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Publication numberUS1029543 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 11, 1912
Filing dateAug 14, 1911
Publication numberUS 1029543 A, US 1029543A, US-A-1029543, US1029543 A, US1029543A
InventorsGuido Horvath
Original AssigneeBuettner & Co T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fabric-marking machine.
US 1029543 A
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APPLIOATION FILED AU@l 14, 1911. 1,029,543, `Patsn'ted June 11,1912.




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Patented JuneL 1'1, 1912.


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Application lei .dpgust lll., 1911. Serial No. Bill.

To all whom't'tfmcy concern: s N

Be itknown that I, GUID() Honvrn, a citizen of-the United States, residing at- VChicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, haveY invented certain new and .useful Improvements in Fabric-Marking Machines, of which the following isa specitication. i

This invention relates to machines for imprinting `designs in outline and body upon ltevtile goods,.and, in particular, tor

- markings ofmore than one color.

. ation.

i markings may be accurately registered upon the goods.

The present invention is concerned principally with the imprinting on fabrics and textile goods of designs, which may be embroidered.,A Usually it is desired to work such designs in several'coiors, and, in order to better assist in the embroidering thereof, the forms'which constitute the design may be printed in the appropriate' colors. .lin this manner it is necessary only'to Work each form according tothe color indicated on the material, in order that the vwhole design when` 4crked shall present a proper and harmonlons appearance. The means by which 'such a design is imprinted, representing accurately the lines in suitable color, is the subject matter of the present invention. For the accomplishment of this purpose, there is employed for each'designaseries of perforated'patterns, each one of which rep-` resents only so much of a complete design as is to be worked in a single color. Accordingly, there must vbe as ,many patterns in each complete series as there are colors to be 'worked into the...y entire' design. The 'number of colors which it has generallyl been possible to incorporate into designs on textile goods by means of a single machine has been very limited, and the method by f which suchniulti-color designs have been imprinted is slow. llnkthe'present4 invennumber of colors.

' tion there is supplied a rapid means for accurately marking goods with any desired Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of my fabric marking machine; Fig. 2 is a front elevation thereof; Fig. 3 is a cross section through the machine; Fig. 4t is a perspective looking toward the under side of a carriage; Fig. 5 is a view in perspective,'looking at one end of the machine; Fig. 6 is a detail of the locking mechanism for Ia carriage; Figs. 7,8, 9 and 10 are views of set of patterns forming together a complete series; and Fig. 11 is a view ofY the finished design printed from such patterns.

rl'here is shown in the drawings a table or platform 12, suitably reinforced by braces-13, and provided along the top with front and rear rails 14 and 15' respectively, which extend substantially the length of the table. in the upper face of the forward railthere is formed a 'longitudinally extending slot 16, along the edges of-'which guide rails 17 and 18 vare positioned, and

upon the'rear rail another rail 17 is vsecured. Upon the guide rails 17 a movable carriage 19 is adapted to travel,.being pro-` vided With rollers 20, which run thereupon, and with a flange 21, which travels Within vthe slot 16 formed between said guide rails,

said iangeserving to guide the carriage 1n its travel.

At lntervals along the table are locking niechanisrns 22, preferably located in the position shownin Figs. 3 and 6, each nieclianism consisting of a vertically sliding bolt 23, suitably guided and held in its upper most position within the slot 16 by any suit-- able means, such 'as tension mechanism 24, and which may be downwardly retracted by means of a pivoted arm 25, formed to provide a handle 26, which is conveniently located, as shown .in vsaid figures. Upon thc under edge of the flange 21, located on the undervsideofthe carriage, there is provided a notch or recess 27, in which the bolts 23 may seat, and, in order that said bolts may be moved downwardly during the travel u of the carriage, the ends 28 of said flange are inclined in the manner shown.

A series of perforated patterns 29 are held in fixed positions at' denite intervals along the table and substantially at the saine level with tlieicarriage, oneedge of-each L o t '1 ister with the'stems 32, and thus permlt of.

their being laid fiat u on the back rail. The upper portions 34 o as many'of the said stems as is necessary may be threaded, and when protruded through the openings 33, by lthesuperimposing of the bars 31, are adapted to receive thereon locking members 35, which, as best shown in Fig. 3, may consist of wing-nuts.

readily clamp the bars 31 firmly upon the edges of the patternvand thus hold them in v fixed position.

In order that the patterns may not inter-I 2'5 fere with the travelv` of the carriage, and that they may be conveniently removed out of harm s Way, a clamping rail 36 is secured to the edge of each pattern which is oppo- /site and parallel Vto that held beneath the block 31;f and there is attached to each of said rails a cord 37, which passes over .pul-

fleys 38 and 39 mounted on a bracket 40, to connect with aco-unterweight 41, the said weight vbeing'suiiicient to pull on the cord sto raw the free end of the vpattern upward and out of the Way, as is best indicated in Fig. 3. y i

' The machine which is represented in Figs.

l. andf2 is designed for five patterns, each 40 one of which represents as much of the co-mplete design as. is to be imprinted in 'one color. The operation of such a machine is vas'follows: A .set of patterns is secured y roperly along the rear edge of the table,

