel and the alternate plaits and pockets of one strip shall form a seal for the alternate plaits and pockets of the other. In this way in addition to the doubled resiliency of the fabric under the tendency of each fold of each strip to spring back into place, carrying with it the adjacent folds of the other strip, an air-cushion is formed within each alternate plait and pocket sealed, as it is, by the alternate plait and pocket of the other strip, so that the fabric is not flattened out and its efficacy destroyed while in use.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of a portion of my improved lining. Fig. 2 is a cross-section of same.

A is a strip of paper, thin strawboard, or the like, which is folded by any suitable process into zigzag folds or plaits, so as to form alternate plaits B B and pockets 0 O. A is a similar strip of paper or the like, folded in the same way to form alternate plaits B B and pockets O O. The width of the paper strips is lengthwise of the folds and such as to be convenient for carpet lining or for what ever purpose may be desired, and the strips are likewise of any convenient length for handling, manufacture, or use. When the strips have been folded as described, the two strips are brought together lengthwise of the folds and secured by strips of thin paper glued thereto or in any other convenient way, with the bases a of the pockets O O of one strip covering the open spaces of the pockets O O of the other strip and, vice versa, with the bases b of plaits B B covering the openings in the bases of the plaits B B. When these two folded strips are thus glued or otherwise secured together, it will be evident that aircushions will be formed between the plaits and the pockets of the respective strips. These air-cushions will very eifectually prevent the fiattening outand deadening of the lining when in use. In addition to this as the edges of the plaits of each strip are secured together the resiliency of the folds of one strip will be augmented and assisted by the resiliency in the folds of the other, the one plait, in springing back after it has been pressed down, pulling on the downpressed folds of the other. It will also be noticed that the zigzag folds are open that is, there is a space between the side edges of each fold on the upper and lower faces of the strip, so that when the strip is compressed in use these edges can come together without breaking down the fabric. It will therefore follow from these features that the life and activity of the lining will be very much prolonged over that of other linings in ordinary use.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

A carpet-lining, comprising a plurality of strips of paper folded in zigzag folds open at their side edges forming alternate open plaits and pockets, said strips united together lengthwise of the folds With the alternate plaits and pockets of one strip covering the alternate plaits and pockets of the other to form cushions and to augment the resilieucy of the fabric, While the openings in the folds allow the side edges thereof to come together under compression, substantially as described.

EDWARD B. \VESTON. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationB65D65/403, B01J19/32