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Número de publicaciónUS2822968 A
Tipo de publicaciónConcesión
Fecha de publicación11 Feb 1958
Fecha de presentación17 Sep 1954
Fecha de prioridad17 Sep 1954
Número de publicaciónUS 2822968 A, US 2822968A, US-A-2822968, US2822968 A, US2822968A
InventoresJackson William L
Cesionario originalJackson William L
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Enlaces externos: USPTO, Cesión de USPTO, Espacenet
Flower arrangement carrier
US 2822968 A
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Feb. 11, 1958 w. L. JACKSON FLOWER ARRANGEMENT CARRIER Filed Sept. 17, 1954 INVENTOR.

Y f? K M m J T L A M m Y B United States Patent FLOWER ARRANGEMENT CARRIER William L. Jackson, Greenville, S. C.

Application September 17, 1954, Serial No. 456,746

3 Claims. (Cl. 224-29) This invention relates to attachments for vehicle seats and more particularly to a device for supporting and protecting flower arrangements for transportation from the home or shop in vehicles to flower shows and contests.

In the past, flower enthusiasts who have arranged flower displays for flower shows, contests and the like have had great difficulty transporting their delicate displays from their home or florist shop to the place where the displays are to be held. Flower arrangements are delicate as are the flowers which are arranged in the form of displays necessitating great care in all of the steps necessary to create and exhibit the displays. Contests involving flower displays are highly competitive and of necessity participants must be very careful and particular in guarding their displays. Heretofore, it has been necessary to arrange crude means for supporting flowers while being transported to a show place and it has often been necessary to take the time of an additional person to assist in carrying this out as there are usually a number of entries to be offered by a contestant.

Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide a device for supporting flower displays while being transported to and from the place where the show is to be conducted in a convenient manner and without danger to the displays.

Another object of my invention is to provide a flower arrangement carrying device which may be in disassembled form so that the parts may be assembled to carry a number of displays according to the number desired to be transported.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a flower display holding device which will permit the displays to be held level on the seat of an automobile or other vehicle and which will at the same time permit the carrying of the scissors, knives and other equipment known as mechanics to the flower show.

I accomplish these and other objects of my invention by providing a device for supporting flower arrangements for transportation on vehicle seats comprising a length of textile material adapted to cover a substantial portion of front portion of a seat back and to cover the seat and to pass over the front portion of the seat, means for securing the upper portion of the textile material to the seat back, a preferably rectangular tray and means for dividing the tray into a plurality of compartments for receiving vases and thelike of various si zes whereby, said tray may be placedon the textile material covering the seat and the position, of the textile material adjusted on the "seat so that the tray may be positioned horizontally thereon.

In addition to the above I have provided a plurality of pockets which are normally positioned in-the medial portion of the front of the seat back for carrying vases and the like thus increasing the number of displays which may be carried by the present device. Standards are provided which may be placed in the corners of the tray and adjustable straps are provided for securing displays thereto. A number of pockets or compartments are positioned 2,822,958 Patented Feb. 11, 1958 in front of the seat of the vehicle for the purpose of carrying scissors and other equipment.

While some of the objects having been stated above, others will appear to those skilled in the art relating to flower displayswhen the specification is read in connection with the accompanying drawing in which:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the. flower arrangement carrier positioned on the front seat of an automobile with displays positioned therein,

Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially along theline 22 in Fig. l and,

Fig. 3 is a perspective view, taken from the rear in Fig. 1, showing a modified form of the means for securing the device to the back of the seat.

Referring more particularly to the drawing the numeral 10 broadly designates a front seat of any standard auto mobile. It is to be understood that while the invention is described as being attached to an automobile seat it would, with minor changes, be equally applicable tov any other type vehicle seat and could be positioned on the back seat of an automobile if desired.

The numeral 12 broadly designates a substantially rectangular length of textile fabric. It is desirable that textile material be employed but any other material having similar characteristics may be employed if desired. Fig. 1 shows means for attaching the textile material to the seat at the upper edge thereof in the form of straps 14, which are suitably secured to the upper edge of the fabric 12 as by stitching 16, which pass over the top of the seat back 10a and to the rear thereof to be tied as at 18 at a desired point to the chord 20 which passes longitudinally across the rear of the back of the seat and is known as the coat rack.

Fig. 3 shows the above described means in a modified form. A tab or piece of webbing 22 is secured to the back of'the textile material 12 adjacent the top by any suitable means such as stitching 24. A resilient metal loop 14a having a hook portion 141) on one end thereof adapted to fit between the webbing 22 and the fabric 12 so that the loop may be placed over the top of the back of the seat 10a to secure the fabric 12 thereto. If desired both of these means could be replaced and upholstery tacls or other fastening means employed but the above have been found to offer the best results and to be most convenient and hence preferable.

A plurality of pockets or compartments 30 are provided so as to normally be spaced about in the medial portion of the back of the seat and are suitably secured to the fabric 12 as by stitching 32. These compartments .are adapted to carry vases and the like generally of a fairly small size. These vases may contain flower arrangements but may be employed for holding extra vases or other equipment or a single flower entry.

This portion of the cloth 12 which fits over the front of the back seat may be designated as the upper portion indicated at 12a. An intermediate portion 12b is provided to fit over the seat of the automobile and a tray broadly designated at 40 is adapted to be placed thereon and the position of the cloth 12 is adjusted on the seat It) so that the tray may be in a level position on the seat 101) which slopes downwardly to the rear, The tray 40 may be constructed of any suitable material preferably, wood.

which has been treated to be waterproof. The tray 40 is constructed of a preferably, rectangular bottom portion 42 and'two pairssof parallel side portions 44and 46, respectively. 'The inside of the longitudinally disposed side portions 44, which are preferably constructed of fairly thick material, are provided with spaced, oppositely aligned, vertically disposed slots 48. The ends of the members 44 and 46 form corner portions which are joined together in any suitable manner such as by water resistant glue, and these sides 44 and 46 are preferably secured to the bottom 42 in a like manner.

