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Publication numberUS1077987 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 11, 1913
Filing dateSep 2, 1910
Priority dateSep 2, 1910
Publication numberUS 1077987 A, US 1077987A, US-A-1077987, US1077987 A, US1077987A
InventorsRudolph H Keagy
Original AssigneeRudolph H Keagy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1077987 A
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1,077,987, Patented No1. 11, 1913.



APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 2, 19104 1,077,987, Patented Nov. 1-1, 1913.




l Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 11, '1913.

Application filed. September 2, 1910. Serial No. 580,216.

T0 all whom t may concern Be it known that I, RUDOLPH H. KEAGY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Canton, county 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 to embroidery hoops and the object of my invention is to provide an improved embroidery hoop formed of sheet metal and which may be manufactured at low cost.

A further object of my invention is to provide an embroidery hoop consisting ofA two telescopio rings formed with lnovel clamping surfaces for holding the cloth taut over the inner hoop or ring. f Other objects will appear hereinafter. With these objects Ain view my invention consists generally in an embroidery hoop comprising two telescopic rings each madeA of sheet metal and formed with rolled edges to prevent injury to the cloth. VEither the inner or the outer ringis `formed with a convex surface whereas the other ring may bev either straight walled, curved to conform to the convex surface Vof vthe other ring, or oppositely curved as desired. The operative or frictional face of one or both rings is formed to increase the friction on the cloth and hold the same tight while working thereon. I

My invention further consists inl a pair of telescopic rings adapted to be forced one over the other in the usual manner to tighten and clamp the cloth and the outer ring being split and provided with a suitable clasp or fastening for detachably connecting the ends.

My invention further consists in various details of construction and arrangements of parts all as will be fully described hereinafter and particularly pointed out in the claim.

My invention will be more readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of an embroidery hoop embodying my invention, Fig. 1ad is a modified form of frictional surface, Fig. 2 is a detail section on the line afi-m of Fig. l illustrating one way in which the ends of the hoops or rings may be secured together, Fig. 3 is a detail vertical section through the two rings illustrating one form thereof, Fig. 4 is a detail elevation of a portion of the inner hoop shown in Fig. 3, Fig. 5 is a section similar to Fig. 3

illustrating a modified form, Fig. 6 is a section similar to Fig. 3 illustrating a further modification, Fig. 7 is a view similar to Fig. 4 illustrating the inner ring shown in Fig. 6, Figs. 8 to 16 inclusive are similar views illustrating modified forms of my invention, Fig. 17 is a perspective view of a portion of the hoop illustrating a modified form of the means for kpermanently connecting the ends, and Fig. 18 is a detail view illustrating the form of connection shown in Fig. 17.

Referring now to the drawings 1 indicates the inner ring and 2 the outer ring of an embroidery hoop. These are each formed of sheet metal and are provided with well rounded edges 3 to prevent injury to the cloth or goods which is stretched in the hoop. Either the inner or outer hoop is provided with a convex face, that is a face conveXly curved or bulged toward the other hoo In Figs. 3, 5, 6, 11, 14 and 16 I have il ustrated the inner hoop having a convex face and in Figs. V3 and 10 I have illustrated the outer hoop having a convex face. The other hoop or ring may be formed with a straight face or wall as illustrated in Figs. 3, and 6 where the outer ring is so formed and in Fig.r10 where the inner ring is formed with a straight wall, or it may be formed with a concave wall or face conforming to the c0- ac'ting face of the other ring as illustrated in Figs. 5, 8, 14 and 16. One or both of the coeacting faces of the rings are formed with means for increasing'the frictional contact with the goods. This may consist of a wire mesh secured to the operative face of the ring or the ring itself may be so formed as to provide a frictional face of peculiar form.

In Figs. 3 and 4 I have illustrated an inner ring formed of sheet metal edges or rims 4 4 connected by a strip of wire mesh 5 which is soldered along its edges to the rims 4 making a smooth connection between the parts 4 and 5. In Fig. 5 I have illustrated the out/er ring of similar vconstruction, but in this modification the inner ring 6 is formed of one piece of sheet metal and upon the outer surface or operative face thereof is secured as by soldering a strip of wire gauze or mesh 5. It is obvious that the outer ring may be constructed in this manner if desired.

In Figs. 6 to 16 inclusive I have illustrated the rings provided with frictionalA means formed by embossing the metal.

In Figs. 6 and 7 the inner ring is formed with a plurality of diagonally disposed ribs 7 which project outwardly a short distance beyond the normal surface of the ring.

In Figs. 8 and 9 the ribs are 1l-shaped as at 8 and in Figs. 11 and 12 Vertical ribs 9 are provided.

Figs. 15 and 16 illustrate a further modiication wherein cross ribs 10 are provided, and in Figs. 13 and 14 short horizontal ribs 11 are formed in the operative face.

In Fig. 10u further modification is shown, comprising a plurality of small square bosses 12 arranged in parallel horizontal rows and staggered as shown.

Either or both of the rings may be provided with any or the Vforms of frictional means illustrated and above described.

In order to prevent injury to the cloth or goods as the rings are forced one over the other, vthe embossed lportions are formed With smooth rounded edges.

The inner ring has its ends permanently connected and the outer rings may be also of the same construction if desired. In Figs. 1, 2, 17 and 18 I have illustrated means for permanently connecting the ends. Referring to Figs. 1 and 2 the ends of t-he rings are overlapped and one end provided with tongues 14 which extend through corresponding apertures 15 in the other end and bent back as shown in the drawings to permanently secure the same together. As shown in Figs. 17 and 18 I provide wire rodsy or pins 16 which are arranged in the Vrolled edges 3 and clenched therein as at 16.

I-Iaving described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

An embroidery hoop comprising a pair of telescopic rings each formed of sheet metal, said rings being embossed circumferentially at regular spaced intervals to form smooth incompressible 'projections on the operative face or faces substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have signed my lname to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

RUDOLPH H. KEAGY. Witnesses:

ROBERT GoUDY, Josnri-I A. Poio.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for ve centseach, vby addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washngtonz'D. C. Y

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U.S. Classification38/102.2
Cooperative ClassificationD05C1/04