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Publication numberUS1056966 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 25, 1913
Filing dateNov 15, 1911
Priority dateNov 15, 1911
Publication numberUS 1056966 A, US 1056966A, US-A-1056966, US1056966 A, US1056966A
InventorsCharles E Belding
Original AssigneeCharles E Belding
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1056966 A
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Patented Mar. 25, 1913.

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y CHARLES n. BELDING, orcAN'roN, oHIo.


To all whom #may con cern: Y

Be it known that I, CHARLES E. BELDING, i

a citizen of the United States, residing at Cantomlin thecounty of. Stark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Embroidery Hoops', of

` .which the following is a specification.

My invention relates yto embroidery hoops composed of an inner hoop and an outer izo ring, the 4outer ring adapted to be stretched over and. upon the inner hoop for the purpose of clamping the fabric. y

The objects of the present invention are, first, to provide means forv clamping the fabric in such 'a -manner that tine and' delicate fabric will be properly clamped and: held taut; and second,y to so cla-mp the fabric that it will not be injured; and

third, to hold the fabric so that lno slipping ofthe fabric will occur `oluringjthe time the fabric is being embroidered;

These objects together 'withv other objects i I readily apparent to those skilled` in the art I attain by the construction illustrated in the accompanying drawings, although my invention may be embodied in a variety of' other mechanical `forms, the constructionl illustrated being chosen by way of example.

' Inthe accompanying draWing,-Figure ,'1-

is a View showing the inner hoop and the outer band placed together. in their;k normal position-to clamp 'and hold theA fabric. Fig.

' 2 is a similar'.viewl showing the inner hoop formed oval andy the outerband located Aupon the oval hoop.` Fig. 3 is a view showing a portionof the outer band and its couplindevice, said view showing a portion f.' of t e ,outer band ill Side levaton and a constructiomexcept that-in Fig. 1'theho`o'p" 50 portion in'section. F ig.- 4 is a transverse y section on' line 4 4, Fig.` 1, and line 3&3,

vIn the accompanying drawing, -1 `reprelsen'ts a 'non-elastic orrigid'hoop, and 2 the inner ,non-elastic hoop formed pval as 1n is circular and in Fig. 2 ellipti'cah-otherwise they vare the same@ In use I prefer to form the hoops land 2 ofthe same particular relative size sok-that theouterband can be placedupon either the 'round `hoop or the oval one as desired. It will lhe''.fiinderstood thatth two hoops 1 and 2 vvl1eri made of I Specimen of Leiters Patent Patented nar. 25, 1913. App'iieatien :ned November i5, 1911. v serial No. 660,512.

of corresponding size so that one outer band ,can be used for both circular and ova'l hoops', but it will be understood that the outer band should be of such a size that it Williit either a circular inner hoop or an elliptical one. vThe inner hoops being of the same relative size whetherelliptical or round. AsA shown the outer band is made up of the inner wire 3 around which wire is located the inner tube 4 and around which inner tube 4 is located the outer tube 5, the purpose of .providing'two tubes is to form the louter band proper of such a size that it.

will properly clamp the fabric,but I do not desire vto be confined Aspecifically to two tubes as it will be understood that the outer tube may be formed of the proper size and the wire 3 located through the outer tube. The only object designed to be accomplished is lto provide an outer band 'that will. be quite'elastic and pliable and in order to accomplish this I prefer to use inner and outer tubes, thereby reducing the thickness ofthe material. The tubes 4 anch are pref- ;erably formed of rubber or other yielding and'pliable' material, the material employe beingsuch thatit will have-the proper adliesiveness or 'hugging qualities to properly vhug'or clamp\the fabric. The inner hoops n 1 and 2 are provided with the groove (3, which groove' is for the purpose of properly seating theouter band so that it will not only clamp the fabric, but prevent the band from being accidentally remfovedlwhen placed in position. The :ends of the wire 3. are provided with the`1eyes'7, to which eyes zare attached the hooked ends of the spring 8, which spring is for ,the purpose'of ygiving to the outer band the y'desired amount of elasticity so that the outer band can be easily placed upon and removed from the innerhoops 1 or 2 as desired, the tension of the spring being such 'that' the outer band will snugly ht the surface' of the groove or simply: tit and press upon the fabric designed to be placed upon `the inner hoop and outer band.

For the purpose of protecting the ends of the outer tube 5, said outer tube is provided placed upon the inner hoops. This rolling with the short metal sleeves 9, which 'met-al sleeves also serve";the purpose of covering the spring S and preventing the spring from coming in direct contact with the fabric. The sleeves 9 are preferably provided with a series of annular grooves or ridges l0, which assistin firmly holding the sleeves 9 upon the ends of the outer band 5.

It will be understood that when the outer hand is placed upon the inner hoops 1 and 2 and when removedtherefrom, a slight rolling action will be given to the outer band, owing vto the elasticity and pliability of said outerband, thereby prevent-inor any sliding or slipping action upon the tabric, which sliding or slipping action has a tendency to Ainjure the fabric, especial1y if the fabric is ot' a fine texture.

By' forming the outer tube 5 hollow ano continuous and of sutlicient length to be clamped upon the inner hoops 1 and 2, said tube being-formed of elast-ic material is easily removed from the groove in the inner hoops, owing to the :tact that a slight torsional movement or action is imparted t0 the outer .tube for a-portion of its length, thereby giving to said tube a partial rolling movement during the time it ,is removed or or torsional movement is only for a small portion of theilength of thet-ube and When the tubeivslse'ated in the groove or is/Vfreed from theinner hoops, said tube automatically assu'mes its normal position.

Having fully described 4my invention what I claim asnew and desire to secure by Letters Pat-ent, 1s-d the wire and a sleeve adapted to inclose said spring, substantially as and for the purpose specified.

In testimony thatl claim the above, I

vhave hereunto subscribed my name-in t-he presence of two-witnesses.




Copies of this patent may be obtained. for ve cents eaeixi by addressing the Commissionervof Patents,

Washington. D. C. l

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U.S. Classification38/102.2
Cooperative ClassificationD05C1/04