US 1293660 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. J. ARMSTRONG.
HAND SEWING NEEDLE.
APPLICATION FILED AUG.2I, 191s.
Patented Feb. 11, 1919.
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Specification of Letters Eatcnt.
E'Fatented Feb. 111,
Application filed August 21, 1916. Serial c.3113,
To all whom may concern:
Beit known that I, JOHN J. ARMSTRONG,
a citizen of the United States, residing at Honolulu, county of Oahu, and Territory of Hawaii, have invented certain new and useful Improvements Hand Sewing-Needles; and I do hereby denture the following to he a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled invthe to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to hand sewing needles and has for its object to provide such needles with means adapted to facilitate the attachment of the sewing thread to the needles and to this end, the invention contemplates the application to each needle of a loop of flexibl filamentary material secured in the eye thereof-and which is of suflicient size whenspread'to afford a large opening l *hwhich the thread maybe readily p and which, when subjected to the e; nary tension developed in the operation sewing, will securely hold the thread. flhe invextion is illustrated in the accom- ;.-'-'.nying din. 'aingfin which 2- Fi re 1 :llnstrates in side elevation, a
siinp e form oil-needle having a closed orcontinuous thread-receiving loop passing.
" through the eye thereof, the eye end of the needle being shown in section;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of a modified form of needle having the free ends of the loop carried through several openings and secured in the innermost opening of the needle;
Fig. 3 is aside elevation, partly in section, of the needle and loop shown in Fig. 2; and
Fig. 4 is a side elevation of an open-eyed needle with a thread-receiving loop applied thereto.
The thread-receiving loop may be secured in the eye'of the needle in any suitable manner, as the exact manner of attaching the loop to the needle is immaterial to the present invention. In the drawing, three different ways are disclosed of attaching the loop to the needle, but it will he understood that these are merely exemplary.
In Fig. 1', a needle of the hand sewing type is shown at 1 and has the usual eye 2and the customary longitudinal depressions 3 in the vicinity of the eye. Heretofore, the eye 2 has been employed for receiving the sewing thread, but the dificulties of threading the loop 4, which, in. the modification of lli the end of the loop and to prevent the lo needle by passing the sewing thread throu-" the eye are well known. in the present stance the eye 2 is utilized for receiving .1
is preferably of filaments, I lie material, such as sp steel. T e er of the loop may d through the e 2 or the needle azed, soldered, e
'1 7. The tee, to receive m. The em. in s. :ough the eye it of the needle'is preferably 9. is fed into a stantially circular supplemental. loop 6, the purpose of which is to retain the needle vo the loop which passe from assuming a position right ang to the axis of the needle when the need passed through the fabric. The circ portion 6 of the loop causes the loop low the needle in longitudinal aliner therewith and, therefore, the loop does 3 interfere with complete passage of the needle and the loop through the material be ing sewed. The diameter of the circu. so p rtion 6 of the should not exceed the maximum diameten, i the needle 1, or other wise the passage our. the needle and loop through the material would he interfered witln The loop 4 being made of fine flexibli'z material readily collapses and contracts, as it is drawn through the material, and in no way interferes with complete passage of the needle, loop and thread through the hole formed in the material by the needle.
It will be noted that the manner of Se curing the ends oil"? the loop in the modifica tion of Fig. 1 causes the ends of the loop to converge. Therefore, the tension developed. in the operation of sewing will cause the 95 thread to become securely gripped by. the
' tapering extremity of the loop.
extremities of the loop may be passed alter- -s y in opposite; directions through the Several y 111 other words, they may no be laced through the several eyes, as clearly shown in the draw1ng,- and the extremital portions of the loop may be secured in the innermost eye 2"by any suitable means, such nall plug 5 made of Wood or any other iriate material. This is merely one r retaining the loop 4 attached to the needle and any other appropriate means may be resorted to for maintaining the extremities of the loop in their laced relation with the eyes of the needle.
In Fig. 4, the needle 1" is eyed type, that is, its extremity is bifurcated, the two arms of the bifurcated part being shown at 2. These "arms are so shaped that there occurs between them, a
main eye 2 and an. innermost eye 2, these two eyes being in communication With each other when the arms 2 are forced apart by means of a fine slit 2. The inherentresiliency oi the arms 2 retain them in contact,
as shown in Fig. 4, but are designed to permit t 'linary' sewing thread to be forced het to into the eye 2. In the presant it threzul-receiving loop 4!! is of the open 11 the arms ,2 and than n oheretofore when 1,2ee,eeo
theseiving thread is passed through the eye of the needle;
It will be understood that the 10(3) in it has been found that all of the advantages of threading the needle through its eye are retained, butthat the difficulties encountered are completely removed, as it is obvious that the sewing thread may be readily passed through the relatively large thread receiving loop with" practically no difliculty.
What I claim is 1. The combination with a needle, of a "thread-receivingloop of flexible filamem tary materialqnounted in the eye of the needle, and means to lock the ends of the loop Within the eye.
2. The combination with a needle, of a thread-receiving loop of flexible material having its free ends passed through the needle eye, and a plug or filling applied to the eye to secure the ends of the loop therein.
In testimony whereof I my signature.
JOHN JAMES ARMSTRONG.