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Publication numberUS778287 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1904
Filing dateMar 28, 1904
Priority dateMar 28, 1904
Publication numberUS 778287 A, US 778287A, US-A-778287, US778287 A, US778287A
InventorsFred D Van Buren
Original AssigneeFred D Van Buren
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 778287 A
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PATENTBD DBG; v27, v1904.

No. 778,?87.r f. D. VAN BUREN'.


i UNITED STATES Patented December 27, 1904.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Fatent No. 778,287, dated- Deember 27', 1904.

Application filed March 2S, 1904:. Serial No. 200,419.

yed certain new and useful Improvements in Rug-Pins, of which the following is a specification.

rlhe object of this invention is to provide a pin'designed primarily for use in fastening the corners of a rug to a carpet; and it has for its object to provide a pin the head of which lies approximately parallel to the shank of the said pin, whereby the said pin and shank may be inserted in the carpet or rugwith the head lying on the upper surface of the said rug.

A further object of the invention is toprovide a pin of the character described comprising -a single piece yof wire bent to forma loop-head connected to the shank by a neck, the said neck' standing at right angles to the plane of the head and shank.

Finally, an object of the invention-is to provide a pin of the cliaracten'noted which will possess advantages in points of simplicity, efficiency, and durability, proving at the same time comparatively inexpensive toproduce and maintain. l

In describing the invention in detail reference will be had to the accompanying drawings, formingpartof this specification,wherein like characters denote correspondingparts throughout the seyeral views, in which-l Figure 1 is a perspective view of a pin. Fig. 2 is a sectional view of a carpet and rug, showing the invention applied thereto.- Figs. 3 and i are views illustrating a slightlymodified construction.

In the drawings, l denotes the carpet, and a rug applied thereto. The means for fastening the rug and the carpet together comprises in its construction a head 3, a neck 4,

and a pointed shank 5, formed of a single piece of wire. In the manufacture of the head and shank it might be desirable to have the outer edge of the head lying closer to the shank than it does at-the rear, as this construction when the fastener is formed of spring metal would permit the said fastener to be forced into the material` and owing to the yielding nature of the metal the said head lmight be caused to exert a certain pressure the relation first mentioned performs a desirable function and, as stated, serves to retain the fastener in place.

In the modification shown in Fig. 3 I'provide a fastener A, comprising a shank o, a neck. c, and looped head d, the end of the wire forming the fastener being continued across the loop, as shown at e, and being then bent on an incline to form a spur f, which spur extends in a direction opposite to the point of the shank and serves to engage the fabric to prevent displacement of the fastener. rIhis isa very desirable feature where the fabric of the rug iss-without a great deal of liber as vthe point being engaged by the rug the said head if abutted by the shoe of occupants of theroom could not withdraw the fastener from the rug. In this construction the material need not be particularly resilient. In fact, it may be comparatively pliable, and when the fastener is to be removed it would only be necessary to move the head awayfrom the shank by bending the neck, which movement would withdraw the spur and permit the removal of the fastener, and

when the fastener is to be replaced it would be necessary only'to return the head to its normal position-viz., to the plane parallel with the plane of the shank.

The construction,operation, and advantagesy i cessfully carrying the invention into-practice without departing from its scope.

Having fully described the invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Let- In testimony whereof I aiiixmy signaturcin ters Patent, isg tbe presence of two witnesses, this 20th dzty of IO A fastener for rugs, comprising a single February, 1904.

piece of metal bent to form a loop, head and Y T 5 neck and a pointed shank, one end of said FRED D' VAL BUIILD" piece extending across the loop of the head and Vitnesses: being bent to form a depending spur, substan- JOHN P. MANLEY,

tially as described. MAX F. HENKELMAN.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47G27/0462