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W. W. MULAURIN.
APPLICATION FILED JAN.7.1913.
Patented ont. 6,1914.
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WILLIAM WALLACE MCLAURIN, OF BROOKFIELI), llrIASSACI-IUSETTS.
T 0 all 'whom it may concern Be it known that I, WILLIAM WALLACE MGLAURIN, a, subject of the King of Eng-y land, residing at Brookfield, in the county of Worcester and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Clothing-Patches; and I do hereby declare the followin to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which yextending area to receive and fasten to the portions of the garment surrounding the opening.
A further object of this invention is to provide an insertible section which is mount- -ed upon a temporary backing, which may subsequently be removed. This insertible p-iece is stitched to the adjacent portions of a garment before the backing is removed, which backing has extensions from the edges of the insertible ortion for temporary adhesion to the adjacent portions of a' garment.
Further objects will be apparent from the following specification, appended claims and drawings, in which,
Figure Lis'aperspective view of one of the insertible members, Fi 2 shows a piece of fabric ready to receive t e insertible member, Fig. 3 shows a conventional die to cut a uniform opening through the fabric, Fig. 4 is a sectional view showin the insertible member applied, and F ig. 5 1s a View of the completed operation.
In the event of a garment such as stookings and the like becoming worn or torn, it is easier to insert a piece of similar fabric and to stitch the edges together than to build up a ply of fabric as by the darning process. Also, when the tear is irregular, it is somewhat difcult to t the inserted piece, so, to
meet any requirement, the insertible pieces may be made and sold on. the market in Specification of Letters Patent. i
Application filed January 7, 1913.
Patented Oct. 6, 1914. Serial No. 740,648.
` various sizes and fabrics together with dies of a size uniform to the insertible pieces. Then to repair a Garment, a uniform opening is formed in the garment to include the irregularities of the tear in which the insertible piece is placed.
In order to hold the insertible piece and the object to be repaired in proper relation to each other preparatory to sewing, a paper or other backing is secured tothe insertible piece and the adjacent portions of the gar.
ment. After the two pieces are stitched together, the backing is removed. 'l
In the drawings, 10 indicates a garment having an opening 1l formed therein as by a die 12. It is not necessary that any particular shape be adopted but it is necessary that the adopted shape should correspond to insertible pieces 13 so that a perfect fit is possible with each repair. I have shown a circular insertible portion and a correspondingly circular die for forming a circular These dies and insertible piecesy opening. may be made in various sizes to repair any tear and are made of uniform outlines to facilitate the fitting of the insertible piece in the opening. A piece of gummed paper or similar substance 14 of a larger area is secured to each of said insertible pieces so that an exposed portion extends about the insertible piece, which exposed portion is moistened and secured to the adjacent portions of the garment about the opening ll.
Then by any desired form of stitching 15 the two edges are fastened together after which the paper or other backing may be removed. The adhesive on the backing of the insertible pieces must be soluble so that it may be readily applied and removed. Also the backing is a necessity to procure a proper repair as the patch and adjacent portions `of the garment are held taut during the step of sewinU the patch in place.
Havlng thus Vescribed my invention, I claim:
1. In an article of the class described, a` piece of fabric intended for insertion in an opening in a garment a gummed backing for said piece of fabric, said backing having a greater area than the piece of fabric to expose a portion of the gummed surface, said exposed gummed surface being intended to adhere to a garment about an opening, and said backing being removable after the piece of fabric is stitched in the garment.
2. In an article of manufacture, a patch to be applied 'to an article to be repaired, a backing and support for said patch, said backing having greater dimensions than the patch, said backing having one face thereof gummed to retain said patch thereon temporarily, the gummed backing for said supporting member having the extended mmed face thereof adapted to be secured to an article to be repaired2 the gummed face 10 of said backing being applled by moistening,
said patch being intended to be stitched to the article to be repaired, and said backing being intended to be removed after said patch has been secured by stitching.
In testimony whereof I ax my signature 15 '1n presence of two Wltnesses.
WILLIAM WALLACE MGLAURIN, Witnesses: l'
R'D. WORKS, L. A. BAssE'rr.