A plurality of transverse slats 60, of varying heights, are provided to be disposed in oppositely aligned slots 43. It will be noted that the spacing of the slats may be varied according to the size of the displays by an appropriate choice of slots '58. It will'also be noted (see Fig. 2) that flexible resilient cushions 62 preferably of foam rubber, are provided for resiliently confining the vases, dishes andthe like, which constitute part of the displays 50, between the slats 48.

A plurality of standards, or upright portions, 66 are provided, with cutout portions 68 at the bottoms thereof to adapt them to be secured in each of the corners of the tray by any suitable means, preferably wing nuts 70. Holes are provided as at '72 for bolts 70a to pass therethrough to secure the standards 66 to the sides 44. Adjustable straps 52 are provided to secure displays 50 with tall vases to the standards 66. These straps are provided with a number of suitable snaps 54 to secure the straps to the cloth 12 and to confine vases of various sizes.

A front portion of the cloth 12 is provided and designated at 120 which has attached thereto, by any suitable means such as stitching 76, a plurality of compartments or pockets 80 for holding equipment 82 such as scissors, knives and the like. A plurality of suitable snaps 84 are provided so that the pockets 80 may be enlarged by unsnapping same to hold larger articles.

It is seen, therefore, that I have provided a flower arrangement carrier which may be easily assembled and disassembled to conveniently carry flower displays safely to and from flower shows and contests. The various parts such as the slats, standards and cushions may be stored in the tray and the cloth wrapped there around when not in use. be arranged in any number of ways to accommodate displays in a variety of sizes and shapes thus permitting great versatility of use. All of the parts may be inexpensively constructed and the assembly and disassembly is a simple operation which lends added customer appeal to this much needed device.

While a preferred embodiment of my invention has been described using specific terms, such description is for illustrative purposes only, and it is to be understood that changes and variations may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as defined by the appended claims.

I claim as my invention:

1. A device for carrying flower arrangements and accessories for transportation on vehicle seats comprising a length of textile material having an upper portion adapted to cover a major portion of the front portion of a seat back, an intermediate portion adapted to cover the seat portion and a front portion overlying the front of the seat, adjustable meansfor securing the upper portion of the textile material to the seat back, a tray having a'plurality of spaced vertical slots in the inside edges of opposite sides of the tray, a plurality of slats adapted to be removably positioned in said slots for confining vases and the like therebetween, a plurality of standards adapted to be removably positioned in the corners of the tray and adjustable means carried by said upper portion for securing vases and the like to said standards whereby,

a large number of displays and accessories may be car-- ried without danger of being disturbed, and whereby said tray is supported at the front by the front of the seat and at the rear and intermediate portions by the textile material, which textile material is held in frictional en- The parts of the flower arrangement carrier may gagement between the tray and the seat at the front portion of the seat.

2. A device for carrying flower arrangements and accessories for transportation on vehicles seats comprising a length of textile material having an upper portion adapted to cover a major portion of the front portion of a seat back, an intermediate portion adapted to cover the seat portion and a front portion overlying the front of the seat, adjustable means for securing the upper portion of the-textile material to the seat back, an intermediate portion adapted to cover the seat portion and a front portion overlying the front of the seat, adjustable means for securing the upper portion of the textile material to the seat back, a plurality of pockets adapted to hold vases and the like positioned on said upper portion, a tray having a plurality of slots in the inside edges of opposite sides of the tray, a plurality of slats adapted to be removably positioned in said slots for confining vases and the like therebetween, a plurality of standards adapted to be removably positioned in the corners of the tray, adjustable means carried by said upper portion for securing vases and the like to said standards and pockets adapted to hold scissors, knives and the like on the front portion of the length of textile material whereby, a large number of displays and accessories may be carried c0n veniently and without danger of being disturbed, and whereby said tray is supported at the front by the front of the seat and at the rear and intermediate portions by the textile material, which textile material is held in frictional engagement between the tray and the seat at the front portion of the seat.

3. An assembly for supporting flower arrangements for transportation on vehicle seats comprising a length of textile material having an upper portion adapted to cover a major portion of the front portion of a seat back, an intermediate portion adapted to cover the seat portion and a front portion overlying the front of the seat, adjustable means for securing the upper portion of the textile material to the seat back, a plurality of pockets adapted to hold vases and the like positioned on said upper portion, a tray having a plurality of slots in the inside edges of longitudinally'disposed sides of the tray, a plurality of slats adapted to be removably positioned in said slots for confining vases and the like therebetween, a plurality of resilient elements adapted to be placed between the slats and the displays, a plurality of standards adapted to be removably positioned in the corners of the tray, adjustable means for securing vases and the. like to said standards and pockets adapted to hold scissors, knives: and the like on the front portion ofthe length of textile material whereby a large number of displays and accessoriesmay be carried conveniently and without danger of being disturbed, and whereby said tray is supported at the front by thefront of the seat and at the rear and intermediate portions by the textile material, which textile material is held in frictional en gagementv between the tray and the seat at the front portion of the seat.

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Clasificaciones
Clasificación de EE.UU.224/275, 297/188.6, 297/188.2
Clasificación internacionalB60P3/025, B60R7/08, B60R7/00
Clasificación cooperativaB60R7/085, B60P3/025
Clasificación europeaB60P3/025, B60R7/08F