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Publication numberUS1392455 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 4, 1921
Filing dateSep 23, 1919
Priority dateSep 23, 1919
Publication numberUS 1392455 A, US 1392455A, US-A-1392455, US1392455 A, US1392455A
InventorsSieger Philip C
Original AssigneeButterick Publishing Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sewer's gage
US 1392455 A
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1,392,455, Patented. Oct. 4; 1921.

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Patented Oct. 4, 1921.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 4, 1921.

Application filed September 23, 1919. Serial No. 325,735.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, PHILIP C. SIEGER, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York,-in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sewers Gages, of which thefollowing is a full, clear, and exact description. 7 I

This device relates tosewers gages, and its chief object is to provide a simple and convenient device for measuring and marking on the fabric or goods any size or width hems, facings, seams, etc., and the distance from the floor of skirts, dresses, trousers and other garments. Another object is to provide a device with which pins may be used as markers, thereby eliminating the injury to delicate fabrlcs incident to marking with chalk or other material. A further object is to provide a device of inexpensive material and low manufacturing cost so that it may be given away as an advertising novelty or as an adjunct to garment-makers paper patterns, or sold at a small price. To these and other ends the invention consists in the novel features hereinafter described.

A convenient and effective form of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a plan view of the device, showing it in use for measuring and marking tucks or plaits.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device, showing it in use as a skirt-marker.

My improved gage may be made of sheet metal, as for example thin sheet aluminum,

but is preferably made of cardboard of suitable stiffness. In the form illustrated it comprises a circular base 10, having integral therewith at one side a radial arm or extension 11, which may be bent upwardly at its juncture with the base to form a standard or upright as in Fig. 2. To maintain the standard in upright position the device is cut to form a brace 12, which is integrally connected to the standard at one end, while the base is cut to provide a transverse tongue 14, integrally connected at one end to the base. When the arm 11 is bent up the brace 12 is raised and the tongue 1 1 is inserted in the slit 15, as clearly shown in Fig. 2; it being understood that preferably the parts are so proportioned that when the standard is erected in the manner described it will stand at an angle of about 90 to the base.

The arm or standard 11 is provided with a series of apertures 16, preferably spaced equldist antly apart, say with a half-inch separat on, and so marked, as shown; the aero' being the line 11 at which the arm o1ns the base. By preference the apertures have straight horizontal lower edges and arc-shaped or curved upper edges so that the user will naturally employ the proper edge in marking.

To make the device more compact for boxing and shipping, etc., the standard may be made in two parts. For this purpose the lower part can be provided at its edges with parallel slots 17 to receive studs 18 carried by the other part 19, so that the latter may be drawn out when it is necessary or desirable to have the standard longer.

The use of the device as a gage for measurlng and marking tucks, plaits, hems, etc, 1s shown in Fig. 1,.and its use as a gage for markmg desired height of a garment-edge above the floor is shown in Fig. 2. In either case the marking is effected by pins. Havrng pos1t1oned the gage the user sticks a pin into the fabric through the proper aperture, as clearly indicated at 20. V The gage is then readily slipped off the pin and moved to a new position, and so on as often as may be necessary. Pins are more satisfactory for the purpose, since they cause no in ury even to fabric of the most delicate texture or shade, and are effective regardless of the color of the fabric; whereas often marks made with chalk or other substance used for the purpose cannot be wholly eradi cated and hence may cause such damage to the fabric as to make it unusuable. Moreover, in making a mark the fabric must be supported underneath, which, particularly 1n the case of a skirt, may interfere with the free hang of the garment and may therefore result in uneven marking. With pins, however, the cloth may be caught through the marking aperture and the pin inserted or to be bent up at right angles to form a standard, said second member having a plurality of transverse apertures spaced one beyond the other; and means for holding said second member in vertical position. comprising a folding brace, connected at one end to one of said members and adapted to extend flat across the line of juncture of said members when the two latter are in the same plane, and a device carried by the other member and adapted for releasable engagement with the free end of thebrace to hold the same when the said second member is in vertical position.

2. A sewers gage composed of sheet mate rial, comprising a base; a laterally extending arm integral with the base and adapted to lie in the plane of the base or to be bent up at its juncture with the base to form an upright; a brace integral at one end with the arm and free at the other, formed by slits extending from the arm into the base; and means carriedlby the base and cooperating with the said brace to hold the arm upright; said arm having a plurality of transverse apertures suitably spaced of the base or to be erected to form an up-,

right at will,'said arm having a plurality of transverse apertures suitably spaced apart one beyond the other to permit marking pins to be inserted into a fabric against which said arm is placed, said arm having also a pair of longitudinal slots, one at each side of the series of apertures, and an extension having apertures spaced to register with the apertures in said arm and having studs extending through said slots and adapted to slide therein. a V In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification33/9.00R
International ClassificationA41H9/00, A41H9/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41H9/02
European ClassificationA41H9/02