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Publication numberUS1093540 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 14, 1914
Filing dateMar 9, 1912
Priority dateMar 9, 1912
Publication numberUS 1093540 A, US 1093540A, US-A-1093540, US1093540 A, US1093540A
InventorsFred L Corson
Original AssigneeFred L Corson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Strip-guide for sewing-machines.
US 1093540 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application led March 9. 1912. Serial No. 682.738.

To (IU whom it 771 aq/ concern:

Be it known that I, FRED L. Consox, a

i citizen of the United States, and a resident of Rochester, in the countv of Stratfordl and State of New Hampshire, have invented a ew and Improved Strip-Guide for Sewing il/iachincs. of which the following is a full, clear. and exact description.

M v invention relates to devices for the manufacture of inner soles for shoes, and it has for its object to provide means for attaching ribbed canvas to the inner soles, .which makes it unnecessary to channel the inner soles as is now the custom, and permits the use of inexpensive .leather for the construction of the inner soles. While a savingr is made in the cost of manufacture, the inner soles as constructed by me are nmch stronger than those hitherto used.

The device, which is preferabliy attached to a sewing machine, holds the ribbed portion of the canvas between the sides of the canvas and in position, while it spreads the sides of the canvas, and holdsthem against the inner: sole,` while it is sewed thereto.

Additional objects of the invention will appear in the following complete specification` in which the preferred fornrof the invention is disclosed.

In the drawings similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts inall the views. in which- Fim-gc 1 is a perspective view showing how mv dcvice is used: Fig. Q is a side Sectional elevation of mv device; Fig.3 is an end view of thil front of the dcvice1Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view of the device. showing the passageway with the channel through which thc .sides and the rib of the. canvas travel: Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional view showing the passageway with the channel and the dividingY wheel for separatingr the canvas at the sides of the ribbed portion; and Fig. C is a transverse, sectional view showingr the canvas with its ribbed portion sewcd to an inner sole.

By referring to the drawings it will be seen that lmy device has an upwardly-ex tending arm 5, having a slot 6, through which a bolt or screw member 7 may be disposed, by which the arm 5 may be held in position on a sewing machine member 8. At the bottom of the arm '5 the device has a curved portion 9, and a, foot member 10,

r which is `normally disposed parallel with the table 11 of the .sewingr machine. This l'oot is provided with a slot 12, the slot bein;r continued rearwardlv to the opening 13, in lhc .sai'l curved portion i) of the device. The device extends npwardbv and forwardly from the foot portion 10, andis provided with a bottom member 14, and a top member 1.3. thtl top member 15 and the bottom member l-l bein;r connected b v sides 1G. The lop member l5 is provided with a channel 17. so that the ribbed portion 15 of the .fabric member mav pass through thc channel lawhile the side portions 1f) of the. fabric member may pass through the pas- .sagcwav tl which extends at each side of thc bottoni of thtl channel 1T. This channel 1T increases in depth at its forward portion 1T. and journaled in the sides'lti of the device there is: a dividing1r member or wheel 2l. the sides 1-' 1 of which converge toward its ].eriphcr v *2-i. Between the dividing member or wheel 21 and the bottom member 14 there is journaled a drum 30. for flattening,r the side portions 19 of the ribbed fabric member after the said side portions 19 have been separated b v the dividing member or wheel 21.

As will be best seen b v referringr to Fig. 1 of the drawings there are needle holes 21 in the foot 10, at each side of its slot 12.

In using the invention the fabric member 95 having the rib 1S and the side portions 19 is fed into the device at the front end,

4the wheel 21 servingr to separate the side portions 19, when the rib 18 of the fabric member enters the device at the front end 1T of the channel 17. As the fabric member 25 travels through the device its side portions 19 are spread so that when they come in contact with the drum 30 theI drum .serves to hold the side portions 19 substantially in alinement with each other. The depth of the channel 17 decreases rearwardly, and the periphery of the drum 30 is disposed in close proximity to ther bottom -of the said channel 17 so that the side portions 19 of the fabric member 25 are pressed against the drum 30 t0 spread them, so that they will be in position when they reach the bottom member 14.

