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Publication numberUS1119659 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 1, 1914
Filing dateMar 6, 1914
Priority dateMar 6, 1914
Publication numberUS 1119659 A, US 1119659A, US-A-1119659, US1119659 A, US1119659A
InventorsGeorge Adolph Steiner, William Frisby Tuckett
Original AssigneeGeorge Adolph Steiner, William Frisby Tuckett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for inserting apron-strings.
US 1119659 A
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1,1 19,659, Y Patented Dec. 1,1914.






Application and March 6, 1914. Serial No. 82291010 To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, GEORGE A. STEINER.

and WILLIAMF. TUCKETT, citizens of the United States, and residents of Salt L ake City, in the county of Salt Lake and State of Utah, have invented a new and Improved Device for Inserting Apron- Strings, of

which the following is a full, clear, and

exact description.

Our present invention is designed foruse in connection with the apron forming the subject matterflof our application filed J anuary 17, 1914, Serial No. 812698. v

Inthe apron referred to, a sheath is provided to receive theapron strings temporarily to prevent the strings from becoming twisted, knotted, or'torn while the apronis being laundried. Thepresent invention provides a novel and efficient device'for use in inserting the apron strings in the sheath.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming apart ofthis specification, in which similar characters of reference indicatecorresponding parts in all the views.

Figure 1 is a side view of the inserting device, showing the manner of using the same, the view indicating the device in position to insert the string at one side; Fig. 2 is a fragmentary side view showing the device after inserting the string at one side and preparatory to sheathing the other string; Fig. 3 is a fragmentary front view representing the apron with both strings within the sheath; Fig. 4 is a transverse vertical section of the device; and Figs. 5, 6 and 7 are separate views of modified forms of the inserting rod or spindle.

The apron A, with which the device is to be used, is provided with strings a at opposite sides, and with a tubular sheath a posi- .any suitable manner so that the apron may be given a relative movement to the'spindle. Near the forward end the rod or spindle is so formed as to provide a side recess 11 having a contracted entrance opening, said pocket having overhanging side walls 12.

In using the spindle to insert apron strings in the sheath a, the string a at one side is Specification of Letters Patent.

5 Patented Dec. 1', i914.

dropped into" the recess 11 throug h 1 I eral open side thereof. Thespindle is now entered into the adjacent end a of the sheath, and therear wall';12 of the recess Wlll engage theadjacent apron string and carry the's'ame'inwardly to the interiorbf they sheath. The advancing movement of the spindle will lay the apron string length: wise in the shield,- as indicated in Fig. 2. The movement of the spindle is continued through .the'opposite end of the sheath so as to rO ectbeyond the latter and expose the recess 11 for the placing of the second string a. .The second string having been placed in the recess, the spindle iswith drawn and the forward wall. 12 of the recess will now engage the apron string and carry.

the same into the sheath sothat it, will lie oppositely to and alongside of the first string,: as indicated in Fig. 3. I 5

The provision of the lateral recess and the form thereof provide a most convenient and effective means in connection with'thesp'in' dle for the proper engagement withthe apron strings; The spindle is"p'refer'ably round, or nonangular. in cross section, to

facilitate its entrance and withdrawal and to be free from angles such as would possibly disturb the first inserted string while inserting the second string.

The illustrated means for sustaining the spindle 10 in the fixed position which is desirable for the convenient manipulation of the device consists of a cylindrical socket 13 having a base flange 14 whereby it may be secured to the table top- 15 and an adjustable post 16 having means to hold the spindle. The said post is formed with an an nular groove 17 to receive the end of a set screw 18 which is threaded into the side of the socket 13. The groove 17 and set screw 18 permit of the post being turned to dispose the spindle 10 in different angular positions. A flange 0r collar 19 on the post rests on top of the socket. Above the flange 19 a head 20 is formed, having a transverse opening 21 therein to receive the spindle 10, a set screw 22 being provided to'bind the spindle in adjusted position.

In the form shown in Figs. 1 and 2, the recess 11 is formed of'resilient material, the opposed front and rear walls 12 of which are curved and deflected laterally inward to present a lateral convergent side opening. The resilience of the material permits of the terminal ends yielding to permit the entrance of a knotted or bunched string, the outer curved end particularly being iree to yield.

In the form shown in Fig. 5, the spindle 10 has a recess 11, which is formed of resilient material, but the one end wall 12 of the recess is in substantially rigid relation to the spindle; the outer wall 12 however, is given a greater curvature than the corresponding outer wall on the spindle 10, and is free to yield.

In the form shown in Fig. 6 the spindle 10 has a recess 11", formed directly in the body of the spindle instead of having an additional end attachment as in Figs. 1, 2 and 5. The walls of the recess 11 are undercut, and approach each other on more or less rounding lines as at 12 which define a contrated lateral inlet opening.

In the form. shown in Fig. 7, the spindle 10 has also a recess 11 formed directly in the body of the spindle, and the side walls 12 are undercut to overhang and present a contracted lateral inlet opening. The side walls, however, converge on straight lines instead of on rounding lines as in Fig. 6.

In all forms the front end of the device is blunt and unpointed so as not to penetrate the material of the apron or the sheath. In all forms, also, the forward Wall of the recess is a fixed wall, being integral with the Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of I'atents,

lnner wall. The said front and rear walls may be termed oppositely disposed hooks defining the recess for the accommodation of the apron strings.

The curved terminals with the inturned ends prevent the second string from catching on the .device and being displaced when the second string is being drawn into the sheath, and therefore constitutes an important practical feature of the device.

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

In a device of the character described, a spindle having a lateral recess to receive the article to be inserted, and means for securing the opposite end of the spindle, said means comprising a cylindrical socket, a post turnable in said socket having a flange resting on the socket and a transverse passage abov the flange to receive the spindle, and a set screw in connection with said passage to bind the spindle.

In testimony whereof we have signed our names to thisspecification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




Washington, D. 0.

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U.S. Classification223/103, 2/52
Cooperative ClassificationD05B85/00