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Publication numberUS1267054 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 21, 1918
Filing dateApr 5, 1916
Priority dateApr 5, 1916
Publication numberUS 1267054 A, US 1267054A, US-A-1267054, US1267054 A, US1267054A
InventorsAugusto Carboni
Original AssigneeAugusto Carboni
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Measuring device.
US 1267054 A
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Patented My 21,1918.




Application filed April 5, 1916.

To all whom, t may concern.'

Be it known that I, AUGUSTO CARBONI, residing in the city and county of San Francisco, State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Measurin Devices, whereof the following is a speci cation.

This invention relates to measuring devices, such as are used by tailors and clothiers.

The object of the invention is to provide an adjustable measuring apparatus, which may be adjusted upon the-body of the customer, and may be removed without disturbing the adjustment, and which, therefore, forms a temporary automatic record. The invention thus eliminates danger of error which is so frequently made in the ordinary manner of measuring and recording the gures of the measure.

The apparatus, which may be called a four` point steel measure, is equally applicable for measuring men or Women or children. It includes a band adapted to be passed around the body and to have its ends fastened. This band is made of steel. Upon it, connected to it by slidable sleeves, are steel bands extending upward in front and back. These bands may bebrought together on the shoulders and there connected by suitable connectors, and their sleeves may then be secured upon the body band, thus providing fixed points which cannot err. The apparatus may then be removed from the body, by simply loosening the body band, and slipping the shoulder bands over the shoulders. I also contemplate the use of various other bands, which may be of tape or linen, and which will give other measures. The various bands mentioned may be divided into inches and fractions, or other measuring units, and marked with figures, as desired.

In the accompanying one sheet of drawing, I have shown my invention in the best form as yet devised by me.

In the drawing Figure 1 shows the apparatus as laid out flat upon a table.

Fig. 2 is a perspective elevation showing it applied to the body of a customer, as seen from the front.

Fig. 3 is a similar view from the back.

Fig. 4lis a partial elevation on a larger scale, showing how the meeting ends of the Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 21, 1918.

Serial No. 89,003.

body band are fastened, and also the fastening means for the shoulder bands.

Fig. 5 is a cross section of the parts shown in Fig. 4, the section being taken longitudinally through the middle of the fastening clamp.

In these figures A 1 is the body band, divided into convenient unitary divisions 2, as seen, which divisions may be marked by the figures 3, and 4, 5, 6 and 7 are the steel shoulder bands, also marked with convenient unitary divisions 8, which may be numbered by figures 9, or not, as desired. 10 is a sleeve, fastened to a shoulder band by rivets 11, or otherwise, and encircling the body band 1. 12 is a set screw by which the sleeve may be clamped upon the body band, and thereby retained in any position to which it has been set. 13, 14, 15 and 16 are linen tapes, divided and marked, and secured to the body band in the same manner as the steel bands, 4, 5, 6 and 7 but made of the softer material for convenience and greater cheapness.


The operation of the apparatus is as follows, it being remembered that the details of the operation may be considerably varied to suit the ideas of different users.

The body band 1, being passed around the body of the customer, has its ends secured together by passing the free end through the sleeve 10 upon the other end. The measure may then be read off directly upon the band, and when released and removed from the body, if the zero end be drawn out and the sleeve reclamped, furnishes an automatic record of the measure.

The body band, being in place on the customer, is slipped around until the steel shoulder band 7 is in such position that it will come to the top of the shoulder near the collar, 17, see Figs. 2 and 3. The opposite band 6 is then slipped along the body band until it is in position to register with band 7, when it is clamped in that position by means of its set screw 12. The two ends of the bands, 6 and 7, are then brought together and secured to each other by a sleeve clamp 18 with a set screw 19. The bands 4 and 5 are then similarly adjusted and fastened. In like manner the tapes 13, 14, 15 and 16 are adjusted and secured. Obviously other bands or tapes may be applied and used, if desired, and to any preferred number.

The apparatus may now be removed from the body in the mannerl abovev described, and laid out flat upon a table, and applied directly to the goods, or the various dimensions read off and applied to the goods by other measuring means.

Having thus described mv invention, andV an embodiment of it, in the full, clear and exact terms required. by laW, and knowing that it comprises novel, useful and valuable improvements in the art to which it pertains, I here state that I do not Wish to be limited to the precise construction and, arrangement of the several parts, as herein set forth,` asthe same may be variously modified by a skilled mechanic Without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What. I claim and desire to secure by LettersPatent of the United States, is the following, to Wit:

1. A measuring device comprising a body band, shoulderbands connected thereto andy laterally adjustable by sliding thereon, said shoulder bands adapted to have their free ends brought together over the shoulder and clamps thereon for adjustably securing said ends.

p 2. A measuring device comprising a body band, shoulder bands each connected at one end to said body band and laterally adjustable thereon, said shoulder bandseach having its free end running upward over the shoulder and slidable clamps adjustably :l

and clamping means adjustably connectingA themy together in pairs over theI shoulder.

In testimony that I claim t-he foregoing I have hereto set my hand in the presence of Witnesses, this 30th; day ofMarch, 1916.



Copie! of thixvpatent may be obtainedV for ve. cents each, by addressing the. Commissioner of Patents Washingtonrn. C."

U.S. Classification33/2.00R
Cooperative ClassificationA41H1/02