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Publication numberUS1252483 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1918
Filing dateJan 29, 1917
Priority dateJan 29, 1917
Publication numberUS 1252483 A, US 1252483A, US-A-1252483, US1252483 A, US1252483A
InventorsMildred Pattison
Original AssigneeMildred Pattison
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Skein-holding device.
US 1252483 A
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1,252,483; PatentedJan. 8, l918.



Specification of Letters Patent. I Patented J an. 8, 1918.

Application led January 29, 1917. Serial No. 145,179.

To all rwhom t may concern:

Be it known that I, MILDRED PA'rrIsON, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Paul, in the county of Ramsey, State 0f Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Skein-Holding Devices; and I do hereby declare the followin to be a full, clear, and exact description o the invention, such as will enable others skilledin the art to which it apper'tains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to improvements in winding devices, and particularly to devices for winding skeins of wool, yarn, silk, or the like, into balls.

The principal object of the present invention is to provide a device for holding a skein of material while being wound into a ball thus obviating the usual necessity of placing the skein over the back of a chair or of having a person hold the skein.

One object of the present invention is to provide a simple and cheap device of this character which can be used in the home v and operated successfully by anyone, with- .and 17 there is formed' an arcuate memout the aid of a second person. l

Another object of the present invention is to provide a device of this character which can be quickly and easily adjusted for different sized skeins A further object is to provide a device of this character which can be quickly and easily taken apart for packing and shipping and which can be readily'set up by one unfamiliar with mechanical structures.

Other objects and advantages will be ap parent from the following description when taken in connection with gthe accompanying drawing.

In the drawing: f

Figure 1 is an elevation of my improved skein holder. j

Fig. 2 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the device.

Referring particularly to the accompanying drawing, 10 represents a vertical tubular standard, from the side of the lower end of which projects the superimposed jaws 11, formed integrally with the standard, and adapted tor straddling engagement with the edge of a table or chair. The lower one of the jaws carries a clamping screw 12 for securing the standard to the chair or table edge. Removably received in thestandard, and insertible from the upper end thereof, is a. pin 13, having a head 14 on its upper end. -A set s crew 15 is disposed through one side of the standard and is arranged to engage with the pin to retard the speed of rotation thereof as will be more clearly pointed out hereinafter. A pair of metal strips 16 and 17 are provided with longitudinal series of openings 18, which are adapted to be brought into registry with each other, that is the openings of one strip with those of the other strip, and said openings, when thus brought into registry, are brought into registry with theupper open end of the standard and receive therethrough the said pin 13.` The strip 16 is slightly wider than the strip 17, and has its wider marginal edges turned upwardly and inwardly to embrace the edges of the strip 17, whereby said strip 17 is held on the strip 16, but permits a longitudinal-sliding movement to bring its different openings into successive registra- .tion with the dilferent openings of the other strip. Thus' a wide variety of widths can be adj ustably secured forwinding skeins,

On the outer end of each of the strips 16 ber 19.

In the operation of the device, the jaws are secured to the edge of a chair or table by means of the set screw, after which the strips or arms 16 and 17 are adjusted longitudinally of each other for the length of the skein to be placed thereon. The arms are v then secured on the upper end of the standard by'means of the pin, but so that they will be permitted to rotate thereon. The set screw in the side of the standard is then turned inwardly into engagement with the pin to such an extent that the in will not rotate too rapidly. The skein o wool, yarn,`

silk, or other material to be wound into a ball, is then passed around the arcuate members at the ends of the arms.

From the foregoing it will beseen that I have provided a novel, simple and cheap device for holding skeins of wool, or the like, while the material is being wound into balls to be subsequently used 1n knitting. The device thus obviates the necessity of a second person holding the skein von the hands .while the material is being wound into a ball by the other persons. Also, the device can be conveniently used for knitting directly from the holder, thus doing away, entire] with the winding of the material 1nto ballys.

What is claimed is:

A skein' holding and unwinding device comprising a tubular standard, a pin removably disposed in the standard and provided with a head on the outer end thereof, a pair of arms slidably adjustable longitudinally with respect to each other and provided with a series I,of registrable openings 'for the reception of said pin upon which ythe armsare rotatably supported, strand holding members carried by the outer ends of the arms,

' and means carried by the standard and adjustable into engagement with the pin for l0 retaining the head .of said pin in retarding engagement. with said arms.

In testimony whereof, I aix my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.



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U.S. Classification242/577.3, 224/42.29, 242/406, 242/127
Cooperative ClassificationB65H49/30