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Feb. 8, 1938‘ E. KARFI‘OL ' 2,107,669 SHELF EDGING Filed March 17, 1936 BY _ I A ORNEY. Patented Feb. 8, 1938 2,107,669 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,107,669 SHELF EDGING Edward Karfiol, New York, N. Y. Application March 17, 1936, Serial No. 69,294 6 Claims. (CI. 41—10) This invention relates to shelf edgings with or Without an associated shelf covering portion adapted to overlie the upper surface of a shelf. Such edgings are sold by the running yard and are adapted to be secured, by the ultimate pur chaser, to the front edge of shelving to produce desired decorative effects. Shelf edgings are made of various materials and large quantities thereof are fabricated from strips, laminated with respect to one another, so as to embody a plurality of plies which are secured to gether for a greater or lesser portion of the length or width of the several plies to impart to the edg ings sufficient body to permit them to be readily 15 handled and to enable them to properly maintain their shape when secured to a shelf. When a shelf edging is made of a plurality of plies, the best results are obtained in use when the edging is longitudinally reinforced or stiffened in a manner to lend a fair degree of rigidity thereto in order that it may better conform to the edge of a shelf and present a tailored appearance. I have found that an edging embodying a pin rality of plies may be economically and satisfac , 'torily reinforced and stiffened by folding upper marginal portions of one or more plies over the upper edges of one or more other plies and by fold ing lower marginal portions of one or more plies over the lower edges of one or more plies. This procedure, while not con?ned to shelf edgings having plies of any particular character, has been found to give wholly unexpected results in cases where the forward ply of the edging is of openwork material which, in many instances, 35 may be of a frail and delicate nature having in sufficient inherent strength unless properly rein forced by an associated ply. With such an edg ing, the folding of the upper and lower marginal portions of another ply or plies over the upper and lower edges of the frail openwork ply, will not only serve to properly support the edges of the latter and mount the same in proper coop erative relation with the other ply or plies, but 45 these folded over marginal portions will so re inforce the whole structure as to give the stiff ness desired and at the same time lend to the whole a neat and distinctive appearance. Features of the invention, other than those ad 50 verted to, will be apparent from the hereinafter detailed description and claims, when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing. The accompanying drawing illustrates different practical embodiments of the invention, but the constructions therein shown are to be understood as illustrative, only, and not as de?ning the limits of the invention. Figures 1-7 of the drawing are fragmental per spective views showing different illustrative forms of the invention. 5' It is felt that the invention will be more clearly apparent by showing thickness of the material entering into each ‘of the plies in the form of a heavy dark line and by slightly spacing the parts of the respective plies apart. By this treatment 10 the relation of the parts will be clearly apparent, but it is to be understood that parts which are in face opposing relation are, in fact, in face abut~ ting relation. 1 In Figures 1-7, the arrangement is such that l5‘ one marginal portion of one ply is folded forward ly over an edge of another ply, while one mar~ ginal edge of another ply is folded back over the marginal edge of a rear ply. The simplest form of this arrangement is shown in Figure 1, where~ in the upper marginal portion 49 of the ply 56 is folded over the upper edge of the ply 5| which has a lower marginal portion 52 folded under the lower edge of the ply 50. Figure 2 is the same as Figure 1, except that there are four plies 53, 54, 55 and 56, the two rear " plies having extensions which are folded over the upper edges of the forward plies and the two latter plies'having extensions which are folded over the lower edges of the rear plies. 30 Figure 3 is the same as Figure 1, except that the upper marginal portion of the front ply 51 is folded over the upper edge of the back ply, while the lower marginal portion of the back ply 58 is folded over the lower edge of the front ply 51. Figure 4 shows a front ply 59, a back ply 611 and an intermediate ply 6|. The upper marginal portion 62 of the front ply 59 is folded over the upper edges of the other two plies 60 and 6 I, while the lower marginal portion 63 of the back ply 60 40 is folded over the lower edge of only the inter mediate ply 6|. The structure of Figure 5 is the same as in Figure 1, except that there is one or more added plies 64 secured to the front face of the ply 5!. 