US 922703 A
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G. E. KNAPP.
POROUS RUG HOLDER. 'APPLIOATION FILED JAN. 18, 1906.
Patented May 25, 1909.
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CHARLES E." IUJAPP,
Application filed January 18,
Specification 02 Letters Patent.
I (inmates E. KNAPP, a l 3 State of New York and United l .limerica, residing at No. 900 Union street, borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, city and State of New York, have i invented a new and useful Improvement in 5 Porous Rug-Holders, of which the following 1 is a specification. i is well known that carpets, rugs, mat
I l l he like when laid loosely on floors ie to slide along when stepped upon 0: when a chair or other furniture is moved upon them, .and are thus dangerous to life and limb. The object of my invention is to provide an improved holder to be attached the under side of the rug or the like to keep from slipping on the floor. in carrying out my invention I make a triangular corner of flexible material such as ubber having a rough surface vulcanized to j piece of cloth of the same shape but extendoutwardly beyond the rubber, and saidj corner of rubber or other flexible material will cling to a smooth surface or floor preferj ably by having pores at proper intervals 5 which extend througl'r the rubber to the cloth. This holder can be readily fastened by sewing or'aflixing by proper devices the projecting cloth edges to the corners of the j under side of the rug, carpet or matting, thus making a rough, clinging, solid and neat j surface against a smooth floor with suckerlike attributes to the pores, which in a prac i l l l I I l tical way prevents the slipping and sliding above referred to.
Reference is to be had to the accompan ing drawings forming part hereof, wherein- Figure l is a face view of the rug holder attached to the corner of the under side of the rug, matting or carpet. Fig. 2 is a face view of the rug holder unattached and Fig. 3 is a cross section thereof. I
My improved rug holder A is shown in triangular forrn adapted to fit at the underside of the corner of a rug or the. like B, and the v holder may be made of rubber or other flexible material adapted to cling to a floor or smooth surface, and to assist such clinging said holder is shown provided with pores or holes a. The holderA is fixed to a piece of cloth (3, as by vulcanizing them together, and said cloth is shown of the same shape as the holder but of greater area so that it will extend outwardly beyond the holder providing projecting margins or edges D. The holder may be secured to the rug or the like by placing the cloth backing C against the rug and sewing through the margins or edges l3 and through the rug or the like. As the holder A projects beyond the plane of the edges D of the backing C the stitches or other fastenings passing through the edges D will be keptfrom contact with the floor and thus prevented from becoming Worn and releasing the holder.
Having now described my invention What I claim is I A rug holder comprised entirely of but two parts, first a solid rubber base of triangular form having straight unbroken bounding sides, said base being formed with a series of transverse suction perforations which extend through the top and bottom faces thereof,
and second a top part formed of cloth mate rial of tri-angular form having straight unbroken bounding sides, said top being vulcanized to said base'and having its sides extending beyond the corresponding sides of the base, said cloth extending throughout the area of said rubber to thereby serve as a stilfening means therefor, and to also close the tops of said perforations of the rubber.
In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 16th day of January, 1906.
CHARLES E. KNAPP. Witnesses ROBERT G. PERRY, FLonENon MEDOALF.