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US2211574A
US2211574A US21481638A US2211574A US 2211574 A US2211574 A US 2211574A US 21481638 A US21481638 A US 21481638A US 2211574 A US2211574 A US 2211574A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G27/00Floor fabrics; Fastenings therefor
    • A47G27/04Carpet fasteners; Carpet-expanding devices ; Laying carpeting; Tools therefor
    • A47G27/0437Laying carpeting, e.g. wall-to-wall carpeting
    • A47G27/045Gripper strips; Seaming strips; Edge retainers
    • A47G27/0462Tack strips for tensioning or seaming
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T16/00Miscellaneous hardware [e.g., bushing, carpet fastener, caster, door closer, panel hanger, attachable or adjunct handle, hinge, window sash balance, etc.]
    • Y10T16/10Carpet fasteners
    • Y10T16/109Hook
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T16/00Miscellaneous hardware [e.g., bushing, carpet fastener, caster, door closer, panel hanger, attachable or adjunct handle, hinge, window sash balance, etc.]
    • Y10T16/10Carpet fasteners
    • Y10T16/131Strips

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Aug E94@ R T. MCNIQHOLAS zsmlm CARPET FASTENING DEVICE Filed June 20, 1958 2 sheets-sneeu 1 INVENTOR 'A Avigo 33 94@ R. T. MCNHCHOLAS 2923395@ CARPET FASTENING DEVI CE Filed June 2o, 1958 2 sheets-sheet 2 INVENTOR Z0 mth@ @Mil/@Chaim ATTO R N EYS Patented Aug. 13, 1940 lUlm-ED s-TATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

My invention relates to fastening devices and more particularly to carpet fastening devices.

One of the principal objects of my invention is to provide a fastening device so constructed and arranged as to reliably anchor a carpet or the like in adjusted position over a floor or similar structure without marring, modifying or otherwise providing the surface with openings or the like wherein to secure the device or carpet thereto.

Another objectof my invention is to provide a device of the above described character of a construction adapted to maintain the marginal edgesof the carpet in abutting relation with the wall adjacent the floor whereby to present a neat and uniform appearance.

A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the above described character which is simple in construction, reliable in use, eillcient in operation and economical in manufacture.

A special object of my invention is to provide a device of the above described character capable of maintaining the marginal edges of carpets in abutting relation with walls having arcuate shaped corners or faces.

Another special object of my invention is to provide andevice of the above described character capable of being easily removed from. the oor and carpet without damage to the iioor, thus eliminating the usual resultant unsightly marks, apertures and the like caused by other types of fastening devices when removed from the iloor.

An important object of my invention is to provide a fastening device capable of being reliably anchored to a floor surface in a pressed condition and provided with flexible means for eecting such condition regardless of the unevenness or inequalities of the floor surface.

Another important object of my invention is to provide a fastening device of bandoleer-like formation capable of being marketed in strips of considerable length for subsequent division into suitable length portions for use in anchoring carpets to -floors.

Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description, appendedclaims and annexed drawings.

Referring to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate like parts throughout the several views:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention, illustrating the same attached to the iioor of a building or the like adjacent a wall surface and securing a section of carpet to said oor.

Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view illus- 'trating my invention in connected relation with a floor, wall and section of a carpet.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a top plan view of my invention, il- 5 lustratng the latter in position for securing a carpet within an arcuate shaped corner of a wall.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of a modified form of my invention.

Figure 6 is a transverse sectional view of the modified form.

Figure 'I is a fragmentary longitudinal sectional view of the modified form.

Figure 8 is a bottom plan view of the modified form.

In practicing my invention, in the preferred embodiment illustrated in Figures 1 to 4 inclusive, I provide a strip 5 of iiexible material, for instance canvas, muslin, burlap or the like. Said strip is fashioned with a lengthwise extending pocket 6 and with a lateral section 'i co-extending with said pocket and comprising the pair of side ends of said strip secured together throughout the length of and adjacent one side of the pocket 6 as clearly illustrated in Figure 2. The pocket is provided with a lower face coextending with the lower face of the section 'l and coacting with the latter to form a floor engaging face 8. Said pocket is of a substantially rectangular configuration in cross section and is provided with an upper carpet engaging face 9 spaced above the upper face I0 of the section l to form a seat Il for accommodating the folded end of a carpet as hereinafter more fully set forth.

Encased in the pocket 6 and conglutinated with the interior walls thereof, there is positioned a plurality of blocks i4 constructed of wood, composition board, chipped paper or the like and which serve as a filler medium for the pocket.

