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1121521, 21938., ‘J. A. RILEY TOWEL Filed March 24, 1937 . ......................“...1.*.1.J. 7......................... lull J IIIIIIIIII’I’I I I 2,121,162 2,121,162 Patented June 21, 193% 2,121,162 rowan John A. Riley, 'i‘oledo, Ulric duplication March as, i937, Eel-lei No. 122,751 2 claims. lili. rte-sol) This invention relates to towels and is more cloth” or similar moisture absorbing iabrics, such possible to manufacture and use large towels, since the strips of closely woven material pro vide a ready means for reduction in size or‘ the as are used for bath sheets and beach robes and towel to eliminate a defectively woven area or , _ particularly directed to large size sheets oi ‘.‘terry which measure some forty inches by sixty inches. a damaged place in the body. The small rec Sheets of this‘ size as heretofore manufactured tangular sections of moisture absorbing material are very expensive if made of good material, due , are made of such size that they may be combined to the fact that any defect in the weave during to form standard units such as small bath towels, manufacture necessitates. the rejection of the hand towels, or wash cloths. Each of these, when large unit. . ~ formed from the large sheet i, will be completely 10 Although desirable for use in hotels and homes. surrounded with a hemmed edge in the usual such large towels are not in general use, not only because of the high initial cost, but also because Further advantages accrue from the use of th , 5 manner. - when such a towel becomes torn or cut in use ' its value has been practically destroyed, although a large part of the fabric may still be in good condition. ' The primary object of my invention is to pro-. vide a large towel which will be less expensive to manufacture because of reduced‘ losses from defects and a large portion of which can be sal vaged for continued ?rst-class use, even though, thelarge towel has become torn, out or otherwise damaged in ‘spots. . ' 1 ‘ ' present invention in that, by folding the large towel for storage purposes on the lines de?ned by the strips 3 andd, the bulk of the towel is con siderably reduced so that less storage space is required. Also, the weight of the towel is re duced without seriously impairing its moisture absorbing properties. 20 it will be seen that while the present invention is simple and economical, it provides very de?~ nlte advantages which have heretofore not been Another object of the invention vis the provi ‘ available.‘ While it has been described in con-, nectlon with a towel oi’ a particular size, it should 25 sion of a large body of toweiing having its sur faces composed principally of “terry cloth”, but be appreciated that this description is purely by which may be readily divided into smaller units way of illustration and not of limitation. Having thus described my ‘invention, what I when occasion requires. _ Other objects and advantages oi’ the invention claim as new, and desire to secure by ‘United 30 _ will become apparent as the description proceeds, States Letters Patent, is: 1. A complete, ?nished towel. the obverse and reference being had to the accompanying draw 3 ing, in which- . Figure 1 is a somewhat diagrammatic plan view 35 of a towel woven in accordance with the present . invention, and vll'ig. 2 is a fragmentary perspec tlve view somewhat enlarged, taken along line i-t of Fig. l. 4:0 ' i In the drawing, l designates a body oitowelé ing having rectangular sections ii of moisture ab sol-hing material woven therein. Each moisture absorbing section is of a looped fabric commer-i cially known as “terry cloth” and is in the form v of a rectangular section completely surrounded by closely woven sections or strips of material from which the loops iorrning the moisture ab sorbing surface or the “terry cloth" are omitted. Thus, strips t of the‘closely woven materialor “mock selvedge" run longitudinally of the body l 50 at equally spaced intervals and are intersected‘ by equally spaced strips ll of similar material woven laterally oi’ the body. The strips ti and t ' are oi such weave that it out they will not ravel said towel having similar rectangular sections of looped, moisture absorbing fabric such as “terry 35 cloth" spaced both iaterally'and longitudinally by strips of material from which the loops are omitted, said strips running parallel to the edges of the towel and being suihcientiy wide to per mit hemming when the towel is cut to form 40 smaller rectangular units of towelling. 2. A ?nished towel, the obverse and reverse faces of which 'are the same, surrounded on all four sides by a border of substantially. smooth material which is finished, ready for use,‘ said 45 towel, having substantially rectangular sections of uniform size formed or looped moisture-ab sorbing fabric such as “terry cloth” spaced lat erally and longitudinally by strips of material from which the loops have been omitted, said strips running parallel to the respective borders of the towel, and being sumclently wide to per the looped fabric known as “terry cloth” and rnit hemmuig when the towel is cut, whereby said "terry cloth” sections will combine with adjacent 55 sections to form smaller substantially standard ' endeavor to-heni or bind the edge to prevent units oi’ toweliing when said towel is separated but may be hemmed or sewed. It will be under 55 stood that it is commercially impractical to out‘ raveling since the bound edge is thick and cum bersome. '60 reverse faces of which are the same, all four edges of the towel being ?nished, ready for use, . . along said lateral or longitudinal strips. V The present invention makes it economically Joint A. RILEY.