US 1453697 A
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May 1, 1923. 1,453,697
. R. BASS PRESSER FOR VELOUR, BOLIVIA, ETC
- Filed oct. 4, 1922 v Wk A TTORNE Y atented Mayk 1i, 1923. y unirse-stars RBIN Bass, or BROOKLYN, New YORK.
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To @ZZ who/mit may concern.' s
1 Be it known that I, RUBIN Bass, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at borough of Brooklyn.` ycity of NewfYork, have invented a. new and useful rresser for Velour, Bolivia, Etc., of which the following is a specification'. '1
My invention relates'to means for pressing what are, commonly termed nap mate` rials such as velour, bolivia, duvetyn, etc.
Pressing boards as heretofore constructed consist of cloth foundations with wire pins,
needles or bristles proj ectingtherefrom and held in place by a cloth backing glued or cemented to the foundation..
In order to press the nap material it is necessary first to moisten it so that steam will develop when the hot iron is passed structions, however, are not only heavy andv clumsy but serve to retain the moisture so as to rot out the foundation and backing,
rust the needles, and produce an unsanitary condition. The heating of the glue or ce-` ment also causes odors which are unp-leasant and unhealthy.
I have discovered that these difficulties may be avoided in a very simple manner by simply stitching the backing to thefoundation instead of gluing or -cementing it. By making the backing of iinemesh wire cloth I avoid the scorchingv and damage which would be done to acloth backing and I also make it possible to more efficiently transmit heat from the pressing iron through the wire mesh to the back of the needles.
Fig. 1 is a perspective of one form of presser of my invention. o
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary back view of the presser view of the presser of my inven# tio-n.
Fig. 3 is another fragmentary view showe ing a modification.
Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectionv of the presser embodying my invention.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary section showing the presser of Fig.v 3 superposed ona nap or pile fabric.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view showingthe.
Application flied catetere, 1922. seria1No.'592,241. 'f
vpresser folded over so as to press -of a fold of velvet or the like. 1 i.
both p f The foundation 7 .may beof any suitable construction such as cloth usually employed in devices vof this charactenwThe 'needles 8.:
through thefoundation with loo-p portions '9 at theback. The backing fabric 10 may be of any suitabley materialwithinA a broad y Y scope `of my invention but is preferably of@ l a 1nelywoven wire fabricA for :instance ofbrass, copper or bronze wires. V,This ,backlare usually of steel of Ushape inserted ing is stitched tothe foundation bly av series v securely bind the 'backing to they foundation.
Fig. 2 show-s the f stitching running. trans?V versely as well as longitudinally and Fig. 3 shows the stitching running only transversely. The design and particular arrange- `ment of stitching, however, may be varied widely within thescope of my invention. In some cases it is desirable to employ fine wire for the stitching for either the top. orf i bottom or for both'sides of the presser.
vof stitches such as 11 and 12 running eitheru' longitudinally or transversely or in both:
directionssufficiently close together so: asto.
At the edges the device may conveniently Y be bound with tape 13 which may be stitche on as indicated at 14.
The device may be of any shape within the broad scope of my invention kbut preferably one end as at 15 is broad so that it may Y conveniently be inserted in a collar of a coat or the like and the other end 16 is preferably more or less pointed or tapered so that it may conveniently be inserted, for instance, in the end ofa sleeve. I alsomayv conveniently provide a loop 17v at one end by which the device may be hung up when not in use. l
In Fig. v5 I have illustrated on an 11-1.
larged scale how such a device would be used. In this case 18 indicates the Vpile or nap fabric or material supported in a1suit-,
able. manner and with the pressing device placed on top of it. In this case as well as in Fig. 3 I have showna layer of fabric 19 interposed between the foundation and the backing although this is not always.neces.
When such a layer is omitted the heat of the I flexible to permit it to be doubled over and s saryk and in some cases may not be desirable;
be supported in a suitable ymanner and the edge or end 23 is folded over upon the hem..r
By the use of my improvementI am able to provide a presser which is always flexible and in good condition for use. In view of the secure and permanent mannerin which the backing lis secured to the foundation I am enabled to employ longer and heavier needles than Ahas heretofore been foundl practical and in that Way I am able to satisfactorily press fabrics having `longer nap than-ordinary-velvet or plush. I have found that I can use'wire from .#:33 gauge up to #18 gauge' and from a 16th to inch long'.` l,Although a given size Wire may be employed for manydiflierent materials it is of course preferable that longer and heavier needlesf be Vemployed on material having `a coarser and longer nap.
l. Atpres'sing devicefcomprising ya cloth 25 foundation having Wire needles projecting therefrom and a backing;I "stitchedv "toi the foundation by lines of stitches traversing over the surface thereof to hold the backing to the "foundation and prevent the needles from Working Iloose.
2.y A pressing Vdevice comprising a cloth foundation having. needles extending through to the back and a flexible metallic 'backing 'secured to the foundation and in direct contact with the backs of the needle so as to conduct heat thereto;
3. A Hexible pressing device comprising` a cloth foundation having needles extending therethrough from the back and a fine'mesh` Wire backing secured to the foundation over the backs of the needles at close intervals to prevent the needles from Working loose.
extending entirely through thefoundation7 a flexible backing and Wire members secur ing lthe backing lto the foundation at fre-` quent intervals throughout the surface to prevent the'needles from Working loose.