Abstract: A cover provides a facade for the base of a Christmas tree on a stand, house plant, or other domestic object. The cover includes a board that is creased and folded into a plurality of interlocking panels. The cover is formed by interlocking panels to form an open structure having a top, two sides, a front, an open back, and an open bottom. The top is notched for embracing the base. The cover thus formed can be set with the notched top embracing the base.
Abstract: A device for mitigating the splashing of droplets of molten metal during the pouring of same into a mould comprises a strip or strips of material which form a system of polygonal cells. The device is for vertical location with the strips edgewise in the base of a mould and fulfills the function of either a splash-guard when casting direct or a float when bottom-casting.
January 17, 1978
Date of Patent:
June 24, 1980
Agence Nationale de valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR)