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Publication numberUS1099766 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 9, 1914
Filing dateDec 5, 1913
Priority dateDec 5, 1913
Publication numberUS 1099766 A, US 1099766A, US-A-1099766, US1099766 A, US1099766A
InventorsEdwin Prince
Original AssigneeEdwin Prince
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,099,766.. Patented June 9, 1914.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 9, 1914.

Application filed December 5, 1913. Serial No. 804,838.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, EDWIN PRINCE, a subject of the King of Great Britain, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Spool-Magazine, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to magazines for spools, provided with means whereby the same can be easily and quickly secured to any suitable place, such as a worktable.

An object of the invention is to provide a strong, simple and inexpensive magazine wherein spools can be admitted or removed independently and wherein the color of the thread on the spool can be seen at a glance.

A further object of the invention is to prevent the tangling of the thread on the spools in the magazine.

I obtain the above objects by providing a casing having means therein forming separate compartments adapted to accommodate spools, and means wherethrough the color of the thread on the spool can be determined at a glance, said casing having tension devices associated with each of the compartments, and means for severing the thread.

The invention consists of the construction and combination of parts to be more fully described hereinafter and fully set forth in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which like characters indicate corresponding parts in all the views and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective View showing an embodiment of my invention; Fig. 2 is a fragmentary section of an embodiment of my invention showing the case in open position; Fig. 8 is a section on line S3, Fig. 1; and Fig. 4 is a detail View of the slot for the thread forming part of the tension device.

Before proceeding to a more detailed description of my invention, it must be clearly understood that while the drawings herein disclose a structure wherein the compartments are formed by partitions secured to the parts of the casing, the same can be formed by cutting and bending portions of said casing to form compartments.

Referring to the drawings, 5 represents a casing formed of two send-tubular parts 6 and 7. The two semi-tubular parts are hinged to each other along one of the longitudinal edges, as shown at 8, and the opposite edges have a tendency to separate by the action of the springs 19 provided intermediate the parts 5 and 6. The tendency of the edges 6 and 7 to separate is prevented by catches 9 carried by the part 6, adapted to engage lips 10, provided on the other part 7, under the action of a spring 11 prefe'ably forming part of the part6 of the casing 5. By means of these catches and dips the two parts 6 and 7 are connected to each other and to m the tubular casing 5. LT he part 7 at the extremities thereof is providcd with two circular end pieces 12 which closes the tubular end of the casing 5 when the parts 6 and Y are connectcu to each other by means of the catches 9.

Part 7 is subdivided into compartments 15 by means of partitions 13 disposed transversely of the part 7 and integral therewith. These partitions 13 forming the compartments for the spools lat prevent the lateral movement of the spools therein, while the retation of the spools is guided by the inner lateral surface formed by the parts 6 and 7 when the same are closed, as shown in Fig. 1. Each of the compartments 15, at the free edge, is provided with a slot 16 in the shape of an inverted Y, and which slot is covered exteriorly of the part 7 by a member 17, said member and slot forming a tension device for the thread 18 on the spool 14;, as can be seen from the drawings. When the thread is passed in either of the branches of the slot 16 it cannot escape from the same unless the thread is made to pass between the member 17 and the exterior lateral surface of the part 7. This tension device prevents the tangling of the thread on the spool.

The part of the casing is provided with a series of cut outs 20, each forming a window for the corresponding compartment receiving a spool and wl'ieretl'irough the color of the thread on the spool can be determined at a glance, thereby facilitating the location of a desired thread. The inner lateral surface of the part 6 is preferably lined with a transparent material 21 to prevent dust from entering the casing The said part 6 on the exteriorsurface thereof adjacent the free edge is provided with knives 22 disposed, preferably, central with each of the compartments 15 whereon the threads from the spools can be severed at any desired point. Securing means 23 are pro vided at each end of the part 7 whereby the casing can be attached to any desired place, as shown in Fig. 3, where the same is shown attached to a worktable 24:.

From the above description it will be seen that by means of my magazine, one of the spools M can be removed or exchanged without in any way interfering with the other spools in the magazine. Furthermore, the color of the threads on the spools is seen at a glance, so that the proper thread can be instantly selected. When the thread 18 from any of the spools 14: passes through the tension device the thread is prevented from tangling on the spool by this device.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. In a spool magazine, a tubular casing having a plurality of compartments adapted to receive spools independently; a tension device associated with each of said compartments consisting of an inverted Y- shaped slot and a resilient member normally covering said slot from the exterior side of the casing; and means for supporting said casing.

2. In a spool magazine, a tubular casing formed of two hinged, semi-tubular parts; means tending to separate the unhinged edges of said parts; means for locking the said parts together, one of said parts having transverse partitions therein forming a plurality of compartments adapted to receive therein spools independently, said part at the free ed e of each compartment having an inverted Y-shaped slot; a resilient member covering each of said slots exteriorly and carried by said part, said second part having apertures therein for each of said compartments through which said compartment can be inspected at a glance; means for severing the threads carried by said second part; and means for supporting said casing.

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



Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification242/137
Cooperative ClassificationB65H2701/31