US 770973 A
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No. 770,973. PATENTED SEPT. 27, 1904.
COVER FOR CHAIR SEATS.
APPLICATION FILED OOT.26, 1903.
WITNESSES I [NV'EZ7TOR UNITE STATES Patented September 27, 1904.
COVER FOR CHAIR-SEATS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 770,973, dated September 27, 1904:. Application filed. October 26, 1903- Serial No. 17 8,534. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
. Be it known that I, LEON LIPPERT, of Newport, in the county of Campbell, State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Covers for Chair-Seats, of which the following is a complete specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to improvements in covers for chair-seats,and has special reference to the use of such covers on oflice-chairs and the like.
The object of the invention is to provide an article of this character which will move with the occupant of the chair over the surface of the seat, and thus prevent friction between the clothes of said occupant and the chairseat, the friction being entirely between the cover and the seat. The trousers will thus be saved from wear and will not become shiny and sleek or smooth, as is ordinarily the case where the cover is not used.
A further object is to provide means whereby the article may be easily attached and detached from the chair and will be easy, simple, and inexpensive to manufacture and of neat and attractive appearance.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, in which similar letters of reference are used to denote corresponding parts in'each of the several views, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the article attached to an office-chair. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of same; Fig. 3, a bottom plan view, and Fig. 4 a cross-sectional view of the article detached.
The cover consists of three layers or pieces of material, preferably cloth. goods, the upper layer A having a coarse rough surface, but of such design as to give a neat and pleasing effect to the eye. The middle layer B is of strong heavy goods to enable the cover to retain its shape, and the lower or bottom layer C is of sleek soft goods, in order that it will slide readily over the surface of the chairseat. The upper layer A is made slightly longer than the other layers, and thus forms a flap D, which hangs down over the front part of the chair-seat, concealing the securing means from view and also preventing the rubbing of the trousers of the person sitting in the chair against the edge of the seat. The three pieces of goods are secured together in any desired manner, as by stitching or otherwise. To the middle piece B near each corner is securely fastened a flexible elastic strip E, provided at its free end with an eye 0, adapted to be slipped over a screw or projection e in the under surface of the chair-seat, and thereby hold the cover in place. The flexible elastic strips E being attached to both the front and rear portions of the cover always cause the return of the cover to its proper position no matter what position the cover is caused to assume while the chair is occupied. These strips allow said cover to move and slide over the surface of the seat in any direction as the occupant of the chair moves about on the seat and will always be returned to its proper or central position when the weight of the occupant is removed.
The construction and manner of attaching the cover to the chair-seat will be readily understood from the foregoing description. All that is necessary is to place the cover on the seat of the chair and then slip the eyes of the elastic strips over the screws or projections in the under surface of the seat, and the cover is then ready for use.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is
1. In combination with a chair, a seat-cover designed to slide on the chair-seat in unison with movements of an occupant of the chair and elastic strips secured to the seat-cover and detachably to the chair; whereby the cover will be maintained in a normal position on the chair-seat when the latter is unoccupied.
2. In combination with a chair a removable seat-cover having a slidable under surface to move readily over the chair-seat and elastic strips secured to the seatcover and adapted for attachment to the chair-seat; whereby the cover is maintained normally centrally of the chair-seat and restored to normal position on release from force which may move it therefrom.
3. A wear-preventing cover for chair-seats consisting of an upper surface of rough fabric adapted to clingto cloth made of a length to overhang the front edge of a chair, an under surface adapted to slide'freely on a chair-seat and elastic strips secured to the cover and adapted for attachment to the front and rear the seat thereof, consisting of three layers of material secured together, the upper layer of rough, coarse goods, the middle layer of strong stiff goods and the under layer of smooth, soft goods, flexible elastic strips attached to said cover and means for securing the free ends of said strips to the chair, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
In testimony of all which I have hereunto subscribed my name.
LEON LIPPERT. Witnesses:
BASGONA FENTON, JNo. F. MAoKA.