US 1318721 A
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EMBROIDERY RING :uwucmou men mac. 30', m5.
Patented Oct. 14, 1919.
PLANOGRAPH c exaqt description thereof,
UNITED S A ES" r trn t-r OFFICE.
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State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Embroidery-Rings; andl do hereby declare the following specification, taken in, connection wi t e a comp nyi g draw ngs, f min & r m-tot h same, t be 1 d r, n
heretofore con- In embroidery I rings as structed, ithas beencustomary to employ an endless inner ring and a split outer ring which was provided;with; means-upon the exterior thereof for contracting; the outer ring upon the inner ring. This construction has been found objectionable by reason of 1 the fact that the thread or other material used in the embroidering operation would oftencatch upon the means for contracting the outer rmg and become broken or entangledthereby.- .Thiscontractingmeans upon the exterior of the outer ring wasalso 1111::
sightly and produced a projection oftentimes having a sharp edge or edges, which was more or lessannoying when engaged by the hand of the operator.
It is the principal object of the present invention to obviate these objectionable members and produce a set of'embroidery rings in which the outer ring is endless and the inner ring is split and provided with means for expanding the inner ring against the interior of the outer endless ring.
A further object consists in providing the expanding means with means for operating the same.
To these ends the invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described, and more particularly set forth in the claims.
In describing the invention in detail reference will be made to the accompany ng drawings in which Figure 1 is a top plan view of a portion of my improved embroidery rings, showing the inner split ring expanded against the inner surface of the outer endless ring.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of a portion of the inner surface of the embroidery rings.
Fig. 3 is a top edge view showing the expanding means in open position and the inner split ring incontracted position.
Figs. 4:, 5, 6 and 7 are views showing modified forms of the expanding means.
Specification of Letters Ifatent.
latented Oct.14, 1919.
iterat on me a December a ieu, s rial n. 69,390.
Referring to the drawings, 1 represents the outer endless ring and Z-Tepre'sents the nner split ring, both of which may be made of any suitablematerial. Secured'upon the inner urfa eofthe split. ring 2 adjacent one.oft1ie free.ends thereof isa hinge-member andsecured adjacent the other free end is a corresponding hinge-member 4.
" Hinged to and extending lbetween the hinge-members 3 and fl is atoggle-joint comprising an elongated flat member 5, and
a :memberio formed .ofspring wireand pro- 1 vided upon the upper side with a downwardly extending loop 7, and uponthe under sid with a correspondi'ngg; downwardly exe di g 100p as show n'F gi 5 Inthe operation of he device,- the material tobe-operated upon is placed over theinner v sph't hellfthfi pandin m s i .op a e it e s, hQW imFiga a d. s id.
split ring is insertedwithin the outer endless ring. The expanding -means is. then.- moved the material will be tightly gripped between the inner and outerrings. By reason of the loops 7 and -8 in the wire-member 6 of the toggle-joint, a spring action will be set up in said member to provide for different thicknesses of material, and to securely lock the toggle-joint in closed position.
It will also be seen thatthe loop 8, extending as it does below the loop of the inner split 'ring,serves as means to be engaged by the fingers ofthe operator to operate the toggle-joint or expanding means.
Figs. 4 and 5 show a modified construe tion, in which both members of the togglejoint are made of fiat sheet metal,the member 5 being provided with a spring loop 9 which-extends into the space between the free ends of the split-ring when said ring is expanded into engagement with the outer ring, as shown in Fig. 4.. The member 6 is provided with a downwardly extending projection 10, which serves as means for operating the togglejoint.
,toelosed position, as shown in Fig. 1, so that Figs. 6 and 7 show another modified conthe inner split ring is all upon the interior of the ring and beneath the fabric which is being operated upon, and that the outer endless ring presents a smooth surface throughout its entire circumference, and that there is no projection thereon withwhich the thread of the operator is liable to become engaged. It will also be seen that a very simple and strong means is provided for expanding the inner split ring against the outer endless ring.
What "I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. In an article of the character described, the combination with an outer endless ring of an inner resilient split-ring provided upon its inner surface'with a two-member toggle-joint connecting the ends thereof, one portion of said toggle-joint being resilient and provided with a lateral projection for operating the same.
2. In an article of the character described, the combination with an outer endless ring of an inner resilient split-ring provided upon its inner surface with a toggle-joint connecting the ends thereof, one portion of said toggle-joint being formed of spring wire and having a lateral loop extending beyond the edge of the split-ring.
'3, An article of the character described, comprising a split-ring and a toggle-joint connecting the ends thereof, one of the members of said toggle-joint being formed of wire and provided with two lateral springloops to render the same resilient and one of said .loops forming an operating means for the toggle-joint.
4-, An article of the character described comprising a split-ring and toggle-j oint connecting the ends thereof, one of the members of said toggle-joint being formed of spring wire and provided upon the upper side with a downwardly extending loop and upon the under side with a corresponding downwardly extending loop.
5. An article of the character described, comprising a split-ring provided adjacent each free end with a hinge-member secured upon the surface thereof, and a toggle-joint hinged to and extending between said hingemembers and comprising a flat non-resilient member, and a spring-wire member provided upon the upper side with a downwardly extending loop and upon the under side with a-corresponding loop extending beyond the edge of the split-ring.
' GEORGE BODEN;
CHARLES F. DoHER'rY, BENNET BRONSON.
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