Extending through said pocket and the blocks i4 are a plurality of anchoring elements l5, for instance nails, staples or the like. One of said elements extends upwardly and in a direction towards the section 1 to form an inclined sharped upper end section above the facet in each of the blocks for penetrating engagement with the carpet I3 adjacent the end I2 thereof as illustrated in Figure 2. The lower ends of the anchoring elements are headed for engagement with the lower face 8 of the pocket. Said blocks are spaced relative to each other to form a plurality of spaced voids within the pocket.

The lower face 8 is provided with a glue or cementing material I6 of such a character that 55 after being dried it can, when desired, be moistened with water or the like to cause the lower face 8 to adhere to the surface of the floor as illustrated in the drawings. A majority of the standard linoleum materials or paste will meet these requirements and the invention is not directed to a glue or paste of this character per se.

The facings of the blocks within the pocket provide a degree of flexibility to the strip which enable workmen to fit it to any corner or curve by slitting the pocket with a knife through the spaced voids a suiilcient distance to enable a bending of the strip as clearly illustrated in Figure 4. As illustrated in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings, the anchoring elements protrude from the top face 9 and are inclined towards the wall and the section I is positioned in engagement with the wall as illustrated in Figure 2. When the strip has been tted, material I8 is moistened and the device pressed firmly to the floor and reliably anchored thereto upon a drying of the material. It is suggested, but not necessary, that the oor surface be reasonably free from sand or dirt before the device is secured in place. The flexibility obtained by the spacing of the blocks overcomes any tendency of the material I5 to fail to adhere to the iioor due to the unevenness or inequalities in the oor surface or any foreign particles overlooked when applying the device thereto. When the strip has thus been secured to the floor the carpet I3 is turned under or folded to form the end I2 in the regular manner and said carpet is pressed downwardly over the protruding end of the anchoring elements I5. The folded end is seated Within the seat II. When the carpet is thus positioned it can be stretched and fastened on the opposite end to a similar device adjacent the opposite wall of the room in the same manner. Due to the inclination of the anchoring elements the carpet can be stretched as much as desired without pulling loose from said elements.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that my invention eliminates the necessity of a carpet layer driving tacks into the floor to hold the carpet in place and said invention is especially advantageous where it is desired to lay carpet on concrete, tile composition, marble, iron, or a relatively hard surface. The use of my invention makes it possible to neatly lay a carpet with the edges thereof in abutting relation with the wall thereby eliminating the unsightly appearance of the usual tack heads and the like. My invention also lessens the amount of labor and time required to lay a carpet and greatly facilitates the operation required to remove a carpet for cleaning, moving or replacing. By eliminating the necessity of using tacks or similar fasteners, it precludes damage to the floor and also the necessity of drilling and plugging in instances where marble floors are to be carpeted.

My device by reason of its bandoleer-like construction, giving it the needed flexibility, insures a rm and permanent grip on the surface of the floor in appressed condition and which is not obtainable by ordinary fastening devices. 'I'he carpet may be readily removed from the anchoring devices and the strip saturated with water or the like to moisten the material I6, thereby permitting the strip to be removed from the floor without leaving any marks thereon.

In the modified form illustrated in Figures 5 to 8 inclusive, a strip 20 is provided and has secured to the under face thereof a plurality of spaced blocks 2|. Said blocks are each provided with the upwardly extending anchoring means or elements 22 as clearly illustrated in the drawings. The strip 20 serves to cover the upper and outer side faces of the blocks and the under face of the blocks is provided with glue or cement for securing the blocks to the surface of the oor as in the instance of the preferred embodiment. The outer faces of the blocks are inclined as at 23 and the strip 20 extends thereover. Said strip is glued or otherwise fashioned to the upper faces of the blocks. The inclination of the upper face as at 23 permits the carpet when attached over the strip to extend downwardly therefrom for engagement with the iioor. The inner ends of the blocks are adapted to abut the wall as indicated in Figure 6 and the folded ends of the carpet overlie the top face of the strip 20. This modified form of my invention is especially adaptable for use in laying carpets wherein a padding is not employed as in the instance of the preferred embodiment and is especially adaptable for use in connection with temporary carpeting.

What I claim is:

1. A device of the character described, comprising, a strip of flexible material formed with a lengthwise extending pocket and a coextending side section for abutting engagement with an upright surface, said strip provided with a lower face having adhesive material thereon for securing said strip to the surface of a oor adjacent said upright surface, a iiller medium within said pocket, and anchoring elements extending through said pocket and said medium above said strip for securing carpets to said strip in adjusted position over said floor.

