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Publication numberUS1337480 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1920
Publication numberUS 1337480 A, US 1337480A, US-A-1337480, US1337480 A, US1337480A
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1337480 A
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APPLlcATloN FILED MAR.17.1919.

1,337,480. Patented Apr. 20, 1920.


Application filed luieren 17', 1335. Serial To all 'a2/lont it may concern Be it known that l, JiLLiAN lvl. Mami-nini, citizen oi' the United States, residing N ew York, in 'the county of New York and State el il ew orlr, have invented certain new and useful improvements in lodlrins; and l do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description .or the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appel vains to malte and use the same.

lily invention has for its principal oby" t to provide an extremely simple and inexpensive bodlrin which may be used with ease for running ribbon through lace, or for carrying any hind of a tie or the like through a series oi openings, provision being made to effectively attach the bodliin to the tie and to prevent the former from catching upon the material through which it is being laced.

further obj ect is to provide for the at- -echment and detachment of the device to non'J tue necessity of inserting *he latter through an oi'iening in the former.

Nif/lilith the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel construction hereinafter described and claimed.

Figure l of the accompanying drawing is a perspective view showing the bodlrin applied to the end or" a tie.

Fig. 2 is a perspective illustrating the relation of parts when attaching or detaching the bodkin.

Figs. 3 and il are longitudinal sections .showing the retaining sleeve respectively in inoperative and operative positions.

Figs. 5 and 6 are transverse sections on the planes indicated by the lines 5-5 and 6-6 of F ig. 4.

ln the drawings above briefly described, the numeral l designates a tube formed oi sheet metal, Celluloid, or any other suitable material, the front end of said tube being pointed at 2 while its rear end is reduced in diameter7 a shoulder 3 being formed at the juncture of the iront and rear portions of said tube. ln rear of the shoulder 3, approximately half the diameter of the tube l is cut away at l to leave a channel 5 adapted to receive the end oi"- a ribbon or an;7 other tie or the like 6, and a suitable prong Y is provided in said channel 'to penetrate the tie and prevent endwise slippage thereof from the bodkin. rl`he prong 7 may be formed by stamping a. part of the tube l in- Specicaton of atent.


no. assale.

wai-diy7 but it could well be of a separate piece or' material suitably secured in place.

L second tube 8 rotatably surrounds the rear end portion of the tube l and abuts the shoulder 3, approximately one halIn the diameter of said second tube being cut away at 9 for registration with the cut away part l oi" the tube l, and it will thus be seen that when the two openings are registered as shown in Figs. 2 and 35 the tie 6 may be easily inserted into or removed from the channel 5. by turning the hallz sleeve or tube 8 to tie position shown in Figs. l and 1l, however, lateral shi'l lng of the tie from the channel will be positively preif'ented.

To prevent endwise slippage of the tube S from the tube l and at the same time limit the opening and closing movement oi said tube S, the rear end of the latter is provided with an inwardly stamped proj ection l0 which is received in a circumferential groore il formed by stamping the rear end il tube l. This arrangement is seen most clearly in Figs. 2 and 6.

By constructing the device in or approximately in the manner shown, it may be easily and inexpensively manufacturerL and marketed, yet will be highly advantageous and eilicient. Since probably the best results may be obtained from the specific details disclosed5 they may well be followed, but within the scope of the invention as claimed, considerable latitude is allowed for making numerous minor changes.

Vhat l claim is l. rl bodlrin comprising a pointed body having in its rear end a channel to receive the end oi a tie, a prong in said channel to hold the tie against endwise slippage therefrom, and a halt-sleeve rotatable on said rear end of said body and adapted to close the open side of said channel after insertion of the tie.

2. A bodlrin comprising a tube openat its rear end and pointed at its 'iront end, approximately halie oi the diameter of said tube being removed at said rear end, leaving a channel to receive the end oi the tie, a prong in said channel to hold the tie against endwise slippage therefrom, a second tube rota able upon the rear end of said lirst named tube and adapted to normally close the open side of said channel to prevent removal o' the tie, one side of said second tube being out away for registration with the open side of the channel when inserting or removing the tie.

A structure as specified in claim l, said body having a circumferential groove and said belt-sleeve having a projection in seid groove to limit tbe turning oi? said boli:- sleeve.

4. A structure as specified in claim 2, tlie rear end of said vfirst named tube being reduced in diameter to dispose tlie exterior of the front portion of said tube Hush with the exterior ot the second tube, u. shoulder being formed itt the juncture of tlie tvvo diameters of said first named tube, against which the liront end of the second tube l5 to prevent relative longitudinal movement 2O thereof.

ln testimony Wliereot l have hereunto set my hand.


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