US 1235605 A
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THREAD GUIDING DEVICE FOR CROCHETING. APPLICATION FILED Aus.2s. 1916.
Pa tented Aug. 7, 1917.
TEGKII'A SAUER, OI MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.
THREAD-GUIDING DEVICE FOR CROCHETING.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 7, 1917.
Application filed August 28, 1916. Serial No. 117,173.
7 To all whom it may concern Be it known that I TECKLA SAUnn, a citizen of the United tates, and resident of Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Thread- Guiding Devices for Crocheting; and I do hereby declare that the following is-a full, clear, and exact description thereof.
The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in means for guiding thread and is more particularly'directed to the provision of a finger carried meansfor guiding the thread used in crochetlng, whereby it may be properly supplled to the needle. 7
Heretofore, the usual method of guiding the thread in the operation of crocheting, has been to sinuously dispose the thread between the fingers of the hand which holds work material, and to permit the thread to thus slide between the fingers in a manner whereby-it is frictionally held --to a certain degree. This, method, however, is not en.- tirely satisfactory in view of the irregular degree of tension afforded the thread, and further in view of the tendency of the thread to slide on the fingers whereby it is not pro erly fed to the work material. It is there ore the object of the present invention to provide a means for guiding the thread during the crochetin operation, and
. it is more particularly an o ject to provide a guiding device which may be readily secured to the index finger of the hand, to guide and frictionally hold the thread.
A further and important object IBSldGSjH the provision of such a device, wherewith the thread may be associated without breaking the continuity of the thread between the supply ball and the work material.
A still further object resides in the pro vision of a thread guiding device which is of an exceedingly simple structure, and which is capable of a most ready manipulation.
With the above and other objects and advantages in view the invention resides more particularly in the novel combination, formation and arrangement of parts more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a view of the improved thread guiding device positioned. on the index fin- 5b ger of a hand, and showing the operation thereof.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the thread guiding device removed from the finger, a
slight modification of the arrangement of 60 thread apertures being shown in this figure.
Referring now more .particularly to the accompanying drawings, the thread guiding device comprises a band 5v of resilient metal transversely split where- 5 by it may be adjustably fitted about the index finger of the hand and this band is provided as shown in Fig. 1 with an angular slit 6 extending from one side edge of"the""" band and terminating at its inner end in 7 an enlarged thread opening 7.
As shown more particularly in Fig. 1, the
' work material is held between the second finger and the thumb and the thread extends from the work material into the opening 7 and lies between the opening and the side edge of the band, from whence itextends to a suitably disposed ball of thread. Thus between the band and the finger the thread is frictionally held, and is guided in proper g relation to the work material. By providing a split band, the degree of frictional holding afforded the thread is determined by the resiliency of the band, and thus a comparatively constant degree of friction is exerted 5 upon the thread in the application of the band to the index finger of different persons,
'in contradistinction to the provision of a closed band. By the provision of the slot 6 I opening at the edge of the band, the thread may be associated with the present device without interrupting its continuity between the ball of thread and the crocheted material, and this is an important feature inasmuch as a continuous length of thread is highly desirable in crocheting operations.
Fig. 2 shows more particularly the split I formation of the band, to procure its uniform grlpping operation, and in Fig. 2 the band is provided with a pair of angular slots through both openings 9, and thus extends transversely of its disposition in the structure of Fig. 1, thereby imparting a partial twist to the direction of the thread and thus improved 7 afiording a relatively greater degree of friction.
Inasmuch are larger than the width of the slots 6 and 5 8,a tendency of the thread to work out- ,wardly through the slots is prevented.
What is claimed is: I
1. A thread guidin device comprising a transversely s lit resi ie'nt'band adapted to 10 fit about a nger and provided with an angular slot extending transversely through as the thread openings 7 and 9 the band whereby thread may be frictionally held between the band and the finger of the I oerator, said slot opening at one side edge i neaeoe,
2. A thread guiding device comprising a transversely spit resilient band adapted to fit about a finger and provided with a pair of slots open at and extending inwardly from one side edge of the band and having 0 their inner ends. directed together.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand at Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, in the presence of two witnesses.