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Патент USA US3092878

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June 11, 1963
Filed Oct. 5, 1961
Homer 6‘. Slump
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also gently curved from a vertical to a horizontal position
to achieve the desired or improved end result.
Referring now to the drawing it may be pointed out
that the linear measurement (horizontal measurement
when the device is in use) may be and preferably is four
>Patented June 11, 1963
1 .
Homer C. Stump, 4428 Knoxville St, Lakewood, Calif.
Filed Oct. 3, 1961, Ser. No. 142,580
1 Claim. (Cl. 16-7)
feet. The material may be plastic; aluminum or whatever
material the manufacturer decides upon. The device in
cross-section de?nes an angle or may be said to be l.
The present invention relates to fastening and hold
shaped to provide a horizontal ?oor contacting part or
down means for a marginal edge portion of a ?oor cover
ing and has reference to wall-to-wall carpet and specially 10 member 6 and a vertical wall contacting member 8. The
member 6 has a ?at bottom to rest ?rmly atop the
constructed and uniquely designed fastening means which
horizontal ?oor 10. The top surface thereof is provided
is novel in that it promotes an attractive contour present
adjacent the lefthand marginal edge with an open-ended
ing a desired cove-effect.
groove or channel 512 having lengthwise undercut edges
Brie?y summarized the invention has to do with a
simple practical economical device susceptible of being
manufactured from a suitable grade of plastic or alumi
num, the same, in the ?nished vform of the adaptation,
15 '14. The vertical member 8 gradually decreases in thick
ness in an upward direction and has a ?at surface 16 to
rest ?rmly against the coacting wall 18. The extreme
upper lengthwise edge is provided with an outwardly over
having horizontal and vertical component parts united
and de?ning and providing an original junctional con
hanging ?ange 20 terminating in a depending lip 22
nection or joint therebetween. The exposed or obverse 20 de?ning an open-ended relatively narrow channel 24. The
connecting web between the members 6 and 8 has a cur
surface of the junctional connection is contoured to pro
vate or concave surface 26 which de?nes the principal
vide a curvate surface with the desired cove e?ect. The
cove contour. The mitered surface 28 is a clearance
top of the horizontal part is provided with a groove de
surface which bridges the corner 30 at the juncture of
?ning a channel ‘for a readily insertable tackless carpet
strip, that is a strip provided with angled outstanding 25 the surfaces -10 and 18. The device as a structural entity
is designated by the numeral 32.
carpet impaling prongs. The upper lengthwise edge of
The aforementioned channel 12 is designed and adapted
the vertical component or part is constructed and designed
to satisfactorily receive the readily insertable plywood
to provide a channel for reception of the raw edge of
tackless carpet strip or fastener 34. As usual this strip
the carpet and an ornamental enclosing cap.
A device constructed in accordance with the features 30 is provided with suitable angled penetrating or impaling
prongs 36. The numeral 38 designates the pad atop which
brie?y revealed above provides an adaptation which not
the ?oor covering or carpet 40 is laid. The marginal
only satisfactorily serves the purposes for which it is in
edge portion of the carpet designated sometimes as the
tended but constitutes a novel article of manufacture
raw edge 42 is seated in the channel 24 and is also sub
which should appeal ‘to production economies of manu
zfacturers and should be endorsed by retailers. In fact 35 stantiaily concealed and decorated by the overhanging
cap embodying the ?ange 20 and lip 22. The vertical
and with the invention available users will be able to
or upstanding edge portion of this thus anchored carpet
achieve an attractive and decorative carpet-to-wall ter
is denoted generally at 44. The device should be made
minal as well as a ?nished cove effect.
in such measurements and manner that it will ?t snugly
The invention also makes it possible to dispense with
the use of baseboards and commonly used decora 40 in place with tension against the wall without mastic,
nails or screws in the wall. The horizontal member is,
tive molding. With this invention surplus carpet ‘which
would otherwise be wasted is aptly and effectually used.
however, held down by suitable nails 46 used in installing
Baseboards and adjacent wall areas with soiled and un
the device in the usual manner illustrated in FIGURE 3.
It is believed that a careful consideration of the spe
sightly surfaces and molding and baseboards with chipped
45 ci?cation in conjunction with the ?gures of the drawing
paint need no longer be an eyesore.
will enable the reader to obtain a clear understanding of
With the herein disclosed invention in use the ?oor and
the construction and cooperation of the component parts
wall blend in a curvate smooth-?nished effect. This is
and the best mode of installing the same for reliable
to say the invention allows the carpet to form a natural
results. Therefore a more extended description is be
curve upward and obviates the undesirable and makeshift
carpet-laying practice of turning the edge of the carpet 50 lieved to be unnecessary.
The ‘foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
underneath and tacking same as is often done according
to present-day installation methods.
Then, too, it is apparent that the invention combines
methods of soft ?oor covering and hard surface ?oor
covering in a natural cove ?nish and overcomes the ac
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to
55 the exact construction and operation shown and described,
and vaccordingly all suitable modi?cations and equivalent
may be restored to, falling within the scope of the inven
cumulation of hard-to-remove dirt and extraneous matter
whiil; accumulates in corners and lodges itself in unsightly
These together with other objects and advantages which
will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of 60
construction and operation as more fully hereinafter de
scribed and claimed, reference being had to the accom
panying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like nu
merals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
FIGURE 1 is a view in perspective of a carpet con
touring and fastening device or carpet cove constructed in
tion as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
A carpet fastening device which enables the user thereof
to dispense with the use of a customary baseboard and
strip of molding comprising a unitary body having a hori
zontal portion ‘to reside atop the ?oor and a vertical por
tion to rest against the coacting vertical surface of a
wall, adjacent lengthwise edges of said members being
connected by an intervening junctional web, the reverse
side of the web being mitered to provide a clearance face,
accordance with the present invention;
the obverse side being arcuately concave, the arcuity de
FIGURE 2 is a cross-section showing the device as
?ning a decorative carpet~edge shaping and fastening cove,
sociated with the ?oor and wall; and
70 the top surface of said horizontal member being provided
FIGURE 3 is a view similar to FIGURE 2 showing
with an open-ended channel having undercut lengthwise
the marginal edge portion of the carpet fastened and
marginal edges, an insertable carpet strip having upstand
References Cited in the ?le of this patenf.
ing carpet impaling prongs received and removably re
tained in said channel by said edges, said vertical member
beginning with the terminal portion of said web decreasing
gradually in thickness in an upward, direction and ter
mina'ting' along its upper edge with an outstanding hori
zontal ?ange which in turn is provided with a depending
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lip, said- verticalvmernber being ?exible'and disposed at
an obtuse angle with respect to said horizontal portion for
Eichhorn et a1 __________ __ Mar. 1, 1960
Linsky _______________ -._ June 28, 1960
Franker ______________ __ Aug. 8, 1961
its‘whole length in an unstressed condition, the ?ange
and‘ lip de?ning a relatively narrow downwardly opening
channel-for reception and anchorage of a marginal edge
of the carpet.v
‘ Great Britain ________ __>__ Dec. 29, 71960
McCastline ____________ __ May 3, 1887
Van der Pyl __________ .._ June 10, 1924
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