US 1281025 A
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LENA KLEIN, or NEW YORK, N. Y.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, LENA KLEIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at the borough of Manhattan, in the city, county, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pin-Holders, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings, which form a part thereof.
My invention relates to pin holders and more particularly to an article of this character adapted for use by tailors or dressmakers when fitting garments.
A holder made in accordance with my invention is adapted to be carried upon the arm of the user, means being provided whereby it may be readily applied to or removed from the arm, so that the user may quickly fix it to the arm when about to fit a garment, and as quickly remove it after the fitting is completed and when the free use of the hands is required for other work. Another characteristic of the invention is the provision of a protecting shield so as to preclude any possibility of a pin penetrating the arm of the user when thrust into the cushion forming a' part of the holder. This characteristic is of importance since in fitting the garment the entire attention of the tailor or modi-ste is required to be concentrated upon the garment being fitted. Another characteristic of the invention is the mode of attachment of the cushion so that a new cushion may be readily incorporated in the holder to replace a worn one.
The invention consists primarily in a pin holder embodying therein a support, spring arms carried thereby, whereby said support may be firmly secured upon a users arm and a cushion adapted to receive pins carried by said support; and in such other novel features of construction and combination of parts as are hereinafter set forth and de scribed and more particularly pointed out in the claim, hereto appended.
Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is a view of an arm having a pin holder embodying my invention in position thereon;
Fig. 2 is an elevation of said pin holder upon a larger scale;
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 8, 1918.
Application filed January 15, 1916. Serial N 0. 72,208.
Fig. 3 is a vertical section through the pin holder; and
Fig. at is a plan tecting shield.
Like letters refer to like parts throughout the several views.
In the embodiment of my invention shown in the drawings, a indicates a supporting plate to which is attached a cushion Z) adapted to have pins stuck thereinto. This plate a is ordinarily elliptical in form so as to extend entirely across the forearm and is made of thin sheet metal so as to interpose between the cushion and the arm, a shield through which the pins cannot penetrate, thus protecting the arm of the user from the pins in the event that too much force is exerted in sticking them upon the cushion while fitting a garment. Carried by the plate a are a plurality of light spring arms c cl adapted to pass over and grip the forearm of the user in a manner to hold the cushion I) with suflicient firmness to insure the insertion or withdrawal of pins in the said cushion. The free ends of said arms are outwardly directed as shown, to facilitate the application of the cushion to the arm of the user.
The cushion b may be applied to the support a in any desired manner. I preferably mount it upon the support by means of a flexible fabric covering 6 having a hem 0 about the edge thereof, a draw cord 7 being seated in said hem. In this manner the cushion Z) may be expeditiously applied to the support a and firmly secured in place by merely gathering the hem 6 upon the draw cord and tying the end of the draw cord together. This construction also admits of the removal of a worn cushion and the substitution of a new one or the application of a new facing to the cushion at any time when, for the purpose of cleanliness, it may be necessary to renew said surface.
An article of this character possesses the advantages that the user thereof has both hands free when fitting a garment and when it is required to secure different portions of the garment together by means of pins, the pins will always be handy of access and close to the garment. At the same time the withdrawal of pins by the use of one hand view showing the prothus allowing one hand free to hold the garment in the required form while securing a pin for temporarily holding the garment in the desired form. The application of the cushion to the arm of the user permits the fitting to be made in any part of a room. The support a as heretofore described will prevent the point of the pin passing through the cushion into the arm of the user.
\Vhen the fitting is over and the tailor or modiste requires absolute freedom of both hands, the holder may be quickly removed from the arm so as to not interfere in any way with the free movements necessary in and about other work of the fitter.
It is not my intention to limit the invention to the precise details of construction shown in the accompanying drawings, it being apparent that such may be varied without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.
Having described the invention what 'I claim as new and desire to have protected by Letters Patent is A pin holder embodying therein a plurality of oppositely disposed spring arms arranged to grasp the forearm of a user, an enlarged'metal plate secured to said arms, the outer edges of said plate being bent down ward, a cushion arranged to receiver pins, said cushion being arranged to completely cover said plate whereby said plate will act as a shield to the arm of the user, a textile covering for said cushion having a hem in the edge thereof, the hemmed edge of said covering being arranged to extend over the edge of said cushion and over the downward bent ends of said plate, and a drawing cord in said hem whereby the hemmed edge of said covering may be drawn inward'under the downward bent ends of said plate to removably secure said cushion to said plate.
In witness whereof I hereunto aifix my signature in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 7th day of January, 1916.
Witnesses LoUIs KLEIN, T. VVARD WASSON.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.