45 The structure of Figure 6 has substantially the same arrangement as shown in Figure 5, except that the forward ply 65, which corresponds to the ply 64, is extended upwardly, so as to underlie the folded over portion 49. 50 All of the structures which I have thus far shown and described have been directed primarily to edgings alone, but such edgings may, if desired, be provided with extending ?aps adapted to over lie the whole or a portion of the upper surface of 55 2,107,669 2 a shelf and form a shelf covering portion, with strued as fully commensurate with the appended claims. Having thus fully described the invention, what such structures are shown in Figure '7. In Figure '7, I have substantially the structure ,I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: of Figure 1, except that the part 68, which corre 1. A shelf edging comprising a plurality of sponds to the part 52, is extended upwardly to plies, one rear ply of which is folded over the the upper edge of the edging and there provided upper edge of a forward ply and secured in abut with a flap M which forms a shelf covering ting relation to the forward face of the latter portion. and one forward ply being folded over the lower 1O Figure '7 is not to .be considered as exclusive, edge of a rear p-ly and secured in abutting rela but shows an illustrative way in which a shelf tion to the rear face of the latter. covering portion may be associated with the 2. A shelf edging comprising a plurality of edgings of the other ?gures. ‘ plies with one longitudinal margin of one rear I have not shown adhesive, stitches or other ply folded over the corresponding edge of a for 15 attaching means in all of the ?gures of the ward ply and secured in face abutting relation to 15 drawing, as either or both may be used depend the forward face of the latter and with one lon ing upon conditions or the materials employed, gitudinal margin of one forward ply folded over but it will be understood that the several plies, as the corresponding edge of a rearward ply and well as the folded over edgesare secured ?rmly secured in face abutting relation to the rear face 20 20 in position, as, for example, by an adhesive, so latter. as to give a ?rm structure and impart backbone of 3.the A shelf edging comprising two plies of ma to the edging. An outstanding advantage of all terial with one longitudinal margin of one ply these constructions is that the edging is not only folded over the corresponding edge of the other properly reinforced and strengthened at its upper ply and secured to the remote face of the latter 25 edge, but that a lower portion of the edging is and with the other longitudinal margin of the also similarly strengthened and reinforced. latter ply folded over the edge of the ?rst ply and It should also be understood that the material secured to- the remote face thereof. entering into the edging of this invention may 4. A shelf edging comp-rising two plies of ma be of any appropriate character and in fact dif terial with one longitudinal margin of each ply . ferent plies may be made of different materials. 30 folded over the contiguous edge of the other Different plies may also be appropriately orna secured thereto. mented or contrastingly colored and all free ply5.and A shelf edging comprising a plurality of out departing from this invention. Examples of edges which show from the front or exposed face of the edging may be ornamented by scallops, 35 castellations or serrations, or in any other suit able Way made pleasing in appearance. Em bossing may be availed of where desired. In the foregoing detailed description and in the accompanying drawing, I have not attempted 40 to show every possible way in which this inven tion may be carried out, but have sought merely to give a sufficient illustrative showing to demon strate the wide variety of effects which may be obtained through the employment of this inven 45 tion with that coincident reinforcement and stiffening to which the present invention is pri marily directed. The invention, therefore, is to 50 be understood as not limited» to the structures which have been illustrated, but is to be con plies, one rear ply of which is folded over the upper edge of a forward ply and secured in abut- .7; ting relation to- the forward face of the latter and one forward ply being folded over the lower edge of a rear ply and secured in abutting rela tion to the rear face of the latter, said forward ply being extendedv rearwardly of the rear ply to overlie the top- and a shelf and form a shelf covering portion. 6. A shelf edging comprising a plurality of plies with corresponding margins of a plurality of rear plies folded over the edges of a plurality of forward plies and secured thereto and with the corresponding margins of a plurality of for ward plies folded over the edges of a plurality of rear plies and secured thereto. EDWARD KARFIOL.