Title:
Hassock
United States Patent 2449017


Abstract:
My invention relates to a hassock, and relates particularly to a hassock made of a casing of stiff cardboard having a cushion within the upper portion of the casing. In the prior art, hassocks have been filled with sisal, wool, straw, or excelsior, and the exterior had a covering of leather...



Inventors:
Smiler, Jacob M.
Application Number:
US64732446A
Publication Date:
09/07/1948
Filing Date:
02/13/1946
Assignee:
Smiler, Jacob M.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D06/352
International Classes:
A47C3/16
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US Patent References:
2265841Stool1941-12-09
2214586Hassock1940-09-10
1712412Footstool1929-05-07



Description:

My invention relates to a hassock, and relates particularly to a hassock made of a casing of stiff cardboard having a cushion within the upper portion of the casing.

In the prior art, hassocks have been filled with sisal, wool, straw, or excelsior, and the exterior had a covering of leather or imitation leather.

The prior art hassocks were of relatively great weight, and were relatively expensive.

It is an object of my invention to provide a hassock which is light in weight.

Another object of my invention is to provide a hassock which is inexpensive to manufacture and which has a minimum amount of stitching therein.

Another object of my invention is to provide a hassock which is resilient, which will return to its original shape repeatedly after it has been used, and which will resist and withstand great compressive forces.

Other objects of my invention are to provide an improved device of the character described, that is easily and economically produced, and which is sturdy in construction.

With the above and related objects in view, my invention consists in the details of construction and combination of parts, as will be more fully understood from the following description, when read in conjunction with the accompanying drawing, in which: Fig. 1 is a top view of a hassock embodying my invention.

ig. 2 is a side view of a hassock embodying my invention.

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of the Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary view showing the filler for my hassock.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary cross sectional view through the hassock.

Referring now in greater detail to the drawing, I show a corrugated or heavy cardboard casing, generally designated as A, in the form of a box having a hollow interior or chamber 10 and with an open top. Within the chamber 10 I place two or more interlocking filler sheets 12 and 14 of heavy cardboard. The ends of each of the cardboards 12 and 14 are positioned within the chamber 10 of the casing A to join opposite corners of the casing, and the cardboards are interlocked one with the other. The interlocking cardboards 12 and 14 reach close to the top of the casing A.

An extra sheet of cardboard 22 is laid adjacent 5the outside of the bottom 26 of the casing to add strength thereto. The outside of the vertical walls 15 of the corrugated casing and the bottom cardboard sheet 22, are covered with soft wool 16 to give a soft touch to the hassock and then the soft wool is covered with leather, imitation leather, or a composition 20 which has one portion glued, or pasted, or otherwise fastened to the inner vertical wall, as at 18. The other ends are overlapped on the bottom and the overlapped ends are glued, or otherwise held together, as by an extra bottom covering 21.

Upon the uppermost edges of the interlocking cardboards 12, 14 is a horizontally positioned cardboard support 30 located to have its edges abut against the interior walls of the casing. The support 30 carrys a cushion, generally designated as B, which cushion fills the top of the chamber I0.

The cushion B preferably comprises a hollow cardboard bottom 32 and sidewalls 34, and the interior of the cardboard cushion casing is suitably encased with leatherlike material 38, similar to and matching the casing material 20. The cushion B is placed within the upper portion of the casing chamber 10, so that it rests upon the support 30 which in turn rests upon the interlocked sheets 12 and 14.

The top of the cushion B is substantially even with the top of the casing A and the cushion is nestled within the casing chamber.

I may place a flap to cover the juncture of the cushion B and its casing A in order to prevent any portion of a person's clothing from slipping 40 in between the cushion and the interior of the casing and, also, to give the hassock the appearance of a unitary or integrally formed article.

The hassock, used ,as a foot rest, is usually placed adjacent a chair. The hassock embodying 15 my invention will readily support the full weight of a person sitting or standing on the hassock.

Although my invention has been described in considerable detail, such description is intended as being illustrative rather than limiting, since the invention may be variously embodied, and the scope of the invention is to be determined as claimed.

I claim as my invention: A hassock comprising a hollow corrugated casing open at its top, a covering of soft pliable material on the outside of said casing, a covering of leatherlike material on the outside of said soft pliable material, a plurality of interlocking filler sheets of heavy cardboard within said casing and extending to a short distance of the top of the casing, a hollow support within said casing and mounted above said filler sheets, a cushion mounted within said in support and or being located within said casing, and a covering for the cushion, the top of said cushion being positioned on substantially the same level as the top of the casing.

JACOB M. SMILER.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent: UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,712,412 Westerman .------ May 7, 1929 2,214,586 Isaacson --------- Sept. 10, 1940 2,265,841 Jankowski --------- Dec. 9. 1941