2. A device of the character described comprising, a strip of flexible material formed with a pocket and a side section for abutting engagement with an upright surface, said pocket provided with a lower face having adhesive material thereon for securing said strip to the surface of a floor adjacent said upright surface, a plurality of spaced blocks within said pocket, and anchoring elements extending through said pocket and said blocks above said strip for securing carpets to said strip in adjusted position over said oor.

RICHARD T. MCNICHOLAS.

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Cited By (17)

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US2514335A (en) * 1949-05-27 1950-07-04 Jesse C Owens Marginal fastener strip for carpets
US2554674A (en) * 1948-12-04 1951-05-29 Frank S Karas Carpet edge fastening strip
US2599580A (en) * 1949-06-24 1952-06-10 John M Paterson Marginal securing strip for carpets
US2654909A (en) * 1950-09-06 1953-10-13 John M Paterson Carpet anchoring strip
US2664589A (en) * 1951-07-27 1954-01-05 Chaim M Szpilberg Carpet gripper
US2709826A (en) * 1950-09-20 1955-06-07 Walter J Reinhard Floor covering and fastening means therefor
US3047903A (en) * 1959-12-22 1962-08-07 Walter J Reinhard Rug anchoring tape
DE1285134B (en) * 1965-02-11 1968-12-12 Matthey William Metal profile strip with punched-out tabs for fixing carpets
US3727264A (en) * 1971-07-12 1973-04-17 G Porzio Carpet anchoring strip
US4759096A (en) * 1987-07-16 1988-07-26 Marvin Dorris Carpet fastener
US5329653A (en) * 1993-01-07 1994-07-19 Harry Hultgren Carpet restraining strip
US5450698A (en) * 1990-12-17 1995-09-19 Step Loc Corporation Flexible carpet base
US5500980A (en) * 1993-11-16 1996-03-26 Morrow Associated Enterprises Carpet strips and methods of making carpet strips and other extruded articles
US6708367B2 (en) * 2000-04-18 2004-03-23 Long Port Investments Limited Fabric gripper
US20050246985A1 (en) * 2004-05-05 2005-11-10 Blair Farrend Floor bracket
US20050279038A1 (en) * 2002-07-24 2005-12-22 Arbor Contract Carpet Floor covering transition device
US20080313850A1 (en) * 2007-06-21 2008-12-25 John Leonard Pongrac Carpet edge securing strips

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2554674A (en) * 1948-12-04 1951-05-29 Frank S Karas Carpet edge fastening strip
US2514335A (en) * 1949-05-27 1950-07-04 Jesse C Owens Marginal fastener strip for carpets
US2599580A (en) * 1949-06-24 1952-06-10 John M Paterson Marginal securing strip for carpets
US2654909A (en) * 1950-09-06 1953-10-13 John M Paterson Carpet anchoring strip
US2709826A (en) * 1950-09-20 1955-06-07 Walter J Reinhard Floor covering and fastening means therefor
US2664589A (en) * 1951-07-27 1954-01-05 Chaim M Szpilberg Carpet gripper
US3047903A (en) * 1959-12-22 1962-08-07 Walter J Reinhard Rug anchoring tape
DE1285134B (en) * 1965-02-11 1968-12-12 Matthey William Metal profile strip with punched-out tabs for fixing carpets
US3727264A (en) * 1971-07-12 1973-04-17 G Porzio Carpet anchoring strip
US4759096A (en) * 1987-07-16 1988-07-26 Marvin Dorris Carpet fastener
US5595041A (en) * 1990-12-17 1997-01-21 Step Loc Corporation Carpet installation method using flexible carpet base
US5450698A (en) * 1990-12-17 1995-09-19 Step Loc Corporation Flexible carpet base
US5329653A (en) * 1993-01-07 1994-07-19 Harry Hultgren Carpet restraining strip
US5500980A (en) * 1993-11-16 1996-03-26 Morrow Associated Enterprises Carpet strips and methods of making carpet strips and other extruded articles
US6708367B2 (en) * 2000-04-18 2004-03-23 Long Port Investments Limited Fabric gripper
US20050279038A1 (en) * 2002-07-24 2005-12-22 Arbor Contract Carpet Floor covering transition device
US20050246985A1 (en) * 2004-05-05 2005-11-10 Blair Farrend Floor bracket
US7392626B2 (en) * 2004-05-05 2008-07-01 Blair Farrend Floor bracket
US20080313850A1 (en) * 2007-06-21 2008-12-25 John Leonard Pongrac Carpet edge securing strips
US7707685B2 (en) 2007-06-21 2010-05-04 John Leonard Pongrac Carpet edge securing strips

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