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June 7, 1949.
A. l. KANTOR l l BINDING FOR LlNOLEUM v Filed April 11, 1945 IN VEN TOR.
a' mfg/wwf@ ATTD RN EYS Patented June 7, 1949 UNITED STATES BINDING FOR LINOLEUM Abraham I. Kantor, Bloomfield, N. J.
Application April 11, 1945, Serial No. 587,691
My present invention, in its broad aspect, has reference to improvements in plastic binding of the preformed synthetic resin type for the seams of licor linoleum, and the like, and more particularly, it is my purpose to provide a plastic binding strip which will not scui, cut, curl up, has no sharp edges which might be tripped over, which seals the seam from entrance of dust, water, and the like, and has no sharp edges likely to interfere with washing the floor, and which may be applied without use of nails, screws, or tacks (although such may be used if desired) by means of a waterproof adhesive, and which is adhesive, waterproof, may be attractively decorated or colored, and which Ahas beveled edges and may be quickly and cheaply applied, and manufactured and sold at small cost.
In attaining the above and other objects and advantages of my invention, I provide a thin plastic strip of any length, the side edges of which are slightly turned down and beveled, and which has a coating of waterproof, adhesive cement on its under side designed to adhere to the linoleum, and guide indentations in case it is desired to use, nails or the like, in addition to cement. My strip may be manufactured in any colors or design which may be matched with the linoleum, and the cement used will be applied when strip isc laid over the seam of two sheets of linoleum.
Other and equally important objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following description and drawings, and it is pointed out that changes in form, size, shape, materials, and construction and arrangement of parts is permissible and within the purview of my broad inventive concept, and the scope of the appended claim.
In the drawings wherein I have shown a pre'- ferred form of my invention:
Figure 1 is a top plan View of a fragment of my binding strip;
Figure 2 is a transverse section on the line 2--2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a transverse section on the line 3-3 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a section through the meeting edges of sheets of linoleum with my binding strips applied;
Figure 5 is a section through the meeting edges of sheets of linoleum with my binding strip applied, land nails or the like used in addition to cement, and
Figure 6 is a plan view of a section of linoleum with my strip applied.
PATENT OFFICE In the drawings, wherein like characters of reference are used to designate like or similar parts:
The numeral I designates an elongated strip of plastic material which may be suitably colored or decorated to conform to linoleum patterns and shades, and which has parallel side edges 2 slightly turned down as at 3 and beveled as at 4. The under side of the strip has a very shallow depression 5 between the beveled edges to receive Waterproof adhesive cement 6 to stick or adhere the strip over the meeting edges 1 of linoleum strip 8 to cover and conceal and protect the seam against entrance of water, moisture, dust and the like, as well as to attach the strip to the linoleum. The strip has equally spaced apart slight indentations 9 to serve as a guide in case it is also desired to use nails or tacks I0. In applying my binding strip, the linoleum is laid edge to edge in the usual manner and cement applied to the strip as it is laid down over the seam;
From the foregoing, it is believed that the operation and advantages of my invention will be apparent, but it is again pointed out that interpretation of the scope of my invention should only be made in the light of the subjoined claim.
In a binding for sealing meeting edges of lincleum, the combination of a pair of juxtapositioned sheets of linoleum having meeting edges, with a flat strip having comparatively short arcuate flanges at the edges providing an open recess in the inner part of the strip between the flanges, a layer of adhesive cement providing iilling material lling the said recess in the under surface of the strip between the flanges, said strip overlying Y said meeting edges and being secured thereto by said cement, and spaced pairs of brads extended through the opposite edges of the strips and into said meeting edges with one brad of each of said pairs in each of said sheets of linoleum.
ABRAHAM I. KANTOR.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the ille of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,714,237 Petersen May 21, 1929 1,856,739 Alt et al May 3, 1932 2,047,982 Page Sept. 13, 1934 2,118,522 Pitman Aug. 2, 1935 2,253,667 Warner Aug. 26, 1941 2,401,590 Smith June 4, 1946