4.15v tween the back rail and clamping blocks,

in the manner described, the free edges of saidf patterns being held by means of the rails to which cords and weights'are attached. It is not intended that the weight shall be so heavy as to cause the free edge of the attern to draw up close to the pulley, but on ysufiicient to overcome and counterbalance the weight of said pattern and hold y. the same in whatever position is desired. A. piece lof fabric which is to'be marked is stretched across the carriage and held thereon b any suitable means, such as pins secure to the carriage, or clamping members (not shown in the drawings). The carriage is ositioned, at one end of the table and is loc ed directly in line with the first patternv from which an imprint is to be made, by means of the locking mechanism 22. The pattern is then drawn down over the car- '.65v riage and 'fabric stretched thereover, 'espum-l By means of these Wing-` 20 nuts and lthreaded stems it is possible to i ing. a position such as is indicated by the lsecond pattern illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. While thus stretched over the fabric, a poncet coated with suitable marking material may be drawn over thev pattern and imprint therethrough asmuchof the design as is to be Worked in a single color. As soon as this marking is completed, the locking mechanism 22 is released, by raising the handle of the arm 25 and the carriage movedt 75 to a vposition before the second pattern. The flange 21 travels in the slot 16, and durf ing the movements of the carriage engage with its'inclined ends the locking bolt 23. The bolt, of course, is .downwardly retracted againsty tension, butcontinues to bear its acting end againstv Vthe edge of said iange. Whenever the carriage in its travel causes -the notch 27 to` be brought into registering position with the locking mechanism, the' 85 said bolt seats instantly linto the' notch to prevent'any movement of the carriage either 'Way. The operation withthe poncet is there repeated, except that the imprint is made in another color. In this manner, the carriage is advanced along the table, and, as it is -locked before each pattern, the fabric is positioned exactly to receive another color marking.

In order that the color imprints on the design, when completed, shall be accurate, and that no lines of one color shall overlap with respect to those of another color, it is absolutely necessary that each pattern when superimposed upon the fabric, should as- 10( sume the same relativeposition.. T9 this end, the patterns are each locked and held in their correct position by means of 'the clamping blocks already described, the openings 33 in such patterns enabling them 105 to be located accurately With respect to the table. It is also necessary that the carriage upon which the fabric is borne must be stopped at precisely the same point with respect to eac the locking mechanisms already describedV are designed to coperate with the notch 27, to determine these positions correctly and accurately. v

After each marking operation, it is anf easy matter to raise the pattern out of harms Way and have the free end thereof held in any desired position by means of the counterwelght 41. The carriage is thus enabled to travel freely along the table without encountering the edges of an of such patterns. In actual operation, it 1s possible to use several carriages, and to employ an operator to mark through each pattern. In this manner the. work may be facilitated and expedited, each operator, attending to the marking of the fabric as it'comes before him. It is, of course, practicable to place at one time several layers of fabric upon the y carriage, and atV the end of the table to repattern, and to accomplish this 110" moveonly the top layer, which has been marked, leaving additional fabrics in position for subsequent markings.

It is highly essential, in the t-ravel of the carriage along the platform, that no lateral movement or play should take place, as otherwise the position of the fabric before each pattern Would bealtered. By means of the flange whichtextends substantially across the front and rear sides of the carriage, and which fits between the guide rails to guide the carriage, any such lateral movement is prevented. The locking mechanisms 22 are also so formed as to be positive in their action, thus rendering any longitudinal movement impossible. On account of these features of construction, the marking operations upon the fabric are rendered accurate, and, regardless of the number of patterns used, it is possible to produce in colors a perfect design.

I claim:

1. ln aI fabric marking machine, the combination of a table, a. movable carriage for the fabric thereon, locking mechanism for said carriage, a series of patterns each having openings in proximity to. one edge thereof and arranged to be separably superimposed on said fabric, means for holding one edge of each of said patterns in'fixcd position'upon said table, means for posit-ioning each of said patterns with respect to said holding means, said ositioning means consisting of pins attac ied thereto and ada ted to register with the said openings in tlie pattern, a clamping V.member secured to the free-edge of each of said patterns, and means connected with said clamping member adapted normally to maintain said i pattern out of engaging position; substantially as described.

Q lin a fabric marking machine, the combination of a table, a movable carriage for tbc .fabric rthereon, locking mechanism for said carriage, a series of patterns arranged to be sepa lably superinn'iosed on said fabric, means forholding one edge of each of said lpatterns in ixcd position upon said. table,

means for positioning each of said patterns With respect to said holding means, a clamp ing member secured to the free edge of each of said patterns, and means connected with the said clamping member adapted normally to maintain said pattern out of engaging position, substantially as described.

3. In a fabric marking machine, the combination of a table, a series of patterns, each having openings in proximity to one edge'k thereof, arranged along said table, a car` riage for the fabric movable \along said table, means for, guiding said carriagev in its travel, a member adapted to engage With said guiding means for locking said carriage in proper relation to each of said patterns, means for holding one edge of each of said patterns in fixed position upon the table, means for positioning each of said patternsJvith respect to said holding'means, raid positioning means consisting of pins attached thereto and adapted to register with the said openings in the pattern, a clamping member secured to the free edge of each of said patterns, and means connected with said clamping member adapted normally toA ma1nta1n said pattern out of engaging pos1` tion, substantially as described.

4. In a fabric marking machine, theV combination of a table, a series of patterns arranged along sai-d table, a carriage for the fabric movable along said table, means for guiding said carriage in its travel, ya member adapted to engage with saidA guiding means for locking said carriage in proper relation to each of said patterns, means for holding one edgeofeach of said patterns in fixed position upon said table, means for positioning cach of said patterns Withrespect to said holding means, a clamping member secured to the free edge of each of said patterns, and means connected with the said clamping member adapted normally to maintain said pattern out of engaging position, substantially as described.

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US4869165 *Jun 29, 1987Sep 26, 1989Fabrication D'ouvrages De DamesSilkscreen process for producing a design and proximate inscription
U.S. Classification101/115
Cooperative ClassificationB41F15/0863