US 1335965 A
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APPLICATION mso SEPT. 3. |918.
1,335,966, i Patented Ap1-.6,'1920.
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FREDRICK HOFFMANN, OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
Application filed September 3, 1918.
To all whom t may concern:
Yiie it known that i, ifuiinmcu ilorttuaxx, a citizen of the United States, residing :u1 Louisville, in the county of Jefferson and State of kentucky. have invented a new and useful Improvement in Mattresses, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to mattresses.
The ordinary mattress is in effect a sack. in extent the size of the bed on which it is to be used, into which suitable filling' material stuffed. it being' placed therein as evenly and compactlv as possible` the distribution being dependent upon the skill of the stutter. The mouth of the sack is then ti -htl '\Y closed, usually by sewing. The filling in a mattress of this character will. in service, be displaced and compacted by the movement and pressure of a recumloent figure, displacement is in a measure prevented by passing' threads entirely through the mattress at regular intervals and drawing' them tightly. Mattresses of this character are Vvery insanitary as they absorb emanations from the sleeper, and are used for long periods of time without being cleaned or renovated. In fact. owing' to the difficulty of the procedure they are rarely made over until they become a source of physical discomfort lne to irren'i'llarity of surface.
An object of this invention is to provide a mattress. the tick7 of which is divided into a plurality of pockets or apartments adapted to receive a suitable fillino and hav ing' means for closing` same which may be easily manipulated. whereby an unskilled person may readily remove and replace the filling.
With the foregoing' and other objects in view., the invention consists of the novel construction and arrangementof parts illustratcd in the accompanying drawing: which forms a part of this specification. wherein is set forth an embodiment of the invention. but it is to be understood that such changes and modifications may he resorted to as come within the scope of the claims appended hereunto.
Referring* to theI drawing' wherein similar reference characters designate like parts in the several views. Figure l. is a perspective view of an embodiment of the invention: Fig. 2. a side elevation of same. showing the outer set of Hans iin-fastened and turned hack: Fig. 5i. a view similar to Fie: 2, showing the inner flaps turned back, dis- Specifcation of Letters Patent.
the fasteners secured.
Patented Apr. (i, 1920.
Serial No. 252,444.
closing the ends of the partitions and fillingn'iaterial: Fig. et, a transverse section.
The embodiment of the invention illustrated herewith comprises what is known as a single mattress, that is the width is such as to accommodate but one person. In the drawing the mattress is designated as a whole b v the reference numeral -10-. It consists of a top -11- and a bottom 19- to which end strips --13 are secured b v suitable means such as rows of stitches i4- and a side strip 15- secured by lines of. stitches -l6-, formingl a flat elongated casing'. or tick open on the forward side within which a plurality of transverse partitions --17- are secured. by suitable means such as stitches -18-. Flaps 1Q- are secured to the forward eda'es of the end strip l2. d pair of superimposed flaps --QL QQ-u and 522. Q4- are attached respectively to the forward edges of the top and bottom. l1 and 12. The flaps 21, 22 and 24- may be separate pieces. or as shown in Fig. 4i. they may be of one piece folded longitudinally. near the center line. and the folded edges secured. by means of stitching' -25- to the forward edrre respectively of the top and bottom. The outer flaps 21 and Q3, are provided respectively with a plurality of securing' members suchy as snap fasteners -2fi-. Snap fasteners being articles of commerce it is not thought that a description thereof is necessarv here. suiiice to say that a spring head 2T- is secured to one flap. as 91. and a post Q8- to the other. 2?.
In preparingthe mattress for service. suitable material such as hair. moss. excelsior. cotton. hav or straw is stuffed in each comnmtmeut. care heine observed to pack as evenly and compactlv in one compartment as in another. When the compartments are filled the inner dans -QQ- 24- .v-n Folded io the end flans 19 turned in. and the outer flaps 2l and Q3 turned down and liv this arrangement the filling' is securely confined and vet access thereto may be readily had. It is obvious that if the mattress becomes packed at any noint. the stutiine in one or more of the compartments mav onicklv and easily be removed. teased and replaced. thereby restorine it. to its original and proper form. .K rickino constructed as set forth above is Daricnlarlv ndnnted to armv use as in addition.
to the facility with which it may be filled,
and the quality ot the mattress produced, the compartments, when the filling is removed may be used for the safe storage of blankets and other articles.
ln. the construction as described herein, the filling]` may be removed and 1'enovated or renewed, the ticking laundried and the lilling replaced as often as desired Without the services of an expert.
Having thus described my invention so that any one skilled in the art pertaining thereto can make and use the sanid I claim:
l. In la mattress, a ticking` comprising top7 bottom and side Walls, and havinga plurality of compartments, a pair of Vlaps attached to the ends of the top and bottom Walls respectively, each pair ol flaps consisting` of a strip folded longitudinally and stitched by its folded edge to the ticking'.
2. In a mattress7 a ticking comprising top, bottom and side Walls, and having a plurality of open ended compartments, a single flap attached to the end of each side wall and adapted to be folded over the open ends olf said compartinents. :1 pair oi: flaps uttached to the ends of the top and bottom walls, each pair of the last named flaps comprising` a piece olf material broader than the thickness of the mattress, said material being folded near its center linelongitudi nallye and stitched by its folded edge to the ends of the top and bottom walls.