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No. 882,398. PATENTED MAR. 17, 1908.
T. B. LUPO. COLUMN `FON INTERIOR DBOONA N.
APPLICATION FILED JAN. 31. 1907 ATTORNEY THOMAS B. LUPO, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
COIMN SOR INTERIOR DECORATION.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented March 17, 1908.
Application filed January 31, 1907. Serial lNo. 355,127.
T all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, TiIoMAs B. LUPO, citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State .of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Columns for Interior Decoration, .of which the following is a specilication. i t f This invention relates to columns for interior wood-work, more particularly to those which are made up oit several materials so as to economize in cost and in weight, as willbe more fully described in the following specification, set forth in the claims and illustrated -in the accompanying drawings.
Figure l is an elevation of a column constructed in accordance with. this invention. Fig. 2 is a view showing the various parts in section.
In the use oi wood in the construction et solid columns the same is open to numerous objections, particularly the cost, the weight and the liability of the wood to crack in consequence of the dry atmosphere of the interior of buildings and in order to overcome these objections various attempts have been made to construct columns of materials which are not liable to warp and at the saine time are of light weight.
The object of this invention is to build up a column of materials which are not only easy to construct but which are ,cheap and which may, be cut into the required length, which shall be ireproof and at the same time possess 1 considerable strength and able to support the weight put upon them. i
The column shown in the drawings is made up of several rolls or layers of paper, asbestos, or similar flexible material, the interior la erS beingwound in a di'll'erent direction rom the outer layer 4 and pasted beneath the same. This method of making paper rolls is commonly used and 4the roll 'consists of strips of paper wound spirall'y from end to end, the ends forming a close joint and the reinforcing strip is similarly wound upon the Vlirst strip and pasted thereon, making a tube which is able to stand oonsiderable longitudinal pressure.
Upon the exterior ol' a tube thus constructed I vattach a veneering of wood 5 sel cured in any desired way butl preferably by waterproof glue, This veneer may be polished and 'varnished und given the appearance ol. a solid column ot wood of' any desired kind. The top of such a column is provided with a cap 6 having extending vflanges 7 to cover the upper edge ol the column, and to this ea p muy be secured any suitable .ornamental top or heed. column is provided with a base, S having an annular groove Q to receive the lower end of the column and in which u certain amount of glue may be put to firmly secure the'colnmn therein. This base 8 may be suitably orna-v mented and may be used as aineans l'or securing the column to a loor- 'l`he paper roll forming the foundation for this column may be of lireproot' material or have reinforcing means of metal or l'abric and various other moditications ma)Y be resortml to without departing from the essential l'ent ures above described.
Yhat l claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
The herein described column com rising a holl'ow tube made up ol strips ot exible material wound spirally, one layer upon another, und each alternate layer being spirally.
wound in the direction opposite to the .next adjacent layer, a wood veneer covering tor said column, a cap having a projecting portion [itted within the. top ot the column, and a base having an annular groove to receive the lower end of the column, substantially as described.
ln testimony whereof, l al'hx my signature in presence of two witnesses.
THOMAS B. LUPO. litnesses JAMES F. DUHAMEL, D. W. Gemor).
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