US 928642 A
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J. G. ELLIOTT.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 22, 1908.
Patented July 20, 1909.
' wpamto'c JOHN GEORGE ELLIOTT, OF TUXEDO PARK, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 20', 1909.
Application filed July 22, 1908. Serial No. 444,856.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN GEORGE ELLIO'rr, a citizen of the United States, residing at Tuxedo Park, in the county of Orange and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Textile Fabrics, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improvement in textile fabrics, and the object is to provide a fabric of peculiar weave-adapted especially for laundry bags or similar articles where it is desirable to have a coarse or open mesh weave for the easy circulation of water there-through, and with this object in view this invention com rises a woven textile as contradistinguishe from a knit fabric, having portions woven in a coarse mesh with intermediate solid or plain woven portions, which reinforce and strengthen the material, whereby it is capable of withstandin the strain and pressure to which articles 0 this character are constantly subjected.
M invention further consists of certain nove features of construction and combinations of parts, which will be hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
The accompanying drawing is a view of a portion'of my improved fabric showing the two different weaves, namely the open or coarse mesh and the solid or p ain weave.
The fabric illustrated comprises blocks 1, 1 of open mesh for the portions-for permitting the easy flow of water or other liquid therethrough. These blocks may be in the form of squares or stripes, and in fact of any suitable size and dimensions.
Intermediate solid or plain woven portions 2, 2 preferably extendin longitudinally and transversely of the fa ric serve to strengthen and reinforce the material, thus preventing undue stretching which might result from. the coarse woven or open mesh blocks 1, 1 and serving to maintain the shape and strenggi of the entire piece.
It will observed that the entire fabric is made in a single piece, the only difference being the tight or close weave of the strengthening portions and the open or coarse weave of the blocks or strips 1, 1, the same threads beingused for both, the difference merely being in the form of weave.
Various materials may be used in the manufacture of this material, such as linen or cotton for instance, although cotton is usually preferred. Likewise the blocks or checks 1, 1 might be in the form of relatively narrow strips instead of squares, and the width of the plain or solid woven portion might be varied indefinitely.
Mentlon has been made of the fact that this fabric is woven and not knit. The advantage of the woven fabric is erfectly obvious as compared with a knit fa ric especially when applied to the use for which this resent invention is intended, for a knit abric will unravel when broken at any point, whereas the woven fabric will not and would be much more durable than the other.
When made into bags, suitable lengths of the fabric are cut off from the main bolt and stitched or otherwise secured .together at the edges, and in use it is understood that fine and delicate articles are placed in the bag to preserve them while the ba sustains the wear and punishment to whlch articles of this description are subjected, and the open mesh allows the free circulation of the water as the articles are being washed More or less slight changes mlght be re sorted to in the form and arrangement of the several parts described without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention, and hence I do not wish to be limited to the exact construction herein set forth, but
Havin fully described my invention, what I c aim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A textile fabric comprising blocks, checks or strips of open mesh weave and integral reinforcing and strengthening portions of solid or plain weave, mesh weave and the solid or plain weave being made from the same'threads.
2. A textile fabric composed of fibers woven together to form blocks or checks of coarse open mesh weave and longitudinaland transverse plain or solid woven fabric which stren thens and reinforces the entire fabric continuous and unbroken threads.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.
JOHN GEORGE ELLIOTT. Witnesses FRnnK. A. SCHWARTZ, JOHN S. SCHNEIDER.
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