' As will be best seen by referring to Fig. 2 of the drawings, the device is curved forwardly and upwardly, which assists in sepa rating the side portions 19 of the fabric member 25, and holds them in position. When the fabric'member 2.5 reaches the foot Patented Apr. 14.1914;

10, th vrib 18Atrvels in theslot 1'2 while the side portions 19v are held under thefoot 10 und at each side of the slot 12. When in this position the needles 26 on 'the sewing machine nay readily sevvthe fabric member 9.5 to the inner sole27, the needles assing through the needle holes .24in the oot 10. After the fabric member v25-has been sewed to the inner sole 27 fabric memberV 25 sewedl thereto, passes rearwardly, o fthe' machine, the rib 18 pass'- ing through theopening 13 in the'curve'd portion 9 oft-he devio. A

I njthe manner indicated, an inner ,sole may be manufactured, without the necessity of-channelin -the inner sole to obtain the desired rib, and other-portions of the shoe thereto. As it is nnn ry t0 channel the inner soles which very' much lighter and cheuperinner soles may be used than is now the case, j vvhile, at the same time, the cant vhs r18 forms a much stronger means. by whiclithe welt and other portions of the attached to theinner sole. This `,ib is sewed togethf-r at 18, to limit the the'side poruons`19 of the fabric Epmd f ."Hnving1"thus described 'my invention I f'clu'un as newendfdesire to secure by Letters "Yaftent:

Y 1. In a. dveof'the character described, -rneinb'er hingbearings `'-'ni-.led' ii i the fand having' sides whicilfconverge toward the periphery'of the wheel, the wheel serving to separate thef sideportion'spf a ribbed meinbene drum'` j parnaled the ber for; 1`5ribbed'mentber', fof bol'ding the inner sole, with .the

with which tqnttach the welt sides for receiving thesaid portions of the ribbed member'and a' channel disposed at an angle with and between the v1oithe passageway, .for receiving rib {in-the ribbed member, there needle -holes in the memberl to permit nee es tti-.engage the said side portions of the ribbed nieuiben 3. In a device of thecharacter described, amexnber having s, foot with a rtion ex- -tending from the foot and 'hving a pas sageway 'with sides for receiving a ribbedniember at each side'o the rib and :y channel for receiving the said rib, the said portion the member disposed forwardly end upwardly Emmi-the pt to vassist in separating the sides' of thev ribbed member, and wheel jonrnaled in the mem' ber, the sides ofthe Wbeel'cowverging in the directionofthe channel. Y

'4. In a'devioe of 'the:chn'ectcr:described7 niinberhaving a. foot with a rtion ezitending from 4the foot, and'having 'a passagevay with side@ for rtions of n ribbed member at'echside o the rib and a channel' for fthe said rib, the portion oithe memberbeing digposed forwardly and upwardly from the foot to assist-1n sides of the a wheel -jour-vV ribbed member, all journaled in the member for 4 lfioldillg tha'sides of the ribmember substantiallyin the same lane. 15. In n device of-tledxnracter' escribed, einember having a bearinga separating' "Wheel journaledrm the besingfor 'separating tl'ie'side pastimes', ofji ribxnenber, the ,firsthinentioned .memberf having al passagevvay'with sides Afor'receiving the said pori tions o'f -the 'nib-member and a, channel disat'an :ingle'with and between the rib; on the ribmember.

two subscribing witnesses.

sides' of tthe; passageway for .receiving the tioned member having a passageway* So portions oi'

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US2487122 *Jun 26, 1946Nov 8, 1949Goodrich Co B FForming collapsible partitions
US2523754 *Dec 3, 1947Sep 26, 1950Silin Mfg CompanyCentering device for necktie linings
US3085525 *Aug 4, 1960Apr 16, 1963Leo RosemanSewing machine attachment for sewing hook fastener tape on garments
U.S. Classification112/152, 2/275, 112/240, 112/151, 66/1.5
Cooperative ClassificationD05B35/06