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Publication numberUS895215 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1908
Filing dateAug 27, 1907
Priority dateAug 27, 1907
Publication numberUS 895215 A, US 895215A, US-A-895215, US895215 A, US895215A
InventorsJoseph A Vogel
Original AssigneeJoseph A Vogel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 895215 A
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PATENTED AUG. 4, 1908.




No. 895,215. Specification o! FUR NI'IU'RE -BUFFER.

Letters Patent. Patented Aug. 4, 1908.

Application filed August 27, 1907. Serial No. 390,362.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it lznown that l, Josnru A. VOGI'IL, a citizen of the United States, residing at Vilmington, in the county of New ustlr' and .State of Delaware, have invented new and useful lm irovemenls in Furniture-lhdfeis,

of which t 10 following is a slpecification.

for which furniture buffers are customarily employed.

.Vith these and other ends in view which will readily appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the improved construction and novel arrangement and combination of parts which will be l'iFreinufter fully described and particularly pointed out in the \.lilililS.'

In the drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the preferred form oflhe buffer applied in position for operation. Fig. l is a vertical sectional view of the same. Fig. 3 is a top plan view showingthe buffer detached. Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view showing the slightly modified form of the buffer. Figs. 5, 6, and 7 arisecfional detail views illustrating progressive steps in the manufacture of one form of the buffer.

Corresponding )arts in the several figures are denoted by li '6 characters of reference.

The improved butler includes a cushion A which is preferably made of india rubber or of a suite.- )lc composition containing mbbcr: said cushion being of any desired size and shape, but preferably provided with inclined side walls I and with a flat or level inner face 2 which is disposed at an acute angle to the side walls.

A fastening member is provided which. as a. whole, is designated F; said fastening member comprises a pointed shank which may be in the. nature of a ack 3 as shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings or it may be in the nature of a screw as shown at 4 in Fig. 4; the shank is provided with a head 5 which is preferablyintegral therewith, and coextensive with the face .2 of the cushion member. 'hen the shank is in the nature of a screw, the head is provided with a notch 6 extending diametrically across the shank and adapt- :lhe cushion member A is connected with the fastening member F by means of a connecting or assemblingmember C consisting of a ring or annulus comprising an annular flange [engaging the walls of the cushion memberadjacent lo the. head of the fastening member, upon which said cushion member abuts, and a lateral flange 3 which is turned down upon the side of the head of the fastening member from which the pointed shank projects.

The assembling member 0 may bcproduc'ed or manufactured in various ways; a preferred method being illustrated in Figs. 5, 6 and 7 of the drawings by reference to which it will be seen that the flat ring 9 havin a contra] a ierturc 10 is provided, the same being struc or st amped from a sheet offmt'alfafter which the inner portion of the annulus is struck downward to form the annular cushion engaging flange 7. The outer )0!- tion of the annulus 9 isaftcrwards struc or bent upward to form an approximately oylindricul collar as shown at 11 in Fig. 7; and as it is manifestlydesirable to avoid bonding .the metal twice in the same plane, the collar 11 will be separated from the flame 7 by an annular shoulder 12. This shouh or will afford a very desirable supporting medium for the head 5 of the fastening member which, in this event instead of being coextensive. with the. adjacent face of the cushion member will be of a slightly grcathr area; ing been assembled by first depositing the cushion member within the annular flange ,7 and afterward adjusting the fastening mom-- bcr adjacent thereto, are finally connected bv turning down the collar 1'] upon the head of the fastening member to form a flange which has been designated 8 in Figs. 2 and 3. From the foregoing description taken in connection with the drawings hereto annexed, the operation and advantages of this invention will be readily understood- The construction is simple and inexpensive, and buffers constructed in accordance with the invent-ion are capa'blo of being very readily and conveniently ap lied in position for op eration, or detached: as occasion may demand. When the fastening medium con sists of a. pointed tack, a few blows with a hammer will be found sufficient to drive tho same when the fastening medium is a screw,

it may be readily turner as it will'bo found The parts havthat the arts will be assembled with suilicient rigidity for this purpose owing to the large extent of the screw head -upon which the face of the cushion member abuts. After the cushion member has become worn, if it should be found diliieult to unscrew the device, the remains of the cushion member may be pried out, and e. screw driver may then be utilized to" remove the fastening screw, the latter being provided with a. notch 6 for such an emergency.

Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new is 1. A furniture buffer comprising a cushion 154melnber, a fastening member consisting of a shank having a head approximately coextensive with and bearin egainst the inner face of the cushion memoer, and an assembling member having an annular flange extending around and enga ing the'cushion member near the inner end thereof and also extending around the edge of the head of the fastening member; said assembling member being further provided with en inturned laterel flange engaging the back of the head of the fastening niem er.

2. A furniture buffer comprising a eushio member, a. fastening member consisting of it pomted snank hevmg a head approximately coextensive with the inner face of the cushan ion member, an assemblingmember having an annular retaining flange, en inturned lateral holding firings engaging the back of the head of the fastening member, and an inter mediate shoulder or oil'set. 3. A furniture buffer comprising a cushion member, an annular assembling member heving it retaining flange engaging the side walls of the cushion member, an annular int urned holding flange and an intermediete'shoulder 40 or offset, and e fastening member having a head supported upon said shoulder or offset adjacent to and in engagement with the inner face of the cushion member, said head being engaged by the annular inturned holding 4| flange of' the assembling member and pro vided with an outward extending pointed shank.

' In testimony whereof'I .aflix my signature in. presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA47B91/04