|Publication number||US1099931 A|
|Publication date||Jun 16, 1914|
|Filing date||Mar 14, 1914|
|Priority date||Mar 14, 1914|
|Publication number||US 1099931 A, US 1099931A, US-A-1099931, US1099931 A, US1099931A|
|Original Assignee||Samuel Paull|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (2), Classifications (2)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
GARMENT WEIGHT. .APPLIOATION FILED 111111.14, 1914.
Patented June 16,1914.
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SAMUEL PAULL, oFNnW YORK, N. Y.
Speecaton of Letters Patent. Pate'nfedfJulle 16,- 1914,
Application led March 14, 191,4. Serial No. 824,600.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SAMUEL PAULL, a citizen of the United States, and residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented cert-ain new and useful Improvements in Garment- Weights, of which the following is a specication, such as will enable those skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to garment weights of the class employed by dressmakers for holding the bottom of a skirt, or the bottom of a coat or similar garment in position, and the invention described and claimed herein is an improvement on that described and claimed in U. S. Letters Patent No. 1,037,518 granted to me September 8, 1912.
The object of this invention is to provide an improved device of the class specified particularly designed for use in connect-ion with facings composed of thin material with which the weights are connected, and the invention involves a strip of fabric cut on the bias and a plurality of weights arranged centrally and longitudinally of said strip, both edges of said strip being then folded over said weights and secured thereto, or the weights secured in the folded strip, by a row of stitches passing centrally and longitudinally through said weights and through the folded edges of said strip, the side edges of said weight strip when completed being free from stitches, threads or other devices so as to permit said edges or one of them to stretch freely to enable said weight strip to be secured in a curved line or position to the skirt of a garment and to enable said weight strip to bend freely in the plane thereof without crimping or folding either edge thereof.
The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, in which the separate parts of my improvement are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views, and in which Figure 1 is a view of a weight strip of fabric cut on the bias and showing the weights arranged centrally and longitudinally thereof; Fig. 2 a view showing the completed strip ready for use, theedges of the fabric being folded over the weights and stitched thereto centrally and longitudinally the stitches passing through the weights;
Fig. 3 a cross section on the line 3 3 of Fig. '2; Fig. 4L aview similar to Fig. 2 but show-ing how the weight strip may be curved vin the plane thereof without crimping or or folding the concave edge; and, Fig. 5 a view showing the complete weight strip secured to the skirt of a garment having a curved bottom edge.
In the practice of my invention, I provide a strip a of suitable fabric, said strip being cut on the bias, and in forming the complete weight strip, I place on the strip a., centrally and longitudinally thereof, weights after which the edges a2 of the strip a are folded over said weights as shown in Fig. 2, the said edges overlapping as shown at a3 in 3, after which the folded edges of the strip and the weights Z2 are stitched together, or secured together by a row of stitches c passing centrally and longitudinally through both -sides of the fabric of the weight strip and through the overlapping edges thereof and through said weights. This operation forms a complete weight strip cl which may be secured to the bottom of a skirtof a garment as shown in the patent referred to, or in a curve line as shown in Fig. 5, in which f the skirt is indicated at e, and in this opera.
tion of securing the weight strip to the bottom of al skirt which is done by stitching in the usual manner, the weight strip must first be arranged in the desired curve or curves after which it may be stitched to the skirt or to a skirt facing in the usual manner, by stitches through both the lateral side edges thereof, or by stitches at the middle thereof and the arrangement or placing of the weight strip in the desired curve or curves without crimping or folding one edge thereof is made possible by reason of the fact that the strip on is cut on the bias and the material thereof loosely woven, and when the weight strip is fully formed, one side edge thereof will stretch freely and easily without crimping or folding the other side edge, and in this way the weight strip may be secured directly to the bottom of the skirt of a garment, or to a facing secured to said skirt, or in a hem or pocket.
The weights b are preferably made round to facilitate the bending of the weight strip in the plane thereof, without folding or crimping one edge thereof as hereinbefore described; and said weight strips are also grooved on both sides thereof transversely thereof, as shown at b2 in Fig. 8. This forms a thin web central portion which facilitates f io the passage of the needle therethroufrh, and said Weights are also composed of lead or a composition of metal which .is soft enough to permit of this operation.
Y The provision of transverse grooves on both sides of the Weights also provides means Whereby the Weight strip Will not be thicker transversely of the Weights Where the edges of the inclosing fabric strip are folded and stitched than at any other point, and the threads at the back of the Weight strip by Which the Weights and fabric strip are sel` v cured together are not raised above the back surface of said Weights, and a Weight strip made in this manner may be secured directly to the bottom of a skirt, or t-he ina- A teria-l thereof and the skirt ironed or pressed n the outside thereof Without showing the central roW of stitches by Which the Weights are secured in the Weight strip.
I-Iaving fully described my invention, What I claim as neW and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
l. A garment Weight strip composed of a strip of fibrous material out on the bias and a plurality of Weights arranged Cenl trally and longitudinally thereof, the edges i of the strip being folded over said Weights and being secured thereto by a roW of stitches passing centrally and longitudinally through the folded edges of said strip and through said Weights, and through the strip at the back of said Weights.V
2. A garment Weight strip composed of a strip of-brous material cut on the bias and a plurality of Weights placed centrally and longitudinally thereon the edges of said strip being folded over said Weights and overlapped centrally and longitudinally thereof, and said Weights being secured in said strip by a roW of stitches passing cern trally and longitudinally therethrough and through said folded edges.
3. A garment Weight strip composed of a strip of fibrous material cut on the bias, and a plurality of Weights placed centrally and longitudinally thereof, said Weights being provided transversely 0f eaoh side thereof with grooves, and the edges of said strips being folded over said Weights and overlapped centrally and longitudinally thereof and in one of said grooves, and said Weights being secured in said strip by a row of stitches passed centrally and longitudinally therethrough and through the folded edges of said strips, and through the central web portion of said Weights formed by said grooves.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed 'my name in presence of the subscribing Witnesses this 13th day of March, 1914.
C. MULREANY, S. ANDREWS.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.
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