US 80379 A
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@uitrit tang @strut @frn WILLIAM YOUNG, J R., OF FRANKLIN, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSLGNOR- TO HIM- SELF AND CHARLES LOWELL, OF SAME PLACE.
` `Letters Patent No. 80,379, dated-July 28, 1868.
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To ALL WHOM IT MAY GONGERN:
Be it known that4 I, WILL-IAM-YOUNG, Jr., of Franklin, in the county of Norfolk, and Stateof Massachusetts, have invented a new and improved Door-Mat; and I do herehy'declare that the following is a full, clear, and 'exact description thereof', which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification.
Figure 1 is a side edge View of my iniproved mat. Y
Figure 2-is a detail cross-section of the saine, taken through the line a: iig. 1.
Similarletters 4of reference indicate corresponding parts.
My invention hasfor its object to furnish a simple, cheap, and serviceable door-mat, which may be made single or double, large or suiall, in one .piece Vvor in s'ections, and which, vwhen worn, may be relledwith little trouble and at triiiing expense; and it consists in a door-mat constructed in the rnanner hereinafter more fully described.
. A are the longitudinal bars orholders, between which the pile, lling, or brush of the mat isclamped, and which, together with the binding-hars orwires B, form the frame or foundation of the mat. The hars A are made of Wood',-and their adjacent sidesvnhay he left rough as they come from the saw, or they may be otherwise roughened or serrated, to give them a better hold upon the filling of the mat. The holders A may be made ofanydesired length, and any number of them may be usedl according to the desired 'size of the mat The filling C may be made of hem-p, jute, manilla, grass, rushes, straw, brushwood, wood splints, wood shavings, whalebone, bristles, hair, or any other suitable substance.'v The pile or filling Cis placed between thebars A so as `to project a sufficient distance upon one or both sides, according asa mat with one or two wiping-surfaces is desired. The bars A are then forced together by any convenient power, and secured in place by nuts placed upon the ends of the binders B, or-hy riveting or clinehing the ends of said hinders,l or in anyother convenient .mannen When the lling'C is` suiciently fibrous, it may be twisted into ropes and wound spirally around the bars or holders A, and then either left so, as shown at the left-hand part of iig. 2, or cut longitudinally with said holders, as shown in the rightlhand part` of tig. 2. In case the filling C is wound around-the holders A,
half-round hars, D, may be placedy upon the upper and lower sides of the holders and which may either be 'left in or removed, as may be desired, as shown in fig. 2. The mats `may be in one piece, of any desired size,
or they may he made in sections, so that they may be arranged to forni a mat of any desire according as the -place in which the mat is to be used may render necessary. Y
. 'I claim as'lnew, and desire to securehy Letters Pat-entu 4 As an improved article of manufacture, a door-mat, having twouncut wiping-surfaces',,composed of the rope C wound spirally around the longitudinal wooden hars A, and rounded bars D secured to the topand bottomof said bars A, all clump/ed together by the transverse rods and nuts,'a`s hereiny shown and described.
WILLIAM YOUNG, JNE.
FRED. YOUNG, WILLIAM Vonne, Snr.
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