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Publication numberUS1357737 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1920
Filing dateNov 18, 1919
Priority dateNov 18, 1919
Publication numberUS 1357737 A, US 1357737A, US-A-1357737, US1357737 A, US1357737A
InventorsPeter Solaini
Original AssigneePeter Solaini
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1357737 A
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Patented Nov. 2, 1920.

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1,357,737. Patented Nov. 2, 1920.


INVENTOI? ATTORNE s UNITED rnzrnnsornmi, (if NEW YORK, N. Y.

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Be it known that I, PETER sidingat New York, N. '1 have invented'a new and useful Embroidery-Frame,ofwhich the folldwingds a specification I My invention relates to theclassof devices for stretching a fabricfandmore pan ticulai'ly toan embroidery frame.

Anobject of'my invention is to providej' 'a may be first'seciired to "the frame and' then Stretched; to provide means for supporting I stretch a fabricq g Briefly stated, in theaccomplishment of the frame on a pedestal, and for varying the angle of the frame relatively to the pedestal, and in generalto improve the construction of devices'ofthis class,sothat'a minimum amount of time will be required to the objects ofmy invention in itsfpreferred form, I employ a framey 'areferablyof substantiallyoval shape, divided at one or more points, and having a right and left hand screw. for enga ing-the ends/of the frame adjacent to division points, for separating or bringing nearer togetherthe ends of the frame. A band is provided for encircling the frame and holding the fabric in place, while the ends of the frame are being moved in the stretching operation. I preferably support my frame upon a pedestal, and provide means for adjustably securing the frame at any desired angle to the pedestal.

In the drawings, Figure 1, is' a front View in elevation of one form of my frame supported on a pedestal and having the fabric in place.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same.

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the frame.

Fig. 4c is a side elevation of the frame.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary View showing the means for adjusting the frame to various angles, and also the means for moving the ends of the frame relatively to each other.

Fig. 6 is a View of the band to encircle the frame and hold the fabric in place.

Fig. 7 is an enlarged detail view taken in the plane of the line 7--7 in Fig. 3 looking Specification of Letters Patent "Application filed 'novemm {18, 191a *sl-larm; 3 318-198.

SonAr'N'ifsub- 1 ject of the 'KingofItaly,"ffirst papersg rel screw sockets or nuts 10; r


PatentedNovr 2, 1920.

in'the direction of the "arrows,and showing the fabric and securing band in place.

In the preferred*fornrof invention shown in the drawings, the frame 1 may be made of any, suitable material, such as i wood, preferably supported on a standard or pedestal 2, by means of supportingarms' such Frame 1 is dividcdattwo points near the centeim Secured 'to the frame 1'.

nearthe centeryas by meansof screws l, isa bracket 5hav1nga projectinglugG. Passingthrough an aperture in the lug 6, is a screw 7 having wing nut S on one end thereof Cooperating with-the screw 7, and pro ecting h1g6, is asocket 9 for engagement with the arms 3, for supporting" the frame on the pedestal 2. This construction permits the screw *7 to'be loosened by means of the wing nut 8, and "thus permits the angle between the" frame and the pedestal to be varied. Secured upon adjacent ends of the frame, as by means of, screws, are

I right and left hand screw 11 cooperates with eachpair of screw 'sockets ornuts 10. To "rotate the screw, I haveshown a ratchet l2'and'pawl 13 cooperating together, and capable of being operated by means of'the handle 14. This pawl and ratchetis reversible, so asto permit rotation of the screwfin either direction" as will "be understood. any other means such as a knurled nut might be substituted for the pawl and ratchet mechanism shown. The frame is preferably provided with a groove 15 around the periphery. In the groove may be a recess 16 in which is seated a gripping band or member of yielding material suchas rubber or felt 17. The frame in effect thus constitutes a yielding member. The fabric as shown in Fig. 7 is thus gripped between the band 17 and the outside encircling band. The frame as shown particularly in Figs. a and 7, is provided on one edge with a relatively large projecting lip 19, in order to provide a large bearing surface for the fabric 18. A band 20 which may be a common rope, cord, resilient or yielding band, or wire, may be provided with a hook and eye 21 and 22, and this band is adapted to be placed around the frame; and in the groove to hold the fabric securely in place on the frame.

In operation, the fabric is placed over the frame 1, and the band 20 is placed about the ric into the groove 15, and securing the fabric in place. When the fabric has been thus secured, the pawl and ratchet mechanism is operated to rotate theright and left hand screw 11, and the ends of the frame are thus spreadapart from each other. T he first effect of this spreading will be for the fabric to be tightly held between the yielding band 17 and the encircling band '20, and on further separation of the ends of the frame, the fabric will be tightly stretched. Since the frame is of substantially oval shape, and there is a comparatively rigid band encircing the frame, the frame upon the separation ofthe adjacent ends will tend to become circular, andthus stretch the fabric across-the minor axis of the frame as well as along the major axis." If it is found desirable to work on the upper end of the frame, as viewed in Fig. 2, it would not'be necessary for a person to reach to'thefupper end, or to bend over from the upper end. The only thing necessary with my device would be to loosenthe screws 7, by means of the wing nuts 8, and adjust the frame to 7 a. different'angle which would bemore convenient to get at.

I have described one embodiment of my invention, but "I wish it to be understood that the invention may be embodied in other forms than that shown, andl do not wish to be limited any more than is required by the appended claims.

l 'claim:' v is 1..In a device of'the class described, a

substantially ovalshaped. frame divided at two points and each part being secured to the other by means of a right and left handed screw cooperating with correspondingly threaded sockets on the frame, a pawl N and ratchet mechanism "for operating said screw, an adjustable socket on the frame for engagement with a stand, and a band engaged with the outside periphery of the frame tosecure a fabric to the frame.

2. Ina devlce of the character described, a frame member divided at one polnt, means engaging the frame adjacent the division point for increasing the distance between the endsof the frame adjacent the division point, an encir cling' band member about said frame for securing a fabric between.

said frame and said band member, one of said members being resilient whereby upon increasing the distance between the ends of the frame a fabricwill be secured to the frame and upon further increasing said distance the fabric will be stretched.

3. In a device of the class described, a

leftihanded screw cooperating with the ends of'jsaid frame adjacent'th'e division point,

means carried by the" frame vfor cooperation with a supporting stand to support the frame in various positions, pawl and ratchet mechanism cooperating with said'right and left hande'd screw for rotatingrthe latter 1:0" I

move the ends ofthe frame relatively to each other and a band encircling said to securela fabric in place'thereonf frame PETER so'LAINi'. i

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U.S. Classification38/102.2
International ClassificationD05C1/04, D05C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationD05C1/04
European ClassificationD05C1/04