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PATENTBD SEPT.- 1, 1903 wwr No. 738,074. M. scmcx.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. '7, 1903.
no xonn Patented September 1, 1903.
MURRAY SCHIGK, OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 738,074, dated September 1, 1903.
Application filed January 7, 1903.
To [I/ZZ 1072 0717, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, MURRAY SCHICK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Salt Lake City, in the county of Salt Lake and State of Utah, have invented new and useful Improvements in Carpet-Fasteners, of which the following is a specification. I
My invention relates to new and useful improvements in carpet-fastencrs; and its object is to provide a simple and inexpensive device which may be readily attached to the edge of a carpet and detachably secured to holding means permanently arranged within the floor. I
The invention consists in forming a U- shaped loop having a depression formed at each side thereof and from which extend pointed arms, which are preferably arranged at angles to the loop. The loop and the arms are constructed of wire. Tacks or holding devices are adapted to be driven into the floor adjacent to the edge of the carpet, and the heads of these tacks are arranged eccentric to the stems thereof, and after the arms of the loop have been placed in engagement with the edge of the carpet said loops are placed over the tack-heads. The arms of the loops are then hammered down into position substantially parallel with the loop, and the carpet is thus held securely fastened to the tacks.
The invention also consists in the novel construction and arrangement of the several parts, which will be more fully hereinafter described and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective view showing a carpet one end of which. is provided with loops adapted to be placed in engagement with tacks suitably located adjacent thereto. Fig. 2 is a section through a portion of a carpet and showing the positions of the parts of the fastener when holding the carpet in place. Fig. 3 is a detail view of the engaging portion of the fastener prior to its insertion in the carpet, and Fig. I is a similar view of the tack or holding device.
Referring to the figures by numerals of reference, 1 is a loop preferably U-shaped and formed of suitable wire. The ends of this loop are bent downward to form recesses or depressions 2 and are then bent backward over the U-shaped portion or loop to form arms 3, the ends l of which are sharp Serial No, 138,179. (No model.)
ened. These arms are formed, preferably, at angles to the loop 1. The holding means employed in connection with this fastener comprises a pointed stem 5, having a preferably circular head 6 arranged upon but eccentric with said stem. These holding devices are adapted to be driven into the floor at points adjacent to the edges of the carpet and with the heads extending away from the carpet. The sharpened arms 3 are then inserted in the carpet at distances apart equal to the distance between the holding devices 5, and the loops 1 will, as illustrated in Fig. 1, extend from the under surface of the carpet at angles thereto. These loops are then drawn over and placed in engagement with the heads 6, and after they have been placed in such position the arms 3 and that portion of the carpet engaging them are forced downward by means of ahammer or other suitable device, thereby clamping the carpet between the loops and their arms. To remove the carpet, it is merely necessary to stretch it sufficiently to permit the loops 1 to slide of of the heads 6.
In the foregoing description I have shown the preferred form of my invention, but I do not limit myself thereto, as I am aware that modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit or sacrificing the advantages thereof, and I thereforereserve the right to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall within the scope of my invention.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is- In a carpet-fastener, the combination with a holding member comprising a stem and a head arranged eccentric therewith; of a carpet-engagin g member formed in a single piece of wire and comprisinga U shaped loop having depressions in the bottom thereof at opposite sides, parallel arms extending from the sides of the loop, said arms being adapted to be placed in engagement with a carpet and to be bent downward to clamp the carpet upon the loop.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses. I
A. G. MACKENZIE, KENNETH C. KERR.