United States Patent 2214586

This invention relates to hassocks. Heretofore, this article was made by providing a bag, of textile or other suitable material, which was stuffed with excelsior to the formation of a block to constitute the hassock. Several serious disadvantages are inherent in those hassocks, in that they...

Isaacson, Harry H.
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Albert, Fenaroli
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This invention relates to hassocks. Heretofore, this article was made by providing a bag, of textile or other suitable material, which was stuffed with excelsior to the formation of a block to constitute the hassock. Several serious disadvantages are inherent in those hassocks, in that they are saggy, tend to become squatty and thereby fail to carry out their function properly, and frequently also become misshapen and ill appearing. The principal object of the invention is to remedy the aforesaid disadvantages, and to provide an improved hassock which is conveniently and economically manufactured, salable at low cost, comfortable, strong, light, durable, efficient, and which will at all times maintain the form and appearance initially imparted thereto.

Other objects and advantages will hereinafter appear.

In the accompanying drawingFig. 1 is a cross-sectional elevation of the hassock constituting the invention.

Figs. 2, 3 are cross-sectional elevation showing parts of the hassock, as they appear during assemblage.

2; Fig. 4 is a cross-sectional elevation showing a hassock which is a modification of the invention.

Figs. 5, 6, 7, 8 are fragmentary cross-sectional elevations showing other modifications of the invention.

The hassock I is built up of a tube 2 which may be circular or of any polygonal form and made of wood, fibre, composition, or any other such requisite rigid material. A cushion 3 is provided having sides 4 of a contour corresponding to that g; of the exterior sides 5 of the tube 2. To the underside S of the cushion 3 is sewed at 7 a skirt 8 r1ade of any suitable fabric, Fig. 2, the contour of which skirt is similar to that of the interior side 9 of the tube 2, and within said skirt is located a cover i , of wood, Fig. 3, upon which the cushion 3 rests, having a downwardly projecting rim 11.

Said skirt is superposed over the exterior of rim 1 , around its edge 12, and against its interior 13, to which it is secured by tacks 14. A layer of glue !5, Fig. 1, is interposed between the fabriccovered rim I and the side 9 of tube 2, to thereby fasten the cushion-carrying cover 10 to the tube. A similar cover 16 is provided for the bottom I1 of tube 2 similarly held to the latter by a layer 18 of glue. Suitable coverings 20 of fabric or other material are provided for the exterior surfaces of tube 2 and cover 16, which coverings match the character of the exterior of the cushion 3. If the tube 2 is made of fibre it is preferable to line its interior with an additional fibre tube 21, which lends additional rigidity to tube 2, and being disposed between and abutting against the rims I I, 19 of covers 10, 16 serves as a shelving and firm support for the top cover 10, as shown in Fig. 1. In the manufacture of the hassock, the tube 2 and cushion 3 are prepared, the skirt 8 is sewed to the cushion, and the cover 10 is inserted into the skirt and against the underside of the cushion, whereupon said skirt is lined over the cover-rim 11 and tacked thereto. The combined cushion and cover are then joined to the tube 2 by the glue layer 15, the bottom cover 16 is similarly joined to the tube, and upon supplying the coverings 20 for the latter parts the hassock is entirely completed, presenting the appearance shown in Fig. 1 and embodying all of the hereinabove mentioned advantages.

In the modification shown in Fig. 8, a hoop 23 is riveted at 24 to the interior side 9 of the tube 2 and abuts against the rim 1 of cover 10, thereby acting as a shelving for said cover and cushion.

In Fig. 5, a cover 10 is provided without having any rim, and the skirt 8 is secured thereto by being tacked at 26 directly to its underside 27.

This cover is supported upon a hoop-like shelving 28, which is secured to the tube 2 by being seated in a recess 29 thereof.

In Fig. 6, the hoop 28 is not resorted to, the cover 10, similar to that shown in Fig. 5, being seated upon a ledge 3 of a terminal recess 32 formed in the top edge 33 of tube 2.

In Fig. 7, the tube 2 is made of sheet metal, and a hooped shelving 35 of wood is provided, held to said tube by means of wood screws 36, the cover 10 resting upon this shelving in the manner illustrated.

According to the modification shown in Fig. 4, the hassock 140 is built up of a box 41 consisting of a tube 42, similar to tube 2, and having a top cover 43 and bottom cover 44 that are nailed at 45 to its edges. To the underside of a cushion 3 is stitched at 46 a long skirt 47 of material which is to serve as a covering or outer lining for the upright tubular wall of the box 41. In the manufacture, this box is inserted into the skirt 47 and against the the underside of cushion 3, and the ends 48 of said skirt are then tacked at 49 to the bottom side of the cover 44, which is then covered with a fabric cover 50.

Variations may be resorted to within the scope of the invention, and portions of the improvements may be used without others.

Having thus described my invention, I claim: A hassock stool for sitting purposes having the combination of a rigid sustaining upright wall formed as a tube, an additional interior tube lining and joined to said other tube being shorter S than said other tube, said tubes being jointly adapted to sustain a sitter's load, a seating framing resting upon the upper edge of said interior tube, a cushion having a sitting area large than that of said framing being located upon said framing and also upon the upper edge of said first tube, and a skirt secured to the underside of said cushion being in turn secured to said framing.